Essential festival: Celtronic in Derry reaches climax

Home-grown Derry talent

Detroit legend Carl Craig plays The Nerve Centre as part of Celtronic tonight
Nikki McKeown

Celtronic's climax

DERRY'S dance and electronic music festival Celtronic continues tonight at The Nerve Centre, with Detroit legend Carl Craig joined by DFA records and LCD Soundsystem collaborator Sh!t Robot plus DJ sets local talents Jika Jika, Bekuz and Flux.

Some of the best homegrown DJs, producers and live acts will perform at a series of Emerge showcases throughout this weekend at The Guildhall Taphouse, The Nerve Centre and Masons.

Those performing will include Roe, Aaron Thomas, Wake America, Hiva Ova, Neil Kerr and Distinctive, with The Nerve Centre's event also including a record fair and various seminars/discussions.

Ryan Vail will play an intimate early evening show at Echo Echo Dance on Saturday July 1 featuring tracks from his debut album For Every Silence and its forthcoming follow-up, before Celtronic's Saturday night line-up continues at St Columb's with performances from BPitch Control label manager Ellen Allien, New York Novel Sound man Levon Vincent and Derry's own The Cyclist and Darren Allen.

The Celtronic closing party will take place at The Gweedore on Sunday July 2 with Move D playing a three hour set alongside futuristic Aussie disco trio, Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda performing their first ever Irish show.

Support comes from The Queen & Disco and Isodisco.

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