Scottish Clubbing Highlights: June 2019
Hidden Door returns to Edinburgh with an electronic extravaganza, Subculture continue their Subculture Live series, Perth partystarters Groovement celebrate their sixth birthday and more feature in June's clubbing highlights
Hidden Door Weekender: George FitzGerald, Nathan Fake, Kelly Lee Owens and Maranta @ Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, 31 May
Following a successful funding bid, Hidden Door is returning for 2019 with a weekend of music and visual arts at Leith Theatre. The second night focuses on electronic music, as Edinburgh bar and record label Paradise Palms team up with the festival. George FitzGerald headlines, performing a live set, alongside Ninja Tune’s Nathan Fake and the inimitable Kelly Lee Owens. The line-up is completed by a host of local supports and Palms regulars including C-Shaman, Many Animals, The Reverse Engineer, Maranta and Jacuzzi General.
Subculture: Larry Heard (live), Fatima and Paul Cut @ Sub Club, Glasgow, 1 Jun
For the second instalment in the Subculture Live series, following Model 500’s show last month, Chicago house music legend Larry Heard returns to the Sub Club booth for his very own live set in the club. With numerous releases since the mid-80s under several different guises, most notably Mr. Fingers, Heard has earned a reputation as one of the most prolific producers on the scene. And as if that wasn’t enough, the support line-up is just as inspired, with Heard set to be joined by French DJ Paul Cut and Swedish-born producer Fatima.
Cooking with Palms Trax Pt. 9 @ La Cheetah Club, Glasgow, 1 Jun
Palms Trax just can’t seem to get enough of that La Cheetah basement, as he’s back for his ninth residency night at the club, but this time he’s riding solo and taking the reins all night long. Since beginning his La Cheetah residency just over two years ago, the Berlin-based DJ has invited guests including Hunee, Josey Rebelle and Upsammy, as well as bringing Shanti Celeste, Avalon Emerson and Or:la with him for the club’s 2018/2019 New Year’s party. Going into his third residency year, we can’t wait to see what else he’s got in store.
6 Years of Groovement with LNS @ The Ice Factory, Perth, 1 Jun
Groovement have been bringing parties to Perth’s Ice Factory for six whole years, and to celebrate that accomplishment they’ve invited Canadian DJ and producer Laura Sparrow, aka LNS, to help them mark the occasion. Affiliated with DJ Sotofett’s Wania label, Sparrow has released numerous collaborative tracks with the boss man himself, with other releases on DJ Fett Burger and Jayda G’s label Freakout Cult and esteemed Canadian label 1080p. If those credentials aren’t enough to impress you, you must be hard to please.
Miss World: Iced Gem @ Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, 7 Jun
The Miss World crew invite Beatroots resident Iced Gem to join them for their latest Sneaky’s bash, following her incredible guest mix on their EH-FM radio show. At their last party over at The Mash House, the Beatroots Collective helped raise over £1500 for the Kamuzinda Clinic in rural Uganda, where Iced Gem and fellow resident Spud Cannon were joined by LuckyBabe, with visuals provided by Kiera Saunders. Good music for a good cause always sounds good to us.
Lezure: Dr. Rubinstein @ La Cheetah Club, Glasgow, 8 Jun
Maria Rubinstein, aka Dr. Rubinstein, may be one of many DJs based in the techno hub of Berlin, but the Russian-born DJ stands out from the crowd with her thrilling selections and distinct presence. Rubinstein has built a strong reputation internationally since relocating to the German capital from Tel Aviv seven years ago, with her sets often rooted in acid techno and 90s rave, and you can now find her performing in clubs and at festivals around the world.
Return to Mono with Slam, Surgeon and Noncompliant @ Sub Club, Glasgow, 14 Jun
Glasgow duo Slam bring us a techno feast this month, like they do most months, for their regular Return to Mono night at Sub Club. Regarded as one of the most important figures in UK techno, Surgeon’s reputation in electronic music is of the highest calibre. As well as releasing music on Slam’s own Soma Records, Surgeon also runs and releases music on his own labels Counterbalance and Dynamic Tension. Joining Surgeon on the bill is Midwest rave legend Noncompliant and Slam themselves.
Schwefelgelb (live) @ Stereo, Glasgow, 21 Jun
Two of Glasgow’s finest partystarters, Shoot Your Shot and Brain Dancing join forces to bring Berlin duo Schwefelgelb to the basement of Stereo for a live set. With the visual staging an important part of their live show, the duo incorporate synced strobe lights and projections to accompany the music, making it a unique and unmissable experience. SYS resident Bonzai Bonner and the Brain Dancing duo, made up of Ross Anderson and Robert Etherson, will also be on hand for the warm-up.