Scottish Clubbing Highlights: 19-25 April
This weekend's guide to the best club nights in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, featuring Midland, Dr. Rubinstein, DJ Bone, Nightwave and DJ Seinfeld
Clubs in Glasgow
Keep It Rolling: 420 Special @ Flat 0/1, Thu 20 Apr
For those indulging in one of the most chilled out 'public holidays' of the year, Flat 0/1 plays host to a 20 Apr party soundtracked with reggae, dubstep, jungle and drum n' bass. The venue will be transformed into a dark, smokey, psychedelic dancehall especially for the occasion, powered by that mega DSR Soundsystem. Pass it to the left hand side (free entry all night).
Thunder Disco presents: Midland @ Sub Club, Fri 21 Apr
To kick off their 2017 Sub Club programme, Thunder Disco have enlisted the talents of the renowned producer/selector Midland. The man responsible for one of the best house tracks of last year, Final Credits, is also an eclectic and dynamic act in the booth. The Skinny caught his recent set at Snowbombing festival in Austria and trust us, this is one night you won't want to miss (£14+bf).
Nightrave x Don't Be Afraid @ La Cheetah Club, Sat 22 Apr
Nightrave are celebrating four years at La Cheetah with one of Detroit's most coveted techno artists, DJ Bone. DJ Bone is known for his individual style, and he comes to Glasgow hot on the heels of his well-received long player It's Good To Be Differ-Ent (released under his Differ-Ent alias). DBA boss Semtek will join Nightwave and Wardy on support, with the party kicking along until 4am (£10+bf).
Clubs in Edinburgh
Dr. Rubinstein //Texture @ Sneaky Pete's, Fri 21 Apr
Texture host their debut party this weekend, and they've invited Berlin acid queen Dr. Rubinstein along for her Scottish debut. The enigmatic Dr. Rubinstein has enjoyed a homegrown rise to the top - without any label affiliation or record releases to date, she has already clocked up a closing stint at Berghain and a b2b slot with Marcel Dettman at Sonar. One to watch (£10+bf).
Overground feat. DJ Seinfeld @ The Mash House, Fri 21 Apr
He's shared bills with the likes of Leon Vynehall, Joy Orbison and Asquith, and now the Spanish DJ Seinfeld will make his Scottish debut this weekend at The Mash House. DJ Seinfeld has released records for Lobster Theremin and Endotherm, and his forthcoming release on Natural Sciences promises sleazy acid and anthemic house breaks - expect more of the same on the night (£4.50/£6.50 OTD).
Clubs in Dundee
Phazed presents DJ Deece @ The Reading Rooms, Fri 21 April
Dublin's Niall D'Arcy, aka DJ Deece, makes a welcome debut at The Reading Rooms this weekend. Playing in Dublin for over seven years, his most recent Deece Series has seen him welcome TEED, Baba Stiltz, Jackmaster and Denis Sulta as guests (£5/8 OTD).
Tickets are moving fast for German selector &ME's upcoming show at Edinburgh's The Mash House on Friday 28 Apr. Back for the second time by popular demand, &ME is building a reputation as one of the most reliable and innovative contemporary house producers around (£10+bf).
Pressure Mayday at Glasgow's SWG3 on Sunday 30 April is shaping up to be a huge showcase of homegrown talent, with Slam, Gary Beck, Clouds, Silicone Soul, Petrichor (live) and Telford on the bill. Get your tickets now (£13+bf).