Electric Frog Summer Festival
It’s hard to explain the buzz in Glasgow when Electric Frog throw a party. Your Facebook stream starts filling up with people claiming “I’m been off it for a month now – roll on Electric Frog” or perhaps more commonly, “1 day to go – hope the weather holds out”. The weather of course is completely irrelevant however; Glasgow’s raving-going public would party in a paddy field in monsoon season if there was a decent soundsystem and a steady supply of booze. But Electric Frog isn’t like other festivals, should the rain gods decide to piss all over us, the SWG3 warehouse provides the indoor solution and following on from the massively successful Easter party it seems hype is at an optimum for this Saturday.
With Pressure hosting the outdoor street party it seems you better get your Techno tache trimmed nice and proper as some of the finest names of the genre are set to get feet stomping and heads nodding. Headlining the event will be Dubfire – previously one half of Deep Dish (think ‘Hideaway’), Ali Shirazinai has made an altogether different name for himself since dropping his seminal remix of Radio Slave’s ‘Grindhouse’ in 2008. His deep and driving style of Techno will no doubt be a fitting climax to the day. Building up a sweat from 2pm however will be the likes of Canadian producer Marc Houle, the up and coming but ever consistent Nick Curly, as well as local heroes Orde Meikle of Slam and Graeme Reedie of Silicone Soul.
While the beats bang outside, the inside gets sweaty as Optimo hold one of their famed warehouse parties with a diverse line up of bass-wielding luminaries. Other than the celebrated duo themselves, you can expect the ballistic Drum&Bass/Dubstep stylings of Instra:mental. Now releasing for over a decade, Alex Green and Damon Kirkham have been responsible for some of the biggest underground monsters in recent memory. Chicago House legend DJ Funk will also be making an appearance, sure to invigorate any fading ravers who may be struggling with the pace, while Sub Club stalwart, Pro-Vinylist Karim will of course do what he does best – get people moving. Headlining the indoor party will be British EBM group, Nitzer Ebb who will be playing their only UK date of the year (they’re now based in America). Although they formed in 1982, their energetic, club-ready sound will no doubt appeal to both younger and older generations.
This weekend’s Electric Frog may have suffered a set back when Sunday’s events had to be cancelled due to building work, but it’s doubtful anyone is really thinking about that now. With a full day of solid partying ahead of us at one of Glasgow’s finest alternative venues, your only concern should be whether to bring the suntan lotion or the anorak – and hey, they’ve got that covered…
Full line up:
PRESSURE STREET PARTY
Marc Houle (live)
Orde Meikle (slam)
Graeme Reedie (silicone soul)
OPTIMO WAREHOUSE PARTY
Nitzer Ebb (live)
WHAT: The Electric Frog Summer Festival
WHO: See Above
WHERE: SWG3 Warehouse complex, 100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG
WHEN: Saturday 30th July 2-10pm
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135604549849722
TICKETS: Ticket Scotland