■ Damn Hot! at Cabaret Voltaire. 21 Oct, 11pm–3am. £3. A mix of funky disco, hip hop and soul in the Speakeasy. ■ Four Corners at the Bongo Club. 21 Oct, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. Your local one-stop hop for funk/soul/jazz/Latin/Afro/reggae dancefloor action. ■ Parcel of Rogues at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 21 Oct, 7.30pm–3am. £5. Techno, house, dubstep and hardcore with Morphamish and Texture, J-Loop, Hwatsong, Filthy Rich, Alias back-to- back with Toxicologist and more. ■ Retro Catz at Electric Circus. 21 Oct & 4 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. New retro club night with disco classics, 60s, 70s and 80s hits. ■ Shock Treatment at the Lane. 21 Oct, 10pm–3am. £7 (discounts for fancy dress). Asylum present this night of hardstyle and hardcore with a Hallowe’en ‘Welcome to the Madhouse’ special featuring Paj, Dark Rider, Luke & Jake Charlotte and more. ■ Soul Kitchen at the Third Door. 21 Oct, 10pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. Dale Lush and Isla Blige with a night of smooth soul, hip hop, funk and uplifting disco. Featuring the Afro- influenced indie of Zun Zun Egui (live). ■ Souloco at Cabaret Voltaire. 21 Oct, 11pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £8 (£6) after. Deep techy house as Souloco are joined by special guest Subb-An (Crosstown Rebels/Hot Creation) for some deep, dark beats. ■ StepBack at Wee Red Bar. 21 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Heavy bass from WolfJazz and Eclair Fi Fi. Joined by the dangerous bass of Benjamin Damage (50Weapons) who’s currently working with Doc Daneeka and Modeselektor. ■ Sugarhill at Cabaret Voltaire. 4 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5 (ladies free before 11.30pm). Hip hop, soul, R&B and reggae club night in the Speakeasy. ■ B-Sides at Studio 24. 28 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £3. Rock and indie B- sides, covers, rarities and remixes. ■ Big Time at Electric Circus. 28 Oct & 11 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. The best in old and new disco, funk, soul, reggae and rock’n’roll from Gav and Jack. ■ Confusion is Sex at the Bongo Club. 28 Oct, 11pm–3am. £5 in advance; £8 on the door (£6 in fancy dress). Twisted and freaky mix of burlesque, glam techno, electro, indie punk and rock’n’roll. CiS go wild with a Hallowe’en party. ■ Frame at Wee Red Bar. 28 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £4. Indie/alternative club. FREE Friday Funk at CC Blooms. 28 Oct, 11pm–3am. DJ Shelle la Belle does her best to get your booty shaking with a mix of funky tunes from past and present. Bar is open from 6pm. ■ Jackhammer at the Caves. 28 Oct, 11pm–3am. £10. Techno night. Another killer line up with a three-hour techno battle as Radionasty (Radioactive Man vs Billy Nasty) get down and dirty. See preview, page 55. ■ Juicy at the Third Door. 28 Oct, 11pm–3am. £tbc. New indie/punk club from George of FAST, details tbc. ■ Karnival at Cabaret Voltaire. 28 Oct, 11pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £8 after (students £6). Forward thinking house night. Haunting house and twisted ‘Nightmare on Blair Street’ Hallowe’en special. Prizes for the best costumes. ■ Numbers at Sneaky Pete’s. 28 Oct, 11pm–3am. £5 (members free). One of Glasgow’s most eclectic clubbing successes returns to Edinburgh with a mix of dubstep, bass, funky and techno. Guests tbc. ■ Sugarbeat at Cabaret Voltaire. 28 Oct, 11pm–3am. £12. It’s a mash up of breaks, beats, electro and more from your hosts Utah Saints. Sugarbeat favourites Krafty Kuts and A Skillz mix up funk, hip hop, dubstep and breaks with an exclusive album launch party. ■ [Awry] at Studio 24. 4 Nov, 9pm–3am. £tbc. ‘Psychegaelic ceilidh’ and DJs playing a wide range of styles. 60 THE LIST 20 Oct–17 Nov 2011
