Flying Duck, Glasgow, Sun 3 May
While there’s a surplus of techno nights springing up in venues across Glasgow at the moment, Gareth Whitehead believes his new monthly residency has an advantage which sets it apart. Bullet:Dodge is a forum for the artists involved with the Wishaw-based label of the same name, of which Whitehead is the manager.
Having previously worked as a studio engineer for Soma and been in charge of the specialist minimal label Edit Select alongside Soma artist Percy X, Whitehead initially set up Bullet:Dodge as an outlet for his own productions. ‘The label has been running for around a year and a half now,’ says Whitehead. ‘The purpose behind what we do is really just to promote up and coming electronic artists, specialising in techno, minimal techno and tech-house. We’ve had some great support so far. Guys like Laurent Garnier, Ben Sims and Deep Dish have played our tracks out, and a few of them have also charted in the Beatport chart.’
With the 11th B:D release coming up later this month (those issued so far have been via a combination of vinyl and download availability), he’s branched out in the interim, releasing music he’s found online from artists based as far away as Holland and Argentina. ‘The label is international,’ Whitehead says, ‘but the aim of the club, at the moment, is to celebrate the talent we have here in Glasgow’.
Alongside Whitehead’s live set, the club will feature guest appearances by B:D artists My Evil Twiin and Jan Cree, as well as local guests Define Define of the Art School’s One More Tune night.