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The Stars of the Lid @ Oran Mor, Glasgow 6/10/16

Challenging all concepts of familiar ground and self awareness, the Stars of the Lid prove there is far more uncertainty in what cannot be heard than what is right in front of you.  Without delving too deeply the metaphysical, the performance in Glasgow’s West End provided a more encompassing experience than could have ever been […]

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FLY Open Air: A Fresh Festival Offering on Edinburgh’s Dance Scene

Prince’s Street Gardens 24 September   FLY’s Open Air Festival brings Edinburgh’s very first electronic and dance festival right into the heart of the city’s historic hub; the throngs of people heading towards the castle make up a very different troop from usual tourists.  Situated in the same gardens as plays and performances have been […]

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Optimo fall short of excellence with safe live set

The Mash House, Edinburgh 23 September Hailing from Glasgow’s infamous Sub Club, a cultural heritage site oft-revered, JD Twitch and JG Wilkes together form Optimo. Their weekly Sunday nights drummed up punters over the course of 13 years. The creative nature around Sub Club’s ethos propelled Optimo’s reputation as being unpredictable behind the booth but […]

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Rising clubnight Shapework keeps dance music culture alive

The Mash House, Edinburgh: 13th September Shapework’s third event demonstrated a matured club night, establishing itself as a no-brainer go-to for dance music in Edinburgh. Starting off in small university rooms, Sholto and Ollie Cocris, alongside Cambridge and Edinburgh-based Crimzon, have steadily grown their repertoire and found their feet in a rapidly changing scene. Initially […]