I Chopper at Club Xchange. llpm—2am. £3 (£2). Yes. it really still is the most ludicrously packed. bouncy and sweaty student night about. Usual promos. usual tunes, good times guaranteed.
I Go West at Cleopatra’s. 10.30pm—2am. £2 (£l with ticket).
I Horizontal at The Volcano. l lpm—2am. £3 (£2). Nick ‘He’s the Greatest Dancer‘ Peacock with the jazzy. groovy sounds. I I-natlon Sound System at The 13th Note (downstairs). 8pm—midnight. £l. Dub. reggae. hip hop and ragga with DJs Jaf and Alex.
I love Train at Cafe Cini. Renfield Street. 9pm—midnight. Free. Selected beers for £1. Joe Deacon playing the best in classic soul. funk and piano house.
I The Swamp at The Cathouse.
l lpm—2am. £ l. lp more than Tuesdays here and probably proportionally more upmarket. A request night where anything can. and unfortunately will. be played.
I Under Ventura 8pm—midnight. Free. Reggae of the highest order with Joseph of Babylon.
I Wednesday Night Fever at The Cotton Club. llpm—2am. £2/£l with matric card. 70s night with drinks promotions.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2am. £2 (students £ 1 ).
I Club Virunga at The Volcano. llpm—2am. £3 (£2). DJ Tchico plays African. reggae and similar groovy sounds.
"I Contamination at The Cathouse. Studio
3. llpm—2am. A Gothic club. Well. they need somewhere to go.
I 0.I.S.C.0. Inferno at Reds. l lpm—2am. Students £3. 70‘s disco. pop and glam plus Coors and wine for £1 (all drinks £l before midnight).
I Hullabaloo at The Mayfair. 10.30pm—3am. £2. ‘Toe-tapping fun for tip-top people‘. i.e. house. garage and disco for a mighty horde of students.
I Jam at The Cotton Club. llpm-3.30am. £2. ‘Garage. house. classics and rare grooves‘ with DJs John and Michael.
I Jo Jo at October Cafe (top floor. Princes Square). 7pm—midnight. Free. Still packing in the ‘clubbier‘ studes on a Thursday evening. DJs Steve and Derek offer up a cool and current selection of dance tunes. Perfect as a pre-Tunnel warm-up and with £l beers to ease you into the mood.
I loveshack at Fury Murry‘s. llpm—2am. £1. ‘The Sexiest Liveliest Motherfunkin Student Clubnight ln Glasgow‘ with £l pints and vodkas to match.
I the Men's Room at Club Xchange. Il.30pm—2am. £2.50 (£2 with flier). ‘Raunchy‘ night with infamous live act Caged Muscle and Rolling Rock for £1. I Shaft at The Cathouse. l lpm-2am. £2. No relation to the Edinburgh club of the same name. but 70s disco nonetheless! I Shooosh at R. G.‘s. 8pm—midnight. Free. DJ Christian (recommended to us by his pal Kevin) urging you to ‘hear no evil' and offering up a rather good housey selection instead.
I The Slow Club at The l3th Note. Spin—midnight. A laid-back candle-lit journey into ambience. Or something like that.
I Strathclyde University llnlon 9pm—2am. Free.
I The Tunnel 1 lprn—2am. £4/£2 with matn'c card. Well-mixed indie and dance tunes for the assembled student throng.
I AM. at The Subway. llpm—4am. £2. Running every night of the week. with one of the most diverse playlists of any club and friendly DJs who are exceptionally susceptible to requests.
I Anthem at The Calton. 9.30pm—3.30am. £3. Regular DJs playing a mix of original underground tunes. to a busy. sweaty crowd.
I The Banshee downstairs at The Calton. 9.30pm-3.30am. £3. 9 Jul. Now running fortnightly. The Monday Club‘s sister night. playing a mix of anything you could describe as alternative. with a slant towards heavy industrial. Possible bands lined up for the near future.
I Buster Browns lO.30pm—3.30am. Girls free before midnight/£2 after; guys £2 before midnight/£3 after. Mainstream chart sounds with an emphasis on 70s and 80s grooves. Available Mon—Thurs for private parties.
I The Biz 10.30pm—4am. £3. Mainstream chart sounds and dance.
I Cathouse at The Mission. l [pm—4am. £2.50 (£2 with flyer). Packed out weekly rock night with an all-encompassing playlist of anything that is rock music. from heavy metal to grunge to thrash. Happy Hour llpm—lam.
I Century 2000 lOpm—4am. £5. Fairly middle-of—the-road dance night in an extravagant setting. Big and almost always busy.
I City 2 Downstairs at City Cafe. 8pm—lam. Free. DJs David Brown and guests playing a selection of underground house and progressive dance sounds in this pre-club club. in one of the city‘s best watering-holes.
