Colm K is a DJ and producer from Cork, Ireland. His selection for the Red Bull Music Academy in 2003 signaled the beginning of many national and international musical collaborations. With releases on Bastard Jazz and r2, and a new release coming soon on All City Records, Colm K has earned his place on both critics’ and fans’ radars.
Kerryman Donal Dineen is a pioneering DJ, Photographer and Filmmaker. He is currently on air every Friday, live, on RTE 2XM at 10am-1pm. Donal also contributes to (and curates) a multitude of music/film and visual events. He had a much loved Radio Show on Today FM - The Small Hours - which came to a glorious end on Dec 1st 2011.
Loah is an Irish / Sierra Leonean ART SOUL musician. Having just taken the US by storm at SXSW and New York, she just released her long-awaited debut EP This Heart to a sold out Sugar Club. This summer sees a string of high-profile festival appearances, followed by an Irish and UK tour later this year.
The moniker of beat maker and Dj from Limerick’s Rusangano Family, mynameisjOhn approaches music and djing with a hip hop sensibility but with results that venture much further afield. With DJ sets that include everything from Sun Ra to Ludacris to Goblin to Mark Pritchard, his performances are an open book that can and will go anywhere.
From a debut EP of lo-fi bedroom funk pop to last year's subtle, affecting 'Trophy', the Dubliner delights in taking influence from a wealth of genres. New single 'Tastemaker', produced by Liam Caffery of Music for 18 Machines and mastered by John Flynn, who worked with Björk on her 2015 album 'Vulnicura', is her most polished released to date.
Since arriving in Ireland in 2004 from the Congo, Niwel Tsumbu has developed an enviable reputation as a masterfully elegant and fluent guitarist, vocalist, musician, collaborator and composer. He has performed with the finest Irish musicians, including Sinead O’ Connor, Glen Hansard & Donal Lunny.
Sim Simma is a travelling party of DJs based in Dublin. Broad selections of Reggae, Dancehall, Afrobeat, Brazilian, Soca and Grime gives Sim Simma a special happy, open vibe that’s hard to find anywhere else.
Worries Outernational are one of the leading soundsystems pushing reggae and dancehall music in Ireland. Well known for their long standing Saturday club 'Reggae Fever,' as well as 'Dancehall Styles' formerely on Sunday in the Temple Bar Music Centre, the Worries crew have been giving reggae a weekly home in Dublin for over 12 years.
Johnny Taylor is reknowned as one of the best jazz pianists in Ireland. He currently leads his own piano trio as well as playing in the groups of various notable Irish musicians including Nigel Mooney, Cormac Kenevey, Alex Mathias and Suzanne Savage and Louis Stewart. Currently he is musical director for Emilie Conway.
On a never ending quest of interpreting old and new music of different styles and languages, starting with the American Songbook and continuing with Brazilian and Spanish hits, Thomas Garnett makes instrumental pieces for solo guitar and songs in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish.
Born in Nigeria and raised in Longford, Felispeaks is a spoken word artist who is working on a dream to change the face of poetry in Ireland. Celebrating different influences and art forms, she has emerged from the college poetry slam circuit as a fully rounded writer and performer. A member of the Word Up Collective of hip-hop, RnB, soul and spoken word artists, she draws on personal experiences of love and life and the social concerns of young people to create work that will last long in the memory. Having received a standing ovation following her performance at the Young Blood event at the NCH in Dublin, Felispeaks was invited to perform at the Repeal The 8th benefit at the Olympia Theatre, Body & Soul and This Is Pop Baby.
Lex Woo’s A Jam Named Saturday’ has been running for 14 years at Dublin DJ pub, Anseo, where he has mixed a freestyle selection for the Camden Street massive since 2004. A Dublin club and festival regular, Lex Woo frequently collaborates with Mr. Whippy Soundsystem, MC Little Tree, Dirty Dubsters and Sim Simma.
Brian Dillon is a musician and sound designer based in Dublin, Ireland. He is a member of Irish band Meltybrains? and has a vast array of experience in music creation, production and performance, having worked with the likes of Slow Skies, Dublin Laptop Orchestra, Liza Flume and Diversus Guitar Ensemble.
Part of our extended family, and on our DJ Roster for Simma Down/Life Fest and our 2nd & 3rd Birthday Parties. Catch her Back to Back with Bentley Riddims. The two have become quite a Dynamic Duo with their unique blend of Hip Hop, R&B, Dancehall and everything in between. It's gonna be HYPE, most definitely not to be missed.
Gregory Jackson is a spoken word artist from Kildare. Currently, he is engrossed in making sense of the happening of meaning in an absurd world, and so drawing from both philosophy and spirituality he attempts to make some sense of our finite situation as beings hurdling toward death. Gregory also deals with politics and issues of marginalisation, and hopes to use his art to facilitate the revolution.