Edinburgh listings

I Barry Cabanas al The Honeycomb. llpm—-3ani. £4 (£3). 4 Dee. Monthly. The Jam boys ((‘ite (‘afei have taken over the back room with easy listening and the odd belly dancer. The main room will have the Chelsea Casual. Dynamic Dtto. Mr Todd and MC Sttt. Look out for the porn fetish of the month arid the stripper. This is a variety club for the fun-loving and misguided. Waa hey!

I 800! at l.oca. l()pni~~-3am. Free before l2ani; £l students; £2 everyone else thereafter. WeeklyA tiiglit of solid student capers with DJ Steve iti this refurbished club. Willi drink promos to get you iii the mood.

I CC. Blooms llpni- 3am. l-ree club downstairs at Iliis popular gay bar. playing a mix of commercutl dance atid Iii-energy house.

I Cafe Aquarius at (‘afe .-\tjuarius. ()pm—lani. Free. Weekly. (iorgeous ttew bar doing the pre-clttb tliitig with the Barry Cabanas.

I Catwalk ‘)pni lani. Free. Open decks session. Phone 225 5533 or (NH 807025 for more information.

I Chicken Noodle Soup at The Venue. l(I.3(Ipni 3am. £3. 26 .\'ov. Monthly. Techno sounds ‘l:\[iecl lilg noises from this one. \\ tlli an e\cepttonally rich sweet sound. lzv en though we are regularly ptil under pressure to give pedigree details. we are afraid that. just as with the ('m (l-( 'u/tt recipe this clubbing \attely \\lll have to remain a secretfl apparently.

I Cuba Norte at ('ttba .\'orle.

lllpni lam. Free Weekly. \‘arious l).ls spiti l.attn sounds and Brazilian dance. I Don't Panic at The Tap 0' l .aurislon. ()pm latii. Free. I‘) .\'o\. 'l‘eehno and trance sounds at the rev amped Tap.

I Dust at The Rocking Horse

llprii 3am. £2. Weekly. A tiiglit of metal. industrial. goth atid punk \\ Itli DJ Dave the Poet.

I eh1 more at eh I. 9pm lant. l'ree. Dolphin Boy vs tth quality house oti the first atid third 'l‘liurstlay s of the tiiotitli. T-l (‘rossley on Ilie second and fourth \Hlll hip lioppy. lionsey sounds

I ELNINO at The Venue. top floor. Monthly. \e\l date If) [)ee.

I Flava at The Attic. ll).3()pni 3am. Free. Weekly. Resident l).ls Sugafool. .l(‘ and TNT provide the quality soul. R&B .

swing and hip hop sounds. Drinks promos. Phone 0403 483524.

I The Funky Underground at Revolution. l()pm—3am. Free if iii 60s or 70s costume: £3 before I lpm; £4 after. Weekly. With drink promos aimed squarely at the students. a cheesy disco night to start your weekend off.

I The Greenhouse at The Honeycomb. Greenhouse has now finished.

I Jam at City Cafe 2. ()ptn—lam. Free. 26 Nov. Fortnightly. Differing beats from the big beat catnp.

I Jazz Joint at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. l()pm—3am. £4 (£3). A busy month for Ktilti and friends. A return to normal hours and cover charge. Bespoke. a six- piece trip hop outfit will provide the sounds with support from F.h‘.’ Wun!

I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Club.

I lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Get your classic old and new indie and alternative here. Drinks promos as well.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar. 9pm—-lam. Free. IQ Nov. Fortnightly. Easy listening. mellow jazz. iii-energy disco and tasty cheese.

I Lari at The Tap ()' l.auriston. ()plll-lilm. Free. 26 Nov. Fortnightly. Range of techno sounds at the revamped Tap. Make mine a l.arj one.

I Life at The Attic. ll).3()pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. New night of happy house and alternative dance with DJ Manson arid guests recently moved front The Ark.

I Love Breaks at Ft) Na Na.

l lpm—3am. Free before 1 lpiii. £2 after. Weekly. Membership available. Various funky sounds with Simone and Dr Joli. I Lucid at The Venue. l().3()pni—3am. £5 (£4). I‘) Nov. Fortnightly. Jamie Watt and Ross Duckering. The finest eclectic dance music. Hip Hop. house. jungle. techno. Special enhancements. gifts and features. Membership available. ()rientated towards the clubber who likes good music. whatever the genre.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l()pm—3ani. £3 cone and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. Sir ()ssie runs with the best iii hip hop. swing. ftttik. soul and R8; B. One of the longest running nights iti Scotland and still going strong.

I Pants at Wilkie House. l().3()pm—3atii. £4 (£3 with llyerI-—watch

-. ottt for the Boys iti Pants handing ottt

free passes. Weekly. Refreshing to see a student night honest about what it is. and 1 quote ‘l.ot.s ofclassic anthems. ponsy games with shit prizes. crap dancers and cheap bevvy.‘ Got to love it.

I Red, Hot And Cool at Noa. l0pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Soul. hip hop and old school. John Flowers is the resident plus guests.

I Ripped at The Jaffacake. l lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A mix of pop and indie. Vodka is 20p a shot. tequila 50p and selected beers (i0 .

I The Salsa Hut 7-l().3()pm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant joining the dots between great food arid great music. With DJs.

I Soulville at The Venue. basement. l().3()pm~3am. £3. 26 Nov. Fortnightly. A new Northern soul niod club offering old soul cuts as well as some ska and futik.

