Optimo Announce Summer Tour Dates Celebrating 20th Anniversary

Photos: Colin Brownbill The duo will head out on tour from June to September, taking in dates at AVA festival in Belfast, Panorama Bar in Berlin, Dekmantel Festival in Amsterdam »

The Constant Evolution Of Soma Records

"Soma is more cutting-edge now than at any point in its past" »

Slam And The Constant Evolution Of Soma Records

Words: Colin Brownbill Photo: Joe Hart “Soma is probably more cutting-edge, forward-thinking and exciting now than at any point in its past.” When Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle, aka Slam, »

Subcity Radio: Pool Party Playlist

Throwing a pool party in Scotland is always going to be a gamble, but come rain or shine, you know Subcity Radio will make it hot. This Saturday (20th), Subcity »

Huntleys + Palmers Release Clyde Built 3.0 Compilation

Photo: Ewan Stirling Now in its third edition, the free compilation from Huntleys + Palmers features new and unsigned electronic talent from Glasgow. Artists featured on ‘Clyde Built 3.0’ include »

Jackmaster & Jasper James Drop ‘Live From Mitchell St Pt.3’

The third installment of the Mitchell St mix series sees Jackmaster and Jasper James vibing in afterparty mode, with over two hours of analogue groovers, classy vocal cuts and percussive »

Mixmag Bring The LAB To Glasgow With Nightwave

The world’s biggest dance music and club culture magazine, Mixmag, will bring their live party stream to Glasgow this Friday (19th), for a special showcase from the Coors Light »

Red Bull Studios Riddim Rally: Glasgow’s Bushido Set For UK Showdown

Words: Colin Brownbill 32 producers, 4 heats, 1 winner; this Wednesday Red Bull Studios host the final clash of their ‘Riddim Rally’ to find the UK’s hottest new beat »

Question Session To Host Free Music Industry Seminar

Presenting a full program of seminars, workshops and panels with music industry representatives, Question Session will host a free conference in Glasgow next month. Taking place at Stereo Café Bar »

i AM Announce 6th Annual Boat Party On The Clyde

Due to set sail in June, the sixth annual i AM boat party will depart from The Riverside Museum before taking a cruise up The Clyde. Helmed by I AM »

SG Playlist: April’s Best Electronic Music

BIG MIZ & BESSA – SOUNDS OF UNIT 23 (Red Bull Studios) KAMI-O – RECLUSE (Bandcamp) LO MOON – LOVELESS (HUDSON MOHAWKE REMIX) (Columbia) HAMMER – CANNA (Loft Records) SPURV - KOSHECHKA (STEPHEN LOPKIN »

Gorillaz Announce ‘Humanz’ Tour And Glasgow Date

Gorillaz have announced a European tour to support their fifth studio album ‘Humanz’. The virtual band, which was created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett in 1998, will come to »

Jackmaster And Hudson Mohawke Awarded Tennent’s ‘Golden Can’

The hand-crafted Golden Cans have been specially created by Tennent’s Lager to acknowledge those individuals who have had an outstanding impact on Scottish life and culture, with Trainspotting author, »

Tribal Pulse: Lonya On Tel Aviv’s Constantly Evolving Club Scene

Words: Colin Brownbill As the second largest city in Israel and ideally located on the Mediterranean coast, Tel Aviv is described as a cultural and cosmopolitan centre, referred to as »

Hear Glasgow Producers Big Miz And Bessa Make Music From Skatepark Samples

Photo by Greg Coleman As two of Glasgow’s most exciting electronic producers, Big Miz and Bessa have been responsible for some of our favourite tracks of the last few »

Goldie Announces Live Show At Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall

Goldie has announced a UK-wide tour in support of his new album ‘The Journey Man’, his first solo studio album since 1998’s ‘Saturnz Return’. Arriving at Glasgow’s Royal »

i AM To Host Warehouse Rave For Feature Film, BEATS

Photo by Lewis McKie Taking place at a city centre location which is yet to be announced, the event will be used to shoot scenes for the feature film BEATS. »

