Thursday, August 5, 2010


The Scribble Sound System was formed in February 2009, when Scribble DJ's Tom Beary and G. Frequency joined forces with MC Little Tree and session musician Chucky to create one of Dublin's freshest collectives. Dancehall, Latin, Reggae, Dubstep, Soulful beats and G. Frequency's original hip-hop productions are used as a foundation and then mixed with live scratching, effects, vocals and percussion. The Scribble Sound System has evolved to also include Dublin hip-hop legends MC Ophelia & Moschops.

Psychonavigation Records based in Dublin Ireland, began in 2000 and releases a range of music styles; particularly ambient, electronica and electro. The hour long label sampler mix mp3 can be found here......

For us, Psychonavigation's ANODYNE 'Corrosion' is one of the albums of the year so far, it effortlessly blends elements of old skool rave, elektro and breakbeat into a darkly beautiful electronic LP. Taking influence from classic electronic albums by Autechre, Black Dog and U-Ziq, 'Corrosion' was made for those who dream of the future!

The full details are.....
Scribble Sound System
DJ Keith Downey (Psychonavigation)
Conor Feeney (Big Dish Go)
Saturday 7th August 2010
The Sweeney Mongrel aka Le Cirk on Dame St



Friday, June 11, 2010

TECHNO dreams can come true....

The volcano ash had halted another flight to Dublin - Sandwell District couldn't play. At short notice Fran and Sunil filled in at Test instead. Bad luck struck just before Fran was to play - his laptop, with parts for his live set on it, decided to die. Using just his drum machine for the set, he managed admirably, even though vital parts were missing. Coming close to the changeover came a short, impromptu experiment; the two decided to jam - Sunil's records over Fran's drum machine. There was an instant and natural dynamic between the two, which was a highlight of the gig for both of them. They decided then that they’d have to do it "properly next time".

The next time is here. On the 3rd of July in The Underground at Kennedys the best in Irish techno will come together for what promises to be a monster of a DJ/Live show. FRAN HARTNETT & SUNIL SHARPE will showcase a rare collaboration.

Thats not all, also performing for the first time in Dublin will be the Tresor resident SUBHEAD aka Jason Leach. With over 100 releases under his belt, Jason Leach has established himself as both a solo artist and also as part of the mighty Subhead, alongside Phil Wells (DJ Sueme) RIP.This guy is loud, hard, fast, fierce and not to be missed.

Check out a blurb......

"Shrugging off self-promotion and magazine coverage adds to their (Subhead’s) anonymity while intense live-performances have built devoted followings worldwide for anyone seeking Art on the right angle: Punk rock while pure Techno. Originally meeting in Shoreditch East London as dispatch riders, their melding of minds cranked up the Subhead warehouse party circuit in 1995 while giving birth to the Subhead label (appropriately aboard a Russian nuclear submarine). That year also brought in third-Subhead Jamie Lidell (Super_Collider) where notorious studio sessions quickly hammered out a raucous catalog of the first Subhead releases ("Punchy but us" - Phil Wells). Subhead‘s embrace and strangulation of hard-edged technology falls into no category or school, dropping only hints at Hip-Hop, Breakbeat, Freestyle and Electro backgrounds besides the obvious Techno functions. For spotters of Vogel, Landstrumm, Si Begg and Captain Beefheart, Subhead deeply delivers scalding but quirky and pumping raw funk-powered Hip-Hop hi-hat battles for the speaker phreaks. The music is as abstract as the people behind it with do-it-yourself indie-know-how letting the tracks speak for themselves (as tough and loud as they want it). Gigging and putting out the latest Subhead sessions themselves have kept hardcore followers intrigued with Jason and Phil‘s uncompromising art of invisibility. Underground and as tough and loud as Leach and Wells are known, Subhead‘s art attack breaks the dancefloor standards with everything between sampladelic freestyle and raucous bottomline Techno. Unbelievable while totally understandable." Tresor Berlin

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Godfather of Detroit Techno

This Friday 28th May we are doing our first Co - Pro with the "Subject" events lads. These boys have been running top quality gigs in Dublin for quite some time and working together to bring over one of the Godfathers of Detroit techno was a bit of a no brainer. Rachmad is a hero on the decks with 25 years experience under his belt and just to clear it up, we had a word and he is more than happy to treat our ears to a Detroit techno set on the night. On a side note, it has been long over due but finally we have Doug Cooney coming down to play for us, he is one of the most talented DJs on two vinyl decks in Dublin and sure it turns out that no better time to have him down than to support his hero Rachmad!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summer Vibes

