more) followed by disco, deep house, old school electro, dubstep and Detroit influenced beats from the Jam the Box DJs. ■ Liquid Soul at Po Na Na. 10pm–3am. £4 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Get down early for this consistently capacity retro-disco and funky house night, featuring Po’s own Mark B on the decks fusing classic and bang up-to-date funky house for those in the know. ■ Lulu at Lulu. 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 before 11pm; £8 after. Weekly. Gareth Somerville, Danny T and Jon Hutchison playing club hits and chart favourites. ■ The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £6 (£4) after. 13 Feb. Edinburgh’s most famous (or should that be infamous) night of metal, rock, industrial and goth. ■ The Monster Traffic Light Party at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5. 13 Feb. Bitch and Alternative join forces for a Valentine’s traffic light party (red means you’re taken, yellow is a maybe and green means single) with a house, electro and ghetto-tech soundtrack from Rebecca Vasmant (Ibiza Zoo Project), Derrick Burns, Jose and Niven. ■ Mumbo Jumbo at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £8 after. 6 Feb. Headspin’s Steve Austin and Colin Miller join forces with Tackno’s Trendy Wendy mixing up funk, soul, electro, house and good time party tunes. Joined by special guests Jay Mo and Andy George (Radio 1’s In New DJs We Trust). ✽✽ Musika Third Birthday at Corn Exchange. 9pm–3am. £22.50. 13 Feb. Musika celebrate in style as they decamp to the Corn Exchange to fit in the huge line-up of John Digweed, Timo Maas and Tim Green (Cocoon) tearing up the mainroom with house and electro. Sugarbeat lend a hand in room two with a DJ set from Hot Chip, Boy 8 Bit and Utah Saints. See preview, page 37. ■ Opal Lounge at Opal Lounge. 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 before 11pm; £8 after. Weekly. Late night soiree featuring DJ Dave Shedan and a fusion of glamorous vocal house and accessible electro with a hint of R&B. ■ Sick Note Saturday at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5. 13 Feb. The indie/electro night hosts another of its new monthly Saturday night specials. FREE Soul Spectrum at the Voodoo Rooms. 9pm–1am. 6 Feb. Night of funk, hard-edged soul, 60s and 70s gems and even a dash of disco from Fryer (Motherfunk and JazzmanRecords). ■ StepBack at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2) after. 13 Feb. Heavy bass from residents WolfJazz and Keyte as Stepback moves to a new Saturday slot. ✽✽ Substance at the GRV. Underground techno night, as Italian producer Lory D (Sounds Never Seen) returns for a live set after slaying the dancefloor with his dark techno cuts at Substance’s second birthday. Support comes from Ital Tek (live) and Gavin Richardson. ■ Tease Age at Citrus Club. 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £6 after. Weekly. This indie stalwart dishes up everything from swinging 60s hits to baggy Manchester faves as well as a host of current NME chart botherers with DJ Monkee Mickee. Edinburgh’s longest continually running indie night. ✽✽ Ultragroove at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £8 (£5) after. 6 Feb. Gareth Sommerville is joined by Linkwood and Fudge Fingas for a night of house, classics and deep disco from Edinburgh’s very own Firecracker Records. FREE Volume! at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. 6 Feb. The Volume! crew brings the dubstep to Sneakys for an intimate set of heavy bass at this new bi-monthly residency. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. 13 Feb.
Chart & Party ■ The Big Cheese at Potterrow Student Union. 9pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Student night with the best in cheddar flavoured chart tunes and anthems. ■ Embrace at Lava Ignite. 10pm–3am. £7 (£2 before 11pm). Weekly. Chart dance hits from Stuart Lewis plus R&B, 60s, 70s and 80s anthems across the other dancefloors. ■ Love Groove at Stereo. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£2) before midnight; £6 (£3) after. Weekly. Mix of chart anthems, disco and classic dance tunes. ■ Musicology at Shanghai. 10pm–3am. £10 (£8). Weekly. Funk, dance, chart hits and classics accompanied by their appropriate videos from VJ Scott Granger. ■ Why Not? at Why Not?. 10pm–3am. £7.50. Weekly. Chart, dance and house for the weekend masses.
Edinburgh Sundays Club FREE Coalition at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, techno and electro from residents Treason, Drummel and Paranoise. ■ Heat at Shanghai. 10.30pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Classic party jams, combining custom visuals and music videos. FREE Killer Kitsch at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Killer Kitsch returns to Edinburgh as Euan Neilson and David Sinclair import their mix of dance, electro, 80s synth pop, new wave and punk to the Cab. FREE The Pit at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Rock and metal night by rock and metal fans for rock and metal fans. ■ Rise at Opal Lounge. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Johnny Frenetic mashes up a unique and energetic three deck mix of funky house, sexy urban and indie infused electro, club classics and remixes. FREE Sections at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Weekly. A rock’n’roll journey with all the best cuts from classic metal and hard rock through to 80s glam and goth. FREE Star Crossed Lovers Valentine’s Ball at GHQ. 11pm–3am. 14 Feb. Big Valentine’s party at Edinburgh’s Gay HQ. ■ Tipsy at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. R&B, urban and hip hop from residents Nick G and DJ Prospect at what they promise will be ‘the hottest Sunday night party in town’. FREE Zombie Valentines at Opium. 8pm–3am. 14 Feb. Zombie Valentines special at the rock/metal club, because the dead need love too.
