club nights 0 venues

Regular weekly Edinburgh clubs plus . one-off events are liste b day, then by title. Clubs will be liste provided up-to-date details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Festival Club listings are compiled by Abigail Bremner.



I Bass Invaders at The Pond Bar. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. The emphasis is on funk, hip hop and breaks.

I Caliente, Calientei at El Barrio. lOpm—3am. Free. Weekly. This new hot Spot for all things Latin treats you to 3 Thu night helping of salsa and merengue, with dance classes at the beginning of the evening. More info from

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.

I First Contact at Pivo. 9pm—3am. Drum & bass featuring DJ Nova.

I Gilded Saloon at Gilded Saloon. 11pm-Aam (9pm—lam from 31 Aug). Free. Weekl . Niall Young, Scott McKenzie, cott Elliot and guests provide a selection of smooth dance grooves.

I Too Cool For School at PopRokit. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Higher Ground’s Mr Todd and Gav Sutherland entertain with their usual selection of smooth ‘n’ funky house and garage tunes. I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar (downstairs). 9pm—3am. Free. 24 Aug. Fortnightly. The tastiest cheese selection from Edinburgh's original E-Z sleazies Al and Kam the Mullet.

I Loose at 0 Bar has finished.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Gary Mac (Sublime) brings down a few boxes of his favourite funky tunes, mellowed out with some soulful house.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. 8.30pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Higher Ground’s Mr Todd gets funky on 24 Aug, with Scott Sommerville taking over on 31 Aug.

I Perception at Bliss. 9pm-late. Free. 31 Aug. Monthly. A pre-club warm-up to tonight’s club, focusing on the deeper end of Perception’s house sound. Alcoholics will be pleased to know that you can get £5 off cocktails with Perception flyers, and blaggers can rejoice in the fact that free passes for the club will also be available.

I Prefix at Bliss. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly (not 31 Aug). The X-Residents and guests supply house and garage grooves, plus original tunes.

I Strange Beats at The Watershed. 8pm-3am. Free. Weekly. A funk and soul selection.

I Undercover Brothers at The City Cafe. 8pm-3am. Free. Weekly. A live take on the pre-club scenario with saxophone and percussion accompanying the decks selection from Adrian, vocal interludes from A.J.


I Beat 106 at Teviot Row Union. 9pm-5am. £7 (£5 in advance from The Fringe box office). 24 Aug. Scotland’s newest radio station, Beat 106, will be broadcasting live from the Edinburgh International Club Festival every Thu in August. The treats for 24 Aug include glam house-meister Craig Burger Queen, The Tunnel’s Colin Tevendale, trance- man Trevor Reilly and Stevie Kerr.

I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm-5am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Hi-NRG dance action downstairs at this always hoaching gay bar.

I Gadges At Work at The Cocteau Lounge. 11pm—5am. £2. 24 Aug. Fortnightly. lt’s deep house and garage all the way from the gadges in question, Harvey and Neil Ferris.

I Cool Runnings at The Attic.


Edinburgh: International Club Festival at Teviot Row Union

- I went to last year’s too . . . it’s absolutely heaving. It’s got the same vibe as the


old Taste with all the old tunes - not like what it is now. - This is a great venue, a bit dirty but nice. I like the seats in the ladies’ toilets -

always guaranteed a seat!

I don’t really get into the Festival, just the club scene, and it's open till Sam. I think it's just a bunch of weirdos come to Edinburgh in the Festival.

-I love Taste because it’s really friendly and it's good music and nobody cares and you can dance your pants off, basically. There used to be a dress code and people

made an effort, but now it’s all combats.

10.30pm-3am. £3. 31 Aug. Fortnightly. DJ Dirtsman (of Bonafide Love in Glasgow) spins a hip hop, ragga and R&B selection.

I Dust at Studio 24. 11pm-5am. £2. Weekly. A cross-section of alternative sounds from the infamous DJ Dave, taking in punk, hardcore, goth and their ilk.

I Dysfunction at The Venue (top floor). lOpm-Sam. £3. 31 Aug. Fortnightly. A range of alternative sounds from heavy rock, indie rock, hardcore, skate punk, industrial . . . you get the picture. Check out

I Electro Unique at La Belle Angele. 11.30pm-5am. £7 (£5). 24 Aug only. A one-off special from Edinburgh’s multimedia experimentalists Underword combining visuals from Phactory and Kohoutek with freestyle beats from Hobbs and TWitch (who they credit as being behind recording duo Mount Florida and club night Optimo - but we don’t forget Pure that quickly!). There will also be live sets from 7 Hurtz (Output Records) and Kovac, and to ensure that the night is truly interactive, clubbers are invited to bring along their own favourite tunes if your name is drawn from the hat, you’ll get the chance to inflict your selection on the crowds. I Ethos at Studio 24. 11pm—5am. £3. 24 Aug. Monthly. Steave and D.H.B. provide the full-on trance and techno tunes.

