this week…

Scottish musicians are congregating in Edinburgh this week. ‘T Break’ is being held from Sunday to Wednesday at the Bongo Club, with the winner of this 4 day band-off bagging the last T in the Park booking. The annual fisticuffs for recognition and back stage passes is upon us. Good luck to the winner.

Its also a big week for the unsigned talent of Edinburgh’s Universities. Napier University’s music department showcases its next generation of budding musicians with a night of original music at the Bongo Club on Thursday. The Edinburgh College of Art key production of the year is on Wednesday and Friday. The ECA fashion show highlights many of the artistic talents fostered at the school, from fashion design to theatrical bits -with a hybrid of tunes to match the occasion. A cultural landmark for anyone wanting to see the artistic expression of Edinburgh’s youth.Renaissance @ Cabaret Voltaire

After leaving the art bonanza at 10pm, you’ll of course be faced with two choices: Hard House or Dirty House. First of all, club Ego plays its part as ‘Nuklear Puppy’ hosts another night of endless bass pounding. Headlining this hard house affair is Frankfurter Frank Zenker aka Scot Project. No stranger to the big club scene, Scot Project has accomplished most mainline festivals including Gatecrasher and Global Gathering – he’s sure to please each and every one of the Kappa sponsored crowd that Ego regularly attracts. Cabaret Voltaire on the other hand has King Unique (good name!) they’re here to launch ‘Renaissance’. Not only that but Neil Bartley (Afterdark), Nick Yuill (Solescience) and Euan Mckensie (Renaissance) will be keeping that crowd gagging for ‘one more tune’. ‘Renaissance’ has taken its parties to 25 countries worldwide but this, their first night on Scottish soil.

The capital sees another launch this Saturday. Audiablo records makes its debut at Cabaret Voltaire’s ‘Karnival’ night. The new electronic label will promote the cream of Edinburgh’s DJ community including Mark Price (Taste/Fever) and Ricky Paly (Beatroot). Other label artists Iain Gibson (Tokoyo Blu), Ryan Ellis (Karnival/Stereotype) and Bruno F:K (Tweek) will provide the warm-up for a night of tech-house based bangers. At only £5 entry, this is sure to become a prominent feature in Edinburgh’s electronic calendar.

‘Musika’ have managed to bag a big juicy treat on Saturday night. Back after their canceled gig in March, House luminaries Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso are hitting the decks – imparting some Swedish wisdom upon the Liquid Room. The pair are stopping off in Edinburgh as part of their gigantic four month world tour that takes them through Ministry of Sound, Pacha, Gatecrasher and Cream to name but a few. Both continue to make great floor rumbling records including Angello’s new remix of Hard Fi’s Suburban Knights. Check it out on his Myspace. This week’s all rounder – Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso @ The Liquid Room.

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~ by electronicedinburgh on May 7, 2008.

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