EDINBURGH SATURDAYS: CLUBS continued
I Club Oxygen at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. £10 before midnight; £13 after. 25 Mar. Monthly. Griff Manumission guests at this fur and feathers themed party. Expect lots of party and hard house and promoters who make an effort, although they would want to at that door price. Pre-club is at Cafe Habana (Greenside Place) with a shuttle running every ﬁfteen minutes.
I Digital at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £6. 18 Mar. Fortnightly. Nice and Idle, as in Howard Marks’s Mr Nice and Billy Idle (Manumission) team up to play techno with spoken word (seriously) on the main floor. J. Cammera and Mitchell reside.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£6 members; £5 in fancy dress). 18 Mar. Fortnightly. The promoters claim (as they are want to do) that this club offers ‘delerious disco, ﬁred up funk and sanctiﬁed soul’. Granted, but it also offers a top night out for those willing to have a bit of a laugh. It’s well worth your while to don some bad 70$ gear and get into the swing of things, baby. I Diva at The Liquid Room. 11am-4am. £6 (£5). 18 Mar. Monthly. After a little bit of a shake up for the Room ’5 Saturday night’s, Diva is now monthly. Yogi Haughton is still residing with his sublime mix of disco and house, and we still expect a ﬁne nights audio entertainment from everyone ’5 fave Mancunian, who ﬁrst hit our clubs in the late 70$. Gosh Yogi, some of us weren’t even walking then!
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A mix of indie, 60$ 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). 18 Mar. Fortnightly. Great big glam house numbers at this suitably glam venue. Lots of fun.
I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row. 9.30pm—2am. £4.50 (£3.50). 18 Mar. Monthly. Claiming to be ‘Edinburgh’s longest established, most popular event’, after eight years they certainly must be doing something right. It’s a salsa — and meregue, and Latin, and mambo — thing, with free dance classes from 9.30pm with the Salsa Angels for those that need a little help to shake their bon-bon.
I Fire Island at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £5 before 11pm; £10 (£7 for costumes and fetishwear) after. 25 Mar. Monthly. Following the lead from their punters, they say, the Fire Island lot are encouraging everyone else to come along in ‘crazy, wacky or even horny fetish gear’ by dropping the cover charge a wee bit. Aside from the human decor, you can catch Chris Boume doing a four hour set on three decks, with support from Daz Davies.
I Futuristica at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £7. 18 Mar. Fortnightly. Blowing any cooler than thou hip hop stereotypes out of the water, Jonze D’s Apricot Jam Show is easily one of the best gigs that you’ll catch. It’s a hip hop cabaret thing, and the band is a ﬁrm fave with promoter and resident Jo Malik. Not to be missed, my children.
I Headspin at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 8 Apr.
I The Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm-3am. £5—£7. Weekly. 18 Mar sees The Groovediggaz, and 25 Mar Melting Pot play at this extremely popular jazz, er, joint.
I Joy at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 1 Apr.
I Jungle Magic at the Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 8 Apr with Nicky Blackmarket at MC Bassman.
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 Liuard Lounge at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £7 (£6). 25 Mar. Fortnightly. It’s a DJ showdown tonight at Glasgow’s DJ Sace squares up to residents Joseph Malik and Eh?Wun! A great mix of hip hop, soul, jazz, and other delicious sounds.
I Logic at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £10
78 THE UST 16-30 Mar 2000
ROSTER SHAKE UP
The Liquid Room
See listings for individual club details. The Liquid Room in Edinburgh has revamped its Saturday night line up with the launch of three new monthly club nights. One of the capital's finer venues, it has been somewhat underused in recent years. Venue manager Sarah David wants to expand the options available to discerning clubgoers in Edinburgh by providing four monthly nights with their own distinctive sound and decor, featuring some of the finest local DJs in residency while bringing in quality guests.
The new nights are merely the beginning as Sarah has huge plans for the venue, which at the end of this year will expand to a potential
Justin Robertson guests at Acetate
capacity of 3500. The refurbishment plans include taking over and developing Byzantium next door and making that the main entrance to the
Launching the new regime on 4 March was Acetate with two of Edinburgh's finest as residents - Murray Richardson of the popular Rebel
Waltz sessions, and Gail Sellars of the splendid Shebang. Manchester's Justin
Robertson, a Bugged Out! resident and respected producer, guests on 1
Jungle Magic returned from a short sabbatical in the wilderness on 11
March with DJ Rap, and some of the drum 8: bass scene’s biggest names look
set to follow including Nicky Blackmarket on 8 April, Aphrodite on 6 May
and the mighty Ed Rush and Optical on 3 June. Residents Kid and Tania Swift
can also be heard on Beat 106 every Sunday from 11pm—1am.
