Melting Pot

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Melting Pot is Scotland's first, and longest running, club dedicated to the New York sound with a generous dollop of disco for good measure; one that encouraged a slew of imitators! Taking influences from trips to New York where the protagonists experienced the legendary Body & Soul and Shelter nights at their prime – clubs with no musical boundaries. So, Melting Pot was born in 2001.

Although Melting Pot has a heavy disco flavour, there is an open music policy, with residents and guests encouraged to play whatever takes their fancy: be it disco, house, techno, soul, funk… The residents certainly take this to heart and play music from the soul no matter the genre.

Over the period Melting Pot has brought the cream of world DJ talent to Glasgow: from the Body & Soul residents: Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit and Francois K, to Moodymann, David Mancuso, Dimitri From Paris, Greg Wilson, Cosmo, and a whole host of others!

In addition to the monthly parties, first at The Riverside Club, and now at The Admiral, Melting Pot have trail blazed with boat parties on the Clyde, including the legendary after hours summer boats with Greg Wilson and Daniele Baldelli, to being the first club to use the iconic Waverley paddle steamer as a venue,  both in Glasgow and London! There have also been festival appearances at the likes of Rockness and Connect festivals for Rizla – who have also come on board with the Waverley boat parties as 'The Rizla Riverboat Shuffle', and huge parties at the world renowned Glasgow venue, The Arches.

Melting Pot takes the audio side seriously, and has made the club one of the best sounding anywhere! One where our guests leave raving about it! This is helped in no small measure by our lovingly restored vintage UREi 1620 rotary mixer - the cornerstone of any serious New York club system from the seminal Paradise Garage of the 1980s to the present day.  Add in high-end hi-fi components and our attention to detail, and you have one of the finest set ups in the world!