This weekend we welcome two rising stars of Irish house music that have been injecting a bit of much needed soul into things over the last few years via a string of stellar releases and remixes for the likes of Dirt Crew, Heist & more…
Timmy had a quick chat with Brame & Hamo ahead of this Saturday’s TNI.
We met through Tiarnan through selling his cdjs in 2011 and as there was only around 5 or 6 people in Sligo at that time ago who were into house/techno/garage production, if anyone was even thinking about it we would know them. We used to all make music together but it was really hard at times as there was a lot of cooks involved. Tiarnan and I seemed to be on the same page in regards to what sound we were into, so it felt very natural to branch out and start doing stuff together. We only really started playing together after our first EP, so it all happened very organically.
My favourite thing is to be right in at the deep end of a scene, the move from Sligo to Berlin at that time was a massive change. The amount of people making music and running events in Berlin Is seriously motivating and when you see your friends doing good it makes you want to work harder. Obviously it’s amazing to be able to see your favorite djs in some of the best clubs in Europe too. Food wise, Berlin has some killer burgers. Shiso is my favorite, they specialize in Japanese burgers, they’re unreal.
We played in Istanbul last year and had an assortment of traditional Turkish food, I have no idea of the names of any of the dishes. It was some of the nicest food I ever had. I’d love to see action Bronson scoffing some and speaking poetically about it. They have this mad drink as well like Turkish sake, it’s rank, but good rank. We played in Colombia too and the food there was unreal too. I ate a sketchy burger on the last day and was in a bad way for about 3 weeks after though, so be careful out there folks!
What do you miss most about your home town of Sligo?
Please give us one certified dance floor destroyer of late?
Your tracks often join the dots between house & jazz, where do you get those killer samples from? Have you found decent places to go digging in Berlin?
We started experimenting in the studio recently with different styles as we felt we had been exhausting a certain style for a while. I don’t feel any pressure to work on any certain genre and since we got some hardware in the studio it’s been such a new experience for us to actually jam. It’s all about just having fun for us.
Hamo is good at doing the mix downs and eqing and stuff so I leave that to him most of the time. I have a little bit of music theory so I’m always jamming on the keyboard. In saying that we don’t like to limit ourselves at all and it’s refreshing to swap roles sometimes.
Myself and my friends Gearoid & Damien have been running faint for around 6 years now. It started off as a tiny party with like 50 people upstairs in a pub. It’s amazing to see it grow to the size it is now. A big help has been the students getting into house and techno. The student in Sligo a few years back had no interest in underground music. We’re delighted to have Ejeca, Bicep, Hammer, Peter Brién, DJ Deece & a couple of more to be announced in the next few weeks.
The beanie rides at all times!!! Can’t beat a fresh Carhartt beanie. Only my parents have seen me without it.
Thanks lads, we look forward to welcoming the Sligo stallions to the booth this weekend.