EDINBURGH THURSDAY: continued
I Loca at Loca. 8pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before 1am; £4 after. Weekly. A commercial ntix of cltart, dance and disco.
I Thursday Night Heaven at Ego. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3); £3 (£2) before midnight. Weekly. A fun-tilled night featuring dance anthems through the years.
I Club Nego at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. A mainstream mix of dance and house front Lortte Fittttie.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro play live. DJs afterwards.
I The Friday Feelgood at Baracoa. l()pm—Iant. Free. Weekly. DJ Tinku supplies a vittyl soltttiott ofjazz. furtk, soul and hi i hop.
I The Gil ed Saloon at The Gilded Saloon. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. In demand DJs offering smootlt grooves.
I Heritage at Oxygen. Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Art exploration of black music, front Motown to Masters At Work, front George Reid arid Gary Young.
I Higher Ground at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. 26 May only. Launching this new venue on the site of the former Catwalk are the Higher Ground boys with their deep house and garage. The theme is ‘mini~club’ rather than ‘pre- club’, with atmosphere-enhancing decor to recreate that genuine club night feel. I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Soulful house sounds from Sintmone Black (Ruby Fruit) on 26 May, with goodtittte garage grooves courtesy of Gareth Somnterville (Ultragroove) on 2 Jun. I Made In Iguana at lguatta. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. The practically legendary Joseph Malik takes in the fttll spectrum of world music at this funky bar. 2 Jun sees Jo dttelling with Professor Plastic. I NYC at Bliss. 9pm-—lam. Free. Weekly. ‘A clubbers' guide to the underground sound of New York' front resident Kevin Jones.
I 02 at Oxygen. l(lpm—Iant. Free. Weekly. Craig Smith attd Gareth Sommervillc on rotation, which equals garage attd house.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. 9pm—1am. Free. 2 Jurt. Fortnightly. Rebel Waltz celebrates its second birthday tonight, with resident Murry Richardson getting together with his 2t):2() labelntates Ralph Lawson and Domenic for sonte quality house action. The party continues up the road at Nature. See paneL
I Scratch at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. 2 Jun only. The Scratelt crew host a ‘mini-club’ at this new venue. dishing out the best itt feelgood beats ‘n‘ breaks.
I T.F.l. Friday at Club Mercado. 5—10pnt. Free. Weekly. Serving the city’s after-work posse for six years now, T.F.l. Friday brings together the vital ingredients of cheap alcohol and party tunes, courtesy of Trendy Wendy.
I Underworld Vibes at Bannermans. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Sean Pearson and Neil Ferguson go all garage and house.
I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9pm—Iam. Free. 26 May. Fortnightly. Hob (’airns doing the jazz, soul arid funk thing.
I Al's All Night lokeshop .tt The Bongo Club. Input-3am. £5 (1-6): 1.5 before llprtt. ‘Fdinburgh‘s owrt homegrov. n TV nightclub' is what they choose to call themselves. The test of us call it a rttad mix-up of DJs. live music. comedy turns and strange goings-on. be ‘lltC. all or none of which might be brook .tst using the latest video projection teclnioues.
I Anomalos at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 9 Jtttt.
I Apex at Studio 24. ltl.3llpnt—3ant. £7 (£5). 26 May. Monthly. Hard house, techno and trance. with special guest the ‘Apex‘ Tw iii. and ressics Al Space, Jttlz, Neil T and Kant The Heard.
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I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. 11pm-3am. £5. 26 May. Monthly. Cool beats from hot countries, with the emphasis on Afro, Latin and Caribbean rhythms.
I Ascension at The Cas Rock. 9pm—lam. £6 (£5 advance). 2 Jun only. Dream Disciples are the guest band at this goth night, which also features DJs James and Gordon as well as CD and clothes stalls front Underground Nation. I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 9 Jun. Monthly. A change of venue (yes, it’s really at La Belle Angele this time, we promise) for Big Beat, but it’s the same old top quality dancefloorjazz tunes, not to mention live guests, who this month conte iii the form of New York funksters Sugarman Three, fronted by scorchin’ saxophonist Neal Sugarntan.
I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar frortt 6pm). Free. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high camp and disco classics. moving on to pumped-up house arid dance as the evening moves on.
I Catwalk at Ego. ltlpttt—3am. £8. 26 May only. Student ball, with tickets available on the door.
I Charity Night at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. 2 Jttrt only. A fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care, featuring Ethos DJs upstairs, plus live music arid goth sounds from Keroscene downstairs. I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Montltl '. Next date 16 Jun.
