Venue with three floors of mashed-up sounds from funky house via R&B to full on trance with a massive DJ roster in the shape of: Kev Wright. Pagan. Gary Mac & Beany. Wreckage. ()1i and Frosty J.
I Tease Age at Citrus Club.
1 lpm—3am. Free before I 1.30pm; £5. Weekly. This indie stalwart dishes up everything from swinging ()(ls hits to baggy Manchester faves as well as a host of current NM]:~ chart botherers. I 2Hot at ligo. o.45--9.45pm. £5. Weekly. New under 18s night of hip hop and urban R&B flavas with Richie Ruftone. DJ Dizzle. Jay. Sonny. Jez and Emcee Profisee (strict age restriction of 13—17).
I Ultragroove at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm—3am. £8 (£6). 3 Jul. Edinburgh‘s peerless real house party serves up tracky grooves. soulful vocals and tribal tunes from resident Gareth Sommerville (exact details of line up still the at time of going to press).
I VEGAS! at Ego. 10pm—3am. £1() (£7 if ‘fabulously dressed’). 3 Jul. Monthly. Hep 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 Velvet at Commplex. l()pm—2am. £6 (£5). 3 Jul. Women‘s night for gay girlies and their specially invited boy friends (men can only gain admission if accompanied by a lady). hosted by Michelle (Joy. Wiggle). For this date only ‘A-Ijs‘t't‘un/ holders get [I off dour price all night.
I Wiggle at ligo. Next date 17 Jul.
Chart & Party
I Cavendish/Diva at Cavendish/Diva. l()pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £6 after. Weekly. The fully refurbished space hosts a night of all the grooviest hits from the hos—90s. with current chart faves on the top floor. Over 25s only.
I Edinburgh’s Biggest Party at Mood. 9pm—-3am. Free before 1 1pm; £3 after (free to members). Weekly. Chart. party and soul hits from DJ Martin.
I Subway West End at Subway West End. bpm—3am. Free before 9pm: £5 after (£4). Weekly. Chart. dance and cheesy tunes all night long baby.
I The Subway at Subway. 7pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Fri.
I Supernova at Revolution. 1().3()pm—3am. £6 before midnight: £7 after (£4—£5). Weekly. Chart and party hits all night long.
I <any excuse> at Prive Council. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Back 2 Mine style sets from a selection of Edinburgh favourites. Funky. chilled. uplifting vibes. Plus the <any excuse> promoters are also offering a free ‘phone in sick to work service‘ on Mon (just ask the DJ). not surprising when all drinks are £1.
I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar Club. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Colours resident Gav Houston plays out a selection of chilled and groovy beats. I BootyLUSI-Ious at Medina. l()pm—3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. 4 Jul. Fortnightly. More of a Sunday Social than a full on glam affair with DJ Dale Lush. Simmone Black and occasional guest supasta‘s mixing up R&B. hip hop. soul and funk.
I Chocolate Sundae at Faith.
1 lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The R&B and hip hop Sun session returns with DJ Paul ‘Foxy‘ Fox back in charge.
I Cosmic! at the Cellar Bar. 1()pm~3am. £2. W ‘ekly. DJ Toni ()ke plays funky French house with a touch
of 80s kitsch. Though it does come with a warning 'strictly for dancers.'.
I DKY at Studio 24. 1 1pm 3am. £1.5() -£2. Weekly. DKY strides confidently into its third year with resident DJs 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 Thu.
I Gotham at City Cafe. 8pm lam. £4. 11 Jul. 'Fetish club for the insane'. this is gothic decadence all night long with goth. electro. industrial and FBM and a fetish theme from DJX. Sublevel3 and TliKHED.
I Kayos at ()pium. l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Metal and rock DJs Claire Moffat and John from Hogshead keep the crowds at moshing.
I Mal-Tat at City: Edinburgh.
1 1pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Sunday dancing shenanigans with specials on Mai-Tai cocktails and free fortune cookies and R&B. house and chart from DJ Tony.
I Missing at Cabaret Voltaire. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. .\'ew club night following the same format as Trouble . . . (formerly at the Bluenote). With a team made up of DJs and promoters from Get-Together. Departure Lounge. Say Sambal. Sonica. Dfrnt Drum and Big Beat. you can be sure every genre of electronic. jazz influenced music will be represented.
I Sugar Groove at Massa. l()pm—3am. £3. Weekly (not 27 Jun see below). New Sunday nighter for the Massa crew as we get a sultry mix of sexy smooth grooves. urban cuts and R&B.
I Tackno at Massa. |().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5 members). 27 Jun. Monthly. It’s back to the floor for Trendy Wendy and her inimitable party mix of kitsch
classics. Soft Rock 'l‘ackllo so btlst otlt those air guitars. spandex and poodle perms and let's rawk.
