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Glasgow's Sub Club launches Sub Hub, a creative space filled with big ideas

27 Mar 2015

Mixing DJ sets, talks and exhibitions, Sub Club's new initiative is embracing all creative genres

It’s really quite an exciting month for Glasgow if you’re (a) into electronic music, and (b) also into other types of creative stuff – whether it’s design, visual art, film. Let’s face it: it’s not like Sub Hub founders are groping about in the dark…

The best Edinburgh Science Festival arts and culture events

26 Mar 2015

From drone orchestras to geek songs, we’ve picked our top tips for this year's science fest

The white coats are let out for the day to hop on their bikes as part of Edinburgh International Science Festival’s Street Science team. Engaging with audiences across the city, the aim is to shake up science, blow off the cobwebs and prove that it’s…

Six Essential Highlights of Glasgow’s Red Bull Music Academy Weekender

25 Mar 2015

With so much to choose from, we pick some of the best bits from the Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour

More concentrated disco-house energy than any room in Glasgow has ever experienced before, with the small and brilliantly future-gothic basement room in Berkeley Suite welcoming Dimitri From Paris, Prins Thomas and some unannounced and ‘very secret…

Interview: Nightwave, Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour

25 Mar 2015

RBMA UK Tour hits Glasgow this weekend, we caught up with local talent Nightwave to get the lowdown

Nightwave, aka Maya Medvesek, is a Slovenian DJ, singer and producer who has made her home in Glasgow for some years. Under her production alias she’s recorded ghetto house and grime influenced tracks for a number of labels, including her own Heka Trax…

Interview: Jon Phonics, Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour

25 Mar 2015

RBMA UK Tour hits Glasgow this weekend. Producer Jon Phonics hypes the action coming your way

Born in Hemel Hempstead, formerly based in London and now a Glasgow resident, Jon Phonics (Jonathan Phoenix) runs the Astral Black label and club night, whose reputation is growing fast through events in Glasgow and London, as well as the work of…

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Loops with Numbers artists and Jacques Greene announced for Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour

13 Mar 2015

Music and digital art collide in experimental, sensory installation at Glasgow's GoMA

A jam-packed lineup for the Glasgow-leg of Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour just got even more interesting with the announcement of all artists contributing to the ‘sensory experiment’ Loops with Numbers taking place at the Gallery of Modern Art.

Behaviour 2015: The Arches' annual festival looks ahead

6 Mar 2015

A colourful patchwork of performance, club nights and discussion, Behaviour gets future-orientated

'In the sixth year of the festival,' says Behaviour acting artistic director Lucy Mason, 'we invite artists and audiences to respond to a changing world, exploring their visions of – and for – The Future.' With the Platform 18 award (this year given to…

Interview: Anthony Naples

3 Mar 2015

Up and coming producer Naples discusses beginnings, inspirations and his Glasgow connection

Miami-born, New York-based and possessing a long association with the city of Glasgow, Proibito Records boss and brand new album artist (his debut Body Pill just came out on Text) is back this weekend as a guest of Numbers. The youthful producer tells…

Optimo's Foodbank Fundraiser aims to help Glasgow's hungry

26 Feb 2015

JD Twitch and JG Wilkes to raise money for city foodbanks at Art School event

Glasgow's Art School is being taken over for a fundraising event supporting Glasgow foodbanks on Fri 13 Mar. The line-up includes Optimo (organisers, along with Autonomous Glasgow), Nightwave, Harri & Domenic, MWX and many more, as well as visual art…

Selected Abandoned Works: Aphex Twin demos party at Sleazy’s

6 Feb 2015

Did Aphex Twin really dump 100 tunes onto Soundcloud? Who cares, let's just play 'em loud and party

Smartphones and Spotify have made it easier than ever for music to be a permanent fixture in our lives, yet this entails a risk of it becoming wallpaper, a backdrop to working, exercising, cooking, reading, idly scrolling away our lives on Facebook.

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Preview: Kölsch at The Arches

28 Jan 2015

Multi-monikered Danish DJ-producer blends underground and overground

He’s remixed Coldplay and Deadmau5 while 2003’s ‘Calabria’, released under his Rune RK moniker, was the kind of international, played-everywhere hit so big it got turned into a cheap vocal chart hit, complete with trashy video. This is because Rune…

My Year in Clubbing: i AM

24 Dec 2014

From Walk 'N' Skank to DJ Funk, promoter and DJ Matthew Craig breaks down 2014

I genuinely cannot remember most of the nights this year because so many have been great – and, I’ve been to far too many. Subcity's Stereo 54 party was great, and the one time I managed to get a night off to attend Walk 'N' Skank was great, but in…

Ten Years of Animal Farm

15 Dec 2014

Darren Quail on ten years of club nights and Glasgow's burgeoning techno scene

It began with techno. Or, more specifically, two friends bonding over Richie Hawtin's Decks, EFX & 909, a Dave Clarke mix recorded at Fuse, Belgium, and frequent visits to a night called TEST at the Art School — ‘a random find in the Metro one weekend’…

