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
Disorda has been behind the decks and rocking the set since the early 90's, having caught the vinyl bug at a very early age he's collected and selected a serious amount of
records over the years, and continually brings the vibe to the dance.
After years of trying to make this happen, we're delighted to announce that we will finally be welcoming Joy Orbison to Headway! And to make it extra special, it will be an all
night long set! Joy O’s brand of garage-house has been celebrated for finding a sound that marries elements of house, two-step, jungle, techno and dubstep.
A child of the garage generation Hannah Wants has validated herself as a world renowned DJ with some serious credentials. In 2014 alone Hannah picked up the Best Breakthrough DJ
title at the DJ Mag Awards and became Mixmag’s Best Breakthrough DJ and Star of the Year. Armed with an innate desire and passion to practice the art of DJ'ing from a young age,
Hannah has worked tirelessly for over a decade to pursue her DJ dream.
YES! Craig Charles returns to the small town club. The legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles of Red Dwarf, Robot Wars and Coronation Street fame is also one of
the UK’s best loved Funk and Soul DJ’s. Broadcasting for over 10 years on BBC 6 Music with their primetime Saturday night Funk and Soul show, Craig Charles has gone from
strength to strength.
Double MOBO Award winner Soweto Kinch brings his distinctive brand combining technically brilliant, bebop-influenced alto saxophone and imaginative, incisive, hip-hop lyricism;
ignoring musical barriers to deliver thrilling live concerts infused with showmanship and sheer energy. He brings his trio to the Reading Rooms on Friday 18th
November. “A real tour de force.. scalding saxophone” (The Guardian).
As a DJ, Andy Carthy aka Mr. Scruff plays across the board, flitting between soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, reggae, latin, african, ska, disco, house, funk, breaks,
soundtracks and loads more...
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?
The Dewaele's brothers really need no introduction, having carved a massive place in the industry with their initial radio soulwax pt2 mix, which threaded together ,as they say, all the best and funkiest bits from music from every genre they like. With their band soulwax they did much the same, by covering the songs they'd made previously but in a current dance floor friendly manner and by remixing music by other people to do exactly the same, this formula has seen the Dewaeles become figureheads of the dance music scene for years. More info/videos/music
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.
More info on the Facebook event page