CLUBS listings EDINBURGH FRIDAYS
I Barfli at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. Frosty and AJ. (alternating) with cutting- edge swing. rap and hip hop.
I Beatbox at Teviot Row Student Union. 9pm—3am. Students free; guests £l. Latest in dance and chart with hip sounds from past eras.
I Big at Jaffacake. l lpm—3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Mainstream chart sounds. with excellent promos. free bouncy rides. guzzle guns and plenty of drinking-related fun.
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele.
l lpm—Bam. £5 (£4): £2.50 before
I l.3()pm. Membership available on the night. 28 Feb. Monthly. Topjazz DJ Russ Dewbury. the man behind BGP Records and the legendary Brighton Jazz Bops. makes his first appearance at Big Beat. With assistance from the Fast Coast Project’s Joseph Malik. As ever. an‘ive early. Big Beat is now into its fourth year and extremely popular. See Hit List.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Extremely popular night featuring post grun e-like rock sounds.
I Catwa k at Cltib Mercado. | lpm—4am. £8. 2| Feb. Fortnightly. Anne Savage (Vague/I-Spy) guests at this new Burger Queen offshoot. The opening night with Mark Moore went reasonably well. attracting 250 glam party people. some of whom arrived in limousines. Stretch and Vern of I'm Alive fame are next tip. Check the Burger Queen/Catwalk show
(8— l()pm) on Fresh Air FM ( 105.4). 2() and 27 Feb.
I Cavendish 9pm~3ani £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Live hands every week. Sixties and 70s music. Ground floor only. I Century 2000 | lpm—3am. £5. ()ver l8s. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers.
I East Coast Project Catch the tiast Coast Project show Fridays on Fresh Air
78 THE HST 2| Feb-6 Mar 1997
FM (l()5.4) with host Joseph Malik. Pat and Eh? Wun! (Seen) guest on 2| Feb. Simon (Big Beat) guests 28 Feb. Thereafter. the East Coast show moves to pirate station Healthy FM on Fridays
8— l()pm. A new album is forthcoming. Watch this space.
I Evol at The Music Box. l().3()pm—3am. £4. Fly er popular night of 60s. 70s and 80s pop nonsense. Always busy and guaranteed fun. Early arrival is recommended.
I Glitch at Wilkie House. l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£5). 2| Feb. Fortnightly. New home for this Sativa-type techno night. DJ Rolando from Detroit's Underground Resistance label guests at this techno and electro night. Residents are Steve Glencross (Sativae and Drought Records) and Matt. Future guests include Edinburgh's own techno star Tobias Schmidt (7 Mar). See Hit List.
I Juice at Teviot Row Student Union. 9pm—3am. Students free. guests £ l. Mellow hip hop. acid jazz and funky tunes.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. |lpm—3am. £3 (£2 with ilyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. Eighties and 90s indie dance.
I The Lane at The Lane. llpm—late. £5. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance-based playlist.
I Lift at Wilkie House. |().3()pm--3am. £7 (£5). 28 Feb. Fortnightly. liuan and Paul control a mixed crowd of tip-for-it students. crusties and dressed-up clubbers at this two-year-old techno and acid club. Japanese l)J Sliufllemaster (MC Projects) guests.
I The Living Room 9pm-- lam. Free. The Living Room presents Andrew Moisey. Dillon and ChristopherWright with a freestyle mix of dance sounds. Pre- club.
I Manga at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5 members: £7 non- members. Memhership available on the night. 2| Feh. l-‘ortnightly. Feel the force of the monster drum 'n' bass action with
jump-up king Wacko frotn Beeswax
Records in London. Residents are G-Mac and DJ Kid. fresh from his guest spot on Radio ()ne's ()m' In The Jungle show in January. plus MC's Frosty and Natty. Many guests are lined tip for future dates. including Metalheadz star D] Lee.
I Marley's Reggae Klub at Cavendish. l()pm—Ram. £4. The city's longest- running reggae night situated on the middle floor of Cavendish.
