Clubs listings

Edinburgh Saturdays continued

I Illgotronik at Meadows Bar. ‘)pm--lam. Free. 22 Sep. Monthly. Another fearless foray itito musical ntayltent featuring ftttttristic techno. deep ltouse and dtib with your kooky host. (‘yrix.

I Immersed In Music at l’ivo. ‘)pm- Iaiit. Free. Weekly. In the salubrious surrounds of tltis award- winning (‘lech tlteme bar. Stuart Duncan plays sonte pedestrian. progressive house (22 Sep). while Smokey d; The Bandit tear tip tlte hard highway leaving dirty ltouse dust iii startled onlookers’ eyes (2‘) Sep).

I Made In Iguana at lguana.

‘)pni lam. Free. Weekly. (‘olin (‘ook (Ultragroove) plays smite real house music. front the experimental to the tough aitd tribal witlt random Latin influences tltrown in for good measure. I Mission Jnr at Studio 24. 7 l()pm. £5. 2‘) Sep. Fortnightly. Baby metallers go beserk at this all-new pre-club. If you look old enough you cait go the distance atid stay put for Mission proper which kicks off at l lptii.

I NY Mambo at The Ark. 7.30 l()piit. £5. Weekly. NY titaiiibo dance classes for beginners and intermediate enthusiasts. with a feisty club night to follow should you so choose.

I Oxygen at ()xygen. ‘)pm4 latit. Free. Weekly. Life's a gas at this swanky style bar. with tech-house delights from liuan James (22 Sep) aiid some real deal house antics front l'ltragroove's (iaretlt Sommerville (2‘) Sep).

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann‘s.

l lpm 3am. Free. Weekly. Ligltt vegetarian snacks served to a strangely swinging soundtrack front Sort of ['gly. I Waxworks presents at PopRokit. ‘)pm lant. Free. Weekly. Rotational residents The Squalor Show and Mr Todd dish the funky ltotise. hip hop and soul for your pre-clubbing delight.

I Yush! at the (‘ity ('afe. ‘)pm latti. Free. 2‘) Sep. l-‘ortniglttly. A.J. (ltead ltoticlto behind lidinburgh's leading hip hop label. Ytish Recordings) selects the upbeat hip hop. fttiik and ragga. lle’s joined by the freslt prince of Rtle the Mad Atiibassador.


I Acetate at The Liquid Rootti. Fortnightly. Next date (i ()ct with Bob Sinclair aitd DJ Yello.

I Airborne at The Venue (all floors). l().3()pm 3am. £tbc. 2‘) Sep. Monthly. linderground techno night featuring a steady slew of big name guests. so far including Jttstin Robertson aitd Funk D'Void. (‘ould be another one this month although it’s hard to say as the prontoter's not been iii touch.

I Ascension at 'l‘ey'iot Row l'nion. Monthly. Next date 20 ()ct.

I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm 3am. £l() (£8). 2‘) Sep. Monthly. Progressive house lteaven at this leading soiree featuring the residents DJs Michael Kilkie. '/.ammo and Stuart Duncan aitd their guests l’arks & Wilson. I B.A.N.G at Noa. Monthly. Next date 13 ()ct.

I Blast at ('lub .‘ylercado. l lpitt late. £l()/£8. 22 Sep. l-‘ortniglitly. The infamous lluggy Burger Queen and his trusty sidekick Markell raise the roof yet again with their sassy selection of home aitd garage grooves. If you‘re starting early. clteck the official pic-club at Acanthus.

I C.C. Blooms at (‘.(‘. Blooms. 10.30pm 3am (bar from (ipm). Free. Weekly. DJ Ally is back again with more of her tradeiitark ltigh-caiiip-to-house decknical expertise at this always hoaclting gay venue.

I Club Najm at ('aberet Bar. Society (‘entre. l’leasaiice. Spm 2am. £(i. 22 Sep only. Arabic music front DJ Jamara and belly dance perfortitaiice from Tine Valois.

I Chromatic at The Venue (lower two

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RE—LAUNCH/GUEST DJ DANNY HOWELLS Progression at The Liquid Room, Sat 22 Sep.

