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On this site you can find out what's coming up at the Reading Rooms and also get information on forthcoming guest DJ's and live acts.

There is free music and videos throughout these pages for you to enjoy - check it out!

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Coming soon: 
A Night With... OPTIMO (Espacio) - Saturday 24th October 2015
EROL ALKAN - Friday 30th October 2015
Headway with BODDIKA (NonPlus+) - Friday 6th November 2015
A Night With... A GUY CALLED GERALD - Saturday 7th November 2015
THE MILK + Sample Answer - Saturday 14th November 2015
Autodisco presents... FRANK BOOKER - Saturday 5th December 2015

A Night With...OPTIMO (Espacio)
Saturday 24th October 2015

The legendary OPTIMO nights were borne in a basement in Glasgow called The Sub Club one Sunday night in 1997 and ran for over a glorious decade. They became famous all around the world for their diverse musical policy, innovation, hedonism and the skill of their resident DJs - JD Twitch & JG Wilkes.
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Friday 30th October 2015

Erol Alkan has lived many different guises so far; DJ, remixer, label founder, club promoter, radio host, and each with great success. Keen to keep moving forwards, what, one might wonder, allows Alkan to remain such a vital figure in contemporary music, both in the DJ booth, in the studio and beyond?
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Headway with BODDIKA (NonPlus+)
Friday 6th November 2015

Next up we are excited to bring Nonplus+ label boss Boddika to Headway for his Dundee debut! With electronic music becoming more polished and quantized, Boddika’s hard hitting analogue sound has shaken the scene to its very core, slamming down with a raw take on things that’s making all who hear it take note.
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Saturday 7th November 2015

You can’t speak about the history of UK electronic dance music without saying the words A Guy Called Gerald. It’s that simple. Gerald Simpson was a pioneer, an innovator and an inspiration to a whole generation of DJs and producers who followed in his footsteps. He is a bona fide dance music legend.
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THE MILK + Sample Answer
Saturday 14th November 2015

Sometimes it takes a few bumps to find the right direction - often it involves experience, guts and self-belief to trust yourself and venture from one to find another. The Milk are a band that believe with utter conviction that they’ve now found their way. Fuelled by a rediscovery of the music and artists that originally inspired their formation, the four walls of their studio were ablaze with a soundtrack of Bill Withers, Isaac Hayes and the Isley Brothers throughout the songwriting process for their second album.
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Autodisco presents... FRANK BOOKER
Saturday 5th December 2015

Ring the’s Booker time!
Frank Booker returns to the Reading Rooms. A proper DJ's DJ and an outstanding producer of seriously deep beats and heavy disco delights. The man from New Zealand is coming back our way on Saturday 5th December.
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About us:
Since 2002, the Reading Rooms has been at the forefront of the underground clubscene in Scotland. Housed inside a former public library, with an exposed brick, warehouse-style interior and furnished with original retro decor, the Reading Rooms is home to a tight collective of some of Dundee (and Scotland's) most exciting music promoters who present an eclectic and diverse range of late night party offerings.

With a weekly programme crossing many musical genres including electro, dubstep, reggae, funk and soul, techno to hip hop, rockabilly, dancehall and beyond, it all promises to keep this legendary venue at the forefront of the Scottish underground clubscene. To further enhance your clubbing experience, the Reading Rooms is also home to a top of the range D&B sound system.

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Thanks to those nice people at Red Stripe, we will have various Red Stripe associated promotions over the next few months. Keep your eyes peeled on the flyers for more info. Red Stripe on Facebook | Red Stripe on You Tube

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This club reminds me of the best little clubs in Japan… and London, we're gonna have some fun tonight.
- Gilles Peterson
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