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Fish Go Deep interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories # 095

Fish Go Deep are Irish house dons Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson. As DJs, the pair have been spinning records together since the late eighties, holding down a residency at “Sweat” in Cork for over a decade until November 2001.

These days you can catch them at their weekly Go Deep residency in Cork in between guest slots at club nights in mainland Europe, South Africa and North America. As Fish Go Deep, their productions have been released on Defected, Innervisions, Brique Rouge and Gourmet as well as their own imprints Ork and Go Deep.

In 2006 they had their biggest record to date, ‘The Cure and the Cause’, a collaboration with vocalist / lyricist Tracey K which was licensed to UK house stable imprint Defected Records

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Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson have been playing and producing records in their hometown of Cork for more than twenty years. Throughout the 1990s their DJ residency at the city’s legendary Sir Henry’s venue introduced a generation of Irish clubbers to house music and played host to some of the biggest names on the international underground circuit.

Since moving on from Sir Henry’s in 2001 the duo have travelled widely, bringing their unique sound to clubs and festivals throughout Ireland, Europe and beyond. During that time they have also hosted many of the world’s top house DJs at their regular hometown Go Deep parties. Greg and Shane have a long history on the airwaves, starting on local pirate stations, before moving their show to Cork’s Red FM. Today the show is broadcast on stations in Ireland, the UK and Europe and reaches the wider world as a much-loved podcast.

Since the late 1990s, Greg and Shane’s production work under the Fish Go Deep name has travelled far and wide. After an early series of EPs on New Jersey’s seminal i! Records, more than fifty releases have followed on labels as influential and diverse as Innervisions, Local Talk, Freerange, Nite Grooves and Om Records. In 2005 their own Go Deep imprint got off to a flying start when the first single off their debut album, The Cure and the Cause, was licensed by UK house giant, Defected, and became a huge club and chart hit.

Since then they have released numerous EPs and have remixed a wide variety of house luminaries – Kerri Chandler, Alton Miller, K-Alexi and Charles Webster, to name a few. In 2012 the duo released their second album, Draw The Line, to widespread acclaim and worldwide radio and club support. So Far So Deep Volume One, a compilation of Fish Go Deep productions and remixes, followed in 2014.

In 2017, their Baby Tell Me EP, released on Chicago’s legendary Large Music label, became one of the top ten sellers of the year on the influential Traxsource download store. Their third album, This Bit of Earth, was released in 2021 and received praise and plays from a huge range of influential DJs: Laurent Garnier, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Osunlade, Jimpster, Franck Roger and many more.