Scottish Clubbing Highlights: November 2019
An unmissable B2B, an underground legend and an Amazon fundraiser make up just some of this month's clubbing highlights across Scotland
Sensu: Midland @ Sub Club, Glasgow, 1 Nov
Just a couple of days after the release of his first record in three years – a four-track EP entitled The Alchemy of Circumstance – Harry Agius returns to Glasgow under his musical alias Midland. The EP was released on Agius’ own Graded label, which he formed in 2013, and was described as “the sound of R2D2 having a meltdown in Ikea”; strange as it sounds, it’s a pretty fitting description. Taking a step away from playing festival main stages across the world, don’t miss the chance to catch him in the Subbie basement.
La Cheetah 10th Birthday Part 3: Ben UFO & Joy Orbison @ La Cheetah Club, Glasgow, 2 Nov
La Cheetah’s 10th birthday celebrations just keep getting better and things (almost) draw to a close with a truly unmissable showdown between Ben UFO and Joy Orbison. The former is one third of the founding trio behind esteemed record label Hessle Audio while the latter co-runs the equally esteemed Hinge Finger imprint, but together they're a force to be reckoned with. If you’re yet to see either of them play, there could be no better setting or no better occasion than this.
Voyage x Groovement: DJ Bone @ The Ice Factory, Perth, 2 Nov
DJ Bone may not be the biggest name to come out of Detroit but he’s certainly one of the most respected. The alias of Eric Dulan, DJ Bone has been a key figure in Detroit’s techno scene for well over 20 years and continues to pave his own trail. And as if that wasn’t enough, Lunacy resident and producer AISHA, Glasgow-based label and DJ duo Craigie Knowes and Dundee’s Hilltown Disco are all on support duty, alongside Voyage and Groovement residents.
STORYTIME presents Axel Boman @ The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, 8 Nov
Axel Boman has his fingers in many metaphorical pies. Outside of his solo output, the Swedish DJ and producer also makes music as one half of Talaboman, alongside John Talabot, and helps to run the Studio Barnhus label with Kornél Kovács and Petter Nordkvist. However, this show, put on by irregular promoters STORYTIME, sees Boman make his long-awaited Edinburgh debut, alongside local support from Edinburgh-based selectors Miss World and Andrea Montalto.
Nightrave & Room 2: Amazon Fundraiser @ Room 2, Glasgow, 8 Nov
A team of Glasgow’s finest DJs come together in a time of desperate need to raise money for those affected by the fires in the Amazon rainforest. LEZZER QUEST, Liam Doc, LISALööF and Nightwave will all play sets on the night, alongside an as yet unannounced special guest. All of the takings will be donated directly to the Huni Kuin tribe, a group of indigenous people based in the village of Nova Fortaleza, whose lives are being threatened by the catastrophic fires.
Red Bull & Dimensions present Get Down Early @ Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, 21 Nov
Red Bull team up with Dimensions once again for the second edition of their Get Down Early series, which sees usual club line-ups flipped on their heads as regular headliners play in a support slot ahead of emerging talents who are given headliner status. The series makes use of Dimensions’ DJ Directory, a talent development space created by the festival which supports rising DJ talent across the UK. For the Edinburgh edition, Swiss DJ Sassy J will warm up for founder of record label Tiff’s Joints, Born Cheating.