We feature a rising artist we’ve admired for some time today, as we help share the news of Dublin based DJ and producer, Pagan’s brand new ‘Butterfly’ EP, which hs been announced on London imprint, RRRAAAVVVEEE.
The Dublin based musician’s career is only just beginning, but a productive year in the studio has helped him catch the ear of some of dance music’s biggest names, with the likes of DJ Boring, Asquith, and X-Coast playing his music in livestreams and radio shows. Although the global lockdowns put a hold on future festival bookings, the AVA nominated producer has used his free time writing an abundance of new music, much of which has caught the ears of both DJ’s and online publications.
Having already announced his debut EP on Lobster Theremin’s 1Ø Pills Mate, which has gained support from Alan Fitzpatrick, Jenson Interceptor, Boston 168 and many more, Pagan today has announced his latest release, a 4 track EP on London-based label Cheeky Music Group, as the first release on their RRRAAAVVVEEE series.
From the label:
“Pagan has been quietly building repute as one of Ireland and the UK’s most exciting up and comers, building a sonic palette that weaves in and out of trance-like euphoria, gun finger breaks and vibrant techno; tied together with an overwhelming sense of largeness.
With recent plaudit pick-ups from some of the UK’s most exciting underground artists (Breaka, Denham Audio, DJ Boring, X-Coast) for his high-energy blend of low ceiling, low lighting world building, Pagan readies the release of the inaugural EP on Cheeky Music Group sub-label RRRAAAVVVEEE.
‘Butterfly’ kicks things off with a cut of introspective breaks; tranced-out melodies creating a sense of hair-raising emotion and vastness – a perfect peak-timer for those little personal moments of awe on the dance floor. ‘Ways You Went’ is a 50/50 blend of hard dance and classic trance: pounding rhythms and fun melodies scoring the silliness, before having to wipe your cut knuckles clean from punching the roof too hard.
‘The Depot’ brings back memories of Irish heads in packed-out basements; that sense of largeness steadily building amongst inspired energy, trance-techno and unapologetic UK bassline, before ‘Dreams of You’ casts a grey cloud speckled with dying sunlight into the frame with its ambient techno aesthetic and thoughtful emotion“.
You can check out the previews for ‘Butterfly’ below, plus support the artist and purchase the full release here.