Scottish Clubbing Highlights: 16-21 June

There's soul-infused house, UK garage and grime, Italo, disco and more on offer in our pick of Scotland's best club nights this week

Article by Claire Francis | 16 Jun 2017
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Clubs in Glasgow

Black Coffee & Jasper James @ Sub Club, Fri 16 Jun

South African producer and DJ Black Coffee, aka Nathi Maphumulo, began his DJ career over 20 years ago. In his home country he's a national icon and has inspired a whole new generation of producers in South Africa with his soul-infused house productions and Johannesburg-based record label, Soulistic Music. He makes his Scottish debut this weekend at Subbie with support from Glasgow's own Jasper James (£15+bf).

Nightmares On Wax @ The Berkeley Suite, Sat 17 Jun

Nightmares On Wax is back at The Berkeley Suite this June, following his last roof-raising show at the venue in May of last year. George Evelyn, better known by his stage name Nightmares on Wax or DJ E.A.S.E, consistently delivers hugely danceable sets. Expect a blend of house, disco, and hip-hop alongside plenty of welcome samples from his own back catalogue (£10+bf).

Nightrave UKG Special @ La Cheetah Club, Sat 17 Jun

Nightrave serves up a special blend of UK garage, funk, bass and grime at La Cheetah this Saturday, with two of Glasgow's best garage connoiseurs at the helm. Astral Black affiliates and Glasgow grime producers DJ Milktray and Bushido will be going back-to-back, plus local jazz guru and Ministry of Sound alumni Rebecca Vasmant will be on warm up duty (£4+bf).

Clubs in Edinburgh

FLY presents Young Team Heist @ Cabaret Voltaire, Fri 16 Jun

If you're strapped for cash, you don't have to miss out on a party! FLY presents another Young Team Heist takeover this Friday, with two rooms of music provided by a host of talented Edinburgh DJs – plus it's free entry if you add your name on the event Facebook page before 11.30pm.

Overground Italo Speciale @ The Mash House, Sat 17 Jun

Overground have hooked up with Cybernetic Dreams for this Italo Speciale which features DJs Wrisk, Tris, Sloan, Nonline and more. As well as celebrating "the genre of passion, obsession, lust and desire", Overground have an inclusive party policy in place, stating that "this night WILL have a strong LGBTQ+ presence. If you are not okay with this, don’t come. Don’t come to any of our nights. We won’t stand for such intolerance."

It's a welcome move, and if you have suggestions for how the party could be made even more inclusive (the promoters have advised there will be gender neutral toilets at the venue), you can also leave suggestions on the Overground Facebook page (£3/£5).

Also this week

The Club Is Back @ The Club Paisley, Sat 17 Jun

We're venturing out to Paisley for this one – The Club Paisley (69) is reopening under new management. Former residents Raymond and Lindsay Green will be welcoming in new resident Nino Blink, in what is sure to be a jubliant resurrection party for the many fans of this clubbing institution (£5+bf).