st '93 Clubs

I 3 Piece Sweet at The (‘octeau l.ounge. l lptn 3am. £2. 20 Dec. Monthly. A treat of a cheap night otit. where D] loyelies 'I'rendy Wendy. Sally l" and .\'icki play house. funk. soul. pop and kitsch classics. This month. it‘s a ('hristmas Party with surprise special guests.

I Trade at The Venue (all floors). l().3()pm ~3am. l-‘ree. 20 Dec only. A free 'l'rade taster for the official re-launch on Sat 32 Dec. featuring ('arlos. Nicky Redpath. .\'eil l.itmsden and guests.

Chart & Party

I Old Skool Disco at Rey‘oltttion. l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. School uniform's ohligatory at this all-new night where titiie past is reliy'ed in time present thanks to 1)] Tom Wilson. who unleashes hlasts from the past twenty years of dance music.

I The 6, 7, 8 Special at Why .‘s‘ot‘.’ l lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. A magical musical journey that takes you through the Mk. 7(ls. 80s and ‘)()s.

I The Subway at The Subway.

9pm 3am. l-‘ree for students with matriculation card; £l otherwise. Weekly. A mainstream soundtrack pltis the odd spot of indie at this inyariahly depray‘ed (‘owgate institution.

I Thursday In The City at Club Mercado. 8pm 3am. Free. Weekly. ('ommercial chart and dance from (irant Stott and Micky (iayin (Radio l‘orth). pltts drinks promos and surprise giy'e- aways a plenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.

Edinburgh Fridays


I Ad-Lib at The Wash (formerly The (‘arwash). 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. lmproy'isational funk. soul and latin \ ihes with [)1 Ali (‘amphell

I Bass Trap Sessions at Bani Bott. 9pm lam. l-‘ree. Weekly. Wise Manga master (i-Mac hosts his weekly fix of hand—picked narcotic breaks and heats. including all the latest hip hop, 2-step. R&B and drum & hass. See separate listing for details on the Bus 'l'rap NYli party.

I Beluga at Beluga. Spin lam. l‘ree. Weekly. A soulful set of urban heats with the masterful Yogi llatighton ( I4 is 38 Dec ). What with the festiy'e season. it‘s special eyents a-go-go and for Beluga


Lost First birthday bonan7a of the up-and-Coming underground techno night featuring guest action from the hard-hitting heroes of Punish Records. Glenn Wilson (pictured) and Mike Humphries Wlll both be unleashing DJ sets and live sets while the Semtex Sisters makes sparks fly Wltlt their angle grinding show. Studio 24. Fri 74 Dec.

this means a ‘Blties is Sotil Special' hosted by Mark l)e\'lin and lirik l)a \iils'iltg on Zl l)ec.

I Centro at ('ity (ale 2. 0pm lam. l’ree. l4 (K 33 Dec. l’ortnightly. t’ltragrooye resident (iareth Sommcry ille aurally entertains the drinking masses with a sweet nu-jal/ and sultry house selection.

I Cuba Norte at (‘tiha .\'orte.

ltlpm laiti. l‘ree. Weekly. Still supplying the hroadest musical spectrum for latin loy'ers and still piy'otal to the w hole latin

I Flashback at lilashhack. ts’pm lam. lircc. Weekly. 1)] Randy Andy spitis a retro chart mix for the o\ er 2 l s.

I Immersed In Music at l’iyo.

9pm latii. liree. Weekly. In the saltihrious surrounds of this aw ard- w‘inning ('lech theme har. (icorgc 'I'

jacks his house monkey ( l4 l)ec) while

llarri (Stih ('hih) takes it deep and soulful (3] Dec).

I Made In Iguana at lgttana.

9pm latti. l-‘ree. Weekly. A tiew l-‘riday fixture sees the boys from t'ndergi‘otind Soltt 'shn get hisay with the jiggy hip hop. house. fttiik. drum is hass and techno.

I Mixed Bag at l’opRokit. 0pm lam. Free. Weekly. Styler (Soleftision) and Spanky' (Snatch (’luh) select the ftmk. soul and disco classics.

