CLUBS CRATE DIGGING
PAUL MASLIN, OF UNDERGROUND ACID NIGHT, DIN SYNC
The Edinburgh DJ and hard- ware freak pulls out some records you’re likely to hear him play alongside fellow 12’’ spinner and analogue slave, King Rib, at Din Sync
DJ Pierre – ‘Box Energy’
DJ Pierre is a founding member of Chicago acid pioneers Phuture; responsible for the seminal ‘Acid Tracks’. This is a straight up and down classic. Way ahead in 1988, it just gets fresher with age. TNT – ‘Analogue Acid Project’ A heavy 3-tracker from Todd ‘n’ Tadd, aka Soundmurderer and Charles Manier. There’s a track on here that swings harder than The After Eight Club at full capacity, with a killer monosynth line merci- lessly jammed out solely for the purpose of dancefloor destruction.
Gesloten Cirkel – ‘Hole’
There’s more to life than acid. This is a total beast, both sides, and one of my favourites from 2013. Released on one of the most uncompromising labels in recent times, Berceuse Heroique. Huge slabs of no nonsense body music, seamlessly merging and transcending basement electro / techno. A bona fide wall shaker – serious damage.
Funkineven & Delroy Edwards – ‘Untitled’ Another of last year’s highlights. Modern, stripped down, g-force acid workouts, delivered in the most classic way, proving that drum machine plus monosynth can deliver deliriously effective re- sults. The pairing of Funkineven’s highly justified rim shot fetish with Delroy’s ‘strictly for the club’ ethic is the perfect marriage. Fingers crossed they will meet again soon. Paul Maslin – ‘Mcmlxxx’
A one-off 12” pressing of mine so I could play it out. Made using the 808 and a Sequential Circuits Pro One synth. The Pro One lets you take yourself through some pretty powerful sonic shifts which is exactly what this track is all about. ■ Din Sync, The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh, Fri 31 Jan, free entry.
48 THE LIST
FREE Boogaloo at Flat 0/1. 15 Feb, 11pm–3am. Boogie along with funk, disco, soul and techno. ■ Club Noir: Valentines In New York at O2 Academy. 15 Feb, 9pm–3am. £16. Valentine special from the burlesque club. More rouge than noir. ■ Colours at the Arches. 1 Feb, 10.30pm–5am. £19–£25. Scotland’s biggest commercial club night presents Tall Paul, Ferry Corsten, Benny Benassi and many more for its 19th birthday party. ■ Divine! at the Admiral. 25 Jan, 11pm–3am. £5–£7. Glasgow’s longest- running club residency brings you a monthly dose of northern soul, heavyweight funk, Tamla Motown, 60s freakbeat, dynamite ska, easy listening and psychedelic soundtracks. FREE Duncan Harvey at Flat 0/1. 25 Jan, 11pm–3am. Monthly resident DJ night bringing the beats from every genre that’ll make your toes tap and hips swing. ■ The Freak Beats Club at the Flying Duck. 1 Feb, 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). A happening 60s dance party, playing mod, soul, psych, ska and much more. ■ Freaky Freaky at the Art School. 1 Feb, 11pm–3am. £5–6. Club night with swing, hip hop and R&B. ■ GBX Anthems at 69 Below. 1 Feb, 9pm–3am. £10 in advance; more on the door. Funky electro, disco and commercial anthems from George Bowie, Paul Zitkus and Stephen Lynn. ■ Hardstyle Superheroes: Brennan Heart and Coone at the Arches. 15 Feb, 10pm–3am. £16–£20. Dutch powerhouses of hardstyle. ■ HausDimension at Nice’n’Sleazy. 25 Jan, 11.30pm–3am. £4. Alternative club night. ■ Love Music at O2 ABC. 25 Jan, Weekly 11pm–4am. £5. Soul, rock’n’roll, indie and electro with Gerry Lyons and a different club each week in the ABC2. ■ Luska at La Cheetah. 8 Feb, 11pm– 3am. £5–£8 in advance; £10 on the door. Techno, tech-house and deep house second birthday celebrations with Mark Reeve,Jack Swift and Dara Estafaghi. ■ Melting Pot at the Admiral. 1 Feb, 11pm–3am. £10 in advance; £12 on the door. All things disco-house from residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner with special guest Tim Sweeney. between German electro types Modeselektor and Apparat. See preview, page 47. ■ Mungo’s Hi Fi at the Art School. 25 Jan, 10pm–3am. £8–£12. Dancehall, grime, ragga and dubstep for your pleasure. ■ Nu Skool at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £7 (£6). Nick Peacock, John Ross and Alex O provide a fine line in disco, northern soul and all things funky. ■ Pretty Ugly at the Admiral. 8 Feb, 11pm–3am. £6 (£5). The Pretty Ugly girls play sexy, glamorous indie rock’n’roll, electro beats, 60s soul and some new artists. ■ Sandro Silva at the Tunnel. 25 Jan, 11pm–3am. £10. The young Dutchman plays electro. ■ Showtek at the Arches. 25 Jan, 10pm–3am. £24.50. Electronic dance music, progressive house and electro house. ■ Singles Night at the Flying Duck. 15 Feb, 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Andrew ‘Divine’ Symington and Chris ‘Beans’ Geddes (Belle & Sebastian) play strictly 45s all night. ■ Strange Paradise at Nice’n’Sleazy. 15 Feb, 11.30pm–3am. £4. David Barbarossa spins ‘drunk disco’, exotic funk and post-punk. ■ Subculture at the Sub Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £10. Glasgow’s well- established house institution continues to reign supreme, with residents Harri and Domenic and occasional big-name guests.
