CLUBS listings


I Atomic Baby at E2K (formerly Eden). 11pm-3am. £10. 4 Mar. Fortnightly. It’s atomic, baby down at E2K with the likes of Simon Foy (Inside Out), Michael Kilkie, Zammo and Stuart Duncan mixing up a Euro house storm. Make sure that you head downstairs to the Uber Disko Saloon. Attracting a busy and well dressed (read super smooth) crowd, this is one of Edinburgh’s nicer nights out.

I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 25 Mar.

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 C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. llpm-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 25 Mar with Griff Manumission. I Digital at The Venue (Basement). 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 4 Mar. Fortnightly. Melrob (Primate Records) and JeI Ford (Jericho Records)join Mitchell and J Cammera at this house and techno club.

I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£6 members; £5 in fancy dress). 4 Mar. 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 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). 4 Mar. Fortnightly. Great big glam house numbers at this suitably glam venue. Lots of fun.

I Fake at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £5 (£3). 4 Mar. Monthly. Uplifting house and trance at this high capacity venue.

I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row. Monthly. Next date 18 Mar.

I Fire Island at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 25 Mar.

I Futuristica at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £7. 4 Mar. Fortnightly. After a brilliant opening night, which saw one of the longest guestlists Edinburgh has ever seen (stop this madness now! Just because your brother knows the promoter’s youngest daughter, you aren’t entitled to plus four), the Futuristica we’re secretly looking forward to is upon us. Jo Malik gets his pals George T (Tribal Funktion) and George Mac (Manga) to join he and other resident Daryl G for a ‘3 The Hardway’ soundclash. You can expect a

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mix of drum & bass, deep house, Afro, beats, hip hop, nu skool, jazz and funky stuff.

I Headspin at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 11 Mar. Monthly. Four decks of breaks and beats from Colin Millar and Davan, while the second room goes more funky.

I Intergalactic at Holyrood House. 9pm—3am. £5 (£3). 11 Mar. 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 The Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm-3am. £5-£7. Weekly. Easin the most popular night down at the Joint, 4 Mar is NuSpirit (see separate listing) and 11 Mar see Swirler drop by for some live funk with resident DJ Andy B.

I Joy at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£7). 4 Mar. Monthly. Still creating a mad atmosphere, Alan & Maggie do the techno and house thing in the main room, while Trendy Wendy and Sally Findlay lay on the disco, cheesy house and what not through the back. Attracting a gay/mixed crowd and runs pretty much at capacity, non-members should head down as early as possible to get in.

I Jungle Magic at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 11 Mar. Monthly. After a stint at the Potterrow, Jungle Magic is back at an even better venue, and promoter/DJ Kid’s got some serious talent booked. Tonight, to kick things off, the stunning DJ Rap guests. Always a little on the outside of the whole drum & bass clique, she has nonetheless rocked crowds around the world and even branched out into a pop career. She joins Kid and resident Tania Swift.

I LTJ Bukem at Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £tbc. 4 Mar only. The Logical Progression tour come back for a night of intelligent drum & bass and jazzy down-tempo stuff courtesy of Mr Buken, Blame, MC Conrad, MC DRS and Rantoul.

I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at P0 Na Na. llpm-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. 10pm—3am. £7 (£6). 11 Mar. Fortnightly. After moving venues to La Belle, the Lounge celebrate their third birthday. That’s three years of injecting a huge amount of cool to the capital with quality hip hop, Latin, jazz and funk fusion via some outstanding bands and DJs. They’ve invited Carlos Pena, AJ Black’anized and Nubia the dancehall queen to join residents Eh?Wun! and Joseph Malik.

I Logic at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£8). Weekly. Back with a vengeance, catch Asam 0, Andy McQuarrie and Sean

Pearson laying on progressive trance, tech house and funky house over three rooms. 11 Mar sees Pete Heller guest.

I Luver at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 18 Mar.

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 Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £6. 4 Mar. Fortnightly. The UK Players guest at this most loved reggae club. Their hard stepping dub style is very popular indeed, and they’ll no doubt make a big impression at Messen er.

I Mingin at Studio 24, upstairs only. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 11 Mar. Fortnightly. Alan Joy has wound down Filth and turned Mingin’ fortnightly. Expect an intense and intimate affair, with dark and dirty trance the mainstay from Alan and Brian Dempster. Highly recommended.

