Honeycomb, Edinburgh, Thu 11 Dec

Jungle Magic makes a welcome return to Edinburgh this month with its first date in almost two years. The drum 8- bass club is doing a Christmas special, featuring two of the biggest names on the jungle scene.

‘We're looking to do no more than four extra special dates a year and bringing in two or three really big headliners every time,’ says promoter DJ Kid. ‘I mean, DJ Hype’s always been at the forefront of the industry and we’ve sold him out before, whereas Andy C's a relative newcomer who's rocketed right to the top. We could have filled the Honeycomb twice last

time he played.’

Andy C has indeed come a long way, starting out ‘making crappy music on computers' after his sister introduced him to the hardcore and acid house scene, and subsequently buying his first decks at 15. This year he’s a strong contender to win at the Knowledge Drum & Bass Awards (again), on top of being an international DJ, producer and RAM Records label boss. ‘I just got back from touring America the other day and every date really went off. It’s amazing to see how this scene has grown, how it’s mushroomed out of the UK and blossomed abroad,’ he says. ‘But drum 8. bass is still young, you know, compared to most other genres. And we've just got to carry on doing everything we can to make sure it keeps growing.’ (David Pollock)

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I Radio Babylon at tigo.

10.30pm 3am. £5. 28 Nov. Monthly. Radio Babylon strikes back. The Merry Pranksters. Brainstortn and your hostess the divine Miss Penny Pornstar guide you through an eclectic tnix of groovy dance music. electroid-disco-breaks and post-skool funk.

I Roadblock at Po Na Na.

10pm 3am. l-‘ree before I lpm: £4 £5 after. Weekly. Nicci I: stops the traffic in bad music when she digs tip the best in funk. disco. liouse and block rockin’ beats.

I Boots at Berlin Bierhaus.

l lpm» 3am. 5 Dec. New night for soulful house master (‘raig Smith (Audio Deluxe. Hush Hush) and his pals.

I Shakedown at the Venue. () lllpm. £5 (£4 members). Weekly. t'nder lt-ls night as Nick (3 and I spit) ottt the hardest hip hop and R&B with lashings of ragga and commercial cuts. plus Iimcee (‘hazel provides the shout ottts on the mic.

I 30 at the Venue. I lpm 3am. £5. 28 Nov. Monthly. A new concept at the Venue as each week three big name clubs are gathered together under one roof for one tiny entrance fee. This fortnight‘s session sees a bit of a departure form the fortnat as on 28 Nov three record labels take over the three floors with Iiingerlickin'. KI’M Records and Yummi bringing a selection of [Us attd live acts (entry £7 for this night). Then it's back

to buiness as ttsual as Motherfttnk. Rogue State and No Strings Attached take over (5 Dec). Sec prt't‘lt'n'.

I The Time Tunnel at Massa. I()pm 3am. £5 (£4 with lIyer). Weekly. Trendy Wendy. Showbi/ Jase and Betty Ford disrupt the space-time continuum with tunes from the ()lls. 7()s and 80s. ()r maybe it's just the alcohol.

I Tokyoblu at ligo. I lpm 3am. £3. l2 Dec. t'p-and-coming double act plying their trademark blend of funky house and classic grooves reaching.

I Traffic Light Party at the Royal Scots (‘Iub 8pm midnight. £20 £25 (available from wwvv.attraxion.co.uk). 28 Nov. New dating night with a colour coding system. wear a badge to show what you're alter. Red: stop. Amber: maybe. (ireen: go go go.

Chart & Party

I The BIG One! at Mood.

9pm 3am. I‘rec before I lpm; £3 alter (free to members). Weekly. .-\ fantastic start to the weekend as yott cavort to all those pop classics front the last five decades.

I Boogie Juice at l.'.'\ttache. 10.30pm 3am. £3 before I lpm: £5 after. Weekly. Playing out the best in R&B. chart and fttnky favourites.

