Glasgow clubnight I AM reinvents Tuesdays at Sub Club
- Henry Northmore
- 15 September 2010
Mystery duo launch night playing electro, disco, Italo, hip ho and dubstep
Residents: They go by the names Beta and Kappa. ‘We do a few things in Glasgow but we’d rather go with these faceless names, we might even perform in masks,’ explains Kappa. ‘It just gives you that chance to start from scratch and you know people aren’t coming because of a name, we’d prefer it if people came because the music is good or they liked what we did with the night.’
Guests: Loads drawn from their contacts across Glasgow including the likes of Matthias, Shaun fae Solar, Esa and Mia Dora (live), while London’s The Rogue Element guest in December.
Music policy: ‘Beta will tend to play more electro – he’s got the bass sound – and I’ll play a lot of other stuff around that. We’re trying to keep it vaguely electronic but there isn’t one specific sound, we’re totally free to play any kind of music, but this is what we like at the moment: electro, 80s stuff, bang up-to-date electro house, disco, Italo, hip hop, dubstep, it’ll touch on a few things.’
What they say: ‘We’ve put a lot of planning into the music and how we present it, we’ve been working on this for about a year now and we have lots of ideas. An electronic night for students is at the heart – it’s a Tuesday and the drinks are cheap – but we’re not going to pander to the lowest common denominator.’
What we say: Tuesday might be the second most un–rock’n’roll night of the week, but I AM could be exactly what midweek clubbing in Glasgow needs (ie a shot of credible, decent music). We know Beta and Kappa are (but we’re not spoiling the secret) and they’re got pedigree as well as exemplary taste in music.
Weekly, Tue, The Sub Club, Glasgow