The Arches, Glasgow, G2
In 1991, former Arches Artistic Director Andy Arnold realised the potential of the cavernous space underneath Glasgow’s Central Station and received the keys to the space from British Rail.
Twenty one years on, the Arches has become one of Europe’s leading cultural venues, playing host to some of Britain’s biggest club nights, an eclectic range of gigs and exciting new theatre, performance and visual art. People often drop in for lunch or a drink in the café bar and end up staying for the rest of the evening – catching a band, taking in some experimental theatre, or meeting up with friends before heading to the dancefloor.
Category: Clubbing / Concert / Nightclub
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253 Argyle Street
- Fri - Sat : 10:00pm - 4:00am
What's on at The Arches
Fri 13 December at 10:00pm until Sat 14 December 2013 at 03:00am
Infamous Ibiza collective Viva Warriors descend upon The Arches on Friday 13th December, bringing some deep Balaeric heat to the Glasgow dancefloor. ARCH ONE: VIVA WARRIORS Steve Lawler Detlef ARCH TWO: ABYSS Andy King Riccardo Chicarella Kyle Holms Matt Skeoch B2B Chris Robertson Kris McEwan
253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL
Fri 27 December at 10:00pm until Sat 28 December 2013 at 04:00am
Slam Dave Clarke Blawan Robert Hood Floorplan Gary Beck Pangaea Edit Select Since the Pressure season began in September, Slam's monthly Glaswegian behemoth of a party has been selling out in advance and will see out 2013 with a massive Xmas line-up of Techno in all it's wonderful myriad forms. Featuring live sets from Slam & Robert Hood's Floorplan alongside DJ performances from Dave Clarke, Blawan, Gary Beck & Pangaea. Slam (live) Pressure residents for the last 15 years, Slam need no introduction to the Glasgow crowd. As the duo prepare for one of the biggest years of their 25 year career the Pressure massive will be treated to a rare & special live performance which will include much of the new and as yet unreleased material they have been producing in the lead up to their exciting and highly anticipated new album which is due for release early next year. Their recent single releases 'Movement' on Drumcode & ‘Astrolabe’ on Soma have been huge techno bombs and Slam look to be setting the pace in the in the ever-expanding world of Techno in 2014 and beyond. Not to be missed. Dave Clarke Known as The Baron Of Techno, a moniker given to him by John Peel, Dave Clarke has an anarchist streak and punk in his soul. A hard working purist, forward thinking futurist, technology geek, part Gothic and gadget lover who embraced the digital revolution in an early stage. As a DJ, he plays out every weekend everywhere and at each event there’s the same attention to detail. His sets swooping whip-smart along the cutting blade of techno and electro, backed up by a seasoned bag of DJ tricks & skills honed for years which blow venues apart. After a period of time away from the studio, in late 2011, Clarke came across the young Amsterdam based talent Mr. Jones and formed a duo named Unsubscribe, delivering remixes for artists such as Black Asteroid, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Gesaffelstein, Phil Kieran, Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, Octave One and Ken Ishii , before releasing their debut single 'Spek Hondje' earlier this year on Fabric's Hound's Tooth label. Blawan Blawan continues to provide evidence that he is currently one of the hottest and most versatile properties on the electronic music circuit, and one who can deftly jump between genres without any sense of displacement or naivety. Seemingly rising from nowhere, Yorkshire-born producer, DJ and sound design buff first came to prominence in 2010 with his debut release 'Fram' on the forward-thinking dubstep label Hessle Audio. Standing apart from the crowd with his clanking, stepping percussive beats, Blawan soon released acid-flooded 'Bohla' on R&S, with it's post-dubstep sounds and raw, techno-influenced beats championed by DJs such as Surgeon and the Black Dog. 'What You Do with What You Have' followed and a remix of the Radiohead track "Bloom" helped Blawan's popularity grow further. Blawan has become one of the biggest artists in techno, winning over the heads' hearts with his raw percussion and a nod to the UK's techno heritage as seen on productions such as 'Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage' released on Hinge Finger. Further remix work, a hardware-only project Karenn (with fellow R&S producer Pariah), and a startling performance on Boiler Room all brought fresh acclaim even before UK pioneer Surgeon joined forces with Blawan for a release on his vinyl-only label (Works the Long Nights) under the guise Trade. Robert Hood : Floorplan (live) Robert Hood is one of the original innovators of minimal Techno music from Detroit. Now residing in Alabama with his family, on agricultural land and far away from the metropolitan hustle, Hood has time on his hands to devote himself to God and Techno. His Floorplan album, 'Paradise' earned numerous accolades in the media on its release this summer and continues to receive mammoth support on the airwaves and in clubland, with 2 brand new Floorplan bombs, 'Phobia' and 'Glory B' about to drop. Floorplan sees Hood focuses his attention firmly on the dancefloor and has taken his name across the techno/house divide. In a world full of generic dancefloor music, Floorplan is Robert Hood’s vision as seen through a house music prism. Floorplan is here to make you