Nightvision Presents is the new collaboration between two of Scotland’s biggest clubbing brands, house and techno institution Musika and bass players Xplicit, who are coming together to curate a series of events that will be taking Edinburgh by storm in the autumn months.
Now entering their 7th year of parties, Musika have invited a plethora of the biggest and best names in house to play at their shindigs since their early days. With recent guests that have included the likes of Claude VonStroke, Âme, Sasha, The Martinez Brothers, Patrick Topping and Tiga, Musika have been at their top of their game for a long while, and are looking to continue doing so through Nightvision Presents.
Xplicit are at a similar stage in the bass music scene, having welcomed many of the genre’s best selectors to play at many of Edinburgh’s esteemed venues such as Liquid Room and The Bongo Club. Guests have included S.P.Y, Breach, Route 94, Bondax and Wilkinson amongst many others as well as the formidable Edinburgh instalment of Hospitality.
Together the two will combine to create an unstoppable force that will see a combination of underground and well-established guests of many sounds playing together in the capitals most iconic venues. The inaugural event will first see drum & bass dons Chase & Status taking the reins. As one of the most well known D&B duos around, the pair have thrown out some death defying tracks on labels like RAM Records, which include the huge ‘Take Me Away’ and ‘Blind Faith’. Next on the line up is techno mistress Nina Kraviz, an artist who’s strong will and exquisite music taste has given us many dance floor weapons such as ‘Ghetto Kraviz’, whilst also putting her amongst the most elite female DJs of today.
They will also be joined by Radio 1 selector Annie Mac, who’s Annie Mac Presents events have been the favourite of many up and down the UK, including Xplicit who saw the dance damsel come to The Picture House last November. House hero Hot Since 82 will also be joining the line up for Nightvision Presents' first event as well as Gorgon City and Bondax, with many other artists yet to be announced
As Nightvision is the first of its kind in Scotland, the event promises to bring fans of all music types from many parts of the country together for nightlong soirees of music and dancing. The venue for this first instalment is yet to be announced, however Nightvision will be housing nights in various places such as the intimate 500 capacity La Belle Angele and the larger Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Changing venues through each event means surroundings will be kept fresh and no two events will be the same.
View the Nightvision Presents schedule to date below.
Many more shows still to be revealed.
Words by Josh Plews