Techno night Unseen prepares for farewell shindig
Summer of 2014 is end of the road for diverse techno night at Studio 24 in Edinburgh
Two years after Unseen brought its eclectic techno sound to Studio 24 for the first time, the club’s residents have chosen the busiest month of the year to go out on a high. They’ve been here before, when they ran techno night Dogma at the same venue, until that fell by the wayside in 2005. ‘After 27 parties it feels like a natural time to bring it to a conclusion,’ says the club’s Mike Lavin. Residents Nomad and Neil Templar now live outside the city, which makes the logistical side of things trickier. ‘After all,’ Lavin adds, ‘it's better to burn out than to fade away.’
There have been good times along the way, though. ‘The Tresor takeover was outstanding, Pacou and Marcel Heese judged every track perfectly,’ says Lavin, reeling off Unseen’s best bits. ‘Sicknote was another favourite (a bunch of Welsh lunatics), and Paula Temple was a perfect choice for our second birthday with her hybrid DJ / producer set. And Mark Archer from Altern-8 quite simply old-schooled the hell outta the place.’
There will be no special guests here, though. ‘The residents are the backbone of every good club,’ says Lavin, ‘and they should be able to keep the dancefloor jumping whether it’s a resident night or they’re playing in support. So the only fitting ending is for our residents to take this whole night between them and give us one more taste of what they can do.’
Studio 24, 558 3758, 9 Aug, 10.30pm, £5.