Techno night recre­ates city clubbing vibe

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - An­drea O’Neill

A new un­der­ground dance scene is emerg­ing in La­nark­shire’s big­gest town and it is at­tract­ing the cream of the county’s DJ tal­ent.

In­verse is a new house and techno night at East Kil­bride Arts Cen­tre that prom­ises to bring the sound of Glas­gow’s Sub Club and for­mer Arches night­club to dance mu­sic lovers who pre­fer to party closer to home.

Af­ter the sell-out suc­cess of their de­but night in June, the In­verse crew have put to­gether a stom­per of a lineup of lo­cal DJs for next month’s gig on Oc­to­ber 10.

Darth Carls­berg, Shields and In­verse res­i­dents Alan Potts and Davie Bell will bring the bass in the techno room, while DJ Large with Kris McSherry and Cameron Smith from Sugar will cater to house fans in the bar.

And the town’s own CJW will de­liver his first ever live techno per­for­mance as the head­line act.

West­wood-based DJ, pro­ducer and la­bel head of Wire­lab Records CJW – real name Colin Wright – saw his first EP ‘The Limit Break’ make Beat­port’s top 50 tracks of the year.

In­flu­enced by Glas­gow techno le­gends Slam and the deep, swirling sounds of Soma, CJW re­alised his burn­ing de­sire to write and pro­duce great techno af­ter a chance meet­ing with Beat Foun­da­tion’s Mike Mon­day.

He told La­nark­shire Live: “His teach­ings changed the game for­ever for me.

“Fi­nally the mu­sic I al­ways knew was in­side me has started pump­ing.”

Now with seven re­leases, the la­bel is hit­ting its stride with sup­port from ma­jor hit­ters like New York’s John Sel­way and Lon­don le­gends Black Dog (on the Ra­dio Dogma pod­casts) as more artists come on board the Wire­lab mis­sion.

CJW added: “It was only re­cently through friends in East Kil­bride that I stum­bled across the In­verse boys and went along to their sold-out first night at the EK Arts Cen­tre in June this year.

“I im­me­di­ately knew that these guys knew their techno mu­sic in­side- out and were singing from the same hymn sheet as I was and we started to get talk­ing about do­ing a live show at the next gig, which had never been done be­fore in EK.

“I got to work on new ma­te­rial with ex­cite­ment and vigour, with a view to ded­i­cat­ing my new re­lease to the night (In­verse EP 8) and re­leas­ing it si­mul­ta­ne­ously at the live show. It was a per­fect syn­ergy.

“In­verse want to pro­mote proper techno mu­sic nights to a cap­tive, ed­u­cated au­di­ence and this fits per­fectly with the mu­sic I am com­pos­ing, pro­duc­ing and play­ing.

“This mu­si­cal ide­ol­ogy I agree fully with and it is pro­vid­ing me with the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to hone my live per­for­mance skills. The rest, as they say, will hap­pen on the night – can­not wait.”

In­verse pro­moter John Bishop said: “EK has a large un­der­ground dance mu­sic fol­low­ing that has been at­tend­ing venues like the Sub Club, the Arches, Club 69 and the leg­endary Tin Pan Al­ley but has never had its own night to cater for this taste and cul­ture and this is ex­actly the peo­ple we are try­ing to reach.

“In­verse will grat­ify the mu­si­cal crav­ings of the EK au­di­ence in a com­fort­able, lo­cal venue.”

En­try is £8. Call EK 261000.

Launch CJW plans to re­lease the latest EP on his Wire­lab la­bel at the next in­verse night

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