Cabaret Voltaire's Alternative Freshers' Week
A list of reasons to attend the week-long club extravaganza
Welcome to Edinburgh, say Cab Vol, as they introduce nine big student specials in a row. Allow us to take you through who’s appearing, starting with Young Turks-signed London producer Aaron Jerome, aka SBTRKT, playing at Sugarbeat.
Gasoline Dance Machine is a new Saturday night party from Cheap Picasso, Kris Wasabi and Nick Sick Note. This debut date will celebrate with a live set from London electro-pop duo C90s.
Young Perth techno duo Clouds will put on a noisy as hell show at Glasgow club Killer Kitsch’s Sunday night residency in the east.
Bang and Olufsen
Probably the biggest Monday night Scotland’s likely to see all year, as Monday trade night Trade Union welcomes Bang & Olufsen, aka Alexis Hot Chip and Grosvenor.
Tuesday night is drum & bass night, and Split welcomes here producer Utah Jazz, alumnus of Hospital Records and V Recordings amongst others.
Bristol bass producer and one half of The Beekeepers Parker interrupts the week with a set at major midweeker Slap Bang.
Quite possibly Edinburgh’s new band of the year, Discopolis draw equally from confirmed influences M83 and Daft Punk. They’ll be playing live at indie night Sick Note.
One of Scotland’s DJing success stories of recent months, Jackmaster is part of Glasgow’s Numbers crew and the man who put together the FabricLive 57 mix. Catch his definitive party set at Cab Vol Stars.
Sick Note’s back for a Saturday edition, featuring Manchester house producer XXXY ending this alternative student’s party in style. All these clubs are weekly, fortnightly or monthly, though, so start all over again the very next day if you’re up to it.
Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Fri 30 Sep–Sat 8 Oct.
Drum & bass, electro, techno and breakbeat with Shadowskill, the Dropout DJs, Dogma and a smattering of very talented local guests. Now at the Bongo.
It's a mash up of breaks, beats, electro and anything else they can lay their hands from your hosts Tim & Jez (Utah Saints).
Disco, punk, indie, acid, ghettotech and R'n'B from Nick AKA, Ryan Marinelol and Floating Boy.
Killer Kitsch returns to Edinburgh as Euan Neilson and David Sinclair import their mix of dance, electro, 80s synth pop, new wave and punk to the Cab.
Sick Note Saturday
The indie/electro night hosts another of its monthly Saturday night specials.
Musical mish mash of disco, funk, house and electro from DFault and Picassio.
Taking care of Monday nights with a mix of techno, beats and pieces from WolfJazz, Beefy and guests.
Cab Vol Stars
The Cab Vol staff step to the fore and wrestle control of the decks, but then, seeing as their staff DJ at nights such as Xplicit, Coalition, This is Music, JungleDub and more, you're still in safe hands.
Gasoline Dance Machine
A night of mixed genres and mutant disco at this night from Cheap Picasso and Rob Ralston.
36–38 Blair Street,
Triple-roomed subterranean venue set into the caverns of the Old Town with a musical programme that covers all aspects of underground music seven nights a week. Expect big name DJs in an intimate surrounding as well as up and coming artists along with…