MINI-FESTIVAL MAGIC WAVES SWG3, Glasgow, Fri 24 Oct
‘It’s a party where you don’t know what you’re going to hear next, and one where we only play music from the heart,’ says Berlin-based Magic Waves founder Casionova of his pirate radio station venture turned international clubbing brand. ‘It’s not sarcastic or ironic or pretentious or trying to be cool or any of that, it’s just good, honest, old-fashioned, down-to-earth rocking your socks off for the night. I suppose we remembered the free parties and pirate radio of the 80s and 90s and thought somebody should do something to keep the spirit of all that alive, in a way that wasn’t retro or backwards-looking.’ This Glasgow instalment should do just that. Despite Casionova’s claim that Magic Waves caters for fans of ‘good music – it’s a rarer thing these days than it was, but really it’s as simple as that’, the sound of the brand since its inception in 2006 has always tended towards Italo and European disco. Headlining here will be recently rediscovered originator of the style, Bernard Fevre, aka Black Devil Disco Club (pictured), with 80s-bestriding New Order and Afrika Bambaataa producer Arthur Baker, long-serving Rotterdam DJ Mark Du Mosch and Mannequin Records boss Alessandro Adriani also attending.
‘I’m most excited about Black Devil Disco Club and Arthur Baker, simply because they haven’t played for us before and I’m a huge fan of both of their music for most of my life now,’ says Casionova, who has seen the radio venture absorbed into Intergalactic FM while MW label offshoot Cyber Dance continues to this day. He’s also keen to point to the late Italian producer Casco as a guiding influence. ‘His attitude, relentless positivity, hard experience and sheer and overwhelming love of music will always continue to inspire us.’ (David Pollock)
■ Outcasts at Sneaky Pete’s. 1 Nov, 11pm. £5 (members free). We Own residents Kottis and Kirk Douglas playing tracks dear to their hearts. ■ Ride at Sneaky Pete’s. 25 Oct, 11pm. £5 (members free). Electro, indie and hip hop from Lil Checks and Larry Grillz. ■ Robigan’s Reggae at Wee Red Bar. 25 Oct, 11pm–2am. £5 before midnight; £7 after (students £4). Reggae, dancehall and rocksteady with Sista Lexxy and Fly T from Capitol 1212. ■ Speaker Bite Me at Electric Circus. 1 Nov, 10.30pm. £5 before midnight; £6 after. The Evol DJs take charge at this alternative disco night of indie, hip hop and a dash of electro. ■ Teesh at Sneaky Pete’s. 8 Nov, 11.30pm–3am. £5. A brand new night from Sneaky’s regular DJ Teesh. With Lord of the Isles. ■ Wasabi Disco at Sneaky Pete’s. 18 Oct, 11pm–3am. £5 (members free). Another dose of disco, new wave, punk and New York grooves with DFA act Marcus Lambkin aka Shit Robot. ■ We Own at Sneaky Pete’s. 1 Nov, 11.30pm–3am. £5. Clothing brand and party starters present their own club. Sunday Edinburgh
FREE Coalition at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, techno and electro. FREE Fifty Fifty at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. The best in disco/nu disco, funk, soul, techno and house.
FREE Nu Fire at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Underground hip hop, dubstep, drum & bass, electro and MCs. Tuesday Edinburgh
FREE Deliverance at Opium. Weekly 10pm–3am. Industrial and EBM night for a mix of metal and dance beats. ■ Hector’s House at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm. £5 (£3). House in its many forms. ■ I Love Hip Hop at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3. Hip hop classics and brand new rap, plus live sets. FREE Soul Jam at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Old school, real deal soul, funk and hip hop. ■ Think Twice at Cabaret Voltaire. 11 Nov, 11pm. £6–£9. House and electronic funk. Wednesday Edinburgh
■ Champion Sound at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £1 before midnight; £3 after. Weekly club night of dub, dubstep and drum & bass. ■ Mansion at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £3–£6. Night of house, electro, and dance floor anthems. ■ Witness at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm. £5 (members free). Bass music, house, garage, funky & grime.
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