I Manga at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 3l Oct. Monthly. After the phenomenal success of Manga's last night (which saw the club go out live for two hours on Radio One‘s 'One lit The Jungle' show). the drum ‘n' bass pressure is maintained with a guest spot from Ganja KrufTrue Playaz bloke DJ Zinc.
I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. l0pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Weekly. D] 4th Varmint with disco. funk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese at this busy bar/club. See Hit list.
I Mulch at The Bongo Club.
llpm-3am. £5 (£4). 24 Oct. Fortnightly. New night from the designer behind nights like Squid. Fetish. Dive and Manga. Local Dis will provide the music which will range from the freshest drum ‘n' bass to the cheesiest old chestnuts from the funk section at the car boot sale. The Bongo Club‘s new chillout room will offer an ambient selection and showcase material/demos etc from local musicians looking for a break.
I Music For The Masses at ()ddl‘ellows. 8.30pm—lam. Free. Local Dis mix old classics with modern chart and student faves.
I Normal at Wilkie House. l0pm—3am. £8 (£7). 3i Oct. Fortnightly. Hardhouse. trance. techno and acid with special guest Colin Favor. He's joined on the night by Jamie Garry and Rich Clark. Dress code: remember it‘s Halloween! Normal also have a date for Angel Beats — with Kemistry & Storm - at The Venue on Fri 24 Oct (£8 on the door. £6 in advance; lOpm—3am).
I The Outhouse 5-7pm. Free. Chill out downstairs after work with chilled tunes and cheap booze.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus.
Susan at Tribal Funktion
llpm—3am. £4. A busy and long-running night of 70s and 80s sounds where New Romantics. punks. glam rockers and disco freaks relive the era that others do their best to forget.
I Pure at The Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £4 members; £6 non-members. Prices vary when guests appear. ()ne of the most respected house and techno clubs in the UK — now with regular nights in Glasgow. Aberdeen and London — with residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill. Andrew Weatherall guests in Edinburgh on l4 Nov.
I Purple Moon at Moray House. llpm—4am. £tbc. 31 Oct. Fortnightly. Tribal techno and acid trance. Special guest Sammhain from Acid Fever Records (tbc). Plus Ian Brown and residents Julz and Patrick Hart. Info on ()l3l 668 I458.
I Reaction at The Subway. I lpm—3am. £2 (free for students with matriculation
; card). Weekly mix ofchart. dance and i classic disco.
l().3()pm—3am. £5 (£4). l7 ()ct. Monthly.
I Scooter at The Gallery. I lpm—3am. £4. 24 ()ct. Fortnightly. New and old indie beats downstairs. 60s and early 70s upstairs with the Magic Bits.
I Scratch at La Belle Angele.
Edinburgh branch of this respected club which also has nights in London and J Bournemouth. Expect real hip hop.
breaks and street art. Dls l.yley (aka Dr Jon) and DJ Koli (UK Dth Champion
1 in l996).
I Seen at The Honeycomb. 9pm—3am. £5 members. £6 others. 3l Oct. Monthly. Scotland‘s leading hip hop night celebrates its third birthday with a good. old-fashioned. back to basics residents night. So that‘s Eh? Wun! and Nasty P in the main room. and lode and Ru l'ftone in
the back. Check the ‘Early Doors Lounge’ at 9pm for open mic/decks. drinks promos and other attractions. Please note also that New York's Company Flow will be appearing at Surely. The Honeycomb on Thu 6 Nov. See Thursdays for details.
I Solefusion at The Honeycomb. Next date 7 Nov. Monthly. For info on Solefusion or In Demand Recordings call 07000 463 362.
I Soundclash at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. 24 Oct. Monthly. info on 0973 I42 I95. Swingin’ new night of dancehall. hip hop, R & B. swing and old skool from resident The Mad Ambassador.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. lO.30pm—3am. £7 members; £9 non- members. 24 Oct. Fortnightly. Big trance night with a very loyal following and excellent residents Kev Wright and ldge. The launch of Platipus Records Volume 3 featuring the combined artists of Union Jack. Terra Ferma. Art Of Trance. Clanger and PCB. playing live. and Frank Gee and Patrick Gee on the decks. Visuals by Delta 9. For more info. call Sublime on 0131 668 3043. See Hit List. I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. £tbc. Student-orientated venue from the same people behind the Subway in the Cowgate. The music is suitably varied - from 60s to 90s - and the drinks are double cheap. Open seven nights a week with Dis on every night.
