December marks the beginning of a series of specialist shows and parties celebrating 9 Years of broadcasting with Ceoltronic Radio. I launched the show as a 3 Deck mix show on Raidio Na Life back in 2005. I couldn’t speak Irish so they threw me on at 1:30 in the morning on a Wednesday.
From there my journey began. Trips to Carbon Records in Temple Bar which was run by Phil Boyle. Advancements in technology. Flying to Amsterdam Dance Event every year since 2006 and playing interviews & records I bought there. Trips to Sonar, Frankfurt to check out Sven’s Cocoon club. Ceoltronic was an outlet for all of my reconnaissance trips abroad. In 2008 I made the move to RTE Pulse and since Ceoltronic has become a regular feature on RTE 2FM.
Radio for me is a discipline and a form of meditation. It’s that time of the week where everything outside of that radio studio doesn’t matter. It isn’t for everybody. There’s no dance floor to feed off energy wise. Its just you, your music, a microphone and whoever happens to be listening. The magic is that you never know exactly who is on the other end. Once the clock strikes ten it doesn’t matter what is going on in your life; the fact is you are on air and live radio doesn’t wait for anybody. I love that.
December is always an important time of the year for me. Its a point where I look back on the previous year and those before and assess progress. Its also that point where I begin to look forward and see what I can do next. There’s always new things to learn, new production techniques, new ideas and new parties.
I would like to thank everyone who has listened in and contributed over the years. I would also like to thank Mark Lawless and Simon Foran for their help and input. Special thanks to the following DJs for taking time out to conduct interviews which are always a source of inspiration: Robert Hood, Dave Clarke, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Dubfire, Claude Young, Detroit Techno Militia, Magda, Troy Pierce, Marc Houle, Seth Troxler, The Advent, Cari Lekebusch the list goes on…
Below is what I have lined up for December. Keeping with tradition everything comes to ahead with our New Years Eve Party which is back in Pygmalion this year.
All the best and thanks for reading.
Ceoltronic Radio on RTE Pulse 04.12.2014
Ceoltronic Radio on RTE Pulse 11.12.2014
Ceoltronic Radio on RTE Pulse 18.12.2014
Ceoltronic Radio on RTE 2FM 20.12.2014
Ceoltronic Radio on RTE Pulse 25.12.2014
6 Years of RTE Pulse @ Pygmalion 05.12.14
Apocalypse Now Relaunch with Alan Fitzpatrick @ Button Factory 12.12.14
Division/Ceoltronic Christmas Party 20.12.2014
Division NYE: 9 Years of Ceoltronic Radio @ Pygmalion 31/12/2014