We Are . . . Electric
- Henry Northmore
- 6 January 2010
In terms of clubbing, We Are … Electric has ruled the midweek party scene in the capital for the last few years. ‘It’s a punk-funk electro-disco,’ says WAE mastermind and resident DJ Gary Mac. ‘Essentially it’s an electronic-body-music club that crosses genres to maintain the elements of fun and funkiness. We’re trying to mix a little bit of what people know and are familiar with and the really new and fresh sounds from Europe, London and NY.’
It’s a formula that has worked with names such as MANDY, Larry Tee and The Presets dropping by for a Wednesday-night get down. Despite the odd one-off weekend party (most recently a collaboration with Sick Note for special guest Steve Aoki), the week-night setting can be a problem for some people. But WEA wants to address this and is now launching a monthly Friday-night slot.
‘The main aim is to bring our sound to the weekend and to the people who wan to to come to WAE but are unable to do so because of work, et cetera,’ says Mac. Things kick off with a residents party in January, followed by a night of hard and fast bassy action and manic hip hop rhythms from A1 Bassline in February.
WAE isn’t the only Cab club with a new weekend slot as indie/electro night Sick Note has signed up to take control of a regular Saturday night party. A chance for anyone trapped by college, uni and work finally to sample the goodness without the sleepless nights.
Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Fri 8 Jan, Sick Note Saturdays, Cabaret Voltaire, launches Sat 9 Jan.