The Art School
26th-28th February 2015
12pm - 8pm
Subcity invites you to ‘Pure Radio Sex’: an exhibition across The Art School’s project spaces featuring archival material collected across 20 years of broadcasts and parties.
Trawl through a history of Glasgow’s underground guided by your favourite freeform radio station. Transforming the space into a multimedia record store, the installation will be stuffed to the brim with rave paraphernalia, curated soundbites, and relics from the station’s long and sordid history. Touching encouraged.
Opening Party // Wednesday 25th February 2015
Join us for the opening party and launch event to the Subcity 20 celebrations. It’ll be a chance to sample some brilliant sounds as you peruse our assembled oddities, line up below. Beers provided by the lovely folk at Williams Bros Brewery.
7pm-9pm // The Gallery
10pm-12am // The Vic Bar
Posted at 16:33, 20th February 2015
The Art School
Sat 21st March
10pm - 3am
£6 Early / £7 Advance / £8 Door
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We're having a party to celebrate turning 20. DJs from the past & present alongside massive production.
You know the score.
<<< Assembly Hall >>>
Keoma’s dancefloor focused sets will make you sweat, romanticised club music for the wavy generation.
Bass focused riddims from the elusive selecta, NoFace has the sub’s to make you freak.
The Real OG (Original Ginger) Ben’s party sets are held in high regard, expect basslines in cars, having coffee.
In search of The Ultimate Bounce, Those Vitamins are known for throwing some of the wildest parties from here to Koh-I-Noor.
<<< Vic Bar >>>
Combining cosmic frequencies with cold war electronica to create interstellar journeys in sound.
International sounds from the lost and found. Mr Ch00n will show you everything from Somali Synth-Pop to Spanish Soul.
One of the original Record Playerz, Hush Puppy brings his eclectic audio adventures back to one of his all time favourite haunts.
GK melds vinyl and iPads to take you on a trance like trip through the ages, a true master of his craft.
Posted at 21:24, 10th February 2015
Sat 14th February
11.30pm - 3am
Don’t spend Valentines Day Facebook-stalking your potential Tinder dates, come experience that real live lovin’ and find yourself a new squeeze to a soundtrack taken care of by some of Subcity’s most sensual selectors.
Posted at 12:55, 22nd January 2015
Thurs 11th December
11pm - 4am
Two of the Glasgow’s longest running institutions come together for a community celebration.
Soundsystem culture meets freeform radio. Walk n Skank meets Subcity Radio at The Berkeley Suite. You know the names, you know you’re in for treat.
International sound system dubbers and Walk n Skank residents. They recently returned to Subcity Radio after a twelve year hiatus, and as always will be hosting the dance along with MC Campeazi.
The Argonauts crew are a staple of the Subcity community, having been on the station for a solid thirteen years they’ve played more than their fair share of parties, but it would be a definite oversight if we didn’t get them down for the session.
This young selecta boasts a record collection to rival most, a true crate digger, Fergus will be warming up the vibe with a roots selection that we’re all highly anticipating.
Posted at 17:19, 8th December 2014
Fri 14th November
11pm - 3am
Subcity presents a night of sleazy grooves in the Stereo disco palace. The team have dusted off their dancing platforms and are ready to hustle.
This time round we’re transforming the dancefloor into a glitter-soaked den of iniquity. A homage to the original home of disco, Studio 54, we’ll be spinning the familiar to bring you something funked up.
with Ill Divos:
Subcity’s very own Daddy Cool; Francis Murphy is a powerhouse of groove who’s gonna make you move. Bring an extra pair of heels, you’ll wear through the first set.
Our own Boogie Knight, David [Man]Campbell digs through rare cuts from around the world, polishing them off and presenting them as artifacts of dance. He’s also an actual human disco ball.
David ‘Fucking’ Barbarossa makes his Subcity perty debut (and we are so sorry it’s taken so long). Recently listed on Fact Mag’s 100 Underrated DJs who deserve more shine, those who know, know.
Italo maestros Den Haan will be cocking their disco pistols like the dance commanders we’ve cum to expect. The boys will be bringing the meatballs to your marinara and we’ll bring the subs. Come on and ‘Release The Beast’ with us.
Posted at 22:31, 27th October 2014
Fri 10th October
11pm - 3am
Fresh (as ever) from our packed-out freshers party at The Art School, we will be taking over the Broadcast basement on the Friday 10th October with big sound and quality selectors.
Subcity young-bloods, Ruaidhri and Frank, methodically extract and process music from rich sub-aquatic seams, oscillating their frequencies to create ephemeral explorations in sonic texture.
We have the hots for Barrientos and DVRS’s kind of house music. Fiery electronic soul from the burning center of Subcity’s core.
