Back once again....

After an extended Summer break - during which we've looked at a bunch of different options - we're very excited and most delighted to announce our first hometown Fish Go Deep party in quite a while. It'll be happening on Saturday 13th September in what is a new space for us (and probably for a lot of you too), The Library, on Hanover Street. It's a cool venue - once you climb the stairs you'll find a wooden dancefloor, nicely stacked sound system, good beers and a great smoking area - and work is being carried out there at the moment to further improve the space.
Music will be by Greg and Shane, doors will open at 10PM and a tenner will get you in.
More details as we get closer to the date.

Blue Flame

Blue Flame is the second single from our Draw The Line album. It's one of our favourites of all the songs we've recorded with Tracey over the years and even before its release has seen plenty of radio play and compilation interest. The Feel Good Lost guys, Brendan and Conal, have made a lovely atmospheric video to go with it...

On the virtual flip side of the single is a pair of more dancefloor friendly numbers - a chunky new dub version of Blue Flame and one of the more popular house tracks on the album, Find A Way. You can check them all out below and you can pick up the release from your download store of choice from November 9th. iTunes - Traxsource - Beatport - Juno


Being Supreme

The first single from our Draw The Line album is called Being Supreme. It's available from Traxsource on June 13th, with the full release to follow on June 22nd. It's being played by fine DJs such as Atjazz, Trickski, Nacho Marco and Xpress 2 and is busily climbing DMC's influential Zzub chart at the moment. You can check the video below (thanks to Feel Good Lost) and read some of the nice things reviewers have been saying about it...

"Taken from their forthcoming album this new single from Irish duo Fish Go Deep is pure tension and release. Starting with a slinky, fairly standard minimal intro everything melts away after the first minute, backing away as if to make room for the incoming bass line. And for a moment the bass line steals the show, thick and dense as it is. But the other elements gradually fall back in - spongy drums and chanted vocals and a deep piano refrain. It builds out layer after layer, the feel taught like elastic at breaking point whilst the vocals continue to chant "We are so.... Deep". And deep it is, at least until those vocals break into a rally that culminates in a fantastic break, like a pressure release. 'Being Supreme' is a big, bold house record." Black Plastic

"Fish Go Deep have released an excellent, and I mean excellent, lead single from their new album, Draw The Line, forthcoming on the pairs own label Go Deep Recordings. Very much obsessed with the original track at the moment – a beautifully constructed symphony of deep keys and classic Rhodes chords come together amidst an effortlessly uplifting, and equally odd chant, that you’ll just have to listen to to understand – nonetheless very effective." Dance Til You're Dead

"No cure and no cause, just a very good reason to make this new track from Fish Go Deep our tune of the day. It’s lovely and although a bit more up-tempo than we like to be on a Monday, its deep groove and chants just make it ideal listening. Two mixes to choose from, both equally good, although not that different. Our preferred choice is the original with its piano chords, Rhodes keys, infectious 4/4 beats and the choir/gospel style chant that plays throughout it. Such a catchy groove." Just A Wee Music Blog

"The Irish house duo make a welcome return with a peak time floor filler that works first rate drum programming, low end piano hooks and addictive feel good chanting, that gives off a bit of a so hip it hurts downtown New York vibe." DMC World


East West Connections

In the grand tradition of our jet-setting Irish politicians, we will be heading off to exotic locales next weekend to celebrate the festival of St Patrick - patron saint of not only Ireland but also Nigeria (true), engineers (also true) and over-compressed kick drums (erm).

On Saturday the 17th, Greg will be joining the good people of Waterford for a Re:Publik party in Crystal. Two rooms of music with Yousef holding down one, Greg the other and a whole host of local deejays also representing. Should be a biggie.

The following night, Sunday the 18th, Shane will be heading west to Limerick for a late night session in Baker's Place. First time back in this venue for many years and the first of a series of parties there, so very much looking forward to it.


Go Deep, Friday 24th February

Towards the end of each month a little excitement starts to build in the studio. Sometimes the previous weeks have been spent deep in the music machines. Sometimes we've been traveling. Sometimes, if the weather has been good, we've been sitting on our arses, watching the world go by. The last week of the month, though, is always special. The new tracks that have accumulated since the last Go Deep party are added to any classics that have sprung to mind. Early in the week we might hear word from friends around the country that are planning a trip south. If it's a big night - the birthday party in November or around Christmas - it can get a bit crazy. If it's a regular month - say February - it's more relaxed. But regardless of the time of year or what we've been up to for the previous few weeks, Go Deep is always our highlight of the month.

It helps that we've been playing this music here in Cork across a generation - for today's Go Deep regulars in the Pavilion, for their older brothers and sisters before them,  even for some of their parents, aunts and uncles before them again. That's a deep well to draw on and, if tapped in to, can be more satisfying than any other place we've played over the years.
So, as it's the last week of the month, we're in a Go Deep state of mind. We'll be in the Pavilion on Friday night. Get down!