The Electric Circus
- Henry Northmore
- 11 June 2009
The Electric Circus, Edinburgh, Mon–Sun
There’s been bad news after bad news for the capital’s clubbers as a slew of venues have closed over the last few years. So it’s great to see one premises getting a new lease of life as Massa (formerly Club Mercado) relaunches as The Electric Circus.
‘The Electric Circus is very different to any other venue in town – the décor, the programme of completely new events, the karaoke rooms,’ says music manager Solen Collet about the set-up, which offers private rooms for your own party.
‘It’s a fresh idea and it’s somewhere everyone should see for themselves to get a sense of what we’re trying to achieve.’
One of the highlights this fortnight is the launch of Wildlife (13 June), celebrating the release of Huggy & Dean Newton’s ‘747’ on Erik Morillo’s Subliminal Records. Morillo describes the new track as a ‘jet propelled tech-house monster that rocks every time.’
Huggy is equally eager to get behind the decks at Electric Circus: ‘I’m really exited about the venue as it’s a brand new concept with a massive visual aspect and an incredible sound system. I can’t wait.’
They are also going for a new set-up to match the venue. ‘Wildlife is going to be pretty original,’ says Huggy. ‘It’s going to be Dean and me for four hours. We are also using laptops and machines to create a very different set to what people normally get.’
Sounds like the perfect way to get acquainted with Edinburgh’s newest club space.