Friday, 14 October 2011

October club listings and a holiday!

I'm off on holiday! For once.. but that means I leave you in the lurch with listings and content. Please note there will be no club listings this week or next week, but I cannot leave you without something, so here is the world's shortest club recommendations for your weekend ahead:

Starting on Friday in Edinburgh, you have James Ruskin and Neil Landstrumm over at Jackhammer (Lane,10.30pm-3am, £5), and the Plastician (Rinse FM) debuts at Xplicit on the same evening at the Bongo (11pm-3am, £8 adv). Cabaret Voltaire host Bed Bug with dnb hero Shy FX on Friday 14th (11pm-3am, £10 / £8 adv).

In Glasgow, Return to Mono welcome Cassy at the Sub Club on Friday 14th (11pm-3am, £12 / £10 students), and over at La Cheetah's Cut Down on the same evening, there's a rare appearance from Maurice Fulton (11pm-3am, £7 / £5 before midnight). Friday also sees the launch of Rustie's debut LP on Warp, Glass Swords, at Stereo under the Numbers x LuckyMe banner (11pm-3am, £8). Death Disco reach to Canada for filthy-mouthed electro star Peaches on Saturday 15th (11pm-3am, £14).

Dundee welcome Mungo's Hi Fi with special guest Marina P at the Reading Rooms on Friday 14th (10.30pm-2.30am, £7 / £5 before 11.30pm), and Aberdeen's Let It Bleed have a hairy special with the 2 Bears aka Joe Goddard and Raf Daddy on the same evening (11pm-3am, £tbc).

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Free tunes: Osmium mixes July-Oct 2011

Glasgow's Osmium club got in touch with the blog recently to give the lowdown on their night held every second Saturday of the month at Blackfriars on Bell Street, spinning a "mad mix of Italo, synth, funk and other madness" - as an extra bonus they casually dropped in a four month back catalogue of Osmium mixes. Dig in and enjoy!

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Thursday, 6 October 2011

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


Club: Cab Vol Stars
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire
Date: Friday 7th October

The Cab Vol Stars return with another venue crew inspired night and a few handpicked guests, in the form of Jackmaster, Al Meldrum and Dickie Drysdale, exploding the latest and weightiest electronics for your listening pleasure. Jackmaster is readily associated with Glasgow’s Numbers by the Scots, but he is better known around the world as the Fabriclive 57 selector and a current hot topic on the techno, house and electro scenes

Sounds like: URB Presents: JACKMASTER – NUMBERS 2010 <<< Download

10pm-3am, £6

Club: Wonky
Venue: Bongo Club
Date: Friday 7th October

To celebrate Wonky’s first birthday, they invite Grandma Staflash and The Furious Grandads for a live special of Balkan-styled electro-swing, breaks, hip-hop and some serious tongue in cheek. They Wolfjazz and Hobbes bring up the rear with dubstep, heavy bass, hip-hop, and worldwide flavours.

Sounds like: Grandma Staflash - Silver Lines by Grandma Staflash

11pm-3am, £7 / £5 before midnight

Club: Electrikal
Venue: The Store
Date: Friday 7th October

If you like your bass music rough and ready with a moody attitude, turn down that dark alleyway into Guthrie St and visit Electrikal for special guest booking, 16-Bit. The London-based DJ and producer has been stepping out with the likes of Noisia, and joins the club for future bass, dubstep, funk, reggae, hip-hop and more in a high energy beat throw-down.

Sounds like: Dinosaurs by 16bit

11pm-3am, £12 
Club: Musika
Venue: Liquid Room
Date: Saturday 8th October

James Zabiela’s picture is the most searched thing about this blog, so you’ll all be glad to know that the model-like one returns to Musika and joins rising talent Maya Jane Coles for a double headliner of hot breakbeat house and minimal, deep tech-house.

Sounds like: Little One by Maya Jane Coles

10.30pm-3am, £15

More: Zabiela also appears at Streetrave’s 22nd Birthday with MANDY, Shades of Rhythm, The Bassheads and more at The Arches on Saturday 8th October. (10pm-3am, £15)


Club: Tribute
Venue: La Cheetah
Date: Friday 7th October

This is one to draw the old clubheads out their homes! Stay Plastic, Scrabble and Jelly Roll Soul are combining to create Tribute, a night concentrating on a particular sound or artist, and this time it’s an Urban Tribe themed-night with special guest and former Drexciya tour DJ, Stingray! Check out his fierce aquatic electro alongside rolling residents Dommm (Pest Control) and Matt (All Caps).

