Hobbes Music x Club Nacht (Monthly Saturdays)

Hobbes Music is a hyped Edinburgh record label (established 2013) with an international roster of artists and releases from across the electronic music spectrum: from house, techno, electro, UKG and bass to ambient, dub, IDM and experimental via disco, Balearic, soundtrack styles and more.

Hobbes Music has been staging irregular events at Bongo (and appearing at one or two other nights) since 2016, featuring label artists and friends: JD Twitch (Optimo), Auntie Flo, Tobias Schmidt (Tresor), Michelle Manetti, Nightwave, Red Rack’em, Jacksonville, Exterior, Gaming, Leonidas & Hobbes, George T, Maastricht Research, Nina Stanger, Andrew Ingram (Slabs Of The Tabernacle), The Three Lives and more.

And Hobbes has been DJing for much longer.  Having run the award-winning Trouble events in Edinburgh (2002-2015), he’s toured internationally, via tiny sweat-boxes and after-hours affairs to bigger clubs and festivals – hot-spots from the Isle of Wight to Aberdeen, across Europe, to Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo….

Club Nacht is a monthly night at The Mash House championing contemporary and classic dance music of a similar persuasion (house, techno, electro, disco, UKG etc), featuring special guests such as Bradley Zero, Marcel Vogel, Optimo, A Guy Called Gerald, Space Dimension Controller, Todd Edwards, Trance Wax, Move D, Prins Thomas, Céleste, Anish Kumar and more.

HM and CN first came together in February ’23, presenting German duo Coeo (Toy Tonics) to a capacity crowd at Bongo, with another winner following in September, featuring Glasgow’s Austin Ato (scroll down for pix from both dates or see here).  Launching in January 2024, the two promoters join forces for a new monthly event at Bongo.  Watch this space…

INCOMING: the @nsa_music crew bring their ace Day Culture series to Bongo in December with this mega double bill! 🔥🔥


NB Limited capacity and tickets already flying - only 100 left! 🎟️💨

Anyone who caught JD Twitch’s recent set for the @hobbes_music 10th Birthday Rave will know he is on fine form… 🔊💥

And this will not only be Eclair Fifi’s Cowgate Bongo debut but also the first time both Optimo DJs (Twitch & Wilkes) have played here together. 🙀

Our @danleysoundlabs won’t know what hit ‘em! 🔊🔊🔊

Don’t sleep! 🏃🏼‍♀️
INCOMING (Saturday 28.5): Acclaimed independent label Hobbes Music returns to Soulsville International - with bossman Hobbes alongside local talent The Nightlark (aka Giles Walker) - to celebrate the label’s latest vinyl release, Pay it Forward, from Tokyo's Kota Motomura.

Following hype for a string of releases from Bill Brewster and BBC 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft in particular, Pay it Forward continues HM’s theme of bringing well produced soulful dance records into the club. 💃🏾

Expect spring time heat from start to finish. 🌼

Deep soulful sounds / jazz / real disco / world-wide rhythms. 🌎

Early Bird Tix via RA (see bio) 🐥
“This Easter Saturday, we welcome back former resident DJ and globetrotter @evacrystaltips,” says Mumbo Jumbo’s @trendywendy_no1 

“She’s back for the week and can’t wait to play at her favourite club!! It’s Mumbo Jumbo with an Easter Egg on top!”

Alongside fellow resident Steve Austin, they’re accompanied by @mairipots (percussion, pots & pans) plus MC M.A.D (Groove Armada) and live musicians jamming. 

“It’s a good-time mix, exploring the many flavours of disco and house, from edits of funkier 70s disco to brand new releases, taking in Afro & Latin styles and usually a soulful vibe,” they say. 

“Add a cracking vocal or a slick rap and we’ve got dancefloor dynamite for a perfect party night.” 

ROOM 2: GENKEM (DJs Harry, Brodie, Josh & Zoe) play a mix of garage, techno, dnb, grime, dub & rave. 

