Clubs listings

Edinburgh Sundays: Club

I Mode Organic at ('iirus ('lub. llpiii 3am. £2. Weekly. .\ sweet mix of ska. soul. l'unk. mod and lreakbeat at this long-running (and now weekly l ()(ls soir'ec.

I Pimp at ('avendish. l lprn 3am. £3 (£2 l. Weekly. All-new night of hip hop and Rth. served tip a treat by Big lil and a supporting cast of thousands.

I Tackno at (‘luh Mercado.

Ill.3(iprn 3am. £(i (£4). 3() Jun. .Monthly. l’arty anthems all night long as queen of kitsch. 'l‘i'endy Wendy. hosts a lirey l.atin ‘lil 'liickno‘. I'in' III/"s i/irli’ (iii/v '.l-l.rvl' t‘rll‘r/ llu/r/r’lw L'l’l [3 UN (litur/tl'ir‘r’ ltr'fiil't’ milling/H.

OTaste at the Liquid Room.

I lprii 3am. £S (£(ii. Weekly. The capi- tal's llllilllltttls Sun night session contin- ues apace. l-isher is Price supply a pro- gressive mix of house and garage in the main room while Martin Valentine wows the mixed/gay crowd with his l'unky l'S house gems through the back. Big l'ort- night tor lille with Jon Pleased drop- ping in 23 .lun l'or his quarterly residence then its eighth (that’s right. eight years ol‘ Sun night inayherni birthday on .‘s() Jun with the Sharp Boy s. Mark Moore arid ('arl Dupce. Now that's what I call a cel- ebration.

Chart & Party

I HRT at ('avendish. lllprn 3am. £3

(£l t. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party classics at a night whose acrony mic moniker stands l'or ‘.'\lcohol Replacement 'l‘hct'apy ‘. Which would work it ‘alcohol‘ started with an ‘li'.

I Sundazed at Subway West lind. 9pm 3am. £2 (U i. Weekly. ('heap drinks promos and chart tunes provide a debauched climax to the weekend.

Edinburgh Mondays


I Hang the ill the Three Sile‘l's. 0pm lam. l‘i'ee. Weekly. Interactive qui/ that traw ls the depths (it pop. hosted by Harry :\itls\\tit'lh and Dave Strong.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. .\'oon lllpm. Weekly. Jul/y grooves and soul starts early. with Bob (‘airns

(noon 5pm) and Raw .\lo\cmcnt

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I Quality Control at the Meadow s Bar. ‘lpm lam. l‘rec. Weekly. ()ll—kilter hip hop. breaks and beats with the inventive lot that rtrn the Quality (‘ontrol radio show on l'rcsh .'\ir l".\l.

I Yo! Below at Yo? Bclovy.

Spin midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. Sec Sun.


I CC Blooms at ('(‘ Blooms. ll),3tlpm 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 \a Na. l lpm 3am. l‘rec. Weekly. DJ Roddy Mac mixes tip Slls classics. lilthy disco and hottsc.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. lllpm 3am. £3. Weekly. Scratch's l.y ley drops the cool ttl‘hah gt'ooy es and Rth. I Spanish Pub Night at lil Barrio. lllpm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. .\ right old knees-up tor the Spanish and Spanish- loving community hosted by l).ls l’elix and lidu and lt‘illlll'lllg‘ l'lamentpiito straight through to Hispanic chart hits. I Vod: Bull at the liquid Room. lllpm 3am. £4. Weekly. Students love this all-new hip hop liooicnanny. hosted by l.y ley (Scratchi and boasting absurdly cheap drinks promos all night long.

Chart & Party

I Decadence at Revolution. ll).3llpm 3am. £4 (£2i. Weekly. I)L'lll'itn‘tl dancclloor decadence ill [his capacity student night.

I Funny Farm at Subway West land. 7pm 3am. £1 (tree with l'lyeri. Weekly.




