CLUBS listings


I Oxygen at Oxygen. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Lisa Thompson (Nature) and Steve AUstin (Headspin) entertain the weekend crowds with their beats. breaks and funky house fusion thing.

I Squalor Show at PopRokit. ‘)pm-—lam. Free. 3 Feb. Fortnightly. Allegedly an old school beats and breaks selection from Well Stirred and DJ Frosty. The reality however. sees no tnark DJs playing house pap for private parties.

I Sub-Atomic at Bar Union (formerly Bliss). ()ptn—lam. Free. Weekly. A selection of the Atotnic Baby backroom boy's (Scott Brown. Bruce Nicholson. Stevie Wilson and Scott MacKenzie) play a frisky range of US house and garage. (‘heck out the next Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele on 24 Feb.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann's.

l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a swinging soundtrack from DJs signed to Grand Central. Fat City. Tummy Touch and Pork Recordings.

I Yush! at the City Cafe. 9pm—lam. Free. 3 Feb. Fortnightly. A]. (head honcho behind Edinburgh's leading hip hop label. Yush Recordings) selects the upbeat hip hop. funk and ragga. He's

joined by the fresh prince of R&B. the

Mad Ambassador.


I Acetate at The Liquid Room. l0.30pm—3am. £8 (£7). 3 Feb. Fortnightly. Plastic fantastic night for those who 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 with special guest the.

I Ascension Goth Club at Holyrood Union. Monthly. Next date 24 Feb.

I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 24 Feb.

I Blast at Club Mercado. l lpm—3am. £l0 (£8). l0 Feb. Fortnightly. The infamous Huggy Burger Queen and his trusty sidekick Markell throw open the doors to their ultra-glam Valentine‘s Masquerade Ball. Expect only the finest glam house mUsic and if you fancy starting early. check the pre-club at Acanthus.

I Blitz at The Venue (top floor). l0pm—3am. £7 before I lpm; £8 after. 10 Feb. Monthly. DJ Doc. Strax and Carlos Lopez host this raw and ramshackle night of house and trance.

I Blue Strawberry at The Liquid Room. Monthl . Next date 24 Feb.

I Boogie Mo Dynamo at Wilkie House. l0.30pm-—3am. £8 (£6). 3 Feb. Monthly. Having installed a sound system so loud it could kill a man with the sheer terrifying force of its l30db ultra-sound. the Boogie Mo boys Smack. Wreckage and Believe are quietly confident of success at their new venue. Big. ‘phat' and sexy beats will get a pummelling in the main rootn from very special guest Lee C oornbs (Finger Lickin') and the Boogie Mo crew will skip like frisky lambs between here and the twisted disco back room. See preview and Hitlist.

I Boombox at The Venue has now finished.

I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. l0.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. DJ Ally is back again with more of her trademark high—camp-to-house decknical expertise.

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Resident DJ Simon Hodge at Club Latino, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, l.lonthly Fri. Carol Anne Stephenson, Salsa Angel and Radiographer at Western General Hospital.

—We’re the Salsa Angels. We’ve always supported Club Latino, so we do a class at the start of every night to get

people going.

—The atmosphere is electric. Latin music is alive, as sensual, sexual and fun all these things in different ways, This is the type of club which brings in a mixture of people. It brings in people who are just havrng fun, who don't know the dances but will get up anyway and the dancers mix in With them


—The music is Latin in origin: Salsa, Merengue, Samba and

Simon also DJs at Big Beat whirh is a lot more funky There are a few Latin DJs in l‘(lllll)Lllei but Simon is No 1 He's one

of the best latin Dis there is He knows the lTiUSK inside out

had the time prat l|( el

sometimes Simon mixes in a little hip hoppy, funky stuff or what we call merengue house to get people gomg

and for a non-Latin person, he knows the bands, the musit and how to play to a rrowd

Simon’s like a frustrated Salsa dan<er He doesn't know the steps but you see him dancinq as he's playing the music and he loves it, but he’s no dancer I think he'd love to be, if he he'squ the rhythm, he jllSl needs to

I Cool Runnings at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 24 Feb.

I Digital at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 17 Feb.

I District at Noa. l().3()pm—3am. £5. 3 Feb. Monthly. Quality house and smooth vocal garage from Edinburgh‘s leading dance jocks Craig Smith and Adrian Milarski. Please note that the night will be doubling its capacity with a new soulful jazz rooin as from Mar.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Still the best mix of indie. ()(ls garage. Northern soul. ska. soundtracks you're likely to stagger across.

I Eye Candy at Club Mercado.

l lpm—3am. £10 (£8): £6 in fancy dress. 3 Feb. Fortnightly. Special guest Mark Luvdup joins Graeme Popstar. Nejat Barton and Neil Crookston at their infamous. glam house party. Remember to ‘Dress glam or scram' mind. See Hitlist.

I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row linion. 9.30pm—2am. £4.50 (£3.50). l0 Feb.

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Monthly. Salsa. mambo. rumba. merengue. vallenato. cumhia and son all under one sweaty roof at this liesty liesta of a Latin dance party.

I Headspin at The Bongo (‘ltih Monthly. .\'ext date 24 Feb.

I Hell On Earth at Wilkie House.

Spm 3am. £7 (£(i in advance from Ripping): £5 (£4) after I lpm. 10 Feb. Fortnightly. live rock bands from 8.30pm and then hair shaking and groin thundering on the dancefloor from I lpm. lixpect everything from stadium rock to nti-metal classics and a strict no pop policy in the tnain room. Through the back in the Purgatory Lounge the play‘list is on a much more industrial tip and the whole venue will be fitted otit in full metal jacket.

I Joy at ligo (formerly at Wilkie llotise). l0.30pm 3am. £l0t£S). 3 Feb. Monthly. Maggie and Alan serve tip some good solid. meaty house in the main room while Trendy Wendy and Sally Finlay stir tip a saucy mix of chart. pop and garage in the downstairs suite. (iay‘. friendly and fun.

I Jungle Magic at The Venue.

ll).30pm 3am. £l| (£l0). l0 Feb. Monthly. New year. new venue for the city 's second most popular drum & bass night. Kicking off with ‘Jtist 4 The |.adic.s' featuring Storm. Wildchild. Tania Swift and .\l(' (’hickaboo, the relaunch will mark the first ever all-female drum ck bass line-tip in Scotland. (‘onsidering how momentous this will be. arrive early to avoid tears.

I KUI‘U ttl ligti hits mm finished. The night will be relaunching at a new venue later in Feb.

I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at Po .\'a .\'a. l lpm 3am. £3. Weekly. l)J 41h Varmint. keeping it real with the old skiiol to tilt sktiol heals thing.

I Latin Explosion at The Mambo ('Iub. lllpm 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 l0pm (priced £4 which includes entry to the club).