Simon Bryan, AKA Subcity’s own Technoid-babe-magnet, will be bringing proceedings to a close with a brouhaha of bangin’ beats, as your Granny would say.
Posted at 21:28, 24th September 2014
It's September and Freshers' Week is upon us! This year we are teaming up with The Art School, Night Of The Jaguar & NO GLOBE to bring you an all out party and guess what, it's FREE for everyone, not just our fresh-faced friends!
Vic Bar // NOTJ
Taking over the Vic Bar will be Art School residents and new Subcity show hosts, Night of the Jaguar. This party will mark their move to a new fortnightly residency.
Assembly Hall // Subcity Radio
For the Assembly Hall we decided to put some of our most exciting new shows alongside some of our oldest (one is in fact our longest-serving show).
Project Space // NO GLOBE
No Globe will be heading along the M8 from Edinburgh to start their new monthly residency at The Art School. Describing themselves as playing the best in 'Party Music Beyond Borders', it's bound to get sweaty in a 30 capacity room.
Posted at 12:45, 11th September 2014
Sleaze, sin and sex.
Posted at 20:50, 29th November 2013
Stereo Cafe Bar
Renfield Lane Glasgow
Wednesday 18th September
JD Twitch x Mother
Nightwave x Shaun Vitamins
Jasper James x Ryan All Caps
Bop Gun x Work For Love
To introduce all the new heads to Subcity we’ve gathered some of Glasgow’s most celebrated DJs and producers under one roof for a series of B2B performances.
One venue, two floors, nine acts.
The combined forces of Joe Crogan & Jordan Muir are installing a two floor visual production suite for your sensory pleasure.
Posted at 16:35, 13th September 2013
subcity x kill yr idols
The Berkeley Suite
Saturday 20th April
11:30pm - 3am
£3 / First 50 free
Work For Love
According to wikipedia and bearded men in music shops, records used to be pressed on WAX! Although this process has not been in use for nearly a century, the association of vinyl with wax is alive in our hearts, minds and youthful parlance enough to justify a club night and/or tenuous PR campaign. And that’s a FACT!
To mark International Wax Week (R.S.D), we are throwing an all-vinyl party with a lineup of some of the station’s best-loved record-lovers. This Record Store Day (I.W.W) dip your wick into the depths of the Berkeley Suite and get ready to gyrate repeatedly in a rhythmical fashion - for just a meagre £3 (that’s less than a cup of hot wax!)
To whet (or should that be WAX!!?) your appetite, we have asked our DJs to share their favourite WAX (wax) faxts (facts) exclusively for YOUR viewing PLEASURE?!
Can you BEE-lieve it!?
“The oldest burning candle was discovered in 1937 during the excavation of Ptolemy V’s tomb. Believed to have been lit in 689 BC, it is still burning to this day.” - Deena, 33, waxologist
WAX do you THINK of THAT!?
“In 1979 at the height of his fame, Lionel Richie bedded inconsequential TV personality Ruby Wax! The union produced a child, Vinyl Richie, who now works as a bus driver in Kilmarnock.” - Gordon Jr, 45, editor-in-chief WAX! magazine, Gary, also 45, friend of wax, Barrie, age undisclosed, friend of Gary
CANdle you believe it?!?!!
“The feminine form of wax is ‘waxxe’.” - Gordon VI, 78, unemployed, wax
WAX lyrical about THIS?!
“When converting ‘normal elvis’ to ‘obese latter day elvis’ Madame Tussauds Tennessee had to acquire an additional 15 tonnes of wax. That’s the equivalent of approximately 38,017 babybel wrappers, except not red.” - Liam, +8, amateur wax enthusiast
CANdle you BEE-lieve it!!!??!?
So come on guys - it’s time to buy shares in Discogs and live life to the WAX!
Posted at 20:30, 17th April 2013
The year’s drawing to a close; hand-in dates are now a terrifying reality instead of a distant nightmare, music blogs publish incessant best-of-year lists and people keep using that unholy C-word. But December isn’t all about overpriced poultry and the revival of cheesy Christmas jingles. It’s about sticking on some Waka Flocka, and doing your part for charity by teaching others how to dougie. (It’s also about Jesus.)
Drinks from £2 mean you can get merry and still afford those ultimately disappointing secret santa gifts that you are socially obliged to buy. Merry Christmas!
11:30pm - 3am
first 50 free/£3
Jackie Your Body
Masha (Deadly Rhythm)
Hosted in partnership with Shore
Posted at 01:36, 4th December 2012
Glasgow, among its other cultural accolades, boasts a rich and vibrant musical tapestry. Its venues, labels, bands and club nights are testament to its place as one of the most innovative and creative cities in the UK.
