Edinburgh Fringe Review: Hot Dub Time Machine


Fun at the Edinburgh Fringe continues well into the night and dancing wise, NOTHING comes close to the Hot Dub Time Machine experience.

I’ve previously blogged about rock clubs being lazy and consequently losing custom in a difficult marketplace – this is by no means limited to the alternative scene, and HDTM makes a mockery of any generic club you’ve ever had the misfortune to visit. Over the course of 4 hours DJ Tom Loud mixes and mashes up tracks and videos from every year since the 1950s right up to the present day, making it extremely difficult for anyone to visit the bar for fear of missing another banger.

It’s the kind of night that sounds like an awful melting pot of styles, but somehow it works, and works spectacularly. The best club nights are undoubtedly always the ones that feel like a gig, where EVERYBODY is facing the stage and there is plenty for you to watch as well as dance to. This experience is normally reserved only for superclubs with big-name DJs, so to get *this* level of experience for just £12.50 is fantastic value for money.

It’s important to note that he is clearly mixing live too,and the fact that Tom looks like he is having the time of his life on stage doesn’t do any harm either. hotdubtimemachine.com for more details!