ed i n b u rg b EDINBURGH FRIDAYS
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. Next date 27 Feb. Monthly.
I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The VenUe. I0.30pm--3am. £4 members; £5 non- members. 6 Feb. Monthly. Smack (Blam Blam) and Wreckage (see preview) host this big beat night on the top floor ofThe Venue. Tonight's guest is Derek Dahlarge. Well worth the effort.
I Calabash at The Bongo Club I0pm-«3am. £5 (£4). l3 Feb. Fawaz anti Gavin with the finest Latin. hip hop. soul. jazz and easy listening
I Catwalk 9pm-Iam. Free. Moist-y and Phil Alcock with garage. house. funk and beats.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse.
I lpm-3am. £3; £2 with llyer. Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Popular night of rock/indie-based sounds.
I CC. Blooms l lpm—3am. Free. Free club downstairs at this popular gay pub. Playing a party mix ofcomtnercial dance and Iii-energy house. Full to bursting at weekends.
I Century 2000 llpm--3am. £5. Over l8s. Commercial dance music fora mainstream city centre crowd. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers.
I Divine Divas at The Venue. Next date 20 Feb. Every four weeks.
I ehl More at ehI. 9pm-Iam. Free. Local DJs spin housey sounds in this smart. intimate pre-club bar. Free entry with good drinks promos.
I Evol at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—late. £4. A healthy mix of music. taking in anything from Blur. Pavement and Oasis to Public Enemy. Jackson 5 and Underworld. A long- runnin and seriously popular night.
I Flas back at The Attic. llpm—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. Next date 20 Feb. Monthly. More info on 01968 673 493.
I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. Next date 27 Feb. Monthly.
I High Rollin' at Negociants. 9pm—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 hop. funk and disco.
I Homeless at The Shooting Gallery. Next date 27 Feb with Alex Reece. Monthly.
I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. I0pm—3am. £5 (£3). 6 Feb and weekly. Live Latin dance plus DJs in support.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm-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. 13 Feb. Fortnightly. Bounce on down with the 70s retro boppers and space hoppers at this fab night. Happy Hour Ilpm~midnight.
I The Lane at The Lane. I lpm~3pm. £3 before midnight; £5 thereafter; members free. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance-based playlist.
I The Living Room 9pm-~Iam. 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.
I Ipm—3am. £3.50 members: £4 non- members. |3 Feb. Monthly. Bigger venue. better drink prices. tastier sweets and also playstations. Baggy indie tunes from Steven and Del-Boy-Kahuna.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana Cafe Bar. 8pm—lam. Free. Gareth Sommerville (Cream. Hard Times. Shindig. Sub Club. Yip Yap. Atomic Baby) with a relaxed selection of hip hop. garage and house in
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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. IOpm—3am. Price tbc. Swing. hip hop and soul upstairs. reggae and ragga downstairs at this long-running night hosted by Sir Ossie.
I Manga at La Belle Angele. Next date 20 Feb with Nicky Blacktnarket. Monthly. Watch out for the Manga show on Fresh Air FM on Thursday nights throughout February.
I M.I.B. Presents South Central at Club Mercado. l0.30pm—3am. £5. 6 Feb. Fortnightly. Rap. funk. hip hop. soul. soca. ragga antl R&B with DJs TNT and
I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. I0pm-2am. £5. Nice. chilled. jazz-based night featuring some of Edinburgh's coolest musicians. With live bands and DJs and a friendly. older crowd of Broughton Street ty 's.
I Moroccan (tau 5 at Po Na Na. 10pm-3am. Free before I lpm: £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. 10pm—3am. £4. New Friday with an anything goes attitude. Gameshow-type fun and frolics with outrageous drinks promos. Expect a freestyle mix of mainstream music. Door policy: tight but polite.
I Normal at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £7 members; £8 non- members. 6 Feb. Fortnightly. Hard house and funky techno with Joey Beltram guesting. followed by Dave Angel (price tbc) on 20 Feb.
