Word Up - club news
t’s the first issue of 2007 so lets have a quick look ahead at just some of the events lying in wait over the course of the year. The big one has to be Coloursfest again confirmed for Braehead, Sat 2 June. Over at the Arches in Glasgow, Pressure kick things off in style with Dave Clarke, Robert Hood (live), Tome Middleton, Silicone Soul, Andrew Wetherall and Ivan Smagghe (Fri 26 Jan). Death Disco meanwhile is joined by Gucci Soundsystem (Sat 20 Jan) and Rory Philips (Sat 17 Feb). Mixed Bizness present the Kid Koala album tour (Sun 4 Feb) and Coldcut (Fri 16 Mar). and finally Blitzkrieg Bop hosts Yes Boss and The Aliens for a DJ set (Fri 9 Feb) and The Futureheads also for a DJ set (Fri 9 Mar). Moving across to the Sub Club the ever reliable Optimo host a live set from Clinic (Sun 4 Feb).
In Edinburgh there’s also plenty to look forward to. Manga celebrate their 11th birthday with America’s DJ Craze (Liquid Room, Sat 27 Jan). Over at Cabaret Voltaire Sugarbeat are joined by D Ramires (Fri 26 Jan), Krafty Kuts (Fri 23 Feb) and Erol Alkan (Fri 27 Apr) Ralph Lawson joins Solescience (Fri 9 Feb) and the big one has to be DJ Hell planned for We Are . . . Electric in May (exact date tbc).
Big prizes are on offer at the Garage with a scooter (as in a genuine moped) a month to give away in their University Challenge quiz. Next giveaway is Tue 16 Jan, with six to give away in one night on the Garage’s 13th birthday (Wed 28 Feb).
And finally we have five copies of Tony Humphries’ latest mix CD and Jorge Jaramillo’s Sublininal Winter Sessions IV to giveaway. Masterclass #02 from Milk’n’2 Sugars featuring names like Todd Terry, Incognito and Andy Caldwell while Jaramillo drops tracks by Harry Romero, David Guetta and Funk d’Void. For your chance to win a copy of each CD just send an email marked ‘MIX’, with your name and address, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tue 16 Jan.