Wednesday, 19 January 2011

January (Week 3) Clubbing Listings: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee

Featured Club of the Week: Mungo's Hi Fi
Venue: Stereo
Date: Saturday 22nd January

Mungo’s Hi Fi prayed to Jah for a new venue and were resurrected at Stereo, or so it was foretold when the club moved to their new stomping ground and announced not only Disrupt for their first January event in Scotland, but also Soom T launching their new dub-heavy and Jahtari-riddim LPs, Ode to a Carrot. Dancehall, ragga and dub fans, unite!

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11pm-3am, £8 / £6 advance


Club: Axis
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Friday 21st January

Get ready to spin on your Axis when the barely legal 18 yr old Dem Slackers makes us all feel decrepit with his brand of squelchy acid and upbeat club techno.

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11pm-3am, £7 / £6

Club: StepBack
Venue: Wee Red Bar
Date: Friday 21st January

StepBack relocates again like a musical nomad, helmed by Wolfjazz and Eclair Fifi, and joined by special guests Duck, G-Mac (Volume!) and Taz Buckfaster. Amongst the StepBack’s traditional culture is basement house, sophisticated dnb, reverbing techno and a party atmosphere.

10.30pm-3am, £5 / £3

Club: Wee Dub Festival
Venue: Studio 24
Date: Friday 21st January

Exactly what is says, Studio 24 hosts the Wee Dub Festival, featuring dubstep, dnb, reggae, dancehall and dubplates from Radikal Guru, Vibronics, Jammin’ J, Brina, Selecta Mania, with MC RasIsta Lion on MC duties and Robert Motyka on visuals.

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10pm-3am, £16 / £12

Club: Definition
Venue: Sneaky Pete's
Date: Saturday 22nd January

If you want to add Definition to your body, forget the taped workouts and stretch those muscles with residents Mark Balneaves and Martin Lightbody and their energetic tweaks of electro, minimal, techno and underground house.

11pm-3am, £3 / members free

Club: Devil Disco Club
Venue: Bongo Club
Date: Saturday 22nd January

A gap has been left by the decline in Benbecula showcases, but DDC fill the void this month with a live set of synthtronica with a dash of grime swing by Ben Butler & Mousepad. Stroking my imaginary trendy beard already! More dirty disco, proto house and Studio 54 beats spin out from Simonotron and Kris Wasabi.

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11pm-3am, £7 / £5 before

Club: Ally Meldrum presents... Trilogy
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Saturday 22nd January

One man presents a night of breaks, bass, and bouncing beats with Sugarbeat’s Trilogy and Meldrum’s friends on the DJ circuit, not only for your benefit, but also as a celebration for LeBouf’s birthday. If the electronic beats aren’t your thing, slide on through to room two for rock action from The Mighty Flik

11pm-3am, £5 / £3 before midnight


Club: Co-Op
Venue: The Sub Club
Date: Thursday 20th January

The Co-Op concept for this week is ‘The Future’, and a breadcrumb trail of music in the form an exclusive mix by Lono of Mount Heart Attack, one of the four clubs part of the Co-Op team. The theme so far seems to be bleepy future-hop, full on synth-laden electro, funky deep house with a disco tinge! Mediaheroic will be providing visuals.

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11pm–3am, £3 / £2

Club: Point 4
Venue: Soundhaus
Date: Friday 21st January

New club for the Soundhaus: Point 4 is a new event similar to Co-op, in that it combines several club nights for a range of music and styles covering house, techno, electronica and more. They describe themselves as having a “penchant for the unusual and most cerebral of dance music”, and clubs tipped to be involved are Sunday Circus, Sensu, Kreep Krew, Hot Box and Slabs of the Tabernacle, headed by Animal Farm. Your hosts will be Simon Stokes and Rufus Fook.

10.30pm-3am, £6 / £5 members

Club: Sensu
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Friday 21st January

Tobi Neumann returns to Sensu as the house and techno club goes monthly at the Subbie. The Sensu loved the house and electro Cocoon artist so they’re kicking off the year with their pick of previous top-notch guests.

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11pm-3am, £8 / £5 before midnight


Club: Let it Bleed
Venue: Snafu
Date: Friday 21st January

Fake Blood brightens up the North with catchy electro, and fuelled tech-house for Let It Bleed. Get there early, there are very limited tickets on the door.

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11pm-3am, £12

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