The Arches present
Fri 25 Jul 2014 | 11pm - 3am | £12 + £1.20 BF
As part of the Culture 2014 programme, The Arches present a very special reggae and dub set from Rodigan, unarguably one of the world’s finest reggae DJs, with support from Glasgow’s own world-famous Mungo’s Hi-Fi DJs – join him for a very special set at The Arches this July, and prepare to feel the riddim.
Sir David Rodigan MBE began his career as a radio DJ in 1978 at BBC Radio London, going on to host shows on Capital Radio, Kiss FM, Radio 2, and most recently Radio 1Xtra. Known for his energetic, crowd-pleasing performances, Rodigan now enjoys a level of admiration eclipsing even his 1970s heyday.
Sampled by dubstep producers Breakage and Caspa, he has become a regular feature at Fabric nights in London, lectured on his career for the Red Bull Music Academy, and even hosted his own radio station in the 2010 Rockstar video game Episodes from Liberty City. The living legend who interviewed Bob Marley in 1978, and famously clashed Jamaican radio DJ superstar Barry ‘Boogeyman’ Gordon in 1983 is still as vital as ever at the age of 63.
An ambassador for reggae music and bass culture, he still returns regularly to the Jamaican island he loves, always acutely aware of new trends in music, from dub to dubstep and beyond, emphasising the conscious, positive side of reggae in his sets and on his radio shows. He has compiled mixes for FabricLive (2010) and the Ministry of Sound Masterclass series (2014). In 2012, he took home first prize at the prestigious World Clash Re-Set contest in New York, defeating the likes of Bass Odyssey, Black Kat, Tony Matterhorn, Fire Links, Earth Ruler and Poison Dart.
Support comes from Glasgow selecters Mungo’s Hi-Fi – formed in the early 2000s, they have gone from strength to strength, and over a series of residencies, world tours and appearances the length and breadth of the UK and beyond have established themselves as world leaders in bass culture, setting up their Scotch Bonnet record label in 2005.
18+ (ID required)
Please enter through Midland Street entrance
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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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