Scottish Clubbing Highlights: February 2019
Now that dry January's over, you've got plenty of partying to make up for, so pack your calendar full of our clubbing highlights for the month ahead
SENSU presents Mall Grab & Nite Fleit @ SWG3, Glasgow, 8 Feb
Young Australian sensation Mall Grab’s rapid rise shows no signs of stopping. Along with announcing the launch of his own record label Looking for Trouble in September last year, Jordon Alexander also threw in an accompanying string of global tour dates for good measure. Joining him for this Glasgow show, as well as the rest of the UK dates on the tour, is fellow Aussie Nite Fleit, with Sensu residents on the warm up, so make sure you get down early for a precarious 9pm start.
La Cheetah presents Mumdance & Josey Rebelle @ La Cheetah Club, Glasgow, 8 Feb
Josey Rebelle is pretty much radio royalty; her Sunday morning Rinse FM breakfast show is a staple on the London-based community radio station and was voted one of London’s ten best radio shows by Time Out. With her DJing schedule as busy as it is, which included a residency at London club The Pickle Factory in 2018, it’s a wonder she’s been able to hold down the slot for over seven years. Playing alongside her in the La Cheetah basement is Mumdance, another radio regular with shows on both NTS and Rinse FM.
FUSE by VAJ.Power Agency Launch Party @ The Art School, Glasgow, 15 Feb
Glasgow VJ duo Holly McGowan and Sofya Staune, AKA VAJ.Power, are back with their first FUSE night of 2019, and they’re taking the opportunity to celebrate the launch of their recently created agency dedicated to promoting bass-heavy and experimental sounds in Scotland. Along with the usual live visuals and electronics provided by the duo, assisting in the celebrations are Ghanaian DJ Keyzuz and Edinburgh-based DJ Scotia, as well as Glasgow locals TAAHLIAH, 皚桐, Plantainchipps and Evil Medvěd (live).
Palidrone 1st Birthday: Errorsmith @ The Mash House, Edinburgh, 16 Feb
Palidrone have roped in a real stalwart of the electronic music world for their first birthday celebrations in their usual haunt. Berlin-based Erik Wiegand, aka Errorsmith, is credited for his contribution to the development of electronic music, not only through his own solo output and multiple collaborative efforts dating back to the early 90s, but also for his creation of the digital synth Razor in partnership with Native Instruments. Don’t miss this show, also featuring sets from Hyperdub’s Proc Fiskal, as well as Frost and Texture residents.
All Good presents Or:la @ The Reading Rooms, Dundee, 22 Feb
Just one look at Derry-born DJ Or:la’s touring schedule is enough to exhaust you. In the past year alone, she’s played all over the world at clubs and festivals, with two slots at Dekmantel and numerous at Manchester’s Warehouse Project, along with several dates at Berlin’s Panorama bar. Amongst all that, she also found time to launch her own Deep Sea Frequency label with Breakwave, on which she has released her own tracks as well as tracks by DJ Seinfeld, Pépe and Carlton Doom.
Agora 001: Bruce @ The Mash House, Edinburgh, 22 Feb
Hessle Audio and Timedance affiliate Bruce is hot off the heels of releasing his debut album Sonder Somatic towards the end of last year on the former of the two labels. The Bristolian DJ, also known as Larry McCarthy, will join Agora residents Lewis & Gregor for their debut outing at Edinburgh’s Mash House, playing a three-hour set, which is sure to be as unpredictable and energetic as always if his previous shows are anything to go by.
Lionoil: Eris Drew & DJ Voices @ Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, 22 Feb
Lionoil continue to bring together some of the best DJs going for their always unmissable parties. This time round, they’ve gone for a Chicago vs New York showdown, as Smart Bar resident Eris Drew and Working Women collective co-founder DJ Voices take to the Sneaky’s booth. Having both featured on FACT magazine’s top DJ mixes of 2018 list, their selector credentials are not to be questioned, and we can’t wait to see what they both pull out the bag for this show.
Heaters: HAAi @ Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, 27 Feb
Not long since she was last in Scotland, playing alongside close friend Daniel Avery at Glasgow’s Sub Club, HAAi’s back, but this time she’s heading to the capital. Always boisterous, always brilliant, but fond of a midweek Scottish date, you’ve been warned now – take the Thursday off work and you won’t regret a thing.