Sunday, 29 September 2013

Movement at the Grill

Gary Collins has been DJ'n since the age of 15 & had an interest in the genre from an early age due to the influence of his brothers and he was always surrounded by music, as his father ran a radio station for over 20 years, So its in the blood as they say!

Early influence's were Dj xray, Sci, Carl Cox ,Graeme Park,Sasha & John Digweed, Pete Tong and Fergie in the dance industry & also the likes of Dr.Dre & Snoop Dog and he gather's inspiration from nearly every genre of musicl!! He Loves all things house & techno.

He was resident DJ in Club Ink, Letterkenny alongside Reuben Keeney & was also heavily involved with Punchfunk Ireland, a record label out of Portsmouth and has appeared in clubs like Voodoo, The Pulse, Pure-Sligo The Clarence-Sligo, Masons - Derry and GPO-Galway and The Lost Society, Dublin.

His new project is Called Momma Said!, a new house/techno club night which launched in June '13 to great applaude. With more nights planned in Galway, Sligo & back in Letterkenny and all around Ireland, this brand is going to grow bigger & bigger.

So far, he has DJ'd & organised nights alongside the likes of Fergie, Bart Skils, Chris Cargo, Paul Woolford, Reset Robot, Japanese Popstars, Col Hamilton, Felix Da Housecat, Pyscatron, Sister Bliss , Dj Sneak, Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Gartner, Loco & Jam, Gary Beck & Hot Pink Delorean.

He has also played Live on radio on i102-104FM on numerous occassion's, he is getting into the studio more so expect some tracks released next year.

Through various residencys in clubs in his local town, he landed his own weekly radio show on, an online dance music station which attracted over 1.5 million listeners a year.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Halloween 2013 at The Nerve Centre Derry

Halloween 2013 ! FAITH will join forces with the AZTEK lads to celebrate our 1st Anniversary & Halloween the same night with 1 insane party at The Nerve Centre Derry + On stage Dancers, Visuals & Co2 Canisters We give you...



Early Bird Tickets (Limited) - £7
Pay on the door - £10

Doors - 8pm - Till Late !!

Plus local Support from Faith & Aztek Dj's


(ROOM 2)


Limited amount of Early bird tickets on sale now from Masons Bar magazine street Derry, This is a cert sellout folks ! Secure your Ticket now or be early on the night to avoid disappointment

Shine Presents its 18th birthday party

Shine Presents:
Saturday 26th October 2013
Queens University Students Union
Doors 930pm - 3am
Fancy dress encouraged, prizes for best dressed 
Tickets £18 [NUS / student] or else £20, available from The Stiff Kitten,, QUB Students Union, Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and

SHINE celebrates 18 years in business on Saturday October 26th. Shine has become one of Europe's longest running and most respected club nights, showcasing the greatest in electronic music talent since 1995.

Berlin born DJ, producer and label owner BEN KLOCK makes his long awaited Shine debut atop this birthday bill, and is without doubt one of the most significant characters in techno’s recent history. A resident at the infamous Berghain club since its opening in 2004, he has an indelible mark on the club’s unique sound, whilst exporting it across the globe on a weekly basis.

Also making his Shine (and Northern Irish) debut, French Electro Techno pin-up GESAFFELSTEIN, who, along with Radio 1's Brodinski, is at the forefront of the new wave French Techno elite. Recent production credits include Kanye West's iconic “Yeezus” LP, while his eagerly anticipated debut LP is due out on 28th October.

Veteran Shine resident DJ PHIL KIERAN opens proceedings in the main room, fresh from appearances at Richie Hawtin's “ENTER” club-night in Space / Ibiza, as well as a packed out summer schedule of high-profile shows, including Glastonbury, Benicassim, HARD & Fabric.

In room 2, Radio 1 'In New DJ's We Trust' selector JACKMASTER returns with support across two rooms from some of our favourite local collectives and DJ's, including Swoose, Cromby, Chris Hanna, Schmutz and Jika Jika!

