catch the best Edinburgh Clubs this fortnight.
I Club Latino Two years old and nicely tinted to fit in with the Latin Camival (see Backlist). A whirlwind of complex and inspiring Latin rhythms are always greeted eagerly by the massiver friendly crowd at this upbeat Latin jazz night. Regularly attracts over 500 people which is something most clubs can only dream about. La Belle Angele. Fri I 6 Feb. Tickets £6 in advance front I’ttpp Records. Cor/(bunt Street. I Airika Bambaataa arid Suga Dullit Not strictly a club night but who cares with a line tip this good? The legendary Barnbaataa. the man who virtually created hip hop. is joined by the East Coast Project‘s Suga Bullit. Dls Eh? Wun. Frosty J. Craig Smith and Ruftone. pltts MCs from Under The Inﬂuence. local breakdancers The Floorfreaks. graffiti artists and food supplied by the Basement. Beat that! (See Feature). The Venue. Mon /2 Feb.- I Innersense and Messenger The drum and bass collide in spectacularly different but equally inspiring ways. Upstairs, clteck the phutun'stie drum 'n‘ bass, hardstep and jungle or chill downstairs with the roots shakers from Messenger. The Venue. Thurs 15 Feb.
I Supernova Another new night at another (newish) venue. DJs on the night are Andy Williams and Alan Dundas. Well worth checking out. Cafe Dante. Hanover Street. Sat I 7 Feb.
I Club latino at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £6. Tickets from Fopp Records. Cockburn Street. 6 Feb. Club Latino's second birthday coittcidittg with the Latin Carttival celebrations (see Backlist). A salsa extravaganza with twelve piece salsa orchestra Pa'l.ante jamming live.
I Duh ’n’ Dance at The City Cafe. 10.30pm—1am. Free. Resident DJ Gazton playing dub. furtk. hip hop. house and garage.
I Ease With Cheese at Mercado. 5pm—lOpm. Free. Weekly wind-down with Trendy Wendy (Tackrto) providing the sounds.
I Evol at The Mtrsic Box. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2 before midnight). Happy Hour 10.30-11.30pm. All new vistrals artd shiny. happy. indie sounds with a bit of a 'aw. grungy edge.
I Hi Jinks at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 16 Feb. Fortnightly. New home for this popular hard house and trance night.
I .on and Elevator at the City Cafe (City 2). 9pm—1am. £5. 16 Feb. Joy and
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I Ketch at The Rocking Horse.
1 1pm—3am. £3 (£2 with ﬂyer). Price includes entry to C athouse and Voodoo Chile. Lively club with a playlist :onsisting mainly of 80s and 90s indie dance.
I lift at the Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 16 Feb. Fortnightly. Healthy mixture of hard. jacking Chicago house arid harder techno on the Force litcfl‘resor axis. Watch out for forthcoming visits front Mark E.G arid Craig Walsh.
I loungin’ at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly (apart frorn the last Friday of the ntottth). Phat-boy Yogi Haughtort checks the real flava of black music. tlr‘oppirt' the baadest tnix ofjazz. funk. soul. swing and hip hop.
I Manga at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3ant. £5 (£4) ‘) Feb. Packed on its opening night artd deservedly so. with the club looking amazing (check the wierd. wired video projections) and sounding spot on. Ruftorte (Boomerang) drops in for a two hour dubby drum 'n' bass session with George Mac dropping the tnore sotrlfttl. jazzy vibes. This is gonna blow up big style. People listening to something other than house? Massively recommended.
I Marley’s Reggae Klub at Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £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 dartcehall.
I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. l()pm--3artt. £2.50 (free for members). A relaxed. very plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life. I Partyceilidhdisco at Moray llottse. 10pm—3am. Free to Moray House students. Others £1 between 10pm—l 1pm. £2 after. Drinks £1 all night. ‘) Feb. Fortnightly. Two hours of ceilidh followed by three hotrrs of disco.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llpruv-3anr. £3. A celebration of 80s arid 70s retro: playing everything from glam disco. to punk. to new romantic and hi-energy. Watch otrt for drinks promos.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am £5 (£3 members). Guest nights £7 (£5). Full- ort. tops-off. dance-till-you-drop techno madness. Still one of the best. Watch otit for flyers about town announcing details of guests.
I Reaction at Tire Subway. 1 lptn—3ant. £2 (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.
I Sativa at New Caiton. Clan Saliva are taking a break. Watch tltis space.
