Scottish Clubbing Highlights: September 2018

A bumper crop of club nights and a pair of late-in-the-year festivals feature in this month's clubs round-up

Feature by Claire Francis | 04 Sep 2018
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Heaters with Böly & Eva Crystaltips @ Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh, 5 Sep

This Wednesday night gem features deep house vibes from Böly, who is part of the French DJ collective Bon Son De Bonsoir, plus Edinburgh's own Eva Crystaltips. The latter scored a spot on the Smirnoff Equalising Music programme and a billing at Austria's Snowbombing Festival earlier this year on the back of her skills with funk, soul and disco edits.

Headway with Avalon Emerson @ The Reading Rooms, Dundee, 7 Sep

A last-minute flight cancellation sadly put an end to Avalon Emerson's scheduled gig at La Cheetah Club last month. In good news, she returns to the country this month for a set at The Reading Rooms in Dundee. Her fans from Glasgow and further afield will know that this is a triple Scorpio supernova worth travelling for. If you're in town, stick around for Book Club with Brame & Hamo the following night.

Naive Melody with DEBONAiR @ The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, 9 Sep

London-based DJ and former NTS Radio Programme Director DEBONAiR made her Scottish debut as part of the Numbers + Warp showcase in Glasgow late last year. With years of experience in radio programming, Debi Ghose draws on her broad-ranging tastes for her DJ sets, which are high-energy, diverse and pleasingly unpredictable. We're excited to see what surprises she has in store for The Berkeley Suite dancefloor.

Afloat with Lord Of The Isles @ La Cheetah Club, Glasgow, 12 Sep

Prolific producer and DFSTA label owner Neil McDonald (aka Lord of the Isles) tends to keep a low profile, but his records speak for themselves. Last year's Parabolas of Neon was an atmospheric ambient/house gem, and his most recent Irafas EP, released in July, is of equal quality with a more electro bent.

Skye Live 2018 @ Portree, Isle of Skye, 21 & 22 Sep

On the Friday of this year's Skye Live festival, you get an insanely good programme featuring Denis Sulta, Or:la, Dan Shake and an Eclair Fifi-curated line up of Saoirse, Big Miz and Afrodeutsche. The fun doesn't stop on the Saturday either, with the likes of Moxie, Niteworks, Vessels, Fort Romeau and more completing this impressive bill. 

Ezup with Krystal Klear @ La Cheetah Club, Glasgow, 22 Sep

The man behind one of the year’s biggest tracks steps into the La Cheetah booth this month. Krystal Klear’s talent has been bubbling away for almost a decade now, but the popularity of the nu-disco dancefloor hit Neutron Dance looks set to push the Dubliner, who now resides in New York, firmly into the spotlight.

FLY Open Air Festival @ Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh, 22 & 23 Sep

FLY's annual open air party at the foot of Edinburgh Castle returns this year as a weekend-long event. With the line-up curated by FLY residents Theo Kottis and Jasper James, Saturday sees Kottis play alongside the likes of Kerri Chandler and Henrik Schwarz, while Jasper James goes back-to-back with Jackmaster on the Sunday as Palms Trax, Peggy Gou and more round out the bill.

John Talabot @ Sub Club, Glasgow, 23 Sep

Ten years ago John Talabot founded the influential Barcelona-based label Hivern Discs. Since then he's released his critically acclaimed debut album ƒIN, toured with The xx, laid down a DJ-Kicks mix and worked with a number of collaborators, most notably with Alex Boman as Talaboman. The length and breadth of his vast musical tastes make him the ideal candidate to take over Sub Club's controls.

Subculture with Jane Fitz @ Sub Club, Glasgow, 29 Sep

One of the UK’s most beloved and simultaneously low-profile DJs, Jane Fitz brings over 20 years of experience to the Subculture table this month. Expect anything from soul and dubby house to trip-hop and techno from the Londoner renowned for ability to craft a metamorphic dancefloor experience with a flick of her seasoned, deft hand.