Triskel Auditorium @ 11:00pm
Mixtapes From The Underground
Tickets €10 (booking fees may apply)
Mixtapes From The Underground is a live, improvised, Hip-Hop collective based in Dublin, Ireland. Since their inception in 2006 they have become renowned for their incendiary shows and have garnered a strong reputation among Hip-Hop heads and music fans alike.
Founded by drummer Dennis Cassidy, Mixtapes combines keyboardist Darragh O’ Kelly’s Electro-Funk outfit Red...square with DJ Ragharry, emcee Ophelia and U.S. beat-poet Raven plus an ever-expanding list of special guests.
The band line-up is completed by Eoghan de Hoog - guitars/electronics and Bill Blackmore - trumpet/synth.
Preferring to perform amongst the audience instead of the stage when possible, Mixtapes acts like the DJ to the emcee, organically shifting the music in and out of styles and tempos from Hip-Hop to Dub to Afro-Beat and everything in between, creating an electric atmosphere as the band and emcees flow effortlessly around each other.
As both backing group to Dublin-based Ophelia and in their own right, they have played venues and festivals the length and breadth of the country and have shared the stage with some of Hip-Hop’s greatest luminaries, including: Pete Rock, Ice-Cube, Papoose, Tableek, Shabazz Palaces, Bond de Role, Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen and Blue Note pianist Robert Glasper, not to mention their barn-storming closing slots at this years Body & Soul and Kilkenny Arts festivals.
Mixtapes are currently completing material for their long-awaited debut album due out later in the year and hope to embark on both national and international dates upon its release.