I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm-3am. £5 (£4). 4 Mar. Fortnightly. 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 NuSpirit at The Jazz Joint. 10pm-3am. £7. 4 Mar. Monthly. An excellent session of ‘mixed styles and tempos, universal sounds from a soul jazz centrepoint’ with a super important guest tonight. Residents Scott Rapson, Bob Cairns and Mikey Stirton will no doubt be very excited by the first ever live appearance of Neon Phusion, performing tracks from their debut LP Future Air: ’t The Same As It Used To Be. Make sure you check this one out.

I Scratch at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 11 Mar. Fortnightly. The residents fly out in real style this fortnight, expect Lyley, Richie Rufftone, Gino and Extra with the old and new styles.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. £10 (£8). 11 Mar. Monthly. Wah-hey, it’s their first birthday! Gail Sellars and all her pals will be throwing around balloons and streamers as their all-time favourite guest DJ Angel comes back for the party. A great night of uplifting house through to progressive trance with the laydees at the helm. As it should be. See preview.

I Substantial at E2K (formerly Eden). 11pm—3am. £10. 11 Mar. Monthly. Happily cemented as one of the essential nights out in Edinburgh, Substantial bring to town Jazzy M (MOS) for some mighty fine garage and house. He’ll be joining residents Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton. 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). 11 Mar. Fortnightly. In true Tribal style, the guest tonight is someone that you might not have heard about but once you experience them, you’ll be so pleased that you ‘discovered’ them. Enter Chris Duckenfteld, one of the UK’s most under-rated DJs and a part of swag, who will also be playing live. A great night of Chicago house, funky loops and filtered disco. Some insider knowledge for you - when the Tribal lot rate someone, make a point of checking them out. So we’ll see you there.

I Vegas at E2K (formerly Eden). Monthly. Next date 25 Mar.

I Viva at Club Mercado. 10pm—4am. £10 (£8). 11 Mar. Fortnightly. Sexy, fun and kitsch cabaret cum disco cum house club where everyone gets a little dressed up for the party.

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I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Party and dance music at this capacity ni ht.

I The Attic at The Attic. 11pm—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. Unleash your wildest fantasies at this Saturday night mecca for Edinburgh’s party people.

I Energise at Subway. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.

I Hanky Panky at Loca. 9pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Cheesy, charty, and lots of singalongs for a party crowd.

I Lovegroove at Gaia. 9pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A 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 off-work office crowd wanting to cut loose to party tunes.

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 90s smash hits for an over 255 crowd.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm-3am. £1. Weekly. See Fri. I Why Not? at Why Not? 10pm-3am. £7.50. Weekly. Chart, dance, mainstream and all your favourite club anthems at this popular city centre venue.


I Baracoa at Baracoa. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Craig takes over for a night of breaks and beats.

I C.C. Blooms 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. See Fri.

I Club Mojito 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?Wun! and Jonny Lyle on rotation at this popular and stylish city centre bar.

I Made In Iguana at iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Bob Cairns does the laidback Sunday session thing, taking it slow and gentle with soul, funk, Latin grooves and future jazz.


I The Blue Room at The Venue. 10pm-3am. £5. 12 Mar. Fortnightly. Jo Malik guests, with Cian and Guto doing the DJ thing.

I Cool Run Ins at Bar Nego (Negociants). 8pm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Dirtsman pulling his own punches when he plays his special blend of ragga, reggae and hip hop at this weekend wind-down.

I Icons at Club Mercado. 11pm—4am. £4 (£3). 5 Mar. Monthly. A very exciting night for Icons as they host one of the Mr Gay UK 2000 heats. Ten of the capital’s sexiest men (let’s hope) will line up for your scrutiny. They will join the Icons dancers for some pretty saucy dancing. As always, there’s free transport from Planet Out. An essential night out. If you are interested in participating and becoming a contestant or one of the Icons dancers, call Jason on 226 4224.

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 9pm—3am. £4. Weekly. The Sunday sessions are back at an earlier time. Expect great bands and DJs.

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.

I Logic at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £6 before 11 pm; £8 after. 12 Mar only. Logic make a weekend of it after the Saturday night with Pete Heller. Tonight the progressive house, tech house and trance club welcomes with open arms Junior Sanchez.

I Queer Sunday at E2K (formerly Eden). llpm—3am. £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after. Weekly. 5 Mar marks the Queer Sunday 705 celebration night, expect this cheesy and tongue in cheek commerical club to go all retro on yo’ ass, dig? There’s be pop PAS, a fashion show from Joey D, and all the usual froliks. 12 Mar and they do it all again with a gasp - 805 retro night. A little close to the bone for some of us, actually.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 26 Mar.

I Taste at Wilkie House. llpm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. It’s a non-stop ride of hands