Recently voted one of DJ Magazine’s Top 5 Intimate Clubs in the world, it’s no wonder that Sub Club’s longest running resident night is receiving a lot of attention this month. In fact, the Saturday night ‘SubCulture’ is one of the longest running club nights in the world. Residents Harri and Domenic were spinning records to a sweaty crowd before you’d been pushed out your mother’s womb: that’s right, a whole damn twenty years. Well known to any Glasgow resident with a shade of self-respect, over the years Harri and Domenic have become more than just a club night… they are an integral part of the city itself.
So to mark the double decade since opening night almost to the day, Sub Club are kicking off the first Saturday of April 2014 in typical SubCulture style: a Residents Party with Harri and Domenic B2B all night. Over the past 20 years Sub Club’s Saturday night crowd has been greeted by the intrepid duo’s DJ booth alchemy; and their sheer passion is what paved the way for Sub Club to become the globally recognised bastion of the underground that it is today.
Of course, over this time Sub Club became a platform for presenting fresh local talent as well as hosting some of the biggest names in top quality house and techno. So in order to keep the celebrations going –and the hands hitting the ceiling – for the next few months, SubCulture are inviting back some old friends and introducing some new ones.
Following on from the official anniversary party on April 5th, Saturday’s will turn into a flurry of highlights from the SubCulture story. The series kicks off with the fearsome performer and French Kiss producer Lil’ Louis on April 12th. One of the most dynamic characters ever to grace the Subbie decks, he literally throws body and soul into everything he does, so standing still is not an option when this man gets on the case. Extra-specially, Louis is bringing along his own film crew to ensure the posterity of the event, promising some real surprises in typical Glasgow party spirit!
Building on that will be the legend that is DJ Harvey (Locussolus) on the 3rd of May, a pretty big deal as his first UK appearance of 2014 and his first in Scotland since 2001! As one of the most in demand DJ’s around the globe this night will be a unique opportunity to catch him in the intimacy of the Sub Club setting.
Rounding up the list of heavyweights at the end of May, in time for those post-exam celebrations or commiserations, New Jersey house hero Kerri Chandler will be back gracing the decks. Always bringing soul to his sets, Kerri is never shy of getting down and deep with his audience whether he’s thumping it out or lightening it up, and as a total perfectionist there are few to match him technically around the world.
But that’s not all –in between times Harri and Domenic will continue to mix it up with a vast array of artists lined up to keep you shuffling through the spring including an overdue visit by Sheffield house stalwart Chris Duckenfield of SWAG fame, a live set from Juju & Jordash and a much anticipated visit from Tama Sumo. Also look out for a surprise appearance from ÅME at one of the surprise parties in the offing.
As more events are expected to be announced over the coming weeks and months – and with some very special parties and one-off events already in the pipeline – it’ll be all eyes on that tiny red emblem to ensure you’re not the one who can’t say you were there for this month of historic events.
– Words, Katie Arthur