I Diggin’ Deeper at Nichol Iidwards. l().30pm- 3am. £4 (£3 members). 3| Jan. The Diggin‘ Deep Allstars rock the party with their eclectic brew of funk. hip hop, reg yae. beats. movies and more. Residents liuan Robertson. (iavin Fort. l)onald Macarthur and Mark Balneaves kick start the club with vinyl gems. See www.deepdig.eo.ttk for more info.
I Diverse Frequences present: Jak-N at the Venue. l0.30pm»-3am. £4. 17 Jan. Second techno party from the DI" collective with residents Sekonz and Fuk- Nut.
I The Egg at Wee Red Bar. llpm--3am. £4.50 (£4). Weekly. Still the best mix of indie. 60s garage. northern soul. ska. 70s punk and new wave you're likely to stagger across. A well loved institution that refuses to change.
I El Barrio at lil Barrio. l0pm~3am. Free—£5. Weekly. Fiesta Latina with DJ [il Patron and his six/ling selection of the hottest l.atin hits of past and present.
I Eye Candy at Massa. l |pm~3am. £10 (£8 or £6 if ‘outrageously dressed’ l. l01an. Fortnightly. Residents the liye (‘andy Twins and Nejat Barton host their infamous glam and mainstream house party. Remember to ‘dress glam or scram'.
I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row l'nion. 9.30pm—2am. £4.50 (£3.50). 17 Jan. Monthly. Still going strong after ten years of supplying the best in salsa. merengue. mambo and other Latin rhythms courtesy of DJ Pancho with a free dance class from the Salsa Angels at 9.30pm.
I Flaunt at Massa. l lpm 3am. £6-v£l(). l7 Jan. Fortnightly. Back to Basics present this night of timeless club classics that made house music what it is today. With Neil Navarra and ()liver Lang.
I Funkysensual at Ft) Na Na. ()pm—-3am. Free before I lpm: £4-£5 after. Weekly. llot mix of sexy. funky house music from [)1 Benchy and Roddy .Mac. I Ginuwine at ligo. 10pm 3am. £5 before midnight: £7 after. 17 Jan. Monthly. New R&B and hip hop night from mainlloor residents Ritchie Rufftone. SI. and M(' l’roiisee and (iino mans the basement.
I Give it Some! at the Bongo (‘lub.
I lpm~3am. £3 before midnight: £5 after. 17 Jan. Monthly. Featuring the best in funk. soul. jazz and all that inspired hip hop.
I Greazed Up at Spider's Web ('ellar Bar. 8pm*2am. £8. 3| Jan. Rockabilly night with (iene (iambler & the Shufflers. Wales’ premier rockabilly band alongside l)Js Tojo and (iordon Watson. I Groove Collective at Berlin Bierhaus. l lpm~3am. £5. 24 Jan. House and other grooves from the 1)] tag team behind nights such as Frisco Disco and Blast: Martin Valentine. Steve Wanless. (iav Anderson. Harry. lluggy and Markell. (ieof M (Sole Music) wings his way in from sunny (ilasgow.
I Headspin at the Bongo ('lub. Next date 3l Jan.
I Holfbeat at Berlin Bierhaus.
l lpm -3am. £5. l7 Jan. Monthly. The Funkeymagic guys and lloffbeat with more of that deep house you love so much with Funkeymagic joined by Flygaric Tracks‘ head honcho. Funky Transport. making a rare visit to the capital.
I Joy at the Venue. | lpm 3am. £10 (£8 members). 17 Jan. Monthly. l'p-front. dirty house grooves on the main floor from Alan & Maggie Joy and Brett King to work you up into a lather on the main floor. l’lus Trendy Wendy and Sally F’s cheeky mix of soul. funk and chart in the downstairs suite. Note that Joy is a club for gay people and their friends.
I Live at the Witch Trials at (‘abaret Voltaire. 6.30 10pm. £5. 17 Jan. tinder l8s rock club with Matt and Dr (ionzo taking it to the next level of deranged dark music in association with (iotham and Nightnews.
I Luvely at the Liquid Room.
10pm 5am. £10; £|2 (£8 £l0 members).
10 Jan. Monthly. A saucy soiree. geared towards a gay/mixed crowd and featuring a music policy of full-on. driving house from residents Tommy K. (il’. Newton 8; Stone and Jared. Another crazy night from the [.uvely folk as they introduce their ‘January Sail' nautical theme.
I Mingin’ at Studio 24. l lpm 3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. 34 Jan. Monthly. Residents Brian l)empster and
Alan Joy host the usual Mingin' madness.
filthy house and twisted trance for a frisky and predominantly gay crowd.
