For only a fiver, you can enjoy one of Scotland’s most exciting club nights. Having recently announced a residency at Edinburgh’s techno hotspot Sneaky Pete’s, the Bigfoot lads will be dropping their techno bombs on dancefloors regularly for the foreseeable future. It’s cheap, dirty and hits the spot just nicely, and that’s all you need. While it’s going to become a staple of city nightlife in future, it’s worth popping along to pronto and experiencing the fuss first hand as often as you can.
Berlin’s Berghain nightclub is damn near impossible to get into. Notorious for its strict door policy, debauchery and parties deep into the next day, it’s become the stuff of legend in club tales. However, just because you might never have the chance to enter it, it doesn’t mean you won’t experience some of what it has to offer, as resident DJ Tama Sumo touches down in Glasgow’s Berkeley Suite this month. Want to know what all the fuss about Berghain is about? Then come get an idea of it by having one of its mainstays perform.
Dutchman Palmbomen II brings his hedonistic tropical vibes to Scotland to help us usher in the summer in style. With a style reminiscent of the analog-made halcyon days of house, this is the type of music that would be ideal listening on some exotic island with cocktails and escapism; but it’s also ideal for a night out as well, and not your conventional type of DJ set either. PALMBOMEN II, SNEAKY PETE’S (12/06) For those of you that like your music a little bit leftfield and almost alien (considering his main source of inspiration is The X-Files, that’s hardly surprising), then this is a gig you don’t want to miss.
Embedded in Glasgow’s rich techno history, you will find some of Animal Farm’s DNA. The trio of Quail, Lamb and Turtle have been turning dancefloors inside out for the better part of a decade now, and it’s due to their consistently brilliant sets that they’ve remained a must see act for the entirety of their career. If you wrote a book on Scotland’s best parties, then Animal Farm would deserve their own chapter.
In addition to producing his own brand of melodic tech house, French sensation Agoria founded Nuits Sonores, one of the best European festivals, as well as the cutting edge record label Infiné in his native homeland. He’s also an acclaimed composer who has become an annual fixture at the Cannes film festival. However, if a night of partying is what you want, then he’s perfectly capable of conducting your dancefloor journey like you’re a puppet on his string. Agoria has remixed tracks for the likes of Moby, as he shares the same aesthetic for dance music with a soul. Not to be missed.