Club Watch is back providing you with the round-up of this week’s biggest events from across the UK. Pretty Pretty Good once again feature as well as Boro’s dance advocates, Release. The city of Norwich also makes an appearance with the Bunk Collective aiming to put the city on the map. Finally, Scottland is once again flying the flag for all things techno with two huge parties in Edinburgh & Glasgow.
Pretty Pretty Good at MOT Unit 18, London
Pretty Pretty Good (PPG) is fast becoming one of the most featured brands in our club watch series. Their ability to join prominent talent, underground artists & dedicated dancers continues to increase their reputation as one of the nations finest promoters.
This weekend sees PPG head to South Bermondsey and MOT Unit 18 an industrial 350 cap venue. The warehouse space will provide the perfect backdrop for DMX Krew as he performs live. With a career surpassing two decades, the live sets have become notorious, hardware-based ravey electro marathons that slam it in a playful but energizing way.
The final piece of the PPG puzzle is Solid Blake. Operating via Copenhagen but born in Glasgow, she has a growing reputation as one of the most exciting hard-hitting names in the scene.
Release with Leon Vynehall & Sahar at Medicine Bar, Middlesborough
Middlesborough would not usually be described as the heartland of House & Techno, however, there is a burgeoning scene that should not be scoffed at. Promoters like Release, have gone some way in ensuring the town delivers a new wave of raver to the international circuit. Whilst also introducing some of dance musics biggest names to the parmo and the people of Boro.
This week will prove to be no different. Leon Vynhall will make the trip North having recently completed a successful DJ Kicks tour spanning the full length of the country. With a catalog of releases on many top labels such as ‘Well Rounded Housing Projects’, ‘Aus’ and ‘Ninja Tune’ there is no denying the caliber of the booking.
Joining him in the Med Bar basement, a room that can only be described as Sub Club on steroids is The RRP resident DJ Sahar. Sahar is a purveyor of percussion, 4/4 beats and head-spinning melodic melodies making for the perfect addition to a stellar booking.
Club 69 presents Kobosil, Glasgow
Techno is much a part of Glasgow as the Clyde River running through the city center. In fact, the Glaswegian appetite for industrial 4:4 sounds is so great that the city regularly attracts line ups worthy of Berghain’s main room to various venues around the city.
One such venue that is flying the flag as techno advocates is Club 69 aka the Paisley rave cave. This week the reigns have been handed to Berlin-born Kobosil. Raised in the working-class area of Neukolln, his music is shaped in part by his humble upbringing. His other major inspiration is the purgative energy of EBM, noise and industrial.
As the owner of the R – Label imprint, you would have seen him releasing regularly for the infamous Osgut Ton. Expect a combination of deep, dark and ecstatic techno as Kobosil looks to raise the roof for the party-hard Glaswegian crowd. Foundry’s Craigen completes the lineup, for a night fuelled with hard-hitting techno.
Pulse with Len Faki at Liquid Room, Edinburgh
Techno is our faith. Len Faki is our preacher and Liquid Rooms (a converted 19th Century Church) is our place of worship this weekend. Pulse returns to the venue for the first time since 2017 this week. To mark the occasion they invite a special headliner. Berlin-based DJ, producer, & label owner Len Faki.
Throughout his long career, his sound has evolved with the times, still never losing that unique, vibrant energy. Raw passion while experiencing a musical journey is the norm, when he steps behind the turntables, waiting for that moment he triggers eruptions on the dancefloors! Founder and resident Darren Pulse will support alongside fellow resident Sean Laird.
Bunk presents Peach at HiFi, Norwich
Norwich is not necessarily the first place that comes to mind when you think of dance music. However, one brand that it is looking to change that perception is the Bunk Collective. As a group, they traverse the city looking to change the cities clubbing landscape through their label & underground club nights.
Once again they have chosen the Funktion One filled Bermuda Bobs HiFi as the setting for this weeks gathering. Toronto born Peach will headline proceedings after making the short journey from London, where she currently host’s her monthly NTS radio. Expect to see her span a variety of genres, as she takes the crowd on a comic trip with her infectiously high energy. Bunk’s residents DJs will provide support, for a night to be missed.