I Pure at Barrowland. 7pm—2am. £12 (tickets available from TOCTA outlets). 14 Oct only. Full live sets from Green Velvet (aka Cajmere. Chicago). Orlando Voom (KMS. R & S). Neil Landstrumm (Peacefrog) plus DJs Blake Baxter
(Detroit) Twitch and Brainstorm. Dribbler.
The Bill. Kookie and special guest Paul Hartnoll (Orbital).
I Beds 1 lpm—3am. £6 (£4). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house with DJ Skutl and Graham. Intimate. smart and friendly. I Bhapsody l lpm-3am. £7 (£5). Robin Burrows with an eclectic clubby mix. I Saturday Slammer at Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy (downstairs). 9pm-c1ose. Free. Tequila club: Latino grooves and mambo schambo.
I Shoosh! at R.G.'s. Spin—midnight. Free.
DJ Cris with classic house and garage tunes that keep the basement bouncing.
I Sub Club 10.30pm—3am. £8. The Suhby enters a new era. capturing the spirit of heyday Subbing and combining it with a future spirit. Saturdays top the list with a hard house night from the outstanding Harri. ()scar and Dominic.
I Teardrops at The 13th Note (basement). 8.30pm—midnight. Free. The sounds of loneliness. melancholy and heartbreak supplied by Jason McPhail antl Andy Divine.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£3). An epic voyage through ltalian and UK house. presented by Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery. In Room Two Kevin MacFarlane offers tip a different vibe with an eclectic mix of soul. funk and dance classics. Pretty dressed-up crowd. 7 Oct. Gordon Kaye from Club For Life guesting. 14 ()ct. Renaissance back again with Claudio Cocculuto and Chris and James. 10pm—5am. £10 (£8).
I Wild at Cotton Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4 students). Commercial dance and pop. £1 bottled beer.
I Bennet‘s 11pm—3am. £1. Gay. All beers and spirits £1. DJ John Frazer with commercial dance and pop. I Boogiemania at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). DJ Graeme with a varied mix ofclub classics. Drinks promos.
I Blackfriars Sunday at Blackfriars Underground. 8pm—midnight. 50p. R.A.D. with their usual varied underground dance vibe. ‘no strict music policy. strategy or st le‘.
I Bubblelicious at Reds. l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Club classics. disco anthems and all drinks £1 all night. Amiable. smart crowd not putting too much emphasis on hitting the floor.
I Club Elias at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. The funky Glasgow band playing live plus guests every week. I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Disco. pop and 60s party vibes.
I Liberate Sundays at The Cul De Sac. Spin—midnight. Free. Nigel Hayes of Bomba and Liberty City with undiluted black house and garage. Bacardi Black and Red Rock £1.20.
I lush at The Voodoo Room.
1 lpm—3. 15am. £5. Mega stars Harri and Oscar with their underground house and garage. A damn fine night for full weekend party people. All drinks £1.
I Loony Tunes at Club Xchange.
1 lpm-3am. £2. Gay. DJ Michael with a commercial dance night.
I lllcos 9pm—midnight. Free. DJ Graeme with a 70s disco cheesefest.
I Rock City at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1.50). Rock from the 70s to the present.
I Shirley’s Temple at Archaos.
| 1pm—3.30am. £5 (£3). ‘Enough outrage to curl your hair' featuring Ms Alston and Bobby Bluebell playing up to the crowd. I Songs of Praise at The Volcano.
l lpm—2.30am. £3 (£2). Popular end of
Two years is a very, very long time in club land, especially in Edinburgh, 3 city where clubs come and go faster than most. Yip Yap sold out on its first night and the queues get longer by the week, with hundreds locked out by midnight.
Adam, one half of the publicity-shy promotion team explains: ‘Yip Yap is basically an ordinary club.’ (Tell that to the 500 people whose Saturday nights depend on it). ‘We’ve just been lucky in that we found a gap in Edinburgh and managed to keep it going for so long. There’s no one, specific reason why the club is so popular - it’s more a mixture of things, from the right DJs, the right crowd and the right venue down to the way the sound system has been put together.’
