Catch the best Edinburgh clubs this fortnight.
I Tribal Funktlon Strictly Rhythm supremo George Morel makes his Scottish debut. Top quality New York house and garage the order of the day. The Venue, Sat 26 Nov, 11pm-3am. £7 (£5 ).
I oarlbbean Club Ragga. jungle, bhangra: cultural vibes and drum ’n’ bass clash in a rather exciting new night. The Venue, Thurs 24 Nov, 10.30pm-3am, £7 (£5).
I Satlva Scotland’s premier sound system collective co-opt members of Spiral Tribe to DJ and play live PAs for their last legal bash of 94. They return at the end of January. The Vaults. Fri 25 Nov, 11pm—3am, £6 (£5/£4).
I lief MIX 'I'our David Morales, Satoshi T omiie and Frankie Knuckles: The A-list celebs of house show how it's really done. Expect tribal, dubby and very, very deep grooves. The VauIrs, Sat 1 9 Nov, 10.30pm-3.30am, £15.
I uogtastlc Scotland’s finest pop trancers Finitribe play live. Check their hook-ridden new single Brand New. Able accompaniment on the decks from Andy Williams and Scott Ferguson. la Belle Angele. Sat 26 Nov. 11pm—3am, £5.
I Loaded at Blackfriars Underground. 8pm—close. Free. Studenty pre-club with DJs Mikey and Sanj. Cheap drinks. groovy garage and bouncy toons.
I Loveshack at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm—3am. £2. From the people who bring you The Beat Club.
I Lux at The Arches. 11pm—3am. £4 (£2.50). Weekly club. rotating every week between The Garage and uplifting house of the Choon Central (Chopper) DJs and the deeper musical investigations of the Neoprene (Knucklehead) DJs. 24 Nov Neoprene. 1 Dec Choon Central.
I October Cafe 7pm—midnight. Free. A busy. boomin’ and bumpin‘ October Cafe is aurally contented by DJs Steve and Derek offering up a cool and current selection of dance tunes. Perfect as a pre- Tunnel warm-up and with more promos than you can shake a short review at.
I Rage at Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—2am. Free. The Level 8 barn once more fills up with the bright young things letting their cardigans slip off their shoulders as they gaze at the floor.
I Rumble at The Garage. 10.30pm-3am. The legendary Rumble night that used to be at the now defunct Joe Paps returns with DJs Cardow and Ross. Charty dance faves for the student masses.
I Shaft at The Cathouse. 10pm—2am. £2. A shameless 70s disco funfest. with the added attraction of regular drinks promos. I Spangles at Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—2am. Free. Gordon Tennant of Helter Skelter with soul. dance and po .
I Soundclash Republic at Glasgow School of Art. 9pm—1ate. Free.
I Sugar Hill at The Volcano. 10.30pm—late. £3 (£2). Paul N‘Jie with a mainstream mix of house. hip hop and funk. Rolling Rock £1.20.
I The Tunnel 10pm—3am. £4 (£2 with matric card). Ain't never been a student night quite as big as this one. 9am lecture? What 9am lecture? Mainstream dance and club classics.
I UK Gold at Sub Club. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Marc Ryall and Martin Collins taking the vibe from garage to house for a busy. sussed up crowd.
I Virunga in The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). DJ Tchico taking you round his world of hip hop. ragga and reggae.
I Voodoo Room Student Night
1 1pm—3. 15am. £4 (£2.50). ‘The cool sound of the city to thrust you into the weekend.‘ Mel Barr and guests.
I Beatbox at Teviot Row Student Union. 7.30pm—2am. Students free, guests £1. Mainstream chart disco and drinks promos with Juice downstairs offering a funked upjam of ragga. hip hop. soul and Motown. Guaranteed busy student night out.
I Beta at Moray House. 9pm—4am. £3 (£1 for Moray House students and staff. free before 10pm). 25 Nov. Fortnightly. One hour ofdisco. one hour of live music. then four hours of disco.
