EDINBURGH CLUBS C0iiTIIIUEU I Planet Earth at The Citrus. l lpm-3am. £4. Weekly. Happy Hour cocktails
l lpm—midnight. Long rutming 70s/80s night veering happily frotn funk and new wave to Rotno sounds.
I Pure at The Venue. l().3()ptn—3am. £8 tnembers. £|0 guests. Pure is acknowledged as one of the fittest techtto ttights in the UK. Fri 26 Jul sees residents Twitch and Brainstorm welcoming back Pure fave and all-round techno god Derrick May for what is bound to be an awesome night. As if that wasn‘t good enough. old school house pioneer Evil Eddie Richards also guests. With a live set from Edinburgh's own Earl Brown. See Hit List.
I Beaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. £2 (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly mix ofchart. dattce and classic disco.
I Shaft at The .laffacake. l lpm—3am. £4. No signing-in restrictions. 2 Aug only. Shaft return for one night only with their original funky sounds.
I Silky at Royal Chimes. l()pm—3am. £6. 26 Jul. Residents Darren Daze (Peaches 'n' Creatn) and Al) on the party house tip at this phenotnenal new club venue which looks like a hotel with its two floors. massive chandeliers. huge mirrors. carpets. etc. It might be outrageously tacky but it certainly beats skanking around in dirty. sweaty concrete caves like we used to. Do yourself a favour and check this place out — it's only in the East End (just off the top of Leith Walk). it's not that far away. You won‘t be disappointed.
I Soul Train at The Venue. I0.30pm-3am. £4. 2 Aug. Soul Train runs when Pure doesn‘t have a guest DJ booked. Timeless classics on the top ﬂoor with Pure running as an entirely separate club downstairs.
I Space Shanty at The Attic. l0.30pm—3am. £3. 26 Jul. Fortnightly. Promising looking night of future fttttk playing The Chemicals. Goldie. Leftfteld. Underworld. etc.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. l0.30pm—3am. £6 members. £8 non members. 26 Jul. (Sublime moves to Club Mercado for a Festival special on Aug 9). Irish house/techno nutter joins the Sublime massive for what promises to be an eye opener. Still partying hard as ever. I T.F.I.F. at Club Mercado. 5pm—l0pm. Free. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour Spin—6.30pm. £l drinks. £ l0 bottles of champagne and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy who manages to get the dancefloor packed and jumping as early as 6pm!
I Voodoo Chile at The Rocking Horse.
llptn—3am. £3. Price includes entry to Cathouse and Katch. Fttll of lovely boys (and girls) headbanging to classic heavy metal.
I Zodiac at The Honeycomb. l().3()pm~3am. £6 members. £7 non members. h'letnbership available on the night. 2 Aug. Monthly. ()ne of the few clttbs in Edinburgh offering a mixture of underground garage (Yogi Haughton) and hard UK house (Murray Richardson. Hugg I and Scott Gallagher) on the same night. Resident Murray Richardson will no doubt be giving Zodiac a sneak preview of his forthcoming debut track listen Carefully on Edinburgh's Finiflex. Dress up to get in.
I BPM at the Music Box. 7pm-~ |()pm. £5. Weekly. Under- l8s night playing a wide range ofchart and dance sounds.
I Burger Queen at Club Mercado.
I |pm—4am. £8 (£7). 3 Aug. Fortnightly. Craig. Huggy and Stella at the club Mir/nag rates as one of the finest in the UK. The music‘s back to its unashamedly handbaggy best after Craig's brief ﬂirtation with the harder sounds (and the ttosebag'f). As ever. get there early and make sure you look the part or you simply won't get in. You have been warned.
I The Cavendish 9pm—3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £5. See Fridays.
