Catch the best Edinburgh Clubs this fortnight. ‘
llI Pure Chicago? Detroit? whichever tradition you place Derrick Carter in his talent is unmistakable. Do not miss. The Venue, Fri 31 Marc/2.
I Moby Hyperbolic techno, happy hardcore and speed metal freak Moby brings his very unique and extremely energetic live show to Edinburgh. The Venue, Mon 3 April. '
I Colours Justin Berkman' (Ministry Of Sound resident) and Grace (of It’s Not Over fame) bring deep US house and sparkling 905 disco to Edinburgh‘s most celeb-tastic night. The Vaults, Sat 31 March.
I Partyceilidhdisco at Moray House. 10pm—3am. £2 (£1 for Heriot Watt. Edinburgh College of Art. Moray House and Galashicls students; free entry for all until 10pm). 24 Mar. 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 Brainstorm 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. 31 Mar. Derrick Carter is the guest DJ. Highly recommended. I Duest at M8. 10.30pm—4am. £5. Top- notch banging hardcore from DJ Waxrnan and guests. I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. £2. Busy club playing chart and dance with a classic disco spot thrown in 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 Boadrunner at Potterow Student Union. 9pm-2am. Students with matric card £1, guests £2. Weekly traditional student bash. Music policy is 60s. 70s. 80s. 908 and independent. to narrow things down a little. I Saliva at The New Calton. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5 students/U840) £4 (members). 24 Mar. 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. 24 Mar. Walker (Walker and Jammin Unit. Air Liquide) is the guest DJ direct from Cologne. I T-ernpo at The New Calton. 10.30pmrlate. £8 (£6 in advance). 31 Mar. Fortnightly. New house and garage night alternating with Sativa. Resident DJs are D. Gillan. S. Kelly and Darren Laidman. Guests on the opening night: Harri (Sub Club) and Matthew Roberts (Cream. Liverpool). Looks promising.
24 Mar. Monthly. Underground aural assault of gabba.jungle. hardcore. heavy techno and acid from DJs Jackhammer (Fantasia. Fubar. Awesome), A-Trax
I 23 at The Wee Red Bar. lOpm—3am. £3.
(Nosebleed. Moist). DJ Senses (Drastik Plastik) and resident Graftk (Giro).
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 A1 Bockin’ Club at The Riversdale Suite. Murrayfield Ice Rink. Spin—12.30am. 1 Apr only. Rock 'n‘ roll - in the original sense. 40s and 50s rockabilly. rhythm and blues and doo
I Boogie Wonderland at The Citrus. llpm—4am. £4 (£3). 2am curfew. Frothin'. funkin’ jam ofdisco. 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. 10pm—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 [)1 ‘JP‘.
I Colours at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. Tickets £12 froth Xile and The City Cafe. Membership available on the night. Streetrave's weekly extravaganza featuring the very top names in garage and house. 25 Mar. John Digweed. Jon Mancini and Huggy. 31 Mar. Justin Berkman (Ministry Of Sound) DJing and Grace (of the anthernic It's Not Over fame) performing a PA.
I Desire at The Wide Awake Club. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Chart music in the renamed Wilkie House.
I Dogtastic at La Belle Angele. 11pm-3am. £5. 1 Apr. Fortnightly. Canine and canin’ style night from Alan Dundas
: and Scott Ferguson now that Andy
' Williams has departed. J oyfully irreverent
music policy mashing up tranced-out electronica with 803 pop ﬂotsam. 1 Apr. London techno auteur Alex Knight brings those Fat Cat record rarities out from behind the counter to DJ. I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 11.30pm—3am. 25 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. llpm—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. 8pm—3am (Doors close 2.30am). Students free. guests £1. Chart sounds from the 60s to present day. I FBI at Moray House. llprn-3am. £3. 11 Mar. Fortnightly with Shaft. Etemally 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 Joy at The New Calton. lOpm—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). Now operating a members and guests only policy. Info on the door. I Kaleb at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 80s and 905. in this busy weekly club. I Mambo Club at Cavendish. lOpm—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 pleasure-seekers.
I Mi5 at The Attic. llpm—3am. £3. 1 Apr. 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 lied Hot Pepper Club 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.
I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Clirnactic night of heavy guitar sounds.
I nude at The Attic. llpm—4am. £3 (£2). 1 Apr. Fortnightly. Deep dubs. stepping ska and a well-friendly attitude. Worth checking.
I Shatt at Moray House. 1 lpm—3am. £4. 1 Apr. 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. llpm—3am. £2. Dave Stewart DJs with a mix ofclassic disco. chart and dance.
I Tribal Funktlon at The Venue. llpm—3am. £5. 1 Apr. 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 — James Christian and David Alvarado in future months. Members and guests policy to be instituted soon. Details from the club.
I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. 25 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 Room at The Cooler. 10pm—4am. £2. Deep and lovely ambience to ernbalm. soothe and stimulate. Lie back and soak up the decelerated drift. Fluffytastic!
I Bump ’n’ Crind 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.
I Jan A La Carte at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Weekly. The Funky Mutha team, Dr K001 and Finbar drop those jazz. funk and soul fusions.
I lllot Squad at The Citrus. 1 1pm—3am. £2.50. 26 Mar. Fortnightly. Happy Hour 1 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-1am. Free. Weekly. Choice jazz cuts from the Thelonious team.
I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse. 11pm-3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). A very w—i—d—e playlist indeed: 60s. 70s. 80s and 90s.
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. 3 Apr. Fortnightly. Sean and Catherine playing fab 'n' groovy 60s pop. beat. psychedelia. R & B and northern soul.
I Moby at The Venue. 9pm—3am. £6. 3 Apr. The crown prince of techno pop brings his hyperbolic show to Edinburgh for the first time. Expect an energetic. manic performance including material from the new LP Event/ting Is Wrong and a sound somewhere between happy hardcore. speed metal and old-school rave. DJ back up from Wind Up records and The Blue Room. Top quality entertainment.
I Planet Alice at The Music Box. llpm—3am. £2.50. 27 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 Loungin’ at Negociants. lOpm—3am. Free. The Funky Mutha posse: Deji. Finbar and Nick present a midweek jam of hip hop. funk andjazz.
I llice at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £2. Drinks promos. Indie and 60s.
I 703/808 Club at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). New club devoted to 70s and 80s chart hits.
I Barn Bani at The Cooler. 10.30pm—3am. Free. Carol (Wave) and Kenny (Flavour) spin the retro house and vintage acid.
I Beat Dis at Cellar No 1. 930-1 1.30pm. £2. Livejazz funk and hip hop hoe-down at the Chambers Street bar.
I Century 2000 1 lpm—3am. £3 (£1 students with matriculation card). lfyou want your dance on the commercial side with disco lights. this is the best night to get it.
I Dub Department at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. Spiritually 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. 29 Mar. Fortnightly. New happy house and garage night from Horny Monkey. Look out for some excellent guests like Danny Tenaglia forthcoming.
I Lift at The Tap Of Lauriston. 9pm—lam. Free. 29 Mar. Fortnightly. Hard. underground techno ranging from European acid to trance with DJs McKenzie and Donny.
I The Moonshine Club at The Music Box. 10.30pm-3am. Free before midnight. £3. Twenty-eight 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 Sleepless Nights at The St James Oyster Bar. 8pm-lam. Free. ‘Playing records for fallen angels’ according to the poster. In other words mellow. 60s based sounds to kick off the weekend.
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 After Dark at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £4 (for both floors). 30 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
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