■ Circus at GHQ. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Pop and dance tunes across two rooms from DJ Darren and Dowzer.
✽✽ Club 10-86 at the Store. 27 Nov, 11pm–3am. £10 (students £9). The
reformed trance DJ turns in a sharp techno set as Fergie brings his ‘Dynamite and Laserbeams’ tour to Edinburgh. ■ Dare! at Cabaret Voltaire. 27 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5. Taking over the Speakeasy with a celebration of dance music from through the ages (from Gorgio Moroder to Mylo) all from the masterful Jon Pleased Wimmin and Adam le Chic. First birthday special with a ‘famous for 15 minutes’ dress-up theme. ■ Devil Disco Club at the Bongo Club. 27 Nov, 11pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. No wave, vintage disco, electro funk, proto house and New York classics from the Trouble DJs and their friends Simonotron and Kris Wasabi. Featuring live dark electronic pop from Skibunny. FREE Disco Inferno at Sportsters Bar. Weekly 9pm–3am. Disco all night long as Edinburgh’s clubbing institution struts its stuff once more all under the watchful gaze of DJ Johnny Starr (strictly over 25s). ■ The Egg at Wee Red Bar. Weekly . £1 before 11.30pm; £3 after (ECA students free before 11.30pm; £2 after). 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. ■ Fire It Up present Eddie Halliwell at City Nightclub. 27 Nov, 10pm–3am. £15 (VIP £25). One of the world’s most popular trance/hard house DJs known for his live re-edits and big room stompers. See competition, page 41. ■ Floorplay at the Lane. 27 Nov, 10pm–3am. £tbc. The vocal house night mixed with a bit of uplifting electro. Special Winter Jam. ✽✽ Fuse at the Liquid Room. 20 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £8. Underground dance night of electro, techno dubstep and house. Fuse step up to the Liquid Room for one night only as they welcome the skull splitting electro house of Zombie Nation with support form Lions?Lions!, Blackwax, Lee Mutch and Slikk Mick. ■ I Love ... at City Nightclub. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £8. DJ Garry Spence (Galaxy FM) plays all the best mainstream chart and dance. ■ Liquid Soul at Po Na Na. Weekly 10pm–3am. £4 before 11pm; £7 after. 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. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 before 11pm; £8 after. Electro, club hits, sexy disco and chart favourites. ■ Madchester at the Liquid Room. 27 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £6. Back where it belongs at the Liquid Room, Madchester plays the best the baggy era had to offer (think Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and The Charlatans) ■ Magic Nostalgia at Electric Circus. 27 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. ‘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. ■ Miami Baby at the One Below. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £6 after. Big sexy house, nu disco and feel good classics at this house night from DJ Finesse, that aims to be Edinburgh’s answer to Hed Kandi or Fierce Angel. ■ Opal Lounge at Opal Lounge. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 before 11pm; £8 after. Late night soiree featuring DJ Dave Shedan and a fusion
Fuse have scored a bit of a coup taking over the Liquid Room for one night only as they are joined by Zombie Nation (aka Florian Senfter, aka Splank). Growing up spinning records at underground warehouse parties in his native Munich, it was the release of ‘Kernkraft 400’ in 1999 (on DJ Hell’s International DJ Gigolos label) that took him to clubs round the world, where he’s still mixing and producing infectious techno packed with sharp acidic beats, as heard on 2009’s album Zombielicious or his collaboration with Tiga as ZZT and their bass-shaking, growling ‘Lower State of Consciousness’. ■ Fuse at the Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Sat 20 Nov.
of glamorous vocal house and accessible electro with a hint of R&B. FREE Saturday Showdown at CC Blooms. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. DJ Shazza wants your dancing feet upstairs with her chart tunes, while DJ Blondie is standing up for herself downstairs with harder versions of pop and dance classics. Bar open from 6pm. ■ Tease Age at Citrus Club. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £6 after. 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. 20 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £8 after (students £5). Deep soulful house with a dash of disco from Gareth Sommerville. Back-up comes from Martin Valentine, Lel Palfey and Carina Ramos. ■ Urban at the Lane. 20 Nov, 10pm–3am. £tbc. Billing itself as ‘the ultimate urban party’ of R&B, soul and hip hop. ■ Velvet at Cabaret Voltaire. 20 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £3 before 11pm; £5 (£4) after. The women’s club night with an inclusive LGBTI policy and some kickin’ tunes is back on track in its new home - The Speakeasy. With DJ Jeremy. ✽✽ Wasabi Disco at Sneaky Pete’s. 20 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). Another dose of disco, new wave, punk and New York grooves as this ‘no holds barred disco death match’. Special second birthday party with a guest set from Nick Yuill (Heavy Gossip). ■ Wire at Electric Circus. 20 Nov, 11pm–3am. £6 (students £5). Discotronic pop, art punk and electronica party from Craig Jamieson (Modern Lovers). Joined by Dananananaykroyd for a DJ set.
