this week…

Perk up those lugs of yours, this week there’s plenty to choose from. This weekend sees the Triptych festival across Scotland, with a wide array of talent from across the musical spectrum including renowned hip-hop producer The RZA under the new alter ego aka Bobby Digital. Other musical treats, cut from a non-electronic slice of pie, include soul man Jamie Lidell and Edwyn Collins got his chance to meet ‘another girl like you before’ on Monday. Destiny is calling Mancunian chart toppers James to the Corn Exchange on Friday. So all in all, a nae bad week in Edinburgh.

image from Breakspoll.com

But back to the electronic stuff. As part of Triptych’s superb weekend line-up, Radio one’s ‘Queen of Breaks’ Annie Nightingale will be introducing ‘Sugarbeat’ at Cabaret Voltaire this Friday. Her weekly broadcast has recently won the 2008 Breakspoll’s Best radio show award. She’s supported by none other than Krafty Kuts. Krafty has been voted International Breakspoll Best DJ three times from 2003 to 2006, also winning best Breaks DJ at the recent M8 awards in Ibiza and has been booked solid ever since. Producing partner A. Skillz will be providing just that to round off one ‘hell-of-ann’ amazing night for any breakbeat lover.

Dumfermline five piece Underling are teaming up with Saturday Night Fish Fry at the Jazz bar on Saturday. If your open to new styles of music and musicians, you must go see Underling! The local boys create a sound of jazz, swing, one man raps, one man scratches; it’s certainly a band with cross-genre idea’s. Watch out for the new album coming out soon. And for god’s sake, go see them play!

The Stereotype posse have outdone themselves this month. Bringing the dance floor to their feet will be Dutch House star DJ Rene Amesz. His radio one essential mix was voted in the top 5 sets for 2007, and Saturday will be his first time in Edinburgh . Berlin Bierhaus is the venue and its sure to be a glow stick free for all.

If it’s a little light relief your after, and a feel for the Caribbean, then Jah Shaka might be right up your street. The Zulu Warrior will be taking the late slot at the Bongo Club for a four hour session of sweet reggae vibes.

And last, but of course not least, Optimo return to the capital. Hosted by veteran Glasgow DJs JD Twitch and JG Wilkes, these guys have influenced the Scottish electronic landscape for years. As ever, I can’t tell you what to expect as it’s always a different experience. But it will be an eclectic mix of tunes, last time they finished their set with a metal number. Always good, always well mixed, and always something different. Could anyone ask for more? This week’s top tip – Optimo @ Cabaret Voltaire.

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~ by electronicedinburgh on April 23, 2008.

2 Responses to “this week…”

  1. […] Nicol’s Peace wrote an interesting post today on this week…Here’s a quick excerptIf your open to new styles of music and musicians, you must go see Underling! … Berlin Bierhaus is the venue and its sure to be a glow stick free for all…. […]

  2. hey!
    feel free to use any of my images as long as i am credited : )
    my blog isn’t a student blog. i was too poor to go to uni hahaha i am cab vols official photographer. i thought i’d set up a site that was easier for people to find than the cab vol flickr photo site.

    sara

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