I The Subway West End 4ptn~3anl. £l. Weekly. Student-orienlated venue frotn the same people behind the Subway iii the Cowgate. The music is suitably varied »- from ons- to 90s —- arid the drinks are double cheap. ()pen seven nights a week with DJs on every night. I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Rootii. ll).3()pm--3ani. £3. Weekly. Cheap drinks 50p for spirits. ciders arid some beers plus some funky 70s action.

I Vibe at The Wee Red Bar. l().3()pni~3am. 26 Nov. Fortnightly. Robert (.‘ontior atid Silver Storic trip on through tech-house and trance.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannernians. ‘)ptii--lani. Free. Weekly. l.ocal DJs spin pre-club vibes iti this popular bar. Tonight. it's ftttik. soul arid hip hop.

I The Unspoken Thing at Negociants. 9ptii--3alii. Free. Weekly. Funk. hip hop atid house with three to bring it to


I Aabsoulution at The Vaults. ll).3()pm-3am. £5. 2() Nov. Fortnightly. Just imagine a club that you can get down to disco. shake your lhatig to RézB and wiggle to tropical beats. Happy days. it's here at last? A brand new night frotii M.I.B. with three rooms atid loads of DJs. Mr H iii the ttiaiti room with 7()s disco to 90s dance; Sotttli (‘entral iii Room Two; Rooni Three holds (‘lub Mojito - a mix of African. salsa. samba and Latin ja‘zz.

I Apex at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date ll Dec.

I Bass City Rollaz at The Venue. Monthly. Next date Ib’ Dec.

I Cafe Aquarius at ('afe Aquarius. 9pm~ latii. Free. Weekly. Tribal Funktion host tonight at this very funky bar.

I Camel Beats at The Venue. l0.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). 20 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 tnore friendly Friday night crowd. (I‘m not getting paid for this. honest!)

I Catwalk 8pm— I atti. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik from The Lizzard Lounge. Blacka’nized and The East Coast Project spins the best selection of music from around the world.

I Cathouse at The Attic. l lpm—3am. £2 before I l.3()pm: £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Rock and indie with a play list that can range front Metallica and Marilyn Manson to ()asis and The Beastie Boys. With student-friendly drink romos.

I Club Bezique at The Wee Red Bar. Club Bezique has now finished.

I Club Fondue at Noa. From 5pm. Free. Weekly. Witid down your hectic week with all that‘s cheesy. Cocktails are £2.50 arid bottles of champagne £12. Loads of nibbles and (lips too.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 18 Dec with live guest Carlos Pena.

I Cuba Norte at (.‘ttba Norte. l()ptii—lani. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio Flamenco Pttro with dancers Tote Conte and DJ Simone.

I Defcon One at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date ll Dec.

I Divine Divas at The Venue. l()pm»--3am. £5 (£3); two for one before llptti. 27 Nov. Monthly. lidinburgh‘s very busy woman-only cltib. DJs Trendy Wendy and Ali Vegas with MC Fratikie Ciallacher. Special performance is by Rashenkoli Tribal Bellydancers from Cork (Ireland) oti their second visit. They are holding a workshop oti Sat 27 Nov. cotitact Nancy oti 555 (3878.

I eh1 more at eh I. 9pm—lam. Free. Stylish pre-club bar. Gordon Mac (aka Sublinie‘s Beany) plays oti the first Friday of the tiioritli. the big beat sounds

; of Sleazy (i on the second arid fourth

whilst you can catch Gav l.yell on the third Friday each month.

I Esteem at The Vaults. Monthly. Next date ll Dec.

I Evol at the Liquid Room. |().3()pm—-3am. £4. Weekly. A healthy llll.\ of music. taking iii anything frotii Blttr. l’avement and ()asis to Public

Frictiiy. Jackson 5 arid Underworld.

Winter Dance Festival '98

Radio 1’s Essential Mix Party will host one of the strongest line-ups seen for yanks. We pried some essential facts about three of the performers - Pete Tong, Carl Cox and Glaswegian loonies The Jengaheads.

Full name: Pele Tom; Describe your musical style: Er‘ler tit

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Have you ever been stalked? Frequently, tr; {ils

If a statue was built of you, where would it stand? In the 'm:

What gets your goat? I don't nave one Finish this sentence: Dling in front of 5000is like... ilavtriti 5030 iii your

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Full name: Carl Cox.

Describe your musical style: Funky techno.

Did you have any other any career aspirations? Yes, I wanted to run a scaffolding company in London.

When was the last time you threw your hands in the air and waved them like you just didn't care? Sat 7 Nov at a Radio 1 gig tn Mexrt‘o City I always throw my hands III the arr at ritrjs'

Do you have an easy life? No, not at all I wonder how I manage sometimes Finish this sentence: Dling in front of 5000 people is like. . . Scoring a goal for England.

Full name: Martyn Michael Henderson Describe your musical style: htphopbreakbeatjumpupuridergroundo verqroundwomblirigfree

If a statue was built of you, where would it stand? I really don't tlittik that this is qomri to betome a problem What gets your goat? Daft questions Are you any good in a fight? Fiery redhead, but (oultln't plinth my way out of wet paper bar}

Finish this sentence: DJing in front of 5000 is like. . . A lot of fun A brilliant feeling ti they are behind you but I would hate to bomb.

Full name: All Oatmeal Campbell.

If a statue was built of you, where would it stand? Keeping my place at the bar.

When was the last time you threw your hands in the air and waved them like you just didn't care? Last time I tried to get served at a bar (I’m a short- arse).

Do you have an easy life? Not when I'm trying to get served at a busy bar What gets your goat? Being a short- arse at a busy bar

Finish this sentence: DJing in front of 5000 people is like . . . DJtng In the cupboard If you keep your eyes closed. a Royal High/arid Centre, Irig/iston, Sat 28 Nov. See list/rigs