Nov, 11pm–3am. £10 (£8) in ■ Aye Choons at the Third Door. 4 Nov, 9pm–3am. £4. A new night of ‘riddim’n’bruise, phunk and northern soul’ with a mix of live bands and DJs. Opening night features Earl Grey & The Loose Leaves, The Gold Lions and DJ Tomski. ■ Bordello at Studio 24. 4 Nov, 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £5 (£4) after. Sleazy classic rock. ■ Cab Vol Stars at Cabaret Voltaire. 4 Nov, 11pm–3am. £4. The Cab Vol staff step to the fore and wrestle control of the decks. Paul Reset, Tekkers and Pugs headline this month. ■ Devil Disco Club at Wee Red Bar. 4 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £5 in advance; £7 on the door. No wave, disco, electro funk, proto house and New York classics from the Trouble DJs and Giles Walker. New venue for DDC and the second part of their second birthday celebrations with electro/hip hop from Redinho. FREE ELECTROsexual at CC Blooms. 4 Nov, 11pm–3am. Only the best, rarest, cheekiest, dirtiest remixes make it past the discerning ears of residents Lucky Luciano and KRN. ✽✽ Substance at the Bongo Club. 4 advance; more on the door. Edinburgh’s long-running underground techno party. Celebrating their fifth birthday with the fuzzy synths and acidic techno of Nathan Fake (live) and Hard Wax’s DJ Pete. ■ UK Subs Aftershow at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 4 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5 (£4 with UK Subs ticket stub). Punk party with live music from Sad Society, Shock & Awe and The Puzzlers. ■ Bedbug at Cabaret Voltaire. 11 Nov, 11pm–3am. £10. Dubstep and bass heavy club night. Jack Beats headlines. ■ bETAMAX at Studio 24. 11 Nov, 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £5 (£4) after. New mutant disco, post punk, new wave and 2Tone night hosted by Chris Fast (Vintage Violence), Gig Gus (The Go-Go) and Jake Barnes (Confusion is Sex). ■ Bound For Glory at Cabaret Voltaire. 11 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. All the door money goes to Oxfam, with a funk, house and electro soundtrack in the Cab’s Speakeasy. ■ Cosmic at Studio 24. 11 Nov, 10pm–3am. £tbc. A spaced-out night of psychedelic trance, with live percussion and visuals by VisualGnosis. ■ Xplicit at the Bongo Club. 11 Nov, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Drum & bass, dubstep and other bassy beats. Details tbc.
Weekly ■ Citadel at the One Below. Weekly 9pm–3am. £5. Grey Goose presents this night of underground vibes and urban beats. ■ Evol at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £6 after. Indie night. ■ Fritini Fridays at Silk. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. R&B, dance anthems and house. ■ GoGo at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 10pm–3am. £3. Mash-up mayhem from DJ Gentleman Johnny manning the decks. ■ Late’n’Live at the Jazz Bar. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Late night jazz and funk acts and DJs. Funk from James Brown is Annie (21 Oct), Afrobeat form Samba Sene & Diwan (28 Oct), rock/pop/blues from Stuart Goodall Band (4 Nov) and swinging surf country- rock from The Trainwreckers (11 Nov). ■ Misfits at the Hive. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 after. DIY indie, electro, punk, rock, chart dance, R&B and retro. ■ Planet Earth at Citrus Club. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £1 before 11pm; £6 after. Punk, new wave, new romantic and electro-pop (now with added 90s). ■ This is Music at Sneaky Pete’s. Fri 10.30pm–3am. £3 (members free). Indie- electro night hosted by the Sick Note DJs. Featuring love electronic grooves from Modifier (4 Nov).
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There’s a pleasing symmetry that DDC are hosting two parties to celebrate two years on the Edinburgh club scene. First up is an early live show from funksters Crazy P (who have a long history with the resident Trouble DJs) swiftly followed by a full on live club show from Redinho (pictured) who specialises in a particularly funky line in electro and bouncing, skittering tech. ■ Green Room, Sat 29 Oct; Wee Red Bar, Fri 4 Nov (both Edinburgh).
