Wednesday, 6 July 2011

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

Featured Club of the Week: Atraccion Part 1 and 2
Venue: Liquid Room, Edinburgh
Date: Thursday 7th and Saturday 9th July

Atraccion is a new night from a group of Italian DJs to showcase the best in house and techno with a Mediterranean lilt. Their launch night on Thursday sees Circo Loco’s Matthias Tanzmann headlining with a funky tech-house set, alongside Javier Gonzalez and Laurence Nolan. This is quickly followed by Part 2 on Saturday with Privilege’s Manuel Gonzalez is fresh from the Ibiza parties to guest with Marcel Reix, Freedom B and Laurence Nolan b2b with Dan Raine.

10.30pm-3am, £10 (Thursday) / £8 (Saturday)


Club: Regulate
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Friday 8th July

This one-off hip-hop special is the non-festival goers consolation prize. I’d rather not be surrounded by Tennents and overflowing toilets, ta; I’ll stick to the ‘consolation’ clubs with roofs. So, come indoors for Nasty P, Fusion, D-Fade, Hench Blaps, MC Silvertongue and The Players Association, showcasing Edinburgh hip-hop talent.

11pm-3am, £5 / free before midnight

Club: Reach to Jamaica
Venue: The Store
Date: Saturday 9th July

More bass in the name of good karma! Reggae, dancehall, hip-hop and more blast The Store’s three rooms in aid of realising the dream of Ras Ista Lion’s terminally ill wife, Maureen; to travel to Jamaica. The seven hour event features DJ sets, live music, and live MCs with Riddim Tuffa, Red2Red, Ras Ista Lion, NRN Xposure, Robigan, George Prophet, Jeremiyah & Nick Sax, Rudy Alba & The One Flesh Band, Souljah and Mhairi securing the night’s entertainment.

8pm-3am, £10 / £8 adv from (Ref: RTJ)

Round up
Start with Sneaky Pete’s disco and soul at Dapper Dan’s on Thursday 7th with Default and Picassio (11pm-3am, free), and continue with Friday’s Bound For Glory at Cabaret Voltaire with Fudge Fingas, Kris Wasabi, C-Biscuit, Beefy and Flying Saucer spinning funky electro and house (11pm-3am, £4 / £3) with profits going to Oxfam. On Saturday 9th, Devil Disco Club dig out the acid-washed house and futuristic disco at Bongo Club (11pm-3am, £7 / £5), while Eden takes over the Cab’s Speakeasy with Claudio and Gregsta dirtying the dancefloor with house and electro (11pm-3am. £5). Bass Syndicate return to Sneaky Pete’s on Saturday with their regular prescription of breaks (11pm-3am, £3 / members free) and Killer Kitsch close the weekend on Sunday at Cab Vol with an electic electronic mix (11pm-3am, free).


Club: Bitter Glitter
Venue: Polo Lounge
Date: Thursday 7th July

New weekly club Bitter Glitter comes from Madame S (Utter Gutter) and Fraser Bone (Lock Up Your Daughters), spinning jackin’ house, tech, and ‘homo-disco’.

11pm-3am, £3

Club: Sub Thursday
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Thursday 7th July

Sub Thursday collects together some of the best Glasgow DJs for a throwdown of varied beats from Bunty (Mixkings, 90s Hip Hop), Noface (Mixkings, Mixed Bizness, Electrikal), Homebass DJs (Jakebeats, Mixkings, Homebass), Floyd (Bangers & Mashup, Sub Friction), Foley (Voltaic) and more.

11pm-3am, £tbc / free before midnight

Club: Pass the Peas

Venue: Blackfriars
Date: Saturday 9th July

This month’s PTP sees guest DJs Snafu and Gary Hamilton (aka Mesuma) headline the funk and soul party with residents Andy Taylor (Wack Records) and weeG (Electrikal) on support.

11pm-3am, £5

Round up
Start your clubbing Cheap’n’Nasty at Nice’n’Sleazy’s on Thursday 7th with Matthew Craig’s mix of electro, disco and funk (11pm-3am, £3), or for 80s sleaze and house check out Feel My Bicep over at Flat 0/1 (11pm-3am, free). If you like something a whole lot bassier check out Walk’n’Skank at Club 520, Mungo’s Hi Fi’s only regular Glasgow date of dancehall, reggae and dub (11pm-3am, £4 / £3). Return to Nice’n’Sleazy’s on Friday for Wrong Island with Teamy and Dirty Larry keeping the beats plentiful (11pm-3am, £3 / free before 11.30pm), and On Air returns for another Saturday dose of Chicago house, following up last week’s launch with DJ Q, Stevie Elements, Charlie Gardiner, Lach and Ed Marco at Bacchus (10pm-3am, £tbc). Mount Heart Attack continue their cardiovascular assault on La Cheetah with disco and house helpings (11pm-3am, Saturday, £tbc).


Club: Librarian’s Choice
Venue: Reading Rooms
Date: Friday 8th and 9th July

First up is Rhythmachine and Matt mixing reggae, dnb, house, soul and funk on Friday, and Miss Dlove and Jean Honeymoon selecting the rhythms on Saturday

10.30pm-2.30am, £7 / £5 before midnight


Club: Dot to Dot presents Liebe
Venue: Snafu
Date: Friday 8th July

This week sees Lunik and Scislowski showcasing their sounds for Liebe at Dot to Dot; Lunik has worked her way through the clubbing scene to become a Snafu resident with her brand of tech-house and minimal, and has been picked up as one to watch by Radio One’s Huw Stephens.

Sounds like:   Beauty and the Beats by Lunik

11pm-3am, £4 / free before 12.30am

Club: Mothership and Majestik
Venue: Snafu and The Athenaeum
Date: Saturday 9th July

Kick off with the Mothership pre-party at Majestik with Andy Buchan, Kev Reid, 2Tone and special guests spinning tech-house and disco (with discount passes for Snafu from the DJ booth) and continue onwards to Snafu for Mothership at 11pm for even more jackin’ house.
9pm-3am, £6 / free before midnight

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