- Henry Northmore
- 2 April 2009
The best new nights in town. This Month
The headline slot goes to Dave Tarrida, a man who has helped shape Scottish techno with his seminal nights Test and Sativa (in Glasgow and Edinburgh, respectively). Current resident at Berlin’s legendary Tresor and with releases on the label of the same name alongside his own Drought and Sativae labels. Joined by Tresor compadre Pacou who’ll be putting in a live PA with local DJ support from Dave Shades (Mount Heart Attack/Pest Control).
The more leftfield end of the world of techno, from harsh acidic squelches through serious BPMs to mind expanding electronica.
What they say
‘Section 63 kicks off proceedings in its new home at The Arches with an inaugural party of filthy techno and electro bleeps, blips and beats brought to you by some of the world’s finest electronic artists. Dave Tarrida requires little introduction to Glasgow’s clubbers; his residency at Test cemented his reputation as one of the city’s techno godfathers. Dave’s DJ sets are legendary so if you like your techno hard, raw and wonky don’t even think about missing this. Long time Tresor resident Pacou brings the Teutonic machine music flavour to the party. He can be found regularly destroying dancefloors around the globe. His live sets are something special and we’re delighted to be presenting a Glasgow exclusive. Dave Shades has been steadily building a reputation as one of the most talented young DJs around. Expect wonky and jacking techno with a splattering of booty, electro and acid.’
What we say
They’re right, it’s a damn impressive line-up with a clear statement of intent: intelligent techno with no compromises. The subterranean Arches are also the perfect venue for some heads down electronica with infinite depths beyond just pummelling beats and kick drum attacks.
Section 63, The Arches, Glasgow, Fri 3 Apr.