Just who you’d put in the DJing premiership is a contentious issue. Tong

gets in for the rhyming slang and for playing consistently dubious records on Radio 1. Tenaglia gets in for the Depeche Mode remixes and the fatigue- defying sets. But how close to promotion is Twilo and Renaissance

resident Danny Howells?

With the Nu Breed album and the Nocturnal Frequencies series under his belt, plus Science Dept’s current single ‘Breathe’ (a collaboration with Nick Trevor), and a residency at Home that was cut short by that club’s closure, Howells seems to be up there with the big boys. But the Hastings born DJ doesn’t think he’s a superstar just yet. ‘I don’t really feel like one,’ he says, making his Monday morning coffee at 6pm. ‘I like it when people say that kind of thing about me, of course, and I do have to pinch myself sometimes. But there are loads of DJs that are a hell of a lot better than


He may be cheerfully self-effacing, but make no bones about it, Progression were glad to get their man. The Edinburgh club are re- launching at The Liquid Room after an unplanned sabbatical caused by Wilkie House’s closure. It’s up to Howells to set things off with a bang. ‘I hope it’s gonna go alright,’ he says. ‘These things usually get a good buzz, a good build-up so there is something to feed off. But I hope I get a long set. I always make it clear to clubs that I want to play for as long as


Howells describes his style as ‘deepsexyfuturistictechfunkhouse’, which sounds like he’s either hedging his bets or taking the piss. ‘Not really,’ he says. ‘Although I guess I am taking a dig at people who are bracketing music. A lot of what I play is very housey, even the harder stuff so I’m trying to give people an idea of what I play and what I like. I’ll pack deep house, techno, funky house, whatever in my bag and go with whatever my mood is and whatever the vibe of the place is.’ (James Smart)

floors). Launch date l2 ()c‘l with Holy (illusl lilTL‘\()l'l.

0A Deep Sensation/Clubsole at Noa. llpiii 3am. £l(). 2‘) Sep. Monthly. Spiller best known for his widely acclaimed chart smash ‘(iroove Jet' makes a rare l'ls' appearance to play some (if that filtered (liset) stuff he seems to know so well. Support comes from residents Martin Valentine aiid Bob (aims at the second event hosted by Deep Sensation iii association with (’lubsole. See lllllist.

I Disco Inferno at ligo.

l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5 iii fancy dress). 22 Sep. Monthly. Throw caution to the wind aiid hurl yourself headlong into a fiery furnace of red ltot disco. Regular DJs Nick Silver. .\l(~ ()tis aitd DJ Love will be stoking it up in the main room. while DJ (‘asanova plays more relaxed grooves iii the (‘octeati Lounge.

I District at Noa. l().3()pm 4am. Free. (i ()ct. \ltitillily. An entirely free session of this quality house and garage night. coiiinieiiiorating the first birthday w itlt tricks and treats galore plus a guest spot frontacclaimed l’arisiaii jock. (‘y ril litienne aka DJ Deep. See next issue for ati excltisiv e interview w itlt l).l Deep and more details on the night itself.

I Divine Divas at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date l3 ()ct.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar.

I lpttt 3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Still the best mix of indie. (ills garage. Northern sotil. ska aiid soundtracks you‘re likely to

stagger across.

I Essential at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm 3am. £(i (£5). 2‘) Sep. l-‘ortnightly. Radio l-‘orth's Kevin Jones

join forces w itlt Martin Valentine

llille/J'TlSlxt)(ll\L‘()l for some ‘essential' dirty liottse aitd ‘.'S garage action.

I Eye Candy at ('ltib Mercado.

llpiii late. £ ll) (£8): £(t ifoutrageotisly attired. 2‘) Sep. Fortnightly. Residents (iraeme l’opstar. Nejat Barton aitd Neil (‘rookston host their iiifaiiiotis. glam house party. Reiitember to ‘Dress glatti or scram'.

I Fiesta Diablo at The Venue (all three floors). l()pitt 3am. Free. 22 Sep only. Following a series of free parties over the Festival period. l-‘iesta Diablo continues witlt the thankless task of attracting punters down to this llagging clttb venue. House on the top floor. techno on the middle. breaks iii the (‘ooletl

I Fiesta Latina at 'I‘evioi Row t'nion. Monthly. Next date 2() ()ct.

