Catch the best Edinburgh Clubs this fortnight.
I Pure Claude Young demonstrates his incredible mixing abilities (a rival to Mills?) at Edinburgh’s small corner of Detroit. The Venue, Fri 10 Mar: I Sativa Walker from Air Liquide and Walker and Jamming Unit helps Sativa settle into its new venue in furious style. The New Calton. Fri 24 'Mar:
III Coup Dean Thatcher and Orde Meikle kick off the new Finitribe and Dogtastic techno venture. The Vaults, Fri 10 Mar:
I Funk You Skunk Tree and Nick Peacock headline at the third Funky Mutha monthly hoedown. La Belle Angele, Thurs 16 Mar:
I llogtastic Those barking balearic types celebrate their first birthday. La Belle Angele, Sat 18 Mar:
I poptastic at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. 18 Mar. 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. 18 Mar. Dogtastic celebrate one whole year of barking frolics. Future guests at the club include Alex Knight. 1 Apr and Rad Rice 29 Apr.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 11.30pm—3am. 11 Mar. 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 Egg at The Wee Red Bar. 11pm—4am. £3. Drinks promos. Solid
indie. 60s. new wave and soul.
I Eternal at Chambers Street House Union. 8pm—3am (Doors close 2.30am). Students free. guests £1. Chan sounds from the 60s to present day.
I FBI at Moray House. llpm—3am. £3. 1 1 Mar. 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.
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I Joy at The Calton. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3 before midnight). Uplifting. packed-out gay night with afar healthier female turnout than many. Maggie and Alan put some serious finesse into the mix with an inspired selection ofbumping house and garage. Scotland's answer to Heaven (in both senses).
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 3 West Tollcross. 10pm-4am. £4 (£3). Two ﬂoors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk. soca. calypso downstairs. and dub. lovers and
dancehall upstairs. Sir ()ssie dishes up the I global grooves for the hot 'n' sweaty
assembled pleasure-seekers. I Mi5 at The Attic. llpm—3am. £3. 4
Mar. Fortnightly. Sister club to FBI playing a similar soaraway mix of Britpop and indie.
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. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Hedonistic fusion of funk. soul. 70s and chart. Strict door policy.
I Red Hot Pepper Club l0pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.
I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.
I Bude at The Attic. llpm—4am. £3 (£2). 18 Mar. Fortnightly. [)eep dubs. stepping ska and a well-friendly attitude. Worth
' I Shall at Moray House. 1 lpm—3am. £4.
18 Mar. Fortnightly. Sparkling. poptastic night of retro showcasing disco stunners from the 70s. 80s and 90s. Still packed out with wild and shameless disco lovers.
I Taxi at The Subway. l lpm—3am. £2. Dave Stewart DJs with a mix ofclassic disco. chart and dance.
I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. llpm—3am. £5. 18 Mar. Fortnightly. Minimal Chicago and tribal New York rhythms upstairs. Blunted trip hop downstairs and light. imaginative decor. Bringing in a consistently quality stream of the house avant-garde — Benji Candelario. James Christian and David Alvarado in future months. 18 Mar. Edinburgh's answer to Tim Westwood: A- One. guests downstairs. Watch out for a members and guests policy only to be instituted soon. Details from the club.
I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. 1 1 Mar. Fortnightly. Still one of Edinburgh‘s best house and garage nights with delicious. tuneful highs and superlative mixing from Gareth and David. Bitchin‘ garage. raw-edged house and a dressed-up. down-with-it crowd. House revival - you heard it here first. The spirit of 1986 incarnate. Jack your body.
I The Blue Boom at The Cooler. 10pm—4am. £2. Deep and lovely ambience t0 embalm. soothe and stimulate. Lie back and soak up the decelerated drift. Fluffytastic! 19 Mar. Loop Guru play upstairs. See Music preview.
I Bump ’n’ Grind at M8. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (free before midnight). Harvey. Jamie Mcleod and Forth FM‘s 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.
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I Jazz A La Carte at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Weekly. The Funky Mutha
team. Dr K001 and Finbar drop those jazz.
funk and soul fusions.
I Riot Squad at The Citrus. 1 lpm—3am. £2.50. 12 Mar. Fortnightly. Happy hour I 1pm—12.30am. New club playing 60s. pop. ska. Tamla Motown. northern soul. R&B and garage psychedelia.
I Spice at The Subway. 9pm—late. £1. Indie disco club playing past and present indie - Stone Roses. Happy Mondays. Ride. Oasis and Primal Scream until midnight and then classic disco — Diana Ross. Sister Sledge, The Jacksons — after. I Taste at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £5. Hedonistic night of 90s high energy. garage and trance from DJs Fisher and Price. Barking. mixed. up-for-it crowd. Very very busy. The only place to swing your handbag of a Sunday night.
