Edinburgh clubs

Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetically by title. Clu s will be listed provided u -to-date details reach our offices at east seven days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinburgh club listings compiled by Abi Bremner.



I 4P|ay at Bannermans. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Classic indie and rock from Simo and Spock.

I Bass Invaders at The Pond Bar. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. The emphasis is on funk, hip hop and breaks.

I Club Nego at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Nasty P supply the funked- up 70s and disco tunes.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. IOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. Salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.

I Gilded Saloon at The Gilded Saloon. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Niall Young plays the deepest Detroit techno and funky house grooves.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar, downstairs. 9pm—3am. Free. 15 Jun. Fortnightly. Easy listening, mellow jazz, hi-NRG disco and tasty cheese.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Gary Mac (Sublime) brings down a few boxes of his favourite funky tunes, mellowed out with some soulful house.

I PopRokit at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly (not 15 Jun). Joseph Malik brings his international beats to the decks on 8 Jun, followed by the jazzy jives of Bob Cairns (Nuspirit) on 22 Jun.

I Prefix at The City Cafe. 8pm—lam. Free. 15 Jun. Fortnightly. The X- Residents are the men in charge of the music tonight, mixing up their own creations with the latest house and garage.

I Salsa Con Sabor at Baracoa. 10.30pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Popular salsa night with hot music, great ambience and friendly people. Call 225 5846 or salsaclunghotmailcom for more info.

I ULTraintIMATE at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby) plays out the deep house.


I Anonymi at Wilkic House. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). 15 Jun. Monthly. Mr Meltdown, Mikey Magic and Covalent weave their wicked drum & bass and techno tunes downstairs, with a more mellow selection of ambient grooves upstairs from Sanskrit. Tonight’s guests are Concussion (live) downstairs and DJ Khan up-back.

I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Hi-NRG dance action downstairs at this alwa s hoaching gay bar.

I Da Break at La Belle Angele has finished for this academic year.

I Dust at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Popular alternative club offering up a selection of metal, industrial, goth and a bit of punk to an appreciative crowd.

I Dysfunction at The Venue (top floor). 10pm—3am. £3. 8 Jun. Fortnightly. A range of alternative sounds from heavy rock, indie rock, hardcore, skate punk, industrial . . . you get the picture. Check out

I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 15 Jun. Monthly. The Naked Circle provide the live hip hop session, with backroom jamming in a jazzy vein from members of Big Henry’s Soul Cats and Ten Little Animals.

I Funk Junkies at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 15 Jun. Fortnightly. A funk, soul and groove selection from DJs and house band, which features members of Elemental and The Ugly Groove Movement.

I Future Primitive at The Venue (Cooler). Monthly. Next date 6 Jul.

I La Honda at The Bongo Club. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). 8 Jun. Monthly. Scratching meets projection with DJs Dutch Schultz, Trystero Sound System, Ritchie Rufftone and Kohoutek. But the most im ortant thing is the free popcorn. I Impu se at Wilkic House. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). 23 Jun. Monthly. Residents Scott MacDonald and Robert play out the hard house and trance.

I Jazz Joint at Jazz Joint. 9pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Band on stage 9.30pm. The Martin Kershaw Band, fronted by saxophonist Kershaw, take their turn on 15 Jun, with classic jau piano outfit the Tom Findlay Trio taking over on 22 Jun. Joseph Malik minds the decks.

I Laid_Back_Lounge @ Noa 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Funky beats with a touch of soul.

I Love Breaks at Po 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 The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 22 Jun. Monthly. An artwork hip hop funk fusion featuring turntable talents this month from DJs Getsum and Dr Gorm, play a live set from One Unit.

I Perception at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 7 Jul.

I Rotary Funk at The Venue (top floor). 11pm—3am. £4 (£2). 15 Jun. Monthly. The emphasis is on the funk as residents Chuck, Lorne and Sacha Robotti play out the best of the genre, revisiting its roots and taking it right up to the present day with hip hop, house, disco and breaks.

I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. From the crew behind Barry Cabanas comes the holiday camp from hell. Join Kernal Snatch and his team of Redcoats at Boroughballs, home of sick jokes, sleazy tunes and vomit-inducing drink promotions.

I The Squalor Show at The Cocteau Lounge has now finished.

I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau Lounge. llpm—3am. £2. 8 Jun. Fortnightly. Sally F, Trendy Wendy and Nicci with everything from cutting edge choons to kitsch classics.

I Thursday Night Heaven at Ego. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3); £3 (£2) before midnight. Weekly. A fun-filled night featuring dance anthems through the years.

I Vamp at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £5. 22 Jun. Monthly. A brand new night which sees a hard house collaboration between residents Simon Foy (of Ark fame) and Donna Love. The guests at tonight’s launch will be Anne Savage, alongside Alan Joy and Mark Price of Taste, accompanied by the winner of Vamp‘s DJ competition.

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? llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Favourites from the chart crypt.

I Blast at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student soirée featuring intergalactic dance from across the solar system and lo-ft/indie from Planet Earth. 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. 9.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Big student night.

I The Kangaroo Klub at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £2; free with flyer. Weekly. Dance and chart with a few twists, and we assume Marilyn Mansun is one of them.



