Scottish Clubbing Highlights: October 2019
It's not just the Central Belt playing host to Scotland's best parties this month, as Perth and Paisley get in on the October party action too
Palidrone: SPFDJ B2B VTSS @ The Mash House, Edinburgh, 4 Oct
Since Palidrone brought Swedish-born SPFDJ to Edinburgh for her Scottish debut in February last year, she's only returned to Scotland twice, and both times to Glasgow. But the Edinburgh promoters are bringing her back to the capital this month alongside Polish-born Martyna Maja, aka VTSS. As well as featuring on the Discwoman roster, Maja released her 2018 EP Self Will on SPFDJ’s Intrepid Skin label, so pairing them up for this show is an inspired decision.
Voyage presents Mike Servito @ The Ice Factory, Perth, 5 Oct
Mike Servito had already made a name for himself in his hometown of Detroit before making the move to New York in the late 2000s. He soon became a resident at Brooklyn club night The Bunker, which he still currently holds, and started getting gigs all over the world. A close friend of The Black Madonna’s, Servito has gained a reputation over the years as a DJ’s DJ, known for his skilful mixing ability as much as his track selections, and is guaranteed to bring a massive party to Perth.
Mind Yer Self: DMX Krew (live) + Fear-E @ The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, 11 Oct
We can’t stress enough how thrilling DMX Krew’s live hardware sets are, and how much you have to see one for yourself. Having performed and released music under several aliases over the course of his 25-year career, Ed Upton has somehow managed to still remain fairly underground, despite his 18 releases on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label before it shut down in 2012. Supporting him is Dixon Avenue Basement Jams’ Fear-E, and as always with MYS shows all profits go to charity, this time to Help Musicians Scotland.
Missing Persons Club: Cera Khin B2B Clara Cuvé @ Club 69, Paisley, 18 Oct
If anything were to encourage us to make the journey out to Paisley, it’s a party like this. Missing Persons Club throw their first party outside of Glasgow in three years at Paisley’s Club 69, also known as Rocksy's Basement, The Club Paisley and, simply, The Club. For the party, the Glasgow collective have invited Berlin-based DJs Cera Khin and Clara Cuvé to go B2B to demonstrate the extraordinary diversity of their respective musical influences.
Club_Nacht: Move D + Telfort @ The Caves, Edinburgh, 18 Oct
For the first in a new series of parties, the team behind Club_Nacht bring together two friends and avid supporters of each others' music, Move D and Telfort. David Moufang, aka Move D, will play a three-hour set, following a support slot from Edinburgh-based DJ and producer Telfort, handpicked by Moufang himself. The pair’s history runs deep, with them having previously played together in the capital when they went B2B for local label Lionoil’s third birthday at The Bongo Club in 2017.
Shoot Your Shot presents T4T LUV NRG @ The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, 19 Oct
Partners in music and in life, Eris Drew and Maya Bouldry-Morrison, aka Octo Octa, bring their T4T LUV NRG tour to just six cities across the world this year, with one of the two UK dates taking them to Glasgow for Shoot Your Shot. The pair launched their T4T LUV NRG label back in June with a two-track release, Raving Disco Breaks Vol. 1, from Drew and a release from Bouldry-Morrison as Octo Octa soon followed in the form of third studio album Resonant Body. Support comes from Bonzai Bonner, Anna Gram and Mi$$ Co$miX.