With past guests including Alfredo, Balearic Mike and Bonar Bradberry, Pistols At Dawn is the party which avoids hype but always delivers. Nestled down in La Cheetah’s intimate basement, you can expect a friendly, energised atmosphere with people who are genuinely there for the music. Their next event sees SynthGlasgow favourite Debukas present his impressive live set-up for a night of warm, grooving analogue house. Having just launched his new label ‘2SOX’, the man behind critically acclaimed album ‘I Am Machinery’ has promised to bring “more gear than is practical and/or sensible.” (And just to clarify, by “gear” he’s referring to hardware).
If you want to get a taste of Glasgow’s burgeoning beat scene, then Phoene’s ELEMNTS night is a good place to start. Holding court at The Poetry Club on the 8th of May, this is an event based on music, experimentalism and art, offering that little bit extra than your average DJ and dancefloor arrangement. Featuring some of Glasgow’s most exciting leftfield producers including Dressin Red (pictured), Inkke and Arm Watches Fingers, as well as London producer and vocalist, Fredwave, you can expect sounds ranging from hip hop to grime, ambient to techno, while Joe Crogan, Manon Vila and James McCann take care of visual stimulation. There will also be craft wine, natural beers and homemade food to enjoy as the night unfolds.
It’s been four years since Sub Rosa took on Wednesday nights at the Sub Club and during that time they’ve helped turn midweek clubbing on its head. A clever but accessible booking policy has seen some of dance music’s very finest grace the Subby booth, and that’s cause for celebration. Drafting in Portuguese producer, Rui Da Silva (the man behind certified anthem ‘Touch Me), for a dance classics set next month, you can expect to hear the type of set that Dave Pearce would be proud of. ‘Music Sounds Better With You’ on the Sub Club soundsystem? Yes please.