guests on 22 Nov. followed by Paul 'Trouble’ Anderson and Up Yer Ronson on 29 Nov. After that. it’s a very special guest tbc for 6 Dec. then Mr C on 13 Dec. Dave Camacho on 20 Dec and Jeremy Healy on 27 Dec.

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

I The Showcase at The Cavendish. 9pm—3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week.

I Soul City at The Gallery. Next date 6 Dec. Monthly.

I Snog at Club Mercado. 7.30—10.30pm. £4 members; £5 non- members. Busy under-eighteens night playing the best in chart and dance.

I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. Price 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 DJs on every night.

I Teaseage at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £4. Indie. with a touch of dance and funk. played to a packed and sweaty crowd.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 members; £7 non- members. 22 Nov. Special guests on the top floor are Joseph and AJ. representing the East Coast Project and Blacka‘nized respectively. On the house floor. it's a residents bash with George T. Simone and H. Downstairs it‘s drum 'n' bass with Ritchie Rufftone and the Dynamic Duo. I Under Your Rat at La Belle Aiigete. Next date 13 Dec. Monthly.

I Vegas at The Shooting Gallery. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5 in fancy dress). 22 Nov. Monthly. Two floors of fab fancy dress fun in a cultile kitsch Going Places meets Disco Inferno style. Easy listening. cult movie themes and exotic sounds upstairs in The Stardust Lounge. disco. Latin arid other light-hearted nonsense downstairs at Club Copacabana. Plus The Vegas Showband. The next date is planned for the Assembly Rooms. See Hit list.

I Vena at Wilkie House. Next date 6 Dec with Nigel Dawson (Renaissance). Monthly.

I Wall Street at The Citadel. l()pm-late. Price tbc. ‘The biggest stock of dance music around! With a good share of USA'. That‘s what it says on the flyer for this new venue down iii l.eith. I Wave at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £4 Pure members; £5 others. 2‘) Nov. Monthly. A groovy sort of night oot. loosely-speaking on a house tip.


I Catwalk 9plll-~ I am. Free. Funk. soul and hip hop with -lt|i Varmint in the downstairs bit of this new bar.

I C. C. Blooms 11pm—3ani. Free. See Fridays.

I East Coast Project Sunday Service at Indigo Yard. ()pni-lani. Free. Joseph Malik and Unkle Fawaz playing anything they want which usually means a healthy mix of soul. funk. jazz. hip hop and other Sunday vibes.

I The Grind at The Lane. 10.30pm—3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Swing and hip hop with regular freestyle sessions. Good drinks promos. Busy and vibing.

I Karma at Po Na Na. l()plll—3illll. Free before 1 1pm; £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 Mad Sundays at The Attic. llpm—3am. £3. Party dance with spirits at 20p (this drinks promo thing is getting out of hand!) and pints £l all night.

I Mambo Club at Cayendish. l()pin—late. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Swing. hip hop. soul and disco.

I Never On The Sabbath at The Bongo Club. 2—6pin. £1. A bohemian afternoon of live jazz. Turkish coffee. continental breakfasts. a flea market and bizarre performances.

I Northern Mixing Championships at

Wilkie House. lOpm-3am. Prices tbc. 30 Nov. Application forms and more info on 0996 4422 491 or fax 0131 225 6310. An event designed to provide a stage for local DJing talent. and an introduction to one of the world‘s finest mixers. four times American DMC champ and three times World DMC champ Q-Bert. Along with Q-Bert. who will be mixing and judging. are local DJs Well Stirred and 4th Varmint. both formidable talents in their own right. Championship heats will take place early in the evening. with the finals later on. Prizes are supplied by Vestax. Fopp and Players. After the comp. it’s party time. with sets from The lnvisibl Skratch Pikilz and others.

I Spice at The Tap O‘Lauriston. 8pm—lam. Free. Chilled tunes. chilled beer and chilled people.

I The Subway West End 4pm--3am. Price 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 DJs on every night.