0 Taste at the Liquid Room.
1 1pm 3am. £5 before 1 1.30pm: £8 after (£6 members). Weekly. The capital's infamoUs Sunday night session continues to sew up the day of rest in the capital. Fisher ck Price supply a progressive mix of liouse and garage in the main room. While Martin Valentine and Steve \thllclcss wow the mixed/gay crowd with funky l'S house gems through the back. 4 Jul marks a big date for Taste as they reach ten years old and their appropriately titled ‘.v\ny'one for 'l‘en-nis‘ party. ()n Centre Court we have the Sharp Boys v Fisher ck Price while Court 2 secs singles action from llarri. Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless. Please note early doors at l()pm and entry is £10 (£8 members) in advance: £12 (£1() members) on the door for this night only. See Hillisl.
I Mist at Medina. l2.3()—8pm. £2 . Weekly. A new concept for Edinburgh: ‘day' clubbing'. Yep that's clubbing during the daylight hours for those who
just don't want the weekend to stop.
L'plifting funky house from some of Edinburgh's finest up-and-coming DJs.
Chart & Party
I Devils’n’Angels at Cavendish/Diva. l()pm 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Saucy fun at this newly retitled club. with a heaven and hell theme. Feel free to dress to suit and boogie to chart dance all night long.
I Mood Live at Mood. ()pm 3am. Free before 1 1pm: £2 after (free to lllclnbcl's). \Vcckly. Mood opens its doors to a selection of the country ‘s top covers bands. w hilc DJs spin hits from across the years.
I Subway West End at Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. Free before 9pm; £3 after (£2). Weekly. See 'l‘hu.
I The Subway at Subway. 7pm 3am. f l. \VL‘L‘H} SL‘L‘ l'il'l.
I Audio Tourism al Pivo Bar Club. 0pm 3am. Free. Weekly. .\ selection of tip-front lit/l and other funky choons from llobbes ('l'rouble . . .).
I Dirty at Faith. 1 1pm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. .\ night of uplifting Rth. hip hop. bootlegs. party classics and funky house.
I El Barrio at lil Barrio. l()pm 3am. i'il'c‘c‘. Weekly. Sec Jim.
I G2 at ('iti'tis Club. 10.30 3am. Free before 1 1.30pm: £3 after. Weekly. Light alternative of indie. emo. electronica and lo-li.
I Latin Quarter at Medina. 7pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Release your Latin party spirit every Mon. With free salsa lessons 7pm for beginners. 8pm for level 2 and 9pm for improvers followed by hot Latin and chart sounds from DJ James.
I The Primitive Urge at ()pium. l()pm—3am. Free. 5 Jul. :\ night from the more obscure corners of the world we like to call punk. garage and rock. Featuring the likes of Melt Banana. the Cramps. Butthole Surfers. etc as Primitive l'rge l ‘lidinburgh‘s premier dirt club'l returns.
I Selected Popcorn at Subway. 10.30pm 3am. Free before midnight: £2 after. 5 Jul. fortnightly. Night of everything from indie and Britpop classics to Jock rock. riffs almighty. emo and country. In other words Blur. Beta Band. Pavement. Fran/ Ferdinand. .\t the Drive-In and Joy Division all melded into a coherent whole. Plus it's a local club for local people with a half hour each night devoted to the best bands in the neighbourhood. alongside visuals and other film works.
PUNK/COUNTRY AST 8. RIDE THIS TRAIN Bongo Club. Edinburgh, Thu 8 Jul
For those of you who prefer-a more organic brand of dancing music, this new joint night at the Bongo should more than whet your appetite. Downstairs at FAST, it's punk and garage all the way, while the smaller upstairs bar
rings to the sound of country.
‘We started it because there was nowhere playing the mash of music that we wanted to hear,’ explains Chris Miller, co-tounder and DJ alongside George Taylor. ‘Dirty old guitar fuelled rock’n’roll and gonzo 60$ garage, right through to 70$ punk, no-wave, 80$ hardcore and onwards.’ Named in tribute to Edinburgh’s FAST punk label of the 705, the club has (appropriater enough) booked Paul Research of seminal Embra punks the Scars to bring his guitar and visuals show to the next night. ‘I always found it amazing that I could find these records by the likes of the Scars, Gang of Four and Dead Kennedys and they were on an Edinburgh record label,’ says Miller. ‘Even the packaging
and the attitude was amazing.’
Miller also goes on to detail the ‘patented twin gramophone’ system of Lucky Luke and Cousin Craig upstairs at Ride this Train, and their love of rebel country from Hank Williams to Bonny Prince Billy. Sound like good value to you? You better believe it. (David Pollock)
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