Wednesday, 9 March 2011

March (Week 2) Clubbing Listings: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee

Featured Club of the Week: Deadly Rhythm
Venue: La Cheetah
Date: Saturday 12th March

They may be launching in a venue with only 150 capacity and a guest name that draws hundreds or thousands more fans, but Deadly Rhythm (already resident in London) is making a new home for its dubstep, house and future garage night in Scotland and for that we must let out a whoop. Starting the onslaught of bass is 2562 / A Made Up Sound, with support from Pictures Music’s Koreless, and residents Raksha, Masha, Aleksi and PCR.

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11pm–3am, £10 / £8 before midnight


Club: Bedbug
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Friday 11th March

It’s Breakbeat Kaos at Bedbug this week, when the dub, dnb and breaks bust out with special guest DJ Fresh infusing the club with powerful vocals, spine-tingling harmonics and that speeding kick drum.

11pm–3am, £6

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Extra: Upstairs in the Speakeasy, Bound For Glory host another Oxfam house fundraiser with special guest Joseph Malik (Compost), and resident’s Fudge Fingas, Beefy and Flyin' Saucer support. 11pm–3am, £4 / £3 before midnight

Club: Heavy Gossip
Venue: Medina
Date: Friday 11th March

Heavy Gossip is brought to you by residents Craig Smith and Nick Yuill, a regular outing in house, disco and funk, and for their first birthday they’ve invited Cottam to the basement; dig out your slurry dance moves for his minimal and slowed house and techno.

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10:30pm–3am, £8 / £5 before midnight

Club: Musika
Venue: Liquid Room
Date: Saturday 12th March

Musika pack another techno, house and electro stormer with special guest Nic Fanciulli, and support from none other than tech-house maestros Catz’n’Dogz, which forms part of their Escape from Zoo worldwide tour. Catch them at this double bill - their only Scottish date.

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10.30pm–3am, £15

Edinburgh round up
Four Corners returns on 11 March with Simon Hodge, Johnny Cashback, Astroboy, and Wee-G at the Bongo Club to spin worldly goods on a funky dance tip (11pm-3am, £5 / £3 before midnight), while Kosheen runs with the dnb and trip hop mantle at Potterrow, with live support from Spaio and Sleazy Tek, 10pm–3am, £7 / £5 before midnight. On Sat 12th March Bass Syndicate is back with the heavy bass, breaks and electro of G-Mac, Believe and Silver Storic at Sneaky Pete’s (11pm–3am, £3 / Members free), and techno night Pulse welcome a live set from Dusty Kid (11pm-3am, £12).


Club: Be Deep
Venue: The Admiral
Date: Fri 11th March

Be Deep live true to their name when they welcome Terry Lee Brown Jr to launch new deep house album Labyrinth (out on Plastic City) , with support from residents Russell Ventilla and Andy Barton.

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11pm–3am, £10 / £8 before midnight

Club: Return to Mono
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Friday 11th March

Minimal tech-house purveyor and long-standing fixture in sets, Damian Lazarus joins Slam for a Return to Mono.

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11pm–3am, £10 / £8 Students

Club: RPZ & Wrong Island Present Den Haan
Venue: Stereo
Date: Friday 11th March

The launch of electro-disco has caused RPZ and Wrong Island to join forces in the name of Den Haan and their new LP, Gods From Outer Space. Hung Up!’s David Barbarossa, Wrong Island’s Teamy, RPZ and Death Disco’s Hushpuppy support local talent with even more local talent. .

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11pm–3am, £7 / £6

Glasgow round up
I think DJ Zinc just can’t get enough Mixed Bizness, he returns to The Art School with Benny Boom on Friday 11th for more breakstep / crackhouse action (11pm-3am, £5 / £3 before midnight / £3 after midnight (GSA students) / Free before midnight (GSA Students), while Mount Heart Attack takes La Cheetah on a journey through deep and hypnotic house with NY guest Brennan Green, supported by Ali Ooft! (11pm–3am, £10 / £7 Students). One More Tune rounds off your choices for Saturday 12th with special guests Bad Autopsy (Ramp) and Jinty (Gutter Diddim) for grimy dubstep at The Art School. Supported by residents Define Define, Saavedra and Peace, 11pm–3am, £5 / £4 before 11.30pm.

Aberdeen and Dundee

Club: Joris Voorn
Venue: Snafu, Aberdeen
Date: Friday 11th March

Yep, I’ve officially seen too many car adverts, as I can’t help thinking Va-Va-Voorn every time I read Joris’ name; the cool-hand Luke of Detroit techno with a Dutch twist braves the Aberdeen cold to spin with locals Adam Ackers and Cheynie.

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11pm-late, £12 Advance / £8 Members

Club: Crayon
Venue: Reading Rooms, Dundee
Date: Thursday 10th March

Killer Kitsch resident DJ Duncan Harvey plays under his Frantic Ant guise for Detroit techo and deep house night, Crayon.

10.30pm–2.30am, £5 / £3.50 before 11pm

Club: Mungo's Hi Fi
Venue: Reading Rooms, Dundee
Date: Friday 11th March

Mungo’s Hi Fi’s expansion across the Globe is looking unstoppable now, feeding the needs of dancehall, dubstep, ragga and reggae lovers with special guests Pupa Zeb and Daddy Scotty at their Dundee location.
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10.30pm–2.30am, £5 / £3.50 before midnight

Club: Spektrum
Venue: Reading Rooms
Date: Saturday 12th March

Spektrum looks set to raise the pressure on other Dundee clubs to catch up to the likes of Glasgow and Edinburgh, by rounding of a three night run of great music with the launch of their house event at the Reading Rooms alongside special guests Jon Carter and Edwin Oosterwaal. Residents Alan Dobson and Paul McFarlane support.

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10.30pm–2.30am, £10 / £8

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