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 Tackno at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £3 members; £4 Prom queens and T-Birds; £6 others. 29 Nov. Monthly on the last Sunday ofthe month. Trendy Wendy's magical medley of musical movie mayhem. It's a night of Footloose Fame for Flashdance-rs and Dirty Grease-ers. featuring on the spot dancing competitions.

I Taste at The Honeycomb. 1 lpm—3am. £6 members ;£8 non-members. Membership is available on the night. Still one of the most essential clubbing experiences iii the capital. Residents Fisher & Price take you on a journey from vocal garage and anthemic house to harder. faster hands-in-the-air happy stoinpers. It doesn‘t matter what kind of music you‘re into. or what sort of person you are. it'sjust a great. positive night. Simple as that.

I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £2; free before 12.30am. Classic tunes from the last four decades of pop.

I Luver Presents Wild at Club Mercado. 2—8pm. £6. 30 Nov. One-off fundraising launch party for World Aids Day. All proceeds to Gay Men's Health. DJs are Stuart Duncan (Triptonite). Alan (Joy) arid Peter James (Luvely).


I Black Bo's ‘inn— lam. Free. With DJs Cheeky Beats and Sleazy G (Rebel

Base). I Buddha at Negociants. ‘)pm—3am.

Free. 24 Nov. l-‘ortnightly. Jazz in the Negociants basement.

I Catwalk 9pm -lani. Free. Classic old

skool from Styler of Solefusion

backroom fame. Downstairs iii this smart

new bar. I C. C. Blooms llj)iii-»3;iiii. free. See Fridays.

; I Digital Biscuit at Negociants.

()pin—Bam. Free. I Dec. Fortnightly. .\'u sonik beatz. from uplifting sounds to

' deep. dark drum 'n' bass. flipping otit to ; hip hop come big beatz trip hop. Served ' tip and spiced up by Paul (Lift). Grafik

(Dry Ri/ct‘) and Believe (nu phonik

sound system). I Po Na Na llptii «3am. Free. Various

party tunes from Roddy and DJ Kiltpants in this bustling bar and club.

1 I The Subway West End «lpiii--3;iiii. ; l’rice tbc. Student-orientaled venue from g the same people behind the Subway in

the Cowgate. The music is suitably varied. from 60s to 00s. and the drinks are double cheap. ()pen seven nights a week with DJs on eyery night.

I T.|.A at The Honeycomb. l().3()pin--3ain. £3 (£2). Resident band Jabba play live at this cool jazzy/hip

hop/funk night. Resident DJs are Billy and Jo from Slack. Band on at midnight. M.U. members get in free.

I Trainspotter at The Subway. l0pm-3am. £1 (free for students with matriculation card). A mix of indie and dance.

I Westside's Freaky Mondays at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £2. Various chilled Monday vibes from hip hop to soul.


I Calabash at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly chilled vibes from Gavin the Jazz King and Fawaz.

I C. C. Blooms l lpm—3am. Free. Same as Fridays but with 60s. 70s and 80s tunes.

I Club Utopia at The Cavendish. 9pm—3am. £3. 25 Nov. Fortnightly. A mix of local indie bands anti DJs. Good drinks promos too.

I Kickback at Catwalk. ()pin-lam. Free. Hip hop and breakbeats with Brains and Noodles.

I Magnum at The Honeycomb. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3); £2 before llpm. Musician’s Union members get in free. Mind-blowing seven-piece outfit Jazz Syndicates play live at this new weekly session. showcasing their hard-bop. post- bop. groove funk. Eh? Wun! DJs. keeping the floor busy with funk. soul andjazz vibes. Band on at llptii.

I Motherfunlt at The Venue. llpm—3am. Free. Exceptionally popular rare groove and funk night. The last couple have pulled in around 8 or 900 on a Tuesday! Now playing drum 'n' bass in The Cooler.

I Po Na Na 1 lpm—3am. Free. Up-tempo dance sounds with Mark Braithwaite.

I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. Price tbc. Student-orientated venue from the same people behind the Subway in the Cowgate. The music is suitably varied. from the 60s to the 90s. and the drinks are double cheap. Open seven nights a week with DJs on every night.


