Edinburgh listings

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5.50 (£4.50): £3 before 11.30pm. 30 Jan. Monthly. Dancefloor jazz at this long-running night. With very special guest DJ Snowboy who is respected the world over for his sets.

I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The Venue. Next date 6 Feb with Derek Dahlarge. Monthly.

I Catwalk ()pm-—1am. Free. Moisey and Phil Alcock with garage. house. funk and beats.

I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse.

I 1pm—3am. £3; £2 with tlyer. Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Popular night of rock/indie-based sounds.

I CC. Blooms 11pm~3am. Free. Free club downstairs at this popular gay pub. Playing a party mix ofcommercial dance and Iii-energy house. Full to bursting at weekends.

I Century 2000 “pill-311111.£5.0VCI' 18s. Commercial dance music fora mainstream. city centre crowd. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers.

I Divine Divas at The Venue. 9.30pm—3am. £5 waged; £3 unwaged (two for the price of one before 1 1pm). 23 Jan. livery four weeks. Popular women-only night which now sells out on a regular basis.

I eh1 More at eh 1. ‘inn- lam. Free. Local DJs spin housey sounds in this smart. intimate pre-club bar. Free entry with good drinks promos. Gordon Mac (Sublime) on 23 Jan. Gav (Solefusion) on 30 Jan.

I Evol at the Liquid Rootn. 10.30pm—late. £4. A healthy mix of music. taking in anything from Blur. Pavement and ()asis to Public linemy. Jackson 5 and Underworld. A long- runnin ' and seriously popular night.

I Flas back at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £4; £2 with flyer. Classic 80s from Duran Duran to Wham. Some spirits and selected drinks £1 all night.

I Headspin at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm~3am. £5 (£2.50). 23 Jan. Monthly. New night offering funk. hip hop. soul. blues. house. rock and anything the DJs feel like. as long as it's funky. Colin Miller (a former winner of Mirrik magazine's ‘Bedroom Bedlam' competition) will be spinning. showcasing the skills which led Coldcut to ask him for a mix for their show on Kiss FM. More info on 01968 673 493. I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £7. 30 Jan. Monthly. American house and garage with residents Linds and Dr Jon. Rare groove. disco and soul in the backroom with Lylev and Gino.

I High Rollin' at Negtx‘iants. ()pm-3am. Free. Busy Friday night with Dr AJ (Astromotel. Higher Ground). Joni Lyley (Tribal Funktion. Scratch). AJ

(Blacka‘nized) and Gino (Higher Ground) mixing soulful house with hip ho . funk and disco.

I omeless at The Shooting

Gallery. 10pm—3am. Price tbc. 30 Jan. Monthly. This potentially excellent night of trip hop. hip hop and drum ’n' bass which has already proved itself as a weekly Saturday night in Dundee moves from previous home La Belle Angele to The Shooting Gallery. The opening night finds Manchester's Grand Central team. featuring Lorna Harris. Mark Rae and Peter Parker guesting. Future guests include Alex Reece and The Pyschonauts. See Hit list.

I Katch at The Rocking Horse.

1 1pm—3am. £3: £2 with flyer. Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. 80s and 90s indie dance.

I Kerplunk at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 30 Jan. Fortnightly. Bounce on down with the 70s retro boppers and space hoppers at this fab night. Happy Hour 1|pm—midnight.

I The Lane at The Lane. 11pm—3pm. £3 before midnight; £5 thereafter; members free. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance-based playlist.

I The Living Room ()pin—lam. Free. Andrew Moisey. Dillon and Christopher Wright with a freestyle mix of dance sounds in this well-situated bar.

I Madchester at La Belle Angele. Next date 13 Feb. Monthly.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana Cafe Bar. 8pm—lam. Free. Gareth Sommerville (Cream. Hard Times. Shiitdig. Sub Club. Yip Yap. Atomic Baby) with a relaxed selection of hip hop. garage and house in this busy bar.

I Magic Moments at The Cavendish. 9pm-3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Nojeans. no trainers. Live bands every week. 60s and 70s music. Ground floor only.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. Price tbc. Swing. hip hop and soul upstairs. reggae and ragga downstairs at this long-running night hosted by Sir Ossie.

I Manga 2nd Birthday at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £|() members: £12 non-members. Tickets available in advance from Ripping Records and 23rd Precinct. 23 Jan. Monthly. Scotland‘s leading drum 'n' bass night marks its second birthday with a set from godfather of the scene. Grooverider. DJ Frenzic (Atmosphere magazine) also guests. With residents G-Mac and Kid. plus MCs Pressure and Feelman. Live video mixing from Manga Video and Mechaheadz. Nicky Blackmarket is next up on 20 Feb. Watch out for the Manga show on Fresh Air FM on Thursday nights throughout February. See preview.

I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. 10.30pm—2am. £5 (£4). Nice. chilled.

jazz-based night featuring some of

Edinburgh's coolest musicians. With live bands. DJs and a friendly. older crowd of Broughton Street ty es.

I Moroccan Clou s at P0 Na Na.


10pm—3am. Free before I 1pm; £2 after. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint with disco. funk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese at this busy bar/club.

I A Night Less Ordinary at The Jaffacake. 10pn'i—3am. £4. New Friday with an anything goes attitude. Gameshow-type fun and frolics with outrageous drinks promos. Iixpect a freestyle mix of mainstream music. Door policy: tight but polite.

