& Sebastian, Beastie Boys and Blur.
I Joy at Wilkic House. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£7 members). 5 Feb. Monthly. Catch Maggie & Alan in the main room with their trance and techno banging numbers, while Trendy Wendy and Sally Findlay look after the back room with all things kitsch, kookie and discocy.
I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at P0 Na Na. 11pm-3am. £3. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint, keeping it real with the old skool to nu skool chopey changey thing.
I The Liuard Lounge Family Reunion Party at The Bongo Club. 10pm-3am. £7 (£6). 29 Jan. One-off. Sing Hallelujah, the Lizzard Lounge is here to save our lost and tortured souls since the sad demise of Cafe Grafﬁti. All your favourites are here — the Lizzard Lounge Allstars playing live, with guests from Cuba and DJs Eh?Wun!, Mr Malik with backroom support from Unkle Fawaz and Prof. Plastic. And Remember —The Lounge goes permanent fortnightly at La Belle Angele from 26 Feb.
I Luvely at Wilkic House. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£7). 22 Jan. Monthly. Delivering their monthly fix of all things sexy, glam and downright well, lovely at this hard house, gay night. One of the busiest nights in town, so hustle down there early.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. World music with Sir Ossie playing the full spectrum of African, soca, Latin, salsa, reggae and ragga sounds.
I Melting Pot at Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. 29 Jan. Fortnightly. Big Latin funk sounds with Paul Mills (Average White Band) on drums.
I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. lOpm—3am. £6. 22 Jan. Fortnightly. The Disciples (Jah Shaka, Boom Shakalacka) and Jonah Dan (Premier UK Dub Studio) dish the dub, ‘Roots-man’ style at this super popular night.
I Mingin' at Studio 24. upstairs only. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 12 Feb. Monthly. Alan Joy’s night where it’s the music (and not decor, fancy ﬂyers, expensive guests) that matters. It’s banging trance and house attracting a friendly gay/mixed crowd.
I The Mission at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 22 Jan. Fortnightly. Attracting a near capacity crowd most nights, this is one of Scotland’s biggest alternative clubs with three floors of rock, goth and indie/dance which should suit just about everyone’s tastes.
I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers, Martin Valentine and Craig Phillips mix up US house and garage.
I Scratch at The Venue (Cooler). 10.30pm-3am. £6. 29 Jan. Fortnightly. The Scratch boys have taken a well earned rest this month but appear tonight to help Tribal Funktion party hard on their birthday (see below). It's all back to normal on 12 Feb. I Shebang at Wilkic House. llpm—3am. £10 (£8). 12 Feb. Monthly. Gail Sellars and guests from an all-female line-up playing happy to hard house in the main room. Hilda plays disco in the Hideaway at this relaxed, gay friendly night.
I Soul Searchin at E2K (formerly Eden). llpm-3am. £5 (Free to members). 22 Jan. One-off. Gareth Somerville of Yip Yap and Ultragroove fame plus Craig Gillespie playing house grooves for the discerning Clubber.
I Substantial at E2K (formerly Eden). Next date 12 Feb with Byron Stingily.
I Swirler at Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. 22 Jan. Fortnightly. Kevin McKenzie takes us on a smooth jazz journey with the help of some of Edinburgh’s greatest players and support from Andy B on the decks.
I Teaseage at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Indie, with a touch of dance and funk, played to a packed and sweaty crowd. I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. 11pm-3am. £7 (£5). 29 Jan. Fortnightly. Throw your hands in the air etc ’cause it’s Tribal’s 8th Birthday and this is going to be some party. One of Edinburgh’s longest running and most successful nights celebrates on all three ﬂoors, playing house, disco, hip hop, techno and well, anything really. Downstairs in the Cooler, we have the Scratch boys Lyley, Richie Rufftone and Gino, in the middle it’s residents, George T and Simone and upstairs the joint will be
Monthly Fri ays, La Belle Angele
- ‘We’re all members. Would you like to see my card?’ - ’We’ve seen some amazing DJs here tonight.’ - 'l was the first person out of the whole crew to come here.’
