Regular weekly Edinbur h clubs plus one-off events are liste b day. then alphabetically by title. Clu s will be listed providing up-to-date details reach our offices at least seven days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinburgh 8. Festival Club Listings are compiled by Simone Baird.
I Afro Art Records vs In Demand Recordings Party at The Honeycomb. Midnight—5am. Free. 26 Aug only. We had to look at this one twice -Ashley Beedle, Craig Smith and Adrian Milarski on the bill with their tip top garage, free entry on the door and since it’s a Smirnoff do, free vodka on arrival. Blimey, you can’t ask for more than that.
I Beat at The Vaults. 10.30pm-3am. Free. Weekly. J Cammera, Stamper and Ollie are on rotation playing a crowd-pleasing mix of house and techno.
I Black Projects at The Honeycomb. 10.30pm—3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. 2 Sep. Monthly. The Black Projects Festival Closing Party - any excuse for a bash, really. Expect ‘house to tech house to techno’ in the main room and ‘beats for all occasions’ through the back. Mainly a student crowd.
I C.C. Blooms at C.C. Blooms. llpm-3am. Free club downstairs at this popular gay bar, playing a mix of commercial dance and hi- NRG house.
I Catwalk at Catwalk. 9pm—lam. Free. Open decks session. Phone 225 5583 or 0411 807925 for more information.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. Great Cuban bar and restaurant with salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.
I Dust at Studio 24. 10pm-3am. £2. Weekly. Popular alternative club offering up a selection of metal, industrial, goth and a bit of punk to an appreciative crowd. Information on 07901 600242.
I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm-5am. £4 (£3). Weekly. John Burgess’s Contemporary Jazz Trio lay on some ultra-contem rary jazz.
I International lub Festival at Teviot Row. 9pm-5am. £6. 26 Aug only. Scottish club Colours bring Allister Whitehead to the party for his popular house music all night long. In the four back rooms you can enjoy: drum & bass, big beat, funk and soul, and dub, soul and re ae.
I La Fromagerte at The Meadows Bar, downstairs. 9pm—3am. Free. 26 Aug. Fortnightly. Easy listening, mellow jazz, hi- NRG disco and tasty cheese.
I loca at Loca. 8pm-5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 11pm—1am; £4 after 1am. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco in the city centre.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. George Mac (Manga) presents all the latest liquid funk, break beats and drum & bass at this popular bar. I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Still going strong — Sir Ossie offers a mix of salsa and R&B.
I Miles Ahead at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—5am. £4. 26 Aug only. Miles Ahead magazine’s Mobile Meltdown heads our way. Tony Saxtone, Shuff, the Rev Speedwagon and Si the jazz junky will be offering up funk, soul, beats, house, drum & bass and other odds and ends.
I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Ska, mod, Northern soul and 605 beats.
I Negociants at Ncgociants. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Archie offers up his fave selection of hip hop and ragga.
I Orange Sun at Studio 24. llpm-Sam. £16 at the door; £15 in advance. 26 Aug only. ‘Earth Night With Planet Gong’ featuring Here & Now Band, Time Machine, Unknown Controllers, The Thanes, 13th Floor Elevator Tribute and supporting DJs.
I Red. Hot And Cool at Noa. 10pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Soul, hip hop and old skool.
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club nights - venues
I Salsa Pa Ti at Cafe Habana. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. DJ James Combe at this salsa and Latin night with a dance class at 9.30pm with DJ Orlando.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. DJs playing chart music for a drinking crowd. I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. Students free with matric card before 12.30am or in 70s costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. ‘Slick-ass funk and disco all night’ for those that wanna go-go.
I Alpha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. 10pm-3am. Free. 3 Sep. Monthly. The Potterrow reopens after the all too brief summer holiday with this big beat studenty night. They had some quality guests earlier in the year, let’s hope it continues.
I Apex at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 17 Sep.
I Barry Cabanas at Eden. Monthly. Next date 17 Sep.
I Cate Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. George T, Simone and H from Tribal Funktion on rotation at this popular and stylish bar.
I Camel Beats at The Venue. 10.30pm-5am. £8 (£6). 27 Aug. Fortnightly. Countdown is commencing . . . this is the second last Camel Beats before their, er, sabatical and they’ve invited Alex Knight (Fat Cat) to join The Arabian Knights (ie the residents) for a night of deep minimal techno and funky house. Get down there while there’s still time.
