CLUBS listings


I Fire Island at Studio 24. ‘)pm--5am. £4 before 9.30pm; £8 after. 30 Atig. End of Festival bash from this popular (soon- to-be-monthly) club. Nu-nrg bloke Blu Peter (I-leaven/React) is the main guest. with support from Roy (Love Boutique). Marti McCrossan (Pleasure) and Don Tencinni. Grant Duff and Stella are tip in the disco attic.

I Going Places at the Becks Spiegeltent. l()piit»~3atn. £9 (£7). Tickets from Fopp Records. Cockburn Street. 30 Aug. ()ne of Fdinburgh’s tnost popular club experiences stages another of its splendidly kitsch easy listening/fancy dress events. Highlights include the much talked about coconut shy and the bingo. If you want to experience a different side of I-idinburgh nightlife. this is for you. (iet a ticket in advance.

I Grease at Moray House. l()pm 73am. £5 (£4). 3() Aug. Final weekly Saturday date for this night of 70s. S’Os and ()()s disco. lixcellcnt drinks promos. (irease also runs on l‘l'i 2‘) Atig.

I Groove Theory at The lloneycomh. l().3()pm -5ain. £8 (£7 members). Memberships available on the night. (i Sep. Fortnightly. Yogi Haughton and Mikey Stirton are joined by MC (iot'doll Gee in the garage and deep house main room. Jamie and Sid The Funky Kid froin The Kill joiti Ross and Bootsy iii the back. Nelson Rosatlo follows on 20 Sep. Mousse T. Boris Dlugosh and Boom are up Ill ()clobcr.

I Hanky Panky at La Belle Angele. Next date l3 Sep. Fortnightly.

I lay at Wilkie House. Next date on 2() Sep with Tony De \'it. (‘all the Joy line on ()1 RI 467 2551 for more details.

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3. Indie.

I Keep It Under Your Hat at La Belle Angele. I lptn--4ani. £5 (discount with flyer). 3() Aug. Monthly. A new club promising a ‘sattsfyingly substantial Saturday night oot‘. Willi drinks promos




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I The Lane at The Lane. I lpm—3pm. £3 before tnidnight; £5 thereafter; members free. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance orientated playlist.

I Le Freak at The Attic. llpm-Sam. £4. Membership available on the night. A busy evening of hot disco action.

I Liquid at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £5. Resident Billy James with Scott Bechelli. Alan (Joy) and Trendy Wmdy. A smooth blend of dance. house and club anthems in this large and recently restyled venue.

I The Living Room ()plil—lillli. Free. See Fri.

I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. iviidnight—3am. £6 (£5). 30 Aug. The Fast Coast All Stars play live Latin

. dance at this excellent night. Joseph

Malik DIs. With a noticably older crowd and a refreshingly good atmosphere.

I Loveshack at The Jaffacake. l().3()pm—3am. £5. 6 Sep. Fortnightly. Freestyle mix of 70s. 80s and 90s chart and dance. In the new-look Jaffacake.

I Luvely at Wilkie House. ‘).15ptn-—3am. Members free. rioti- members £3 before 9.30pm; members £0. non-members £8 after 9.30pm. 6 Sep. Monthly. Various local residents at this glam mixed/gay night of hard. but happy house and techno. Willi a chill-out cafe. free hairdos and a good. friendly atmosphere.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l()pin—3am. £4 (£3). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk and calypso downstairs and dub and dancehall upstairs. Sir ()ssie is your selector. dropping the fittest in global grooves every week.

I Music For The Masses at ()ddfellows. 8.3(Iptn—lam. Free. See Fri. I Pleasure at Studio 24. l lpm—3am. Price the. 30 Aug. l-Jortnightly. Garage and house with local DJs.

I Po Na Na l lpm—3am. Free before

I lpm; £2 after. Busy night of old and new skool grooves. With Well Stirred (Seen and 3 Bag Brew) at the controls. I RAW at Negociants. l()pm-3am. Free. A busy house night.

I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. llpm--3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.

I Salsa Viva at Gran Via. l().3()pm—3am. £5. 3() Aug. High quality Latin dance from the old to the new. DJ Coco Vega from South America guests. I Sex Mex at Tex Mex. llpm—3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. 30 Aug. Martin Valentine (Taste backroom) drops the soulful. funky garage in this cool Mexican eatery. Last event at Tex Mex. I Slack at The Bongo Club. l().3()pm—3am. Members only night. £1. 30 Aug. Live video mixes. l)Js and

sur rises of various flavours.

I nog at Club Mercado. 7.3()—l().3()pm. £4 members; £5 rioti- tnetnbers. Busy under-eighteens night playing the best in chart and dance.

I Teaseage at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £4. Indie. with a touch of dance and funk. played to a packed and sweaty crowd at the recently refurbished Citrus. Ice lollies back on sale at the bar and look out for the return of DJ Sarah. Drinks promos.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. llpin-—4am. £7 (£5 members). 30 Aug. ()ne of Scotland's tnost satisfying musical experiences. Disco. hip hop. swing. soul on the top floor with Frosty and Dr Jon; US house on the ground level with George T. Simone and H; drum 'n' bass downstairs with Ritchie Rufftone and guests. Cajmere hits Tribal on 13 Sep.

I Urbansole at La Belle Angele. Next date l3 Sep. Monthly.

I Vena at Wilkie House. Next date end of September. Monthly.

I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele has now finished. Gareth Sommerville can be found in the back room at Atomic Baby (fortnightly Saturdays. The l-loneycomb).


I The Ambassador's Reception at The Venue. lOpm—3am. £4. Ambient night with musiciansjoining the chilled atmosphere.

