Friday, 30 September 2011

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


Club: LuckyMe
Venue: Sneaky Pete’s
Date: Friday 30th September

LuckyMe make their irregular trip through to Edinburgh to share their ever-expanding corner of the world with the capital’s crowds, and this time they bring Oneman – Rinse FM DJ and long-time garage supporter. When he isn’t tearing up the airwaves with dubstep, 2-step, grime, garage and the murky bass soup that lies between, he's destroying the dancefloors, so get yourself to the subterranean layers of Sneaky Pete’s. Support comes from The Blessings and Eclair Fi Fi.

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11pm-3am, £5 / £4 (members free)

Club: Sugarbeat
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Friday 30th September

Riding high on his debut LP, SBTRKT jets to Sugarbeat to throw post-dubstep bounce into the groove, adorned with powerful vocals and wobbling basslines. Taking a path between garage, electro, pop and straight up bass music, SBTRKT joins the Sugarbeat high-powered mix of knee-shaking beats.

Sounds like: hold on (live at maida vale for bbc 1xtra) by sbtrkt

11pm-3am, £9

Club: Departure Lounge
Venue: The Caves
Date: Friday 30th September

Departure Lounge celebrates eight years transporting Edinburgh’s clubbers to a land of cosmic beats, latin rhythms, African styles, and downright funk. They invite special guests Zed Bias and Federation Of The Disco Pimp. Bias will break up the chilled beats and rebuild with 2-step garage influences and FOTDP have been described by Craig Charles as the most aggressive jazz and funk he’d heard. Departure Lounge continue their journey breaking down musical barriers.

Sounds like: Maddslinky - Moonshine (From Forthcoming LP 2012) by zedbiasakamaddslinky

11pm-3am, £10 / £7 adv

Club: Rendezvous
Venue: The Green Room
Date: Saturday 1st October

Debuting in Edinburgh, Poker Flat’s MANIK joins Rendezvous for a brand of house that takes in nu-disco and funky acid along the way. Drawing rave reviews from the likes of DJ Mag Mixmag and iDJ, MANIK has the start of the winter nights sorted for heat. He’ll be joined by Blair & Ryan Harrower, Ross Scott, Gary Carvel, Steven Willison and Bruce Nicholson.

Sounds like: Adana Twins & Dr Dru- Anymore (MANIK Remix) [160 Kbps Preview CLIP] by M A N I K

10pm-3am, £10 / £8 before 11pm or students all night 

Club: Sono
Venue: The Courtyard
Date: Friday 30th September

Nothing like a good ol’ free techno and deep house night, especially when it’s a pre-club to get your night started off on the right foot! Sono aims to draw on the talents of local artists in an outdoor venue, easing clubbers into their night one beat at a time. Special guests Adam Watt and Why Eleven? of No Sleep, and Elastik residents’ Gary Campbell and John Smyth aka Dynamode join the Sono residents.

8pm–12am, Free

Club: Pressure
Venue: The Arches
Date: Friday 30th September

For Soma’s 20th birthday party special, the usual high profile techno and house artists (Slam, Funk D’Void, Silicone Soul, and Gary Beck) will celebrate the entry to their third decade on the scene, but there’s an extra special surprise in their featured headliner – a live set from dub-techno don Deepchord! Detroit fans grab your shoes and tickets.

Sounds like: Deepchord - Amsterdam Remnant 6 (Night Air Mix) (Soma 319d) by soma

11pm-4am, £14

Club: How’s Your Party
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Friday 30th September

How’s Your Party reappear at full strength, inviting wobbly bass purveyors Jack Beats for another Glasgow showdown as we enter the darkness of Scottish Winter. Always keeping it fresh and lively, Jack Beats has the positive answer to How’s Your Party?

Sounds like: Aloe Blacc: Green Lights (JACK BEATS REMIX) by Jack Beats

11pm-3am, £10 / £8

Club: Let’s Go Back
Venue: Stereo
Date: Saturday 1st October

LGB returns to A Boy’s Own era, welcoming Ashley Beedle and Terry Farley to this old school party. Beedle was dropping acid-house when today’s average clubber was picking out school socks, and he joins returning guest Farley for a fast-paced history lesson. Residents Bosco and Rob Mason spin classic acid-house, rave sounds and techno rhythms in support.

Sounds like: Ashley Beedle Live @ Freestyle Birmingham by ASHLEY BEEDLE

11pm-3am, £12


Club: Prince Fatty Soundsystem
Venue: Reading Rooms
Date: Saturday 1st Oct

For a full-on dub and reggae injection in traditional soundsystem style, check out this special show from Prince Fatty Soundsystem, all agog with tape-delays, vintage production, and the vocals of ex-Revenge of the Killer Slits singer Hollie Cooke and the Horseman MC.

Sounds like: Christopher Columbus ft. Little Roy by Prince Fatty

10pm-2.30am, £8 / £6 before 11.30pm

Extra: You can also catch the soundsystem at the Afro Caribbean Network Centre (8pm-3am, £5 donation) 


Club: Liebe
Venue: Snafu
Date: Friday 30th September

A fantastic booking for Liebe, as they invite the rising star of corroded acid-techno beats, Blawan to dirty up the Snafu dancefloor. Lo-Quality is fresh from writing a rave review on his latest release ‘What You Do With What You Have’ for Clash – head north this weekend for a thoroughly dirty groove. Support comes from Tuff Wax and the Acid Thunder residents Bones and Money.

Sounds like: Blawan - Vibe Decorium by casadielectronica

11pm-3am, £tbc

More info: I hear he’s in Edinburgh on the 5th of October at the Caves…

Club: Mothership
Venue: Snafu
Date: Saturday 1st October

Prolific mixer Stretford Dogs Club guests at the Mothership this weekend, giving ‘Donian crowds a taste of his massive mix project ‘A Day In a Dog’s Life’. Mixing a two hour set of old and new classics in a deep house vein every month, Stretford aims to create a 24 hour mix portraying his tastes, recommendations and inspirations. And a collection of generally great music!

Sounds like: STRETFORD DOGS CLUB | A DAY IN A DOGS LIFE | UNLEASHED 2011 by Stretford Dogs Club

11pm-3am, £tbc

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