Sub Club Soundsystem

You might have noticed there’s a boxing match on this weekend – quite a big one, apparently. The eyes of the world are on Las Vegas as Conor McGregor takes on Floyd Mayweather in a ludicrously hyped-up spectacle that has so far carried all the hallmarks of everything that’s wrong with the sport in the modern day.

That fact aside, the comparisons with the weekend’s biggest party here in Glasgow – the Sub Club’s annual bash at the Barras Art and Design Centre – are real. It’s the biggest show in town over the next few days, with revellers travelling from across the country to be there. The hype has been building for quite some time: the lineup was announced in May and you can bet that anyone with a ticket is champing at the bit to get to the East End on Saturday. It sees two heavyweight names – Subbie residents Subculture and Sensu – who are both iconic, long-time legends in their respective fiends, going head-to-head across two days. Both enjoy the support of rabid, obsessive fanbases ready to go bananas come showtime.

Coming in the midst of the world-famous club’s extended thirtieth birthday celebrations, along with Optimo 20 this is one of the most culturally significant events of the summer. Saturday’s lineup has been curated by Harri and Dom of Subculture, the house night has been the club’s Saturday night fixture for 23 years. Their headliner is Dixon, the Berlin-based DJ who seems to be a permanent fixture on top of the world’s most popular DJ lists. He’s the boss of the respected Innervisions label and he pumps out a brand of tech-house that’s imbued with grand emotion and cinematic flourishes. The same descriptors could be applied to Jennifer Cardini’s sets: the French DJ and producer favours a downtempo, immersive vibe that should come across beautifully under the BAaD’s stunning glass roof. The Korean artist Peggy Gou, who’s also based in Berlin, is Subculture’s final guest. A purveyor of dark, pulsating house and techno, Gou is a singular artist whose abstract tendencies make her one of the most exciting acts of the weekend. Of course, sets from Subbie resident Telford and Harri and Dom themselves pepper the day.

Sunday is all about Sensu, with the bearded Norwegian producer Skatebård kickstarting proceedings after an opening set from the crew themselves. Flitting between “emotional techno, neo-italo, electro from an alternative future and Scando-cosmic reinterpretation of pure Detroit house,” his sets can be postitively schizophrenic: a potent, potentially dangerous proposition so early in the day. Minimal techno pioneer Robert Hood and his daughter Lyric lay down housey, gospel-inflected house as Floorplan, while headliner Maceo Plex brings the all-out techno vibes that the sold-out crowd will be itching for come nighttime.

Afterparties are at the Sub Club – where else? – and feature Jennifer Cardini and Peggy Gou on the first night, with Maceo Plex and Sensu wrapping up the weekend in style.

· Sub Club Soundsystem, Saturday and Sunday, BAaD, 2pm – 11pm, £39.50/£70

· Afterparties, Saturday and Sunday, Sub Club, 11pm – 3am, £12

DABJ is Five

From Berlin’s Dixon to our very own Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, who mark their fifth birthday on Saturday with a primo party at La Cheetah. The local label, who started out in a Govanhill tenement bedroom before going on to become one of the city’s success stories, have invited German producer Luca Lozano, who has had tunes out on Optimo records, to headline. His Teutonic acid house styles should go down a treat in the crowded sweatbox, so ¬– as ever – please do dress to sweat, as per the party guidance.

· Hot Footin’: Five Years of Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Saturday, La Cheetah, 11pm – 3am, £10

Indie Night Roundup

Hosting its second party tomorrow night, Peach is a juicy new gathering at Broadcast in an environment that is avowedly anti-sexist, homophobic, transphobic and racist. Residents K4cie and Kami-O spin rap, trap, R&B and grime, while on Wednesday DJ Worky and Eristic xx-plore the the discography and remixes of Londoners The xx after their sold-out SWG3 gig.

Funk fans have a choice of listening on Saturday: new night Go Funk Yer Soul brings “sweaty funk of all varieties to ease the spirit and excite the body,” while Southside Soul has guest selectors Chris Wardle and Lorraine Williams spinning 45s in a Pollokshaws social club. Meanwhile, there may or may not be panic on the streets of Glasgow as Gavin Dunbar of indiepop darlings Camera Obscura plays records at There Is A Night That Never Goes Out, an old-fashioned indie disco focusing on alternative tunes from the ‘80s and early ‘90s.

· Peach, tomorrow, Broadcast, 11pm – 3am, £4

· Go Funk Yer Soul, Saturday, Nice N Sleazy, 11pm – 3am, free

· Southside Soul, Saturday, Pollok Ex-Serviceman’s Club, 8pm – 1am, £5

· There Is A Night That Never Goes Out, Saturday, The Admiral, 8pm – 1am, £5

· Never Grow Old: The xx Afterparty, Wednesday, Broadcast, 11pm – 3am, free