Jeff Mills to DJ at Jackhammer for the techno club's Hogmanay celebrations
Jackhammer favourites Slam and Ben Sims are also on the bill for the eight-hour party
Jackhammer's promoter chats to The List before the US techno DJ plays as part of Edinburgh’s pre-Hogmanay celebrations
‘My three top guests for any techno event would be Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills or Dave Clarke,’ says Conor Mclarnon, promoter of long-running Edinburgh club night Jackhammer. ‘When we started our residency at the Liquid Room we booked Dave Clarke and when I heard Jeff Mills was available I snapped up the booking straight away.’ So that’s only Hawtin to go, which Mclarnon says he’s working on …
Although it falls two days before the traditional Hogmanay blow-out, this Saturday night guest appearance by Mills at Jackhammer will be the highlight of quite probably Edinburgh’s biggest party over the seasonal period. ‘He’s got his own style and he’s obviously one of the inventors of techno, or certainly the harder minimal style,’ says Mclarnon excitedly. ‘We’ve got him for a three hour set so it should be more of a musical journey. It’s taken 11 years of trying to get him to notice Jackhammer, so I’m very happy with this booking.’ This party will celebrate the eleventh anniversary of Mclarnon starting Jackhammer in Dundee, before it moved to Edinburgh and began an odyssey around all the major venues in the city. Now based between the Caves and the Liquid Room, this late-licensed eight-hour show will also feature two other Jackhammer favourites on guest duties, Slam and Ben Sims.
Jeff Mills at Jackhammer, Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Sat 29 Dec.