To celebrate Pride, we’ll be highlighting a different Irish artist from the LGBTQIA+ community each day in June as part of our Pride Profiles series.
By Clare Martin
Listen If You Like
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Who She Is
Roo Honeychild does it all: DJing, club promotion, A&R, the list goes on. She’s long been working to reinvigorate Dublin’s nightlife, primarily as one of the founders of Club Comfort alongside Jack Colley and Cian Murphy.
Before the pandemic, Club Comfort was one of the few nights out in the capital where you could expect music that would dazzle you — a far cry from the tired mixes bleeding out onto Harcourt Street — and attendees who were there for fearless self-expression and a genuine sense of community. As Honeychild told District Magazine, “It was like we were speaking the same language to a lot of people we didn’t know existed.” While we can’t experience the throbbing beats in person, Honeychild and her fellow Club Comfort DJs continue playing on Dublin Digital Radio as Café Comfort.
As for her musical releases, Honeychild’s digitally accessible discography is slim but delightfully eclectic. She produced “#AonDóTrí Challenge” on Chancers Volume 001, the first release from City Imp Records (which she does A&R for). The dance track feels like a shit-post that became a stroke of genius, sampling the likes of ATC’s “Around the World (La La La La La)” and “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani. Her production choices surprise you at every turn. Meanwhile, her October 2020 release “Portrait of A Lady on Fire” is an apocalyptic banger. The song combines an ominous chorus and elements of trap before dying down to a few creepy whispers. You’ll never be bored listening to Honeychild.