Friday 23rd January
Hetherington Research Club
13 University Gardens (map)
£4 // non members welcome // 9pm-2am
So that's 2008 done and dusted. What was your highlight? Sipping Oranjeboom in Lilybank gardens at the best (and most unofficial) stage at the west end festival? Maybe the hours spent perfecting your killer costume for Subcity's sell out Halloween disco at the Art School. Or perhaps dancing your socks off to some incredibly banging tunes in the Research Club.
Start the new year as you mean to go on and get yourself down to Subcity's first party of the new year. Same venue, same time, same meaty sound system but mixed up with even more fresh talent from the radio station of choice for the musically educated.
Motor Psycho, resident at Blackfriars clubnight Spectrum, plays music to give you a buzz. Think electro, bassline, fidget, then wham, you're hit with some dirty rock and roll. The Research Club is the first of a spattering of other appearances around the city this year, including Rocket at Barfly next month, so come get him while he's all hyped up and raring to go.
Slave To The Rhythm have been bringing their Italian-inspired tech-house beats and their excellent taste to the station via their own seamless mixes and an impressive range of guest DJs, getting the speakers shaking and walls vibrating. On our infamous soundsystem, their deep dark beats will get shown some respect, and the techheads out there will get shown a good time.
Cheesy, Rydo, Rossco, Tanner and the Big C - put 'em all together and what have you got? Indulgent musical nonsense with some pretty fine pop tunes thrown in. In two words? Party Party: electro/disco/pop to get even the most chronic naval-gazers shuffling on the dancefloor, as well as absurd gems for the fandans.
Resident Benny Boom, the latest talent to join the Ninja DJ team, has even knocked together a new mix to get you all in the mood.
Speaking about the Research Club parties, Subcity veteran Ben said: "It's a fantastic community of music loving hedonists that make you want to drop the next tune a little faster and a little fatter. The new people at the station are full of fresh ideas but refuse to ignore the roots that have made it the success it is."
Posted at 12:20, 28th January 2009