The Arches presents
Sat 17 Sep 2011 | 10pm - 4am | £14 / £7 / Free for Freshers (with valid matric card)
The Arches (10pm – 4am)
12 midnight HaHaHa
3am Peace, The Illest
12 midnight Jess Mills
3am The Shit Robot Live Show
SWG3 (8.30pm – midnight)
8.30pm Josh Jones
9.30pm Man Without Country
11pm Factory Floor
// FREE FOR FRESHERS: If you’re starting uni this year, show us your matric card when buying your ticket in advance to get yours for free. Please note that you can’t do this on the night – tickets must be bought in advance //
After a blissful summer spent trawling Europe for the best acts to bring to the club… well, we got a bit carried away. With a line-up so big it’s literally bulging out of the Arches, we’re taking over SWG3 as well and bussing you between both venues all night on a specially hired fleet.
In the spirit of a mini festival, DJs and live acts from Lindstrom and Prins Thomas to Retro/Grade and Factory Floor will be battling for your attention in the musical equivalent of a Swizzels Double Dip, whilst our residents will be keeping the party going on the ride over with some specially curated mixtapes – the sherbet on the dipping stick, if you will.
On the DJ front, we’re delighted to be welcoming the dreamy Nordic delights of Lindstrom and Prins Thomas to the decks.
Best known for the epic minimal disco journey of I Feel Space, Lindstrom has achieved cult status both on his own and for his collaborations. His 2010 album with Norwegian-Mauritian singer Christabelle comprised ten tracks of meltingly soft disco-pop eroticism, with tracks such as Lovesick and Baby Can’t Stop some of the best of his repertoire.
But before that, in 2003 he started messing about with fellow bearded Norwegian Prins Thomas, bonding over downtempo, minimal space disco, proper musicianship and proper songwriting. Releasing two albums together in 2005 and 2008, it’s their diverse remixes, both alone and as a pair, which have really stuck in the modern consciousness – try their version of Locussolus’ I Want It, Prins Thomas’ edit of James Yuill’s This Sweet Love or Lindstrom’s latest remix of Best Coast’s Boyfriend, for a taste of how different they can be. We’ve currently got their remix of Chemical Brothers’ Swoon stuck on repeat – heavenly…
In terms of live acts, it’s difficult to choose a highlight. The hype around Factory Floor has already begun in this city – their latest single Real Love, all tight 80s synths, hollow kick drums and echoing vocals, was put out on Glasgow’s own Optimo Records this April, alongside an Optimo Espacio remix. Sparse and bleak, their electronics and raw instrumentation screams Factory Records era depression chic – right enough, ex-New Order drummer Stephen Morris has been remixing and producing for them since receiving a demo featuring Lying and Wooden Box.
Retro/Grade will also be playing a live set. Essentially an excuse for Serge Santiago and Tom Neville to make sweet musical love to their true sweetheart, italo disco, the duo have been hauling their live show around this summer’s festivals to the delight of anyone looking for the kind of Viagra-esque hit one has come to expect from a Santiago remix, but camped up a notch with some added ooomph.
Set times and venues will be announced nearer the time, as well as a very special guest. But you know what? If you want to spend the whole night cruising the disco bus, well, that’s OK with us too. This is the official closing party for the transient Glasgow summer and no-one’s going to be judging.
N.B. Death Disco promotes an alternative, open-minded club environment… Check out our favourite electro disco blog run by friends and fans of DD for news on the Glasgow scene
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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