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THIS week sees a new monthly club night come to Snafu, twopointzero. Debuting with a set from Nicole Moudaber this Friday, the promoter behind the event, Brian Henderson, tells Live and Loud of his desire to bring techno back to Aberdeen.
"twopointzero came together to bring the best techno producers and DJ's to Aberdeen on a regular, monthly basis", says Brian.
"I lived abroad for five years and when I returned to Aberdeen I found it hard to find events I wanted to go to. I used to run a night in Aberdeen called DanSin so after six months of being home I decided the best way to get the DJ's I wanted to play in Aberdeen was to do it myself again."
After Nicole Moudaber, twopointzero will see Ritzi Lee, Click Box, Ambicalent and Gregor Tresher hitting up Snafu. Brain continues: "We have some big names in the pipeline for next year and may still have one or two surprises up our sleeves for later in 2013.
"The dance music scene in Aberdeen is small, there are too many chain owned bars and clubs and I personally think this has taken some of the soul out of the night life."
Despite this, he still has time for Aberdeen's DJs and promoters, citing Snafu as the crux of the city's electronic scene.
"Bigfoot'sTeaparty have one of the UK's best nights and take their brand all over the country. Minival do something different for the city and have changed the way some nights promote themselves and DJs Majestik are just beginning to take real house back into the city.
"Steve Morris, MD of Snafu has been instrumental in the Aberdeen dance music scene for over 20 years. He deserves a lot of credit for what he brings to the city including the Big Beach Ball."
The line-up for the 2013Wake the Deen festival has been announced. Headlined by Blackpool pop punk band MeVs Hero, the two day event at The Tunnels will see performances from previous Live and Loud picks Talking Sideways, Marionettes, Akord and Semperfi and over 30 other acts. Weekend tickets are PS15 and available from wakethe deen.bigcartel.com.
This year's Oxjam Takeover are looking for volunteers, including positions as production or marketing manager. Email oxjam.aberdeen firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track of the week
ROZE is part of a double free single from Tuff Wax records' and Marionettes member T_A_M. Alongside Midgar, the tracks are typical of the inventive electric tunes the label is known for.Get it at tuffwax records.band camp.com
GIG OF THE WEEK
INDIE punk five piece Watchfires launch their debut EP, A Captive Still, on Saturday with a gig at The Tunnels. Look out for their raucous single Dream, Parisienne. Doors are 7.30pm, tickets are PS5 and support comes from Mono Six and Lord Leper.
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