Limerick City’s underground electronic music event, Distraction have held their final event before breaking for the summer, the promoters put together an eclectic mix of DJs that stormed an apt finish to a successful premier season.
Established in inner city’s Baker Place, the event was executed by an array of DJs – Cork’s Monotonik boys, the launch party of VYBE, which brings about the concoction of street art and electronic music, and in-house virtuoso James 2.0.
The diversity of DJs matched the diversity of sound, as the different floors of the venue consisted of soft drops of breakbeat, mixed with a sweet minimalism leaving an energetic buzz on the dance floor. Despite a marginally low turnout, at times, VYBE musician, Darryl Cazabon moulded one of the finer DJ sets of the night with rigid basses and hasty tempos, a compound of crowd-pleasing heavy tracks.
“We finished this season off the way we started, in a real electronic atmosphere, due in no small part to the passionate, enthusiastic followers of the scene in Limerick,” the organisers reflected after the show, “The scene as a whole owes [the audience] a great debt because without them there would be no scene. For the autumn, we’re going to start where we left off, bringing the best electronic music from House to D’N'B through to Techno to the people of Limerick. We’re investing in our night and are in talks with 2 top acts from the U.K.”
Minor technical issues came about during the final hour-and-a-half of the night, though none provoked any major disappointment, as James “2.0” Cahill took over from the talented Darren O’Hara for a Berlin-esque finish. Coincidentally, Cahill is setting sail to Berlin, meaning this Distraction gig was his last.
Fintan YT Walsh