days of late night Pelican pranks. with DJ Simon playing a mix of garage. house and a dose of funky stuff.

I Marley’s Reggae Klub at The Cavendish. Ilpm—4am. £3 (£2.50). The city's longest-running night. with a playlist consisting of roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehall. Busy night guaranteed.

I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm—3am. £5 (free for members). A relaxed. very plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life.

I 99 Club at The Music Box. 9pm—3am. £2.99. Funked-up dance. chart and 70s from the regular DJs with all pints. selected bottles and spirits at 99p.

I 0pal at Riccarton Union. 10pm—3am. £1. Indie to hip-hop. metal to mainstream. Taking a seasonal vacation until 21 Jan. I Partycellldhdlsco at Moray House Student Union. 9pm—3am. £2.50 (£1 for Heriot Watt. Art College. Moray House and Galashiels students; free entry for all

until 10pm). 21 Jan only. All drinks £1.40.

Three hours of ceilidh. including live sounds from Bon Accord. and three hours

ofclassic disco.

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I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5

(£3 members). £7 (£5). 14 Jan only.

Organic techno-meisters Twitch and Brainstorm forge the soundtrack in this

club/institution. More dressed-less ambience and future-perfect rhythms. 14 Jan Evil Eddie Richards (RIP etc) guests. I lied Hot Pepper Club 10pm—3am. £4. Mainstream and chart sounds.

I Rhythm lab at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. 21 Jan only. House. garage and apparently ‘many attractive people‘.

I Setiua at The Vaults. 10am—3pm. £4 (£3.50). 14 Jan only. Fortnightly. Highly recommended bonkers soundclash of heavy dance. ragga and dub now doing the business in its new. more capacious venue. Skankin’. spliffed-up. and spaced out. I Squid at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3). 14 Jan only. Fortnightly. Multi-

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l surreality. tropicality. liquidity and cabaret j in unequal measure. Get there early to I submerge in the more progressive ambient | wash of sound. I Wiggle at The Pelican. Free. Dance. funk and soul in the crammed pub. i Curfew is 1.30am.




I Club Alpha at The Subway. 9pm-3am. £2. Popular fusion of a wide scope of alternative sounds including punk. indie. - rock. heavy metal. goth. hardcore and

: industrial.

I Burger Queen at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £3.99 (£2.99). 22 Jan only. Fortnightly. The fast food concept club storms into ‘94 with those flame-grilled DJs dishing up the regular selection of

100 per cent happy house.

4 I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3am. £2

before 11.30pm (£4 after). Club dance. upfront chart sounds.

I Century 2000 10pm—4am. £5 (£3 before midnight). See Fridays. I City 2 Downstairs at The City Cafe.

8pm—lam. Free. See Fridays.

; I Disco Iniemo at The Venue.

Il.30pm—3am. £4. 15 Jan only. Fortnightly. With 70s revivalism now a permanent fixture on the club scene this has to be one of its more polished exponents.

I The Egg at the Wee Red Bar.

IIpm—4am. £2.50. 15 Jan only.

I Fortnightly. Free-ranging (ho-ho) club

3 playing indie. 60s. new wave. soul. Motown. Stax and Acid Jazz.

, I The Edge 4pm—2.30am. Free. See

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| I Eternal at Chambers Street Union.

5 8pm—3am. £2 (£1). Mixed-bag student

i disco.

I I Euphoria at The Calton. 10pm—3.30am. £6. Weekly. DJs of the Rez and Fantazia

; ilk provide the banging rave sounds.

' I FBI at Moray House Student Union.

llpm—4am. £3. 22 Jan only. FBI returns.

playing the usual mixture of anything falling into the wide category that is indie music. Fortnightly with Shaft.

I Funky Worm at Wilkie House.

lOpm-late. Planet funkety-funk satellited

by the all-important chill-out room.

I Frottage at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am.

£3 (£2 before 12.30am). 22 Jan only.

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mix of sounds indeed. including thrash, techno. dub. disco, rock and much more. I Jet at Ex-S. llpm—4am. £5. Weekly. New intelligent techno and trance night for Ex-S to replace the terminated Carbolick Frolick. Regulars John and Murray will be joined by various guests in future and look out for a new house night on Fridays at the venue.

I Joy upstairs at The Calton. IOpm—Iate. £4 (£3 before midnight). Uplifting. packed out gay night with a far healthier female turnout than many. DJs Maggie and Alan provide the arms-in-the-air house and disco for a seriously up-for-it crowd.

