A MITCHELSTOWN music producer is hoping to hit the big time with his latest single that has received plaudits from a host of music industry insiders.
Colin Hanley aka Scimon Tist is a student in Carlow but initially made waves as part of Zombie Computer, an electronica-rock act from his native Mitchelstown that released its debut album in 2011.
Now Scimon Tist, along with Irish DJ, John Gibbons and former X-Factor contestant Rebecca Creighton (who took part in the reality show as part of Belle Amie in 2010) are releasing "All I Need" and he has high hopes that the track will be a success.
Like many musicians before him, Scimon Tist's love for music began at an early age when at 14, he got his first groovebox and began experimenting with music.
At 16 he had experimented with many styles of electronic dance music and hip-hop music.
Scimon Tist honed his skills and developed his craft until he was finally rewarded for his hard work in 2005 by being selected as the sole participant to represent Ireland at the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in Seattle, USA.
In January 2007 he decided to make a return to his first love - Electronic Dance Music and a few months later he teamed up with Irish DJ, John Gibbons, to produce the club hit single 'Beautiful Filth'.
'Beautiful Filth' was heavily supported by Judge Jules on his BBC Radio 1 show and the track was soon licensed to the Gatecrasher Immortal (Ministry of Sound) compilation before being snapped up by Gareth Emery & Ali Wilson's Tekelec Recordings. In 2010 he took another new direction in his production career when he was drafted in to produce and eventually become a member of the Cork-based indie-electro outfit Zombie Computer.
The band released their debut, critically-acclaimed album 'Indian Summer' featuring Motown legend Leon Ware in June 2011 and appeared on the cover of Hotpress in September of the same year, becoming the first Cork band to do so in fifteen years.
"All I Need" is available now on iTunes.