Clubs - List picks

  • How’s Your Party? Filthy and minimal from Detroit’s maverick ghetto-tech genius DJ Assault. Sub Club, Glasgow, Fri 18 Jul.
  • Andy Smith The documentarian and some-time Portishead collaborator Mr Smith drops a slick, eclectic funky mix. Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Fri 18 Jul.
  • Messenger Sound System Say ‘jah’ as Messenger lay down a special reggae, roots and dub selection to mark Haile Selassie’s birthday. Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Sat 19 Jul.
  • Subculture Try as we might to pretend otherwise, the Subbie’s where it’s at this fortnight. This is a ‘20 Years of Acid House’ special with Graeme Park. Sub Club, Glasgow, Sat 19 Jul.
  • Ultragroove Full on live loveliness from the inimitable funky dance beats of Crazy P, for a wild house party. Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Sat 19 Jul.
  • Kinky Afro Dubstep golden boy Benga returns to Scotland, riding the zeitgeist like it was a 50ft tsunami. Sub Club, Glasgow, Fri 25 Jul.
  • Modern Lovers Stephen Pastel joins the garage rock and psych-funk party. GRV, Edinburgh, Fri 25 Jul.
  • National Pop League It’s been the heartbeat of the West End for the majority of this decade, and now NPL bows out on a high. Pay your last respects. Woodside Social Club, Glasgow, Fri 25 Jul.
  • Xplicit Four deck drum & bass and techno attack at the masterful hands of Temper D. You have been warned. Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Fri 25 Jul.
  • Men & Machines Something a bit more local from this new techno night at the ever-worthwhile Stereo. Featuring Luke Abbott, Border Community and Allez Allez. Stereo, Glasgow, Sat 26 Jul.


Glasgow's well-established house institution continues to reign supreme, with residents Harri and Domenic and occasional big-name guests.

Messenger Sound System

The mighty Messenger Sound System blasts out the best in righteous reggae, dub and roots with MC Ras Echo.

Kinky Afro

Very special guest Matthew Herbert joins the residents for their tenth birthday and last ever night.


Gareth Sommerville and his house party reach their 11th birthday, impressive stuff especially as their party features Frank Tope (Wild Geese), Andrew Pirie (Melting Pot), Lel Palfreya and Carina Ramos.

Modern Lovers

Soul, funk, garage, freak beat, psyche and more from Craig Jamieson and Axel.

National Pop League

The last ever chance to enjoy NPL's particular blend of post-punk, C86, indie-pop, laughing, good people, dancing, hearts on sleeves and in mouths, tears, kissing, handshaking and smiling. It'll be sadly missed.

Andy Smith

DJ set from the man who brought you the rather fantastic 'The Document' and 'The Document II' compiliations and also collaborated with Portishead and The Fugees through the years. Plus DJ support from Mr Please Please.


Drum & bass, dubstep and other bassy beats.

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