Tuesday, 21 December 2010

December (Week 4) Clubbing Listings: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee (plus Inverness!)

Derrick Carter
Featured Club of the Week: Co-Op
 Venue: Sub Club 
Date: Thursday 23rd December

Co-op, the collective of four Glasgow clubs (Orderly Disorder, Dirty Noise, Mount Heart Attack and Scrabble) have invested in their first guest, and it’s none other than Derrick Carter; Chicago-house DJ legend peppering his sets with flirtations of jazz, disco, soul and funk. The Co-op residents support, with visuals from Mediaheroic.

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(Lovin’ DJ Sneak’s ‘stand-beside-Carter-and-point-and-smoke’ routine)

11pm-3am, £10 / £8 before midnight or students

Extra: Derrick Carter stays in Scotland to appear at Aberdeen’s Mothership club at Snafu, on Boxing day. He’s joined by Adam Ackers. 11pm-3am, £15 / £12 advance / £8 members


Club: Taste’s Escape Xmas Party
Venue: Liquid Room
Date: Saturday 25th December

Taste return for their annual festive fixture of ‘Escape Xmas’ - generally the ONLY club in Edinburgh to go to on Christmas day for a packed to the gunnels dance party. Fisher and Price play what is to be the last Christmas escape so leave a little room from the turkey to ensure dancing legs!

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10.30pm-5am, £10

Club: Karnival’s Boxing Day Soma Party
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Sunday 26th December

Karnival host a six hour party of deep house and techno from Slam and Silicone Soul of Soma Records. Put down those Quality Streets and feel the beats vibrate the excess!

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11pm-5am, £12

Club: Mutiny
Venue:The Store / GRV
Date: Sunday 26th December

Hardcore techno and breakcore for a most unholy boxing day; Mutiny invite DJ Producer, Scamp and Dr Um for dnb, hard beats, dubstep and a pinch of gabba.

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11pm-5am, £5


Club: Let Your Elf Go!
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Wednesday 22nd December

A bumper collaboration of clubs and DJs, Let Your Elf Go! is the Sub Club’s Xmas Party, featuring Sensu, Jackmaster (Numbers), Pro Vinylist Karim, the Cotton Cake DJs, and DJ Pumpio & The Groundskeeper. There’s no strict music policy, just good music!

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11pm-4am, free

Club: RPZ
Venue: Stereo
Date: Wednesday 22nd December

Gus Da Hoodrat (Modular Recordings), one of the founders of Australia’s Bang Gang DJ duo, visits RPZ for disco, punk, baile funk, electro-house and techno mixes to knock yer socks off. Melt your mind (and the snow from your shoes) with 80s pop art visuals at this mid-week adventure hosted by resident Hushpuppy.

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11pm-3am, £8 / £6

Club: SpiritAid presents Free
Venue: Òran Mór
Date: Thursday 23rd December

Feel like getting in some charity action after splurging on Xmas presents? This special one-off event invites donations in return for a night’s entertainment of house music from Harri (Subculture), Jasper, Bob Digital and special guests tba.

11pm-3am, donations requested

Club: Colours Winter Party
Venue: The Arches
Date: Sunday 26th December

Colours love their festive winter parties, and once again they’re pulling in the line-ups for wide-ranging tastes. Appearing will be: Sander Van Doorn, Mauro Picotto, Fergie, Menno De Jong, Dave Spoon, D Ramirez, Jon Mancini, Gio Ferri, Alan Belshaw and Chesco Ferri! A veritable platter of genres to pick from.

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9.30pm-4am, £25 / £20 Pre-Early Bird tickets

Club: Darkside meets Infexious
Venue: Soundhaus
Date: Sunday 26th December

The hardcore and hardstyle fans feeling their needs aren’t entirely met by the festive tv and radio schedules can indulge in this Boxing Day Special with Neophyte, The Beholder (TiLLT Records), and Tymon (Industrial Strength Records) headlining. Local hard-heads Al Twisted, Mikey Motion, Rob Da Rhythm, Joe Craig and more will support the extravaganza.

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10pm-3am, £12

Club: Der Supermax Boxing Day Blowout
Venue: Basura Blanca
Date: Sunday 26th December

Taking their cue from early NY disco-scenes, Der Supermax host a boxing day special with DJ Billy Woods, and featuring the Bozak - Balmain Sound System.

As Der Supermax says:
Double fisted
In flagrante
Should not be

10pm-2am, £5

Club: Hung Up!
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Sunday 26th December

JD Twitch and JG Wilkes form the deadly DJ duo of Hung Up!, killing off cells of bad taste with the best tracks in dance music.

11pm-4am, £5 / £4 before midnight


Club: Crtl-Alt-Defeat
Venue: Reading Rooms
Date: Sunday 26th December

No firm details of guests yet, but this is the best option for Dundee clubbers over the festive period - Crtl-Alt-Defeat programmes in the electro, techno and house.

10.30pm-3.30am, tbc


Club: Funk D'Void
Venue: Ironworks
Date: Sunday 26th December

Fingers crossed Lars appears, followers of Twitter may have noticed his bid to drive through the snow of Scotland in a 4x4 to make sure he can play in Inverness. If he's going to that effort, can't be too hard for the Inverness house fans to make their way to the Ironworks! Rouse the huskies.

10pm-4am, £tbc

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