Edinburgh Iubs

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 Beluga at Beluga. Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Soulful house and broken beats with DJ Craig Smith ( 1 Nov). followed by Leo‘s funked-up disco grooves (8 Nov ).

I Cool Blue at The Wash (formerly The Carwash). 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Relax and unwind to a smooth hip hop and soil] selection. served tip by DJ Ali Campbell. I Eccentric at Bani Bou. 9pm—lam. Free. 8 Nov. l-‘ortnightly. New residents Stuait Sandeman (Naked) and Lee Murray join liuan James and Phil York as they play quality l'S house and fiuropean trance for the discerning pre-elubber at this ()riental sty lc bar.

I Flashback at Flashback.

8.30pm lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Venus show s no shame in playing disco tunes from the 7()s and 80s. Drinks promos a bonus.

I Iguana 6th birthday at Iguana. 9pm lam. Free (with invite). I Nov only. The swanky style bar celebrates six years swankin' with a very special guest in the form of nu-ja/z daddy Patrick Forge (Kiss FM. Da Lata). Please note that entry to this event is by invitation only.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo.

9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Smokey & The Bandit (Senses) tear tip the funky house highway (I & l5 Nov) while the Sputnik kids lire-up the freaky liotise frequencies at the pl'c‘vv‘llll) session for the main event at The Venue (8 Nov).

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar (downstairs). 9pm lam. Free. I & l5 Nov. Fortnightly. Sample the treats on the cheese board served tip by lidinburgh's original li- /. sleazies AI and Kant the Mullet.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana.

9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Gareth Somnierville breaks the mould of his l'ltragroove guise. playing warm New York house. disco and all things soulful at this pie-weekend pre-club. Please note that Iguana will be celebrating its sixth birthday (his fortnight (l Nov). See separate listing. I Oxygen at ()xygen. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Progressive hotise and trance frotn rotational residents Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby ) and Dave Begg (Skank. Area 51 ).

I Prefix at Bar l'nion. 9pm- lam. Free. l iv 15 Nov. 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 long- standing night. featuring dance classes for beginners and those at intermediate level. I Shadowskill at Bath Bou. 9pm— lam. £2. l & 15 Nov. Fortnightly. Confucius say this new ()riental style bar got plenty good drum & bass and hip hop with DJ Sam and Ruff).

I Soft Rock at The Pond Bar. 9pm~lam. Free. Weekly. Air guitar to some ‘orrible soft rock in the comfortable surroundings of l .eith's premiere watering hole.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann's.

l lpm 3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a kooky and eclectic soundtrack from Sort of l'gly.

I Yo! Below at Yo! Below.

8pm 12.30am. Free. Weekly. The Stishi style bar gets a solid sotil injection from Lel Pafrcy. playing percussive house through to

bossa Bra/ilia beats.

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I Behave? at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 22 Nov.

I 0.0. Blooms at CC. Blooms. l().3()pm—3am (bar from 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. l().3()pm--3am. £8 (£6). 8 Nov. Monthly. In a Scottish exclusive. acclaimed hip hop battle DJ Roli Rho makes a guest appearance. joining residents Demon and Bertie.

I Dust at Studio 24. l l.3()pm—3am. £2. 1 Nov. Monthly. Get ready to rock at this goth. metal and industrial showcase hosted by the residents lan. Tony and Dave.

I Exam at Noa. Monthly. Next date l5 Nov.

I FAT at The Honeycomb. lOpm—3am. £5. 15 Nov. Monthly. The student radio show may have finished (back in Mar. mind) but the monthly club night carries on regardless to raise the profile of Fresh Air (87.7 FM). This month. the residents are joined by The l'nabombers for a four-deck freak-off featuring hip hop. funk. soul and house.

I Fusion at Po Na Na. 1 lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. [)Js Mark B (Studio Grand) plays vinyl gems sourced from the realms of house. hip hop. funk and soul.