I Salsa Viva at the Attic. 10.30pm-~.‘\am. £4. 9 Feb. High quality Latin rrttrsic.
I Sole Fusion will be back in early March.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10pttt-~3arrt.
Streetrave posse. ()pettirtg night sees residents Mancini. Boney. Darren Mackie and Crosby housing it up iii the usual style. And remember boys artd girls. dress up or you might be disappointed.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 10 Feb. Fortnightly. Extremely popular night of dicso frolics. I Earth Inferno at The Rockirtg Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour until l2.3()arn. No rave. just otit of the grave gothic arid industrial sounds.
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar.
l 1.30pm—4am. £3. Drinks promos. Weekly solid gold easy-action sounds: ntore speciﬁcally indie. 60s. new wave artd sotrl.
I Energise at Subway. I 1pm—3artt. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.
I FBI at Moray House. llpm—4am. £4. 10 Feb. Fortnightly. Excellent indie night playing the sassiest. smartest artd sharpest in Britpop front Cast to ()asis to Supergrass. Always busy.
I Horny Monkey ttt Wilkie House. 10ptn-3.30am. £6 members (£8 non- members). Popular ltard house night hosted by residents Stuart Duncan. Stevie Livingston artd (‘olin Cook.
I Joy at The New Carlton. 1 1pm---4am. £6 members before midnight. £7 after. £7 non-members before midnight. £8 after. Weekly gay night. Members artd guests only. Malcolm Duffy front London's infamous Trade guests. while Maggie and Alan continue to pump Scotland's biggest gay night with their mix of hard house. nu-nrg arid fierce techno.
I Katclt at The Rocking Horse. l0.30prn-—3am. £3 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music frorn the 80s artd ‘)0s. irt this busy weekly club.
I Kitscharama at Wilkie House.
I 1prn—-3am. £7 (£6). 10Feb,'1'1te Btrrger Queens are back. this time on at Goa and nu-nrg tip. with all the usual attitude and glam girls and boys.
I Le Freak at Moray House. 11pm 4am. £4. 16 Feb. Fortnightly. ()r'iginal disco.
I Mambo Club at (.‘avendish. l0pm—3am. £4 (£3). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zotrk and calypso downstairs artd dtrb. lover's arid danceltall upstairs. Sir ()ssie is your selector. dropping the finest in global grooves every week.
I Marmalade Riccarton Student Union. 10pm—3am. £4. 10 Feb. (‘bart-orientated music.
I Mi5 at The Attic. l0pm—.‘sam. £4 (£3 before midnight). 17 Feb. l-‘ortnightly. Sister club to FBI playing a similar soaravvay mix of Britpop and indie. (let there early to take in some marvellous
I drinks promos ( 10pm ~midnigltt). Playlist. 5 as ever. includes the very best of . contemporary indie: Supergrass. lilastica.
£7 (£6). 9 Feb. Fortnightly. New home for _ one of Edinburgh's hardest working house . clubs. if you like your house on the acidic. 3 members). See Fridays.
trancey tip this is defrrtitely worth a visit. I Valentines Disco at the Wee Red Bar. 10pm—late. £1.50 unwaged. £3 waged. 16 Feb. One-off masked Valentines disco for women only with prizes for the best mask. Please note: strictly women only.
I Voodoo Chile at The Rockirtg Horse. llpm—3am. £3. Price includes entry to Cathouse arid Katch. Popular indie affair.
I Burger Queen at Mercado. 1 1pm—3am. £7 (£6). 17 Feb. Fortnightly. Craig artd Huggy attempt to give the capital's club scene a kick tip the arse by bringing back their infamous night. Expect pumping party tunes and loads of beautiftrl boys arid girls. Clteck the new venue as well — places to sit. good decor. air conditioning. cleart too. . . surely not?!
I The Cavendish 9pm—3am. £5. ()ver 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. I Century 2000 11pm—3am. £5. See Fridays.
I Colours at Club Mercado. 11pm-4am. £10 non-members. £8 members. New luxurious surroundings for the infamous
()asis. Black (ir'apc. I Minus One at The (‘ar'lton Highland Hotel. l0pm—3altt. £2.50 (free for
I 0 at The Music Box. 11.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). ‘Edinburgh's coolest subterranean pleasure zone‘ according to the promoters. Music policy moves frottt smooth hotrse grooves through to more phat arid ftrnky sounds.
