When it was at its peak, the Manchester superclub Sankeys was a venue to match the world’s biggest and best. The former soap factory went the way of The Arches in January this year – closing down without notice after falling victim to big-money developers – but its most notorious residents are very much carrying the torch, as Kaluki’s Smoke Signals tour demonstrates.

The Manc party crew started throwing raves in Sankeys in 2006, back when the venue went by the longer name Sankeys Soap. They’ve taken their hedonistic, big-room brand of electronica to venues ranging from abandoned warehouses to their hometown’s Victoria Warehouse, and you can get a taste of the Ancoats sound in Finnieston this weekend as they take over SWG3.

The night sees Bristol DJ Eats Everything return to Glasgow just a few weeks after destroying the Sub Club with an all-night set. He brings “good music, questionable humour and a silly accent” – the latter you can deal with, surely, when he does the first so very well. Also playing is UK giant Richy Ahmed, whose swaggering brand of house takes its cues from techno as well as disco and funk, Manchester house duo Pirate Copy, and four-to-the-floor beat pusher Pete Zorba. Local support comes from Vilmos and Raeside.

Tomorrow night, local promoters Incept kick on from their massive second birthday celebration in SWG3’s TV Studio with a more intimate show at Jim Lambie’s absurdly tiny Poetry Club. Residents Frazier and Nick McPheat will be spinning pure, unfiltered techno at this limited-capacity bash – tickets are limited to 100, so don’t sit on it if you want to get in.

• Incept with Frazier, tomorrow, The Poetry Club, 10pm – 2am, £5

• Kaluki – Smoke Signals Tour with Eats Everything, Saturday, SWG3, 9pm – 2am, £24.50

Masters of Hardcore

Masters of Hardcore, the world’s biggest hardcore techno party, returns to Scotland tomorrow night for a migraine-inducing festival of saturated kick drums, Smurfed-up vocals and ludicrious BPMs. The Dutch producer Angerfist – arguably the world’s biggest proponent of this much-ridiculed genre – headlines, bringing his Jason mask shtick to the Gorbals for the first time in over a year. Miss K8, touted as “The Goddess of Hardcore” for her high-tempo savagery, also headlines, with Italian DJs Mad Dog and Tears of Fury playing too. There’s no getting round the fact that this is awful music: it’s aggressive, it’s violent, it’s ferocious, and ultimately it’s unlistenable. But there’s a small army of dedicated ravers out there who love it, hence the significant scale of this party.

• Masters of Hardcore, tomorrow, O2 Academy, 9pm – 3am, £24.50

Big Miz

Over a period of just four years, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams has gone from being a tiny label based out of a south side tenement cellar to one of Europe’s hippest and most vital dance imprints. Big Miz (aka Chris McFarlane) is a Glasgow DJ who has been one of the label’s success stories: steeped in the party tradition from a young age, he draws on classic house and techno influences to create jams that are serious, fun, driving and jacking all at once. The Bomb, which was re-released digitally last month on DABJ, is a perfect example: all bouncy synth lines underpinned by economically funky house beats. Local collective Attention//Please have him headlining their Sunday night party at the Berkeley Suite, with support from Aberdeen’s Keyden and Kopka.

It’s going to be kicking off for sure, but first the North Street venue has to survive a Walk n Skank full moon party tonight. Resident’s Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Stalawa and MC Tom Spiral complete the billing. For spectacle it might not match the wild scenes of the Thai full moon beach parties, with their buckets of booze and towering signs of flame, but you can be assured that the music will be better, and it won’t be full of insufferably posh gap year students.

• Big Miz, Sunday, The Berkeley Suite, 11pm – 3am, £4

• Walk n Skank: Mungo’s Full Moon Party, tonight, The Berkeley Suite, 11pm – 3am, £5

Take That Afterparties

After the third and final show of Take That’s SSE Hydro residency on Saturday, the tax-averse trio and their support act All Saints make their separate ways across the city for the afterparties. The official version is at the Classic Grand, with a DJ set from the band’s Howard Donald and tickets priced at a frankly ridiculous £20. Much better to make your way to The Admiral, where Pretty Ugly and their sister club We Love Pop have All Saints’ Mel Blatt as their guest. She’ll be spinning nineties R&B and hip-hop all night, entry is a much more reasonable £6, and the crowd probably won’t be full of middle-aged women elbowing each other out of the way to get near the DJ booth, or indulging in other such ratchet behavior. Choose wisely.

• Pretty Ugly with Mel Blatt, Saturday, The Admiral, 11pm – 3am, £6

• Take That Official Afterparty, Saturday, The Classic Grand, 11pm – 3am, £20