Celtic Connections 2015 presents
Fri 16 Jan 2015 | 9pm-3am | £14 + £1.40 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only) | 18+ (ID required)
The World Beat Bothy returns to Celtic Connections with another packed programme of floor-filling sounds, from a diverse array of acts fusing folk and world music with heady dance beats. Veteran London-based collective Da Lata, whose seven-piece line-up includes Brazilian vocalist Jandira Silva and Senegalese kora player Diabel Cissokho, splice samba, bossa nova and African elements with funk, jazz, psychedelia and dub, consistently redrawing the Latin musical map.
Scotland’s own Halcyon, centred on the core triumvirate of musicians/producers John Somerville, Adam Sutherland and Barry Reid, are pioneering a new electro-Celtic sound that harnesses the raw energy and organic textures of live instrumentation – including fiddle, accordion, guitar and synths – to chunky, pulsating techno and big-beat grooves. They’ve also worked with guest vocalists including Laura-Beth Salter and Laki Mera’s Laura Donnelly, and released their debut single, Pathways, last April.
La Chiva Gantiva was formed in Belgium by three Colombian percussionists, subsequently joined by two local musicians and members from France and Vietnam. Their carnivalesque, high-octane sound incorporates traditional Colombian styles and instrumentation, allied with elements of rock, rap, funk, punk, Afrobeat and jazz, while their songs playfully subvert stereotypical perceptions of Latin American life.
DJs: Duncan Ballantyne and Lewis Robinson
Please enter through Argyle Street Entrance
Tickets: £14 + £1.40 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only)
18+ (ID required)
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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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