DRUM 8. BASS OBSCENE 2ND BIRTHDAY The Venue, Edinburgh, Fri 13 Feb
Alongside the larger scale, big name-attracting nights Manga and Mischief - Edinburgh’s other drum & bass club - the more locally-orientated Obscene has been serving a role in the capital’s clubbing community for the past two years, complementing the other nights with an emphasis on homegrown talent.
‘We’ve always tried to keep the night as underground and punter-friendly as possible,’ explains promoter Krishma Bachoo, who runs Obscene alongside Alice Will. ‘That means we always try to make it cheap, even if we have a guest on, and we’re keen to let new DJs get out and about as much as possible.’
With a residents’ night featuring Johnny Faith, Futur Proof and Sola Perplexus celebrating this milestone, what
does the future hold for Obscene? ‘I don’t know,’ considers Bachoo. ‘I think we’re happy with what we do and where we are now. We’ve come a long way since our first night, when no-one knew exactly
how it was going to go. At the time Alice and I were only 17, so it was good that two little girls
who were getting a lot of stick from people and not being taken seriously could actually pull the
I <any excuse> at l’rive (’ouncil. l()pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. Back 2 Mine style sets from a selection of lidinhurgh favourites. l‘unky. chilled. uplifting vibes. Plus the <any‘ excuse> promoters are also offering a free ‘phone in sick to work service' on Mon (jtist ask the DJ). not surprising when all drinks are £l.
I Chocolate Sundae at l-‘aith.
l lpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The R&B and hip hop Stiii session returns with DJ Paul ‘l’oxy' l-'ox back in charge.
I Cosmic! at the ('ellar Bar.
l()pm 3am. £2. Weekly. 1)] Tom ()ke plays funky l-‘rench house with a touch of 80s kitsch. It does cotiie with a 'stt'ictly for dancers' warning.
I DKY at Studio 24. l lptn 3am.
£l.5() £2. Weekly. I)KY strides conﬁdently itito its third year with resident l)Js Jordi. (iareth and Dave playing rock. goth. metal. industrial and punk. Theme nights and free gifts combine to keep things interesting. week in. week out.
I El Barrio at lil Barrio. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. See 'l'hu.
I Flava at (‘ityz lidinhurgh.
l lpiii 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The hugely successful R&B night takes tip its new residency at (‘ityz
I Gotham at Nichol lidwards. Next date 7 Mar.
I Kayos at ()pium. l lpiii 3am. Free. Weekly. Metal and rock l)Js ('laire Moffat and John from llogsliead keep the crowds at moshing.
I Missing at (’abaret Voltaire. l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. New club night following the same format as 'l'rouble . . . (formerly at the Bluenote). With a team made up of l)Js and promoters from (iet-Togetliei‘. Departure Lounge. Say Sambaf. Sonica. l)frnt Drum and Big Beat. you cati he sure every genre of electronic. jall influenced music will he represented. The liusion lixperience mix tip jazz and house live on 8 l’eb alongside gtist l)J Nick Matthews. While it's mighty fine hip hop from Sltiiii Village side project Platinum Pied Pipers on IS l‘eb. H)" 8 [Th only ‘xl-Ijsl't‘un/ Ito/(let's gel [2 (Wt/nor price all night.
I Salsa Romantica at ligo. o I (pm. £8 (£(i). l5 l-‘eb. Monthly. You‘ll never guess what kind of music they play here. eh'.’ Yep hot Latin rhythms. with a beginners' class at (ipm (under the tutelage of some of Scotland's best dance coaches) then l)Js James ('omb. Nano l"ermuulex. l)!‘ Salsa and guests spinning the best in Latino sounds from 7pm (not forgetting the light buffet. surprises. cabaret and demos on offer).
I Sugar Groove at Massa.
l()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. New Sunday nighter for the Massa crew as we get a sultry mix of sexy smooth grooves. urban cuts atid Rtle
I Tackno at Massa. Next date 2‘) lieb. I Taste at the Liquid Room.
I lpiii 3am. £5 before I l.3()pni; £8 after (£6 members). Weekly. The capital’s infamous Sun night session continues apace. l‘ishei' 8; Price supply a progressive mix of house and garage iii the main room. While Martin Valentine atid Steve Waneless wow the mixed/gay crowd with funky l‘S house gems through the back. ()ii l5 lieb quarterly resident Jon l’leased drops by.
Chart & Party
I Devils’n’AngeIs at Cavendish/Diva. l()pm 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Saucy fun at this newly refitted club. with a heaven and hell theme. l"eel free to dress to stiit and boogie to chart dance all night long.
I Essential Karaoke at Abbar. l()pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. See 'l’hu.
I Mood Live at Mood. 9pm 3am. liree before l lplll; £2 after (free to members). \Veekly. Mood opens its doors to a selection of the country 's top cover hands. while l)Js spin hits from across the years.
I Subway West End at Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. l'ree before 9pm; £3 after (£2 ). Weekly. See 'l‘hu.
I The Subway at Subway. 7pm 3am. £l. Weekly. See l'ri.
I Absinthe Minded at ligo. l().3()pni 3am. £3 £5 (£2 if dressed as a 'green fairy ' ). ‘) l‘eh. A mix of 90s tracks on the top floor and ftiiik in the
club off. It felt triumphant.’ (David Pollock)
downstairs arena with the emphasis on drinking and debauchery. l"ree shots and 2-for-l cocktails available.
