Stereotype Live

Ego, Edinburgh, Sat 1 Sep

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Stereotype Live

Just when you thought it was safe to kick back for a traditionally sleepy September in Edinburgh along comes Stereotype Live with its one-long-night bash that promises to fuse live electronic performance and rare DJ sets in one last Festival blow out. ‘It’s no secret that clubs aren’t ranked as strongly as they once were but I don’t believe the music is any weaker, it is more that people’s tastes have changed,’ says Huggy, the man and DJ behind the ever-exploratory local house franchise Stereotype. ‘It used to be that you were either into dance music, pop music or bands. I wanted to add a significant live element to the club that bridges dance and rock, but I believe guest DJs are still really important so I’ve pushed to put on well established acts that we don’t get to see in Scotland.’

To this end Huggy has brought in Cream’s Yousef and New York’s man of the moment Mr V to supplement the wired antics of festival and club favourites Freeform Five. Throw in DJs from several more of the capital’s favourite clubs (Solescience, Trouble and Motherfunk to name but three) and stage the whole affair in the adjacent Ego, Cocteau Lounge and Outhouse Beer Garden and you’ve more than just a party on your hands. ‘It’s an international line-up to close the International Festival; it really is more than just a club event,’ continues Huggy. ‘I think it’s worthwhile putting bands on stage at a decent hour like this, you never know, it might have something to offer in reshaping our nightlife.’ (Mark Edmundson)

Stereotype Live

Huge party to end the Festival in style as Stereotype takes over both floors of Ego, the Outhouse and their beer garden. The night includes live shows from Freeform Five, DJ sets from Yousef, Mr V and Huggy, plus the best local talent around.

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