Diarmaid O Meara
“One of techno’s brightest new stars” Tillate Magazine Jan 2010
A three turntable wizard with a flair for the unexpected, Irish techno peddler, DJ, producer and owner of Gobsmacked Records, Diarmaid O Meara, is a name that has quite rightly been etched into the minds of a sizeable and ever growing chunk of Europe’s even more sizeable and ever growing Techno cult.
After an intensive and highly successful number of years with acclaimed releases across numerous labels, being branded at the beginning of 2009 as ‘One to Watch’ by M8 magazine and “One of Techno’s brightest new stars” in early 2010 by Tilllate Magazine, being featured in a myriad of music magazines including Notion, Tilllate, CORE, DJ Mag and I-DJ Magazine, Connected, ezines, national and global radio stations, TV channels, endless collaborations and a massive, hectic gigging schedule alongside his uniquely intense, energetic and entertaining style of three turntable techno mash up sets , Diarmaid has proven himself to be up there with his peers and one of the best in his field to emerge in recent years.
“intelligent and timeless techno!”
“An essential for all techno heads”
“So good I was actually Gobsmacked”
Since his first vinyl release in 2006, Diarmaid’s style has been grabbing massive attention with releases across a myriad labels, an endless remix list, regular track support from countless giants of electronic music, including releasing Dave Clarkes number one track of 2010, selfish bass, almost constant airplay across UK and European radio stations, including BBC Radio 1, White Noise, ATL Dance Show, Absolute Technoise, RTE Radio, KISS FM, NRJ Radio, DI – FM, XFM while also guest mixing and broadcasting exclusive sessions for most of these stations and many more including White Noise, Clash Music Magazine’s Series, Dr Hoffmanns Blindspot, Mastertraxx, BBC ATL etc and bringing his intense mixing style to clubs and radios across Europe. Live European dates have included a myriad of European cities with regular appearances in his current stomping ground of Berlin… Not to mention his new Gobsmacked Berlin Sessions Podcast Series which has been pushing artists big and small since mid 2010 through several global radio/digital stations.
As one of the UK and Irelands busiest techno producers and releasers, his collaborations and remixes to date include hero’s like Robert Armani, Mike Humphries, Space DJz, Patrick DSP etc on labels including Gobsmacked, Potential, Mastertraxx, Nachtsstrom schallplatten, Naked Lunch etc, and his 2010 album “Structured Noise” was nominated for Best Album and his label Gobsmacked for Best Label in the Irish dance music awards - 2010. With a broad spectrum of projects constantly on the horizon, he has also numerous and continuous upcoming releases across some of the genre’s finest labels, not to mention his own Gobsmacked label, which is just celebrating a colossal 80th release.
"One of the most important contemporary artists in the field of electronic music"