San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"Kormac's stuff rocks - I'm a big fan of what he's doing right now... clear dancefloor bangers" - DJ Yoda
"One of Irish Dance Music's most inspirational and unique producers and DJs" - The Star
"I love it, the production is sweet and it's full of ideas" - Matt Black (Coldcut/Ninja Tunes)
"Loving the new tunes" - Flux Pavillion (Circus Records)
The origins of DJ Kormac’s recorded output can be found in dusty second-hand stores and junk shops where he spent countless hours unearthing archaic and forgotten music.
Fascinated with the recordings and movies of another era, he amassed a collection full of vintage instrumentals, jazz drum solos and spoken-word pieces which would go on to form the basis of his sound.
This forgotten material was twisted, morphed and shaped into the instantly recognisable and idiosyncratic style heard on his first two EPs and debut LP, Word Play. The record took off and a young Kormac was invited to DJ in nightclubs and festival stages all over the world. Now he was sharing stages with his heros, Nas, Sonic Youth, Jurassic 5 and Sigur Ros.
Bigger bookings started to come in. Kormac wanted a new way to present his sampled-based productions in a live setting. The show itself is no run-of-the-mill, chin-stroker but a demented, bouncing, infectious spectacle. To quote Kormac himself, “It's absolute carnage”. After their performance at Annie Mac’s AMP night she described it “the most bizarre setup I've ever seen, but it really works.”
Since the start of his career, Daithi been known as an Irish fiddle player using electronics to boost traditional irish music into something unique and different. Before even releasing a record, a Daithi was supporting Santigold, The XX, Macklemore and DJ Shadow on Irish dates across the country.
In 2012, Daithi signed to Sony music Ireland and began to explore a new sound, taking his traditional roots and mixing them with his love for uplifting house music. Daithi's producing career was mentored by Ian Ring (Young Wonder, Talos) and he made his name as the ‘go-to’ man to remake songs for the dance floor (Fight Like Apes, Tvvins and Original Rudeboys are notable clients). In 2013, he began to work in a studio in Cork on his debut album.
Synthesising his influences from UK garage, house and traditional irish music he presented a 10 track album 'In Flight. In 2013 Daithi entered the irish charts with his debut single 'Chameleon Life'. featuring the incredible Raye on singing duties. One of the most played songs on irish Radio that year, The track was nominated as track of the year at the meteor awards and had Daithí performing countless live shows around the country, including a huge end of summer performance at Electric Festival. It was clear Daithi had entered the mainstream consciousness of the country.
Daithi has gone on to release a slew more radio singles, including Case closed (iTunes single of the week in Ireland, Uk, Russia & Turkey), 'Have to go' featuring iconic New York singer Jesse Boykins, and the Irish radio summer hit 'In Flight' featuring The Corona's Danny O Reilly.
It's safe to say his home has embraced him. Now, Daithi is setting his sights on the rest of the world.