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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…

The best gigs to celebrate Halloween 2014

14 Oct 2014

Including Goblin, Zola Jesus, Nightrave, Pressure and Hot Mess

Gory gig options are in good supply this Halloween. Fans of the tits + terror school of Dario Argento giallo horror movies can watch 70s Italian prog rock legends Goblin perform their live soundtrack to a screening of Suspiria at SWG3 Warehouse. Which…

Slam, Chris Liebing and Tommy Four Seven lined up for Pressure's 2014 CLR Records party

16 Sep 2014

Visionquest's Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves will also be in attendance

Slam’s monthly Pressure parties have been an unshakeable part of the fabric of Glasgow clubbing for many years now, and this autumn’s relaunch in honour of the city’s student contingent returning demonstrates why. The line-up is even more overwhelmingly…

Maya Jane Coles, Loco Dice and Kirk Degiorgio get ready for Pressure's 15th birthday

6 Nov 2013

The club's secret? '5am finishes, three rooms, underground & credible DJs, plus people going crazy'

‘We have never looked too far into the future, just the same as we tend not to reflect much on past achievements. Certainly we wanted to build something special with Pressure and we were encouraged from the start by the people who came and made it their…

House and techno producer Eric Estornel comes to Scotland under his Maceo Plex guise

22 Jan 2013

The DJ has also released music as Maetrik, Eric Entity, Mariel Ito and Plaex

‘It’s been a gradual, step by step ascent, not overnight like a lot of DJs,’ says Eric Estornel of his career to date. ‘When I released my first record in 1998 I thought my music career was taking off. Then, not long after I took the name Maetrik, I…

Crate Digging: DJ Yoda

12 Nov 2012

The fast-paced cut-and-paste master shares some of his favourite tunes ahead of his slot at Pressure

I’ll start with Kanye West ‘I Don’t Like’ (Mercury). My love/hate relationship with hip hop continues, but I’m pretty much always interested in what Kanye is doing. His newest stuff is bang on trend in terms of the current sound of rap music, but still…

The Arches: 21 defining moments

18 Oct 2012

The cutting edge venue turns 21 this year - here are some of the stand-out moments in its history

1. Cafe Loco October 1991 First set up as an experiment by Arches founder Andy Arnold to bring theatre to clubbers, Cafe Loco showcased numerous emerging and experimental performers including early sightings of performance company Mischief La…

Techno DJ Gary Beck prepares to launch debut album

13 Sep 2012

Bring a Friend will be launch at club nights in Edinburgh and Glasgow this month

’It’s not a bad CV to have, is it?’ laughs Glaswegian DJ and producer Gary Beck. ‘Definitely not bad. If I was to have seen it six years ago I don’t know whether I would have believed it myself.’ He’s talking to The List about the roster of labels he’s…

A guide to Glasgow club nights

30 Aug 2012

Pressure, Octopussy, i Am, Killer Kitsch, Melting Pot, Love Music, Totally Visual Tuesdays and more

Pressure.Big room, big name house and techno events at Glasgow’s most impressive club space, courtesy of Slam Events, the team behind the Slam Tent at T in the Park. Typical guests include the likes of Laurent Garnier and Jeff Mills. Arches, Glasgow…

Laurent Garnier's LBS project fuses live performance with DJ roots

19 Jan 2011

French techno legend lines up UK tour

‘We don’t have a recipe for what exactly LBS is,’ explains Laurent Garnier from his studio near Marseille, where he’s lived since leaving Paris five years ago. ‘We like to say it’s the first letters from our names, Laurent, Ben [Rippert] and Stephane…

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…

Tiga's Planet Turbo Tour

28 Apr 2010

It must be a good position, to be so on top of your own game that one of the only things left to achieve is helping others to success. That isn’t quite what Tiga’s doing here, but his own label Turbo Recordings is no vanity project, and he’s as hands on…

Halloween Guide: M - S

16 Oct 2009

Yet more spooky goings-on

M is for Movies Perhaps only rivalled by the upsurge in the plastic horn industry around 31 Oct, the annual economic boost for the horror film industry ensures that, every Halloween, there is a fresh crop of dismembered corpse-filled flicks to satisfy…


28 May 2009

Each time Pressure releases its monthly line-up it’s hard not to be impressed as the Slam and Soma team gather together another embarrassment of riches. Rooted in the world of techno, they are happy to embrace their house and electro brethren, and of…

Christmas and Boxing Day Clubs

11 Dec 2008

There’s not much reason to get excited about Christmas this year, or at least so the briefest exposure to the nation’s media would have us believe. Now we’re not advocating the senseless squandering of cash here, but hey, it’s Christmas, right? And what…

Clubbing birthdays

13 Nov 2008

Three Scottish clubbing institutions hit big milestones this month: rock club The Cathouse is 18, the Art School’s regular soul night Divine is 18, and Slam’s techno hoedown Pressure is 10. We asked three regular punters just why they love these clubs…

O holy night: Christmas clubbing 2008

13 Nov 2008

It’s dark in the mornings, so why not live nocturnally? As DJs get into training for Hogmanay – the biggest night in the clubbing calendar – Jasper Hamill and Kirstin Innes round up the best-lookin’ Christmas parties Glasgow A merry little…


22 May 2008

It’s almost not worth pointing out that Pressure is one of the leading lights when it comes techno and house in Glasgow. As per usual Slam hosts an enviable line-up with Derrick Carter, Len Faki, Damian Lazarus (pictured), Tom Middleton, Marc Ashken…

Derrick May

17 Jan 2008

TECHNO Pressure at the Arches, Glasgow, Fri 25 Jan ‘Trying to save the world from bad music.’ That’s the motto Derrick May lives by these days. Arguably he’s already done that though, given that, alongside his old Belleville, Detroit high school…

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