I The Time Tunnel at .‘ylassa.

|()pm 3am. £5 (£4 yyith tlyct'). \Vcckly. 'l‘rcndy \Vcndy. Shoyt'hi/ Jasc and Bctty l-‘ord disrupt thc spacc-timc continuum \\ ith tuncs l'rom thc 6(ls. 7()s and 8()s. ()r maybc it's just thc alcohol.

Chart & Party

I The BIG One! at Mood. 9pm 3am. l-‘rcc bctorc £| lpm; £3 at'tcr (l'rcc to mctitbcrs). \Vcckly. A fantastic start to thc yycckcnd as you cayort to all thosc pop classics from thc last liy'c dccadL‘s.

I Boogie Juice at I.‘ Attachc. 10.30pm 3am. £3 bctot‘c l lpm; £5 altcr. \Vcckly. Playing otit thc bcst in Rth. chart aitd tttnky layouritcs.

I The Dog’s Balearics at Rcyolution. lt).3()pm 3am. £5 bctorc midnight: £6 altcr (£3 £4). \Vcckly. 'l’hc bcst Ibiza and chart dancc numbcrs tront througltout thc summct‘.

I Fridays @ City at ('ity: lidinburgh. | lptn 3am. £5. \Vcckly. |)J lolly cntcrtains tltc masscs \y itlt tltc bcst in currcnt housc. R& B and chart.

I Office Party at ('aycndish/l)i\‘a. 4pm 3am. l‘rcc. \Vcckly. Night of attcr \tork sillincss and chccsy tun. Bucking broncos. gamcs attd morc to kccp thc suitcd masscs cntcrtaincd. Butl'ct tor prc- bookcd partics (as yscll as a btis pick up scry ic‘c‘ l.

I Relight my Fire at Abbat'.

9pm 3am. l-‘rcc. \Vcckly. Morc 70s and 8()s tayottritcs \\ itlt a smattcring ot Karaokc numbcrs trom thc incbriatcd puntcrs.

I The Subway at Subway. 7pm 3am. £1. \Vcckly. Nigh on a (on gatc institution ot commcrcial dancc attd chart hits \\llll thc odd indic classic.

Edinburgh Saturdays


I After Dark at ('abarct Voltairc.

l lptn 3am. £6 bctot'c midnight: £8 attcr (£6 iticmbcrs). 34 Jan. Monthly. Rcsidcnt Yogi llatightott mixcs tip a Saturday night sclcction ot soull’ul housc. l'unkcd tip garagc and diya driycn \‘ocal tracks.

I Ascension Goth Club at 'I‘cx-iut Rots l'nion. |(l.3(lpm 3am. £5 (£3 |{|)(}&R mcmbcrs). 34 Jan. Monthly. In association yx ith u \yytnightncyts.nct comcs this chccry tttix ol' up-to-datc darkncss l'caturing all (lic latcst goth. rock and industrial grcats.

I Asylum at Sttidio 24. llpiii 3am. £5. 34 Jan. Fortnightly. 'l'hc Mission's (ltm n and ditty brothcr spccialising iii rock. nu mctal and othcr hardcorc sounds.

I Audio Deluxe at thc lloncy cotiib. llpm 4am. £l5. 7 l‘cb. Monthly. Smooth. sottlltll hottsc at this shindig hostcd by rcsidcnt (‘raig Smith (lltish llttsh). \s ho cy cn has thc likc oi Kcnny ‘l)opc' (ion/alcs singittg his praiscs: ‘(‘raig has donc a rcal good job cducating your croysd.‘ lit tact thc Mastcr at Work is back in lhc housc to ntakc up tor his no shoys on 1 Jan (rcduccd pricc tor lickct holdct‘s l'rom thc .\'c\\ Ycar datc).

I Audio Tourism at l’iyo Bar ('ltib. ()pms 3am. l‘t'cc. \Vcckly. A scrious altcrnatiyc to conycntional night clubbing. I breakitdown at Honcycotnb.

|()pm 3am. £l5. 3| Jan. Spccial gucsts X-prcss 3 mix it tip on six dccks and thrcc mixcrs.

I Bumpin and Stompin at ('alc Royal Bistro Bar. 8pm till latc. £7 £8. 3| Jan only. 'l‘hc bcsl ot soul. garagc and cycrything in bctysccn as thc Sottl Boys oncc again takc oycr thc (’alc Royal tltis timc tor thcir third anniycrsary.

I Blooms at ('(. Blooms.

lll.3tlptn 3am. l‘i'cc. \Vcckly. 1)] Ally is back again \\ ith morc ot hcr tradcmark high-camp-to-hottsc dccknical cxpcrtisc at this alysays hoaclting gay \cnttc.

I Colours Live! at thc Liquid Room. lt).3(lpm 3am. £10. 24 Jan. Monthly. (‘olours iny itc tltcir pals l'ot‘ anothcr scssion ol' thc bcst in hotisc. Kicking oll Nc‘ys Ycar yy ith a big ol' housc party as Scb liontainc joins rcsidcnts Jon Mancini and Smokcy it thc Bandit.

I DIPT at lluman Bc-ln. 9pm lattt. £tbc. 24 Jan. ('hilc aitd l.imc prcscnts this cycr popular hip hop night \\ ith t'csidcnt ('unnic cooking tip a party tiiix of hip hop classics. Mark and Rth.