I Thelonious at Carwash. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Eclectic. choicejazz cuts from the Thelonious team.
I Tlmewarp at The Rocking Horse. 11pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). A very w—i—d—e playlist indeed: 60s. 70s. 80s. 90s and onwards.
I The Groove at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. Deep electronic dance. Chicago house and Detroit techno from DJs Phase 6 and Kasbah.
I Love at The Music Box. lOpm—late. £2. 20 Mar. Fortnightly. Sean and Catherine playing fab ‘n' groovy 60s pop. beat. psychedelia. R&B and northern soul.
I Planet Alice at The Music Box. llpm-3am. £2.50. 13 Mar. Fortnightly. Drinks promos. Sophisticated mix of indie. dance. alternative. techno and funky hip-hop.
I The Dogs Bollocks at The Cooler. 10.30pm—3am. Free. New night of headfunk techno with Dave (Sativa) plus guest spots from Kaya Tribe and Desert Storm. '
I Loungln’ at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. The Funky Mutha posse: Deji. Finbar and Nick present a midweekjam ofhip hop. funk and jazz.
I Nice at The Citrus. 1 1pm—3am. £2. Drinks promos. lndie and 60s.
I 70s/808 Club at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). New club devoted to 70s and 80s chart hits. as the name suggests.
I Barn Bani at The Cooler. 10.30pm—3am. Free. Carol (Wave) and Kenny (Flavour) spin the retro house and vintage acid.
I Beat [its at Cellar N01. 9.30pm—11.30pm. £2. Livejazz funk and hip hop hoe-down at the Chamber Street bar.
I Century 2000 l lpm-3am. £3 (£1 students with matriculation card). If you want your dance on the commercial side with disco lights. then this is the best night to get it.
I Bub Department at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. Spin'tually uplifting reverbs and depth-plumbing dubs courtesy of the rather wonderful Rude boys. Check it out.
I Flirt at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 15 Mar. Fortnightly. New happy house and garage night from Horny Monkey. Look out for some excellent guests like Danny Tenaglia.
I lift at The Tap Of Lauriston. 9pm—1am. Free. 15 Mar. Fortnightly. Hard. underground techno ranging from European acid to trance with DJs McKenzie and Donny.
I The Moonshine Club at The Music Box. [0.30pm—3am. Free before midnight. £3. 28 varieties of Whisky on promo and a free and easy music policy.
I Bubble at The Rocking Horse. 10pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). Drinks promos. Busy. student-orientated night mixing up the sort of pop. dance and indie sounds you'll hear at Katch or Shag. I Teasage at The Citrus. llpm-3am. £2. Beers and spirits all 90p. Very busy midweek club. playing indie-orientated dance sounds alongside punk. disco 80s and funk.
I Alter Dark at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £4 (for both ﬂoors). 16 Mar. Fortnightly. Official acid jazz club upstairs with DJs George McDonald (Squid) Steve King (Chocolate City) and MC Tom Howard (singer in Papa’s Magic Beard). Downstairs the popular Caribbean club continues tojam togetherjungle. ragga and dancehall styles.
I Blind Alley at The Venue. I lpm—3am. £3. 23 Mar. Fortnightly. Smokin‘ funk. jazz dance. reggae. roots and dub from the Rhythm Lab and Three Bag Brew DJ
I Century 2000 11pm—3am. £3. See Fridays.
I Dream at The Wide Awake Club. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). New wave of new wave and indie style club with a soundtrack that includes Blur. Pulp. The Jam and The Sex Pistols.
I Funk You at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 16 Mar. Monthly. Funky Mutha's quality night of blunted hip hop. abstract jazz and hard-edged funk. 16 Mar. local band Skunk Tree play live and Glasgow groove guru Nick Peacock hits the decks.
I Genetic at The Rocking Horse.
1 1pm—3am. £2.50. Hardcore industrial club charting the points where grungey rock meets sleazy metal and grinding techno.
I Good Ship Venus at Carwash. 9pm—lam. Free. 23 Mar. Fortnightly. Eclectic preclub hoedown kinda like Edinburgh's version of what was the Heavenly Sunday Social. with Lo] and barking balearic cohorts Andy Williams and Scott Ferguson.
I lltnnp at The Music Box. 10pm-3am. £3 (Students with 1D free before midnight). ‘An oasis in the desert of student nightlife.’ 80s and 90s dance. Coming soon: Soho.
I Katch at Stones Bar. Spin—lam. Free. Indie music.
I Inlqulty at Chambers Street House
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