We’ve rounded up some inspiring Irish dance music news that you might have missed over the Bank Holiday weekend and early this week.

The sun is shining, and Irish promoters, DJs, and crews thriving, so bring you some good news regarding club culture on the isle of Ireland.

Cork’s Newest Late Night Venue ‘Liquid Lounge’ Has Just Opened

Liquid Lounge launched in Cork in 2005 and was a fixture in the city’s dance music scene. In recent years it has been closed, but booker Dave Daley has taken over and opened it during the Bank Holiday weekend. The venue will be one of Cork’s only ones with a late licence, open until 2.30 to 3.00am.

Sara Landry & ALT8’s Track ‘Heaven’ Reaches Number 1 on the Beatport Hard Techno Chart

Just a couple days after its release Sara Landry & ALT8‘s collaborative track ‘Heaven’ has reached number 1 on the Beatport Hard Techno Chart. The sun-kissed track is already making waves at festivals around the world, as the single seamlessly blends the two artists’ sounds, resulting in a catchy, hard-hitting anthem.

Subject Announce Stage Takeover at Beyond The Pale with Helena Hauff, Richie Hawtin, Sunil Sharpe & Cailín

One of Ireland’s most consistent purveyors of purist house & techno, Subject, takes over the Selective Memory tent at Beyond The Pale Festival on Saturday the 22nd of June with an all-star lineup. The Dublin party brings a host of their past and regular guests including international guests Helena Hauff and Richie Hawtin alongside Irish favourites and vinyl masters, Sunil Sharpe and Cailín.

You can purchase tickets here.

Robbie Doherty Releases his Much Anticipated ‘Work It’ EP on Max Dean’s neXup recz Label

Robbie Doherty, a Northern Irish DJ/Producer, released his ‘Work It’ EP on Friday, May 24th, on the ever-popular breakout talent Max Dean‘s label neXup recz. Seth Troxler, Chris Stussy, Danny Howard, Rossi., ALISHA, Max Dean, and many others have been showing early support for the release. The release notably hit number 1 in the minimal/deep tech charts within just 2 days on Beatport.

Nia Archives Announced for Dublin Headline Show at The Academy

Following her standout performance at Forbidden Fruit, Nia Archives has announced that she will return to Dublin for a headline performance at The Academy. Since her debut in 2020, the 24-year-old producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter has been at the forefront of jungle new-age revival. Nia is touring in support of her debut album, Silence Is Loud, in which she delves into a wide range of musical genres beyond the club sounds she is best known for.

George Feely Signs Multi-Release Deal with a 2x Grammy Nominated Label

George Feely, a Dublin-based DJ and producer, has signed a multi-release deal with Always Be Good Company, a twice-nominated Grammy label. Feely intends to release several EPs through the imprint, as well as a series of free edits and bootlegs to accompany each release. This Friday, George will release the first edit, a French Funk reprise of “The Underground”.

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