I Mission Jnr at Studio 34. 7 l()pnl. £5. Weekly. (ioth. rock. punk and of cottrse all that nu metal stuff that the kids crave so much. So if you ever wondered where all those black clad youths from the top of(‘ockburn Street went after dark look no further. The best and original under 18s metal gathering in town.
I Mission at Sttidio 24. l lpm 3am. £5 (£4 members). 17 Jan. Fortnightly. Night of metal mayhem. goth rock and more from the darkside a real lidinburgh institution.
I Moving Through at (‘abaret Voltaire. I0.30pm 3am. £8 (£6). |()Jan. Monthly. A free ilowin’ jam that pits the wits of live breakbeat drenched house outfit 2x10 against the turntabilism antics
Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Sun 11 Jan & Sun 18 Jan
Taking on a club on any night outside of the punter-grabbing weekend night slots is always going to be tricky, but the residents behind the Cab’s regular Sunday night Missing are hoping to find their audience through the sheer good taste of the characters involved. A loose collective of Edinburgh DJs, their number includes Hobbes, Erik Da Viking (from Say Samba! and Dfrnt Drum), and DJ Astroboy of Departure Lounge.
‘Essentially the bottom line is that we’re all real enthusiasts,’ explains Hobbes. ‘We all want to just have a good time and listen to some good music that’s not like anything else you get in Edinburgh on the same night, and certainly not under the same roof. We draw from as many strands as we can — the roots of good dance music at least as much as the dance music of today - and that includes funk, soul, jazz, Afro, Latin styles and other world music genres, particularly where there’s a fusion of styles.
‘But we’re not just interested in being “a really underground night” and playing tunes no-one’s heard of,’ he says. ‘A real inspiration for us was our Trouble at the Blue Note night, which was a successful and exciting night until the Cowgate fire closed the venue!
But does being on a Sunday have any effect on the club finding its crowd? ‘Not at all,’ says Hobbes. ‘Because we always aimed the night at people who generally party harder and better.’ (David Pollock)
of Ileadspin nut-jobs. the Resonance.
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l0pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Dave Shedden with his mix of disco and ftmky house tracks.
I Pressure meets Bugged Out! at the Venue. Next date 3l Jan.
I Progression at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm 3am. £10. 17 Jan. Monthly. l)crek Martin. (iav (irant and Alan l)obson are joined by Nic Fanciulli ((‘lub (lass. l’ortent Records) for a progressive house and tribal work out. With pre-club session at ('ity ('afe from 8pm.
I Rewind at the Liquid Room. l0.30pm 3am. £5 £7. 31 Jan. The Fire Island |)ls will be on hand for some camp lli-NR(i action in the backroom (joined by new boy iNR(i-70) while old skool discojoels‘s Mick (‘ool and Shtlggy Bear dish out the best in 70s and 80s poptastic tunes in the mainroom.
I Sophistifunk at (‘ityz Iidinburgh.
l lpm 3am. £7. Weekly. Resident l)Js playing chart remixes and ftmky hottse in the main club and 'l‘okyoblu in Bar 6 with theit' deliciously different blend of house & garage.
I Ultragroove at (‘abaret Voltaire. 10.30pm 3am. £8 (£6). 17 Jan. lidinburgh‘s peerless real home party serves tip tracky grooves. soulful vocals
and tribal tunes in Studio I from resident (iareth Sommerville joined by (iiles Smith (All Over My Face) one of the l)Js to watch in 2004. While Simmone and l.yley take care of the hip hop. disco. R&B in the back room.
I Vain at Teviot Row ITnion. 9pm 3am. £4 (£3). 10 Jan. 'I‘echno. goth. industrial. 80s and new romantic tunes. So that'll be cheery then!’.’
I Vegas at ligo. l().30pmr 3am. £9 (£7 if fabulously dressed). 24 Jan. Monthly. llep daddy swing. country classics and sleazy listening with your high-kicking hosts: Frankie Sumatra. Bugsy Seagull. Dino Martini and the stunning Vegas showgirls. And do try to make an effort with the dress code. eh‘.’
I Wiggle at ligo. Next date 31 Jan.
Chart & Party
I Cavendish/Diva at (‘avendish/l)iva. 10pm 3am. Free before I lpm: £6 after. Weekly. The fully refurbished space hosts a night of all the grooviest hits from the ()()s ‘)()s, with current chart faves on the top floor. Over 35s only.
I Edinburgh’s Biggest Party at Mood. 9pm 3am. Free before £l lpm; £3 after (free to members). Weekly. (‘hart. party and soul hits from D] Martin.
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