Clubbing: Four for the weekend

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FOUR weekend club nights worth checking out.


Joe McGeeghan started out as one half of the BCR Boys, signed to PERC Trax and Sleaze Records - a partnership which resulted in headlining Berlin’s Berghain and Tresor, the pinnacle stage for techno. Not one to rest on his laurels, McGeeghan drummed up new material while mastering tracks for some of the biggest producers in the business. Under his IFORMAT moniker he exports an aggressive sound influenced by post-punk, creating sci-fi -inspired dystopian soundscapes. Neil Templer and Patrick Walker support a voyage into the shadowy future.

Studio 24, Calton Rd, tomorrow, 10.30pm-3am, £8/£10


Post-apocalyptic futurism, squeezed into a matchbox of fire-crackers and slid into a scientist’s white coat while sucking a gobstopper, travelling at mach 1... (and with a heavy dose of sensual sexuality). Maybe an accurate description if made into a bizarre movie project and filmed by David Cronenberg. Edinburgh’s favourite Alternative night out is back with a ‘rock star’ theme, so get dressed up and prepare to dance the night away to a score of burlesque, saucy cabaret, set against rockabilly, blues, industrial, electro, metal and... rock.

Bongo Club, Holyrood Rd, tomorrow, 11pm-3am, £5/£6 (free 4 fancy dress)


DJ duo Claudio and Stu Kane go back-to-back in the back room, mixing up a storm of club classics. Expect hi-nrg house and funky beats from the Cream Anthems era through to Colours and street rave. VIP Room available for booking, if you fancy a closed party that’s likely to get hot, hot, hot.

GHQ, Picardy Pl, tomorrow, 10.30pm-3am, £5


Bringing back the classics for one time only are Tommy Kay (Lurvely), Fisher & Price (Taste), Alan Dobson (Progression), Kev Wright (Sublime) and Kevin Jones (Steppin Out). They were the DJs who put Edinburgh clubbing on the map and threw the biggest parties, with queues of clubbers nearly running round the block twice over. Queue-jump and guest-list deals are on offer and everyone is encouraged to post links to favourite tracks and photos prior to the event.

Liquid Room, Victoria St, Saturday 10pm-3am, £5/8