EDINBURGH FRIDAYS continued
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. 10pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster take you through the 605, 70s and 805 in a now weekly bash.
I Why Not? at Why Not? 10pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco at this popular city centre venue.
I Yum Yum at Revolution. lOpm—3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Chart and dance night at this very popular club.
I Catwalk at Catwalk. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekl . See Fridays.
I Clu Java at Club Java. lOpm—Zam. Free. Weekly. DJ Gibbo (Cosmic) plays happy house and soulful garage.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm—lam. 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. Bad puns aside, Pivo continues to keep its ﬁnger on the pulse with local DJs Kev Wright from Sublime (5 Feb) and Brian Fisher from Taste (12 Feb).
I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Garage and house DJs on rotation at this popular city centre bar.
I Made In Iguana at iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Colin Cook presents a night of Afro beats and Latin fusion blended with the best of New York house. I 02 at Oxygen. 10pm-1am. Free. Weekly. The fresh air might not be free but the DJs are. Murray Richardson and Craig Smith play for your pleasure.
I Salsa Con Sabor at Baracoa. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Hector looks after lovers of Latin.
I Atomic Baby at E2K (formerly Eden). llpm—3am. £10. 5 Feb. Monthly. Essential Saturday night action with those cheeky house meisters Michael Kilkie and Zammo hammering it out in
the upstairs lounge. Downstairs Stuart Duncan takes a progressive route.
I Camel Beats at Bar Nego (Negociants). 8pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Rob Dylan and Maxx play the sub- Saharan sounds of funky house for your Turkish delight.
I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Get up and move those hips at this very busy gay bar/club.
I Club Oxygen at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 26 Feb with a ﬁre & ice theme. I Colours at Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). 5 Feb. Monthly. Joe Mancini joins Crosby for a night of unashamed party house.
I Cream at The Potterrow. Monthly. Liverpool’s superclub strikes again on 26 Feb with Seb Fontaine and Les Ryder.
I Digital at The Venue (Basement). 10.30pm—3am. £3. 5 Feb. Fortnightly. Mitchell and J. Cammera reside at this funky techno club, that tonight includes live PA from Di/Version. Arrive early ’cause this one heaves.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £7 (£6 members; £5 in fancy dress). 5 Feb. Fortnightly. All you can do is step back in time . . . make a night of it at this brilliant tongue in cheek 70$ revival. Dig out your maddest ﬂares, stick on some sideburns and don a crazy afro, baby.
I Diva at The Liquid Room. lipm—Sam. £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.
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A mix of indie, 60$ garage, northern soul, ska, soundtracks and all things groovy at this ever popular Art College student union. I Eye Candy at Club Mercado. 11pm—3am. £10 (£8, £6 for the outrageously dressed). 5 Feb. Fortnightly. This sweet house and speed garage night is tonight graced with the return of Craig Burger Queen for the ﬁrst time since the
heady days of the now legendary ‘Burger Queen’. An epic evening is promised which will run in collaboration with Beat 106. Please note that there is a tight dress code: ‘Dress glam or scram!’
I Fake at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £5 (£3). 19 Feb. Monthly. Uplifting house and trance at this high capacity venue.
I Filth at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 26 Feb.
I Fire Island at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 26 Feb.
I Futuristica at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£7). 19 Feb. Fortnightly. Jo Malik’s new night showcasing the ﬁnest new music on the cutting edge. London’s top drum & bass outﬁt, Sassafras will be there for the launch. You’ve been forewarned!
I Headspin at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 12 Feb. Monthly. Travelling solo since their departure from clubmates Boogie Mo Dynamo, Headspin continue to do what they do best, namely suppying hip hop, trip hop, funk, house and soul to the needy with mainroom resident Alan Dunbar and backroom fridge magnet, Steve Austin. I Intergalactic at Holyrood House. 9pm—3am. £5 (£3). 12 Feb. Fortnightly. indie night recently moved from Potterrow to this more intimate student venue, featuring an eclectic playlist including Belle & Sebastian, Beastie Boys and Blur.
I Joy at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£7 members). 5 Feb. Monthly. Catch Maggie and 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 discoey. A sure ﬁre winner every time, or as Ren & Stimpy would say: ‘Happy, happy, joy,
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 choppy changey thing. I The Lizzard Lounge at La Belle Angele. The ofﬁcial launch of the Lizzard Lounge at its new, permanent home is on 26 Feb.
