DayTripper Friday – 1st July 2016


 

LeftfieldKing Kong CompanyThe Disconauts
Mr CBushwackaMark Kavanagh
3rd Stage: Republik


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— Leftfield —

Leftfield are one of the ‘Big 5’ of electronic music’s major acts (alongside Underworld, Orbital, Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy) that came to the fore on the global dance music scene in the mid 90s. They have a legendary reputation for their live performance, which once saw bits falling off the Brixton Academy in London due to their earth shattering bass and also saw them headline the Homelands England, Scotland and Ireland festivals in Year 2000 to a combined audience of 100,000 up for it Party People. Homelands Ireland at Mosney was a major step forward for the whole electronic music scene in Ireland, taking place just twice in 1999 and 2000. Sixteen years later, Leftfield’s majestic performance is still ingrained on the memory of those 25,000 people lucky enough to have been there. The only other live Leftfield performances in Ireland since then have been headline appearances at Electric Picnic (2010), Forbidden Fruit (2012) and Body & Soul (2015), so Daytripper is honoured to host their first ever Irish appearance outside the Dublin area.

Leftfield have released 3 incredible albums in their career, believing in quality over quantity. The seminal ‘Leftism’ (1995) contained the classics ‘Song Of Life’, ‘Open Up’ (featuring John Lydon), ‘Release The Pressure’ and ‘Original’. The follow up ‘Rhythm and Stealth’ (1999) was just as good with ‘Phat Planet’ (who remembers that Guinness ad ?), ‘Afrika Shox’, ‘Swords’ and ‘Dusted’ among it’s highlights. Fast forward to 2015 and Leftfield’s first album in 16 years ‘ Alternative Light Source’ wowed the critics once again and made many of the Top Album lists for last year. So whether you are a new fan of the band hooked by the brilliance of the new material, or are one of those who were at Homelands Ireland in 1999/2000 or have grown up hearing stories about it, get yourself to Daytripper on Friday, 1st July, for still one of the best live acts on the planet !

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Mr CBushwackaMark Kavanagh
3rd Stage: Republik


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— King Kong Company —

They are King Kong Company…and they destroy dancefloors !

14 years after they originally disbanded and 4 years after they joyously reformed, King Kong Company finally unleashed the ‘holy grail’ of a debut album to their fanatical fan-base late in 2015. It got a universal thumbs up from critics and audiences alike and was followed by amazing sold out shows all over the country, including the Academy in Dublin and Set in Kilkenny on New Year’s Eve. The album in question was produced by Tim Holmes of Death In Vegas, which got the following reaction from KKC: ‘We’re big fans of Death In Vegas and we’ll never forget where we were when Tim told us he wanted to come on-board. We were on our laptop reading an email from Tim saying he wanted to come on board. It made us feel like that nerd in school who asks the pretty girl out on a date and she says yes. Except that nerd is KKC, that pretty girl is actually a man called Tim Holmes, the date is the album, the school was really the school of life and if school taught us one thing it was never pass up on a good session!’ King Kong Company famously played Homelands Ireland 1999 as first on the main stage and since their reformation have wowed festival audiences at Electric Picnic, Body & Soul and Daytripper amongst others. This year they have already been announced for high profile slots at Indiependence and Vantastival, but you know where there heart is…back in the Deise for a main stage slot supporting the brilliant Leftfield on Friday, 1 July !

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Mr CBushwackaMark Kavanagh
3rd Stage: Republik


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— The Disconauts —

The Disconauts are a Galway/London house music collective renowned for their electric live performance. Initially started up by the DJ duo of Padraic O’Connor and Keith O’Hanlon plus percussionist Mark Logan in 1998, they were then joined by the phenomenal 3 piece ‘Atlantic Horn Section’ of Ben Edwards (trumpet ), Mike Kearsey (trombone ) and Steve Hamilton (saxophone) to rock many a festival and club stage over the last 2 decades. The Atlantic Horn Section are highly regarded in the industry and have worked with Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Blur, Radiohead, Paolo Nutini, Madness and Basement Jaxx over the years. Sadly Mark Logan passes away suddenly in 2014 at the young age of 50 and the huge regard he was held in by the Irish dance music scene is reflected by the annual ‘Mad About Mark’ event held in Galway each year. The Disconauts played the legendary Homelands Ireland festival in 2000 on the Homegrown stage. They have been frequent visitors to Waterford over the years , and are really looking forward to playing the Daytripper main stage with the full 5 piece live set up.

