Catch the best Edinburgh Clubs this fortnight.
I Tribal Funktion George Morel grooves on back into town fora superlative night of New York house. I Street Knowledge Leicester's DJ SS and Ned Ryderjoin KMC. Kid and the rest of the posse for another night of tearing drum’n‘bass. See you there! The Venue. Thurs 20 Jul. I Joy The crown queen of nu energy. Mrs Woods spins those aruphetamine—fuelled techno anthems. 'I'lie Calm". Sat 22 Jul.
I Colours Old school garage. heartwarming house and heavenly disco from London‘s finest. Norman Jay. The Vaults. Sat 22 Jul.
I Donkey at The Cathouse. IO.30pm~-3am. £2 (£1). Studenty mix of grunge rock. indie dance and pop.
I Loveshack at Fury Murry's. l0.30pm-3am. £2. ‘Super cool sounds of the 70s-dance stompers and student classics abound. Lager and vodka rnix an unbelievable 50p.‘
I October Cale 7pm--midnight. Free. A smart crowd of pre-Tuunellers make themselves heard over the fine house and garage masterly put together by DJ Stevie M.
I Rage at Strathclyde L'niversity Student Union. 9pm—2am. Free. The Level Fight barn once more fills up with the bright young things letting their cardigans slip off their shoulders as they gaze at the floor.
I Bumble at The (iarage. I0.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Cardow and Ross with a very busy night ofcharty dance faves. cheap drinks and drunk students. Snogtastic!
SCDC presents a special Club Cabana
With Live SALSA
Plus a CEILIDH July 26th
8.30pm till late Tickets £5 /£3
At the Winter Gardens of the People’s Palace
All proceeds to: Scottish Medical Aid for Cuba
Stephen M. upstairs with ‘Popscene'. classic and contemporary indie tunes.
I Shindig at Cotton Club. I Ipm—3am. £3 (£2). lain Fitzpatrick with an indie/disco club. All drinks 99p.
I Soul Kitchen at Maxaluna. Spin—close. Free. A soulful vibe provided by DJ Kevin Mcl’liarland plus real soul food from the Maxaluna kitchens.
I Soundclash at The 13th Note (ground floor). 8pm—close. Free. A pre-club mixture of dub. ambience and quality techno.
I Spangles at Reds Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—2am. Free. Gordon Tennant of Helter Skelter with soul. dance and pop. ()pen throughout the summer.
I The Tunnel l()pm—3am. £4 (£2 with matric card). If you've ever been to this student night in the last ﬁve years. then it's still exactly the same as you remember it. Cheesy music. mobbed dancefloor and regrets in the morning.
I Unity Reggae Club at The Venue. I0.30pm--Iate. £2. Every Sunday and Thursday. Reggae. ragga and dub. ‘Strictly dancehall'.
I UK Gold at Sub Club. I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Martin and Mark have created a haven ofcredibility in the sea of Thursday night mediocrity. 'Simply the best Thursday night out in years‘ is how they modestly describe it. and they're quite possibly right.
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. Ilpm--3am. £5 (£4). 2| Jul. Monthly. Foot shuffling jazz dance fusions and the best in blunted grooves stylishly forged by the Thelonious team. As ever. highly recommended!
I The Cavendish 9pm—4am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. 60s and 70s music.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse.
I Ipm-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 Ipm—3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans or steel toe-caps.
I Club Sappho at Buster Browns. 9pm—4am. £3. Women only. Resident DJ Christine spins disco. chart. oldies and progressive dance with the occasional assistance of top guest names. Free glass of wine for those arriving before |()pm.
I Evol at The Music Box. I0.30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour 10.30—Il.30pm. All new visuals and shiny. happy. indie sounds with a bit of a raw. grungey edge. Resident DJ Kieren jamming together those Fvol favourites old and new. Look out for occasional live guests creamed from the cutting edge of the indie scene. I Fetish at La Belle Angele. I Ipm—3am. £5 (£4); £3 members before midnight. 14 Jul. Fortnightly. Cybertonics dishing tip the smart drinks. Fruity. fecund and flirtatious fusion of house. hip hop and dub from Nicci (Havoc Hussies). George (Tribal Funktion) and George (Squid).
I Fever at The Wide Awake Club.
I [pm—3am. £4 (£3 with matric card. £2 before midnight). Happy Hour llpm—midnight. Hedonistic disco. soul. funk and Motown.
I Fullalove at The Vaults. l Ipm—3am. £5. 2l Jul. Fortnightly. New house and garage night brought to you by the Horny Monkey team: Stuart Duncan and Phil Kay with more than a little help from 23rd Precinct jock Colin Cook.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with ﬂyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse. Lively club with a playlist Consisting mainly of 80s and 90s indie dance.
I loungin’ at Negotiants. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Firstrate and Finbar with all
the latest licks in jungle. swingbeat. reggae and hip hop.
