iklektrik are a Belfast duo, i.e. Ryan Curry and Isaac Gibson. Both came from the opposite ends of the musical spectrum. Ryan spent his early career as a DJ in venues throughout Ireland and Ibiza. Isaac is a classically trained pianist with a background in music production. They met by chance in 2014 and a common love for house and techno music are the basis for their music venture. As they are popular for putting their own unique tech twist on some of the latest and classic house anthems, their biggest success so far comes from their uni’k Radio podcast which has already become a cult, featuring a diverse track-list of house and techno music and teaming up with international guest artists. On the 22 October 2016, iklektrik won the 20th Edition of Amsterdam Dance Event’s Demolition Panel, hosted by Dave Clarke, with their House track “Dusk”. The judging panel included Eats Everything, Marcel Fengler, Kölsch and Don Diablo. They have signed with the Godfather of House, Marshall Jefferson’s Freakin 909/303 label in 2017 with the EP release “Dusk Till Dawn”. Iklektrik are ready with “Ride Like The Wind” East Side Beat remake on EDMedia label (Media Records group).
How would you define your music style?
“Techno and house music is everything to us. We believe in the beat. We start from the freedom of producing eclectic electronic dance music. We make music that makes us feel good and we hope that others will feel the same”.
How do you feel about the collaboration with Media Records?
“We released this track with Media Records in 1991 and Ryan loved it in his early days growing up with dance music. The opportunity to release our version of the track 27 years later with Gianfranco Bortolotti’s label is incredible. This track is all about feeling good. About freedom. We call this our ‘Lights On’ track. Played at the end of a night or set, as everyone can enjoy the lyrics in their own unique way. This track came from nowhere for us. We were knee deep in techno tracks and while working on a beat, the lyrics came into my head. It kept flying around for a couple of weeks before we just settled on working on the track to see what we could come up with. We reached a point where we felt that we could put our own modern twist on what was already a great track, original and edited version. We tried it out and the reaction was incredible. After a conversation with Gianfranco, we decided”.