The ANALOG RHYTHMS exhibition, which returns to The Racket Space at The Bernard Shaw from 14 to 16 July, celebrates the evolution of the Dublin club scene during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Telling the story of pivotal venues such as Sides DC, Temple of Sound, The Ormond Multi Media Centre, The Pod, Columbia Mills, The Asylum, Temple Theatre, The Kitchen, System, The Funnel, The Furnace and many more, and featuring a massive collection of flyers, photos, clippings and memorabilia, the exhibition has been curated by, in association with Bodytonic.

The highlight of the weekend is undoubtedly set to be the Saturday evening club night, which will feature a three-hour set from acid house legend A Guy Called Gerald, as well as performances from Warren K and Jon Hussey. On top of that, a series of events will take place over the weekend.



Friday 14 July

5pm – Exhibition Opens

8pm – Old School Rave Quiz

Test your knowledge of the Dublin dance scene with our old school rave quiz, and have the chance to win! Hosted by 909originals’ Steve Wynne-Jones.

9pm – Acid House Bingo

It’s bingo… but not as you know it! 🙂 Come on a musical journey through the formative years of acid house, while also enjoying the chance to win prizes along the way. Hosted by 909originals’ Steve Wynne-Jones.

11pm – Exhibition Ends


Saturday 15 July

2pm – Exhibition Opens

8pm – Panel Discussion

909originals’ Steve Wynne-Jones explores the cultural impact that dance music had on the Irish capital during the 1990s, and why the reverberations from that period are still being felt today. Featuring the following panellists:

Naphta, real name Shane O’Shea, is perhaps best known for his role in establishing the Bassbin club nights and record label (alongside Rohan) in the mid to late 90s, but his contribution to the Irish dance scene goes back even further, as he was one of the first DJs to spin hardcore and jungle – his regular pirate radio show alongside Don Rosco was the first to showcase the breakbeat genre. A renowned producer on labels such as D1, Ruff Revival, Lightless Recordings and of course the Bassbin label, today he teaches English at DCU.

Venetia Quick
Broadcaster and producer Venetia Quick currently co-hosts Q102’s breakfast show, and has had a long career in radio and television. She has been closely aligned with the Dublin club scene since the early 90s, together with her late husband, the great Martin Thomas, the impresario behind the long-running Strictly Handbag nights and countless other events across the capital.

DJ Orbit
DJ Orbit, aka Rory Long, has been DJing since the mid 90s, and was a regular at clubs such as The Ormond, the Temple of Sound and Tin Pan Alley, as well as on Club FM. He rose to prominence as the resident at the legendary Temple Theatre from 1999 to 2003, developing a reputation for pumping hard house and trance. He still DJs to this day – covering a wide array of genres – at venues across the country.

9pm – Analog Rhythms Club Night

909originals and Bodytonic are proud to welcome Manchester legend A Guy Called Gerald to headline our intimate club night, the main event of the ANALOG RHYTHMS weekender, with support from Dublin legends Warren K and Jon Hussey. The timetable for the club night is as follows:

9pm-10.30pm – Jon Hussey

Jon Hussey has been a core figure in Ireland’s techno scene since the early 90s, with residencies at Planet Dub at Columbia Mills, D-Fuse at The 13th Floor and many others, not to mention appearances at clubs such as Tresor, Suicide Circus and other international venues. He also has a number of productions under his belt, on labels such as Earwiggle, Delinquent Delivery, RLSD Records and more. At ANALOG RHYTHMS, Jon will set the tempo with some deep beats from his Columbia Mills days.

10.30pm-1.30am – A Guy Called Gerald

Manchester native Gerald Simpson, aka A Guy Called Gerald, has been at the forefront of numerous musical genres over his 30-plus year career – having forged a path for acid house with Voodoo Ray and his work with 808 State, he followed that up in the 90s with arguably the best jungle album of all time, Black Secret Technology. As well as his own output, over the years he has worked with artists such as Frankie Knuckles, Goldie and Derrick May, and remixed everyone from David Bowie to The Stone Roses. We are proud to welcome Gerald to ANALOG RHYTHMS for what should be a storming three-hour set.

1.30am-close – Warren K

One of the most influential DJs on the Dublin dance scene, Warren K cut his teeth at legendary club The Asylum in the early 90s, before holding down a number of residencies at various venues, including The Kitchen, where he soundtracked the notorious Genius night every Tuesday. He is also a member of Lectrosoul, alongside Richard Rock and MarkSound. At ANALOG RHYTHMS, expect Warren to wrap up the night in his own inimitable style.


Sunday 16 July

12pm – Kidsyard Family Rave

Who said adults should have all the fun? Kidsyard Rave is an inclusive family experience. Presented by Bodytonic, old ravers can relive their youth with their kids (and without the hangover!) at this fun-filled family-friendly rave. Tickets for this event are available separately and can be found here.

2pm – Exhibition Opens

9pm – Exhibition Ends

ANALOG RHYTHMS takes place from 14 to 16 July 2023 at The Racket Space, The Bernard Shaw, Cross Guns Bridge, Drumcondra. To purchase tickets, click here. Check out this clip of last year’s ANALOG RHYTHMS exhibition to get you in the mood.

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