Scottish Clubbing Highlights: November 2021

Missing Persons Club bring us a B2B of B2Bs, Hobbes Music celebrate their eighth birthday, two new parties – Planet Dance and Shelflife – launch, Szentek returns for its fifth addition, and much more...

Feature by Nadia Younes | 04 Nov 2021
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There’s a B2B of B2Bs from the undisputed champions of B2Bs at La Cheetah Club on 5 November, as Missing Persons Club residents DJ Smoker and Lovejoy warm up ahead of the main pairing. Mála Ádh label boss Céilí goes B2B with Athens-born DJ MarcelDune – who recently featured on the label’s debut release, LUCKYBAG001 – for the main event. Meanwhile, in Edinburgh there’s a homegrown label boss/label affiliate B2B, as Hobbes and Auntie Flo headline Hobbes Music’s eighth birthday party at The Bongo Club.

It’s another fully Scottish affair at The Ice Factory on 6 November as brand new party Planet Dance launches with man of the moment Ewan McVicar headlining and support from Perth locals Craigie Knowes and JAIMIE. And in Edinburgh on the same night, following up last month’s shimmering musical beauty pageant with India Jordan, Miss World is back at Sneaky Pete's. This time, it’s former Griessmuehle resident, and Queen Reef herself, Darwin taking the reins.

It feels a bit like there’s a not-so-secret competition for ‘most ridiculous DJ name’ doing the rounds at the moment, and certainly in the running for the top prize is Glasgow’s DJ Accident At Work. He’ll be bringing his signature blend of self-dubbed ‘drillelectro’ and garage to Dundee’s Beat Generator Live! for Guesthaus on 13 November – and, hopefully, leaving unscathed. Another one for the garage fans, Shelflife invites Manchester’s Interplanetary Criminal to The Mash House in Edinburgh on 25 November for their debut event and, if previous sets are anything to go by, it’s sure to be an energetic one.

Otherwise, if parties in traditional wedding venues are your thing, then it’s your lucky month because there are two taking place in Scotland in November. The first, Tribal Pulse, takes place at Mains Castle in Dundee on 6 November, with DJ sets from Boom Merchant, Harri & Domenic, Echoplex and more. The second, Szentek, takes place at Kinkell Byre in St Andrews on 18 November and the festival is celebrating their fifth birthday this year, so you can definitely expect big things from this year's line-up.