A round up of clubs in Edinburgh and the lothians.
UNDER THE INFLUENCE
A soulful start to the weekend, DJs Lel Palfrey and Dennis Probert play a blissful selection of funk, soul, disco and House for the after work crowd/pre-club crowd.
Friday, 30th November, 99 Hanover, 9pm - 1am, £FREE
XPLICIT PRES. RUSKO (UK TOUR)
Leeds-born, LA-based dub step pioneer Rusko aka Christopher Mercer makes his Edinburgh appearance as part of a seven-day UK tour. He’s now on to his second album which features collaborations with West Coast hip hop heroes Cypress Hill. The highly accomplished producer has remixed everyone from Adele and Katy Perry, to The Temper Trap, Prodigy and Skunk Anansie.
Friday, 30th November, LIQUID ROOMS, Victoria St, 10pm - 3am, £12
The guys who champion urban bar grooves mix up the best in R n’ B, Hip hop, Afro and Funk. Resident DJs FABULOZ, P45 & SO FLY dip their toes in video mixing with custom visuals.
Friday, 30th November, SPORTSTERS, Market St, 10.30pm - 3am, £5
JACKHAMMER PRES. SAMUEL L. SESSION
Swedish techno DJ Samuel L. Session founded SLS and Cycle Records, who now runs the underground techno imprint Klap Klap. Very much in high-demand, SLS releases tracks on SOMA, DRUMCODE and MUSIC MAN. Expect a score of riveting techno to shake the ice your boots. Support from Stephen Brown (LIVE), Wolfjazz, Keyte and Hammy.
Friday, 30th November, the Annexe, Cowgate, 10.30pm - 3am, £8/10
BLACK SCIENCE - ELEMENTS OF DANCE
Fans of Masters at Work take note - mixologist Martin Valentine won’t disappoint with his selection of deep house and garage in room one. Edinburgh’s finest hip hop connoisseur, Nasty P rubs down the plates in room two. Wired for Sound and Mondo Loco DJ long-player, Steven Wanless slips his cans on to play out a deep groove in the Voltaire bar upstairs.
Friday, 30th November, Cabaret Voltaire, Blair St, 11pm - 3am, £5/7
SUBSTANCE - BONGO CLOSING PARTY
Substance bid farewell to the Bongo, with their guest - UK techno pioneer Anthony Child aka Surgeon. His constantly evolving, razor sharp performance style is amongst the best in the World, with support from Gav Richardson. It will be a thumping night of techno.
Friday, 30th November, Bongo Club, Holyrood Rd, 11pm - 3am, £10
ROBIGANS REGGIE PRES RHODA DAKAR
The queen of 2 Tone Records is best known as lead singer in 70’s ska/Reggie group, The Body snatchers. They had hits with Let’s Do Rock steady and Ruder than you - which reached no.22 in the UK singles Chart. Dakar’s collaborations have been hugely successful, notably for The Specials and Madness.
Friday, 30th November, Henry’s Cellar Bar, Morrison St, 11pm - 3am, £5
PULSE, WITNESS & AXIS
Residents join forces for a one-off party at the Third door which promises to shine with musical highlights spread across all three club nights. Pre-party kicks off in Negociants Bar with Slick Mick, Shaun Jonston and Dave Polson.
Friday, 30th November, Lothian St, 11pm - 3am, £FREE
DEFCON - JUNGLE PURISM
A night of darkest jungle with DJ beat assassins Switch and Tekkerz who will bang out an onslaught of beat terrorism @ Studio with the help of DJ Recypher and MC Rollz.
Friday, 30th November, Studio 24, Calton Rd, 11pm - 3am, £3/5
ZZZAP & KINGDOM Pres. PARIAH & CADENZA
Pariah is one half of Karenn, signed to the R&S and creates warped R&B/electronica. Support from ZZZAP DJs and Edinburgh’s DJ Cadenza. A mixed bag flows through hip hop, garage, house and bass.
Friday, 30th November, Castle Cvlb, Queensferry st Lane, £7/9
Liquid Rooms hosts a one off Edinburgh Rocks event with a brilliant selection of Edinburgh’s favourite DJs… HUGGY, Gareth Sommerville and Mister Smith are joined by Rebecca Vasmant, Darren Davies and Donna Love. Featuring a live PA from Laura Riganti! Pre-party in 99 Hanover with Dale Harvey – it’s going to be a belter!
Saturday, 1st December, Liquid Rooms, Victoria St, 11pm – 3am, £3/7/10
OHM Pres. K-KLASS LIVE
A full on house party at Base this Saturday night has resident DJs Graeme Mclean and Davy Dutton bring 80’s/90’s house heads K-Klass back to the stage with a Live Pa and DJ set.
Saturday, 1st December, Base, Cowgate, 10pm – 3am, £8
511 Pres. RAHAAN – ONE20
The Newsroom continues to blur the lines between drinking den and mini-club, all thanks to Harry Bennetts love for all things deep house and disco. One20 specialize in slo-mo disco-house grooves playing parties at Shindig, Block Party and WeLove. Disco and funky house comes by way of Rahaan, who brings a Chicago vibe laced with soulful disco. Not to be missed.
Saturday, 1st December, The Newsroom, Leith St, 10pm – 3am, £5/6
ILLUSION PRES. FRANCESCA LOMBARDO
Crosstwon Rebels newest talent, Francesca Lombardo makes her Scottish Debut on Saturday bringing her distinct house vibes. Cited by Loco Dice and Radio Slave, she’s not to be missed if nu-warehouse house music is your bag. Support from Jack Stanley, Grant Hamilton and Tommy Kay.
Saturday, 1st December, The Third Door, Lothian St, 10.30pm – 3am, £7/9