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Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetical by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up to date details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinburgh club listings compiled by Catherine Bromley.

Edinburgh Thursdays


I Countdown at Rush. 7pm-—lam. Free. Weekly. With all drinks at exceedingly low prices (until I lpm). you‘ll be counting down to a fairly hefty hangover at this chart and party pre-club. I Eccentric at Bath Bou. t)pni—Iam. Free. 27 Sep. Fortnightly. New residents Stuart Sandeman (Naked) and Lee Murray join liuan James and Phil York as they play quality US home and liuropean trance for the discerning pre-clubber at this ()riental style bar.

I Flashback at Flashback. 8.30pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Venus shows no shame in playing top tunes from the (ills. 70s and 80s. Drinks promos a bonus.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo.

9pm -lam. Free. Weekly. Smokey 8; The Bandit (Senses) tear up the fttnky house highway in a bid to entertain the drinking hordes at this Czech-themed style bar.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar (downstairs). ()pm- lam. Free. 20 Sep & 4 ()ct. Fortnightly. Sample the treats on the cheese board served up by [Edinburgh‘s original li-Z sleazies Al and Kam the Mullet.

I Made In Iguana at lgttana.

()pm lam. Free. Weekly. (iareth Sonimerville breaks the tnottld of his L'ltragroove guise. playing warm New York house. disco and all things soulful at this pre-weekend pre-club.

I Mellow Mellow Right On at The Carwash. 9pm~-lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Sofa Boy gets comfortable with an eclectic mix ofchilled funk and nu jazz sounds.

I Oxygen at ()xygen. ()pin-~ lam. Free. Weekly. Progressive house and trance from rotational residents Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby) and Dave Begg (Skank. Area 5] ).

I Prefix at Bar Union. 9pm lam. Free. 20 Sep & 4 ()ct. Fortnightly. Chris Bryant and Derek Selmes sort the deep and funky wheat from the house chaff.

I Salsa Viva at Baracoa. 8pm~ lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Jorge plays the Latino grooves to make you salsa at this [orig- standing night. featuring dance classes for beginners and those at intermediate level.

I Shadowskill at Bath Bou.

9pm slam. £2. 20 Sep 8; 4 ()ct. Fortnightly. Confucius say this new ()riental style bar got plenty good drum

& bass and hip hop with DJ Sam and Redo.

I Ska at (‘ity Cafe. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. All new pre-club featuring original Jamaican ska. roots and rocksteady with DJ Shaymas.

I Soft Rock at The Pond Bar. 9pm--lam. Free. Weekly. Mullets. perms and poodle heads let loose to sotne ‘orrible soft rock in the comfortable surroundings of Leith‘s premiere watering hole.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann‘s.

l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a kooky and eclectic soundtrack frotn Sort of Ugly. I Yo! Below at Yo! Below. Spin—12.30am. Free. W ‘ekly. The Sushi style bar gets a solid soul injection from Le! Pafrey. playing percussive house through to bossa Brazilia beats.


0 Behave? at The Honeycomb. l0pm--3am. £5 (£4 with llyer). 27 Sep. Monthly. Residents Chewie and Queen B fire up the drum & bass cylinders in the main room for a three hour set of mam- moth proportions. While this is no dotth interesting. it‘s perhaps even tnore excit- ing that Twitch. Wilkes and Lady Miss Roland of that Glasgow night ()ptimo are coming over to instruct Edinburgh audi- ences on how to get their freak on. See Hitlist.

I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. l0.30pm—3am (bar froin 6pm). Free. Weekly. Trip the light fantastic to Hi- NRG dance action at this ever-popular gay bar.

I Da Break at La Belle Angele. Next date 8 Nov. See Word Up for details on the one-off special with Cash Money.

I Dust at Studio 24. l l.30pm——3am. £2. 4 ()ct. Monthly. (iet ready to rock at this goth. metal and industrial showcase hosted by the residents lan. Tony and Dave.

I Fresh Air at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date I8 ()ct.

I Fusion at Po Na Na. 1 1pm 43am. £2. Weekly. DJs Mark B (Studio (irand) and Murray Richardson (20/20 Vision) playing vinyl gems in the realms of house. hip hop. funk and soul.

I Genetic at The CitrUs Clttb. llpm~3am. £2. 'eekly. Still a mighty popular soiree that showcases alternative. indie and lo-li. No smoking in the bar area. mind.

I Kinetic at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 27 Sep. Monthly. Breakbeat and funky techno frotn Movida. Chris lilliot and Pattl.

I Mars at Noa. l0.30pm—3am. £5. 4 ()ct. Monthly. Soulful deep house and mind-massaging melodic techno frotn the resident DJs Jamie and Paul at this all- new session. For the first instalment. the boys will be joined be seasoned veterans Ally Wood and Colin Cook

(Ultragroove ).

I The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club. l0.30pm-—3am. £3. 27 Sep. Monthly. DJs Ideal. Tommy livans and Jehst shoot the funky pump for all it’s

Domenic helps launch East Coast Subculture, Fri 28 Sep

worth. showering your ears with the finest hip hop and drum 8; bass.