I C. C. Blooms I lpm—3am. Free. See Fridays.

I Chl at Po Na Na. 1 1pm—3ain. Free. Soul. funk and disco from l._vley and AJ. in this busy bar-cum-club.

I Club Tropicana at The Citrus Cltib. llpin—3am. £2 (includes a free cocktail). A night of super-cheese. from easy listening to 70s disco. pop and soundtracks. Mirrorballs. lava lamps and a free cocktail on entry.

I The Deep End at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Student-orientated night with excellent drinks promos anti a wide playlist. taking in chart. indie. 70s. 80s and 90s. Drinks 50p during Happy Hours.

I The Double Six Club at City Cafe. Rpm—4am. Free. Britain‘s best board games club. offering professional waiting staff dressed in kitsch 70s style clothes and a menu of tip to 250 games to choose from. Musically. they provide Torn Jones. Sergio Mendez. Bacharach and all that. Booking a table iii advance is recommended. Call 0131 220 0127 to book.

I Dub Department at Negociants. l()pm-3am. Free. Spiritually uplifting dub courtesy of the Rude boys.

I E.R. at The Jaffacake. 0.30pin—3am. £6 (£5 with llyer). Student only night where you pay your money (£6) on the door and the drinks (except bottles and cans) are all free thereafter. Bizarre.

I Heatwave at The Attic

10.30pm Sam. £4 (£3). 26 Nov. Fortnightly. A new house night for a mixed/gay/straight crowd. Willi drinks promos.

I The Method at Wilkie House. l()pni—3am. £3. 26 Nov. Fortnightly. Hip hop and trip hop meets drum 'n' bass in the main room. Anything goes (what. anything?) in the backroom v— including live techno.

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listings CLUBS


Jim Byers checks out the latest essential releases.

Adam F: quality long player


Unreleased Nuggets EP: Blacka'nized .- (Yush Productions)

Funky, bass-heavy hip hop from Edinburgh's Blacka'nized. MC Mello raps on ‘Fading Never', Freshly Squeezed jazz up ’Vibrations Part 2’, but best by far is the timeless vocal ‘Everything'.

So Good: Juliet Roberts (Delirious) tnevitably large vocal anthem from Brit diva Juliet Roberts. Skippy, uplifting garage following Ultra Nate into the charts.

I Thought It Was You: Sex-O-Sonique (ffrr)

The Herbie Hancock classic gets a rather tasty 905 makeover. Head straight for the funky Salt City Orchestra mix. Northern Sulphuric Soul 5? (Tronicsole)

Nice varied four-track EP from this Glasgow label. A tuff, soulful track and a cool, down-tempo number on the A side, with a surtably chilled cut called 'Deep Soul' on the flip.

I Will Surrender: Rosie Gaines (Big Bang)

A reasonable follow up to ’Closer Than Close' out on Glasgow's Big Bang. Forget the lightweight radio edits check the two chunky Grant Nelson dubs


Trouble On The Dancefloor: Mixed By Paul ’Trouble' Anderson (X:treme) Inspirational selection of proper garage and classic disco. Featured artists include Byron Stingily, Soonds Of Blackness, Michael Watford and Roy Ayers. One for the purists.

Freek Funk: Lulte Slater (Mute) Challenging electronic expression from prodigious British techno producer. Ranges from chilled ambience and electro-ish trip hop/breakbeat to smooth, funky trax and hard, metallic crunchers.

Marshall Jefferson Presents: Timeless Classics (Fierce)

An essential collection of early US house revealing the full extent of Marshall Jeffeison's true and often overlooked genius. Stunning, soulful garage one minute, deep instrumental trax the next. Colours: Adam F (F-JamslPositiva) Adam F follows Goldie, Alex Reece and Roni Size into major label mainstream success with this quality long player. Contributers include Grooverider, Ronny Jordan and Tracy Thorn from Everything But The Girl. Covers everything from mellow, down-tempo, home-listening vibes to dark dancefloor cuts.

21 Nov—II Dec” 1997 THE lIST81