Kormac announces massive orchestral show in Vicar Street

Kormac is to perform the latest incarnation of his epic orchestral show, Equivalent Exchange, with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and a host of guests at Dublin’s Vicar Street on Saturday March 14th 2020.

Kormac will be performing a brand new suite of music, written especially for a massive group of amazing artists.

Watch highlights from the debut performance at Vicar Street, Dublin here

Grab your tickets here.

Press Release

Kormac: Equivalent Exchange is a brand-new show by leading Irish producer, DJ and composer, Kormac.

He initially performed the show with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and an array of guests featuring over 30 musicians and artists including ArtSoul singer songwriter Loah, Jack O’ Rourke, Persian/Irish multi-instrumentalists Shahab and Shayan Coohe, poet and spoken word artist, Stephen James Smith and a host of others, curating a snapshot of new Ireland. Saint Sister, Jafaris and Mango have also joined the fray to perform across the various shows.

Equivalent Exchange’s creative concept is a new departure for Kormac. He started out by forging a successful career as a MPC beatmaker, producer and performer, known for explosive live shows performing DJ sets, live audio-visual shows or with his own 10-piece ensemble, Kormac’s Big Band, all over the world. He has played key shows like Glastonbury, Bestival and Electric Picnic and collaborated Trainspotting author, Irvine Welsh, Mercury Prize Winner, Speech Debelle and a host of others along the way notching up 15 million Spotify streams at time of writing.

The principle of ‘Equivalent Exchange’ states that in order to gain something new you must first sacrifice something of equal value. In 2017 Kormac decamped to Bulgaria to study under Europe’s leading composers, conductors and orchestrators to put himself firmly out of his comfort zone in order to break new musical ground.

He has relinquished the writing and creative processes he has practiced over the last few years to try a completely new approach, embracing his new orchestral training to discover a whole new way of working, with a chamber orchestra at his fingertips and a new sonic palette to explore.

Kormac debuted the show in March 2018 to a sold-out Vicar Street with show visuals designed by leading Irish artist, Maser. It was the closing show of the St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The show has since sold out the Guinness Storehouse, been filmed for the legendary Other Voices TV show and packed a stage at the Electric Picnic festival. ‘New Day’ the lead single from the show has notched up 500K YouTube views.

“It strikes a balance between the emotional impact of an orchestra and Kormac’s dancefloor sensibilities” – The Guardian

Tickets priced €30 go on sale this Wednesday 11th December at 10am through www.ticketmater.ie & usual outlets nationwide.

 

 

Kormac composes music for poet, Stephen James Smith’s ‘What If?’ / Focus Ireland

Watch below – Kormac has composed new music and collaborated with poet, Stephen James Smith for Focus Ireland’s #EndYouthHomeless campaign.

“Stephen asked me to compose music to underscore a poem he has written for this hugely important campaign. I was delighted to work with him again after his contributions to my Equivalent Exchange orchestral project at Vicar Street, Other Voices and Electric Picnic. “

Please sign the petition here

 

 

 

 

 

‘New Day’ shortlisted for Cannes Lions, Webby and ICAD awards.

We were delighted to learn that the video for Kormac’s latest single, ‘New Day’ feat. Jack O’ Rourke has been shortlisted at the prestigious Cannes Lions and also picked up an ICAD ward. Earlier in the year it had been given a Vimeo Staff Pick ,was nominated for Webby and Kinsale Shark awards. Huge congrats to all the guys at Boys & Girls, Three Ireland, William Armstrong and everyone that worked so hard on the project.

The video explores train surfing in Zimbabwe. Watch below.

 

 

Kormac Remix Nominated for Choice Music Prize Song of the Year

For the second time, Kormac’s been nominated for the Choice Music Prize Song of the Year gong.

His remix of Saint Sister’s beautiful, Causing Trouble feat. Jafaris was included in a list of very heavy hitters.

You can vote for Kormac x Saint Sister x Jafaris here and/or watch them perform the track at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre below.

Kormac Announces Headline Dublin Show for February

 

SELECTIVE MEMORY PRESENT

 

KORMAC & FRIENDS

 

The Button Factory  – Saturday, February 23rd 2019

Tickets Go On Sale This Friday 25 January at 9 am

 

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One of Irish Dance Music’s most inspirational and unique producers and DJs– The Star

One of Ireland’s most exciting and innovative musicians – Hot Press

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Selective Memory present KORMAC AND FRIENDS live this February.

 

One of Ireland’s most sought after producers, live acts and originators of live club performances, Kormac brings a brand new show to the Button Factory on Saturday, February 23rd 2019.

Performing alongside a host of special guests including Loah, Jack O’Rourke, Claire Young and members of his Big Band, Kormac will also debut a brand new solo AV show, aimed squarely at the dance floor featuring custom made visuals shown across multiple screens.

This hotly anticipated show will be Kormac’s first headline date since his sold out Vicar Street show last March. He will be performing new material, some of which was written for the mammoth “Equivalent Exchange” Vicar Street show with Irish Chamber Orchestra alongside tracks from Doorsteps and Word Play.

Kormac has racked up over 20 million Spotify streams while his recent collaborations with Jafaris, Saint Sister, Jack O’ Rourke and Loah have seen massive radio play. He has sold out shows across the UK and Ireland and been nominated for the Choice Music Prize. 2019 will see Kormac bring his new show to the Button Factory on Saturday 23 February 2019.

Loah – Cortege (Kormac Remix) Out Now

Kormac remix of Loah’s stunning track Cortege has been released into the world. Have a read about it below and stream the track on Spotify here.

Irish-Sierra Leonean artist Loah (real name Sallay Matu Garnett) is known for a distinctive sound that blends her African and Irish roots together to form tracks that are totally unique and individual to her. She released her first long-form project in the form of a six-track EP last year, This Heart and now it is getting a new lease of life in a brand new remix EP.

“Cortège is a song that was prompted by deep loss. It is about the curious and gentle nature of the feminine spirit, what it means, what it adds to our lives – qualities like nurturing, acceptance and unconditional love. The language it’s sung is in Sherbro, my Sierra Leonean grandfather’s native tongue. I was very honoured to have Kormac remix it as he brings his personal experience, depth of emotional character and profound musicality to the work.”
Track: Loah – Cortége (Kormac Remix)
EP: This Heart (Remixes)
Label: Reckless Records
Released: December 14th 2018

Saint Sister – Causing Trouble (Kormac Remix) OUT NOW

Kormac’s remix of Saint Sister’s gorgeous Causing Trouble featuring the inimitable Jafaris is out right now.

Have a listen below…

 

‘New Day’ Video Awarded Vimeo Staff Pick

We’re delighted that the brand new video for  ‘New Day’ has been awarded a Staff Pick from Vimeo. Delighted for director, William Armstrong and everyone that worked so hard on it. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here. It’s had almost 750,000 views across all platforms in the three short weeks it’s been out, which we’re chuffed about.
“A film about a young man caught between the responsibility of adulthood and the desire to escape it. Based on train surfers of South Africa who dodge lines and dance on the rooftops of commuter trains for the thrill and reputation”

‘New Day’ feat. Jack O’ Rourke – Brand New Video Released

I’m so delighted to be sharing this today. Here’s the brand new video for my track ‘New Day’ feat. Jack O’ Rourke. This was shot in Zimbabwe a few weeks back and was directed by Will Armstrong as part of ‘s series.