I Marley’s Reggae Klub at Cavendish. l()pm—4am. £4. The city‘s longest-running reggae night (situated on the middle floor of Cavendish). 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 Paradise at MS. l().30pm—3.30am. £5. Colin Cook. James Can'ington. Phil Kay. Stuart Duncan and DJ Cumft play house and garage in the main room. The Funky Mirtha crew drop funk and jazz sounds in the chill out.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. 1 lpm—4am. £3. Curfew 2am. The 80s retro club: playing everything from new wave to synth pop to acid house and Madchester. Watch out for drinks promos.
I Pure at The Venue. l().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. Excellent guests (now not being announced until the posters go up) from the electronic cutting edge. gifted residents and a sweaty. devoted crowd make this club still kick.
I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. £2 (free for students with matric card). Weekly mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.
I Red Hot Pepper Club l()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Mainstream and chart sounds. Students free with matric card.
I Sativa at The New Calton. I0pm—3am. £6 (£5 students/UB40) £4 (members). I4 Jul. Fortnightly. Scotland's most furious and innovative hardbeat night continues to weld raw Chicago house. white noise and metallic techno into a coruscating aural assault every other Friday. Massive Bereavement control the underground electronic side. while Thee Process meld gentle dub ambient to chill to. Four sound systems. art installations. live MCs and percussion. As ever. don‘t miss the drummers! Electric Indigo. the tank girl of techno. returns on 28 July.
I The Cavendish 9pm—4am. £5. ()ver 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. I Century 2000 I Ipm—3am. £5. See Fridays.
I Cheek to Cheek at M8. l()pm—late. £5. Kitsch house. garage and 70s disco with DJs A.J.. Stuart J. and Johnny Nisbet. The Wild Women ()fWonga stir things up in the chill out.
I Colours at The Vaults. l()pm—3am. Tickets £l2 from Xile and The City Cafe. Membership available on the night. Streetrave‘s weekly extravaganza featuring the very top names in garage and house. I5 Jul. Jon Mancini. Boney. Darren Mackie and Crosby preside over the turntables. 22 Jul. it's wonderful old school garage and disco jock Norman Jay (of High On Hope fame). Catch that plane and check out Colours at Manurnission in Ibiza on 24 Jul with those Ibiza main men Brandon Block and Alex P. plus Jon Mancini and Boney. Phone 0I292 267306 for details.
I Desire at The Wide Awake Club. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Chart music in the renamed Wilkie House.
I Disco lnlerno at The Venue.
l 1.30pm—3am. £5. 15 Jul. Fortnightly. Polished exponent of 70s revivalism. Two floors of bump ‘n' hustle disco gloss. Extremer busy.
I Earth lnlerno at The Rocking Horse. l().30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour until l2.30am. No rave. just out of the grave gothic and industrial sounds.
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar.
I |pm—4am. £3. Drinks promos. Solid gold easy-action sounds; more speciﬁcally
Jay is a professional photographer from London who was in Glasgow working for the Clothes Show and goes to ‘lost' in Brixton
indie. 60s. new wave and soul.
I FBI at Moray House. l().3()ptt)-4attt. £3 l5 Jul. Fortnightly with Shaft. Iiternally 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 Fun Factory at Buster Browns. I().30pm—4am. £5. 2am curfew. ivlainstream chart and progressive dance. I Joy at The New Calton. l()pm-late. £7 (£6 members. £5 and £4 before midnight) Members and guests only. Proving itself to be the Fast Coast‘s wildest. coolest and sweatiest gay night by far. Maggie and Alan meld a seriously uplifting mix of tribal house. trance and top handbag tunes. while the crowd prove effortlessly that no one (not New York. not San Francisco) can party as hard as the Scots. Unsurpassable! 22 Jul. Mrs Woods. the undisputed queen of no energy and Goa trance makes her Joy debut. Maggie and Alan promise the return of Queen Maxine very soon.
I l(atch 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. IOpm—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 grooves for the hot ’n‘ sweaty assembled pleasure—seekers.
I Mi5 at The Attic. I Ipm—3am. £3. 8 Jul. 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 0 at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). ‘Edinburgh's coolest subterranean pleasure zone.‘ according to the promoters. Music policy moves from smooth grooves through to more phat and funky sounds. ‘Arrive early.‘ they urge. I lied Hot Pepper Club IOpm—3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.
I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. l0.30pm—3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.
I Rude at The Attic. I lpm—4am. £3 (£2). 15 Jul. Fortnightly. Deep dubs. stepping ska and a well-friendly attitude. Worth checking.
I Shaft at Moray House. 10.30pm—4am. £5. 22 Jul. Fortnightly. Sparkling. poptastic night of retro showcasing disco stunners from the 70s. 80s and 90s. Still packed out with wild and shameless disco lovers. Sexy music!
I Stripped at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. 22 Jul. Fortnightly with Yip Yap. Deep house. soulful vocal garage and the odd cheesy anthem fused gloriously by residents Zarnmo and Kris
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