the playlist be it disco, 80s, 90s rave, power ballads, one hit wonders or movie music, at this multi-genre nostalgia fest. Messenger Sound System at the Bongo Club. 8 Oct, 11pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £7 after. Blasting out the best in righteous reggae, dub and roots with MC Ras Echo. Mumbo Jumbo at the Bongo Club. 15 Oct, 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 (£6) after. Headspin’s Steve Austin and Colin Miller join forces with Tackno’s Trendy Wendy mixing up funk, soul, electro, house and good time party tunes. ✽✽ Musika at the Liquid Room. 8 Oct, 10pm–3am. £15 early bird tickets. Edgy house and electro night. James Zabiela and Maya Jane Coles are the double bill of guests. See preview, page 48. Nuklear Puppy at the Liquid Room. 15 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £12.50. Residents Jason Cortez, Phil York and Dean Newton keep the hard dance flag flying in the capital. This will be an explosive tenth birthday party, featuring Radio One’s Kutski, Cortez and York back-to- back, Simon McLeod and Gareth Binks. Playdate at Sneaky Pete’s. 24 Sep, 11pm–3am. £tbc. House night with a few leftfield cuts from Steven and Stewart. Pop Rocks at Electric Circus. 15 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. New night of rock, 70s glam, 80s classics and 90s dance hits from the Beep Beep, Yeah! DJs. Rendezvous at the Green Room. 1 Oct, 10pm–3am. £8 before 11pm; £10 (£8 students) after. Mixing up fresh house and techno from the residents and guests. With MANIK (Ovum). Saturday Night Beaver at Cabaret Voltaire. 15 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £4 before 11pm; £5 after. The Street’s Trendy Wendy and Louise, with a kickin’ soundtrack for ladies, their invited male guests and LGBTI friendly door policy, in The Speakeasy.

✽✽ Sick Note Saturday at Cabaret Voltaire. 8 Oct, 11pm–3am. £7. The

indie/electro night hosts another of its monthly Saturday night specials. With special guest XXXY. Part of Cabaret Voltaire Alternative Freshers Week. Substance at the Store. 1 Oct, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Edinburgh’s long- running underground techno party. VEGAS! The Fabulous Fourteenth Birthday Party at Adam House. 1 Oct, 9pm–3am. £15. For one

night only, Adam House will be transformed into ‘Club Tropicana’, ‘The Stardust Casino Lounge’ and ‘The Copacabana Cabaret Room’, with guests 5 in Love (Austria’s number one swing band), Danish duo Swing Republic, The Twilight Players and Scotland’s own burlesque performer Missy Malone fronting The VEGAS! Revue. FREE Volume! at Sneaky Pete’s. 1 Oct, 11pm–3am. The Volume! crew brings the dubstep to Sneakys for an intimate set of heavy bass at this bi-monthly residency. Wasabi Disco at Sneaky Pete’s. 15 Oct, 11pm–3am. £3; members free. Another dose of disco, new wave, punk and New York grooves as this ‘no holds barred disco death match’. Weekly Beat Control at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £1 before midnight; £5 (£3) after. The Evol DJs dish out the best in twisted pop, indie and alternative beats. The Egg at Wee Red Bar. Weekly 10pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. Indie, 60s garage, electro, northern soul, ska, 70s punk and new wave at this Edinburgh institution. Studio 24 Rawks at Studio 24. Weekly 10pm–2am. £5 (£4). Studio 24’s re-rebranded rock night with DJs Soo and Matt27. Tease Age at Citrus Club. Weekly 10.30pm–2am. £1 before 11pm; £6 after. Edinburgh’s longest continually running indie night. Zombie Nation at Lola Lo. Weekly 8pm–2am. Free before 10pm; £8 before midnight; £10 after. Tropical beats and voodoo drums.


One-Offs ✽✽ Killer Kitsch at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2 (£1). 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. With guests Clouds and ADO on Sun 2 Oct. Part of Cabaret Voltaire Alternative Freshers Week. Weekly FREE Coalition at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, techno and electro from the resident team every week.

Contagious Behaviour at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5 (£4). Stylish student night with a mix of house, electro, and drum & bass plus pyro, sound and light FX. 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. FREE The Sunday Rock Show at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. Modern and classic rock anthems. Tipsy at Lulu. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. R&B, urban and hip hop from residents Nick G and DJ Prospect. Monday

One-Offs FREE Nu Fire at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Showcase of underground hip hop, dubstep, drum & bass, electro and MCs. With Montreal- based LuckyMe act Lunice (Mon 10 Sep).

