'Believe it or not, Substance is one of my favourite clubs ever,‘ says Matthias Heilbronn (above), New York garage DJ, producer, remixer and international jetsetter who is set to play the first birthday bash. 'I think that it's a mentality thing in Scotland about the way people party and dance. They must know the music as well as I do because whatever record I play, they just let loose.’

Matthias speaks somewhat from a position of authority on the subject this will be his third gig at the club, making him the most regular of all its guests. With sets and PAs from the likes of Ashley Beedle, Brian Chambers, Booker T, Kathy Wood, the Astro Trax Team, Frankie Foncett and Dave Camacho he is ahead of a very talented


Substance‘s reputation rests with its residents Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton are regarded as two of the best garage DJs in the country and their production work is sure to catapault them into the big league.

’Matthias has a really unique sound but still fits in so perfectly at Substance,’ says Craig Wood, promoter. ’He plays things so fresh the way Craig and Mikey play - really deep and soulful but at the same time he knows how to rock the crowd. I think that we lean more towards the New York sound rather than say, London. It’s that Body & Soul sound which Matthias has.’ (Simone Baird) eta? Substance ’5 first birthday at The Honeycomb, Sat 6 Mar

I Noa at Noa. lllpnr—3atrr. £(r. Weekly. Head through to the back roonr for quality garage and house with Taste's Martin Valentine and Stuart Barrie.

I The Party at Revolution. l()pm—3am. £5 l()—l lpm: U) I lpnr-rrridnight; £7 after. Weekly. Door policy is dress to impress so dust off your fave bits of Lycra and buff up your shrrrrest shoes. it's partv time?

I Phat Pharm at City 2. ‘)pm~lam. Free. l3 .\lar. Fortnightly. Man-about- towrr Yogi Hatrghtorr sc‘l'\ itrg tip real deal garage. rare grooy e and funk.

I Raw at Negociarrts. l()prn~ 3am. Free. Weekly. Neil McDonald and Ben McCabe continue to play deep and funky house of the highest order.

I The Rocking Horse llpm~~3atn. £3. Weekly. Three floors of the darker and harder side of things. Tomb Raider lot‘ the gotlric and industrial sounds. Frenzy for rock and alternative and Fly for the indie and chemical noises.

I Scratch at The Venue. llpnr -.‘~am. £(r (£5). l3 Mar. Fortnightly. ()uality hip hop club. Listen tip. I've seen the Scratch press release atrd they have got some of [he biggest and ltcsl gllc‘sls booked t'igltl until their second birthday in May you

are advised to keep your Saturdays free. Tonight catch the Second To None breakdancing crew winners ofthe L'K Breakdarrce Championship itr ()oJfl. ‘)7~98 and third in 98—99. Residents are Lyley. Rultone. (iino and The Dy namrc Duo.

I Shebang at \Vllls‘ic‘ iltrtlsc‘. llpnr-~3atn. £l() (£8). l3 .\lar. Monthly. A brand new night brought to you by the promoters ol'Taste attd is airrred directly at the same sort of straight/gay llll\ of clubbers. With an all-woman line up. catch Gail Sellers and .Iacqtri .‘ylorrison in the main roonr wrtlr their blend of garage progressing to happy and hard house. Through the back it's top quality garage all the way. See Hit list.

I Squeezed at l.oca. lllprrr 3am. £3 before midnight; £4 alter. Weekly. Whoop it up with Brian .\lc(i;rri_\ play irrg funky house. soul arid disco.

I Substance at The Honey conrb. llprrr—3anr. £ It) (£8). (3 Mar. Fortnightly. l’remier garage club. Scotland's premier garage club celebrate their first birthday tonight in sty le catch special guest Matthias lleilbronn. Residents Craig Srtritlr and Mikey Stirtotr will be popping balloons in the