I Music For The Masses at ()ttdt'ellmvs. 8.30pm—lam. Free. Local l)Js mix old classics with modern chart and student faves.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £4. Happy Hour cocktails llpm—midnight. New Romantics. punks. glam rockers and disco freaks relive the era that others try to forget.
I Pure at The Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £4 members; £6 non-members with residents only. £6 members; £8 non-itieiiihers with one guest. £8 members: £l() non- members with two guests aiid all three ﬂoors. ()ne of the most respected house and techno clubs in the UK. Andy Weatherall guests on 2| Feb. Miss l)Jax follows on 7 Mar.
I Purple Moon at Moray House. ||pm~3am. £5 members; £6 non- members. 2l Feh. Fortnightly. Acid trance and tribal techno.
I Rapture at Moray House. I lpiii»4am. Students £2.50; guests £4. 28 Feb. Fortnightly. New garage and house night with l)rew Wright (Shark. City Cafe) and Aherdeen's Chris Hadden (Kiss This. The Works). Drinks promos all night,
I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm- 3am. £2 (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.
I Roadrunner at i’ottet't'ow Student Union. 9pm—2am. £| students; £2 guests. Happy Hour ‘).3()- l().3()pm. After school music for independant kids and occasional exciting happenings upstairs. I Rumbeando at Cafe (irafttti. |().3()pm—2am. £5 (£4). 2| Feb. Monthly.
Seen at The HoneyComb Edinburgh
Hit List The best Edinburgh clubs this fortnight.
Pure True music maverick Andrew Weatherall guests at one of the best house and techno clubs in the UK. With support, as ever, from Twitch and Brainstorm, Dribbler and The Bill. The Venue, Fri27 Feb.
Glitch New techno and electro night (formerly on Thursdays at La Belle Angele) presents DJ Rolando from respected Detroit label Underground Resistance. Wilkie House, Fri 21 Feb. Big Beat Brighton jazz supremo Russ Dewbury makes an exclusive appearance at Big Beat. With support from the East Coast Project's Joseph Malik. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 28 Feb. Diablo Alex P (Space, Ibiza) kickstarts this new midweek student night. Future guests include Smokin’ Jo (5 Mar), Norman Jaye, Tom Wainwright and Tall Paul. With excellent drink promos and cheap admission. The Vaults, Wed 26 Feb.
A new venue for this Club Latino-run Latin dance night. Running initially for
three months in collaboration with Salsa
I Scooter at The Gallery (formerly 36‘) Gallery). llpm—3am. £4. 28 Feb. Fortnightly. Indie for the new heat generation on the ground floor. 60s and early 70s sounds upstairs.
I Seen at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £5. 2| Feb. Monthly. Universal grooves (ftmk. soul. rap. disco. etc) frotn F.h'.’ Wun! and Well Stirred in the main room. Beats. rhymes and hip hop in the back with Ruftone and Jude.
I Solefusion at The lloneycomh. |().3()pm—3am. £6. 28 Feb. Monthly. Residents’ night at this underground garage and house session with Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton. Styler and Sugar Ray throw down the old skool vibes in Room Two. Bobbi and Steve from London's (iarage City night guest on Mar 28.
I Sublime at The Vaults. l().3()pm—3am. £6 members; £8 non-members. Membership available on the night. 2| Feh. Fortnightly. Currently I/It’ hot ticket in iidinhurgh. Residents ldge and Kev Wright. whip their apeshit crowd into a spine-tingling frenzy with hard. driving trance and techno. You don't have to like the music or even The Vaults (some do. some don't) to appreciate the buzz on the dancelloor at this cltib. Totally iirin'. Watch otit for new decor and visuals. Union Jack play live.
I T.F.I.F. at Club Mercado. 4-l()pm. Free. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour 5-6.30pm. £l drinks. £ It) bottles ofchampagne and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy.
I Touched at The Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £5. Ladies free before midnight. 2| and 28 Feb. Residents Kenny Large and Martin McCrossan (Silky) on the top ﬂoor with funky house and garage. hard house and trance.
I Voodoo Chile at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £3 (£2 with liyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse arid Katch. Ftill of lovely boys (and girls) headhanging to classic heavy metal.