✽✽ Trade Union at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2

(students/hospitality staff £1). Taking care of Monday nights at the Cab with a mix of techno, beats and pieces from WolfJazz, Beefy and guests, joined by Bang & Olufsen aka Alexis Hot Chip and Rob Grovesnor on Mon 3 Oct. Part of Cabaret Voltaire Alternative Freshers Week.


One-Offs ✽✽ FREE Split at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. Drum & bass,

electro, techno and breakbeat with Shadowskill, the Dropout DJs, Dogma and a smattering of very talented local guests. With special guest Utah Jazz on Tue 4 Oct. Part of Cabaret Voltaire Alternative Freshers Week. Zzzap! at the Liquid Room. 27 Sep, 10.30pm–3am. £6. Electro, nu-rave, UV and house party. Foals guest for a DJ set.

Weekly Cool Kids at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. New student night for the Speakeasy with a hip hop, house, electro and dubstep soundtrack. FREE I Love Hip Hop at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. Hip hop classics and brand new rap tracks, plus live performances, MCs and guest DJs.

Motion at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £2 (£1) after. An eclectic mix from across the decades. Risky at Lola Lo. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. Funky dance beats and promos. FREE Soul Jam Hot at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Old school, real deal soul, garage and R&B.


One-Offs Ed Solo at the Store. 28 Sep, 11pm–3am. £5. A night of booty bass, breaks and dubstep from Sludge Records man Ed Solo. Heard it Through the Bassline at the Caves. 5 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Hip hop, post rock and ambient electronica through to heavy dubstep, with live and DJ guests (tbc) alongside residents Colebs and Hannibal Selecta. Indigo at the Liquid Room. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3 (students £1). Midweek indie and alternative night from DJ Keiron (Evol). The Cribs put in a DJ set at this freshers special (21 Sep); please note £4 before midnight; £6 (£4) after for this date only. Itchy Feet at Studio 24. 28 Sep, 10pm–3am. £6. Rock’n’roll, rhythm‘n’blues, soul and funk at this retro student night. ✽✽ Slap Bang at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2 (free). Musical mish mash of disco, funk, house and electro from DFault and Picassio. With special guest Parker on Wed 5 Oct. Part of Cabaret Voltaire Alternative Freshers Week. The Raspberries at Wee Red Bar. 5 Oct, 9pm–3am. £tbc. A brand new form of clubbing at the Wee Red Bar, we’re told, ‘brought to you by Sutherland, Main and Tennant. Includes a screening of cult classic The Room, followed by music, dancing and partying. Plastic spoons will be supplied.’ Weekly Bangers & Mash at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. £1 before 11pm; £3 after. Student night of chart R&B and dance from the Big Cheese DJs. FREE JungleDub at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. Showcasing the Scottish dub, dubstep and jungle scene. FREE Witness at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Garage, UK funky, dubstep and bassline house.


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. Fantastic club space with a mixed line-up of house and techno to drum & bass and dubstep or 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.

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 highlights. City: Edinburgh 1a Market Street, 226 9560. From student nights and pop to big guest DJs. See listings for highlights.

Electric Circus 36-39 Market Street, 226 4224. Eclectic dance beats and indie plus private rooms and karaoke for a unique clubbling experience. See listings for details.

Espionage 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, 477 7007. Five floors of varied chart and dancey action.

CC Blooms 23-24 Greenside Place, 556 9331. One of the city’s most enduring gay clubs, with free entry and hi-NRG tracks every night of the week.

GHQ 4 Picardy Place, 550 1780. Swish gay club. See listings for highlights. 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, 80s and party tunes.

The Lane 3 Queensferry Street Lane, 467 7215. Selection of cool house nights. See listings for highlights.

Lava Ignite 3 West Toll Cross, 228 3252. Chart favourites, pop hits and R&B. The Liquid Room 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. Big gig/club space and home to indie, electro, dubstep, house and visiting big name DJs. See listings for details.

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 highlights.

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. Potterrow Teviot, Bristo Square, 650 9195. Student heaven and home to some big one off parties.

Sin Wilkie House, Cowgate, 225 9764. Commercial dance sounds, pop hits and R&B.

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.

The Store 7 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. Intimate club venue mixing art, techno, dub, live acts and beats. See listings for details. 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, cabaret 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.

54 THE LIST 22 Sep–20 Oct 2011