Glasgow club Bigfoot’s Tea Party take things to the Riverside
- David Pollock
- 11 July 2013
This article is from 2013.
Bigfoot changes venues and announces Comeme's Alejandro Paz for upcoming Tea Party
Music drowns out the rest of the world down there,’ says promoter George Russell of the unique location he’s discovered for his club’s summer outdoor party. It’s true that Bigfoot’s Tea Party has held events at the old Tall Ship building on the banks of the Clyde previously and that they run events regularly in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, but this one is special on the Bigfoot’s calendar. ‘It's pretty hard to find locations like this in the city, ones with outdoor areas you can have a FunktionOne rig and not worry about any housing or businesses being around to complain,’ says Russell, ‘and it's a restaurant by day so the owner sorts out the barbecue as well.’
This time out Bigfoot’s will be inviting fellow Glasgow club Waxworks to play, as well as two big special guests. One remains top secret (‘they come from another of our favourite labels, based in Germany,’ is all Russell will say), but the other will be Santiago, Chile’s Alejandro Paz, playing lithe, dark techno with real bite and vitality. ‘As Comeme has developed and grown we’ve also developed,’ says Russell of Paz’ label, a part of the Kompakt stable. ‘Our sound seems to have aligned itself more with a lot of the guys putting out music through them.
‘We thought Alejandro was one of the perfect guys to invite as his music is so energetic,’ he continues, ‘like a techno carnival. In the last two years he's just come out and absolutely smashed it, and Comeme has a sound no-one else has.’ And he’s got a venue like no-one else, so they should be a perfect fit.
100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, Sat 10 Aug