Quietly in the background, for the past couple of years I have been slaving away in my home studio..
I have been recording guitars, playing synths, programming electronic beats and processing it all through a plethora of guitar pedals.
This has resulted in a four-track EP of electronic music, of which I am very proud!
I would describe it as ‘dreamy, wonky, future-nostalgic hip-hop’…
Entirely recorded, produced and mixed by myself,
‘Penji’ has just been mastered in one of the finest mastering studios in the UK (who have worked with such artists as Om Unit), and I will be releasing it this spring.
Stay tuned for an exact release date in May!
‘Behind The Mask’ out now
Electric Dreams bring their unique brand of feel-good grooves and catchy hooks to the table with their debut album ‘Behind The Mask’. A diverse bunch, the band’s sound sits snugly in between pop, RnB and indie, and their music comes with a message of inclusion and community.
Crisp beats, sparkly guitars and melodic synths come together with upbeat lyrics to make for an unforgettable sound. Entirely written and recorded by the band in their Galway-based studio, the six track album was polished off by veteran producer Bob Macciochi of SC Mastering, UK.
Electric Dreams are supported by That’s Life; the award-winning arts programme of the Brothers of Charity Services, Galway. That’s Life offers people with intellectual disability opportunities to discover and realise their artistic potential, through working with established artists and participating in high-quality arts programmes.
JAZZGate shows are now postponed until further notice, at least until March 29th. This is due to the mandatory government measures implemented around Covid19.
Stay safe everyone!
Thanks to everyone who came down to the In Flow shows last week at Galway Jazz Festival! Was an absolute blast performing with the whole ensemble, which featured the wonderful Matthew Jacobson on drums, as well as Andrew Madec, Simon Kenny and Alain Halimi!
AMW Visual also did an absolutely amazing job on the visuals and documentary.
Thanks to the whole team at Galway Jazz Festival for having us, Ellen Cranitch, Ciarán Ryan and Matthew Berrill did a fantastic job on putting together the best festival yet!
Huge thanks to That’s Life, Arts Council Ireland and Galway and Roscommon ETB for their generous support and funding for the project. Onward and upward for In Flow!
Super excited to be launching a new band on Sept 28th, playing brand-new compositions of mine!
Featuring two of Ireland’s finest musicians; Derek Whyte (bass) and Matthew Jacobson (drums)
Sat Sept 28, 9pm
JAZZGate: The Music of Aengus Hackett!
The Black Gate
Tickets €10 – https://bit.ly/2kpoUgT
Pretty chuffed to have been interviewed by Matt Mitucci for JAZZIZ Magazine in USA!
You can read the full featured interview here.
Really excited to have curated a new summer series of themed jazz concerts at The Black Gate Galway.
Here is the updated JAZZGate schedule for the rest of the summer!
Really enjoyed playing on #ClassicDrive on RTÉ Lyric FM, and chatting to Lorcan Murray about Gamelan, jazz and my upcoming electronic EP!
I played a version of the jazz standard ‘Misty’, as well as two of my own tunes; ‘When all is said and done’ and ‘Sunny Rainclouds’.
Have a listen here (scroll to 02:45:00 in, towards the end)