Huntleys and Palmers Seventh Birthday

10 Dec 2014

The Glasgow-born club returns to its home town with John Talabot and Axel Boman, aka Talaboman

Seven years is a decent age for a club, but it must feel like a lifetime for Huntleys & Palmers promoter Andrew Thomson. Started in December 2007 at the late Research Club in Glasgow (‘it was a snowy night... it had a small house party feel,’ he recalls…

Hogmanay Clubs: Edinburgh 2014

4 Dec 2014

Featuring Witness, Mungo Hi Fi, Microtrauma, Craig Smith and Gasoline Dance Machine

If Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party isn't your cup of champagne and you'd rather see in the new year dancing underground, up close and personal with disco lights for fireworks, here's your guide to the best clubs to get your groove on...

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Hogmanay Clubs: Glasgow 2014

4 Dec 2014

Featuring Animal Farm, I-F, Dixie Avenue, Boot & Tax, Whilst, Chez Damier, The Revenge, I AM

Wondering where to throw those shapes you've being saving up for Hogmanay? We've got you covered. Check out The List's pick of the parties to celebrate New Year in Glasgow...

Final details for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2014 celebrations revealed

17 Nov 2014

Including a Torchligh Procession through city centre, mini-festival Scot:Lands and the Loony Dook

The final programme for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2014 celebrations were announced today. Opening proceedings is the much-loved Torchlight Procession (Tue 30 Dec), in which 8 000 torchbearers will take to the streets to walk from George IV Bridge through the…

DIVE presents Untamed is latest addition to Edinburgh's LGBT club scene

11 Nov 2014

‘An alternative performance party for curious creatures’ at Summerhall

Everyone's favourite offbeat venue Summerhall plays host to ‘an alternative performance party for curious creatures’ when popular Sunday night queer disco DIVE debuts Untamed, its quirky new Friday night event that is unlike anything you've seen…

Opinion: Fielding Hope's contribution to Glasgow's underground live music scene

11 Nov 2014

Brains behind Cry Parrot live music is moving to London to become senior producer at Cafe OTO

After putting on some of Scotland’s weirdest, most fun, independent, DIY, new underground music events for almost eight years, Fielding Hope, the brains behind Cry Parrot live music, is moving to London to become senior producer at Cafe OTO. While it’s…

Cirque Du Soul club night comes to Edinburgh for the first time

11 Nov 2014

‘Taking over one venue at a time for a night of circus-themed debauchery’

‘Taking over one venue at a time for a night of circus-themed debauchery,’ is what Cirque Du Soul co-founder Will Weaver describes as the club’s overriding ethos. Founded in Leeds at the turn of 2013, it’s already found its way to nine cities across the…

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Interview: Alex Ridha of Boys Noize

11 Nov 2014

Techno maestro discusses his favourite things ahead of Glasgow gig with recent signing SCNTST

A big, blow-out night dancing to Boys Noize seems as much a part of the Glasgow annual clubbing calendar as waiting in a windswept queue trying to locate your friends. And understandably so: there’s something about his intensely 4/4, synapse-addling…

Preview: Nightvision with live sets from Kink & Neville Watson

10 Nov 2014

House DJs will perform at Edinburgh's La Belle Angele on Sat 29 Nov

While the prospect of short days and long nights may not delight everyone, those of us with a passion for clubs, dancing and DJs will welcome winter with open arms. A time when promoters pull out all the stops, there’s perhaps no better place to be than…

Christmas 2014: Top five Edinburgh club nights

7 Nov 2014

Featuring Juice, Vegas!, Xplicit, Musika and Jackhammer

Juice The trap and dubstep night reaches its second birthday and rather fittingly hosts two parties to celebrate. Expect beeps and bleeps from Martyn at Part 1 followed by Bok Bok going head to head and back to back with Tom Trago for Part 2.

Christmas 2014: Top five Glasgow club nights

7 Nov 2014

Featuring DJ Luck & MC Neat, Secondcity, Huntleys & Palmers, Pressure Xmas Party and Big Foot

DJ Luck & MC Neat If you want to start the celebrations as soon as December hits, step back in time for some classic UK garage from the DJ / MC duo who gave the world 'A Little Bit of Luck', 'Masterblaster 2000' and 'Piano Loco'. Saint Judes, Fri 5…

Preview: La Cheetah Fifth Birthday

6 Nov 2014

House and techno venue blows out some candles with Matthew Herbet, Levon Vincent and Theo Parris

‘It's a small space with a big sound system,’ says Graham Ward, La Cheetah events manager and resident DJ (as Wardy, alongside Dom D’Sylva), of the venue’s appeal. ‘The whole club is basically a dancefloor, so folk that come down get right into…