festival clubs


I Taste at The Honeycomb. l lpm-5am. 2am curfew. £5 tnembers. £7 non- members. Still one of the best places in the country to party. The music crosses the spectrum from garage to house. trance and techno in the main room while the back room is more chilled. For further details call the 24-hour Taste Events Line on 557 4656.

I Tease at Royal Chimes. llpm—late. £8. 25 Aug. Bank Holiday special for Tease at Chimes. DJs on the night are Scott Harris (Love To Be). lvor Mix (Pimp) with Edinburgh‘s Keith Baxter and Gaz Long. Dress to impress. Call 0973 248 165 for more details.

I Timetuarp at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). Classic tunes from the last four decades of

po . I Utopia at The Demarco Foundation. 1 lpm—3am. £5. See Fri.


I ASAP at The City Cafe. 8.30pm-late. Free. Dr Kool with jazz. blues. rare groove. Mo Wax and Latin dance.

I Ceroc at Moray House. 7.15—10.30pm. £4 (£3.50). Energetic. stylish. modern jive from France. with music ranging from chart to reggae. Latin. soul and blues. Forty-five-minute beginners class at 7.30pm. Plus a licensed bar.

I Digital Biscuit at Negociants. lOpm—4am. Free. 26 Aug. Fortnightly. Phunky. flipped-out. cheeky tunes dished up by Paul (Lift). Graftk (Inner Space magazine) and Believe (Voodoo Inc FM). I Euro Ecoase at Club Mercado. llpm—3am. £3. Every Mon. Tue. Wed and Thurs during Festival. A mixture of Euroclub and hip hop with Pilou and Stephen Allan (Chunky Choons).

I Hello at The Honeycomb. l lpm—late. £3 (£2 Taste members). Chance for up- and-coming local DJs to prove themselves. With Taste DJs Fisher and Price overseeing operations.

I Mischief Round Midnight at Asbach Private Club. Beck’s Spiegeltent.

l 1.30pm-3am. £6 (£4). See Fri.

I Trainspotter at The Subway. lOpm—3am. £1 (free for students with matriculation card). A mix of indie and dance.

I Utopia at The Demarco Foundation. ilpm—3am. £3. See Fri.


I Calabash at Negociants. lOpm—4am. Free. Jazz. funk. soul and hip hop with Fawaz and Gavin.

I Bloo Note at The City Cafe. 9pm—late. Free. Eclectic beats and chilled out choons.

I Euro Ecosse at Club Mercado. 8pm-3am. £3. See Mon.

I Freshly Squeezed at Henry's Cellar Bar. 9pm—2am. £4 (£3). Freshly Squeezed jam. with support from DJs Eh? Wun. Frosty J. and George Mac.

I The Happening at The Honeycomb. Midnight—5am. £6 (£5 concessions). £4 members. 27 Aug only. One-off night from Edinburgh’s infamous Merry Pranksters. Guest on the night is J. Saul Kane (aka Depth Charge) and the Octagon Man. master of the phat trip hop style. This event bears the funk guarantee. See preview and Hit List.

I Insanity at The Subway. l0pm-3am. £1

Pop. chart and indie sounds.

I Mischief Round Midnight at Asbach Private Club. Beck’s Spiegeltent. ll.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). See Fri.

I Mothershlp at The Venue. lipm-3am. Free. 27 Aug only. Top floor. Last

(free for students with matriculation card).

Festival date for this funk and soul night.

I Nice at The Citrus. llpm-3am. £2. Drinks promos. Britpop and classic indie right through to 60$ soul and mod.

I 708/008 Club at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm-3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). 70s and 80s chart hits. as the name suggests.

I Utopia at The Demarco Foundation. llpm-3am. £3. See Fri.


I Ceroc at Moray House. 7.15-10.30pm. £4 (£3.50). Energetic jive from France with varied music. including blues. chart and reggae. Beginners class at 7.30pm. Plus a licensed bar.

I S.0.A.P at The City Cafe. 9pm-Iate. Free. Motown and acid jazz.

I Dolphin at The Subway. lOpm—4am. Free. Student night with drinks promos. I Dub Department at Negociants. 10pm-3am. Free. Spiritually uplifting dub courtesy of the Rude boys.

I Euro Ecoae at Club Mercado. 8pm-3am. £3. See Mon.

I Hacienda Party at The Honeycomb. llpm—4am. £10 (£8). 28 Aug. Last of the Foster's ice Edinburgh Clubs Festival nights. Graeme Park guests alongside fellow Hacienda man Baz and Solefusion's Craig Smith. Yogi Haughton takes control of the back room. See preview and Hit List.

I Horizontal at Century 2000. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£1 students with matriculation card). Aptly-named student night with all-night drinks promos.

I Killer Cocktails From Outer Space at The Citrus. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Happy Hour cocktails all night. The Teasage DJs with an explosive mix of indie/dance sounds at this busy midweeker.

I Messenger Sound System at The Venue. llpm—late. £4. 28 Aug. Festival date sees Messenger meeting the specialist Fruits Of Japhet (London) for sounds of 60s and 70s Jamaica. featuring the hardest ever selection of Jamaican jazz. ska. rocksteady and roots.

I Mischief Round Midnight at Asbach Private Club. Beck's Spiegeltent.

1 1.30pm-3am. £6 (£4). See Fri.

