And that's where these two producers come in: Welfare and Rob DC, the faces behind the label. It's their hard work over the past few years that's turned this idea into reality. Here in Galway there is a healthy, thriving electronic music scene that keeps moving from strength to strength, and venue to venue, all the while giving life and vibrancy to the community surrounding it. The DJs and producers give this sense of community a voice, through the music they create. It's part of the reason I kept going to these gigs after the first one a few year ago (a D&B gig in Paddy's Bar).
"I'VE GOT SOME PRETTY EXCITING ARTISTS SIGNED TO IT FROM THE UK, AND I'M HOPING TO PUSH SOME IRISH STUFF, SO THE LABEL IS A PRIORITY...'' (WELFARE, JUNE 2015)
The feeling I have that we need to be more connected and more down to earth with each other, is remedied by the way producers in Ireland have made efforts to create and strengthen ties between people, places, and their music, using digital media to enrich the vibe. As well as the network of creativity surrounding it. So in other words, Sully is coming over to join the session; you can crack open your can of Linden Village now if you like.
(Okay, the 'bagel' thing won't happen again, I promise)