Glasgow After Hours: 7 of the best DJs

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Published by Matthew Dunne-Miles

After Hours looks to load your ‘going out’ rocket launchers with ‘good night’ seeking missiles. Following on from our guide to the best club nights in Edinburgh, we now head east towards the Glasgow scene, seeking out seven of the city’s finest DJs.

Killer Kitsch

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Euan Neilson & Danny Morrow are the minds behind Killer Kitsch, looking to bridge the gap between fully fledged club nights and student union vibes.

The duo play an eclectic blend of house, techno, electro, funk and disco at their resident club night at Glasgow’s Buff Club and have done so since 2005 – add to that appearances at The Arches, Glasgow School of Art, Rock Ness and T in the Park and you know you have the real deal.

Listen to their remix of Jocelyn Brown’s disco classic ‘Somebody Else’s Guy':

Harri & Domenic

Having spent more than two decades in the saddle over at Glasgow’s Sub Club, Harri & Domenic are undoubtedly one of the top house DJ outfits in Scotland, with a worldwide reputation.

Check out Harri & Domenic in their recent Boiler Room set, showing why their Subculture nights have gained cult status:

Frogbeats

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One for the jungle aficionados, Frogbeats are a DJ collective who – in their own words – are about ‘bringing a quality selection knee-bending bass lines and spine-snapping snares to the Glasgow scene’.

The Frogbeats team have been putting on bi-monthly nights at the Sub Club since 2011 and are dedicated to dishing up jungle, drum n’ bass and anything with a breakneck beats per minute number.

Check out their Mixcloud for their sets:

Inkke

It may be a long while since grime made waves on the mainstream but the genre definitely still lives on.

Russell Patterson is one of the scene’s burgeoning young producers who is building a big reputation across the UK as both a producer and DJ with tracks regularly featured on Rinse FM.

If you’re looking to know what state the grime scene is in across the UK, then look no further than the wealth of new material available in Inkke’s SounCloud mixes:

Errors

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They’re better known for being on stage making math-rock than being behind the decks, but Errors have been residents at Nice ‘N’ Sleazy for a number of years.

These nerdy white boys play once a month in the intimate upstairs bar of the venue –  providing leftfield electronica, funk, afrobeat and whatever they fancy at the time, really.  An interesting monthly session worth checking out if you have an eclectic pallet.

Jasper James

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Something of a family affair, Jasper is an up and coming DJ who happens to be the son of the aforementioned Harri. He carries on his father’s love for all thing house and looks to be a promising young talent on the Glasgow scene.

Jasper was recently featured on Radio 1’s Essential Mix of Glasgow DJs and he offers a very good account of his style in his 40 minute set.

DJ Milktray

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Singlehandedly rebuilding the reputation of Burberry, one mix at a time, Milktray has recently landed a residency session at Glasgow School of Art, providing mixes of smooth R&B and hard hitting hip-hop and grime.

One half of the newly formed Milkmakerz, their mix for Astral Black features tracks by the likes of R Kelly & Sean Paul.

Which Glasgow DJs would make your list?

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Matthew is a freelance journalist who is currently in the role of content writer at WOW247.