I Clouds at The Venue. 6.30pm- |()pm. £3 (£2 members). New under-18s night with DJ Crosby guesting. Strictly unlicensed. Membership guarantees entry. I Colours at Club Mercado. l lpm—4am. £8 members. £ )0 non-members. 27 Jul. Fortnightly. Residents Jon Mancini. Boney and Kris Keegan for quality house. Watch out for Jeremy Healy and Jon Pleased Wimtnin on the same night soon! I Uisco Inferno at The Venue. l()pm-3atn. £6. 27 Jul. Fortnightly. Your regular disco hosts MC Otis and DJs Love and Nick Silver entertain by far the biggest crowd in the city (800 at the last one) on two ﬂoors at The Venue. Prizes for the best 70s attire.
I Earth Interno at The Rocking Horse. l().30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour until l2.30am. Goth and industrial sounds.
I The £99 at The Wee Red Bar.
l l.30pm-4am. £3. Drinks promos. Indie. 60s. new wave and soul.
I Energise at Subway. l lpm—3atn. £2. Various party sounds.
I Erotica at Royal Chimes. l().30pm—3atn. £6. 27 Jul. Fortnightly. New night of house at this unbelievably stunning new club space. Resident on the night is Darren Daze (Peaches ‘n' Cream.
Silky) plus guests.
I FBI at Moray House. I |pm—3am. £4. 27 Jul. Exceptionally popular indie club. Please note that FBI will move to a weekly Saturday slot at The Jaffacake (formerly Bloo) from Sat 3 Aug with a possible 5am licence (tbc).
I la Freak at The Jaffacake. l().3()ptn—3am (5am durittg the Festival). £4. 3 Aug. Fortnightly. New home for this increasingly popular night of real disco. I The lane at The Lane. I lpm—late. £5. Weekly. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance orientated playlist.
I Joy at Royal Chimes. l().30pm—3am. £6 members. £7 non-members. 3 Aug. Fortnightly. New home for Joy at this stunning three floored venue: two danceﬂoors. marble floors. chandeliers. huge mirrors and decent sound and lighting. Plus. Alan and Maggie in the fierce. pumping house mix. What tnore do you want'.’
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. /.ouk and calypso downstairs and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir ()ssie is your selector. dropping the finest in global grooves every week.
I Messenger at The Venue. l lpm-3am. £4 (£3). 3 Aug. Fortnightly. A seriously heavy roots and dub encounter on Scotland's only bona fide reggae sound system.
I Minus 0ne at The Carlton Highland Hotel. l()ptn—3am. £3.50 (free before
I l.30ptn for members). See Fridays.
I Paul Mitchell at Carwash. ()ptn—lam. Free. 3 Aug. Fortnightly. Pre-club house and garage.
I The Nursery at The Attic. l().3()pm—3am (5am during the Festival). £3. 27 Jul. Fortnightly. New alternative rock night aiming to put the fttn back into indie clubbing rotating the likes of Ministry. . ‘irvana and Garbage. With drink promos.
I 0 at The Music Box. l().3()pm—3am. £4 before midnight. Residents Kevin Jones (Forth FM) and Billy Whizz with a tnix of cheesy house and popular dance.
I RAW at Negociants. l0pm—3am. Free. House and garage with Neil MacDonald. I Bock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. l().3()pm—3am. £3. Clitnactic night of heavy guitar sounds.
I Saltrade at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £8. Ross Keddie with hard. driving house in the main room on a thumping new sound system and Yogi Haughton on the disco and nu-soul/garage vibe through in Room Two. Still the classiest club space in town but still a little to do itt the atmosphere department. I Salsa Viva at Gran Via. l().3()pnt—3am. £4.50 (£3.50). 27 Jul. The best in Latin dance. With further dates at Cafe Gralitti in August.
I Snog at Club Mercado.
7.30pm- l().3()pm. £4 members. £5 non- members. Busy under-l8s night playing the best in chart and dance.
I Soul Underground at the City Cafe. 9pm-lam. Free. Residents Nick Wav and Norton play R 'n' B. Motown. G-Funk. hip hop and rare groove in the City Two. Very busy.
I Resistance at Wilkie House. l().3()pm—3am. £5. 3 Aug. Monthly. Residents Andy Ford and Paul Mason on the hard house vibe at this busy night. With a possible special guest. Keep your eyes open for fl yers.
