Catch the best Edinburgh Clubs this fortnight.
llI Jetsot Loadsa celeb DJs including Sasha, John Digweed. Jon Mancini, Gareth Sommerville and Craig Drysdale. PA from Sam Mollison. Tickets are £15 so you‘ll have to be fairly prosperous as the name suggests. The Vaults. Sat 5 Mar.
I Joy Out and proud. foot-stomping,
arms-aloft affair of a very uplifting nature. Music to snog to. know the words to and take your top off to. It's queer, it's here and it’s not going shopping. The Calton. Saturdays.
I Satire From Gabber to Ganja in one short step. Support your local sound-system collective against the govemment‘s attempts to clamp down. Their free parties are legendary. If you get the chance. go! The Vaults, Fridays.
I Yip-Yap Delicious, tuneful highs coupled with superlative mixing: one for the stylish. the beautiful and the truly passionate. Love it. La Belle Angele, Saturdays.
I Big Beat Gazelle-shod hipsters. mellowjau-funksters. tight. syncopated purism: eclectic, aimiablc, visually stimulating but only once a month. One to check. [a
Belle Angele. Sat 26 Feb.
I Wednesday Night Fever at The Cotton Club. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1 with matric card). Positively a towering inferno of rekindled kitsch. Busy"? You betcha.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra‘s. llpm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Brian lavelle’s Party Night at Betmet's. llpm—3am. £2. Upfront Dance from DJ Grant Duff.
I Club Virunga at The Volcano. l().30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2). lirupting on a Thursday night with DJ 'l‘ehico playing African. reggae and similar groovy sounds to a mighty appreciative audience.
I Club Xchange llpm—~3am. £2.50 (£2) Gay. DJ Stella and Happy Hour all night. I Contamination at The Power Station.
Cheapsiue Street. 10pm 3am. £2. The popular industrial and goth club relocates and continues to plug a gaping hole 111 Clubland.
I 0.1.S.c.o.lnierno at Reds. llpm - 3am. £2. 70s disco. pop and glam plus Bud and vodka for £1 all night. A night o1 classic disco peppered with the best of contemporary house and garage.
I Disney Fist at The (.‘atliouse. Studio 3. 10pm—3am. £2. Alternative sntllltls.
I Holy Cow at the Arches. 10.30pm 3am. £2. Student night with live music every week. happy house sounds from 1)] Malkie. free sweets and a pantomime cow I loveshack at Fury Murrys 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). From the people who bring you Sonic and The Beat Club. a v uture with the same kind of musical spread.
I October Cate 7pm midnight. Free. A packed ()ctober cafe is aurally contented by [Ms Steve and Derek offering up a cool and current selection of dance lures. Perfect as a pie-Tunnel warm-up and w ith more promos than you cart shake a short review at earning its ‘happy music for happy people‘ tag.
I Shaft at The ('athouse. 10pm 12am. £2. A shameless 70s disco funfest. with the added attraction of regular drinks promos.
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Cotton Club. llpm-3am. Right across the board dance mix with DJ 1011))
I Something Fishy at The Sub Club. 10.30pm—3am. New monthly club. See Club News.
I Strathclyde University Union 9pin—2am. Free. A legendary night in the‘ annals of studentdom. Tam Coyle doing his thang on Level 8 (now calling itself the Octopus club) and Retro Active in Reds.
I The Tunnel 10pm—3am. £4 (£2 with tnatric card). Ain't never been a student night quite as big as this one. Nine o'clock lecture. what nine o’clock lecture'.’ Mainstream dance and club classics.
I Thursday at the Cotton Club at the
Richardson. 1 I XLB-B at The Hive. l0pm--lam. Free. 1 Students and guests. Top gear dance sounds with Dl Paul Me and guests. Drinks promos. Tickets available from the Union bars.
I Anthem downstairs at The Calton.
10pm—late. £4. Regular DJs playing a mix
of original underground sounds to a busy.
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I Blue at Legends. llpm—3am. £5. 4 Mar only. Fortnightly. Blissful night of house ' and garage with Gareth Sommerville. David Brown and Gordon Mac.
I Bubblegum at Potterrow Student Union. 9pm-—2am. £1 (£2 non-students). Students and guests only. Indie music.
