Wednesday, 21 July 2010

July 2010 (Week 4) Clubbing Listings: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Dundee


Featured Club of the Week: Departure Lounge
Venue: The Caves
Date: 23rd July

Lucky number 7! Departure Lounge finally reach that itchy milestone and to celebrate they're hosting two events within two weeks of each other at Edinburgh's venerable Caves venue. For Part 1 the Edinburgh Samba School perform live, joined by the 10 piece dub-machine that is Captain Slackship's Mezzanine Allstars (live) and topped off with DJ sets from Astroboy, Jiminez and Mr Zimbabwe; stacking up the hip-hop, afrobeat, latin, dubstep, reggae, soul and more. This is as close to Brazil you can get without leaving the country!

This year alone Departure Lounge has had performances from Bonobo, Bass Clef, DJ Parker, Ordinary Allstars, Haggis Horns, and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, the latter of which the DL crew have selected as their highlight of 2010 so far:

The line-up for the rest of the year is currently being shaped, with a Soundway Records Party this November, and performances from Floating Points and Fatima in October.

10pm-3am, £8 / £6 advance

More info: The second part of Departure Lounge's celebrations takes place on the 1st of August at the same venue as part of the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival with live performances from The Bays, Hidden Orchestra (formerly the Joe Acheson Quartet) and Asthmatic Astronaut. 9pm-1am, £12.50 advance

Club: Wasted British Youth
Venue: The Caves
Date: 24th July

New event Wasted British Youth launches this month at The Caves (quickly becoming the 'de rigueur' venue in Edinburgh for large events) with a roster of electro, dirty and fidgit house, electro, big beat and disco. To kick off the club night WBY have DJ 101 who supported Carl Cox for three years in a row; Planisfear & Thundercat who are playing Belladrum Festival this summer; Alex Finlay, a regular on the Edinburgh DJ scene; Kai Davidson, co-founder of Cab Vol club, Axis; and Vinylkiller.

10pm-3am, £5

Club: Alternative
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: 24th July

Taking over the entire Voltaire Venue, Alternative bring together local club nights This is Sick and Dirt for a three room face-off of house, electro, dub, techno, ghetto, dubstep and plenty bass. Room 1 is hosted by Derrick Burns & Jose, Debauched, and Maestro DD & Cobi, while Room 2 holds the bassy Innuendub and Kris Wasabi Walker takes the Speakeasy with disco and funky chillin'.

11pm-3am, £6 / £4 before midnight


Club: Dirty Noise & Muck
Venue: Stereo
Date: 22nd July

The two clubs combine to bring the Weegies some Dutch madness aka Mightyfools, quoted to "smash your tits off" with electro-punk attitude; slipping in techno, rave and wonk. The Dirty Noise and Muck DJs Go-Dirty, PmcQ, Digital Stitch and Martin What? support with visuals from Joe Crogan in the form of a 'special kind of Big Tits Eagle... [which will] shoot lasers out of its tits'. Don't think you'll even need to drop acid for this one!

11pm-3am, £5

Extra: You can also catch Mightyfools (the first signings to Venga Digital) at Edinburgh's Axis at Cab Vol on 23rd July for house, techno, breaks and electro on two floors with DJ sets from Kai Davidson, Anarkid and Dickie Drysdale. Special guest Liam Vizzle, managing A&R for Venga Digital and putting out his own EP and monthly podcasts, brings more electro and techno. 11pm-3am, £5

Club: Rubadub
Venue: Sub Club
Date: 23rd July

Glasgow's Rubadub Records celebrate the store's 18th birthday and website relaunch with a special three-hour set from Jeff Mills, encapsulating Rubadub's long-lived love for techno, house and wider dance music. Numbers' Jackmaster supports - be sure to get down early if you've haven't bought tickets in advance - this one will be popular!

10pm-4am, £15

Club: Cosmic Microwave
Venue: The Admiral
Date: 24th July

Step inside the Cosmic Microwave for heated deep disco and house with special guest Dicky Trisco (founder of Deep Freeze Recordings / Disco Deviance) after his booking at Glasgow' Merchant City Festival was cancelled. Clinical and B*Licious are on support.

11pm-3am, £5


Club: New Soul City Live
Venue: The Ironworks, Inverness
Date: 24th July

It's not often a former cult sci-fi comedy star comes to the Highlands for a funk and soul DJ set - my mouth dropped when I read and re-read that Craig Charles from Red Dwarf (third from the left) will be delivering the beats for a special one-off show. Check out Craig's 6Music Funk and Soul Show every Saturday, 6-9pm. Local funkateers The Leonard Jones Potential will provide live support.

10pm-late, £10

No comments:

Post a Comment