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Sun 9 Dec, Ego, Edinburgh.

Despite its recent shift from Wilkie House to the Honeycomb, it seems fair to call Taste an Edinburgh institution. So you’d think that if you were going to start a gay night in the capital, particularly one specialising in tough progressive house, you wouldn’t do it on a Sunday night, opposite Taste.

Lube has done just that.

The fortnightly party launched on Sun 11 Nov at Ego, and promoter Lisa Wright reckons there’s space enough for both nights. ‘I think there is a gap in the market,’ she says. ‘We’re certainly not in competition as such. We’re clubbers ourselves and partly because me and David (Tailor, the co- promoter) don’t DJ we can step back and look at things from a different


‘We’re trying to build the night around the people who go,’ agrees Tailor, ‘not just to create a product. We’ve been flyering specific nights like Joy and Luver and passing the word on to people we know so we get quite an

exclusive set-up. And at the first one everyone said what a good atmosphere

we had. That’s more important to us than making money.’ The people who will be spinning the records should be familiar to many Edinburgh clubbers. Scott Pearce and Dave Begg (Cerotonin), and Brian Dempster (Mingin’) will be marshalling the upstairs beats while Yogi Haughton plays the funky stuff down below. This fortnight, though, Haughton has the night off, because the Lube crew want to focus on their first guest, Kev Wright (no relation). Sublime resident Wright was recently lauded as the best trance DJ in Britain by no less luminaries than 808 State. And he’s looking forward to Lube. ‘I do Sublime all the time,’ he says, ‘so it can be quite good to get away from that and play a gay crowd, a different crowd who appreciate a different style. It’s a way of getting more people to hear what I do. I don’t compromise what I play, but I’m always listening for good sounds rather than certain styles, so what I play isn’t too tied to any genre.’ (James Smart)

I Majestica at .\'oa. ll)pm~3am. £6 (£5). 30 Not. Monthly. Ftntky hottse in the ntaitt room with Ben (iath (Miss .‘yloneypenny'sL Treyor (i and Bruno FK; deep down and dirty house through the back with Martitt Spence. Dayid .-\ltlos and lid l).

I The Mambo Club at The Mambo ('lub. ltlpm 3am. £4 (£3 with llyer) before midnight; £5 after. Weekly (ttot 14 Dec). Sir ()ssie's highly respected mix of reggae. ragga. RtyB. rap and hip hop continttes to be one of the strongest nights for music of black origin in town.

0 Manga at La Belle Angele.

10.30pm 3am. £l4/£13 plus booking fee (ayailable in adyance from Focus Skateboards. Fopp. Ripping 6’; l'nderground Solu'shn). 30 .\'o\'. Monthly. Metalhead/ boss and all-round drum tt bass superstar (ioldie fronts tip to the decks at what could conceiyably be the most exciting Mattga session in its illtts- trious the year history. M(‘ Rage will be tearing the place apart with the usual lyri- cal lunacy w ltile the warm-up comes care of residents DJ Kid and (i-Mac. (iet your tickets in adyance ot' look forward to mis- ery. See preyiew and llitlist.

I Metalheadz at The Honeycomb. .\'ext date the. See Word ("p for more details.

I Mischief at The Venue. .\'ext date the. I Mondo at The Venue. l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). 3() Not; Monthly. Following the successful re-launch earlier in the month. the progressiye house and trance showcase is back with a residents night featuring :\ltlo\'os. Tencini. X-Ray and Andy Junior. I Modern Lovers at ligo. Monthly. Next date 2] Dec.

I A Night For Cuba at The Bongo ('luh. Monthly. .\‘ext date 21 Dec.

I Nuklear Puppy at .‘s‘oa. Fortnightly. Next date 2] Dec.

I Opium at ()pium. ltlpm 3am. Free. Weekly. The all-new rock bar cttttt cluh complex takes hold of lidinburgh's after- hours scene like a Rottweiler to a small. delcnceless child. lit terms of music policy yep. you guessed itY it's rock. nu-metal and alternatiye/indie.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. l().3()pm 3am. U) (£6). 30 .\'o\'. Monthly. More techno trauma from the l’illbox protagonists with a residents night featuring J-I.oop and Dirt (.\'eil T and llwatsong) doing a four-deck beat ‘em tip on the tnain floor. with more laid-back beats attd breaks in the upstairs room with Lauren Order and chums. See Four Play.

I Planet Earth at The (‘itrtis (‘lub. 10.30pm 3am. £4. Weekly. The varied musical delights of the 70s and 80s. with a particular stress laid on that madcap magic known as disco. .\'o smoking at the bar please.

I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 21 Dec with tlte Fesliye Special.

I Rampage at The Venue (top (loot). Monthly. Next date 21 Dec with special guest DJ. Mark Tyler.

I Resistance at The Venue.

9pm 3am. £10. 3() .\'o\'. Monthly. (irit your teeth and gird your loins for another tantalising trip down hard street as Resistance welcomes a line-up comprised of: DJ Promo (The Third Movement). (ittnter Saxenhantmer. (‘olin ll & Derek H. Serge. Fracture 4. Feratu and Asmodeus. Psycho scenes of hardcore insanity will no dottbt ensue.

I Roadblock at P0 .\'a .\'a. l()pm»»3am. £3. Weekly. .\'icci F (3 Piece Suite) stops tlte traffic in bad music when she digs tip the best in funk. disco. house attd block rockin‘ beats.

