Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson have been playing records in public since the late 1980s. Their residency at Ireland’s longest running and best known house club, Sweat, at Sir Henry’s in Cork, spanned more than a decade and influenced a generation of Irish clubbers and deejays.
Early in 2006, under the name Fish Go Deep, they released The Cure and the Cause. It was a track that instantly hit a nerve with lovers of urban music as well as house, creating “urban house” in the process. Magazines including Mixmag picked up on the new sound, which has crossed over from a traditional house lover audience, to attract fans of rnb, garage and hip hop. BBC 1Xtra also championed the Fish Go Deep track all through 2006.
Next Thursday (April 5) Fish Go Deep will be in Liverpool for the first time, to launch U:Soul, a brand new monthly happening at Baby Blue in the Albert Dock.
U:Soul organisers plan to showcase the best of urban house talent from around the world, alongside Andy Mac (Cream/Radio City)m Spykatcha (Radio City 96.7) and Thomas Tuft (3Beat/Troubled Souls).
Tickets are £5 from 3Beat in Wood Street or by telephoning 08700 600 100. It's Good Friday the next day so if you don't have to get up, get down
Meanwhile we have five pairs of tickets for the launch night to give away. Answer this question:
Q: Fish Go Deep are from Ireland. Yes or no?
Just type “yes” in the box below and you could well be a winner.
Closing date Tuesday 3rd April
We have five pairs of tickets for the launch night to give away. If you would like to be in with a chance of getting your hands on them, simply fill your details into the form below and we’ll pick a winner at random.