I Disu 0 at Ego. 10.30pm-3am. £8. 2 Jun. Monthly. Next date 2 Jun. Twisted disco and funky house with Murray Richardson (Rebel Waltz) and Malks.
I Divine Divas at The Venue (top floor). l()pm—3am. £6 (£4). 9 Jun. Monthly. DJ Michelle is back in town with her Britpop tunes and, more importantly. her ‘Shag Tag‘ ﬂirting system. Women-only.
I Evol at The Liquid Roont. l().3()pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Still going strong, Evol is the city’s longest runtting indie night which, back iii the days of yore, can claim to ltave had the likes of Oasis gracing its stage. These days. expect a heady mix of the best alternative attd crossover tunes, new attd old.
I Funk Latino at Gaia. l()pm—3am. Free before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Funk and Latino on the ntain floor while upstairs goes all Latino Loco with DJ Hector, playing Latino, salsa, nterengue attd Latin pop.
I Funk Train at Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 16 Jttn.
I Glamdup at Ego. l()pm—3am. £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after. 9 Jttn. Monthly. Camp attd glamourous antics from the people who bring you Queer Sunday.
I Go Go at The Place. 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£4). 26 May. Monthly. A change of venue for this rtigltt, with a music policy that takes in 60s sounds, rock ‘n‘ roll, beat, garage, R&B, sleazy listening and soundtracks.
I Higher Ground at La Belle Angele has now finished.
I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Funk with Melting Pot on 26 May arid groovy turtes with D.S. Murray Quartet on 2 Jun.
I Lizzard Lounge at La Belle Angele. Lizzard Lounge goes monthly — next date 23 Jutt.
I Loop at The Wee Red Har. IIpttt—3am. £6 (£4). 2 Jutt. Monthly. Al Space (Apex), Jttlz (Purple Moon). Hill Spice (Curious) and special guest Pattl Curran (Lift) keep it deep, ltard and funky down at the Wee Red Bar. All sorts ot'extras will also be takittg place, including druntttting. lire- swinging attd a bouncy castle iii the courtyard.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. Input—3am. £5; £3 before midnight. Weekly. Still going strong after so many years. Sir Ossie provides the reggae, ragga, soul, funk, swing arid Rtin delights.
I Manga at La Belle Angele. Next date 16 Jtttt with Norway’s 1)J 'l‘ecltee ((‘ertilicate IS).
I The Mission at The Venue. 11pm—3am. Price the. 2 Jun. Fortnightly. Another night from the people who bring you The Mission at Studio 24 on a Sat, with the same music policy of rock, goth and alternative indie and dance sounds. I Mondo at Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. Price the. 26 May. Monthly. A change of venue for this house and trance night.
I Nature at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Deep and funky tunes from the collective that brings you Sub Culture in Glasgow, with weekly resident Domenic joined in rotation by other Sub Club regulars. Harri drops in on 26 May, and 2 Jun sees special guest Ralph Lawson playing alongside 20:201abelmatc Murry Richardson (whose club Rebel Waltz, celebrates its second birthday tonight). Keep your diaries free for 7 Jun as well, when Fred Everything guests.
I Noa at Noa. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room with garage; Paul Dixon through the back with old skool, soul and funk.
I Nomad at Wilkie House. l().3()pm—3am. £8. 9 Jun. Monthly. Notnad bounce back from the Afrika Bantbaataa cancellation to brings us top breaks man Cut Master Swift, who is World DMC Champion. Flix resides.
I Pillbox at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 16 Jun.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. 1().3()pm—3am. £4. Weekly. From 1976—1989, it’s all that new romantic, pop and punk stuff that made our lives so enjoyable way back when.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 26 May. Fortnightly. Strange electronic manipulator Ege Bam Yasi is the live guest, joining Twitch, Brainstorm, The Bill and Sandy Paris. 9 Jun sees a return of Pure favourite Derrick May.
I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3ant. £8 (£6). 2 Jun. Monthly. The musical mystery tour continues with special guest Kid Spatula, aka Mike Paradinas, aka U-zig. (Still don’t know who he is'.’ Well, neither do we — not to worry though, because he’s bound to be a spinner of quality music of some sort). He joirts residents The Merry Pranksters and your ltost, Penelope Pornstar.
I Redspin at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 23 Jun.
I Roadblock :tt Po Na Na. tlpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci F digs up the best in funk, disco, house, timeless gems and block rockin‘ beats.
I Ruby Fruit at Ego. Monthly. Next date 16 Jun.
