CLUBS listings

11 it list ("rebut Edinburgh clubs this Might

Midnight Blue Let‘s talk about fusion. Fusion of hip hop, jazz, funk, soul and blues. Tonight, pushing fusion to its

limits, we‘ve got Counney Pine, DJ Pogo (above) and Cleveland Watkiss guesting.

That good enough for you? Cale

'_ Graffiti; Fri 31 Jul.

Camel Beats Let‘s talk about respect. Respect for Camel Beats. Anyone brave enough to step into Pure’s shoes and pack 'em in like nobody's business.

Check out this excellent new house and techno night with a live PA from Kasbah

(Subjective, Mantix). The Venue, Fn'37 Jul.

Joy 5th Birthday Party Let's talk about moustaches. Alan from Joy's got one to be proud of. it's out and it's loud. Tonight Alan and his moustache are joined by special guest Queen Maxine

from Kitty Lips in London. Wilkr‘e House,

Sat 25 Jul.

Ego Let's talk about Broughton Street. Imagine a meeting between the people from Funtimes, the peOple from The Basement and half the population of Broughton Street. All those egos in one place? Heaven or hell? You decide. The Shooting Gallery Sat 25 Jul.


I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Cheap drinks (selected spirits 50p. selected bottled beers £| ) and various soul/disco/dance sounds.

I Vibe at The Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm—3am. 23 Jul and 6 Aug. Fortnightly. Robert Connor and Silver Storic trip through tech-house and trance. I Underworld Vibes at Bannermans. 9pm—lam. Free. Local DJs spin pre-club vibes in this popular bar. Tonight. it‘s funk. soul and hip ho .

I The Unspoken Thing at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Trip hop. hip hop. drum ’n‘ bass and beats ‘n‘ scratches front Edinburgh's deadliest sonic saviours.


I Apex at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 24 Jul. Monthly. Quality house and techno with Steve and Al.

I Bass City Rollaz at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. 24 Jul. Monthly. Ritchie Ruftone. Vital Signs and guests at this new drutii ‘ri‘ bass night. Ruftone was a recent guest at the Blue Note iii London. He also DJs at a number of other local clubs including Motherfunk. Tribal Funktion and Jazz Joint.

I Camel Beats at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 31 Jul. Fortnightly. Quality house (downstairs) and techno (upstairs) at this new night. Plus chea booze. See Hitlist

I Catwailt 9pm—lam. Free. Phil Alcock and Steve Abraham take turns to drop mellow. funky garage and house.

I Cathouse at The Jaffacake. llpm-3am. £1 before l1.30pm; £3 (£2.50) after. Watch out for free passes. Rock and indie with a playlist that can range from Metallica and Marilyn

80 THE HST 23 Jul—6 Aug 1998

Manson to Oasis and The Beastie Boys. Will) student-friendly drink promos.

I Club Bezique at The Wee Red Bar. llpni-3atn. £6. 3| Jul. Monthly on the last Fri of the month. Futi look at the 80s. with a crowd that likes to dress tip iii appropriately bad clothes.

I Club Latino at The Botigo Club. l0.30pnr—3ani. £6 (£5). 3| Jul. Monthly. The charismatic Venezuelan salsero vocalist Carlos Pena and friends return to Latino for more of their infectious rhythms.

I Divine Divas at The Venue. Next date 7 Atrg. Every four weeks.

I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm" larii. Free. Local DJs spin various funky garage/house sounds iii this intimate bar. Free entry with good drinks promos.

I Evol at the Liquid Room. l0.30prii--late. £4. A healthy mix of music. taking in anything frotii Blur. Pavement and ()asis to Public Enemy. Jackson 5 and Undem'orld. A long- running and seriously popular night still doing promos in association with some of the country's best record labels. Selected bottles £1 before I 1.30pm.

I Fire Island at The Vaults. Next date 7 Aug with Steve Thompson.

I Gold at The Attic. llpm~3arii £3 (£2). A trip to the 80s in pleasant and easy- going surroundings. Drinks promos.

I Headspin at The Bongo Club. l0.30pm. £5 (£3). 24 Jul. Residents Colin Millar (Kiss FM). Allan Dunbar and Steve Austin dropping a4 deck mix of hip hop. soul. house and much. much more at this forward-thinking club.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. Next date 14 Aug. Monthly. Call 04ll 816220 for more.

I High Rollin' at Negociants. ()prii—3am. Free. Busy Friday night iii this cool bar. I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Midlands batid Cantalope play an exclusive gig on 24 Jul. bringing their usual blend of funky jazz and hip hop attitude. Kevin Mackenzie’s Swnler play live on 3| Jul. 7 and 14 Aug. Basic Collective follow on 2| arid 28 Aug.

