Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Subcity Sweet Sixteen: Preview

We're excited this week, more excited than usual. This weekend Subcity descends on the world renowned Arches for a party of quite frankly mesmerising proportions. For this is not just any party, this is a Sweet Sixteen party - and everyone's invited. For those that are unfamiliar, Subcity Radio is perhaps the most inventive, inclusive student radio station in Britain, and they know how to party.

Over the last sixteen years Subcity have hosted some incredible events, from huge block parties at the Glasgow School Of Art, intimate sweat-fests in the celebrated Hetherington, candle-lit 'Dark Parties' in the now defunct Lite Club and of course some massive birthday celebrations at The Arches - the 10th of which attracting the largest crowd a student radio station has ever had at an event. Subcity and quality parties basically go hand in hand, and with some of the city's best promoters pulling together to make sure the stations 16th year is one to remember you know that we're in very good hands.

Subcity Dark Party @ The Lite Club
November 2009

After launching way back in 1995, Subcity has produced some exceptional talent - Slam, Hudson Mohawke, Boom Monk Ben & Optimo all had shows on the station - they've hosted John Peel and Steve Lamacq from a student kitchen, they've been presented with numerous awards and ultimately they've delivered quality, unrestricted student broadcasting to thousands of listeners. In 2011, Subcity is more of an institution to Glasgow than a student radio station - and their essential monthly parties are the unwavering proof.

Subcity's 15th Birthday @ The Arches
March 2010

This Saturday sees some of the stations freshest contributors come together for a Sweet Sixteen that will put the cast of MTV's hit program of a similar name into an irreversible shame spiral from which they may never return. Expect sensory overload as Subcity stuff the Arches with a sound and visual display which could see them shelling out compensation for all manner of ruptured organs. Yep, we are excited. The fact that Synth will actually be behind the decks for this monumental occasion is an added bonus - we're on from 11.40 - 12.20 in the dance arch so expect smooth grooves, local heat and general tom foolery.

The rest of the line up looks like this:

One More Tune

Dim Sum (Deadly Rhythm)

Data Rape (live)

HaHaHa b2b Raksha

Jackie Your Body

Beat Beneath


Worst Chips Ever



Moving Pictures from Joe Crogan

Now, as a big ol' Sweet Sixteen present, Subcity programmes manager, Ragnar Rahuoja aka Raksha has released a free EP of gorgeous low slung dubs, along with a sensational collaboration with Hahaha to get people hyped for Saturday night's big back to back set. It's dreamy, introspective and just what we need before the carnage commences on Saturday, stream and download it below:

Raksha - Spaced Tapes Vol.1 by rakshadubs


WHAT: Subcity's Sweet Sixteen
WHO: See line up above
WHERE: The Arches, 253 Argyle St
WHEN: 11-3am
TAX: £6/8 Advance / £10 on door
VISUALS: Joe Crogan

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