CLUBS listings

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Dave S, resident at Trancelucent - the fortnightly progressive trance knees up at The Venue - takes us through his four favourite floor fillers (try saying that five times

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Henrik B: ‘Entroducing' (lllgo Rhythm) Corning at us UK style, this man has cut a lovely deep, minimal and truly

underground sound. Progressive and hard, check out the B side variations.

Orbital: 'Nothing Left (Breeder remix)‘ (Ffrr)

Breeder have made a good choice on this reworking, giving it their very distinguished sound. Nice progressive trance with a lovely break and dirty voice samples.

2374-7, an Smoked: ‘Flash Back Vl‘ (Jerk)

From the man more commonly know as Oliver Lieb, this track is more about the drum loop than anything else, but works very well for me. With excellent use of filters and flanging, this man certainly knows his stuff.

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Clint/,5"; 1'5, Br, Elias: ‘Mortal (Jaya mix)’ (Platoon) Platoon Recordings a sub division of Uber Disko - have netted a stomper with a kick drum to blow your trousers off, this is a true floor filler in every sense. Lots of trance breaks and cord stabs; there's a lot happening in this track, so be prepared to dance.

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I Funk Junkies at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 9 Mar. Fortnightly. It’s a serious funk thang at La Belle with this new fortnightly night presenting bands and DJs. I In The Groove at Jazz Joint. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. 2 Mar sees the Freddie King Quintet, while the Martin Kershaw Quartet return on 9 Mar, and 16 Mar sees the BS. Murray Quartet guest. DJs Lewis, Fawaz and Sly Si rotate.

I Grand Theft Audio at Wilkie House. 10.30pm--3am. £tbc. 16 Mar. Fortnightly. The first night for GTA in their new home, lots of 4/4 action to keep everyone more than satisfied.

I La Honda at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £4. 17 Mar. Monthly. Live band Mmila doing spider money songs, DJs Dutch Shultz and Felix (Sublime).

I Love Breaks at P0 Na Na. 11pm-3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon play new and old classics from the realms of Latin, soul, R&B and disco.

I Perception at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 23 Mar with a residents night. I The Squalor Show at EZK (formerly Eden). 11pm-3am. 9 Mar. Fortnightly. Wild-style cabaret-based antics with DJs Babes and Frosty playing hip hop, funk and real disco on four decks.

I 3 Piece Sweet at 52K (formerly Eden). 11pm—3am. £3. 2 & 16 Mar. Fortnightly. Sally F, Trendy Wendy and Nicci throw a musical party for us. Much cheapness on the door with plenty of cheap sauce inside, this is a highly recommended early start to your weekend.

I Windup at Bar Nego (Negociants). 8pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. The finest hip hop and R&B with pro DJs Extra and Archie. There’s talk of featuring live hip hop and breakers at this club, so it could develop into quite an interesting proposition.

Chart & party

I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Mind-melting drink promos and full-on party music to take you into the wee hours.

I Back To Basics at Why Not? 11pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Favourites from the chart crypt.

I Blast at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student soiree featuring intergalactic dance from across the solar system and lo fi/indie from Planet Earth. I Bubbalicious at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 with flyer). Weekly. A student night at this very gorgeous venue with Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster and suitabl discounted bevvy.

I Funky Underground at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The student night at this giant venue with Daddy Cool laying on the fromage.

I Ignition at Eros/Elite. 9pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. New venue for the mainstream party crowd. Big student night. I The Kangaroo Klub at The Citrus Club. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. A new dance and chart club.

I Loca at Loca. 8pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before 1am; £4 after. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco.

I Mother's Milk at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Chart and mainstream dance.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1 (free to students). 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 705 costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. ‘Slick-ass funk and disco all night’ for those that wanna go-go.



I Bannermans at Bannermans. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Underworld vibes from Sean Pearson and Neil Ferguson doing the garage and house thing.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro play live. DJs afterwards.

I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm-1am. Free. DJs on rotation at this popular city centre bar. I The Friday Feelgood at Baracoa. 10pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Friday’s bring a change of policy to the normally salsa- orientated bar, as the wonderful DJ Tinku plays an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, soul and hip hop. Expect some of her DJ friends to drop by for some impromptu sets.

I The Gilded Saloon at The Guilded Saloon. 6pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A new inner-city hangout for the suave and sophisticated in Edinburgh, and if they don’t show, then there ’5 always us to prop up the bar. With In Demand behind it, you just know that all your fave DJs will be roped into bringing along a few boxes of vinyl, while those who appreciate the finer things in life can admire David N. McIntyre ’s new exhibition Superstar DJ: on the walls.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. Still offering a home to some of Edinburgh’s finest, 3 Mar sees Calvin & Hobbes (Underword magazine) do the do, while Craig Smith (Substantial) - who must be pretty damn close to becoming a superstar DJ - lays on some lush garage on 10 Mar.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Jo Malik makes the world a better place every time he opens his record bag. Warming us up for a night on the tiles, Jo’s playlist is the musical spectrum in all its lory.

I 2 at Oxygen. 10pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Scotland’s first bar dedicated to following a Californian New Age fad takes on the DJ dimension, with Craig Smith and Gareth Sommerville on rotation.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. 9.30pm-1am. Free. 10 Mar. Fortnightly. Stuart Paterson does the guest DJ thing at Murray Richardson’s deep house night down at C2.

