£5–£7. 28 May. The grime collective take a different direction and perform their massive chart dance hit ‘Good Times’, plus R&B and chart from DJ Jim Etherson. See preview, page 44. ■ Skunk Funk at the Jazz Bar. 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Night of top funk from DJ Aki and live guests, including Paul Mills’ ‘Mind Excursion’ Funk Band (28 May) and funky Latin tracks with Das Contras (4 Jun). ■ Sugarbeat at Cabaret Voltaire. 10.30pm–3am. £10. 28 May. Hosts Tim & Jez (Utah Saints) are joined by the techno and electro goodness of Wolfgang Carter. ■ This is Music at Sneaky Pete’s. 7pm–3am. £5 before 11pm; £3 (members free) after. Weekly. The indie club/gig crossover night from DJs i-Tallah Disco and Bargain Harold, hosting Jesus H Foxx’s record launch (28 May). ■ Tokyoblu at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £8. 4 Jun. John Hutchison and Iain Gibson dish out the best in Chicago house, funky electro and disco. ■ Xplicit at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £1. 28 May. Special £1 party of hard drum & bass from the residents and JungleDub DJs.
Edinburgh Saturdays Club ■ Beep Beep, Yeah! at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £3. 5 Jun. Taking over the Speakeasy with a staunchly retro soundtrack of 50s rock, 60s grooves and 70s psychedelia. ■ Big’n’Bashy at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £6. 5 Jun. Four deck mix of dubstep, reggae, dancehall and jungle all blasted out through the mighty Messenger Sound System. ■ Bubblegum at the Hive. 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £4 after. Weekly. A student friendly chewed up, spat out mix of electro, pop, dance, soul and indie. ■ Dare! at Cabaret Voltaire. 10.30pm–3am. £5. 29 May. Monthly. Taking over the Speakeasy with a celebration of dance music from through the ages (from Gorgio Moroder to Mylo) all from Jon Pleased Wimmin. ✽✽ Doppleganger at Electric Circus. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. 29 May. Launch of this new night of classics and cover versions, but here’s where it gets interesting, come dressed as your music idol and get access to the VIP room with special guest DJ Sir Jimmy Saville! ■ 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. ■ Fish Fry at the Jazz Bar. 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Scottish jazz, funk, soul and Latin bands join DJ Astroboy, with Aki’s Hendrix Tribute Band (29 May) and tbc on 5 Jun. ✽✽ Jackhammer at the Caves. 10.30pm–3am. £8. 5 Jun. Busy weekend for Jackhammer fans as the techno night weighs in with their second night, as Rolando rocks the Caves. ■ JakN at the GRV. 10.30pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £7 after. 29 May. The techno night hosts a live set from Seb Marx who fuses electro, dubstep, minimal and breaks. ■ Karnival at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £10. 29 May. Forward thinking house night featuring hosts, hostesses, magicians and more. Digitalism are the guests of choice to rock the dancefloor with their indie electronica. ■ Liquid Soul at Po Na Na. 10pm–3am. £4 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Retro-disco and funky house. ■ Much More at Medina. 10pm–3am. £5 (two-for-one entry before 11pm). Weekly. Hip hop from Nasty P and Cunnie. ■ Mumbo Jumbo at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 (£6) after. 29 May. Headspin’s Steve Austin and Colin Miller with Tackno’s Trendy
House. 7pm–1am. £10. 29 May. A Wendy, mixing up funk, soul, electro, house and good time party tunes. ■ Opal Lounge at Opal Lounge. 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 before 11pm; £8 after. Weekly. 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). 29 May. House night with a few leftfield cuts from Steven and Stewart. ■ Rendezvous at the Lane. 10.30pm–3am. £4 (£3) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. 29 May. Fresh house and techno. FREE Roxy Saturdays at Roxy Art House. 5pm–1am. Weekly. Dirty electro grooves and funk. ✽✽ Somos Cubanos at Roxy Art night of true Cuban culture with dancers, cocktails, percussion, DJs, genuine Cuban movies and free salsa classes between 7pm–8pm. Also marking the launch party for new social networking site www.hangingrock.co.uk which goes live on the night. ■ 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 current NME chart botherers. ■ Ultragroove at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £8 (£5) after. 5 Jun. Gareth Sommerville is joined by Ross Hutchison spinning house, techno and disco. ■ Va Va-Voom!!!! at Electric Circus. 10.30pm–3am. £5 before 11pm; £6 after. 5 Jun. Decadent night of sultry sounds with burlesque, dance and theatre performances to put a bit of glamour back in your life at this first birthday party featuring Diva Hollywood, Dolly Tartan and Glorian Grey. ■ VEGAS! at the Voodoo Rooms. 8.30pm–1am. £5. 5 Jun. Swing, country classics and sleazy listening at the multiple award-winning, multi-genre club night for movers, groovers, hipsters, flipsters, guys and dolls. FREE Volume! at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. 5 Jun. The Volume! crew brings the dubstep to Sneakys for an intimate set of heavy bass.
Edinburgh Sundays Club FREE Coalition at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, techno and electro. ■ Eclectic Cabaret at the Bongo Club. 7pm–3am. £10 before 10pm; £6 after for club only. 30 May. As the name suggests an eclectic mix of live music, games, performance and other fun and frolics with a 20s theme. FREE Hazel Dean Live at GHQ. 11pm–3am. 30 May. One-off 80s party at GHQ with sets from Hazel Dean and Cilla Slack and prizes for the best 80s costumes. ■ Heavy Gossip Boat Party on the Forth Belle/Newsroom. 5–10pm. £15. 30 May. Edinburgh's house night takes to the high seas with Craig Smith and Nick Yuill joined by Harry and Leon Easter as they board the Forth Belle. Free bus pick up from The News Room, see www.edinburghboatparty.com for full details. 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. ■ 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. Love the DJ special as Kon- tempt returns (30 May). Love the DJ also sees DJs across Edinburgh at Amicus Apple, Bon Vivant, Candy Bar and Tonic. 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 The Sunday Rock Show at the Hive. 10pm–3am. Weekly. Modern and classic rock anthems. ■ Taste at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £6 (£5). 6 Jun. Fisher & Price and Miss Chris in the main room playing an eclectic mix of the very best in underground dance music and classics.
Jackhammer Two nights of top techno action from the Jackhammer crew as they are joined by
Radioactive Man and Rolando over two consecutive nights. Both much respected producers and DJs, Radioactive Man favours swampy electronic weirdness while there’s dark Detroit sounds from Underground Resistance mainstay Rolando. Go on, spoil yourself, go to both. ■ Radioactive Man, Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, Fri 4 Jun; Rolando, Caves, Edinburgh, Sat 5 Jun.
■ 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’.
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. 10pm–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. 10pm–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 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 Soul Night at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Old school, real deal soul, garage and R&B. 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. ■ Zzzzap! at Wee Red Bar. 10pm–3am. £3 (£2). 1 Jun. Electro, nu-rave, UV and house party.
Edinburgh Wednesdays Club FREE Axis at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Electro, techno, dubstep and bassline. ■ B-Sides at Medina. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £2 after. 2 Jun. B-sides, covers, rarities and remixes with special guest Big Guss (The Go-Go). ■ Bangers & Mash at the Hive. 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. Student night of chart R&B and dance from the Big Cheese DJs. ■ 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. F Weekly. Showcasing the Scottish dub, dubstep and jungle scene. ■ 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. ■ 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 and guests.
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