Off The Record
This will be a big night for Off the Record. The seventh birthday party at the Soundhaus will be the club’s final regular bi-monthly date at the venue. In its place, a new night bearing the name Animal Farm – also the DJ collective which runs OTR and plays regularly around the city – will kick off at the Sub Club at the end of the month, and will hopefully continue there on a regular basis.
‘We’re changing the name because we want to flag up that this is a whole new club,’ says Chris Lamb, who runs OTR alongside Darren Quail, Charles Turtle (their real names, hence Animal Farm) and the night’s founder Ronan Vallely. ‘The music policy probably won’t change all that much, though. We’ve always had a particularly underground techno sound, a warehouse rave style, and how hard we go with that at the Sub Club will depend on the guest.’ For the debut date the guest is Ben Klock, resident at Berlin’s warehouse superclub Berghain.
As for OTR and the Soundhaus, Lamb states simply that the night has ‘run its course’.
‘It’s home from home for us and we’ve had some great years there, but we really just needed a change. And the Sub Club is pretty much the best and most respected club in Scotland.’ While not ruling out a return to the Soundhaus on an occasional basis in future, this will be OTR’s grand finale for now – and it’s a big one, with fast-rising local producer Sei_A, the Warehouse Project’s Andro, Soma’s Mr Copy and OTR regular Simon Stokes promising enough excitement to bridge the gap. (
Soundhaus, Glasgow, Sat 5 Dec, Animal Farm starts at the Sub Club, Glasgow, Mon 28 Dec.