Win A DJ Slot In The Coors Light Ice Cave With Mixmag

Coors Light bring their touring Ice Cave to the grounds of the iconic Riverside Museum in Glasgow next month, pitching up between the 19th and 28th May. Mixmag, the world's »

Choice Cuts: Shonky Shares His Easter Essentials

Words: Colin Brownbill Masters of Ibiza’s terrace parties, and in particular the garden at DC10, the French trio of Shonky, Dyed Soundorom and Dan Ghenacia, aka Apollonia, are one »

Mix: 2Sox Go Deep On The Latest SensuCast

With recent parties featuring the likes of Seth Troxler, Mall Grab and Route 8, long-serving Sub Club promoters, Sensu, continue to bring the heat to Glasgow, and their new mix »

Sub Club To Host Screening Of ‘Northern Disco Lights’, The Untold Story Of Norway’s Dance Music Revolution

Home to producers like Lindstrøm, Todd Terje and Prins Thomas, Norway has a rich heritage in dance music. The ‘cosmic disco’ sound most commonly associated with these producers has engaged »

One For The Weekend: Brame & Hamo

With releases on Dirt Crew, Heist and their own Splendour & Squalour label, Irish duo Brame & Hamo have something of a golden touch, occupying that joyous groove between house, »

Lord Of The Isles and JD Twitch To Play Rubadub Record Store Day

Glasgow’s Rubadub have announced their plans for Record Store Day, an annual celebration of independent record stores which was introduced in 2007. Taking place in-store on Saturday 22nd April, »

Review: Animal Farm Presents Blackout

Words: Roberto Facchini Photos: Polly Petrova Stringent licensing laws in Glasgow can make it difficult to hold events that match the scale and intensity of our European counterparts. An all-day »

SG Playlist: March's Best Electronic Music

WUH OH – HAIRSTYLE (Secret Songs) LUDE – BLUE (DTHCMP) SAD CITY – MUSIC REMOVED (Emotional Response) STEPHEN LOPKIN – I’M DIEING... (Soundcloud) 6TH BOROUGH PROJECT FT/ PAUL JOSEPH – FIND YOUR RHYTHM (Roar »

Paisley MC, Shogun, Subject Of BBC 3 Documentary

With views of his incendiary track ‘Vulcan’ soaring over two million, Paisley MC, Shogun, has attracted widespread media attention over the last twelve months, as well as claiming support slots »

Black Market: Illyus & Barrientos Bring The Party Home

Words: Colin Brownbill Since emerging in 2014 with a slew of bassy house jams, Glasgow duo Illyus & Barrientos have kept their foot firmly on the accelerator. Consistent releases and »

Subcity Radio Announce Summer Pool Party

Perhaps inspired by the unseasonal blast of sunshine over the last few days, Subcity Radio have announced plans to host a pool party and BBQ this summer. Due to take »

Review: Jacques Greene 'Feel Infinite' Live At The CCA

Words: Rory Jones Over the last six years or so, Montreal’s Jacques Greene has become one of the most celebrated members of Glasgow’s wildly influential LuckyMe collective. Greene’ »

Boiler Room Returns To Glasgow For Soma 25 Showcase

Following events with Numbers, All Caps, Huntleys + Palmers and Sub Club, Boiler Room is set to make a return to Glasgow next Thursday (30th) to help celebrate 25 years of »

Blackout: Surrender Your Senses To Animal Farm’s 11hr Techno Odyssey

Words: Colin Brownbill When was the last time you had a truly immersive clubbing experience? While many nights in Glasgow can be highly energised affairs, the limited licensing laws condense »

6 Music Festival: Nan Kolè Brings Gqom To Glasgow

Words: Michael Lawson Nan Kolè is responsible for shining a light on a fascinating new strand of electronic music brewed up in the bustling townships of Durban, South Africa. Gqom »

