Catch the best Edinburgh Clubs tilts fortnight.


I Yip Yap Selling out by midnight, Mixmag stars Gareth Somerville and David Brown. jacking the groove in truly superlative style. Inspired, exhilarating: probably unsurpassable. La Belle Angele. Sat 10 Sept,

1 [pm—4am, £5.

I lit Wonder boy Luke Slater (Djax. Peacefrog. GPR) steers an inspired spacey voyage through the plains of electronic music. Expect varied textures from hard four-four through to gentle ambient drift. The Citrus, Sat 10 Sept, 11pm—4am, £7 (£5).

I The Big Apple Tutti Frutti fashion show, garage anthems from the diminutive Graeme Park. rising star Gareth Somerville and David Brown: hard-edged glamour comes back with a vengeance. Buster Browns, Thurs 22 Sept, 10pm—4am, £6.

I Joy Scotland's answer to Heaven with Maggie and Alan throwing down the inspired mix of house and garage and Edinburgh‘s loved-up queercore going for broke. Work it! The Calton. Saturdays, 10pnt—4am. £5 ( £3).


I tilt at The Citrus. 1 lpm-4am. £5. 10 Sept. Fortnightly. Havanna and Dribbler playing the high IQ techno along with divinely talented electro-head Luke Slater on 10 Sept.

I Boom Bap The Attic at Legends (entry by Dyer‘s Close beside Legends).

l lpm—3.30am. £3.50 (£3). Steve C. and guests with an essential hip-hop and rap selection. All drinks £1.50.

I Burger 0ueen at The Vaults.

l lpm—3am. £5. Media-friendly concept club with truckloads of attitude (and punters by all accounts). Craig Drysdale

3 and Huggy segue together the 90s Balearic soundtrack. spiking house and

trance with New Romantic and 7.7.. Top.

I Buster Browns l0.30pm—4am. 2am

curfew. £4 (£2.50 before 1 l.3()pm). Dance and upfront chart sounds.

I Century 2000 10.30pm—3am. £5. See Fridays. .

I Cheek to Cheek at M8. l()pm—4am. £6 (£5). Kitsch house. garage and 70s disco with DJs lan Thompson. A. J.. Radio Forth‘s Kevin Jones and Craig Burton in the chill-out room.

I Cream versus Vague at The Vaults. l().30pm—3.30am. £6. 10 Sept only. Andy Carroll (Cream. Liverpool) and Phil Faversham (Vague. Leeds) swing their handbags and stomp their stilettos in a tooth 'n‘ claw battle of 90s disco.

I oogtastic at La Belle Angele.

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tranced-out electronica with 80s pop

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I Disco Inferno at The Venue.

l l.30pm—4am. 10 Sept. Fortnightly. Polished exponent of 70s revivalism. Two floors ofbump ‘n‘ hustle disco gloss.

I Earth Inferno at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour until 12.30am. No rave. just out of the grave gothic and industrial sounds.

I The £99 at The Wee Red Bar.

1 lpm—4am. £3. Solid gold easy-action sounds; more specifically indie. 60s. new wave and soul.

I FBI at Moray House. I lpm-4am. £3. l0 Sept. Fortnightly with Shaft. Eternally popular. young at heart club playing a plethora of styles falling into the indie bracket. Scuff those DMs one more time to Pavement. Senser and ()asis.

I Joy at The Calton. l()pm—3am. £5 (£3 before midnight). Uplifting. packed-out gay night with a far healthier female turnout than many. Maggie and Alan putting some serious finesse into the mix with an inspired selection of bumping house and garage. Scotland‘s answer to Heaven (in both respects).

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. l().30pm—3am. £2.50 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 80s and 90s. in this busy weekly club.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l()pm-4am.

7 £3 (£2.50). Two floors with African. , Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk. soca. calypso g downstairs. and dub. lovers and dancehall

upstairs. Sir ()ssie dishing up the global

I grooves for the hot ‘n' sweaty assembled pleasure-seekers.

I Mayhem at The Citrus. 1 lpm—4am. £5. l7 Sept. Fortnightly. Boomerang DJs craft the delicious dubs and renegade snares. Top night ofjungle. Big up!!

1 I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. l()pm-3am. £2.50 (free for , members). See Fridays.

I The 99 Club at The Music Box. l2.3()pm-4am. £4 (£3). Staggeringly cheap drink. the Betty Ford clinic awaits. I Red Hot Pepper Club l()pnt—3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.