- ’He’s my neighbour, and I helped him move through here. The next week he was wanting everyone to come through to this club, Manga. I was the only cunt that came through, eh?’
- ‘That was the start.’
- ’The music is brilliant, you couldn’t get any better music.’ - ’It totally kicks you up and keeps you going an’ that, ken?’ - 'Even listening to DJ Kid and Tania Swrft on Beat 106 on Sunday from midnight ’til 2am is better! Mikey’s The General like,
big shouts out to The General!’
- ’Young people who are intae tt, ken? The B’island crew. We are the Burntisland crew, ken? A drum & bass crew. Most youngsters want tae come out and have a good time. Nae drugs, nae alcohol, just parties!’
jumping with the much anticipated breakdancing competition and a top prize of £100 up for grabs, hosted by those cheeky monkeys, the Cuban Brothers. Get down there and shake it — you know you won’t break it.
I Vegas at E2K (formerly Eden). 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6 fancy dress). 29 Jan. Monthly. It’s time to bossa nova baby, rhumba, merengue and do the cIta-cha to the syncopated rhythms graciously provided by Frankie Sumatra, Bugsy Seagull and Dino Martini.
I Violate at Cafe Royal. Weekly. Times and prices not known at time of going to press. What is known is that this is a serious fetish night, less concerned with music than with good old fashioned pain.
I Viva at Club Mercado. 10pm—4am. £10 (£8). 29 Jan. Fortnightly. Gay and gay- friendly cabaret cum disco cum house club where everyone gets a little dressed up for the party.
Chart & party
I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Party and dance music at this capacity night.
I The Attic at The Attic. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A bit of everything for everybody from the last four decades.
I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9pm—3am. £4 (£2) before 11pm; £5 (£3) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Saturday night’s alright . .. if it’s good enough for Elton, it's good enough for Edinburgh's party people at this new club.
I Energise at Subway. llpnt—3am. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.
I Hanky Panlty at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream
tunes from the 705 to the 90s at this extremely popular night.
I Loca at Loca. 8pm—5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before lam; £5 after 1am. Weekly. See Thu.
I Lovegroove at Gaia. 9pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. The gorgeous refurbished Gaia opens its doors to this weekly smooth groove dance party on the main floor and easy listening 45s upstairs.
I Naughty at The Ark. 9pm—3am. £5 (half price with ﬂyer). Weekly. A night for the office workers wanting to drink and dance to party tunes.
I Potterrow Saturdays - School Disco at Potterrow. 9pm-3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. All your favourites from the school disco collection and free entry in school uniform before 11pm, if you really want to go down that road.
I The Party at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.
I Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £6. Weekly. A mix of 705 to 90$ smash hits for an over 25s crowd.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thu.
I Baracoa at Baracoa. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Craig takes over for a night of breaks and beats.
I C.C. Blooms llpm—3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. See Fri.
I Club Molito at Cuba Norte. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro-Cuban
and Latin cocktail.
I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Eh?Wunl and Jonny Lyle on rotation at this popular and stylish city centre bar.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Every lady's favourite Bob Cairns does the Iaidback Sunday session thing, taking elements of soul, funk, Latin grooves and future jazz and playing his way into our hearts.
I Walk Of Shame at Harley's Cellar Bar. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Residents Alec, Chris and Derek mix up house, techno, garage and more to a friendly crowd.
I Club Nego at Negociants. 8pm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Kenny winds down the weekend with his choice of reggae music. I Discographas at Jazz Joint. 9.30pm-3am. £3. Weekly. The best of Latin, soul, hip hop and funk played by Edinburgh’s top DJs. with live performance from drum & bass tricksters Sanskrit. A great way to wind down the weekend.
I La Honda at The Bongo Club. 10pm-3am. £4. 30 Jan. Monthly. With eclecticism being the new black, this club has diversification in bucket loads. Visuals, movies, nu skool breaks and live funk from Tight Outfit.
I Icons at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 6 Feb.
I Kute at P0 Na Na. 10pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Murray Richardson and Flash man a night of sweet house music at this bar cum club.
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