dance. Gary Beck Gary Beck is regarded as one of the most prolific and inventive producers in the current electronic music scene. Following the release of his well-received album ‘Bring A Friend' on Soma, 2013 has seen some of Gary's best releases to date, including the massive ‘Video Siren'. With a successful Boiler room set and a BBC Radio 1 essential mix under his belt, Gary's popularity continues to go from strength to strength. Renowned for his own unique sound, Gary is currently in high demand all over the world, playing at many of the most respected clubs and festivals. After previously releasing on labels including Drumcode, Saved and Cocoon, he now concentrates his material fully on his own label BEK Audio. With a catalogue of artists such as Mr. G, Dj Rush, Mark Broom & Speedy J also contributing, BEK has developed into one of the strongest Techno labels around. Pangaea Raised in the West of England and now residing in North London via Leeds, Pangaea, aka Kevin McAuley, is a key producer and DJ in forward-thinking dance music. Making music from an early age, Pangaea was inspired to step up his productions after being exposed to the then-emerging sounds of dubstep in 2005. He was involved in Leeds’ ‘Ruffage’ night and then formed the Hessle Audio label with Pearson Sound and Ben UFO at the start of 2007. With a burgeoning discography containing releases by the likes of Untold, James Blake, Ramadanman, Blawan and Pangaea himself, the label’s ethos is to release original music which is not being represented elsewhere. Pangaea’s ever-shifting sound is hard to categorise Whilst house and techno influences are apparent, his music is firmly rooted in the traditions of UK bass music past and present. The same applies to his DJ sets which he has performed throughout the UK, Europe, and North America which see Pangaea develop and explore this sound even further. Edit Select Occasional collaborator of Slam and Gary Beck, Glasgow producer & DJ Tony Scott leads a shadowy existence, preferring to let his music do the talking. Edit Select is a regular performer at Berghain in Berlin and once upon a time he was the Soma techno artist previously known as Percy X.
253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL
Sat 28 December at 10:00pm until Sun 29 December 2013 at 04:00am
Damian Lazarus Sasha Clive Henry Fur Coat Francesca Lombardo + a special guest still to be announced… ** TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 10AM Prepare yourself for the ultimate Christmas present this Saturday 28th December as the Damian Lazarus-run record label Crosstown Rebels brings REBELRAVE to The Arches – featuring a packed and eclectic line-up headlined by two of the world's best DJs. With the label dedicated to both the unearthing of quality new talent and throwing truly great parties, expect an electric atmosphere and an unforgettable dancefloor journey. INFO__________ Sat 28th December The Arches 10pm-4am £16.50/£20 DAMIAN LAZARUS__________ As DJ Magazine quite simply puts it: “Damian Lazarus plays the best underground records in the world”. London-born and now LA-based, his career charts a journey and mission to eke out the best underground, alternative, twisted music and ideas bubbling beneath the mainstream and expose them to an audience hungry for new sounds and new experiences. As head A&R for the City Rockers label in the early 00s, he helped sign and release some of the biggest tunes of the era, from Felix Da Housecat’s Silver Screen Shower Scene and Tiga & Zyntherius’s Sunglasses at Night. Testament to his extraordinary ability to find and play simply some of the best underground music you will hear in a club, after being asked to play a few tracks at Sonar in 2002, by the following year he had residencies in some of the best clubs in the world. His tenure at Circo Loco (DC10, Ibiza) in particular has become the stuff of legend, and found him consistently breaking boundaries of sound and stamina, freaking out the dancefloor and taking those on it to places they never knew existed, and may never get to again. Founding Crosstown Rebels in 2003, the label offered all kinds of unique and twisted angles on cutting-edge electronic music. Recent releases from Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Lee Foss, Deniz Kurtel and Art Department continue the label’s dedication to breaking new ground, as do his own releases as a producer and an astonishing back catalogue of now epic mixes, from Rebel Futurism in 2004 to his Fabric 54 mix in 2010. SASHA__________ A true pioneer who should need no introduction, Sasha’s career began in the late 80s, playing acid house across clubs and illegal raves in Northern England before teaming up with John Digweed to create mixes which defined the sound of dance music throughout the 90s, and building a legacy that few DJs will ever match. The first DJ to ever appear on the cover of Mixmag back in 1991, two decades on he’s respected not only for his solid DJ talent – whether it’s on his epic mix albums, or live in front of an audience – but also his production, creating one of the best trance tracks in all time in Xpander, and some of the best remixes to ever be heard on the dancefloor, from Madonna, The Chemical Brothers and Hot Chip to his Grammy-nominated edit of Felix Da Housecat’s Watching Cars Go By. Continually voted one of the top ten DJs in the world, and receiving awards for his outstanding contributions to dance music, Sasha is without doubt one of the top DJs to see before you die.
253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL