CLUBS listings


I Zealous at Studio 34 (downstairs I. III._ilein 3am. £5. 2 Feb. Monthly. Hardcore skatepunk and industrial sounds courtesy oI some live protagonists and DJs. T his mouth live action comes Irom 'l'ung Itbc I. The Bardo. lhioat. Ridgeback and /erotonin \'.Illl Dunk. lciy and (Jane providing the DJ delight.

Chart & Party

I Canned Heat at (iaia. lIIpm 3am. £3 before midnight; £3 alter. Weekly. DJ Harry let’s (io (Boombosi lays on the pop and partied-up Iunk. disco and home tunes. l’lus Double Zero upstairs in the lounge with .i sure—shot selection of funk. big beat and drum (k bass.

I Fridays at ('lub Java. 5pm 3am. l‘rec hclore I lpm: £3 after. \Veekly. There's a very long happy hour Irom 5 Ilpm. so chances are you‘ll be throvs mg yourself around the dancefloor vs ith vv ild abandon to the chart and party nits.

I Fusion at Izios/lzlitc. ‘).3IIi)iii 3am. £4 (£3) belore llpm; £5 (£4) before midnight; U) (£5) attcr, Weekly. Home and garage hits at this behemoth (II a venue with occasional live l’.'\s an added bonus.

I Gorgeous .n I.oc.t. IIIpin 3am. l-ree before midnight; £3 (£2 with flycrI alter. \‘v'eekly. Mainstream chart and party action. I Jam at The l'nion. llpm 2am. £3. Weekly. The biggest party tunes Iron) recent decades in the main room plus some big beat. funk and indie through the back. I Night To Remember at The ('avendish. lllpm 3am. £6. \Veekly ()r not. given the prices they re shiIting their boo/e at. ()v er 25s.

I Shock! at liros/lilite. Monthly. .\'c\t date ll‘c‘.

I The Subway at The Subway. ‘Ipm 3am. Free before I lpm: £3 (U l alter. Weekly. See Thu.

I The Subway West End at the Suhvvay \Vcst Lnd. 4pm 3am. Free before I lpm; £3 t£l ) alter. Weekly. Sec Thu.

I T.F.l. Friday at The .-\t'k. 4pm 3am. Free before IIIpm: £4 (£3) after. \Vcekly. You've vvorkcd hard. novv reward yourself \s ith a massive drinking and dancing session at the ultimate after work )arty.

I The Time Tunne at Club Mercado. IIlpin 3am. £5. \Vcckly. 'l‘rendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the ('hecscmastcr disrupt the space-time continuum \\ ith tunes from the (Ills, 7(Is and ts'IIs. Or maybe it'siust the alcohol.

I Why Not? at “by .\'ot'.’ l(Ipm 3am. £5. \Vcckly. .‘vlainstrcam chart and disco at this popular city centre venue.

I Yum Yum at ls’evolution. ltlpm 3am.

£5 IL". \Veekly. ('hart and dance night at this heaving mess of humanity.



I Baracoa at Baracoa. ‘Ipm lam. Free. Weekly. Big Beat's Simon llodge dons his sombrero and gaucho monstache fora scorcho selection of Latin favourites.

I Bela Lugosi's Shed at the spider‘s \Veb. Monthly. Returns in Feb.

I Cuba Norte at ('uba \orte. Itlpm r lam. Free. Weekly. llot salsa? it's Saturday and that means. er. hot salsa at this epicentre of all things Latin.

I EH1 at lill l. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Man about Iovvn Yogi llaughton plays some .\'orthern soul and garage (le Jan) \vhile young .-\li ('amphell holds a ftmky. house party (27 Jan).

I Frisco Disco at l’opRokit. me- lam. Free. 27 Jan. Fortnightly. Martin Valentine (Taste) and Steven \Vanless (Skyscraper)

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pump up the deep and funky liottse.

I Funk And Disorderly at Tlte (‘ny (kite. Upm lam. 27 Jan. Fortnightly. Yogi ‘The Bear" llaughton supplies the very best in daucelloorja/l. RckB and \ocal garage.