I C.C. Blooms l lpm-3am. Free. See Fridays.

I Clouds Revival All-Dayer at The Cavendish. 4pm—2am. £ before 6pm; £4 after. 7 Sep. Northern Soul. 60s soul. oldies and the sounds of today's black music scene with ten of the original Clouds' DJs. All proceeds from the night go to Children lst. a charity related to the Royal Scottish Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To Children. Worth checking. if only for the Northern dancing which is an experience in itself. I East Coast Project Sunday Service at Indigo Yard. 9pm—lam. Free. Joesph Malik and Unkle Fawaz playing anything they want.

I Fire Island First Birthday at The Venue. Next date 14 Sep. Monthly thereafter at Studio 24.

I Fun Times at The Venue. I Ipm—3am. £5. 7 Sep. Fortnightly. Top floor. Flamboyant mixed/gay night with a fun. (nixed playlist. Fab drinks promos

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I The Grind at The Lane. l().3()pm—3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Swing and hip hop with regular freestyle sessions. Good drinks promos. Busy and vibing.

I Homegrown at Wilkie House. l()pm-3am. £7. 7 Sep. New Sunday night house club bringing you a selection of Edinburgh‘s finest. including Michael Kilkie. Huggy Burger Queen. Gareth Sommerville, Kevin Jones and Jared. Could be a winner. See Hit list.

I Karma at P0 Na Na. l()pm—3am. Free before I Ipm; £2 after. Murray Richardson (Zodiac. Sutra) starting with early and late 80s tunes. building into current house and garage trax. before finishing with dance classics. Busy and fun.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l()pm—late. £2 before midnight; £4 after. ()ssie and assorted specialist l)Js present 60s. 70s and 80s soul. Drinks promos.

I The 99 Club at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £tbc. Get down and flake out at the coolest club in Edinburgh. Seventies. 80s and 90s pop. dance and house. All drinks 99p during happy hours. Every Sunday. Monday and Tuesday (except 3i Aug).

I None Of The Above at The Bongo Club. l().3()pm—3am. £5 (£3); members free. 24 Aug. Various sounds with live bands and l)Js. Stu Ritchie frotn the Catford Devils plays.

I Spice at The Tap ()‘Lauriston. Rpm—lam. Free. Chilled tunes. chilled beer and chilled people.

I Spike Island at The Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £tbc. 31 Aug. ()ne-off event mixing live bands and DJs. ()n a Manchester/Black Grape baggy vibe.

I Sunny Side Up at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Hip hop to big funky beats with Mr A and Mr H. Downstairs in the bar/club.

I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000. llpm—3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p. appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s and 90s.

I Sunsplash at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. New weekly reggae night featuring some of the country's finest l)Js at the recently refurbished Citrus. Live bands and sound systems are planned for coming weeks.

I Supreme at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm—5am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. 3| Aug. Find of Festival party for serious clubbers. Progressive house is the main flavour but various big tunes will also make an appearance. This is the first of many large nights planned for The Liquid Rooms apparently.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. Next date iii Sep. Monthly. Last Sunday of the month. I Taste at The Honeycomb. l lpm—3am. £7 non-members; £5 members.

1 Membership is available on the night. ()ne of the most essential clubbing

DJ Top 5


% Zoology has been pumping out i hard, melodic progressive house every Thursday for over a year now. Half of the club’s resident team - Phil Alcock is the other - Gordon Whittaker (aka Gobbs) started DJing four years ago. Whittaker’s inspiration has been the likes of Zammo, Gareth Sommerville, his hem Dave Seaman and numerous trips to The Rhumba Club. He is currently working on a track with Sublime’s Kev Wright. Apart from Zoology, he will also be playing his dreamy, uplifting vocal house at the Catwalk Cafe every Saturday. Strings For Yasmin - Tin Tin Out (VC Recordings)

'The breakbeat, darkside of Tin Tin Out.’ Searching For Dharma Kaya - X-Girl (White Label)

'Dreamy vocal house with wet-your- knickers piano riff.’

Baby Boom - Baby Blue (Tin Tin Club Records)

’Aka Tin Tin Out with another stomping buflder’

X Marks The Spot - Armin TM. (Cyber Records)

’Top rocking, head-spinning, dreamy house.’

Milight - Sambuca (Forged Metal Recordings)

’End of the night anthem . . . nuff sard.’ (Jim Byers)

experiences in the capital. Residents Fisher & Price take you on a journey from vocal garage and anthemic house to harder. faster hands-in-the-air happy stompers. It doesn't matter what kind of music you're into. or what sort of person you are. it‘s jtist a great. positive night. Simple as that.

I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse.

l lpm-3am. £2; free before l2.3()am. Classic tunes from the last four decades of pop.


I Black Bo's 9pm—lam. Free. With l)Js Cheeky Beats and Sleazy G (Rebel Base). I Buddha at Negociants. 9pm~3am. Free. I Sep. Fortnightly. Jazz. in the Negociants basement.

I C.C. Blooms llpm-3am. Free. See Fridays.

I Digital Biscuit at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. 8 Sep. Fortnightly. Funky. flipped. tripped-out tunes with Paul (Lift). (irafik (III/l(‘l’.\/7(l('t’ magazine) and Believe (Space Shanty). Inner Space Live play once a month.

I Jazz Joint at The Honeycomb. l().3()pm--3am. £3 (£2). 8 Sep. Weekly (hereafter. A chilled mix of live music and l)Js on a jazzy. funky. lttp hop vibe. Willi The Jabba Collective.

I The 99 Club at The Liquid Room.

l(l.3()pm—-3am. £tbc. (let down and flake I out at the coolest club in lidinburgh.