Scottish Clubbing Highlights: July 2019
Test your stamina with back to back Edinburgh and Glasgow parties at the start and end of the month, and pick from one of two in either city halfway through
Overground: Borai @ The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, 5 Jul
Before Bongo closes for the Fringe, with Underbelly taking over the venue throughout August, they’ve got some cracking parties up their sleeve, including this one from Edinburgh promoters Overground. They’ve invited Bristol-based Boris English, who goes by the much more dance music friendly alias of Borai, and whose massive 2018 track Make Me with Denham Audio finally received a full release in April. The track, which made it on to Mixmag’s Top 20 Tracks of the Year list last year, samples Donna Allen’s 1986 single Serious and transforms it into a 90s rave banger.
Melting Pot with Floating Points @ Queen’s Park Arena, Glasgow, 6 Jul
For the first in a string of parties from Melting Pot in collaboration with Heverlee at Glasgow’s Queen’s Park Arena this summer, they’re well and truly kicking things off with a bang. Sam Shepherd, aka Floating Points, is undoubtedly one of the most exciting DJs around, whose DJ sets and own productions explore all realms of dance music and are completely without boundaries. He’ll kick things off at the start of the month, before a Queens Park Disco Sessions party and a headline set from Gilles Peterson later in the month.
Telfort’s Good Place: Cinthie @ Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, 19 Jul
Edinburgh producer and Lionoil affiliate Telfort returns to Sneaks this month to bring you even more lovely dancefloor fun. This time, he’s bringing along Berlin-based DJ and producer, and queen of multi-tasking, Cinthie. Just one of the many record labels she helps run includes 803 Crystal Grooves, which she launched last year as a platform to release her own productions, along with *deep breath* Beste Modus, Unison Wax, Beste Freunde and we _r house, as well as assisting in running record store Elevate.
Mind Yer Self: Mafalda @ The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, 19 Jul
You’ve probably spotted Mafalda’s name on many a festival line-up this summer, including Primavera, Kala, Lost Village, Dimensions and even Glastonbury. A former fashion designer from Porto, Portugal, Mafalda moved to London to pursue a career in music five years ago and has since completely immersed herself in the UK club scene. With her Red Bull Radio show, Tropic of Love, she explores the sounds of modern jazz, soul and rare groove from the UK and worldwide, demonstrating her immense knowledge of global music.
Bigfoot's Tea Party with Powder @ Lunacy Module, Glasgow, 26 Jul
Tokyo-based Momoko Goto began her DJing career juggling a day job working for an electronics company in Shinjuku with playing in clubs at night. Now in a more flexible day job, Goto, who DJs and makes music under the name Powder, is able to travel further afield and take her music across the world. Bigfoot’s Tea Party have seized the opportunity and are bringing her to Glasgow this month for a late night party at the secretive Lunacy Module, with proceedings kicking off at midnight and running straight through until 8am.
Pulse x Overground: Manni Dee & Forward Strategy Group @ The Mash House, Edinburgh, 27 Jul
Pulse and Overground are not shy of a collaboration, and for their latest joint party they're bringing Manni Dee to the capital for his Edinburgh debut, alongside Leeds via Edinburgh duo Forward Strategy Group. As well as releasing tracks on renowned techno imprints like Tresor and Perc Trax as Manni Dee over the years, he also releases ambient music under his Nuances alias, if you’re looking for something a bit more chilled to ease your way into his back catalogue.