Chart & Party ■ Destiny at Karma Nights. 10.30pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Big party anthems from the 90s and 00s. ■ DNA at Lava Ignite. 10pm–3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Student night of cheesy classics, R&B and chart hits. Edinburgh Mondays
Club ■ Dirty Stop Out at Opal Lounge. 10pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Mashed up mix of the latest funky house, twisted with old school and R&B. ■ Forbidden at Shanghai. 10pm–3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. R&B, hip hop, urban electro and chart tracks at this Monday night student special. ■ Lulu at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. See Fri. FREE Mixed Up Mondays at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Weekly. R&B, hip hop, pop and floor fillers. FREE Nu Fire at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Showcase of underground hip hop, dubstep, drum & bass, electro and MCs. ■ Trade Union at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £2 (£1). Weekly. Night to give something back to the bar and club
Fudge Fingas Expect multi-layered house, nu-disco, Detroit beats and jazzy interludes as Fudge Fingas returns to
Ultragroove. Garnering praise from the likes of Theo Parrish, Derrick May and Gilles Peterson for his own productions on Edinburgh’s Firecracker Records, he’s joined on this date by collaborator and Firecracker alumni Linkwood for some deliciously deep house grooves (Fudge Fingas and Linkwood also guest at Wedge at the Hetherington Research Club in Glasgow on Sat 13 Feb). ■ Ultragroove at Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Sat 6 Feb.
workers with everything except cheese from DJ Beefy and Wolfjazz. Edinburgh Tuesdays
Club FREE Antics at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Rock, emo, punk and metal dispatches from Edinburgh’s alt.scene. ■ Avoid at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 16 Feb. Laidback house and deep dub night raising funds for Wateraid with live music, DJs and art . FREE Barbed Wire Kisses at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Indie and post-punk night. ■ Couture at Opal Lounge. 10.30pm–3am. £5. Weekly. New Tuesday night which aims to provide a space for ‘Edinburgh’s it-crowd to network’ with a cool soundtrack of hip hop, funk, R&B and party jams from Cunnie and Gino. FREE FAT at the GRV. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Fresh Air Tuesdays as the student radio station takes over the GRV for an indie mix up. ■ Girls & Boys at Karma Nights. 11.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Chart and party soundtrack to this new ‘shag tag’ night as you all get a numbered badge on entry then try match up and get saucy with your chosen number. FREE Love Traffic at GHQ. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Pulling doesn’t get any easier than this. At a traffic light party everyone knows where they stand: red for no thanks, amber for maybe, green for definitely. With DJ Dale Lush. ■ Lulu at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. See Fri. FREE Split at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Drum & bass, electro, techno and breakbeat with Shadowskill, the Dropout DJs, Dogma and a smattering of very talented local guests.
you write their number on the board next to your own, the idea being that they then rush up to you and get a bit jiggy.
Edinburgh Wednesdays Club FREE Axis at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Electro, techno, dubstep and bassline. ■ Bangers & Mash at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. Student night of chart R&B and dance. ■ Chambles at Opal Lounge. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Night of sexy music, fantastic cocktails and fabulous people. Dress to impress. ■ Dirty Disco at Karma Nights. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Student night of indie, electro, rock, pop, disco and hip hop. ■ Guilty at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Expect everything from 90s club anthems and club classics to sexy R&B and huge hip hop through 80s to original remixes of the biggest hits of today. FREE JungleDub at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Showcasing the Scottish dub, dubstep and jungle scene. FREE Mala Vida at the GRV. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Latin special with a selection of Spanish DJs. ■ Mischief at Shanghai. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. DJs Tiny Tim, Kunal and Beef play a cut-up mix of the latest house, R&B and student anthems. FREE Volume Dealer at Studio 24. 10pm–3am. Weekly. Metal club with a touch of punk and classic rock. ■ We are . . . Electric at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £2 after (free to members). Weekly. Electronic punk-funk, electro and underground acid-house classics with Gary Mac (10 Feb) and he’s joined by Pyz (17 Feb).
Chart & Party ■ ShagTag at Stereo. 10pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Insanely successful night based on a complex numerical flirting system. If someone catches your eye, Chart & Party ■ POP at Lava Ignite. 10pm–3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Student night of dance, chart and anthems on the mainfloor and R&B in the lounge.
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