- Henry Northmore
- 9 December 2009
They like to refer to them as ‘regular DJs’ rather than ‘residents’ and it’s a rather large roster: Le Mac, Kill the Kid, Rob Etherson, MASH, DJ Q, Francisco Saavedra, Mathew One More Tune, Palpatine, Rainey, Jim Hutchison, DJ Dribbler, John Gerrard and James Carroll.
The Edinburgh launch sees a live set from Spektre for a night of complex techno, a hard hitting take on early Detroit sounds (Spektre also appear at the Glasgow date and previous guests have included Audiojack, Alex Metric, Andrew Weatherall and Alex Smoke which should give you some idea of where they’re coming from).
Minimal and techno with the odd foray into the outer limits of house.
What they say
‘We love to make people dance. As well as inviting some well known international guests to our events we showcase the vast amount of homegrown talent we have on our doorstep here in Scotland, and especially Glasgow. So, over the next year look out for some fantastic guests and great parties. Come along and enjoy...’
What we say
Ok, so it’s not a brand new night, but this is Velvet’s first trip to Edinburgh as they take over the intimate Speakeasy at the Cab. And bringing Spektre with them is a great opening gambit, making sure they make an impression with big names like James Zabielia commenting: ‘Spektre’s productions consist of solid techno that really remembers the rave. Music that is cool but also fun and highly danceable. These guys are just going to get bigger.’ Having just reached their first birthday in Glasgow they have already proven they have the talent, tunes and commitment to quality clubbing.