Hailing from Donabate, the quaint seaside town on the Northside of Dublin. Chósta (which beautifully translates to coast in Irish), has been plugging away defining his sound and productions for the last number of years.

As well as being busy making music, Chósta is a regular on Dublin Digital Radio, hosting a monthly radio show titled ‘Midnight Tapes’, which he co-runs with Ciaran Mulryan. The show is fairly broad, bringing together the pairs eclectic tastes, combining everything from Brazilian disco to ethereal ambient tunes. 

Chósta wide variety of musical influences allow for varied productions and diversity within his mixes.

“My influences, probably as wide ranging as the DDR show suggests. I love Irish trad such as Planxty as well as guitar bands like Girl Band and Iceage. I’m a big fan of J Dilla and Madlib’s sample based hip-hop production, which definitely seeps into my own music. I love so much electronic music, but I’d cite DJ Koze, Nicolas Jaar, Baba Stiltz, Mount Kimbie, Session Victim and Omar S as big influences, plus Boards of Canada and Burial, which I’ve possibly listened to them more than most artists in my lifetime” 

For the next hour we take a musical journey through Chósta‘s productions, favourite artists and varied approach to his many sounds. This mix is your Wednesday soundtrack.

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This “Local Selection Mix Series” is brought to you by our partner Red Bull, helping you discover Ireland’s most talented artists. You can check out more of what’s going on in the world of Red Bull Music here.

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