And so we’ve reached 3 months since the birth of our weekly Saturday night rotation of events they call The Borough Collective…
A powerhouse of residents Craig Smith (Collective presents…), Marco Capozzella & DJ Huggy (Touché) Gareth Somerville (Crash Goes Love) and of course The 6th Borough Project (Find Your Rhythm) for whom TBC is named, have really put on a show for discerning clubbers in our underground lair. We’ve also been graced by guests such as Thatmanmonkz, Fifty Fathoms Deep and Rebel Waltz (in the first of their quarterly returns to the capital, as part of their new partnership with a night so close to where it all began for them way back in 1998). Most recently we’ve seen Karizma doing what he does best and blowing us right away with an incredible set.
It is a partnership, or perhaps more accurately a coalition of experience and influence that has come into being after a shared distaste for what appears to be an ongoing trend of needing to pay through the nose for a night out. Formed by long time servants of Edinburgh’s late night community Brian Black, Flik Knowles, Luke Anderson and house stalwart Craig Smith, from the word ‘go’ the ethos has been a simple one; to create a recurring series of events that focus solely on the experience rather than the wallet.
To bring a positive atmosphere back to clubbers and make damn sure they leave with a smile on their face and a serious appetite for more.
And so far ladies and gentlemen, it appears that they’ve produced just that.
The striking logo greets us as we enter the club, décor varies from week to week, the rotation of backroom residents is outstanding, and with the main events keeping to a simple yet insanely enjoyable music policy, Saturday nights in Cabaret Voltaire have once more become one helluva pleasant place to be. And with early arrival guestlist options or a worst case scenario £7 entry fee on any night of the month the lads have certainly kept to their opening promises to keep things affordable and memorable.
It’s been a real pleasure to watch the growth of such a refreshing return to the roots of Edinburgh’s nightlife and the future certainly looks bright!
Voltaire TeamTake Me Back