I 'I’.F.I.F. at Club Mercado. 4pm—lOpm. Free. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour 5—6.30pm. £l drinks. £10 bottles of champagne and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy.
I Triptonite North at The Honeycomb. Next date l4 Nov. Monthly.
I Voodoo Chile at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Katch. Full of lovely boys (and girls) headbanging to heavy metal.
I The Waterfunk at The Citadel. lprn—late. £tbc. A selection of the finest funk ‘n’ groove tunes at this new venue. I Where It's At at Cafe Graffiti. 10.30pm—2am. £5 (£4). New Friday night featuring a mix of music. film and literature. DJs are Joseph Malik from Lizzard Lounge and Colin McLear from Payback Press. Not on 31 Oct.
I Atomic Baby at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £8. 25 Oct. Fortnightly. Big. bouncy Euro trancey—house pumpers from Michael Kilkie and Zammo in the main room. Garage and deeper sounds through the back with Gareth Sommerville.
I Bent 100% at The Gallery. llpm—3am. £5 before midnight. £7 after. 25 Oct. Monthly. Call the info line on
()4 l0 750 732 for more. Big gay fun with Maggie .loy dishing up the uplifting house classics with assistance from the lovely Trendy Wendy.
I Burger Queen at Club Mercado. llpm—4am. £8 (£7). 25 Oct. Fortnightly. Craig. Huggy and Stella Superstar with a mix ofquality house and party anthems. One of Scotland's premier nights if you want it dressy. debauched and downright disgustingly dangerous to your health. Fourth birthday now put back till next month.
I Catalyst at iguana Cafe Bar. lOpm—lam. Free. 25 Oct. DJ Ali B. a resident at the Blue Note in London. guests at Iguana. His blend of trip hop. hip hop. beats. breaks and general chilled vibes has also seen him play at Logical Progression and various radio stations in London and Paris. One for the music lovers.
I Catwalk 9pm— I am. Free. Gordon Whittaker and friend playing hip hop. house. funk and breakbeat.
I The Cavendish 9pm—3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week.
I Century 2000 l lpm-3am. £5. See Fndays
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Phactfile is on its way to Ednburgh via London and Japan. > llm'Bye‘I-s gets the Iowdoninron the hoedown at Animated. “ \
,. ."— if Name Animated. Occupation A new monthly 'tech- house‘ night at La Belle Angele. Edinburgh. What's tech-house? According to Animated promoter and co-resident DJ Murf, it is more than a style of music, it's an attitude. Where does It come from? Strictly speaking, it’s a global sound, but as far as the UK goes, it‘s the sound of certain London underground clubs, Dis, labels and producers. What does it sound like? lt's predominantly instrumental, although the odd spoken word or vocal track is not uncommon. It's kind of smooth and melodic - but with raw undercurrents; funky with an acid edge and generally very dancefloor friendly. Which Dis play it? Old skool spinners like Murf, Mr C, Eddie Richards and Colin Dale and a newer generation of 015 like Dave Mothersole, Nathan Cole, Richard Grey and Terry Francis. Where can I hear it? Subterrain at The End, London, underground parties like Wiggle and Heart & Soul (also London) and now at Animated in Edinburgh. What can we expect at Animated? Regular sets from residents Murder By Sound and Murf, with hand-picked guests from all over the world. So far, the likes of Mark Broom, Air Liquide, Darren Emerson, Natsu, Alien Funk Movement and Mr C have been pencilled in. Anything else? On the opening night —- and every night thereafter - the club will be showing exclusive Manga animation (Red Hawk), martial arts films (Iron Monkey) and other visuals (Detonator Orgun). Is it going to work? Yes, if Murf has anything to do with it. When he used to live in London — he's been in Edinburgh for a year — he has Died all over the world (he has two residencies in Japan), promoted clubs, run record shops (Silverfish and IQ.) and made his own music. In the next couple of months, he plans to open a new record shop/bar in Edinburgh, co-ordinate Fresh Air FM’s forthcoming broadcasts and run his record distribution company via the Internet. And, if Animated works, he may open a secondary club, concentrating on the housier side of tech-house. He means business. I Animated kicks off at La Belle Angele. Edinburgh, Thu 30 Oct and monthly thereafter. Guest on opening night is Colin Dale.
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