I The Edge 4pm—2.30am. Mainstream chart sounds. Happy Hour 4—lOpm. Available for private hire Mon—Wed.
I Evol at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—4am. £3 (£2.50). DJs Kieren and Amanda play a plethora of indie sounds from the 60s. 70s and 80s through to the current releases on the indie scene. Busy club with a mainly student crowd.
I Finsbury Park llpm—4am. £2. Chart sounds.
I Fireﬂy at The Pelican. l()pm—lam. Free. DJ Jorelle spins some classy soulful house. Deep warming and underground pre-club pub thang.
I Genetic at Cafe St James (entry via Little King Street). lOpm—3am. £2.50. New weekly alternative night with a playlist covering gothic. hardcore and punk. Happy Hour lO—l lpm.
I Katch at Shady Lady’s. llpm—4am. £2.50 (£2 with ﬂyer). Popular indie club with a busy. sweaty dance-floor vibrating to the sounds of 80s and 90s indie dance. I Marley’s Reggae Klub at Cavendish. llpm—4am. £3 (£2.50). The city’s longest-running reggae club. Busy night guaranteed with a wide playlist of roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehaH.
I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. l()pm—3am. £5/free for members. A relaxed. very plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life.
I Mo’ Flavour at The Citrus. l lpm—4am. £4 (£3). 2 Jul. Controllers are Joseph and A-One playing the latest licks of street soul. ragga. swingbeat and hip-hop. a new one to watch.
I Planet Groove at Fx-S. l lpm-4am. £4. 2 Jul. Fortnightly. A night of the best in street soul. rare groove. funk and hip-hop. with a touch ofjazz. Regular DJ is Steve Goodman (Arch). with John Porter (Chocolate City) guesting on the night.
I Pure at The Venue. l 1.30pm—4am. £5 (£3 members). Upfront. hard-edged. progressive. electronic sex music courtesy
of the legendary DJing duo of Twitch and Brainstorm. 9 Jul only. a special guest appearance by Jeff Mills (Underground Resistance. Detroit). still one of Edinburgh‘s best and busiest nights and still pulling in some of the best guests anywhere.
I Bed Hot Pepper Club lOpm—4am. £4. Chart sounds and dance.
I The llhumba at The Citrus. 1 Ipm—4am.
£8. 9 Jul. Guest DJ on the night is Dave Seamen. accompanying the regulars Zammo and C0. playing a mixture of the best dance music around.
I Sexo Sam at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £7. 9 Jul. Monthly outing for this sexy night out. a host of sexy house and progressive sounds abound with guest DJs.
I Snipe at The Vaults. l lpm—late. £3. The club with nearly as many homes as the royal family. possibly settling into the Vaults where it started up about this time last year. A mixture of essential dance sounds.
I Space Hopper at EX-S. t lpm—4am. £4 (£3). 9 Jul. Fortnightly. A busy night with a fun playlist of 70s sounds and a strong emphasis on danceable discs from the decade of tackiness.
I Squid at La Belle Angele. 9pm—late. Starting off on a relaxed vibe. then winding its way up to some kicking hip- hop and funk tunes later on. A conceptual
club with some of the best visuals in town. a cool pool of ocean ambience and funky vibes.
I Truth at The Store. I lpm—4am. £4. Recommended dance club with DJs Gareth. Colin and Stuart (23rd Precinct) playing a mix of hot garage and underground house to a packed dance- floor. Available for free hire on Mon and Tue.
I Twiggy upstairs at The Calton. l()pm—3am. £3. 2 Jul. lndie and pop classics from the swingin' 60s. with possible bands lined up for the near future.
I Vaults Pre-Club at The Vaults. 6pm onwards. Free. Open every night of the week with a selection ol‘classic soul. rare- groove and acid jazz played by DJ Dr Kool. All drinks £l. food available in the cafe. happy hour ()-l lpm.
I AM. at The Subway. l lpm—4atn. £2. See Fridays.
I Banana love at The Pelican. l()pm—lam. Free. l)J Philippo bringing Ibiza sun beaming down on the lovely Cowgate. '
I Buster Browns ll).3()pm-~4am. £2 before I l.3()pm/£4 after. Club dance. upfront chart sounds.
I The Biz l().3()pm-4am. £3. See Fridays. I Carboliclt Frolick at Fix-S. I lpm—4am. £5. l0 Jul. If it‘s happening in lidinburgh at the tnoment. it‘s happening at the Frolick. Last fortnight's had to close its doors at 2am!!! So get there early for a night with full Carbolick decor and an essential selection of de platters dat matter. being played by l‘Js Scott Ferguson and Andy Williams to a dance- lloor packed with crowds ofcavorting clubbers (titter yea not).
I Century 2000 l()pm—4am. £5 (£3 before midnight). Mega Party Night with regular PAs.
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