It’s the first Friday of the month which means only one thing, Bandcamp Friday. On the first Friday of every month Bandcamp waive their revenue share to help artists and labels, and this month we’ve a host of amazing music from some of our favourite Irish and international artists available for purchase and pre-order.
Since March of 2020, Bandcamp have been waving their revenue share on the first Friday of the month to support the many artists whose livelihoods have been interrupted by the pandemic. Over the course of 17 days, fans paid more than $73 million to artists and companies, assisting with rent, mortgages, groceries, prescriptions, and other expenses.
We picked 10 of our favourite releases available on Bandcamp Friday today.
Helena Hauff – Living With Ladybirds [fabric Originals]
One of the most distinguished names in alien soundscapes, Helena Hauff is back with some stunning electro and techno on fabric’s coveted fabric Originals imprint.
Not A Headliner – Fanatical Service [Falling Ethics]
Fresh off a massive debut on Hector Oak’s KAOS imprint, Not A Headliner arrives on P.E.A.R.L’s Falling Ethics with his signature sound of slamming yet funk driven techno grooves. This will be burning the dance-floor for a long time.
Mor Elian – Diva Test [Fever Am]
Mor Elian returns to herself and RHYW’s imprint Fever AM for the first time in three years, and she’s oozing with cavernous bass. The Berlin based producer leans on playful synth squeals and extraterrestrial soundscapes and zaps, seeing a cheekier side to her productions.
Marcel Dettmann – Fear Of Programming [Dekmantel]
Marcel Dettmann is nearing a decade since his last studio album, and his announcement of a 13 track LP on the coveted Dekmantel comes as a welcome surprise to many techno affiliates. The album represents an honest look into Marcel’s recent studio endeavours and widespread glare into the Berghain regular’s mind.
Aero – Shelter [Gurriers]
Dublin based techno producer Aero looks towards his debut EP on record following his recent first appearance on 12inch with Twice Infinity on a VA. The EP delivers 4 diverse cuts that vary from deep and driving four to the floor cuts to broken funked up thrillers.
jadzia – Connection [sweaty records]
jadzia add’s to her strong discograohy which includes releases on International Chrome, Dancefloor Impact Research, Ganzfeld and more with an exciting four track EP on sweaty records. The EP is very much inspired from sci-fi influnced electro and blurs the lines between music and visual art.
Blue Hour – Origins [Blue Hour]
Blue Hour returns to his self entitled imprint for his first EP in over two years, and this time he’s turning his head away from techno and focussing on 90’s rave influenced rhythms. The Berlin based producer leans on breakbeat grooves and trance euphoria for a soul splitting piece of nostalgia delivered with absolute precision.
R. Kitt – Edits [Orainn]
One of the patron saints of Irish dance music Robbie Kitt has blessed our ears with new music to coincide with the news of late night dancing, and these new edit’s will have your hips shaking from dusk right through to dawn. Familiar vocals, playful stabs and menacing drum programming make for two dance floor hits, from one of the best Ireland has to offer.
Pearson Sound – Red Sky EP [Hessle Audio]
As the memories of Hessle Audio’s all night long set lives fresh in the mind of many Dublin raver’s, it felt apt to include some fresh rhythms from Hessle co-founder Pearson Sound. Bone shattering breaks that blur the lines between two-step and techno seems to be classic Hessle as Pearson Sound is definitely euphoric yet authoritatively slamming.
Claudio PRC – Challenger Deep [Delsin]
Claudio PRC flirts between techno and house, as he delivers a deep expedition into textured rhythms. Claudio’s return to Delsin was always going to be an anticipated one, and he show’s a softer and brighter side to his work that is categorically deep in its nature.