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 25 Nov. Monthly
; excursion into territories jazzual with the ' Thelonious team. Dropping phat beats. : stoner grooves and the very finest in
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3.30am. 2am
curfew. £3 (girls free before midnight. £2 after; guys £2 before midnight). Mainstream. chart and oldies. Available Mon—Thurs for private parties.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse.
llpm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with ﬂyer). ‘ Crowded night running the gamut of rock.
from heavy metal through grunge to
I Century 2000 1 1pm—3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most
; expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped
; jeans or steel toe-caps.
1 I Club Kopov at The Music Box.
I 10.30pm—3am. £3. A fine selection of
' current dance tunes. complemented by the
undeniable allure of flavoured Smirnoff on promo all night.
I Evol at The Citrus. 10.30pm—4am. £3. All new visuals and shiny. happy. indie sounds with a bit of a raw, grungey edge. Resident DJ Kieren jamming together those Evol favourites old and new.
I Fetish at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 18 Nov. Fortnightly. Fruity. fecund and ﬂirtatious fusion of house, hip hop and dub from George T. (Tribal Funktion) and Nicci. Well worth checking.
I Fever at The Wide Awake Club. llpm—3am. £4 (£3 with matric card. £2 before midnight). Happy Hour 11pm—midnight. Hedonistic disco. soul. funk and Motown. Top student night out. I Junction 69 at Riccarton Student Union. 10pm—3am. £1. Students and guests only. 18 Nov. Fortnightly. Drinks promos. All vodka 69p. Classic disco tunes from the 70s and 80s plus current chart stormers.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with flyer). Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 905 indie dance.
I Marley’s Reggae Klub at The Cavendish. 10pm-4am. £3. The city‘s longest-running reggae night. with a playlist ranging through roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehall. I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). A relaxed. very plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life. I Move at Heriot Watt Student Union. 10pm—3am. £1. Students and guests. 25 Nov. Fortnightly. Music with a theme.
I Partyceilldhdlsco at Moray House. 9pm—3am. £2.50 (£1 for Heriot Watt. Art College. Moray House and Galashields students; free entry for all until 10pm). 18 Nov. Fortnightly. All drinks £1.40. Three hours of ceilidh. including live sounds from Bon Accord and three hours of
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£3 members). Guest nights £7 (£5).
infamous Scottish techno institution where a dressed-down. devotional mass trip out to Twitch and Brainstorms‘ gorgeous. well-orchestrated sweep through Detroit and Chicago. 25 Nov. Belfast‘s ﬁnest techno exponent Sugarsweet jock and Disco Evangelist David Holmesjoins T & B.
I uuest at M8. 10.30pm-3am. £5. ‘A night of unrivalled energy from DJ \Vaxman and guests.‘
I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. £2. Busy club playing chart and dance with a classic disco spot thrown at some point during the evening.
I Red Hot Pepper Club lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). Mainstream and chart sounds. Students free with matric card.
I Roadrunner at Potterow Student Union. 9pm—2am. Students with matric card £1. guests £2. Weekly traditional student bash. Music policy is 60s. 70s. 80s. 90s and independent. to narrow things down a little.
I Rude at The Attic. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). 25 Nov. Fortnightly. A venue change for the ever popular Rude. Expect the usual tightly-honed selection of skankin' dub
5 and steppin' ska. I I Saliva at The Vaults. l()pm—3am. £6.
3 (£5 students/U840). £4 (members). 25
1 Nov. Fortnightly. Bonkers soundclash of ‘ hardcore techno. underground electronics from Massive Bereavement. dub and
ambient from The Process. Featuring four sound systems. some wonderful art installations. live MCs and percussion. 25
1 Nov. Sativa‘s last night until the end of
I January with special guests from Spiral
Tribe: Automatic Josh on the decks and a live PA from Person Unknown.
; I Unplugged at Chambers Street House
, Student Union. 8pm—3am (Doors close
' 2.30am). Students free. guests £1.
Primarily concerned with showcasing live
' bands. but noteworthy for the eclectic club sounds in between.
