Clubbing and normality as it were return this week after a frustrating month long hiatus in Scotland.
The capital is back with a bang with a very appetizing string of parties across the Cowgate and surrounding area from tonight onward. We will be highlighting the top club nights each week, profiling the best dance and experimental club nights that Edinburgh has to offer.
Grandmaster Skillis takes charge of the Messenger Sound System for a special reopening entry at the Bongo Club. 4 hours of himself serving up a mixed platter of jungle, garage, hardcore, dubstep, grime, reggae, and more on the devastating Messenger blaster. No better way to mark the return of clubbing!
Edinburgh and Scotland's biggest DnB party returns to its infamous Tuesday night slot at the Bongo with a reliving of what would have been their Hogmanay party. Continually growing as one of the biggest club nights in the capital, Tuesday's entry sees Hospital Records alumni Nectax and Imo-Lu battle it out in the main room with a helping hand from Elektrikal Sound. Room 2 receives a dosage of UKG from SMIFF, Siskin, and our own OISÍN. Always a fun party with Midnight Bass.
Bongo is the place to be on the opening nights it seems with Wednesday hosting Night Tube who present Warehouse Project resident Aletha to the main room with Edinburgh disco don and Paradise Palms Records co-founder Jacuzzi General steering the sound upstairs. This is shaping up to be one of the biggest parties of freedom week with tickets on final release for the UK circulating club night.
Scottish community radio It'sNotRadio celebrates turning one with a takeover at Mash House across 3 rooms, with the stations own and some of Edinburgh and Scotland most exciting young DJs and producers. Acid, Techno, Garage, Electro, Breaks & all things in between. This lineup is greatly anticipated with some stand out sets expected from the likes of Clean Up Crew, Idylist, Ten Pence Criminal, and E.dn to name but a few.
Headset returns after a capacity Christmas Day party with a shift to the higher realms of the bpms. A massive lineup featuring talents like Anikonik, Feena, and DV60 with jungle, hardcore, ghetto tech, booty bass & more expected to rattle across Bongo's 2 rooms all night long. One of our standouts for the week!
Hedonism, Unity and Freedom. Powerhouse siege on Leith's Biscuit Factory for an evening of hardcore, warehouse rave. Taking place at one of Edinburgh's most unique venues, the Powerhouse crew welcome DJ Smoker, EUROSHOPPER and ONA:V among a stacked lineup showcasing old school funky techno, acidic industrial & more. Bringing it back to 1991 Berlin.
The almighty wee dub club return to Great Junction Street for an evening of reggae and dub with a mashup between the Messenger & Mighty Oak Sound Systems at another Leith gem in Doctor Bell's. 'A classic sound meetup sure to put the fire in your soul' as Wee Dub Club have put it.
Pulse return to the Bongo with a special night of music nodding to the sound of old school Detroit techno & electro. Some of Edinburgh's finest and hardest selectors are on hand here for one of two massive Pulse shows in the city on Saturday night.
Not one, but TWO! Pulse bring back one of the UK's most innovative techno producers in Neil Landstrumm who will be shelling out a tantalizing live set. A true master at work who has been ever present since the 90's, this is another stand out for reopening week for us.