Artists

Robbie Dunlop

Robbie Dunlop is a techno DJ from Inverness. Originally from the central belt his first experiences with techno came as he grew up in the post industrial suburbs of Ayrshire. Studying music at the time, Robbie found a passion for techno music and started building a collection of tunes that stood out to him, and categorizing it into folders. Eventually, he bought a set of cheap decks and began teaching himself to mix.

Fast forward a few years and Robbie decided to move to Inverness. As an ‘incomer’ to the Inverness scene, Robbie first found it difficult to get his foot on the ladder. After 9 months he eventually made his Highland debut at the first Shenanigan festival. Although playing an opening set the people he met at this event would go on to help him climb further up and become more established in the scene.

After this, the gigs started coming in. Fast forward to 2018, a pivotal year for Robbie. After being invited to play a Resonance night Robbie quickly cemented himself as a Resonance resident. After helping out behind the scenes for an upcoming Audiolife night Robbie sent a mix over to boss man Alan MacPherson. Alan enjoyed the mood and vibe of the mix so much he offered Robbie a residency with Audiolife there and then. Robbie was then invited along to open up local techno night Connect’s new series of parties in Elgin where his set was well received by a packed town hall crowd. Working through the ranks like this has given Robbie invaluable experience on selecting tunes to fit the vibe of the night. 2019 should have plenty in store. Having played a peak time set to a packed out vault Aviemore earlier in the year to playing at Shenanigan 2019 on the opening evening on the Audiolife stage, this year will be full of excitement.

You can catch Robbie playing b2b with fellow Audiolife veteran Brian MacKenzie on the Friday night of Shenanigan 2019