After the success of our first party in Egypt headlined by Jaap Ligthart, for our second international club takeover series Decoded Magazine Editor-in-Chief Damion Pell and radio host Ian Dillon travel to Dublin for St Patrick’s day celebrations.
Sleepless Nights and Under The Influence have teamed up to bring you a superb night of House and Techno with a stellar line up for St Patrick’s festival weekender in Sweeny’s Basement, Dublin City. Damion Pell and Ian Dillion from Decoded Magazine will be jetting in on Friday 18th March to headline the show. They will also be joined by Sleepless Nights Recordings artist Lateral Cut Groove.
As well as catching all artists preforming at Sweeney’s Underbelly in Dublin City Centre that evening. Soulfinder and Vincent Furlong will also be chatting to them live on Phever FM that Friday afternoon where they will provied a special guest mix live on air too. With State of the Art sound and lighting systems plus outstanding visuals on the night why not join us for our inaugural show in association with Under The Influcence on the 18th of March. Doors open at 10:00pm and tickets are available now. Check the event page for more details here.
Spanning a career over 2 decades, Damion Pell has quietly worked within the global music industry, never too far from being a promoter, journalist, DJ, producer; to the Editor of various magazines.
As the Editor of Decoded Magazine, he took to his role and left the label to continue with his former partner. Not an easy decision, but a needed direction to focus on what now has become one of the most influential and industry respected magazines globally. Taking back to his days of promoting, he quickly established events in Amsterdam, Mauritius, London, Miami, Montenegro’s and Ibiza with Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, Nick Warren, Dave Angel, Josh Wink, Dave Seaman, Eelke Klein, Darin Epsilon, Jaydee and many more including an official Amsterdam Dance Event closing party. By 2015, he had also expanded Decoded Magazine into North America whilst managing to partner with Romanian progressive house producer Alex Preda to form Pell & Preda, releasing numerous originals and remixes with Stripped Digital and Krafted Records, gaining massive support from Sasha to Maceo Plex.
With an 12 month break from DJing, a move to Amsterdam and a focus on his magazine, it wasn’t too long before the industry has drew him back after his success with his Kollective mix series and numerous guest radio shows, it is not uncommon for Damion to delve deep into all forms of underground electronic music from progressive house, techno, minimal and house finding himself back once again where it all began; on stage.
A UK based DJ, producer and remixer who’s approach to DJing has often been described amongst his peers as unique. A style forged by the influential Global Underground series, and of particular note, Sasha and John Digweed. Ian’s style fuses both of these influences combining dark driving basslines with the ethereal melodies, soundscapes and atmospheric ambience. As host of Decoded Magazine’s globally syndicated radio show, Ian present exclusive new music and guests DJs from Henry Saiz, to Gabriel & Dresden and many more. His productions and remixes have gathered support from a host of A list names including El Maestro himself Hernan Cattaneo.
Lateral Cut Groove
Lateral Cut Groove aka Irishman John Kearns, has been DJing since he was 16 years of age. While still at school he held down his first residency at Propaganda in Sligo City playing alongside top UK and European DJs. From this he built up the necessary DJing skills and style to enter the Irish Mixing Championship back in 2000, which he won. His interest in music found him furthering his education and pursuing an houours degree in Music Technology at Leeds Met University which greatly enhanced his engineering and production skills. Working with bands and DJs while at University led to his involvement in putting on the ‘Leeds Met Live’ event in 2008 which he also performed at. As a DJ his sound is truly his own. His style which could be described as a selection of deep chunky dirty tech house is enough to get anyones head bopping so if you haven’t already experienced this exciting new producer, now is the time.
Soulfinder & Vincent Furlong
Lifelong friends on similar sonic journeys, Stephen ‘Soulfinder’ Hogg and Vincent Furlong set up their record label Sleepless Nights in 2011. Inspired by the 90’s dance scene and Progressive House their shared passion for melody paved the way for a label whose sole purpose was to re-energise a flagging dance scene. Sleepless Nights Recordings hoped to bring about a shift in attitude and understanding that groove alone cannot sustain the soul and that the CPU at the very core of these dominant robotic genres can be replaced by a pacemaker. Instead of fighting Goliath, they aim to befriend, and hopefully begin to see the emergence of a new tech generation capable of displaying the full gamut of emotions with the help of melodies and lush soundscapes.