Plain Sailing have been throwing parties for a little over a year now, with a strong focus on bringing over guests who have previously not played within Belfast and a passionate drive for bigging up the local scene, therefore spawning a community of like-minded individuals who wish to see the Belfast scene diversify.

Their previous guests have included Naïve and Lobster Theremin affiliate Pepe, Fever AM’s Mor Elian and Workshop’s Willow, in addition to Irish heads Cailin, Carlton Doom, Jamie Nelson, Holly Lester, Bloom, Leo Miyagee, Alex MB and R.Kitt.

A Plain Sailing party can take many forms. The doublet of Andrew Moore and Peter Gibney want their events to be a reflection of their very own eclectic tastes, and in doing so have curated DIY hip hop album launches in Vault Artist Studios (an old college building that has found a new lease of life as a community space for over eighty artists), to garage b2bs, grime mash-ups and full-blown techno hysteria. The pairs diverse range of events recently caught the eye of fabric resident Anna Wall, who reached out to write a short piece on them for the January print edition of DJ Mag.

“The idea first began as a response to how serious dance music had appeared to become”, Andrew told DJ Mag.“We wanted to create a party that was meaningful and culturally positive, but without taking ourselves too seriously.

The Leisure System label head and Ostgut Ton regular will play at The Ulster Sports Club, Belfast, on Saturday, January 18th, following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album. You can find out more and join the Facebook event here.

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