Although active as a promoter in Glasgow for not much more than a year, Sid Kebili has already built up a respectable track record. He’s chosen to follow up his first project, Hell at the Classic Grand – now defunct – with a pair of nights which more accurately cover the breadth of his musical interests. Electro night Debauched debuted at the V Club earlier this year after appearances at Maggie May’s, while this is the first night of the techno-focused Supernova at the same venue after a night at the Arches last month.
‘I really just don’t think I’d be happy, as a clubber myself, at a night which offered a bit of techno and then finished with electro, or the other way around,’ says Kebili. ‘They’re two different styles, I love them both equally and I’ve got the time to spend on booking and promotion, so I wasn’t afraid to split them up and offer one night of proper techno and one of proper electro. In saying that, I’ve been using more guests for Supernova and local residents for Debauched – techno’s a bigger market, it’s easier to program cleverly’.
The guest at this event will be Leeds boy Paul Woolford, who has recorded for 2020 Vision, Junior Boy’s Own and Soma’s Freelance Science, and made fans of everyone from Pete Tong to Erol Alkan. ‘He plays tech-house,’ says Kebili, ‘so his music’s not too overblown but quite bassy. He’s the kind of guest that’s recognised for playing Ibiza every year and lots of festivals, so he can draw in a broad crowd’.
V Club, Glasgow, Fri 17 Apr