Dogma at Studio 24, Edinburgh, Fri 28 Jun


Speedy J. aka Jocherri Paap. has Just returned to the techno told with his most ll‘. your face stateirient in years. His latest long player Loudboxer is a blistering

z ssault of techno mechanics and tour-to-the-floor beats. He's come along way from D.Jing hip hop in the 80s. picking tip his pseudonym due to his ferocious Daing style. however it wasn't until he heard true acid beats on pirate radio that he found his real calling. Having released tracks Via Plus 8 and Warp (and currently signed to ll()‘./£lllltll()t his credentials are irripeccable and the expansive Pub/it; [rte/gr; fv’o I (199% pushed at the boundaries of what techno can


But Mr .J ain't been out in the \.'-./ilderness all this time. he's iust expanded his repertoire. indulging those arty leanings we all aspire to at tiiries. Working wrth neo—céassical combos r lhe Dutch Wind Enseiriblei. provrdrng music for art and ‘.'l(l(}() projects (includrng Michael Schairiberg and Dar/aburo Haradai. Paap has been broadening his hori/ons bringing lur‘ther abstraction to bear on the art form that is the relentless beat. Lot/(Iboxer is as considered and intelligent as techno gets '.'.'illl(} still remaining loyal to its core values of intensity and deliriurri; after all. he does harl frorri Rotterdam: home of the hard.

‘l le‘s one of the pioneers.' Dogma promoter Lav points out. 'He's very consistent. he's been around a while and experimented a bit. but there is a definite solid sound which is his and is recognisable as his. I think it's somewhere


rants to go. it's the kind of music we enjoy. its anything but run of the

iriill.' And it's a Scottish exclusive: ‘he's only doing two live dates in the UK.' Lav

explains. he jllf‘l chose to do the best places in each country so we got a shot.’ Intelligent. harsh and blissfully pure: Speedy J knows techno. Time you got to

kfli)‘.'.’ him on a more intimate basis. (Henry Northiriorei

I Lot/dboxer is (rm/raffle now on novamute.

Dr Shock Jock administers his music therapy to the lreaks. l’unny features also include electric shock chairs and a giant ()peration game.

I Tentastic at (iaia. lllpm 3am. £ll). Weekly. l’ay ten pounds on the door and get unlimited drinking at the bar. This t'rankly insane lacility (bearing in mind it‘s the beginning ol‘ the week) will be complemented by a suitably crass chart & party selection.

Edinburgh Tuesdays


I Guaranteed Pure at Madogs. l(l.3()prn 2am. l-‘ree. Weekly. See Hi.

I Immersed in Music at l’ivo (‘at’le 0pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. (Hi and cheeky ‘Monkey Boy' Mark lidmondson play .'\l‘ro-('aribbean. l‘unky pliatback grooves. I Lenny Love at the Bridge Ja/l Bar. 0pm midnight. Free. Weekly. A night of eclectic and exotic ia/I sounds spun by \cgas' DJ (aka Dino Martini).

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. .\'oon lllpm. Weekly. ('hilled tunes until 5pm l'rom l’ete (ioddard. then sort]. garage and house l’rom Dom l'lanagan. . U2uesday til the Three Sisters.

Spin lam. Free. Weekly. Night ol‘ ['2 based madness (ie l'ree di'iltkic-poos ol' the Irish variety every time a ['2 track is play ed).

I YO! Below at Yul Below.

Spin midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. See Stiii.


I Livin it Up at lil Barrio. 9pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. Smooth urban grooves (for this. read hip hop. R&B and street soul) at this all-new session hosted by DJ Bayo and guests.

I Motherfunk at the Honeycomb. l(l.3()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Messrs (iino. layer and Spectrum t‘reak the funk fantastic at their consistently rammed night of classics old and new. Scratch Pervert’s Plus One joins the crew on Jun 25 (the).

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()pin-—3am. £3. Weekly. litinked tip vocal house and classic disco from Paul l5unkstar.