I Let's Party at JPs. 9.30pni—3ani. £tbc. An avalanche of party faves iii this swinging party club. ()ver 2 Is only. No jeans or trainers.

I Lift at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3ani. £7 (£5) with residents; £8 (£6) with a guest. 3| Jul. Fortnightly. LFT and Paul with proper underground trance and techno. With DJ Believe and Patrick Hart in the backroom.

I The Living Room ()ptii—lalil. Free. Andrew Moisey. Dillon and Christopher Wn'ght with a freestyle mix of dance sounds iii this well-situated bar.

I Madchester at La Belle Angele. llpm—3ani. £3.50 members; £4 non- members. 31 Jul. Fortnightly. A fun mix of big beat. new indie and classic baggy with Del Kahuna Boy. More info oti 659 5230. I Made In Iguana at Iguana Cafe Bar. 8pm—lani. Free. Gareth Sonimerville (Cream. Hard Times. Shindig. Sub Club. Yip Yap. Atomic Baby) with a relaxed selection of hip hop. garage and house in this bus bar.

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

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0pm—3ani. £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 7 Aug with the one and only Doc Scott (Metalheadzj3l Records). Tickets £8 (£6 members) iii advance from Fopp and Ripping Records. Monthly. Next date 2| Aug with the mighty Fabio (Creative Source/Radio One). Tickets £ l2 (£10 members) iri advance from Fopp and Ripping Records. Both nights with Sam licence. Call 220 5575 for more.

I we Presents South Central at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 24 Jul. Fortnightly. Rap. funk. hip hop. soul. soca. ragga and R&B with DJs TNT and Mr H.

I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. 10pm—2am. £5. Live jazz/soul/blues night. hosted by resident band The MB Players. and resident spinner DJ Tinkti. The band play two sets a night. a mellow one at l0.30pni. then a riiore uptempo one at midnight. Watch out for air extra special event oti 3| Jul. as part of the McEwan's Jazz. Festival. which features Courtney Pine. Cleveland Watkiss. Jtrlre Dexter and DJ Pogo. Tickets for that are £l2.50 and the show starts at thii Note there's also a date on Sun 2 Aug. w :lll The MB Players and Tinku. plus a show on Wed 5 Aug. with The Midnight Blue Latin Percussion Night. See llit list.

I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na.

l()pni-3arii. Free before llprii; £2 after. Weekly. DJ 4th \"aritiirit with disco. funk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese at this busy bar/club.

I Oblivion at JPs. 4.30pm -‘).3(lpni. Free. Free hot buffet frotn 4.30 6.30pm. all drinks two for one. 4.30 5.30pm. all spirits £l. 5.30--6.30pm. cocktail pilcllt't's £4. 6.30—7.30pni. And music too. mustn't forget the music. A freestyle mix of pop. chart and dance to erase that nasty week's work.

I Normal at Wilkie llotise. 10.30pm-3am. £6 riieiiibers; £8 noti- meriibers. 24 Jul. Fortnightly. llat'd house and funky techno with special guest Darren Price. a Junior Boys ()w n recording artist and tinder-world totrr DJ. Redzone. with Murray Richardson. Rich Clark and Gordon Whittaker is in Room Two. info on ()4 It) 778 296.

I Planet Earth at The (‘rtt‘trs llpiii—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. l0.30pni~.‘\ani. £4 members: £6 nori-riiembers. Prices vary when guests appear 24 Jul. Fortnightly. Info on 558 3824. ()iie of the most respected house and techno clubs ill the UK. with residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill. Ptrre also has \l\lc'f nights in Glasgow. Aberdeen. Dtrriilr res. Belfast and Dublin. Pulls a mixed. friendly. dressed-down crowd. Detroit techno pioneer Derrick May guests. iiiglitli birthday party on 2| Aug.

I Reaction at The Subway. l lpni 3am. £2; free for studetits with iiiatrictrlatiori card. Weekly mix of chart. dance and classic disco.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. ‘me-‘lam. Free. 3| Jul. Fortnightly. Murray Richardson drops smooth deep house grooves iii the City 2 bar. Free entry and drinks promos. This night is run iii association with Untitled. the London- based deep house fanxine.

I The Rocking Horse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £ l. Three floors of alternative club action. loosely divided between gothic. heavy metal and indie. Drinks promos.

I The Salsa Hut 7— lt).3t)pm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant bridging the gap between great food and great music. With DJs.

I Seen at The Honeycomb. 10.30pm—3am. £6 members; £7 non—meriibers. 31 Jul. Monthly. Scotland's heavyweight hip hop night. hosted by DJ Eh'.’ Wun! and guests. Look out for the art and the breakers. plus local rappers and DJs.

