Scream! set to host Benga, Stanton Warriors and Cagedbaby
Return of improved Liquid Room reinvigotates Edinburgh clubbing
The return of the Liquid Room has reinvigorated Edinburgh’s nightlife, not only the return of much loved clubs (now playing out on a new £1.2 million soundsystem) but fresh nights like Scream!, a new Thursday nighter with some serious pulling power. Debuting with dubstep supremo Benga is one way to make a mark and they keep the momentum high with Stanton Warriors (23 Sep) and Thomas Gandey (aka Cagedbaby, 30 Sep).
‘I think it is important not to just stick to one genre and get too pigeon holed, so I think you have to be a bit more open minded,’ explains promoter Paul Cunningham. ‘We felt each guest goes into one other, Stanton Warriors play breaks with a bit of dubstep and electro, which Cagedbaby will play, so they all kind of cross into each other.’ Each night will be guest led, reflecting their musical style, but there will be one-off residents party with a difference, with Scream! hosting ‘student DJ competitions, with DJs submitting their mixes, we will upload them to SoundCloud before letting the public vote on their favourites’. (Just send your name, a link to your mix and track listing via the contact form on www.liquidroom.co.uk.)
Even with big names likes of Jakwob, Filthy Dukes, Carte Blanche (aka DJ Mehdi & Riton) and Skream already booked for future dates, Scream! aims to provide an audio-visual clubbing experience. ‘We’re going to be adding lots of production elements,’ adds Cunningham, ‘décor, visuals, live visual aspects, each week will be different from the night before.’
The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, weekly Thu.