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 up-to-date details reach our offices at east eight days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinburgh club listings compiled by Catherine Bromley


Pro-club I Bass Invaders at The Pond Bar. ()pnt—lam. Free. Weekly. Just when you think all the best club name puns have been taken this one jumps up and pops ya in tha ass. God bless surprises and god bless the quality funk, hip hop and breaks. I Baracoa at Baracoa. l()pm—lam. Free. r’eekly. DJ Nano plays the Latino grooves to make you salsa with dance classes from Sam (£4). I Tropico Y Topico at El Barrio. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJs from the Bongo Club in Manchester and DJ Jaffar and Zuppa lnglese from Arakataca spin a spicy selection ofAfrican, Afro Latin and Afro Caribbean dance music. I Gilded Saloon at Gilded Saloon. ()pm—lam. 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). ‘lpnt—lam. Free. 5 8; 19 Oct. Fortnightly. The tastiest cheese selection front Edinburgh‘s original E-Z sleazies Al attd Kam the Mullet. 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 Oxygen at Oxygen. ()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Mark Edmondson and Lyndsay Todd rotate on a fortnightly basis with some damn funky grooves. I Prefix at Bliss. ()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. The X-Residents and guests supply house and garage grooves, plus original tunes. I Rookie Night at PopRokit. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A brand new venture that offers unknown DJs the opportunity to leave their bedrooms behind and play out to a crowd. Please note no DJs cart go unvetted so send your tapes to Duncan Alexander ((1 PopRokit, 2 Picardy Place. lidin. Fill 3JT. I Salsa Viva at (Tuba Norte. 10pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Salsa and Latin DJs on rotation. I Strange Beats at The Watershed. b‘pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A solid funk and soul selection. I Undercover Brothers at The City Cafe. Spm—lam. Free. Weekly. A live take on tile pre-club scenario with saxophone and percussion accompanying the decks selection from Adrian, with lyrical enhancement from A.J. (Yush Recordings).


I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Work that body to Iii-NRC} dance action at this ever ready gay bar. I Conception at llolyrood L'nion. ()pm—3am. £2 (£1). 5 ()et only. lidinburgh (ioth ck Rock society host art evening of metal. industrial goth rock geared towards a ‘pansexual' audience. I Cool Runnings at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 12 Oct. l-‘ortnightly. DJ Dirtsman spins a hip hop, ragga and R&B selection for the big up rasla massive.

I Dust at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. A cross-section of alternative sounds front the infamous DJ Dave. taking in punk. hardcore. goth and similar such dark musings.

I Dysfunction at The Venue (top floor). 10pm—3am. £3. 12 Oct. Fortnightly. Dysfunction celebrate their first birthday in classic alternative style with DJs Ewan and Jane playing a mix of nu metal, hardcore, skate punk and industrial. Check out

I Ethos at Studio 24. l 1pm—3am. £3. 19 Oct. Monthly. Steave and D.H.B. provide the full-on trance and techno tunes.

I Future Primitive at The Venue (Cooler). 10.30pm—3am. £2. 5 Oct. Monthly. Refreshingly unpretentious (and cheap) crossover night where the residents and guest DJ Carla casually skip from ambient electronica to techno and breakbeat.

I Gadges At Work at The Cocteau Lounge. 11pm-3am. £2. 5 & 19 Oct. Fortnightly. Those cheeky freaks Harvey and Neil Ferris continue their marvellous management of deep house and soulful garage. And by crikey, it’s cheap to get

I Genetic at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Goth, punk, alternative 80s and similar smutty sounds from the devilishly good DJ Lucy‘fur (Vain).

I Henry's Jazz Bar (formerly the Jazz Joint) at Henry’s Jazz Bar. 9pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The Brian Kellock Trio drop by to host a shindig of sweet jazz piano (12 Oct) while trumpeter David Gordon (Sun Ra Band) makes some kooky hoots(19 Oct).

I Juve-Nation at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4 with flyer). 19 Oct. Monthly. The rejuvenated return of this early drum & bass night featuring Manga resident The General and Relentless playing a mix of old-skool jungle and drum a: bass in the main room. Meanwhile, in the back we have special guest Twist and Rotary Funk.

I Kick-0n at Studio 24. 10pm-3am.£~l (£3). 19 Oct. Monthly. New rock night featuring live bands.

I Love Breaks at Po Na Na. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon play new and old classics from the realms of Latin, soul, R&B and disco.

I Majik (formerly Rotary Funk) at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £3. 19 Oct. Monthly. A night of house breakin’ funk music from residents Lorne, Chuck and Reveal. Please note that as from Wed 25 Oct Majik will move into a regular Wed fortnightly slot.

I The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club.

2 Monthly. Next date 26 Oct.

I Perception at La Belle Angele has

temporarily finished. The residents can,

however, be found at Progression on Fridays.

I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly.

Yes, the freaks are still running amok at this comedy cabaret sick fest from the ' crew behind Barry Cabanas. Join Kernal

Snatch, Uncle Harold and their team of deranged Redcoats at Boroughballs, the

. holiday camp from hell. Expect to laugh (or be sick) until it hurts.

