CLUBS listings


I Eye Candy at Club Mercado. 11pm—3am. £10 (£8; £6 for the outrageously dressed). 1 Apr. Fortnightly. Great big glam house numbers at this suitably glam venue. Lots of fun.

I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row. Monthly. Next date 29 Apr.

I Fire Island at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 22 Apr.

I Futuristica at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-3am. £7 (£5 before midnight). 1 Apr. Fortnightly. After a spate of guests to kickstart this club, it’s time for residents Daryl G and Joseph Malik to show their talent. The music will cut right across the spectrum: world, hip hop, deep house, jazz, drum & bass, Afro; it’ll all be there. As it should be.

I The Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5-£7. Weekly. 1 Apr is Nu Spirit (see separate entry), while the El Cometa All Stars guest on 8 Apr, with DJ support from Lewis, Fawaz and Sli Si on rotation.

I Joy at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£7). 1 Apr. Monthly. It’s been running so long it’s officially an insitution, and it’s good to know that Maggie & Alan still lay on the pumping house to trance and techno in the main room. The crowd’s a little more laid-back than you would expect on a Sat night, but still absolutely mad. Head through the back to Trendy Wendy and Sally

Findlay ’5 party for some house, disco, chart and whatever else they find in their record boxes.

I Jungle Magic at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £TBC 8 Apr. Monthly. A night of drum & bass from residents Kid and Tania Swift who are joined by,Nicky Blackmarket and MC Bassman.

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 Latin Explosion at The Cavendish. 1pm—3am. £5. 1 Apr and weekly. A brand new night of Latin antics up in Tollcross, with the aim of promoting salsa in Edinburgh. They are planning to bring lots of guests and salsa teachers to town, and they get full points for their dedication.

I The Liuard Lounge at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £7 (£6). 8 Apr. Fortnightly. The Soul Jazz Records crew come to town to showcase their collections. Expect Pete Kelly and Scotty to offer Dynamite reggae and Nu Yorica Latin, as well as disco, funk and soul. It’s one that has the promoters more than a little excited, and that’s a good enough reference for us.

I Logic at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£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. Monthly. Next date 15 Apr.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £6.50. 8 Apr. Fortnightly. Conscious sounds from the 605 to 2000 and beyond at this very poailar reggae club.

I Ingln at Studio 24, upstairs only. 10.30pm-3am. £5. 8 Apr. Fortnightly. Expect an intense, intimate and gay friendly affair, with dark and dirt trance the mainstay from Alan Joy and Brian Dempster. Highly recommended.

I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 1 Apr. 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. 1 Apr. Monthly. ‘A monthly session covering mixed styles and tempos from a soul/jazz centrepoint’, or so claims the release. Seeing as they have Patrick Forge’s Edinburgh debut tonight, we’ll believe them. The man

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Fountainpark Complex, Edinburgh

- ’lt's something different. I just moved to Edinburgh and I didn't know where to go out. Everyone was saying Revolution, but this new place opened and because so

many people are still trying it out, you get

a really mixed crowd. It’s an older crowd that comes here, but there's still plenty of young ones here as well with Eros next door. The difference between Eros and Elite is like different planets. It depends on your personality and what music you like. I like dancing, but my boyfriend loves it in here (Elite). | always came to Eros but went to Elite and it was like Rick Astley and Bananarama and I thought "this is alright”, but then that's me . . . give me Bing Crosby and I’ll dance along! - 'lt's great with the diner . . . I tried to get served there the first time l came in thinking it was bar!

- 'The staff are very, very friendly but for the average club the booze can be a bit expensive . . . £3 for a bottle of beer. I think that this is the best place in Edinburgh.’


promotes, DJs, produces, and runs a radio show, and will be warmly welcomed to the club tonight. He’ll bejoining residents Scott Rapson, Bob Cairns and Mikey Stirton.

