RENT - Remix
Diarmaid O Meara vs Alexander Price
Rent – Remix sees evocative London artist Alexander Price and acclaimed Irish DJ and producer Diarmaid O Meara collaborate to bring you an explosive techno dancefloor eruption of a cover of The Pet Shop Boys seminal and influential classic track Rent, thatwhich Price recently released as a single with his lone, charismatic vocals and that which now sees Diarmaid stamp his exclusive techno trademark sound on it.
‘Something quite spectacular, Alexander Price has caused quite a sensation’ Gaydar Radio
“Ireland’s finest purveyor of techno…obscenely satisfying…professional and immense techno goodness…the finest you’re likely to hear for some time”
A natural performer, Alexander’s extraordinary talent for dance landed him at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, the bright eyed teenager trained alongside the like of Billie Piper, Amy Winehouse and Eliza Doolittle, appearing in the usual run of TV commercials, pop videos and dance shows. His wanderlust meant he was dissatisfied with the saccharine and regimented nature of stage school and felt a leaning towards more rebellious strands of performance. The stage school rebel frequented many of the capitals most talked about nightclubs. It was on the club scene that Price’s wild dance floor antics would earn him money as a gogo dancer, a profession which would pay his rent. The nightclub scene was also where Price would meet musical and performative collaborators. Initially developing as a performance artist and making his debut at Amy Lame’s much loved Duckie at The Vauxhall Tavern before gracing the stage at Heaven, Mark Moore’s night Electro gogo at Madame JoJos, KOKO and Brixton Academy.
‘Go to the top of the class Alexander’ iDJ Magazine
2009 saw Alexander’s first official single with the hit EP In The City which has received frequent international exposure on radio stations including BBC Radio in the UK, RTE in Ireland, and Australia’s Joy 94.9 and lead to a profile in music industry bible Music Week and as well as TV plays in Canada of his video on the BPM TV channel. Price has performed before a gaggle of inspired celebrities at uber cool clubs around London including Divine Incest performing with the legendary DJ Princess Julia, Your Mums House at Punk Soho with DJ Larry Tee and as support for one of Prices own inspirations the fashion designer/musician Pam Hogg at The Luminaire. In the last year he has created the capitals most talked about and hotly anticipated live experiences, incorporating his wild female dance troupe The Designer Babies who combine high energy and a visually stunning choreography, wearing stage clothes which Price himself has designed. Alexander Price is London’s hottest property in the music scene right now. A high energy electro pop prince awaiting to be crowned as the new king of electro pop.
“There’s little doubt that Diarmaid O Meara is the best thing to come out of Ireland since Eoin Morgan….one of the leading purveyors of techno around”
Already a name etched into the minds of an ever growing global fanbase, Dairmaid O Meara brings his uniquely intense, energetic and entertaining style of three turntable techno mash up sets to all his releases. His previous collaborations and remixes to date include hero’s like Robert Armani, the Space DJz, Patrick DSP, Ogi and his recently released album “Structured Noise” was nominated for Best Album
Along with his own Gobsmacked Records for Best Label in the Irish dance music awards 2010. With a broad spectrum of projects constantly on the horizon, O Meara has numerous upcoming releases across some of the genre’s finest labels, not to mention his own, which has just celebrated a colossal 65th release.
Having proven himself to be up there with his peers, to be acclaimed as one of the best in his field to emerge in recent years, after yet another astoundingly successful year with numerous high profile releases through his own Gobsmacked Records and a multitude of labels including Mastertraxx, being dubbed by Tilllate Magazine as “One of techno’s brightest new stars”, mixing for the prestigious Clash Magazine Podcast series, guesting on the globally renowned White Noise radio show hosted by Dave Clarke, receiving support from amongst many XFM’s John Kennedy and Eddy Temple Morris, the now Berlin based Irish techno peddler drops another electronic bomb on the dancefloors of the UK.
"Techno filth! It's so filthy I had to have a nuclear contamination hose down afterwards" XFM Eddy Temple Morris
"One of the most important contemporary artists in the field of electronic music" Sorted Noise
“The time is right for this gifted young producer to be causing damage across the globe. Diarmaid can deliver thunderous, cavernous technoid fireworks all day long but he also has the brains to match the brawn…key tracks will stay with you long after the first rush has subsided!”
Tilllate Magazine – Album review