I used to work with a guy called Ally. A grizzled veteran of the rave scene, Ally was lucky enough to hit his prime partying years just as the Second Summer of Love kicked off in the late ‘80s. If his anecdotes are to be believed – and some of them were pretty far beyond the pale, so I can’t say I always took them at face value – he was one of the early movement’s pivotal figures: a kind of omnipresent party animal who graced every field and abandoned warehouse in Scotland.

“If you can remember that time, you weren’t there,” Ally was always fond of reminding me. Everyone was mashed back then, of course – that’s why it was so much fun – but every member of the old school I’ve ever met has taken personal pride in pointing out just how much they can’t recall, while at the same time recalling the whole time in vivid detail.

Which is why the makers of Beats, an upcoming feature-length film set against the backdrop of the early ‘90s rave explosion, will be at pains to keep it authentic. The movie, which will be filming its main party scenes at a 1000-capacity rave in a secret City Centre warehouse tomorrow night, will be scrutinised thoroughly by those who were there first time round – meaning a strict dress code for those lucky enough to get their hands on tickets. That means yes to double denim, baggy jumpers and vintage gutties, and a big no to fluorescent gear, skinny jeans, or anything with a smiley face on it.

With Optimo’s JD Twitch, I AM residents Beta and Kappa and Rebecca Vasmant supplying a suitably authentic soundtrack, and “expansive, powerful, raw warehouse vibes” positively dripping from the venue’s walls - (only ticket holders have the exact location – it’s a secret), this is a one-off chance to be part of “an illegal rave fairy tale” - albeit one that’s completely above-board. Why wouldn’t you want that?

• The ‘90s Warehouse Rave with Optimo, tomorrow, secret location, 7pm – 1am, tickets free via beatsrave.net

Jax Jones

If you’ve been near a radio in the past six months, you’ll have heard Jax Jones’ scorching house hit You Don’t Know Me. Released in December, its virulently infectious “na na ay” hook sent it to number three in the UK singles chart, helped it rack up more than 130 million YouTube plays, and moved Billboard to say that it “could define the sound of this summer.”

Sampling Booka Shade and M.A.N.D.Y.’s timeless track Body Language, it is no exaggeration to say it is one of the biggest bangers of recent times.

“Bringing [Booka Shade and M.A.N.D.Y.’s] classic techno sound to our new house setting is a total joy for me,” says Jones, “as I always want to show the audience today who the teachers of the music who inspired me are.”

Londoner Jones’ previous single was House Work, a Mike Dunn collaboration with vocals by MNEK that’s every bit as catchy as its follow-up. The two tunes should form the crux of tomorrow night’s SWG3 show, which promises to be absolutely bouncing – whether you know him or not.

• Jax Jones, tomorrow, SWG3, 10pm – 2am, £19

Daniel Avery

A typically packed weekend at the Subbie kicks off tomorrow night with the Life & Death Records honcho and all-round renaissance man DJ Tennis, who curates an eleven-thousand strong record collection while making intricate, noise rock-influenced electronica and juggling a career as a restaurateur and fine chef. Saturday sees Chicago’s fashion-forward house luminary Honey Dijon launch Subculture’s EXIT Festival partnership, while Londoner Daniel Avery brings his hypnotic techno to I AM on Tuesday.

• Sensu with DJ Tennis, tomorrow, Sub Club, 11pm – 3am, £10

• Subculture with Honey Dijon, Saturday, Sub Club, 11pm – 3am, £10

• I AM with Daniel Avery, Tuesday, Sub Club, 11pm – 3am, £5

Subcity Radio Pool Party

With temperatures over the weekend set to soar to a sweltering 15 celcius – and with a seemingly-ineluctable 90% chance of rain on the way – what better way to kick-start the summer than with an outdoor pool party? The University of Glasgow’s Subcity Radio is turning up the heat with this all-day bash at the lido in Gourock – and kindly running buses to get you there and back, too. Daytime selectors The Rainbow Dome, International Date Line and Beat the Bush bring the hip-hop, funk and disco – meaning there are reasons to attend other than the free barbeque and beer. And the afterparty at Stereo looks set to be a hoot too, with Eve Was Framed, RigidDisco and Forefront spinning fempop, techno and house.

• Subcity Radio Pool Party, Saturday, Gourock Outdoor Pool, 3.30pm – 8pm, sold out

• Afterparty, Saturday, Stereo, 11pm – 3am, £4

• Itchy Feet Island Hop, Tuesday, The Art School, 10.30pm – 3am, £8