respected faces in Edinburgh? underground music scene, Kuiu was responsible for the initial mixing up of jazz, funk, soul and live Dis at Henry’s Cellar Bar (now the Jan Joint) and, through it. realised his dream of running a 'boliemlan jazz club'. He 015 about town and records with Biacka’m’zed. These are his favourite sounds of the moment.
Leon Thomas Anthology (Soul Jazz) 'The London boys are doing a tremendous job on this compilation of LT. A. must~have album for everyone who is into the artistry of jazz-vocal. Check out "Little Sunflower“ ’
The 3.835: Doing It to Death (People) ‘Probably the most played album by all the funky 01$ for the last two decades!
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Blacka‘nized: EP Vol 3 (Yush!)
’This is an important era for the Edinburgh underground music scene. Check out Sly Si’s phat bass line.’
Lonne Liston Smith 8: The Cosmic Echoes: Expansions (Flying Dutchman) ‘A Jazz Joint anthem. it has been played by Every hip DJ in Edinburgh.’ (Compliled by Simone Baird)
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I Camel Beats at The Venue. l0.30pm-3am. £6 (£4). 6 Nov. Fortnightly. The residents offer their awesome sub- Saharan soundscapes of deep minimal techno and funk house with groove. Camel Beats have stepped into their fortnightly slot with admirable ease and you would be hard pressed to find a better and more friendly Friday night crowd. (I'm not getting paid for this. honest!)
I Catwalk 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik from The Lizzard Lounge. Blacka'nized and The East Coast Project spin the best selection of music from around the world.
I Cathouse at The J affacake. llpm—3am. £1 before ll.30pm; £3 (£2.50) after. Weekly. Watch out for free passes. Rock and indie with a playlist that can range from Metallica and Marilyn Manson to Oasis and The Beastie Boys. With student-friendly drinks promos.
I Club Bezique at The Wee Red Bar. Last Friday of every month. Next date 27 Nov. Yup. it's ages away.
I Club Fondue at Noa. From 5pm. Free. Weekly. Wind down your hectic week with all that’s cheesy. Cocktails are £2.50 and bottles of champagne £12. Loads of nibbles and dips too.
I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). l3 Nov. Monthly. A very popular night of Latin music with La Banda and a free dance class if you arrive early. They say that they are the only club to hold true to the classic New York tradition of dance class. live band and the hottest new releases.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio Flamenco Puro with dance Tote Conte and DJ Simone.
I Defcon One at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. l3 Nov. Monthly. ‘The Revenge Night‘ follows on from the lunacy of the launch night with big big guests. Derek Dahlarge and Wreckage from Wall of Sound will provide the monster big beats and breaks. resident DJ Colin Millar appropriately residing.
I Divine Divas at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 27 Nov.
I eh1 more at ehl. ()prn—lam. Free. Stylish pre-club bar. Gordon Mac (aka Sublime's Beany) plays on the first Friday of the month. the big bear sounds of Sleazy G on the second and fourth whilst you can catch Gav Lyell on the third Friday each month.
I Evol at the Liquid Room. lO.30pm-3am. £4. Weekly. A healthy mix of music. taking in anything from Blur. Pavement and ()asis to Public Enemy. Jackson 5 and Underworld.
I Fat Vibration at The Bongo Club.
l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). 6 Nov. Monthly. Featuring The Ugly Groove Movement and DJs and Eh‘PWun!
I Frontier at Revolution. lOpm—3am. £5 before llpm; £7 llpm—I2am; £7 after. Weekly. Residents are Kevin Jones and Vanessa Motion. Brand new chart and house night with enormous capacity. I Funk Train Launch Night at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). 20 Nov. Monthly. Fresh from their sellout launch party. the Ticket Collector and the Engine Driver of The Funk Train ask you to put on your best flares and join in on a night of 70s decadance.
I Fuse at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 28 Nov.
I Gold at The Attic. llpm—3anr. £3 (£2). Weekly. With nights like this the 80s will never die. ‘The 80s were too much fun'. they say.
I Good Evening at The Wee Red Bar. l0pm—3am. £3 (£2 with food. cans are okay but no apricots). Weekly. ‘lt‘s just not funny! A mix of music. games and silliness.‘
I Headspin at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£4). 20 Nov. Monthly. Four decks mixing up hip hop. trip hop. house. funk and soul. Residents are Colin Millar. Allan Dunbar and Steve Austin. Projections and video scratching by the very cool Delta Video people. Deservedly a popular night.
I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £7 (£6). l3 Nov. Monthly. DJ Rollercone (Blue Note) comes up to play his take on deep house. Rollercone is Switzerland‘s number one DJ. boasts Saturday night residencies at The Blue Note and track releases. both had critical acclaim. Catch him with residents Mr Todd and Dr Argun in the front playing real deal deep house and garage while through the back Lyley and Gino spin their funk. disco and loving beats.
I Honeycomb Party at The Honeycomb. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). A one- off night to fill the old Studio Grand slot. Guests are Gareth Sommerville and Ross Keddie playing house and garage tunes. I Identity at The Vaults. Next date 27 Nov.
I Jazz Joint at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. l()pm—3am. £4. 6 & 20 Nov see Hub Central playing an unplugged set of eclectic breakbeat and urban soul. l3 Nov sees 4our Stroke 5ive. a live hip hop band with a corntenporary jazz edge. DJs Sly Si and Kulu hit the decks.
