Christmas is only around the corner and if you’re looking to get some last minute presents, we’ve compiled a list of ten Irish dance music gifts.
The last-chance Christmas gift rush is well and truly upon us, and if you’re looking to pick up some presents for a dance music lover in your life, why not support local? Pressing records, promoting gigs and making a living from dance music can be a precarious lifestyle and can often be an uphill battle with very little thanks for your efforts, so if you can get the chance to support your local scene during Christmas it goes along way.
Tickets To Bicep Live At The 3 Arena
MCD & District 8 bring Bicep to the 3 Arena for their biggest Irish show yet on Paddy’s Day. The Belfast born duo have transcended into one of the biggest act’s in dance music act’s in the world, and a ticket to see their show live on one of the biggest stages in Ireland is a real treat for any dance music lover. Purchase tickets HERE.
Plus One – We Out Here EP [First Second Label]
Matt Finnegan better known as Plus One recently released his debut EP ‘We Out Here’ on Irish based imprint First Second Label. Four sub-wrenching club tracks indebted to hardcore futurism is the perfect gift for any Irish bass music fanatic. There’s still some copy’s left in All City, otherwise you can purchase via FSL’s Bandcamp.
Hearpro Protective Ear Buds
Hearpro are the latest Irish brand to specialise in hearing protection for live events. The Irish brand offer a quality product for a small price, and earbuds are the perfect stocking filler for anyone who is attending live events regularly and want’s to look after their ears. You can purchase HERE.
Gemma Dunleavy Up De Flats Jersey
Gemma Dunleavy teams up with Bodibro to bring a limited collection of jerseys celebrating sport, music, and storytelling as well as championing her hometown Sheriff Street, rooted deep in North Inner City Dublin. These jersey’s are some of the slickest pieces of merch we’ve seen in a while. Grab one quickly before they’re gone. You can purchase HERE.
Aero – Shelter EP [Gurriers]
We’ve included another Irish debut EP from one the countries busiest techno producers right now, Aero. The Dublin techno stalwart delivers 4 diverse cuts steeped in dancefloor tradition whilst forward facing in sound and intent. There’s some copies left in All City, but if you can’t make it into the shop you can purchase the EP on Gurriers Bandcamp.
Give Us The Night T-Shirt
Give Us The Night have been the driving force behind the forthcoming extended trading hours for Irish venues. If you would like to further support the cause, you can purchase their T-Shirt via their Bandcamp. You can purchase HERE.
Fuinneamh Merch [T-Shirts & Hoodies]
If you want to support grassroots Irish dance music institute than look no further than Fuinneamhs brand new merch. Fuinneamh recently announced their supporters campaign which aims to raise funds for the festival in 2023, as Fuinneamh is a non-profit organisation with no sponsorship. Their support campaign comes with excuslive T-Shirts and hoodies. You can purchase HERE.
Elevator Program Courses
Wether you know someone who is looking to dive into the world of production, or just fine tune their craft to bring them to the next level, Elevator Program offer a wide range of courses to set you on the right path musically. Elevator Program aspire to help music producers to reach their creative potential & find their unique artistic voice. You can enroll in their courses HERE.
New Jackson Screen Printed T-Shirt
One of Ireland’s most prolific producers, DJs & live acts, New Jackson has a run of screen printed t-shirts available via All City’s website, and they’re the perfect gift for anyone that has seen the revered producer over the years. You can purchase HERE.
Dublin Digital Radio Jumper
DDR. released some fresh new merch to celebrate our 4th birthday and there’s still some left. The online radio station have collaborated with a top class graphic from Emma Conway and these jumpers are made with organic material, renewable energy, fair labour and plastic free packaging. They’re also incredibly fresh, absolute no brainer. You can purchase HERE.