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Late last year we interviewed talented electronic musician Daithí Ó Drónaí just after the release of his song ‘Mary Keanes Introduction‘. The track has since gone on to be nominated for a Choice Music Prize, one of the most respected accolades in Irish music.

We’re happy to present the first listen of his latest song, a remix of a track by Dublin five-piece Elm.

“I heard Elm’s track ‘Amends’ a while ago, and was blown away by the amount of feeling in the vocal. When I started remixing the track, I wanted to keep that frail feeling in there, while adding a whole pile of strength in the bass tones,” explains Daithí. “I was really struck by some of the phrases in the track, and I wanted to repeat some of them throughout the remix, something I think is really effective in dance music; it tends to make certain phrases really profound when you have a simple beat and melody underneath them.”

Dylan from Elms says that ‘Amends’ is held closely to the band’s heart, so getting a remix done was initially daunting.

“That was until Daithí took on the challenge of course!

“Honestly I don’t feel cool enough to be on the track, my younger brother thinks I’m the coolest guy ever now!”

Daithí plays Dublin’s Generator Hostel on February 19.

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