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Guests & stories of Irish and International interest








Ricer Knows #9: Paul Gallagher

Paul Gallagher is a Manchester born, London based DJ & Photographer....also older brother to 2 of the most iconic names in music - Liam & Noel. We talk about Irish Mammies, bootleg country & western tapes, 90's Madchester & why you should never meet your heroes.


Ricer Knows #8: Bon Voyage NYC

Bon Voyage NYC are an international Hip-House outfit. Dublin born, London based DJ Arveene & MC extraordinaire Shamon Cassette drop bass lines and spill rhymes for catwalk and dance floor excursions. They channel Fast Eddie, Doug Lazy, Traxx Records, George Clinton & Mike Dunn as spirit guides, closely washed down with a penchant for Alejandro Jodorowsky and the general vibe of Andre Agassi.


Ricer Knows #7: Vince Power

Vince Power is a man who had it all, lost it all & is on his way to reclaiming it all back. The Co Waterford-born, London-based self-made mogul started his Mean Fiddler empire in 1982 with one humble yet revolutionary venue: innovations at The Mean Fiddler in Harlesden included cold Budweiser beer, a proper PA system and decent showers for the bands. The Fleadh, Benicassim, and the Reading & Leeds festivals all soon followed as part of an illustrious career in the live music...


Ricer Knows #6: Mark McCabe

Mark McCabe is an Irish Dance Music Icon. His single “Maniac 2000” marks a moment in time and has long achieved cult status, he put the “Oggy” into Irish Dance music. Released nearly 20 years ago, the single reached Number One in the Irish Charts and stayed there for ten weeks. This was only the start for Mark though, he has since had a thriving musical career both as an artist and on radio. He was signed with New York tribal house legends Twisted Records and remixed songs for some of...


Ricer Knows #5: Tony Duffin

Tony Duffin is the CEO of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, a Dublin-based non-profit organisation which advocates for a health-based, harm-reductive approach to the issues of drug-use and drug policy in Ireland. First established in 1982, the Ana Liffey Drug Project offers services to people who use drugs in the Dublin, Mid-West and North-East regions of the country. Along with the London School of Economics they have in the last 6 months released a report calling for the decriminalisation of...


Ricer Knows #4: Mango x Mathman

Dublin’s Mango & MathMan are two leading figures in the new wave of exciting Irish urban music. They have been making music together for several years as part of The Animators collective, but since 2016 have focused solely on collaborative projects between themselves. Their first release ‘Badman’ has become the quintessential grime anthem for Ireland and their subsequent releases have held their stature as the ones to watch on the Dublin music scene. Their steadfast approach to innovating...


Ricer Knows #3: DJ Pressure

Rob Mateer AKA DJ Pressure is one of the longest serving & most influential names in Irish dance music culture. In the 90's his mixtapes were bought, borrowed, copied & stolen by a whole generation of Irish ravers who were only just beginning to adapt to the foreign electronic club orientated sounds imported from abroad. Tales of residencies & gigs at some of Ireland's most fabled clubs & venues such as the infamous Asylum & The Mansion House, mixed with his self confessed addiction to...


Ricer Knows #2: Maverick Sabre & New Machine

Michael Stafford, better known as Maverick Sabre, is an English-Irish singer, songwriter, and rapper. He moved to Ireland during his childhood but returned to England for the sake of pursuing music His debut album Lonely Are the Brave was released in 2012 and reached number two in the U.K. charts. After the success of his debut, he began working on a follow-up almost immediately, although his sophomore effort, Innerstanding, didn't arrive until 2015. Shortly afterwards, he returned to...


Ricer Knows #1: Emmet Kirwan

Emmet Kirwan is an Irish actor, playwright and screenwriter. He is known for starring in RTÉ2's Sarah & Steve and for writing and starring in the 2015 play, and 2018 movie version of Dublin Oldschool. Other credits include parts in Ella Enchanted, '71 and Inside I'm Dancing. In 2012 he performed Just Saying, a monologue written and directed by Dave Tynan, which to date has received over 500,000 views on YouTube Following on from that success the pair later produced a short named...