GRANT Paterson gives a comprehensive guide to all that Edinburgh’s nightspots have to offer this weekend
Edinburgh-based DJ duo playing out a selection of cool grooves. Expect a journey through disco, italo, synths and house.
Tonight, Friday 8 March, 99 Hanover St, 9pm-1am, £ree
Gareth Sommerville mixes up the decadence of Parisian disco music within the stylish setting of the George st club, with canapés, cocktails and Champagne. There is live percussion by Pepe Sanatamaria.
Tonight, Friday 8 March, George St, 9pm – 3am, Free (b4 10pm) £6/8
WOT D FUNK
Think Hed Kandi, think glitz, and think Ibiza. Room one will feature DJs Krystal (Forth 1), Rosie Moohan (Bamboo), Greg Thomason and Neil Fleming playing commercial house.
Tonight, Friday 8 March, MOOD (Old GHQ), Picardy Place, 10pm-3am, £2/4
A new urban groove being laid down by DJ Sincere who is mixing the best in R n’ B, hip-hop, and house, with the occasional chart and electro hit slid in for measure. It’s suggested that you dress to impress.
Tonight, Friday 8 March, Maddogs, George St, 10pm-3am, Free
Biggest student night with the worst music – but hey, they still manage to pull in huge crowds of plastered students. Featuring DJ Gentleman Jonny in the main room, The Mixmaster Twins in room two and Gus Bain’s Cheese Factory in room three.
Tonight, Friday 8 March, CAV, West Tollcross, 10pm – 3am, £3
GRAVITY – 25 YRS OF DAVE ANGEL
Gravity and old school club night Archive team up celebrate 25 years of techno legend Dave Angel. DJ Mikey Malone (Archive) kicks off with old school favourites, then Deetec brings it back to cutting edge techno and tech house before handing over to Dave Angel who will be playing everything he’s created since 1998.
Tonight, Friday 08 March, BASE, Cowgate, 0pm-3am, £10
Every Friday Edinburgh’s opulent Opal Lounge is transformed into a luxurious Buddha paradise with Jez Hill, DJ XO and Bjornson, with Trav on sax.
Tonight, Friday 08 March, Opal Lounge, George St, 10pm – 3am, £VIP Packages
Live video mixing with custom visuals courtesy of DJ duo Fabuloz & P45. Operating a strictly urban vibe you can expect everything from hip hop to old school.
Tonight, Friday 8 March, Sportsters, Market St, 10.30pm – 3am, Free
CLUB 10-86 – DETROIT GRAND PUBAHS (MR O)
Detroit Grand Pubahs Mr O and Bulletdodge’s Gareth Whitehead will headline the final club 10-86 tonight. 10-86 has brought together some of the finest underground talents over the past three years – Sasha Carassi, Secret Cinema, Space DJz, Mike Humpries, Mr C and Jon Rundell to name a handful. Expect acid house, deep house and razor sharp thumping techno.
Tonight, Friday 8 March, The Annexe, Cowgate, 10.30pm – 3am, £5
INVASION OF THE JUNGLE SOLDIERS
Beat Master General and his motley crew of junglists send the beats into the stratosphere with sci-fi influenced jungle. Support from Octophant, Scavenger, Covalent and DJ holdit.
Tonight, Friday 8 March, Henry’s Cellar Bar, Morrison St, 11pm-3am/£3/4/5
FLY #6 – LOCKAH
Aberdeen based producer Lockah headlines after gaining some airplay by BBC Radio ones Skream & Benga. Expect electro house, bass, and funky garage.
Tonight, Friday 8 March, CAB VOL, Blair St, £5
SATURDAY – FISH BOWL FRENZY
As the name suggests it’s a boozy woozy fish bowl special at Silk night club. DJ David Beatson mixes commercial hits and rare remixes all night long.
Saturday 9 March, Silk, King Stables Rd, 10.30pm – 3am, Packages Available
Urban grooves spread over two rooms, with DJ P45 in room one playing hip hop, R n’ B, funk and old school. Fabulouz heads room two with Afrobeat and bash-ment.
Saturday 09 March/Castle Clvb, Queensferry St Lane, 10pm -3am, £4/6
BIG n’ BASHY
The new Bongo features three rooms over two floors. Downstairs is home to Reggie, grime, dubstep and jungle with DJs - Brother Most Righteous, Skillis, Tekkerz, Era and Deburgh. While Oly, Mr Hooks and Tekkerz do funky house upstairs.
Saturday 9 March, The Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate,11pm-3am, £4/6
Big party night features commercial house and chart anthems, live percussion and sax. Sexy Paradiso dancers, vip terrace and superstar boudoirs.
Saturday 8 March, CITY Nightclub, Market St, 10pm – 3am, £5/6/10
Edinburgh’s biggest indie night specializes in new and classic indie music courtesy of the Propaganda DJs who are veterans of the festival circuit. With themed nights and live band slots.
Saturday 9 March, HMV Picture House, Lothian Road, 10.30pm -3am, £5
Cheap and cheerful club night, with DJ Sparky dishing up a mash up of chart, house, electro, cheese and retro.
Saturday 9 March, BASE, Cowgate, 10pm – 3am, £3/4
REFLEKTION – BRYAN KEARNEY
Irish trance jock headlines the new club night with support from Michael Hutcheson (Rectify), Tommy Mulligan and Paul Shields. Expect the best trance music in the ‘Burgh.
Saturday 9 March, The Annexe, Cowgate, 10pm -3am, £8
MONDO LOCO - CHARITY PARTY
Coco McHale is joined by Stevie Nobad and Kev Buchanan to celebrate their official charity status. All proceeds will go to Malawi aid.
Saturday 9 March, 511 (downstairs newsroom), Leith St, 10pm – 3am, £4/3
Retro party anthems from 70’s through to the naughties.
Saturday 9 March, Liquid Room, Victoria St, 10.30pm – 3am, £3/5
THINK TWICE - AFRONAUGHT
Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) is joined by Orin ‘Afronaught’ Walters in room one (house, broken beat and deep, deep, deep), while Lel Palfrey spins classics in room two (disco, soul and funk).
Saturday 9 March, Cab Vol, Blair St, 10.30pm – 3am, £5