Niall Redmond (IE)

Progressing through the 90s on credible dance music pirates Q95 and Nova947, Redmond’s musical sound was distinctly American and emphasized the more vocal and soulful side of House music. This was quite an uncommon musical leaning in Dublin which favoured the more Progressive and Tech styles, this set Redmond apart however and he became known as “the DJ who played American House “(US Garage).Learning his trade under names such as Paul Farris, CJ Mackintosh, Erick Morillo, Jazzy M and Paul Jackson and immersing himself in clubs such as Ministry of Sound in London during the late 90s, Niall took back this influence to various residencies he held in Dublin at the time (Residencies which he had in most of the big Dublin clubs at the time) . In the early 2000’s Niall took regular trips to New York and became friendly with Erick Morillo and the Subliminal Records family, resulting in spinning at the prestigious Subliminal Session in Centro Fly along side Morillo and Melvin Moore. The New York trips were also an opportunity to shop in some of the best vinyl record shops on earth, and for someone who prided themselves on special promo’s and unreleased/rare gems in their sets, this served as a record hunt as a well as a networking exercise. Radio of course has always been synonymous with the name Niall Redmond. The show Soundsystem which ran for 8 years on NOVA 947 (in Dublin) became a cult radio show which not only featured some very famous and legendary LIVE guests (Kerri Chandler, Sandy Rivera, Marshall Jefferson to name a fraction of them) it also played the freshest vinyl promos each week. This closed in 2005 (as a pirate radio station NOVA ran for a lot longer than most before it was closed down by the authorities). Niall went on to present MoS Green for Ministry of Sound Radio in London and was at the cusp of the new Internet Radio advances taking place at the time. In 2008 RTE (Ireland’s State TV and Radio) approached Niall about joining a new DAB radio service called RTE PULSE which would serve as legal and nationwide Dance music service. The Digital Groove radio show was born and after 5 years on the air it is know known worldwide as one of the top underground House music shows. Drawing influences from late 90s shows such as Pete Tong and Danny Rampling’s BBC Radio 1 shows and cultivating the cutting edge showcase style of the legendary Soundsystem show. A digital age has enabled Redmond to bring 2 hours of unreleased and new music to the airwaves each week. Sometimes playing demo versions or even unsigned future classics on the show, it is somewhat of an industry “must listen” for forthcoming releases. In 2013 he joined the Swiss underground dance music label Deeptown Music as A & R assistant with a view to utilising that ear for new and forthcoming music. Already signing some massive releases on the label with a lot of emerging talent coming through the ranks. You can catch him regularly around Switzerland,where he has played along side artists like Grant Nelson, Kant, Finnenbassen, Staffan Thorsall and many more Swiss big names in Clubs such as the Legendary Bellevue Club, 2.Akt and Milchbar.This year once again he plays Europes biggest street party The Zurich Street Parade which sees 1 Million people partying around Lake Zurich in August to some of the worlds finest dance music DJ's and acts. Back home of course he plays his monthly residency in Dublin’s PYG club where his night Garage with Tom Lowe brings back that original House music sound of New York London and Chicago.He also writes a weekly dance music column, every Friday in the Irish national press for The Irish Daily Mirror. Recently joined the alumni of Grant Nelson's Housecall featured Mix Session DJ's.
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