Thursday, 8 September 2011

September (Week 2) Clubbing Listings: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee

Patrick Walker (FSG)
Featured Club of the Week: Pulse
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
Date: Saturday 10th September

On his whistle-stop tour of Scotland, Dave Clarke checks in with Edinburgh again to see if they missed his eyeliner and brand of techno since T in the Park. Pulse Residents Darrell Harding, Andy Problems, Ritchie Bryson, Muzza B, and Andy Borthwick support in Room 1. In Room 2 there’s a Substance / Audio showcase, with Forward Strategy Group’s Patrick Walker (Perc / SA) and a special DJ set of pressurised dub-techno, and devastating rhythms. Substance resident Gavin Richardson supports.

Sounds like: 4. Forward Strategy Group - Corporate Stress Tools by Substance+SubstanceAudio

11pm-3am, £14 adv.

Extra: Dave Clarke appears in Aberdeen the night before, on Friday 9th at Liebe in Snafu. 11pm-3am, £tbc


Club: Telefunken
Venue: The Store
Date: Saturday 10th September

Filter’s DJ Q returns to the Telefunken stage, having last wowed the crowd when the club was still playing out of the Jazz Bar! The venues have progressively changed, but the favoured house style of Telefunken hasn’t, and DJ Q will remind why his jackin’ loops are so seductive. Residents Alan Gray, Nick Wilson and Harvey (We Play House) support.

Sounds like: Alan Gray - We Are One by telefunken

11pm-3am, £5/ £4 / Free before 11.30pm

Club: Betamax
Venue: Studio 24
Date: Saturday 10th September

New club Betamax launches with special guest HRH, cranking out the moody punk-electronica. New wave, disco, post-punk, and full on analogue synths ring out from residents Chris Fast, Gig Gus, and Jake Barnes going through the vinyl back catalogues to dig out what was the cutting edge of the 80s.

Sounds like:

11pm-3am, £5 / £4 / Free before 11.30pm

Club: Edit
Venue: Hawke & Hunter, Green Room
Date: Saturday 10th September

Everyone likes to joke about the rivalries between Edinburgh and Glasgow (what passes as an East and West side feud in Scotland), and Edit are hosting their own musical version with Glasgow DJs Geoff Montford and Al Kent exchanging disco beats with Edinburgh’s John Tokyoblu and Future B.

10pm-3am, £8 / £6 before midnight or students

Round up

Get rolling with Animal Hospital at Sneaky Pete’s at a budget-busting free entry for minimal tech (11pm-3am) on Friday 9th, and Musika host a residents’ house, techno and electro special with Derek Martin, Laurie Neil, Jamie McKenzie and Kirk Douglas on Saturday 10th (Liquid Room, 10pm-3am, £MOTD / £5 before 11.15pm). Over at the Bongo, Messenger Sound System with MC Ras Echo deliver another round of roots music (11pm-3am, £7 / £6 before midnight).

If you’re still going by Sunday 11th, Bass Syndicate provide another free session at Sneaky Pete’s with heavenly breaks (11pm-3am, £3 non-members) from G-Mac, Believe and Silver Storic. Fancy a boat trip sail out the weekend? Heavy Gossip host a high seas adventure on the Firth of Forth, picking up from the Newsroom at 5.30pm. Disco, house and more via two modes of transport from Craig Smith and Nick Yuill! (3pm-late, £20 / £15 adv)


Club: Warp Presents
Venue: The Arches
Date: Friday 9th September

Glasgow just can’t get enough of Africa Hitech it seems. Having recently stormed it at Fortified back in June, the Detroit and Jamaican blenders headline this special Warp event, with Rudi Zygadio, Anxst and supporting artist Point to C. The theme for the event is ‘African music from the future’, with an infusion of Warpitude – namely acid, dub, digital, ragga, garage and more. It’s an early start gig, so if you check this out you’ll still have time to hit the clubs later!