I Roadblock at P0 Na Na. 11pm-3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci digs up the best in funk, disco, house, timeless gems and block rockin beats.

I TFI riday at Club Mercado. 5-10pm. Free. Weekly. No ginger freaks here (thank the merciful Lord), just good old fashioned after-work mayhem, hosted by everyone ’5 favourite good time girl, Trendy Wendy.

I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9.30pm-1am. Free. 3 Mar. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns allows us to peek through the window into his jazz funk world, where we can also glimpse old and new soul meandering along to Latin grooves.


I Apex at Studio 24. 10pm-3am. £7 (£5). 3 Mar. Monthly. Tonight sees this underground trance and techno club do the open decks thing until midnight, to take part call 07803 011 271. After that, Steve Pace returns from Australia to join A] Space on the main floor, while in the Chillout Room, special guest Nasty P goes in for some scratch and hip hop, joining Julz and Kam the Beard. Look out for their second birthday on 31 Mar.

I Arakatacal at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 24 Mar.

I Ascension Goth Club at Cas Rock. Monthly. Next date 17 Mar.

I Barry Cabanas at EZK (formerly Eden). 11pm-3am. £6 (£5); £4 in fancy dress to the theme. 3 Mar. Monthly. And tonight is brought to you by the letter M. That’s miner, mincer, mason, monkey, meathead, mother, and so on. Once there, you can join in all the usual fun and games, with cheesy listening and 805 favourites, lots of rude and offensive guests, and a fair bit of snogging in the corners. Ah, takes me back to the old high school discos . . .

I Big Beat at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£5). 10 Mar. Monthly. Another night of the most divine jazz, soul, funk and a touch of Latin groove from the master at work, Simon Hodge. Tonight guests are The El Cometa All Stars, who are rated by Simon as ‘the finest Latin funksters in town and well worth checking out’. Fine praise indeed.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 17 Mar.

I Club Venus at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 18 Mar.

I Cosmic at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am.

£5. Weekly. Cosmic’s back and make no mistake. DJs Ross Keddie and Mark Gibson playing tech to hard house in the main room while the backroom tumsout hip hop, rare soul and reggae from Demon, Bertie and DJ Hambra.

I Disuko at E2K (formerly Eden). Monthly from 7 Apr.

I Evol at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. The original alternative crossover club shakes off its walking stick (eight years young) and gets down to a heady mix of Public Enemy, Sonic Youth, Deee-Lite and Mogwai.

I Frogger at Bar Nego (Negociants). 8pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. DJ Reaktronic squares up to the decks on his succulent froggy French legs to play some Gallic house music.

I Funk Latino at Gaia. 9pm-3am. Free before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Funk and Latino on the main floor while upstairs goes all Salsa Con Sabor with DJ Hector, playing Latino, salsa, merengue and Latin


I Hazard at The Vaults. 10.30pm-3am. £9 (£6). 10 Mar. Monthly. Brand new drum & bass night on a dark jungle tip with lots of residents over two rooms.

I Gatecrasher at The Potterrow. 10pm—3am. £10 (£8). 10 Mar. Monthly. This supposed take on Sheffield’s greatest export has had a few people complaining that, to be honest, it’s not like Gatecrasher at all. So while you might get lots of Euro trance on a mighty fine soundsystem, we have to warn you that it’s not the original, so leave your glowsticks and candy dummies at home.

I Higher Ground at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £6 (£5). 17 Mar. Monthly. A big night for this funky deep house and garage night when Glasgow duo The Idjut Boys guest. Making a big splash at the moment courtesy of their releases on Glasgow Underground and Nu-Star, the Boys have been the subject of a lot of deserving hype of late. They join residents Mr Todd and Brian Hunter.

I H0 at the Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. 10 Mar. Fortnightly. Hip hop from the outstanding DJs Extra and Kimo Cutz, MCs from Scotland Yard and live beats and bass from Willy Molleson. Destined to transform your weekend pleasure, we advise you to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm-3am. £5. 3 Mar. Fortnightly. The Groove Diggaz return to provide the funk a la James Brown circa 1974. 17 Mar sees the High Heel Sneakers.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Reggae, ragga, soul, funk, swing and R&B delights provided by the honourable Sir Ossie. 3 Mar sees an extra special Mambo when Chris Goldfinger of Radio 1 fame - he hosts the outstanding reggae dancehall show every Saturday night - guests. Absolutely essential night for all dancehall enthusiasts. Make sure you’re there early. I Manga at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 24 Mar with the Future Loop Foundation playing live. Call the infodine: 0788 767 6061 or check out the recently updated website at:

I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. 10pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly. The perpetually gorgeous DJ Nicci plays disco, funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar cum club.

I Nature at The Attic. 11pm-3am. £6. Weekly from 3 Mar. A brand new night that should make the revellers sit up and take notice. The stars of the Sub Club will be making this weekly east coast do their home, with Domenic the week in, week out resident, and Harri, DJ Q, Ralph Lawson and George T on rotation. They’ll be playing the kind of deep and funky house that Glasgow is renowned for at this very small venue, so an atmosphere to die for shouldn’t be too hard to create. This could be the start of something beautiful, so make sure that you head down to witness its beginning.

I Noa at Noa. 10pm-3am. Free before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room with garage; Paul Dixon through the back with old skool, soul and funk.