Wednesday, 28 April 2010

May 2010 (Week 1) Clubbing Listings: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Dundee

In the name of sense, I'll be making weekly posts of clubbing listings - with articles in between. No more burial of text; viva la extra content!


Club: Ultragroove
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: 1st May

Glasgow house wunderkind Milton Jackson (Freerange) joins Gareth Sommerville and Stuart McCroy to infuse the club with his Dark Energy and the kind of sounds that captured the attention of Roger Sanchez, Laurent Garnier and Ashley Beedle. The prolific attitude has barely paused for breath, and already Jackson is working on his 2nd Freerange album, due early 2011 - enjoy guessing where he's taking his sound through a blinding set!

11pm-3am, £8 / £5 before 12am or students

Extras: The second Ultragroove of May witnesses the Shindig 18th birthday tour on the 15th. To celebrate their clubbing longevity, promoter and resident Scott Bradford digs deep into the house grooves, with support from Neil Bainbridge. 11pm-3am, £8 / £5 before 12am or students

Club: Xplicit
Venue: O2 ABC

Date: 1st May

Live gig on the books, folks: Chase and Status do it arena-style with Xplicit and the major promotion dudes for an all-age dnb riot (sorry 13 year olds!). Chase and Status are those rare dance acts who manage mainstream chart success without watering down their love for speedy bpm or genre-bending, accruing a wide and varied following. Add in dubstep from 16bit and grimy lyrics from Devlin and you've got the UK tour!

7pm, £13.50

More info: Gig open to 14 years+, but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Xplicit also presents the Dubstep vs Dnb Soundclash on Friday 30th April at Edinburgh's Bongo Club with Eclair Fifi (LuckyMe) taking on Tekamine (Jungledub). Paul Reset (Nerve Recordings) and Eno (Parlay) join the beat-down. 11pm-3am, £7 / £5 before 12.30am.


Club: Melting Pot

Venue: The Admiral

Date: 1st May

DFA star Tim Sweeney spends a lot of his time inviting DJs to play on his Beats in Space New York radio show, but on the flipside he's just as requested himself. Melting Pot's cries for a deck reunion have been heard and Sweeney will take over the downstairs floors with residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner on support. Upstairs in the Esprit d'Escalier room Little Rock Records' The Niallist unleashes his live and DJ set for the first time at Melting Pot - and Lo-Quality doubts it will be the last! It's diversity squared at this event, with plenty house, disco, electro, pop and more in the oven.

11pm-3am, £10 on the door

More info: Free pre-club at The Admiral from 9pm - limited number of £5 club passes available from the bar.

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