Techno night recreates city clubbing vibe
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