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Sven Vath to host Cocoon night at London's Building Six in November 2014

2 Sep 2014

Tickets for the techno titan's winter event are on sale now

Techno boss Sven Vath will headline another of his legendary Cocoon nights at Building Six, London on Sat 22 Nov. As well as label boss Vath, the event will feature an as-yet-unannounced line-up of some of Cocoon's biggest hitters – and, considering the…

Gorgon City, Annie Mac, Skream, Chase & Status and more line-up for Nightvision

26 Aug 2014

The series of big name club nights are set to transform Edinburgh's nighttime scene

Something exciting is about to happen in Edinburgh, and it’s not during August, and it takes place across the wee small hours. If we were talking about another capital city in Europe, this might not seem like such a significant statement but, as…

Interview: JD Twitch on the Last Big Weekend event in Glasgow's East End

26 Aug 2014

Friday line-up includes Jeff Mills, James Murphy, Hudson Mohawke and Golden Teacher

‘Having been involved in music in Glasgow for nearly three decades I think this is the most exciting time for the city I've known,’ says Optimo’s Keith McIvor, aka JD Twitch, ‘and it's great to have this chance to celebrate that.’ He is, let’s face it…

Jonas Kopp and DJ Deep set for date at Glasgow's Sub Club

26 Aug 2014

Argentinean producer and DJ guests at Animal Farm

You need only glance at Jonas Kopp’s tour schedule to appreciate his rocketing status; from Tresor to Trouw, Panorama Bar to Rex Club, the Argentinean producer and DJ has played to some of the most prestigious dancefloors in the world, each one moved by…

Carl Cox and Jon Rundell set for date at Glasgow's Arches

26 Aug 2014

Key figures in house and techno take resurrected Intec Digital label on the road

Still undeniably one of the biggest names in house, it’s Carl Cox’s collaboration with Jon Rundell, himself now one of the biggest names in techno, which has kept him busiest over the past three years, and the guise under which they appear at the Arches…

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Neil Landstrumm on what makes him tick on tour and at home

19 Aug 2014

Techno veteran talks favourite cities, biking riding and cheese ahead of Sneaky Pete's set

Favourite club to play It’s impossible to single just one out, but a concrete, golf ball-looking venue in St Petersburg was pretty good this year. The name escapes me. Favourite city to chill out in I've become less of an urbanite nowadays – I’d…

Crate Digging: Darkstar set for UK date ahead of forthcoming album

17 Aug 2014

Playlist from group’s James Young featuring Nochexxx, Nicolas Jaar, Gwilym Gold and Micachu

Melodic, densely atmospheric, at once minimal and psychedelic... production trio Darkstar have found a fitting home on both Hyperdub and Warp Records, and will be well at home in the dark, snug confines of Sneaky Pete’s on 13 August. With vocalist and…

Interview: Ninja Tune / Solid Steel’s DJ Moneyshot aka Macroy ‘Roy’ Spencer

14 Aug 2014

'Expect old-school style, heavy on the funk. Don't expect modern bass music or clownstep'

We’d love to give you the guided tour around the multifarious styles of Ninja Tune / Solid Steel’s DJ Moneyshot (aka East Midlands boy Macroy ‘Roy’ Spencer), but he’s willing to do it himself, so open his Mixcloud, sit back and enjoy the ‘greatest…

Interview: Berghain Panorama Bar resident Prosumer discusses why he loves Edinburgh crowds

14 Aug 2014

'The crowds here are a happy bunch – people feel comfortable enough to dance with their eyes closed'

Given his well-documented ability to understand his audience and give them exactly what they want, it’s no surprise that the reaction to Bixon’s third booking of Prosumer, one of Europe’s formative house DJs and producers – this time for an…

Interview: Bobby Perman aka S-Type talks to us ahead of the LuckyMe Annual Festival Party 2014

14 Aug 2014

The Blessing, eclair Fifi and Joseph Marinetti complete the line-up

Once again Glasgow record label LuckyMe are heading to the capital for a festival special. 'It's really difficult to pinpoint the common theme between all the artists on the label. I think it's more of an aesthetic than a sound,' explains S-Type (aka…

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The best nocturnal activities during the 2014 Edinburgh Festivals

7 Aug 2014

Try something alternative like ceilidh dancing or a cabaret club night

One of the best things about Edinburgh in August has to be the wealth of indulgent after-hours fun to be found in the most unexpected of places. David Pollock picks a few highlights for those seeking a lighthearted alternative to the usual late-night…

Techno night Unseen prepares for farewell shindig

6 Aug 2014

Summer of 2014 is end of the road for diverse techno night at Studio 24 in Edinburgh

Two years after Unseen brought its eclectic techno sound to Studio 24 for the first time, the club’s residents have chosen the busiest month of the year to go out on a high. They’ve been here before, when they ran techno night Dogma at the same venue…

Grandmaster Flash and Paul Trouble Anderson among guest DJs at 99 Hanover Street this August

28 Jul 2014

Eddie Piller, Richard Searling and Detroit Swindle complete the bar's Fringe Thursdays line-up