But, of course, it’s not as simple as that. This is the club that bravely bucked the trend to book the ‘big name’ DJs who dominated the nation’s nightspots, at a time when the words ‘special guest DJ’ meant loadsamoney for greedy promoters. This is the club who had the foresight and the faith to pluck two local DJs out of relative regional obscurity and let them control the night. This is also the club with (believe it or not) no attitude.
‘We’ve always believed that Yip Yap should be about having a good night out. Nothing more, nothing less,’ says
Stewart, the less shy half of the promotion team. ‘We originally set out to provide people with a club they could rely on, somewhere they could hear consistently good music from [Us who knew the crowd intimately and we’ve pretty much stuck to that. We could get loads of guest DJs in every week but they tend to care more about the money than the punters. If we do book someone, it’s for the occasional one-off like a birthday or just to keep people on their toes.’
Last words from resident DJ Gareth Sommerville: ‘l’ve been asked to play at clubs all over the country but nothing comes remotely close to Yip Yap. It’s a joy to play there. I wouldn’t give it up for the world.’
Neither would we. Long may it continue. (Jim Byers)
Catch residents David Brown and Gareth Sommerville alongside acid house originator DJ Pierre at Yip Yaw, La Belle Ange/e, Edinburgh on Sat 7 Oct.
weekend slot with ‘pre-roast blessings‘ and ‘fun' music.
I Sunday Service at Maxaluna. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. A new pre-club with an ecclesiastical bent. Heavenly decor (drapes and candlelight) plus funk. rap and dance ‘hymns‘ from Ali C. ‘the monk of funk'. Drinks promos.
I Unity Reggae Club at The Venue. 10.30pm—late. £2. Reggae. ragga and dub. ‘Strictly dancehall'.
I Yellow Submarine at Fury Murry’s.
l lpm—3am. £3. All spirits plus mixer 99p. ‘A soundtrack of modern pop and dance for the (list‘n gcncrzlli0n'_
I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Gary Unett and a mix of mainstream pop and dance.
I Club X at Club Xchange. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Gay. House and garage. £1.25 all drinks.
I Lingo at The 13th Note (ground floor). 8pm—lam. Free. The Lingo collective with a rare and diverse selection of music. I Nashville Babylon at Nice 'n' Sleazy (upstairs). Spin—close. Free. ‘Country- tinged rock. blues. soul. 70s classics and heavy drinking'.
I Slide at The Tuxedo Princess. 10.30pm—3am. Massively popular commercial student night with floating club. rotating dancefloor and cheap drinks.
I Speedracer at The Attic (formerly the Cameo Suite). 10.30—3am. £2 (£1). Gerry mixes tip a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes. Very busy and great fun.
I Sub City Radio Launch at The Sub Club. 1 lpm—3am. £2. 9 Oct only. Launch of the new student-orientated radio station featuring DJs from the programming. Martin from R.A.D. and Lee Milne.
I Boudoir at The 13th Note (basement). Spin—midnight. Free. The original Boudoir with more nights of cheesy. sleazy easy listening! Games-a-plenty including an Atari console. Frustration.
' Cluedo etc. Tops.
I Cat in The flat at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £1. Student and goodtime party grooves. Pints and bottled beers £1. I Club XChange l lpm—3am. £2 (£1). Gay. DJ Stella with choice dance and chart sounds. £1 lager. 50p vodka. Pitched as the only gay night in town tonight.
I Club Havana at Maxaluna. 8pm—close. Free. 17 Oct only. The usual Latin mayhem from DJ Jazz. and then it‘s all up to Red’s (tickets from Maxaluna).
I Shimmy Club at Bennet’s. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Legendary. drunken. ‘mixed'. longest—running club night in town. Mainstream dance and chart. £1.10 promo beers.
I Spontaneous Combustion at The Corner. 8.30pm—close. Free. Rock ‘n' roll and surf music frotn DJ Bonkers and Big Pete. Drinks promos.
I The Tardis at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £1. ‘Ajourney through space and time that takes you from the 60s to the 90s and back via rock/pop and soul’. All drinks £1.
I Trading Post at Cleopatra’s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Chart. mainstream and 60s ‘for the pub/club staffcrowd'.
I Archaos Presents l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). 18 Oct only. Raw Stylus with a full live set plus DJ Andy Smith (Portishead) and Graham Wilson.
