NO matter how hard he tries, or for how long he tries for, the Dutch producer Fatima Yamaha might never make a better tune than “What’s a Girl to Do?,” his low-key 2004 B-side.

This sparse, slow-burning, seven-and-a-half-minute, Scarlett Johansson-sampling tune made Bas Bron (Fatima Yamaha is, unsurprisingly, a pseudonym) a cult favourite, especially so around Glasgow. Jackmaster snaffled up 200 copies for his then-employer Rubadub and later declared it “the tune of the week/month/year/history of the universe,” while Hudson Mohawke made it a centrepiece of his 2009 Essential Mix before chopping it up and warping it into Resistance, a track on his 2015 album Lantern. Eleven years after its initial release, it was named track of the year in Resident Advisor. This is, to put it lightly, a song with staying power.

To focus on What’s a Girl to Do is to ignore everything else that Bron does so brilliantly, though. His output ranges from driving cosmic disco to moody, cinematic electronica and refined house: all underpinned by virtuoso synthesiser work and an infectious creative energy that seeps through the speakers.

There’s something of a parallel to be drawn between Bron and Nightmares on Wax, the Leeds producer who is a bona fide UK dance veteran, but is most closely connected with one tune. Everyone in the world has, at some point, heard You Wish, his trippy 2006 downtempo hip-hop dub that makes masterful use of an old soul sample and some deft organ playing. He’s also known for his involvement in writing two of the UK’s earliest rave classics – Dextrous and Aftermath, from 1991 – but it’s his chilled-out output that pushes all the right buttons these days.

Last time he was in Glasgow was for an intimate show at The Berkeley Suite, but on Saturday he takes on SWG3’s considerably-larger TV studio, for an early show in support of his new album Shape the Future. It is – you guessed it – a decidedly hazy, low-slung affair, more the soundtrack to collapsing into a particularly comfy couch at 3am rather than a hands-in-the-air rave. But both are equally enjoyable, so make this your pre-big-night-out vibe before getting stuck into something more strenuous.

Fatima Yamaha (live), tonight, SWG3, 10pm – 2am, sold out

Nightmares on Wax, Saturday, SWG3, 7pm – 10pm, £15

Celebrating the release of her new EP Sanctuary, the adopted Glaswegian Nightwave takes over La Cheetah’s sweatbox basement tomorrow for the full four-hour session. Described by tastemakers Pitchfork as “club music euphoria” in a glowing piece, Sanctuary borrows elements of maximalist rave, combining them with crisp techno and house to create a weird, wild-eyed sound all of her own. Her sets are similarly diverse, taking in acid, electro and ghetto house in a disorientating rammy. “If [Nightwave’s] last all-nighter at La Cheetah is anything to go by,” says the club, “this will be a sweaty and extremely bouncy affair, so dress accordingly!” Consider yourself warned.

Nightwave, tomorrow, La Cheetah, 11pm- 3am, £5


It’s a winter’s night sometime in the late noughties and I’m bleary-eyed on the dancefloor of SO36 – a grotty nightclub deep in Berlin’s coolest neighbourhood, Kreuzberg. I’ve had far too many Berliner Kindls, and a pair of Croat hipsters are lampooning me – insisting that the band on stage are called Balkanisation and they’re a gypsy-punk outfit from across southern and eastern Europe who play a style of fast-paced traditional dance called Balkan Beats. What’s more, the entire club is in motion: flinging each other around with the kind of wild abandon that you just don’t see very often. “This is far too ridiculous to be true,” I manage to half-slur to my new acquaintances before it all goes black and I’m waking up the next afternoon, convinced it was all a hallucination. Except it wasn’t. Balkan Beats is very much a real thing, and what a riotously fun real thing it is. This Glaswegian institution is a unique mix of Balkan dance music and gyspsy jam sessions, imbued with the kind of flamboyance and vivacity that’s totally absent from, say, a night in Campus. You owe it to yourself to check it out at least once.

· Balkanarama, tomorrow, The Classic Grand, 10.30pm – 3am, £10