catch the best Edinburgh Clubs this fortnight.


llI nezereotion Scotlands biggest and best dance music event celebrates its 50th birthday with a terrorising gabba-orientated line up. Charly Lownoise, Mental Theo, The

Producer. Rob Gee, Warlock and Davie Murray crank up the bpms to breaking point lowlands style. Whilst Ultimate Buzz and Technosis provide suitably intense PA entertainment. The Royal Highland Centre, Sat 18 Feb. 8pm—8am, £25 (plus booking fee). Tickets from usual outlets.

III Xlle Valentino Ball Lavish affair for the incurable romantics among you. David Brown (Yip Yap) and Gordon Mac provide the food of love (that’s music, literature fans!) with live chanteuse Lynne, a champagne reception and stylish setting should ensure a satisfying experience all round. The George Hotel, Sat 18 Feb. 9pm—2am. £20 (Tickets from X ile. info: 556 6508).

II Going Places Slip into those sta- prest slacks for Edinburgh‘s smoothest. post-Misery. post ironic happening. Mellifluous sounds, plus cocktails, champagne, cigars and beautiful, beautiful people. Gilded Balloon (upstairs), Sat 18 Feb. llpm—4am. £5.

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). Price includes entry to Katch. Crowded night running the gamut of rock. from heavy metal through grunge to thrash.

I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans or steel toe-caps.

I Evol at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour from 10.30pm. All new visuals and shiny. happy. indie sounds with a bit of a raw grungy edge. Resident DJ Kieren jamming together those livol favourites old and new. Note that live! has returned to its original venue.

I Extraordinary Sensations at The Calton. 9pm—3am. £3. 17 Feb. Fortnightly. Mod sounds from Booker T. to Blur to Tamla Motown. Get those fishtail parkas on now!

; I Fetish at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 17 Feb. Fortnightly. Fruity.

fecund and flirtatious fusion of house. hip

' hop and dub from George T. (Tribal f Funktion) and Nicci.

I Fever at The Wide Awake Club. llpm—3am. £4 (£3 with manic card. £2

' before midnight). Happy Hour

llpm—midnight. Hedonistic disco. soul. funk and Motown. I High Jinks at The Vaults. IO.30pm—late.

£6. 10 Feb. Simon DK and Jude from the i DlY systemjoin the High Jinks crew to

concoct a heady soundtrack of underground house. garage and trance. I Junction 69 at Riccarton Student

. Union. 10pm—3am. £1. Students and i guests. 10 Feb. Fortnightly. Drinks

promos. A11 vodka 69p. Classic disco tunes from the 70s and 80s plus current

chart stormers.

I Katch at The Rocking Horse.





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11pm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with flyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse. Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 90s indie dance.

I Kinky at The Citrus. 1 lpm—4am. £3. 2am curfew. Happy Hour 1 1pm--midnight. Indie faves brought to you by the Teasage posse: Blur. Oasis. Gene. The Stone Roses. Suede. Elastica.

I Marley’s Reggae Kluh 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. 10ptn—3am. £2.50 (free for members). A relaxed. very plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life. I Move at Riccarton Student Union. 10pm—3am. £1. Students and guests. Music with a theme.

I llitrozone at The Rocking Horse.

I 1pm--3.30am. £4 (£3). The recently refurbished top level of The Rocking Horse plays host to a new noise club (their words. not mine). lixpect industrial techno and sleazy. grungy guitar sounds.

I Partyceilidhdisco at Moray House. 10pm—3am. £2 (£1 for lleriot Watt. lidinburgh College Art. Moray House and Galashiels students; free entry for all until 10pm). 10 Feb. 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). Twitch and Brainstorms orchestrate a gorgeous sweep through Detroit and Chicago at this. one of Scotland's top techno institutions. Still one of the most sweaty and devoted crowds in Edinburgh.

v I Quest at MS. 10.30pm-4am. £5. Top-

notch banging hardcore from DJ Waxman and guests.