I Scratch at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 8 Apr. Fortnightly. Tonight marks somewhat of a coup for this leading hip hop club with the UK debut of the Souls Of Mischief and DJ Appollo. The SOM were doing quality west coast hip hop while the Jurassic 5 were watching Sesame Street, and you’ll be pleased to hear that they have loads of new material to unleash on yo’ ass. Moreover, DJ Appollo (who, alongside Q-Bert, is part of the Scratch Picklz) will be showing off his outstanding skills. Essential.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. Missing out their normal 8 Apr slot as they’ll be at United. See se arate United entry.

I Substantialat E2K. llpm——3am. £10. 8 Apr. Monthly. Bobby and Steve (Garage City/Kiss FM) guest at this really rather popular garage club. The main room resident is Craig Smith, well known in his own right as an outstanding producer and DJ, while Mikey Stirton mans the decks downstairs with a mix of future jazz, Afro beat and other quality sounds.

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. llpm—3am. £10(£8). 8 Apr. Fortnightly. You would have heard by now that this is one of the last Tribals ever, and while it is terribly sad and unfortunate, you do have a number of seriously good nights until the finale. Tonight is the return of Derrick Carter, who suffered the all too familiar fate of having BA lose his records (he did, honest). To make up for the disappointment suffered by all and sundry, he’s popping back in tonight. It’ll be a huge one of the fabbest Chicago house, and we’ll see you down the front. I United at Potterrow and Teviot. 10pm—4am. £15. 8 Apr only. What was once called Under The Duvet is now called United, but it’s all in the same cause. Expect to see the mother of all line-ups in place at Teviot (with a much upgraded soundsystem) and Potterrow. Representing Joy will be Queen Maxine and Maggie, Taste have Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan, Fisher & Price, Stuart Barrie and Martin Valentine, Shebang have Princess Julia and Gail Sellars, Luvely have Ian M (Trade) and Peter James, Slave have Alan Thompson (Trade), Robin and Lovejoy, while Fun have Trendy Wendy and Michelle. In addition to the music,

there’ll be the usual hair and makeovers, massage, clairvoyants and reiki. All the proceeds go The Names Project, and tickets are available from Virgin, Ripping, Fopp, Out of the Blue and Atomix.

I Vegas at E2K. Monthly. Next date 22 Apr.

I Viva at Club Mercado. 10pm—4am. £1()(£8). 8 Apr. Fortnightly. Sexy, fun and kitsch 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. Unleash your wildest fantasies at this Sat 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 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. lilpm—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—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Craig takes over for a night of breaks and beats.

I CC. Blooms Ilpm—3am. Free. Weekly. See Fri.

I Club Mojito at Cuba Norte. ltlpni—lam. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro-Cuban and Latin cocktail. I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. DJ lib?Wun! and Jonny Lyle on

rotation at this popular and stylish city centre bar.

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


I Blast at Why Not? 10pm-3am. £4 before 11.30; £6 after. 2 Apr only. Huggy Burger Queen returns with his delectable house selection, this time at Why Not? and featuring Warner Powers.

I The Blue Room at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £5. 9 Apr. Fortnightly. With guests as diverse as Super Furry Animals and Joseph Malik who knows what will hatépen tonight.

I ool 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. 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 Icons at Club Mercado. 11pm—3am. £tbc. 2 Apr. Monthly. Icons goes ‘under the knife’ - trip the light plastic fantastic with all your fave celebs who have gone under the knife.

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 9pm—3am. £4. Weekly. The Sun 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 E2K. lOpm—3am. £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after. Weekly. And this club goes unashamedly marching on in all its dressed-up glory. 2 Apr sees ‘Queer Sunday goes to the Soaps’ with everyone encouraged to dress as their favourite soap star. For the love of God, don’t go near Nigel from EastEnders or Charlene from Neighbours. 9 Apr sees the boys dressed as girls and the girls dressed as boys in ‘Drag Sunday’, there’ll be loads of acts and performers to help you get in the mood.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 30 Apr with Tackno of the Future.

I Taste at Wilkie House. 1 1pm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. It’s a non-stop ride of hands-in-the-air action when nutters Fisher and Price get up behind the decks