Vibe controllers: Mad Ambassador and Archie
When the words reggae dancehall are mentioned a rather vivid image of buxom Jamaican ladies shaking their booty in the air comes to mind. Sadly this is not an image usually associated with the Edinburgh club scene. Granted, we lack the tropical climate and the raw atmosphere of the Jamaican sound system, but all this could be
set to change with the imminent rise of a new reggae dancehall and R&B night.
Brought to the capital by local DJ and promoter DJ Kid (aka Peter Symington), Vibe is designed to fill a gaping hole in the clubbing market. Resident dancehall DJ at the club, Mad Ambassador (aka Gary Bullen), is keen to support this: ‘Nobody's playing as fresh R&B tunes as Archie. R&B is really coming through now and Edinburgh needs a club to do this justice. And I know I'm the only one playing reggae dancehall in Edinburgh so we're
definitely unique in what we're doing.’
Originating in the clubs and more importantly, the streets of Jamaica, reggae danchall has been popular in the UK
since the early 905 but only now is it beginning to achieve crossover success. When it comes to describing the scene,
Bullen struggles to define a constantly changing sound: 'lt’s hard to put your finger on. The style varies from roots reggae to more up-tempo beats. The rhythms are always changing so that you end up with loads of different tempos, including say, your lovers selection, your hard-core selection and so on.‘
With plans to secure top name guests such as Chris Goldfinger and Trevor Nelson, and live acts from London and Jamaica in the next two months, Vibe is most certainly the club to watch. (Catherine Bromley) I Vibe is weekly Sundays at The Liquid Room.
64 THE LIST 3—17 Feb 2000
I Logic at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£8). 5 Feb. Weekly. Celebrating the reopening of the Vaults and their ﬁrst night back, Logic recruit Binary Finary for a live set with residents Sean Pearson, Kureshi, Mcquarrie and Andy Junior (Luvely). Very special guest Junior Cartier will be spinning his nu skool tech house fusion (so they say) on 12 Feb.
I Luver at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£7). 19 Feb. 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. 12 Feb. Fortnightly. Big Latin funk sounds led by trumpeter Colin Steele with Paul Mills (Average White Band) on drums.
I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £tbc. 5 Feb. Fortnightly. When the clock strikes midnight it will be Bob Marley’s birthday so Messenger pay their respects with essential Wailers music all-night long.
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 ﬁyers, expensive guests) that matters. It’s dark and dirty trance and house attracting a friendly gay/mixed crowd.
I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 5 Feb. 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 ’5 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 Nuspirit at Jazz Joint. 10pm-3am. £7. 5 Feb. Monthly. All-new monthly session with residents Scott Rapson, Bob Cairns and Mikey Stirton. covering universal sounds of mixed styles and tempos all deriving from a soul jazz centrepoint. This launch night features a Scottish live exclusive from Victor Davies, the London-based Latin jazz maestro, often compared to the legendary Terry Callier. I Scratch at The Venue (top ﬂoor). 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 12 Feb. Fortnightly. The capital’s major league hip hop night continues to shoot tha pump for all those dedicated to street culture, with tonight’s entertainment including an exhibition of grafﬁti artwork from the awesomely talented Many Styles Crew. Expect open mic sessions, breakers, videos and the ﬁnest hip hop from residents Lyley, Richie Rufftone, Gino and DJ Extra.
I Shebang at Wilkie House. 11pm—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 Substantial at E2K (formerly Eden). 10.30pm-3am. £10. 12 Feb. Monthly. Gorgeous garage night with special Valentine guest Byron Stingin playing live. A living legend in house music, Byron has sung such seminal classics as ‘Devotion’ and ‘That’s The Way Love is’ with Ten City. He has recently re-issued the latter of these and is destined to be in ﬁne form for this rare live performance. Plus residents Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton. See Hit List.
I Teaseage at The Citrus. 11pm—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). 12 Feb. Fortnightly. After spreading themselves all over The Venue for their binhday celebrations last month, Tribal are squeezed back onto two ﬂoors for a quality residents night. Don’t even think about petulantly pouting about