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Edinburgh clubs

Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city. then b day, then alphabetically by title. Clu will be listed provided up-to-date details reach our offices (clubsGIist.co.uk) at least eight days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinburgh club listings compiled by Catherine Bromley.



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

I Caliente, Caliente! at El Barrio. 10pm—lam. Free. Weekly. This new hot spot for all things Latin treats you to a Thu night helping of salsa and merengue, with dance classes at the beginning of the evening. More info from events@elbarrio.co.uk.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba None. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.

I Gilded Saloon at Gilded Saloon. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Niall Young, Scott McKenzie, Scott Elliot and guests provide a selection of smooth dance grooves.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Tim Makon and Colin Chapman play delectable house grooves for the laid-back drinking crowd. I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar (downstairs). 9pm—1am. Free. 7 Sep. Fortnightly. The tastiest cheese selection from Edinburgh’s original E-Z sleazies Al and Kam the Mullet.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Gary Mac (Sublime) brings down a few boxes of his favourite funky tunes, mellowed out with some soulful house.

I Perception at Bliss. Monthly. Next date for this pre-club warm-up to Perception at La Belle Angele will be 28


I Prefix at Bliss. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. The X-Residents and guests supply house and garage grooves, plus

ori inal tunes.

I trange Beats at The Watershed. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A funk and soul selection.

I Too Cool For School at PopRokit. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Higher Ground’s Mr Todd and Gav Sutherland entertain with their usual selection of smooth ‘n’ funky house and garage tunes.

I Undercover Brothers at The City Cafe. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A live take on the pre-club scenario with saxophone and percussion accompanying the decks selection from Adrian, vocal interludes from AJ. (Yush Recordings).


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

I Gadges At Work at The Cocteau Lounge. 11pm—3am. £2. 7 Sep. Fortnightly. It’s deep house and garage all the way from the gadges in question, Harvey and Neil Ferris.

I Cool Runnings at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 14 Sep. Fortnightly. DJ Dirtsman (of Bonafide Love in Glasgow) spins a hip hop, ragga and R&B selection. I Dust at Studio 24. 11pm-3am. £2. Weekly. A cross-section of alternative sounds from the infamous DJ Dave, taking in punk, hardcore, goth and similar such dark musings.

I Dysfunction at The Venue (top floor). 10pm—3am. £3. 14 Sep. Fortnightly. A range of alternative sounds from heavy rock, indie rock, hardcore, skate punk, industrial . . . you get the picture. Check out www.dysfunction.co.uk.

I Ethos at Studio 24. 11pm-3am. £3. 21 Sep. Monthly. Steave and D.H.B. provide the full-on trance and techno tunes.

82 THE LIST 7—21 Sep 2000


Digital 8: The Edge present Rotation

Edinburgh: The Venue (three floors), Sat 16 Sep

As we reach the tail end of the summer season, those returning from having it large in the Med’s party playgrounds are looking once again to their home turf for quality clubbing. Wise to these expectations, J Cammera, resident at techno night Digital and one of the men behind new venture Rotation, is keen to capitalise on the opportune timing. ’September or October is really the best time of year for clubbing.’ he says. ’You also get a lot of students coming to

Edinburgh for the first time and checking out the scene. So it should work in our


Digital celebrates its first birthday on Sat 16 Sep by fusing with deep to progressive house night The Edge, which was squeezed out of the Vaults last year when Logic expanded to become bi-monthly. The new night, Rotation, will run monthly and feature both clubs running side by side. Sean Pearson, DJ and promoter of The Edge, explains the thinking behind the venture. 'When you’ve

got three people working behind the same production, the third being Digital’s

DJ Mitchell, it's going to be that much better because you've got a combination

of those three personalities.’

Also in Rotation's favour is its selection of guests. Sat 16 Sep sees techno whiz and famous Belgian CJ Bolland headline the main floor, while future visits from Colin Dale and Nicky Holloway (Sat 14 Oct), and DJ Funk should keep the pulses

racing. J Cammera is unsurprisingly enthusiastic about the line-up. ’A lot of clubs

would consider themselves lucky to get just one of these guys,’ he says, ’so to

get loads is very cool.’

And the boys aren’t worried about the dilution of either club's vibe. On the contrary, they see the fusion as ably keeping the options open for Edinburgh clubbers. ’Any members of Rotation will get on the mailing list for both clubs,’ explains Sean. ’That’s going to encourage mixing because while the Digital regulars will tend to prefer techno they can go into The Edge for house and vice versa.’ (James Smart)

Smooth and sultry. Belgian techno geezer

CJ Bolland

I Fusion at Loca. 11pm-3am. Free. 7 Sep. Fortnightly. Martin Valentine (Taste), Steven Wanless, Scott and Bruce are the DJs behind this new night, which promises to loosen you up with a refreshing dose of funk and breaks, moving on to house, garage and even hard house if you’re u for it.

