Words: Alex Caslano


Our final Freshers Focus feature sees us connect with Loose Joints, a crew of like-minded and energetic DJs who throw occasional, but ridiculously on-point parties in The Berkeley Suite's moody basement. Taking cues and named after Arthur Russell's NY disco oufit, Loose Joints, the ambition is to showcase a range of sounds while connecting the dots between genres. Past parties have featured guests ranging from Legowelt to Dan Shake, while the fresh-faced collective are also keen to push local talent, with the likes of The Burrell Connection and Sebastian Swarm appearing in the booth. With Lobster Theremin heading north for a label showcase this Friday (Oct 7th), Loose Joints is about to get even looser.

Check out a mix from resident, co-founder and SynthGlasgow contributor, Chester below, and read what he had to say about the night:

How did Loose Joints begin and what is the ethos behind the night?

We had been talking about starting a club night for ages, and Loose Joints was the outcome of that. It partly happened by chance; Berkeley Suite had a last minute opening, so we threw a party and it all went on from there. We weren’t really too sure what we wanted to do with it, but we named it after Arthur Russell’s Loose Joints because he’s absolutely fantastic. He spanned a lot of different genres and excelled in them all, and we want to do that as well. We all have different tastes, and we want to showcase different musical styles. We’re also keen to pair local talent with big names. For example, we put local boy The Burrell Connection on with one of his heroes, Legowelt, for our first party.

What’s been your favourite party so far?

Legowelt was mad because he played so heavy and it was so busy. Because it was our first guest it was extra special, so it was great that it went so well. Dan Shake was also a champion and after-partied with us, so that was pretty sound.

Descending to The Berkeley Suite

Where do you like to hangout in Glasgow away from the club?

We all have separate schedules, and quite often just hang out in the flat, but when we are together we are usually found in Max's, Tabac, Soba, Chinaskis, Inn Deep, or Great Western Cafe, which is the best roll shop north of the Clyde.

What can we look forward to from Loose Joints in the future?

We’re still doing our monthly Subcity show which gives us a chance to play stuff we can’t usually play in a club. We’re going to keep booking fairly big names, but also pulling in local talent. We’ve got a Lobster Theremin showcase on October 7th at The Berkeley Suite - they’re one of our favourite labels so we’re pretty buzzed for that.

Loose Joints host a Lobster Theremin showcase with Imre Kiss and Asquith at The Berkeley Suite this Friday (Oct 7th). Advance tickets are available from Resident Advisor priced at £8 (excl fees).

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