A guide to Edinburgh club nights
Club Together, The Egg, Karnival, Musika and more
This article is from 2012.
A mix of dubstep, electro and breaks taking place in Edinburgh’s biggest student union. Jakwob kicks off this year’s club calendar on 12 Sep, followed by The Cut Up Boys (26 Sep) and Kissy Sell Out (28 Nov). And it’s free entry. Bonus.
Potterrow, Bristo Square, 650 4673; dates vary but always on a Wed. eusalive.co.uk
Take the best indie, 60s garage, electro, northern soul, ska, 70s punk and new wave, mix and simmer for the perfect student night for arty types.
Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442; weekly Sat. weeredbar.co.uk
House club that is happy to experiment with deep techy sounds and electro. Teaming up with techno night Pulse to present Green Velvet (Potterrow, 28 Sep) followed by a DJ showdown from Andrew Weatherall vs Ivan Smagghe at their Halloween party at the Third Door on 27 Oct.
The Third Door, 35-47 Lothian Street, 225 6313; monthly Sat. clubkarnival.com
House and electro night Musika continue to secure the talents of some of the biggest DJs in the world. Up-coming guests include Seth Troxler (6 Oct), Eats Everything (3 Nov) and Steve Bug and Danny Howells (8 Dec).
Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564; monthly Sat. musikanights.com
Studio 24 has long been the epicentre of the capital’s rock and metal scene and their unpretentious dedication to riffs continues to attract the capital’s serious metal heads.
Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758; weekly Fri.
Techno action from resident Gavin Richardson and a selection of quality guests (Jeff Mills played in February, for example). Blawan (R&S) headlines their sixth birthday on 5 Oct plus they are promising a special line-up for 30 Nov as they say goodbye to the Bongo.
Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604; bimonthly Sat. myspace.com/edinburghsubstance
A really rather lovely indie night with an open policy that also takes in electro and electronica. Expect live acts on a regular basis from nu folk to techno – all This is Music cares about is the quality, not the genre.
Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757; weekly Fri. facebook.com/thisismusicedinburgh
Attic Kings and Blackwax host this mid-week party of garage, UK funky, dubstep and bassline house. It’s also worth flagging up Sneaky Pete’s mighty fine roster of weekly clubs such as dubstep, breaks and bass at Coalition (Sundays) and hip hop night Nu Fire (Mondays).
Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757; weekly Wed. sneakypetes.co.uk
Xplicit started out as a hard drum & bass night but now also welcomes the best of dubstep to man the wheels of steel. Names like Xilent (14 Sep), Benga (9 Nov), Chase & Status (17 Nov, at Liquid Room) and Rusko (30 Nov, also Liquid Room) should give you an idea of what to expect.
Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604; monthly Sat (with regular parties across Edinburgh at other venues including Liquid Room and Potterrow).clubxplicit.com
A mix of electro, rave, UV, techno, house and bass from this up for it student night. Showcasing the best up-and-coming DJs and record labels from across the UK alongside the odd big name guest artist. Don't miss it!
Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564; Weekly Thu. facebook.com/zzzapme