Local legend Yogi Haughton’s now monthly Diva will continue bringing the
best in soulful, disco flavoured house, while Neil McKay follows his appearances at the Potterrow’s Cream, Gatecrasher and M05 events with a residency at the brand new progressive house and trance Change alongside the awesomely talented DJ and producer Jay Storic. Change launches on 25 March, followed a month later with a guest appearance from Breeder on 22
April. (Robbie Wood)
(£8). Weekly. Back with a vengeance, catch Asam Q, Andy McQuarrie and Sean Pearson laying on progressive trance, tech house and funky house over three rooms. I Luver at Wilkie House. llpm—3am. £10(£7). 18 Mar. Monthly. Right people, Luvely’s gonna get all glam on your taut ass. Time to strip down to your bare essentials and strut your way to Wilkie for some serious hard house action from Peter James and co. in the main room, while those who prefer a smoother shimmy can check out the speed garage action through the back. Attracting a gay/gay-friendly crowd of the most up for it people you’ll stumble across, there’s almost no point in telling you as the queues are down the road by opening time. You can always dream of getting in though.
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. £6.50. 18 Mar. Fortnightly. Another tribute night, this time to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the original Upsetter. He has collaborated with everyone from the Beastie Boys to the Mad Professor, and after over three decades of constant producing, he is still at it. More than enough material for an outstanding night’s entertainment then.
I Mingin at Studio 24, upstairs only. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 25 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. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 18 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 ’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 The Jazz Joint. Monthly. Next date 1 Apr.
I Scratch at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£5). 25 Mar. Fortnightly. A big Belgian show tonight from DJ Grazzhopper, who’ll be bringing along Greedy Boy, DJ Doubles and Boxclever, the beatbox king, for the ride. A ﬁne night of hip hop as per usual from this outstanding club.
I Shebang at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 8 Apr.
I Substantial at EZK. Monthly. Next date 8 Apr.
I Teaseage at The Citrus. 1 1pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Indie, with a touch of dance and funk, layed to a packed and sweaty crowd. I Trigal Funktion at The Venue. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 25 Mar. Fortnightly. Trumpets, please: fab resident and all round nice guy George T has been, as most of you will know, dabbling in a bit of house production, and tonight is the celebration of his debut album on NRK Records entitled Space Grafﬁti (it’s under the guise of the Plastic Avengers, don’t get confused). Appropriately, the man of the moment will be playing a superb — he always rocks, we promise — four hour set of the ﬁnest Chicago house and funky- assed disco. If it gets too much for you, girls that you are, head down to The Cooler where H and guest Gav ‘Fudge Fingaz’ Sutherland will be laying on smooth and groovy tunes.
I Vegas at EZK. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6 in fancy dress). 25 Mar. Monthly. A night of easy listening with cheesy Las Vegas style; expect Latin, swinging showtunes and some country & western as well as some flamboyant folk doing the do.
I Viva at Club Mercado. 10pm—4am. £10 (£8). 25 Mar. Fortnightly. Sexy, fun and kitsch cabaret cum disco cum house club where everyone gets a little dressed up for the party.
chart a 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. 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. 11pm—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 45$ 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 905 smash hits for an over 255 crowd.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4 m—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 CC. Blooms 11pm-3am. Free. Weekly. See Fri.
I Club Mojito at Cuba None. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro-Cuban and Latin cocktail. I eh1 more at eh1. 9pm—lam. 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. 26 Mar. Fortnightly. After Jo Malik at the last session, tonight sees Cian and Guto of Welsh indie loons the Super Furry Animals offering up a DJ set, comprising of, let’s be honest, whatever comes into their heads.
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 Elements at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £5. 2 Apr and weekly. A brand new night at this most plush of venues with sweet, sweet sounds to ease you into the week. Ritchie Rufftone and Kash reside, with hip hop, soul, breaks and R&B, and Yogi Haughton guests on the opening night.
I Ethos at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 19 Mar. Monthly. A new night with a range of full on dub, hard trance and techno with residents Steve and Dave.
I Icons at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 2 Apr.
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 Queer Sunday at EZK. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after. Weekly. Continuing the theme, 19 Mar sees this tongue in cheek, up for a laugh, gay-friendly riot do the 908 retro thing, while 26 Mar is a queer Stars In Your Eyes as prominant ﬁgures in the Scottish gay scene perform as their pop idol.