Clubs listings

Edinburgh Fridays

I The Mambo Club at The Mambo ('lub. l()pm»~3am. £4 (£3 with flyer) before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Sir ()ssie's highly respected mix of reggae. ragga. R&B. rap and hip hop continues to be one of the strongest nights for mUsic of black origin in town.

I Manga at La Belle Angele.

l().3()pm 3am. £o (free to members). 28 Dec. Monthly. No chance of being stood up by a big name [)1 this month as the focus shifts back to the talented residents at this monster drum & bass party. And if you're a Manga member. entry is entirely free.

I Metalheadz at The Honeycomb. Next date 8 l’eb featuring guest 1)]. (irooy‘erider.

I Mischief at The Venue. Next date tbc.

I Mondo at The Venue. l().3()pm -3am. £7 (£5). 28 Dec. Monthly. Residents night at the progressiy'e house and trance showcase featuring Aldoyos. X-Ray and Stuart Nish.

I Modern Lovers at figo.

llpm 3am. £4. 2| l)ec. Monthly. (iet your kicks with this swinging (i()s fix featuring rare soul. hammond jazz. freakbeat and rocksteady from resident l)Js Jimmy Mac and ('raig

I A Night For Cuba at The Bongo ('lub. l().3()pm 3am. £6 (£5). 21 Dec only. lidinburgh’s leading latin nights - ('lub Latino. Salsa Viya. .-\rakataca and Latin lixplosion - club together once again to form this mighty hootenanny. All profits from the night go directly to Medicare ('uba so as well as haying a fiery fiesta you can congratulate yourself on doing your small bit for the people that gaye as latin spirit in the first place. I Nuklear Puppy at Noa. l()pm 4am. l‘ree. 2| l)ec only. The hard dance puppy that hosted a number of nights at Noa in association with Nukleu/ Records bids a final farewell at this entirely free party. lixpect uplifting through to harder house fare from the residents Jason ('ortel. l)ow [er and Richie Valenz.

I Opium at ()pium. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. The all-new rock bar cum club complex takes hold of lidinburgh‘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 and alternatiy'e/indie.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 25 Jan. See separate listing for full details on the Pillbox Hogmanay spectacular hosted in association with Lost and l'pl.

I Planet Earth at The ('iti’trs ('lub. l().3()pm 3am. £4. Weekly. The \‘aricd musical delights of the 7()s and 8()s. with a particular stress laid on that madcap magic known as disco. No smoking at the bar please.

I Radio Babylon at La Belle .-\nge|e. l().3()pm 3am. £6 (£5). 21 Dec. Monthly. Ding dong. merrily on high it's the ‘l-cstiye Special' already! Join y'otlrjoy‘ial hosts The Merry Pranksters. Brainstorm and Miss Penny l’ornstar as they list the ('hristmas turkey with a meaty stuffing made from techno. soul. ska. funk and punk.

I Rampage at The Venue (top floor). l().3()pm 3am. £8 (£5). 2] Dec. Monthly. Special guest DJ. Mark Tyler (No lintry/Hangman Records). makes his Scottish debut. bringing his unique mix of techno. hard house and trance north of the border for the sexy first time. .-\nd becattse this is the first Rampage since The Venue's face-lift. marauders can make the most of a ferocious new soundsy stem and -would you Adam & liye it clean toilets. no less.

I Resistance at The Venue.

9pm 5am. £l(). 28 Dec. Monthly. Brace yoursclyes for a night of hard acid. hard techno and gabba from Neophyte. Scott Brown. (i(}M (liye PA). Smurf. 1)] l'liP.

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Primal T. Rob Noi/e and many. many more. Psycho scenes of hardcore insanity go without saying.

I Roadblock at Po Na Na. l()pm ~3am (5am during festiy'e period). £3. Weekly. Nicci l" (3 Piece Suite) stops the traffic in bad intisic when she digs up the best in funk. disco. house and block rockin‘ beats.

I Salsa Con Sabor at (if Barrio. l()pm ~3am. l-‘ree before 1 1pm; £2 after. Weekly. Beats from the barrio at this swinging party hosted by DJ Hector. Nano and the latin posse. liree beginners' salsa class starts at 9pm.

I Spectral at Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 18 Jan.

I Subculture meets Friscodisco at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date the.

I Sublime at The Honeycomb. l().3()pm 3am (5am on 28 Dec). £l() (£8). 14 (k 28 Dec. Fortnightly. The city's premier tech-trance night welcomes new guest (‘hris (‘owie to the fold to play an exclusiye three hour set. The following date (28 Dec). sees residents Key Wright and ldge both unleash weighty sets of tech-drenched trance and to say thanks to the regulars for their continued support. this night is free to those holding Sublime memberships. Please note that the next Sublime in the new year will be 18 Jan. I Underground Solu’shn at La Belle :\nge|e. l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). l4 l)ec. Monthly. The best in underground house from the knowledgeable types that staff the city's leading independent record shack namely (ieorge T. Simone and (iay Sutherland.

