Galway, County Galway
Since the start of his career, Daithi has been known as an Irish fiddle player using electronics to boost traditional Irish music into something unique and different. Before even releasing a record, Daithí was supporting Santigold, The XX, Macklemore and DJ Shadow on Irish dates across the country.
Synthesising his influences from UK garage, house and traditional Irish music, he presented a 10-track album In Flight in 2013. After receiving a lot of airplay, Daithi entered the Irish charts with his debut and Choice-nominated single “Chameleon Life” featuring the incredible Raye on singing duties.
In recent months, Daithi has released a new track called Mary Keanes Introduction, a piece of music that includes a recording of his Grandmother talking about love. The track has taken Ireland by storm, shooting up to No.1 in the Spotify Viral charts. It's the introduction track to a new EP, set to be released independently in February, which is inspired by living in the west of Ireland.
“Tribes was written in Galway in the last year. I spent a lot of time around the city and along the coast, recording samples from beaches, farms and city streets. After making such a clean pop record, I wanted to go back and make something a little more organic, something that reflects what life is like for young people living in the west of Ireland.”
Daithi has also created a new live show, based around live voilin, improvised around analog bass synthesisers and heavy house beats. The new live show has taken his performance to a whole new level, and, after a summer of hugely successful shows at Body & Soul, Longitude, Indiependance and Electric Picnic, he’s ready to get back on the road again.
"First at Electric Picnic, and secondly in Iceland at Airwaves … every time I see him he’s just getting better and better, and this is just a really sweet song” - Nialler9
"The only other act we have seen who can stand alone behind a bank of panels and hold a room rapt like this is Jon Hopkins so Daithi seems to be in some good company as a performer too." - State.ie