I Club Nego at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Funky house from Lorne (Rotary Funk)

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte.

10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro play live. DJs afterwards.

I The Friday Feelgood at Baracoa. 10pm-1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Tinku supplies a vinyl solution ofjazz, funk, soul and hi hop.

I The Gil ed Saloon at The Gilded Saloon. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. In Demand DJs offering smooth grooves. I Heritage at Oxygen. 5pm—1am. Free. Weekly. An exploration of black music, from Motown to Masters At Work, from George Reid and Gary Young.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Jamie Buchanan does his stuff on 9 Jun, with Taste backroom boy Martin Valentine laying on the house and garage grooves on 16 Jun.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik (Lizzard Lounge) takes in the full spectrum of funky tunes. 16 Jun sees Joseph taking on the combined talents of The Merry Pranksters (Radio Babylon).

I Manga at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. 9 Jun only. Scotland’s premier drum & bass crew take on the PopRokit challenge, creating a mini-club in the basement of this swanky revamped

I NYC at Bliss. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. ‘A clubbers’ guide to the underground sound of New York’ from resident Kevin Jones.

I 02 at Oxygen. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Craig Smith and Gareth Sommerville on rotation, which equals garage and house.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. 9pm—lam. Free. 16 Jun. Fortnightly. After last fortnight’s birthday antics, tonight’s event features a re-scheduled date for Sunburn Records’ Aljay. For those of you who didn’t read the last issue of The List, Sunburn is the San Fran home forjazzy, out-there beats, and Aljay is a regular at the notorious ‘Sticky Trumpets’ nights. As always Murray Richardson resides.

I T.F.I. Friday at Club Mercado. 5—10pm. 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 in an atmosphere controlled by Trendy Wendy.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannermans. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Sean Pearson and Neil Ferguson go all garage and house.

I Vegas at PopRokit. 9pm-lam. Free. 16 Jun only. For those of you who can’t wait for another dose of high-kicking country and ee-ze action, here’s the chance to join Frankie and the boys in the PopRokit basement.

I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9pm—1am. Free. 9 Jun. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns doing the jazz, soul and funk thing.


I Al's All Night Jokeshop at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 7 Jul. I Anomalos at The Wee Red Bar. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). 9 Jun. Monthly. Mr Meltdown, Mikey Magic and Covalent reside at this night of drum & bass, electro and Detroit techno.

I Apex at Studio 24. Monthly. Apex jumps a week, with the next date being 30 Jun.

I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £5. 23 Jun. Monthly. DJs Zuppe lnglese and Jaffar cook up a tropical concoction of Afro, Latin and Caribbean beats.

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5); £2.50 before 11.30pm. 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 danccfloor jazz tunes, not to mention live guests, who this month come in the form of New York funksters Sugarman Three, fronted by scorchin’ saxophonist Neal Sugarman. Their latest album Soul Donkey is out on Desco.

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listings CLUBS

The best clubs this fortnight

Nomad Continuing their assion for top quality guests, regardless of their genre, the Nomad crew welcome Cut Master Swift. A DMC World Champ many moons ago, Mr Swift's talents have only increased with age. Wilkie House, Fri 9 Jun.

Copa Cabana No, not a Barry Manilow tribute night but a one-off Latin ball, featuring every decadence Central America can offer. There's cocktails, cigars, dancing, DJs and live music from tuxedo-clad ten-piece Conjunto Sabroso. The Assembly Rooms, Sat 70 Jun.

Pure Regular guest Derrick ’Strings Of Life’ May pops in this fortnight enjoy it while you can because, when these guys are gone, it won’t be every fortnight that you get to experience a techno legend first hand. The Venue, Fri 9 Jun.

Saturday Night Live Expect a massive hip hop-funk-fused fest as Scratch and Motherfunk get together for this new monthly event. It’s access all areas, with three floors of entertainment, including First Rate, Mr Thing, Jasper The Vinyl Junkie and the Kolabz crew. The Venue, Sat 77 Jun.

Sublime It's Sublime's fifth birthday, so get down there and give them a great big sweaty hug. Joining the ressies are X-Dream (Blue Room Recordings) for a live set, and the top floor is going to be turned into one big chill-out, with massage, trippy visuals and fresh fruit (to perk you up for the party afterwards). Wi/kie House, Fri 76 Jun.

Animate Edinburgh-based action group Tangents are behind this all-day event, which features creative and issue-based workshops (the best of which has to be 'Spews, Shites And Sleepless Nights’, dealing with parenting) during the afternoon, and a club night in the evening with a funky techno slant. Studio 24, Sun 17 Jun. Spectrum ’How can you beat the sunshine on Leith?’ Well, a brand new night of international beats from one Joseph Malik would certainly improve things we reckon. Club Java, Sat 77 jun.

United Getting together for a good cause are 015 from Joy, Taste, Luver and Shebang. Maggie Joy (pictured), Gail Sellars and Tommy Kay will be banging out the hard house to raise money for AIDS memorial charity The Names Project. Truly music for body and soul, then. Wilkie House, Sat 17 Jun.

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