Thursday, 22 September 2011

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

Switching things up a little at Lo-Quality, with shorter listings for the weekend ahead. Take a shedload of great club nights, run them through the guest headliner, price, usual crowd turnout, and general atmosphere filters, and you get the top picks below!


Club: Tokyoblu
Venue: Teviot Underground
Date: Friday 23rd September 

Tokyoblu move to the student stomping grounds of the Teviot for their auspicious ninth birthday, featuring live house, electro and tech from Gabriel Kemp, Little Grooves, Sounds of Soul, Niall & Dennis McKervey, Nobad & Damon Melvin (Get 2 Funk), and Soul Jam Hot. Residents John and Iain dig through the crates for the finest representation of their near-decade delighting house fans. This one-off is happening during Freshers week, picking up the influx of new students looking for underground disco, funk and sparkly house.

Sounds like: Bottletop by tokyoblu dj's

9pm-3am, £8 / £6 before midnight

Club: Four Corners
Venue: Bongo Club
Date: Friday 23rd September

As part of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, Four Corners welcomes a live set from The Delegators, infusing soul with Jamaican flavours and reggae swing, rocksteady and splashes of motown. Residents Simon Hodge, Johnny Cashback, Astroboy and Wee G bring in the remaining corners of the world with breaks, jazz, funk dipped in South American, African, and European styles.

Sounds like: Movin' On EP excerpts by The Delegators

11pm-3am, £tbc

Club: Compakt
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Friday 23rd September

Perk up for the techno sightings this weekend – label boss Ali Wells aka Perc of Perc Records, home to Forward Strategy Group, headlines Compakt’s third birthday party for a techno lesson in UK industrial noises. The second room is hosted by Compakt resident DJ Phrase offering a different take on the techno night, heating up the second room with electro, dubstep and drum and bass beats. He is joined by Special Ed, label owner of Special Records.

Sounds like: Perc - Wicker & Steel - full album stream by Perc

11pm-3am, £5 / free before midnight

Club: Kapital
Venue: The Caves
Date: Friday 23rd September

More techno prevails! Kapital make their monthly appearance with Oliver Huntemann touring his Paranoia Reactable Live show for the only Scottish date. The tour celebrates his new LP, Paranoia, turning his live show into a visual feast as he shifts cubes of soft and hardware to control synths, installed in a fancy-ass/fetishist cage and lighting rig. It’s a full stage show to blow your mind as you groove minimal techno. Kapital residents Barry O’Connell and Brad Charters support.

Sounds like: Ideal Audio Podcast, Vol. 1 - Oliver Huntemann by Oliver Huntemann

11pm-3am, £12 / £10 adv.


Club: Sensu
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Friday 23rd September

The sea tour is finished, and Sensu dock at the Sub Club for landlubbers Guti and tINI, who despite sounding like an exotic circus act of the 1860s, are Desolat stars: jazz wunder-kid turned latin-infusing techno and house explorer and tINI, the able accomplice of the Desolat label-bosses and fast becoming a regular fixture on the German club circuit.

Sounds like: Patio de juegos - patio de juegos -Desolat by guti_desolat

11pm-3am, £10

Club: Optimo Presents… Horse Meat Disco
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Sunday 25th September

Optimo host another special Sunday event with Horse Meat Disco taking over the Sub reins to introduce James Hillard, Jim Stanton, Severino and Filthy Luka to Glasgow’s disco cravers. Horse Meat Disco are Sunday night faithfuls also, delighting that niche of the club scene who shift-work, know when to book their holidays, or simply can rock on through till the 9am start on Monday. Refresh your knowledge of disco with an education in the genres that twist in and out its funky and soulful centre.

Sounds like: HMD 6 Music Pilot #2 by James-horse-meat-disco

11pm-3am, £9 / £8 before midnight

Club: Divine
Venue: The Admiral 

Date: Saturday 24th September

Andrew Divine raises Divine from the refurbished Art School to the Admiral for a new venue and solid reputation to draw on – return to the 60s and 70s for a reach into the roots of the modern. Groove to psych, funk, ska, soul, northern and more on original sexy vinyl.

Sounds like:

11pm-3am, £7 / £5 before midnight and concessions


Club: Mothership 
Venue: Snafu 
Date: Saturday 24th September

Mothership do a bit of resident swapping, when they beam in Glasgow’s Junior, fresh from behind the decks of Sensu and performances at Subculture, tipping out the freshest house and techno by the bucketload from Snafu’s sound system. Fuad and Adam Ackers support.

Sounds like: Juniors Kinda Blue Pic and Mix (Pick a record and mix) by Junior Sub Club

11pm-3am, Free entry with "7!" wristband.

Club: Snafu is 7: Steve Bug
Venue: Snafu
Date: Sunday 25th September

All this week Snafu have been celebrating their 7th birthday with a raft of special events, and they round it all off with Poker Flat’s Steve Bug. Taking you on a sonic journey from start to finish, Bug trawls minimal tech-house and deep house for the spine-tinglers and knee-wobblers. He is joined by Fuad (Rememory Music) and Si Smith.

Sounds like: Steve Bug -Do It Right - teaser by stevebug

11pm-3am, £10 / £7 adv / £5 members

More info: Anyone who had bought tickets for the original billing, Josh Wink, will still be able to use them.


Club: Bass Orgy Sound System
Venue: Reading Rooms
Date: Friday 23rd September

Dundee’s launches a new night for the bass fans with Bass Orgy Sound System, as much of a tin-name as you could possibly get. Electro, dub, dnb, and sub shakers abound from residents Dave Non-Zero, Sharpy and Farfletched, and Scotty D guests for glitchy, fast-paced beats on their very first event. B.O.S.S’s motto is: Letting you feel how bass is meant to be.

Sounds like:

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

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