I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik from Lizzard Lounge, Blacka’nized and the East Coast Project Spin a selection of the best music from around the world.
I Circus Circus at Eden. lOpm—Sam. £6 (£4 for Circus attire). Weekly. The Cuban Brothers are in the house to help launch this new club and venue (27 Aug only) with the aid of Mr Todd (Higher Ground) and Simone (Tribal Funktion) so you can expect lots of funk, disco and house to groove to. The superfriendly staff will be on hand to give you a head massage, manicure or perform some wacky circus thing. Top night out.
I Cosmic Disko at The Vaults. IOpm—Iate. £5 for movers, shakers, gay and bi; freaky wild dressers, those with a drum and backpackers get in two for one. Weekly. A popular night of cosmic beats on a new age tip. Make an effort with your dress, be as way out as you feel you can. Residents Yoshi and Gibbo team up to play dark, new tech-house. Please note that there is a strict door policy - radges and squares will not be admitted.
I Crackerjack at Noa. 4.30—10pm. £1. Weekly. An after-work bash at the coolest club in the West End.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio Flamenco Puro live with DJs afterwards.
I Dazed And Confused Premier Party at La Belle Angele. 11.30pm-5am. £7. 27 Aug only. Britain’s most adventurous mainstream magazine hosts the ﬁnal bash in La Belle’s festival club rota. Bob Jones will be the extra special guest and you can be sure that folk will be rushin’ to get to this one.
I Different Is Good at Iguana. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Popular Scottish DJ Gareth Sommerville lays down the choicest disco and hi hop tunes.
I Divine Divas at The Venue. llpm—Sam. £6 (£5). 3 Sep. Monthly. A Festival special at this women-only club with The Fly Girls, DJs Ally Vegas and Debi and a specially selected performance from the Fringe.
I eh‘l more at ehl. 9pm—1am. Free. Popular city centre bar 'with Sleazy G and Gav Lyall on rotation.
I Evol at The Liquid Rooms. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Edinburgh’s original indie night still going strong.
I Flirt at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £6. Weekly. A heady mix of 705 to 905 hits for an over 255 crowd. Every week until
September sees ‘Going Bananas’ in which they give away a holiday to a sunny Mediterranean location.
I Funk Train at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 24 Sep.
I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. Midnight-5am. £6 (£5). 3 Sep. Monthly. An extra special night at this deep house night - Harri and Domenic guest in the main room with their superﬁne funky house magic. Harri’s been over a bit of late . . . well, a couple of times but it’s deﬁnitely something that should be encouraged. Yogi Haughton maintains control through the back with his cool soul and disco tunes. Get down there for what will be their last night at The Honeycomb.
I Ignition at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £3. 27 Aug. Monthly. From The Mission team, a night of industrial dance, rock and indie for an appreciative and friendly crowd.
I Intergalactic at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 10 Sep.
I International Club Festival at Teviot Row. 9pm-5am. £8. 27 Aug only. Ministry of Sound bring up Dave Seaman for a house party like no other taking over this enormous venue. In the four back rooms you can enjoy: drum & bass, big beat, funk and soul, and dub, soul and reggae.
I Keep It In Czech at Pivo. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. New bar pulling in the punters with local DJs of note mixing up a storm.
I Loca at Loca. 8pm—5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 llpm—lam; £4 after lam. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature crowd.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton blends the best in black music, R&B, future jazz, obscure boogie cuts and rare grooves. That’s the way, uh huh uh huh, we like it . . I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Reggae, ragga, soul, funk, swing and R&B delights provided by Sir Ossie.
I Manga at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£6). 3 Sep. Monthly. The residents are back in force at this, what has to be Scotland’s premier drum & bass club. Check out the breaks and bass madness of Kid, G-Mac, The General and Unify, who together with MC Feclman and VJ A-Dan make this an awesome night. Check out: www.basstrap.com
I Midnight Blue at Cafe Grafﬁti. 10pm-3am. £5. 27 Aug only. Jazz, soul and groove at this popular dance ﬂoor club. It’s a James Brown tribute night with Tony King fronting the Midnight Blue Players and DJs Demus and Joseph spinning. Please note that this is their last night until 1 Oct as they will be taking a well deserved break. I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. 10pm-3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly. The still gorgeous DJ Nicci plays disco, funk and house in this very groovy and p0pular bar.
