There’s something of a rebirth on the cards this weekend for Pressure.

The world-famous techno institution, which first graced the cavernous tunnels of The Arches 19 years ago, has been the platform for storied performances by the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Sven Väth, Boys Noize, DJ Shadow, and the high priest of techno, Jeff Mills. But perhaps now it has outgrown its format and the confines of SWG3’s warehouse, the club it has called home since 2015.

Back in August, Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle – aka Slam, the maverick techno duo behind the night –announced their new concept, Maximum Pressure. It amounts to a ramping up in the scale of the already-massive party, with a new quarterly schedule, festival-worthy bills, and – most importantly – more hours for raving.

The first-ever edition of the revamped Pressure takes over the entire SWG3 complex tomorrow night from the earlier time of 8pm. The lineup is, as you’d expect, enormous; It features the Canadian master Richie Hawtin, a man whose sound so perfectly encapsulates Detroit techno that you wonder if he sleeps nude in an oxygen tent pumped full of dirty air from the Motor City. Similar vibes abound from Deepchord, although he can at least claim to have been born there. Now based in rural Michigan, this is an artist who chooses “the art life” over record sales, and has been crafting dreamy, dubby ambient techno since, well, before it existed. An electronic auteur, if ever there was one.

Elsewhere there’s Rødhåd, the German “techno Viking” with the dubious honour of having the most difficult name in the music industry to type. The former architect’s thunderous beats have been described as “brooding” and “nightmarishly dark,” but then what do you expect from a guy who called his record label Dystopian and his debut album Anxious? Our very own smash-and-grab star Jasper James is on there too, stepping out from his more house-orientated comfort zone -– good for him, we say – and there’s a set from Ida, an exponent of expansive, synthy, prime-era techno and house who founded Acid Flash, one of the coolest parties in the country.

Jeez. All that, and we haven’t even mentioned the presence of Laurent bloody Garnier. The veteran producer was awarded France’s equivalent of the knighthood back in January for his services to techno (that might not have been the official reason): recognition of a 30-year musical career that began with a residency in Manchester’s notorious Haçienda. He’ll be performing a momentous four-hour set that is predictably certain to be the highlight of a night packed full of them.

There’s no respite for the sprawling venue the following night, as Cream’s 25th Anniversary Tour rolls into town. The legendary Liverpool superclub is celebrating a quarter-century at the forefront of the rave scene, and it’s bringing major firepower: a trio of superstar DJs in EDM stars Eddie Halliwell and Sander van Doorn, and the Irish trance producer John O’Callaghan. The venue’s warehouse is turned over to STREETrave’s 28th birthday, which dives headfirst into ‘90s nostalgia with sets from Southend house heroes N-Joi, Wrexham duo K-Klass (things looked so much cooler with a hyphen back in the day, didn’t they?) and Liverpool’s Paul Bleasdale. Jon Mancini, Iain Boney Clark, Rab Mason and Bosco – all hobbled veterans of the rave inquisition themselves – are on hand, as ever, to kickstart things.

· Maximum Pressure – Halloween Edition, tomorrow, SWG3, 8pm – 3am, sold out

· STREETrave 28th Birthday, Saturday, SWG3, 8pm – 3am, £29.50

· Cream 25th Anniversary, Saturday, The Galvanizer’s Yard at SWG3, 8pm – 3am, £29.50

Jacques Greene Halloween

This makes the pick of the week’s clubbing purely because of the pleasingly melodic effect generated by saying “Jacques Greene Halloween” over and over and over again, at volume, in an over-exaggerated Glasgow Uni accent. That, and the fact he’s one of the most intriguing house producers at work just now. An enigmatic young gun from Montreal who burst onto the scene just a couple of years ago, Greene wields a jaw-dropping arsenal of analogue synthesisers to create a live show with emotional tones and soulful R&B vocals. He’ll take to the Berkeley Suite’s basement on Saturday with the luxuriously-named Martyn Bootyspoon, a fellow Montreal selector dealing in lusty jams with big, fat basslines.

Across the weekend, the Berkeley is the venue that seems to be most killing it with its Halloween offerings. On Sunday, Italoween has Hush, Loose Joints and Intergalactic Funk Smugglers spinning gruesomely groovy disco, and it’s promising “the hottest Halloween party north of Napoli.” Big expectations, then. And on All Hallow’s Eve itself, there’s a spook-down with Sub Club resident Domenic Cappello. If it’s as scarily good as I’m imagining, more than one pair of fresh undies might be needed.

· Jacques Greene at Halloween, Saturday, The Berkeley Suite, 11pm – 3am, £12

· Italoween 2017, Sunday, The Berkeley Suite, 11pm – 3am, £5

· Halloween Spookdown, Tuesday, The Berkeley Suite, 11pm – 3am, £5