I Strictly Rythmn at Po .\'a .\'a. lllpm 3am. £3. Weekly. DJs llenriques and Innovator supply the R&B. hip hop and live percussion. l‘ree mix tapes and pl'l/L‘s all night throughout the night.

I UFO at Bongo (’lub. ()pm lam. £4.


Your pass to great club nights in Glasgow 8. Edinburgh

See page 79 for details

25 Jun. Monthly. Slinky. jau l'unk from the Sempiternal lloon and a plethora of l)Js.

I Vibe at ligo. l lpm—-3am. £2. Weekly. New gay night with Jatnes Longworth 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. 10.30pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. .-\ll new weekly session showcasing breaks. hip hop and funk with residents Smokey (K; The Bandit. the Squalor Show and (iav Anderson.

Chart & Party

I Jackass at Subway West lind. 7pin—3am. £2 (£1 l. Weekly. A night of shameless fun and games. including ‘tind the prize in a bowl ol‘ rnaggots'.

I Shagtag at (iaia. l()pm—3am. £4

(£2 i. Weekly. .-\lcohol-l'uelled llirting (aided and abetted by drinks promos) via the infamous number-based introductions system.

Edinburgh Wednesdays


I Beluga at Beluga Bar & (‘ariteen Restaurant. 8pm lam. l-‘ree. Weekly. Bob (aims and Dom l‘lanagan select the best in global jazz grooves for the local drinking hordes.

I Immersed in Music at l’ivo (‘al'te ()pin lam. l-‘ree. Weekly. With deep house masters [em and Jamie Buchanan. I Kara-YOl-ke at Yo! Below.

Spin midnight. Free. Weekly. New karaoke night hosted by lidinburgh’s drag queen extrordinaire l’urdy.

I Made in Iguana at Iguana.

9pm lam. Weekly. Drum & bass. hip hop. house and l‘unk l’rom ratational residents (i-Mac (Mangat. (iary Mac (Sublimei and Dava (lleadspin).

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. .\'oon l()prn. Weekly. A mix of soul. funk and garage l'rom Bertie (noon-5pm) and David McGowan & (iary M.

I Search for a Star at the Three Sisters. 9pm lam. liree. Weekly. Karaoke competition with drinks on otter and £ l .(l()() for the tinal winner ( 1‘) Juni. I Supermild at Madogs. lllpm 3am. Free. Weekly". Super smooth mix of easy listening. crooners. swing and jaz/ t'rom DJ Sam Bookah.

I Together at Bam Britt. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Bass buggin'. dirty discoid t'unk with your hosts (irant Macdonald and .-\Ian l’aul (Mu/iki/um).


I Familiy Affair at Po .\'a .\'a.

l()pm 13am. Free. Weekly. The brothers Harry l.(} and Rico lay down the finest RckB arid hip hop.

I Food for Thought at the Beat Jau Basement. l()pm—r3am. £2 -£3. Weekly. New night of live jazz meets dance meets beats. Newcastle‘s Funk (‘onspiracy provide the lively t'unk fusion (26 Jun) and the Voices and their drums. bass. keys. samplers. guitar and four vox mix. with Professor Plastic on DJ duties (3 Jul).

I Kerosene (K2) at Sttidio 24.

l lpm-—3ain. £1.50. Weekly. lncreasingly popular alternative night which sees Leat‘. Wally. lqy and Doug playing death. doom. heavy metal and extreme tunes. I Low Gravity at the Liquid Room. l().3()pin 3am. £3 (£2: tree to Sublime members). Weekly. All new night geared towards turning the mid-week messy with nu-skool breaks and cheap home. It's a heady combo and it comes courtesy of l-‘elix and Beany. the back room boy's li'om Sublime.

I M2K at (iaia. lllpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. linioy the Mtrdd (‘lub. an all- new alternative indie night on the main lloor and Disco 200i). a sell-explanatory night (it dancel'loor disco in the upstairs lounge.