Inside Glasgow's underground after-hours party scene

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Inside Glasgow's underground after-hours party scene 4.5

In the second of our Global Street Style documentaries, i-D crosses the border into Scotland to meet the young people carving out Glasgow's underground scene.

Discontent with the current political climate, they are artfully rebelling, reclaiming the city and throwing illegal after-hours parties. In this love letter to inner-city Scottish misfits, we discover more about the ripple effects of regeneration on Glaswegian youth culture.

Director Tom Ivin
Assistant Producer Kate Villevoye
Talent Producer Declan Higgins
Global Executive Producer Eloise King

Director of Photography Jack Reynolds
Additional Camera Henry Lockyer
Sound Recordist Graham McCormick
Runner/Driver Jay Delves
Editor Paul Frankl
Colourist George Dutton
Sound Mix Matt Cheney
Script Editor Matthew Whitehouse
Narrator Leala-Rain Shonaiya

Production Manager Lauran Clark
Production Coordinator Rosa Harris Edmonds

Juju - Sunshine
Juju - Mobile Suited
Sega Bodega - Spook
Inkke - Peekapop
Sega Bodega - High As Air (Instrumental)
Sega Bodega - Tantarantana
Dead Bart - Armox
Jasper James - Sneaky
Mia Dora - Raw Kiss

Commercial Creative Director Bunny Kinney
VP of Production, Commercial & Digital Bree Horn
Production Executive Shelley Hurley
Researcher Stephen Isaac-Wilson
Junior Researcher Lily Rose Thomas

Head of Post Production Daniel Elias
Post Production Manager Tom Lynch
Post Production Administrator Laura Davidson
Post Production Coordinator Regina Lemaire-Costa

Music Supervisor Alex Benge
Music Coordinator Bonnie Reilly
Rights & Clearances Cristina Lombardo
Studio Manager Polly Williams
Senior Designer Rebecca Boyd-Wallis
Designer Tristan Cluett

Special Thanks Lesley Booth @ The Glasgow School of Art, Gary Mackay @ SWG3, Maryann King @ Mr Ben Retro Clothing, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, 'Tartan Armies' courtesy of Vice News, Karen Tillotson, Greg Feldwick, Andy Musgrave, Keith McIvor

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this really isn't an accurate portrayal of glasgow youth culture at all. very pretentious, wealthy students. glasgow is a great city because it isn't pretentious. it's an honest, forward thinking and liberal city, with a great youth outlook, but i couldn't watch this video without being irritated by some of the comments.

Author — mongchilde


This literally has no narrative. Is it about politics? Is it about parties? Is it about skateboarding? Is it about blowing up houses? Or is it just a heavily stylised video designed to portray an image of Glasgow that is so far out of kilter with what the underground scene is really about?

Author — Laura Gregson


Looks like rich kids tryna be poor and edgy to me

Author — Ben Freeland


Watched 10 minutes and never heard one real Glaswegian accent

Author — Punkarama


Should maybe be titled "small gatherings of middle class students".

Author — Swinethat Yeur


Load of bollocks. Theres nothing political about it. Its a place to go and get mwi and listen to good tunes not some post brexit political statement fs. And Glasgow has had after parties for over 20 years and the legit afters spots were not daft enough to allow this unnecessary publicity of what should be done "incognito"

Author — Big Miz


So many Limmy characters in this video.

Author — pkaulf


I go to Glasgow School of Art and I've met all these people. As someone genuinely interested in politics and creating art that lasts and makes a difference, I can confirm that these are a bunch of braindead idiots snorting MDMA and considering that to be the equivalent of actual culture.

Author — roadpancake


posh student bell ends dressing like the neds they used to look down their noses at gettin about in their tracksuits and airmax nothing unique or different about them they are the most conforming bunch of bell ends around

Author — Shaun Maguire


The one girl in the clothes store kind of gave it away. ''I want to look back on this in 5-years and say I tried it''. It's a phase. And more importantly, she knows this isn't the life she has to live. The true reflection of Glasgow would be the people living on estates, not some artsy fartsy student from out of town.

Author — The Staggy


Glasgows no that rough. Went there a few months ago and was only stabbed twice.

Author — Corrie


These are not "Scotland's youth". These are a tiny small fringe of middle class attention seekers

Author — M_G_


this black dude is living wealthy though lol

Author — 1 1 2


If anyone is ever in Glasgow you would have much more fun getting along to wee mental Davey's empty. He's an apprentice plumber and father of four.

Author — noghd


Basically in order to save the world you have to skate, wear long sleeve t shirts under short sleeves and shave your head. Oh and say you started a trend that was out before you where born and convince people to join you whilst judging people either above or below you. In order to save the world lets go do drugs and go shopping in charity shops 👍🏻

Author — Nic Marie


So original. Just like the last 4 or 5 generations before them, doing the exact same thing, with different words. Seriously, this sounds just like 1988 rave scene all over again.

Author — Kevin Auld


I thought Incognito was just for watching porn?

Author — Cormac Gilbert


Hmmm. It's hardly "incognito" if your "secret location" is clearly identifiable in the video! Those abandoned railway arches are in the Gorbals, right behind the Laurieston pub where some of this was filmed (just around the corner from me) - I'm sure these West End hipsters think they're so edgy for venturing south of the river for a party, but I can guarantee they wouldn't last five minutes walking around here at any other time. This video is definitely not representative of ordinary Glaswegians.

Author — Sarah Sea


What a pile of pish. A bunch of fake Glasgow uni accented yes supporters getting full of Ket in a warehouse is hardly some sort of political revolution.

Author — gary mc


it'S all about how you look, what you wear, and MDMA... great job guys... you're saving the world. cheers

Author — Zirys