Now that the Halloween madness is over, the Edinburgh club scene will sink back into a more modest and selective run of guests of a weekend. This time out there are plenty if you know where to look and we’ve chosen nights featuring a trio of highly-recommended up and coming DJs and producers, one each from Montreal, Glasgow and London.
Jacques Greene at The Caves, Thu Nov 6
A native of Montreal in Canada, Jacques Greene plays his cards close to his chest, meaning his music is even more crisply unknowable. In this part of the world he’s probably most well-known for his four EP collaborations to date with hot Scottish label and brand LuckyMe (he’s also worked with Vase and Night Slugs), the most recent of which was this year’s shimmering slice of modernist soul the 'Phantom Vibrate' EP. In his own recordings expect warm but minimal beats and echoing, distant vocals, not a million miles from James Blake or former collaborator How to Dress Well.
Jasper James at In Deep, Sneaky Pete’s, Fri Nov 7
Sneaky’s sterling big-name residents night this time welcomes Jasper James, one of Scotland’s most exciting young talents, whose father is Harri from Glasgow’s long-running and still essential Sub Club Saturday nighter Subculture. The story has it that Jasper grew up amidst stacks of vinyl and was taught by his dad to DJ just as he entered his teens, but you don’t get to play a Radio 1 Essential Mix or release an EP on Optimo Trax (the label of the Sub Club’s other most famous night) on family connections alone.
Nightvision presents Joy Orbison & Boddika, Liquid Room, Sat Nov 8
Edinburgh’s newest club series continues its dominance of the city this autumn with an excellent line-up over two rooms. On the main stage headline action comes from Peter O’Grady, aka Joy Orbison (Hotflush, Aus, etc), and his unique update of dubstep to incorporate house and jungle styles, alongside his frequent collaborator and SunkLo co-label boss Boddika. Support comes from New York’s Novel Sound boss Levon Vincent and rising Edinburgh talent Theo Kottis.