maitr room while Ross Keddie and Bootsy tnuck about with the party punch through the back. Congratulations to all at Substance (especially the party goers) alter one short year it is widely regarded as one of Britain's best garage clubs. See panel and Hit list. I The Subway West End 4pm-—3am. £ l. Weekly. See Thu. I Teaseage at The Citrus. llprrr—3am. £4. Weekly. Indie. with a touch of dance and funk. play ed to a packed and sweaty crowd. I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. llpnr—3am. £7 (£5). (r Mar. l-‘ortnightly. Big extra special night -- Mateos & Matos will be dropping by to rrruck about on four decks. last time they did this. the punters in (ilasgow were weeping at the miracle of music that they had witnessed (so I‘m told). lispect New York's fittest to lay dow n the deepest arid nrost sorrlftrl house you ever did hear. Get there early or you will miss out. ()lr. remember to bring your tissues. See preview and Hit list I Violate at Cafe Royale. Spur-lam. £5. (3 Mar: .‘ylonthly. l‘riendly fetish club. Dress code: fetish. fantasy. TV. rubber. leather. sexy and imaginative. No street

listings CLUBS

I Viva at Club Mercado. 9pm—4am. Free 0-- IOpnr: £8 thereafter. 13 Mar. Fortnightly. Fun. sexy and kitsch. The music policy is a cocktail of disco anthems. pumping house. a sax and the vocals of a real diva. ‘Where meeters and greeters cater for your every desire and whim.‘

I Walkers l().30pnr~3am. £tbc. Weekly. ()ver le. Smart dress. One for the local office workers and West Finders.

I Yush! at City 2. Free. b Mar. Fortnightly. Underground sounds representing the label. A] from Blacka‘nized provides the hip hop atrd reggae flavour.


I Absent Without Leave at Revolution. lt).3()pm—3am. £2.50 before I 1pm: £3 llpm-midnight; £4 after. Weekly. A fusion of poptastic dance. chart and garage anthems from Alan Key and Adrian Luvdup.

I Bare Story at The Bare Story. 7.3()pm~lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club action with Dls dropping the garage and house vibe.

I CC. Blooms llpm-3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Two of Edinburgh‘s best clubs Manga and Sublime ~ on rotation at this friendly. funky bar.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Kevin Panache and Neil Friday pump out the handbag house.

I Club Molito at Cuba Norte. 8—l lpm. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro- Cubatr and Latin cocktail.

I Creamed at The Ark. l lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Half price with flyer. Quality patty favourites and mainline spirits at ~19p . . . the weekend‘s not overyeL

I eh1 More at ehl. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Tim King plays his favourite hip hop. acid jazz and funk records in this pre-club bar.

I Flares at Flares. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Dls playing a ratrge of commercial disco.

I Galaxy at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm-«3am. £3. Weekly. Funk. soul. Northern and disco.

I Hot Lava at Negociants. lOpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Reggae beats.

I Icons at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 6 Mar.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. Spin—3am. £3. Weekly. The Brian Kellock Trio and Tasty front a night of cool jazz atrd hot beats.

I The Kirk at Wilkie House. 2—7pm. £3 (£2 with flyer). Weekly. I'm told that it's ‘C-uys. girls. beer. bands. comedians. drinks promos. games. classic 70s. 80s and 90s music and other interesting stuff.‘ While away your Sunday afternoons.

I Lost at Loca. l()am—3anr. £3. Weekly. Some fine drinks promos to wind your week down, or is that start your week off'.’ House and garage night.

I Mad at The Attic. I()pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Chart atrd classic disco going happily hand-iir-hatrd with very cheap drinks pronros.

I Permission at Shady Lady's (bottom floor of Rocking Horse. entrance on Cowgate). l().30pm-3arn. £4 (£3 with flyer). 14 Mar. Monthly. Fetislr/BDSM club. Industrial. punk. alternative and goth. A dance floor. changing room and a play area incl. equiptnent for SM play.

I The Subway West End 4prn—3am. £l. Weekly. See Thu.

I Sundaze at Po Na Na. llpm—3am. Free before i lpm; £2 after. Weekly. Murray Richardson (Rebel Waltz) with dance classics from days gone by.

I Sunday Sunday at The Citrus Club. l()pm—3atrr. Free. Weekly. Funk. dance. indie. big heart. disco. rock. 80s and much. much rrrore.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 28 Mar. Check out the Trendy Wendy web site:

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