In many peoples eyes the club nights of Edinburgh have always lacked a touch of the cutting edge compared to Glasgow’s outings and two promoters have taken it upon themselves to correct that. The minds behind Musika and Xplicit launched the Nightvision series of events in September with the aim of bringing electronic music’s finest to the capital and they’ve certainly achieved that.
With seven events under their belts they’ve already played host to the likes of Ejeca, Hot Since 82, Skream, Nina Kraviz, Dj Sneak and more and their next event sees them welcome Labs faves Joy Orbison, Boddika and Levon Vincent to the Liquid Room on Saturday 8th of November.
As well as a stellar line up of international guests each event also has a local resident on hand and warmup duties for Saturday’s event go to Belch from the cities notsosilent collective, themselves responsible for bringing some of electronic music’s finest to their events in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London and count Leon Vynehall as one of their residents.
The mix he’s put together for us a bit of a belter starting off with some funk-fuelled biggies from the likes of The Fatback Band, moving through some classy house shenanigans from Vynehall and co before heading into some top drawer moody techno from Blacking Agent and finishing things off with some more funk monsters and a lovely piece of spoken word.
Denaji – Wuhti (Unthank)
Manu Dibango – Ceddo End Title (Luaka Bop)
The Fatback Band – Is This The Future? (Important)
Tornado Wallace – Stop Holding Back (Sleazy Beats)
Beaten Space Probe – L is for Love Edit (Glenview)
Jack J – Something (On My Mind) (Mood Hut)
Thatmanmonkz – Remember (Glenn Astro’s Reminisce) (Kolour LTD)
Max Graef – Pedro (MDC)
Leon Vynehall – Butterflies (Royal Oak)
Dorisburg – Studs (Boss Musik)
Heluim Robots – Theo Parrish Translation 2 (Running Back)
Nosaj Thing – Try (Kyle Hall Remix) (Innovative Leisure)
Bleaching Agent – B2 (forthcoming Tsar)
Imhotep – She thick (Super Conscious Records)
The Gnocchi – Only The Keep Music Strong Survive (Moonlegs Records)
Essa – The Middle Man (Tall Black Guy Remix) (First Word)