Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Once upon a time there were two young boys who felt they had something simple and beautiful to say. They wanted to talk of love, joy and being touched by life. Their names are Superpitcher and Rebolledo, together they are Pachanga Boys and they are trying to make the world a better place with their Hippie Dance record label. Or so say’s their mission statement on Kompakt.FM. In a very short space of time these “two young boys” have made a very large impact on the electronic music scene with one of the biggest (and arguably one of the longest) tracks of the last 12 months, Time. With their most recent release, Christine, currently doing big things on dance floors and their new artist album due to drop later this month, it goes without saying that we are super excited to have them over to Dublin this December to play alongside our international resident and collaborator Ivan Smagghe. Both Superpitcher and Rebolledo have serious pedigree in their own right with acclaimed releases such as Rabbits In A Hurry and Super Vato respectively. Their sound has been best described as “off-kilter dub, house, disco with some post-punk influences that venture down that mysterious road known as avant-pop”. Drawing from a lot of influences, one could say then. Ivan has been waxing lyrical about these guys work for some while now so we felt that it was about the right time to invite them over with him. This will be a new departure for Ivan as it will be his first gig outside of Kennedy’s for us. Expect big things to reflect the bigger venue!

Big Dish Go and Hidden Agenda presents

PACHANGA BOYS (HIPPIE DANCE) - Superpitcher & Rebolledo
IVAN SMAGGHE (Kill the DJ / It's a Fine Line)


Saturday 8th December
Button Factory, Temple Bar, D.2
Tickets \ Admission 15e
Limited €10 Early Bird Tickets via Resident Advisor:


Wednesday, September 12, 2012


7th Birthday! We can't quite believe it. A quick thanks to everyone that's danced and made Big Dish Go so much fun for us over the years. Sure we are going to keep going, battle on and continue to bring you the music. Why not use this as excuse for another big one? So we have a mouth watering international double header with the best of local support.  

Check the full line up out...

Regis - DJ Set 
(Downwards / Sandwell District UK / Tresor Records)
One of our most highly regarded artists within the British techno/electronic scene. Half of the legendary British Murder Boys with Surgeon. Banging bliss guaranteed. 

DJ Moneyshot 

(Solid Steel)
This quote pretty much nailed our definition of a DJ in their of description of him: “A stupidly talented mixer who never forgets that a DJ’s primary role is to get people dancing. And he will certainly do that” – The Guardian 

Fran Hartnett - Live
(Audio Assault / Mantrap / Stasis)
Best thing to come out of Dublin the techno scene since sliced bread. 

Tu-Ki & Handsome Paddy
(Special back to back DJ set)
Quite possibly too many skills for one stage. Quite possibly the two most talented DJs in Ireland today.

Robbie Ryan
(Big Dish Go / BigWar)
A goodbye set. As he phecks off travelling. Again.

Saturday 6th October

The Twisted Pepper

Middle Abbey St, Dublin 

Doors 10.30pm 
Tickets €12

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Busy sumer season for Big Dish Go Djs. Catch us providing the sounds for the time and the place at the following festivals.................

Knockanstockan Saturday July 28th - Conor Feeney
Knockanstockan Saturday July 28th - Robbie Ryan

CastlePalooza - Friday August 3rd  - Conor Feeney & Gav Feeney
CastlePalooza - Saturday August 4th - Conor Feeney & Robbie Ryan

Indiependence Festival - August 5th - Gavin Feeney

Electric Picnic - Friday 31st August - Body & Soul - Robbie Ryan & Conor Feeney
Electric Picnic - Saturday 1st September - Bacardi Bar - Conor Feeney

Thursday, April 12, 2012



From the darkest and most intense dance floors of downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, arose PET Duo, the brazilian DJ couple most known for their mind-bending, forward-thinking and ass-shaking 6 decks techno sets. With a daring and challenging taste they bring together all their musical influences, such as Rock, Hip-Hop, EBM, Classical, breaking barriers and always opening new doors with their “No Conformists” attitude of playing fast and hard Techno. Using 6 CDJs, 2 mixers and effects or performing Live, they’ve developed their own way of playing which they intertwine one another’s music, working as a team to build a characteristic wall of sound. Adding to that their personal attitude as followers of DIY culture, they control all aspects surrounding their music: designing and programming their website, label artwork and producing tracks by themselves, making it all a mirror of their souls. All the while, not forgetting the dance floor where they came from, PET Duo are first clubbers and music lovers, they are profound believers of a bilateral movement that brings DJs and public together into one unforgettable experience: Unity through Music!

King Cannibal

King Cannibal (b. Dylan Richards, aka Zilla), is a London, UK breakbeat / breakstep / dancehall / drum and bass / dubstep artist. He signed to Ninja Tune in 2008, following projects on Combat Recordings, Kriss & Rag & Bone Records - which crafted his ferocious take on dancehall & filthy bass-driven beats. HIs songs feel like an invitation to come along and do some damage together, a call to arms in many ways much like protest music. A combination of industrial sonics and dancehall rhythms make his sets exhilarating to experience. Like an attack on the sci-fi present, King Cannibal, hits with an extreme force. Be prepared!

