There’s without doubt no better way to spend your weekend than lapping up some of 2013’s best musical offerings in the capital so far.
With promoters unwilling to gamble on big names in Janurary when most of us have no money, and little motivation to head out into the shit weather, things are lighting up in more ways than one. Auld Reekie is supplying some huge bookings over the next month or so. But, I’ll stick to this weekend just now…
First up, ease yourself into the weekend with the first evening of Wee Dub festivities taking place from 7pm (Friday) at the Liquid Rooms with performances by East Park Reggae Collective (Live) & Mezzanine Allstars (Live), followed by the breaking in of Teviot House for 2013 with Jinx In Dub/ J Bostron / Breezak Bass / Jammin J all through Electrikal Sound System. Check out my preview of the Wee Dub Festival 2013 for more unmissable music over the course of this weekend.
So onto Saturday – the Rendezvous crew are back with their first Saturday of the month slot at 99 Hanover Street, an early evening dose of house to get you in the mood. Expect some stuff along the lines of Gary Carvel’s [Rendezvous] UKB Guest Mix #2, or the latest Rendezvous podcast from fellow resident Steven Willison.
Get that taxi booked for the Annexe/Liquid Rooms for the 6th birthday shindig for the institution that is Musika. The flyers have Spaniard Maceo Plex and UK house stalwart Huxley in LRs for the evening, but it’d be the party going down in the Annexe that I’d set up camp for. The seemingly impossible to categorise, David Kelly aka Pearson Sound, and fellow Hessle Audio key player Ben UFO promise to deliver one hell of an evening of music down on the Cowgate. Following Ben UFO’s recent Fabriclive release, there’s understandably much excitement over the pairing this Saturday!
So there you have it – your weekend all set up. Help kick the hangover by getting along to the Wee Dub Festival’s reggae roast at Hemma on the High Street…see you there! UKB