Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 at 10:00 PM
5 years ago
[KONTROL] Presents DONNACHA COSTELLO
Saturday, February 2nd, 2008
[ K O N T R O L ]
minimal techno + avant-house
every 1st Saturday @ The Endup
featuring from Dublin, Ireland in an
exclusive North American appearance:
*2 hour extended live pa*
(minimise . kompakt . force inc . mille plateaux)
"Well...that's enough. Fuck it." To anyone paying attention, those
words will instantly bring to mind one of the most unique and
memorable techno tracks of last year. The man behind it is Dublin's
Donnacha Costello, who has been producing for over a decade but
really came into the international spotlight in 2004 with the release
of his acclaimed "Colorseries", a monthly sequence of 10 color-
coded EP's created using entirely analog gear and released on his
own Minimise label. Influenced by minimal pioneers like Mike Ink,
Plastikman, and Basic Channel, Donnacha creates warm, dubby
techno that intoxicates the mind as it compels the body to move.
After witnessing his stirring live PA at the 2006 DEMF, we knew we
needed to bring him out to SF, but in the nearly two years since,
he's been nowhere near these parts. Tired of waiting, this month
we've finally decided to say "fuck it" ourselves and fly him over for
an exclusive North American appearance you definitely won't want
with [KONTROL] residents:
==> SAMMY D
classic . utensil . dirtybird . magnificent 7
==> CRAIG KUNA
platform . esdjco
==> ALLAND BYALLO
nightlight music . auralism . leibe*detail
==> NIKOLA BAYTALA
s.w.a.t . robsoul . junior boys own
401 6th St @ Harrison, SF
10pm - 6am / 21+ / $15
FREE until 11pm!
full bios, pics and FREE music:
[KONTROL] on MySpace:
February flyer front:
February flyer back:
DONNACHA COSTELLO is many things to many people.
In the past he has been: Child, Brother, Pianist, Teenager, Guitarist, Student, Techno Musician, Philosopher, Expatriate, Label Owner, Audio Engineer, Bereaved, Ambient Musician, Visual Artist, Techno Musician, University Lecturer, Composer for Film, Experimental Musician, Techno Musician, Husband.
He has been releasing records since 1996 and his talent has long been recognized by those in the know including Johnny Marr (Ex-Smiths) and Richie Hawtin. The list of DJs who support his work reads like a Who's Who of techno, many of whom have licensed his work for their mix CDs, most recently including Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Magda, Tiefschwarz and Josh Wink. As a live performer, and more recently as a DJ, Costello regularly performs around the globe from Europe to the U.S. to Japan and runs his renowned 'MINIMISE' record label from his hometown of Dublin.
About Donnacha's recently re-issued "Colorseries":
The Colorseries was a series of ten records released in rapid succession by Donnacha Costello in 2004 and marked the breakthrough point in his career. The collection is special in that these records were produced solely with analog equipment, without a computer in sight. The hand crafted coherence of the music made and speed of the release process marked the series almost as a stream of consciousness, with each color embodying a different chapter, mood and season, with all elements inextricably linked to one another in far more than just name.
Throughout 2004, the Colorseries consistently appeared in the charts of big name DJs and eventually appeared in end of year top ten lists in many publications including The Wire and The New York Times. In the intervening years, Donnacha has scored a number of hit releases, including last year's unstoppable "6.6", and has broadened his fan base considerably. The Colorseries CD will therefore appeal to those who were not around for the original releases, those who have discovered Donnacha's work through artist mixes or through witnessing one of his famed live appearances. Minimise is proud to present these tracks on CD for the first time, offering the full-spectrum sound-rainbow for your listening pleasure. Colorseries influences include: Farley Jackmaster Funk, Steve Silk Hurley, Inner City, 808 State, Plastikman, F.U.S.E., Aphex Twin, The Black Dog, Lobe, LFO, Maurizio, Basic Channel, Model 500, Baby Ford, Mike Ink, The Modernist, Studio One, Thomas Brinkmann.
Donnacha's website: (with Colorseries music samples)
A recent ResidentAdvisor feature on the Colorseries:
Reviews of Donnacha's music:
Donnacha Costello live @ POGO, Dublin 2007
Donnacha Costello live @ Loft Club, Barcelona 2007
Donnacha Costello - 6.6 (sample)
Donnacha's Colorseries edited and mixed by Ryan Elliott: (320kbps, 59min)
...and the letter and spreadsheet(!) he accompanied it with:
See you on the dancefloor February 2nd!