Edinburgh Sundays: Pre Club

I Motherfunk Evening Sessions at l’opRokit. 9pm 1am. Free. Weekly. Solid sort] and frisky funk from (lino.

l‘ry er and Spectrum (Motherftink).

I Smokey 8. The Bandit at (‘ity ('afe. 9pm lain. Free. Weekly. All-new pre-club session featuring dirty house and cheeky breaks and beats with Smokey and his trusty Bandit.

I 2 Urban at Q Bar. 9pm lain. Free. Weekly. DJ l-‘abtilol. drops the latest pressings and jams from the hot and jiggy world of R&B.


I Bass D Funk at the Venue. l().3()pm 3am. £5 tfr'ee before midnight). Weekly. l)a funk bases are well and trtrly coy cred at this new weekly shindig that's part discotheque. part social cltrb. Smokey ck 'l‘he Bandit play funk. breakbeat and house on the refurbished top floor. (ieorge 'l' jacks the tracks on the main lloor and lady ()llie spins old skool hip hop in the (‘ooler.

I Chocolate Sundae at l’eppermint Lounge. l()pm 3am. £4 (£3 before midnight ). Weekly. l-‘ortnightly. (‘ominercial R&B and hip hop w ith DJ Paul ‘l’osy' liox. Dress stylish.

I Deebo at l’o Na Na. I lpm 3am. lir'ce. Weekly. l)J Wax/o stipplies a spaneg selection of sexy. disco house and uplifting l’S garage.

I DKY at Sttrdio 24. llpm 3am. £2

I .50). Weekly. “KY strides confidently into its third year with resident l)Js Jot‘di. (iareth and Dame playing rock. goth. metal. industrial and punk. 'I'heine nights and free gifts combine to keep things interesting. week in. week otit.

I I Love Music at ()pal Lounge. noon 3am. £3 (free before l()pm). Weekly. ('olin ('ook (l'ltragrooy e) hosts an all-day session that crosses the middle ground between clubbing and chilling. featuring guest l)Js and a plethora of musical styles including hotrse. Latin. ia/ly gr'ooy cs. disco and R&B.

I Mode Organic at ('itrus (‘ltib.

I 1pm 3am. £2. Weekly. A sweet mix of ska. sottl. funk. mod and freakbeat at this long—running (and now weekly ) ()(ls soiree.

I Pimp at (‘ayendislr l lpm 3am. £3 (£2 ). Weekly. All-new night of hip hop and Rtle sery ed tip a treat by Big lil and a supporting cast of thousands.

I Tackno at ('ltrb Mercado.

l().3()pm 3am. £4 £6. 26 (May. Monthly. I’arty anthems all night long as queen of kitsch. 'l'rendy Wendy. hosts ‘9 5 'I‘ackno ((1 Work'. ('heck below for details of the inassiye Jubilee 'l‘ackno party down ()cean 'l‘erminal.

OTackno Rules Britannia at ()cean 'l‘erminal. l()pm 3am. £8 £l() (£30 inc dinner). 2 Jun only. What better way to celebrate the Jubilee than dancing about like fools to 'l‘rcndy Wendy's fool- ishly‘ euphoric selection of kitsch clas- sics. l-"ood included if you like that kind of thing. but dancing only tickets are also ayailable. Remember to bring a crown. OTaste, Joy 8: Luvely at ligo. 5pm 3am. £12 (£l()). 2 Jtin only. lidinburgh's greatest gay freindly nights ol hard house and other friyolities come together (ooer tiiisstis) for this special fundraising eyent for l’ride Scotland.

I Taste at the Liquid Room.

llpm 3am. £l()(£o). 26 May. The capital‘s infamous Sunday night session continues apace. l‘isher‘ & l’rice stipply a progressiye mix of house and garage in the main room while Martin Valentine wows the mixed/gay crowd with his funky l'S house gems through the back. And tonight they are joined by the considerable talents of Society ‘s Pete l)oy le. '

QUpl, Pillbox and Dogma at Sttidio 24. l().3()pm 5am. l‘t'ee (dona- tions welcome). 2 Jun only. Residents

78 THE LIST I/ -; Ma.

(5 it”) PM)?

from all three clubs join together to raise a glass to her Maj at this Jubilee special of tribal ryhthnis. progressiye trance and acid techno. linough to make a corgi blush. And it's free as a special thank you to everyone who‘s ttrrned tip at any of these nights oy'et‘ the last few years.