I The Outhouse 5-7pm. Free. Chill out downstairs after work with chilled tunes and cheap booze.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £4. A busy and long-running night of 80s and 70s 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. I0.30pm-3am. £4 members; £6 non-members. Prices vary when guests appear. Information on ()I3l 558 3824. One of the UK‘s most respected house and techno clubs — now with sister nights in Glasgow. Aberdeen. Dublin and London - with residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill. A mixed. friendly. dressed-down crowd.
I Radio Forth Fridays at JP‘s. 9.30pm-3am. Price tbc. A fun-filled night with the Radio Forth team. Over 21s only. No denims or trainers.
I Reaction at The Subway. I Ipm—3am. £2; free for students with matriculation card. Weekly mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9pm—Iam. Free. Murray Richardson (a recent winner of Mrrzik 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 Salsa Viva at The Shooting Gallery. 10.30pm-3am. £5. l3 Feb. Monthly. High quality Latin dance night moves to a new venue.
I Scooter at The Wee Red Bar.
I Ipm—3am. £4. 6 Feb. Monthly. Varied sounds from 60s and early 70s. mod. beat. pop. garage. psychedelia. Motown and freakbeat.
I Scratch at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£5). 6 Feb. Monthly. Quality hip hop night with DJs Dan (Wales) and Mark (Manchester). Also featuring art by local talent Ellen D.
I Seen at The Honeycomb. 9pm—3am. £7 (£6). l3 Feb. Monthly. Joseph Malik from the Lizzard Lounge with his Afro/Latin/rap/funk/soul/jazzjrock fusion in the main room. MK from London with raw hip hop in the back. Early Doors Lounge from 9.30pm with open mic and cheap drinks. Gets busy. cool atmosphere. See Hit list.
I Sltu‘l‘l at The Vaults. I lpm—3am. £7 (£6); prices vary on guest nights. l3 Feb. Fortnightly. Underground techno night with residents Vinyl Matt. Charis. Mori and Hugo. Alex Knight and Johnny Guest on 13 Feb. Conemelt play live on 27 Feb. I Soiree at The Vaults. Next date 20 Feb. Monthly.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £6 members; £8 non- members. I3 Feb. Fortnightly. Residents night at this very popular trance night. With Kev Wright and ldge in the main room. plus Gordon Mac and Gary McIntosh in the back with garage and house. More information on 0I3l 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. Open seven nights a week with DJs on every night.
I T.F.I.F. at Club Mercado. 4—lOpm. Free. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour 5—6.30pm. £I drinks. £ l 0 bottles ofchatnpagne and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy.
I Transient Records Night at Studio 24. One-off date on 27 Feb.
I Triptonite North at The Honeycomb I0.30pm—3am. Price tbc. 6 Feb. Monthly. Pumping hard house with residents Tomislav. Stuart Duncan. Adrian Davenport and Gareth Sotnmerville. Pre- club arty at Iguana from 9pm.
I Triptonite II at The Honeycomb. Opening night 20 Feb with Kevin Mckay and Jason Moore. Monthly thereafter.
I Twisted at The Venue. I lpm—3am. £4 Joy/Luver members; £5 others. 13 Feb. Fortnightly. New mixed/gay night from Joy and Luvely. with Maggie & Alan as your hosts. Top floor only. Phone the Joy info. line on 0I3I 467 255i.
I Voodoo at The Vaults. l lpm—3am. £8 (£6). 6 Feb. Monthly. Funky garage and house with Neil Mckay. Jay Storic and Gaz Long. Mrs Woods may or may not be guesting (tbc). Phil Perry is next on 6 Mar.
I Voodoo Chile at The Rocking Horse. Ilpm—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. £l students; £2 guests. A mix ofdance and pop. Drinks £l before midnight. £ l .60 after. Students and guests only.