Fire it up - Eddie Halliwell Returns to Belfast


Quest House

Mandela Hall
Sat 21st Sept 2013

Tickets are priced £16 (NUS/Student) and £18 (standard) + booking fees, and are on sale from The Stiff Kitten,, QUB Students Union, and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

Internationally renowned DJ Eddie Halliwell returns to Belfast on September 21st to headline Mandela Hall, following a blistering sellout show at the venue on 2012. Halliwell reprises his "Fire It Up" club brand, with support coming from DOD, as well as local crew Quest House. Tickets go onsale Friday at 9am from QUB Students Union, The Stiff Kitten, and Ticketmaster.

In the past decade Halliwell has established himself as a superstar of the dance music scene, consistently ranked in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ Poll, named as one of the ‘New Superstar DJ’s’ by Mixmag magazine and nominated in latter’s ‘Greatest DJ Of All Time’ poll.

His peers acknowledge him as a leading innovator in using new DJ technology and pushing boundaries, while fans across the world hail him as one of the most exciting DJs to perform on stage.

Behind the decks Halliwell is a hive of activity, constantly manipulating the music with lightning-quick cuts, layers of effects and slick scratches. Playing tracks from across a broad musical spectrum he harnesses the vigour of every beat, synth, hi-hat, squelch and squeak, using his technical expertise to generate energy and manipulate new sounds.

He pushes new DJing equipment to its maximum potential, performing tricks and generating effects unrivalled by his fellow music architects.Through his popular flagship show on BBC Radio 1 Halliwell reached into the homes of millions of people across the UK and beyond. Two years and eight Essential Mixes later his globally syndicated Fire It Up show attracts an audience of over 11 million listeners on major FM stations in over 40 countries worldwide.

Halliwell’s gig diary sees him playing far-flung destinations like Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, Canada and a host of other countries across Asia and Europe. He is currently in the midst of a tour of USA taking in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Tampa and Saint Charles.

This year also sees the English spinner embark on his eighth season as resident of Cream at Amnesia in Ibiza, as well as launch his new concept and stunning audio/visual live show; Connected.

Now Halliwell returns to Mandela Hall for what will no doubt be another extravaganza of effects, tricks and energetic showmanship. He is joined at Mandela Hall by fresh faced beats stalwart D.O.D, whose DJ style can only be deemed as inimitable, in-your-face turntable wizardry.

D.O.D. has secured a wide cross section of fans with his music, which fuses the lines between house, electro, progressive and techno.

He has already obtained a Number 1 selling track on Beatport with ‘More Cowbell’ and has been working with leading electronic artists including Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

Eddie Halliwell performs at Mandela Hall, Belfast, on Saturday 21 September with support from D.O.D. Room 2 plays host to the Quest House DJs and doors open from 9.30pm to 2am.
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Friday, 13 September 2013

Pincer Movement (Godlike & Electric) at the Green Room

Mama says When two musical forces collide.... you get an Ireland-based electronic production duo hosting regular events, bringing in some of the finest DJ's and live acts...


With massive support for this outfit, already including some of the worlds biggest names, such as Danny Tenaglia, Horsemeat Disco, Danny Howells, MANDY & Lovebirds, and also airplay on BBC Radio 1, big things are happening for these guys.

This duo consists of Stephen Porter, head honcho for 'Jika Jika', one of Irelands most forward thinking club nights, who himself has supported Sasha, John Digweed and Paul Woolford to name a few and brought numerous top class DJ's & acts to the North West of Ireland.

And also, Simon Mills, one of the founding members of the eelctronic act 'Bent' which gained critical acclaim from their debut album Programmed to Love.

Expect all things deeeeep and top quality house music on Friday 20th of September at the Green Room Letterkenny.

bbc artists

Paolo Mojo Booked to Play Jika Jika

Paolo Mojo perform outdoors in the Craft Village for FREE? SImply leave your name below and we will give you and a friend a ticket for FREE. Tickets are limited to 150 so be quick.

Jika Jika! joins the CultureTECH party hosting their own outdoor(and covered) party on Saturday 14th September.

Globetrotting DJ and one of Derry's favourite adopted sons, PAOLO MOJO performs a very special FREE set at the Craft Village from 5pm-9pm alongside Pincer Movement & the Jika Jika! Residents.


Admission is FREE and there will be some freebies to give away for the main event at the Basement. Get there early as numbers are limited!

At the conclusion of the outdoor party we move to the Basement where Paolo will play for an extended 4 Hour all night long set. Admission will be £8 before 11pm & £10 afterwards.

The Strand Basement