Rebel Waltz’s Murray Richardson returns to Tokyoblu
Tokyoblu has become one of Edinburgh’s most reliable house nights, dishing out the best in house grooves on a monthly basis. And while some clubs may have crumbled when their eponymous house band called it a day, the resident DJ team of John Hutchinson and Iain Gibson have kept the quality high and the beats flowing. Now they team up with another Edinburgh house club of much repute as Rebel Waltz’s Murray Richardson returns to his old stomping ground.
‘I cant wait to get back to Edinburgh,’ explains Richardson, ‘its always great to get back to play at the Cabaret Voltaire which is, and always has been, a top venue.’ Growing up in Prestwick his career in DJing started after attending Ayr Pavilion’s legendary Streetrave West Coast Jams. ‘I saw lots of great DJs playing there and it was really that that got me hooked on house and wanting to be a DJ.’ Richardson went on to win Muzik magazine’s Bedroom Bedlam competition and soon started his own Rebel Waltz night in the capital. From its humble beginnings in the downstairs room at the City Café over 11 years ago, the club has since moved to Nottingham, Barcelona and is now based at London’s East Village, with Richardson and his DJ partner Stuart Patterson DJing round the world.
‘It’s just house music,’ explains Richardson of his mixing style, ‘always deep and always with one or two classic tracks flung in for good measure. That’s always been the Rebel Waltz style.’
Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Fri 7 May