I Spectral at Wee Red Bar. Monthly. .\'ext date 18 Jan.

I Subculture meets Friscodisco at The llotteycotttb. l lpm 3am. £8 (£7). 7 Dec. Monthly. (ilasgow’s Subculture

joins forces with Edinburgh's lit'iscodisco

to present high calibre nights of quality house music. For the inaugural session. San Francisco‘s Doc Martin stops by to drop some of those pure disco. acid loye bombs of his. Residents Harri and Domenic (Subculture) and Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless (l-‘riscodisco) steer clear of the fallout. 0 Sublime at The Honeycomb.

9pm 3am. £12 (£10); ayailable in advance from l’opRokit. 3t) .\'oy. Fortnightly. lidinburgh‘s long-standing tech-trance night welcomes back 'I‘etttonic tech oyerlord. the mighty 'l‘imo Maas. for a 4-hour set. Sublime booked Mr Maas long before the world went bats oyer his ‘Dooms Night‘ rentix and so this. in many ways. will he a homecom- ing date that you can't afford to miss. See llitlist.

I Sundissential at ligo. l()pnt» 13am. 1.“) (£8). 3() Nov only. Muddcrs brings his infatttous hard house night to Scottish shores. unleashing the aural exploits of Mark (irey. la 8; Charlie. Phil York and (‘hris (ireen. Sundissential decor will be in full-effect. but hopefully the death-toll won't be.

I Torture Garden at Studio 24. Next date the.

I Underground Solu’shn at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date l4 Dec.

I UTI presents ‘Head2l-lead’ at The Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm 3am. £8 (£5). 3() Not; Monthly. The undergrottnd techno night celebrates its second birthday with a ‘heathead' session featuring Mark Williams (Tortured) up against Terry Mitchell (Dark House Music). The birthday date also sees the launch of the website ( and the ['TI label. celebrating its first release. a 3 track lil’ frottt (‘ymbol Sonic support comes care of the residents Tormod Mor. Jonny ()h! and Semaj.

Chart & Party

I The Bristo Square Experience at l’otterrow and Teyiot Row House. 9pnt—3am. Free. Weekly. Mainstream house. crazy karaoke and plenty of alcohol. I Cross Town Traffic at ('lub Jaya. 9.30pm -3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. ('heesy chart and dance with DJ Antes.

I Friday Funkin’ at The Ark.

l()pni 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. You'ye worked hard. now strut your funky sttiff like there‘s no tomorrow to Big Daye's party mix.

I Jam at The l'nion. lllptn 3am. £2. Weekly. Big ‘ole party tunes at this lleriot- Watt l'niyersity club night.

I Lights, Camera, Action at Reyolution. ll).3()pm--3am. £5 (£3 ). Weekly. Fire eaters. snake charmers. exotic dancers. liye PAs and a juiced-up cast of thousands at this big ‘ole showbiz bash.

I Night To Remember at The ('ayendish. lllpm» 3am. £6. Weekly. ()r not. giyen the all too reasonable drinks promos on offer. (her 35s.

I The Subway at Tlte Subway.

9pm -3am. Free before 1 lpm: £3 (£I ) alter. Weekly. See Thu.

I Tease at The Subway West lind.

4pm 3am. Free before I lpm: £3 (£1 ) alter. Weekly. DJ llammy plays chart tunes for the pissed-up workies.

I The Time Tunnel at (‘luh Mercado. ltlptn 3am. £5 (£4 with llyer). Weekly. Trendy Wendy. Showbiz Jase attd Betty Ford disrupt the space-time continuum with ttutes from the oils right tip to right now. Or maybe it‘s just the alcohol.

I Why Not? at Why .\'ot'.’ ltlpnt 3am. Free before 1 1pm; £5 alter. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco with .\'eil Donald and (‘raig Mc.-\rtney at this popular city centre yenue.

Edinburgh Saturdays


I Beluga at Beluga. Spin-lam. Free. Weekly. lirik Da Viking (Fresh Air Thursdays) and Dom Flanagan span a spectrum of house. garage and Latin tunes.

I Black Sauce at Bath Bot).

()pnr lattt. Free. Weekly. (‘onfucius say this new ()riental style bar got plenty good underground house music with Martin Valentine and Steven Wattless (Friscodisco).

I Cuba Norte at ('uba .\'orte.

l()pm~r lam. Free. Weekly. llot salsa! lt's Saturday and that means. er. ltot salsa at this epicentre of all things [.atin.

I EH1 at [ill I. 9pnt~ lam. Free. Weekly. In the swanky surrounds of this saluhrious style bar. rotational DJs spin deep. funky house for the drinking hordes.

I Extra Width at (iilded Saloon. 8pm lam. Free. Weekly. New waye disco (i.e. all your fayourite indie hits) with rotational DJs (irainne. Keiron and l’lasMatron (Mogwai ).

I Flashback at Flashback.

8.30pm lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Venus seryes up an eyen mix of chart pap frottt the past four decades. (her 21s only .

I Four To The Floor at Rush.

9pm -1am. Free. Weekly. lil Segundo's DJRedo playing ftutk. soul. jam. and all that inspired hip hop.

I Greazed Up at The Spider‘s wet). Monthly. .\'cxt date 2‘) Dec with liye combo Thunder Road.

I lllgotronik at Meadows Bar.

()pnt» lam. Free. 15 Dec. Monthly. Yet another fearless foray into musical mayhem featuring futuristic techno. deep house and dth with your kooky host. ('yrix.

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