The debut of this monthly joint residency came about by complete accident, but sometimes that’s how the magic happens. ‘We were promised the last Friday of the month by the V Club,’ says RKGB’s Dema, ‘and Wrong Island were promised the fourth Friday of the month. It turns out that’s the same day most months. So rather than take turns, we just thought we’d share the night over both floors. Both clubs will probably complement each other anyway.’
Wrong Island’s Teamy agrees: ‘There are places where each of us meet, and then other areas where we go off in our own direction. Like, we can all start off with dubstep and get to disco, but we’ll take different routes to get there.’ Where Wrong Island have a broad playlist of underground electronica, RKGB – it stands for Rich Kid Gang Bang – lean more towards hip hop, Baltimore and dubstep. Yet each night has proven previous in Glasgow: RKGB’s Dema and Mr Nice have been in charge of the Art School’s Thursday night Freakmoves bash while Wrong Island’s Teamy and Dirty Larry are still running a monthly party under the same name at Nice’n’Sleazy’s.
Both are impressed by what the V Club’s new owners (the people behind the Variety Bar along the road, who took over when the Beat Club closed its doors) are trying to do. Teamy and Dema are already planning a repertoire of monthly guests, starting here with Sleepless Crew’s Bruno Beats. ‘He’s created a whole new live set for the night,’ says Dema. ‘I don’t know what it’ll be like, but he’s promised something upbeat that’ll keep the dancefloor busy.’
The V Club, Glasgow, Fri 27 Feb