Catch the best Edinburgh Clubs this lortnight.
I Bogtastlc Techno-pop terrorists Fluke play live at this new club with a 90s Balearic musical inclination. Don’t ask me what that’s got to do with dogs though. La Belle Angele. Sat 9 Apr.
I Chocolate City Long running funk night. now only once a month. Assured retro funk and soul jazz chunks. Skankin’ dub downstairs. Laid-back vibe. Nice. The Venue. Thurs 21 Apr:
I Machine The Rub A Dub records crew host a top night at the Citrus with Underworld heart-throb Darren Emerson and Stuart McMillan on the mix. Deep and intelligent or what! The Citrus Club, Fri 8 Apr:
I Bellybutton at The Volcano. 10.30pm—1ate. £3 (£2). Get your midn'ff round this Euroish. garageish. funkyish club with Kevin McKay and other assorted top Dls. Note that this has mover from Monday night. I Big Time at Caledonian University Union. 9.30pm—3am. New weekly mainstream night with DJ Paul O'Niel. I Bloomers at Cleopatra’s. l 1pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Mainstream pop and dance. I Bluntstone at The Rock Garden. 8pm—midnight. Free. Dls Chris and Raj going from hip-hop to house via three turntables. I Brian Lavelle’s Party light at Bennet’s. llpm—3am. £2. Upfront dance from D] Grant Duff. I Club It at Underground. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 students). New student-orientated night. thus student music (whatever that may be), with Dave C.L. Young. I Club Xchange llpm—3am. £2.50 (£2). Gay. DJ Stella and Happy Hour all night. I Contamination at The Power Station. 10pm-3am. £2. The popular industrial and goth club continues to plug a gaping hole in Clubland. I 0.l.S.C.0. inferno at Reds. 1 1pm—3am. £2. Seventies disco. pop and glam plus Bud and vodka for £1 all night. A night of classic disco peppered with the best of contemporary house and garage. I Disney Fist at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm—3am. £2. Alternative sounds. I iiex Upstairs at The 13th Note. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. A sort of acoustic. mellow night. I lion Cow at the Arches. 10.3()pm~3am. £2. Student night with live music every week. happy house sounds from D] Malkie. I Loveshaclr at Fury Murry‘s. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). From the people who bring you Sonic and The Beat Club. I October Cate 7pm—midnight. Free. A packed October Cafe is aurally contented by Dls Steve and Derek offering up a cool and current selection ofdance tunes. Perfect as a pre-Tunnel warm-up and with more promos than you can shake a short review at earning its ‘happy music for happy people‘ tag. I Shaft at The Cathouse. 10pm—2am. £2. A shameless 70s disco funfest. with the added attraction of regular drinks promos. I Something Fishy at Sub Club. 10.30pm-3am. Monthly house based club
with a fishy theme. April 14 Swell present Lifebuoy with DJs Kevin McKay and lan Livingston.
I Soundclash at Vic Bar. Glasgow School of Art. 14 April. Fortnightly. See rock listings for special Sound City events.
I Stratilclyde University linion 9pm—2am. Free. A legendary night in the annals of studentdom. Tam Coyle doing his thang on Level 8 (now calling itself
I Blue at Legends. llpm—3am. £5. 15 Apr 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 10.30pm~3.30am. £3 (girls free before tnidnight. £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. 11pm—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—lam. Free. Underground house and progressive dance in the pre-club club.
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 C Ds if you take them along. I Joy downstairs at The Calton. lOpm—3am. Pn'ce tbc. 8 Apr only. One-off beneﬁt for West and Wilde bookshop. A cause well worth shaking your stuff for. I Junction 09 at Riccarton Union. 10pm-3am. £1. 8 Apr only. Fortnightly students and guests. 69p drinks promos in the refurbished Heriot Watt union.
I Ketch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £2.50 (£2 with flyer). Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 90s indie dance.
I Kiss at Teviot Row Student Union. 7.30pm-2am. £2 (£3 non-students). Free before 9.30pm. Students and guests only. Happy Hour 7.30pm—9.30pm. Featuring Beatbox upstairs. playing mainstream chart disco and Juice downstairs. with hip-hop. funk and 70s disco.
I Club Latino at La Belle Angele. 11.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 8 Apr only. Monthly. Beginners dance class starts llptn. Salsa. tropicana and hip-grinding moves and grooves.
