Musika & Stereotype
Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, Sat 25 Oct
It seems that scarcely a day goes by without news of a merger or takeover bid screaming across the screens of 24-hour news channels. Stereotype and Musika have obviously been watching the markets to discern which way the wind is blowing, because they’ve decided to join forces for this Ocean Terminal extravaganza featuring Dubfire of Deep Dish, Popof, Tokyoblu and KOS.
The headliner has been picked to perfection as anyone who has witnessed a set by Deep Dish will attest to their ability to provide big-room action that retains its self-respect. If anyone can supply enough sub-bass to power an event of this size, it’s Dubfire.
As one of the event organisers, the ever-amiable Huggy is keen to stress that respect for the punter was always at the heart of the combination of the two clubs: ‘When we discussed putting this event on together, we all agreed that it’s very important to give something back to the people who are paying for tickets.’ This means Huggy and Derek Marin at Musika have paid as much attention to the venue as they have to the line-up. ‘It’s a big venue, and we wanted to do it right, so we’re bringing in a very, very good sound system,’ explains Huggy. ‘We’re also changing the way the place looks, moving the DJ box a bit. There’s a lot of production stuff we’ll be doing to make sure it looks and sounds just right.’