I Human Be-In at The Human Be-ln. ‘Jpni lam. Free Weekly. Bcany plays underground home and alternative breaks at this sweet new bar.

I Immersed In Music at I’ivo. 9pm Iain. Free. Weekly. Stuart Duncan (Atomic

Baby I makes tis feel the pots er of his progressive hotise (20 Jan) while young Mr ('raig (iee takes a funkier route to home heaven (27 Jan).

I Latino Loco at Fl Barrio. IIIpm- lam. Free. Weekly. The original Latino chart party continues with the freshest beats from the barrio.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana 9pm~lam. Free. Weekly. This fortnight ('olin (‘ook's

Joined by Substantial's Mikey Stirton (2t)

Jan) and the following week (27 Jan) it's the Made In Iguana ('D launch featuring freebies for the crovvd and a vs hole host of DJ guests.

I Party On at Rush. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. DJ l’orkhoy lays dovv n the hip hop. soul. funk and indie.

I Oxygen at ()xygen. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Mikey Stirton (Substantial) and Steve Austin (Ileadspin) entertain the weekend c‘t‘ovsds vv ith their beats. breaks and funky fusion thing.

I Squalor Show at I’opRokit. 9pm lam. Free. 20 Jan. Fortnightly. Old school beats and breaks from Well Stirred and DJ Frosty. I Sub-Atomic at Bar lfnion (formerly Bliss). 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. A selection of the Atomic Baby backroom boy s (Scott Brown. Bruce Nicholson. Stevie Wilson and Scott MacKen/ie) play a frisky range of LS house and garage. ('heck out the next Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele on 37 Jan. I Yush! at the ('ity ('afe. 9pm~lam. Free. 20 Jan. Fortnightly. :\.J. (head honcho behind lidinburgh's leading hip hop label. Ytish Recordings) selects the upbeat hip hop. funk and ragga. He‘s joined by the fresh prince of RozB. the Mad .-\inbassador.


I Acetate at The Liquid Room.

II).3()pm~ Ram. £8 (£7). 20 Jan. Fortnightly. Plastic fantastic night for those \v ho like to groove in a funky house style. hosted by the very talented Murray Richardson. Gail Sellars and Marco Smith. Forthcoming dates include the first birthday on 3 Mar vvith special guest the.

I Ascension Goth Club at Holy t'ood l'nion. l(I.3tIpm—3am. 27 Jan. Monthly. l’ansesual types run amok at this leading showcase for goth and rock numbers.

I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele. 37 Jan. Fortnightly. Michael Kilkie. [ammo and Stuart Duncan stoke tip the house fire for another night of pumping trance and progressive heaven. Please note this will be the last fortnightly slot as the night now goes monthly.

I Blast at Club Mercado. l [pm—San). £10 (£8). 27 Jan. Fortnightly. The infamous lluggy Burger Queen and his trusty sidekick Markell host a residents' showcase of only the finest glam house music. If you fancy starting early. check the pre-club at .-\canlhus.

I Blitz at The Venue (top Iloor). Monthly. Next date It) Feb.

I Blue Strawberry at The Liquid Room. lt).3(Ipm—3am. £6 (£5 with Ilyer). 27 Jan. Monthly. The cream of Ibiza anthems. funky house and smooth L'K garage from the residents Kevin Jones and Funky Vibe. I Boogie Mo’ Dynamo at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 3 Feb for the dramatic relaunch of this leading beat feast.

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Keb Darge Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, Fri 26 Jan.

Keb who? Deep what? Don’t be ashamed if you haven't heard of one of Scotland's unsung musical pioneers. He’s strayed far from home on occasion but never forgotten his roots. Hence this visit. The EIgin-born DJ has almost single-handedly created a musical scene, not by intention but by circumstantial accident. 'I got divorced from my Japanese wife and I had to sell my Northern,’ says Darge, referring to his once- treasured Northern Soul singles

collection. 'I was left with this pile of junk that I had bought in the States during the 70s. I started to listen to them and discovered a lot of rare funk

among these records.’