I The Dog’s Balearics at Revolution. ll).3()pm 3am. £5 before midnight; £(i after (£3 £4). Weekly. The best Ibi/a and chart dance numbers from throughout the summer.

I FAB Fridays! at ('ity': lidinburgh.

I lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. Resident l)J Steve spinning a mix of cltart. party and commercial tunes.

I Office Affair at Subway West lind. 4pm» 3am. I’ree before 9pm; £5 after (£4). Weekly. (‘hart tunes. buffet and cheap drinks. What else do you need to make a fool of yourself in front of you colleagues?

I Office Party at Cavendish/Diva. 4pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Night of after work silliness and cheesy fttn. Bucking broncos. games and more to keep the suited masses entertained. Buffet for pre-booked parties (as well as a btts pick up service).

I The Party Continues . . . at Peppermint Lounge. ltlpm 3am. £3. Weekly. The Peppermint Lounge all— stars bring the weekend revellers the best lttllsic selection in town. Stev ic (i. Jeremy Thoms and Toby Saltonstall drop R&B and classics alongside an upfront mix of chart hits.

I Relight my Fire at Abbar.

9pm 3am. Free. Weekly. More 7()s and 80s favourites with a smattering of Karaoke numbers from the inebriated punters.

I The Subway at Subway.

7pm 3am. £l. Weekly. Niin on a (‘owgate institution of commercial dance and chart hits with the odd indie classic.

I Why Not? at Why Not‘.’ ltlpm 3am. £3 before I lpm; £5 7.50 after. Weekly. ('hart. dance and house for the weekend

Edinburgh Saturdays


I After Dark at (‘abaret Voltaire. llptti 3am. £6 U”. 2‘) Nov. Yogi llaughton fronts an extra special residents party to celebrate the success of last months launch. Joining Yogi in studio I will be the latest addition to the team. Roy Mclaren. His unique. upfront style and flawless mixing ability will

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ensure he becomes an instant crowd favourite. I Ascension Goth Club at Teviot Row t'nion. 10.30pm 3am. £5 (£3 Iil)(i&R members). 2‘) Nov. Monthly. In association with lidinburgh l'niversity’s (iolli and Rock Society comes this cheery mix of tip—to-date darkness featuring all the latest goth. rock and industrial greats. I Asylum at Studio 24. I lpm 3am. £5. 2‘) Nov. Fortnightly. The Mission's down and dirty brother specialising in rock. nu metal and other hardcore sounds. I Audio Deluxe at the lloneyconih. I Iptn 3am. £8. l3 I)ec. Smooth. soulful house at this shindig hosted by resident (’raig Smith (Hush Ilush). who even has the like of Kenny ‘l)ope' (ion/ales singing his praises: ‘('raig has done a real good job educating your crowd.‘ Kenny's partner in crime I.iI’ Louie Vega was also suitably impressed last month. and this month we have 1)] Afro on guest duties. I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar (‘lub ()pm 3am. I-‘ree. Weekly. .-\ serious alternative to conventional night clubbing. I CC Blooms at ('(‘ Blooms. ll).3()pm 3am. I"rce. Weekly. [)1 .v\IIy is back again with tnore of her trademark Itiin-camp-to-Iiousc dccknical expertise at this always hoaching gay venue. Colours Live! at the Liquid Room. Illlim 3am. £tbc. 2‘) Nov. (‘olours invite their pals for another session of the best in house. Still reeling alter the set from Sasha there's no letting tip as Parks ck Wilson and the Tilt Soundsystem (live with vocalist Martha Nay Ior) join Smokey & the Bandit. For this (lute only '.'I-I.l.vl't'(lrt/ ll!‘/(l('l'.\ L’t'l [3 rill't/(mr price u/l IllL’lIl. For (his (la/v only '.'I-l.i.vl' cardholders gel [2 ultra/wince [filters at Rip/mic Rt’t‘rn'r/v.


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