I Supafly at Noa. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Jon Flowerz supplies slices of soul. 70s and cheese.

I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau Lounge. 1 1pm—3am. £2. 12 Oct. Fortnightly. Edinburgh‘s most audacious party girls. Trendy Wendy, Sally F and Nicci throw caution to the wind on a fortnightly basis with cheap booze and damn hot tunes.

Chart & Party

I Back To Basics at Why Not?

1 lpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Wonderfully predictable favourites from the chart crypt.

I Blasted at Gaia. l()pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student soiree featuring intergalactic dance from across the solar system attd lo-fi. indie from Planet Earth upstairs iii the lounge.

I Funky Underground at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The dance podiums really come into their own tonigltt at this massive venue. ideal as they are for shaking your booty to funky hits so that everyone cart see.

I Ignition at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Voted ‘Scottish Discoteque Of The Year’ by someone, the retail business park clubbing experience hosts a 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 Norte. l()pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrum for Latin lovers and still pivotal to the whole Latin scene.

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. She’s a turban wearing goddess and she knows her jazz, funk, soul and hip hop. Yes, it‘s DJ Tinku.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Gareth Sommerville lets us finger his Ultragroove (6 Oct) while Craig Smith makes a Substantial effort to funk things up in a crazy house and garage style (13 Oct).

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. ()pni—lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik (Spectrum) wows the crowds with his highly comprehensive range of funky tunes, that span from hip hop and ska to Latin and jazz.

I NYC at Bliss. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A clubber’s guide to the underground sound of New York from

i resident Kevin Jones.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. ()pm—lam. Free.

Weekly. This popular pre-club has now secured a fantasy DJ dream team, featuring Colin Cook, Stuart Duncan, George T, Kris Keegan and Martin Valentine on rotation. Added to this, there‘s drinks promos aplenty.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2.

9pm—1am. Free. 6 Oct. Fortnightly.

Murray ‘Been Around The World‘ Richardson (20:20 Vision) continues to host Edinburgh‘s top underground deep house jam.

I Sabroso at El Barrio. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. See Wed.

I I Substantial at PopRokit.

l()pm—lam. Free. 6 Oct only. The

' mighty Substantial residents lay down

the funky-ass garage tunes for our pre- clubbing pleasure.

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 2 and Neil Ferguson go all garage arid


I What It Is at City Cafe 2. ()pm—lam. Free. 13 Oct. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns

(Nuspirit) tweaks the jazz, soul and

; funk dials for our pleasure.

I Why Not? at Why Not'.’ 5—10pm. £1

5 (donated to charity). Weekly. Chart and dance tunes, with professional salsa

dancers dotted around to get you

shakin t your stuff. ' I Yusli

Recordings Night at PopRokit. l()pm—3am. Free. 13 Oct

only. Label boss AJ, Mad Ambassador

and Ghetto Fabulous get together to

dish out the hot reggae, hip hop attd R&B selection.

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listings CLUBS

The best clubs in Edinburgh this fortnight

Big Beat Their funked-up tunes have been pumping on the dancefloors since the 705 and having blown away Edinburgh audiences last October, The Blackbyrds (pictured) make their monumental return to Big Beat tonight. Arrive early to avoid the disappointment of your life. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 73 Oct.

Digital and The Edge present Rotation Another huge showcase courtesy of tech-house night Digital and progresswe house soiree The Edge. The mighty combination this week highlights the talents of special guests Colin Dale (Kiss FM), DJ Funk (Dance Mania) and original Ibiza player, Nicky Holloway. The Venue, Sat 74 Oct.

Manga 1f drum & bass tweaks your cheeks then tonight is most definitely for you. It’s the Movement tour date and that means Jumping Jack Frost, Tonic and MC Darrison plus all the Manga residents in a two room frenzy. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 6 Oct. Nameless If you thought life after Pure was pOintless, think again because all your favourites Twitch, Brainstorm, The Bill, Sandy Paris and Rob Dylan now reside here. Bless 'em. The Attic, week/y Sats.

Nature Seeing as Two Lone Swordsmen the other week was a bit of a squeeze, you'd be right in thinking that tonight will be like sardines in a sauna. Hopefully, techno god Derrick May won’t mind the whiff. The Attic, Fri 6 Oct. Pillbox A masswe Pillbox date sees the residents Hwatsong and J-Loop jOined by the legendary DJ Misjah from X-Trax in Holland. Get the PerSian rugs In. Studio 24, Fri 6 Oct. Queer Sunday It’s the Queer Sunday Grand Autumn Ball with a live PA from the club's favourite guest and all-round Eurowsion star Nikki French. Hi-NRG, hi-camp and hi-fun. Ego, Sun 8 Oct.

Resistance Work yourself into a frenzy for the UK launch of leading hardcore techno record label, Industrial Strength. Featuring label manager DJ Jappo and the residents Smurf, Selector, Darc Marc and many more. Studio 24, Fri 6 Oct.

Sunday Supplement Cornering the market in smooth UK garage flavas, this new monthly residency launches with speCial guests Bobby & Steve (Kiss FM) and reSident Baby (3. Club Mercado, Sun 8 Oct.

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