“Technasia meets underworld for a pint of Guinness.”
a description by Radio One of the Celtec Twinz music.
Twin brothers Mark and Richie Thompson have been producing and pushing their own sound for several years, a sound which incorporates and fuses the old traditional percussive instruments of Irelands turbulent and tribal past with the forward thinking element of dance music...Techno.
Not wanting to involve themselves in over-rating hype, the twins have simply kept making and playing music, a philosophy which saw them sign to UK techno jock, Ade Fenton's Advanced records in 2004. We were Kingz, their debut EP saw massive support from Laurent Garnier, Slam and Rob Da Bank to name a few, and put them on the road to solid acclaim. Subsequent releases doubled in sales and opened the doors for remixes and gigs. In 2006, the twinz signed work to Naked Lunch, Gotham Grooves, Firefly Recordings and Paraell 125.
Their name (pronounced Kell-tech) simply explains what they are all about.techno with a Celtic feel. On the dance floor expect the same quality as they fuse everything from techy progressive to fat tribal, dark percussive to trippy electro, click tech-house to full on party techno cuts. With more releases already lined up on Advanced and other imprints, big things are happening for these brothers from Ireland!
Di Da Doe - Release Date 13th November 2008
Firefly recordings 3rd EP comes from Firefly's own Celtec Twinz, with the title DiDaDoe (they wont tell us what it means!) Mix 1 is a squelchy, big bass electronic mosh pit with quirky percussion and beats designed to mess with head, and Mix 2 (as played by LAURENT GARNIER amongst others!) is a slab of melodic, bass driven techno coupled with a haunting piano line and a little bit of the DiDaDoe squelch-ness thrown in for good measure. Firefly residents Thrash Jelly are on remix duties, providing a stripped down, groovy dance floor number, putting the finishing touches to an extremely interesting EP. Firefly Recordings
“2008 is the year to keep your eyes out for these two” iDJ Magazine
"Played this at 'Shine last week, Tune!" Laurent Garnier
“Love this will support in the clubs” Rob Da bank