POSH:funk are absolutely delighted to bring you out first guests of the year and what guests they are, Space and amnesia ibiza residents Layo & Bushwacka will be making their return to the basement, and who could forget what was the gig of the year when they played for us in sproai weekend in 2010.
Layo & Bushwacka! are one of electronic music’s most esteemed duos. Comprising of Matthew ‘Bushwacka’ B - a percussionist in the London School Symphony Orchestra who was converted into a member of the infamous Rat Pack after a warehouse party in ’88. And Layo Paskin - a North Londoner immersed in the acid house scene who met Mr C at one of the legendary Clink Street parties in 1988, before together setting up their world renowned night club, The End, based in London. It was via their mutual friend Mr C that Layo & Bushwacka! first met, whilst Matthew was working at Mr C’s studio, and by the mid 90s the two had started writing music together. Over a decade later, the partnership has yielded three artist albums, three mix albums, internationally renowned club residencies and a superb record label.
By 1999 they’d already composed their debut album, ‘Low Life’, released on End Recordings, the label spawned by The End. The album announced the arrival of the duo as a force in electronic music; with a record that brought together electro, house and breakbeat, fused with blues, dub and downtempo, all underpinned and informed by their collective experience of underground culture. This inclusive and open minded approach to sound became the blueprint for their future work.
Their second album followed in 2002, this time released on the mighty XL Recordings. Entitled ‘Night Works’, the record featured their unforgettable top ten hit ‘Love Story’, and took their sound onto a bigger and broader canvas, selling 100,000 copies in the process. The accompanying live show brought further acclaim with sellout shows from Glastonbury to Sonar, whilst their famous DJ sets had now garnered residencies at some of the world’s finest clubs, including of course The End.
Their End residency, known as All Night Long, became one of London’s most revered nights with Layo & Bushwacka! taking the club through an edifying tour-de-force of electronic music. The night gave birth to their second mix album ‘All Night Long’, which followed the success level of their first ‘The End’, mixed in conjunction with Mr C and released on XL Recordings in the late 90s. ‘All Night Long’ became a perfect reflection of a Layo & Bushwacka! DJ set; inspirational, educational and all encompassing, it slaloms through all manner of house music and includes their own reworks of such timeless classics as Bebel Gilberto’s ‘So Nice’ and Sly & The Family Stone’s ‘Dance To The Music’, all without missing a beat.
2007 saw Layo and Bushwacka! release ‘Global Underground 33: Rio’. Born out of the ongoing love story between the duo and their second home of Brazil. Layo and Matthew have a unique and unshakeable relationship with the world’s most effervescent nation. Disc one saw them scour their record collections, revisiting gems from the past twenty years; flowing through the music that helped shape the DJs they’ve become. Whilst disc two represents the new wave of electronic music with a track listing that includes the most dynamic producers in dance music today.
Since its 2005 beginnings, Olmeto has continued to provide an exclusive outlet for Layo and Matthew’s creativity. All tracks are by only themselves, with key artists invited to give their interpretations to the duo’s work - from Green Velvet and Loco Dice, to Unkle and Nic Fanciulli. Forthcoming Olmeto releases include the edgy soundscapes of Layo and Bushwacka’s ‘The Longest Day’, with remixes from Mirko Loko and Audiofly. Whilst outside of Olmeto, the duo have recently remixed ‘Dimension Intrusion’ by Fuse (Richie Hawtin) on Plus8, as well as Guy Gerber and Ralph Lawson.
Following the closure of The End in January 2009, Layo & Bushwacka! launched ‘Shake It’, a new bi-monthly warehouse party in London. After so many years in one home in London, they felt the freedom to move around would be the perfect antidote - and so it has proved. It not only allows total freedom but is in keeping with the changing times and nightlife landscape.
Layo & Bushwacka!’s reputation as two of the world’s foremost DJ duos is rock solid. Three artist albums have proven them remarkably talented producers - capable of mixing styles, tempos and genres to create enduring and engaging electronic music. Their trio of mix albums and international club residencies have shown they are masters of the turntables; sonic connoisseurs who can guide a dancefloor on an epic journey through the many facets of their sound. Their label Olmeto, meanwhile, has become a bastion for quality, a label that, much like its figureheads, has become a stamped seal of class.
As you can see these lads are highly respected throughout the world and we are delighted to be able to get the chance to bring them back to the basement for the people of Waterford. Support on the night comes from Skelly and Paul Collins and doors will be at the earlier time of 10 o clock, this was an absolute sell out the last time they played, with the basement being a very intimate venue it would be expected to sell out. Admission on the night is 15 euro this is sure to be one of the gigs of the year make sure to be apart of it :)
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I'll be DJing at this next gig. Hope to see you there.
POSH:funk are delighted to be back with another one of their all day summer sessions Sunday September the 11th :) this is going to be the second last one of this year so make sure ye can make it down for a dance.
As always we are going to have a great lineup of local talent and also some talent from outside the county.
The lineup is as follows Skelpy who will make his POSH:funk debut, Steffan Coonan who also makes his POSH:funk debut, Rob Heenean, Conor Doyle who is another dj to make his debut on the day, Owen Begely, Smurf and Stephen Westwood, Nordine Chigara, Soydan, Nic Furlong.
As you can see fro the lineup this has the makings of another brilliant day of top class music on the terrace :)
This all kicks off at 3 till half 10, then we hit the basement for just groove, admission for the whole day is just 5 euro, your getting 11 hours of top class tunes for a fiver cant beat that :)
Hope to cye on the terrace :) :) :)
Great House Music night this Saturday in Waterford.
Saturday April 9th RePublik continue to showcase the local talent we have in Waterford with Ado, Andy O'Donoghue & Austin Larkin joining RePublik's Warren Sauvage at The Basement in what promises to be another superb night of music for RePublik.
Warren is one of the most established Djs in Waterford through his various residences and promoting over the last 11 years. He has been at the forefront of the local scene ...for over a decade now and has not only supported with some of worlds best Djs but also brought them to Waterford to play host at several venues. He has been involved in the local dance music business for a long time now and is as well known for his events as his DJn these days. After co-founding RePublik in 2005, he has gone from strength to strength and whether its a deep set or a rocking tech-house set, Warren always delivers.
Ado (Aidan O'Sullivan)
Ado began DJn in the mid 90s whilst been a regular at the Metroland and Roxy, where he first got the House music bug. His blend of funky and deep house has seen him rock several dance floor since in various venues around the city. After a few years break, Ado picked back up again late 2009 and last year in 2010 played more stellar set's including support to Fred Everything and the 5th birthday Rooftop party for RePublik. This will be Ado's first outing of 2011 and are looking forward to once again catching his unique style of house grooves.
Andy has been around the local dance scene for a long time now and his recent venture into the production side of things has seen his stock rise even further with mighty fine productions such as his release on Pesto Records 'Kick Back' which has been a huge hit with local and worldwide clubbers. Andy has been playing gigs since the early 00's in venues such as South, and recently supporting Jimpster for PoshFunk and Marshall Jefferson in The Venue has proved what a capable DJ Andy is. All at RePublik are looking forward to seeing more of Andy and his productions in 2011 for RePublik.
A relative newcomer to the local DJ scene, Austin has still been in and around dance music for a long time now. Austin has played several quality gigs the last year or so and never fails to impress his blend of tech house and techno. Austin is resident DJ for local club, 808 and has already put in some superb performances for RePublik in the past. Now studying Music Technology in Limerick, Austin continues to gain the notice of the local clubber and expect to hear and a see a lot more from Austin in the coming months.
Saturday April 9th
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Doors from 1030
All House Music News from Ireland.