Edinburgh Club nights guide

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Nights worth checking out this week.


Running every Friday with DJ G (Club Sincere) playing out R n’ B, hip hop, dancehall, afrobeat, garage, funky house, chart and electro.

Friday, 29th March, Madogs, George St, 10pm – 3am, £FREE


Famed for Skittle flavoured cocktails the club offers more than a taste of the rainbow - Stephen Zaccardelli and Lucky Luciano playing chart remixes and bootleg mash ups.

Friday, 29th March, Base, Cowgate, 10.30pm – 3am, £5


The new house party focuses on the best Edinburgh-based talent. Hosted by Bluford Duck (Dean Newton) and Huggy, they are joined by local DJs - Laurence Nolan, Belch and Kirk Douglas. With a cast so tight, it’s got to be right.

Friday, 29th March, the Annexe, Cowgate, 10.30pm – 3am, £5/6


UK’s number one urban producer CHIPMONK joins FABULOZ and P45 for an urban spectacular featuring MC Sky BOII and TEE Y. Edinburgh’s up and coming R n’ B singer Charleena sings live while DJ Madhat McGore impresses with his deck skill (Best newcomer – Mix tape Awards).

Friday, 29th March, City Nightclub, Market St, 10pm – 3am, £10/15


A welcome return of quality tech-house with special guest DJ Harvard Bass (Turbo Recordings). Smooth, minimal beats and deep grooves are supplied from the man who has remixed everyone from Tiga to Ritchie ‘Plastic man’ Hawtin. Support from G Kemp, T Danger, JAKK-IT, Saizme, Kai and Iain. Pre –party bounce in Bar 50… Ooft!

Friday, 29th March, Liquid Rooms, Victoria St, 11pm – 3am, £8/10


The late John Peel was blown away by Traumschallplatten, he cited the record label amongst the best of the best. Traum producer Ryan Davis headlines with deep and emotive electronic music. His complex arrangements and stunning harmonies have resulted in parallels with Guy J. More recently he has become remixer of choice for Sasha and Digweed. Support from residents Barry O’Connell and Brad Charters.

Friday, 29th March, the Caves, Niddry St, 10pm – 3am, £8


Yogi Haughton and Lee Marvin bring back daytime dancing to a new venue. Expect the best northern soul, funk and disco with a smattering of Chicago vibes.

Saturday, 30th March, Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, 3pm – 9pm, £FREE


Goat and Gooch are back for their 21st instalment. This time they supply the sound track for the Edinburgh launch of Barcelona’s finest lager, Estrella. Expect a mini sonar festival with a Barcelona bar vibe (Rock/Hip hop/Funk/ Soul/house/Techno).

Saturday, 30th March, Victoria Bar, Leith Walk, 9pm – Midnight, FREE


DJ Sparky promises to keep you dancing all night long with his funky selection of house, electro and commercial dance.

Saturday, 30th March, BASE, Cowgate, 10pm – 3am, £3 (Free before 11pm)


Edinburgh’s biggest rock night specializes in new and classic indie music. Sounds are selected by the Propaganda DJs - veterans of the festival circuit. With themed nights (this week an Easter Special) and live band performances.

Saturday, 30th March, HMV Picture House, Lothian RD, 11pm – 3am, £3/4/5


Simmone Black, Isla Blige, Carina Ramos and Blonde flash are Ladies on Rotation. The all-woman DJ collective specialise in rare groove, disco, soul, and funk. Classy ladies mixing up classic sounds in a trendy basement club – what more could you ask for?

Saturday, 30th March, 511 (Downstairs @ the Newsroom), Leith St, 10.30pm – 3am (Special Late License), £5

Syndicate Pres. Jazzie B (Soul II Soul)

Jazzie B - the producer behind Soul II Soul smashed the charts in 1988 with ‘Keep on movin’ and ‘Back to life’. Since then, he’s remixed countless artists including James Brown and Public Enemy – and in 2008 was awarded an OBE. He joins the Syndicate collective – Lee Marvin, Babs Flow, Little Joe, Valentine, Wanless, Wilson Bros, Miller and Molecular.

Sunday, 31st March, 99 Hanover, Hanover Street, 3pm – 1am, FREE