; I Boom Bap at The Attic at Legends
(entry by Dyer's Close beside Legends). llpm—3.30am. £3.50 (£3). Steve C. and
1 guests with an essential hip hop and rap
selection. All drinks £1.50.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—4am. 2am
curfew. £4 (£2.50 before 11.30pm). Dance and upfront chart sounds.
i I Century 2000 10.30pm—3am. £5. See
' I Cheek to Cheek at M8. lOptn—late. £5. f Kitsch house. garage and 70s disco with
DJs lan Thompson. A.J.. Radio Forth's
Kevin Jones and Craig Burton in the chill OUi.
I Club Free at Negociants. 7pm—2am. Free. Pre-club club with DJ ‘JP'.
I Del Mix Tour at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £15 on door (tickets from
: 23rd Precinct £13). 19 Nov only. ; Absolutely unmissable night featuring
three of the world's most talented house DJs and remixers: Dave Morales. Satoshi Tomiie and Frankie Knuckles. Worth forking out for.
I Desire at The Wide Awake Club. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Chart music in the renamed Wilkie House.
I Bogtastic at La Belle Angele.
l 1pm—3am. £5. 26 Nov. Fortnightly. Canine and canin‘ style night from Andy Williams and Scott Ferguson. Joyfully irreverent music policy mashing up tranced-out electronica with 80s pop flotsam. 26 Nov. Finitribe live. bouncing
5 back with their inimitable variety of
j oddball pop-dance.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue.
11.30pm—3am. 19 Nov. Fortnightly.
Polished exponent of 70s revivalism. Two
floors ofbump ‘n‘ hustle disco gloss. Extremely busy. 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 Egg at The Wee Red Bar.
! llpm—4am. £3. Solid gold easy-action
sounds; more specifically indie. 60s. new wave and soul.
I Eternal at Chambers Street House Student Union. 8pm—3am (Doors close 2.30am). Students free. guests £1. Chart sounds from the 60s to present day.
I FBI at Moray House. llpm—3am. £3. 1‘) Nov. 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 Oasis.
I Giro at The Citrus. “pm-411111. £5. 26 Nov. Fortnightly. Hardcore. gabber and heavy dance with DJ Freak from Leeds alongside regulars Graftk and The Surgeon.
I Joy at The Calton. 10pm—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. 10.30pm—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. 1()pm-4am. £4 (£3). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk. soca and calypso downstairs. and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie dishing up the global
. grooves for the hot 'n‘ sweaty assembled l pleasure-seekers. I I Minus 0ne at The Carlton Highland 1 Hotel. 10pm—3am. £2.5()(free for ‘ members). See Fridays. ' I The 99 Club at The Music Box. l2.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). House. garage. soul and funk sounds. Staggeringly cheap drink. the Betty Ford clinic awaits. I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays. I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds. I Shaft at Moray House. 1 lpm—3am. £4. 26 Nov. Fortnightly. Sparkling. poptastic night of retro featuring disco stunners from the 70s. 80s and 90s. Still packed out I with wild and shameless disco lovers. I I Taxi at The Subway. 1 1pm—3am. £2. Dave Stewart DJs with a mix ofclassic disco. chart and dance. I Tribal Funktlon at The Venue. llpm—3am. £5. 26 Nov. Fortnightly. George and Christian rock da house with minimal Chicago and Tribal New York rhythms upstairs. Simon and Harry drop the blunted trip hop downstairs. Wicked! 26 Nov. Strictly Rhythm Vice President of A & R. remixer. producer and DJ George Morel makes his first ever Scottish appearance. I Vegas at The Vaults. llpm—3am. £5. 26 Nov. Fortnightly. Burger Queen‘s bastard offspring offering a glammy continuation of the hedonistic house ethic of its parent. I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. 19 Nov. Fortnightly. Delicious. tuneful highs and superlative mixing from Gareth and David. Bitchin‘ 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. 10pm—4am. £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—3am. £3 (free before midnight). Ian Thompson. A. J. and Kevin Jones play the uplifting selection of house and garage.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3am. £2 before 11.30pm (£3 after). Buster‘s Sunday soul night.
I Heart at The Subway. 11pm-3am. £2. The best new indie releases and remixes. I Jazz A la Carte at Negociants. 10pm-3am. The Funky Mutha team, Dr K001 and Finbar drop those jazz. funk and
00 The List 18 November-l December 1994