After the crazy shenanigans that went down at the March edition as we celebrated 14 years of Downtownsounds, Nightflight returns on Easter Saturday April 4th with a rising star of house music named Timothy Blake.

Dublin born but Berlin based, Mr Blake has been constructing house and techno based mini-symphonies in his room for many years, but it was only in 2013 that his first vinyl release emerged – the ‘Heat Crime’ EP on Kleine Reise Records, a label run by a bunch of Irish renegades in Berlin. Further releases on Its A Lectric World and Dirt Crew Recordings have spread the word further.

Tonight we will welcome him for a DJ set to celebrate the release of his recent ‘United States Of Hinterland’ EP on Fatty Fatty Phonographics, a label run by Nightflight resident Pablo.

Including a remix by Pablo and production partner Shoey, the ‘United States…’ EP has already received a lotta love from modern house don Marquis Hawkes and is spreading the buzz about this unique new artist further.

On the night we’ll be taking control from 9pm, with Nightflight resident Louche supplying some early doors groovin’ in the upstairs smoking area before he joins Pablo, Shoey and Tim to get it rocking in the club area from 11.30….

Admission is, as ever, free and the party runs till nice and late….

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Live in the mix – Nightflight at The Grand Social present s The Downtown Sounds Birthday


The Downtown Sounds Birthday rocked like a beast and we recorded it so dig in!

We are back first Saturday in April, Easter Saturday with Tim Blake Live


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For March’s edition of Nightflight @ Grand Social we are celebrating 14 years of Downtownsounds with the return to the decks of legendary Kerry disco troubadour and thinking womans viagra, Downtownsounds king pin Jimmy Bee.

When Nightflight was still just a collective twinkle in our eyes, NF residents Pablo and Louche were, along with Jimmy Bee and a handful of other dangerously messy messers, part of the DTS crew. The lads spent much time and energy helping to keep the capital safe for disco, house and party all sorts in this time….

They did so primarily via parties in venues like Ri-Ra, The POD and Kennedy’s that included guests like The Unabombers ( Electric Chair, Manchester), Nicky Siano ( Studio 54) and Chicago house legend Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers.

The sound of these parties has recently been immortalised on vinyl via the ‘Downtownsounds Classics’ series on Pablo’s label Fatty Fatty Phonographics – including tracks by the likes of Daniel Wang, Ashley Beedle, Arthur Russell, Nicky Siano and Talking Heads’ David Byrne.

Expect the heat from early on this one. We will also have some choice select vinyl for early attendees from the Downtown Classics 12″ series so get down and grab some grooves

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Nightflight & The Grand Social Where dreams Com Truise

SunCom-Truiseday June 1st Com Truise Live Hauer Live & Nightflight djs

COMPETITION TIME! If you would like to win a pair of guestlist passes and a pitcher of beer to spill while dancing…..click attend on the event below, share the event, and comment in the event “Nightflight & The Grand Social where dreams Com Truise” xx



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The Grand Social Presents (in association with Nightflight)

Com Truise (live set)

Sunday June 1st
Doors: 11pm
Adm: €10 (and online: www.ticketmaster.ie)
Support: Nightflight DJs

“Cosmic synth maestro and electronic producer/DJ returns with brilliant uptempo 80′s synth pop grooves” The Guardian

The Grand Social is delighted to welcome back synth maestro and electronic producer/DJ, Com Truise (Ghostly International) on Sunday June 1st (bank holiday) for a special late show. Seth Haley – aka Com Truise – released his most recent EP ‘ Wave 1’ in February 2014, and this is the first we’ve heard from Seth since his stunning and futuristic debut album ‘Galactic Melt’.

That first album contains all the cosmic evolution of Haley’s alter ego, Com Truise – an astronaut in a synthetic / robotic world – and this new EP ‘Wave 1’ continues the journey while staying within the confines of a multiple musical universe.

Haley himself describes Galactic Melt as a “sort of film score … from the mind,” and Wave 1 works the same way, referring to the last stage of intergalactic travel for Com Truise. One wonders what corner of the cosmos he may take us next…



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We shall be celebrating our 5th birthday on Saturday 1st June in the lofty surrounds of The Grand Social. To help us (and you) get in the party mood our good friends at Desperado’s shall be providing us with some birthday treats to share with everyone who arrives early.