11pm–3am. £5. Techno night. Monthly & One-Off Events ✽✽ Club 10-86 at the Lane. 22 Oct, Driving minimalist techno action from rising double act Gabriel D’or & Bordoy as Club 10-86 celebrate their first birthday. ■ Definition at Sneaky Pete’s. 22 Oct, 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Dancefloor friendly underground house, electro, minimal and techno cuts. Fourth birthday celebrations with the residents on four decks, FX and laptops. ■ Dr No’s at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 22 Oct, 11pm–3am. £5. The best in ska, rocksteady, dancehall and 70s reggae. ✽✽ Soul Heaven at the Green Room. 22 Oct, 10pm–3am. £12 in advance; £15 on the door. Premium soulful house from the Master at Work himself Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzales. Edit host the downsatirs room with nu and classic disco, also featuring the Stoli Casting Booth. See list.co.uk/offers ■ Sounds of Soul at Cabaret Voltaire. 22 Oct, 11pm–3am. £7 (£5). The Ladies on Rotation provide the soul, house, real disco, funk and boogie selections. ■ Sugarhill at Cabaret Voltaire. 22 Oct, 11pm–3am. See Fri. ■ Xplicit at the Liquid Room. 22 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Drum & bass and dubstep night. Joined by the roughneck bass of DJ Hype (plus more tbc). ■ Dare! at Cabaret Voltaire. 29 Oct, 11pm–2am. £5 (£4). Taking over the Speakeasy with a celebration of dance music from through the ages. ■ Driven at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 29 Oct, 11pm–2am. £4. Industrial, EBM and goth. ■ Heavy Gossip & Ultragroove at the Green Room. 29 Oct & 12 Nov, 10pm–3am. £8 before midnight; £10 after (students £8). Two of Edinburgh’s best house nights merge. Fancy dress Hallowe’en ball with ‘all the trimmings’ on 29 Oct. Hosting an exclusive DJ set from Azari & III (12 Nov). See Music preview, page 81. ■ JakN at the Left Bank. 29 Oct, 11pm–3am. £6. Techno past, present and future. It’s a big fancy dress Hallowe’en
party taking over all three rooms with techno (‘in all its forms’) from the residents plus drum & bass and breaks across the venue. ■ Lucky 7 at Studio 24. 29 Oct, 10.30pm–2am. £2 before 11pm; £5 (£4) after. Ska, reggae, bluebeat and 2-Tone. ■ Madchester at the Liquid Room. 29 Oct, 10.30pm–2am. £6. The best the baggy era had to offer (Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, etc). ■ Magic Nostalgic at Electric Circus. 29 Oct, 10.30pm–2am. £5 before midnight; £6 after (£5 in fancy dress). ‘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’s Hallowe’en special. ■ Playdate at Sneaky Pete’s. 29 Oct, 11pm–2am. £3 (members free). House night with a few leftfield cuts from Steven and Stewart. ■ Soulsville at the Bongo Club. 29 Oct, 11pm–2am. £5. Tsatsu and DJ Red- 6 spin the best in soul, doo-wop, funk and rock’n’roll now with an added kick of live dancers and a ‘new musical direction’. ■ VEGAS! at the Voodoo Rooms. 29 Oct, 8.30pm–1am. £5 in advance; £6 on the door. Swing, country classics and sleazy listening. Going all out for the big Hallowe’en Ball featuring His Dark Highness Frankenstein Sumatra, Dino ‘Dracula’ Martini, Bugsy ‘Bloodsucker’ Seagull, Son-of-Sam Jose, and Nikki ‘Vampira’ Nevada with the wicked VEGAS! Showgirls. ■ Beep Beep, Yeah! at Cabaret Voltaire. 5 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3. Taking over the Speakeasy with a staunchly retro soundtrack of 50s rock, 60s grooves and 70s psychedelia. ■ Fake at Sneaky Pete’s. 5 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). Electro, breaks and bassline house from Bus Daddy and Zomby Lover. ■ Gasoline Dance Machine at Cabaret Voltaire. 5 Nov, 11pm–3am. £7. A night of mixed genres and mutant disco at this new night from Cheap Picasso, Kris Wasabi and Nick Stewart. Featuring Belgian electronica from guests Mustang (aka Renaud Deru and Andy Faisca).