Scottish Clubbing Highlights: August 2019

Take full advantage of the Fringe's late licensing and party right through til 5am in Edinburgh, while there's also plenty of fun to be had across the M8

Feature by Nadia Younes | 29 Jul 2019
  • Shoot Your Shot

Shoot Your Shot Festival Opening Party: Cormac @ Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2 Aug

Undoubtedly one of the best club nights in Scotland, Shoot Your Shot turn five this year, and the celebrations are expectedly colourful. They bring Northern Ireland’s Cormac along for a Edinburgh/Glasgow double dunter at the beginning of the month, kicking off with their Fringe opening party before heading over to The Poetry Club in Glasgow the following night to continue the celebrations. LEZZER QUEST are on the support for the Edinburgh night, while SYS resident and founder Bonzai Bonner holds down the support fort solo in Glasgow.

First Edition: Kornél Kovács @ The Mash House, Edinburgh, 10 Aug

Hot on the heels of releasing his debut album Stockholm Marathon at the end of April via Studio Barnhus – the label he co-runs with Petter Nordkvist and Axel Boman – Kornél Kovács makes a return to Edinburgh this month. The Swedish DJ/producer last appeared in the capital at FLY Open Air back in May, where he appeared on the Boiler Room stage, so grab the opportunity to catch him in an indoor late night environment this time around with both hands (i.e. buy a ticket).

Wormhole with Objekt feat. DEBONAIR @ La Cheetah Club, Glasgow, 17 Aug

Back for the second part of his 2019 La Cheetah residency, Objekt brings along another massive guest to follow in the almighty footsteps of his first guest Eris Drew. London-based DEBONAIR is an integral member of the NTS Radio crew having been with the community station from its very early days, beginning her bi-weekly show in 2011 and working within the station’s core team before progressing to the position of Programme Director, but she now spends more of her time focusing on being an international superstar DJ.

Animal Farm: SPFDJ @ Sub Club, Glasgow, 23 Aug

Prepare yourself for an absolute face-melter as Sweden’s SPFDJ descends upon the Subbie basement for techno purists Animal Farm. Shaping her unforgiving DJing style as a resident at Berlin’s notorious Herrensauna nights, she soon went on to found her own record label Intrepid Skin, through which both VTSS and Nene H have launched music. It really cannot be stressed enough how much SPFDJ’s sets are not for the faint-hearted, so proceed with caution; you’ve been thoroughly warned.

Palidrone: Josey Rebelle @ The Mash House, Edinburgh, 24 Aug

It’s hard to believe Palidrone are only just over a year old given the number of massive parties they’ve brought to Edinburgh in their short existence, and they continue to do just that this month. Heading up the bill of this quite frankly unmissable show is London DJ and Rinse FM stalwart Josey Rebelle, who continues to go from strength to strength, proving herself as one of the best and most in-demand DJs going right now. Joining her is Leeds/Sheffield-based DJ 96 Back and a team of local supports, including Skillis, Percy Main, C-Shaman and Iced Gem.

Sub Club SoundSystem @ BAaD, Glasgow, 24-25 Aug

Escape from Edinburgh for the closing weekend of the Fringe and have a big ol’ party at the Barras courtesy of Sub Club. Moodymann, Jayda G, Horse Meat Disco and Harri & Domenic hold things down on Saturday, but Sunday seems to be where the real party’s at. Soak up the sun (hopefully) and DJ sets in The Courtyard from Peggy Gou, Gerd Janson, Sofay and Sensu, plus a live set from Henrik Schwarz, while in The Backyard you can catch some of Scotland’s finest, including Le Freak, LEZZER QUEST and Ribeka.