Hammer hits Belfast for The Night Institute's St.Paddys party (Interview) | Soundspace

Hammer hits Belfast for The Night Institute’s St.Paddys party (Interview)

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The Night Institute returns to Aether & Echo on March 16th, flying Belfast native Hammer back to the city to showcase his talent.

Soundspace

So who is Hammer?

Hammer

Haha, Hammer is a jock turned jock from Belfast and now living between Glasgow and London.

 


 

Soundspace

Your Dahlia collab with Bicep left a huge mark on 2015, will we see a 2016 studio session from you and them?

Hammer

Yea that did really well which was a nice surprise. I spend a lot of time in London so we are always having the odd studio session here and there. We actually just got a track mastered for our first venture together on another label other than FMB, it’s only one track for a pretty special compilation, but it’s sounding great.

 


 

Soundspace

You return to Belfast on the 16th for The Night Institute at Aether, what can we expect from your set?

Hammer

I never really know what to expect myself to be honest. I just go with the flow but obviously Belfast crowd are absolutely nuts, plus it’s Paddy’s Eve so no doubt I’ll go big and barely be able to stand after. Maybe play a jig too.

 


 

Soundspace

The support see’s a wealth of local talent, is there anyone here you back to have a bright future?

Hammer

Obviously Jordan is a great DJ with some really solid productions, and what the lads have done with TNI is unreal, they’ve basically nailed it and it’s exactly what Belfast was needing, slots in perfectly alongside the other obvious big promoters. Timmy Stewart’s future is always bright, and Slurrp has got some got some really good tunes, the man knows his way around a kick drum.

 


 

Soundspace

What’s the rest of your touring schedule looking like? Any exciting shows coming up?

Hammer

Yea I’m really excited about summer got some great gigs coming up, some highlights are Frankfurt, Farr Festival and a new festival in Croatia in August.. and obviously the parties I do in Sub Club are a highlight every single time.

 


 

Soundspace

Tell us a useless fact about your self?

Hammer

My birthday is 15th March. i.e. I’ll still be steaming when I arrive at Aether after playing Sub Club the night before.

 


 

Soundspace

What’s the coolest thing in your house?

Hammer

I’d have to say it’s my 808, it’s an absolute beast and definitely changed things for me production wise.

 


 

Soundspace

Cheers for talking to us! Anything to add?

Hammer

NAW. SEE YE PADDYS.