2018 Rewind: Hybrasil


How was 2018 for you?

Hybrasil: 2018 has been a year of change; it’s been transformative and positive. I moved away from using a laptop and created a new live set driven by the Elektron Octatrack. I started working with the MN2S DJ agency in London and built my own website. I moved from Dublin to Berlin, something I had planned to do for many years. I’ve had some nice releases and some nice shows. Overall, it’s been a great year. I’m really psyched for 2019.


There’s been lots of really amazing moments. Closing Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival to 13,000 people was amazing. I made my Amnesia Ibiza debut, firstly on the Terrace with Carl Cox and Adam Beyer with One Night Stand in July, then again in the main room in September with Pyramid & Game Over alongside Sam Paganini and Len Faki. I closed the Michel De Hey X
Game Over stage at Thuishaven ADE this year, that was an incredible show with great line up including Steve Rachmad, Kevin Saunderson and Luigi Madonna.

Release wise I’ve published more content than ever. I did my first full EP for Gregor Tresher’s Break New Soil, Off Recordings, Sian and Aardy’s Hydrozoa imprint in addition to three releases on my Hybrasil label. I launched a membership program on the Hybrasil Bandcamp, and I’ve put out more vinyl than ever before. There’s a lot to be positive about.


That last Conor McGregor fight. Shocking.

Song of the year?

Robert Hood – Low Life – M-Plant. I picked this up in Hardwax Berlin a couple of weeks back.
Another incredible record by Robert; it’s timeless.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

2018 was about getting back into fitness, which I did. 2019 is about building on that. Also I want to get more disciplined at meditation and become more present.


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