Club. 11pm–3am. £5 before ■ Departure Lounge at the Caves. 11pm–3am. £8 (£6 in advance). 21 May. Heavyweight global sounds as Departure Lounge are joind by the nu funk and hip hop sounds of DJ Parker with added broken beat and dub from Paper Tiger featuring Sabira Jade (live). ✽✽ Devil Disco Club at the Bongo midnight; £7 after. 21 May. Trouble is back with a new darker incarnation, and the residents are joined by like-minded Londoners Horse Meat Disco for a run through vintage disco, electro funk, proto house and New York classics, plus live music from RBRBR. ■ Flava at Shanghai. 11pm–3am. £6. Weekly. Hugely successful R&B, hip hop, UK funky and urban night with resident DJ Prospect. ■ Furburger at GHQ. 11pm–3am. £5. 14 May. DJs Dejaybird, Funki Diva and Boy Toy provide aural stimulation for gay women and their closest friends. ■ Get Funk’d at Medina. 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. 21 May. R&B, funk and soul from Isla Blige Master Caird and P-Stylz. ■ Heavy Gossip at Medina. 11pm–3am. £7 (£5). 14 May. Fesh house cuts, disco funk and reworked edits from Craig Smith (6th Borough Project/Audio Deluxe) and Nick Yuill (Solescience) featuring a live set of jazzy grooves and twisted house from Wbeeza, making his Scottish debut. ■ Ikon at Opal Lounge. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Glamorous, luxurious and exclusive party night of sexy house. ■ KandiFlip at Po Na Na. 10.30pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. R&B, house and dance classics from Johnny Frenetic, with added live sax from Trav SaXing Panesar on Good Friday (2 Apr). ■ Misfits at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £4 after. Weekly. DIY indie, electro, punk, rock and retro with bargain drinks. ■ Mr Scruff at Potterrow Student Union. 10pm–3am. £12.50 in advance; £15 on the door. 14 May. Eclectic Ninja Tune mixologist whose set could include jazz, soul, funk, disco, house or hip hop. But usually all of these things and more besides. ■ One Drop at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £6 (£4) after. 14 May. Reggae, dancehall and dubstep with special guest MC Soom T. ■ Planet Earth at Citrus Club. 9.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £6 after. Weekly. Music from 1976 through to 1989. In other words, a healthy dose of
punk, new wave, new romantic and electro-pop (now with added 90s). ✽✽ Riddim Tuffa Sound at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 14 May. Reggae, jungle and dub night presenting a special visit from Israeli soundsystem My Lord Sound. FREE Riddim Tuffa Sound at the GRV. 11pm–3am. 21 May. Free party of reggae, dubstep, hip hop, roots, drum & bass and dub. ■ RSVP at Lulu. 10.30pm–3am. £8. Weekly. Glamorous club hits. ■ Skunk Funk at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Night of top funk from DJ Aki and live guests including reggae beats and horns from Man At The Window (14 May) and Aberdeen’s Super Six Funk Machine (21 May). FREE Stormbringer at the Banshee Labyrinth. 9pm–3am. Weekly. Classic rock night. ■ Telefunken at the Caves. 10.30pm–3am. £7 (£6). 14 May. Gene Farris (Defected/Soma/CR2) was yet another victim of the travel chaos caused by volcanic ash but he’s back with a rescheduled date and more underground house (original tickets still valid). ■ Unpop at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £4. 21 May. ‘Indie pop dance party’ of C86, twee and janglesome indie from the likes of Camera Obscura, Pavement, Felt, Belle & Sebastian and many more. ■ We are . . . Electric at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5. 14 May. The midweek punk funk club’s new Friday night special continues as Gary Mac offers up a hot electro-disco selection. ■ We Play House at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £6 after. 14 May. Can you guess what kinda music they play? Brand new night from DJ Liam Goldie in the Cab’s Speakeasy. ■ Wolf Party at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 14 May. New night playing indie rock from the last 30 years, so expect to hear the likes of Pavement, Yeasayer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Animal Collective, The Maccabees and ‘their ilk’. ✽✽ Xplicit at Potterrow. 10pm–3am. £12. 21 May. Xplicit decamp to Potterrow for another line-up that’s just too big for the Bongo to contain with NOISIA, London Elektricity and Nero supplying the drum & bass. See preview, page 36. Chart & Party ■ Hot & Gold at Stereo. 10pm–3am. Free before midnight; £4 (£2) after.