Chart & Party

I Sundazed at Subway West lind. ()pm-«3arn. £2 (£l ). Weekly. (‘heap drinks promos and chart tunes pt‘oy'ide a debauched climax to the weekend.

Edinburgh Mondays


I Beluga at Beluga Bar ts ('anteen Restaurant. Spin larir. lace. Weekly. Sotil jazz loungin‘ with Don) l-‘lanagan (27 May). followed by chilled otit deep house and soulful garage with Anthony Small (3 Jtiri).

I Edinburgh Rush Booze-up at ('2th Royal. 8.30pm l3.3()ani. £2 (£1.50). 3 Jun only. What better way to end [Edinburgh‘s inini-festiyal than with a right old booze tip with \‘ttt'iolts I)Js spinning \arioris tunes.

. Hang The til the Three Sisters. 9pm larir. Free. Weekly. lnteractiye qtri/ that traw Is the depths of pop. hosted by Harry :\ilisw()t'tlt and Day e Strong.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. noon l()pm. Weekly. Ja/ly grooses and soul starts early. with Bob ('airns

(noon 5pm) and Raw .‘yloy‘ement

(5 l()prii).


I c.c. Blooms at (‘.(‘. Blooms. l().3()pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. 'I’hings mellow out (or so they claim) at this gay club. with an upbeat disco selection.

I Metro at l’o Na .\'a. l lpm 3am. l-‘r'ee. Weekly. l)J Roddy Mac mises tip S()s classics. filthy disco and house.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()prii 3am. £3. Weekly. llarry Lets (io and DJ l:ttl)lll()/ with R&B classics.

I Spanish Pub Night at til Barrio. l()pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. .\ right old knees-up for the Spanish and Spanish- loy'ing community hosted by l)ls l-‘elis and lidti and featuring flamenquito straight through to Hispanic chart hits. I Vod: Bull at the Liquid Room. l()prii 3am. £4. Weekly. Students loye this all-new hip hop hootenanny. hosted by Lyley (Scratch) and boasting absurdly cheap drinks promos all night long.

Chart & Party

I Decadence at Resolution. l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Depray ed dancelloor decadence at this

Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero guests at Do This Do That, Sat 1 Jun

capacity student night.

I Funny Farm at Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. £l (liree with flycr). Weekly. l)r Shock .lock administers his music therapy to the freaks. l‘unny lcatures also include electric shock chairs and a giant ()peration game.

I Tentastic at (iaia. l()pm 3am. £l(). Weekly. l’ay 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) w ill be complimented by a suitably crass chart ck party selection.

Edinburgh Tuesdays


I Beluga at Beluga Bar (k (‘aiiteen Restaurant. (Spin lam. l‘rec. Weekly. Big Beat l).ls Simon llodge arid Stuart Berinet spin (an funk classics from across the decades.

I Flowin’ at Barri Boti. ‘tpiii lam. l‘ree. Weekly. JP and l’ Sty l/ proy idc more bounce to the ounce with their weekly tis of soulful to scratchy hip hop and Rth.

I Immersed in Music at l’iyo (’affe. ‘lptu lam. l’ree. Weekly. ()lr and cheeky ‘Monkey litty' \lttl‘k litllltondsolt play .-\fro-(‘aribbean. funky phatback gl’titn L‘s,

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. noon l()pm. Weekly. (‘hilled tunes till 5pm from l’ete (ioddat'd. then soul. garage and house lroiii |)om l‘lanagan. I U2uesday at the three Sister's. Spin lam. l’r'cc. Weekly. Night of ['3 lttlsetl madness (ic free dt'ittkte-ptttts (tl the li'ish \ar‘iety eyer'y time a if track is play ed).


I Come Correct at ()pitrrir

l()pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. the nu tiictal theme bar takes a break from the norm. showcasing underground LS and [K hip hop with l).lRedb (lil Segundo).

