The Electric Circus

The Electric Circus, Edinburgh, Mon–Sun

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The Electric Circus


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.

White Noise

The finest up-and-coming Scottish acts perform live including Snide Rhythms and Shellsuit Massacre (19 May) and Dropkick (26 May).

We Can Be Heroes!

The Blonde Flash hosts a night of mixed genres, visual treats and kitsch.

We Heart Tapes

Strictly under 18s night hosted by the Puppytooth DJs with live electro flavoured indie from Theatre Fall (26 Jul).

Live Band Karaoke

Perform your favourite songs with backing from the house band, The Bearded Ladies.


1. Paul B16 Jun 2009, 12:40am1 star The Electric Circus Report

So out of date . My god KARAOKE is this the best we have to offer in our city of culture ?

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