MUD / Big Dish Go presents...BIGWAR 8

PET DUO (Sao Paolo, Brazil /Kne'Deep)

KING CANNIBAL (aka Zilla / Ninja Tunes)

FRAN HARTNETT - Live ( Audio Assault / Mantrap) 

EOMAC (Lakker / !Kaboogie) 



Door Admission €15 

Advance Tickets €12 available from

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Time waits for no musician – but it’s still hard to fathom how over two decades have passed since the inception of visionary independent British label Ninja Tune, co-founded by Coldcut musician/producers Matt Black and Jonathan More in 1990. From that beginning the label achieved a level of notoriety quickly, due to its funky style and commitment to eclecticism. Key in the labels success was the constantly growing roster of very different sounding artists including Amon Tobin, The Bug, Bonobo, Mr Scruff, Toddla T, and The Herbaliser . Ninja now has a well respected Hip-Hop arm in Big Dada, a legendary series of mix CDs/ Radio shows (Solid Steel) and some awe inspiring stone-love compilations... the ZEN collection. The label is fresher than ever and we are proud to present this special Dublin show. NOT TO BE MISSED!

Luke Vibert
Dj Food A/V set
T-Woc (live)
Shocko (live)

Presented by BigDishGo / BigWar
2nd March
The Village, Dublin
Doors 10pm
Tickets €16/18

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Arthur Baker (Disco Set) & Jon Carter aka Monkey Mafia (Old Skool Party Set)

So we are getting together with Hot press to promote a gig with two of the speakers from this years music show. Both are legends in electronic music and both are playing special sets on the night. A great watch is Arthur Baker's lecture at the Redbull music academy...

A old mix to take you back in time by Jon Carter...

Brought to you by Hotpress in association with RTE 2fm – The Music Show is Ireland’s ultimate music experience and comes to Dublin’s RDS on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of February 2012, for what promises to an action-packed and star-studded event. The annual event which is promoted by Hotpress, has been widely hailed as the finest show of its type in Europe. Supported by RTÉ 2fm and IMIR (Irish Music Intellectual Rights), The Music Show combines a major exhibition of musical instruments, equipment and technology under the one roof; a live stage featuring Ireland’s leading acts; musical masterclasses and demonstrations; seminars and panels featuring some of the world’s leading music industry figures; public interviews with major stars, special appearances, PA’s, photographic exhibitions and lots more!

Monday, January 16, 2012


“The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

BigWar weighs in for the first bout of 2012! The location of the chaotic battlefield will again be the dance floor in the Undergound @ Kennedys. The atmosphere will be thick with industrial broken and 4x4 beats from two of the best techno producers in the world today, Bas Mooy & Radial(aka Jeroen Liebregts). These two are co-owners of the fiercely consistent Audio Assault label from The Netherlands. The label was founded in 2002, followed up by subabel ARMS in 2003. Since its begining it has gathered more and more followers across planet earth. Many years now the masterminds Bas Mooy and Jeroen Liebregts have guarded the imprints pure underground vibe and mechanical roughness with their life! Both men are established as solo producers and as part of various collabs. Their stunningly powerful sound has triggered the imagination of many. They bring you high quality no-nonsense techno from established as well as upcoming producers from all over the world including Dublin's own Fran Hartnett. Just listen through the Audio Assaullt catalogue and you will witness a mind blowing, solid concept. We are very excited to say Bas Mooy and Radial will play one hour each and then back to back for the final hour, a scuffle never before witnessed in Ireland. Speaking of which, t he Irish talent doing support on the night is our own resident and promoter Keylockd. This confused youth plays dnb, electro, getto tech and everything and anything inbetween but he mainly focuses on the harder side of the techno spectrum. RUMBLE!


(Audio Assault/NL)

RADIAL aka Jeroen Liebregts
(Audio Assault/NL)

(Teknowarfare & BigWar)

11th February 2012
The Underground @ Kennedys
30-32 Westland Row D.2
€12 Doors:11pm

Monday, January 9, 2012

Death in Vegas DJ Set (RICHARD FEARLESS)

With all the shadowy enigma of Neu! or Throbbing Gristle, one of the most exciting and unique artists to emerge from the ’90s UK dance scene, is making a stealthy return. Richard Fearless, aka Death In Vegas, cut some of that era’s most unusual records, fusing electro, dub, rock, psychedelia, soul and solid-gone experimentation to create a sound that was spacious and other-worldly, while also segueing with the pop mainstream.

After seven turbulent years, which have seen him up sticks for New York, form a raw-power rock & roll band, and eventually move back to London again, Fearless is back as Death In Vegas, releasing his first record under that alias since 2004’s ‘Satan’s Circus’.

Called ‘Trans Love Energies’, it marks a return to his roots in minimal techno, deploying the rudimentary gear behind all the classics of the original Detroit/Chicago era to try and spirit up fresh atmospheres. It’s the kind of eerie, nocturnal and often compulsively toxic record, which only Fearless could make, yet which feels thrillingly of-the-moment. His time is now, once again.


Since November 2005, Niall Byrne aka Nialler9 (pronounced like the river in Egypt – Nile-r) has been enthusing about the music he loves whether it be indie, electronica, hip-hop, folk, dubstep or rock. The genre doesn’t matter as long as it’s great. As Duke Ellington said “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.”

Nialler9 is the most-read Irish music blog with around 35,000 unique visitors per month. The site has been a recipient of five consecutive awards in the Irish Blog Awards for Best Music Blog (2007-2011) as well as Best Music Site at the Irish Web Awards in 2009. Most recently, Nialler9 was voted the 5th Best Music Blog In The World in a poll of music blogging peers. Contributors include Aoife Mc (voice of the Podcast) who also runs I Can Has Cook? and the Right Click Radio show on RTE 2XM.



Death in Vegas DJ Set

Nialler9 (
Conor Feeney (Big Dish Go)

Saturday, January 28, 2012
The Underground @ Kennedys, Westland Row, Dublin 2
Admission €12, Doors 11pm