EDINBURGH, FRIDAYS: CLUB continued
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. I().3()pm—3am. £8 (£7). 2 Mar. Monthly. The legendary Lee Fields returns to Iidinburgh after his explosive performance last year at The Bongo Club. Appearing this time around with his occasional band The Iixplorers. the man also known for good reason as the ‘I.ittle JB' represents the closest you'll ever get to seeing James Brown in a cosy. wee venue. Buy your tickets in advance or spend the future kicking yourself.
I Catalyst at Studio 24 (downstairs).
I Ipm»—3am. £5 before 2am: £6 after. 23 Feb. Monthly. Steely acid trance and techno showcase hosted by residents Paul C and JuI'/..
I C.C. Blooms at C.C. Blooms.
I().3()pm 3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high camp and disco classics. moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses.
I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. l()pm»—3am. £7 (£6). l6 Feb. Monthly. Baby it may be cold outside btit I.atin maestro Simon Hodge has got the Capoiera Dancers working tip quite a sweat at this feisty night of salsa pleasure. This date sees live action from Rumba Caliente fronted by salsa supremo Leno Rocha.
I Conception at Holyrood t'nion. 9pm—3am. £2 (£I ). 2 Mar. Monthly. Inexpensive goth and rock night for the studes.
I Divine Divas at The Venue (top ﬂoor). I().3()pm—late. £6 (£4). I6 Feb. Monthly. Latino night with DJ Tanty at this women only night.
I Dr No's at The Bongo Club. I lpm-3atii. £7 (£5). 23 Feb. Monthly. Glasgow‘s eight- piece ska and punk band The Aphetameanies celebrate the launch of their latest album at this increasingly popular original ska and early reggae showcase.
I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I E-Ruptor at Studio 24 (upstairs).
I Ipm-~3am. £5. 23 Feb. Monthly. Trance and techno sweatfest hosted by resident Primal-T.
I Evol at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £4. W ‘ekly. Iidinburgh‘s longest running indie night is a predictable but nonetheless reliable mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes.
I Frisco Disco at Iigo. Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I Funkey Magic at The (‘oeteau Lounge. ltlpm— 3am. £5. 23 Feb. Monthly. Soulful deep house grooves at this new night courtesy of the talented types from Relief in Glasgow.
I 60-60 at The Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Iigo). Monthly. Next date to Mar.
I Imbolc Festival at Holyrood Union. l()pm—-3atii. £4. l6 Feb only. Ritual performance to mark the birth of the new sun at I I.3()pm (approx) plus live performance from Transgenic and DJ delight from the likes of Covalent and Kam.
I Keep It Unreal at Iigo. Next date 9 Mar. I Loop at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 2 Mar.
I Lost at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. I()pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Still going strong after so many years. Sir ()ssie provides the reggae. ragga. soul. funk. rap. hip hop and R&B delights.
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I Manga at La Belle Angele.9pm—3am. £10 (£8). 23 Feb. Monthly. US drum & bass star DJ Trace makes a rare visit to Scotland. one which should ably demonstrate why he’s one of the most talented and prolific DJ/producers working the trade right now. As always the venue will be dressed up a treat by Dr. Strangelove. with Manga films showing from 9pm and fine DJ support comes from (i- Mac. DJ Kid and The (ieneral. For more info. see www.basstrapcom or call the Manga hotline on ()788 767 ()()()I. See IIitIist.
I Mondo at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 2 Mar.
I Nature at The Attic. I Ipm -3am. £6. Weekly. Voted the second best club night in Iidinburgh. Nature is a deep house dream iii the cosy confines of this intimate venue. This fortnight you'll find Matt (irey and Harri doing the do ( 16 Feb) and the following week the very talented but somewhat arrogant DJ Q deigns to play with support from Kieran (23 Feb).
I Noa at Noa. I()piii-—3am. Free. Weekly. Joti Flowers in the main room with garage; Paul Dixon through the back with oId-skool. soul and funk.
I Nomad at La Belle Angele. I().3()ptii—3aiii. £tbc. I6 Feb. Monthly. The beats and breaks showcase returns with a high calibre residents line-up featuring (iary Mac and Flix.
