CLUBS listings


I Midsummer Night's Dream at Ego. 10pm—3am. Free, but ticketed (get yours on 478 7435). 22 Jul only. More party shenanigans with drinks promos and sets from a whole host of regular Ego DJs. Taste’s Fisher and Price provide upfront house on the main floor, with Neil Ferris downstairs with more soulful grooves. Early birds can enjoy a bit of a barbee in The Outhouse garden from 7pm.

I Mingin' at Studio 24 (upstairs). 10.30pm-3am. £5. 29 Jul. Fortnightly. No-nonsense clubbing for a gay-friendly crowd. The evening starts off with hard house from Brian Dempster, followed by Alan Joy’s particular brand of dark and dirty trance.

I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 22 Jul. Fortnightly. Following the old Mission (Victoria Street) formula of three floors of alternative activity, with goth and industrial sounds on the top floor, rock and new metal strummings on the main floor and indie-flavoured, skate, punk and generally weird goings-on in the back room.

I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers, Martin Valentine (Taste) and Craig Phillips mix up US house and garage.

I Nuspirit at The Jazz Joint. Monthly. Next date 5 Aug.

I Oxygen at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 12 Aug with Trade’s Ian M.

I Phosphorescence at The Venue. Next date 5 Aug with Lucus (Tip Records).

I Rio at Ego. 10.30pm—3am. Monthly. Next date 12 Aug.

I Saturday Night Live at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 12 Aug.

I Scratch at The Venue (top floor). 11pm—3am. £6 (£5). 29 Jul. Fortnightly (if you include Saturday Night Live). Edinburgh’s hip hop experts Lyley, Ritchie Rufftone, Gino and Extra get ready for another decks excursion, taking in the best breaks old and new.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. £10 (£8). 29 Jul. Monthly. Special guest Smokin’ Jo (DTPM) fronts the all-female line-up at this funky to

hard house night, which also features the resident talents of Gail Sellars. Up-back Simmone Black supplies the garage and deep house.

I Spectrum at Club Java. 10pm-2am. £5 (£4). 29 Jul. Fortnightly. Joseph Malik (Lizzard Lounge) is the man behind the decks at this gorgeous venue in sunny Leith, and we’re promised music across the spectrum (appropriately enough) from funk to reggae to Afro to drum & bass.

I Substantial at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £8 before midnight; £10 after. 22 Jul. Monthly. Settling into its new home at La Belle Angele, Substantial continues its new passion for top notch guests. Tonight’s event sees Ministry Of Sound’s Problem Kids showing off on four decks and two mixers, while resident Craig Smith spins his soulful house and garage of renown. I Tease Age at The Citrus Club. 11pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Indie, with a touch of dance and funk, played to a packed and sweaty crowd. All you folks who go home sore of throat with stinking clothes will be pleased to know that The Citrus Club now boasts a non-smoking policy in the bar area.

I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 5 Aug.

I Vegas at Ego. 10.30pm—3am. £8; £6 in fancy dress. 29 Jul. Monthly. Frankie Sumatra. Bugsy Seagull and Dino Martini come out of hiding to serve up a showstopping mix of swing, country and easy-listening favourites. As always, the Vegas Showgirls will be on hand to add a touch of glamour to the proceedings.

I Zealous at Studio 24. 9.30pm—3am. £5. 29 Jul. Monthly. A new night on the alternative circuit which sees DJ Dunk and DJ Fudge spin nu metal, rock, skate punk and the like, with a live appearance from local metalers Shindig.

Chart & party

I Weekender at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Party and dance music at this capacity night.

I The Big Night Out at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. 70s, 80s and 905 tunes. Over 255.

I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm-3am. £5 (£4) before 1 1pm; £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party grooves for over 215 at this heaving venue. To organise a bus, call the venue. I Hanky Panky at Loca. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4 with flyer). Weekly. A shameless mix of 703, 80s and 90s chart and dance tunes. I Lovegroove at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. A smooth groove dance party on the main floor and easy listening 45s upstairs. I The Party at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems. I The Subway at The Subway. 7pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu. I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See 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 East Coast Project Sunday Service at The City Cafe. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik plays his favourite tunes.

I Latino Loco at Baraeoa. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Salsa and Latino action following on from Tango El Domingo (see below).

I Latino Sundays at Loca. 9pm—1am. £2. Weekly. Head down for salsa, merengue and Latin pop with DJs, live music and percussion.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Bob Cairns does the laid- back Sun session thing, taking in soul, funk, Latin grooves and future jazz.

I The Outhouse Garden Party at The Outhouse. 2—5pm. Free. Weekly. Now that summer is upon us, take advantage of The Outhouse’s generous offer of free barbecue food and chill to the alternating tunes of Harvey and Neil Ferris or Gail


Boombox Edinburgh: The Venue, Sat 29 Jul.