I Lift at Wilkie House. l0.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). l3 Nov. Fortnightly. London's finest for acid techno. DAVE the Drummer makes a rare appearance in Scotland. He is renowned around South London at both clubs and squat parties and is expected to rip up Lift like no other. Residents in the main room are LFT and Paul C. Through the back is Profit X and special guest Wreckage (Wall of Sound) plus Believe with two decks. effects and samplers (live set). A quality night of techno and trance.
I The Living Room 9pm— I am. Free. Weekly. Andrew Moisey. Dillon and Christopher Wright with a freestyle mix of dance sounds in this well-situated bar. I Lucious at The Ark. lOpm—3am. £6. Weekly. Massive party music with the Woosh learn and a tight but polite door policy.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana Cafe Bar. 8pm—lam. Free. Gareth Sommerville plays the full range of hip hop. house and garage tunes.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. (()pm—3am. £3 conc and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. Make tracks and hear an array of reggae. ragga. soul. funk. swing and R&B sounds provided by Sir ()ssie.
I Manga at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date Fri 27 Nov. Klute (live) will be the guest for the last Manga of 98 at the very reasonable price of£7 (£5 ). Check out www.basstrap.corn/manga
I Melt City at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £4. 20 Nov. Fortnightly. Hip hop-a-delic. jazzfunkrock. A new groove mixing club with a touch of house and techno.
I MIB Presents South Central at Club Mercado. l().3()pm—3am. £5. 13 Nov. Fortnightly. Last date at Club Mercado will be 27 Nov. DJs TNT and Mr H present the choicest cuts in everything from rap to funk. hip hop to soul.
I Mi Salsa at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 27 Nov.
I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. 9.30pm—2am. £5. Weekly. Continuing to make a real impact on Edinburgh‘s soul and jazz scene. catch The MB Players live on stage and the impressive DJ Tinku behind the decks. 6 Nov is a resident band and DJ night. l3 Nov is something a little more special. Check their first birthday party with the very special Jazz Crusaders. with full support from DJ 'l'inku. Guaranteed to be a massive gig. be sure to plan early. Tickets are available from Fopp. Professor Plastic or on the door (£8).
I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. l()pm—3am. Free before I lpm: £2 after. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint with disco to funk. hip hop to cheese.
I Negociants at Negociants. |()prn-3am. Free. Weekly. The Snatch DJs step up in line style to provide the uplifting house sounds. The revamped Negociants is still packing them in and is sure to be busy.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £4. Weekly. 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. l0.30—late. £6 (£4). 13 Nov. Fortnightly. Two floors. Andrew Weatherall is the massive guest. A rare opportunity to see the man in action. Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill provide the techno madness. This is one of the most important clubs in Scotland and it is still going strong.
I Reaction at The Subway. l [pm—3am. £2; free for students with matriculation card. Weekly. A mix of chart. dance and classic disco.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9pm—lam. Free. 6 Nov. Fortnightly. After the very successful Toko party. Murray Richardson takes back the controls of his deep house night.
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—l().30pm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant bridging the gap between great food and great music. With DJs.
I Salsa Viva at the Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5; £3 before llpm. 7 Nov. Fortnightly. DJ Coco Vega from Latin America provides the high quality Latin music from the old classics to the latest releases.
I Sativae Recordings Present at The Shooting Gallery. Sativae have left the Shooting Gallery.
I Seen at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 20 Nov.
I The Sting at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). 6 Nov. Monthly. Hip hop. jazz funk and ruggamufﬁn chat with Eh? Wunl. AJ and Ambassador. MCs are A]. Warren and Nutty P.
I Studio Grand at The Honeycomb. Studio Grand has now finished.
I Sublime at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 27 Nov with a residents night. I Sublime at Wilkie House. l().30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 6 Nov. Fortnightly. Trance and techno in the main room. quality eclectic in the back. Quietman (live) from Platipus Recs is the impressive guest. Kev Wright providing the main room support. Beany and Felix through the back in fine form. 20 Nov is a residents night with a three hour set from Kev Wright. support from ldge.
I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thursdays.
I Sugar Cube at Studio 24. Sugar Cube has now ﬁnished.
I T.F.I.F. at Club Mercado. 5—10pm. Free. Weekly. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour 5—6.30pm (£1 drinks. £l0 bottles of champagne) and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy. This is the orginal after- work wind down. now into its third year. I TFI Friday Afterwork Party at The Ark. 4.30—9.30pm. Free. Weekly. A free hot buffet until 6.30pm and loads of cheap drinks. Lovel '.
I The Time Tunne at Club Mercado. l0pm—3am. £5. 6 Nov. Fortnightly. Trendy Wendy takes you through the 60s. 70s and 80s.
I Trash at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date tbc.
I Triptonite North at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 27 Nov.
I Twister at The Shooting Gallery. Next date tbc.
I Uber Disko at Tire Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). l3 Nov. Monthly. The boys from the record shop start their monthly residency at this impressive venue. Guests are Micheal Kilkie (Tunnel). Gareth Sommerville and Colin Tevendale playing house ttrnes. Sure to be brilliant.
I Underworld Vibes at Bannerrnans. ()prn—lam. Free. Weekly. Local Dls spin pre-club vibes in this popular bar. Tonight. it‘s garage and house.
I Voodoo at The Vaults. l().30pm-3am. £8 (£6). l3 Nov. Monthly. Residents in session are Jay Storic. Adrian Davenport. Kevin Cliff and Andrew Gordon. A night of techno and trance.
I Walkers 4pm-3am. Free before l0.3()pnr. £5 after. Group concessions