Scottish Clubbing Highlights: March 2019
This month's clubbing highlights include birthday parties from Overground and Loose Joints, La Cheetah Club's second residency of 2019 plus their new club Room 2
Shanti Celeste's Peach Party (Residency 1/4) with Peach @ La Cheetah Club, Glasgow, 8 Mar
La Cheetah’s 10th birthday celebrations keep getting better and better, and it’s still only March. Their second residency announcement for 2019 is another stormer, as Chilean-born DJ Shanti Celeste brings her Peach Party to the club, and who better to bring along as her first guest than Peach. In keeping with the theme, we’re hoping for complimentary bowls of peaches on the bar, the peach scene from Call Me By Your Name screening on a loop and justice for Peach Salinger. Just an idea.
Headset with Cera Khin & Ribeka @ The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, 8 Mar
As well as hosting regular slots on Noods Radio and NTS, Berlin-based Cera Khin runs her own LazyTapes record label, renowned for its forward-thinking approach to electronic music. Raised in Tunisia, Khin was introduced to a diverse range of music by her record-collecting father, before going on to explore further sounds herself. Also joining her tonight is Glasgow-based Ribeka, who's been making waves in the city's club scene, frequently performing alongside her friend Sofay, as well as on her own.
Overground: upsammy @ The Mash House, Edinburgh, 15 Mar
Celebrating slightly fewer years in existence, Edinburgh crew Overground’s two-part third birthday celebrations begin at their home of The Mash House with De School Amsterdam resident upsammy. With a string of releases on Rotterdam-based label Nous'klaer, Young Turks’ techno branch Whities and Oliver Hafenbauer’s Die Orakel over the past couple of years, Thessa Torsing has been steadily building a name for herself as one of the most exciting new producers in electronic music.
Loose Joints 3rd Birthday: Violet @ The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, 16 Mar
Over in Glasgow, another group of partystarters celebrating their third birthday this month are Loose Joints. Not many DJs can be credited with livening up an entire city’s nightlife scene, but this kind of heightened praise can definitely be afforded to Violet. Since moving back to Lisbon in 2016, following a three-year stint in London, Inês Coutinho has seen huge success with her label Naive, the internet radio station Rádio Quântica she co-founded with her partner Marco Rodrigues, AKA Photonz, and her queer party, mina.
Animal Farm Records Label Night @ Room 2, Glasgow, 22 Mar
A new venture from La Cheetah Club to coincide with their 10th anniversary is the opening of their new party spot Room 2 on Nelson Mandela Place. Following the two-day launch earlier this month, which saw the likes of JD Twitch and Moodymann christen the booth, the venue’s tantalising programme of events continues as local techno purveyors Animal Farm throw a party with labelmates and special guests. On the line-up as it stands currently are Quail, Ancestor, AISHA and Scarbo.
Nightrave x La Cheetah: Laurel Halo @ La Cheetah Club, Glasgow, 22 Mar
Next to take the reins on !K7’s DJ-Kicks series, following Leon Vynehall’s brilliant release last month, is the ever-inventive Hyperdub signee Laurel Halo. Over the course of three critically-acclaimed albums on the label, the Michigan-born artist has proven a knack for experimenting across genre and textures, with her DJ-Kicks tracklist looking to follow in the same vein. On the night of its release, Halo will join Nightrave boss Nightwave in the La Cheetah basement to celebrate, where we imagine more than a few bottles will be popping.
Heaters: Yu Su @ Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, 27 Mar
Also making an Edinburgh debut this month is Vancouver-based DJ and producer Yu Su, dropping in for a midweek show for Sneaky’s regular Wednesday night Heaters. Su’s latest release, a mini-album titled Preparations For Departure, was released on New York label Arcane Records in May last year and dedicated to both Su’s mother and label boss Edgar Rojas-Masferrer’s father, who both passed away around the same time period. Known for developing emotional narratives in her DJ sets, she’s sure to take you on an eclectic musical journey.
Overground x Substance - Gesloten Cirkel (Live) @ The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, 29 Mar
For the second part of their third birthday celebrations, Overground are teaming up with long-standing Edinburgh techno crew Substance to bring one of the most mysterious characters in electronic music to The Bongo Club for his debut in the capital. In even more exciting news, the mysterious Russian-based producer will be performing his mind-bending live show for only the second time ever in Scotland, and you can be sure to expect a massive sonic assault. Ear plugs at the ready.