Edinburgh Fridays continued
I Vortex at The Venue (top floor). l().3()pm—3am. £8 (£7). 16 Nov only. The psychedelic trance night jumps from a Thtt slot at La Belle to this one-off Fri extravaganza at The Venue featuring Dick Trevor (Flying Rhino). Charlie Munro and resident DJ. Birdie.
I Zealous at Studio 2-1. Monthly. Next date tbc.
Chart & Party
I The Bristo Square Experience at Potterrow and Teviot Row llouse. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. The city‘s students run wild. soaking tip mainstream house. crazy karaoke and plenty of alcohol.
I Cross Town Traffic at Club Java. 9.3()pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Cheesy chart and dance with DJ Ames.
I Friday Funkin’ at The Ark. l()pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. You‘ve worked hard. now strut your fttnky stuff like there‘s no tomorrow to Big Dave's party mix.
I Jam at The l'nion. l()pm- 3am. £2. Weekly. Big ‘ole party tunes at this Ileriot-Watt l'niversity club night.
I Lights, Camera, Action at Revolution. l().3()pm -3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Fire eaters. snake charmers. exotic dancers. live PAs and a juiced-up cast of thousands at this big ‘ole showbiz. bash.
I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. l()pm---3am. £6. Weekly. ()r not. given the all too reasonable drinks promos on offer. ()ver 25s.
I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free before 1 Ipm: £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.
I Tease at The Subway West lind.
4pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £3 (£1 ) after. Weekly. DJ llammy plays chart tunes for the pissed-up workies.
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. l()pm.-3am. £5 (£4 with llyer). Weekly. Trendy Wendy. Showbiz Jase and Betty Ford disrupt the space-time continuum with tunes from the 608 right up to right now. ()r maybe it‘sjust the alcohol.
I Why Not? at Why Not‘.’ I()pm——3am. Free before 1 1pm; £5 after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco with Neil Donald and Craig McArtney at this popular city centre venue.
I Aftershock’s Ibiza Beach Party at The Three Sisters. 7pm— I am. £tbc. 17 Nov only. Given the recent drop to sub-zero temperatures. it seems foolhardy to host an outdoor beach party in the Three Sister's courtyard. However. a live show from The Cuban Brothers and a few shots of Aftershock should warm things up no end.
I Baracoa at Baracoa. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Big Beat's Simon llodge dons his sombrero and gaucho motistache fora scorchio selection of Latin favourites.
I Beluga at Beluga. Spm~ lam. Free. Weekly. Craig ‘silky smooth' Smith selects the soulful garage tunes ( l7 Nov). while the Deep Sensation posse host a pre-club party featuring live sax and percussion to the main event at Noa (24 Nov).
I Black Sauce at Bani Bou. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Confucius say this new ()riental style bar got plenty good underground house music with
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I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Hot salsa! lt’s Sat and that means. er. hot salsa at this epicentre of all things Latin.
I EH1 at [5H 1. 9pm~lam. Free. Weekly. In the swanky surrounds of this salubrious style bar. rotational DJs spin deep. funky house for the drinking hordes.
I Extra Width at Gilded Saloon. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. New wave disco (i.e. all your favourite indie hits) with rotational DJs Grainne. Keiron and PlasMatron (Mogwai).
I Flashback at Flashback. 8.3()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Venus serves up an even mix of chart pap from the past four decades. ()ver 2 l s only.
I Four To The Floor at Rush. L)pm—lam. Free. Weekly. F.l Segundo‘s DJRedo playing funk. soul. jazz and all that inspired hip hop.
I Greazed Up at The Spider‘s Web. Monthly. See Fri.
I IlIgotronik at Meadows Bar. ()pin—lam. Free. [7 Nov. Monthly. Another fearless foray into musical mayhem featuring futuristic techno. deep house and dub with your kooky host. Cyrix.
I Immersed In Music at Pivo. c)pm—rlam. Free. Weekly. Stuart Duncan fires up the progressive house frequencies ( l7 Nov) while Jamie Buchanan takes the funky route to house heaven (2-1 Nov).
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. ()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Colin Cook (L'ltragroove) plays some real house music. from the experimental to the tough and tribal with random Latin influences thrown in for good measure. This fortnight. Colin's joined by nu-
jiI/Z enthusiast Mikey Stirton (l7 Nov)
and lidinburgh‘s very own black music authority. Yogi llaughton (2-1 Nov).
I Mission Jnr at Studio 24.
7- l()pm. £5. 24 Nov. Fortnightly. Baby metallers go beserkley at this all-new pre-club. If you look old enough you can go the distance and stay put for Mission proper which kicks off at
I Oxygen at ()xygen. 9pm-—lam. Free. Weekly. Life’s a gas at this swanky style bar. with funky breaks and hip hop to house grooves from Higher Ground's Lindsey Todd ( l7 Nov) and lleadspin's Allan Dunbar (2-1 Nov).