I Buster Browns l0.30pm-3.30am. £3 (girls free before midnight. £2 after: guys £2 before midnight). Mainstream. chart and oldies. Available Mon—Thurs for private parties. Curfew is 2am.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £2.50 (£2 with (Tyer). Crowded night running the gamut of rock. ; from heavy metal to grunge to thrash. i I Century 2000 1 1pm—3am. £5. Mainstream and chart. Drinks promos.
I City 2 Downstairs at City Cafe.
Rpm~ 1am. Free. Underground house and progressive dance it) the pre-club club.
. I Cool Lemon at The Citrus. llpm—4am. ' U). 4 Mar only. Zesty house tunes from
'lrevor Price and Iain Paterson and a bit of
fruity tranny excess frotu Jon Pleased
I The Edge 4pm~2.30am. Free. Mainstream. chart and oldies. Happy Hour 4 ~10pm. Available for private hire Mon-Wed.
I Evol at Wilkie House. l().30pm--3am. £3 (£2.50). Shiny. happy indie sounds. with a bit of a raw. grungey edge from resident l).ls Kieren and Amanda.
I Giro at The Rocking Horse. 11pm ~3am. £2.50 (£2). A playlist with floor-shaking tendencies: techno/acid. funk/death metal and rap. ‘The most intense sounds in lidinburgh.’ Promising to play your own records and (‘Ds if yoti take them along. I Impact at Legends. 9pm 3am. £2. 25 Feb. Fortnightly. Grunge. hip-hop and indie club.
I Junction 59 at Riccarton littlm).
l0pm 3am. £1. 25 Feb only. l-‘ortnigbtly students and guests. (Np drinks promos in the refurbished Heriot Watt union.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse.
1 1pm--3am. £2.50 (£2 with llyer). Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 540s and ‘)0s indie dance.
I Kiss at Teviot Row Student linion. 7.30pm 2am. £2 (£3 non-students). Free before 0.30pm. Students and guests only. Happy hour 7.30piit—J).3()pni. Featuring Beatbox upstairs. playing mainstream chart disco and Juice downstairs. with hip-hop. funk and 70s disco.
I Light Energy Records launch at The Citrus. llpm-4am. Price the. 25 Feb only. A new Scottish label springs forth into the world masterfully delivered by Steve Allen and Colin Cook.
I Marley’s Reggae Klub at The (’avendish. llptn 4am. £3 (£2.50). The city‘s longest-running night. with a
playlist consisting of roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehall.
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 Neighbourhood at Moray House. 10pm—4am. £4. 25 Feb only. Fortnightly. Smokin' hip-hop and funk club with smashing creative decor and lighting. Kicking off to a very promising start.
I 99 Club at The Music Box. 10pm—3am. £3. Funked-up dance. chart and 70s from the regular DJs with all pints. selected bottles and spirits at 99p.
I Opal at Riccarton Union. 10pm—3am. £1. 4 Mar only. Fortnightly. Indie to hip- hop. metal to mainstream.
I Partyceilidhdisco at Moray House. 9pm—3am. £2.50 (£1 for Heriot Watt. Art College. Moray House and Galashiels students; free entry for all until 10pm). 4 Mar only. Fortnightly. All drinks £1.40. Three hours ofceilidh. including live sounds from Bon Accord. and three hours of classic disco.
I Phat at La Belle Angele. 1 1pm—3am. £4 (£3). 4 Mar only. Fortnightly. Fresh jivin' flavas from George. A-()ne and Joseph. Freestyle format with live jams and lots of pro—release Mo‘ Wax.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£3 members). Guest nights: £7 (£5). ()rganic techno-meisters Twitch and Brainstorm forge the soundtrack in this club/institution. Dressed-less ambience and future-perfect rhythms its hallmarks. Still cuts it.
I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—3am. £4. Mainstream and chart sounds.
I Sanctuary Rock Club at The Calton. [llpm—3am. £3 (£2 before midnight). New night playing all types of rock music.
I Sativa at The Vaults. 10pm~3am. £4 (£3.50). 4 Mar only. Fortnightly. Birthday night for Saliva (back from the big London Spiral Tribe demo) bringing back a few special Spiral Tribe type guests. The usual bonkers soundclash of underground electronics. dub and ambient. Featuring three sound systems. some wonderful art installations. live MCs and percussion. Skankin'. spliffed-up and spaced out.
