Clubs (ratings

Edinburgh Saturdays continued

I Trade at the Venue (all three floors). Monthly. Next date tbc.

I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm- 3am. £l(). 1‘) Jan. Fortnightly. A return visit from Ashley Beedle w ill no dottbt ensure a great start to the new year for lidinburgh's leading real deal house party.

I Up! at the Venue (lop floor). Monthly. Next date 2 Feb.

I Vegas at ligo. Monthly. Next date () Feb.

Chart & Party

I Atomic at The Subway West Fnd. 7pm 3am. Free before l lpm: £3 (£1 ) after. Weekly. DJ (itts Bain joins the residents for some chart and indie action.

I Big Cheese at Potterrow.

l()pm -3am. £5 (£3). 26 Jan. Fortnightly. Anody ne chart pap from the 7()s right up to the sad and sorry present day. Please note that otin students and their guests can gain entry to this night.

I Escape to Time at time.

llptn 3am. £5 with flyer: £o without. Weekly. .\ vertically challenged man plays commercial chart and dance. ()v er 21s only.

I Kick at Loca. l()pm- 3am. £2 before midnight: £4 after. Weekly. See Fri.

I Luscious at the Ark. l()pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Stnooth and juicy as a peach. this pulsating night of mainstream pleasure will more than service simple needs.

I Saturday Sensation at the Cavendish. 10pm 3am. £(i (free membership and discounted tickets available). Weekly. 7()s. 80s and ‘)()s tunes for the sensible adults who refuse to have their evenings spoilt by irritating teenage beer monsters. ()v er 25s only.

I The Subway at the Subway. 9pm-3am. Free before I lpm; £3 (£l ) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I Weekender at the .-\rk.

l()pm ~3am. £6 (£5 ). Weekly. Dance and party pap at this capacity night.

I Where Else? at Rcyolution. l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5 ). Weekly. Somewhere good'.’ Mainstream chart and commercial dance tunes from DJ Johnny Richardson.

Edinburgh Sundays


I Anthropology at Ban) Bou.

9pm lam. Free. Weekly. A scientific study of human beings and their way of life plus a relaxed selection from DJRedb's jau collection at this opulent ()riental sty lc bar. Selected drinks promos.

I Beluga at Beluga. 8pm Iain. Free. Weekly. Electro soul and jan from the past four decades with Yogi llaughton and his cheery chums.

I Motherfunk Evening Sessions at PopRokit. 9pm~lam. Free. Weekly. Solid soul and frisky funk from (iino. Fryer and Spectrum (Motherfunk ).

I Open Decks Session at Meadows Bar. Spur-lam. Free. Weekly. Amateur DJs get a chance to do their worst on the decks.

I Smokey & The Bandit at (‘ity Cafe. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Dirty house and cheeky breaks and beats with Smokey and his trusty Bandit.

I Sunday Sessions at (‘uba Nortc. 8pm lam. Free. Weekly. ()Id encounters new. on a ja/I-funk-soul tip with Ben. (iav and guests.

I 2 Urban at Q Bar. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Fabulo/ drops the latest pressings and jams from the hot and iiggy world of Rtle

I UrbannHangSuite at Barth‘s. llpm 3am. Free. Weekly. Light

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vegetarian snacks served to a hip hop and breaks soundtrack from Dolphin Boy (Tummy Touch).

I Yo! Below at Yo? Below.

Spin midnight. Free. Weekly. The sushi style bar gets the funked-up drum & bass treatment from DJ Queen B (Bchav e'.’ ).


I 0.0. Blooms at (‘.(‘. Blooms. 10.30pm 3am (bar from 8pm). Free. Weekly. The best tunes from across the genres to shake your booty to at this gay club.

I Contemporary Burns Night at the Bongo Club. l()pm 2am. £4 (£3). 27 .lan only. Celebration of Scots icon featuring lidinburgh poets. DJs. video link-ups and live music from the J Sinners and llasslehound.

I Deebo at l’o Na Na. 1 lpm 3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Wan serves up a selection of sexy. disco house and uplifting l'S garage classics.

I DKY at Studio 24. l lpm—3am. £1.50 before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. Jordie. (iarath and Ally welcome you to their weird world of rock. goth. metal. industrial and punk.

I Kayos at ()pium. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Righteous rock night spanning early works to modern masterpieces. I Long Weekend at the Venue.

3 9pm. £2. 2() Jan. Monthly. lixtend your weekend with the Long Weekend w here you can dance away the afternoon away to house and techno front up—and-coming and established local DJs. There's free (‘D's from DJ .-\lan Parley to be had plus free sweets and condoms for anyone who wants ’em.

