Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Sat 30 Sep
Over the last couple of years we’ve come to expect upheaval on the Edinburgh club scene, so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that another familiar club night is bolting its doors. While Progression might be leaving behind its five year residency at the Liquid Room, however, it’s certainly not gone for good.
‘We’ve been at the Liquid Room for half a decade this month,’ says Derek Martin, one of the club’s founders and residents. ‘And we just felt it was time to move on. There’s nothing wrong with the Liquid Room at all, we’re still pulling crowds of 500-600 in a monthly Saturday slot, which is better than a lot of other clubs. But each of the residents has vague plans to do something different on their own, plus we’re still involved with the big Hogmanay event at Ocean Terminal and we’ll be looking towards doing larger, one-off Progression events in 2007.’
So it’s the end, but not for good. Martin finds it hard to single out any particular favourite memories from Progression’s Liquid Room era (‘five years is a lot of parties’), but he was particularly pleased to book Deep Dish for their first Edinburgh date a couple of years ago. ‘For the closing party we have guests from the night’s past and the present,’ he says. ‘Steve Angello is a hot property at the moment. He’s played with us once before and the feedback was unbelievable, while Desyn Masiello is someone we took on as a resident two or three years ago, and now he’s a big name. It should be another great night.’