Visit to Dublin and was the DJ at Hang Dai Chinese

I had a weekend in Dublin with one of my oldest friends from school. We used to DJ together as teenagers, and he’s been one of Dublin’s regular top DJs for many years.

I retired from producing music in 2019 but still occasionally DJ if it’s a good venue/audience. A lot of local DJs would love to play here, but there is a waiting list to play there and to eat. I was a guest DJ for the night with my best mate Marquis D’Allton.

Don’t let the takeaway at the front fool you; hidden behind the colourful ribbons is Hang Dai. Inspired by Blade Runner and John Carpenter movies (with a touch of Deadwood), Hang Dai is a futuristic, retro, fun, contemporary Chinese/Asian restaurant and music bar. With a wood-fired traditional Chinese oven taking centre stage, Chinese dishes like Beijing Roast Duck and Mapo Tofu are always present. Whilst they stay true to some traditional Chinese recipes, their approach is always playful and they tend to merge various Asian cuisines using high-end local ingredients.

Even though Roast Duck and Dumplings are their main squeeze, the music and cocktails are no mere side hustle. A custom-built sound system, DJ booth and acoustically treated room mean that after dinner service DJs belt out tunes until the wee hours with a carefully constructed cocktail menu in tow.


Alpha Recording Systems Model 4100 Mixer
Alpha Recording Systems Model 3500 3 band crossover
Alpha Recording Systems Model 3600 dual 3 band crossover
Modified Technics SL1210 (Rega RB202 tonearm with pure silver cabling, exchanged power supply for Master Sounds Custom Linear DC PSU, TPI lab grade isolators)
Dj booth, solid concrete blocks completely isolated from building floor.


Very high quality 1” B&C Compression drivers on 15” SEOS Waveguides.
These are a very high end hand made home HiFi horn that give exceptionally clear sound and even dispersion.
The mids are 450w 12” BMS Ultra low distortion Mid bass drivers in Tuned reflex cabinets.


Assisted Port Alignment Subs developed by Elements Audio.
Super clean HiFi Bass, pushing approx 7000w total.


Processing by BSS soundweb London, tuned to the venue’s space plus network throughout the building.
Amplifiers are 5 x MC2 Audio T Series old school Analogue with Heavy Copper power supplies
Full active system, each speaker has dedicated amp channel


Our custom HipHop jaxx system with a 400w Custom Turbosound speaker in each cubicle.

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