I C.C. Blooms at ('.('. Blooms. ll).3l)pm 3am (har lrom (ipm ). I'ree. Weekly. I)J Ally is back again with more ol her trademark high-camp-ui-house decknical expertise.
I Cool Runnings at The venue (top ﬂoor). See Sun.
I Cream at The Venue (all lloors). Monthly. Next date 31 Mar with special gtrests (iuy ()rnadel and John ()0 Iileming.
I Deep Sensation at Noa. Monthly. Next date 3| Mar.
I Digital ill The Venue (lop lloot‘). 10.30pm 3am. £(i (£5). l7 Mar. Monthly. Digital I)Js (J ('ammera and Mitchell) Vs. the Syntax Survivors (Nik Craig. I)J Jace and Adam Mar's) in a tech-house hattle to the death.
I District at Noa. Monthly. Next date 7
I The Egg ill The Wee Red Bar.
llpmr 3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Still the hest mix ol indie. (ills garage. Northern sottl. ska and soundtracks you're likely to stagger across.
I Essential at The Liquid Room. lt).3()prii»3am. £7 (£5). 24 Mar. Monthly. Radio I-‘orth's Kevin Jones join lorces with Martin Valentine ('I'1iste/I5r'isko Disco) lor some 'essential‘ house and garage action. Peachy llyers too.
I Eye Candy at (‘luh Mercado.
l lpm-Bam. £10 (£8); £6 in laney dress. l7 Mar. I-"ortnightly. Residents (iraeme I’opstat‘. Nejat Barton and Neil ('rookston are joined hy old-school house tluo K- Klass. Remernher to ‘l)ress glaiii or
se ram ‘ .
I Fiesta Latina at 'I‘ev-ior Rovv t'iiion. 9.30pm 2am. £4.50 (£3.50). l7 Mar. Monthly. Salsa. mambo. rumha. rnerengue. vallenato. cumhia and son all under one sweaty rool at this liesty liesta ol a Latin dance party.
I Freefall Edinburgh at The IIoneycomh. Monthly. Next date 7 Apr with Anthony I’appa.
I Headspin at The Bongo (‘luh. ll).3()pm 3am. £thc. 24 Mar. Monthly. Talented types (‘olin Millar and Steve Attstiri welcome special guest Martin Brew (I’at (‘ity Records) who'll no dottht he playing all manner ol danceable hip hop and hrcaks tunes iii the main roorii. while 'I‘rendy Wendy and Dam sample some lree range grooves through the hack.
I Hell On Earth at Wilkie IIouse. 8pm 3am. £7 (£6 in advance lrorn Ripping); £5 (£4) alter l lpm. 24 Mar. Fortnightly. Live rock hands lrom 8.30pm and then hair shaking arid groin thundering on the dancelloor lrom l lprii. Iixpect everything lrom stadium rock to nu-metal classics and a strict no pop policy in the main room. Through the hack in the Purgatory Lounge the playlist is on a much more industrial tip and the recent addition ol random acts ol heresy (e.g. virgin sacriliee) spices things up no end.
I Inside Out at The Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 3| Mar.
A NEW DIRECTION AT PIVO FOR SPRING IS NOT IN ITSELF A NEW IDEA. MORE OF AN ADAPTATION OF AN EXISTING ONE.
BACK TO MINE. THE COMPILATION ALBUMS. HAVE SEEN GREAT DJ'S AND PRODUCERS SUCH AS DANNY TENAGLIA. NICK WARREN. DAVE SEAMAN. GROOVE ARMADA. ROLLO 8. SISTER BLISS. PUT IN ONE PLACE THEIR PERSONAL FAVOURITE MUSICAL CUTS OF ALL TIME.
I It at The Honey comh. ll)..‘~l)prii 3am. £l5. 5] Mar. I'ortnightly. The second instalment ol the highly exciting tievv venture secs I’aul "I'rouhlc' Anderson joined hy lellow guest I)J Lenny human and Dame llarden. who'll he pcrtormmg a live PA. The hiin calrhrc residents lucky enough to share the decks w ith the hig names are: (‘raig Sriiitli. .loii Mancini. lltiggy Burger Queen and Yogi Ilatlglttoti. Arrive early to avoid tears.
I Joy at Iigo. lllﬁltpm 1am. £lll ( LS i. 3| Mar. Monthly. Maggie and Alan serve up some good solid. meaty house in the main room while 'l‘rendy Wendy and Sally Iiinlay stir up a saucy lll|\ ol chart. pop and garage in the downstairs suite. (iay. lriendly and ltiii.
I Jungle Magic at Wilkie llottse. Monthly. Next date 7 Apr.
