Scottish Clubbing Highlights: January 2018

Dance yourself warm this January with free parties, fundraisers, plus Glasgow's annual disco extravaganza

Article by Claire Francis | 04 Jan 2018
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Missing Persons Club @ La Cheetah, Glasgow, 5 Jan
Feeling skint after the Christmas blowout? Cash flow problems shouldn't stand in the way of a good night out, so Missing Persons Club are kicking off their 2018 La Cheetah residency by giving the first 50 people through the door free entry (and it's a mere fiver after the freebies are gone). Get there early, pay nada, and enjoy an inclusive party for the open-minded.

Funk Yer Resolutions @ The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, 6 Jan
Set yourself free from those inhibiting and unrealistically ambitious New Year's resolutions with the Mind Yer Self crew this January. This fifth Mind Yer Self outing will take the form of a Residents All Night soirée; expect soul, disco, funk, italo and more. All tickets will be available on the door and in the usual Mind Yer Self tradition, all money raised will go to Penumbra Mental Health Foundation, who provide a network of support services across Scotland.

Return To Mono with SLAM & Gary Beck @ Sub Club, Glasgow, 12 Jan
Iconic duo SLAM pair up with Glasgow-born producer and DJ Gary Beck for what is guaranteed to be a top class night of hard hitting-tunes in the one and only Sub Club.

Overground – Free Rave 004 @ The Mash House, Edinburgh, 12 Jan
Another free party, this time in Edinburgh, courtesy of the Overground crew. With two rooms of music, you can get into the party for free simply by clicking 'going' on the Facebook event, posting a link to your fave tune on the event wall and tagging the pals you'd like added to the guestlist. Too easy! The Overground parties offer an inclusive environment (gender neutral toilets are available) and plenty of dancefloor-friendly tracks – in order to avoid serious FOMO, get down early for this one.

Million Dollar Disco 2018 @ The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, 20 Jan
January means the return of one of Glasgow's most iconic disco institutions, the Million Dollar Disco, featuring the inimitable Glaswegian disco don, Al Kent. Since 2013 these parties have been taking place at The Berkeley Suite and have gained cult status, all thanks to Kent's unique DJing style that pairs forgotten gems, rarities, and re-edits of beloved classics. Join him for a special four-hour set of pure Saturday night fever.

Music is the Answer @ The Poetry Club, Glasgow, 25 Jan
TEN resident DJs Ewan McVicar and Cairns Azbraitis join Findlay Stephen to bring you the best 90s house classics all night long. Proceeds from the night will be donated to the Glasgow Association of Mental Health, making this a party with a very worthy cause.

Lionoil: anu & Sofay @ Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh, 26 Jan
From the radio to the dancefloor, this pairing sees two rising talents bring their broadcasting experience to the club. Anu Ambasna is a London-based selector who also works as a radio host at the likes of NTS, Rinse and BCR. Scottish DJ Sofay cut her teeth at Glasgow's Subcity Radio before making the transition to DJ sets; last year she opened the huge Optimo 20 party at Glasgow's SWG3. Expect a broad, invigorating palette of expertly curated music from this duo.

Benztekistan @ Flat 0/1, Glasgow, 30 Jan
Party collective Benztekistan was started in Glasgow by two French artists, Tallisker & SŪN JÙN. This residency takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month, and for their second edition the outfit have brought in the Belgium-born, Berlin-based Joris Biesmans. The up-and-coming house talent is a regular at Berlin's Watergate and has issued releases on John Digweed's Bedrock imprint. Here's an excellent opportunity to catch this rising star in the intimate surrounds of Flat 0/1 – with free entry to boot.