Thursday, 1 September 2011

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

Featured Club of the Week: Highlife's Witchdoctor Dance
Venue: La Cheetah
Date: Saturday 3rd September

Highlife continue their reach across the continents for top-notch guests, this time setting their sights on the Ivory Coast’s Raoul K for a Witchdoctor Dance with African beat stylings and tribal rhythms against the techno wireframe. More afrobeat, funky, jackin’ house, Latin and electro come from resident Auntie Flo.

Sounds like: Mr Raoul K feat. Iklwa Brothers - Black Sky by Mr Raoul K

11pm-3am, £6


Club: Funky Doodle Do
Venue: Bongo Club
Date: Thursday 1st September

DJRed6’s newest night delivers classic hip-hop, funk and soul sounds, guaranteed plenty basslines and beats and the odd horn section.

11pm-3am, free

Club: Devil Disco Club
Venue: Bongo Club
Date: Saturday 3rd September

It’s disco on all fronts at DDC this time, when Edinburgh-based Discopolis guest for a live set of eh, electro, indie and house music. They delighted crowds at the recent Reading and Leeds Festival with their lush synth onslaught. Even if you can’t get your disco fix from Discopolis, residents the Trouble DJs and Giles Walker spin vintage disco, electro funk, and New York grooves.

Sounds like: Discopolis - Zenithobia by discopolismusic

11pm-3am, £3

Club: Superlovers
Venue: Liquid Room
Date: Saturday 3rd September

I’m not sure how they’ve managed to keep the reported 5am license now that Edinburgh winds down it’s party season, but whatever – Fever and Lovechild team up to create Superlovers for their final festival party, starring main Lovechild resident Alessandro Londra, and Fever resident’s Brian Fisher and Mark Price, with Miss Chris. There will be a special live PA from Novena, singing the lighter side of vocal house, who has been a hit on the gay club scene and charts.

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11pm-5am, £12 / £10 adv.

Round up
It’s a very light weekend for Edinburgh, as people recover the last month of their lives living from dusk till dawn at the Festival: Cab Vol Stars host Believe vs Trilogy at their next instalment in Cab Voltaire on Friday 2nd (11pm-3am, £5 / free before midnight), and Fake returns to Sneaky Pete’s on the 3rd, with house, techno, breaks and more (11pm-5am, £3 / members free)


Club: Traktion
Venue: Basura Blanca 

Date: Friday 2nd September

Residents Colin Forbes and Chaz Johnston host special guest and Slave to the Rhythm radio show host, Domm, spin deep house and techno for the Tracktion faithful, drawing on a dearth of material featured on his Subcity Radio slot.

10pm-2am, £5 / £3 NUS

Club: Jak
Venue: Ad Lib
Date: Friday 2nd September

Cranking out the releases for almost 17 years, DMX Krew aka Ed DMX guests at Jak, on the launch night of one of the newest acid-house, Chicago vibes and electro grooves clubs to hit Ad Lib. Residents Signal_! And beatPHreak support.

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11pm-3am, £8 / £6

Club: Numbers
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Friday 2nd September

This month’s Numbers sees James Blake take to the stage again with a DJ set of experimental bass, post-dubstep, and warped and melodious keys. Residents Goodhand and Nelson support with dub-techno, hot electro, and a plethora of juke, hyphy and more.

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11pm-3am, £7 adv

Club: Substanz Kelburn Party 
Venue: The Arches 
Date: Saturday 3rd September 

Originally due to be hosted at the infamous Kelburn Castle, the Substanz Kelburn Party is keeping the name and moving to The Arches due to licensing restrictions. Headliners and DJs Clive Henry, Subb An, Silicone Soul and Chris Duckenfield and Mash spin minimal, tech-house, electronica and deep beats.

11pm-3am, £12

Club: Melting Pot
Venue: The Admiral
Date: Saturday 3rd September

After their summer break, Melting Pot return to the good ship Admiral, the finest nautical on-land venue. The British house master special guest Joey Negro opens the first of the Autumn / Winter season while residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner rock the disco house.

Sounds like: Joey Negro Live In The Southport Weekender Connoisseurs Corner 2009 by Joey Negro

11pm-3am, £10

Round up
Now that Glasgow is back on top for the sheer range of club nights, what with the Edinburgh Festival finishing, the weekend starts here on Thursday 1st at Club 520 with Walk n Skank, courtesy of Mungo’s Hi Fi with reggae, dancehall, jahtari and more (11pm-3am, £4 / £3). On Friday 2nd, David Barbarossa’s Thing at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy with more reggae, disco, electronica and post-punk (11.30pm-3am, £3), and ReFrame launch at The Admiral on the same evening, with DJs Haunted Code and Martin Lindinger spinning house and techno (11pm-3am, £5). On Saturday 3rd, Front to Back return to Club 520, carrying on the emergent reggae theme for the first weekend of the month in Glasgow. Residents Chungo Bungo, DJ L-I-A-M, Marquee DJs and La Bamba play (11pm-3am, £7 / £5). Subculture take their usual slot of fresh and classic house with residents Harri and Domenic (11pm-3am, £10 / free before midnight), and Instruments of Rapture close the weekend on Sunday 4th at the Sub, as part of the Sub Club's series of one-off Sunday specials, featuring choice tracks from the nu-disco label, Instruments of Rapture (11pm-3am, £tbc).


Club: Headway
Venue: Reading Rooms
Date: Friday 2nd September

Ahead of their appearance at the Substanz Kelburn Party, Silicone Soul headline Headway at the Reading Rooms for electronic bliss.

Sounds like:   silicone soul dj set @ the slam tent, t in the park, scotland 2011 by siliconesoul

10.30pm-2.30am, £tbc


Club: Dot to Dot and Okoru
Venue: Snafu
Date: Friday 2nd September

The Germans are coming again, when David August (Stil Vor Talent) enthrals the crowd with house and electro swathes ahead of his debut LP, due to drop in 2012. Gary Smith supports.

Sounds like: David August - East Side Story Mix - May 2011 by davidaugust

11pm-3am, £10 / £8 adv.

Club: Mothership
Venue: Snafu
Date: Saturday 3rd September

Radio hosts Nocturne take over the basement of Mothership for house and techno frequencies. You can hear Nocturne every Friday, 8-10pm on shmu radio/99.8fm.

11pm-3am, £tbc

Club: Hot City
Venue: Snafu
Date: Sunday 4th September

New night Hot City bring the disco to Aberdeen, with Hush Puppy of Glasgow’s Death Disco, and Delusions of Grandeur.

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11pm-3am, £tbc

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