I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at I’o Na Na. llpm 3am. £3. Weekly. l).| 4th Varmint. keeping it real with the old skool to tilt skool heals thing.
I Latin Explosion at The Mamho ('luh. lllpm .‘yam. £5. Weekly. Your weekly dose ol hiin octane Latin rhythms (rtm exclusiver hy women ). with dattce classes starting at 9pm lor' hegiriners and lor more espei'ienced salsa alicionados at llipm (priced £4 which includes entry to the cluhr.
I Luvely at a venue to he contii'iiied (call Lesley on 0073 ()55 558 lor more inlorriiation). lllpm 3am. £lt)(£Sr. l7 Mar. Monthly. The llamhoy ant. hair raisineg hedonistic house night relaunches at lidinhurgh's most talked ahout venue. New residents Newton is Stone play some vocal house through the hack while guest l).l Tasty Tim ((‘rashi
joins the lunky to progressive house
merchants Tommy K and Jared in the main room. There's a slight change ol image too vvhei‘ehy the theme nights have heen dropped to lavour a hiin lashioti/letish dress code every month. 'I'ranslated this means dress skimpy.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. lllpm 3am. £4 helore midnight: £5 alter. Weekly. The highly respected mix ol reggae. ragga. RckB. rap and hip hop continues to he one ol the strongest nights lor music ol hlack origin in town.
I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo ('luh. llpm 3am. £(i (£5). l7 Mar. liortnightly. Roots and duh reggae night that always gets a dedicated crowd. I Mingin’ at Studio 34 (upstairs). ll).3()pm 3am. £5. 24 Mar. I-‘ortnightly. No-nonsense cluhhing where it's the hard house and sexy trance lrom the residents Brian I)empster and Alan Joy that matters and not the tleeot'. dress code or' attitude. Altogether a good place to let your hair down then.
I The Mission at Studio 34.
llpm 3am. £5 (£4). l7 Mar. l-‘ortnightly. Astottiidiiigly popular haunt lor the alternateens ol the capital leattrring three rooms ol up—to-date darkness: head upstairs lor goth and industrial goings— on. to the main ﬂoor lor rock. nu metal
and guitar hased sounds and tip to the
w cc lront room tor general weirdness. sometimes on a skate. punk or indie slant. I Nameless at Ille Allie.
ll)..‘\l)prii 3am. Us Weekly. Now tcaturirig a sturdy lme tip comprised ot Brainstorm. Roh l)ylari. Mikey Stirton and Roan l’rankstcr. Nameless stands hy its random music policy one that touches upon house. techno and other
sty lcs ol electronic sound tn the intimate surroundings ol this sweet venue
I Nomad at la Belle .\ngclc
Illitlpm 3am. £5. 24 Mar only. Back riom the grave. (iary Mac and I‘ll\ return with their nomadic mi\ ot hassy hrcaks and hooty.
I Oxygen at Studio 24, Iopiii Rani. \Iemhcts LES hetore midnight. £14) alter; iioii—iiicmheis £lll helore midnight. £l3 alter. 24 Mar. l"t)r'triiglitly. llar‘d house
'. iven Rachel Auhtirn returns to her Scottish retreat with progressive to hard house huckaueet's Johan atrd l)o\v /er lending their support l)on‘t lorget your handcults hccause the theme this tortniglit is ‘( 'ops iv Rohher‘s‘.
I Phosphoresence at Ille \‘eniie (lower two lloot's). lllpm .‘yam. £8 (£7). 17 Mar. Monthly. Shunning the more commercial side ol the trance spectrum to concentrate instead on some serious acid grunge. this up-Aand—coming student- ol‘ieltlttletl sttlt‘c‘e welcomes special guests Lucas (Tip Records) and ('harlie Munro. Residents l’agan and Ilohhes lend support.
I Posh at ('luh .lava. Monthly. Nest date 3| Mar.
I The Project at Ilte Bongo (‘liih Monthly. Next date 7 Apr.
I Promise at Iigo. lt)pm 3am. £8 (£7). 17 Mar. Motttltly. State ol the art production and sound at this pi'olessional progressive house venture all the way lrom Newcastle. Special guest (ior'dott
Kay e (Renaissance)joins Matt llardvv ick.
Richard Tulip and Yogi llattghtori lor a hig ‘ole hash iii association with cheap and cheerlul cluh mag MS.
I Raw at La Belle Atigele. Monthly. Next date l4 .Apt‘.
I Resistance at The Venue (lop lloot‘). See I'lt‘i.
I Rotation at The Venue (top two lloot's). Motttltly. See Hi.