Sub Club Announce 30th Birthday Plans With Kerri Chandler, The Black Madonna And Larry Heard

Celebrating 30 years since it opened its doors in 1987, the Sub Club will host a series of special events over the coming months, including the return of Sub Club »

Dixon, Maceo Plex and Peggy Gou Announced For Sub Club Soundsystem

The two day party hosted by Subculture and Sensu will return to the Barras Art & Design Centre on the 26th and 27th August 2017 as part of Sub Club's »

New Music: Mash & Idris Elba – Please Be True

For the unacquainted, Martyn Henderson aka Mash has been a constant on Glasgow’s club scene for over two decades, releasing on labels like Glasgow Underground, Dirt Crew and Toolroom. »

The XX Announce Summer Show For Glasgow

The XX will bring their ‘I See You Tour’ to Glasgow on August 30th in support of their third studio album, with the gig taking place at The Galvanizers Yard, »

Choice Cuts: Boom Merchant's Tribal Pulse Trax

Words: Colin Brownbill With four years of parties under his belt, a growing catalogue of distinctive productions and a label which consistently releases quality underground house and techno from around »

SFBrand: Glasgow Smiles Better

The Glasgow clothing-line that wears its heart on its sleeve »

On The House And Broken Disco Confirm Apollonia’s Shonky For Easter Sunday

The DC10 resident will join On The House founder Raeside and Broken Disco for a specially extended party at Dennistoun’s Drygate Brewery on Sunday 16th April. Extra support will »

New Music: Arctor – Memory Gene EP

Resident at Bath St sweatbox, Flat 0/1, where he’s hosted his Tremors night since 2012, Arctor has finally got round to launching his own label, with the inaugural »

SFbrand: Glasgow Smiles Better

Words: Colin Brownbill Glasgow is a creative city. Whether it's music, art or fashion, the community is strong, and everyone is doing it for the right reasons. This includes Keir »

Review: Wavvy Music Website Launch

Words: Rory Jones In the last year or two, Scotland’s burgeoning grime scene seems to have got its act together and gone from strength to strength; its stars gaining »

Sega Bodega Ignites On Dazzling New 'Ess B' EP

Words: Colin Brownbill Long term readers of SynthGlasgow will know that Salvador Navarrete aka Sega Bodega has been on quite a journey since he uploaded his first demos to Soundcloud »

Jackmaster To Host ‘Mastermix’ Stage At Riverside Festival

The Numbers DJ will be joined by some of his favourite international and local acts, including Pampa Record’s DJ Koze, Rush Hour regular Hunee and underground legend, Mr. G, »

Review: Feel My Bicep Glasgow

Words: Matthew Pollock Photo: Dom Martin Bicep, whose last Glasgow appearance was a sold out night at the Sub Club in September, have sought to channel the momentum from recent »

Illyus & Barrientos Announce New Event, Black Market, With Ron Basejam

Illyus & Barrientos have unveiled a new series of parties called Black Market, described as “an underground and off-the-record experience where exhibition, music and energy creates a connection between the »

Stay True: Ten Years Of Huntleys + Palmers

Words: Colin Brownbill "There has never been any specific plan; I’ve just been on my own musical journey, discovering new artists and sounds that I connect with." Celebrating ten »

Avalon Emerson, The Black Madonna and Ben UFO To Play Optimo 20 Festival

After weeks of anticipation, Optimo have revealed further details about their Optimo 20 festival including the first-phase line-up and location. Taking place on August 6th, the festival, which celebrates 20 »

Just Announced: Riverside Festival, Jeff Mills, Palms Trax and Midland

Photo: Joe Hart ELECTRIC FROG & PRESSURE RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL 2017 Over the last 5 years Glasgow's annual Riverside Festival has welcomed some of electronic music’s most prolific and promising »

