Arís presents chapter 2 in their Irish reissue series with a rare 1998 Deep House gem from legendary Cork duo Fish Go Deep. The duo’s Vol. 1 EP gets a full remaster, along with a new remix from fellow Cork legend Colm K.
Cork was the epicentre of something special throughout the 1990s. 2 lads were largely responsible for this, and their names were Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson. Founders of the legendary Sweat party that ran in Sir Henry’s nightclub from 1988, the duo went on to hold one of dance music’s longest running DJ residencies there, playing each and every Saturday up until 2001. Their uncompromising vision of deep and soulful dance music, presented weekly without fail, garnered them a devoted and dedicated following.
This impressive run made it inevitable that Greg and Shane would eventually try their hands at production. Following a release for Tim Hanigan and Mark Kavanagh’s Red Records in 1994 under the alias fishgotech, the lads returned to music making a few years later using the updated moniker of Fish Go Deep.