Sounds like: Africa Hitech - Sampler by Warp Records

8pm-late, £8+BF

Club: No Sleep
Venue: Chambre 69
Date: Saturday 10th September
No Sleep host a special 10 Years of Secretsundaze party, featuring Giles Smith, George Fitzgerald and Brawther, with support from residents Adam Watt and Jonathan Carroll. The London party brings Secretsundaze founder Giles to reinvent the daytime house and techno groove for the Glasgow nightlife, and fresh talent George Fitzgerald, who recently dropped his ManMakeMusic release pitching a balance between softer dubstep beats and futuristic garage-house.

Sounds like: Fernweh / Hearts - MMAKEM001 by George FitzGerald

11pm-3am, £10

Club: Electric Frog September Weekender
Venue: SWG3
Date: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September

After being unable to deliver the goods at SWG3 due to refurbishment, the Electric Frog Weekender returns to its revamped venue with an enhanced line-up. Day One of the mini- urban festival features Derrick May, Jeff Mills, Levon Vincent, Len Faki and Slam on the Pressure Street Stage for the techno faithful, and on the 10 Years of Melting Pot Stage, Frankie Knuckles, Joe Clausell, Bob Jeffries and Andrew Pirie take up the house guard. It’s a calmer, melodic line-up for Day Two, with live Music from Mogwai, Wild Beasts, The Fall, Mount Kimbie, The Orb, Errors, Jimmy Edgar, Organs of Love and Konx-Om-Pax fill your desire for post-rock, electro rhythms, indie and experimental electronics.

Sounds like: Pfirter - The Dub Track (Len Faki remix) by LEN FAKI

2pm-10pm, £50 / £27.50 per day

More info: The Electric Frog can’t exist without an after-party, so each night you can head to The Arches for the official after-show. Only £5 with a Electric Frog wristband (10.30pm-3am).

Club: Shake It
Venue: Chambre 69
Date: Saturday 10th September

Layo and Bushwacka take over Chambre 69 to dominate the entire four hours with their club Shake It and a DJ set. That’ll be one hour of dance mash-up for ever year since they’ve last visited the city, described by them as the “UK Detroit”.

Sounds like (a higher quality version of):

11pm-3am, £10

Round up

Soothe your Soul with Jelly Roll at La Cheetah on Friday 9th with their residents’ special of house inspired by the likes of Theo Parrish (11pm-3am, £5), and after a quick kip you can start all over again at Wax Works Vs Equalised at The Old Hairdressers from 1pm-1am, for their all day techno party for freeeeeee. House and techno go mann gegen mann for a heated and deep party. New club Freaky Freaky launches at Nice’n’Sleazy with special guests S-Type and Éclair Fifi (Saturday 10th, 11.30pm-3am, £3), and supported by resident Sam Murray, spinning electronics and rnb slants. Remedy Nites Presents Baktrack on the same evening at La Cheetah with special guest Tom Budden, with AdrianM, Rab Hendo and Steven Fair at this brand new house night (11pm-3am, £8). Over at Blackfriars, Osmium with DJs Blair and Gary delights with disco, funk, italo and more (11pm-3am, £3). Dirty Beautiful Science flip the dubstep, electro and techno with residents The Black Price, Vik Vector, and AlessioOo (Blackfriars, 11pm-3am, £tbc).


Club: Mothership 
Venue: Snafu 
Date: Saturday 10th September 

Mothership keeps its regular notch in Aberdeen’s clubbing calendar with another instalment of house, techno, electro, disco and lots in between with residents Adam Ackers and Fuad.

11pm-3am, £tbc


Club: Mixed Bizness
Venue: Reading Rooms 
Date: Friday 9th September

Mixed Bizness make their irregular visit to Dundee and bring the Glasgow club that has entertained so many. Live guest HaHaHa delivers his unique twist of house and techno, tweaking the heart strings with melodic patterns.

Sounds like: 1.1.11 Mixtape by HaHaHa

10.30pm-2.30am, £5 / £4

Club: Spektrum
Venue: Reading Rooms
Date: Saturday 10th September

Dundee is pleased to welcome back Monkey Mafia’s Jon Carter to enthrall dancers with ragga tinged acid-house and techno.

Sounds like: Tinted Car by Jon Carter

10.30pm-2.30am, £8

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