Edinburgh Saturdays continued
I Immersed In Music at Pivo.
9pm lant. Free. Weekly. Nic Cavendislt (17p!) is tlte ntan witlt tlte funky I'S ltottse platt ( l I)ec) while Stttart Duncan (thtnttba) is tlte Itost witlt tlte tttost progressive Itottse records (8 I)ec).
I Made In Iguana at Igttatta. 9pm~lam. Free. Weekly. Colin Cook (I'ltragroove) plays some real house music. front tlte experimental to the tough artd tribal witlt random Latin inﬂuences thrown in for good measure.
I Mission Jnr at Studio 24. 7—1()pm. £5. 8 I)ec. Fortnightly. Baby ntetallers go beserkley at this all-new pre-club. If you look old enough you can go the distance and stay pttt for .Mission proper which kicks off at 1 1pm.
I Oxygen at ()xygen. ()pnt—lam. Free. Weekly. Life‘s a gas at this swanky style bar, with ftmky breaks and hip hop to house grooves frottt Higher (iround's Lindsey Todd ( 1 Dec) attd Headspin's Allan Dunbar (8 I)ec ).
I Soul Resistance at The Wash (formerly The Carwaslt). 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Northerrt Soul. rare groove. hattttttond jazz attd freakbeats galore with your Itost Craig Jantieson (Modern Lovers).
I Urbannl-langSuite at Bann's.
l Ipm--3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a strangely swinging soundtrack from Sort of l'gly.
I Waxworks presents at PopRokit. ()pnt-«lant. Free. Weekly. Rotational residents (iareth Somcrville. The Sqttalor Sltow attd Mr Todd dish the funky house. hip hop and sottl for your pre-clubbing delight.
I Yush! at City Cafe. 9pm lam. Free. 8 I)ec. I-‘ortnightly. A.J. (Yush Recordings) selects the upbeat hip ltop. ftutk attd ragga. He'sjoined by the fresh prince of R&B. the Mad Ambassador.
I Acetate at the Liquid Roont. l().30pnt»4am. £12 (£10). I I)ec. Fortnightly. Plastic fantastic house night featuring a guest spot frottt legendary L'K player. Justin Robertson. With a new album. Revlone. otit on Nupltonic Records and a star-studded career in dance music as a DJ/remixer/producer under his belt. Robertson’s likely to unleash a mighty tttix of house attd techno that's forward looking while keeping one foot firtttly entrenched itt the past.
I Airborne at The Venue (all floors). Monthly. Next date the.
I Ascension at Teviot Row tinion. 10.30pm A3am. £3 (£2). 1 I)ec. Monthly. Fislt ottt your fetish wear for this traditional night of goth. industrial aitd electro hosted by Claire. Craig. DJ X and guests.
I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date22 I)ec with the Festive Party featuring the [her Disko Dancing Christmas Iilves. Please note that tickets (£23 plus booking fee) are now on sale at L'ber Disko & Ripping for the Atontic Baby Hogmanay Party at the Liquid Roont. I Blast at Club Mercado. l lpnt—Iate. £I0/£8. I I)ec. Fortnightly. Resident Iluggy and Markell are joined by special gttest Stonebridge at their consistently rammed. roof-raising ltottse party. If you‘re starting early. clteck the official pre-club at Acanthus.
I Blitz at The Venue (top floor). l().30pm--3am. £10 (£8). 15 I)ec. Monthly. First birthday party of the retro house night featuring a new take on clubbittg classics front residents Doc. Strax. Kamikaze and Andi Tee and their guest DJ. Mr Trevor Reilly all the way from Beat 106.
I C.C. Blooms at (‘.(‘. Blooms. 10.30pm -3am (bar from 6pm). Free.
Weekly. DJ Ally is back again with ntore of
her trademark Itigh-camp—to-house decknical expertise at this always ltoaching gay venue.
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I Conception at Park Room. Teviot Row House. Next date 12 Jan.
I A Deep Sensation at Noa has now finished. New projects in a new venue (the) are planned for next year.
I Disco Inferno at Ego. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5 in fancy dress). 15 Dec. Monthly. Popular with a mature yet consistently juvenile audience. this long-standing disco inferno is still stoked iii the ntain roont by the masterful MC Otis and DJs Nick Silver and Lenny Love. Funkntaster Fryer (Motherfunk) is now mastering the decks in the Cocteau Lounge. serving up smooth grooves arid bootsy moves. Please note that Disco Inferno will be holding a Hogntanay party at Ego. Tickets are £20 (plus booking fee). available now from Ripping and Virgin.
