Scottish Clubbing Highlights: May 2024

Start your summer right with May’s clubbing highlights across the country. Top picks include: Rezzet, Peverelist, Olof Dreijer, Barker, DJ Haram, and PONYBOY VS INFERNO

Article by Cammy Gallagher | 01 May 2024
  • Olof Dreijer and Shy One

On Wednesday 1 May, Haptic host Australia’s bass innovator Surusinghe at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s. From Otford to Glasgow, Orbital take The Green Album to a sold-out Barrowlands on Friday 3 May, followed by an official Afterparty at Room 2 with Posthuman. At Sub Club, ButhoTheWarrior is joined by Louie Vega for JAIVA – don’t miss these masters at work. Alternatively, Blasha & Allatt bash out techno at The Berkeley Suite (3 May). On Saturday, our favourite hair salon turned club night brings hell to EXIT for PONYBOY VS INFERNO – dress up encouraged. For bars, bass and wheel ups, head to Stereo for SOUND: Feena b2b Skillis. Otherwise, the Barras Art & Design Centre hosts acid house pioneers and Hacienda hero 808 State + Jon Dasilva (4 May). Midland lands in Edinburgh on Sunday, seamlessly manoeuvring house, disco, and techno grooves at Sneaky Pete’s (5 May).

On Monday, masque mystique Kontravoid performs live EBM and electro at Stereo for Pop Mutations (6 May). Rave sludge legends Rezzett stop at EXIT on Saturday for Boosterhooch’s ERP – bagpipe warmup from GLARC affiliate Harry Gorski Brown (11 May). Meanwhile in Edinburgh, naafi, Proc Fiskal, Nikki Kent, and more play St James Quarter’s carpark for the Hidden Door Birthday Party (10-11 May). On Sunday, LUCKYME teams up with Postal in bringing Nikki Nair’s hybridised dance selections to Sneaky Pete’s (12 May).

Berghain resident Barker joins Voigtmann on Wednesday for the Night Tube SEASON FINALE at Cabaret Voltaire (15 May). On Friday, Numbers return to Sub Club, joined by Olof Dreijer + Shy One, while Jossy Mitsu and Bluetoof come together for BLUTMISU at EXIT (17 May). On Saturday, Near Field showcase ambient and experimental explorations from KMRU, Dylan Henner and Noble Leisure at The Flying Duck (18 May). Don’t miss Dundee’s DEMSFEST 2024 with Jay Carder and Papa Nugs, alongside a strong selection of local names across Saturday and Sunday (18 & 19 May).

WET PAINT debuts at La Cheetah on Thursday with Bristol bass queen re:ni. In Edinburgh, Uplands Roast shell with Flowdan at The Bongo Club. Otherwise, catch NTS favourite Moxie at Sneaky Pete’s (23 May). On Sunday, Ross From Friends plays a sold-out Sneaky Pete’s (26 May).

New Jersey’s DJ Haram brings her live set – comprising rap and electronics, amidst Middle Eastern touches, on Tuesday at The Flying Duck (28 May). Friday at The Flying Duck see’s Redstone Press present Livity Sound - Peverelist, mi-el & Lewis Lowe (31 May).