Gavin Herlihy’s discography is a who’s who of underground house and techno’s most iconic labels of the 2000s. While next-big-thing DJs come and go, the enigmatic Irishman’s adeptly surfed through dance music’s fashionable trends since 2006 never getting caught in the ships that sink or carried away with the ones floating on hype. All the while he’s played some of the world’s most renowned clubs and festivals notching up sets at hallowed clubs such as Fabric or the Panorama Bar along the way.

As comfortable writing sublime deep house as he is at crafting no-nonsense future techno, in the last two years alone he’s also released on esteemed labels Leftroom, Get Physical, Sunday Best and Culprit. Crosstown Rebels single Witching Hour scored a Beatport Deep House Top Ten closely followed by another Leftroom bomb ‘Get Loose’, which became a Miami WMC and worldwide house anthem. All adding to an enviable discography that also includes previous outings on big labels such as Cocoon, Cadenza and Buzzin Fly.

He opened his account for 2013 with a remix of house classic ‘Let Me Show You Love’ by Romanthony in collaboration with Laura Jones. Played on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show and supported by DJs like Damian Lazarus, Mosca, Droog or Paul Woolford it was backed up by a track on hot underground house label Overall. He ended the year with the Higher Love EP on respected London party Lo Kee’s label (also played on Radio One by Pete Tong) and a remix of Matt Tolfrey’s ‘Turn You Out’ alongside collaborator Laura Jones which was similarly played by house and techno’s elite.

Now based in the UK’s capital of house music, Leeds, Herlihy (pronounced Herl-i-hee) is an established feature on the global DJ circuit. He earned his place thanks to a two year stint learning his trade as an up-and-coming producer in Berlin at the end of the 2000s where he notched up gigs at the Panorama Bar, Watergate and Bar 25. As a DJ he cites artists like Laurent Garnier or Francois K as big early influences for their abilities to cross genres within long marathon sets, a feature he emulates in his own performances.

It’s a long way from his debut single ‘Machine Ate My Homework’ in 2006, hailed by DJ Hell and Laurent Garnier as one of the tracks of the year. However, his roots in dance music lie much deeper than that. He was responsible for introducing artists like Loco Dice, Luciano and Ricardo Villalobos to the UK and beyond during a seven year stint a music journalist. His teenage years were spent lost in the experimental rock of bands like Sonic Youth, Rage Against The Machine and Fugazi before uncovering electronic music during an eye opening festival pilgrimage to England at the tender age of 14. During this pivotal trip he remembers in particular hearing early drum ’n’ bass on a north London pirate radio station. “It sounded like the future being beamed down the radio waves,” he says. "And I've been chasing it ever since."

gavinherlihy   gavin Herlihy, Leeds,, Britain (UK)

  • Put It Down - Forthcoming to Leftroom 4 tracks, 9.40 gavinherlihy on February 12, 2014 18:46

    1. 1. Gavin Herlihy 'Put It Down' - Low Res Promo Edit - (LEFTROOM) by gavinherlihy 2.36
    2. 2. Put It Down (Gavin Herlihy Heads Down Remix) - Leftroom by gavinherlihy 2.55
    3. 3. Gavin Herlihy 'Reality Cheque' - Low Res Promo Edit (LEFTROOM) by gavinherlihy 2.08
    4. 4. Gavin Herlihy - Was I Supposed To (Matt Tolfrey's EC1 Mix) by Leftroom 2.00 805 plays
  • Gavin Herlihy @ D'Edge, Sao Paolo - March 2014 1 track, 2.16.11 gavinherlihy on April 06, 2014 00:44

    1. 1. Big Top Mix #01 - Gavin Herlihy [Exclusive Live Mix from D:Edge Brazil] by Junk Department 2.16.11 1136 plays
  • Sparks Vs Tico - Tryouts - Gavin Herlihy Bootleg Edit - FREE DOWNLOAD

    gavinherlihy on September 09, 2013 13:50
  • Gavin Herlihy - Higher (original mix) - Lo*Kee Musik

    gavinherlihy on September 23, 2013 14:56

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