Liberties producer’s new collaboration goes down A storm

Ryan Dwyer and Emily Beattie’s collaboration has seen critical success.

Ryan Dwyer, Photo Credit: Evan Cahill

Ryan Dwyer, also known as “D*mp”, recently released his new single “Cement” with vocalist and first-time collaborator Emily Beattie.

The track consists of a spacey, almost psychadellic production with the soft female voice being manipulated and chopped to give an overall distorted feel. This is the first time both artists have worked together on a single and it has seen a fantastic reception.

“Cement” has been played on RTE 2XM by peter Curtin on his evening session, showcasing the best of alternative music that the country has to offer. Renowned DJ Jenny Greene also broadcast the track on her 2FM show.

The Liberties-based Ryan Dwyer has come off a prolific year, releasing his six track EP “dumping ground vol.12″ which includes his ode to Dublin 8 “MEATH STREET”. As well as this, D*mp also released a collaboration project with tallaght-based rapper “Curtisy” named “EP of Sorts”.

“The irish music community is very tight knit,” he began, “it’s great to know that there is a large amount of support for the art I make.”

This is the first time that Emily Beattie has let somebody else take the reins on a track. “I’ve never worked with a producer before, usually my work is very acoustic and I can layer it and produce it myself.”

Her melancholy lyrics combined with heavy reverb and echo give a sombre and introspective performance. Looking to the future, is it possible that there could be more collaborations from the duo in the future?

“Ryan has sent me a few beats,” Emily said, “there’s no pressure to make something, I’d rather just wait until the right thing comes along, but I’d love to work with him again.”

With it being early days in the pairs creative partnership, it certainly is an exciting time for the young musicians.

Listen to the track here:

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