I Pillbox at Studio 24. I().3()pm—3am. £8 non-iiieiiibers: £5 members. 23 Feb. Monthly. Dave Tarrida (Saliva) tears himself away from his bachelor pad in Barcelona to return home to his old stomping ground for a session of his notoriously hard techno. Support in the main rooiii comes from Hwatsong. Morph and Johnny Metronic and there's some drum & bass and hip hop in the back room for those that favour a slower (em )0. See Hitlist.
I P anet Earth at The Citrus Club. I().3()pm—3am. £4. Weekly. The varied musical delights of the 7()s and 80s. with a particular stress laid on that madcap magic known as disco. No smoking at the bar please.
I Progression at Wilkie House. I().3()pm-»3am. £8 (£6). I6 Feb. Monthly. Quivver was reputedly going to be here for this date but he's been bumped to next month so Stewart Rowell (Home) steps iii to play some of his progressive house. Support comes from residents Steven McCreery and Alan Dobson in the main room. with Derek Martin and (iav (irant playing tribal. tech-house through the back. For more itifo. peruse www.club- progression.co.uk.
I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 9 Mar with the first birthday celebrations.
I Rampage at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I Resistance at The Venue (two ﬂoors). 9pm—3am. £10. 23 Feb. Monthly. Pay a tenner on the door and get more than your money's worth of seriously hardcore techno. filthy acid and pounding gabba. This month is rather special too considering DJ Dano (Mokum/Pitch) is flying in from Amsterdam and he gets support in the main room from the mighty Spliffmonk and his Hammer Damage PA. What‘s more rave hero Scott Brown's in the upstairs suite and he draws quite a crowd on his own.
I Roadblock at Po Na Na. l lpiii—-3atti. £3. Weekly. Nicci F stops the traffic in bad music when she digs tip the best in funk. disco. house and block rockin' beats.
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I Ruff Kuts at The Venue (top ﬂoor). Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top ﬂoor). l().3()pm—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. 2 Mar. Monthly. Scorchiiig Iiot Latin rhythms from the masterful DJ Jorge. .-\pparent|y the urge to dance is irresistible so mind you wear sensible shoes.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. I().3()piti--3aiit (doors close at lam). Free to members; £8 non-members. 23 Feb. Fortnightly. 'I'antaiiiount to being the Holy (irail of guests seeing as he so perfectly defines the Sublime sound. Massimo \'ivona (Head/one. (iroundgroove) IIics all the way from southern Germany It) grace the decks tonight. Support comes in the form of Kev Wright in the main room and those breaks monkeys Flix and (iary Mac iii the Blue Room. See IIitlist.
I TL at The Venue (downstairs). I().3()pm 3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 16 Feb. Fortnightly. 'I'ender loving trance and driving techno from residents Pete Anderson and Steve I.iddel.
I Underground Overground at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I Up! at Studio 24 (uplstairs). Monthly. Next date 2 Mar with the first birthday celebrations.
I UTI at Studio 24 (upstairs). Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I Vain at Holyrood I'nion. See Sat.
I Zealous at Studio 24 (downstairs). Monthly. Next date 2 Mar.
Chart &. Party
I Canned Heat at (iaia. l()pm -3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. DJ Harry I.et's (io (Boombox) lays on the pop and partied-up funk. disco and house tunes. Plus Double Zero upstairs in the lounge with a sure-shot selection of funk. big beat and drum & bass.
I Club Tropicana at The Subway West Iind. 4pm~3am. Free before I Ipm; £3 (£1 ) after. Weekly. Post-work party with a Hawaiian theme.
I Fridays at Club Java. 5pm—3am. Free before I Ipm; £3 after. Weekly. The sumptuous surroundings of I.eith's luxurious club venue allow for wild abandon on the downstairs dancelloor or more sedate goings on in the cotiifortable upstairs lounge. Drinks promos ensure affordable pleasure either way.