~I Ketch at The Rocking Horse.

10.30pm-3am. £2.50 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 805 and 90s. in this busy weekly club.

I The Love Bout at The Cruise Ship (formerly Ocean Mist). The Shore. Leith. llpm—3am. £5. 22 Jan only. Monthly. Buses every 30 mins from The City Cafe from 11pm. Relive that seminal and tacky soap set on a boat (no not Triangle) to a disco soundtrack.

I Mire It Hunky at The Vaults. 10am—3pm. £5 (£4). 15 Jan only. A-One and Joseph lay down the funk ’n’ jazz missives with a hip-hop perspective.

I Mfibo Club at Cavendish. 10pm—4am. £3 (£2.50). Two floors with African, Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk. soca, calypso downstairs. and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie on the wheels of steel playing to a busy, hot. sweaty crowd.

I Minus 0ne at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm—3am. £5 (free for members). See Fridays.

I Misery at The Cooler. 10pm-4am. £5 (£3). 22 Jan only. Fortnightly. Miserable club for all you seekers of crap music and heavy drinking. Keep an eye out for some exceptionally appalling theme nights. The nightmare continues.

I Bed Hot Pepper Club 10pm—3am. £4. See Fridays.

I Rock Organ at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Popular weekly rock night. with an all-encompassing playlist of all that is best in the world of rock music. Happy Hour llpm—Iam.

I nude at The Cooler. 10pm—3am. £2.50. 15 Jan only. Fortnightly. Packed out. sweaty night. playing an excellent mixture of ska. dub. reggae. ragga. dancehall and On-U sounds.

I Shit at Moray House Student Union. 11pm—4am. £4. 15 Jan only. Fortnightly with FBI. Perennially popular retro club of the platform-elomping, flare-swishing variety. Usual sounds of the decade that taste for ot.

I Sold Paradise at The Pelican. lOpm—3am. Free. A beacon of sunshine in the Cowgate. DJ Simon spinning a mix of lovely music. including garage. soul.

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ESSElTlll INGREDIENTS I lb Bongo at The Citrus Club. 11pm—4am. £5. Weekly. Guest DJs aplenty cranking out the house juice alongside regulars Alan Dundas and Craig Smith. 22 Jan Kelvin Andrews (Sure is Pure).

I Yip V” at La Belle Angele.

l 1pm—3.30am. £5. 22 Jan only. Fortnightly. If Edinburgh is experiencing a house renaissance then this is its apogee (shining star). Blemish-free deep house from Gareth. Stuart and David; still smart. extremely busy and stylish. Go deh.


I Butter emu: 10.30pm—3am. £2 before 11.30pm (£3 after). Buster's Sunday soul night.

I Century 2000 10pm—4am. £3 (£2 before midnight). See Fridays.

I The Edge 4pm—2.30am. Free. With a live band every week.

I Lassen at The Pelican Bistro. 9pm—2am. Free. Get your stetson and cowboy boots on for Sunday’s silliest (and only) country and western night.

I Sm House at The Venue. 10pm—4am. 16 Jan only. Fortnightly. Pumping house cuts and rare acid grooves. Superior live sets and guests make going out on a Sunday worthwhile. I The Sunday Club at The Red Hot Pepper Club. 11.30pm-4am. £4 (£3). Free for students with matric card. The unmissable gay night still as busy and as sassy as ever and featuring some interesting top quality PAs. If you caught Take That here eighteen months ago you’ll know what I mean.

I 11m at The Rocking Horse. 11pm—3am. Free before 12.30am (£2 after). Timewarp starts up again with a very w—i—d—e playlist indeed: 60s. 70s. 805. 90s and onwards.


I The Monday Club at The Citrus. 10pm-3am. £2. 90s new wave from DJs Dougie Death and the Sorcerer. Definitive excursions in rock; from Seattle to goth to industrial.


I Delhi- at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£2). A wide mixture of excellent music. including the likes of The Dead Kennedys. Bob Marley. RDF. Jethro Tull and a heck of a lot more. One of the best midweek nights around. I Julce at Teviot Row Union. 8pm—1am. £2 (£1 with flyer). 70s, 80s. ragga. house and soul.

I love Shack at Century 2000. 10pm—3am. 50p with matriculation card. Century 2000’s busy student night with drinks promos.

I Tm at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £2. One of the busiest mid-week clubs, playing indie-orientated dance sounds alongside punk. disco and funk. Drinks promos most weeks.


I at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £2.50. Happy Hour