Pick of the club nights

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Your round-up of where to go this week.


Weekly student night focuses on great music and fun themes. Spread over three floors, DJ Dooli heads up the main room playing house & electro anthems. DJ Dansco & Beef play out of the funk room include hip hop & R ‘n’ B, while DJ Sparky serves up 80’s, 90’s & noughties in the old school room. As always, the Temple Drummers bash out an barrage of live percussion to raise the tempo. Thursday, 21st Feb, Silk Nightclub, King Stables Rd, 10.30pm - 3am, £3/5/6

Juice Pres. Darq E Freaker

DARQ E FREAKER is a major player in the underground UK Grime scene – so, expect a tougher, grittier sound from a man who takes inspiration from old school rave and raga. You’ll not be disappointed. Thursday, 21st Feb, Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, , 11pm - 3am, FREE.

Carl Dupree (Phuture Sole Records NYC)

Carl Dupree is the founder of Phuture sole records, a label which focuses on quality soulful house. Expect a distinct New York flavour of deep house with gospel-tinged vocals, melodic rhythms and sophisticated jazz-funk fusions. Support by Soul Weekenders Lee Marvin. Friday, 22nd Feb, 99, 99 Hanover Street, 5pm - 1am, FREE

This Is F***ing House

Colours DJs Derek McNee and Tony Moran are joined by Mikey Duncan, Chrissy Meechan and Craig Thorburn for a ‘no holds barred’ night of upfront house and big room anthems. The list of attendees is growing fast so get there early to ensure you get in. Friday, 22nd Feb, D Luxe, West Lothian, 9pm - 3am, £4


Natasha Probert mixes sublime disco, funk and soul in the Red Room (Private bar). A real taste of the ‘golden age of disco’ and, as the name of the club night would suggest - a real ‘groove’ experience. All set within the walls of glamorous Shanghai. Friday, 22nd Feb, Shanghai Club, George St, 10.30pm - 3am, £5/7 (Guest list Only)

Jackhammer Pres. Radio Nasty (Billy Nasty v Radioactive Man)

Billy Nasty is one of the best DJs out there. He created the very first ‘Journey’s By DJ’ mix CD around about the same time Sasha and Digweed released the ‘Renaissance’ Mix CD. His impeccable mixing and tune selection is almost a psychic experience. His two techno labels ‘Tortured’ and ‘Electrix’ output some of the best underground techno releases to date. His co-producer Radioactive Man are ‘Radio Nasty’ and together they create dark, atmospheric techno with depth and vintage. These two are in town to battle so expect great things. Support from resident DJs, Richard ‘Wolf Jazz’ Tucker and Richard Keyte. Friday, 22nd Feb, the Caves, Niddry St South, 11pm - 3am, £6/8

Fly Club - Eclair Fifi (Luckyme)

Éclair Fifi aka Clair Stirling has become an increasingly popular DJ. Like many female DJs, she lacks the ego of her male counter-parts, instead focuses on the audience and having a good time. Her sets are careful music selections that are woven together form a fantastic tapestry of sound, colourful and busy having fun. She uncovers a lot in the process, from Italo-disco to deep vocal house or thoughtful Detroit techno, bass rumbling r’n’b and jacking electro. Stirling is one of the freshest DJs to come out of Glasgow… we’d go so far to suggest that if it was time to freshen up Radio One’s Prime Time dance slot, we’d not grumble if Miss Éclair was in the driving seat. Friday, 22nd Feb, Cab Vol, Blair St, 11pm - 3am, £5

#Notsosilent w/ Joy Orbison & Roman Flugel

Joy Orbison (real name Peter O’Grady) burst on to the scene in 2009 with “Hyph Mngo”. An immediate follow up was expected but never happened - at least, not for a while. Orbison took his time and it was time well spent. What came after was hit after hit and his remix work has bettered the original versions – as in Lana Del Ray’s “Video Games”. Likewise, his sets are marvellous - he’s joined by German producer, Roman Flugel for a night of bleeping house, quirky techno, futuristic Italo-disco and bass throbbing electronica. Friday, 22nd Feb, Liquid Rooms, Victoria St, 11pm – 3am, £12 (Early bird tickets sold out)

Messenger - Bob Marley Birthday Special

To mark the first dance in the new Bongo Club, Messenger Sound System presents their ‘Bob Marley Birthday Special’ featuring MC Burning Bush. Top class Wailers selection and original soul shake down party – Roots style. Saturday, 23rd Feb, New Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate, 11pm – 3am, £6 before 12/£7 after


99 Hanover is soul haven with DJs Babs Flow and Deejay Yemster who together will be mixing up the funkiest pre-party selection of hip hop, r’n’b, soul, rap, reggie and rare groove. Saturday, 23rd Feb, 99, 99 Hanover Street, 9pm – 1am, £ FREE

Karnival 7th Birthday Party

Karnival have seen the crème de la crème of DJs grace their decks over the past seven years. With the likes of Boys Noize, Green Velvet and Funk D’Void doing the dance floor damage. Saturday night comprises of all the resident DJs - Barry O’ Connell & Brad Charters (Kapital), Mick MacNeil & Rab Clark (Hush), Mike Pinkerton, The Oxygen Junkies and Robin & Michael. A good reason to party – we think so. Saturday, 23rd Feb, the Annexe, Cowgate, 10.30pm – 3am, £ FREE

SOS Ft. The Ladies on Rotation

Simmone Black, Isla Blige, Carina Ramos and Blonde flash are the Ladies on Rotation. The all-woman DJ collective specialise in rare groove, disco, soul, and funk. Classy ladies mixing up classic sounds with a cool vibe in a trendy basement club – what more could you ask for? Saturday, 23rd Feb, 511 (Downstairs @ the Newsroom), Leith St, 10.30pm – 3am (Special Late License), £5/7

Heavy Gossip & Ultragroove vs Young Team

Phil Kearny joins Gareth Sommerville and Laurence Nolan for a night of the deepest groove crossing three genres - house, techno and disco. DJ duo Joe Burns and Nick Deas are ‘Young Team’ best known for their local radio show ‘Fresh Air Radio’. The two crews go head to head in the most respected underground house night in the burgh. Saturday, 23rd Feb, Castle Clvb, Queensferry St Lane, 10.30pm - 3am, £5/7

Propaganda Edinburgh does the Harlem Shake

Edinburgh’s biggest indie night features new and classic indie music courtesy of the Propaganda DJs - veterans of the festival circuit. This Saturday’s theme is Harlem Shake, the wacky dance style invented in 1981, so expect a good laugh. Saturday, 23rd Feb, HMV Picture House, Lothian Road, 10.30pm -3am, £5

We Techno Hard Prisoners

It is suggested that in the future it is illegal to dance, hence the techno prisoners resist and provide a cell within the walls of Base night club to enjoy the hardest techno courtesy of beat Master and Octo Plant. Saturday, 23rd Feb, Base Club, Cowgate, 11pm – 3am, £3