6 Moments From Behind The Decks That We Can’t Wait For At Forbidden Fruit

Words: Dray Morgan

Those with a keen ear may have noticed how deep the quality of electronic music is which runs through the core of the Forbidden Fruit lineup. Fruit has always held electronic music close to their heart, we’ve seen the likes of Aphex Twin, Mall Grab, Flume and so many more touch down to the tents and stages of the Kilmainham grounds. Looking at this years billing, we’re seeing some familiar faces return to Dublin 8, as well as some big names which are yet to grace us with their presence. Here are some moments we’re itching to see.


salute & Barry Can’t Swim Opening Up Summer

Nothing screams summer like Barry Can’t Swim in a colourful shirt with salute by his side, spinning soulful rhythms and loving doing so. Look at the pure joy on these boys’ faces as hands reach for the sky and some passionate sample fills the room. Both salute and Barry will be taking to the Fruit stages on Sunday, so who knows we might get them both in the mix.


Overmono Giving Goosebumps

Overmono have been a District top pick for some time now and it’s finally a pleasure to see them flourish into such a force in the electronic world. Collaborating with artists such Fred again.., Lil Yachty and The Streets have rooted them deeply into a sound which seems to have gripped the world’s ears. Watching the duo’s Boiler Room set in Manchester is enough to send shivers down your spine. It’s one those sets where you have to take a moment halfway through to appreciate what you’re witnessing. When For Those I Love makes an appearance, there’s just something about his Irish spoken word that gives a beautiful introspectivity.


Four Tet’s Unlikely Genius

And the award for the most unlikely-looking DJ who shuts it down every time goes to… Four Tet’s influence and intellect stretch across basically every facet of electronic production. One of the most prominent names in the ambient world, it makes us smile when we see Mr. Tet wheel up some filthy grime. In recent years, Four Tet seems to have reached a global level of notoriety which has given his sound yet another aspect which the crowd can’t get enough of.


Flowdan’s Chilling Cadence

Nobody is doing it like Flowdan is at his age. 44 years old and can turn a room of bass-hungry teenagers into a frenzy. In recent years, he’s gone from being one of the founding fathers of the Grime movement to an MC who aligns perfectly with abstract beats and nightlife soundscapes. We’re seeing sounds from 20 years ago come back even stronger than ever: grime, jungle and garage seem to be a trifecta that Flowdan has been the voice for during its resurgence.


Bicep Touching Base

Every time Bicep steps foot on Irish shores, its like a unifying moment of appreciation for how far Irish music has come. It’s fair to say the lads are behemoths in their genre. Continuously building on their pedigree, the two-piece are returning with their show Chroma. Chroma is the groups’ stunning audiovisual project which combines their sounds with visual works by David Rudnik and Terrain Studio.