For the last three years, city centre bar 99 Hanover Street has been drawing a crowd for a repertoire of in-house nights and DJs which would have it crowned one of the best clubs in Edinburgh were it not for the lack of a 3am licence. During festival…

Edinburgh Festivals 2014: a guide to the city's LGBT scene

22 Jul 2014

Visiting the Fringe this August? Here's an insider's guide to the local LGBT nightlife

Edinburgh’s gay scene converges at the top of Leith Walk, where the city’s most infamous gay club, CC Blooms has had a bit of a revamp in recent years. A club so gay it was named after Bette Midler’s character in Beaches, what was once Edinburgh’s…

Edinburgh Festivals 2014: a guide to the city's clubbing scene

22 Jul 2014

A rundown of the best guest DJs visiting Edinburgh during the Fringe, including Justin Martin & Perc

For many visitors to Edinburgh, the club scene in August revolves around a bunch of lively but hardly challenging party DJs playing the late-night venue circuit, whether that’s in a Spiegeltent or a basement bar. For many others, the city’s club scene…

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Interview: DJ Tom Loud re-installs his Hot Dub Time Machine at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014

21 Jul 2014

'I want to hear The Beatles and Beyonce and maybe a bit of Skrillex all in the same night'

The secret is very much out. Now on its third Fringe appearance, if you’ve not already been, you might have had someone telling you that you ‘really, really should’ – and that someone could be from any variety of walks of life, too. But that’s the thing…

Chicago house don Paul Johnson joins Numbers for 11th birthday

11 Jul 2014

The renowned producer is the man behind 'Get Get Down' and 'Feel My MF Bass'

That’s the thing about Numbers: they know how to throw a party. Turning 11 this summer, the label, founded in Glasgow but now straddling Glasgow and London in terms of the scope and attitudes of their parties and records, is enjoying another busy year…

Interview: DJ Theo Parrish on playing live footwork tracks with Teddy's Get Down

11 Jul 2014

'Expect fun, expect to see songs being interpreted in dance. Expect to get down!'

Say hello to the Theo Parrish you’ve never met before. Familiar to audiences in Scotland – where he plays regularly – as a techno innovator of Detroit’s 1990s era and the days when he and the 3 Chairs of Moodymann, Rick Wilhite and Marcellus Pittmann…

Interview: blogger and label boss Brian Shimkovitz discusses his Awesome Tapes From Africa

3 Jul 2014

The blog/label highlights music inspired & made by King Sunny Adé, Fela Kuti, Hailu Mergia and more

Awesome Tapes From Africa began when ethnomusicology student Brian Shimkovitz decided to share the music he'd collected on his travels. The blog, and now label, has become a portal to obscure and amazing sounds from across the continent: hip-hop to…

Interview: founder Suzanne Bonner on Hi-NRG Italo-disco club night Shoot Your Shot

3 Jul 2014

'I wanted to bring an element of fun to the dance floors of Glasgow. There’s always room for that'

Could this be the funnest club night to hit Glasgow for a long time? Embracing the flamboyant, the eccentric and the downright outrageous, the music policy is quite simply one of taking you HIGHER – caps lock on – with a vibe nestled somewhere between…

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Interview: DJ Richard Keyte recounts six years of Stepback

24 Jun 2014

The club has hosted Hudson Mohawke, Jackhammer, Rustie and Keyte's own Synthagram Project

In selling his night to us, Richard Keyte shows just why Stepback has for the last six years been one of Edinburgh’s finest clubbing dates. ‘I'd hope we bring a fresh and fun approach to clubbing in Edinburgh,’ he says. ‘We won’t ever get bogged down…

Interview: house/techno DJ and producer Deetron

19 Jun 2014

The in-demand producer talks to us ahead of the launch of his Fabric mix

‘I don't think I've enjoyed myself as much working on a mix in the studio before,’ says Deetron of his Fabric 76 mix, released on 16 June to a gaggle of excited dance fans. A swift glance at the tracklist, and you can see why: recorded after one single…

Club night Zone aims to connect the dots between dance and extreme experimental music

17 Jun 2014

Co-founder Toby Ridler talks about the club and booking Andy Stott as its first guest

Darkness is afoot. Music collective and soon-to-be record label Zone is all about the heavier side of dance music – experimental electronics, the harder edge of techno, and the drones and pitch black aural blanket of noise – and now they’re taking that…

John Talabot set for date at Glasgow's Subculture

10 Jun 2014

Barcelona producer and DJ continues to grow reputation with further live dates

Barcelona’s John Talabot has told the story of his very earliest days in music, when he was just transitioning from a love of atmospheric guitar music like Joy Division to soaking up the sounds of Jeff Mills, Aphex Twin and the stables of Warp and…

Crate Digging: Stephen Marshall from Moon Hop

20 May 2014

The resident at the world music dance party gives us a peek inside his record bag

Brought to you by some of the folks behind the FOUND collective (namely Ziggy Campbell and Kev Sim), with a little help from their friends (namely Stephen Marshall and his giant record collection), Moon Hop is a monthly dance party, forward slash, live…