Scottish Clubbing Highlights: November 2023

November brings darker nights and DJ debuts across the country, amongst a plethora of birthday celebrations. Top picks include Hamdi, Joy Orbison, Clara! and DJ Stingray

Article by Cammy Gallagher | 31 Oct 2023
  • Decades of Dub

Witness a rare DJ set from Edinburgh’s own Young Fathers at The Mash House following an Usher Hall headline show (1 Nov). Melting Pot marks the weekend, opening the newly-renovated Paisley Town Hall with Optimo. Later that night, high in demand, Hamdi joins Decades of Dub in Room 2. Otherwise, get Twisted at the Classic Grand beside hardcore heroes Dual Damage and Partyraiser (3 Nov). On Saturday (4 Nov), Stereo celebrates 1 Year of Ponyboy, while La Cheetah dances for a decade of Nightrave with DJ Stingray. For warehouse parties, see Taikano’s 6th Birthday with Fatima Hajji at SWG3. Alternatively, Asphalt Tracks offers 96 Back at The Flying Duck. Moving northeast, Natasha Kitty Katt delivers a Dundonian Disco Love Affair to Kings. Meanwhile, 2AT brings the best of Latin Core to Edinburgh at Sneaky Pete’s.

Following recent collaborations on Warp, Hudson Mohawke b2b Nikki Nair look to set the roof on fire at SWG3 (9 Nov). Saturday (11 Nov) brings a sell-out for La Cheetah’s 14th Birthday with Joy Orbison. If you missed the boat on this, sail to Ibiza with Sasha and John Digweed at SWG3. In the capital, Sneaky Pete’s host Erol Alkan, as The Liquid Room presents Roni Size x LTJ Bukem.

Melbourne’s YL Hooi + Silzedrek head to Glasgow’s Southside, providing dubbed-out jams at The Glad Café (15 Nov). In Edinburgh, wobbly wizard Lukas Wigflex soundtracks Sneaky Pete’s (16 Nov). Friday (17 Nov) sees Prosumer play The Berkeley Suite in Glasgow for Shakara’s 5th anniversary. In Edinburgh, Halina Rice takes her mesmerising live A/V Set to Summerhall. Subsequently, celebrate Jungle Magik’s 3rd Birthday with D'n'B mainstays Fabio & Grooverider (17 Nov). Saturday (18 Nov) showcases a Glasgow debut for Clara! at Stereo, while Pigeon Steve plays La Cheetah for Partial's 9th Birthday.

Pulse sees 14 years in Edinburgh, hosting two days at The Mash House, beginning with techno Viking Rødhåd. For something lighter, check Mungo's Hi Fi at La Belle Angele (24 Nov). On Saturday, Pulse returns with long-time favourite Perc (25 Nov).