night quite as big as this one. What 9am lecture? Mainstream dance and club classics.

I Thursday at the Cotton Club at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3am. Right across the board dance mix with DJ John Richardson.

I XlB-B at The Hive. 10pm-1am. Free. Students and guests. Top gear dance sounds with DJ Paul Me and guests. Drinks promos. Tickets available from the Union bars.


I Banana Bridge at The Citrus. llpm—4am. £6. 25 Mar only. Fruity named clubs are becoming almost as popular as suggestively named ones. This one boasts Middlesbrough‘s finest Arena DJs; Colin Patterson and Simon Gibb alongside locals Robert Aitken and Alan Dundas. I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 students. £2 before ll.30pm). 25 Mar only. Monthly. Tight jazz syncopations from the Thelonious DJs. Visuals from film and photography students. I Blue at Legends. 11pm—3am. £5. 1 Apr only. Fortnightly. Blissful night of house and garage with Gareth Sornmerville. 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 10.30pm—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 flyer). Crowded night running the gamut of rock. from heavy metal to grunge to thrash. I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £5. Mainstream and chart. Drinks promos. I City 2 Downstairs at City Cafe. 8pm-1am. Free. Underground house and progressive dance in the pre-club club. I Cool Lemon at The Citrus. 1 lpm—4am. £5. Zesty house tunes and fruity tranny excess from John Pleased Wimmin (up here so much it’s a wonder he has time to run a club in London at all). 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. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Shiny. happy indie sounds. with a bit of a raw. grungey edge from resident DJs 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 Edinburgh'. Promising to play your own records and CDs if you take them along. I Impact at Legends. 9pm—3am. £2. 25 Mar only. Fortnightly. Grunge. hip-hop and indie club. I Junction 59 at Riccarton Student Union. 10pm—3am. £1. 25 Mar only. Fortnightly students and guests. 69p drinks promos in the refurbished Heriot Watt union. I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £2.50 (£2 with flyer). Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 805 and 90s indie dance. I Kiss at Teviot Row Union. 7.30pm—2am. £2 (£3 non-students). Free before 9.30pm. Students and guests only. Happy Hour 7.30—9.30pm. Featuring Beatbox upstairs. playing mainstream chart disco and Juice downstairs. with hip-hop. funk and 70s disco. I Malnstreet at Ex-S. 10pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Upfront club sounds with Kevin Jones from Radio Forth. I Marley’s Reggae Klub at The Cavendish. 11pm—4am. £3 (£2.50). The city's longest-running night. with a playlist consisting of roous. 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 Mar. Fortnightly. Smokin' hip-hop and funk club with smashing creative decor and lighting. Well worth checking.

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 0pa| at Riccarton Union. 10pm—3am. £1. 1 Apr 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). 1 Apr only. Fortnightly. All drinks £1.40. Three hours ofceilidh. including live sounds from Bon Accord. and three hours of classic disco.

I Pure at The Value. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 members). Guest nights: £7 (£5). Organic techno-meisters Twitch and Brainstorm forge the soundtrack in this club/institution. Dressed-less ambience and future-perfect rhythms are its hallmarks. Still cuts it. 25 Mar: Kenny Larkin electro-jazz innovator flies in. 1 Apr: Sabresonic swap night with Alex Knight and Andy Weatherall up here while Twitch and Brainstorm fill in for them at Happy Jax.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm-3am. £4. Mainstream and chart sounds.

I Rhythm Lab at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £4. 25 Mar only. Fine night of trance and deeper grooves.

I Sanctuary Rock Club at The Calton. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2 before midnight). New night playing all types of rock music.

I Sativa at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). 1 Apr only. Fortnightly. 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. 11pm--3am. £5 (£3). 1 Apr only. Fortnightly. Multi- media aquatic theme club. offering surreality. tropicality and liquidity in unequal measure. Capacious music policy taking in the liner points of ambient. hip- hop. bhangra and anything on Nation records. The nearest thing to Whirl-y-gig this side of the border.

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 industrial.

I Burger uueen at The Vaults. llpm—3am. £5. 2 Apr only. Fortnightly. Media-friendly concept club with truckloads of attitude (and trannies too). Punk-styled attire de rigeur and watch for the new tight door policy. ‘dress up. undress or f=k off‘. Who says club elitism is dead? 2 Apr. ()ut ()n Vinyl records night. The new gay dance label‘s launch tour with Tim Lennox and TWA DJing. I Buster Browns 10.30pm—4am. £4 (£2.50 before 1 1.30pm). Club dance. .upfront chart sounds. Note the 2am curfew.

