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Bigfoot's Second Birthday Party

30 Nov 2010

M_Nus artist Ambivalent to kick off third year

‘I guess you could call what we do environmental art,’ says George Russell. ‘We started Bigfoot’s as a way of exploring unconventional ways to host electronic music events, and that involves spending as much time on the production side of things as…

Glasgow clubs Death Disco and Pressure hit 8th and 12th birthdays

19 Nov 2010

The Count & Sinden, Brodinski and Slam set for club birthday events

Take Glasgow’s most famous venue, two of its finest and most enduring nights, add a busload of excellent DJs and sing a big old chorus of ‘Happy Birthday’. The Arches’ Death Disco and Pressure both celebrate birthdays this fortnight, so we asked people…

Doc Daneeka set for Edinburgh StepBack date

19 Nov 2010

UK funky and basement house DJ and producer

Name Doc Daneeka Also known as Mial Watkins is his real name. Occupation Producer and DJ of what many might call UK funky, but what he prefers to refer to as ‘basement house’. ‘Endorsed by Marcus Nasty, L-Vis 1990, Gilles Peterson, Kode9…

Simian Mobile Disco - Delicacies

15 Nov 20104 stars

(Delicacies) This latest from London-based duo James Ford and Jas Shaw takes a leap from the electro-dance of their first two albums into harder, more techno territory. Gathering releases they’ve put out this year on their new imprint, Delicacies…

Edinburgh's Az-tech club comes to a close

3 Nov 2010

Residents head up final night at The Caves

‘Az-Tech started as a breaks night. We just wanted a place to play out the music we like and bring breaks to Edinburgh,’ explains Amy Fowler (aka resident DJ Siren). ‘But it’s evolved, our music policy is really loose, it’s just party tunes.’ Broadening…

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Scream! set to host Benga, Stanton Warriors and Cagedbaby

22 Sep 2010

Return of improved Liquid Room reinvigotates Edinburgh clubbing

The return of the Liquid Room has reinvigorated Edinburgh’s nightlife, not only the return of much loved clubs (now playing out on a new £1.2 million soundsystem) but fresh nights like Scream!, a new Thursday nighter with some serious pulling power.

Soma night makes a rare visit to Edinburgh for the Festival

13 Aug 2010

Soma Records Night DJ duo Slam are rare visitors to the east coast, but the Edge Festival has tempted them across to the festival once again. Headlining a showcase for their seminal record label, Soma, formed back in 1991 and releasing Slam’s own…

Villa Join Death Disco for their last summer club night

13 Aug 2010

For their last party of the summer open-minded, leftfield electro party, Death Disco are joined by Belgian DJ trio Villa (aka Fredo, Thang and Seba). Counting Quincy Jones, Giorgio Moroder, Vangelis and Blondie as influences, their own productions are a…

Anja Schneider's Mobilee comes to Glasgow

12 Aug 2010

David Pollock talks to label boss Anja Schneider as Mobilee Records take over techno night Sensu

Although this month’s Sensu will be a showcase event for Anja Schneider’s Berlin-based techno label Mobilee, it would take a lot more than a four-hour club night to sum up what she’s all about, and the impression she’s made on the German club scene.

LuckyMe decamps to Cabaret Voltaire for the Festival

6 Aug 2010

David Pollock talks to the Glasgow-based record label/art collective

This has been the most important year yet in the evolution of Scottish electronic label LuckyMe, and this third annual Edinburgh Festival event featuring their friends, collaborators and signees should be the perfect showcase for local supporters and…

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Speedy J visits Return to Mono at the Sub Club

5 Aug 2010

Full set with software, hardware, laptops and decks

Speedy J This month Slam’s intimate Return to Mono party is rocked to the foundations by the techno assault of Speedy J (aka Jochem Paap). Rotterdam DJ/producer Paap has been instrumental in widening people’s perception of techno, taking the form to its…

We Are ... Electric celebrates fifth birthday

5 Aug 2010

Night in two instalments as residents play alongside Scottish talents

We Are … Electric If you thought Wednesdays weren’t built for clubbing, We Are … Electric have been proving you wrong for five years. They’re celebrating their fifth birthday across two weeks, starting with a massive Scottish talent Showcase featuring…

Headspin festival date to be its last

3 Aug 2010

DJ Yoda date marks end of 12 years of clubbing

As Headspin comes to an end, DJ/promoter Allan Dunbar talks to Henry Northmore about their final date and why they’ve booked DJ Yoda to play their last night.

