Wednesday, 17 August 2011

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

Julio Bashmore signing off Ultragroove
Featured Club of the Week: Ultragroove
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
Date: Saturday 20th August

I’m not sure if this is the total end of Ultragroove, or if they plan to return in more blazing glory at a later date, but the club are calling it a day at the Cab after nine years as one of the helm clubs. For their final party they’ve scored Julio Bashmore, one of the hottest UK talents in deep and bass-loaded house. Support comes from The Blessings (LuckyMe), Andrew Pirie (Melting Pot), and of course resident Gareth Sommerville, spinning deep house and disco.

Sounds like:

11pm-5am, £10 / £8 students / £5 before midnight

Club: Soma Records Night
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Friday 19th August

The line-up for Soma’s 20th Anniversary party as part of the 2011 Edge Festival is looking good; including Slam, Gary Beck and Animal Farm. For a Soma fan it doesn’t matter – you’re guaranteed the freshest in house and techno beats!

Sounds like: 01 Gary Beck @ Awakenings Festival - Spaarnwoude - Netherlands 25-06-2011 by garybeck

11pm-4am, £8

Club: Wasabi Disco
Venue: Sneaky Pete’s
Date: Saturday 20th August

50% of Optimo performs 100% for Wasabi Disco this Saturday, when JD Twitch join the festival special for more mutant disco and fucked up beats.

11pm-3am, £5

Club: Mumbo Jumbo Vs Headspin
Venue: Bongo Club
Date: Saturday 20th August

Two clubs join forces for extra layers of soul, funk, hip-hop, house, disco and more when Mumbo Jumbo faces the return of Headspin. DJs Allan Dunbar, Steven Austin, Colin Millar, Dava and Trendy Wendy steal a six hour all-out party.

11pm-5am, £7 / £6 / 5 before midnight

Round up  
Fancied yourself a slice of Venetian history? Wee Red Bar are hosting a one-off Venetian ball, with live performances, films, installations and soundtrack. Masks are essential (Thursday 18th, 10pm-3am, £tbc). For more bass in your life, Homegrown at Sneaky Pete’s (11pm-3am, free) and Dubstar at The Store (11pm-5am, £5) for drum and bass, dubstep and grimy flavours. On Friday 19th, Four Corners draw together all the beats of the world on a funky and soulful tip at the Bongo (11pm-5am, £5 / £3 before midnight).


Club: Argonaut Sounds & Bass Warrior: Summer Reggae Vibes
Venue: African-Caribbean Centre
Date: Friday 19th August

What happens when two soundsystems collide? They produce mighty rumbles of reggae and dancehall of course! Argonaut and Bass Warrior team up at the re-opened Centre with low door price, and all guests can bring their own drinks (no glass)!

11pm-3am, £4

Club: The Sensu Boat Party
Venue: Glasgow Science Centre
Date: Friday 19th August

It’s the second Sensu Boat Party, so blow the cobwebs and glitter off your shipmate cap for another house and techno sailing from the Science Centre. The special guests will be Art Department aka Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White!

Sounds like: Art Department Live @ One Illusion, Hotel W, Barcelona, Sonar - 2011 by R_co

7pm-11pm, £25

More info: There will be a Sub Club afterparty from 11pm-3am, free entry with a boat ticket, or £10!

Club: Subculture
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Saturday 20th August

Subculture welcome back Dixon (Innervisions), always playing at the forefront of Berlin house music, and always cheered in the Subbie! Support comes from Harri and Domenic.

11pm-3am, £10

Club: Oh My Days
Venue: La Cheetah
Date: Saturday 20th August

Tonight is the launch night of Oh My Days, from residents Martin Moffatt and Euan Neilson, and their first guest is young talent French Fries (Young Gunz), grooving the crowd with latino-house frays. Or should that be ‘fries’. 

Sounds like: Greenmoney - Into You (French Fries Remix) by MrFrenchFries

11pm-3am, £7

Round up
Bitter Glitter
returns to the Polo Lounge on Thursday 18th (11pm-3am, £3) for more electronic disco and house dalliances with Madame S and Fraser Bone, and Nice ‘n’ Sleazy host Durty Booty (11.30pm-3am, £3) with DJ Otis spinning breakbeat, funky house and hip-hop. Walk n Skank hits Club 520 for their regular does of reggae, digital dub, jahtari and more (11pm-3am, £4 / £3). On Saturday 20th, Depthcharge host a Scenic Tones house special with label boss Julius Funkhouser and Tronicsole’s Steven Coyle (Ad Lib, 11pm-3am, £5), and Menergy hosts Slabs of the Tabernacle’s Brian d’Souza at the monthly italo disco and hi-nrg party, with free entry for drag queens (Stereo, 11pm-3am, £6)

Aberdeen and Dundee

Club: Chungo-Bungo & Dot to Dot
Venue: Snafu, Aberdeen
Date: Friday 19th August

Dot to Dot join forces with the Glasgow Chungo-Bungo crew for a reggae, electro, dub and dancehall special for the ‘deen. Grab your roots music fix!

Sounds like: CBPM001 - Sub Thursday by CHUNGO-BUNGO

11pm-3am, £4

Club: Bleep
Venue: Reading Rooms, Dundee
Date: Friday 19th August

Bleep return with a fresh cut of electronica beats from Light Nights, WeAreNotRobots, Steve ‘n’ Gord and UsualSuspect!

10.30pm-2.30am, £7 / £5 before 11.30am

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