I North Bridge Bar at the Scotsman Hotel. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. See 'l'hti. I Oxygen at ()sygeii. ‘lpm lam. l-‘ree. Weekly. ()n a rotational hasis. ('raig Smith (District) supplies siitootli and soulful house while (‘ratg (ice (lii'eefall) takes the progressiye approach.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann's.

l lpiii 3am. Free. Weekly. l.ight \egetarian snacks set'ycd to a hip hop and breaks soundtrack from Dolphin Boy ('I‘timmy 'l'ouch ).

I Yo! Below at Yo! Below.

Spin midnight. l-"ree. Weekly. The sushi style har gets the lttt-jtt/l. Rth and dancefloor soul treatment from the l’osh l)Js. See separate listing for details on the Yo Below! l’osh llogmanay.


I Arakataca! at the Bongo (‘liitx llpiit 3am. £5. 4 Jan. Monthly. I).ls Jaffer (Senegal) and /.iippa Inglese (Bogota) host a fiery this of salsa. African. latin and ('arihhean dance.

I Beat it! l.;t llc‘llc‘ Angclc. l().3()pm 3am. £(i (£5): £3 hefore ll..‘s()pm. 4 Jan. Monthly. The resident I)Js - Simon llodgc. Stuart Bennett and [)1 'l‘inkti - delye deep iii the dancefloor \‘attlts to hring you the hcst in dancefloor ja/I. rare grooye. ftiiik and soul.

I Bouncing Flow at The .‘ylaiiilio (‘ltih ltlpni 3am. £5 (£4); £3 with flyei' or before midnight. l4 l)ec only. ('heck ottt the [K garage underground sound with your hosts. DJ lttltoyatot‘ and llenriques pltts special guests.

I Canned Heat at (iaia. lllpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. llarri ‘l.ct's (io' with a reliable mi\ of dancefloor greats including pop. punk. ftiiik and hip hop. Please note that entry to this eyent includes entry to R&B showcase l-‘iesta. See separate listing below.

I 0.0. Blooms at (‘.(‘. Blooms. l().,‘s()pm 3am (5am during the festiyc period). l‘ree. Weekly. l).l Ally does the decks duty at this gay night w ith her inimitahlc selection of high camp and disco classics.

I Cerotonin at The Venue (lower two floors). 10.30pm 3am. £l()(£ts‘). 2| l)cc. Monthly. The tip-and-coming tech-trance night welcomes a Scottish escltisiyc front Slly lo licomo (littllgo. llooi (‘ltoottsf Support comes from resident DJ. (iiaciiie Marshall.

I Chromatic at The Venue (lower two floors). Monthly. \cst date 4 Jan.

I Dischord at Studio 24. llpiti 3am. £5.50 ( £2 50). 3| l)ec. Monthly. llcayy

UK techno don Dave Angel guests at Future Noodle at the Venue,

metal. nti-iiietal. death metal. extreme metal and some tokett goth with I).ls leaf. Wally. ltly and l.i/.

I Dr No’s at the Bongo (’ltih.

llpm 3am. £7 (£5). ZS l)ec. Monthly. ()riginal Jamaican ska and classic rocksteady night. ‘l‘his month all profits w ill go towards helping the Sottth African liychange. a Bongo assisted project that sends Scottish \oltintcers oy cr to SA to help raise AIDS awareness.

I El Segundo at The Bongo (‘luh ltlfillpm 3am. £5. l4 l)ec. Monthly. [lot to trot hip hop and fttnk from the resident DJ display team. comprising DJRedo. Kristo. Sinirc. ('hango and ltnpostcr.

I Eruptor at Studio 34 (top floor). llpm 3am. £5. 4 Jan. Monthly. l'ncomproniising. tosic techno night featuring l).l distress froin l’i'imal ’l' aitd l’attl (',

I EVOI at the liquid Room.

lllfillpm 3am. £4. Weekly. lidinhurgh's longest running indie night (ten coiisectitiye years. with no holiday s and no sickics). proy idiiig an cyer i‘cliahle this of the hcst current atid classic altei'natiye. crossoyei' tunes.

