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Cormac to release his debut solo EP ‘Heartcore’ a modern day queer anthem on his own Polari label

Cormac is set to release his first solo EP „Heartcore“ a modern day queer anthem on his new Polari label. It’s a vocal High-Octane homage to the HI NRG sounds of the late 70s/ early 80’s. It features Cormac himself singing and was produced by Cormac & Volta.

‘Heartcore’ is a highlight of his BBC Radio 1 Essential mix (airing this Saturday early morning, 4th September midnight-2am BST) and becomes available on all usual digital outlets as the mix goes live.

For some years Cormac was one of dance musics’ best-kept secrets. With a rapidly growing reputation as a revered selector, The Queer Northern Ireland-born DJ is setting a course for dancefloors the world over with his sound that comprises the breadth of the house, Italo, and techno spectrum.

Cormac was a regular listener and dancer at zeitgeist defining London institutions such as Trade, Nag Nag Nag, and Bugged Out.

In Berlin and Europe, he’s best known for his legendary closing performances at Panorama Bar and Snax. Often running up to ten hours in length, and with free reign to play across the board sonically, Cormac has fast become a staple on the line-ups for the club. As the light pours in on Monday mornings, the crowd are kept moving with a selection of records layered with Cormac’s infectious personality.

Releases on Correspondent Records, Ostgut-Ton, and his own imprint Polari Records, Polari is named from the old-fashioned gay slang used in Britain since at least the Victorian era. The label showcases producers that Cormac plays in his sets, and each 12” features artwork from LGBTQ+ artists.

A highlight on the essential mix is the debut of Cormacs solo outing On Polari, “Heartcore” which becomes available on Spotify, Bandcamp, and all usual digital outlets tonight as the mix goes live.

Elsewhere the mix showcases exclusive non-released material from Gerd Janson, Kink, Kiwi, Volta, Alan Dixon, and Jordan Nocturne, alongside “Essential” tracks from Cormacs 20 years of DJ’ing.

You can catch him this weekend at the Riverside Festival in Glasgow where he is hosted by the Lezzerquest Crew and find him as Cormacmusic on Insta and Cormac on SoundCloud.

artist Cormac
title Heartcore
label Polari
date 4th September
bandcamp

Tracklist
Heartcore
Heartcore (radio edit)

LISTEN ON CORMAC’S BBC RADIO 1 ESSENTIAL MIX THIS SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER, FROM MIDNIGHT TO 2AM BST.