- Josh Crowe
Emerging Irish Producer GILMORE Set to Release Highly Textured EP
In a meteoric rise through the music scene, emerging Irish producer GILMORE is making waves with his latest EP, following the success of his debut release on Timmy Stewart's Belfast-based label, Extended Play, in late 2022. The EP's title track, 'Borderless,' was premiered by Rinse FM resident Kessler in his renowned Shall Not Fade in-store mix, further cementing GILMORE's status as a rising talent to watch.
At just 19 years old, GILMORE has already shared stages with renowned artists like Denis Sulta and Amelie Lens, showcasing his immense potential. From sold-out headline live sets to closing stages at festivals such as Emerge and Stendhal, GILMORE has proven his ability to captivate audiences with his dynamic performances. His tracks have gained recognition on notable radio platforms like Rinse FM and BBC R1, with regular contributions to local music champions BBC ATL. These achievements have garnered praise from esteemed publications like District Magazine, Hot Press, and FourFour Magazine.
GILMORE's forthcoming EP offers a diverse range of sonic exploration across four tracks, showcasing his growth as a producer. 'Electric Tears' captures the essence of contemporary dance music, drawing inspiration from artists like Adam Pits and Guy Contact, with its introspective dub-pressure and infectious energy perfect for sunrise moments. 'Goose' combines anthemic synth lines and mesmerizing percussion, akin to a collaboration between Bicep and Overmono, destined to ignite festival dancefloors. This track is tailor-made for GILMORE's live AV show, where he showcases his versatility by incorporating live drumming, dynamic synthesis, and programming.
In 'Universal Everything,' GILMORE's passion for live drumming takes center stage, blending seamlessly with the infectious energy of UK-inspired sounds. The track features claps, laser-beams, and malfunctioning electronic sounds, creating a textured sonic landscape that evokes a bass-face inducing experience. Finally, 'Who Is Benny Harvery?' presents a deep and introspective acid journey, enveloping listeners in a meditative dreamscape enriched by low-end bass-weight.
Beyond his prowess as a producer, GILMORE is an extraordinary drummer who has dedicated over a decade to honing his craft. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of styles and techniques, including jazz and breakbeat rhythms, GILMORE's drumming skills have been showcased in his involvement with the psychedelic shoegaze band Lemonade Shoelace. The band's performances have taken them across the globe, supporting notable acts like Young Blud and Sports Team, and earning them the top slot in Vans' 'Musicians Wanted' Competition.
As GILMORE prepares to release his latest EP, his textured productions and captivating live performances continue to push boundaries and garner well-deserved recognition. Music enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the release, eager to delve into the intricate sonic landscapes crafted by this young and talented Irish producer.