What's My Weekend Glasgow: Nightwave ( Maya Medvesk)

As The Red Bull Academy Tour kicks off in Glasgow, the music producer shares her favourite local haunts

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I spend most weekends doing shows abroad, so having a weekend off in Glasgow is a cause for celebration.

 

Friday

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Glasgow can be quite wild at times, so I like to do a little 'pretox' before the fun begins. I start off at Bikram Yoga Glasgow (1 Dowanside Lane, Glasgow G12 9BZ, 0141 357 2576, bikramglasgow.com),  where I spend 90 minutes sweating, stretching and twisting in the hot room (aka the torture chamber). I think it's the best exercise on the planet and I love this studio and all the friendly staff.  I reward myself with a trip to the Vintage Guru boutique (195 Byers Road, Glasgow G12 8TN, 0141 339 4750, vintageguru.co.uk), above, full of vintage gems. It's pretty much impossible to leave without a treat.

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In the evening I'll meet my friends for some food at The Crabshakk (1114 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TD, 0141 334 6127, crabshakk.com), above, the best Glasgow seafood restaurant, these are hands down the best oysters in town. After dinner we usually pop across the road to The Kelvingrove Cafe (1163 Argyle Street, 0141 221 8988, kelvingrovecafe.com), which has an old gin palace charm about it and serves 'Embassy', my favourite cocktail, mixed to perfection. 

 

Saturday

On Saturday I wake up and pop down to The Devil's Deli (5 Hyndland Street), above  for a hangover soothing veggie breakfast and the best coffee in Glasgow! I have a couple of cappuccinos and head into town to have my nails done by Gemma at Salute ( raiseasalu18te.com) before I meet the girls for some tacos at Topolabamba (89 St Vincent Street, G2 5TF, 0141 248 9359), below. 

 

Glasgow has some of the best night clubs in the world and my favourite place to play and party is La Cheetah Club (73 Queen Street, 0141 221 1379) , hidden underneath Max's Bar,  with an amazing sound system and leopard print couches! It's where I do my club night, Nightrave, below, and usually end up here even if it's my weekend off. It's really special to see some of the world's best acts play such an intimate venue.

 

Sunday

After a night partying, the  best place to relax and recuperate on a Sunday is the Grosvenor Cafe & Cinema (24 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ, 0845 166 6002). It has everything you need to end the weekend:  a great restaurant and a lovely cinema where you can catch the latest movies and chill on comfy sofas with a nice glass of wine. 

 

Maya Medvesk, aka Nightwave, is one of a few prominent female producers currently shaking up the Scottish music scene. She launched her own label, Heka Trax in Glasgow in  October 2013, and released her debut EP, ‘Luxor’.

Nightwave will be performing as part of the ‘Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour’, which kicks off on 26th March in Glasgow before moving on to Bristol, London and Manchester over four consecutive weekends. Other acts set to perform include; A$AP Rocky, Julio Bashmore, Seth Troxler and Danny Brown

To listen to Nightwave’s music, click here

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