I Fusion at Iiros/Iilite. 9.3()piii---3am. £4 (£3) before I lpm: £5 (£4) before midnight: £6 (£5) after. Weekly. House and garage hits at this behemoth of a venue with occasional live PAs an added bonus.
I Gorgeous at I.oca. l()pm— 3am. Free before midnight: £3 (£2 with tIyer) after. Weekly. (Bet ready to pump that party at this mainstream chart affair.
I lam at The Union. I Ipm-«2am. £2. Weekly. The biggest party tunes from recent decades in the main room plus some big beat. funk and indie through the back.
I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. I()pm-«3am. £6. Weekly. ()r not. given the prices they're shifting their booze at. Over 25s.
I Shock! at Iiros/Iilite. Monthly. Next date the.
I Studentpages.com Party at Potterrow. 9pm—3am. Free. 16 Feb only. Massive free student party with l.()()() free beers to give away. plus DJs. bnads. film screenings. makeovers. game shows with big prizes (including a weekend in Paris) and loads of other freebies. See www.studentpages.com for more details. I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free before I Ipm; £3 (£I) after. Weekly. See Thu.
I T.F.I. Friday at The Ark. 4pm— 3am. Free before 10pm; £4 (£2) after. Weekly. You'y e worked hard. now reward yourself with a massive drinking and dancing session at the ultimate after work party.
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. Itlpm 3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster disrupt the space-time continuum with tunes from the 6()s. 7()s and 8()s. Or maybe it's just the alcohol.
I Why Not? at Why Not'.’ I()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstreatii chart and disco at this popular city centre venue.
I Yum Yum at Revolution. ltlpm 3am. £5— £7. Weekly. Chart and dance iiiglil at this heay ing mess of humanity.
I Baracoa at Baracoa. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Big Beat‘s Simon Hodge dons his stillihrei‘t) and gaucht) iitoustache for a scorcho selection of Latin favourites.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Noi'te.
I()pm~ lam. Free. Weekly. Hot salsa? it‘s Saturday and that means. er. Iiot salsa at this epicentre of all things Latin.
I DJRedG & Friends at Rush.
9pm lam. Free. Weekly. The homies from IiI Segundo showcase top quality ITK and underground IVS hip hop.
I EH1 at IiH I. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Yogi "The Beat" Haughtoii slips its the real deal in northern soul and garage ( I7 Feb) while Ali Campbell plays some deep and funky house for the weekend crowds (24 Feb).
I Frisco Disco at PopRokit. 9pm lain. Free. 24 Feb. I-‘ortnightly. Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless pump tip the deep and funky house.
I Funk And Disorderly at The (‘ity Cafe. 9pm— lam. 24 Feb. I-‘oitnightly. Yogi ‘The Bear' Hauglitoti supplies the very best in dancefloorjau. Rot B and vocal garage.
I Headspin at Bam Boti. 9pm- lam. Free. Weekly. The homics from Headspin showcase top quality hip hop and breaks at this new oriental style bar.
I Human Be-In at The Human Be-In. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Beaiiy plays underground house and alternative breaks at this sweet new bar.
I Immersed In Music at I’ivo. 9ptii-lam. Free. Weekly. Brain Fisher gives its a taste of his garage and house selection (I7 Feb) while young Scott McKenzie shows out his Sub-Atomic grooves (24 Feb).
I Latino Loco at lil Barrio.
l()pm ~ lam. Free. Weekly. The original Latino chart party continues with the freshest beats from the barrio.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana.
9pm~ Iam. Free. Weekly. Colin Cook (liltragroove) plays some real house music. from the experimental to the tough and tribal with random Iatin influences thrown iii for good measure. I Party On at Rush. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Forkboy lays down the hip hop. soul. funk and indie.
I Prefix at W.J. Christies. |()pm~rlam. I7 Feb only. Chris Bryant and Derek Selmes provide a soundtrack of funked- up house and sweet n‘ sexy garage.
I Oxygen at ()xygen. 9pmr-Iam. Free. Weekly. Lisa Thompson (Nature) arid Steve Austin (Headspin) entertain the weekend crowds with their beats. breaks and funky house fusion thing.