I RAW at Negociants. 10pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Pre-club ltotrse arid garage session front David Brown (Yip Yap) and Neil MacDonald.
I Revolution Riccartort Student Union. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 17 Feb. Dance music. I Rock Drgasm at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Clintactic night of heavy guitar sounds.
I Soul Underground at the City Cafe. ()pm—lam. Free. Residents Nick Wav and Norton playing R 'n' B. Motown. G- Ftrrtk. hip hop arid rare grooves. No house music. What are people going to do?
I Stripped at La Belle Angele.
1 lpm—3am. £5. 17 Feb. Fortnightly. Michael Kilkie cltecks irt for what promises to be a big night.
I Supernova at Cafe Dante. 10pm—2am. £3. 17 Feb. Fortnightly. New night in this
newish bar/clrib/restaurant. DJs on the night are Andy Williams and Alan Dundas.
I Teasage at The Citrus. 1 lpm—4am. £3. Happy Hour: all drinks £1. Popular indie dance night. DJs Sarah and Niall jam a superb selection of punk. disco. 80s arid ftrnk for a friendly student-orientated crowd.
I Tribal Funktion at The Venue.
1 1pm—3am. £5. 17 Feb. Fortnightly. Real American garage arid house from one of Edinburgh's longest-running cltrb nights. Cutting-edge hip hop downstairs. Art excellent night.
I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele.
1 lpm—3am. £6. 3 Feb. Fortnightly. Two years on artd still as busy as ever. Rttff dubs. gorgeous vocals. jazzy vibes. big breakdowns. impeccable mixing. good crowd artd the occasional high quality guest DJ. Busy. busy. busy.
I Elevator at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £3 before midnight. £5 after. 1 1 Feb. This weekend sees Queen Maxine (Trade) joining the Elevator residents.
I Masterplan at The Lane. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Acid jazz. ftirtk artd hip hop.
I Modain at Cltrb Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Fortnightly. 11 Feb. Glam. dressy house with residents lart Thomson arid A].
I The Mothership at The Basement. ‘)pm— larrt. Free. Chill out. jazz-funk style. with residents Gino and Fryer.
I tied at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 11 Feb. Arttbitiotrs Sunday nighter frorn the team behind Horney Monkey bringing itr top quality guests on a weekly basis. This weekend sees Sunscreem live. joining the usual learn.
I Spice at The Tap ()‘l.auristort. Rpm—lam. Free. Weekly techno with residents Bill artd Jan.
I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000. 11pm~3anr £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p arid 90p. appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s artd ‘)()s.
I Tackno at Club Mercado. l 1pm-3am. £5. 18 Feb. Every third Sunday. More tleliciotrsly trashy tack from easy listening queen Trendy Wendy.
I Taste at The Venue. 1 1pm—3am. £5. infamous hard house and nit-energy madness from Fisher and Price.
I Three Bag Brew at Negociants. 10ptrt--3artt. Free. Weekly. Three Bag Brew on the mix with hip hop. ftrrtk. jazz.
. soul. Latin attd Brazilian soundtracks.
I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse. llprtr— iattr. £2 (free before 12.30am). A very w-i-d-e playlist indeed: 60s. 70s. b’f) arid ‘)()s.
I Airport at St James Oyster Bar. Spur-lam. Free. Monday rtrgltt madness with residents (‘ocontix artd Eelight and occasional guests like Donny Allan. Scott Ferguson arid Fisher arid Price. Hardcore. I Asbestos at The Music Box. 10.30pm--3am. £2. 12 Feb. Fortnightly. Punk. goth. industrial arid alternative sounds arid all the usual drinks promos. I Digital Biscuit at Negociants. 10pm~3artr Free. 12 Feb. Fortnightly. Trans-techno sounds.
I Listen at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3arrt. Free. Weekly. Live set frortt Nick Wong (Listen) plus a set from 1)] Dar.
I Mocca at Negocrants. 10pm -3artt. Free. 18 Feb. Fortnightly. House arid techno front Chris and Dill (Sorna). pltrs guests. I Trainspotter at The Subway. l0prtt-3am. £1 (free for sttrdcrtts with rttatriculation card). 70s. 80s and ()0s dance plus indie faves.
I Hay Algun Problema at Negociattts. 10pm—-3am. Free. 13 Feb. Fortrtrghtly. Latin jazz.
74 The List 9-22 Feb 1996