I Bennet’s l lpm—3am. £1. Gay. 70p vodka and gin! DJ Sara.
I Blue Print at The Volcano.
1 lpm—2.30am. £3 (£2). Soul.jazz. funk and boombashin‘ beats. Sace and Easi plus regular guest appearances by DJ A1 (Mo Wax) using four turntables. Beck's £1. Look out for special evean in the side alcove.
I Chopper at Club Xchange. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house. 90s disco and pop in the new look Club X. Fresh clubland credible music and cheap dn'nk. Double vodka £1.25.
I Excursion at The Halt Bar. 7—-1 1pm.
Free. DJs Scott and Kev (Upsettin'. Goodfoot) playing classic soul. funk and dub along with more modern tunes and beats.
I Fab at Reds. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Club classics. funk. soul and disco. Miller £1. vodka-mix £1.
I Go West at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). A mainly “student-orientated bill of fare.
I Love Train at Cafe Cini. 9pm—midnight. Free. Selected beers £1. Joe Deacon playing the best in classic soul. funk and piano house.
I Planet Earth at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £1. An 80s revival night for all you Wham and Duran Duran fans. Doing unbelievably well.
I Prefab Tab at Nice 'n' Sleazy (downstairs). 9pm—close. Free. Deep dub with a taste of garage. Vodka £1.
I Sticky Fingers at The Attic. 10.30pm-3am. £2 (£1). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.
I Wednesday flight Fever at Cotton Club. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2 with matric card). Positively a towering inferno of rekindled kitsch. Busy? You betcha. Drinks promos.
I Bar 10 8pm—close. Free. Paul Cawley from Phar Out with a weird. eclectic. underground pre-club experience.
I Bar 91 8pm—close. Free. Michael Kilkie of Tunnel and M'Boza fame for pre- Tunnel sounds.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra's. 10.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream pop and dance.
I Boogie Bus at R.G.‘s. Spin—midnight. Free. DJ Mack and retro soul classics.
I Club Xchange l 1pm—3am. £2 (£1). Gay. DJ Morgan and £1 lager. £1 vodka. 5 Oct. live PA. from Gwen Dickie (Rose Royce).
I Cop at Archaos. l 1pm—3am. £4 (£2.50). From Oct 19. New student night from DJ Gee (Garage/Reds) and DJ Chopper (Club X). ‘Turn tip. get down. cop off.’ £1 vodka and Beck's. 19 Oct. live PA. from Credit to the Nation.
I The Corner 9pm—close. Free. Reggae beats pre—club with Stevie Donaldson.
I Dee Jays in Disguise at Variety. 8pm—close. Free. Ha‘t‘cH and Jonnie of the Knucklehead with a dubby mix of new dance and techno.
I Disco lnfemo at Reds. 1 1pm—3am. £2. Seventies disco. pop and glam with DJ Michelle plus Bud and vodka for £1.30 all night. A night ofclassic disco peppered with the best of contemporary house and garage.
I Donkey at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). Studenty mix of grunge rock. indie dance and pop.
I Genius at The Volcano. l lpm—2.30am. £3 (£2). Bob and Jamie with ‘anything from Blur to Abba to indie pop and cheesy classics‘. Buy one vodka get one free. bottled beer £1.
I loveshack at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm—3am. £2. 'Super cool sounds of the 70s dance stompers and student classics abound. Lager and vodka mix an unbelievable 50p.’
I ph1 at Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm-2am. Free. 12 Oct and fortnightly. A new dance night every second Thursday featuring local and national techno DJs. 12 Oct Timeloop. Adrian (Freq) and live video mixing from Ocular Flux.
I Rage at Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm-2am. Free. 5 Oct and fortnightly. The Level 8 barn once more fills up with the bright young things letting their cardigans slip off their shoulders as they gaze at the floor.
I Humble at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Cardow and Ross with a very busy night ofcharty dance faves. cheap drinks and drunk students. Snogtastic!
I Shindfg at Cotton Club. 1 lpm—3am. £3 (£2). lain Fitzpatrick with an indie/disco club. All drinks 99p.
B4 The List 6-19 Oct 1995