I Lee Sinclair Presents at Legends. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). 8 Apr only. Bouncy tunes of the garage and techno persuasion. I Lush Mush at The Shack. 9pm—2am. £4 (£3). 8 Apr only. ‘A delightful meal of a club featuring a wide selection of delectable platters.‘
I Machine at The Citrus. 11pm—4am. Price tbc. 8 Apr only. Darren Emerson. Stuart McMillan. Tony and Richard (Havana) and William and Martin (Rub A Dub). Emotional trance. acid with passion. techno’s intellectual elite. Should be good.
I Mainstreet at Ex-S. 10pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Upfront club sounds with Kevin Jones from Radio Forth.
I Marley‘s Reggae [lab at The Cavendish. 11pm—4am. £3 (£2.50). The city's longest-running night, with a playlist consisting of roots, ragga. lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehall.
I Minus 0ne 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. 8 Apr. Fortnightly. Smokin‘ hip-hop and funk club with smashing creative decor and lighting. Well worth checking.
I 99 Club at The Music Box. lOpm—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. 15 Apr only. Fortnightly. indie to hip- hop. metal to mainstream.
I Pariyceilidildisco at Moray House. 9pm—3am. £2.50 (£1 for Heriot Watt. Edinburgh College of Art. Moray House and Galashiels students; free entry for all until 10pm). 15 Apr only. Fortnightly. All drinks £1.40. Three hours of ceilidh, including live sounds from Bon Accord. and three hours of classic disco.
I Pure at The Venue. 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 its hallmarks. Still cuts it.
I lied Hot Pepper Club 10pm—3am. £4. Mainstream and chart sounds.
I Rhythm lab at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £4. 8 Apr only. Fine night of trance and deeper grooves.
I Sativa at The Vaults. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3.50). 15 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. l 1pm—3am. £5 (£3). 15 Apr only. Fortnightly. Multi- media aquatic theme club. offering surreality. tropicality and liquidity in unequal measure. Capacious music policy 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 Wiggle at The Pelican. lOpm—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 sc0pe of alternative sounds including punk. indie. rock. heavy metal. goth. hardcore and industrial.
I Boom Bap at Legends. lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). 16 Apr only. Fortnightly. Steve C and Gizz with an essential hip hop selection.
I Berger lleeee at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £5. 16 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?
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—4am. £4 (£2.50 before 11.30pm). Club dance. upfront chart sounds. Note the 2am curfew.
I Century 2M0 l 1pm—3am. £5 (£3 before midnight). See Fridays.
I City 2 Downstairs at The City Cafe. 8pm-lam. Free. See Fridays.
I Disco Inierno at The Venue. 11.30pm—3am. £4. 9 Apr only. Fortnightly. With 703 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 Bogtastic at La Belle Angele. lOpm—3am. £5. 9 Apr only. Fortnightly. Canine (and canin’) style night from Andy Williams and Scott Ferguson. (i suppose one hound type pun is obligatory). Usual joyfully irreverent music policy mashing in 80s pop ﬂotsam with the house thru techno soundclash. 9 Apr. Fluke play live. I The Egg at the Wee Red Bar.
1 1pm—4am. £2.50. 9 Apr only. Fortnightly. ‘Get your rocks off to some solid-gold easy-action music’ or so they tell me.
I The Edge 4pm-2.30am. Free. See ,Fridays.
I Euphoria upstairs at The Calton. lOpm-3.30am. £5. DJs of the Rez and Fantazia ilk provide the banging rave sounds.
I FBI at Moray House. llpm—4am. £3. 16 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 room.
I Frottage at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2 before 12.30am). 16 Apr only. Fortnightly. Wild 'n‘ free jam of diverse musical styles. Thrash meets techno meets dub meets disco. A frenzied sound collision of a club.
I Jet at Ex-S. lOpm—3am. £5. Busy intelligent techno night.
I Joy downstairs at The Calton. lOpm-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 for a seriously up-for- it crowd.
I latch 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 Maire it Phunlry at The Vaults. lOpm—3am. £5 (£4). 9 Apr only. Fortnightly. A-One and Joseph lay down the funk ’n" jazz missives and fresh Mo‘ Wax cuts. Slammin' street soul with hip hop sass. Busy.
I "who Club at Cavendish. 10pm—4am. £3 (£2.50). No ﬂoors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk. soca. calypso downstairs, and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie dishing up the global grooves for the hot ’n‘ sweaty assembled pleasure seekers.
I Minus 0ne at The Carlton Highland Hotel. lOpm—3am. £5 (free for members). See Fridays.
62 The List 8—21 April 1994