Dónal Sharpson is a DJ, producer and the boss of Irish label ‘Choki Biki Records’. The exciting producer has over 13 years experience when it comes to both DJing and producing, boasting a huge array of varied musical projects under his belt.
With influences from 90’s UK club culture, Sharpson’s sound is a mixture of acid, house, techno, trance breaks, rave and Drum and Bass. Since 2018, Sharpson has signed tracks with big hitters such as Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird label, Riva Starr’s label Snatch! Records, and Deborah De Lucah’s label Solamente.
Rolling into summer of ’21 with a medley of Trance, Sharpson signs his ‘Planet Love‘ EP with Zone Focus for the label’s eighth release. The four-tracker EP pays homage to the famed Irish festival, mainlining 140bpm energy with hefty drums and euphoric overtones.
The name comes from the Northern Irish dance music festival Planet Love, which over the years hosted the likes of Tiesto, Paul van Dyke, John Digweed and Gabriel & Dresden. The EP is a homage to the oldschool trance anthems from the likes of the Gatecrasher, In Search of Sunrise and Ministry of Sound albums. It brings those early melodic trance influences and contextualises them into a contemporary sound.
Kicking off the release, Planet Love locks you in with intense rhythms and a blend of shadowy vocals. Kamen Rider keeps the rapid pace with notes of acid peeking through energetic synth lines. Hard techno elements take the stage in Dreamer Dreamer, unequivocally made for big festival consumption. As a final tribute, Oxegen was named for the event that carried on Planet Love’s legacy and closes the EP with one last crescendo filled with harpy electricity.
You can check out our premiere of ‘Dreamer Dreamer’ via our SoundCloud page, plus support the full label release here.