I Skank at The Meadows Bar. 9pm---lam. Free. I Dec. Monthly. Dub reggae. ska and rocksteady at this Caribbean-themed pre—club.
I Soul Resistance at The Wash (formerly The Carwash). ()pm-- I am. Free. Weekly. Northern soul. rare groove. Hammond jazz. and freakbeats galore with your host Craig Jamicson (Modern Lovers).
I UrbannHangSuite at Bann’s.
l lpm~3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a strangely swinging soundtrack from Son of Cgly. I Waxworks presents at PopRokit. ()pni—Iam. Free. Weekly. Rotational residents Gareth Somerville. The Squalor Show and Mr Todd dish the funky house. hip hop and soul for your pre-clubbing delight.
I Yush! at City Cafe. 9pm~lam. Free.
24 Nov. Fortnightly. .»\.J. (Yttsh Recordings) selects the upbeat hip hop. funk and ragga. lle'sjoined by the fresh prince of R&B. the Mad Ambassador.
I Acetate at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm—4am. £l2 (£l()). 17 Nov. Fortnightly. Plastic fantastic house night featuring jackin’. tribal grooves from a DJ display team comprising
Murray Richardson. Gail Sellars. Gavin Anderson and Steven Wanless. If it's big name guests you hanker after. Justin Robertson's here on 1 Dec.
I Airborne at The Venue (all floors). Monthly. Next date tbc.
I Ascension at Teviot Row L'nion. l().3()pm—3am. £3 (£2). 17 Nov. Monthly. Fish out your fetish wear for this traditional night of goth. industrial and electro.
I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm—3am. £10 (£8). 2-1 Nov. Monthly. Getting right to the roots of progressive house heaven. Michael Kilkie. Zammo and Stuart Duncan work it up to break it down.
I Bivouac at Club Java. Monthly. Next date 8 Dec.
I Blast at Club Mercado. l lpm—late. £l()/£8. 3 Nov. Fortnightly. Following last fortnight's exclusive with hot German producers Milk & Sugar. residents Huggy and Markell get back to the business of raising the roof with their hair-raising house party. If you‘re starting early. check the official pre- club at Acanthus.
I Blitz at The Venue (top floor). l().3()pm—3am. £6. l7 Nov. Monthly. A new take on clubbing classics from DJ Doc. Strax. Kamikaze and Andi Tee.
I (2.0. Blooms at CC. Blooms. l().3()pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. DJ Ally is back again with more of her trademark high-camp-to- house decknical expertise at this always hoaching gay venue.
I Conception at Park Room. Teviot Row House. Next date 12 Jan.
I A Deep Sensation at Noa. l()pm—3am. £8 (£7). Monthly. Take it deep and burn it clean at the first birthday hash of this soulful house soiree hosted by Martin Valentine. Neil Ferries and Baby G.
I Disco Inferno at ligo. l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£5 in fancy dress). l7 Nov. Monthly. Throw caution to the wind and hurl yourself headlong into a fiery furnace of red hot disco. Regular DJs Nick Silver. MC ()tis and DJ Love will be stoking it up in the main room. while DJ Casanova plays more relaxed grooves in the Cocteau Lounge.
I District at Noa. Monthly. Next date 1 Dec with guest DJ. Jeremy Newall.
I Divine Divas at The V‘nue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 8 Dec.
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Still the best mix of indie. 60s garage. Northern soul. ska and soundtracks you‘re likely to stagger across.
I Essential at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £6 (£5). 10 Nov. Fortnightly. Radio Fonh's Kevin Jones join forces with Martin Valentine (Taste/Friskodisco) for some ‘essential’ dirty house and CS garage action in the main room. In the cosy confines of the back booth. Smokey 8; The Bandit play jazzy breaks and broken house beats. I Eye Candy at Club Mercado. llpm—late. £10 (£8); £6 if outrageously attired. 2-1 Nov. Fortnightly. Residents Graeme Popstar. Nejat Barton and Neil Crookston host their infamous. glam house party. Remember to ‘Dress glam or scram'.
I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row l'nion. Monthly. Next date 1 Dec.
I Freefall Edinburgh at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 1 Dec with guest DJ. Guy ()rnadel.
I The Funk Train at Potterrow. l()pm—3am. £5 (£3). l7 Nov. Monthly. Hop aboard for righteous soul and filthy funk. Please note that only students and their guests can gain entry to this night. I Headspin at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date I Dec.
I It at The Honeycomb. l()pm—‘3am. £10. 10 Nov. Fortnightly. Colours and Honeycomb Entertainments club