Thursday, 4 August 2011

August (Week 1) Clubbing Listings: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee

Featured Club of the Week: Substance
Venue: The Store, Edinburgh
Date: Saturday 6th August

Get a little techno in your life at the Festival special of Substance, spinning hard, minimal and on-trend techno. One half of Instra:mental, Boddika, joins the crew for a live set of Detroit-tinged electro and techno morphed into his own style. Support comes from Missaw, M. De Large, Dommm, Nostra Terra, and Gavin Richardson.

Sounds like: Free live 808 & 303 jam by Boddika aka.Instra:mental

10.30pm-5am, £8 / £7  


Club: Mad Caravan
Venue: Studio 24
Date: Friday 5th August

In this Festival special for Mad Caravan, Astroboy of Departure Lounge drops in for a set with Matei, Waapa and the Old Town Sessions, spinning gypsy and balkan beats, reggae, ska, latin and more, with live belly dancers and visuals.

11pm-3am, £6

Club: Telefunken
Venue: The Store
Date: Friday 5th August

Another Festival opening party; this time it’s Telefunken welcoming house gangster and second wave legend, DJ Sneak, to the fold for a 5am special. Grab the correct shoes for Chicago grooving and disco-filtering moves, as you need over 6 hours of maximum dancing efficiency!  

Sounds like: DJ SNEAK - MIX FOR RUSSIA MASTER by dj sneak

10.30pm-5am, £12 adv

Club: Musika
Venue: Liquid Room
Date: Saturday 6th August

Next up in the opening parties is Musika and even more funky house from a three hour Sasha set, supported by live beats from Guy Gerber. For a bit of Eden quality for the proceedings, Musika are opening the garden area – idyllic for smokers and sweating dancers alike! Support comes from Derek Martin and the residents.

Sounds like: Hate love (Guy Gerber & Varoslav 106 Dalmation Version) by guygerber

10pm-5am, £16.50 adv.

Club: Devil Disco Club 
Venue: Bongo Club
Date: Saturday 6th August

Devil Disco takes it deeper and a bit psychedelic with live electro-disco guest Lord of the Isles. Whether he is actually descended from an original Lord of the Isles in Scotland is up for debate, but his music as a fit for DDC is of no question. Support comes from the Trouble DJs and Giles Walker with more proto-house, NY, funk and acidic electronics. 

Sounds like: Lord Of The Isles - Time Traveller ep (forthcoming on Mad On The Moon) by Lord Of The Isles

11pm-5am, £7 / £6 after midnight / £5

Cab Vol host another Cab Vol Stars event with Picassio and Herr Flik on Friday 5th (11pm-5am, £5 / free before midnight), and Confusion is Sex take over the Bongo for techno and electro with an always themed twist (11pm-5am, £8). Bass Syndicate slam down on Sneaky Pete’s on the 6th, with electro, bass, breaks and heavy subs from G-Mac, Believe and Silver Storic (11pm-5am, £3 / £0 members), and Henry’s Cellar Bar hosts an Edinburgh Unsigned Tekno Showcase with Damaged Electronics, Alias23, Mic Sin, Stevoid and VJ Mavdog (11pm-3am, £5 / £3 before midnight) (£5 after 12). Round up with Ultragroove presents ‘House City Coalition’ with Bruce Nicholson (Moovn), Melvyn Dillon (Soulful Beats) and Stephen Rodgers (Elements of Sounds) on Saturday 6th at Cabaret Voltaire (11pm-5am, £8 / £5 students / £free before midnight).


Club: Rubadub is 19
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Friday 5th August

Not sure I entirely recovered from Rubadub is 18, but if you’ve got the stomach of steel for all that partying, head to the Subbie for a special performance by Chicago house legends, Virgo 4, making their live debut in Scotland. Making hit beats when I was still learning to write, they’re still rocking the dancefloors.

Sounds like: RH113-12 - Virgo Four - B2. Its a Crime by rushhourrecords

11pm-3am, £10

Round up
My, this will be a quick round-up. Glasgow is definitely looking lighter this week, but that’s probably because Edinburgh just opened up their licensing hours and capacities for the Festival. If you remain resolute to Glasgow, check out Squelch Vs Juice at the Soundhaus on Friday 5th, when two clubs go head to head for a tech-house and minimal double-team with Murfi, Baddison, Billy Shearer, Russell Carroll, Mista Fleck, Johnny Whyte, Mike Provan and more (10pm-3am, £tbc). Over at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy’s David Barbarossa’s Thing returns for two floors of disco, reggae and punk rock until 3am (11.30pm, £3), and Traktion takes Basura Blanca with guest DJ Kenny Campbell for house and techno deliverance with residents Colin Forbes and Chaz Johnston (10pm-2am, £5). On Saturday 6th Deathkill 4000 hosts their industrorock noise club with guest Kaskrute (Bloc, 10pm-3am, free).


Club: Dot to Dot and Everything Else Sucks
Venue: Snafu
Date: Friday 5th August

In the EES Summer Spectacular Part 2, they follow up their slammin’ set with Drop the Lime with Foamo, star of We Love… at Space Ibiza slicing up UK garage, tech-house, with a splash of trance rises, electro and more.

Sounds like: FOAMO - CELESTIAL MIXTAPE by Foamo

11pm-3am, £7 at Resident Advisor

Club: Trash Disco
Venue: The Forum
Date: Saturday 6th August

Get a further house top-up with DJs Kev Green and Sean Lynch at Trash Disco, who are having a We Love Ibiza special.

11pm-3am, £tbc


Club: Librarian’s Choice

Venue: Reading Rooms
Date: Friday 5th August

Barry on Safari is back behind the decks at Librarian’s Choice, accompanied by Fubbby for a bit of everything, from house to dnb and funk.

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

Club: Going Back To Our Roots
Venue: Reading Rooms
Date: Saturday 6th August

Ah the 90s… dancing to 20 Fingers and Prodigy at the primary school disco (always wondered how the DJ got away with it). If you fancy reliving your version of the early 90s, head to Going Back To Our Roots with a third birthday house special with the residents.

(I hope it) Sounds like:

10.30pm-2.30am, £10

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