Damian Lazarus and REBELRAVE present
Sat 28 Dec 2013 | 10pm-4am | £22.50 + booking fee
Prepare yourself for the ultimate Christmas present this Sat 28th December as Damian Lazarus-run record label Crosstown Rebels brings REBELRAVE to The Arches, featuring a packed and eclectic line-up headlined by two of the world’s best DJs. With the label dedicated to both the unearthing of quality new talent and throwing truly great parties, expect an electric atmosphere and an unforgettable dancefloor journey.
Please enter through Midland Street entrance
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As DJ Magazine quite simply puts it: “Damian Lazarus plays the best underground records in the world”.
London-born and now LA-based, his career charts a journey and mission to eke out the best underground, alternative, twisted music and ideas bubbling beneath the mainstream and expose them to an audience hungry for new sounds and new experiences.
As head A&R for the City Rockers label in the early 00s, he helped sign and release some of the biggest tunes of the era, from Felix Da Housecat’s Silver Screen Shower Scene and Tiga & Zyntherius’s Sunglasses at Night. Testament to his extraordinary ability to find and play simply some of the best underground music you will hear in a club, after being asked to play a few tracks at Sonar in 2002, by the following year he had residencies in some of the best clubs in the world. His tenure at Circo Loco (DC10, Ibiza) in particular has become the stuff of legend, and found him consistently breaking boundaries of sound and stamina, freaking out the dancefloor and taking those on it to places they never knew existed, and may never get to again.
Founding Crosstown Rebels in 2003, the label offered all kinds of unique and twisted angles on cutting-edge electronic music. Recent releases from Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Lee Foss, Deniz Kurtel and Art Department continue the label’s dedication to breaking new ground, as do his own releases as a producer and an astonishing back catalogue of now epic mixes, from Rebel Futurism in 2004 to his Fabric 54 mix in 2010.
A true pioneer who should need no introduction, Sasha’s career began in the late 80s, playing acid house across clubs and illegal raves in Northern England before teaming up with John Digweed to create mixes which defined the sound of dance music throughout the 90s, and building a legacy that few DJs will ever match.
The first DJ to ever appear on the cover of Mixmag back in 1991, two decades on he’s respected not only for his solid DJ talent – whether it’s on his epic mix albums, or live in front of an audience – but also his production, creating one of the best trance tracks in all time in Xpander, and some of the best remixes to ever be heard on the dancefloor, from Madonna, The Chemical Brothers and Hot Chip to his Grammy-nominated edit of Felix Da Housecat’s Watching Cars Go By. Continually voted one of the top ten DJs in the world, and receiving awards for his outstanding contributions to dance music, Sasha is without doubt one of the top DJs to see before you die.
A veteran of the early 90s New York house scene, MK is without doubt one of the most influential figures in house music, with a career spanning over 20 years. As a trailblazing young talent firing out club anthems from Burning and Love Changes to his seminal remixes of Push The Feeling On, by Glasgow’s own The Nightcrawlers and Chez Damier’s Can You Feel It, his name soon became synonymous with the dub mix idea of sampling chopped up vocal hooks, soon becoming known as the ‘MK dub’.
After turning his hand to pop production, working with artists from Snoop Dogg and Jay Z to the Pet Shop Boys, the inevitable return to his original love – i.e. producing some of the highest quality, most innovative house music around – has been nothing but triumphant, recently slamming in at no.1 in the UK charts with his remix of Storm Queen’s Look Right Through and reminding the new generation of house producers just what he did for the genre.
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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