Eclair Fifi Joins Scotland's Sub Club Family
She goes it alone all night long for first in guest residency series
After a while spent playing in all corners of the world and five years based in London, Eclair Fifi is moving back to Scotland where she’ll start a guest residency at one of her “all-time favourite clubs” – the Sub Club in Glasgow.
The DJ, label boss and radio host – real name Clair Stirling – kicks off her guest residency at the Subby on Friday 6 March, with an All Night Long affair, taking control from open to close, with the club insisting she has “total freedom to really flex her musical muscles and get that dancefloor pumping in her own inimitable style”.
Describing Clair as “the true Queen of Scots”, the club said: “We feel truly honoured to be able to give Clair the opportunity to bring her own vibe to the club, referencing the influence 22 Jamaica Street has had on her as an artist following many nights spent on the dancefloor in her formative years. Things have come full circle as now it’s her turn to inspire a whole new generation of music lovers and dancers. As always, we strive to support true Scottish talent, and we can’t wait to see this series unfolding as Clair takes to the decks and invites some of her favourite artists to join her along the way.”
Clair will also continue her residency with Edinburgh club night FLY at Cabaret Voltaire, with several dates locked in for this year, as well as a set at Fly Open Air festival, in the grounds of 17th century country estate Hopetoun House, near Queensferry, West Lothian, in July.
Last year saw Fifi launch her own label River Rapid, as well as regularly host on Radio 1, NTS and Rinse FM. Residencies have always played a key part in her rise to the top with former long-standing gigs at the likes of Manchester’s Hoya:Hoya and Paris Social Club, as well as Ballers Social Club in Glasgow.
“The timing couldn’t be better,” said the widescreen selector. “It feels like a proper home-coming and I’m so happy to be welcomed to Glasgow like this, these parties at Sub Club will be special. Also continuing my residency at FLY in Edinburgh is just natural to me; I love their parties, the whole crew and it’s an excuse to be in my hometown even more.”
Éclair Fifi will be back in London, on Saturday 29 February, to open new venue Canvas with an All Night Long session for house crew Percolate.
Brought to us by the people behind the respected Oval Space and Pickle Factory, Canvas will host up to 400 people. The club has a low ceiling, a “sweaty and intimate feel” and is akin to a cosy warehouse but with a main room, roof area, cocktail bar and breakout rooms on the first floor. Given that its parent company moved to eliminate all plastic in August, expect a similar policy here.