We regularly harp on about Glasgow’s burgeoning beat scene, and Lightworks, taking place at The Old Hairdressers this Friday, features four nascent local producers who are definitely worth your attention. Described as “an opportunity to spread music and to celebrate the unique”, you can expect Slipmaat, Wuh Oh, Arm Watches Fingers and your host, Kami-O, to showcase their finest homegrown productions, leaning on hip hop, samples and experimental expertise. A fine sampler of the city's abundant bedroom studios. (£4 OTD/ The Old Hairdressers/ Friday)

ICY W/ Walton

La Cheetah’s intimate basement will be anything but Icy when Walton steps into the booth. With a sound which could only have spawned via the UK underground, the Manchester producer’s fusion of broken beats, garage, grime and bass has found him a home on Kode9’s incendiary Hyperdub label as well as a forthcoming release on Tectonic. The antidote to generic house, you should dress to sweat at this new night co-founded by SynthGlasgow favourite, Nativ. (£6 OTD/ La Cheetah/ Friday)


You don't simply stumble across The Poetry Club, which means that those who make the effort to get to the West End outpost are there to truly party; no more so than at its flagship night, Hot Mess. Overseen by resident DJ, Simonotron, this gay dance party offers an alternative to the mainstream tack of the city centre, delivering an eclectic and electric music policy rooted in disco, house and techno. “All are welcome, but you don’t have to be part of a scene to feel part of HOT MESS.” (£6 OTD / The Poetry Club/ Saturday)

We'd also like to highlight F.W.D.K - A Night Of Southern Rap ft/ Inkke, The Blessings and DJ Halloween at the Art School on Friday. Check out our preview feature here.