I Atomic Baby at The Honeycomb. IIpm—3am. £8. 14 Feb. Fortnightly. Big. bouncy. Euro-trancey. housey party pumpers from Darren Davies. Michael KiIkie and Zammo in the main room. Garage and deeper sounds through the back with Gareth Sommerville. Busy and dressy with a good atmosphere.
I Bent at The Shooting Gallery. Reopens on 2] Feb. Monthly thereafter. Call 013] 467 255i for more details.
I Burger Queen at Club Mercado. lipm—4am. £8 (£7). l4 Feb. Fortnightly. For more details call 0I3l 622 7220. Notorious pants-in-the-air glam house party heaven for a dressy and loyal crowd. Your hosts are Craig and Huggy. Angie Brown sings live with DJs from Nice in Newcastle guesting.
I Catwalk 9pm—Iam. Free. Gordon Whittaker and Farley Smoove playing a varied selection ofcultured beats to shake your thing to.
I Century 2000 I lpm-3am. £5. See Fridays.
I Chronos Launch at The Bongo Club. IOpm—3am. £5 (£4). I4 Feb. A visual. moving. time trip to a soundtrack of timeless. moving beats. Guest vocalists performing with live backing from Bogus DJ Tinku.
I Colours Of Love at Club Mercado. llpm—4am. £8 members; £10 non- members. Membership applications and club information on 01698 276 866. 7 Feb. Fortnightly. All drinks £l before
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The best Edinburgh'clubs this Might.
Seen Joseph Malik from Lizzand Lounge brings his mix of soul, Latin, funk, rap and psychedelia to the main room, while MK from London does the real deal hip hop through the back.
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Honeycomb, Fri 13 Feb and monthly. Red 0n Red Darren Stokes from Tin Tin Out guests on 7 Feb, followed by Boy George, the original pop star turned DJ. Big, party house and proud of it. The Vaults, Sat 7 and Sat 14 Feb.
Tribal kation Don't be bummed out by the fact that Dimitri had to postpone his date because his replacement is fellow Frenchman and Rex, Paris resident Erik Rug. Plus there’s the new- Iook Cooler for drum 'n' bass and hip hop. A proper night out. The Venue, Sat 74 Feb and fortnightly. Joy/Luvelyn‘aste tove Ball Three of the capital's hardest parties combine for a one-off night at a secret location in the heart of the country. Tickets are £12 and limited to 200 per club. Members can buy for friends. A secret location, Sat 14 Feb.
midnight. Bottle of bubbly £ I0 all night. Girls two for the price of one with ﬂyer. Big party action from the dressy crowd. Party house king Seb Fontaine guests with a three-hour set. Hold tight for the Colours Of Love third birthday on 21 Feb with Brandon Block and Alex P.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue. I0.30pm—3am. £6. 7 Jan. Fortnightly. Three burning floors of hot disco action with MC Otis and DJs Love and Nick Silver. One of the busiest clubs in the capital. Now into its sixth year.
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar.
1 Ipm-3am. £3 members; £3.50 non- members. A varied playlist taking.in soul. 60s. New Wave. indie. Northern. soundtracks and much. much more. There's a very cheap bar as well. Free photographic membership available on the night.
I eh1 More at ehl. ()pin—lam. Free. Free entry. quality music and good drinks promos in this pre-club bar. Yogi Haughton and Mark Linton with vocal garage on 7 Feb. Murray Richardson on the alternate Saturdays with a deep house groove.
I Energise at Subway. l Ipm-3am. £2. Various party sounds.
I The Essence at The Shooting Gallery. Next date 2| Feb. Monthly.
I FBI at the Jaffacake. 10.30pm—3am. £5. I4 Feb. Fortnightly. The busiest and best indie night in Scotland.
I Fiesta Latina Carnival Fiesta at Teviot Row Union. 9.30pm—2am. £3 students; £4 non-students. 7 Feb. Monthly. Popular Latin dance event now into its sixth year. DJs Ana and Pancho play to an enthusiastic crowd. Free Latin