Reading Rooms Dundee

Authorised by the Dùn Dèagh Department of Counter Culture

Reading Rooms on Facebook Reading Rooms on Twitter Reading Rooms on Soundcloud Reading Rooms on You Tube

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!

Illustration by Mr Scruff

Coming soon: 
HEADWAY with BICEP (Feel My Bicep) - Friday 11th September 2015
SLAM (Soma) 4 Hour DJ Set - Saturday 12th September 2015
MUNGO'S HI FI SOUND SYSTEM - Friday 18th September 2015
SUBCULTURE ft. HARRI & DOMENIC - Friday 25th September 2015
CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL CLUB - Friday 2nd October 2015
OPTIMO (Espacio) - Saturday 24th October 2015
EROL ALKAN - Friday 30th October 2015
THE MILK + Support DJs - Saturday 14th November 2015

HEADWAY with BICEP (Feel My Bicep)
Friday 11th September 2015

After many years of trying, we have finally managed to grab Bicep for a date in between their recently announced 13 week residency at one of London’s most well-respected clubs, XOYO, following in the footsteps of Skream, Jackmaster, Eats Everything and others. The Belfast duo have been known to play lost and forgotten disco / Chicago house / Detroit techno / Italo edits and everything in between during their sets, and we can’t wait for their Dundee debut at Headway!
More info/videos/music

SLAM (Soma) 4 Hour DJ Set
Saturday 12th September 2015

2014 was one of the biggest years in the career of the dynamic Glaswegian duo SLAM (aka Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle). With their fifth album, 'Reverse Proceed', heralded as some of their finest work to date, the two legendary producers continue to demonstrate why they are such an important part of modern day electronic music.
More info/videos/music

Friday 18th September 2015

Mungo's Hi Fi is a sound system based in Glasgow, Scotland, which follows the original Jamaican sound system tradition. After working together as the Dub Dentists, Tom Tattersall and Doug Paine founded the group in 2000, writing, recording, producing and performing their own brand of reggae and dub music, working in collaboration with other artists and producers.
More info/videos/music

HARRI & DOMENIC (Subculture)
Friday 25th September 2015

After cutting his DJ teeth in the Sub Club and elsewhere around Glasgow during the 80’s, Harri teamed up with the youthful Slam duo Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle in 1990 to for the infamous Sub Club weekly Saturday, “Atlantis” where they collectively carved out their own wee piece of clubbing notoriety over the following four years.
More info/videos/music

Friday 2nd October 2015

Craig Charles makes his DJ debut at the mighty Reading Rooms! "We play funk and we play soul!" One of the UK’s most influential tastemakers, Craig has been bringing funk and soul to the masses through his BBC 6 Music show since 2002.
More info/videos/music

OPTIMO (Espacio)
Saturday 24th October 2015

Optimo (Espacio) is JD Twitch & JG Wilkes. They hosted Optimo (Espacio) every Sunday at the Sub Club in Glasgow from 27 November 1997 - 25 April 2010 when the weekly club came to an end. Optimo continue to tour world-wide, promote and release music as Optimo as well as bringing the party home to Glasgow every two months on the first Friday of the month.
More info/videos/music

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?
More info/videos/music

THE MILK + Support DJs
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.
More info/videos/music

THE MILK #tab9
OPTIMO #tab7
SLAM #tab3
BICEP #tab6

Small town club

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.

Reading Rooms Sponsor

Red Stripe banner

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

Reading Rooms Soundcloud Player

open player in a fresh window

This club reminds me of the best little clubs in Japan… and London, we're gonna have some fun tonight.
- Gilles Peterson
Worldwide/Brownswood Productions
copyleft 2015 - all rights reversed.