Wailing there was, gnashing of teeth and blasphemous curses hurled into the night sky when Tribal Function ended its residency at The Venue earlier this year. Some said the underground house scene in the capital would never be the same again, but those gun-jumpers are just going to have to eat their words because the team behind Tribal are returning this month with a new club called Boombox. Now, many will argue that Boombox is just Tribal by another name. And they'd be right, save for a crucial differentiation resident DJ George T is keen to make. 'It's not so much a residents' night as a guest showcase,’ he says, ’We made a lot of friends through Tribal, so we wanted to continue to have a platform for these guys.’ Those who fear change can rest assured that the music policy will

Single black female: Chicago's DJ Heather plays the boys at their own game at


stay the same. George T, Simone and H (now called Harry Let's Go after suffering one too many Steps jokes) will continue as residents although, as George explains, the emphasis has now shifted to focus on the celebrity players. Calling themselves the Chicago Ratpack, the city’s second generation of stars like Gene Farris, Derrick Carter and DJ Sneak will all be invited back to play Boombox. The monthly club will also take in its remit the charge of bringing up-and-coming DJs to our attention. lts launch sees the return of DJ Heather, who rocked Tribal two years ago and is now becoming a major force in the Chicago scene. 'This year’s going to be big for Heather.’ says George ’Like Mark Farina, she’s very well known in America but not so well known in Europe.‘ Something of a Shirley MacLaine figure, the honorary female member of the Ratpack, will be getting the Boombox off to a rowdy start.

(Catherine Bromley)

as THELIST 20 Jul—3 Aug 2000

Sellars and Simone Black.

I PopRokit at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Substantial’s Craig Smith spins vocal house and garage on 23 Jul, with Yogi Haughton doing his soulful stuff on 30 Jul.

I Strange Beats at Baroque. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A funk and soul selection. I Sundays at 0 Bar. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Edinburgh’s favourite sonero Carlos Pena takes up residency in this new Cuban bar, spinning some top tunes alongside Toby (Club Latino). Expect some live Latin jazz antics soon.

I The Sunday Session at Cuba None. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Old meets nu, on a jazz-funk-soul tip, with Ben and Gav.

I Tango El Domingo at Baracoa. 5.30—9pm. Free. Weekly. A new, early evening hang-out for fans of tango, with beginners and non-dancers welcome. The Latin action continues with Latino Loco (see above) later on.


I CC. Blooms 10.30pm-3am (bar from 8pm). Free. Weekly. The best tunes from across the genres to shake your booty to at this gay club.

I DKY at Studio 24. 11pm-3am. £1.50 before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. A new night which describes its music policy as ‘alternative you bring it, we’ll play it’. Warning: ‘nothing too awful’. Go armed with your record collection and find out what the mean.

I Doublezero at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). 23 Jul. Fortnightly. Senses plays out the drum & bass in the main room, with additional hip hop, funk and big beat goings-on from Speshul K, Andy H and Paz.

I Jamboree at Club Mercado. Monthly(ish). Next date 6 Aug.

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJ Demus (Paralax) brings out the jazz-influenced vinyl on 23 Jul, with a double bill of contemporary jazz as part of the Jazz Festival on 30 Jul The Trio and Rick Margitza (£7.50) play at 9pm, with the John Rae Trio (£5) jamming at midnight. I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Club has finished.

I Kute at P0 Na Na. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Murray Richardson and Flash man a night of sweet house music at this bar-cum-club.

I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 30 Jul. Monthly. A retro night of mod, soul, ska and funk tunes who tonight host a live performance from bouncy ten-piece ska collective bombSKAre. All you folks who go home sore of throat with stinking clothes will be pleased to know that The Citrus Club now boasts a non-smoking policy in the bar area.

I None Of The Above at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 6 Aug, and all you lovers of genre-bending musical sessions will be delighted to hear that it will be weekly during the festival.

I Parliament at The Venue. Next date 6 Aug.

I Queer Sunday at Ego. 10pm—3am. £5 all night with flyer; £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 after. Weekly. A huge serving of glam goings-on and camped-up cabaret, with regular PAs, drag dancers and top cheesy choons to shake your stuff to. DJ Granty Pants provides the dance anthems on 23 Jul. 30 Jul sees a massive Madonna party, with DJ Michelle (Polo Lounge) getting into the groove with a whole selection of cleverly crafted tunes, and you can also experience an Erotica fashion show by local designer Scott Gausden of Atomix into the bargain.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £4—£6. 30 Jul. Monthly. It’s a bit of a special Sun night soiree for Trendy Wendy as Tackno celebrates five years of cool kitsch. Tonight’s event has a ‘famous five’ theme so strut your stuff as the Jackson Five, Five Star or even Enid Blyton’s motley crew of kiddie detectives. See Four play.

I Taste at Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. The upfront house antics continue apace as Fisher and Price check