I Stripped at La Belle Angele. |()pm—3am. £6. 3 Aug. Fortnightly. Residents Zammo and Kris Keegan kick up a storm with hard U.K. house.
I reasage at The Citrus. I lpm-4am. £3. Happy Hour llpm-tnidnight: all drinks £ l. Popular indie dattce night. DJs Sarah jams a superb selection of punk. disco. 80s and futtk for a friendly student- oricntated crowd.
I Tease at Wilkie House. l0.30pm-3am.
i£l0. Tickets in advance from Xile. Fopp
and 23rd Precinct. 27 Jul. Monthly. Glam house special featuring guests Dominic Moir (Ministry Of Sound). Lee Fisher (Pimp) and Keith Baxter. After attracting over 800 people to their first night. Tease is taking things to the next level with even more lavish decorations. tnore dancers and tnore sound. Be warned though. you're gonna have to dress up to get in. I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £6 members. £8 non- members. 3 Aug. Fortnightly. Residents Simone and George T on the deep and hard American house on the ground floor at this highly respected and resolutely underground night. With cutting edge hip hop upstairs. Chicago house nutter Cajmere guests on what should prove to be one of the tnost interesting nights of the year so far. See Hit List.
I Yip Yap at La Belle Attgele. llpm—3am. £6. 27 Jul. Fortnightly. Residents Gareth Sommerville and Kev McKay on the American-inlluenced deep house and vocal garage vibe at one of Scotland's best nights. Tom Wainwright (Hacienda) guests. See Hit List.
I Club Orange Club Mercado.
l lpm—4am. £4 before midnight. £5 after. 4 Aug. Monthly. The Gay Preservation Society presents resident Morgan Marsalis with guests Pete Wardman and Dave Randall. both frotn London.
I [live at La Belle Angele. l()ptn—3ant. £3 (£2) before midnight. £4 (£3) after. 28 Jul. Fortnightly. New night from the Fetish/Manga collective offering an explosive cocktail of Heavenly Social- style sounds ranging frotn electro and rap to dub. house and breakbeat. maintaining an underground flavour but keepin' it kickin' at the same time. DJs on the night are G-Mac. Dolpin Boy and Bridie-B.
I Fetish at La Belle Angele. I lpm—3am. £5 (£4 members). £4 (£3) before midnight. Concessions for good costumes. 4 Aug. Fortnightly. Membership available on the night. Fetish is a collaboration between DJs. artists. designers and dancers producing a multi-sensual club experience. Deviant DJ George Mac provides the hot ‘n' sleazy house until the wee hours of Monday morning. Watch out for the fotthcoming ‘girlie nights' featuring female DJs. dancers. door and bar staff.
I The Grind at The Lane. I lpm—3am. £3. 28 Jul. Fortnightly. Swing and hip hop.
I The Mothership at The Basement. 9pm— lam. Free. Chill out. jazz-funk style. with residents Gino and Fryer.
I Boots at The City Cafe. 8.30pm—Iate. Free. Johnny (Rhythm Lab) upstairs with futtk. soul and acid jazz and Robbie downstairs with a reggae selection.
I The Satin Cellar at Cafe Royal Bistro Bar. 9pm— lam. £2.50. 4 Aug only. Raunchy rhythm ‘n‘ blues. swingin' soul and devilish dance tuttes.
I Shake at The Venue. l().30pm—3am. £3. 28 Jul. Fortnightly. DJs Robbie. Eric and Totnmy (Soma. Camel Beats) with underground deep house disco.
I Spice at The Tap 0' Lauriston. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Techno with residents Bill and Jan plus drinks promos.
I Straight From The Pot at Negociants. l()pm—3am. Free. An eclectic fusion of funk. rare jazz grooves. soul. hip hop. Brazilian and soundtracks with master blender Well Stirred.
I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000.
l lpm—3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p. appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s and 90s.
I Sunrise at Wilkie House. l0pm—3atn. £2/free with flyer. 28 Jul. Fortnightly. New fortnightly slot for this up and coming garage and house club. DJs on the night are Bootsy and Owain Martin. Look out for guests in the future.
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