I Future Primitive at The Venue (Cooler). 10.30pm-3am. £2. 7 Sep. Monthly. An anthology of dance music covering old faves from the realms of house, techno and jungle.

I Genetic at The Citrus Club. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Goth, punk, alternative 805 and like-minded sounds from DJ Lucy‘fur (Vain).

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 9pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Details unconfirmed at time of going to press. Please call venue for info.

I Juve-Nation at The Bongo Club. Next date 19 Oct.

I Love Breaks at P0 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 will return in Sep/Oct.

I Perception at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 28 Sep.

I Rotary Funk at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm-3am. £3. 21 Sep. Monthly. A night of house breakin’ funk music from residents Lorne, Chuck and Reveal.

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 Kemal Snatch (Garth Cruickshank), Uncle Harold (Michael Keats) and their team of deranged Redcoats at Boroughballs, home of sick jokes, sleazy tunes and vomit- inducing drink promotions.

I Supafly at Noa. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Jon Flowerz supplies slices of soul, 705 and cheese.

I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau Lounge. llpm—3am. £2. 14 Sep. Fortnightly. No pretensions, lots of fun, cheap booze and damn hot tunes courtesy of Edinburgh’s friskiest party girls Sally F, Trendy Wendy and Nicci. Please note the door charge is sta erin ly understated.

I Tg'fiurs ay Night Heaven at Ego (formerly Eden). 11pm—3am. £2 all night with discount flyer; £3 (£2) before midnight; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Current club classics and dance anthems from all through the decades with DJ Granty Pants at this weekly gay-friendly party brought to you by the organisers of Queer Sundays and Fridays.

I Untamed at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £5. 7 Sep only. Unleash your wild side and help save elephants. This event is a fundraiser for the Tusk Trust (with the whole of the ticket price going to the charity), who do good work funding sustainable conservation projects which take account of the needs of local communities as well as endangered animals. You are advised to dress in an ‘untamed’ fashion and, if the elephants don’t do it for you, the Bacardi drinks promos might.

chart & Party

I Back To Basics at Why Not?

1 lpm-3am. £5. Weekly. Favourites from the chart crypt.

I Blasted at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student soirée featuring intergalactic dance from across the solar system and Io-fi/indic from Planet Earth upstairs in the lounge.

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 ‘ole student night.

I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm-3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. A mix of party tunes from across the decades.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. DJs playing chart and party music for a shameless drinking crowd.



I Cuba Norte at Cuba None. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro play live. DJs afterwards.

I Dust at 0 Bar. 9.30pm—1am. Free. 15 Sep. Fortnightly. As the sole survivor of the 0 Bar clearings, Twitch continues with this fortnightly warm-up for the weekend in a house and UK garage style.

I 4-Play at Club Mercado. 4-10pm. Free. Weekly. Serving you hard working, hard partying types with a mind-melting mix of music (courtesy of kitsch queen Trendy Wendy) and drinks promos. Parties of twenty or more who book through the venue’s guest list system have the chance to win £150 in a cashback draw.

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

I Gilded Saloon at Gilded Saloon. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Niall Young, Scott McKenzie, Scott Elliot and guests provide a selection of smooth dance grooves.

I Headspin at PopRokit. 10pm—1am. Free. 9 Sep only. Colin Millar lays down his mix of trip hop, hip hop, house, funk and soul. If you like it, check out Headspin tomorrow night at The Bongo Club.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Gareth Sommerville lets us feel his Ultragroove (8 Sep) while Simone Black gives us more than a flash of her Ruby Fruit (15 Sep). I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik (Spectrum) takes in the full range of funky tunes, from hip hop to Latin and jazz.

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

I Oxygen at Oxygen. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A rotating selection of DJs at this new pre-club —Atomic Baby’s Stuart Duncan fires us up for the weekend with his explosive brand of house (8 Sep) while Colin Cook slips into his Ultragroove on 15 Se .

I Regel Waltz at City Cafe 2. 9pm-1am. Free. 8 Sep. Fortnightly. Murray Richardson (20:20 Vision) is the resident behind the decks at this cosy little deep house night and he has many talented friends who like to drop by.

I Rhythmic at El Barrio. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. More salsa action, this time directed at hardcore fans, who are promised the most sensual rhythms of the week. Those needing to brush up on their salsa skills should check out the Fri lunchtime sessions with the masterful Sergio from Cuba. More info from events@elbarrio.co.uk.

I Scratch at PopRokit. 10pm—1am. Free. 15 Sep only. Fresh and damn funky hip hop with the turntable skills that make you weep. Check out the next Scratch date on 23 Sep at The Venue (top floor).

I T.F.l. Friday at The Ark. 4-10pm. Free. Weekly. The music policy’s chart and party, but we’ll wager it’s the alcohol you’re after.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannerman’s. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Sean Pearson and Neil Ferguson go all garage and house.

I Vain at Cafe Royal. 8pm—1am. £3.50 (£3). Goth, industrial, techno, EBM, 803 and new romantic hits at this decadent soireé famed for its titillating mix of pain