'. I Shaft at Moray House. 1 lpm—4am. £4.

17 Sept. Fortnightly. Sparkling. poptastic night of retro featuring disco stunners from the 70s. 80s and 90s.

I I Taxi at The Subway. l [pm—3am. £2.

Fortnightly. Dave Stewart DJs with a mix

of classic disco and dance.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue llpm—4am. £5. 17 Sept. Fortnightly.

5 George and Christian rock da house with ; minimal Chicago and Tribal New York rhythms upstairs. Simon and Harry drop

i i l l i

the blunted trip hop downstairs. Wicked!

I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele.

l lpm—4am. £5. l0 Sept. Fortnightly. Delicious. tuneful highs and superlative mixing from Gareth and David. Bitcbin’ garage. raw-edged house and a dressed- up. down-with-it crowd. The spirit of 1986 house incarnate. Jack your body.


I The Blue Room at The Cooler.

l()pm—4am. £4 (£2). Deep and lovely


ambience to embalm. soothe and stimulate. Lie back and soak up the decelerated drift. Fluffytastic!

I Bump ’n’ Grind at M8. 10.30pm—4ani. £3. Ian Thompson.

A. J. and Kevin Jones play the uplifting selection of house and garage.

I Buster Browns l().30pm—3am. £2 before 1 1.30pm (£3 after). Buster‘s Sunday soul night.

I Copacabana at The Attic.

1 l.30pm—3am. £2. Summer cocktail of Latin and jazz. with Dr Kool. Dave Coupar and Finbar.

I Metro at The Subway. Midnight—3am. £2. Best of 70s, 80s. 90s and beyond with DJ Geordie.

I 99 Club at The Pelican. 9pm—2am. Free. Full on hedonism in the COWgate of a Sunday night.

I the Sunday Club at The Red Hot Pepper Club. lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). Fierce gay night with occasional PAs. Busy. sassy and highly hedonistic: ifyou thought the weekend ended on a Sunday, you thought wrong.

I The Surf Club Too at The Music Box. Midnight—4am. £4 (£3). Ibiza-style foam party for those of you who enjoy being groped by total strangers.

I Taste at The Vaults. lOpm—4am. £5. [)Js Fisher and Price mixing up the sensuous garage and trance 'for extroverts and perverts‘. Friendly. all-night party vibe and not a pre-school toy in sight.

I Thelonious at Carwash. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Eclectic. choicejazz cuts from the Thelonious team.

I Timevrarp at The Rocking Horse.

1 lpm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). A very w—i—d—e playlist indeed: 60s. 70s. 80s, 90s and onwards.


I Monday Club at The Citrus. l0pm—3am. £2. New wave alternative dance sounds from Dougie Death. Dropping a host of crazy fusions from Leftfield and Lydon through to the rap-meets- rock of Judgement Night.

I Planet Alice at The Music Box. Midnight—4am. £2. Drinks promos. A wide-ranging musical wonderland. playing hip-hop. grebo. indie. industrial and goth.

I Trainspotter at The Subway. Midnight—3am. £2. Murray Stewart hosts a night for sweaty-anorak-clad males. Irvine Welsh readers and those with an obsessive interest in obscure European trance records.


I Crossover at The Citrus. 1 lpm—3am. £2. Altemative. hardcore. industrial, techno andjungle from DJs Mark, Scott and Gregor.

I Cay Night at M8. 10.30pm—4am. Free. I The Surf Club at The Music Box. Midnight—4am. £2. lbiza- style foam party. See Sundays.

I Virus at The Subway. Midnight—3am. £2. Infectious kinda night with DJ Gavin Hardie playing alternative. indie and disco.


I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £3 (£1 students with matric card). if you want your dance on the commercial side with disco lights. then this is the best night to get it.

I Delirium at The Music Box. Midnight—4am. £3 (£2). Celebrating three years of trawling the realms of tribal. folk, reggae and classic rock. Redefining the word eclectic.

I Bub Department at Negotiants.

l lpm—3am. Free. New weekly night of ganja-styled reverb from the Rude crew. I Patsy Max at Buster Browns.

l lpm—3am. £2 (£1 with special flyer. free for students with matric card). Reduced bar prices. Fabulous night ‘containing Nutrasweetie darling!’ from Brian LeVell. featuring Sunday club DJ Grant Duff and a host of simply divine and gorgeous clubbers.

I Bubble at The Rocking Horse. 10pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). A broad mix of student sounds in the Katch/Shag vein.

62 The List 9—22 September 1994