CLUBS listings


I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at P0 Na Na. 11pm—3am. £3. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint, keeping it real with the old skool to nu skool beats thing. I Latin Explosion at The Mambo Club. 10pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Your weekly dose of high octane Latin rhythms (run exclusively by women), with dance classes starting at 9pm for beginners and for more experienced salsa aficionados at 10pm (priced £4 which includes entry to the club). I Luver at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 25 Nov. I Luver Lite at Ego. Monthly. Next date 18 Nov. I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Your second serving of music of black origin this week, on a reggae, ragga, R&B, rap and hip hop tip. I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 11pm-3am. £6.50. 11 Nov. Fortnightly. Riddim’ full of culture at this roots and dub sound night, with special guest MC Bro. I Mingin‘ at Studio 24 (upstairs). 10.30pm-3am. £5. 4 Nov. Fortnightly. Altogether more pleasurable than the name would suggest, this is a gay-friendly house, trance and techno fest hosted by Brian Dempster and Alan Joy for a loyal crowd. I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 11 Nov. Fortnightly. Following in the tradition of The Mission (Victoria Street) with three floors of alternative sounds: head upstairs for goth and industrial goings-on, to the main floor for rock, nu metal and guitar-based sounds and up to the wee front room for general weirdness, sometimes on a skate, punk or indie slant. I Nameless at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £6. Weekly. An ever-changing selection of Twitch, Brainstorm, The Bill, Sandy Paris, Rob Dylan and many more supplying techno, deep house and whatever else they damn well please. I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Fortnightly. 11 Nov. Jon Flowers, Martin Valentine (Taste) and Craig Phillips create a mixed up melange of US house and garage. I Oxygen at Studio 24. 10pm-3am. Members £8 before midnight, £10 after; non-members £10 before midnight, £13 after. 4 Nov. Fortnightly. 80 popular it’s now fortnightly. The theme tonight is Nightmare @ Studio 24, so don those Freddy Kreuger stripy tops and long nails to get down to the progressive/hard house action from special guest Ian Ossia and residents Alpha and Dowser. I Rio at Ego. 10.30pm-3am. £7 (£5 fancy dress). 11 Nov. Monthly. Catch a flight down to Rio and you can be sure of these many splendoured things - boss bossa nova, furious Latino rhythms, intoxicating coctails and sultry irls from lpanema. I Scratch 8r Motierfunlt at The Venue (lower two floors). 11pm-3am. £tbc. 4 Nov. Monthly. Furry friends Scratch and Motherfunk come together once again (they’ve now ditched the name Saturday Night Live) to bring you very special guest Jeru Tha Damaja. All the way from NYC, leru is one of hip hop’s biggest MCs and this date marks his Edinburgh debut I Shebang at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 18 Nov. . I Spectrum at Club Java. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. A quality shindig for Leithers and anyone with the good sense to make it down to this gorgeous venue. Your host with the most, Jo Malik, showcases vinyl gold in the realms of hip hop, drum & bass, reggae, R&B and mellow house. I Substantial at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £10. 11 Nov. Monthly. in Demand Recordings party with a live PA from Angie Brown plus house ‘n’ garage support from Craig Smith. I Tease Age at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Now in its eighth year, this indie stalwart flavoured with hints of soul and funk continues to draw a packed and sweaty crowd week in, week- out.

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I Trade at Wilkie House. 10pm-3am. £12 (£10). 4 Nov. Monthly. The infamous London club returns for another fired-up instalment. Starring Guy Williams, Malcolm Duffy and [an M in the main room with Scottish Trade resident Jared keeping it frisky in the back. Dress (or undress) to impress.

I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 25 Nov with Pete Heller and Terry Farley.

I Vegas at Ego. Monthly. Hark! The sound of distant drums! Yes, Vegas enjoys a Bongo Fury at their next date on 25 Nov.


I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £5 (£4) before 11pm; £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party grooves for over-215 at this heaving club. To organise a bus, call the venue.

I Hanky Panky at Loca. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4 with flyer). Weekly. A shameless mix of 705, 805 and 905 chart and dance tunes.

I Lovegroove at Gaia. 10pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A smooth groove dance party on the main floor while The Outlaw takes over the upstairs lounge with a selection of swing, jazz, soul and easy listenin 455.

I Luscious at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Smooth and juicy as a peach, this pulsating night of mainstream pleasure will beckon you back time and time again.

I The Party at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £5 (£7). Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.

I Saturday Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £6 (free membership and discounted tickets available). Weekly. 705, 80s and 905 tunes for the sensible adults who refuse to have their evenings spoilt by precocious teens. Over 255 only.

I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—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 Th

I Weekender at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Dance and party pap at this capacity night. 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 Baracoa at Baracoa. 5pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Tango and salsa with DJ Joel and free dance classes to show you how. I Beats Bass Chill (BBC) at Rush. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A laid-back mix of dub, hip hop and drum & bass.

I Human Be-ln at The Human Be-ln. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Grand Unified (Manga) delights with a weird and wonderful selection.

I In The Groove at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Big Beat’s DJ Tinku takes over the decks with a mellow melange of Latin, jazz and soul tunes.

I Latino Sundays at Loca. 9pm-lam. £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 Oxygen at Oxygen. 3pm-7pm. Free. Weekly. The essential Sunday comedown session hosted by the Covert Operators that aims to bring the chilled out grooves of Cafe del Mar to Edinburgh’s wet and miserable Sunday afternoons.

