Scottish Clubbing Highlights: October 2023

As festival season draws to a close, club nights reclaim the dance floor, as Scotland gets freaky in October with M.E.S.H., Loraine James, Scott Brown, Umru and Ziúr

Article by Cammy Gallagher | 28 Sep 2023
  • Scottish Clubbing Highlights: October 2023

Though festival season draws to a close in October, experience your hot European summer in Glasgow with Miss Bashful x DBBD at The Berkeley Suite (Sun 1 Oct). Edinburgh gets lucky midweek, as Nathan Micay returns to Sneaky Pete’s after four years, fresh off his recent album on LUCKYME (Wed 4 Oct). 

Marking the highly anticipated ‘Changing Channels’ on Hessle Audio, Lezure partners with La Cheetah, as Pangaea headlines Glasgow (Fri 6 Oct). IKLECTIK stop by Stereo, bringing along their hybrid live/DJ programme – including Planet Mu’s Ziúr – from 8pm (Sat 7 Oct). Edinburgh’s favourite festival – Subterranean Sound – returns, showcasing local artists, amongst EHFM merch at Sweetdram Distillery (Fri 6-Sat 7 Oct).

At Saint Luke's, Max Cooper stages his Live 3D/AV Show. Afterwards, check Papaya Whip with Josey Rebelle & Junglehussi at La Cheetah (Fri 13 Oct). On Saturday, go Bonkers at The Classic Grand with Glasgow’s Scott Brown and Oakzy B for Happy Hardcore classics. Alternatively, celebrate Sneaky Petes’ 15th Birthday with Ahadadream at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Warehouse (15 Oct). Hyperdub’s Loraine James lands for an intimate gig-time performance at Sneaky Pete's (Sun 16 Oct).

Friday sees Sub Club present Scottish sweetheart Ewan McVicar; Shoot Your Shot welcome Introspekt at The Berkeley Suite; and Pan’s M.E.S.H play Stereo alongside Hyph11E – hailing from China for a Glasgow debut (20 Oct)SIRENS' Saturday all-dayer, boasts a loaded line-up, including Iglooghost, Jam City, and yunè pinku (live). Otherwise, Bonjour hosts Danse Macabre's 13th Bday, whilst Neffa-T is at Sweatbox at Stereo (Sat 21 Oct).

If feeling a little spicy this Halloween, be sure to check Nightvison’s Terminal V Trilogy at Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre (Fri 27-Sun 29 Oct). Freakier alternatives include Bonjour’s Halloween at The Art School (Fri 27); Pure Bliss x Miss Cabbage’s Stereo takeover with Umru & Kavari, or catch Asher G at Rumshack if after something casual (Sat 28 Oct).