Red Bull Studios presents
Sun 17 Feb 2013 | 11pm-3am | £5 + bf
Producer, DJ, one third of Magnetic Man and one of the original players in the dubstep scene, Benga comes to the Arches for the official aftershow party, following his support slot for Example on his headine tour.
From humble beginnings on the nascent dubstep scene, boy wonder of bass Benga played no small part in growing an underground rumble into a global music frenzy, spearheading the movement and rising with it to become the heavyweight live act he is today. After a sizzling 2012 that saw him arriving at Snowbombing via helicopter to headlining his own showcase at London’s KOKO, in between a steady output of on-point releases, Benga continues to forge his identity as one of the UK’s top producer talents. Meanwhile, his collaborations with long-term friends Artwork and Skream as Magnetic Man have seen him have a hand in one the genre’s most in-demand crossover acts.
Following the six-part “I Am Benga” video series, which follow a year in the life of the artist, his collaboration with Red Bull Studios continues this year with a run of intimate aftershow parties at three of the UK’s top club venues, after lending his deft-handed mastery as support for Example on his headline tour. This is an exclusive chance to catch Benga playing in front of a small, up-for-it crowd – with a limited capacity and just 100 tickets available on the door it’s advised to get your ticket ASAP, or miss out on something which won’t be happening again any time soon…
Please enter through Midland Street entrance
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER INFORMATION:
Arches clubs are open to 18s and over, with valid ID required for entry. We work closely with Police Scotland and have adopted many operational procedures which we believe help provide a safer clubbing environment. The Arches operates a strict zero tolerance drugs policy and is committed to protecting the health and safety of our customers, whom we urge to act responsibly at all times.
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As Scotland’s original superclub, the Arches is the stuff of clubbing legend. There really is no other venue like it in the world.
Repeatedly voted one of the top 100 clubs in the world in DJ magazine, the industrial brick arches are home to a continuous roster of the world’s most in demand DJs and producers from across the dance spectrum, whether it be minimal techno, big bassline electro, hardstyle, deep house, UK bass, dubstep or trance.
With a Funktion 1 soundsystem and three fully stocked bars spread over six subterranean arches, the space is transformed each weekend depending on the faces behind the decks. From huge, sell out nights with platinum selling Ibiza trendsetters such as Alesso and Laidback Luke or legendary acts such as Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and Jeff Mills, to the hottest, most-hyped names on the dance scene’s lips – from Jamie Jones and Nina Kraviz to Jackmaster and Omar S, ours is one of the most diverse club programmes in the city.
As well as the Arches’ own club nights, which have recently brought the likes of Hot Creations label, Madeon and Chase & Status to the venue, for many fans the Arches is synonymous with either of its two biggest nights, Pressure and Colours.
Slam have now been playing and promoting in the Arches since 1992 with their monthly techno and house night Pressure celebrating it’s 16th anniversary in November 2014. Normally taking place on the last Friday of the month, Pressure sees the biggest names in the game playing regularly, with guests like Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Laurent Garnier, Joris Voorn, Maya Jane Coles, Pan-Pot, Chris Liebing, Dave Clarke, Len Faki, Dubfire, Gary Beck, Visonquest, Heidi, Vitalic and Green Velvet joining resident DJs Slam in recent times.
Scotland’s biggest dance promoter, Colours regularly bring the biggest and best names in big room house, tech-house, electro and trance to the venue, with recent guests including Alesso, Otto Knows, Laidback Luke, Dannic, Hardwell, Markus Schulz, Showtek, Gareth Emery, Nervo, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Nicky Romero and many more.
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