Livingston. Colin Cook and Alan Dundas.
2 Sept: the Journeys by DJ tour rolls into town with Keoki and Jay Chappell topping the bill.
I Joy at The New Calton. l0pm—4am. £7
(£6 members. £5 and £4 before midnight).
Gay night. Members and guests only. Proving itself to be lllC 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. whilst the crowd prove effortlessly that no one (not New York. not San Francisco) can party as hard as the Scots. Unsurpassable!
I Katcb 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. l()pm-4am. £5 (£4). See Fridays. Running every night until 2 Sept.
I Mi5 at The Attic. 10pm—4am. £4 (£3 before tnidnight). Weekly. Sister club to FBI playing a similar soaraway mix of Britpop and indie and now weekly for the Festival period. Get there early to take in some marvellous drinks promos (l0pm-midnight). Playlist as ever includes the very best of contemporary indie: Supergrass. Flastica. Oasis. Black Grape. Recommended.
I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm-3am. £2.50 (free for members). See Fridays.
I 0 at The Music Box. I [.30pm—4am. £4 (£3). ‘lidinburgh‘s coolest subterranean pleasure 7.one.' according to the promoters. Music policy moves from smooth grooves through to more phat and funky sounds. 'The only Q you‘ll enjoy being in in the festival'. they promise.
I Quench at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. Neil from Dig and guests playing uplifting house.
I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.
I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. l0.3()pm~3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.
I Shaft at Adam House. I l.30pm—4am. £5. See Fridays.
I Teasage at The Citrus. l lpm—4am. £3. 2am curfew. Happy Hour: all drinks £l. Popular indie dance night. DJs Sarah and Niall jam a superb selection of punk. disco. 80s and funk for a friendly. student- domitiated crowd.
I Stripped at La Belle Angele.
l lpm—«lam. £5. 2 Sept. Fortnightly. The Anthems 'R' Us ofSaturday night clubbing. [ammo and Kris Keegan at the helm mapping out a glorious but unquestionably cheesy course to handbag nirvana. And make no mistake. the crowd love a bit of it!
I Tribal Funktion at The Venue.
l lpm—Jam. £5. 2 Sept. Fortnightly. Tribal continues to rock it with the sort of garage/trance. house thru techno meltdown popularised by Vasquez and Tenaglia upstairs. Downstairs. the trippy. filmic sounds of East Coast hip hop reign supreme: quality all round — check it out. I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele.
1 1pm—4am. £6. 26 Aug. Fortnightly. Spiritually-uplifting house. depth- plumbing garage: you really have to visit this club to realise why it‘s still one of the best nights in the whole of Scotland. Divas. pianos. delicious. tuneful highs. superlative mixing from Gareth and David and a crowd who know how to rock it! What more could you ask for?
I Beat The Clock at The Citrus. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2 before midnight. free before I lpm). Enticing drinks promos. many drinks £1.50 before l.30pm and £l before 1 1pm. Music policy is broad to say the least: Marilyn Monroe. Oasis. Presley
BOUNDING AROUND AT THE EVENT Ill
It might be the hottest summer since records began, but Paul ludford is still diligently tipping his hat to the sun gods. 0n the first weekend in September he will be responsible for the biggest dance party ever held in Scotland: Equinox, The Event III, which will be held outside at the Royal Highland Showground, lngliston.
Bigger than any paying event at the Edinburgh Festival, Equinox offers twenty hours of serious partying. Thirty-seven NS and Ms have been booked to entertain crowds of up to 16,000, and it will be more of a carnival atmosphere than your usual rave, if there is anything ‘usual‘ about Equinox in the first place.
‘Walking around the site last year it became very apparent that there were a lot of people who were not just there for the music,’ says Paul Ludford, who runs Rezerection. And, like the best on, ludford has been listening to what the punters want: ‘I’ve increased the fairground by 50 per cent and am bringing in a lot more attractions. Obviously it’s longer than last year, so there will be things going on throughout the day and night.’
Which means parachute displays, a promenading salsa band, Mystic Meg (yes, reallyl), lazer duelling in the night sky and, if the civil aviation authority give clearance, a fireworks display from the folk who are responsible for the Festival fireworks.
Then there’s the music. Two marquees, offering everything from the jungle of local lad Km: to Lenny Dee’s American hardcore; from Tom Wilson’s bouncy tartan techno to the underground sounds of the likes of
Lady Barbarella: France’s answer to Jon Pleased Wimmin Joey Beltram, Dave Angel, Jeff Mills and Dave Clarke.
Which is more music than you can hope to shake a lightstick at. There should be something for everyone. As Tasha of the Killer Pussies, making her Scottish debut, says: ‘It is important to take people on a journey with new records, but it is also nice to give them something that they can relate to.’ (Thom Dibdin)
Equinox: The E vent Ill. Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston. Sat Z/Sun 3 Sept, noon-8am. Tickets £30 plus booking fee from usual outlets and credit card booking line (9am-9pm until Sat 2) on 01661 844449.
