Scottish Clubbing Highlights: June 2024

From Cabaret to Bush Doof, June’s jam-packed clubbing highlights have it covered. Top picks include: ¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U, Blck Mamba, Vladimir Ivkovic, and Keep Hush.

Article by Cammy Gallagher | 28 May 2024
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Find yourself Lost in Leith at Drift on Saturday 1 June to the smooth neo jazz, soul and R'n'B performances of Eloi and Nikhita, followed by Toni McVey B2B SSID [Vinyl DJ Set]. Glasgow, meanwhile, celebrates an evening of cabaret – encompassing everything from drag to darkwave singing – at Stereo for Queer Theory: Gayscension. Alternatively, acid house veteran, Sean Johnston, holds down A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE at The Berkeley Suite, as Audio host the BEG 4 U: Chappell Roan Special – free entry for June birthdays; fugly jeans discouraged (1 Jun).

The illusive underground livestream, Keep Hush, lands in Scotland on Wednesday 5 June in Glasgow, and Thursday 6 June in Edinburgh, alongside EHFM – sign up for ticket access. At Sneaky Pete’s Japan’s ¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U juggles trap, trance, and gabber for Volens Chorus (6 Jun). In Glasgow, Nights at Parveen’s have Friday night dinner covered, as the Civic House kitchen celebrates South Asian + SWANA music + food with Mera Bhai, Joumana, and How Bizarre. At Stereo, New Zealand-born, berlin-based, DJ Fuckoff brings no-nonsense bush doof energy to CL!CK – support from DIJA, Maveen, and DV60 (7 Jun). On Saturday, some of the UK's most vital noisemakers and experimentalists gather at the Flying Duck for Near Field, while at The Berkeley Suite, it’s Loose Joints with Or:la & naafi (Live). However, the real sound of the underground lies in Renfield Lane for the Girls Aloud: Unofficial Afterparty at Stereo (8 Jun).

Expect UK bass and 140 in Edinburgh for Miss World: Ila Brugal at Sneaky Pete’s on Friday 14 June – support from Feena & Chicha. In Glasgow, Red Museum returns to Stereo, alternative and angelic as ever, accompanied by DJ Corpmane (Organ Tapes), 500, and Halal Kitty.

On Thursday 20 June, start your weekend early with queer and femme DJs for FEMMERGY PRIDE 2024 at The Bongo Club with drag hosted by Groundskeeper Fanny.

Back at Volens Chorus, Charli XCX and Caroline Polachek producer umru navigates the pop and underground intersection with fun, forward-thinking selections at Sneaky's (27 Jun). On Friday 28 June, think UK Funky, Amapiano, Afrobeats, and hard drum for Mojxmma x Stereo: Blck Mamba. Alternatively, the iconic, Offen Music big boss, Vladimir Ivkovic, curates off-kilter house records at Brunswick Cellars.