21st March 2008
Hetherington Research Club
13 University Gardens (map)
£4 // non members welcome // 9pm-2am
A couple of hundred sweaty young bodies stuffing their jackets behind the radiators, trying not to knock the picture frames off the walls, dancing to bass heavy re-edits, inside an old Victorian town-house in the Westend.
By day you'll find professors and post-graduates having a quiet coffee, but come the end of the month Subcity Radio have other plans: loading in a pair of decks and a pile of speakers to have themselves a house party.
Resident DJ Boom Monk Ben is enjoying getting sweaty in a small room:
"I remember the massive nights at The Arches very well but I feel these more intimate events are exactly what the station and the West End of Glasgow needs. It's free of any pretence and macho posturing that often comes with the promotion of fresh sounds. The energy from the crowd is unrivalled and the venue is perfectly suited for an under the radar rave up. I have played all over UK and Europe in recent months but these nights are still the most fun to be had."
Along with fellow resident and Mixed Bizness veteran Shaun fae Solar, each night sees the station's hottest DJs get the party going and the windows steamed up. So far this year guests have included re-edit scenesters Ooft (Five20East), Glasgow's fidgety pioneer Full Phat (Obese), drum n bass heads Armed Response (Symbiosis) and Govan's finest selectors Argonaut Sounds. The musical policy is much like it is on-air: everything from Sinden to the Pet Shop Boys with a Baltimore remix of Deee-Lite thrown in for good measure.
Joining Shaun and Ben behind the decks on the dancefloor are digital disco party fiends Record Playerz - newcomers to the airwaves but stalwarts of Glasgow clubbing with their institutional Thursday night Art School residency. With such an intimate space the dancefloor fills up quickly, so all the more reason to get down early for the station's top Dubstep show Ruin It who are getting the place loosened up with some heavy heavy basslines.
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Posted at 14:47, 7th May 2008