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Iggy Azalea hits out at Halsey for 'moron' comments

28 Jun 2017

Music gossip

Iggy Azalea has slammed Halsey for being "judgemental" after the star called her a "f***ing moron". The 'Colours' hitmaker caused a stir last week when she branded the 27-year-old rapper as a "moron" for having a "complete disregard" toward black…

Tickets on sale now for Colours and Scottish Festival Orchestra's unique dance music collaboration

27 Apr 2017

September event at SSE Hydro will celebrate iconic Glasgow venue The Arches and the music that made it memorable

Colours and the Scottish Festival Orchestra have teamed up for a celebration of some of dance music's most recognisable hits at the SSE Hydro with tickets on sale Fri 28 Apr at 10am. The event is a tribute to The Arches, the much missed Glasgow venue…

Hogmanay 2013/4 - the best Glasgow club celebrations

27 Nov 2013

Optimo, Melting Pot, Animal Farm and Colours all set to hold NYE parties

Scotland's focus on large-scale live music events might shift to the east for Hogmanay, but Glasgow's growing reputation as one of Europe's finest clubbing cities means that great nights don't let up over the holiday period. Sadly, the excitement we'd…

A guide to club promoters in Scotland

31 Oct 2012

Featuring Highlife, Trouble, Musika, Slam and Optimo

Optimo. Scotland’s most credible and internationally recognised underground club until it closed its weekly Sunday nighter at the Sub Club a couple of years ago, Optimo, aka JD Twitch and JG Wilkes, still promote a bi-monthly collision of post-punk…

Ferry Corsten, Eddie Halliwell and Pete Tong among highlights of Coloursfest 2011

30 May 2011

10th anniversary of Scotland’s only dance-focused festival

This year is the tenth anniversary of Scotland’s only dance-focused festival, and they’re throwing a little party. Who’s got the cake? And the Buckie? And the poppers? A ten thousand-strong sell-out for six years running, Coloursfest isn’t for the faint…

Timeline - Summer music festivals 2011 from Scotland and beyond

27 May 2011

A chronological list of the best festivals in Scotland and beyond

A chronological list of the most significant festivals happening in Scotland this summer, along with the biggest and best from the rest of the UK and beyond.

5 reasons to go to Coloursfest

17 May 2011

Scotland's favourite dancefest returns to Braehead

1 It’s the 10th anniversary Colours themselves have worked out that’s 500 artists over 90 hours and 50 arenas in the last decade. As Scotland’s longest-running dedicated dance festival, it’s surely due some deserved recognition on its big day. 2 It…

Hogmanay 2010/2011 clubbing highlights in Edinburgh and Glasgow

15 Dec 2010

The best New Year's Eve club nights in Scotland

Hogmanay is the biggest night of the year in many clubbers’ calendars, and, as usual, crowds in Edinburgh are spoilt for choice. The Official Edinburgh Hogmanay Afterparty (HMV Picture House) will rock to the frenetic live show of electro-house heroes…

The best Christmas clubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh 2010

10 Dec 2010

Optimo, Tackno, Colours, Taste, Karnival and Madchester among Christmas and Boxing Day highlights

If staying in with the family just isn’t your thing over Christmas there’s a few options to get you out on the dancefloor. Things are a bit quieter on Christmas Day itself with a few chart and party venues opening their doors (including the North Pole…

The best Halloween music and club events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

29 Oct 2010

HALLOWEEN CLUBS There’s blood on the dancefloor as Halloween takes over clubland. First up, Hung Up! host the annual Optimo (Espookio) as Glasgow’s weirdest Halloween party rises from the grave (The Sub Club, Sun 31 Oct). And if there’s dressing up on…

Carl Cox revisits Colours at The Arches

30 Mar 2010

It’s hard not to get excited about a DJ set from Carl Cox every time he returns to Scotland. Picking up the nickname of the ‘Three Deck Wizard’ in the 80s, he’s been at the forefront of dance music since the beginning, and is a true ambassador for…

First Word - Carl Cox

2 Apr 2009

What’s the first record you ever bought? It was in 1975. It was Tamla Motown, it cost 75p from HMV in Sutton and was Diana Ross, ‘Love Hangover’. When was the last time you were chatted up? Last weekend actually, very nice. I don’t really go out…

Friday Night Takeaway

5 Feb 2009

Miranda Ralston and Angie Koorbanally believe that Friday nights are where it’s at clubbing wise. The duo, both Arches employees and Octopussy and Death Disco workers, are the brains behind Friday Night Takeaway, a one-off night in conjunction with…


30 Oct 2008

A Colours night is typically huge at the best of times, but this collision with big name commercial house and techno labels Hed Kandi and Toolroom will go one step further. First on the proverbial red carpet is Dave Spoon (pictured), by now an…

Profile - Laidback Luke

24 Apr 2008

Name Laidback Luke Occupation DJ/producer Location Aalsmeer, Holland A Dutch guy playing house music – you must be having a giraffe... Understandably when you think of Dutch dance music you instantly think ‘trance’. Ferry Corsten, Tïetso…