The history of musical collaborations is long and often inglorious. For every Kanye and Bon Iver, there’s a Metallica and Lou Reed. For every Chemical Brothers and Flaming Lips, there are two Mick Jagger and David Bowies. The A-list hookup playlist is an alley you generally don’t want to venture down.

Electronic music, though, is one of the few genres where the output from so-called supergroups – often superduos – doesn’t stink. Look at Patrick Topping and Green Velvet, Jamie xx and Young Thug, Modeselektor and Apparat’s mesmerising work as Moderat. And all of that is before we’ve even mentioned George Bowie’s fabled collaboration with the Glasgow Philarmonia Orchestra.

Talaboman’s quite excellent work this year continues that trend. After meeting on the summer festival circuit a few years back, Barcelona’s John Talabot and Stockholm’s Axel Boman realised that they had more in common than just being house DJs. A percussive, highly danceable EP arrived in 2014, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that they released their debut LP, The Night Land. The album is an invigorating, densely-textured listen: there’s cosmic disco rubbing shoulders with treacly house grooves, bubbling synths giving way to atmospheric, 10-minute bangers.

This Kelvingrove Art Gallery show continues Huntleys + Palmers’ 10th anniversary celebrations. The Glaswegian promotion crew kicked off their tenure at the tiny Hetherington Research Club back in 2007, and have gone on to host parties with, and release records by, a slew of exciting and off-the-wall artists, including Helena Hauff, Auntie Flo, Ivan Smagghe and Dixon. A chance to celebrate a decade of iconic electronica in one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings is one that you shouldn’t be missing.

Talaboman, tomorrow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, 9pm – 1am, £24


The Danish producer Kölsch released the final part of his trilogy of autobiographical albums in September. After 1977 and 1983 (released in 2013 and 2015 respectively), his latest LP 1989 explores his turbulent early teenage years, which were mostly spent escaping “the greyness of it all” by exploring Copenhagen while listening to his Walkman. He brings his melancholy house and techno to the Sub Club on Sunday, with support from Don’t Drop residents McEwan and Torrance.

Don’t Drop with Kölsch, Sunday, Sub Club, 11pm – 3am, sold out

Gorgon City

Last time the UK garage house hitmakers Gorgon City were in Glasgow, just over a year ago, it was for an evening show at the ABC. Sure, it went down well, but there’s something about cutting short the rave at 10.30pm, then traipsing across town to continue it elsewhere, that’s a little unsatisfactory. This time, the duo bring their well-oiled live show to SWG3 for a late-night gig that should give them a better opportunity to flex their dancefloor muscles. A set of chart-friendly club bangers awaits, with London-based house and techno selectors MANT warming things up.

While all this serious stuff is going on, next door the men behind the “biggest pirate radio station in Brentford” are in the same venue for the final date of their Lost Tape tour. The Kurupt FM crew – stars of the BBC’s hit mockumentary People Just Do Nothing – took over the Camden Roundhouse in October, belting out two-step classics, reggae and dancehall, and building up the mythology behind the tour’s eponymous recording – which they then dropped last week. The crew says that the tape is a “legendary set” that was “broadcast live on Kurupt FM 108.9 and recorded onto cassette tape by anonymous listener.” After being “lost in a backpack in deepest Brentford, the Lost Tape has now been uncovered, remixed and mastered for the very first time.” All very tongue-in-cheek, of course, but also masterfully funny. Catch them in Glasgow for the first time since they played Jackmaster’s 30th, also at SWG3, almost two years ago.

Gorgon City, Saturday, SWG3, 10pm – 3am, £19.50

Kurupt FM, Saturday, SWG3, 10pm – 3am, £17