Our first premiere of the day comes from one of the most exciting names in Irish techno, Dylan Fogarty. The youngster debuts on Parisian label and event series RAW with his new track ‘Da Funky Track’ – a raw and bouncing groove that tips a hat to the golden era of 90’s techno.

Dylan Fogarty debuts on RAW‘s infamous Summer Hits VA series for the first edition of the series that supplies all original tracks instead of its usual collection of reworks. The release calls gather a collection of techno producers from various corners of the world to supply some sun-soaked bangers that are sure to be on heavy rotation at festivals, club shows, and open airs this summer. With tracks from Hadone, Under Black Helmet, AK Sports, JKS, Pagan and more the compilation is a strong collection of bangers.

Hailing from Skerries Dylan Fogarty emerged at the tail end of 2022 with a deep and lengthy amount of unreleased techno funk. The newcomer has quickly impressed with a flurry of self-releases as well as featuring on ASW, Rave Your Soul, Concrete Berlin & more. Ireland’s newest arrival of loop-driven techno obsession has been gaining support from some of Europe’s most in-demand selectors including DJ Heartstring, Tommy Holohan, Kettama, and more. Running off the back of a landmark Life Festival debut and a string of high-profile club shows, Dylan is a force to be reckoned with, and I’d be keeping a close eye on this talent.

Dylan Fogarty’s contribution to RAW Summer Hit’s VA is a refreshing bouncing techno groove that is simply made for festival season. Dylan references the 90’s techno scene coming from Sweden as ‘Da Funky Track’ takes influences from the likes of Adam Beyer & Samuel L. Session. A pulsating bassline plays off well-crafted syncopated drum grooves creating a simplistic yet utterly entrancing funked-up loop. Dylan captures the art of stripped-back techno funk, less is most definitely more when it comes to crafting this style. Outstanding as always.

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