Late Nite Tuff Guy @ Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, 8 Jul
The We Should Hang Out More boys (WSHOM) have surpassed themselves in bagging the revered Late Nite Tuff Guy (LNTG) to play The Berkeley Suite on a Saturday night. LNTG has some of the best disco edits and remixes on the scene, and has commanded audiences in the thousands playing massive arenas and festivals. The 100 tickets left on the door are snapped up with a large queue of hopefuls still remaining; audible sighs from the crowd as the bouncer announces the tickets are all gone highlights just how much people are looking forward to the evening ahead.
WSHOM DJs Shahaa Tops and Peter Panther take turns on the decks providing the warmup for the evening's main event. The duo have no problem getting the party into a perspiring fervour, getting just as sweaty as the crowd surrounding the booth. Cam Bianchetti, the aforementioned Tuff Guy, arrives at the helm just after 1am to shouts of approval and begins his disco onslaught. Tracks such as Robosonic & Adana Twins's La Fique and fellow disco don Dimitri From Paris' remix of Teddy Pendergrass cut You Can’t Hide are met with mass approval from the sweaty clientele and Bianchetti recognises this with a nod and a smile.
The highlight of the evening, which causes a mass exodus from the upstairs bar to the dancefloor, comes when Do I Believe In God – LNTG Muscle Mix (Bianchetti's take on Prince classic Controversy) is dropped amid a sea of fist-pumping. Bianchetti makes it all look so easy, showcasing his years of experience with seamless mixing and track selection responding to the atmosphere of the dark basement. A wholesome evening of soulful disco and booty-shaking beats, and a night to remember.