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General News / October 24, 2017

A look at some of the faces of Irish music ahead of Metropolis Festival 2017

General News / October 24, 2017

A look at some of the faces of Irish music ahead of Metropolis Festival 2017

From disco to distorted grime, here are some of the faces of Irish music taking to the RDS this weekend.


With just a few days to go until this year’s sold out Metropolis Festival, photographer Paul Wheatley releases a portrait series looking to shine a spotlight on some of the homegrown Irish artists playing throughout the weekend.

DJ Deece (Sunday, October 29 Bulmers Live Stage)


Niall D’arcy, also known as DJ Deece, is no stranger to the Irish music scene. Playing sets consistently throughout the country, the Newbridge native holds a residency at The Workman’s Club for their Wednesday night Somewhere?.

Deece also played a Boiler Room set at AVA Festival in Belfast at the beginning of June, whilst also running his Deece Series shows with guests such as Brame & Hamo, Denis Sulta and Galcher Lustwerk to name but a few.

Deece recently released his EP ‘Disco Delights #001’, with an exclusive release of the track ‘I Can’t Be You’ for the crew at Four/Four Magazine. DJ Deece plays Sunday at Metropolis on The Bulmers Live Stage.

Mix & Fairbanks (Saturday, October 28 Industries Hall)


Gary O’Reilly and Rob Smyth are the two DJs and producers behind Mix & Fairbanks. The duo have been putting out some incredible remixes as of recent, with such tracks as their edit for Le Boom track ‘What We Do’ and their rework of Ships’ track ‘None Of It Real’.

Earlier this month, the disco and house pair from Kildare supported Hot Chip at The Button Factory and are down to put on one hell of a set this coming Saturday at Metropolis.

Jack Thompson (Sunday, October 29, Industries Hall)


Sense resident DJ Jack Thompson has become a well-known figure over the last number of years in Dublin. With previous sets alongside names like Denis Sulta, Mall Grab and Fatima Yamaha, Jack’s energy behind the decks speaks for itself.

Lakerama (Saturday, October 28 Industries Hall)


Graeme S and Senita are the talented Irish duo that make up Lakerama. Over the last number of years Lakerama have created a distinct sound for themselves. They have also supported such artists as Princess Nokia, Taylor McFerrin and SassyBlack.

The end of April saw the release of their eagerly anticipated EP ‘Contactless’ which weaves together a combination of pulsating electronic hybrid grime and mutant house beats balanced dynamically over soft but powerful vocals. ‘Contactless’ include a few favourites such as ‘HaveYourTime’, ‘Walk’ & ‘Y0_(Why_Naught)’. Lakerama play the Industries Hall on Saturday at this year’s Metropolis.

Seany B (Saturday, October 28 Industries Hall)



This will be Sean’s third year in a row playing at Metropolis. Over the last number of years Seany B has been consistently playing throughout Dublin, when he’s not leading the charge at Cut & Sew, with sets alongside the likes of Tensnake and Krystal Klear. The Dublin native plays the Industries Hall this coming Saturday, expect a serious set full of disco bangers.