I Fiesta at (iaia. l lpm 3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. All-new

show case w here I“ l'illilllttl (Vihc. 3 l'rhan) drops the latest pressings aitd

jams from the hot aitd jiggy worlds of hip

hop and Rth. \'ll’ passes amilahle eyei‘y Stiti at the Q Bar.

I The Fun at ligo. l lpm 3am. £2. ZS l)ec. Monthly. Resident l).ls Morgan atid Simntonc Black (Rtihy l‘rtiit) liye it tip in the popular styles of house and garage. And by christ it's cheap?

I Funky Magic at The (’octeati lounge (downstairs at ligo). llptii 3am. £5. ZS l)ec. Monthly. l-‘irst hirthday hash at this soul—fuelled deep house night for pllgt'lltts ltostetl l‘y The Hoff Project (Sttikid. .ltilcs and Springfcllow ).

I Future Noodle at The Venue. ltlfillpin 4am. £lt) pltis hooking fee (ayailahle in adyance from l-‘opp. Ripping aiid l‘ndergi'otind Soltt'slin )1 £ I 2 on the door. l4 l)ec. Monthly. The all—new tech— hottse aitd hrcaks showcase w elcomcs t'K techno don l)a\c Anch to the fold. l)a\e‘s joined hy resident litian James on the main floor for a mis tip of house and techno on a brand new drum ck hass sotindsy stem. Meanwhile. on the top liloot’ Beliey L‘ (Boogie .\Io l)y nattto) ttlttl Mikey Magic rey cl in the realms of hip

Fri 1 4 Dec

hop. hreakheat atid drtnn & hass. Please note change of yenue (now annottnced as a perttianent moye) from .\'oa to The Venue.

I The 60-60 at The (‘octeati Lounge (downstairs at ligo). Monthly. .\'e\t date I l Jan.

I Inertia at Studio 34. ltlfitlpm 5am. £8. 2| l)ec only. This all-new dynamic techno night leaps into action and w hilc the name may imply stasis. the I)Js contrihutc ahle momentum to get you moy ing on the dancefloor. They are: .\'ick l‘tii‘y. llwatsong. .l—l.oop (l’illho\ I. .\'eil 'l‘ (l.osll and .lohnny Metronome.

I Journey Jamaica at the Mambo ('luh (upstairs). ltlpm 3am. £5: £4 hefore midnight. ll l)ec. Monthly. An all-new tiight of original Jamaican ska. t'ocksteady and reggae hosted by Dr Soul and Rohhie (‘ormack

I Keep It Unreal at ligo. l()piii 5am. £8 (£7). l4 l)ec. Bi-nionthly. I)irty dtih disco aitd rowdy sonic sqttottk from the ii'rcpressihle Andy (‘ai'thy aka Ninja ’l‘tinc's Mr Scruff. llc'll he play itig another liye-hotir set for the faithful. while the llcadspin homies let loose in the ('octeati Lounge with funk. house. hip hop and soul. As with all Scruff sessions. early ai‘i'iyal makes sense to guarantee entry.

I Lost at Studio 24. lt).3(lpm 5am (thc). £ ll) (£5 memhers). l4 Dec. Monthly. The tmciiiiipi'oniising techno night celebrates its first hirthday in fine style with a l’tinish Records Special featuring (ilenn Wilson aitd Mike lltimphries. Both will he deliyering liye sets aitd DJ sets and sonic support comes from the Sltit Peddlers aka lgnition 'l'cchnician atid the main room monkeys .\'ei| ‘l‘emplar. Nomad atid Al Space. 'l‘here‘s also a ‘fltioro-sw iiigiitg show' front l’oi. an ‘angle—grinding show' frotn the Scmtes Sisters ttlttl tlte upstairs c‘ltlll- suite play iitg a soundtrack of ska. hip hop and hreaks.

I Majestica at \oa. ltlpm 4am. £5 (£3 with flyer). ZS Dec. Monthly. ‘l‘he cottntdow it continues to the closure of .\'oa. with this. the final Majestica. lispcct lilasts from the past twelyc months of funky house hedonisni care of the main room residents 'l‘i‘eyor (i and Bruno l‘ls'. deep down and dirty house with Joni .\'isl)ct. l)a\ id Amos aitd lid l) iii room two. plus (‘I) giyeaways a plenty.

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