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Gareth Sommerville is one of Edinburgh’s best known 015, having A been at it for over eleven years. ﬁrst Dling at the Kangaroo Club and Tattoo (remember when?) His newest residency sees him fortnightly at Bohemia, the new Saturday night club
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CLUB LISTINGS continued
I Keep It In Czech at Pivo. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Extremely popular bar going from strength to strength. 10 Sep sees Marco & Jamie from the recent Vestax comp displaying their skills while 17 Sep sees the mighty garage talents of Craig Smith (Substance).
I Loca at Loca. 8pm—5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 11pm-lam; £4 after 1am. 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. lOpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Reggae, ragga, soul, funk, swing and R&B
deli hts provided by Sir Ossie.
I anga at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 8 Oct with a certain Ed Rush. Check out: www.basstrap.com
I Midnight Blue at Cafe Grafﬁti. Next date 1 Oct after their September 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 popular bar.
I Noa at Noa. 10pm-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 Coyle plays chart and dance at this massive venue.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 17 Sep. Fortnightly. The shockwaves resounded around the ofﬁce like a tsunami when we heard of their late booking: David Holmes is coming, David Holmes is coming! The Northern lrish techno god, widely renowned and adored for his fairly leftficld tunes and unusual samples will be playing an alternative set (ie not techno) we are told. He is, by the way, currently in the studio working on his new album, due for release later on in the year. He will be joining the Pure residencies who are probably more excited by this coup than we are, but only just. See you at the front.
I Radio Babylon at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). 10 Sep only. Renegade Communications present two rooms of funk, dub reggae, hip hop and ‘psikerdelic jazz’ from DJs Barry James, Kelvin Bridge and guests.
I Reaction at The Subway. 11pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £2 otherwise. Weekly. A mix of chart, dance and classic disco.
I Real House at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £6 before midnight; £7 after. 10 Sep only. One of the last nights at The Honeycomb is a ﬁtting one - a night of quality house from Shaboom Records. Ben Davis is the guest DJ tonight while Shaboom featuring Taka Boom perform a live PA. Responsible for the brilliant ‘Sweet Sensation’ house tune that so many have been raving about, this is a ﬁne chance to see them in the flesh. Murray Richardson is the resident for the night.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9pm—3am. Free. 10 Sep. Fortnightly. Murray Richardson’s essential night of all things deep house is still going strong and attracting the ﬁnest crowds . . . after all, we’re there. He will be hosting a pre- party for the Real House night at The Honeycomb before he takes his record box across the road to play there, as well. Ah, the boy gets around.‘
I Salsa Pa Ti at Cafe Habana.
10pm—1 am. Free. Weekly. DJ James Combe and guests with a tropical mix from Afro to zouk.
I Salsa Viva at La Belle Angele. lllﬂl‘iwni3znti. L5. in Sep. Monthly. The name explains it all ~11 full-on salsa night attracting a friendly crowd.
I Shag at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £5. 17 Sep. Monthly. A full-on student night with all those, er, memorable tunes from way back when.
I Sublime at The Potterrow. lOpm-3am. £7 (£5). 17 Sep. Monthly. Sublime’s back in the house with a massive night of techno and trance from those that do it best - their residents. Expect to see Kev Wright, ldge and Felix making the most of the wopping sound 5 stem.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £7 (£5). 10 Sep. Fortnightly. A big night of trance and techno when Sublime return after a month off during the Fesitval. In the main room Kev Wright will be unleashing one of his three hour sets (gm) while ldge supports and the back room sees a big welcome back for the Gary Mac who returns after a year humming round Down Under. He takes over from Beany and joins Felix for a masterful mix of electro, nu skool, classics and the like.
(htt ://www.sublime-uk.demon.co.uk/) I Ill-e Subway West End 4pm—3am. £1. Weekl . See Thu.
I TFI Fricllay 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. 10pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy takes you through the 605, 705 and 80s in a now weekly bash.
I Toolbox at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). 10 Sep only. A night of all things techno with DJs James and Martin (SubtleLogic) with special guests Gavin from Aberdeen’s Burning Bush and Superdog from Solar Perplexus. Jimmy and Riax man the ambient room. I Vengeance at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 2 Oct.
