Phil Hartnoll (Orbital) DJ Set
Electronic music pioneer Phil Hartnoll, known as one half of the influential duo Orbital, will be bringing his Orbital Classics DJ/AV set to Róisín Dubh on Saturday, 27th May 2023. The event, in collaboration with New Moon Sessions, promises to be an explosive start to the summer.
Róisín Dubh will open its doors at 11:30 pm to welcome Phil Hartnoll and his legendary DJ set. As a founding member of Orbital, the British duo of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll, Phil has been instrumental in crafting an extensive catalog of electronic music. Their music draws inspiration from a wide range of genres, including ambient, electro, punk, and film scores.
During the mid-’90s, Orbital rose to prominence and became one of the biggest names in techno. Their unique approach bridged the gap between the dance underground and the rock arena. Orbital’s albums, such as the critically acclaimed “Orbital 2” (1993) and “In Sides” (1996), appealed to both electronic and rock music fans. Their success was further amplified by their energetic live performances and the inclusion of their music in various film soundtracks. As their sound evolved to become more cinematic, they even ventured into scoring films like “Event Horizon” and “Octane.”
After a brief hiatus in 2004, Orbital reformed in 2009 and released “Wonky” (2012) and the soundtrack for “Pusher.” Following a second breakup in 2014, they made a triumphant return in 2017 with “Monsters Exist” and continued their creative journey with “30 Something” (2022) and the guest-heavy “Optical Delusion” (2023).