The Arches presents
Wed 26 Mar 2014 | 7pm doors | SOLD OUT
The Arches brings electronic collaboration Darkside to The Art School this March for their first ever Scottish show.
Now sold out – buy tickets for their DJ set at Saint Judes (11pm-3am) here.
A collaborative project between electro house wunderkind Nicolas Jaar and live guitarist Dave Harrington, Darkside was formed in 2011 while the pair were touring in Europe to promote Jaar’s ecstatically received solo album, Space is Only Noise.
Whilst their debut EP Darkside, released on Jaar’s Clown and Sunset label, sparked an immediate buzz with its slick guitar-based funk and spaced-out disco vibes, it was their follow up earlier this year – a stellar full-length reworking of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories released under the name Daftside, which cemented their status as one of the most interesting collaborative projects in electronic music at this moment. Their debut album Psychic dropped earlier this year and was praised as a profoundly forward-thinking and inventive work, mixing prog rock sensibilities with Jaar’s idiosyncratic style of luscious electronic soundscapes.
After hosting Nicolas Jaar’s first ever live show in the city back in 2011, The Arches is now delighted to bring Darkside to The Art School for their Scottish debut as part of the Psychic Tour. Following sold-out shows in LA, London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Brussels, the duo showcased their new stage show at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris and the Concerthaalein in Amsterdam, using slide and video projectors, light and mirrors to create reflections and light portals, ensuring every performance is unique.
With a growing reputation for boundary-pushing live shows that see the pair improvising together to create new, synergetic sounds, this is one of the most hotly tipped shows of the year for electronic music fans.
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER INFORMATION:
The Arches is reinstating its over 18s clubs policy from Saturday 3rd May, 2014, with valid ID required for entry.
We are working closely with Police Scotland in adopting many operational recommendations which we believe will provide a safer clubbing environment.
The Arches operates a strict zero tolerance drugs policy and is committed to protecting the health and safety of its customers, whom we urge to act responsibly at all times.
We want everyone to enjoy themselves when clubbing at the Arches so please stay safe and look after each other.
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com or call us on 0141 565 1000.
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.
The Arches Box Office | 0141 565 1000 | boxoffice at thearches dot co dot uk
Club and gig bookings (promoters only):
Richard Chater | Music Programme Manager | richard at thearches dot co dot uk
Andrew Maitland | Music Programmer | andrew at thearches dot co dot uk