Ach I’m not keeping up a good track record on this clubbing posting – I spent the weekend dancing at the fantastic Prologue night at Colony in London instead. If I ain’t writing it about it, I’m already there.
Karnival return to the Edinburgh club scene at their new venue, the Third Door, now the home to many Cab Vol refugees. Their new venue launch party on Saturday 30 June for a circus of techno and house featuring Mike Pinkerton, Stu Todd, and The Oxygen Junkies (10.30pm-3am, Free entry all night). Numbers make their monthly nomadic travel to Sneaky Pete’s on Friday 29 June, cutting techno with bouncing bass and dubstep, and this time featuring a surprise mystery guest (11pm-3am £5 / members free).
In Glasgow, the schedule is a bit more packed, starting with the higher consciousness himself, Josh Wink performing at Pressure (Sub Club, 10.30pm-3am, £13.50) to celebrate 25 years of the venue - a classic evening lined up for you this Friday 29 June.
Extra heavy techno reigns supreme at the Stairway Club when Darkside with debuts from Megashira and Bartoch, with Neophyte bringing the hardcore (9pm-3am, £15) – gabber till you pass out on 30 June. Hacienda30 takes over the Arches on the same evening, celebrating 30 years of the club featuring Todd Terry, Allister Whitehead, 808 State DJs and K-Klass, with Scots dance troopers Jon Mancini, Iain Clark, Yogi Haughton, Craig Smith, Murray Richardson and Colin Barr (7pm-10pm pre-party in Arches foyer, then club till 3am, £15). The night leans towards house, but be sure that there will be some classic techno gems nestled throughout the sets.
At Dundee, Book Club regulars can get their dance fix on Friday 29 June with an even spread of genres – not too techno heavy, but great if you suffer from 4/4 ADHD (Reading Rooms 10.30pm-2.30am, £tbc).
Aberdeen welcomes Alex Celler to bring his Freak N Chic style to the Snafu crowds on 30 June, grooving you through a tech-house journey rolling on deep waves (11pm-3am, £6 advance).