At the moment, Limerick city is an especially vibrant spot when it comes to EDM. With club nights like Macronite, Distraction, DIE, miXed, Bi-Polar and Bunga Bunga (to name but a few) laying down everything from House to Garage, there are more than enough club nights around to cater for whatever genre you wish to indulge in. Now with the introduction of Crossfade in Bakers Place on Friday March 16th, the city’s EDM fans can now look forward to some especially bass heavy fare.
Stuart Nealon caught up with Crossfade head honcho Paddy Mulcahy in order to find out what revellers can expect from the upcoming night.
What was it that made you want to start Crossfade and what kind of music can we expect in the future?
Crossfade started because since Nu Killa Beats finished after 10 years & since Fried is now part of the Macronite crew we felt that Limerick was lacking a regular Drum&Bass night. It’s gonna be predominately Jungle / Drum & Bass but we’re open to some UKG/Dubstep/Future Garage/Bass Music/Insert Genre Name here.
Seeing as this will be the inaugural night, why not take this opportunity to introduce us to some of the Crossfade residents.
Bee and DeepCut are members of the Nu Killa Kru, who were the Junglists in Limerick during the late 90′s running successful jungle/D&B nights in the city called Nu Killa Beats until 2010. Teddy is a resident at Macronite, a monthly night in Dolan’s. He has supported big D&B names such as Boddika, Alix Perez, Equinox/Bkey and Fanu. Playing the best of bass, and the freshest of beats, Teddy is said to be “one of the best DnB DJs in Ireland”. Catch his latest mix here :
nubus is our youngest DJ. At 18, he’s signed with Limbic Records in Canada. He will be releasing his 2nd album on March 22nd available on iTunes,Beatport and Juno.
Given the number of EDM related nights currently happening around the city, what is it about Limerick that makes the place so conducive to such nights?
We think the people of Limerick just want to session on. There’s literally something happening on every night of the week at the moment and it’s impossible to ignore the fact that there’s unreal tunes at these nights. With Macronite, DIE, Distraction, Bunga Bunga, MiXed, Bi-Polar and an abundance of other nights, we realised people in this city love their tunes. We’re looking forward to seeing how our own night turns out.
What do you think goes into making a successful club night and how do you hope to incorporate such features into Crossfade?
Venue, visuals, sound. Everyone comments on these three things after coming out of a club. Bakers is renowned for being a great venue and we’ll be playing on a Funktion 1 sound system.
What would you say to any potential fans before the night gets under way?
Come with an open mind!!!
Expect to hear the freshest of beats alongside classic tracks from the 90′s.
You can’t skin a spliff on an MP3.