I Audio B:Iow at llenry 's ('ellar Bar. ()pni. Free. 9 lieh. l‘ortnightly'. New night to highlight Scottish producers whatever their genre from electro to duh to hip hop to futik. Live residents are Mangomad and load with DJ skills from Be-Sides. Blag l and a few others popping in from time to time.
I Audio Tourism at l’ivo Bar (’lub. 9pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. A selection of tip-front ja/l and other funky toons from llobbes (’l‘rouble . . .).
I CC Blooms at (‘(‘ Blooms. l().3()pm 3am. l-‘ree. Weekly. Things mellow out (or so they claim) at this gay club. With an upbeat disco selection.
I El Barrio at lil Barrio. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. See 'l‘hu.
I 62 at ('itrus ('lub. l().3() 3am. l‘ree before I l.3(lpm; £3 after. Weekly. Light alternative of indie. emo. electronica and lo-li.
I (3ch Latinos at ('abaret Voltaire. l lpiii 3am. liree. Weekly. A night of Mediterranean music from resident hands 'l‘ubeki (contemporary (ircek) and l’elia (Latin American folk). Afro- (‘uban. Latin. Salsa. (‘nreek music and world beats from [)1 llenriques arid friends.
I Latin Quarter at Medina.
9pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. Release your Latin party spirit every Moii. With free salsa lessons from Peter Rogers at 9pm then salsa atid world beats from James ('ombe until closing.
I More at (‘ity: lidinhurgh.
l(l.3()pm 3am. £3 before I l.3()pni; £4 after. Weekly. More tunes. more promos, more fun at this student night hosted by Harry Ainsworth atid his sidekick l)J Babes.
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Chart & Party
I Matric at Revolution. l()pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Scotland's biggest capacity student night with a mix of cheese. chart. rock. pop and commercial dance. £l drinks promos sliotlld help wash away those Motiday blues.
I Subway West End at Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. l-‘ree before 9pm; £3 after (£2 ). Weekly. See 'l'hu.
I The Subway at Subway. 7pm 3am. £l. Weekly. See Hi.
I Tasty! at Mood. 9pm 3am. l-‘rec before I lpm; £2 after (free to members). Weekly. Resident D] David S plays the best in hits from (i(ls to the present day with a healthy dose of cheesy classics thrown iii for good
I Audio Tourism at l’ivo Bar ('lub. ()pm 3am. l-‘ree. Weekly. Monkeyhoy drops hip hop. soul and reggae.
I The Club Foot at llenry's (‘ellar Bar. l().3()pni 3am. £3. 17 lieb. Twisted and misshapen funk hosted by house hand the Abdominal Show men w ith regular guests along the lines of Live Sciences. Surface limpire and the Hex ('oalition. Plus 1)] skills from A-(‘hi. ('armen. l)enji. Infinity. Shellsuit atid 3 Sticks.
I El Barrio at If] Barrio. l()pm 3am. l-"ree. Weekly. See 'l'hu.
I I Luv B8B at liaith. l().3()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. l)oes exactly what you'd expect. mixing up the hottest selection of Rth. plus pletin of drinks promos. l)ft‘ss code is ‘student sexy" (well that's what it says here).
I Inna Soul at Medina. l()pm 3am. £l. l(l l‘eb. Monthly. Miller and (‘hile & Lime present this night of Latin and African house. drum & bass. hip hop and reggae all under the stewardship of iloward Bridges and guest live acts.
I Motherfunk at The Honeycomb. l(l.3(lpni 3am. Free. Weekly. As always the best in funk with a very special guest appearance from Dr Bob Jones ( l7 l’eb). I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge.
l()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. A mixed bag of funked up vocal house. Rtle and classic disco from D] ()li.
I Punk Ass at ()pium. l lpm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. New Tue nighter as 1)] l’wauly dishes otit the best in hardcore. skate and punk.
I Re-Dipt at Medina. l(lpiii 3am. £l. l7 l-'eb. Monthly. l)ipt return to Medina with a healthy soundtrack of hip hop. ftiiik and soul from Nasty l’ and (‘unnie plus a few special guests all brought to you by ('hile & Lime and Miller.
I Rhythm! at Mood. 9pm 3am. l-‘ree before I Ipm; £2 after (free to members). Weekly. A smooth mix of RtyzB. hip hop atid soil] from resident David S.
I Salsa Buena at l’o Na Na.
l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. James (’ombe (Salsa Roiiiantica/Salsa Viva/('lub Latino) atid Latin lixplosion combine to give you a night of hot salsa magic. Absolute beginners' salsa lessons by Latin lixplosion between 3 9pm.
I Split at ('abaret Voltaire. l lpiii 3am. l‘rce. Weekly. l)i‘um & bass with Shadowskill. the l)i‘opout l)Js and a smattering of very talented local guests. l)iib. electro. house and ftiiik are all in studio 2. Now weekly.
I Vibe at ligo. llpm 3am. £2. Weekly. (an night with James Longworth on the decks. the Dancing Stud Muffins. the Singing llairy Bloke and the Miiiiiiig Nun. l)on't say we didn't warn ya.
Chart & Party
I Nursery at Cavendish/Diva.
l()pm 3am. £3 (£2; free with Snapfax before midnight). Weekly. A play area for adults (with climbing frames etc) and the mainstream chart and R&B action.
I Subway West End at Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. l-‘ree before 9pm; £3 after (£2). Weekly. See 'l'hu.
I The Subway at Subway. 7pm 3am. £l. Weekly. See l'il'l.
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