Our Story

Our Story

Plain Sailing first began as a response to how serious dance music had appeared to become. The chummy pairing – Peter Gibney and Andrew Moore – wanted to create a party that was meaningful and culturally positive, but without taking themselves too seriously… and Plain Sailing was born.

We threw our first party in October ’19, bringing Pepe over from Valencia to a crowd of (about) thirty. Intent on not being too disheartened by a lack of immediate understanding from the community, we immediately began planning more, and in the months/years that have followed we have ridden the wave of diversity that has tunneled itself through the Belfast scene with a range of bass-driven parties spanning UKG back-to-backs, grime mash-ups, full blown techno hysteria and DIY hip hop soirées in abandoned college buildings.

With a heavy focus on christening international artists with their Belfast debut, and with an unfaltering passion for bigging up our local pals, our previous overseas guests have included Mor Elian (Fever AM), Barker (Ostgut Ton), Willow (Workshop) and Pepe (Lobster Theremin/Naïve) alongside some of the finest selectors and lyricists that Ireland has to offer – Cailin, Carlton Doom, Jamie Nelson, R.Kitt, Holly Lester, Marion Hawkes, Bloom, Optmst, Leo Miyagee and Alex MB.

Committed to being more than ‘just another night’, we have been putting out a range of riddims, sounds and listening experiences via our Plain Sailing Debuts series – a project that has produced some incredible music, ranging from the icey, industrial metal/grime hybrids of Son Zept, to the whiplash inducing jungle of Buckfast Terror Squad, to a field recording dotted ambient piece – exploring the sounds of Amsterdam – from Netherlands based, Irish born artist Kobina.

More recently, we decided to launch a feature element to our content, utilizing our freelance electronic music journalism experience (Clash Magazine, Resident Advisor, Ransom Note) to bring you a collection of opinion pieces, artist interviews and riddim roundups.

“You don’t have to care, man; I don’t care about a lot. If you like it you like it, innit? If it sounds good, it sounds good. Come and support the cause if you like the sound.”

Get In Touch

Get In Touch

To book us to play at your party contact: bookings@plainsailing.live

To submit a track or mix: contactus@plainsailing.live

Our Story

Our Story

Plain Sailing first began as a response to how serious dance music had appeared to become. The chummy pairing – Peter Gibney and Andrew Moore – wanted to create a party that was meaningful and culturally positive, but without taking themselves too seriously… and Plain Sailing was born.

We threw our first party in October ’19, bringing Pepe over from Valencia to a crowd of (about) thirty. Intent on not being too disheartened by a lack of immediate understanding from the community, we immediately began planning more, and in the months/years that have followed we have ridden the wave of diversity that has tunneled itself through the Belfast scene with a range of bass-driven parties spanning UKG back-to-backs, grime mash-ups, full blown techno hysteria and DIY hip hop soirées in abandoned college buildings.

With a heavy focus on christening international artists with their Belfast debut, and with an unfaltering passion for bigging up our local pals, our previous overseas guests have included Mor Elian (Fever AM), Barker (Ostgut Ton), Willow (Workshop) and Pepe (Lobster Theremin/Naïve) alongside some of the finest selectors and lyricists that Ireland has to offer – Cailin, Carlton Doom, Jamie Nelson, R.Kitt, Holly Lester, Marion Hawkes, Bloom, Optmst, Leo Miyagee and Alex MB.

Committed to being more than ‘just another night’, we have been putting out a range of riddims, sounds and listening experiences via our Plain Sailing Debuts series – a project that has produced some incredible music, ranging from the icey, industrial metal/grime hybrids of Son Zept, to the whiplash inducing jungle of Buckfast Terror Squad, to a field recording dotted ambient piece – exploring the sounds of Amsterdam – from Netherlands based, Irish born artist Kobina.

More recently, we decided to launch a feature element to our content, utilizing our freelance electronic music journalism experience (Clash Magazine, Resident Advisor, Ransom Note) to bring you a collection of opinion pieces, artist interviews and riddim roundups.

“You don’t have to care, man; I don’t care about a lot. If you like it you like it, innit? If it sounds good, it sounds good. Come and support the cause if you like the sound.”

Get In Touch

Get In Touch

To book us to play at your party contact: bookings@plainsailing.live

To submit a track or mix: contactus@plainsailing.live