I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top ﬂoor). lt).3()pm—3am. £5; £3 before 11pm. 26 May. Monthly. Salsa, cumbia, merengue and muelto mas with Latin expert DJ Coco Vega.
I Sublime at Potterrow Students’ Union. l()pm—3am. £8 (£6). 26 May. Monthly. Taylor, who records for Hook as well as top trance label Platipus, is back from the States to serve up a three-hour set in the company of Sublime regular Kev Wright. I Sublime at Wilkie House. lt).3t)pm—3am. £8 (£6). 2 Jun. Fortnightly. Swapping round this week, it’s Kev’s turn to supply the whopping great three-hour trance set, with support from ldge artd beats guys Gary Mac and Felix through the back. Advance wanting for a date in your diary, as Sublime celebrate their fifth birthday on 16 Jun. Clteck out www.sttblinie-uk.denton.co.uk.
I ‘I’rancelucent at The Venue (top ﬂoor). lt).3()pm—3am. £5 (£4). 2 Jun. Fortnightly. Cutting edge house attd trance with residents Pete Anderson and Dave S.
I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele.
I 1pnt—3arn. £7 (£5). 26 May. Monthly. The tiltragroove guys welcome yet another storming house guest in the form of Pete Heller. Expect the former partner ofTerry Farley to pull the choicest US cuts front his record bag. Before you get over-excited though, commit to memory the fact that the next Ultragroove will be on Saturday 10 Jun.
I Up! at Studio 24 (uplstairs). lt).3tlpttt--3ant. £6. 26 May. Monthly. This month's event ltas an ‘Up! The Maypole’ theme. with fully dressed
Maypoles as well as the usual trollettes
goings-on. Resident Nie Cavendish and
guest Alan James promise to spin highly danceable progressive house tunes.
Chart & party
I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm-3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Familiar dance and party tunes at this extremely popular venue. I Friday at Club Java. 4.30pm—2am. Free. Weekly. No need to travel uptown as Leith gets its own hang-out, featuring DJ, drinks promos and the chance to enjoy coffee and cake in the upstairs lounge.
I Fusion at Eros/Elite. 9pm—3am. £4 (£2) before 11pm; £5 (£3) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Lots of mainstream party music for those out for a good time.
I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. l()pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Or not, given the price tltey’re giving their drinks away at. 2 Jun sees a live PA front ABBA Gold. Over 255.
I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £2 otherwise. Weekly. A mix of chart, dance and classic disco.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. DJs playing chart music for a drinking crowd.
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster take you on a musical journey through the 605, 705 and 805.
I Why Not? at Why Not? l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco at this popular city centre venue.
I Yellow at Loca. 1().3()pnt-—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A new night featuring mainstream house and garage front DJs Graeme Mclean and Gail Sellars (Shebang).
I Yum Yum at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Chart and dance night at this very popular club.and tech-house night making big waves, with residents Mitchell and J. Cammera.
I Big Soup at The Soupdragon. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. A laid-back Sat warm-up front Bill Spice and guests.
I Boombox at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. 3 Jun only. A new night for a new venue as Boombox take on the challenge of creating a ‘mini club’ downstairs at the fornter Catwalk. It’ll be chunky. funky house all the way, with specialist decor etc. itt art attempt to create a genuine club night vibe. I Club Nego at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. Rob Dylan of Camel Beats supplies the underground house and techno turtes. I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. It’s Sat so it must be salsa.
I Funk And Disorderly at The City Cafe. 9pm—1am. Free. 3 Jttn. Fortnightly. Yogi Haughton looks after the downstairs goings-on with his ﬁne selection of R&B, danceﬂoor 'azz and rare groove.
I The Gil ed Saloon at The Gilded Saloon. 6pm—1am. Free. Weekly. See Fri. I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Kev Wright (Sublime) lays on the trance attd techno on 27 May, with Vestax mixing cltamp Sacha Robotti on 3 Jun.
I Latino Loco at Baracoa. 9pm—lam. Free. llot-to-trot Latin and salsa tttnes from DJ Hector.
I Lizzard Lounge at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. 27 May only. Expect the usual high quality jazzy beats fusion from the Lizzard Lounge crew as they host a ‘mini club‘ event downstairs at this brand new venue.
I Made In Iguana at lgttana. 9pm--lam. Free. Weekly. Colin (Took presents a rtight ofAfro beats arid Latin fusion blended with the best of New York house. 27 May sees Neil McDonald (Raw) guesting.
I NASA at The Black Bull. 8.30—1 Iprtt. Free. 27 May. Fortnightly. lttdie tunes at this warm-tip for the NASA event