Grant Paterson selects the best club nights in Edinburgh this weekend, featuring a return of Truth, a Musika residents’ party, Brainstorm at Pure, and, yes, the “stars” of Georgie Shore and Made in Chelsea…
Local DJ Isla Anderson has organised a night of music to aid Aegis Rwanda, a charity working to prevent crimes against humanity. Tonight’s entertainment includes live acts Jellyman’s Daughter, Jenny Dryden and Duncan McIntosh. A soulful house selection comes by way of DJs Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) and Pete Oadken (True Rebels).
Tonight, Thursday 28 February, Voodoo Rooms, 7.30pm – 1am, £6
TEMPLE – GOES TRIBAL
Tonight is Tribal so dress appropriate (war paint, ripped clothes, etc). Guest DJ Joe Peel headlines the main room playing house and electro. DJ Dansco & Beef play out of the funk room while DJ Sparky serves up vintage in the old school room. As always the Temple Drummers bash out an exciting barrage of live percussion.
Tonight, Thursday 28 February, Silk Nightclub, King Stables Rd, 10.30pm – 3am, £3/5/6
PLAYGROUND – American Frat Party
The title says it all and everyone is encouraged to dress up – the ladies as cheerleaders and the gents as jocks presumably (varsity jackets, baseball tops/caps). Ping pong tables and pizzas with free caps on entry. DJ David Beatson plays commercial hits and R n’ b classics all night long.
Tonight, Thursday 28 February, Shanghai, George St, 10.30pm – 3am, Free b4 11
WE KNOW THEY’VE GOT SOUL
Cool pre-club soul vibes courtesy of Lee Marvin, Mr Lel Palfrey, Mr Ricky Reid, and Natasha Probert. Expect disco, soul and funk from the cities favourite funksters.
Friday 1 March, 99, 99 Hanover Street, 5pm – 1am, FREE
Biggest student night with the worst music – but hey, they still manage to pull in huge crowds of plastered students. Featuring DJ Gentleman Jonny in the main room, The Mixmaster Twins in room two and Gus Bain’s smelly cheddar in room three (Cheese Factory).
Friday 1 March, CAV, West Tollcross, 10pm – 3am, £3
XPLICIT 8th Birthday Party – CALYX & TEEBEE
Ram Records DJ duo Calyx and Teebee headline the 8th Birthday armed with nsix turntables. They play the finest selection of underground Drum n’ Bass. Support from Eno, GMac, Dissonant, Dom Y2D and hip hop master, Nasty P (upstairs).
Friday 1 March, Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate, 10.30pm – 3am, £10
WOT D FUNK – Launch Party
Mood take over the GHQ, launching the new Friday house party tomorrow night. Think Hed Kandi and you’ve got it nailed – complete with party décor. DJs Barrie Wilkins (Castle FM), Krystle (Forth 1), Laim Goldie (Floorplay), Rosie Moohan and Grieg Thomson.
Friday 1 March, Mood Edinburgh, Picardy Place, 10pm – 3am, £2/4
VOGUE Pres. MADE IN CHELSEA Feat. Ollie Proudlock and Guests
For one night only you can meet the Made in Chelsea stars for a meet and greet session. A mixed bag of music includes student anthems, r’n’b and commercial House.
Friday 1 March, SILK Nightclub, King Stables Rd, 10.30pm – 3am, £5/10 (VIP)
Live video mixing with custom visuals courtesy of DJ duo Fabuloz & P45. Operating a strictly urban vibe you can expect everything from hip hop to old school.
Friday 1 March, Sportsters, Market St, 10.30pm – 3am, £Free
UNSEEN 1.11 – Hospitalized
Brooding, atmospheric techno from the Unseen DJs will be given a wild makeover by the Animal Hospital crew. Expect everything from dark pulsating techno to funked up techno with a groove. DJs Neil Templer and Patrick Walker are join by G. KEMP and TAMI.
Friday 1 March, Studio 24, Calton Rd, 10.30pm – 3am, £5/Free b4 11pm
BRAINSTORM – PURE (Acid House)
Brainstorm is arguably Edinburgh’s most influential DJ; he was one half of the infamous PURE techno duo who introduced the biggest names in techno to Scotland. For one night only he’s back championing the sound of the TB-303, mixing up Acid House straight from ’89. With support from Steve Cass and Justin Wilson.
Friday 1 March, The Annexe, Cowgate, 10.30pm – 3am, £5/Free b4 11.30pm
GAZ (GEORDIE SHORE)
If you want to meet reality TV star ‘Gaz’ in the flesh then look no further… Gaz who, “Drink, party and pull woman for a living” will meet and greet fans. DJs Barrie Wilkins, Greg Gavin and Sparky mix up a mash up of house, chart and r’n’b.
Friday 1 March, CITY Nightclub, Market St, 10.30pm – 3am, £10
Natasha Probert mixes disco, soul, funk and boogie in the Red Room (Private bar). Expect tracks from the ‘golden age of disco’ and as the name of the club night would suggest. A real ‘groove’ experience set within the tidy walls of Shanghai.
Friday 1 March, Shanghai Club, George St, 10.30pm – 3am, £5/7 (Guest list Only)
FLY CLUB – JIGSAW FLY AWAY
Resident’s night celebrates the departure of DJ Jigsaw’s with DJs CADENZA, KOTTIS, DICKIE, LAURENCE NOLAN, HERD, ATLUS, BELCH , KHALID, JAAKIT & SAIZME. Playing out deep house, bass and funky garage.
Friday 1 March, Cab Vol, Blair St, 11pm – 3am, £5
ELECTROSEXUAL – 4th Birthday
Hi-nrg mash-ups set against the backdrop of glitzy décor with a big party vibe, celebrates the club nights fourth consequtive year. Prizes and give aways on the night. DJs Ramsay Alexander, James Deans, Stephen Zaccardelli and Lucky Luciano provide the tunes.
Friday 1 March, CC Blooms, Greenside Place, 11pm – 3am, £TBC
Sugarhill team up with urban events employing the deck skills of Cunnie and Master Bee to play the sickest selection of hip hop, soul, rap, r’n’b and rare groove.
Saturday 2 March, Castle Clvb, Queensferry St Lane, 10.30pm – 3am, £6/8
MUSIKA – Resident’s Party
Resident Djs Laurie Neil, Jamie MacKenzie, Kirk Douglas with Blyth Muir and Gary White provide the sounds with a progressive take on house and techno.
Saturday 2 March, The Liquid room, Victoria St, 9pm – 3am, £6/10
Big party night features commercial house and chart anthems, live percussion and sax. Sexy Paradiso dancers, vip terrace and superstar boudoirs.
Saturday 2 March, CITY Nightclub, Market St, 10pm – 3am, £5/6/10
This is an interesting one… Vinyl only DJing from Gareth Sommerville and Colin Cook. Who provide the subterranean sounds for an underground house party.
Saturday 2 March, 511 (Downstairs Newsroom), Leith St, 10pm – 3am, £5
Edinburgh’s biggest indie night specializes in new and classic indie music courtesy of the Propaganda DJs who are veterans of the festival circuit. With themed nights and live band slots.
Saturday 2 March, HMV Picture House, Lothian Road, 10.30pm -3am, £5
Trendy Wendy & Steve Austin are back at the Bongo with a trashy selection of funk, soul, disco and electro-house. Brainstorm and DTR are in room two with ‘Bubble’, doing everything acid house. Expect a good vibe and a great selection of sounds.
Saturday 2 March, Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate, 10.30pm – 3am, £5
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