Tix via Bongo / Skiddle (link in bio)

Track ID: Austin Ato, ‘When Love Is Tender’ (Sweet Mix) 

#disco #housemusic #electro
Edinburgh label @hobbes_music celebrates 6 years of putting out vinyl plus a debut album release - Gaming’s ‘Scenes From A Deserted City’ (2×12″) - with a cast from its past, present and future in this one-off event, Saturday 12th October.
ROOM 1 (Acid/House/Techno/Electro/Breaks):
HOBBES (DJ): 2.15-3am
JACKSONVILLE (LIVE – full hardware set): 1.30-2.15am
EXTERIOR (LIVE – full hardware AV set): 12.45-1.30am
HOBBES (DJ): 11-12.45am
DALI (12″)
ROOM 2 (IDM/Machine Funk/Space Grooves/Abstract/Cerebral):
GAMING (LIVE IDM – full hardware AV set w/live drummer)
RENATA (DJ) [@rossz_records]
*Running Times TBC*
Supporters of HM include: Nina Kraviz, Levon Vincent, Laurent Garnier, Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson, Erol Alkan, DFA, Bawrut, Groove Armada, Bill Brewster, The Revenge, Horse Meat Disco, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Auntie Flo, Tim Sweeney/Beats In Space, JD Twitch/Optimo, Daniel Avery, Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Andrew Weatherall, DJ Deep, Sean Johnston, nd Baumecker, Red Rack Em, John Heckle, Justin Robertson and many more….
#bongoclub #edinburgh #cowgate #electro #techno #acidmusic #housemusic #IDM #braindance #hobbesmusic #gaming #exterior_electronica #glasgowtechno #livetechno #liveelectro #livehardware
Beats is in cinemas today!
Having seen a preview last weekend, we wholeheartedly recommend you catch this excellent wee Scottish indie film ASAP.  If this weekend's box office reception is a success, then it should get a decent run.
Great script, by the original playwright Kieran Hurley and director Brian Welsh, plus some very fine acting, not least by the two leads. With all the tunes in it curated by Glasgow's legendary JD Twitch of Optimo (Espacio) and an original score by The Golden Filter, it sounds great, too!
Executive produced by Hollywood legend Steven Soderberg, no less.
"Beats Film 'IMO' is nothing short of brilliant. Character portrayal and acting is spot on, and unlike every other film about the rave era, they absolutely nailed it. Tense and almost dark in places, but highly recommended' Mark Archer (Altern 8, NEXU$ 21)
“Incredible tunes… The performances are awesome!” ★★★★ The Sun
“BEATS is one of the most authentic coming-of-age films I’ve seen in years.” ★★★★★ Daily Express
“Hands in the air for BEATS!” ★★★★ The Times
“What an impressive film this is. It has the look and feel of an instant classic.” ★★★★ Big Issue
“BEATS flies with exquisite ecstasy, as the volume is cranked well beyond 11.” ★★★★ Vulture Hounds
★★★★ The Evening Standard
9/10 UNCUT
“A sincere, cinematically stunning tale of brotherhood and resistance… Immediate and totally infectious.” Dazed
“Infectious, hilarious and heartwarming.” NME
“BEATS bottles a very similar brand of lightning to Danny Boyle’s TRAINSPOTTING, consistently exploding with energy and emotion.” ★★★★ Time Out
“Brilliantly evokes its time and place.” ★★★★ Heat
★★★★★ Daily Star Sunday
“BEATS will inspire nods, smiles and laughs of recognition from those who were there on the dancefloor and the multitudes who wish they were.” Sight and Sound
“Stark raving brilliant” Sunday Times Culture
“A hands-in-the-air joyride.” Time Out
“Immersive and intoxicating.” ★★★★ Empire
“Exhilarating” Guy Lodge, Variety
“Hilarious and heartbreaking” ★★★★★ The Skinny
“Euphoric” The List
“Pops with heart, humour and heaving dancefloor bliss” Total Film
“An ecstatic must-see” Mixmag
#bestsfilm #rave #90s #scotland
Edinburgh label @hobbes_music assembles a big cast of favourites for this one-off event, celebrating five years of putting out vinyl, Fri 9th Nov. 🎈
Ljubljana via Glasgow’s @nightwave808 and London’s @michelle_manetti co-headline…. i.e. two fierce ladies bossing it on two floors! 🔥🔥
It’s also a double-record-release-launch-party - two acts release EPs via HM this season: Manetti (with her band The Off Key Hat, out today) and Exterior. 🎉🎉📀💿
PLUS three acts are playing 100% LIVE electronic sets. #machinefunk 🤖💃🏽
£4 EARLY BIRD TIX END SUN NIGHT! Via website (link in bio) 🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥
#electro #techno #bass #rave #house #disco #goodtimes .
Label supporters include: Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson, Erol Alkan, Daniel Avery, Groove Armada, Bill Brewster, Andrew Weatherall, nd Baumecker, Red Rack Em, Horse Meat Disco, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Auntie Flo, Tim Sweeney (Beats In Space), JD Twitch (Optimo), The Revenge, Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Laurent Garnier, DJ Deep, XDB, Justin Robertson and many more (see website). 👀