NT.5 Shaun Vitamins
Ups and Downs
Our very own Shaun Vitamins takes his turn at exposing his nocturnal self with a mix of dreamy, romantic hip-hop, murky acid, and dark, focused electro
What is your relationship with the night?
I’m a very nocturnal person, anyone who has had to work with me will be familiar with my patterns of hyper productive all-nighters followed by 20 hours of deep sleep. I love the lack of distractions and the solitude of it, I love cycling down empty roads with only bin lorries and the Morton’s roll van for company, I love the nuclear glow of 24hr shops and petrol stations.
NT.4 DJ Hush
Transgressions in the Twilight Mode
Nocturne Tapes is back for a second run to help see you through these winter nights. We’ve asked some night-owl producers and DJs from Glasgow and beyond to convey their experience of the night-time in musical form.
Kicking things off is Alan Miller aka DJ Hush. We first got to know him when he ran the infamous RPZ weekly Thursday night downstairs in the Vic Bar, and we’re no strangers to his more recent Maxi Dance Pool parties in The Berkeley Suite.
His nocturnal credentials make him an essential addition to this series: he previously hosted a club called Night Dreams, featuring a ‘bizarre, jarring cosmic’ soundtrack, and he continues to be one of the best off-kilter warm-up selectors around.
NT.3 Duncan Harvey
The third instalment in our nocturne series comes from the sharpest red-headed man in Glasgow, Duncan Harvey (sorry Ben & Wardy). Never one to succumb to trends, Duncan has earned himself a reputation as one of the most versatile, tasteful selectors in the city with an arsenal of funk, soul, boogaloo, hip-hop, reggae and countless rarities that have found their way into his crate. Aside from bar residencies , these days you can catch him at Voodoo Voodoo, his recently launched Tuesday club night that has amassed a solid core of followers despite the early start the next day.
That’s why we wanted to find out the other side to Duncan and his record collection. How does this man sleep at night? If this tape is anything to go by, pretty damn well.
The second tape in our series comes from veteran Swedish musician David Giese. While he’s been making music under a variety of guises since 1986 - from punk band Big Fish to the aptly titled metal group ‘Pure Pain’ to even a couple of jungle records - he’s best known for his contribution to the Scandinavian Skweee movement as Joxaren. He first appeared on our radar many moons ago after bringing his deformed, hyperactive beats to Ballers’ Social at the old Ivy in Glasgow and is one of the performers featured on our Skweee recording from last year’s Norberg festival. This is a guy who has a real passion for the music that he consumes and it shows in his varied, and at times times chilling, selection for this mix. But we’ll let him talk you through it himself…
NT.1 JD Twitch
JD Twitch takes us into the Interzone…
Talk us through the mix
I have a very long relationship with what gets called industrial music. A lot of artists who came out of that movement soon tired of making clanking noise and went on to make some of the most interesting, hypnotic (and listenable) music I’ve ever encountered. A high % of the music is by artists who are perhaps often more associated with “sturm und drang” than with mediative hypnotica.
The sixth edition of our Nocturne serious comes from the intriguing Konx-om-Pax. When he’s not throwing old school raves in a bowling club, the Glasgow-based visual artist and electronic musician finds himself working on lush visual projects for artists such as Hudson Mohawke, Lone, Oneohtrix Point Never and Wiley as well as labels like Hyperdub and LuckyMe.
Poster – Vitamins w/ Galcher Lustwerk
pre-club in-store session in rubadub today
Duncan brought a Valentines selection of original R&B, Soul and Early rock ‘n’ roll 45s to give us a flavour of what to expect when he takes over the Vic Bar on Valentine’s night as Voodoo Voodoo.
Brand new mix from Tanner ahead of his set this Friday. Find out what it’s like back at his place when the lights are down low.
Featuring cuts from the likes of Lerosa, General Ludd, Lucretio & Moodymann.