Hitlist - The Best Festival Clubs



The esteemed Headspin crew are joined by a true pioneer of drum & bass, Marc Mac (4hero, pictured), for a night of D&B, neo soul, nu jazz and breakbeat. The Bongo Club, 558 7604, Sat 11 Aug, 11pm–5am, £10.

The punk discothèque pulls out all the stops with a live double bill from Michael Dracula and Fake Fang for a mash up of everything from no wave and country to blistering synth rock. The Bongo Club, 558 7604, Fri 10 Aug, 11pm–5am, £5.

Solescience Expect off kilter house, leftfield techno and mutant disco as Baltimore’s Maurice Fulton mans the wheels of steel. Cabaret Voltaire, 220 6176, Fri 10 Aug, 11pm–5am, £7 (members £5).

Houseclashnd Musika join forces to bring you some of the best DJs the capital can rustle up. The Liquid Room, 225 2564, Sat 11 Aug, 11pm–5am, £6–£19.

Ultragroove At their first Festival special Ultragroove are joined by the ripped up, crunchy house sounds of Speakerjunk and their laptop/FX extravaganza. Cabaret Voltaire, 220 6176, Sat 11 Aug, 11pm–5am, £10 (£8).

We Are . . . Electric Second birthday for the midweek electro-punk session with a guest slot from Phillipp Jung, one half of German production duo MANDY (Get Physical). Cabaret Voltaire, 220 6176, 15 Aug, 11pm–5am, £6 (members £4).

Clash! A killer line-up as part of T on the Fringe, with live sets from rock/rave/disco types Xvectors and electro duo Dolby Anol, plus a DJ set from Paul Epworth. Cabaret Voltaire, 220 6176, Thu 16 Aug, 11pm–5am, £6 (£5).


Gareth Sommerville and his house party reach their 11th birthday, impressive stuff especially as their party features Frank Tope (Wild Geese), Andrew Pirie (Melting Pot), Lel Palfreya and Carina Ramos.


Mixing funk, hip hop, disco, house and beats, Headspin continues to push the boundaries and raises clubbing to an art form for the last ever time as Headspin hang up the headphones as DJ Yoda rocks the room for their final party.


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More riotous punk, electro, garage and rock'n'roll as Fast returns for one night only.


Dedicated to bringing the best of underground house, digital disco and trackhead soul with residents Nick Yuil and Rob Mathie host the final ever Solescience joined by DJ Cunnie and Neelu Sarkaar for a big send off.

We Are … Electric

Part two of the Gary Mac's punk-funk party's fifth birthday celebrations with a full resident roster in full effect with Default, Picasio, WolfJazz, Beany, Kev Wright, Jacek, Tall Paul and more taking over all three rooms (inc the Speakeasy) at the Cab.


Two of Edinburgh's biggest house collectives, Stereotype and Musika, join forces for the first ever time with Huggy, Derek Martin, Ryan Ellis and Gary Bowman.


Clash! play their last Thursday residency at the Cab, but they make sure they leave behind only good memories with a live set from electro-punk-funkers Spektrum.


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