I Freestyle Transmissions at Studio 24 has finished.

I Fusion at Loca. 11pm-3am. Free. 7 Sep. Fortnightly. Martin Valentine (Taste), Steven Wanless, Scott and Bruce are the DJs behind this new night, which promises to loosen you up with a refreshing dose of funk and breaks, moving on to house, garage and even hard house if you’re up for it.

I Future Primitive at The Venue

(Cooler). 10.30pm-3am. £2. 7 Sep. Monthly. An anthology of dance music covering old faves from the realms of house, techno and jungle.

I Genetic at The Citrus Club. 11pm—5am. £2. Weekly. Goth, punk, alternative 80s and like-minded sounds from DJ Lucy‘fur (Vain). The Citrus Club now boasts a non-smoking policy in the bar area.

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 9pm—5am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Enjoy the innovative contemporary jazz sounds of the Martin Kershaw Quartet on 24 Aug with support from DJ Demus, who gets the decks all to himself without any pesky bands getting in the way on 31

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I lguve-Nation at The Bongo Club. Next date 19 Oct.

I Love Breaks at P0 Na Na. 11pm-Sam. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon play new and old classics from the realms of Latin, soul, R&B and disco.

I The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club will return in Sep.

I Perception at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-5am. £3-£5. 31 Au . Monthly. Residents Derek Martin and av Grant explore the deep and progressive reaches of house music.

I Rotary Funk at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 14 Sep.

I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-5am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. From the crew behind Barry Cabanas comes the holiday camp from hell. Join Kernal Snatch (Garth Cruickshank), Uncle Harold (Michael Keats) and their team of deranged Redcoats at Boroughballs, home of sick jokes, sleazy tunes and vomit-inducing drink promotions.

I Supafly at Noa. 11pm—5am. Free. Weekly. DJ Jon Flowerz supplies slices of soul, 705 and cheese.

I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau

Lounge. 11pm—5am. £2. 31 Aug. Fortnightly. Party girls Sally F, Trendy Wendy and Nicci get together for a bit of a soirée, covering everything from cutting edge choons to kitsch classics.

I Thursday Night Heaven at Ego (formerly Eden). 10pm-5am. £2 all night with discount flyer; £3 (£2) before midnight; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Shake your stuff to a selection of dance anthems past and present.

I Untamed at The Ark. 1 m—3am. £5. 7 Sep only. Unleash your WIId side and help save elephants. This event is a fundraiser for the flask Trust (with the whole of the ticket price going to the charity), who do good work funding sustainable conservation projects which take account of the needs of local communities as well as endangered animals. You are advised to dress in an ‘untamed’ fashion and, if the elephants don’t do it for you, the Barcardi drinks promos might.

Chart a party

I Back To Basics at Why Not? llpm—5am. £5. Weekly. Favourites from the chart crypt.

I Blasted at Gaia. lOpm-Sam. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student soirée featuring intergalactic dance from across the solar system and lo-fi/indie from Planet Earth. I Funky Under round at Revolution. 10pm-5am. £4 ( 3). Weekly. The student night at this giant venue with Daddy Cool laying on the fromage.

I l nition at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—5am. £3 £2). Weekly. Big student night.

I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—5am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. A mix of party tunes from across the decades.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 7pm—5am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. DJs playing chart and party music for a drinking crowd.


Pro-qub I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro play live. DJs afterwards. I Dust at 0 Bar has finished. I 4-Play at Club Mercado. 4—10pm. Free. Weekly. Serving you hard working, hard partying types with a mind-melting mix of music (courtesy of kitsch queen Trendy Wendy) and drinks promos. Parties of twenty or more who book through the venue’s guest list system have the chance to win £150 in a cashback draw. I The Friday Feelgood at Baracoa. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Tinku supplies a vinyl solution of jazz, funk, soul and hi hop. I Gilded aloon at Gilded Saloon. 11pm—4am (9pm—1am from 1 Sep). Free. Weekly. Niall Young, Scott McKenzie, Scott Elliot and guests provide a selection of smooth dance grooves. I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. House and garage girls Gail Sellars and Simone lack doing their sexy stuff on 25 Aug, with Steve Austin (Headspin) providing the funky breaks on 1 Sep. I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik (Spectrum) takes in the full range of funky tunes, from hip hop to Latin and jazz. I NYC at Bliss. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. ‘A clubbers’ guide to the underground sound of New York’ from resident Kevin Jones. I Oxygen at Oxygen. 8.30pm-3am. Free. Weekly. A rotating selection of DJs at this new pre-club - funk house man George T. (Tribal Funktion) does his stuff on 25 Aug, and 1 Sep sees Stuart Duncan of Atomic Baby at the helm.

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