✽ Moderat at the Arches. 8 Feb, 7–10pm. £19.50. Collaboration
ZOVIET FRANCE Music and film intertwine in this event during the Glasgow Short Film Festival. Dissonant industrial musicians Zoviet France (pictured), audio-visual artist Konx-Om-Pax and Rubadub’s Mark Maxwell team up for a radical venture into the realms of old-fashioned tape recorders, primitive looping and sampling devices and basic dub trickery. See pages 67, 68 and 86 for more highlights from the Glasgow Short Film Festival. ■ The Art School, Glasgow, Sat 15 Feb.
FREE Super Africaine at CCA. 15 Feb, 8pm. Join DJ Afrodeesia for some seriously danceable tunes from Nigeria, Ghana and Ethiopia. FREE Teenage Riot at Bloc+. 25 Jan, 11pm–3am. Monthly alternative DJ club night from United Fruit. ■ Wrong Island at Nice’n’Sleazy. 8 Feb, 11.30pm–3am. £4. Electro, techno and all kinds of mash-ups from the Wrong Island DJs. Sunday Glasgow
■ The BOMB at FabrIQ. Weekly 11pm–4am. £8. ‘The UK’s most explosive gay club’ playing house, electro and nu disco. ■ Slide It In at the Cathouse. 26 Jan, 11pm–3am. £2 (£1). Naughty Nicola gets her rocks off, so to speak, with a mix of old and new rock. Monday Glasgow
■ Burn at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3 (free with trade wage slip). Burn provides all the disco songs you’ve forgotten about and the ones you can’t forget with Normski, Zeus and Mash. ■ Monday Night Heat at the Viper Bar & Club. Weekly 9pm–2am. £5 (£3). Trade night with DJ Ross McMillan playing chart, dance, student anthems.
✽ I AM at the Sub Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £6 (£5). Electronica and bass supplied by Beta & Kappa. ■ Killer Kitsch at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Euan Neilson, Dave Sinclair and newly recruited resident Hushpuppy (RPZ, Death Disco) present the city’s best Tuesday-nighter. FREE Voodoo Voodoo at Nice’n’Sleazy. Weekly 10pm–3am. Alternative rock’n’roll, vintage R&B and sleazy soul night.
Wednesday Glasgow FREE Death By Unga Bunga at Nice’n’Sleazy. 12 Feb, 11.30pm–3am. Intriguingly-named club night as DJ Tigermask spins vintage rock’n’roll, soul, garage rock and surf. ■ ShangriLa at the Arches. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). A student night with entertainment and décor inspired by festivals across the globe and some hot DJs providing the soundtrack. FREE So Weit So Gut at Nice’n’Sleazy. 29 Jan, 11.30pm–3am. All vinyl club night of tropicalia and leftfield house. ■ Sub Rosa at the Sub Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5. House-led student night from residents Spittal, Junior G and Ray Vose. FREE Take It Sleazy! at Nice’n’Sleazy. 5 Feb, 11.30pm–3am. A no-holds-barred mix of 80s pop, electro synths, techno beats and nu-disco.
EDINBURGH HIGHLIGHTS Events are listed by day of the week, then sorted alphabetically. Submit listings at least 16 days before publication to firstname.lastname@example.org. Listings are compiled by David Pollock. ✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
FREE Boteco Salsa Club at Boteco Do Brasil. Weekly 9.30pm–12.30am. Salsa club night with Yamil Ferrera and Yainer Carbonell from Cuba. ■ Hullabaloo at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3 (£2). Trendy Wendy and Steve Austin (Mumbo Jumbo) playing funky mashups, beats, breaks and hip hop, and Tall Paul (The GoGo and Itchy Feet) playing 60s, 70s, ska, reggae, soul, and more. FREE Juice at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Trap, dubstep and grime from Floating Boy and Dan Juice.