I Hubble at The Rocking Horse. 10pm-3am. £2 (free before l2.30am). Drinks promos. Busy. student-orientated night mixing up the sort of pop. dance and indie sounds you‘ll hear at Katch or Shag. I The Transporter Room at The Attic. 10pm—3am. £3 (£1). Veteran jazz. hip hop and funk club with regular live bands (Captain Shifty. Freshly Squeezed. Papa‘s Magic Beard. etc) and hard bop avant garde grooves creatively cut up by DJs Scotty and Sulu.

I Utopia at The Demarco Foundation.

1 lpm-3am. £3. See Fri.


I Back To The 0ld Sltool at The Lane.

I 1pm-3am. Free. Soul and funk.

I Century 2000 I 1pm-3am. £3. See Fri. I Colours at Club Mercado. l lpm—4am. £10 members. £l2 non-members. 29 Aug. End of Festival party with two of the biggest names in British house music. Guests are Jeremy Healy and Jon Pleased Wimrnin. Expect party house anthems. See preview and Hit List.

I Deep at The Venue. iOpm—late. £4. 29 Aug. Fortnightly. Deep house on the new top floor.

I Delicious at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £3. A top quality indie-ish club where happy people groove to anything from Aretha Franklin and The Mike Flowers Pops to Pulp and The Bluetones. '

I Escher at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 22 Aug. Fortnightly. Hard house.


All clubs listed above take place at one of the following venues, which can be contacted for further details.


I Assembly Rooms George Street. 226 2428.

I The Attic Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382.

I The Basement Broughton Street. 557 0097.

I Beck’s Spiegeltent Waverley Centre. Princes Street. 558 1072.

I La Belle Angele ll Hasties Close. 225 2774.

I Cavendish West Tollcross. 228 3252. I Century 2000 3| Lothian Road. 229 7670.

I The Citrus Grindlay Street. 229 6697.

I The City Cafe Blair Street. 220 0125. I Club Mercado 36—39 Market Street. 226 4224.

I The Demarco Foundation Albany Street.

I The Honeycomb 36—38a Blair Street. 220 4381.

I The Jaffacake 28 King’s Stables Road. I The Lane 7 Queensfetry Street Lane. 226 6828.

I Minus 0ne (Carlton Highland Hotel) North Bridge. 556 7277.

I Moray House Holyrood Road. 556 5184.

I The Moscow Bar South St David's Street. 556 6375.

I The Music Box 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564.

I llegoclants Lothian Street. 225 6313. I flocking Horse Cowgate. 225 3326. I Royal Chimes 3 Royal Terrace. 478 7778.

I The Subway Cowgate. 225 6766.

I The Tap O’Lauriston Lauriston Place. 229 4041.

I The Venue Calton Road. 557 3073.

I The Wee fled Bar at Edinburgh College Of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 1442.

trance and techno on the ground floor with resident Mark Braithwaite. Smack (Blam. Blam) and guests with trip hop upstairs.

I Euro Ecoase ilpm—3am. £3. See Mon. I Hammered at the Music Box. 10.30pm—4am. £4. 29 Aug. lndie-tastic club with loads of drink promos (Beck‘s 80p)

I JB at The City Cafe. 8.30pm-late. Free. A]. and Norton with soul. funk and trip hop.

I Madchester at The Jaffacake. llpm—Sam. £3. 29 Aug. New home for Edinburgh‘s busiest Thursday nighter. Expect the usual Manc classics.

I The Mambo Club at Cavendish. 10pm—4am. £4 (£3). See Fri.

I Mischief ilound Midnight at Asbach Private Club. Beck's Spiegeltent.

l 1.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). See Fri.

I liitegrooves at The Venue. lOpm—late. £4. 29 Aug. Monthly. Well Stirred in the basement with Brazilian jazz. funk and hip hop. Chong and Ben on the ground floor with underground garage. house and techno.

I Pants at Stones. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly indie session with spirits at 50p-a- shot.

I Bhythnt Lab at The Moscow Bar. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly reggae session with Johnny and guest selectors.

I Salsa Viva at Cafe Graffiti.

l 1.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 29 Aug. Last Festival date at Cafe Grafitti for this Latin

dance night. Expect old classics and the latest releases in salsa. cumbia and merengue.

I Thelonious at The Basement. 9pm—lam. Free. The Thelonious posse jam it jazz-funk-style in the busy Broughton Street bar.

I The Unspoken Thing at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. The Merry Pranksters mainline the daze back into thursdaze with their celebrated psychedelic extravaganza. presented in ludicrous Prankstervision. The eclectro soundtrack cruises the superfunk highway at about nine on the Richter scale.

I Utopia at The Demarco Foundation. 11pm—3am. £3. See Fri.

I Very loud Music is Good For You at The Citrus. lOpm—4am. £3. An exciting mixture of live music and DJs playing predominantly indie sounds. With drinks promos from Red Stripe and Strongbow.

I Bezerection at the Royal Highland Showground. lngliston. 8pm-8am. £29 in advance. Call 01661 844 449 for ticket details. 24 Aug. Rez V brings together over 50 DJs and live acts on five stages in front of 20.000 party people. Alongside the usual Rez tartan techno you‘ll be able to sample the best in drum 'n' bass. American techno. garage and house. See page 76 for details.


08 The List 23 Aug-5 Sept 1996