Venue Focus: The Tunnels

We shine our venue spotlight on Aberdeen's The Tunnels, a place that over the past decade has established itself as one of the city's very best music hotspots.

Mike Warburton

Last updated: 5th Feb 2015.
Originally published: 4th Feb 2015

Photo: The Tunnels

Having become a home for some of the country's best underground club nights, (which is quite fitting, as the venue itself is underground, literally) as well as a perfect venue for a wealth of live acts and local talent, Aberdeen's The Tunnels has succeeded in bringing high end entertainment to the streets of the city, enticing gig-goers and ravers with its intimate and unusual setting. 

Following a cracking refurbishment complete with a brand new rib-rattling sound system, Aberdeen's subterranean rave lair launches into February on the 7th by welcoming Jungle Nation to The Tunnels, who celebrate their 18th birthday with a headline slot from d&b anthem machine TC (see him in action above).

Avalon are next to takeover the venue, inviting one of the nation's favourite selectors - Jackmaster to tear things up on Tuesday 10th. The always impressive Let It Bleed crew stay true to form by booking Ben Westbeech's Breach moniker for some bass heavy, house music madness on Thursday 12th.

Two time World turntablist champion DJ Woody arrives on February 14th with a brand new audio/visual DJ show spanning the past four decades of hip hop, followed by another drum&bass feast on the 20th courtesy of transit, who hook in Hospital records favourite Cyantific for headline duties.

Live music is on the agenda on February 28th when celebrated Polish rockers Coma land as part of their European tour, fresh off the back of their riotous new LP Don't Set Your Dogs On Me (check out the title track above). On the same night Jungle Nation throw down a heavy hitting hoedown with breaks champions Scratch Perverts and resident selector DJ Tez providing the soundtrack.

Russian drum&bass pioneer Enei joins Jungle Nation on March 7th (we interviewed him recently here), followed by double world DMC champion JFB who turns up to flaunt his unparalleled deck wizardry on March 13th.

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