Review: Killer Kitsch
REVIEW: Killer Kitsch
It’s been a full seven years since Killer Kitsch, Glasgow’s longest running midweeker launched at the Buff Club. Promoting an accessible music policy bolstered by an on-point foundation, the guys were some of the early few to offer a student alternative where punters could expect to hear the hottest new club music mixed in with certified classics and the odd inoffensive chart-topper. Now, with fresh competition and more choice available, we wanted to see if Killer Kitsch still had that distinctive edge which originally made it so appealing. Were they still able to offer crowd-pleasing familiarity while keeping people on their toes? And if so, how well does that balance resonate some seven years on since their first party?
Pretty good if last night was anything to go by. Tucked up an inconspicuous back alley, the Buff Club has always offered a slight edge over the garish commercilaism of its near-neighbour Sauchie Hall St, and even though only the main room was open, we’re pleased to report that upon entering, the dancefloor was in full-swing. Amid dazzling lights and plumes of smoke, club-founder Euan Neilson was energetically bouncing through an effortlessly mixed selection of new and old. Clearly the musical landscape has changed quit dramatically since 2005, and the pounding Electro which used to permeate the Killer Kitsch of old was now much less obvious.
Instead, we were treated to deep basslines from the likes of Wildkats, big piano drops from Scuba and of course an obligatory spin of Disclosure’s essential remix of Jessie Ware. On what seemed like a markedly improved soundsystem then our last visit, these were the tracks that got people moving, intertwined with feel-good shake-downs from Chic, Basement Jaxx and Psychemagik. Given the club’s popularity, it would have been surprising to find Killer Kitsch had waned over the years, but as suspected, their ability to move with the times while maintaining their original ethos has made them one of Glasgow’s most reliable and exciting midweek parties.
Killer Kitsch runs every Tuesday at the Buff Club with Bobby Tank featuring on August 14th.
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