Championed by everyone from Annie Mac to DJ Yoda, Kormac started out as out as a hip-hop scratch DJ and MPC beat-maker.
He has matured into an artist who brings a totally unique approach to his art, twisting samples and meticulous recordings of acoustic instruments into something entirely unique.
His latest project, Equivalent Exchange, saw him write a full suite of material for an orchestra and a host of collaborators including Loah, Eimear Noone, Jack O’ Rourke and Stephen James Smith while working with acclaimed artist, Maser, on artwork and show visuals. They performed the material to a sold out Vicar Street in March 2018. [Watch RTE’s coverage of the night here]
While making his last album, Doortspes, he literally showed up at the doors of legendary author, Irvine Welsh, Mercury Music Prize Winner, Speech Debelle, Texan legend, Micah P. Hinson and a host of others to collaborate and produce a record that sounds like nothing else.
“The crowd clearly relished every minute, imbibing the energy radiated and feeding it back with cheers and whoops of delight.”
“One of Irish Dance Music’s most inspirational and unique producers and DJs”
“Sitting neither in the realm of hip hop, jazz or electronic music, Kormac shapes his music to fit his vision of the world and carries us lucky spectators alongs with him.”
“Their performance will rank up there as one of the most memorable moments on the show over the past seven years.”
“Kormac has taken the crowd by storm here today. His show is the best of the festival so far. It’s exciting and full of energy. This is a DJ at the top of his game.”
“a composer and arranger of extraordinary, eclectic music that pushes the envelope in terms of scope and tone”
“Kormac’s live AV show: it was spellbinding. The beautiful texture and depth of his visual designs perfectly matched the diverse beats driven by the man himself and a live drummer”.