EDINBURGH FRIDAYS: CLUBS continued
I Sin at Eden. llpm—3am. £9 on the door (£6 in advance). 17 Dec. Monthly. A brand new night for the outrageous and fetish crowds in Scotland. The opening night will see a display of Murray and Vern’s latex fashions, a performance by Nawashi Muragawa with the ancient Japanese art of rope bondage, Arcane and their cutting edge sado-erotic performance, CY-beria and Phreak dancers, domination from Electra and many extra surprises. Music is from Pussy Power, playing deep house, trance and techno upstairs while Severin handles more chilled out rhythms downstairs. Make an effort with your outﬁts, think outrageous clubwear, naughty maids, lingerie, cross-dress, see- through, rubber, leather, PVC. If you don’t have anything, they say to show up naked and they’ll provide you with some vinyl tape. And you say there’s nothing different in the capital.
I Sublime at The Potterrow. 10pm—3am. £8 (£6). 10 Dec. Monthly. A stormer of a night at the ’Row when Mr Billy Nasty and Holy Ghost descend into the venue. Billy Nasty has a ridiculous number of Scottish dates this month, so we’ll be able to get our ﬁx of his awesome, driving techno sets. Holy Ghost will be playing live on the outstanding sound system. One of the promoters could only describe them as ‘fucking amazing’, so we’ll take that to mean that this is one not to miss.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£6). 3 Dec. Fortnightly. Following the absolute mayhem the ensued during Taylor’s fantastic set last fortnight, resident Kev Wright will keep his minions jumping around like the loons they are when he plays one of his three hour sets. He has been in ﬁne form of late and you won’t want to miss this one. He’ll be supported by ldge in the main room, while Gary Mac and Felix do their brilliant nu skool and electro beats. Looking ahead to 17 Dec, Nick Warren makes a return to one of his favourite clubs to play an epic three-hour set. Plan to get to the club as it opens if you want to get in for that one, it’ll be a sellout and make no mistake. Brilliant stuff. (http://www.sublime- uk.demon.co.uk/)
I Trancelucent at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £4 with flyer before midnight; £5 after. 3 Dec. Monthly. A new night of Euro trance with Pete Anderson and Big Ben in the main room and Dave S doing the smooth house grooves thing in the basement. Look out for their one-off Christmas spesh on 24 Dec.
I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 10 Dec. Monthly. Future disco and true house from the outstanding residents Gareth Sommerville and Colin Cook; attracting a friendly, hipvand up for it crowd.
I Wiggle aggle at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 17 Dec.
I Wize lives at Eden. 10.30pm-3am. £7. 3 Dec. Monthly. Brand new night (well, it’s not been around for absolutely ages and we know how bad your memories are . . . ) down at Eden. Oﬂering something a little fresh in the capital with a tech house night (they’ll be taking in extra sub-bass), DJ Yela will be joined by a number of guests each month. Tonight, Gareth Sommerville and Evil
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Eddie Richards take over the main room while Richie Rufftone and SuperSub deal with matters in the Lounge.
I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £5 (£42. Weekly. Party and dance classics. I he Attic at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Musical hits from all the usual suspects.
I Flirt at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £6. Weekly. A heady mix of 705 to 905 hits for an over 255 crowd.
I The Funk Train at The Potterrow. 10pm-3am. £7 (£5). 17 Dec. Monthly. The Christmas spesh tonight with cheesy funk, soul and 705 action for a mainly student crowd.
I Fusion at Eros/Elite. 9pm—3am. £4 (£2) before 11pm; £5 (£3) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Smart casual, no trainers at this brand new club. Lots of mainstream party music for those out for a good time.
I Loca at Loca. 8pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before 1am; £4 after. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature crowd.
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 The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thu.
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster take you through the 605, 705 and 805 in a now weekly bash.
I Yum Yum at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £S—£7. Weekly. Chart and dance night at this very popular club.
I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Happening house beats and true eclectica.
I Club lava at Club Java. lOpm—Zam. Free. Weekly. DJ Gibbo (Cosmic Disco) plays happy house and soulful garage.
I uba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm-1am. 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—lam. Free. Weekly. It may be completely shite outside, but in Pivo you’ll ﬁnd a warm retreat, some serious alcohol and the odd outstanding DJ. Best of its kind by a mile.
I eh‘l more at ehl. 9pm—1 am. Free. Weekly. Garage and house DJs on rotation at this popular city centre bar.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Colin Cook presents a night of Afro beats and Latin fusion blended with the best of New York house. I Salsa Con Sabor at Baracoa. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Arakatacal at The Bongo Club. 11pm-3am. £5. 4 Dec. Monthly. Tropical dance mayhem on the Arakataka! dancefloor with salsa, African, Latin and Caribe vibes for your soul.
I Atomic Baby at Eden. 11pm—3am. £10. 4 Dec. Monthly. One of the best nights of the capital, playing house, Euro house and more banging numbers upstairs with Michael Kilkie and Zammo hammering it out, while Scott Brown and Stuart Duncan do a more progressive thing downstairs in the Lounge. This will be the second night at their new home and we expect all of you to head down and show you support.