I Century 2000 11pm—3am. £5 (£3 before midnight). See Fridays.

I City 2 Downstairs at The City Cafe. 8pm-1am. Free. See Fridays.

I Cream at The Citrus. 1 1pm—4am. £7. Liverpool‘s famous club takes over the Citrus with the likes of Andy Carroll segueing some upmarket house tunes together.

I Disco Inferno at The Venue.

1 1.30pm—3am. £4. 26 Mar only. Fortnightly. With 70s revivalism now a permanent fixture on the club scene this has to be one of its more polished

exponents. So busy it's now on two floors.

I Dogtastic at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £5. 26 Mar only. Fortnightly. New night from Andy Williams and Scott Ferguson (erstwhile Carbolic DJs) replete with Dog Biscuit flyers and lots of hound- type puns. Busy first night with Justin Robertson augurs well for this canine concept club.

I The Egg at the Wee Red Bar. llpm—4am. £2.50. 26 Mar only. Fortnightly. ‘Get your rocks off to some solid-gold easy-action music‘ or so they tell tne.

I The Edge 4pm—2.30am. Free. See Fridays.

I Euphoria downstairs at The Calton. 10pm-3.30am. £6. DJs of the Rez and Fantazia ilk provide the banging rave sounds.

I FBI at Moray House. 1 1pm—4am. £3. 2 Apr only. Premier quality indie and 60s dance club. Fortnightly with Shaft.

I Funky Worm at Wilkie House. 10pm—late. £4. Planet funkety-funk satellited by the all-important chill-out

I Frottage at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 before 12.30am). 2 Apr 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 tnuch more. I Jet at Fix-S. 10pm-3am. £5. Busy intelligent techno night.

I Joy at The Calton. 10pm—late. £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 fora seriously up-for-it crowd. 28 Mar: gay mens' health initiative night with all proceeds going to Scottish Aids Monitor. 2 Apr: Joy is downstairs.

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 80s and 90s. in this busy weekly club.

I Make It Phunky at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). 26 Mar only. Fortnightly. A-One and Joseph lay down the funk ‘n’ jazz missives with a hip-hop perspective.

I Mambo 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). 2 Apr only. Fortnightly. The tack- seeking Misery types continue to turn over any musically cringeable stone (or carpet) they can find. Not a Prozac taker in sight.

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III Jami Inner City; Kevin Saunderson and Tony Humphn'es; a sparkling line-up of house’s old school movers and shakers. Judging from the popularity of the first one it should be packed. Get there early to avoid disappointment. The Vaults, ' Sunday 3 April.

III Blue Room Gentle ambient pulses and clear-cut electronic lullabies to cleanse the mind and massage the ears. Nice imaginative decor and comfortable seating. At last a proper ambient club on the east coast. The Venue, Sundays.

I The Sunday Club Sassy, strident and stomping (yes, that’s a whole lot of alliteration) gay night. If you haven’t been there. quite simply, you haven’t lived. The Red Hot Pepper Club, Sundays.

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ln Italy. the earlier you arrive at a club. the higher you score in terms of credibility and it's beginning to look that way in Edinburgh. The curfew may not be as tight over here as in Glasgow but with many of the city’s more popular nights it's sensible to get there well before 1.30am to guarantee entry. Sativa kicks off at llprn with a mental drum tattoo that's well worth checking and collective member Ali recommends getting there ‘before 12.30am. if not earlier'. Over at La Belle Angele on a Saturday Yip Yap ‘tends to fill up by 12.30am.’ according to Stuart. one of its DJs and promoters. Burger Queen at the Vaults has seen queues right down Niddry St by midnight and is now opening at 10pm to ‘save all that hassle getting in.‘ according to its promoter Justin. So the advice is, if you want to beat a long wait in the cold and get your coat in the cloakroom; get there early!

If you hadn't already noticed. La Belle Angele has expanded in the past few weeks. The intimate and aesthetically pleasing venue which plays host to some of Edinburgh’s finer clubs including Yip Yap, Big Beat and the new Dogtastic has been renovated to include a new bar and bar area. increasing the clubs capacity to 400. (BC)

The List 25 March-7 April 1994 BB