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I Sole Fuslon Launch party for Edinburgh‘s In Demand Recordings (first release out soon) featuring a live PA from London’s TuffJam Experience. vocals from Tempo O’Neal and a set from Matt 'Jam' Lamont himself. Plus the. usual high quality real. underground garage flava from residents Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton. The Honeycomb. F rt' 26 Apr. I Big Beat Edinburgh‘s premier jazz- dance club welcomes London’s Metropolis. a seven-piece outfit of musicians. some of whom have worked with Courtney Pine and D-lntluence. No years on and Big Beat are consistently packing La Belle to capacity with their unique blend of Brazilian. Latin. North American and British jazz from the 60s to the 90s.]xr Belle Angele. Fri 26 Apr:

I Tacitno Trendy Wendy takes her deliciously trashy night to another level with a comp entitled ‘Girl With The Loveliest Hair’. Competitors will be judged by some of Edinburgh's top hairdressers. including Paterson SA. The Egg Hairdressing and Panache Hair. There‘ll be a Happy Hour from llpm—midnight. Club Mercado, Sun 21 Apr.


I Whatever You Want at The Hive. Glasgow l’niversity Union. l()pm—Iam. Free (students and guests only ). Classic student pop front I)J Musty.


I Astromotel at the Honeycomb. l()pm-3am. Curlew l.3(lam. £6. 1‘) Apr. Fortnightly. Residents Scott Gallagher (Bree/e) and the Tribal Funktion posse digging deep. hard US house in Edinburgh's newest club space. Hip hop and jungle in the backroom.

I Big Beat at I a BeIle Angele. £6 (£5). llpm— 3am. No entry after 2am. 26 Apr. Monthly. lidinburgh‘s premier jazz-dance club welcomes Metropolis. a l.ondon- based. seven-piece combo whose tight jazz workouts have earned them great respect in the capital. Having toured extenso ely across the UK they have gathered an excellent line-up ol musicians. sortie of whom have. previously worked with Cotrrtney Pine and I)-lnllui-nce. Sec Hit List.

I Cavendish 9pm-3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress Live bands every week. 60s and 70s music. (iround lloor only.

I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llprn~3am. £3 (£2.50 with flyer). Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Crowded night running the gatnut of rock. from heavy metal through grunge to thrash.

I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers. Over 18s. I oub ’n’ Dance at TheCity Cafe. l().30pm—lam. Free. DJ Gazton playing dub. funk. hip h0p. house and garage in the recently redecorated City 2.

I Evol at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Now five years old and still packed out. 60s. 70s and 80s pop nonsense.

I Firing on Fridays at the Moscow Bar.

9.30pm-lam. Free. Weekly house session.

I The Greenhouse at The Advocate. l()pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Upfront UK and US house.

I Jungle Bistro Wilkie House. l0pm—3am. £4 with llyer. £5 without. 26 Apr. Fortnightly. A Merry Pranksters happening promising a complete psychedelic multi-media jungle spectacular and ‘more tunes. less drum 'n' bassC

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with tlyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 00s indie dance.

I lift at the Attic. l().3()pm ~3am. £5 (£4). 26 Apr, I-‘ortnightly Residents Iiwari and Paul joined by 'l‘revor Rockltlfe (Tripoli Trax) for hard trance. acid and techno at their last night at The Attic before a move to Wilkie Ilouse.

I Loungin’ at Negociants. 9.3(lpm—-3am. Free. Weekly. Phat-boy Yogi Haughton and assorted guests check the real flava of

black music. droppin' a baad-assed mix of

jazz. funk. soul. sw'ingbeat and rap to an enthusiastic crowd

I Manga at La Belle Angele. lem--3am. £5 (£4). l‘) Apr. Edinburgh's premier drum ‘n' bass club steps up the pace with an all-star line-up for April and May. First up is D] Kid (Jungle Parkljoining resident George Mac. MCs Finley and Frosty .I and the Freshly Squeezed horns for the latest soul. jazz and hip hop hard- steppin' sounds. Tayla and MC Conrad (Speed) guest soon.

I Marley’s Reggae Klub at Cavendish. l()pm—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 dancehall.

I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. l()pm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). A relaxed. plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life.

I Partyceilidhdisco at Moray House. l()pm—3am. Free to Moray House students. ()thers £l between l()pm—l lptn. £2 after. Drinks £I all night. I‘) Apr. Fortnightly. Two hours of ceilidh followed by three hours of disco.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus. I lprri -4am. £4. A celebration of 80s and 70s retro: playing everything from glam disco. to punk. to new romantic and Iii-energy. Watch out for drinks promos.