I Noa at Noa. lOpm-3am. Free before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room with smooth-as-you-like garage; Paul Dixon through the back with old skool, soul and funk.
I Pride at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £5 before 11pm; £6 before midnight; £7 after. Weekly. Simon Coer plays chart and dance at this massive venue.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£6). 3 Sep. Fortnightly. The residents Twitch, Brainstorm, Dribbler and The Bill lay on some of the ﬁnest techno and house that you’re likely to hear, still.
I Reaction at The Subway. llpm-3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £2 otherwise. Weekly. A mix of chart, dance and classic disco.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9pm—3am. Free. 27 Aug. Fortnightly. Well, well, the party’s down at the Cafe tonight.
Everyone ’s fave Murray Richardson hosts an In Demands Record bash and invites supreme garage Gods Craig Smith and Adrian Milarski down. This is a great opportunity to experience some of the capital’s DJ talent in one of the better bars, or if you’re local and familiar with the lads, a great chance to get a free bewy - the
drinks are on them, they said. Just say we said so . . .
I Salsa Pa Ti at Cafe Habana. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ James Combe and guests with a tropical mix from Afro to zouk.
I Salsa Viva at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 17 Se .
I Streetllfe at The Honeycomb. Midnight—5am. £5. 27 Aug. Monthly. Yogi’s new project gets a kickstart with Radio 1's Trevor Nelson playing some real R&B and soul in the main room. He will be joined by Yogi himself and Archie while Mark Linton, Jamie & Sid, and Bob Cairns ﬁght for space in the back room (not really, they’re on monthly rotation). Get down early and show some support, you buggers.
I Sublime at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 17 Sep.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. Fortnightly. Next date 10 Sep with a residents night. (ht‘tlplzllwwwsublime-uk.demon.co.uk/)
I e Subway West End 4pm-3am. £1. Weekly. See Thu.
I TFI Friday at Club Mercado. 5-10pm. Free. Weekly. The capital’s original and most famous after-work piss-up with cheesy music courtesy of Trendy Wendy.
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. lOpm-3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy takes you through the 605, 705 and 805 in a now weekly bash.
I Vengeance at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£6). 3 Sep. Wilkie House goes back to its usual job of club venue (Festival schmestival, we say) as of tonight and the special guest to get everyone back on track is Anthony Pappa of Renaissance fame. Expect a night of great progressive house as he joins notable residents Martin Kay and Gav Grant in the main room.
I Venus at Studio 24. 10.30pm—5am. £5. 3 Sep. Monthly. House residents Billie & Gillie play uplifting house and classic anthems to an up for it crowd.
I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9.30pm-lam. Free. 3 Sep. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns throws down a mixture of jazz funk, old and new soul right through to Latin grooves and stomps ﬁrmly all over it.
I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. No dates until September.
I Atomic Baby at The Honeycomb. Midnight—5am. £10 (£8). 28 Aug. Fortnightly. Batten down the windows and lock up your medicine cabinets - it’s their second birthday. Colin Tevendalc (The Tunnel) will be coming over especially to lay on his Euro trance anthems while Michael Kilkic and Zammo will go a little chicken oriental in the main room and Gareth Sommerville will be doing the smooth and funky US garage thing through the back. It all adds up to total mayhem which will no doubt drag on for a good week or two. Our bet’s that there will be at least one of the Uber Disko boys in a gutter (probably somewhere in a French ghetto) by the end of it all. Any other wagers to the usual address.
I Big Beat at Cafe Grafﬁti. Midnight-3am. £7. 28 Aug. Monthly. Last date before the September break for the Big Beat family. Tonight you can catch the El Cometa All Stars on stage joined by guest DJs Gip and E2 from the Dig! Family (Leeds). These DJs are arguably among the best jazz DJs around (and thus faves of Big Beat). It all adds up to a very special night of dancefloor jazz, Latin and the like. Mark your diaries for 9 Oct (yes, that far away) - The Blackbyrds will be the superspecial guests. I Bohemia at Eden. lOpm-Sam. £8 (£6). Weekly. Craig Burger Queen’s new night at this refurbished venue kicks off with the help of rotating residents Gareth Sommerville and Martin Valentine. A night of glammed up house and American garage for the beautiful people in a spanking new venue, no doubt. Expect loads of sideline antics from the superfriendly staff, on hand to cater for your every whim . . . well, nearly every whim.
I C.C. Blooms at C.C. Blooms. llpm-3am.