With Christmas quickly approaching, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of Irish dance music gifts for last-minute presents. If you want to support grassroots local Irish dance music businesses this Christmas, this is the list for you.

The Christmas rush is here and if you’re shopping for someone who loves dance music this holiday season, why not support local businesses? The gift-giving season is officially here. Pressing albums, marketing shows, and making a living from dance music can be a challenging and frequently unappreciated endeavour. If you have the opportunity to help your local scene during Christmas, it would mean a lot.

Hearpro Protective Ear Buds

Hearpro is the latest Irish firm that specialises in hearing protection for live events. The Irish brand provides a high-quality product at a low price, and earbuds are the ideal stocking stuffer for anyone who attends live events frequently and wants to protect their ears.

You can purchase HERE.

Elevator Program Courses

Whether 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, the Elevator Program offer a wide range of courses to set you on the right path musically. Elevator Program aspires to help music producers reach their creative potential & find their unique artistic voice.

You can enrol in their courses HERE.

Research Label Five-Year Anniversary Tee

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of Research, the Dublin techno party has made the decision to produce a limited edition of products as a way of expressing their gratitude to all of the wonderful artists who have helped them on their journey, as well as to some upcoming guests that have not yet been revealed. 

You can purchase this HERE.

Give Us The Night T-Shirt

Give Us The Night has 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.

Offtrack – CSR 001 [Circuit Structure Records]

Mullingar techno boss Thomas Kilmurray better known as Offtrack served up his debut album earlier this year on his Circuit Structure Records imprint. The 8-track offering glides through intricrate textures, syncopated synth hooks and pumping bass grooves, this is reduced techno at it’s classiest.

You can purchase this HERE.

Fuinneamh Festival Tickets

There’s no better way to support grassroots, local Irish techno quite like purchasing a ticket to one of Ireland’s last independent festivals, Fuinneamh. The two-day gathering has become a legendary annual pilgrimarge to Dundalk for displays high-grade electronic music in a truly unique setting.

You can purchase this 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.

Dreams of Electric Bleep: A collection of Irish electro {1999​-​2005}

Sunil Sharpe‘s fabled Earwiggle imprint pays homage to a pivotal time in Irish dance music that is often forgotten. Sunil presents 8-tracks of Irish electro from 1999 – 2005, with tracks coming from pioneering Irish producers DecalMagnetizeMetroneemAmerichordPhil KieranTakeover SoundChymera & John Braine.

You can purchase HERE.

Influence Collective – Under The Influence T-Shirt

One of 2023’s standout techno collectives has been Influence, bringing a new rave aesthetic to Dublin, the crew have prided themselves on top-class bookings, light displays and immersive club shows. The crew channel this energy into their Under The Influence T-Shirt, a slick stocking filler for hard techno lovers.

You can purchase this HERE.

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