Wake up wake up wake up, it's the first of the month! February is upon us, and after a scintillating return to clubbing last week another hell bent schedule is in store this week in the capital. As will be the norm for us now, we once again bring you our top picks and highlights forthcoming in Edinburgh's experimental dance music community in this second edition of our weekly club guide.
After a stellar re-opening edition last week where a reimagining of Hogmanay was celebrated to an ever lively Midnight Bass crowd, they return to their Bongo Tuesday slot with a jungle special featuring Edinburgh hard-hitters Feena, Clean-Up Crew, and REYKA. A recent addition to the Scuffed Records family, Feena (Miss World) has become renowned in the capital's club circles for her bass-driven sounds and knack for all things breaks.
In addition, Clean-Up Crew bring one of the liveliest sets to any party and are ever-guilty (in the best possible way) for treading in 200bpm waters. A consistent genre-fluid releaser, REYKA completes a very appetizing main room bill as Midnight Bass morphs into jungle form once more. Expect UKG and breaks in room 2 from more Edinburgh talent. This is one of our top picks for the week!
Heaters breathes new life with a run of new residents on Sneaky's Wednesdays. First of the month is Kirkcaldy crew Haptic who host a 4 hour slot with their very own Bartek and Freddy. As always, you can expect an array of club ready sounds from the Haptic crew spanning UKG, dub-techno, breaks, & really anything in between and beyond! Haptic will now be operating the first Wednesday slot of each month for Heaters with plenty more exciting shows to follow.
Volens Chorus return to their spiritual home with another imminent hard-hitting show, this time with Glasgow's own Casement and a helping hand from the crew's own residents. Recent releases with Australian label Third Degree and consistent stellar self-releases, Casement is one of the central belt's finest purveyors of bass-driven club sounds. We expect a perfect match with Edinburgh's bass specialists Volens Chorus this Thursday with Sneaky's ready to rattle. Another of our top picks for the week in Cowgate!
Miss World mark their return to clubbing with two of northern Scotland's most promising selectors in Nina Stanger (EHFM) and Moray Leisure Centre (Clyde Built). Recent bookings with Darwin & India Jordan highlighted some of our favourite nights of the first reopening term before Christmas in Edinburgh. There is never any doubt of a great night for all when Miss World are steering the sounds. Expect tantalizing club music as always!
SSL XL is back on the Messenger Soundsystem for an epic Dancehall Special with some of the city's most notable dub spinners including Steadfast Sylvatica, Hometown Sound, and Brother Most Righteous. After bossing freedom week with a re-opening night 4 hour set and Speedset special, Skillis mans room 2 with another all night long whirlwind in store.
Just about ready to sell out, Night Tube throw up their second club offering of 2022 with UK disco-house sensation O'Flynn at the unique Caves. Club Mediterraneo and EHFM co-founder Andrea Montalto is on support to bolster the tropical, groovy tones expected throughout the night.
Attributors to many of our romances at Seafield and Blackford during the club famine, Samedia Shebeen are back in their natural surroundings of the Mash House on Saturday with their typical tropical disco, afrobeat, dancehall & soul sounds. Residents Astrojazz, Mr. Z and Zuzu Mamou take the reins in the main room on the night.
EHFM radio bring back their residents party with day one alumni Nikki Kent (Lunch) who goes head to head with Ravelston (Dot Joining) with an ensemble of dance sounds forthcoming on the night. Another great way to support the city's thriving community radio station!