2manyDJs & The 2 Bears

2manyDJs & The 2 Bears

Friday, 20 December 2019, 11.00pm

District 8 are both proud and excited to present a double headline show we have been brimming with excitement to announce.

This December, we invite one of the most innovative and creative DJing duos in the history of dance music. While their origins can be found in the music of the band Soulwax, it is in the sounds of house, disco, reggae and everything in between that 2 Many DJ’s have established their legacy.

With their energetic blend of all varieties of music, be it house music B-Sides or rock music anthems, the two Dewaele brothers always find a way of bringing the crowd on a journey that no other DJs can compare to. Many say that the skill of a DJ is to play music you may not of heard, but will instantly love, and there’s no better example of this than 2 Many DJ’s.

As if that wasn’t enough, we also welcome The 2 Bears to District 8 for the first time for this very special show. A London-based musical duo formed in 2009 composed of Joe Goddard (of electronic band Hot Chip) and Raf Rundell, The 2 Bears are one of the most energetic and exciting acts we have heard in many years. Two men who know enough about house music to make it effortlessly. The 2 Bears are men who – thankfully – still believe in the redemptive power of the communal dancefloor experience, which is reflected beautifully in their powerful, driving DJ sets. Trust us when we say, this is one you won’t want to miss.



Shannon McNamee
Pillars of electronic music, with a new way ox experiencing sound live

Why I gave the above rating: 

I was at the 2ManyDJs gig in new Dublin venue Jam Park just before Christmas. As a long term fam of the Belgian electronic music duo, I particularly enjoy their style of blending different songs in a ‘mash up style’, especially when they fuse different genres, like pop, rock and rap, for example, in compilations such as Under The Covers (Volumes 1-3) and This is Belgium. I have seen them perform many times before where they play similar sets to such compilations, however this gig had more of a focus on house and techno, rather than the more pop and rock oriented material, which suited the venue and the crowd on the night. It was a four hour set of rich and energetic dance music, with a heaving crowd, dancing under the giant disco ball hanging from the ceiling in the main room of the venue.

What was most remarkable about the gig perhaps, was the sound system that the venue used, as it was a sonic experience I had never encountered before. The sound from the speakers seemed to resonate through the floor, with a bass so evident that you could feel it ripple up through your body. Jam Park hosts primarily electronic gigs, so the soundsystem suits that type of music.

This was definitely a gig for hardcore 2ManyDJs fans as they didn’t just play ‘the hits’, but rather explored a set of house and techno, with a superb and unique sound system, in a venue that caters for the scene.

Jan 17, 2020

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