Paul Elstak 1 pm
DJ Ten 2pm
Mikey D and DJ FX 3pm Producer and Scorpio 4pm Scott Brown 5.30pm
DFX (PA) 6.30pm
Bass Generator and Technotrance 7pm Seduction 8.30pm
Dwarf (PA) 9.30pm
Marc Smith (Techno set) 10pm Dye Witness (PA) 11 pm
lenny Dee 11.30pm
The Rhythmic State (PA) 12.30am loftgroover 1 am
0- Tex (PA) 2am
Rufrneck Alliance (PA) 3.30am Dougal and Vibes 43m
Bass X (PA) 5.30pm
Davie Murray 6am
Tom Wilson 7am
Go home! 8am
Davey Forbes 3.30pm
Marc Smith (Jungle set) 4.30pm Colin Dale 5.30pm
Darrien Kelly 6.30pm
Ramos and Supreme 7.30pm Marie-Chantal 9.30pm
Ege Ram Yasi (PA) 11 .30pm Dave Clarke 12.15am
Joey Beltram 1.30am
Lady Barbarella 2.45am
Dave Angel 4am
Jeff Mills 5.30am
Tasha or the Killer Pussies 7am Away with you!81 8am.
and The Bee Gees according to the promoters.
I The Blue Room at The Cooler. 10pm-4am. £2. 3 Sept. Fortnightly. Deep and lovely ambience to embalm. soothe arid stimulate.
I The Church at ()ddfellows Bar. 9.30pm—2am. Free. New weekly cabaret event featuring rock and classic pop sounds. comedians snake charmers and belly dancers. Surreal!
I Club Americana at Fat Sams.
l 1pm—3am. £5 (£3). See Fridays.
I Damage at M8. Midnight—4am. £3 (£2). Every night except Monday until 2 Sept. See Fridays.
I Down At The Lane at The Lane.
l 1pm—3am. Free. Weekly. House and
I Electric Barn at Adam House. l1.30pm-3am.£6(£~1.50). 27 Aug. ‘Hardcore. in-yer-face rock ceilidh' downstairs (the mind boggles) plus loadsa live ceilidh bands.
I EI Rincon Latino at Minus One. ()pm—3am. £5 (£4). Midnight curfew. 27 Aug and 3 Sept. Fiesta Latina present an authentic haven of Latin American nightlife featuring plenty of salsa. cumbia and merengue and 'steamy!‘ live samba performance courtesy of Lucia from Rio. Every Sunday. Tuesday and Thursday until 3 Sept. Authentic Mexican meals served from 7pm.
I Heart at The Subway. 10pm—3am. £l (free for students with matric card). Indie and dance.
I Huggy at The Attic. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3
with fiyer). Weekly during the Festival period. Dig those animal print flyers!
. ‘Dress up and get down to a blend of rare j groove. soul and kitsch frotn Rennie.
guest DJs and local funk bands.‘ they say. I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l0pm-4am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.
I 99 Club at The Music Box.
1 l.~l()pm--lam. Price tbc. Chart music and truly incredible drinks promos.
I Straight From The Pot at Negociants. 10pm-3am. Free. 27 Aug. Fortnightly. Three Bag Brew on the tnix with their usual quality blend of hip hop and funk. I Sunday flight Fever at Century 2000.
l 1pm—3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p appropriately accompanied by music frotn the 70s. 80s and 90s.
I Taste at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £5. Hedonistic night of 90s hi energy. garage and‘trance from DJs Fisher and Price. Barking. mixed. up-for-it crowd — almost like a Sunday night continuation of Joy for Edinburgh's most hardcore clubbers. I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse.
1 lpm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). A very w-i-d-e playlist indeed: 60s. 70s. 80s. 90s and onwards.
I Airport at St James Oyster Bar. 8pm-lam. Free. Underground house segued by residents Cocomix and Eelight with occasional guests like Donny Allan and Scott Ferguson.
I Electric Barn at Adam House.
I l.30pm—3am. £6 (£4.50). 2! Aug. See Sundays.
I Indigo In Edinburgh at The Assembly Rooms. Midnight—3am. £7 (£6). 28 Aug only. Smooth sophisticated clubbing of the easy listening variety hosted by count Indigo and Felchley B Hawkes. Live guests to be confirmed.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l0pm-4am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.
I Planet Alice and Pooh! at The Music Box. I l.40pm—~iam. £2.50. Drinks promos. Sophisticated mix of indie. dance. alternative. techno and funky hip hop.
I Trainspotter at The Subway. lOpm—3am. £l (free for students with matric card). 70s. 80s and 90s dance plus indie faves.
- I Damage at M8. Midnight—4am. £3 (£2).
Every night except Monday until 2 Sept. See Fridays. I Electric Barn at Adam House.
l l.30pm—3am. £6 (£4.50). 29 Aug. See Sundays.
I El Rincon Latino at Minus One. 9pm—3am. £5 (£4). See Sundays. I Indigo In Edinburgh at The Assembly
Rooms. Midnight—3am. £7 (£6). 29 Aug only. Your last chance to catch London's
premier easy listening experience before
; Count Indigo and Felchley B Hawkes roll outta town. Live guests to be conﬁrmed. t I Insanity at The Subway. 10pm-3am. £1
' (free for students with matric card). Pop. chart and indie sounds. I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l0pm—4am.
£4 (£3). See Fridays.
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