Local club night goes Macro for a modern age

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

ONE of Limerick’s top alternative club nights is making the move from ‘micro’ to ‘macro’ in an effort to beat the recession, and combine the talents of some of the finest local producers and DJs under one roof.

ONE of Limerick’s top alternative club nights is making the move from ‘micro’ to ‘macro’ in an effort to beat the recession, and combine the talents of some of the finest local producers and DJs under one roof.

Popular regular club night Micronite becomes ‘Macronite’ this Saturday night, with the official launch of the new collective.

Local DJ, producers and promoters, specifically those from Viva Music - who previously ran Micronite - Fried, Dubblebass and Filthy Dubstep B*stards, have gathered together to offer a once-monthly night described as “Micronite but bigger, better and more banging”.

Dan Sykes of Viva explains that the idea is to form a collective or “co-op” between the various promoters in the city, to offer punters something different in these times, or, as he says, “a whole lot of music and fun across three rooms for a very reasonable price, once a month”.

“The idea is one of a co-op, a collective joining together, it is a better thing to combine rather than having competing nights,” says Sykes, himself a popular local DJ.

“We would see it is one big night, people can only really afford to go out once a month now, I know I can, and once everything is under the one roof, it makes sense for the audience and the promoters.”

Opening proceedings this Saturday across three rooms in Dolan’s Warehouse is London DJ/Producer Sigha, a man who is fast becoming one of the hottest tickets on the electronic scene at the moment.

Sykes and Ruan Flood will join Sigha in the Warehouse, along with Something Deeper DJs Pa Mulqueen and Robert Kelly. On the Terrace the Fried and Dubblebass DJs will go head to head, while ‘WTF Is Tech House’ residents Cian Frawley, DID and Andrew, who are celebrating three years of WTF, will take to the stage Upstairs in Dolan’s.

“There are three rooms with different styles to suit different tastes,” says Dan. “It is going to be varied, but a good atmosphere, each room will be kitted out with Funktion One soundsystems and extra lights, and there will be people doing visuals and graphics, so it is quite a big core of people in the collective, putting a good product together to offer people.”

‘Macronite’ takes place in Dolan’s this Saturday at 10pm. Tickets are €10 and available on the door.