I Sublime at Wilkie House. l0.30pm—3am. £6 members: £8 rioti- members. 3| Jul. Fortnightly. Hard trance and techno with residents Kev Wright and ldge and their fanatical crowd. Garage and more chilled house upstairs with Gordon Mac and Felix. ()ne of Edinburgh's best clubs. Call 668 3043 for more. Watch out for possible one-offs during The Festival while Wilkie lltittse closes.

I The Subway West End 4pm 3am. £tbc. See Thursdays.

I T.F.I.F. at Club Mercado. 4pm~ |()pm. Free. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour 5—6.30pm (£1 drinks £10 bottles ofchampagne) and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy.

I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado.

i0pni~3atii £5. 3| Jul. Fortnightly.

Witness a kaleidoscopic range of music

w ith your hostess Trendy Wendy. Expect a retro night of 60s. 70s and 80s.

I Triptonite North at The Honeycomb.

l0.30pni 3.1m. £8.50. 24 Jul. Fortnightly. Residents Striart Duncan. Gareth Sonimer v ille and Adrian Davenport with

garage and hard house. Pie-club party in

lgtzana front ‘lpni.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannermans.

‘ltim larii. Free. Local DJs spin pre-clttb

v ibcs 1|) tlirs popular bar. Tonight. it's

garage and house. I Walkers 4pm- 3am. Free before

it) 20pm. £5 after. Group concessions

available ()vcr 2 Is. Smart dress. Happy

hour .\'prii. With local residents. Fun

music. fun crowd

I What It Is at (‘ity 2. 9pm lam. Free. 24 Jul. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns with a healthy |1||\ of ftrrik. soul. swing. hip hop and disco at this new City Cafe night.

I The Wheel at Moray House. limit-4:111). £l students; £2 guests. A mix of dance and pop. Drinks £l before midnight. £ l .60 after. Students and guests only.

I Work at The Shooting Gallery. Next date l4 Aug. Monthly.

I W] Christies l0pni--larii. Free. 24 Jtil. l-‘ortniglitly Industrial. gotliic dance music w ttli DJ Paul Rennie.

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I Arakataca at The Bongo Club.

' ‘l30piii 3am. £5 (£4). l Aug

Fortnightly. The best in Afro-Latin dance

; with DJs Zuppa lnglese (Bogota) arid .laffar (Senegal). Free dance class at


t I Atomic Baby at The Honey comb.

llpni 3am £8. l Aug. Fortnightly. Big. bouncy. litrro-liotrsey party pumpers from Darren Davies. Michael Kilkie and [ammo iii the main room. Garage and deeper sounds through the back with

Gareth Soriitiierville. Busy and dressy.

with a good atmosphere. I Babylon Radio at The Shooting

1 Gallery. 10.30prii-3arii. £7/£5. 1 Aug.

Mtrsic to dance to downstairs. Strange tunes and stranger words upstairs


I Big Beat at (‘afe Graffiti. ‘)pni— 2am. £6 (£5). l Aug. Monthly. Big Beat present the El (‘otrretas playing live Afro- l.atin-,|a//. They‘re joined by Thelonius DJ Simon Hodge and DJ Lubie from the Dig Family in Leeds.

I Catwalk ()ptti— lam. Free. Gordon Whittaker and Farley Smoove playing a varied selection ofcultured beats to shake your thing to.

I CC. Blooms llprn—3am. Free. See

'l'hursdays. i I Colours Of Love at Cltib Mercado.

llpm—4am. £8 members; £ l0 rioti- members. Membership applications and club inlorriiation on ()l698 276 866. 25 Jul. l-‘ortniglitly. Proper party garage and

3 house with the fun-loving Colours crew. With Seb Fontaine and Graeme Park on 8

Aug for a Festival special.

I Core at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £7 members; £9 guests. 25 Jul. Fortnightly. New happy hardcore. trance and hard techno night hosted by residents DJ Q (not the one from Glasgow). DJ Slick. Tom Wilson and DJ FX. Guests to include Mark FIG.

I Disco Inferno at The Venue. l0.30pm—-3am. £6. 25 Jul. Fortnightly. Three burning floors of hot disco action with MC ()tis and DJs Love and Nick

Silver. ()ne of the busiest clubs in the

capital. Now itito its sixth year.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. ||pm~3arn. £3 members; £3.50 noti- rnenibers. A varied playlist taking in soul. 60s. new wave. indie. northern. soundtracks and riiucli. riittcli more. There's a very cheap bar as well. Free photographic membership available on the night.

I Ego at The Shooting Gallery. l0.30pm~-3am. £8. 25 Jul. Monthly. A collaboration between Funiimes. the club that ran at The Venue last summer. and The Basement. the bastion of Broughton Street life. Expect eccentric