Next Level Nightwave: “Tunes, Fun And No Bull Shit”

Words: Colin Brownbill Photo: Natalie Davidson There’s an infectious energy about Maya Medvesek aka Nightwave. She’s passionate, genuine and believes in what she does. Having launched her flagship »

Listen To DTTØ & Misti's Revitalising 'Magenta EP'

The ‘Magenta EP’ was the first music we pressed play on this week and it was completely revitalising. Coming via LA label, Lush Selects, the five futuristic tracks are the »

Producergirls And Ableton To Host Production Workshop In Glasgow

The workshop will be lead by London-based producer and DJ, E.M.M.A, as well as La Cheetah resident and Heka Trax label boss, Nightwave. Launched in 2016, Producergirls »

West End Fiesta Confirm Headline Performance From Chic ft Nile Rodgers

The legendary disco outfit will play the Saturday headline slot at the three day festival, which takes place from the 9th-11th June. Appearing at The Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow’s oldest »

Competition: Win Tickets To See Hannah Wants In Glasgow This Friday

“I want to be the biggest and best I can be”. That was Hannah Wants’ response when we asked her what she wanted to achieve with her career back in »

Glasgow Film Festival & Sub Hub To Host UK Premiere Of ‘Raving Iran’

The screening, which will be ‘Raving Iran’s UK premiere, is due to be hosted at the Barras Art and Design centre on Sunday 19th February. Directed by German filmmaker »

Choice Cuts: January’s Essential Electronic Music

S-TYPE – GRAD (LuckyMe) OK, so this track technically dropped in last gasps of 2016, but it would be criminal not to include it. Featured as part of LuckyMe’s musical »

6th Borough Project Announce Third Album ‘Find Your Rhythm’

Craig Smith and Graeme Clark (aka The Revenge) have revealed details about their third album as the 6th Borough Project. Following up two widely-acclaimed LPs on revered label Delusions Of »

Dixon Avenue Basement Jams: ‘Real Rockin' Raw Shit’

Words: Colin Brownbill ‘Real rockin' raw shit from the street for the clubs.’ It would be fair to say that Dixon Avenue Basement Jams have delivered on their mission statement. »

Just Announced: Parties, Festivals And Residencies

Photo: Grant Glendinning With January coming to an end, promises of staying ‘aff it’ in the bin and the bank balance slowly recuperating, it’s time to start making plans. »

Animal Farm Announce 11hr Concept Event, Blackout

After pushing the boundaries of techno in Glasgow for 12 years, with residencies at the infamous Sub Club and Art School, Animal Farm have announced a brand new concept event »

Review: Skream Open To Close Tour At Sub Club

Words: Matthew Pollock His first records scooped melody from the swampy, wobble-soaked beginnings of dubstep and UK garage, and by the time of his second album ‘Outside the Box’ in »

Sound Of SWVN: Hip Hop From Glasgow’s Southside

Last year there was a hype storm around ‘Scottish grime’, with the focus mostly directed towards Paisley’s Shogun (who quite rightly deserved the plaudits). But anyone with their ear »

LuckyMe’s S-Type Has Written A Score For Cadillac

Photo: @sebsingh After a relatively quiet 2016 production-wise, S-Type is back in the hot seat, recently unveiling a cinematic soundtrack he wrote for car manufacturer Cadillac. Enlisting ‘visionary’ Dutch director »

Review: Pressure Presents Soma 25 With Jeff Mills

Words & Photo: Matthew Thomson A simple glance at the mesmerised faces and it becomes immediately apparent why Jeff Mills is revered as ‘The Wizard’. Indeed, Soma had boasted that »

Huntleys + Palmers Announce 10th Birthday Plans With Ben UFO

Having grown to become one of Glasgow’s most diverse and progressive electronic labels, Huntley + Palmers will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a series of special events and releases this »

