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DEAF Closing Party: AUX 88, Mark Broom, Rob Hall, Jerome Hill, Educution & more tbc

aux2DEAF CLOSING PARTY MORE INFO HERE, D1 Recordings & Wayward Distractions present

Aux 88 (live, Mad Scientist Tour 2009, USA), Mark Broom (D1 UK) & Jerome Hill (DON’T UK), Rob Hall (SKAM UK)+ Educution (live, D1 Irl), Paudi Ahern (Test, Irl)

The Good Bits, Store Street, Dublin 1 (formerly Radio City/Cavern)   9pm     €15 Before midnight / Fancy Dress/ €17- after 12

Detroit electro pioneers Aux 88 bring the curtain down on DEAF 2009, performing live as part of their ‘Mad Scientist Tour’, dropping old and future Electro classics from their esteemed catalogue.  AUX 88, Tom Tom (Tommy Hamilton) and Keith Tucker (DJ name DJ K1.) were originally formed as “RX-7″ in 1985. The group also formed another project known as Sight Beyond Sight, before forming AUX 88 in 1993. In 1995, Tucker went solo and Hamilton continued as Aux 88 together with dancer William “BJ” Smith. After Smith left in 1988, Aux 88 became Hamilton’s solo project. Tucker later rejoined the band.

Aux 88 have released a string of singles, primarily on Direct Beat Records. Their debut album ‘Is It Man or Machine?’ came out in 1996, followed by Hamilton’s solo project Xeo-Genetic (1998) which won for Detroit Music Awards for Best Artist and Best Recording. In 1999 Aux 8 released a CD in the Electro Boogie series of mixed albums. In 2005 Aux 88 released their self-titled third album Aux 88.

Aux 88 have also released music under the aliases Aux Men and Alien FM.


Mark Broom

Also performing is acid house veteran Mark Broom, a pivotal figure in the development of house and techno in the UK since its inception, as his releases on a diverse range of releases attest, including Mo’ Wax, D1, 20/20 Vision, Pure Plastic and many more. Further support comes from Educution, whose string of funk-inspired EPs on D1has been hailed as some of the most unique techno/house material of recent years.





Rob HallRob Hall

Rob began his career at techno night Megatripolis held weekly at the legendary London venue ‘Heaven’. His first of many appearances there was with Autechre in the summer of 1992.  Since then Rob has played both ends of the spectrum in the UK, from small crowds in intimate venues to huge numbers at clubs and festivals across the world. Rob has also contributed to the Gescom project; a collective that includes a diverse range of producers that formed the backbone of the highly revered and respected Skam Recordings, the label where Rob has worked as part of a small but dedicated team. Recently Rob has become a regular fixture at Berghain in Berlin, currently regarded as one of the best techno clubs in the world. It is a testament to his belief, passion and uncompromising stance that he is now established here; and his peers would probably suggest “it’s about time”.

Jerome HillJerome Hill

Jerome got his turntables in 1990 after being inspired by the pirate radio sounds of London. He began buying hip hop, house, breakbeat and early techno. In 1994 he hooked up with infamous London soundsystem “JIBA” and further honed his recognisable scratching and mixing style in the warehouses of London. Jerome has run his own label DON’T ( since 2000, releasing maverick techno music from a host of inventive producers. Always following his own musical path , constantly sniffing out exciting new (and old) tracks to add to his sets whilst never paying attention to current trends, and armed with a broad knowledge of music and an enormous record collection that reflects this, Jerome will rock a crowd in a different way from the norm. Expect the unexpected! 

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