I Lube at ligo. l().3()pm—A3am. £l(). 27 Jan. Fortnightly. (irease those checks for another instalment of this loy cd-up. underground dance night. Scott Pearce ((‘erotonim. Brian l)empster (Mingin') and Dave Begg (Area 5| ) are your hosts in the main room. w hilc the omnipresent Yogi


Animal ntics from Steve Austin at Headspin’s fourth birthday bash

llaughton plays garage grooves in the Cocteau Lounge.

I Mars at Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 3 Feb.

I Mode Organic at the Citrus Club. I lpm-3am. £2. Weekly. A sugar sweet tnix of ska. soul. funk. mod and freakbeat at this long-running (30s soit‘ee.

I Pimp at The Mambo Club.

I lpm—~3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. All-new night of hip hop and R&B. served up a treat by Big El and a supporting cast of thousands.

I Soundbank at the Wee Red Bar. l().3()pm—3am. £4. 27 Jan. Monthly.

Fuck the fact that it‘s Monday tomorrow

and lose yourself instead to a mind- melting tnix of dark and twisted electronic rhythms care of Jace (Syntax). Dougie and TJ.

I Spellbound at the Liquid Room. I lpm-3am. £5 in advance (available from Fopp. L'nderground Solu ‘shn and Ripping); £6 on the door before midnight. 20 Jan. Monthly. Following two storming Scottish dates one with Bad Company. one with Nicky Blackmarket the Manchester-based drum & bass night highlights the enviable talents of the residents. The line-up features DJs Mark XTC and Sappa plus MCs Tonn Piper. Mad Rush. Bandit and Ty'ga and early arrival is recommended to guarantee entry.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. l().3()pm—3am. £6 (£5/£-1). 27 Jan. Monthly. Tongue-in-cheek party tunes with Edinburgh’s leading girl DJ. Trendy Wendy. This month the dressing-up theme is ‘Vicars & Tarts‘ for all you saints and sinners otit there. I Taste at the Honeycomb.

l lpm-3am. £8 (£6 members). Weekly. Having run amok in a festive fashion. Taste resumes normal services. with infamous DJ duo Fisher :5; Price supplying a progressive mix of house and garage in the main room. Through the back. Martin Valentine wows the mixed/gay crowd with his funky L'S

house gems. No guest DJs in January or February. not like you need ‘em.

I United at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 3 Feb.

I The Wendy House at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date l() Feb with the Motherfunk DJs.

Chart & Party

I Sin at the Ark. l()pm—3am. £2 (£l ). Weekly. Chart and party tunes from DJ John. plus booze at sweet shop prices. I Sunday Session at Subway' West End. 9pm—3am. Cheap drinks promos and chart tunes provide a debauched climax to the weekend.

Edinburgh Mondays


I Beluga at Beluga. Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Would you Adam and live it'.’ It‘s only soul jazz loungin' with Dom Flanagan (21 Jan). followed by chilled out deep house and soulful garage with Anthony Small (28 Jan).

I Quality Control at Meadows Bar. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. ()ff-kilter hip hop. breaks and beats with the inventive lot that run the Quality Control radio show on Fresh Air FM.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann's.

l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a mellow hip hop and breaks soundtrack from assorted guest DJs.


I C.C. Blooms at C.C. Blooms. l().3()pm-<3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Things mellow out (or so they claim) at this gay club. with an upbeat disco selection.

I Metro at Po Na Na. l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Roddy Mac mixes up 80s classics. filthy disco and soulful house.

I Spanish Pub Night at lil Barrio. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. A right old knees-up for the Spanish and Spanish- loving community hosted by DJs Felix and Edit and featuring llamenquito straight through to Hispanic chart hits. I Vod: Bull at the Liquid Room. l()pm—-3am. £4. Weekly. Student night serving tip high calibre hip hop. beats and breaks with a little help frotn Harry Let‘s (‘ro (Boombox) and Lyley (Scratch). The name derives from the fact that vodka/Red Bull mixers are a mere £l all night long.

Chart & Party

I Decadence at Revolution. l().3()pm—3am. £3 (£2). Depraved dancetloor decadence at this capacity student night where big. big pt’i/c‘s are up for grabs.

I Monkey Business at Subway West End. 7pm—3ani. £2 (£l ). Weekly. Pit your wits against DJ Shaggy in the Go Bananas game show!

I The Subway at the Subway. 9pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card: £1 otherwise. Weekly. See Thu.

I Tentastic at Gaia. l()pm—3am. £l(). Weekly. Pay ten pounds on the door and get unlimited drinking at the bar. This frankly insane facility (bearing in mind it's the beginning of the week) will be complimented by a suitable crass chart & party selection.

Edinburgh Tuesdays


I Beluga at Beluga. Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Big Beat DJs Simon Hodge and Stuart Bennet spin jazz funk and rare groove classics from across the decades.

I Caramel at Rush. 9pm~ lam. Free. Weekly. DJ CPR mainlines the freak funk. with cocktails at happy hour prices all night long.