Premiere: Roo Honeychild ‘Grease Monkey’

Premiere: Roo Honeychild ‘Grease Monkey’

Gash Collective will release a new compilation of Irish electronic music this month. Listen to Roo Honeychild’s ‘Grease Monkey’ below. 

The collective, co-founded by DJ and producer ELLLL and DJ and curator Lolz in 2016, provides a platform for women, LGBTQ+ and minority artists in Ireland with curated events, workshops, releases and broadcast residencies. The new ten-track album, ‘GASH TRAX VOL.2’, celebrates this community, spotlighting artists including Roibï, ANIMWAL, DJ Boyfriend, ALYXIS,  Sweet Philly, E The Artist, Oval Orbs, Serial Experiments Jane and To Apeiron. Cover artwork for the release was designed by Orla King. 

Speaking about the release, the collective’s founders said: “The spirit of Gash Collective has always been to support and spotlight minority talent; this compilation certainly echoes that sentiment. This release is especially meaningful to me, as when we founded Gash in 2016, it was near impossible to find producers willing to share their tracks,”

“There was a general lack of confidence and a feeling from many minority artists that the music technology sphere was not a very inclusive one,” they continued. “Now in 2023, we have a collection of ten tracks by some of the finest and most exciting artists across Ireland. These tracks display a diverse scene, which is growing in confidence and finding its voice. While we can always do more regarding inclusivity and visibility, it’s very encouraging to see that things are slowly beginning to change”.

Speaking about her contribution to the compilation, Club Comfort’s Roo Honeychild said: “I started the track by making a drum loop. I was listening to a lot of Lil Silva at the time and kinda had it in mind to rip his percs a bit, but they ended up a lot more methy sounding and less sexy than his. I went with that direction and also had ‘90s tribal house, Mexican guarachero and Venezuelan Changa Tuki tracks in mind as influences. Overall, I wanted to make something that sounded dangerous, wild and raucous – somewhere between the circuit party and the depths of the jungle in my head.”

 ‘GASH TRAX VOL.2’ will be released on 24th April. Pre-order it here

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