On Saturday 22nd May we are getting in the summer groove. The good weather is expected and starting at 4pm outside the Pod, Hartcourt St Big Dish Go DJs will be playing a 4hour set as part of the "Peaking Early City Festival". Ambient, Electronica, Reggae, Funk, Old Skool Hip Hop, Dubstep, House will all be sounds of the evening there. Its €12 but all proceeds are going towards charity -

Later that night Dublin's best Local DJs visit The Underground for a night of quality music and more summer vibes. Drop in to dance, be happy and enjoy a friendly atmosphere. You choose how much you want to pay on the door, sure you can contribute nothing if you are broke. Its all good. We just want everyone to come down hang out and have some fun. On the night there is a very special debut performance by Moro, this could be the start of something special!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Big Dish Go promoters Robbie Ryan & Conor Feeeney answer a few questions for Totally Dublin magazine, you can have a read by clicking HERE

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

On 30th April Big Dish Go resident Ivan Smagghe will play a 5 hour back to back set alongside Michael Mayer co-owner of Kompakt. As a DJ, producer and remixer, Michael Mayer remains one of Germany's core celebrities in dance music. It's no secret that he spends his weekends traveling around the globe. It's likely throughout his career he's played in front of millions. Then, as a co-owner of Kompakt, he spends his weekdays deciding what will be released on the label and working with the label's artists and overseeing Kompakt's distribution wing - the home of over 50 record labels. Amazingly enough, he manages to sneak into the studio on occasion to produce his own music and remix the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Foals and Rufus Wainwright. And of course there is Supermayer but more on that later. It's safe to say he loves being challenged and regardless of the pressure is never putting less than 100% of his heart and soul into everything he does. This is will be just the first of a number of friends and influences that will Ivan will invite to join him during what is to be a very interesting residency for Big Dish Go and the Dublin electronic music scene.

Presale tickets €15 available through the link below -

Michael Mayer's Webpage on Kompact -

Ivan Smagghe's Kill the DJ website - CLICK

Ivan Smagghe Discogs - CLICK

Michael Mayer Discogs - CLICK

Listen to Ivan Smagghe's Fabrics 10th birthday set - CLICK

Listen/Dowload to Michael Mayer @ Big City Beats - CLICK

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Octave One celebrate 20 years!

The Journey began with a drum machine and a groove. 20 years into the future, on the heals of their latest release “A World Divided”, Octave One began 2010 celebrating the anniversary of their ground breaking record label, 430 West Records. To thank the fans of the label and mark this occasion, the guys are doing a series of special releases and gigs throughout the globe. After the phenomenal visit to The Underground last year and all the love they have received throughout the years here in Dublin the dynamic duo just had to return to treat us to one of these special shows of the best in Detroit Techno.

Octave One MUSIC:

Live mix from Hitek Soul: Ministry of Sound London (28.3.2009)


Octave One VIDEO:

Live set clip



A milestone for Big Dish Go, The underground and Irish electronic music is approaching……

On 30th April 2010, Ivan Smagghe (Kill the Dj) is beginning a new residency playfully named “What's your pleasure Jerry?” in The Underground, Dublin. After much success and adulation around his last two Big Dish Go visits, this will now see him return four times a year.

Ivan is renowned for being one of the most original and inspired DJs of the moment with a unique talent for constantly discovering sounds that no-one has heard or dared use before to such great effect. His name has become synonymous with innovative and intense electronic records which have earned him the adoration of contemporaries such as Andrew Weatherall, Tiga and Ewan Pearson to name a few. This description of him echos the music policy that has driven Big Dish Go from the beginning. Merge these ideas along with the unique intimacy of The Underground(which Smagghe loves so much) and it is a recipe for something very special brewing in Dublin.

To get “Whats your pleasure Jerry?” started, Ivan Smagghe will play a 5 hour back to back DJ set alongside Michael Mayer co-owner of Kompakt recordings. This will be just the first of a number of friends and influences that Ivan will invite to join him during his residency.

Ivan on DJing:

“I’m happy to be playing now because it’s really not going to be what people expect, which for me is a lot of what DJing is about. I’ve got this thing that’s coming from the (Andy) Weatherall approach – for me he’s always been the guy who’s got the best line of conduct and ideas about DJing and making music. Knowing how to say no, and when to say no, and don’t do what people expect because, otherwise, what is the point?”