Scottish Clubbing Highlights: March 2023

Spring has nearly sprung, and March's clubbing picks include Hawkchild DIY, Voight-Kampff’s return to Glasgow, and Ismus Berlin’s debut Scottish party

Article by Heléna Stanton | 01 Mar 2023
  • VAJ. Power

March starts with Shakara inviting Brooklyn's TYGAPAW down to The Berkeley Suite (3 Mar), while the following night sees the return of Voight-Kampff to Stereo (4 Mar). It's the first time at the venue for the hard dance label since 2018. The lineup is carefully crafted with locals, residents, and international booking, headed by Swan Meat – an unapologetic psytrance enjoyer. On Sunday 5 March, Ismus Berlin launch their first 12-hour rave at Room 2, with international acts Hadone, Nene H, and Tommy Holohan.

Plant Bass’d are back in Edinburgh at Sneaky Pete’s with UK Bass legend Bok Bok (8 Mar). LUNCH host their first ever party at The Berkeley Suite (9 Mar) in celebration of their second birthday, and the fashion distributor's lineup includes DJ Figgy, VAJ.Power and Miss Cabbage. The same night, Cobey Sey is at Stereo – this is one for fans of AD93, and a first Scottish appearance for Sey.

Blasha and Allat
Blasha & Allat. c: Craig Bernard

At Summerhall in Edinburgh, NEHH presents Optimo Espacio on 10 March. They're Scottish DJ royalty, so expect banger after banger. Also on 10 March, Glasgow's newest club SYMBØL collaborates with Manchester’s Meat Free – the lineup includes Blasha & Allatt. Hawkchild DIY’s nights are known to offer the most alternative club nights in Scotland, and after an impressive 2022, Hawkchild has a huge lineup with Sky H1 and Woesum at Stereo on 11 March.

Erosion celebrates their first birthday at Stereo on 17 March with Sully and Pessimist. Both huge names in the UK dance scene, this is set to be a sell-out night. Over at The Berkeley Suite, Gabber Eleganza of Never Sleep join MPC (18 Mar), and over in Edinburgh at The Liquid Room, heavy techno is brought by promoter Nightvision, whose latest lineup includes Cera Khin, Franck and more (18 Mar). Finally, Heaters collaborate with Hypnotikk to bring Ahadadream all night long at Sneaky Pete’s (22 Mar). Expect UK funky, bass and grime.