Thursday, 16 June 2011

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

Featured Club of the Week: Death Disco
Venue: The Arches
Date: Saturday 18th June

Death Disco welcome back DJ Mehdi, eager for more hip-hop and electro thrills, as well as special guests Mighty Mouse and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Disco, house and downright party tracks boom courtesy of residents Husy Puppy, Josh Jones and Wave Graves.

Sounds like:   18Carat - IMPERIAL (DJ MEHDI NEXT REMIX) TRIPPY ! by Dj Mehdi TV

11pm-3am, £14 / £7 Death Disco mailing list


Club: Fisheye
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Friday 17th June

Fisheye launches as a combined gig and DJ experience, featuring live psych-rock and punk sets from Death by Misadventure and The Method One, as well as art installations and indie DJ sets. Great for fans of Evol and Sick Note.

11pm-3am, £tbc

Club: Wonky
Venue: Teviot Underground
Date: Friday 17th June

Hobbes and Wolfjazz go back to back for the Film Festival, spinning UK funky, hip-hop, dubstep, afrobeat, and more with live visuals from Smudge.

11pm-3am, £9 / £7 adv or with Edinburgh International Film Festival ticket stub.

Club: Musika
Venue: Liquid Room
Date: Saturday 18th June

One of the first Summer parties of Edinburgh, Musika hold a house and electro special with DJs Derek Martin, Kev Wright, Blair and Ryan Harrower.

9pm-3am, £10 / £8 / free before 11.30pm

Club: Messenger Sound System
Venue: Bongo Club
Date: Saturday 18th June

Messenger Sound System welcome MC Afrikan Simba for another blast of dub, reggae, roots and sweet bass beats with Mc Ras Echo.

11pm-3am, £7 / £6 before midnight

Round up

Saturday, Sa-tur-day, saatttuuurrdaaay starts with Wasabi Disco at Sneaky Pete’s, filled with spicy peas of house and disco (11pm-3am, £3 / members free), and continues over at Cabaret Voltaire with Ultragroove when Harry Bennett (Edinburgh Boat Party) guests behind the deep house decks with Gareth Sommerville (10.30pm-3am, £8 / £5 before midnight or students). Finish off with Coalition on Sunday 19th at Sneaky Pete’s with your free dose of dubstep and breaks (11pm-3am).


Club: Argonaut Sounds Reggae Soundsystem
Venue: Blackfriars Basement
Date: Friday 17th June

Argonaut welcome a Manchester special guest this week, when MC Kwasi Asante joins the dancehall, reggae, dub and roots – much preferable to ‘Madchester’ artists in my opinion!

11pm-3am, £3

Club: Subculture
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Saturday 18th June

Subculture host a Soma Records house special with headlining duo Silicone Soul taking it deep and dark. Esa and Telford support.

11pm-3am, £10 / free before midnight

Club: ShipRect
Venue: Courtyard
Date: Saturday 18th June

For those with a lengthy stamina on Saturday, ShipRect kick off at 2pm at the Courtyard, and from there it’s a bus ride to a party on the shores of Loch Lomond in an old paddle steamer. The mini-festival features techno, electro, house and trance with a splash of samba band, from over 20 artists. More entertainment and a BBQ later lead to a secret afterparty in Glasgow.

2pm-3am, £22

Round up
Rescheduled from a previous booking, the DJs DJ, Paul Chambers guests live at Sub Club’s Killer Kitsch on 17 June (11pm-3am, £8 / £6 / £5 before midnight) for techno a la Belgique! Pi-Eyed continue their free breakcore, dubstep and techno party at La Cheetah on Friday with Herv, Drokkr, and Parliamentalist (11pm-3am, free).


Club: Gray’s Degree Show Party
Venue: Snafu
Date: Friday 17th June

For those celebrating their degree, or simply just enjoying the degree show, head to the afterparty at Snafu, for the hottest music from HaHaHa (Mixed Bizness), Bang Bang (live), Sarah J Stanley (Project Slogan), and Krazzy Martin (Snafu).

10pm-3am, £5 / free entry with wristband from degree show

Club: Mothership
Venue: Snafu
Date: Saturday 18th June

Mothership sits astride their FunktionOne Soundsystem for another blast of jackin’ tech-house and deep, rolling beats courtesy of Simon Smith and James Tones.

11pm-3am, £5 / free before 12.30am


Indie and metal haven across the board, not so much for dance music! Any DJs/promoters putting on dance music nights, feel free to get in touch and make me tell the people!

Shorter listings this week.... as I went to go meet my grandad for lunch instead of writing them. The heart-warming excuses are always the most satisfactory.

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