909 Originals: An Unforgettable Night of Analog Dance History at The Bernard Shaw

909 Originals: An Unforgettable Night of Analog Dance History at The Bernard Shaw

July 18, 2023 Off By Editor

Review Mike Moggi Mannix

Last Saturday, Dublin’s underground scene came alive as 909 Originals presented a monumental event, paying homage to over 30 years of clubbing in the city.

Nestled in the heart of The Bernard Shaw, this extraordinary gathering captivated revelers, uniting them in a collective celebration of electronic music’s rich heritage.

909 Originals @The Bernard Shaw photograph Mattew Mondo

With a top draw vibe, this affair attracted the most discerning of dance music aficionados, forming an electric tribe pulsating with anticipation.

Descending into the depths of the venue’s downstairs bunker, attendees were transported on a sonic journey through time.

Mike Moggi IUM, 909 Originals, Matt Mondo IUM

Engaging talks by industry pioneers resonated through the airwaves, enlightening eager ears with captivating tales from Dublin’s vibrant music history.

Adorning the walls were countless vintage rave flyers, breathing life into the decades that had shaped the city’s thriving electronic music culture.

909 Originals @The Bernard Shaw photograph Mattew Mondo

Setting the stage ablaze with an impeccable selection of tunes was the masterful Jon Hussey, an esteemed Dublin DJ whose keen ear for acid house anthems proved second to none.

The Shaw trembled under the weight of his precisely curated sonic arsenal, serving as the perfect catalyst to ignite the crowd’s fervor.

As the anticipation reached its zenith, it was time for the iconic act, the Manchester Acid House Don himself, A Guy Called Gerald, to take the helm.

A Guy Called Gerald @909 Originals The Bernard Shaw Dublin, Photography Mike Moggi Mannix

True to his legendary status, AGCG did not disappoint. With unwavering focus, he unleashed a relentless assault of pulsating acid house cuts, transforming the dancefloor into a frenzy of euphoria.

The energy was palpable, coursing through the veins of the exhilarated crowd,

who roared their approval, completely swept up in the sonic tempest. AGCG’s mastery of the decks was truly top draw, a masterclass in mixing that left no doubt as to why he remains an enduring legend of the scene.

This meticulously orchestrated affair was a testament to the meticulous curation of 909 Originals, in collaboration with the visionary minds behind The Bernard Shaw, the esteemed Bodytonic crew.

From start to finish, the event exuded an unparalleled vibrancy, leaving a lasting impression on all fortunate enough to bear witness. In a word: unforgettable.

Lori, Mike IUM, Saskia

Indeed, it was a fucking class night, an immersive experience that reminded us why we fell in love with dance music in the first place.

909 Originals, you have truly outdone yourselves. Here’s to many more unforgettable nights to come.

909 Originals @The Bernard Shaw photograph Mattew Mondo