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Denis Sulta on his genuine love of Ireland ahead of his show in Dublin this month

ABSOLUT X promises to be a one-of-a-kind party coming to Dublin this April, headlined by world renowned DJ Denis Sulta.

IT PROMISES TO be one of the hottest gigs of the year and Hector Barbour is counting down the days until he takes the stage at ABSOLUT X in Dublin 8’s Urban Plant Life.

“It’s a new one for me,” Barbour laughs when discussing the much anticipated gig taking place in the specially adapted garden centre.

“But if we all end up with green fingers by the end of it, that’s all good with me!”

Barbour, who goes by the stage name Denis Sulta, is a Scottish DJ, producer, and label owner who has quickly become one of the most exciting and boundary-pushing artists in the electronic music scene.

Now a regular at some of the biggest festivals and clubs in the world, Barbour still has an affinity with Ireland and its boisterous club goers. The Glaswegian’s next Dublin date comes on 22 April, where he will headline ABSOLUT X in Urban Plant Life, supported by a posse of local club legends who will heat up the decks and dancefloor for what promises to be an unmissable night of music.

“I love Dublin, it’s a great place,” Barbour said fondly as he looked ahead towards his upcoming gig.

I’ve spent a good bit of time there both working and not working. The club scene there is insane. I had no idea that I had such an affinity with the Irish clubbers. We had a lot of fun together over the years, I love it. There’s just a real sense of togetherness and a real sense of fun. People really go for it.”

Ireland and Scotland have a lot in common, and Barbour speculates this plays a role in his love for Ireland and why he feels very much at home on stage with an Irish crowd soaking in his sets.

“My experience of Dublin has been a 3am hard curfew, and that’s similar to Glasgow,” he said.

“So when you have that sort of like minimal time to enjoy yourself, you’re gonna enjoy yourself to the fullest within those hours.”

And that’s what he expects on 22 April as fans make their way to Urban Plant Life to take part in what will be a unique experience on the dancefloor for clubbers with pioneering custom-built installations and the latest in creative technology and club lighting innovation.

ABSOLUT X puts sustainability and the clubber experience front and centre. The event will run with HVO generators and energy monitors to combat energy waste. General waste will be recycled and/or ethically disposed of.

“Dublin is a place I know well and it’s always nice to be doing something with a brand who respects [clubbing culture],” Barbour said when discussing the show.

“It’s a great honour to be asked [to play at the event] and it was a no-brainer for me. It’s a great honour to be back and I’m really excited to see what they do with the place.”

But Barbour wasn’t quite ready to end it at that, as he turned the conversation back to Ireland and its people one more time to make his feelings on them abundantly clear.

Everyone I’ve seen at the shows has been so supportive and so up for it, it’s just been brilliant! So I’m so excited to get back to Dublin, it’s such a beautiful place filled with brilliant people,” he added.

All that’s left to do is get ready for the gig and soak in what will be an unforgettable night for music fans.

Absolut X is now sold out but keep an eye on @absolutirl for a chance to win tickets.

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