I Big Beat at Cafe Graffiti. 9.30pm-2am. £7 (£6). 4 Dec only. A ﬁtting ﬁnale to Big Beat’s last ever night at Grafﬁti, with Push from London guesting. The danceﬂoor jaa kings - as fresh, funky and tight as you like — have been to the club four times now and have never failed to blow the place apart. Make sure you shake the promoter cum DJ Simon Hodge’s hand - he’s a rare light in the city and responsible for outlaying more quality real deal nights
3 Piece Sweet
Sister’s gonna work it out . . . or so say Nicci F, Trendy Wendy and Sally Findlay, otherwise known as 3 Piece Sweet. A, er, three piece girl DI group.
'We didn't want to call ourselves anything like "Girls On Decks", because that's what other ex-topless model girly 015 do, and we’re not anything like that.’ explains Nicci F. The trio are not really like anything that you will have come across in your travels through clubland. Rather than being a structured, defined group, they're more like a party popper exploding in whatever venue they're playing. From disco to house, kitsch to 805. the girls simply play fun music, and have a brilliant time while doing it. Each of the girls are well-known Dls in their own right: Trendy Wendy's Tackno nights are legendary in Edinburgh; she and Sally also look after the back room at Joy; and you'll find Nicci F at Po Na Na every Friday.
'It’s ridiculous and such a Iaugh,‘ agrees Trendy Wendy. 'lt’s not like working at all, which is the thing that’s really good about it.’
'I love it, it's not serious Dling,’ admits Sally Findlay. 'We don’t really play the clubs where you have to keep the floor rammed, we just play what we enjoy. And because there’s three of us, we can bounce off each other. It's the most enjoyable bit of Dling when you play with two friends and you just
play what you want to play.’
‘It is honestly like an after-hours party,’ emphasises Nicci F. 'No one starts stripping in the dancefloor, or at least they haven't yet, so there are no media funnies to tell you. It just feels as though we are chucking on a few tunes round someone's house with our pals there.’ (Simone Baird)
I 3 Piece Sweet play Block-Party at Noa on Thu 2 Dec; the Basement Bar party at Eden on Mon 6 Dec; and at Tackno vs The Cuban Brothers on Sun 26 Dec.
than you could possibly imagine. He’ll be supported by DJ Stuart. Look out for the the new Big Beat residency — when we know, you’ll know.
I Bohemia at Eden. 10pm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Craig Burger Queen’s night of house and garage at this plush venue. I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Get up and move those hips at this very busy gay bar/club.
I Colours at The Potterrow. 10pm—3am. £10 (£8). 4 Dec. Monthly. Oh dear, voted by just about every rag in the country as the biggest caners around, Alex P and Brandon Block hit Potterrow tonight for some banging house action. The rider will no doubt be drunk dry before they even step up, not that the drinking students are going to notice. Always
I ream at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 18 Dec with the Dope
I Digital at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm-3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. 11 Dec. Fortnightly. LFI‘ (North) guesting with a pure techno set, Mitchell and J. Cammera reside.
I Diva at The Liquid Room. 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, all with a great Latin, jazz and funk edge. This is an outstanding club at a great venue. Deﬁnitely worth a look.
I E-Ruptor at Studio 24. 10.30pm-3am. £5. 4 Dec only. A large night of hard acid techno from Paul, Primal T and Gizelle. 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 Eye Candy at Club Mercado. 11pm—3am. £10(£8). 11 Dec. Fortnightly. This house and speed garage night has Dls Nejat Barton (Manchester) and Graeme Popstar (who has the coolest DJ name around, we think). Please note that there is a tight dress code: ‘no effort, no chance’. Look beautiful and outrageous, people.
I FBI at Holyrood Union. FBI has now finished.
I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row Union. 9.30pm-2am. £4.50 (£3.50). 4 Dec. Monthly. Now in its seventh year, this enormously popular event that attracts a friendly crowd. Salsa, merengue, rumba and Latin with a class preceding.
I Filth at Studio 24. 10.30pm-3am. £5. 4 Dec. Monthly. A little intimate affair that’s not for the faint hearted. Alan Joy hosts a night of sexy trance and hard house with a strict door policy — fetish, sexy or none at all, it’s your outﬁts that matter, baby. And what you get up to in the darkened corners is your own affair. I Gatecrasher at The Potterrow. 10pm-3am. £10(£8). 11 Dec. Monthly. Shefﬁeld’s biggest export makes a Scottish appearance tonight, so it’s Euro trance all the glowstick-lit way for the young ’uns. I Headspin at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 18 Dec.
I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm-3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Swirler (4 Dec) rotate with Melting Pot (11 Dec), with support from Andy B on the decks. I Joy at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 11 Dec. Monthly. Probably the longest running night of its kind in Scotland, Joy still packs a mean punch when it comes to the dancefloor domination stakes. Maggie & Alan (who