2017: Introducing Glasgow’s Next Wave Of Talent

Words: Colin Brownbill Pictured: Bossy Love by C. Campbell Having previously earmarked the likes of Denis Sulta, Inkke and General Ludd in our ‘ones to watch’ list, we like to »

James Zabiela on Space Ibiza: “I learnt to play in the best university on the planet”

Words: Colin Brownbill “I felt it was important to be there, but in all honesty, it was a quite sad occasion.” As a regular party-goer, the closure of Space Ibiza »

SG: Top 20 Electronic Tracks of 2016

Jaw-dropping. Probably the most fitting way to describe the wealth of quality electronic music Glasgow has produced in 2016. And when you listen to the tracks featured below, it’s »

Denis Sulta Wins ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ At DJ Mag Awards

Photo: James Gourlay Denis Sulta has been given the accolade of ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ at DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards which took place last night in London. The »

Choice Cuts: Solid Blake’s Danish Exports

Words: Michael Lawson 2016 has been a big year for Denmark-based techno collective, Apeiron Crew. Not only have they solidified their position at the forefront of Copenhagen’s club scene »

Competition: Win Tickets To NYE With Adesse Versions and Illyus & Barrientos

Having celebrated their fifth birthday earlier this year, On The House have hosted everyone from Ralph Lawson to Mia Dora and Darius Syrossian since they first launched onto Glasgow’s »

SG: Top 10 Electronic Albums of 2016

We start our end of year coverage with the top 10 electronic albums to be released by Glaswegian or Glasgow-based artists in 2016. As was the case last year, the »

DJ Marfox: The Ghetto Sound With Global Appeal

Words: Michael Lawson Photo: R.M.Vieira Over the past couple of years, a high-energy sound from Lisbon’s projects has witnessed a considerable surge in popularity. Coined as ‘the »

Mix: Feel The Heat With Dixon Avenue Basement Jams

Artwork: Paul Hempstead 2016 has been another non-stop year for Glasgow’s premier party-starters, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, with label co-founders Dan 'Monox' Lurinsky and Kenny ‘The Wasp’ Grieve hammering »

SG Guide: Glasgow’s Best New Year Parties

It’s nearly over. We can soon say bye to 2016. With a fresh start just around the corner, we’ve compiled a guide to some of Glasgow’s best »

Kenny Dope And Roy Davis Jr To Play Hillhead Bookclub

Hillhead Bookclub will host two legends over Christmas and New Year, with Kenny Dope, one half of house music heroes Masters At Work, joining Melting Pot for a party on »

Jackmaster & Jasper James Live From Mitchell Street Pt.2

The boys are back in town. After a stratospheric year which saw Jackmaster release an incendiary DJ Kicks mix and Jasper James complete a twelve month residency at London’s »

Record Collection Described As ‘Digger’s Paradise’ Up For Sale In Glasgow's Southside

A vinyl fan has decided to put his whole record collection up for sale on Gumtree. The advertiser, who is based in Glasgow’s Southside, has described the collection as »

SG Playlist: November’s Top Electronic Tracks

Photo: Alex Caslano Having dedicated this website to Glasgow club culture and electronic music for the best part of six years, we’ve been exposed to some incredible local talent. »

Check Stunning Pictures From The i AM’s Enter Tron

“Months of planning, three days of set up, one incredible night.” They may have summarised it in one sentence, but The i AM’s ‘Enter Tron’ experience is nothing short »

Hammer Time: The Sub Club Heavyweight Smashes It

Words: Colin Brownbill Club culture under attack, musical icons gone to soon and political chaos that would suggest the idiots are winning…2016 hasn’t been great. But if the »

Catch Zomby, Darkstar and Sega Bodega At Free Stone Island Showcase

Italian sportswear label, Stone Island, will host a special showcase in Glasgow this Thursday (24th) as part of a series of events celebrating the UK’s electronic music scene. Taking »