.. I Reaction at The Subway. 1 lpm—3am. J £2. Busy club playing chart and dance with a classic disco spot thrown at some

point during the evening.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—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 Sativa at The Vaults. 10pm-3am. £6 (£5 students/U840) £4 (members). 17 Feb. Fortnightly. Bonkers sonndclash of hardcore techno. underground electronics from Massive Bereavement. dub and

f ambient from The Process. Featuring four

sound systems. sortie wonderful art instaliations. live MCs and percussion. I Sky Scraper at The Wee Red Bar. 10pm-Iate. £3. 17 Feb. Monthly. ‘The

. toppermost ofthe poppermost.’ promises ; Andrew from Avalanche and Jeremy from Space Hopper. In other words classic pop

form the Beatles to Blur via glam. punk.

I disco and new romantic. ; I Unplugged at Chambers Street House

Student Union. Spin—3am (Doors close

, 2.30am). Students free. guests £1. 1 Primarily concerned with showcasing live

bands. but noteworthy for the eclectic

1 club sounds in between.



I Boogie Wonderland at The Citrus. 11pm—4am. £4 (£3). 2am curfew. Frothin'. funkin' jam of disco, Motown and soul.

I Buster Browns 10.30pm—4am. 2am curfew. £4 (£2.50 before 11.30pm). Dance and upfront chart sounds.

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

I Cheek to Cheek at M8. IOpIn—late. £5. Kitsch house. garage and 70s disco with DJs A.J.. Martin Malone and Stuart J. in the chill out.

I Club Free at Negociants. 7pm—2am. Free. Pre-club club with DJ ‘JP‘.

I Desire at The Wide Awake Club. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3). Chart music in the renamed Wilkie House.

I Dogtastic at La Belle Angele.

l lpm—3am. £5. 18 Feb. 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. Watch out for visits from The Dust Brothers and Sabres Of Paradise in coming months.

I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 11.30pm—3am. 11 Feb. Fortnightly. Polished exponent of 70s revivalism. Two floors of bump ‘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 £99 at The Wee Red Bar.

1 1pm—4am. £3. Drinks promos. Solid gold easy-action sounds: more specifically indie. 60s. new wave and soul.

I Eternal at Chambers Street House Student Union. Spin—3am (Doors close 2.30am). Students free. guests £1. Chart sounds from the ()0s to present day.

I FBI at Moray House. 1 1pm—3am. £3. 1 1 Feb. 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 Pavetnent. Senser and Oasis.

I Going Places upstairs at The Gilded

Balloon. 11pm—4am. £5. 18 Feb. Monthly. i Stylish new easy listening night for those

of you who like to move and groove to the '

sounds of Frank Sinatra. Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Herb Alpert. Enjoy the selection of cocktails. champagne and cigars whilst mingling freely with Edinburgh’s beautiful people.

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

L putting some serious finesse into the mix

with an inspired selection of bumping house and garage. Scotland’s answer to Heaven (in both respects).

1 I Katch at The Rocking Horse.

10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 80s and 90s. in this busy weekly club.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. lOpm—4am. £4 (£3). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk. soca. calypso downstairs. and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie dishing up the global

i grooves for the hot ‘n‘ sweaty assembled


5 I Mi5 at The Attic. 11pm—3am.£3. 18

Feb. Fortnightly. Sister club to FBI playing a similar soaraway mix of Britpop and indie.

I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). See Fridays.

I The 99 Club at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Hedonistic fusion of funk. soul. 70s and chart. Strict door policy.

I Bed Hot Pepper Club 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.

I Bock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.

I node at The Attic. 11pm—4am. £3 (£2). 18 Feb. Fortnightly. Deep dubs. stepping ska and a well-friendly attitude. Worth checking.

I Shaft at Moray House. 1 lpm—3am. £4. 18 Feb. Fortnightly. Sparkling, poptastic night of retro showcasing disco stunners