Depthcharge teams up with Massimo DaCosta

30 Jul 2010

Expect a night of underground Chicago and New York house

Massimo DaCosta Depthcharge is joined by Belgian DJ Massimo DaCosta who will be demonstrating his profound love of underground Chicago and New York house. He started DJing at 17 and has now played across the globe but moved into production in 2000…

The Rizla Riverboat Shuffle on the Waverley Steamer

30 Jul 2010

Optimo and Melting Pot DJs play second set on board landmark Glasgow landmark boat

David Pollock climbs aboard the Waverley Steamer as Melting Pot and Optimo set sail on another Rizla Riverboat Shuffle It wasn’t meant to be more than a one-off party in a unique location, but the DJs from Glasgow’s Optimo and Melting Pot nights had…

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Fabio heads up dance acts at Wickerman 2010

23 Jul 2010

Dr Huxtable and Big Toe’s HiFi also set for Dumfries and Galloway festival

While the likes of The Charlatans, Tony Christie and The Futureheads will be playing across the weekend, the Wickerman Festival has a very strong dance presence with the Axis Sound System Reggae Tent (featuring the likes of Dr Huxtable and Big Toe’s…

Rubadub records celebrate 18th birthday with Jeff Mills at the Sub Club

23 Jul 2010

Pivotal Glasgow record shop brings Detroit techno legend to Sub Club

‘In any city that has an important musical movement happening, there’s always a hub, like a really influential record shop or club or something like that,’ says Jack Revill. ‘As far as shops go, Berlin’s got Hardwax, Detroit has Submerge and Glasgow’s…

Devil Disco Club host HRH, Simonotron and Kris Wasabi

7 Jul 2010

The Trouble duo of Hobbes and Erik d’Viking welcome us back for yet more seedy backstreet disco thrills and edgy glamour, courtesy of brand new Edinburgh electro-pop band HRH and regular DJs Simonotron (Club For Heroes) and Kris Wasabi (Wasabi Disco)…

Pioneering spirit - Andrew Weatherall interview

7 Jul 2010

To say that Andrew Weatherall has had a diverse career is a bit of an understatement. He started way back in the late 80s DJing the backroom at Shoom (often credited as the birth place of Britain’s acid house scene). ‘I’d be the kid that would play at…

Edinburgh's Liquid Room reopens with extra level and new kit

5 Jul 2010

It might seem like only the other month that the Liquid Room was closed after a fire broke out in the Indian restaurant upstairs, but to those involved it’s felt like a lifetime. ‘It’s been too long since I’ve actually done my job,’ reflects manager…

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Graeme Clark guests as The Revenge at Return to Mono

5 Jul 2010

For Graeme Clark, aka The Revenge, this is something of a golden period. As if to prove the point, The List has to conduct an email interview with him all the way from Japan, where he’s on tour. It’s a long way from his home in Glasgow and even farther…

JakN continue the minimal techno at the GRV

5 Jul 2010

Now heading into their seventh year, it seems a pleasure for the boys at Edinburgh techno night JakN to be able to report a positive change on the horizon. After all, they’ve already endured two venue changes (one forced on them when their original…

Seth Troxler set for Tictactoe Glasgow date

5 Jul 2010

The only Scottish set this year by one of the world’s hottest young DJs, this rescheduled date wouldn’t even be happening if the Glade Festival hadn’t been cancelled. Working in his native Detroit’s Melodies & Memories record store alongside the likes…

Plastikman 2010 tour - Richie Hawtin interview - full transcript

24 Jun 2010

Are you based in Berlin permanently these days? I'm in Berlin looking at a beautiful blue sky, which isn’t as common as it should be, I go between here and Canada. I would say I'm travelling more than I'm anywhere. There's such a good music…

T in the Park 2010: Richie Hawtin on the rebirth of Plastikman

24 Jun 2010

Richie Hawtin is one of the true pioneers of electronica. Born in Oxfordshire, he moved to Ontario, Canada, at the age of nine, where his love of alternative music (the likes of Echo & the Bunnymen, New Order and Depeche Mode) grew until he heard a new…