Subcity has and continues to provide a platform for the city’s musical community; throughout Freshers’ Week, we'll be showcasing a programme of stuff that interests us.
Bronagh Monahan (live)
Deadbeat Club Pub Quiz
Gutter Riddim Grime DVD Screening
Miaoux Miaoux (live)
Michael Cassidy (live)
'Paris Is Burning' DVD Screening
Poor Things (live)
Pronto Mama (live)
This Silent Forest (live)
As if that’s not enough, some of our contributors will be repping Subcity at the Freshers' Fair with DJ sets.
It all kicks off September 10th, so come down, get involved and immerse yourself in the city's cultural melting pot.
Posted at 15:44, 9th September 2012
Starring Michael J Fox as you, Andrew McCarthy as Grant Management and John Candy as the man who misses the urinal and pisses on your shoes.
Every small town kid dreams of moving to the big city, a glittering world of perms, glamour and chinese buffet restaurants open until 4 am. Well, now the time has come to leave those little league suburbs behind. Time to tell your parents ‘thanks, but your consistent love and support is, frankly, stifling’ (that’ll show them!). Time to pack yourself off to the metropolis!
These first few weeks are tough. Around every corner lurks a threat, be it a vice touting, leather jacket wearing maverick in wraparound Ray Bans, or a geography student wanting to know what you took at Higher. Stay alert; this city’s a dangerous place. If you’re not careful, you could end up becoming embroiled in its sleazy underworld, a blur of neon lights, bad dancing and hedonism.
But, if you’re too careful, then you might not be.
We’re having a party to corrupt your minds before Jack Bauer can.
Posted at 23:52, 2nd September 2012
Coming soon: this time, in Stereo!
Have we got a programme for you. Subcity presents... all your favourite radio stars under one roof. (Every third) Thursday nights will never be the same again, as we launch a new monthly series considered too vulgar for the BBC, too edgy for STV and too highbrow for channel five.
Drama! Romance! Cheap cans of Oranjeboom!
Episode 1 (pilot) - airs 16th Feb
First in a new series. Things kick off to an exciting start when the exam results come in - but will the vicar accept culpability? And what exactly has Gloria been keeping in her outhouse for all those months?
Episode 2 - airs 15th March
Pam has a proposition for Donald - but will Derek be able to accept it?
Posted at 18:26, 2nd February 2012
Face it. Summer’s gone, and it’s that time of year again where rollicking students in ties and fake glasses outnumber authentic school children 5:1.
It’s been a while since we last threw you kids a party, but this one should be enough to make you forget all about that demeaning summer job, and start remembering what it feels like to wake up knowing you’ve said goodbye to another two hearing grades. To kick off the year Subcity are heading underground, and we’re bringing the city with us. This is our night vision.
We’re not talking about the kind of night vision you’d find on ‘Derek Acorah’s Spookiest Bungalows’. There’ll be no heavy breathing, wobbly cameras or Early Learning Centre spy goggles. Instead, we’ve got some of the station’s finest DJ’s guiding you through the hottest records in their crates and pranging out the sweetest dubs for your bass starved ears.
Expect sound. Expect production. Expect hyperbole... licence pending.
Posted at 14:19, 5th September 2011
Lets get this started, there’s only soo many kicks to the kidneys by pricks shouting “here we fucking go!” that beautiful summer babies can take. This is the season of lil denim cutoffs, hating your day job the most and taking on those long summer nights with every kid in your city.
This is the station dedicated to keeping it fresh, free-form and not-for-profit, so forget those sweatboxes pranging out dick slapping brostep, we have some of the station’s crate diggers to vibe with this bitch all night long. Cheap tickets, no bullshit, all fun at the newly refurbished SWG3. These long summer nights are for everyone - even you bb, even you.
- Paul Thompson (punk/disco/afro)
- Point to C (p-funk/dub/bass)
- NoFace (funky/hiphop/house)
- Build + Destroy (electronic/rave)
- Joe Crogan (visuals/installations)
Posted at 20:54, 2nd May 2011
Sweet Sixteen is going to be the envy of every over-indulged brat that’s ever wailed about their unicorn drawn carriage being the wrong shade of blue. This isn’t some simple legal convention, we are not coming of age: we know how to throw a party. So while there’s no gift wrapped Hummers sitting in our Daddy’s garage, or a thousand Taiwanese orphans putting the last few crystals into the platinum tiara that completes outfit no. ...7, we are giving over The Arches to the garish and tacky, with some of the station’s dreamiest pinups celebrating sixteen years of free-form radio that only a mother could love.