I Pure at The Venue. l().3l)pm--3.'im. £5 (£3 members). Guest nights £7 (£5). ()nc of the country's finest techno nights. Watch out for flyers about town announcing details of future guests.

I Reaction at The Subway. l Ipm--3am. £2 (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly mix of chart. dance and classic disco.

I Rurnbeando at Club Mercado. l()pm—4am. £5 (£4). Free dance class at l()ptn. The Latino team bring you tnore l(X) per cent Latin dance.

I Sativa at New Calton. llpm~3am. £5 members. £6 not), 1‘) Apr. Saliva are back with a vengeance with the usual full-on orchestrated madness. featuring weird. wired funky techno and drum 'n' bass. As ever. don't miss the drummers.

I Sole Fusion at The lloncycotttb. l()pm—3am. £7 (£5). Launch party for Edinburgh‘s In Demand Recordings. featuring a live PA from London‘s Tuff lam Experience. vocals from Tempo ()‘Neal and I)J‘ing from Matt ‘.lam' Lamont. plus the usual real. underground garage vibes frorn residents Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton. With Sugar Ray and Styler through the back. See llit List.

I Sublime at Wilkie House. l(lpm 3am. £10 in advance frorn Tire City Cafe. 23rd Precinct. Fopp and Iguana Bar. Limited tickets will be available on the night. 20 Apr. Fortnightly. International 1)] megastar. house pioneer and club guru

Paul Oakenfold joins resident Billy Caldwell for an exclusive Scottish appearance his first in five years. He'll be playing a two-hour set frorn

l l.3()pm— l .3()pm so get there early. See Hit List.

I TELF. at Club Mercado. 5pm~4am. Free 5— l()pm. £3 l()pm—midnight. £4 midnight—4am. Weekly. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to happy hours. £l drinks. £ l(l bottles of champagne and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy. Lorna B. guests on 26 Apr at 7.30pm and midnight. I Usonia at Wilkie House. I Ipni 3am. £4 with flyer. £5 without. I‘) Apr. Fortnightly. Underground deep house and techno in the main room and The Merry Pranksters upstarrs.

I Voodoo Chile at The Rocking Horse, llpm-~3am £ i. Price includes entry to Cathousc and Katch Popular rock affair.


I BPM at the Music Box. 7pm—-I()pm. £5. 20 Apr. Weekly. New under- Iris night playing a wide range of sounds.

I Burger Queen at Mercado. l lprn-3arn. £7 (£6). 27 Apr. Fortnightly. The Mixmag Tour rolls into town to check out the Burger Queen phenomenon. In case you hadn’t heard. this club is absolutely lirin' at the moment. The people look good (apart from the sunglasses —— outside. yes. inside. N0!) and the music’s of the pumping party variety. Be warned though. the queues are long. so get there early.

I The Cavendish ‘)ptn--3am. £5. ()ver 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. I Century 2000 llpm--3am. £5. See Fridays.

I Colours at Club Mercado. llpm-y-4am. £l() non-members. £8 members. 20 Apr. Fortnightly. Residents Mancini. Boney. Mackie and Crosby joined by regular big name guests on the house scene. Watch ottt for the Colours spectacular in May with Tong. Sasha. Cox. I)igwccd and BT. I Disco lnlerno at The Venue. l()pm-3am. £5. 2() Apr. Immenser popular studenty disco.

I Earth Inferno at The Rocking Horse. I().3()pm -3ani. £3. Happy Hour until I2.3()am. No rave. just out-of-the-grave gothic and industrial sounds.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. ll.3()pm—-4am. £3. Drinks promos. Weekly solid gold easy-action sounds; more specifically indie. (ills, new wave and soul.

I Energise at Subway. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.

I FBI at Moray llotrse. l lprn 4am. £4. 2() Apr. Fortnightly.

lixcellent indie night playing the sassiest. smartest and sharpest in Britpop from Cast to ()asts to Supergrass. Always busy. I Going Places at the Assembly Rooms. l()pm-Iate. £8 non-members. £6 members. 20 Apr. Now lirme established as the ultimate easy listening club experience. Going Places returns to the Assembly Rootns with top I)Js from across the country. punishing karaoke and a special guest.

