Electric Elephant Festival Irish Launch Party Luke Unabomber (Electriks, Uk), external sounds djs, Benway (NightFlight) & Pablo (Fatty Fatty) Sat 4th of April

Posted by external sounds on March 24, 2009

On April 4th we are bringing you a very special External Sounds. We will be hosting the Irish launch party for The Electric Elephant Festival in The Purple Room, Drogheda. We are joined by dj legend and festival organizer Luke Unabomber, as well Irish Dj's Benway (NightFlight) & Pablo (Fatty Fatty) who along with the External Sounds Djs will be flying the flag for Ireland at the festival in Croatia this August. For this special event we will have the 2nd room open for some extra dancefloor destruction.

Luke Unabomber (Electriks, Uk)

Luke together with Justin Crawford make up the irrepressible Manchester dj double act that is 'The Unabombers'. They were the dj’s who for 13 years ran the clubbing institution that was 'The Electric Chair' in a sweaty basement below the pavements of Manchester. In the decade since its become the worst kept secret in the world of clubbing, they played a mystic brew of house, disco, hip-hop, broken beat, Latin, R&B, techno and northern sulphuric soul, and became the blueprint for several similar styled clubs around the world. The list of djs that graced its dj box in those 13 years reads like a who's who of dj heavyweights.

The Unabombers have released six compilation/mix albums for the Electric Chair label Basement Soul, Saturday Night Sunday Morning, Electric Soul, Electric Soul 2 & Electric Soul 3 as well as compiling latest mix CD ‘Electric Chair Saved My Life’ for London label Tirk. They are also hard at work on their 2nd album as The Elektrons, following the release of their debut album ‘Red Light Don’t Stop’ in 2007. It was a work that drew praise from heavyweights like Laurent Garnier and Gilles Peterson and reviews comparing it to Soul To Soul, Massive Attack and Basement Jaxx.

When the lads decided to pull the plug on The Electric Chair and dropped the final "last tune" in January 2008, they decided to use their spare time into running the ‘Electric Elephant Festival’, a 3 day festival in Croatia that transplanted their soulful dancefloor aesthetic to a blissful fishing village on the Adriatic. Now in its second year, the festival has featured in several travel guides as a most do, and happens this year from the 28th to the 30th of August. Its a wild wonderful musical mix of Balaeric, spaced out beach parties, blissed out acoustic-folk, psychedelia on the moonlit stage , onto the club and outside to the terrace for late night futuristic jackin under the stars. Oh, and there's a big old boat. A magical ship that sails everyday partying into the twilight.

Benway (NightFlight)

NightFlight Resident Benway has bing dj'ing for over 7 years, and cut his teeth dj'ing at the Dublin based downtownsounds/52funk nights. A true musical allrounder, his style ranges from 70s soul and disco, Lofty/cosmic/balearic, 80s boogie, Kompakt, Environ and DFA, a longstanding deep house fetish and on to some harder edged bits and pieces. And everything in between. As a Nightflight resident he has played high profile support slots to dj's Farley Jackmaster funk, Nick Holder, Rasoul and The Unabombers. You can download some of his mixes from www.downtownsounds.org

Pablo (Fatty Fatty)

Dj Pablo or Paul Forgarty to his mum, is a deffinitly a dj who the word eclectic is apply applied. Not one to get tied into one type of musical genre, his dj sets are carefully crafted from the finest cuts of music with funk and feeling from whatever genre - his ethos is 'if it’s got a groove to make you move, it goes into the record bag'. No stranger to The Purple Room dancefloor, as he played our very first night at the venue in April 08. This experience is sure to deliver another stomper of a set that will have the floor bouncing more than usual.
As well as dj'ing, Pablo along with fellow dj's Tomo and Nic keane, promotes the 'Fatty Fatty' club nights in Dublin. Now residing in its new home at the Molody Bar. With its clever music policy and openminded crowd, Fatty Fatty is one of Dublins freshest clubbing experiences.