I Genetic at The Citrus Club.

I lpm--3am. Free before I l.3()pm; £2 after. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soirée that showcases alternative. indie and lo-fi. No smoking in the bar area. mind.

I Kinetic at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm-—3ani. £3 before I lpm; £4 after. 15 Nov. Monthly. All-new drum & bass and breakbeat night featuring special guest DJs and MCs and the residents. Chris and Stef. I Mars at Noa. l().3()pm—3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. 8 Nov. Monthly. Deep house night showcasing the talents of up- and-coming DJs Jamie Matthews and Paul Maslin.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. l()pm- 2am. £tbc. 15 Nov only. Live combo Nucleus Roots unleash some spiritual stylings and bowel- shuddering bass via the mighty dub-reggae sound system.

I The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 22 Nov.

I Muzikisum at The Honeycomb. l().3()pm~3am. £5. l Nov. Monthly. Muzik magazine's official Scottish residency geared towards promoting the DJing prowess of past and present Bedroom Bedlam title winners. This month. residents Grant McDonald. Derek P. Ross Langley and lirik Da Viking explore the realms of underground house and techno.

I Naked at ligo. l().3()pm»-3am. Non- inembers £8 before I l.3(lpm. £l() after: members £6 before 1 1.30pm. £8 after. 15 Nov. Monthly. Hard house night featuring the resident DJs Phil York. Chris D. Sandeman and litian James.

I Off The Hook at The Honeycomb. l().3()pm--3am. £5. 8 Nov only. ()ne-off R&B special that sees Glasgow's premier decknicians unite with London‘s leading lights. DJ Naeem (L'rban Heat. Babaza) represents the Glasgow scene while Kiss FM’s Hanif aka H-Bombjets up from the Big Smoke to fiy the flag for sweet soul and rambunctious R&B. All this plus London‘s very own DJ Reiss dropping the best L'K garage for all the playaz out there. I Opium at ()pium. l()pm--3am. Free. Weekly. Rock. nu-metal and alternativ'e/imlie at this late-night drinking den.

I Rejuvenation at The Bongo Club.

I lpm—3am. £5 (£4). 8 Nov. Monthly. The old-school jungle night is back with a vengeance. packing DJs Phos4ous. Relentless and Twist in the main room. while DJ Chuck spins chilled funk and laid- back hip hop through the back.

I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm--3ani. £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 Garth Cruikshank) and Spanky Alexander. Benny Hill-like antics will of course be rife and all drinks are available at l97()s prices.

I Sputnik at The Venue (top floor). l().3()pm—3ani. £3. 8 Nov. Fortnightly. The leftlield house night is back with an all-new line-up. Headed by Steven Brown the local techno talent recently signed to Derrick May‘s Transmat label resident DJs also include Hobbes. Dextor and the lovely Lisa Thomson. If you‘re starting early. check the pre-club at Pivo.

I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau Lounge. Monthly. Next date 22 Nov.

I Township Shebeen at Bongo Club. 9pm—3am. £5 (£4). l Nov only. The Bongo bakes under the heat of an African sun at this funky fundraiser featuring dance presentations. La Boum! playing live. the S.P.L.A.S.H. ragga MCs from Jamaica. hip hop breaks and beats from DJ Frosty and Well Stirred and dub-reggae vibes from the Messenger Sound System. All profits go directly to Mamelodi Township. SA.

I Vortex at La Belle Angelo. See Fri.

Chart & Party

I Old Skool Disco at Revolution. l().3()pm~3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. School uniform's obligatory at this all-new night where time past is relived in time present. DJ Tom Wilson unleashes blasts from the past twenty years of dance music and this fortnight. there‘s live PA from Bob The Builder (8 Nov) and Dream Frequency ( 15 Nov).

I The 6, 7, 8 Special at Why Not'.’

