Widely acknowledged as the godfather of the techno scene in his adoptive home city of Cork, as curator and resident DJ at Ireland’s longest running techno institution ‘Bastardo Electrico’, over the past 16 years Jamie Behan has been an unrelenting figure at the centre of Irish techno.
Despite being known as an out and out techno heavyweight, Behan’s sound stretches across ghetto house and electro, possessing an equally impressive knowledge across techno, and he has gained a formidable and respected reputation for his versatile selections, skills and physical power behind the decks with his quick fire mixing and fast paced DJ sets.
Alongside his residencies for ‘Under the Rose’ and his own night ‘Bastardo Electrico’, both based at Cork City’s pre-eminent electronic music venue ‘Dali’, Behan can be found headlining clubs across Ireland every weekend while further afield he is a part of Berlin’s KilleKill family whom he plays regularly with at ‘Griessmuehle’ in Berlin. He’s also made appearances at legendary venues such as ‘Tresor’ in Berlin, ‘Corsica Studios’ in London and ‘Aquarius’ in Zagreb amongst other events and clubs all over Europe and Asia.
In the studio he made early forays into production with releases on ‘Bastardo Electrico’, ‘Nice & Nasty Records’ and ‘Static’ between 2007 and 2010. After an extended break he formed the duo Flexure, a collaboration with fellow Irish DJ Stephen Mahoney whose releases on ‘Bastardo Electrico’ and ‘Shelter Records’ have garnered widespread acclaim from some of the biggest names in techno including Dave Clarke, Truss, Dax J, Sunil Sharpe and Cleric to name just a few.
After an impromptu back to back set at ‘Griessmuehle’, Behan and KilleKill boss DJ Flush formed the DJ, live and production duo ‘Cork Bangers’ which they used as a platform to explore all different avenues of electronic fun with their first studio collaboration released in June 2018 on the ‘10 Years of KilleKill’ compilation with further releases following in early in 2019 alongside their all-hardware live act.