Scottish Clubbing Highlights: October 2021

Whether its a night of euphoric rave, slamming techno or UKG you're after, Scotland's clubs have got you covered this month...

Feature by Nadia Younes | 27 Sep 2021
  • Terminal V

Start your month off in good stead with an absolute stonker at Sneaky Pete’s. Miss World invites India Jordan – hot off the heels of their latest release on Ninja Tune, Watch Out! – to grace the booth on 1 October for what’s sure to be a euphoric, rave-inflected set. And if you’ve got enough stamina, do the doubler and head over to The Biscuit Factory the following night where Berlin-based DJ and producer Cinthie goes B2B with Edinburgh native Telfort for the debut party from Cookie Club.

There are two big ones for the techno heads to choose from – or bounce between – in Glasgow on 8 October, as Hamburg heroine Helena Hauff returns to La Cheetah Club and Slam’s Return to Mono series welcomes Tresor affiliate Manni Dee and Blasha & Allatt (founders of Manchester night Meat Free) to Sub Club. For a less heavy affair, head to The Mash House in Edinburgh on 9 October for a three-hour, globetrotting set from Rhythm Section founder Bradley Zero and some excellent local support.

Born out of a lockdown project, young UKG prodigy Conducta will be taking his Conducta’s Crib shows out of his living room and into venues across the UK, where he’ll be playing all night long in various venues up and down the country. He stops by Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on 14 October on the only Scottish date of the tour and, if you cross your fingers really tightly, he might just play Ladbroke Grove.

Closing out the month with a Halloween special at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre is Terminal V. Following several postponements due to ongoing lockdowns, the electronic music festival finally makes its return on 30 & 31 October with an absolutely stacked line-up, featuring household names old and new, from Marcel Dettmann and Robert Hood to Eris Drew and Octo Octa.