In the space of just 12 months, Rebūke has established himself as one of the most exciting artists we’ve seen in years, thanks to his innovative soundclash of house, techno and rave.
His track ‘Along Came Polly’ was a certified game-changer. Initially believed to be “too weird” for any label to sign, the track built up a legion of grassroots support after videos of Jamie Jones playing it went viral on social media. A release on Hot Creations followed, then a Beatport #1 and then an Essential New Tune, as industry and ravers alike buzzed over the young Irishman’s unique sound, inspired by classic ‘90s rave records from Belgium, Italy and UK, melded with future-facing house and techno.
The sense of something truly fresh created a special spark at Rebūke’s gigs and amongst fans of his sound. An exuberance and energy reminiscent of that original tribalistic rave ethos. Across nine shows throughout his native Ireland and the UK, his Erā tour will celebrate and foster this spirit, with memorable personal touches along the way. Rebūke has chosen local Irish talent Luciid and Alt 8 to play alongside him at Erā gigs, both artists espousing the same no-holds-barred passion for music and the desire to share it with a tight-knit community.
“One thing I’ve noticed at all of my Irish and UK shows is this really inclusive vibe and this feeling that everyone is part of a movement. This is what I want for the Erā parties; everyone is welcome and everyone’s a part of it. The parties belong to all of us. This is our time. This is our era.” – Rebūke
The tour kicks off in Galway on 31 October, before dates in Cork, Newcastle, Birmingham, Swansea, Nottingham, Glasgow and Sheffield, before winding up with a mentalist gig in Letterkenny on 22 December.
In the meantime, the young Irishman continues his relationships with Adam Beyer’s scene-leading labels and follows up a Truesoul EP titled ’50 First Raves’ in April, with a thrilling debut on Drumcode out October 14. Titled ‘Rattle’ is a synapse-searing three-tracker, that’s been building huge anticipation amongst fans after the title track was played during Radio 1’s Weekender in Ibiza.
Listen / embed: https://soundcloud.com/drumcode/sets/rebuke-rattle-drumcode-dc212
Rebūke’s Era Tour:
October 31 GALWAY (IE) Monroes | Tickets
November 15 CORK (IE) Cyprus Avenue | Tickets
November 16 NEWCASTLE (UK) Cosmic Ballroom | Tickets
November 22 BIRMINGHAM (UK) Blackbox | Tickets
November 29 SWANSEA (UK) Sin City | Tickets
November 30 NOTTINGHAM (UK) Stealth
December 7 GLASGOW (UK) SWG3 | Tickets
December 14 SHEFFIELD (UK) Tank
December 22 LETTERKENNY (IE) Fifth Avenue