Competition: Atlantis Boat Party W/ Slam & Harri
COMPETITION: Atlantis Boat Party W/ Slam & Harri
Most of our readers may be too young to remember the original Atlantis parties, infact some you might not even have been born, but during the early nineties it was one of Glasgow’s most influential nights, offering a complete and comprehensive commentary on House music’s growing popularity. Helmed by Harri of Subculture as well as Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle of Slam, it was an iconic slice of Glasgow club history which ultimately shaped the direction of things to come.
This Saturday both Slam and Harri will take to the Clyde for a special boat cruise under the title of Atlantis, looking to capture some of the original spirit which made the party so special. They are however at pains to point out that this will be no ‘classics’ event, instead choosing to reflect the music which defines their current tastes and moves their dancefloors on a weekly basis.
Read what Harri had to say about the original Atlantis parties below as well as a special recording of Slam in action:
"I suppose my main memory of Atlantis is that it was just a bit mental, totally mobbed every week! We played the support slot for the Stone Roses' gig at Glasgow Green back in 1990, the band came down to the club afterwards and then every week for the next four years we were queued right round the block, it was a fantastic time. We also had some new lights fitted in the club that week too, maybe that had something to do with it.
Musically Atlantis was great because it was quite broad. We could play house, acid house, some more techy stuff right through to something like the latest Andrew Weatherall mix of something like Primal Scream. We'd quite often end on something like that, something slower. There weren't really any tight boundaries, it was before house music got pigeon-holed into all these different genres like deep house or whatever, it all came under quite a broad banner and made it very enjoyable.
Atlantis ultimately drew to close years later as Slam began playing harder and faster stuff, at points they were reaching 136bpm but when we began it was in the region of 122bpm. Eventually they moved to the Arches on a Friday to start their new venture and Atlantis drew to a close, but it was a great time for sure."
With so much history behind them and of course a reputation to match, this Saturday's event is sure to be something special. We’re lucky enough to have two tickets to giveaway to our readers, and as always today's competition is criminally simple. If you’d like to cruise the Clyde to the sound of three of Glasgow’s longest-serving DJs then simply head along to the Synth Fanpage and type ATLANTIS on the wall before 6pm tomorrow night (Thursday). We’ll select a winner at random and contact them shortly after.
Terms & Conditions: Please note that this prize is for two places on the guestlist for the Atlantis Boat Cruise on Sat 4th August. There will be one winner. The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 2nd August and the winner will be notified via Facebook shortly after. The winner must be 18 years or older. After we have passed on the winner’s details to the event organisers we then pass on responsibility for entry on the night.
Tickets are available via Tickets Scotland priced at £22 + BF
Slam on Facebook
Slam on Soundcloud
Harri on Resident Advisor
Sub Club on Facebook
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/205084806284897/