This week

In a week that’s seen the remaining members of the Beach Boys resurrect themselves to play the Edinburgh part of their tour (Tues April 8, Playhouse) the choice of what to go see is surprisingly good, for this time of year.

Starting off with, this Saturday. German duo Electro crossover outfit Digitalism are taking hold of the Liquid rooms. The night starts a nationwide tour for the boys who have branched their electro style ways with an increasing emergence of indie covers. Stepped up to the digitalism pace of things of course.

If electro’s not your bag, and you can only stomach one night out(weaklings). Portishead have booked the Corn Exchange this Friday. Hailing from – well, Portishead, near Bristol, these guys are touring their new album. The band seem to have taken an ‘experimental’ direction with some interesting results. This gig, probably not for those who like a vicious dance.

Keeping with Friday night. Telefunken present Jason Hodges at Cabaret Voltaire. Being ramped up as a ‘Scottish exclusive’ “Slodge” (as they call him) will be surely out to impress. The Toronto born DJ and producer is not unknown in his circles, but yet to make a massive impression in the UK. He’ll be at the heel from about 1pm onwards , giving his blend of distinctly house style beats.

Cabaret Voltaire hits the mark once again on Saturday. “Karnival” is back for another night of progressive Techno. The event, will be headlined by up-comer James Talk. He’ll be doing a live set which is sure to get the Edinburgh crowd moving. Originally from Southampton, James is fast becoming one of the genre’s talking points. Not only has he released his own album ‘Walky Talky’ on the Nu-Republic label, he’s kept himself busy remixing with artists such as Danny Howells and Fedde le Grand. Having fans like Steve Lawler, Jonny Digweed and Pete Tong means a lot of tech-heads will have heard his music not knowing it was him. Later this year he’ll be mixing his way through the Ministry of Sound in June, before setting off for his Australia & New Zealand tour. This weeks top tip – James Talk.

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~ by electronicedinburgh on April 9, 2008.

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