CLUBBING - The lights fantastic

On this year's Unpatterns, electro duo Simian Mobile Disco ditched the big, brash indie-dance floorfillers for a more refined sound that pays homage to vintage house and techno.

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It is an evolution that has won plaudits from dance connoisseurs without alienating fans of their guest vocal-driven 2007 debut Attack Decay Sustain Release – a tricky manoeuvre indeed.

This tour is the first chance to catch the new songs, which range from the lush deep house of Seraphim to the bleepy brilliance of Cerulean, in a live setting.

That means they will be accompanied by SMD's sensory overloading light show. A must-see.

Before that, The Arches must survive a reunion involving two of Coloursfest 2012's highlights and a couple of thousand punters keen to see them again.

Laidback Luke and La Fuente reconvene tomorrow after ripping Braehead Arena back in June.

Whenever Dutch big room electro and The Arches collide, there is only one outcome. Laidback? This will be anything but.

n Simian Mobile Disco, Saturday, The Arches, 11pm-3am, £15.

n Laidback Luke, tomorrow, The Arches, 11pm-3am, £24.50.

The latest in Fabriclive's mix series – number 66 to be precise – is by London-based newcomer Daniel Avery.

It is a pulsating, psychedelic journey through his eclectic tastes and inspirations, featuring a new Andrew Weatherall track and several of Avery's own compositions.

The launch party is in the Berkeley Suite on Saturday, with Avery and Optimo's JD Twitch playing successive sets.

Tomorrow night, genre-busting New Yorker Tim Sweeney brings his overflowing record bag for an almost too hip night of house, disco and electro.

n Daniel Avery, Saturday, Berkeley Suite, 11pm-3am, £4 before midnight, £7 after.

n Tim Sweeney, tomorrow, Berkeley Suite, 11pm-3am, free before midnight, £5 after.

Nationwide purveyors of parties and streetwear, We Own's first foray into Glasgow came in May when they brought Miguel Campbell to the Subbie for a pre-Rock Ness knees-up.

For their second outing they have secured the services of Montreal turntablist, A-Trak.

A five-time World DJ Championship winner (he first won it at 15), his other credits include collaborating with Kanye West, opening for Swedish House Mafia and owning Fool's Gold Records.

For all this, I suppose we can overlook that he and Armand Van Helden gave the world that awful Barbra Streisand song.

Tonight, expect less of that chart-slaying nonsense and more of his signature hip-hop and electro house.

This one is going to be messy.

n We Own: A-Trak, tonight, Sub Club, 11pm-3am.

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