Weekly. Disco, dance and raunchy R&B on the mainfloor while upstairs you get 80s classics. ■ Iconic Fridays at Mood. 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £3 after. Weekly. Essential dance, R&B, 90s hits and anthems. ■ Lush at Karma Nights. 10.30pm–3am. £6. Weekly. Chart, dance and commercial R&B. ■ Passion at Lava Ignite. 10pm–3am. £6 (£1 before 11.30pm). Weekly. Stuart Lewis plays dance anthems and chart hits in the mainroom with everything from R&B to 60s-80s hits in various other rooms.
Edinburgh Saturdays Club ■ Balkanarama at Studio 24. 9.30pm–3am. £7 before 10.30pm; £9 after. 22 May. A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music from guests Orkestra del Sol, traditional Greek music and dance from Andromeda, DJ Godmother, bellydancing and a live jam session. ■ Basics at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 11pm–3am. £5. 15 May. Proper old school R&B, as in real-deal 50s and 60s rhythm and blues. ■ Bubblegum at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £4 after. Weekly. A student friendly chewed up, spat out mix of electro, pop, dance, disco, soul and indie. ■ Bumpin & Stompin at Tynecastle Stadium. 8pm–1am. £10. 22 May. The best of Northern Soul, R&B, garage and everything in between as the Soul Boys return with an ‘Oldies Night’ featuring Martin Wright, Wullie McKenzie and Kenny Burrell. Please note new venue in the Gorgie Suite at Tynecastle. ■ The Egg at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £1 before 11.30pm; £3 after. Weekly. Indie, 60s garage, electro, northern soul, ska, 70s punk and new wave at this Edinburgh institution for those in the know after a quick fix of decent music and attitude free clubbing. ■ End of Year Festival at Cabaret Voltaire. 10.30pm–3am. £10 (£8). 22 May. The final part of Edinburgh University’s End of Year Party with dubstep, bassline and beats from Joy Orbison, Midland and Solid Gold. Plus breaks and techno in the backroom as Az-Tech go head-to-head with Split and there’s hip hop to funky house from Jamie McKenzie, Ewan Smith and more in the Speakeasy. Part of Three Six Seven.
■ Fish Fry at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Scottish jazz, funk, soul and Latin bands join DJ Astroboy. The line-up includes punchy soul and funk from Washington Street (15 May), 22 May still tbc. ■ Forth One Floorfillers LIVE at Ocean Terminal. 10.30pm–3am. £16. 22 May. Big chart dance hits as 97.3 Forth One go old skool with live sets from TTF (The Time Frequency) and N:Trance alongside DJs Krystle, Iain Waugh, Trendy Wendy and Andy Opel. ■ Fuse at the Lane. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. 22 May. Underground dance night of electro, techno dubstep and house. ■ Headspin at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 15 May. Mixing funk, hip hop, disco, house and beats, Headspin continues to push the boundaries and raises clubbing to an art form. With multiple turntables, live percussion and visual projections mixed, looped and mutilated live to complement and enhance the aural experience, it’s much more than just a feast for the ears. Joined by Krash Slaughta for a mix of funky breaks and hip hop. See preview, page 35. ■ It’s All Good at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5. 15 May. New night of funky house, electro and hard house from some of Edinburgh’s favourite DJs including Tommy Kay, Claudio and Craig Fraser in the Cab’s Speakeasy. ■ Limbo at the Voodoo Rooms. 8pm. £9 (£8 in advance). 22 May. The Black Spring DJs man the decks and present sets from lyrical maverick Paul Vickers & The Leg, dark pop from Night Noise Team and intelligent indie from The Little Kicks. ■ 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. ■ Magic Nostalgia at Electric Circus. 10.30pm–3am. £6 (£5). 22 May. ‘The Wheel’ decides the playlist be it disco, 80s, rock gods, 90s rave, power ballads, one hit wonders or movie music, at this multi-genre nostalgia fest that gives into the spin of fate.
