Booking 'famous international acts' is generally the exception to the rule at Telephones. However, there are certain DJs, collectives, and music-nuts scattered across the globe who operate on a similar wave-length; through the music they play, the record shops they run, and simply the lives they live – unerringly dedicated to their craft – that they not only fit the Telephones bill, but are something of Telephones heroes, or even idols (blush emoji!).
Hunee & Antal are two such examples. With soaring profiles, they have spent the last year headlining large clubs or festival main stages so, alongside our event partners Red Bull Music Academy, we are super happy to be able to present them at Dublin's favorite intimate dance club - our home - Yamamori Tengu, this October 14th.
Through 20 years in business, Antal Heitlager and his Amsterdam based Rush Hour record shop & label has created trends (in the best possible way), reissued countless long-lost musical gems on vinyl, and ultimately helped define the current landscape of modern club culture that many DJs subscribe to today. His influence cannot be overestimated.
Hunee has, and continues to have, just as much of an influence on today's club scene. He's been enriching the lives of club & festival goers with astonishing consistency and frequency for 10+ years, with the last 2 seeing him take it up a notch by headlining every club & festival worth it's salt – most notably this year's top-dog-of-them-all Dekmantel Festival – with a closing set alongside his long time friend and DJ partner Antal. These guys are as good as it gets when it comes to eclectic, versatile DJ sets taking in the history of dance music, seamlessly criss-crossing between disco, afro, soul, jazz, house, techno et al for days.
In Room 2, Pear & Flipside host Montreal's Project Pablo, aka Patrick Holland, with support from Irish RBMA 2016 alumni Dreamcycles. Room 3 will be hosted by Woweembeem DJs with a live performance from samba band Morro 16.