Choice Cuts: Rush Hour’s Robert Bergman

Words: Michael Lawson The story goes that Rush Hour protégé Robert Bergman was a music-obsessed youngster who wouldn’t leave the label's Amsterdam record store – so much so that they »

Listen To A Fiery New Mix From Inkke Featuring Unreleased And Exclusive Tracks

Glaswegian grime and beat producer Inkke has been on fire recently, and his new mix for men’s clothing label, John Elliott, definitely brings the heat. Featuring 26 tracks that »

Burn Announce Final Party After 21 Years

After 21 years Burn have announced they will throw their final party next Monday (28th) at The Buff Club. Founded by Normski, and later joined by Mash who became co-resident, »

Premiere: DTTØ - ‘Blu Sky’

Providing a solid platform for Glasgow’s aspiring beat producers, local label DTHCMP has recruited some of the city’s most promising talent over the last twelve months since its »

The Art School Announces NYE With Jon Hopkins, Nathan Fake and Nightwave

The Art School have set out their plans for NYE, with Synergy Concerts and Leisure System collaborating to host Jon Hopkins, Nathan Fake and Nightwave on Hogmanay. Jon Hopkins, who »

Huntleys + Palmers Release ‘Clyde Built 2.0’ Compilation

Photo: Ewan Stirling Huntleys + Palmers, the Glaswegian label managed by Andrew Thomson and home to Auntie Flo, has uploaded a surprise sequel to their inaugural ‘Clyde Built’ compilation, featuring some »

Tribal Pulse: A New Sound On Glasgow's Underground

Words: Colin Brownbill For those who are willing to dig that bit deeper into Glasgow’s club scene, the rewards can be great. Away from the headline DJs and touring »

Choice Cuts: Julio Bashmore’s Warehouse Weapons

Words: Colin Brownbill The last few years of Julio Bashmore’s career have been prolific to say the least. With the release of his debut album ‘Knockin’ Boots’ in 2015, »

Jasper James, Slam and Denis Sulta Nominated for DJ Mag ‘Best Of British’ Awards

Following wide success at DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards 2015, Glasgow has once again been recognised for its contribution to electronic music and clubbing in the UK, with »

Choice Cuts: Borrowed Identity

Words: Chester Cornford Christian Soukup is a DJ and producer befitting of his alias. As Borrowed Identity, his discography plays like a multitude of different producers, having released shuffling rhythms »

Pressure Announce Jeff Mills For Soma 25 Party

Legendary Detroit DJ and producer, Jeff Mills, will make a rare appearance in Glasgow for Pressure’s Soma 25 party on December 30th, marking 25 years of the world-renowned and »

Sub Club And Soma To Host #savefabric Fundraiser

Some of Scotland’s most respected DJs will come together to play at a special #savefabric fundraiser at the Sub Club on November 20th. In collaboration with Soma Records, the »

Review: Dont Drop Halloween With Scuba & Monoloc

Words: Matthew Pollock Following recent parties with the likes of Ejeca and Marc Houle, Dont Drop invited Scuba and Monoloc to take the reins at their annual Halloween party at »

Monday Mix: Alex Caslano – Lost In The Rainforest

Winter may well be on its way, but today we’re hosting a mix which will take you somewhere decidedly more humid. It comes from SynthGlasgow resident, Alex Caslano, and »

SynthGlasgow Guide: November’s Top Club Picks

Words & Photo: Colin Brownbill When winter arrives in Glasgow there are two options: stay in and feel sorry for yourself or go out and make the most of the »

Review: Sensu ‘Terror Vision’ With Mind Against and Deetron

Words: Matthew Thomson As eccentric as Glasgow’s crowds often are, it’s certainly not every weekend that you’re graced with the sight of the Addams family sharing a »

Premiere: Tom Churchill - Sidetracked (Remix)

If the latest 2Sox release is anything to go by, deep house is alive and well. The Glasgow x Inverness label overseen by Debukas and Aldo has only put out »