EDINBURGH Club venues ■ Bacaro 7–11 Hope Street Lane, 247 7004. Stylish bijou clubbbing and cocktails. ■ Berlin 3 Queensferry Street Lane, 467 7215. Selection of cool house nights. See listings for details. ■ The Bongo Club Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. One of the coolest and most eclectic clubs in town. See listings for details. ■ Cabaret Voltaire 36-38 Blair Street, 220 6176. Mixed bag from house and techno to drum & bass and indie. See listings for details. ■ The Caves Niddry Street South, 557 8989. Great subterranean venue (as the name suggests) getting more and more popular due to its unique atmosphere. See listings for details.
■ CC Blooms 23-24 Greenside Place, 556 9331. One of the city’s most enduring gay clubs, with hi-NRG tracks every night of the week. ■ The Citrus Club Grindlay Street, 622 7086. Mainly studenty venue that goes for an indie vibe as well as a dash of punk, new wave and 80s classics. See listings for selected highlights. ■ City: Edinburgh 1a Market Street, 226 9560. From student nights and pop to big guest DJs. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Electric Circus 36-39 Market Street, 226 4224. Eclectic dance beats and indie plus private rooms for a unique clubbling experience. ■ Espionage 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, 477 7007. Five floors of varied chart and dancey action. ■ Faith Wilkie House, Cowgate, 225 9764. Commercial dance sounds, pop hits and R&B. ■ GHQ 4 Picardy Place, 550 1780. Swish gay club. See listings for details. ■ The GRV 7 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. Intimate club venue mixing art, techno, dub, live acts and beats. See listings for details. ■ Henry’s Cellar Bar 8-16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. Eclectic and experimental nights from surf rock to electro. See listings for details. ■ Hive 15–17 Niddry Street, 556 0444. Rock, indie, student nights and electronica. See listings for details. ■ HMV Picture House 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. Home to indie clubbing and big name one-off special events. See listings for details.
■ The Jazz Bar 1 Chambers Street, 467 2539. Cool beats from global sounds to straight ahead jazz. See listings for details. ■ Karma Nights 23 Lothian Road, 229 9197. Club classics, chart nuggets and party tunes. ■ Lava Ignite 3 West Toll Cross, 228 3252. Chart favourites, pop hits and R&B. ■ The Liquid Room 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. Currently closed due to fire damage. More news when we get it. ■ Lulu (under Tiger Lily) 125b George Street, 561 2245. Cool funk, house and other grooves from the people who brought you the Opal Lounge. ■ Medina 45-47 Lothian Street, 225 6313. Laid back vibes with cool hip hop and other sounds. See listings for details. ■ Mood Omni, Greenside Place, 550 1640. Chart, dance and party tunes. ■ Opal Lounge 51 George Street, 226 2275. House and funky beats for a dressed up crowd. ■ Opium 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. Rock, punk and metal, no messing. ■ Po Na Na 43b Frederick Street, 226 2224. Student nights, funky beats, house and more. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Potterrow Teviot, Bristo Square, 650 9195. Student heaven and home to soem big one off parties. ■ Sneaky Pete’s 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. Underground clubbing at its best, from techno and dubstep to indie. See listings for details. ■ Shanghai Le Monde, 16 George
Street, 270 3900. Slick and stylish venue in the heart of Edinburgh. ■ Siglo 184 Cowgate, 240 2850. Charty, party, indie nights until 3am. ■ Stereo King Stables Road, 229 7986. More big party tunes and drunken dancing. ■ Studio 24 Calton Road, 558 3758. Down and dirty club nights, specialising in techno and rock. See listings for details. ■ The Voodoo Rooms 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. Sophisticated clubbing and entertainment. See listings for details. ■ The Wee Red Bar Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. Student nights for the arty set. See listings for details. ■ Why Not? 14 George Street, 624 8311. Hits from the 80s to last week.
40 THE LIST 13–27 May 2010