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Edinburgh Festivals 2014: a guide to the city's clubbing scene

22 Jul 2014

A rundown of the best guest DJs visiting Edinburgh during the Fringe, including Justin Martin & Perc

For many visitors to Edinburgh, the club scene in August revolves around a bunch of lively but hardly challenging party DJs playing the late-night venue circuit, whether that’s in a Spiegeltent or a basement bar. For many others, the city’s club scene…

A guide to Edinburgh club nights

30 Aug 2012

Club Together, The Egg, Karnival, Musika and more

Club Together. 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.

Edinburgh club The Third Door launches Summer of Love

25 Jun 2012

Souloco, Karnival and Gasoline Dance Machine relaunch with free events

Edinburgh’s Third Door is having a bit of a relaunch this month and we catch up with three of the clubs involved – Souloco, Karnival and Gasoline Dance Machine – who are all putting on free nights billed as the Summer of Love. What type of music do…

Edinburgh's Cabaret Voltaire venue to close for refurbishment

3 Feb 2012

Owners G1 promise 'a wholly new look' for club and music venue

Veteran Edinburgh club venue Cabaret Voltaire is due to close for six weeks, from Mon 20 Feb–Sun 1 Apr. The club will be subject to a major refurbishment according to a statement released by G1 Group, who have owned the venue since July 2011: ‘A six…

Seven reasons to attend Cab Vol's seventh birthday

2 Feb 2012

Edinburgh venue celebrates 49 dog years with three weeks of events

1 Supernova Kicking off the Cab’s month long ‘seven splendid events for seven splendid years’ Glasgow tech-house and minimal night Supernova makes it’s Edinburgh debut with the tough techno sounds of Karotte (Cocoon). Fri 3 Feb. 2 Musika & We…

Best of 2011: Clubs

19 Dec 2011

The best sets and gigs, including Plastikman, Ivan Smagghe and Bloody Beetroots

Andrew Weatherall & Ivan Smagghe. Karnival’s fifth birthday featured vinyl vs computer hardware in a delicious back-to-back set that meshed in all the right places for a dynamic and unpredictable set that kept both DJs and clubbers guessing. Karnival…

Edinburgh's Cabaret Voltaire hits six years

16 Feb 2011

Funk D’Void, Aqua Bassino, Foamo, Maelstrom, Reset!, Jack Beats, Krafty Kuts and Utah Saints

Six years ago, when Sarah David moved from the manager’s job at the Liquid Room to strike out on her own by taking over Cabaret Voltaire, did she see the place making it this far down the line? ‘Always,’ she says confidently. It figures. Back then…

Hogmanay 2010/2011 clubbing highlights in Edinburgh and Glasgow

15 Dec 2010

The best New Year's Eve club nights in Scotland

Hogmanay is the biggest night of the year in many clubbers’ calendars, and, as usual, crowds in Edinburgh are spoilt for choice. The Official Edinburgh Hogmanay Afterparty (HMV Picture House) will rock to the frenetic live show of electro-house heroes…

The best Christmas clubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh 2010

10 Dec 2010

Optimo, Tackno, Colours, Taste, Karnival and Madchester among Christmas and Boxing Day highlights

If staying in with the family just isn’t your thing over Christmas there’s a few options to get you out on the dancefloor. Things are a bit quieter on Christmas Day itself with a few chart and party venues opening their doors (including the North Pole…

The best Halloween music and club events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

29 Oct 2010

HALLOWEEN CLUBS There’s blood on the dancefloor as Halloween takes over clubland. First up, Hung Up! host the annual Optimo (Espookio) as Glasgow’s weirdest Halloween party rises from the grave (The Sub Club, Sun 31 Oct). And if there’s dressing up on…

Edinburgh Freshers week clubbing for the discerning listener

23 Sep 2010

Cabaret Voltaire lines up Joey Negro, Paul Woolford and Gramophonedzie

Freshers week: no other seven days on the country’s clubbing calendar will see so many excited youngsters stay up all night drinking, try to bag off with each other and just generally enjoy the freedom that not having mum waiting to chastise you for…

Yousef set for Edinburgh date at Karnival

24 Aug 2010

House night Karnival welcomes Yousef for their end of festival party. A former Bedroom Bedlam winner who has gone on to headline all the world’s major clubs (Pacha, Cocoon, Space, etc) as well as his own Circus night in Liverpool. Describing his music…

Cabaret Voltaire celebrates fifth birthday

17 Feb 2010

Guests include DC Breaks, Slam, Fenech-Soler, Zane Lowe and Tom Middleton

‘Cabaret Voltaire is one of the most atmospheric spaces you could ever find an underground club. It’s a very rare music-orientated team that work here. We’re a little family that are incredibly passionate about what we do, and I feel that really comes…


5 Mar 2009

It’s a third birthday at Karnival this month and they’ve invited Steve Porter (pictured) back for the party. You may have come across his famed Porterhouse mix CDs, which showcased his energetic, funky house style. Also appearing will be Fuze duo Gus…