I Normal at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £7 members; £8 non- members. 23 Jan. Fortnightly. Hard house and funky techno with guest Jim Masters joining residents Karen Normal and Old. Murray Richardson (Finiflex) joins Rich Clark (Melt Records) in the back room. Joey Beltram is next tip on 6 Feb. followed by Dave Angel (tbc) on 20 Feb.

I The Outhouse 5-7pm. tree. ("hill otit downstairs after work with chilled tunes and cheap booze.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus.

1 1pm—3ani. £4. A busy and long-running night of 80s and 70s sounds where new romantics. punks. glatn rockers and disco freaks relive the era that others do their best to forget.

I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £4 members; £6 non-members. Prices vary when guests appear. More info on ()131 558 3824. ()ne of the most respected house and techno clubs in the UK now with sister nights in Glasgow (The Arches. 24 Jan with Cajmere and Buckfunk 3000). Aberdeen (Exodus. 31 Jan). Dublin (The Funnel Club. 23 Jan) and London with residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill. With a mixed. friendly. dressed-down crowd. On one floor only on 23 Jan (with Twitch and The Bill) due to refurbishment at The Venue. Back to normal on 30 Jan with a new. improved Cooler.

I Radio Forth Fridays at JP‘s. 9.30pm-3am. Price tbc. A fun-filled night with the Radio Forth team. ()ver 2 ls only. No denims or trainers.

I Reaction at The Subway. I lpm—3ani. £2; free for students with matriculation card. Weekly mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9pm lam. Free. 30 Jan and weekly thereafter. Murray Richardson (a recent winner of [Wilsz magazine's ‘Bedroom Bedlam' competition) drops deep. funky house vibes in City 2. Guests (local and national) are planned for future dates. Drinks promos.

I Scratch at La Belle Angele. Next date 6 Feb. Monthly.

I Seen at The Honeycomb. Next date in Februar . Monthly.

I Sole usion at The Honeycomb has finished.

I Soiree at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £7 (£6). 23 Jan. Fortnightly. New house night with residents Fisher & Price (Taste).

I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3ani. £6 members; £8 non—members. 30 Jan. Fortnightly. Hook Recordings night at this respected trance club. X-Cabs make their second live appearance. backed by Transa (also live) and DJs De Nirp and Kev Wright. More info on ()131 668 3043.

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 {)pen seven nights a week with DJs on every night.

I T.F.I.F. at Club Mercado. 4-10pm. Free. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour 5—630an £1 drinks. £10 bottles ofchampagne and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy.

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 Wheel at Moray House. llpm-4am. £1 students; £2 guests. 23 Jan and weekly thereafter. A mix of dance and pop. Drinks £1 before midnight. £1.60 after. Students and guests only.

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Hit list

Where it’s at in Edinburgh.

Manga Scotland's premier drum & bass club reaches another landmark with its 2nd birthday. Godfather of the scene Groovrider guests. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 23 Jan

Going Places Back to kitsch busmess for this most enjoyable easy listening party. Expect a diverse crowd drawn from all walks of life and adorned in all manner of fancy dress. Fun for all the family! Assembly Rooms, Sat 37 Ian.

Homeless This potentially excellent night of beats and breaks moves to The Shooting Gallery and a new monthly

Friday slot. Guests on opening night are Mark Rae, Peter Parker and Lorna Harris (who sang on Goldie’s Timeless album). The Shooting Gallery. Fri 30 Jan.

Luver Second Birthday Birthday time

for this mixed/gay night. Expect an ultra-

friendly crowd, a tasty atmosphere and a hard, happy house and techno soundtrack. Wilkie House, Sat 24 Jan.


I Atomic Baby at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £8. 31 Jan. fortnightly. Big. bouncy. liuro-trancey. housey party pumpers from Darren Davies. Michael Kilkie. and [ammo in the main room Garage and deeper sounds through the back with Gareth Sommerville. Busy and dressy with a good atmosphere.

I Bent 100% at The Shooting Gallery. Next date 21 Feb. Monthly. Call the info line on 0131 467 2551 for more details. I Burger Queen at Club Mercado. llpm-4am. £8 (£7). 31 Jan. Fortnightly. For more info. call 0131 622 7220. Notorious pants-in-the-air glam house party heaven for a dressy and loyal crowd. Your hosts are Craig and Huggy. Make the effort to get in. Mr Pink (Mindfood Records) guests.

I Catwalk ‘)pm~l.un. Free. Gordon Whittaker and Farley Smooye playing a varied selection of cultured beats to shake your thing to.

I Century 2000 11pm -3ani. £5. See Frida s.

I C0 ours Of Love at Club \Iercado. 11pm~4am. £8 members: £10 non- members. Membership applications and club information on 01698 276 866. 24 Jan. i-‘ortnightly. All drinks £1 before midnight. Bottle of bubbly £ 10 all night. Girls two for the price of one with llyer. Big party action from the dressy crowd. Sounds Of London party with CJ. Mackintosh and Srnokin Jo tttrning out the quality garage and house. Seb Fontaine follow s on 7 Feb.

I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £6. 24 Jan. Fortnightly. Three burning floors of hot disco action with MC (his and DJs Love and Nick Silver. ()ne of the busiest clubs in the capital. Now into its sixth year.

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