Daithí loops a Fiddle though Ableton and mixes it with beats and effects. Bass lines comes from a Moog synth, and synth lines from a Korg Minilogue.
Since the start of his career, Daithi been known as an Irish fiddle player using electronics to boost traditional irish music into something unique and different. Before even releasing a record, a Daithi was supporting Santigold, The XX, Macklemore and DJ Shadow on Irish dates across the country.
In 2012, Daithi signed to Sony music Ireland and began to explore a new sound, taking his traditional roots and mixing them with his love for uplifting house music. Daithi’s producing career was mentored by Ian Ring (Young Wonder, Talos) and he made his name as the ‘go-to’ man to remake songs for the dance floor (Fight Like Apes, Tvvins and Original Rudeboys are notable clients). In 2013, he began to work in a studio in Cork on his debut album.
Synthesising his influences from UK garage, house and traditional irish music he presented a 10 track album ‘In Flight. In 2013 Daithi entered the irish charts with his debut single ‘Chameleon Life’. featuring the incredible Raye on singing duties. One of the most played songs on irish Radio that year, The track was nominated as track of the year at the meteor awards and had Daithí performing countless live shows around the country, including a huge end of summer performance at Electric Festival. It was clear Daithi had entered the mainstream consciousness of the country.
Daithi has gone on to release a slew more radio singles, including Case closed (iTunes single of the week in Ireland, Uk, Russia & Turkey), ‘Have to go’ featuring iconic New York singer Jesse Boykins, and the Irish radio summer hit ‘In Flight’ featuring The Corona’s Danny O Reilly.
It’s safe to say his home has embraced him. Now, Daithi is setting his sights on the rest of the world.