Swayed by the love of another Japanese lady, Darge left his new base in London in 1989 and made a trip to Tokyo that would prove to be an eye- opener for the now 43-year-old soul boy. ’There was a rare groove scene out there,’ says Darge, ‘but nobody had really got right into it. Norman Jay and Roy The Roach were playing records that I had sold them around that time, but they wouldn't pay more than £8 for a record. 50 I started playing all these really rare records I had lying around the house, the ones Norman

and Roy wouldn't pay money for.’

Darge then set about dropping his deeper and darker sound at hip clubs such as the Brain and the Mud Club on his return to London, unleashing forgotten modern soul records such as Family Of Eve’s 'I Want To Be Loved By You' (a record that recently sold at auction for £700) on a whole new


Throughout the 905 Darge has built up the scene through residencies at Madame Jo Jo's in Soho and his popular deep funk compilations for BBE Records. So great is his influence that even Kenny ‘Dope' Gonzalez has become a disciple, visiting Darge when he DJs in London to buy some of his deep funk stuff. Meanwhile, his appearance in Edinburgh this month will confirm that deep funk is the new wave of soul, putting the penchant for collecting back into DJing and the rare back into rare groove.

(Yogi Haughton)

I Boombox at The Venue has now finished.

I C.C. Blooms at C.C. Blooms. 10.30pm-3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. DJ Ally is back again vv ith more of her trademark high-camp-to-hoUse decknical expertise.

I Cool Runnings at The Venue (top floor). It).3()pni—3am. £5. 27 Jan. Monthly. DJ Dirtsman. ably assisted by his trusty sidekick Ghetto Fabulous. delivers another instalment of his dub. hip hop and reggae selection.

I Digital at The Venue (top floor). I().3()pm--3am. £5 (£4). 20 Jan. Monthly. Techno and tech-hoUse get a seeing to from the multi-talented residents J Cammera. Mitchell and Finnie.

I District at Noa. Monthly. Next date 3 Feb.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar.

I lpm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Still the best mix of indie. 60s garage. Northern soul. ska. soundtracks you‘re likely to stagger across.

I Eye Candy at Club Mercado.

I Ipm—3am. £10 (£8); £6 in fancy dress. 20 Jan. Fortnightly. Graeme Popstar. Nejat Barton and Neil (‘rookston host their infamous. glam house party. Remember to ‘Dress glam or scram' and put it in your diary that Mark Luvdup will be here on 3 Feb.

I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row L'nion. Monthly. Next date 10 Feb.

I Frisco Disco at Ego. I [pm—3am. £5. 20 Jan. Monthly. Residents Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless move to a Sat slot for

one night only to host a one-off special

with those saucy garage girls from Ruby Fruit. The frisky types will be playing their inimitable blend of funky west coast house upstairs. while Gail Sellars and Simone Black deliver the soulful. garage grooves in the downstairs lounge.

I Headspin at The Bongo Club. l().3()pm-—3am. £6 (£5). 27 Jan. Colin Millar. Trendy Wendy. Dava and Steve Austin celebrate the third birthday with

: another thrilling instalment of their 4 deck

mix-up. Hip hop. funky breaks and slippery soul are just some of the genres that are played at will. plus free drinks and tapes for the early birds.

I Hell On Earth at Wilkie House. 8pm—3am. £7 (£6 in advance from Ripping); £5 (£4) after I lpm. 27 Jan. Fortnightly. Live rock bands from 8.30pm and then hair shaking and groin thundering on the dancefloor from I lpm. Expect

everything from stadium rock to nu-metal ' classics and a strict no pop policy in the

main room. Through the back in the Purgatory Lounge the playlist is on a much more industrial tip.

I Joy at Ego (formerly at Wilkie House).

Monthly. Next date 3 Feb.

I Jungle Magic at The Liquid Room has now finished. The night will be relaunching at The Venue as of IO Feb.