I Joy at The New Calton. l lpm-3 30am. No entry after l.3()am. £5 members before midnight. £6 after. £6 tlotl- members before midnight. £7 after. Weekly gay night. Maggie and Alan pump their mix of hard Iiouse. nu-nrg and fierce techno at this. Scotland‘s biggest gay night. Plus Trendy Wendy (Tackno) upstairs. The members and guests only rule Itas been slightly relaxed now.

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. l().3()pm--3anr. £3 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music frorn the Blls and ‘)()s. in this busy weekly club.

I Le Freak at Moray House. Ilpm—4am. £4. 27 Apr. Fortnightly. Increasineg popular night of real disco with a suitably well-dressed party crowd.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l()pm-3am. £4 (£3). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk arid calypso

downstairs and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie is your selector. dropping the finest in global grooves every week.

I Marmalade Riccarton Student Union. l()pm—3am. £4. 2() Apr. Chart-orientated music.

I MiS at The Attic. l()pm-‘3am. £4 (£3 before midnight). 27 Apr. fortnightly. Sister club to FBI playing a similar soaraway mix of Britpop and indie. Get there early to take in some marvellous drinks promos ( l()pm—midnight). Playlist. as ever. includes the very best of Contemporary indie: Supergrass. Flastica. Oasis. Black Grape.

I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. l()pm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). See Fridays.

I 0 at The Music Box. l().3()pm-— 3am. £4 before 32. Weekly Residents Kevin .lones (Forth FM) and Billy Winn with a mix of house. dance and funk.

I RAW at Negociants. l()pm~3am. Free. Weekly. House and garage session with Neil MacDonald.

I Revolution Riccarton Student Union. l().3()pm-3am. £4. 27 Apr. Dance music. I Rinse bis downstairs at Cafe Dis (opposite Jenners). ‘)pm—lam. Weekly. Upfront drum 'n’ bass with Dis lntalekt and Senses.

I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. l().3(lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. (.‘Iimactic night of heavy guitar sounds.

I Sakrade (please change to an e acute) at the Honeycomb. l lprn~3anr Weekly. Ross Keddie and Gavin Campbell in the tnain room. with Yogi Haughton through the back. Still finding its feet. but getting there.

I Snog at Club Mercado. 7.30pm—l().3()pni. £4 members. £5 riot)- members. Weekly. Btrsy under-18s night playing the best in chart and dance.

I Soma at The Attic. llpm--3am. £5. 20 Apr. Fortnightly. Hard Chicago trax meet seductive Detroit grooves with Chris and Di”. plus Jonny and Ritchie from Windup.

I Soul Underground at the City Cafe. ()pttt—Itllt). Free. Weekly. Residents Nick Wav and Norton playing r 'n‘ b. Motown. G-Funk. hip hop and rare grooves in the recently redecorated City 2.

I Stripped at La Belle Angele. l()pm—3am. £10. 27 Apr. I-‘ortnightly. Residents '/.ammo and Kris Keegan kick tip a stortn with hard UK house.

I Teasage at The Citrus. lem-4am. £3. Happy Hour llpm--midnight: all drinks £I. Weekly. Popular indie dance night. l)ls Sarah and Niall jam a superb selection of punk. disco. 80s and funk for a friendly student-orientated crowd.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. l().3()pm-3am. £8 members. £5 members. 27 Apr. Fortnightly. Five years on and this remains one of the finest nights in the country. Upstairs. residents George T. Simone and II dig hard. jacking US house alongside the occasional guest (Tenaglia. Candelario. and Morel have all visited ) while Frosty and Lyley cut up hip hop. swing and funk in The Cooler. Iiric ‘Mor'e’ Morilio guests.

I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £6. 20 Apr. Fortnightly. Resident hero Gareth Sommerville takes his loyal crowd through vocal garage. deep house and full-on instrumental workouts. This is still one of the best nights in the country. Get there early.


I Bridge at Cellar Bar. ()pm- 1.30am. Weekly. Free. Rare groove. jazzy jungle. groovin' garage and Brooklyn beats with Gav. Dub and Pat.

I The Mothersltip at The Basement. ‘)prn~lam. Free. Chill out. jazz-funk style. with residents Crino and Fryer.

I Pickled at the Moscow Bar. 3pm—2.3()am. £ 1. New weekly chill out. I Red at The Music Box. I().3()pm—3am. £5. Ambitious Sunday nighter with Alan

78 The List I9 Apr-2 May 1996