Saturday, December 5th 2020
11pm Ireland / 6pm NYC
I.NY Saturday House Party
Qool DJ Marv
Well, we’ve all been indoors for quite a while. And we may be for a little longer. We’ve felt some things. Unsteady, purposeful, shocked, grateful, sleepy, concentrated, intrigued, sometimes panicked, often startled, confused, defiant. We’ve been busily resting, watching, listening, feeling, reaching out, reaching in, shaping new work, adjusting, preparing, and eventually, presenting. Same as you.
Now that so much is digital-only, and we’re so apart from one another, the condition somehow fits the very thought of I.NY, the deeper purpose of it . . . to try, through stories, – some known, many unknown – to shorten the distance between us Irish here at home, and our Irish in New York. That’s an easier gap to tackle digitally, in 1s & 0s, than by plane and train and yellowcab. For today, at least.
Having said all that though, we are ready for some records. And a good tall drink.
Join us for Saturday’s I.NY House Party, where I.NY gathers some of New York’s finest DJs to link, talk and play with two of Ireland’s best. Qool Marv, Monk One and Miranda Maxwell join Dublin’s DJ Scope & Cork’s Colm K, live from 11pm – 2am(ish), streaming the New York records which mean the most to them, while telling us the stories behind why they do. So link in, turn up your sound system, open a bottle of anything ranging from water to poitín, and tell us what’s what in the comments.
Qool DJ Marv
Philly native & Brooklyn resident, Qool Marv has been moving floors and producing tapes & compilations since ’94, illuminatng the many styles of music that he loves but which have oftlen fallen short of major exposure and marketing. The series “Beats, Jazz, & Soul” and “Qool Classics” are loved by people across all walks of New York life, and indeed around the world. With meticulous attention to the sequencing and seamless continuity of the mixing, Qool Marv has a way of introducing genre-defying songs to listeners who previously may have only preferred popular mainstream offerings. There’s an exuberant idealism in Marv’s mix that bridges us all – with a universal vibe, everybody gets down.
With Irish and Italian heritage, DJ Monk-One, aka Andrew Mason, co-founded Wax Poetics Magazine and remains its Contributing Editor. One of New York City’s most respected veteran selectors, he is known for his musical diversity, on display via a long-time residency on WBAI-FM’s Underground Railroad Radio Show and many of the city’s finest, funkiest parties. Monk has released numerous records through his Brooklyn-based label Names You Can Trust and, as one half of the renowned production squad Greenwood Rhythm Coalition, has done remix and original work for labels in the UK, South America, Japan and Europe. He has DJ’ed his way around the world, playing in diverse locales from Bogotá to Barbados, Barcelona to Budapest and beyond.
Miranda Maxwell has been spinning at notable NYC venues and events since 2003. She has held long term residencies in LA and NY and played gigs for a range of well known brands from Louis Vuitton to Puma. Her DJ sets run through genres seamlessly, blending hit records and underground obscurities while creating the perfect vibe.
In 2016 she started Tomboyfeels, an all female artist collective that helps foster relationships between New York artists from different disciplines. The platform this created for its members also allowed Miranda an outlet for her own worlds of visual artistry and music to combine. In the DJ booth she possesses the unique ability to play to varied audiences, staying current with the music of today and digging in the crates for yesteryears classics.
Mark Murphy, aka DJ Scope, regularly plays the best festivals, clubs and bars around the country and has repositioned popular Dublin venue The Sugar Club as the home of culture and the IMRO national venue of the year 2018/9. Mark also heads up ChoiceCuts – promoters deeply rooted in art & music culture, and synonymous with top-notch live shows, club nights & exhibitions. In 2021, ChoiceCuts are celebrating twenty years of shows, having brought artists such as Damon Albarn, Flea, Tony Allen, Theo Parrish & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Charles Bradley, Thundercat, James Murphy, Gregory Porter & Kenny Dope to our shores.