Sat 9 Apr 2011 | 11pm-3am | £12/£10 Early Bird
A brilliant and inimitable producer, Emalkay refuses to define himself by anything other than his own musical evolution. From his early years producing grime and garage, right through to 2011 and the imminent release of debut album Eclipse, he has continued to break new ground and move forward with each and every track he makes. Picking at genres like so many pieces of abandoned litter, their influence twist through his soundscapes of urban desolation to create a dubstep-not-dubstep which embraces musical risks, moving far beyond the limitations of its parent genre.
After catching the attention of South London label Boka Records in 2006 with single Gut Feeling, things blew up for him at the end of 2009 when When I Look At You, his second release on Caspa’s Dub Police imprint, was not only chosen as single of the week by BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe, 1Xtra’s MistaJam and The Guardian but supported by the scene’s major DJs and tastemakers, becoming a staple track of the best sets. Not content with producing one of the biggest underground anthems of the year, he also set about producing some carefully chosen remixes – Faithless, Miike Snow, Pendulum – and, in doing so, opening up his sound to a whole new audience, taking his DJ sets around the US and Canada (twice), as well as smashing major festivals and the Dub Police nights at Fabric on a regular basis.
His new album, to be released on Dub Police this summer, sums up his last few years of music evolution, exploring rhythmic, compositional and sonic qualities with the unmistakeable air of a truly innovative musical scientist.
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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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