Friday, 26 August 2011

August (Week 4) Clubbing Listings: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee

Featured Club of the Week: Jackhammer
Venue: Lane Nightclub, Edinburgh
Date: Friday 26th August

People mourned the loss of Regis and Surgeon’s camaraderie as the British Murder Boys, but we all secretly cheer for Regis’ current collaboration with Function as Sandwell District. The live masters of modern techno are joined by the old school’s Altern8 for a DJ set. And another load of DJs keep the buzz going in all three rooms – it’s gonna be packed.

Sounds like: FREE DOWNLOAD

10pm-5am, £12  


Club: Sugarbeat vs Musika
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Friday 26th August

Two hot house clubs join up to deliver the debut appearance of ‘You Gonna Want Me’ Tiga in the capital; bloody time too, the amount of times I’ve heard that tune blasted in the Cab. Three hours of electro-techno will help close the Fringe season of late night clubs, while the remaining two rooms feature the Utah Saints, Kev Wright, Derek Martin, Vincent Vega, Kirk Douglas & Chris Graham and even more!

Sounds like:   Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Tiga's 1-2-3-4 Mix) by TIGA

10.30pm-5am, £15

Club: Xplicit
Venue: Bongo Club
Date: Friday 26th August

I always like the sound of ‘liquid dnb’ – as if syrupy drums are going to drench through your clothes and soak you in bass-fluids. Of course, it’s only vaguely like that, and most soakings are just the result of frenzied dancing in a room of throbbing bodies to the pounding beats. Whatever – Xplicit’s festival special welcomes the head of Hospital Records, London Elektricity, and MC Darrison for a two hour set of the finest drums to make your ears ring.

11pm-5am, £12 adv.

Club: Heavy Gossip
Venue: Hawke & Hunter (Green Room)
Date: Friday 26th August

Restless Souls’ Phil Asher spins the deep house, broken beat and disco vibes for Heavy Gossip; less nattering and more natty. Ricky Reid, one half of Soul Renegades, returns for a live set of keys and vocals, joining residents Craig Smith and Nick Yuill for a blazin’ party.

Sounds like:   PHIL ASHER - ESOTERIA EP VOL 1 by restless soul

11pm-4am, £10

Club: Karnival
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Friday 26th August

Edinburgh cannot resist the top-name DJs for their closing parties, and house circus Karnival flicked through their contacts and settled upon one of their past favourites: funky and soulful Jesse Rose! The Lahndahn DJ is joined by Mike Pinkerton, Oxygen Junkies and RYZO.

Sounds like:   Jesse Rose versus Made to Play all-stars - Yeah - MADE TO PLAY by jesseroseofficial

11pm-5am, £15 / £12

Round up  

Stacks is a new monthly night for Edinburgh, taking a lighter journey through soul, garage and rnb at the Wee Red Bar (26th August, 11pm-3am, £3), and Numbers host their irregular Edinburgh night at Sneaky Pete’s, spinning the freshest house, techno, dubstep and anything that can be considered de rigeur (11pm-5am, £tbc). On Saturday 27th, Big ‘n’ Bashy hit the Bongo for a wallop of grime, jungle, reggae and dubstep (11pm-5am, £tbc), and the RSI She Bang Rave Unit Festival Special, the longest-named event of the festival clubbing season features RSI residents Bill Spice and Duncan Starski, joining the She Bang Rave Unit crew for a mash-up of everything electronic at the Southern (8pm-3am, free). And Pet Rescue at The Store is actually the least likely place you’ll find Rolf Harris or wounded animals, unless they love the techno (11pm-5am, £6 / £3 before midnight).


Club: Killer Kitsch
Venue: Sub Club 
Date: Friday 26th August  

Killer Kitsch have hailed their next guests as a ‘massive influence’ who regularly feature in their own sets: Black Strobe take your kneecaps captive with sonic grooves through the Subby’s futuristic floor. The industrial electroclash maestros also release their ‘Best of 13 Years’ LP shortly, so first take a trip down memory lane in the flesh. Hushpuppy supports.

Sounds like:   Daddy Can Techno too - Arnaud Rebotini juin 2011 by Blackstrobe Records 

11pm-3am, £7

More info: On Sunday 28th, Killer Kitsch are joined by Dundee’s Ado, at their Edinburgh event at Cabaret Voltaire (11pm-5am, £tbc).

Club: Optimo
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Sunday 28th August

I can definitely see a theme at the Sub Club this weekend, when a former member of Black Strobe arrives to spin Optimo right round – Ivan Smagghe treats Glasgow to a double dose of French connection with the hottest electrohouse.

Sounds like:   RA PODCAST 228-SMAGGHE-11-10-2010 by ivan smagghe

11pm-3am, £tbc

Club: Clash of the Undergrounds
Venue: Stereo
Date: Friday 26th August

In this special Clash event (unaffiliated with the band or the magazine), The Shimmy’s Miss7 and London club Fuse’s Chris Maran go head to head with a special guest to be announced. This year sees Maran releasing his own house and techno productions after numerous slots at high-profile house and techno clubs, so catch him on the brink of stardom.

11pm-3am, £7

Round up  

Boom Monk Ben has been travelling further afar with his sound, and Club 520 are drawing him back in to their new club, Sound, on Friday 26th. He spins a four hour set of just about everything, from dancehall dubs to smooth futuristic garage and lots in between. Visuals will be supplied by Visual AIDS, long-time collaborators with Ben (11pm-3am, £6 / £5). Power Tools power up your Saturday at Flat 0/1 with Korben Dallas and Nushta Drognova playing italo disco and house (11pm-3am, free), while Subculture host a residents’ special at the Sub Club (11pm-3am, £10 / free before midnight) with Harri and Domenic manning your house intake.

Aberdeen and Dundee

Club: Wizard Festival After-Party
Venue: Club Snafu, Aberdeen
Date: Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August

Anyone still in need of more action after the Wizard Festival up north can head to Snafu for the weekend with their two After-Parties. On Friday Ado, Bones & Money, Krazzy Martin and special guests from the Snafu tent will keep the buzz going, and Animal Farm, Bigfoot’s, Fuad and Si Smith take the Saturday sign-off.

11pm-3am, £tbc

Club: Boomin’ System
Venue: Reading Rooms, Dundee
Date: Friday 26th August

Special guest Kidkanevil stars at Boomin’ System, mixing up jazz, jungle, and hip-hop for a hefty bass blast.

Sounds like:   The Electric - Toot Toot (kidkanevil remix) by kidkanevil

10.30pm-2.30am, £5

Club: Autodisco
Venue: Reading Rooms
Date: Saturday 27th August

Autodisco returns with more disco, electro and funk with residents Dave Autodisco and Dicky Trisco.

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

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