Scottish Clubbing Highlights: June 2018
This month's clubbing highlights includes big room techno-infused rave culture at Liquid Rooms, a Kim Ann Foxman Acid Flash parties at La Cheetah Club and another SuperMAX night for disco lovers at The Berkeley Suite
Nightvision presents Alan Fitzpatrick (All Night Long) @ The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 1 Jun
To start the month off with a bang, techno powerhouse Alan Fitzpatrick kicks off his quarterly Nightvision with an all night long, five-hour spectacular. Expect his signature hard-hitting, big room techno-infused rave culture and vintage London clubbing vibes.
Lezure 036: Aurora Halal @ La Cheetah Club, Glasgow, 2 Jun
Specialising in dynamic, hardware-driven live sets, Aurora Halal is a promoter, producer and artist, and one of the most exciting breaking talents on the scene right now. The New York native runs her own label Mutual Dreaming and is the founder of the forward-thinking Sustain-Release festival. She impressed by playing hard and heavy in The Poetry Club at last year's Optimo 20 festival, and this time round La Cheetah’s basement provides another intimate setting.
Hidden Door presents: Nightwave & Neil Landstrumm @ Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, 3 Jun
A DJ, producer, vocalist, club promoter, label boss and activist, Nightwave has many strings to her bow. Her own Nightrave parties are a popular fixture on Glasgow's club scene, and her Wavejumper EP, released last year, drew strong praise across the board. For this Hidden Door Festival closing event, she's joined by another well-known Scottish talent in the form of Edinburgh-based techno innovator Neil Landstrum. With over two decade's worth of international touring experience under his belt, this makes for one dynamic pairing.
Tonto Techno present: Luca De-Santo @ The Mash House, Edinburgh, 8 Jun
Techno fans, take note of Glaswegian DJ and producer Luca De-Santo. A young up-and-coming artist, he debuted in 2015 and has since carved out a signature sound that has seen him pick up a string of high-profile support gigs. The Tonto residents will also be in attendance.
Acid Flash with Kim Ann Foxman & IDA @ La Cheetah Club, Glasgow, 9 Jun
Finnish-born, Glasgow-based DJ IDA brings one of her heroes to Glasgow for the latest edition of her Acid Flash parties. Kim Ann Foxman is the former frontwoman of Hercules & Love Affair; the New Yorker is a veteran electronic musician and also a prolific producer. Foxman's sound is rooted in nostalgia, forgoing trends in favour of her own signature take on rave and house.
Tweak_ in the House: Tweak_ 3rd Birthday Party @ Kippilaw House, Melrose, 9 Jun
To celebrate their third birthday, Tweak_ are heading to the Scottish Borders for a 12-hour music marathon headlined by Stockholm’s Kornel Kovacs. The line-up also features Domenic Cappello, Big Miz, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, IDA and many more, spread across three reception rooms of a country manor house (decked out with excellent sound and lighting systems, of course).
SuperMAX Summer Lovin' / DJ BILLY WOODS @ The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, 9 Jun
Disco-lovers queue down the street for the monthly SuperMAX parties, headed up by DJ Billy Woods. With summer (hopefully) on the way, you can now comfortably dress light for this edition – as all Supermax veterans know, all that vibing disco gets the room, hot and SWEATY.
The Yellow Door 4th Birthday Party @ The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, 15 Jun
The Yellow Door's Iain Kerr and Paul Dey are celebrating four years of their unique residents-only club night, which always guarantees a great night full of fun tunes and friendly faces. The duo do excellent work fundraising for Shelter Scotland via their annual Christmas party, so join them to commemorate four years of Yellow Door (they've promised some YD birthday treats to give away on the night too).
The Million Dollar Orchestra (Live) @ Saint Luke’s, Glasgow, 23 Jun
Scottish disco don Al Kent conceived and released the ambitious Better Days by the Million Dollar Orchestra in 2008 – a double album with a 26-piece band that aimed to recreate an authentic disco sound in a unique way. The album is now a cult favourite and a sought-after collector's item – and now in partnership with the Glasgow Jazz Festival and Salsoul Records, you can see the Million Dollar Orchestra perform IN THE FLESH (with Al Kent himself providing a warm up DJ set).
SWG3 present Charlotte de Witte @ SWG3, Glasgow, 30 Jun
Inspired by artists such as Len Faki, Ben Klock, Slam and Gary Beck, it's no surprise that Charlotte de Witte creates and plays techno that's dark, minimal and pounding. The Belgian producer has fast become a pominant fixture on the international techno circuit; she's stopping by Glasgow for a headline show with support provided by Frazier, IDA and Tim Haux.