Dublin born and raised DJ & producer DART has been at the forefront of Irish electronic music for years, first establishing himself as a resident at Dublin’s legendary Hangar club, before winning AVA’s coveted emerging producer program in 2018. Since then it’s been a wild ride, playing in venues from Glasgow’s Sub Club to the Warehouse Project, while stopping off at venues like Index to play a legendary b2b with Skream, a connection made the previous year having remixed his track ‘Sad Days’ on IFEEL.
Some of DART’s most notable influences were passed down from his parents, both of which were immersed in Dublin’s ‘90s rave scene, where the sounds of trance and house could be heard across the city’s evolving and ever-changing landscape. His love for progressive sounds has continued to be channeled through his work today and in DART’s own words sits “somewhere in between ‘90s progressive house, old school trance and modern techno.”
His latest release on New York mainstay HOMAGE is a nod to both his past and current relationship with dance music, using elements that span techno, progressive trance & house; continuing to be influenced by the records passed down by his parents.‘Get up’ kicks things off and could be likened to the energy-tingling productions of modern house producers like Sweely, coupled with a vocal sample and breakdown that wouldn’t sound out of place in a classic trance record. ‘Juice’ twists the template further, with squelching acid sounds and dynamic percussion leading the charge. ‘Juice’ is also remixed by New Zealand’s Eden Burns, who turns in an emotional, introspective rendition as we make our way through peaks and valleys with endless curiosity.