I lpm—‘3am. £5. Weekly. A magical musical journey that takes you through the b()s. 70s. 80s and 90s with plucky survivor Disco Billy and his new friend Disco Diva Dale. Cage dancers a definite bonus.

I Soho at The Ark. l()pm-3am. £4 (£2). All the fun of London‘s den of depravity at this sticky student showcase.

I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £l otherwise. Weekly. A mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie.

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

Edinburgh Fridays


I Ad-Lib at The Wash (formerly The Carwash). 9pm--lam. Free. Weekly. lmprovisational funk. soul and Latin vibes with DJ Ali Campbell.

I Bass:Trap Sessions at Bani Bou. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Wise Manga master G-Mac welcomes The General (2 Nov) and Yush Recordings boss AJ (9 Nov) to his weekly fix of hand-picked narcotic breaks and beats. including all the latest hip hop, 2-step. R&B and drum & bass.

I Beluga at Beluga. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A soulful set of urban beats with Yogi Haughton (2 Nov). The following week (9 Nov). New Jersey king Carl Dupris is back with a sassy selection of upfront and unreleased garage grooves.

I Centro at City Cafe 2. 9pmr-lam. Free. 2 Nov. Fortnightly. L'ltragroove resident Gareth Sommerville aurally entertains the drinking masses with a sweet nu-ja/J, and sultry house selection.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte.

l()pm— lam. Free. Weekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrum for Latin lovers and still pivotal to the whole Latin

I Flashback at Flashback. Spur—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Randy Andy supplies a retro chart mix for the over 2 l s.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. In the salubrious surrounds of this aw ard-winning Czech theme bar. Silver Storic ('l‘ransformations) takes us down the funky house highway (2


Acetate UK house hero Graeme Park (pictured) makes a long- overdue Edinburgh guest appearance. He'll be sharing the decks with an all-new residents line-up now including Tribal Funktion's George T. The Liquid Room, Sat 3 Nov.

Headspin Mark Rae. one half of Manchester hip hop duo Rae & Christian. joins the Headspin homies to indulge in some wanton beattreakery. The Bongo Club, Sat 3 Nov.

Scratch In what could possibly be the last ever Scratch date at The Venue resident hip hop heads Ritchie Ruftone. Lyley. Gino and Extra are joined by LA crew Ugly Duckling. The Venue, Sat 3 Nov. Ultragroove It's a wonder there's anyone left alive who used to DJ at debauched den of depravity Studio 54, but thankfully Kenny Carpenter's still twitching at the turntables to glorious effect. See preview. page 82. La Be//e Ange/e, Sat 3 Nov.

Torture Garden Time to get the talc out again to help ease that sun- starved flesh into all manner of PVC and rubber garments for the official launch of Torture Garden's sessions in Scotland. See preview. page 74. Studio 24, Fri 9 Nov.

.32 Cuts & Strings Hipper hop and you don‘t stop as DJ Pogo makes a welcome return to Scottish shores. playing some of that scratchy beat meat he knows so well. Early arrival recommended as this venue's not too large. Cocteau Lounge, Fri 9 Nov.

Nov) while George T (Tribal Funktion) cranks tip the jackin' house boombox (9 Nov). Free After liight shooters (eugh!) between 8—-9pm on 9 Nov.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana.

9pm-- lam. Free. Weekly. A new Fri fixture sees the boys from Cnderground Solu'shn get bisay with the jiggy hip hop, house. ftmk. drum & bass and techno.

I Metalheadz at City Cafe. Monthly. Next date 23 Nov.

I Mixed Bag at PopRokit. 9pm— lam. Free. Weekly. Styler (Solefusion) and Spanky' (Snatch Club) dig deep in their funk. soul and disco knapsack.

I Oxygen at ()xygen. 9pm—-lam. Free. Weekly. Rotational residents Craig Smith (District) and Craig (iee (Freefall) celebrate the fact that they‘ve got the same christian name and pretty much the same taste in quality house music.