With it being a cause for celebration we are going to be having some sneaky beer-garden-sound-system-hi-jinks as well as the main room musical mayhem. Expect all of the usual Nighflight fancies with the occasional curve-ball just in case things were not exciting enough ! As always, admission is free and we look forward to seeing you there very soon……

Here are some charts from our residents to give you a feel for what the night may have in store :


Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear – Doing It Right
Da Rebels – House Nation Under A Groove (DJ T Edit)
Jay Shepheard feat. R. Davies – Here Comes
Luca Bachetti – A Night In Nassau
David Bowie – Sound and Vision (Sunset 102 Edit)
Mano le Tough – The Sea Inside
Late Night Tuff Guy – Want You Back In My Bed

Stephen Manning

Bas Noir – My love is Magic [DFP mix]
Orbital – Monday [Jay Shepheard Mix]
Jeremih – F#ck You All The Time
Aluna George – You Know You Like it [Bondax mix]
Kastle – Technique
Janet Jackson -If [Kaytranada mix]
The Asphodells – We are the axis [Daniel Avery Mix]
Bicep & Ejeca – You [Piano Mix]
TJR Xavier – Just Gets Better
Ce Ce Rogers – Someday [Nighttalk Mix]


Ost & Kjex – Lulu
Ejeca – Akrobat/Dazed
Benjamin Damage – 010X
Topspin – Hummel
Son Of Sam – Nature Makes Mistakes (Ame Remix)
Daze Maxim – Farbfilm
Tale Of Us – Another Earth
Burnski – Lost In The Zoo (Martinez Brothers Remix)
Jonas Kopp – Desire
Octave One – Blackwater

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Nightflight Present:
▲ NYE-FLIGHT 2012:
New Jackson (Live)
Ships (Live)
I Am The Cosmos (Live)
White Collar Boy
Get Down Edits
Handsome Paddy
Nightflight DJs
More TBA

The Grand Social, Dublin 2, Monday 31 December 2012
Doors 8pm- 3am. Advance Tickets €15 available from Resident Advisor

Nightflight is proud to announce that it will be taking over both floors of the Grand Social this New Years Eve to host an extravaganza of Irish talent. With a mixture of both live and DJ acts, this is not only a celebration to ring in 2013, but a celebration of the finest electronic music that Ireland has to offer.

Headlining the bill will be a live performance from NEW JACKSON, famed for their nocturnal house jams with a ghostly disco tint. The combination of Diamond Dagger and David Kitt has resulted in some memorable and epic performances this year. With one hugely successful release down, ‘The Night Mail’, New Jackson’s second EP lands early in 2013 on Catalan label, Hivern Discs, which is also home to music from Spanish leading lights John Talabot and Pional.

SHIPS, the new musical project from Simon Cullen and Sorca McGrath, have delivered some outstanding live performances in Dublin over the past 12 months. Electronic disco music at its finest, think the best parts of DFA and you have an idea of what these guys sound like. The two met a few years back and after an extended period of hanging out, sizing up, and sound searching, they finally got around to making some music. Simon and Sorca aim to combine their ideas and their passion for sounds that urge you to move and they are a firm favourite at Nightflight HQ.

After a storming set supporting Lindstrom in the Button Factory back in August, and more recently an incredible Sunday night jam at The Bernard Shaw, Nightflight is delighted to welcome ‘I AM THE COSMOS’ aboard their NYE flight. Expect a delicious blend of lo-fi vocals and pulsating bass lines that always cause a stir on the dancefloor.

Going beyond the pale, Nightflight has travelled to Waterford to procure the services of GET DOWN EDITS, who will by laying down some disco edits along side house and party classics in their own unique style. In recent years the guys have been busy running and promoting their own “Get Down” and in the summer of 2011 they launched their own record label. Since then their releases have been receiving huge support from the likes of Greg Wilson, The Revenge, Jacques Renault, among many others. The lads have been prolific in the studio this year and there should be some serious disco finger action in the Grand Social for their set.

WHITE COLLAR BOY is a two piece electronic garage group from Dublin. Gavin White and Mark Cummins met at Primavera Sound in Barcelona in 2011 and their shared passion for electronic composition inevitably led the pair to merge their creative endeavours. After a blistering performance supporting JAPE at Nightflight’s Halloween party, they were immediately asked to be on the bill for the NYE Flight.

HANDSOME PADDY also joins the bill and has been a long time darling of Nightflight. One of
Choice Cuts main support DJs, he is, quite simply, one of the finest DJs Ireland has to offer. His scratching skills can be heard on the recent Fatty Fatty rework of Terence Parker’s mix Summer Madness. Expect a master class in cutting, scratching and blending as he seamlessly works his way through genre after genre.



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Hi everybody !

We would like to give away a couple of passes to our gig this Saturday in The Grand Social with White Collar Boy, Jape and Jay Shepheard.

Would you like to win one of them ?

To be in with a chance of doing just that simply answer the following tricky question…..