I Pre-Jill Scott Mini All-Dayer at PopRokit. 4pm—llpm. Free. 12 Nov only. Yogi Haughton, Bob Cairns and Craig Smith host a warm-up to the highly exciting Jill Scott gig at The Liquid Room tonight. Expect the finest modern, independent and Northern soul. See Hitlist


Reinforced at Man a La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, Fri Nov. If you thought you'd get a whole month to recover from your last drum 8: bass club experience, think again, for Manga is promising to tempt you onto the dancefloors once more with a Reinforced special this Friday. Having released numerous anthems

over the years. from the likes of 4 Hero, Goldie and Doc Scott to name but a few, no one would argue with Reinforced's reputation. Manga are also well aware of their talents - nine artists from the label have worked on the soundtrack to Manga's animated epic 'Fist Of The North Star’ (episodes are

currently showing on Channel 4).

Tonight's two-room extravaganza begins with a special screening of 'Fist Of The North Star’ at 9pm, before the real mayhem begins. Label manager and one half of 4 Hero Marc Mac. together with promising new boy Seiji. will be hoping to show off Reinforced's impressive diversity in Manga's back room: undoubtedly a major attraction in itself. Meanwhile. main room business is in the hands of the mighty Randall (pictured), up-and-coming Dllproducer Stretch, and master lyricist MCMG, supported by Kid and G-Mac.

Considered by many as the godfather of mixing. Randall is making his debut in Scotland, having never performed his decknical wizardry north of the border before tonight. So be gentle with him, won‘t you? (Amy M)

I 7th Night at El Barrio. 8pm-lam. Free. Weekly. A new night featuring smooth R&B grooves. Arrive early (5pm) to capitalise on three happy cocktail hours.

I Strange Beats at Baroque. 8pm-1am. Free. Weekly. A funk and soul selection.

I The Sunday Session at Cuba Norte. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Old meets nu, on a jazz-funk-soul tip, with Ben and Gav.


I CC. Blooms at 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 Club DKY at Studio 24. 11pm-3am. £1.50 before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. A night which describes its music policy as ‘alternative you bring it, we’ll play it’. Warning: ‘nothing too awful’.

I Curios at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 26 Nov.

I Jamboree at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 26 Nov.

I Kute at P0 Na Na. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Sweet house music courtesy of Flash at this bar-cum-club.

I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. Monthly. Next date 26 Nov.

I None Of The Above at The Bongo Club. 8.30pm-midnight. £7 (£5). 12 Nov. Monthly. The music extravaganza marks its glorious return with live African dance music from Azizi, innovative jazz from the Burt MacDonald Quartet and down home blues from Tommy Beavitt and friends. I Queer Sunday at Ego. llpm—3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. The massive glam party is delighted to announce the return of DJ Venus and celebrate with a Fancy Dress Halloween Ball (5 Nov) and a Madonna night for all you material girls out there (12 Nov). Prizes on both nights for the best costumes.

I Sunday Supplement at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 19 Nov with Terry Hunter.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 26 Nov.

I Taste at Wilkie House. 11pm-3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. After the huge success of their recent guest dates with Mark Moore and Lisa Loud, Fisher & Price get back to business, playing garage and uplifting house in the main room with Martin Valentine. Marco Smith and Trevor Gow pumping the US house grooves through the back.

Chart & Party

I Chocolate Sundae at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £2—£5. Weekly. Soulful house and disco dubs.

I Insomnia at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £3 (£1 to students). Weekly. Bop till you drop to dance, chart and 90$ tunes.

I Kiss at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. Free. Weekly. An across- the-board selection of 705, 805 and 905 tunes from the dubiously named Billy Whizz.

I Lush Why Not? 10pm-3am. £3. Weekly. Launch of a brand new party night featuring Dale Wilkinson and Craig Dempster’s lush dancefloor selection.

I Mad Sundays at The Attic. 11pm-3am. £4 (£2 with flyer). Weekly. Check out of the asylum and into the Attic for an insane evening of chart music and outrageously cheap alcohol.

I Replay/Meltdown at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £2 (£1) before 11pm; £3 (£2) before midnight; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Replay sees the hits of the 705 and 805, er, replayed while the kids in Meltdown relax to chart house and garage. I Sin at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £2 (£1). .Weekly. Chart and party tunes, with bevvy at sweet shop prices. Go wild.

I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm-3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. See Thu.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. See Thu.



I Baracoa at Baracoa. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Authentic latin beats with Rueda and Salsa dance classes (£3.50) from Sam. I Cocktail Night at Rush. 8pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Laid-back sounds massage your ears while potent beverages tantalise your taste buds.

I Paella Night at El Barrio. 8pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Hispanic night of flery flamenco, rhythmic sevillanas and sexy rumba with authentic free paella served to get you in the mood. More info from


I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Things mellow out (or so they claim) at this gay club, with an upbeat disco selection.

I The Profezzionals at P0 Na Na. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Roddy and Jason mix up 805, filthy disco and house I Rizla presents: Boutique Bands and Booze Tour at The Liquid Room. 8pm—3am. £9. 6 Nov only. Dirty Beatniks, Mekon, Alpinestars plus support from local heroes The Merry Pranksters and The Jengaheads. See Hitlist.