We are a Northern Irish label at the forefront of beautiful, hand-crafted electronica.
Culture Glitch is a collective of artists across many musical and visual disciplines. Our purpose is to push boundaries and to provide a platform for artists to showcase their works.
Our record label has been running since 2012 and to date, many artists have released their music with us. Our aim to share more exceptionally good music and build a network of likeminded individuals.
Culture Glitch Records facilitate special musical events and host meet-ups for artists to come together and experiment / discuss their musical explorations. Join our mailing list to keep up to date.
A GROUND BREAKING COLLECTION OF ELECTRONIC WORKS FROM artists such as The cyclist, Ryan Vail, Shammen Delly & The crimson underground. Limited VINYL only release.
Shocko is a Derry-born, London-based producer who divides his time between music and writing projects. Shocko has recorded music for release, remixes and live performance as well as for TV, film and theatre projects. As a performer, he has supported or worked with the likes of Tom Middleton, Luke Vibert, DJ Food, Untold Jazzsteppa, DMX Krew, Jape, Mano Le Tough and Daniel Wang. Prior to this overseas move, Shocko was known to have the softest hair in Derry for his age. At time of writing, reports suggest his is currently the 3rd softest in Hackney.
Oriel Heights makes house and techno, based on the Irish border. The music is made with a particular focus on hardware, outboard FX and tape. Inspiration for his music comes mainly from the classic sounds of the US.
Comparisons to New Order, James Blake, Steve Mason, Q Lazzarus and The XX are more than justified. 2013 seen Ryan play on BBC introducings TV show for one big weekend. Other Voices series 11 also had Ryan Vail on there TV show playing along side John Grant, Neil Hannon and Laura Marling.
Ryan is one to watch in 2017. Just fresh off a collaborative project Sea Legs with Ciaran Lavery which has been critically acclaimed. Supported acts such as Nils Fraham,Jamie XX,Jon Hopkins, David Kitt, Boxcutter, Todd Terje, Phil Kieran and Luke Vibert among others.
Shammen Delly came into being in 2004 when Aengus Friel and Josh O'Hagan decided to make music together. The duo hail from Donegal in the far North of Ireland, where their surroundings and lack of distraction help them produce ethereal and surreal soundscapes, gritty, saturated, distorted, slow breakbeats, plus warm piano leads which hint to a minimal classical influence.
After several compilation appearances and live shows supporting the artists such as Ulrich Schnauss, David Kitt, Anodyne and Tom Middleton, plus radio appearances on BBC Electric Mainline, the duo released their debut album on Dublin based label 'Psychonavigation Records' in 2013, followed by the release of their first EP "Midnight Sessions"
PHAYON is electronic indie duo Niall Kearney and Kim Topper. A chance meeting in a Donegal pub led to London based, multi-instrumentalist producer/composer Kearney and LA based singer and lyricist Topper sharing their musical ideas over the interwebs. It wasn’t long before PHAYON was formed. Their forthcoming EP Wolf Harbor was recorded in the UK and the US.
PHAYON’s music has been featured on BBC Northern Ireland’s Electric Mainline and Across The Line. Niall’s tunes have been featured on Culture Glitch’s first vinyl release, and BBC Northern Ireland’s Soundscapes and Electric Mainline.
Kim sings with super group Tired Pony on The Ghost of the Mountain and has appeared with them live, most recently at The Bushmill’s Festival, and on The Tonight Show and The Ellen Degeneres Show. Tired Pony members include Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Peter Buck (REM), Richard Colburn (Belle & Sebastian), and more…
My name is Stephen Doherty and I produce under the name of HYLO. I started djing 7 years ago or so hearing about it threw friends and having interest in making music. Shortly after i started producing with software such as reason 4 and ableton and collecting bits of hardware. My style of music would be electronic music in general such as house and techno to hip hop. My influences would come from scntst, lone, strip steve, gesaffelstein, machinedrum, boys noize and many more.
Planting is producer John McDaid, and the result of an obsession with last-century classical music and this-century loops.
The work of Scott Walker, an electronic producer from Derry NI. Music for vast, unruly expanses. Punk in a cavern.
It was 1990 then the roots of this subversive sound culminated in the formation of TCU in 2001. An ever progressing, twisted electronic experiment with retro futuristic elements constantly emerging from present subcultures.
Thran - an Irish term for a person who is awkward. Hailing from the top edge of Lough Neagh in the middle of the North Of Ireland, Thran have been making music since picking up a copy of Ableton's "Live 5" in 2005. What began as an awkward delve into electronic music has grown to incorporate live elements as influences and tastes and boredom have dictated. Thran's foray into posting some original material and edits of London Grammar and Sea Legs on Soundcloud were been well received leading to a first original release coming on Derry's Culture Glitch recordings, closely followed by their first full EP, self-released.
Eoin O’Callaghan is the man and the voice behind ‘Best Boy Grip’. He is a talented songwriter who hails from Derry, N.Ireland. Best Boy Grip enjoys airplay across the BBC including Radio 1, Radio 6Music and Radio Ulster. Best Boy Grip has also featured on BBC TV shows and was recently recorded performing for BBC Arts Extra and RTE’s Other Voices.
Best Boy Grip has performed with The Ulster Orchestra on two occasions, in BBC live broadcasts. Orchestral arrangements of his songs were played by the symphony while he sang at the piano. Described by critics as ‘fearlessly original’ and ‘intelligent, literate pop’, Best Boy Grip’s debut album was released 7th Sept 2015, with the first single ‘Sharks’ awarded ‘Single of The Week’ on BBC 6Music the same week. The follow-up single ‘Fukushima’ was awarded the same honour upon its release.
Emerging from his home studio in the autumn of 2010 young Irishman Smak (aka Steve McCready) from Derry / Donegal has set about carving himself a niche in the very large and saturated world of Electronic Dance Music.But here we have a talent ,a true talent a producer who seems to be able to turn on that style everytime he enters his studio.He has never failed to surprise with his undoubted skill in crafting an Original tune or a Remix.His first release came in September 2010 on Ritual Music followed swiftly by the next on LA based Android Cartel’s Sketchbook label and at the end of 2010 he contributed to a Various Artist EP on petFood at the end of 2010.2011 arrived and so did Smak as he served up many a tasty dancefloor treat for Stripped Recordings, Stripped Digital, Hype Muzik, Baroque, Riff Raff, Babylon Records,Endemic Digital, Mirabilis,Gl1tched, Unrivaled Music and Dance Through Life Records too name a few. He also managed to release his first full artist album on the aforementioned Hype Muzik aptly entitled “Addicted To...”
His style if asked is multifaceted, House, Deep House ,Tech House ,Techno , Nu Disco / Indie Dance have all been touched on with remarkable results.He is a young and still emerging producer who certainly has a future in Dance Music and with a slew of new projects lined up and ready to go in 2012 and beyond Smak (aka Steve MCCready) is certainly a name to be followed very closely indeed.