How many years of business are our wonderful hosts at The Grand Social celebrating with us on Saturday night ?

Please sned your answers to nightflightdublin[at]gmail[dot]com with JAPE SHEPHEARD in the subject line. Good luck !

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It has been some time since we posted up the tracks that are currently augmenting the walk to work/home from the pub – not to mention dancefloors. So without further hesitation here are three of our residents current favourites.

Stephen Manning

Submotion Orchestra -Blindspot (Maribou State Mix)
Recloose – Don’t Get Me Wrong
Bondax – Baby I got that
Waze & Odyssey – I can’t hear you dance
Animal Collective – Daily Routine
Village People – My Roommate (DFP edit)
Sepalcure – Hold On (Trevino Mix)
Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy
Tina Moore – Never Gone Let you go (Kelly’s Bump Mix)
Koreless – 4D

Jon Averill

L Vis 1990 – Video Drone
Omar S – Nikedemas
Silent Server – Utopian Disaster (End)
Pixelord – Freeze The Star
Vatican Shadow – Jordanian Descent (Sharia Law)
Schlomo – The Way U Do
Salva – Yellobone
Vessel – Plain Curves
Benjamin Damage – Swarm
Groundislava – After Hours


Homework – Confessing
Roisin Murphy – Simulation (Mano Le Tough Remix)
Cobblestone Jazz – Dump Truck
tobias. – Perfect Sense
Frank Wiedemann & Ry Cuming – Howling (Ame Remix)
Triumph – Discover (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
Hector – Hide
Seva K – Stay Forever
Ripperton – Lets Hope (Bicep Remix)

Come join us in The Grand Social on Saturday November 3rd where you may just find some of the above gems tucked asway in between stellar sets from White collar Boy, Jape and Jay Shepheard.

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Beefing up our monthly residency and helping us to blow out the candles on the Grand Social birthday cake we’ve hauled in deep house dj/producer and Retrofit label boss JAY SHEPHEARD for his debut show in Ireland who will be joined in stage by local hero JAPE.

Following a background behind the scenes in the dance music industry, first in music PR then seven years at UK online music store Juno Records, Jay Shepheard has gone on to build a reputation as one of the key figures in the new wave of electronic music.

Starting in back in 2007 with nu-discoid favourite “Pipes’n'Sneakers” on Munich’s Compost Black Label, Jay has gone on to release productions and remixes with a diverse range of influential labels including Buzzin Fly, Rebirth, Freerange and Diynamic. These releases have consistently achieved critical acclaim from DJs, music lovers and the press alike and earned him nominations for Best Deep House act of 2007 and Best Nu Disco act of 2009 in the Beatport Music Awards. Clocking up a RA podcast this year coupled with tours of Australia, the U.S.A and Europe, along a double remix of Penguin Prison, we’re delighted to have Jay booked in for a special Live/DJ show…

Also on the bill is Nightflight favourite, JAPE who began in 2003 as a solo project of Dublin musician Richard Egan. Over the years, the band has evolved to become one of Ireland’s most exciting and energetic live acts blending meticulously crafted lyrics with upbeat electronic rhythms.

Using an innovative mix of live instruments, hardware samplers and sequencers, the band create a sound that encompasses many different styles and spans genres and JAPE their storming performance at Airbound in Croatia in 2009 has lived long in memory. They have been covered by The Raconteurs and won the prestigious Choice Music Prize in 2008. Jape has since toured extensively and produced an array of new material, some of which we hope to hear on November 3rd.

Doors open at 8pm and tickets will be on sale very soon priced at €15, stay tuned to www.thegrandsocial.ie and www.night-flight-music.com for more ticket and linne-up info TBA……

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We have very kindly been given two double passes to the official aftrerparty shows of this weeks Heineken gigs. Soulful singer songwriter Maverick Sabre will perform live in the Academy on Thursday, August 23rd straight after the highly anticipated Kasabian and Noel Gallagher double header in Marlay Park. On Friday 24th, Wolfgang Gartner and Porter Robinson are set to storm the Academy stage directly after David Guetta’s Marlay Park appearance.

To be in with a chance of winning simply email nightflightdublin[at]gmail[dot]com, specify which gig you wish to attend in the subject line and answer this rather simple question…..

What is the name of Maverick Sabre’s debut album ?

Winners will be notified on Thursday morning. Good luck y’all !

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This Saturday we have very special guest Lindstrom doing his live thang in the Button Factory. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a double pass for you and a friend, simply answer the following question……

What is the name of Lindstrom’s record label ?

Email your answers to nightflightdublin[at]gmail[dot]com with Lindstrom Competition in the subject line. The winners shall be announced on Friday afternoon. Good luck y’all !

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