I Venus at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 2 Oct.
I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9.30pm—lam. Free. 17 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 Wiggle Waggle at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 24 Sep.
I Arakatacal at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 11 Sep. Monthly. A popular night attracting a cosmopolitan crowd. Afro, Latin and Caribe dancing tunes from DJs Jaffar and Zuppa lnglese. West African food also available.
I Atomic Baby at The Honeycomb. The Honeycomb has now closed.
I Big Beat at Cafe Graffiti. Next date 9 Oct with some superspecial guests, The Blackbyrds.
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 CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Get up and move those hips at this very busy gay bar/club.
I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Gordon Whittaker and Mark Price alternate to play an eclectic mix of happening house beats in this qualit pre-club bar.
I Co ours at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 2 Oct.
I Cream at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 25 Sep.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba None.
10pm—l am. Free. Weekly. lt’s Saturday so it must be salsa - check DJs Jorge, Coco and James Combe on rotation.
I Czech This Out at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. One of the best
bars in the capital at the mo’, actively encouraging the punters to go a little mental to the DJs. 11 Sep sees Kev Wright (Sublime) try and fit in the wee DJ booth while Ian Boney Clark (Colours) drops by on 18 Sep.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm—late. £7 non-members; £6 members; £5 fancy dress. 18 Sep. Fortnightly. You must know the drill — cheesey 70$ frolicks for a mad and superfriendly crowd with men that should know better behind the decks. Still, we love it!
I Diva at the Liquid Rooms. 11pm—5am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Yogi Haughton maintains a tight grip on the music policy and invites his favourite DJ pals to join him in his crusade for the very ﬁnest in disco music.
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A mix of indie, 60$, soul, deep funk, soundtracks and all things groovy at this popular Art College student union.
I eh1 more at eh1. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Garage and house DJs on rotation at this popular city centre bar. I Energise at Subway. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.
I Envy at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5 before 11pm; £6 before midnight; £7 after. Weekly. Simon Coyle plays chart and dance to a young West End crowd. I Filth at Studio 24. 10.30pm-3am. £5. 11 Sep. Monthly. Alan Joy’s little sojourn into the strict dress code realm has received loads of attention. The music policy’s pretty much the same as Mingin’ but, and this is a big ‘but’, you must make an effort with your clothes, be it fetish, sexual, topless . . . no spectators allowed.
I Fire Island at Wilkie House. lOpm-3am. £5 before 11pm; £10 after. 11 Sep. Monthly. A night of balloons and party hats for the Fire Island crowd — it’s their third birthday. To celebrate, they’ve invited one of their most favourite guests along, Trade’s Steve Thomas, for a blistering three hour set (‘cause it’s their third birthday, a three hour set, see?) of the ﬁnest hard house. He will be supported in the main room by Chris Boume while Marco mans the back room with retrospective quality grooves. Essential night.
I Hanky Panky at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream tunes from the 70s to the 905.
I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. lOpm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Sister Soul (11 Sep) provide a triple bill of female jazz and soul vocalists with support from the wonderful DJ kau; The Ugly Groove Movement (18 Sep) showcase their ten-piece funk sounds with support from the downright fantastic Kulu.
I Joy at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 18 Sep. Monthly. After a brief break during the Festival, Joy hits back with a storming return to Wilkie. Expect Maggie & Alan to be leading the way in their ﬁnest form with house, techno and trance with tops off. Trendy Wendy and Sally Findlay look after the disco, house, cheese and whatever else through the back.
I Jungle Magic at The Potterrow. lOpm—Bam. £7 (£5). 18 Sep. Monthly. Drum & bass with the Jungle Magic residents, expect Kid, G-Mac and The General to be messing about with their favourite stomach shaking breaks and bass tunes.
I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. 9.30pm—2am. £6 (£5). 18 Sep and weekly. After a brief break, the Lounge returns with a DJ night. Joseph Malik will be welcoming Sace from NT in Glasgow. I Loca at Loca. 8pm-5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 llpm-lam; £5 after 1am. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature, but no less sloshed, crowd.
I Luvely at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 2 Oct.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana.
9pm—1 am. Free. Weekly. Colin Cook presents a night of Afro beats and Latin fusion blended with the best in New York house.