I Freefall Edinburgh at The lloneycoiitb. l().3()pm 3am. £l2 (£l()). (i ()ct. Monthly. l’i‘ogt‘essiy'e house daddy Anthony l’appa makes yet another guest appearance in lidinburgli. joining local

jocks Michael Kilkie. Simon Foy. Stuart

Duncan and (’raig (ice for some uplifting. atmospheric shenanigans.

I Headspin at The Bongo ('lub. llpnt 3am. £7. () ()ct. Monthly. A four— deck mix of hip hop. house and ftiitk from main room protagonists Allan

Dunbar aitd ‘The Resonance (Colin Millar and Dava). plus support front solo back room boy. Steve Austin. Rae & (‘hristian‘s Mark Rae was scheduled to be ltere for this date btit due to overseas contmitments. he‘s now been re-booked to appear on Sat 3 Nov. liarly arrival at this particular residents night goes without saying as Headspin sells out on a regular basis.

I It at The Honeycomb. l()pm—3ant. £l2. 2‘) Sep. Fortnightly. (‘olours aitd lloneycontb [Entertainments club together once again to fuse the finest house imports with the best iii local DJ talent. This fortnight the guest action comes care of Lenny Fontana aiid Paul ‘Trouble' Anderson. who‘ll be working the funky house vibe iii the iiiaiit room. Support comes front those resident types Yogi Haugltton. Jon Mancini and Craig Smith aitd early arrival to guarantee entry goes without saying.

I Joy at ligo. llpnt 3am. £l() (£8). 2‘) Sep. Fortnightly. Maggie aitd Alan's nteaty house institution. including Trendy Wendy atid Sally Finlay"s saucy mix of chart. pop and garage in tlte downstairs suite. Arrive early to guarantee entry as Joy's hitting capacity tiiost dates of late. I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at Po Na Na. l lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. D] 4th Varmint. keeping it real with the old skool to nu skool beats thing.

I Latin Explosion at The Mambo (‘lub. l()piii—3ai11. £5. Weekly. Your weekly dose of ltiglt octane Latin rhythms (run exclusively by wonten). with dance classes starting at ‘)pm for beginners and for more experienced salsa aficionados at l()piti (priced £4 which includes entry to the club).

I Latino Loco at til Barrio.

l()piit 3am. Free before I lpm: £2 after. Weekly. The original Latino chart party continues with the freshest beats front the barrio from DJ llector and his Latin DUSSC.

I Luvely at the Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 2() ()ct with Drag DJ Tasty Tint.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l()piit 3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. The highly respected mix of reggae. ragga. R&B. rap and hip ltop continues to be one of the strongest nights for music of black origin in town.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo (lab. 1 lpm-3am. £7. 2‘) Sep. Fortnightly. Brace yourselves as the mightiest soundsystem known to man gears up once agaiit to ntassage your inner organs with dubwise roots aitd reggae.

I Mingin’ at Studio 24 (upstairs). lt).3()piii--3aiit. £5. 22 Sep. Fortnightly. No-nonsense. gay-friendly clubbing where it’s the filthy house and twisted trance from the residents Brian Dempster and Alan Joy' that matters aitd not the decor. dress code or attitude. Altogether a good place to let your hair down aitd generally rammed. so arrive early to get your space on the floor.

I The Mission at Studio 24.

l lpiit 3am. £5 (£4). 2‘) Sep. Fortnightly. Astoundingly popular haunt for the alternateens of the capital featuring three rooms of tip-to-date darkttess.

I Opium at ()ltium. l()bnt 3am. Free. Weekly. The all-new rock bar-cum-club complex takes hold of lidinburgh‘s after- hours scene like a Rottweiler to a small. defenceless child. In terms of music policy yep. you guessed it? »- it‘s rock. nit-metal aitd alternative/indie from resident gal DJ. Marsha. See Factlile for ntore facts on ()piuni.

I Oxygen at Studio 24 (downstairs). l()pm 3am. Members £8 before midnight. £l() after; non-meiitbers £l() before iitidtiigltt. £l3 after. 22 Sep. l-‘ortnightly. Another chance to work it like there’s no tomorrow at this pumping house party. this month featuring residents Alpha aiid Dow/er and their guest DJ. (‘harlotte Birch. Please note