Wednesday, 26 January 2011

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

Ah there's so much musical goodness this weekend - it's again difficult to pick a top night. Nicolas Jaar debut, Laurent's Garnier LBS live show, Sub Focus, Ivan Smagghe; you take the pick and plan your weekend!


Club: Sugarbeat
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Friday 28th January

The first Sugarbeat of 2011 will, as ever, be hosted by the fantastic Utah Saints aka Tim & Jez, and to make sure they pack the right kind of punch, special guests Erol Alkan, The Shoes and Clouds for an electro-fying adventure.

Sounds like:

10.30pm-3am, £15

Club: Techno For Breakfast
Venue: Henry’s Cellar Bar
Date: Friday 28th January

It’s been about four months since Techno For Breakfast last appeared so contain your excitement no longer! Nostra Terra and the Monkey Mind partnership team up for minimal, techno, progressive, electro and the shades in between. And if you ever fancied starring as part of the club, live camera footage courtesy of VJ S2 will see you forming part of the visuals.

11pm-3am, £5

Club: Childline Headphone Disco
Venue: Ocean Terminal
Date: Saturday 29th January

The Silent Disco is always a hit when it comes to the Edinburgh Festival - from a spectator point of view there’s nothing more delightful than people dancing in silence like an art-house montage. For this Childline Headphone Disco great music is on offer too and listeners can choose between two different DJs to tune into. What’s more, the entire thing is set in a mall. Silent shuffling, in a mall.... I think I’ve spent too long playing Dead Rising 2. With proceeds going towards Scotland’s Childline service, punters can help charity and simultaneously delight at the dance sounds of Neolithic, Monterey Jack, Eclair Fifi, Brian d’Souza, and Andrew Ingram.

Sounds like:

10pm-2am, £10

Club: Club 10-86
Venue: The Lane
Date: Saturday 29th January

Italian techno star Sasha Carassi has been gaining ground with hit releases in 2010 on Harthouse and his own label Globox, delivering a textured but minimal sound. Catch his first Scottish show at Club 10-86.

Sounds like:

10.30pm-3am, £7 / £5 before 12am / £4 students

Club: Karnival
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Saturday 29th January

Karnival celebrate their fifth birthday without a dodgem in sight, but there may be house music of the Farris Wheel variety! To make it a special event they invite Andrew Weatherall and Ivan Smagghe to (in the words of Harry Hill...) FIGHT! A DJ dual between two of the hottest properties in house and techno music will see a litany of styles thrown your way - prepare those moves! Supporting is Ryan Ellis, The Oxygen Junkies, Mike Pinkerton and Matt Edwards.

Sounds like:

10pm-3am, £12+bf

Club: Xplicit
Venue: Liquid Room
Date: Saturday 29th January

It’s a night of birthdays this weekend when Xplicit also celebrate a significant milestone - six years on the Edinburgh circuit as one of the few remaining drum and bass clubs. Sub Focus is welcomed back with open arms for his synth-laden sounds and melodic touches, with MC ID.

Sounds like:

10pm-3am, £12 / £10 adv.


Club: Symbiosis
Venue: Soundhaus
Date: Friday 28th January

Renegade Hardware signing Raiden stars with Morphy (Exit / Function) at this jam-packed full of drum and bass goodness Symbiosis, with touches of dub and heeeavvy bass, supported by Calaco Jack, Alcane, Dom D'Sylva, Whoa!gan and Altronix. Room 2 is hosted by our friends at the Phuturelabs blog for the latest electronic sounds of house, garage, techno, dubstep and electronica - you’ll all be ‘living together’ in an auricle-pleasing club!

Sounds like: Smiddy is playing the Phuturelabs room, and has prepared this killer mix in advance of the fun!

Phuture labs mix by smiddy

10pm-3am, £8

Club: Banjax
Venue: La Cheetah
Date: Friday 28th January

It sounds like a new way to insult people, but Banjax is actually the name of a new bi-monthly night from Dave Shades of Mount Heart Attack / Co-op, Tommy & McGarvatron of Bass Invaders, and Data Rape aka Full Phat of Concept Theory. To set the right wheels in motion they invite Neil Landstrumm for glitch-dub, idm, and techno.

Sounds like:

11pm-3am, £10

Club: How's Your Party?
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Friday 28th January

How’s Your Party? Really good, actually. HYP invite A1 Bassline (Tighten Up / Southern Fried) and two man / one MC outfit Tomb Crew, with resident DJ NoFace for hot garage, jackin’ beats, dubstep, house and more.

Sounds like: Check out this exclusive Mixed Bizness Tomb Crew DJ mix and interview

Mix tracklisting
1. Benjamin Damage - Pump
2. Mr Tickle - Predator
3. Tomb crew - Gal U Look Nice
4. Zed Bias & Omar - Dancing (Instrumental)
5. Tomb crew & Wholesick - I Go Sick
6. Daniel Haaksman - Purr Na Na (BeatauCue Remix)
7. Nick & Daniel Chatelain - Katrinyla (Mastiksoul Remix)
8. Schlachtofbronx - Chambacu
9. Foamo - Rumours
10. A1 Bassline - Badboy Sound
11. DJ Ayres - Panty Crickets (Tomb Crew’s ‘It’s Not Cricket’ Remix)
12. Bert On Beats - Bone Dat

11pm-3am, £8 / £6

Club: Pressure
Venue: The Arches
Date: Friday 28th January

Laurent Garnier brings his celebrated Live Booth Sessions show to Pressure - fearsome and fantastic techno and house courtesy of Laurent Garnier, Benjamin Rippert and Stephane Dri - not to be missed! Silicone Soul dishes the deep house for the cherry on top.

Sounds like:

11pm-3am, £15

More info: Silicone Soul are busy boys! They head to The Mothership at Aberdeen’s Snafu venue on Saturday 29th January. 11pm-3am, £6.

Club: Subculture
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Saturday 29th January

It’s a special Resident Advisor party this week at Subculture featuring a live set from Nicolas Jaar and disco sophistication from Eddie C. Jaar is another one of those wunderkids blessed with musical talent, barely into his 20s and consistently wowing with his blend of sounds for futuristic techno / electronica that tickles the internal electrodes. This is also Jaar’s Scottish debut, so get your ‘I was there’ t-shirts ready. Harri and Domenic support.

Sounds like: 

11pm-4am, £12+bf


Club: Mix Tape v All Neon Like
Venue: Snafu
Date: Friday 28th January

Mix Tape goes head to head with All Neon Like with A La Fu and Yoin battling with techno and house.

11pm-3am, £6 / £3 before 12am


Club: Bleep 
Venue: The Reading Rooms
Date: Friday 28th January

Bleep assemble the beats for their second birthday, featuring special guests Mumbai Science and electro-techno grooves with a tribal drum twist.

Sounds like:

10pm-2.30am, £7 / £5 before 11pm

No comments:

Post a Comment