Definition Second birthday celebration of the best in underground house and techno cuts with some rather large beats from Matt Dirt (Skint) and Iain Gibson (TokyoBlu). Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, Fri 23 Oct.
Soul Weekender One night of soul not enough for you? How’s about three then? The Soul Weekender does just what it says on the tin. Nothumberland Hotel, Edinburgh, Fri 23–Sun 25 Oct.
Men & Machines One of Glasgow’s biggest nights that isn’t a Halloween special, although it might as well be with the mighty Zombie Zombie’s Etienne Jaumet guesting. Stereo, Glasgow, Sat 24 Oct.
Fortified Joker, Silkie and more roll up to celebrate the third birthday of Glasgow’s original dubstep party with residents Electric Eliminators. School of Art, Glasgow, Fri 30 Oct.
Pinup Nights Have an indie Halloween with a host of DJs and live bands, including RBRBR, The Plimptons, Louise Against the Elements and The Cracks in the Concrete. Flying Duck, Glasgow, Fri 30 Oct.
Come and Playdate The ‘intimate’ surrounds of Sneaky’s is obviously the place to be this fortnight with a double bill of rather spiffing live guests, psych-rockers BLK JKS (pictured) and twisted disco merchants Cold Cave, on two successive nights. Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, Fri 30 & Sat 31 Oct.
Kreep vs Bleep It’s a Halloween team-up from the best Glasgow techno clubs with ‘eep’ in their names, with special guest Dexter. Universal, Glasgow, Sat 31 Oct.
Spectrum A huge party in a small venue, featuring the furious electro-rave assault of Exploited’s Shir Khan. Blackfriars, Glasgow, Sat 31 Oct.
Vegas! It’s huge, it’s swinging, it’s Vegas! Once again they take their party to the next level for their twelfth birthday spectacular. Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, Sat 31 Oct.
Huge, Ocean Terminal-sized 13th birthday party from the mighty Vegas! crew. Expect all the usual shenanigans plus Erik Hansen and his 15-piece High Life Orchestra, Rat Pack tunes from Moray Innes and dancers the Kitsch Kats for a glamorous night of swing, easy listening, big band and county classics.
Glasgow's biggest dubstep and dancehall party returns, with residents Electric Eliminators. Fri 10 Jun: Now based at Stereo, Fortified this month welcomes Africa Hitech (Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek) for a show in support of their techno, soul and dancehall debut album 93 Million Miles on Warp.
Disco, house and more from Men and Machines at this irregular but worth waiting for night. Fri 12 Aug: The wait for the next M&M will be a long one, sadly. This 3rd birthday residents party will also be the last date thanks to relocation to London, but you can still hear the Men & Machines monthly podcast on…
Tech house, acid house, electro and future pop, with resident DJs B-Tone, Leigh Miles and Aymard. Fri 29 Apr: An exclusive Turbo Recordings party with Gesaffelstein (Tiga's brother) and Thomas Von Party.
A full weekend of soul hits from though the years with 'Northern Oldies' night (Fri), 'Modern Soul/Across the Board Soul' (Sat) and a Sun Alldayers featuring names like Soul Sam,Ginger Taylor, Keith Whitson and many more across the weekend.