Edinburgh Sunday Clubs FREE Coalition at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 10pm–3am. Drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, techno and electro from the resident team every week.
■ Jelly Baby at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £5. New student night from the Octopussy team with jelly shots, cocktail buckets and ‘jello fun’. FREE Killer Kitsch at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 8pm–1am. 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 Mile High Club at GHQ. Weekly 11pm–3am. Take off with Head Stewardess Cilla Slack for a night of mid-air frolics in the cockpit. FREE Overspill at the Store. Weekly 11pm–3am. Playing the best in house, tech-house and techno. ■ Rise at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Johnny Frenetic mashes up a unique and energetic three deck mix of funky house, sexy urban and indie infused electro, club classics and remixes. Official Afterparty for the Steps of Style breakdance comp on 28 Nov. FREE Sunday Skool at CC Blooms. Weekly 11pm–3am. Weekly 90s nostalgia-fest with DJ Shelle La Belle. Bar open from 9pm. FREE The Sunday Rock Show at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. Modern and classic rock anthems.
Edinburgh Monday Clubs ■ Bare at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. £1. Cab’s brand-new regular Monday night club, featuring dubstep, drum & bass, techno, and minimal house, spun by the Bare DJs plus Beefy and Wolfjazz of the late Trade Union. ■ Decadence at Lulu. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. OK so fair enough, it’s Mon, but that’s no excuse. ■ Full Moon Monday at Shanghai. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Thai beach party and UV rave. FREE Mixed Up Mondays at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. R&B, hip hop, pop and floor fillers. FREE Nu Fire at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Showcase of underground hip hop, dubstep, drum & bass, electro and MCs.
■ Subzero at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Cool and classy trendy get-together.
Clubs FREE Antics at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. Rock, emo, punk and metal dispatches from Edinburgh’s alt.scene. ■ Couture at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £5. 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. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. Raunchy dance beats. ■ Drama at Hawke & Hunter. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £4. Dirty pop remixes, electro and dance beats from this popular nationwide gay night - now with a new weekly residency at Edinburgh’s most stylish club. FREE Soul Jam Hot at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Old school, real deal soul, garage and R&B.
Clubs FREE Axis at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Electro, techno, dubstep and bassline. ■ Bangers & Mash at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. £1 before 11pm; £3 (£2) after. Student night of chart R&B and dance from the Big Cheese DJs. ■ Candyboxx at the Lane. Wed 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). Student night of electro and dubstep. ■ Facefook at GHQ. Weekly 11pm–3am. £6 (students £5). Midweek clubbing from DJ Michelle. ■ Indigo at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £3 (£1). Midweek indie and alternative night from DJ Keiron (Evol). ■ Judgement at Shanghai. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. A night of Ibiza house, lasers, smoke machines and dancers. FREE JungleDub at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. Showcasing the Scottish dub, dubstep and jungle scene. ■ Monaco at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. Glamorous night of house and beats from Jez Hill. ■ Promiscuous at Lulu. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Each night starts with a ‘ladies only hour’ with cocktails, pitchers, chocolate strawberries and male butlers, followed by a chart/electro mix. FREE Slap Bang at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. A musical mish mash of disco, funk, house and electro slap bang in the middle of the week from DFault and Picassio.
W I N S T U F F
WIN VIP EDDIE HALLIWELL TICKETS
Eddie Halliwell has held residencies at
both Goodgreef and
Godskitchen and is famed for his technical proficiency and big room house/trance mix. And Fire It Up are bringing him to Edinburgh to man the decks at City on Sat 27 Nov and we have a pair of VIP tickets to give away, for a chance to win head to www.list.co.uk/offers no later than Wed 24 Nov.
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