I Squid at La Belle Angele. 1 1pm -3am. £5 (£3). 25 Feb only. Fortnightly. Multi- media aquatic theme club. offering surreality. tropicality and liquidity in unequal measure. (.‘apacious music policy courtesy of A-()ne. George. Steve and Frosty taking in the finer points of ambient. hip-hop. bhangra and anything on Nation records. The nearest thing to Whirl-y-gig this side of the border.
I Viva at Fix-S. l0pm-3am. £5 (£4). Sunrise productions night.
I Wiggle at The Pelican. 10pm—3am. Free. Dance. funk and soul in the crammed pub. 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 indtistrial.
I Banshee at The Citrus. 11pm 4am. £3. 5 Mar only. Banshee returns with its fitter selection of alternative rock and new wave dance.
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele.
10.30pm —3am. £4 (£3. £2 before 11.30pm). 26 Feb only. Monthly. Tight jazz. syncopations from those ’l'helouious boys tinged with an essential infusion of
cornucopia of indie music from the 80s
i I Make It Phunky at The Vaults.
L downstairs. and dub. lovers and dancehall
hip-hop and funk. Visuals and films from Edinburgh film and photography students. Live jams from 10—1 1.30pm. Well sophisticated.
I Burger 0ueen at The Vaults.
1 lpm—3am. £5. 5 Mar only. Fortnightly. lvledia-friendly fast food concept club with ﬂame-grilled DJs and a 100 per cent happy house music policy. Punk-styled attire de rigeur and from a personal point of view it would be nice to see a few more men it) skirts in line with wonderful fabulous host Justin.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—4am. £4 (£2.50 before 11.30pm). Club dance. upfront chart sounds. Note the 2am curfew.
I Century 2000 limit-3am. £5 (£3 before midnight). See Fridays.
I City 2 Downstairs at The City Cafe. Spin-lam. Free. See Fridays.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 11.30pm-3am. £4. 26 Feb only. Fortnightly. With 70s revivalism now a permanent fixture on the ciab scene this has to be one of its more polished exponents. So busy it’s now on two ﬂoors. I The £99 at the Wee Red Bar. 1 1pm~4am. £2.50. 26 Feb only. Fortnightly. Free-ranging (ho-ho) club playing indie. ()()s. new wave. soul. Motown. Stax and Acid Jazz. I The Edge 4pm—2.30am. Free. See Fridays. I Euphoria at The Calton. 10pm-3.30am. £6. l).ls of the Rex and Fantazia ilk , provide the banging rave sounds. I FBI at Moray House. llpm~4am. £3. 5 l
Mar only. Premier quality indie and 60s dance club. Fortnightly with Shaft.
I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row Student Union. ‘).3()pm-l..‘)0am. (Midnight ~, curfew). £2.50 (£2 advance from Teviot). i 26 Feb only. Another wild night of Latin 1 for l‘xlinburgh. the music style which is seemingly breeding clubs like rabbits at
the moment (it must be those suggestive dance styles).
I Funky Worm at Wilkie House.
l0pm—late. £4. Planet funkety-funk satellited by the all-important chill-out I Frottage at The Venue. 10.30pm~3am. 1 £3 (£2 before 12.30am). 5 Mar only. Fortnightly. Diversity knows no bounds for the Frottage DJs. playing a very wide mix of sounds indeed. including thrash. techno. dub. disco. rock and much more. ; I Jet at lix-S. 10pm—3am. £5. Busy intelligent techno night.
I Joy upstairs at The Calton. 10pm—<late. £4 (£3 before midnight). l'plifting. packed otit gay night with a far healthier female turnout than many. Dls Maggie and Alan provide the arms-in-the-air house and disco for a seriously tip-for—it
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm —3am. £2.50 (£2). A veritable
and 90s. in this busy weekly club.
l0pm-3am. £5 (£4). 2o Feb only. Fortnightly. A-()ne and Joseph lay down the funk ‘n' jazz. inissives with a hip-hop perspective.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. 10pm-4am. £3 (£2.50). Two lloors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk. soca. calypso