Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
2002 saw Rastachaun hold Dundalks first
regular Drum and Bass night. 10 years on and the
local crew are still going stronger than ever. On December
the 14th Rastachaun will hold its 10th Anniversary Party
in the newly refurbished Spirit Store.
15 years ago Skinny and Covert came together to hold Funk
the Planet in the old Adelphi building in Dundalk,
the venue at the time was known as Rock the Planet.
Playing a mixture of big beat, techno, house and drum
and bass, the pair soon moved there focus solely to drum
Over the coming years Skinny and Covert teamed up with
Rabhadh and Goza and held drum and bass nights in various
venues around Dundalk. Mc Manuss, The AOH and the
Rugby club all played host to the crew before they obtained
a regular spot in the Old Clanbrassil Hotel in the centre
of town. This is where Rastachaun was born.
The nights that kicked off the crew in the venue are the
stuff of Legend. Naptha, Don Rosco, Code, Kormac,
Jet Li, Genie & Ali, Beckitt, Ernie, Elmo, Degree,
Roller T make up a handful of the top Irish drum and bass
DJs to play at the first Rastachaun nights.
The Rastachaun crew grew in size obtaining the skills
of Stryke and Ren and MC:MC. Skinny and Covert went
on to play at all the major Drum and Bass festivals and
club nights throughout the country, one of which included
the legendary Jungle Republic
After the close of the Clanbrassil, Rastachaun were
without a home and returned to playing various venues
around Dundalk and even Carrickmacross, an unlikely spot
for Drum and Bass. After a few gigs in Dundalks
Spirit Store the crews affiliation with the venue grew
strong and eventually turned into Rastachaun having a
monthly residency in the venue. From here the crew
has established the grass roots it worked hard for over
the ten years. Adding Dubstep to the playlist and
having Irish drum and bass.coms Skels join the ranks the
Rastachaun crew are one of the longest running drum and
bass outfits in the country.
December the 14th sees Rastachaun celebrate its 10 years
of bringing break beats and sub bass to Dundalk.
The crew are very proud to be playing the newly refurbished
Spirit Store and hope to make the venue their home for
10 years to come.
Watch out for more details on the night coming soon.
Its going to be very special. See you there.