Sounds like: DJ Stingray - 'Live From' - Unknown To The Unknown at Last FM HQ by BOILER ROOM

11pm-3am, £10

Club: Wax Works Vs Equalised
Venue: The Admiral
Date: Friday 7th October

What can I say, Forward Strategy Group are Scotland born and bred but they’re rarely booked to play in their own country, however times are changing as more people tune into their sound. Fresh from their stormin’ performance for Grounded Theory in Berlin - drawing in crowds from as far away as Sweden for the event - FSG bring their dirty, industrial techno and tundra soundscapes for a three hour DJ set at their second ever appearance in Glasgow for Wax Works and Equalised.

Sounds like: Forward Strategy Group Wax Works Mix 02 by waxworks

11pm-3am, £8 / £5 adv.

Club: Subculture vs Animal Farm
Venue: Sub Club
Date: Saturday 8th October

Bickering about who is the rightfully-named pioneer of a genre can be a minefield, but this one’s a straight answer: dub-inflected techno / Berlin electronics pioneer Moritz ‘Maurizio’ Von Oswald has had so many tricks in his back pocket over the years he’s forged a career in contemporary techno, 80s pop / kraut-rock, new wave, and of course, went on to co-found the Basic Channel label. Playing a special live set with Tikiman, Moritz (onstage at 9.30pm) will dig through possibly the biggest dub and afro-influenced collection in Berlin to bring you a special pre-club live set!

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8.30pm-3am, £15 / £12

Club: Vitamins 6
Venue: Chambre 69
Date: Saturday 8th October

Glasgow party Vitamins see their plans come together as they announce a showcase for two of their favourite producers. LuckyMe’s Lunice and bass monster Baobinga drop in to deliver their boost of energising vitamin tonic, distilled into lively beats. Canadian Lunice started off as a b-boy and graduated to electro hip-hop producer, being snapped up by the LuckyMe label when they hooked up across the Atlantic, and Baobinga has forged a strong reputation as a bass connoisseur, whether its dnb, dancehall, hyphy, electro, it’s all tantalising rumbles of soundwaves. Shaun and Sam Vitamins support.

Sounds like: "I See U" on Oneman's mix - RINSE.FM by Lunice

11pm-4am (subject to license), £9+bf


Club: Everything Else Sucks
Venue: Snafu
Date: Friday 7th October

For their third birthday Everything Else Sucks host special Belgian guests Sound of Stereo to celebrate over 900 days on the scene and recruiting two new residents this year. They headlined I Love Techno with their electro killers in 2010 and now embrace the Scottish north: Recommended for fans of Fake Blood and Brodinski. Ado and Squelchy support.

Sounds like: Switch Playground (September 2011) by Sound of Stereo

11pm-3am, £9

Club: Minival vs Mothership
Venue: Snafu
Date: Saturday 8th October

This special event features as the second last ever gig by Moon Harbour’s Chris Lattner as he bids goodbye to life on the house circuit. It’s not clear whether he’ll remain in production, but it’s as good excuse as any to groove on down to progressive and tech-house and bid adieu.

Sounds like: Chris Lattner - Going To Miami by Chris Lattner

11pm-3am, £tbc


Club: Optimo
Venue: Reading Rooms
Date: Friday 7th October

Optimo duo JD Twitch and JG Wilkes make their monthly excursion to Optimo for gold glitter beats, savvy rhythms and subtle blends of house, disco, tech, electro and funk.

10.30pm-2.30am, £6 / £4 before midnight

Club: Mixed Bizness
Venue: Reading Rooms
Date: Saturday 8th October

Another Glasgow club holding a monthly spot in Dundee is Mixed Bizness helmed by the funky Boom Monk Ben. This month they feature Parker, the man who dared to make a dubstep track based on the Jungle Book and has been winning over crowds and DJs alike with his Bristol bass.

Sounds like: Singles & Remixes by Parker*

10.30pm-2.30am, £6 / £5 students