5 O Muzikisum at The Honeycomb.

l lpm—3am. £5/£4 (£2 with llyer). 4 ()ct. Monthly. Mitzik magazine‘s offi- cial Scottish residency geared towards promoting the [)Jing prowess of past and present Bedroom Bedlam title win- ners. This month. residents (irant McDonald and Ki Creighton are joined by Stuart McMillan and ()rde Meikle. better known as Slam. In the main room. expect only the fittest in deckni- cal wizardry generally sottrced from the realms of underground house and tech- no. Through the back. the label mates of Five20liast Records lay down the latest UK garage and R&B llavas. See Hitlist.

I Naked at Ego. Monthly. Next date l8 Oct with a Tidy Trax Tour featuring Lee Haslam.

I Opium at Opium. 10pm-3am. Free. Weekly. The all-new rock bar-cum-club complex takes hold of Edinburgh's after- hours scene like a Rottweiler to a small. defenceless child. In terms of music policy yep. you guessed it! -r it‘s rock. nu-metal and alternative/indie.

I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. l().30pm—-5am (3am as from (i Sep). £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. Relive the fun and games you had at cheap British holiday camps like Butlins at this funky disco cum cabaret. with your hosts of distinction Mr Harry Ainsworth (aka ‘Perrier Newcomer Award' winner (iarth Cruikshank) and Spanky Alexander. Benny Hill-like antics will of course be rife and all drinks are available at I970s prices.

I Sputnik at The Venue (top floor). Fortnightly. Sputnik is currently reloading its rockets to return with a new resident DJ on 1 1 ()ct.

I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteatt Lounge. 1 lpm- 3am. £2. 27 Sep. Monthly. L'nlike boys. girl DJs can have a laugh with music. playing daft stuff next to solid party tttnes. Trendy Wendy. Nikki and Sally F (aka The 3 Sweet Peas) are all girls. Nttff said.

Chart & Party

I Funky Underground at Revolution. l0pm— 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A monster soundsystettt. good odds at copping off and some handy dance podiums for attracting attention to your funky strutting arejust three of the reasons why Revolution seems like a good idea when you're drttnk.

I Ignition at liros/lilite. l).30pm--3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Last year's ‘Scottish Discotheque ()f The Year‘ still draws the numbers at this big ‘ole chart and party night.

I The 6, 7, 8 Special at Why Not‘.’ 1 [pm—3am. £5. Weekly. A magical musical journey that takes you through the 60s. 70s. 80s (lllll ‘)()s with plucky survivor Disco Billy and his new friend Disco Diva Dale. Cage dancers a definite bonus.

I Soho at The Ark. l0pm~3am. £4 (£2). All the fun of London‘s den of depravity at this student chart and party showcase.

I The Subway at The Subway. ()pm-v-3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. A mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie.

I Sunstroke at The Subway West Find. 7pm—A3am. £2 (£l with student II) or flyer). Weekly. Christ alive it‘s an indoor beach party. featuring limbo dancing and Miss Wet 'l‘-shirt/.‘vlr Wet Y-Fronts competitions. DJs will of course be spinning summer sizzlers and there‘s a free shooter for every punter in beachwear.

I Thursday In The City at Club Mercado. 8pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Commercial chart and dance from (irant Stott and Micky (iavin (Radio Forth). plus drinks promos and surprise give- aways a plenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.

listings Clubs

Future Noodle It's a brand new club night already! Taking in techno. house, hip hop and drum & bass. this could well be the answer for those that like a little variety in their night out. See preview. page 71. Ego, Fri 27 Sep. RGC Records Tour To coincide with the imminent release of the Radioactive Man album comes this aural explosion comprising Keith Tenniswood's live electro and Andrew Weatherall's not so live but adequately disturbing techno prowess. La Belle Ange/e, Sat 22 Sep.

Progression Re-launch of the progressive house night featuring one of the scene‘s leading lights. Danny Howells. See preview, page 80. The Liquid Room. Sat 22 Sep.

Behave? Queen B (pictured) shows she's quite the wily Clubbing coyote by inviting Glasgow's infamous Optimo crew to whip up a musical storm in the back-room of her funked—up drum & bass night. The Honeycomb. Thu 27 Sep.

Binding Agent Another new night already! This one aims at fusing together the impressive talents of Edinburgh's hip hop artistes. Local hero Plus One makes his first Edinburgh appearance since winning this year‘s UK DMC competition and there‘s live breakdancing to boot. The Bongo Club. Fri 28 Sep.

A Deep Sensation/Clubsole In the spirit of harmony. Glasgow's Clubsole gets together with Edinburgh's Sensation to host this underground house soiree featuring a guest spot from D.) Spiller yes. he that crafted that ‘Grooveiet‘ ditty. Noa. Sat 29 Sep. Muzikisum Muzik magazine's official Scottish residency dedicated to showcasing new talent welcomes Stuart lvlclvlillan and Orde Meikle aka Slam. Which is nice because they're not that well known and could do with a hit of East Coast exposure. The

Honeycomb. Thu 4 Oct.

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