The weekend just passed and saw a brief burst of sunshine, reminding us that summer isn’t far away, but today is Monday, which means back to work and back to grey. To help you get through Monday, we’ve compiled a list of 7 Irish dance music news stories.

The Monday horrors are an unavoidable and somewhat inexplicable feeling that haunts almost any human working 9 to 5. Whether you spent your weekend by the sea or on the dancefloor, the feeling of ‘I could use another day off’ is pervasive across the country today. Well, we’re edging closer to summer, and we’ve got some uplifting Irish dance music news to help lift your spirits.

The University of Limerick Launched a World-Class Electronic Music Studio

The University of Limerick becomes the first university to open a state-of-the-art electronic music studio on campus. The University of Limerick Electronic Music Studio is located at the Digital Media and Arts Research Centre and is regarded as the first studio of its sort in Ireland’s academic environment. The studio is home to a wide selection of digital and analogue instruments. The ULEMS provides students with access to tools and instruments from Roli, Schlappi Engineering, Nord, Doepfer, and Eventide, as well as high-grade and sound-treated recording studios.

Holly Lester Reveals Her Debut Release on Remix Duties for Abdul Raeva

Belfast’s Holly Lester has shared her debut release via Gestalt Records. Lester joins an impressive roster of remixers that includes Paperkraft, Marina Potion Club, Jeku, Reece Walker, Faktor-X, Dzc., Pletnev, and Tadan as they rework the work of Abdul Raeva. The track, which is just shy of 10 minutes long, rolls brilliantly, flawlessly enclosing itself around chugging bass grooves and slippery synth lines, occasionally decapitating itself just to re-emerge on subtle but effective breakdowns.

Racket Space Opened its New Record Store Last Weekend

Bodytonic and The Racket Space debuted The Racket Store at the Bernard Shaw last weekend. Opening on Record Store Day, the club, studio space, and now shop had a variety of local DJs to soundtrack the opening, which included a number of record discounts. The shop is managed in collaboration with Absys Records and also features art and fashion items.

Jordan Nocturne Features on Peggy Gou’s Gudu Records

Belfast’s Jordan Nocturne is set to release on Peggy Gou‘s famed imprint, Gudu Records. The 9-track VA comes out on May 2nd with music coming from Nyra, Hiver, Dukwa, and more. Jordan’s contribution is a unique vocal collaboration with Coco Cole. The release will be published digitally as well as with limited cassettes.

Dublin’s Fidelity Unveils their New Space, Fidelity Studio

The team behind The Big Romance & more recently Fidelity, now unveil their latest Dublin space, Fidelity Studio. The new Smithfield location, located just around the corner from its sister venue, Fidelity, comes fully equipped with a custom-made sound system, built for a smooth and comfortable listening experience, soundtracked by some of Dublin’s finest selectors. The space features the largest custom Hatchet sound system commissioned to date, as well as food from Dublin favourite BIGFAN, which serves a variety of delightful Asian delicacies.

Irish Dance Music Takes Centre Stage at Longitude 2024

Longitude returns to Marlay Park on June 29th & 30th and this year the lineup is littered with some of Ireland’s most in-demand DJs. Some stand-out Irish DJs on the bill include Belters Only, blk., Jazzy, Obskür, Daire, Jen Payne and more. Irish dance music acts account for just under 50% of the announced lineup thus far, making it one of the most heavily Irish-based dance music lineups in the festival’s history.

Kerrie will Release her Debut EP on Tresor Records this Friday

Kerrie, a Cork native, Manchester-based DJ, producer, live performer, and label boss is about to release her monumental first EP on Tresor Records. The EP follows the announcement late last year that she would become a resident at the illustrious club, but she now follows in the footsteps of many of techno’s most seminal artists by joining the Tresor Records family for a full-fledged EP titled ‘Machine Alliance’, an ode to Kerrie’s hardware approach to music production. This momentous achievement for Kerrie follows previous records on James Ruskin’s Blueprint and her own label, Dark Machine Funk.

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