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— Mr C —

Richard West aka ‘Mr.C’ was born in London in the late 60’s. He started MCing in London clubs aged only 16 and soon hooked up with Colin Faver & Evil Eddie Richards to became resident rapper at the legendary Camden Palace in London. Soon after, Mr.C went into the studio to record his 1st house track with Eddie Richards as Myster-E, released in August 1987. This inspired Mr.C to become a DJ to learn more about his beloved House & Techno music. Since that time Mr.C has organized, promoted & been resident DJ at: Fantasy (’88), Base (Dungeons ’89), Release (91), Harmony (92), Drop (93), Cyclone (94), Vapourspace (94 & 95), Flavour (The End 95 & 96), Subterrain (The End 95 – 2002) and Superfreq (Worldwide 2002 – Present), To say that Mr.C is one of the most iconic DJs in the world would be an understatement. Mr.C is perhaps best known as front man, songwriter & producer of the pop group The Shamen, with whom he notched up a string of top 10 hits including Move Any Mountain, Love Sex Intelligence, Boss Drum, Phorever People & the UK number 1 smash hit Ebeneezer Goode. Mr.C runs & promotes Superfreq events, which celebrates it’s 14th anniversary this March and now functions quarterly in London, including a bi-annual residency at the legendary nightclub Fabric. Superfreq spends the rest of the time hopping around London’s popup warehouse venues & various clubs and regular events in Los Angeles as well as one off events in Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Miami and Washington DC in the United States & also Vancouver, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico City, Moscow, Bogota and other annual events the world over. Superfreq has accomplished 7 successful seasons in Ibiza, including at the legendary DC10 club. Mr C played the Shine Arena at Homelands Ireland 2000 alongside Richie Hawtin and Slam.

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Mr CBushwackaMark Kavanagh
3rd Stage: Republik


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— Bushwacka —

It is fair to say that Mathew Bushwacka is one of the most important DJs and producers to have ever come from the UK scene . A key player in the acid house explosion of the 80s, he formed a long term and seminal studio and booth partnership with Layo, turning out many club hits and essential DJ sets as a result. His roots are in the illegal warehouse scene – something that is reflected in the raw sounds he offers up, as well as other influences like techno, house and breaks. Over the course of his career, he has enjoyed some much talked about residencies at venues such as The End in London, where he was a vital part of the club’s output for no fewer than 14 years. In club terms he is a regular at the best of the best, from DC10 in Ibiza to the cult Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, where he has played a memorable sunrise set at Robot Heart. At the legendary Homelands Ireland 1999, Layo & Bushwacka! played an amazing main stage set alongside Underworld and Orbital and also hosted the End Arena. More recently, Layo and Bushwacka have released the mix album ‘Global Underground 33: Rio’, born out of their love for Brasil and its music, which reveals the impressive depths of both DJs’ record collections. Bushwacka continues to be in demand for club and festival DJ sets worldwide.

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Mr CBushwackaMark Kavanagh
3rd Stage: Republik


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— Mark Kavanagh —

90s legend Mark Kavanagh was one of the forerunners of the Irish dance scene, dropping the first record in April 1991 at the Olympic Ballroom, where he was resident DJ until its closure in 1994. During that time, he co-founded the country’s first dance label Red Records with RTE Radio 2fm’s Mr Spring. They released more than 50 singles and four albums between 1992 and 1995, including four top 30 hits by themselves under the moniker Sound Crowd. The Red story climaxed with a sold-out show at the 10,000 capacity Point Theatre in 1995 and both DJs went on to enjoy successful solo careers. Kavanagh performed at the Point Theatre (now 3 Arena) on more than a dozen more occasions and headlined at all of the major Irish festivals including Feile, Creamfields, HiFi, Witnness, Planetlove and Homelands. He wrote about club culture for a string of UK publications throughout the 90s and noughties along with Hot Press and the Irish Daily Star, which has been featuring his weekly clubbing guide for almost 20 years. Mark still regularly guests in the UK at clubs such as Scala, Egg, Tidy and runs twice-yearly old skool reunions at The Button Factory which have all been total sell outs. Mark played the main stage at Homelands Ireland 2000 and will kick off Daytripper with a 1999/2000 classics set in honour of that legendary festival and those halcyon days.

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Mr CBushwackaMark Kavanagh
3rd Stage: Republik


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— Republik —

Republik from Waterford have established themselves as one of the most successful promoters of dance music in Ireland over the last 10 years. Over that period they have consistently brought some of the planets biggest DJs, producers and live electronic acts to the city. Like all the acts on the Daytripper main stage and WCU stage on Friday, Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) appeared at the legendary Homelands Festival in 1999/2000 and is delighted to play the closing set here for Republik, for whom he and partner in crime (Greg Dowling) have guested many times over the years. Republik’s Warren & Kenno and good friend Will Power will also be playing an extended back to back session to get everyone in the mood for Leftfield, King Kong Company, Mr C & Bushwacka !

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Mr CBushwackaMark Kavanagh
3rd Stage: Republik