New Jackson

Over 18s only
Friday May 31st 2024
Start Time: 22:00
Duration: 4hours Approx
> Electronic
About New Jackson

Join us for a live music event featuring New Jackson, the esteemed alias of Irish sonic innovator David Kitt. Celebrating the release of his latest album, ‘OOPS… POP!’, New Jackson is the lauded sonic poet of nocturnal romance, an artist who’s evocative machine soul has enjoyed a celebrated career both on and off the dancefloor will be supported by Kerry DJ’s Stephen Horan and Paidi Cronin.

Since his production debut under the alias back in 2011, Irish musical polymath David Kitt has released some of his most beautiful music as New Jackson. It’s an anything-goes electronic sound driven by an “MPC-mindset”; a hardware-obsessed vision of rhythm further clarified by Kitt’s unrivalled songwriter’s nous, impassioned love of ecstatic dance music and adventurous experimentation in the studio. The project’s origins date back to his time as part of Dublin’s ‘Thomas The Skank Engine’ crew (behind the now-legendary Dub Trax parties), a key focal point of inspiration that anchors Kitt with an underground mentality no matter where his music’s popped up since.

Following seminal singles ‘Sat Around Here Waiting’ and ‘Having A Coke With You’ for Hivern Discs and Permanent Vacation respectively, along with noted remixes for The XX and DFA’s Shit Robot, he reached the milestone of releasing his celebrated debut album From Night To Night in 2017 on Dublin’s All City Records. A critically acclaimed opus, it was a towering achievement for the artist who proved his place within the annals of electronic music’s greats. Since then, he’s released on an impressive array of labels such as Apartment Records, Sven Väth’s Cocoon, Fort Romeau’s Cin Cin, Solomun’s Diynamic Music and Adriatique’s Siamese imprint.

This all, of course, in tandem with his beloved live show; a spectacle in performance and sound that featured around the globe at places like Berlin’s Panorama Bar, Frankfurt’s Robert Johnson, NYC’s Output, Amsterdam’s Sugar Factory and Ibiza’s Pacha Destino as part of Solomun’s ‘Plus Live’ series. Then there’s the small matter of his near three decade-long DJ career; a passion of sprawling selections that expose his vast digger’s knowledge and defiance of genre frigidity that speaks to his versatility within the craft; as comfortable rocking festival main stages as he is spinning rockabilly 7’s in a dimly lit pub.

‘OOPs… POP!’ then is the highly anticipated sequel album, a refreshing new twist in the New Jackson oeuvre. Released with long-time collaborators Permanent Vacation, it is a concise triumph in techno-pop recorded across the span of five years and three different countries. Within the album’s 9 tracks, Kitt manages to transform his process into a leaner beast; tightening the screws around arrangements and songwriting to inspire an album sonically effortless in demeanour and spontaneously playful in structure and form.

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