I Livin It Up at lil Barrio. ‘tpin lam. l‘rec. Weekly. Smooth urban grooyes (for this. read hip hop. Rth and street soul) ill lltls ttll-llt'W session liosletl It) l).l litlyo and guests.


Your pass to great club nights in Glasgow 8. Edinburgh

See page 73 for details

I Motherfunk at the Honeycomb. l(),_t()pm 3am. liree. Weekly. Messrs (iino. l-Tyer and Spectrum freak the ftitik fantastic at their consistently rammed night of classics old and new. It's what 'l‘ue was made for. especially when yoti haye special guest (iabe Ruth coming in to spin some platters (ZS May).

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. l‘unked up \ocal house and classic disco from Paul

l'iinlay son.

I Strictly Rythmn at l’o Na Na. l()pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. l),ls. llenriques and lnnoyator' supply the RkB. hip hop and liye percussion. l’i'ec nris tapes and pri/es all night throughout the night.

I Vibe at ligo. llprn 3am. £3. Weekly. New gay night with James Lorigworth on the decks. the Dancing Stud Mullins. the Singing llairy Bloke and the Miming .\'un. Don‘t say we didn't warn ya.

I Wax Factor at the Liquid Room. l().3()prn 3am. l'ree. Weekly. All new weekly session showcasing breaks. hip hop and ftirik with residents Smokey ck 'l‘he Bandit. the Squaloi' Show and (lay .«\nderson.

Chart & Party

I Jackass at Subway West lind.

7pm 3am. £2 (£1 ). Weekly. A night of shameless ftrti and games. including ‘lind the pri/e in a bowl of maggots‘.

I Shagtag at (iaia. l()pm 3am. £4

(£2 ). Weekly. :\lcohol-ftielled flirting (aided and abetted by drinks promos) \ ia the infamous number-based introductions s_\ stetn.

Edinburgh Wednesdays

Pre—C ub

I Beluga at Beluga Bar ck (‘anteen Restaurant. Spin lam. l‘ree. Weekly. Bob ( aims and Don) l‘lanagan select the best in global ia// grooycs for the local drinking hordes.

I Excursions at Iguana. ‘lpni lam. l‘rcc. Weekly. Rotational residents (i~ Mac (Manga ). (iary Mac (Sublime). (‘oliri Millar and Adam Bray (lleadspin) demonstrate their atria/ing deckster'ical \ersatility in the fields of drtrrn ck bass. hip hop. funk and breaks.

I Immersed In Music at l’iyo (‘at'te ‘tprii lam. l'rcc. Weekly. With deep house masters Lena and Jamie Buchanan. I Kara-YO!-ke at Yo? Below.

Spm midnight. l'ree. 3() May. New karaoke night hosted by lidinburgh's drag queen e\trordinaire l’tirdy.

I Made In Iguana at lgtiatia.

‘lprn lam. Weekly. l)rurn & bass. hip hop. house and ftiiik fi'orii rotational residents (i-Mac (Manga). (iary Mac (Sublime) and (‘olin Millar (lleadspin ). I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. Noon l()pm. Weekly. .\ mis of soul. funk and garage from Bertie (noon 5me atid Yogi llatlghlor).

I Search For A Star at the three Sisters. ‘tpm lam. lice. Weekly. Karaoke eotnpetition with drinks on offer and £ l .()()() for the final w inner ( It) .ltiti ). I Smirnoff Experience at llttman Be-ln. 0pm lam. l-‘rcc. Weekly. lidinburgh‘s upraiid—coming deep house l).ls Lena and .larnie Buchanan man the l)()\.

I Together at Barn Boti. ‘)piii latii. l’rce. Weekly. Bass buggin‘. dirty discoid ftiiik with your hosts (ii'ant Macdonald and .\Ian l’aul (Mtr/iki/um).


I Can-Can ;tl lllL' l.lt|llltl l\’()()ltt. l().3()piri 3am. to 5 Jun only. lind of tertii student shindig organised by Ll'ili l’r'oriiotions and Napier l'ni featuring house action from lluggy Burger Queen. Stuart Duncan and littan James rocking the main room. While Belieye and Mikey Magic take care of the hip hop. drum ck bass and breaks in the back room.