■ Messenger Sound System at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £7 after. 22 May. The mighty Messenger Sound System blasts out the best in righteous reggae, dub and roots with MC Ras Echo. ■ Much More at Medina. 10pm–3am. £5 (two-for-one entry before 11pm). Weekly. Hip hop from Nasty P and Cunnie. ■ 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. ■ Pulse at the GRV. 10.30pm–3am. £8. 15 May. The techno night is joined by Fergie, who made his name in the world of trance but now favours a sharp mix of underground techno. ■ Rendezvous at the Lane. 10.30pm–3am. £4 (£3) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. 29 May. Brand new night for Edinburgh mixing up fresh house and techno. ■ Souloco at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £4 (£2) after. 22 May. Deep techy house as Souloco take over Cab’s Speakeasy. ■ 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. 15 May. Deep, dark house as Shindig’s 18th birthday tour rolls into Edinburgh headed by Scott Bradford (Lexicon Avenue). ■ Urban at the Lane. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. 15 May. Billing itself as ‘the ultimate urban party’ of R&B, soul and hip hop. ■ Wire at Electric Circus. 11pm–3am. £6. 15 May. Discotronic pop, art punk, kick-ass rock’n’roll and quirky electronica party from Craig Jamieson (Modern Lovers) and special guest/friend of the club Vic Galloway (Radio 1).
Chart & Party ■ 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. ■ 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.
Heavy Gossip One of the newest contenders on the Edinburgh house scene, Heavy Gossip welcome special guest Wbeeza (pictured) for his Scottish debut. Presenting a live show of fresh house and techno cuts with jazz grooves and acidic beats as he creates a unique improvised set on the fly. ■ Medina, Edinburgh, Fri 14 May.
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 (£4 before 11pm; £5 after). Weekly. Student night of cheesy classics, R&B and chart hits. Includes a live show from Aggro Santos performing his new single ‘Candy’ (which features Pussycat Doll Kymberly Watt) on 16 May.
Edinburgh Mondays Club ■ Bare at the Lane. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Monday night club kicks and muchos drinks promos. ■ 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. ■ Latin Quarter at Medina. 9pm–1am. £2. Weekly. DJs James Combe and Freddy Ramirez with real deal mix of salsa, merengue and world music (also salsa classes from 7pm–9pm, £5). 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. ■ 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 Remote at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Mix of indie, electro, post punk, 80s synth pop and new wave. 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, 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.
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Club FREE Axis at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Weekly dose of tip top 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 with a sense of humour 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, drum & bass 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. Chart & Party ■ Boom Boom Cow at City Nightclub. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Chart and party night with plenty of drinks offers to keep the revellers well lubricated. ■ Utopia at Lava Ignite. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Student night of mainstream chart and dance, R&B and hip hop across two rooms with regular theme nights (UV, foam parties, etc) thrown in to keep it things interesting.
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