0 Scratch at The Venue (lower two llooi‘s). llpm 3am. £7 (£5). 24 Mar. Monthly. Another \tll'edll'e sell-(titll thanks to the lact that two ol the world's leading turntahlists are coming down to play. These are l)J A—Ti'ak (I'l'l‘ World ('hampion 2()()()) and DJ (‘rossphader and it you're looking tor a little lyrical enhancement lemale M(' Apani B My and M(' Ruhix are also hooked to appear. Arrive early to avoid disappoint- merit. See “MN.
I Shift at Wilkie Ilouse. ll).3()pm 3am. £l(). 17 Mar. Monthly. The latest hard house night to estahlish itsellon the
scene thanks to high production values.
choice guests and a dedicated local invites \'inyl(iroover
t Ntikleu/r to step tip to the decks to tom residents Martin King and Phil York. Not sure ahout the giant pills suspended ahovc the dancetloot' though.
0 Streetlife at The lloneycornh.
1H illpm 3am. U”. 34 Mar (call vetute to contirm). Monthly. llav mg made its mark on lidmhurgh's cltrhhmg landscape hack in NW). the RckB showcase returns with uhei guest Trevor Nelson The host or Radio ()nc‘s Rhythm Nation will he lomed hy l‘drrihuigh‘s own tresh prince ol RAB. Yogi llaughtoit. plus l)J I'.tl)ttlo.' and new comer Anthony Small Sure to he a peach (it the venue opens in time. that Isl. See llitlist.
I Tease Age at I he (‘itius (‘luh
llpm 3am. £4. Weekly. Now going into its llllllll ycar. this indie stalwart llavoutcd with hints ot soul and lttrrk continues to draw a packed arid sweaty crovv d week in. week out.
I Trafik at Noa. lllpm 3am. £h helore llpm; £7 alter l7 Mar. Monthly. All signals on go lor this house ‘n‘ trance monthly hosted hy Martin \alentine (Taste) (iail Sellais (Shehang) arid Brian Black.
0 Ultragroove at l a Belle Angele. Ill..‘~(lpiii .‘yam. £lll. l7 Mar. l-oi'tmghtly. lhadari Records Party that sees guest I)Js Jerome Sydenliatn and Kerri (‘handler showcasing their spiritual. alto liouse grooves. As this is the only l'I\' date lo lcaturc hoth ol these seminal l)Js. respect goes out It) the residents (‘olilt ('ook and (iarcth Sommcrv illc lor' hooking them and anyone with the good sense to make it down on the night. See llitlist.
I Vain at llolyrood l'nion. Monthly. \L'Xl date 5 May.
I Vegas at Iago. 10.30pm 3am. £8 (£(i iii lancy dress). 24 Mar. Monthly. ()nce tipoii a time w hen kitsch wasn’t cool. this swinging show tune extravagan/a enahled relaxed appreciation ol Tom Jones and the like. Now; seeing as it's hceti voted hest cltrh iii lidinhurgh lor two years running. it’s a heaving mass ol sweat. leathers and sequins (i.e. husy). Not that this is in any way a had thing. Just saying.
Chart & Party
I Desire at Iiros/lzlite. 9.30pm 3am. £5 (£4) helore l lpm; £6 (£5) helore midnight; £7 (£6) alter. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party grooves lor over—le at this heaving cluh. To organise a htts. call the venue.
I Hanky Panky at Loca. lllpm 3am. £5 (£4 with llyer). Weekly. A shameless mix ol 7()s, His and ‘)()s chart and dance tunes.
I Lovegroove at (iaia. lllpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A smooth groove dance party on the main ﬂoor while The Outlaw takes over the upstairs lounge with a selection ol swing. iaH. soul and easy listening 45s.
I Luscious at The Ark l()piii 3am. £4 (£3 ). Weekly. Smooth and juicy as a peach. this pulsating night ol mainstream pleasure w ill heckon you hack time and time again.
WE HAVE ASKED THREE OF EDINB RGH'S WELL KNOWN CLUB DJ'S TO DO THE SAME IN MARCH AND APRIL. FORGET THE BEATS. ORGET THE DANCE FLOOR. AND COMPILE A SELECTION OF SELF-INOULGENT CHOICE. TO WIN UP. UNWIND OR EVOKE THE CLUB-RAVAGED MIND.
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. WITH OUT DOUBT: THE CULTURAL COLLISION COURSE SET UP BY ALLOWING A DJ TO DIG TO THE DARKEST RECESS OF THE RECORD COLLECTION IS UN-CHARTED BUT WILL SURELY BE A JOY TO BEHOLD.
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