The island of Ireland is bursting with fresh emerging talent across a number of different genres, but its techno scene is currently growing a rate which no one could have predicted.
Among this new wave of exciting, club-focused producers is the HRLA-affiliated SJUSH, who alongside previous releases for labels like DistroKid, has just made his debut on Mark Greene’s highly respected DORCHA imprint.
SJUSH’s 4-track ‘The Fate Of The Machete’ EP brings four brand new originals to his still developing catalogue, and it’s undoubtably his most impactful outing to date.
We welcome the Irish artist to our Inflyte Radar series this week, where got to talk about the new release, what we might see from him in the near future, and his thoughts on Ireland’s blossoming club circuit. Get the full discussion with SJUSH below.
Hi mate, you’re on our Inflyte Radar this month! Tell our readers what you have been up to recently?
Mostly just working on new music. I want to have a few EPs ready for the new year, and I’ve been trying a couple of different styles lately which I’m having a ton of fun with. I also recently played in my favourite club in Dublin, Wigwam, which was a dream come true!
You just released a brand new EP on Mark Greene’s DORCHA imprint, what can people expect to hear from this one?
Four kind of schranzy hard techno heaters. It’s definitely a very dark & sweaty club-oriented EP, with the focus being on heavy leads & loud rumbles.
It includes four original productions, was there no talk of getting any remixes on the release?
Nah not really, things moved very quickly with the release, which is a testament to DORCHA, and a remix may have slowed things down a bit.
In the past you’ve also released music on DistroKid, which other labels might we see you on in the near future?
There’s a release in the pipeline with Dublin based label & collective HRLA which I’m a part of. Really excited for this one to come out, I know there’s been a few people (including myself) that have been waiting patiently for the track ‘RAW’ to see the light of day.
I’m also making an appearance on a new label’s debut VA, which I think should be out in November. Other than that I’ve a few mini EPs that I plan on self-releasing over the next few months.
Are there any labels you would love to release on down the road?
My dream labels to work with would be Anetha’s Mama Told Ya & SPFDJ’s Intrepid Skin. There’s a bunch of others I’d love to release on, but as my taste changes the list changes too.
Which other emerging Irish producers do you think we should be paying attention to?
I’d say Dylan Fogarty would be top of my list, fella is constantly churning out tune after tune. MELTX is also killing it in a variety of styles. VESELI is another one to watch for sure. CULT, MAV666, BLOKES45, i decided, Hooligan, Shannen Blessing, and XXXX in Stereo are some others who’s tunes I’ve been loving.
I’ve definitely missed a few, there’s actually way too many. The Irish scene is absolutely buzzing, it’s class to see!
Is there anything else you would like to mention before we wrap things up?
Just to shout out HRLA, we’ve got some big parties and some big releases planned.
SJUSH – The Fate Of The Machete EP is out now on DORCHA.