ODistrlct at Noa. Monthly. 10.30pm—4am. £7 (£5). 1 Dec. Monthly. Your last chance to capitalise on the unique ‘District Dance Party" vibe as this will be the final session before Noa shuts up shop at New Year. Special guest DJ. Jeremy Newall will be unleashing a sizzling set of disco funk classics and vintage house tracks alongside residents Craig Smith and Adrian Milarski in the ‘Hot Room'. Through the ‘Cool Room'. DJ Eh'.’ Wun? lays down soulful breaks and beats. See Hitlist.
I Divine Divas at The Venue (top floor). £6 (£4); 2 for 1 between 10 and I lpnt. 8 I)ec. Monthly. A festive foray for the women only night. with the Impact Drummers playing a live samba set with a twist attd DJ Michelle supplying her trademark indie sounds. Male guests welcome if accompanied by women and all profits front the night go towards Lothian (lay & Lesbian Switchboard.
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar.
1 lpm— 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 Roont. 10.30pttt~3am. £6 (£5). 8 Dec. Fortnightly. Radio Forth’s Kevin Jones join forces with Martin Valentine (Taste/Friskodisco) for some ‘essential' dirty house and CS garage action in the ntain roont. In the cosy confines of the back booth. Smokey 8; The Bandit play jazzy breaks artd broken house beats.
I Eye Candy at Club Mercado.
1 lpttt—late. £ 10 (£8); £6 if outrageously attired. 8 I)ec. 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. 9.30pm—2am. £4.50 (£3.5()/£2.50). 1 Dec. Monthly. Edinburgh's longest running Latino night ( 10 years old in 20023 ). showcasing hot rhythms to keep the winter blues at bay.
I Freefall Edinburgh at The Honeycomb. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 1 Dec. Monthly. Residents Michael Kilkie. Stuart Duncan and Craig (lee host their final foray into progressive house territory urtder the Freefall moniker. The Glasgow session continues on a monthly basis at The Arches with Simon Foy arid Alart Belshaw.
I Headspin at The Bongo Club.
I Ipm—3am. £7. 1 I)ec. Monthly. Dom Search and Baloo aka leading L'K hip hop duo The Nextnten make their highly anticipated debut at Headspin. Their debut album of last year. Moving Amongst The Madness. arid the single ‘Break The Mould‘ were lauded on both sides of the Atlantic. marking these boys out as credible creators of innovative hip hop. Support comes front the Headspin residents and camping out overnight to guarantee entry to this event would ttot be considered excessive behaviour.
I It at The Honeycomb. 10pm—3am. £10. 8 I)ec. Fortnightly. Colours and Honeycomb Iintertainments club together to introduce house music's commercial contenders. This fortnight. Mr Danny Rampling take centre stage. wowing the crowds with his
inimitable blend of feel good house music. DJ support comes care of Craig Smith. Jon Mancini and Yogi Haugltton and early arrival makes sense to guarantee entry.
I Joy at Ego. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£8). 8 Dec. Fortnightly. LYp-front. dirty house grooves at this long-standing. gay- friendly clubland institution. Maggie and Alan make the moves on the ntaitt floor. while Trendy Wendy and Sally Finlay raise the roof of the Cocteau Lounge with a riotous mix of chart. pop attd garage. Arrive early to guarantee entry and please note Joy‘s festive shindigs — The Christmas Breast Ball on 22 Dec and the Hogmanay Party at The Venue on 31 Dec.
I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at Po Na Na. llpm—3am. £3. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint. keeping it real with the old school to new school beats ‘n' breaks formula.
I Latin Explosion at The Mambo Club has now finished
I Latino Loco at El Barrio. l()pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £2 after. Weekly. The original Latino chart party continues with the freshest beats front the barrio from DJ Hector and his Latin posse.
I Luscious at Club Java. 9.30pm—Iate. £6. 1 I)ec. Fortnightly. The name‘s the sattte but the DJ is now Stuart Perdie front R(0‘TT and the music policy has jumped front L'K attd L'S garage to funky house. If you‘re on a budget and/or a lazy arse. you‘ll be pleased to hear that if you catch a cab front the city centre straight to the venue. you cart reclaim your taxi fare (with receipt) frottt the Luscious door staff. Maximum claims are £6. so don't take the piss.
I Luvely at the Liquid Roont. Monthly. Next date 22 I)ec (tbc).
I The Mambo Club at The Mambo Club. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3 with flyer) before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Sir ()ssie takes his ragga. hip hop and reggae showcase on art African tip. mixing it up with Socca and other indigenous IIavas.
I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. l()pm—3am. £7. 8 I)ec. Fortnightly. L'pfront roots. dubvvise reggae and bowel-shuddering bass via the mighty Messenger sound system. This fortnight. live action comes care of I 8; I ()nertess artd Tony Roots. OMingin’s Big Band Night at Studio 24 (upstairs). 9pm—3am. £6. 1 Dec only. To commemorate World AIDS Day. Alart Joy has mustered a twenty piece big band to play showtunes frottt the 40s. 50s attd 60s. The live action runs until midnight. when DJ Dale takes over on the ntain floor with a chart and party selection. Upstairs. residents Brian Dentpster and Alan Joy partake of the usual Mingin' madness. playing filthy house and twisted trance for the frisky. All proceeds from the night go towards the World AIDS Day charity. See Hitlist. I The Mission at Studio 24.
I lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly (not 1 Dec). The astoundingly popular haunt for the alternateens is now a weekly affair. occupying the whole building with three roonts of up-to-date darkness on 8 Dec and showcasing a rock and industrial night on 15 Dec.
I Opium at Opium. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. The all-new rock bar cuttt 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! — it‘s rock. nu-metal artd alternative/indie front resident gal DJ. Marsha.
I Oxygen at Studio 24 has now finished.
I Phosphoresence at The Venue (lower two floors). 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 8 Dec. Monthly. Psychedelic trance night featuring a 5-hour set front Pagan
on the ntain floor. plus leftfield house support in the Cooler front Hobbes. DJ I)extor artd Jontty.
I Posh at Club Java. Monthly. Next date 22 I)ec with the Christmas Party.
I Progression at the Liquid Room. Next date 15 I)ec with a Hooj Cltoons night featuring 16B and Red Jerry.
I The Project at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 15 I)ec.
I Rawhide at Club Java. l()pm—2ant. £8 in advance front Ripping & Virgin; £6 itt fancy dress. 8 I)ec only. Yee ha! It‘s another rootin' tootin' C&W special for all you fired-up yourtguns out there. Bronco Billy. Bucky Goldstein and The Barntitzvah Kid play the songs of heartbreak and despair while perdy cowgirls Annie Oakley and Cat Ballou tend the sprained ankles and shattered spines at the Buckin’ Bronco Rodeo. OScratch at La Belle Angele.
I lpm—3am. £7 (£5). 8 Dec. Monthly. The city‘s leading hip hop hootenanny hosts the first date of its new monthly residency at La Belle and it’s set to be rather spe- cial. The mighty Maceo. DJ and producer with legendary Daisy Age hip hop crew De La Sottl. joins the resident DJ display team for a night of wildstyle antics. See Hitlist.
I Senses at Noa. 10.30pm—3am. £5 before 1 1.30pm; £7 after. 8 I)ec. Monthly. Smokey 8; The Bandit rtttt riot irt their all- new Sat slot. showcasing progressive house and freestyle beats attd breaks irt the ‘Freeway '. Meanwhile over on the ‘Highway' (i.e. roont 2). there‘s dirty house Itedonisnt to be had with resident Dave Petrie. Please note that this will be the last Senses at Noa.
I Soundfactory at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 15 I)ec.
I Tease Age at The Citrus Club.
1 lpm--3ant. £4. Weekly. Now going into its ninth year. this indie stalwart flavoured with hints of soul and funk continues to draw a packed and sweaty crowd week in. week out.
I Trafik at Noa. Monthly. Next date 15 I)ec.
I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 1 I)ec. Fortnightly. After storming Pressure last night. the Solesonic boys (Stuart Patterson and Leo Elstob) sidle up to the L'ltragroove decks to work that real deal house action as only they cart. Please note that tickets (£20 plus booking fee) are on sale now for the I7ltragroove Hogntanay bash. available at L'nderground Solu'shn.
I Up! at The Venue (top floor). l()pm—3am. £8 (6). I I)ec. Monthly. Progressive house and tribal trance front special guest. Scott Pierce attd resident DJ Nic Cavendish. Additional fttn artd frolics are aided attd abetted by a dressing-up rail attd a bubble machine.
I Vegas at Iigo. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6 in fancy dress). 1 Dec. Monthly. Robbie Williams may think he knows a thing or two about swing (given that he a complete and utter monkey). bill the Vegas hep daddies — Frankie Sumatra. Bugsy Seagull attd Dino Martini — are all seasoned swingers. ntan attd boy. Everything front Cab Calloway to ‘()1e Blue Iiyes and Peggy Lee gets a look in. with generous concessions also ntade to easy-listening. country and plain old kitsch. Please note that the next Vegas at Iigo will be Fri 21 Dec and that tickets (£23 plus booking fee) are now on sale for the Vegas Hogntanay (31 Dec) at The Art School.
Chart & Party
I Atomic at The Subway West find. 7pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £3 (£1 ) after. Weekly. DJ (ills Baitt joins the residents for sonte chart attd indie action. I Big Cheese at Potterrow. l()pm-3am. £5 (£3). 8 I)ec. l-‘ortnightly. Sltameless cheesey anthems from the 70s right up to the sad and sorry present day. Please note that only students and their guests can gain entry to this nigltt.