I UTl at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date I l-‘eb with a liye PA from (‘ymbol

I Work at ligo. l().3()pm 5am. £l() (£8). 2f I)ec. Monthly. Hard-working liouse with guest l)J. l)a/ l)ay ies (Rhumba ).

Chart & Party

I Cross Town Traffic at ('lth Jaya. 9.30pm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. (‘heesy chart and dance with 1)] .»\mes.

I Friday Funkin’ at The Ark.

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

I Kick at l.oca. l()pm 3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Kick start the weekend with current commercial chart and pop pap from across the decades.

Progression The progressive house night relaunches with a little help from the leading lights; of the H00} Choons label. Red Jerry (pictured) and (BB l()lfl the reSIdent jocks to fire up the teehy. tribal house frr—x;ur—2neies;. The Linn/d Room, Sat 15 Dec.

I Lights, Camera, Action at Resolution. l().3()pm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. The eaters. snake charmers. exotic dancers. liye l’:\s and a juiced-up cast of tliousands at this big ‘ole show bi/ hash.

I Night To Remember at The ('ayendish. l()pm 3am. £o. Weekly. ()r not. giyen the all too reasonable drinks promos on offer. ()y er 25s.

I The Subway at The Subway.

()pm 3am. liree before I lpm; £3 (£l ) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I Tease at The Subway West find. 4pm 3am. l-‘ree before 1 lpm: £3 (£l ) after. Weekly". DJ Hammy plays chart tunes for the pissed-up workies.

I The Time Tunnel at ('lub Mercado. l()pm 3am. £5 (£4 with flyer). Weekly. Trendy Wendy. Showbiz Jase and Betty l-‘ord disrupt the space-time continuum with tunes from the ()US right up to right now. ()r maybe it's just the alcohol.

Edinburgh Saturdays


I Beluga at Beluga. 8pm lam. Free. Weekly. lirik l)a Viking and l)om l’lanagan span a spectrum of house. garage and latin tunes. To help celebrate the l'estiye season. Stey ic‘ ‘Sole' Middleton stops by on IS l)cc to drop some deep house lo\'e bombs.

I Black Sauce at Bath Bou.

0pm lam. liree. Weekly. ('onfucius say this new ()riental style bar got plenty good undergrourul house tnusic with Martin Valentine and Steyen Wanless ll'lt‘iscodlsco ).

I Cuba Norte at ('tha Norte.

l()pm lam. Free. Weekly. Hot salsa? It‘s Saturday and that means. er. hot salsa at this epicentre of all things latin.

I Extra Width at (iilded Saloon. 8pm lam. Free. Weekly. New w aye disco (i.e. all your fayourite indie hits) with rotational l)ls (irainne. Keiron and PlasMatron (Mogwai ).

I Flashback at lilashback.

8.30pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. 1)] Venus

Joseph Malik (Compost Records) hosts a Christmas Day party at Iguana


seryes up an eyen mix of chart pap from the past four decades. ()yer 2ls only.

I Four To The Floor at Rush.

9pm lam. l’ree. Weekly. lil Segundo’s l)JRedo playing funk. soul. jazz and all that inspired hip hop.

I Greazed Up at The Spider's Web. 8pm 2am. £5. 2‘) Dec. Monthly. Wild and wanton 5()s rock and psychobilly show case featuring liye action from Thunder Road.

I Illgotronik at Meadow s Bar.

9pm lam. liree. l5 l)ec. Monthly. Yet another fearless foray into intisical mayhem featuring futuristic techno. deep home and dub with your kooky host. (‘yrix.

I Immersed In Music at Piy'o. t)pm lam. Free. Weekly. Key Wright plays tame trance ( 15 Dec) while fellow Sublime resident Beany gets bisay with the nu-skool breaks (22 Dec).

I Made In Iguana at lguana.

9pm lam. Free. Weekly. (‘olin ('ook (l'ltragrooye) plays some real holise music. from the experimental to the tough and tribal with random latin influences thrown in for good measure. Special eyents for the festiye season include spots from guest l)Js Scott Rapson ( 15 Dec) and Mikey Stirton (2‘) Dec) and on 22 Dec. (‘olin compiles a reyiew of sounds from the year 2()()l.

I Mission Jnr at Studio 24. 7 l()pm. £5. 22 Dec. liortnighlly. 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 l lpm.

I Oxygen at ()xygen. 0pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. Life‘s a gas at this swanky style bar. with funky breaks and hip hop to liotise grooyes from Higher (iround's Lindsey Todd l l5 ck 2‘) Dec) and Headspin's Allan Dunbar (22 Dec).

I Soul Resistance at The \Vasll (formerly The (‘arwasht 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Northern Soul. rare grooye. hammond jam and freakbeats galore with your host (‘raig .lamieson (Modern

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