MACRONITE, one of Limerick’s top alternative club nights, returns this Saturday, with a very special guest in the shape of IDM whizz Boxcutter.
Better known as Barry Lynn, Boxcutter is a producer and electronic musicians in the mould of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher, well known for his superb visual accompaniment, and headlines a strong bill for the latest monthly Macronite.
“Boxcutter - Barry Lynn - is kind of like the Irish equivalent of Aphex Twin I suppose, he does some very cool, well constructed IDM music - we saw him at BLOC and he was definitely one of the highlights,” says Dan Sykes of Macronite. “We are very excited about it, and we will have a full visual rig, we will be bringing in extra lights and we have extra soundsystems now as well so it will be a full on production,” he adds.
Following from a series of successful monthly club nights since the Macronite drew together the talents of some of the finest local producers and DJs under one roof, the collective are excited about this month’s line-up, which also includes local man MyNameIsJohn, the Dubblebass boys, Tokinwhiteboy and Baramus, as well as Tryst from local bass music label Hsuan Records, along with Flynn and Freddy, the Fried residents.
“It has been going great, we are at the point where everyone knows where they are coming from,” explains Dan of the Macronite collective, which drew together Dan’s Viva Music - who previously ran Micronite - and the Fried, Dubblebass and Filthy Dubstep B*stards club promoters in the city.
“We will have fully mapped visuals in the top room, it turns the space into a performance space, the visuals are mathematically mapped out onto the stage and you get a vortex idea - so we are trying that in the upstairs room. We are trying to make it as interactive as possible so that every room is completely different than you would usually see it. The idea is to change the rooms completely, make it a new experience,” Dan explains.
The Macronite crew are also gearing up to host the BUMP! Muzik Festival in Clonlara on July 23 and 24, and the eclectic line-up already includes some of the finest producers in the underground music scene, such as Regis, Inigo Kennedy, June Miller, Stray and June Miller.
“The line-up is a culmination of up and coming and the established and reflects the collective idea of Macronite also. We have some acts who aren’t on any other Irish line-up and we want it to be unique and encourage people to come to the area,” says Dan.
Macronite takes place this Saturday, May 21 in Dolan’s, doors at 10pm. For more info on BUMP! see www.bumpfestival.com. City Life has two pairs of tickets to giveaway to Macronite - simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Macronite’ in the subject line.