It’s been a strong autumn for big-name guests in Edinburgh, so as we say goodbye to November and look forward to the Christmas rush, good luck choosing where to go on a Friday night which features Jon Hopkins, Gorgon City and some of 2014’s best visitors to the city so far.
Kapital's 7th Birthday with Jon Hopkins and Nathan Fake – The Caves, Fri Nov 28
Seven years in and Edinburgh techno night Kapital is still going strong with a typically varied selection of guests on its roster. Tonight’s party will feature two names at the more eclectic, crossed-over end of the spectrum, with Jon Hopkins – sometime collaborator with Brian Eno and Mercury Prize nominee for 'Diamond Mine' with Fife troubadour King Creosote and his own 'Immunity' – booked on the back of that latter album’s deep techno edge and a show earlier this year at Glasgow’s Art School. Joining him will be Nathan Fake, back for a third appearance here.
Nightvision Presents Gorgon City – La Belle Angele, Fri Nov 28
Another week, another Nightvision – or two this weekend, to be precise, but we’re going to be fair and give the huge Edinburgh techno brand only one entry. It’s not for Kink and Neville Watson, who you can see on Saturday night at the same venue, but rather for the UK’s biggest dance crossover act of the year (pictured), playing a live set here built around their hugely successful 'Sirens' album. Boasting collaborations with MNEK, Katy B, Jennifer Hudson, Maverick Sabre and more on that record, the house duo are the year’s only contenders for the ‘new Disclosure’ tag.
FLY Club with Ben Pearce and Theo Kottis – Cabaret Voltaire, Fri Nov 28
Returning to Blair Street’s bangin’ basement venue once again, Ben Pearce comes with a big reputation as the producer of 2012’s deep house classic 'What I Might Do' and an equally healthy name as a first class house and techno DJ. The Purp & Soul boss and prolific remixer will be joined here by Edinburgh’s own fast-rising Theo Kottis, signee to Jaymo & Andy George’s Moda Black, who’s most well-known so far for his remix of Groove Armada’s 'You Got To' earlier this year.