Glasgow could officially recognise two big anniversaries on the city's clubbing calendar in 2022, if a new motion is approved.
Sub Club will be celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2022, while Optimo's club night will be celebrating 25 years, and record and music outlet Rubadub will be celebrating 30 years.
To commemorate the anniversaries, a local councillor has asked the city council and its cultural branch, Glasgow Life, to develop opportunities for the public to enjoy and learn about Glasgow's electronic music history.
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Councillor Jon Molyneux feels there is an "important opportunity" to properly portray the legacy of electronic music in Glasgow, highlighting the contributions of these and other Glasgow nightclubs, club nights, promoters, DJs, producers, record shops, and linked creative businesses.
Sub Club, which first started underground at 22 Jamaica Street in 1987, has now grown into a colossus of Glasgow's partying scene. In 2017, we explored why the legendary institution was one of the best rave experiences in the world. You can read more about it here.
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Like Sub Club, Optimo's club night debuted in 1997 and went on to shape Glasgow's music scene. The club night went on for another 13 years, featuring live performances by Franz Ferdinand and LCD Soundsystem.
JD Twitch and Wilkes will mark 25 years since they originally teamed together to start Optimo this year.
Councillor Molyneux said: "These businesses have helped Glasgow establish an enduring national and international reputation for producing and enjoying high quality electronic, house, and techno music.
"Council recognises their substantial cultural and economic impact on the city and their role in encouraging and nurturing a steady stream of talented DJs and producers, many of whom have gone on to achieve international success, and that this continues today.
"Council thanks their respective founders and key figures for their contributions to the city of Glasgow."
He also emphasised the significance of continuing to help the music sector in the aftermath of the pandemic, including "direct business support and ensuring they are not put at risk from neighbouring development through correct application of the Agent of Change principle in planning policy."
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[Via: Glasgow Live]
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