Posted at 20:29, 17th February 2011
Friday 21st Januaray 2011 Stereo 20 Renfield Ln (map) £6/7 door // 11pm-3am
January is the time for the universally dull to stop talking about their dreams, and start telling you about their resolutions, and Subcity are no exception.
After abandoning our initial resolution to give up hyperbole (it was too enormous a task) we’ve decided to make this the year of bringing you more. Why have two DJs when you can have four? Why have four when you can have eight battling it out across four different genres? Aye, why not. In this race against the clock showdown, Stereo will become our battleground, as we attempt to discover WHO DA BEST?
Come down and do the judging for us – like Louis Walsh, but without any self esteem issues.
- 2300 – 0000 // House & Techno:
Roll N Square vs No Sleep
- 0000 - 0100 // UK Funky & Garage:
Theez boyzvs BRAILLE
- 0100 - 0200 // Dubstep & Grime:
Al (Itch) vs Xtra Dust
- 0200 -0300 // No holds barred:
Shaun & Sam (Vitamins) vs Benny Boom (Mixed Bizness)
And remember what Drizzy said - you da fuken best. really, you all are.
Posted at 08:32, 13th January 2011
Thursday 2nd December
Nice n Sleazy
421 Sauchiehall Street (map)
£5 door // 12pm-3am
It’s snowing. Winter is well and truly upon us. Before you all start hiding nuts and entering hibernation mode, we’ve got a wee surprise- Subcity invite you to come dance with us for one last time this year.
The last few parties have been pretty crazy. September was 500 people and 28 TV screens in a warehouse to make sure y’all felt Fresh. Then there was the ridiculous set up at Halloween; a 16 ft Steel deck DJ structure, live video mapping and a dimension shifting entrance portal- our tech team’s hands have only just stopped bleeding. It was one of the most mental nights we’ve put on, thanks to the 900 souls who came to be transported to Dimension B with us.
But remember back before these monolith parties, when a Subcity night meant 200 fandans, a ridiculous PA and one strobe crammed into the Hetherington Research Club? Man, we miss that, so this time we’re going in small and taking it back to that vibe. Unfortunately, the Research Club ain’t around no more, and no amount of burglar bill-ing will see any sneaky parties in its old shell so instead we’re using the similarly sized basement of Nice & Sleazy for a one off claustrophobic, sweat off the ceiling party with a lineup of some of the stations most banging dj’s. Let’s get old school.
There’s no tickets in advance, it’s a show-up-on-the-night affair. 12 - 3am, this thursday, five dollah. Capacity for this wee sweatbox is a ridiculous 150 people.
Posted at 19:04, 29th November 2010
You can take our recent facebook silence as an admission that Party in Dimension B wiped us out.
It was the most technically ambitious event Subcity's ever thrown. A big shout out has to go to the techs who worked silly hard for three days constructing the monster amounts of steel deck for the stage and entrance portal. Shout outs also to the PR team for running around town with bundles of posters and flyers on miserable days to get the tickets sold out, to the events team for managing the whole thing, and to the design crew who busted their asses to make a 22 page comic for the night. We can’t remember the last time a club night had its own comic. Props. Final shout out goes to the 900 people who came down dressed up to spend yet another night partying with us, we’re glad you enjoyed yourselves, hell Skream and Benga turned up just past midnight and they enjoyed themselves too.
Subcity is run completely by volunteers. No one in charge of organising, publicising, building, managing or playing at any of these ridiculous events does it for any kind of wage- we do it because we enjoy doing it, and enjoy knowing we can put a smile on the faces of a couple of hundred sweaty idiots nearly every month. Working for free is how nights involving such mega effort can have such low ticket prices. The ticket prices are set to make a little amount of money just so that our radio station can keep playing out nearly 24 hours a day- which it does thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of over 80 shows involving over 250 volunteers, and thanks to the tech team and web geeks who work to keep the hand-coded website and studio equipment from breaking under the mammoth amount of usage they get. We’re glad so many of you enjoy coming to our parties and listening to some of the brilliant, original shows that go out on the station, day in, day out. We’re even gladder that we’ve got with us such a brilliant team of dedicated, creative and talented souls who bust their balls all-nighter after all-nighter to make Subcity as exciting as it is. So, to everyone, thank you. This is why we do this shit.
Now we’ve got you teary eyed, have a swatch of the photos from Dimension B: http://www.flickr.com/photos/subcityradio/sets/72157625321000174/
Finally, a wee heads-up: the next party might be on 2nd of December, but it’s not for sure just yet. It’s been a while since Subcity threw one of the tiny sweaty rammos we used to be famous for. Now the nights are getting colder, everyone could do with a bit of collective body-heat... stay tuned.
Posted at 20:40, 14th November 2010