midnight; £7 after. 27 Mar. The mighty Messenger Sound System blasts out the best in righteous reggae, dub and roots with MC Ras Echo. ■ The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £6 (£4) after. 27 Mar. Edinburgh’s most famous (or should that be infamous) night of metal, rock, industrial and goth. ■ 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. ■ Playdate at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). 27 Mar. Leftfield techno, electro and house from special guest Casper C resident at such musical wonderlands as Adventures in the Beetroot Field, High Horse and Blogger’s Delight. ■ 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. 20 Mar. Gareth Sommerville is joined by Richy Vallenz and Adam Amos for some modern house kicks. ■ The Underground at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £6 (£4) after. 27 Mar. Classic punk, new wave, modern punk, ska and 80s alternative sounds. ■ VEGAS! at the Voodoo Rooms. 8.30pm–1am. £5. 27 Mar. Monthly. Hep daddy swing, country classics and sleazy listening at the multiple award-winning, multi-genre club night for movers, groovers, hipsters, flipsters, guys and dolls. ■ Wasabi Disco at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. £3 (free to members). 20 Mar. The Wasabi Disco are joined by ‘disco titan’ David Barbarossa for a night of dark disco, new wave, punk and New York grooves. ■ Wire at Electric Circus. 11pm–3am. £6. 20 Mar. Discotronic pop, art punk and electronica party from Craig Jamieson (Modern Lovers) with special guest Jackie McKeown (1990s/Yummy Fur). 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. ■ Guru at Karma Nights. 10.30pm–3am. £7. Weekly. Floorfillers and dancefloor party tunes. ■ Here Come the Girls! at City Nightclub. 10.30pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 (£5) after. Weekly. One of Scotland’s top female DJs Casey Cooper mixing up the finest floor-fillers and anthems. ■ Lets Party at Mood. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Big party night of club, chart and pop hits. ■ 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.
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.
Xplicit Over the last five years Xplicit have become a powerhouse for bringing drum & bass action north of the border. Once again they excel themselves with a special Hospital Records showcase for a night
of liquid funk and intelligent D&B featuring Danny Byrd, who gave us massive the raved up remix of ‘Sweet Harmony’; a dash of 70s funk and jungle action from Nu Tone; future beats from Cyantific and dancefloor drum & bass kicks from Logistics (pictured). ■ Potterrow, Edinburgh, Fri 19 Mar.
■ Haddow Festival Afterparty at the GRV. 11pm–3am. Free to Haddow Fest ticket holders. 28 Mar. Exclusive afterparty only open to ticket holders from Edinburgh’s all day indie marathon. 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. ■ 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’.
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 ■ Decadence at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. OK so fair enough, it’s Mon, but that’s no excuse. ■ Forbidden at Shanghai. 10pm–3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. R&B, hip hop, urban electro and chart tracks at this Monday night student special. 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. ■ Subzero at Opal Lounge. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Cool and classy trendy get-together. ■ Trade Union at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £2 (£1). Weekly. DJ Beefy and Wolfjazz mix up house, electro, hip hop, techno, breaks and more besides. Edinburgh Tuesdays
Club FREE Antics at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Rock, emo, punk and metal dispatches from Edinburgh’s alt.scene. 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 for Opal 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. ■ Dirty Sex at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Raunchy dance beats. ■ Enigma at Shanghai. 11pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Glamorous student night. 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. 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.
Chart & Party ■ ShagTag at Stereo. 10pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Insanely successful night based on a complex numerical flirting system.
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 from the Big Cheese DJs. ■ Chambles at Opal Lounge. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Night of sexy music, fantastic cocktails and fabulous people. Dress to impress. ■ 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 with TV and film theme tunes thrown in for good measure all under the watchful gaze of DJ Johnny Frenetic. 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. ■ 2 Many DJs at City Nightclub. 10pm–3am. £15. 31 Mar. The Belgian bootleggers mash-up their usual eclectic mix of musical influences and funky beats. 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 for members). Weekly. Edinburgh’s busiest midweek electro-funk disco party with Gary Mac featuring Ruairi (24 Mar) and WolfJazz (31 Mar). ■ We is Electric at Cabaret Voltaire. 10.30pm–3am. Free before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. Default and Picassio take over the Speakeasy with a mix of beats, bleeps and breaks. Chart & Party ■ Boom Boom Cow at City Nightclub. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Chart and party night with plenty of drinks offers. ■ POP at Lava Ignite. 10pm–3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Student night of dance, chart and anthems on the mainfloor.
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