I Diggin’ Deeper at Nichol lidysat'ds. ltl.3()pm 3am. £4 (£3 mcmbcrs). 3| Jan. 'l’hc Diggin' l)ccp :\ll.st;tl's rock lllL‘ party \\ ith lht‘lt’ L'L‘lL‘L‘tiL‘ brcyy ot' l'unk. hip hop. rcggac. bcats. moy‘ics and morc. Rcsidcnts liuan Robcrtson. (ias‘in l‘ort. Donald Macarthur and Mark Balncay cs kick start thc cltib \tith \‘inyl gcms. Scc

\y \\ \y.tlcc'ptlig.c't).ttk tor morc into.

I The Egg at \Vcc Rcd Bar.

llpm 3am. £4.5(l (£4). \Vcckly. Still thc bcst mix ot indic. 6(ls garagc. northcrti sottl. ska. 7()s punk and ncyx \\ as c you'rc likcly [U stttggct‘ ttct'oss. :\ \\ cll l0\L‘tl institution that rcl'tiscs to chattgc.

I El Barrio at lil Barrio. ltlptn 3am. |-'rcc. \Vcckly. l'icsta Latina \yith [)1 lil Patron and his si//|ing sclcction ol~ thc hottcst l.atin hits oi past and prcscnt.

I Eye Candy at Massa. | lpiit 3am. £l|| (£8 or £6 it ‘otttragcously drcsscd‘ ). 24 Jan. l‘ortnightly. Rcsidcnts thc liyc (‘andy 'l'ts itts and .\'c_iat Barton host thcir intamous glam atid mainstrcam housc party. Rcmcmbcr to ‘drcss glam or scrani'.

I Fiesta Latina at in tot RU“ t'nion. .\'c.\t datc l4 licb.

I Flaunt at Massa. | lpm 3am.

£6 £|(). 3| Jan. l-"ortnightly. Back to Basics pt'cscnt this night (it. limclt‘ss club classics that tiiadc housc music yy hat it is today. With .\'ci| Nayarra and ()liycr Lang.

I Funkysensual at l’o .\'a Na.

9pm 3am. l'rcc bcltit'c | lpm; £4 £5 al‘tcr. \Vcckly. llot mix ol' scxy. l'ttnky housc music from D] Bcnchy and Roddy Mac.

I Greazed Up at Spidcr‘s \Vcb ('cllat‘ Bar. 8pm 3am. £8. 3| .lan. Rockabilly night \\ ith (icnc (iamblcr ck thc Shutllcrs. \Valcs’ prcttticr rockabilly hand alongsidc |)Js 'l‘ojo and (iordon Watson. I Groove Collective at Bcrlin BicrhatIs. llpiti 3am. £5. 24 Jan. Housc and othcr grooy cs trom thc 1)] tag (cam bchind nights such as l-‘risco l)isco and Blast: Martin \'alctitittc. Stcy c Wanlcss.

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(iay Andcrson. llarry. llttggy attd Markcll. (icot M (Solc Mtisic) yyings his ysay in trom sunny (ilusgtm.

0 Headspin at tltc Bongo ('lub. l().3()pm 3am. £8 (£6). 3| Jan. Monthly. 'l'hc bcst in hip hop. ttmk. sottl. housc and brcakbcat as yy c say \sclcomc back to thc rcsidcnt 1)] display (cam lcatttring Allan. thc Rcsonancc (Dam and ('olin Millar) and Stcyc Spin. Sixtlt birtltday so cxpcct a lrcc drink or ('I) it you arc onc Ul. thc lit'sl 3th) through th‘ tltiot's. Sl't' prt't‘it'ii‘.

C? Impotent Fury at lhc \cttuc. l().3()pm 3am. £5 bcl‘orc l l.3()pm; £l() al'tcr. 24 Jan only. l-‘rcd l)cakin (|.cmon Jclly. (ioing l’laccs) brings his clth night back to Scotland l'or onc morc night of madncss across thrcc floors. 3 l’iccc

Sty cct (Sally I". Nicki and 'l‘rcndy \Vcndy) do thcir (hing upstairs. l-‘rcd and hoslt‘ss Saucy Sal spilt thc \thcl ot |)cstiny on thc middlc lloor (yshatcycr it

lands on you hayc to hurt). Whilc (ircgor

atid ('alycrto licad thc chp l-‘it Karaokc in lllt' (‘oolc‘tl

I Joy at thc V'cnuc. cht datc l4 I‘cb. I Live at the Witch Trials at (‘abarct Voltairc. 6.30 ltlpm. £5. 3| Jan. l'ndcr 18s rock clttb \s ith Matt and Dr (ion/o taking it to thc ncxt lcycl ot~ dcrangcd dark music in association with (iotham atid Xiglttttcyy s.

I Luvely at thc Liquid Room.

ltlpm 5am. £l2 (£l() mctiibcrs). 7 l-‘cb. Monthly. :\ saucy soircc gcarcd toytards a gay/tnixcd croyy d and tcaturing a music policy ol‘ lull-on. driy'ing housc trom t'csidcnts Tommy K. (W. Ncyyton & Stonc and Jarcd. Anothcr ct'a/y‘ night from thc l.u\cly tolk as thcy introducc lhcit' 'lilghth \Vtmdct‘ of thc \Vtfl'ltk ligypttan thcmc tor thcir cighth birtltday.

HEADSPIN SIXTH BIRTHDAY The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Sat 31 Jan

It’s been a mixed month for Headspin, which followed a rammed Hogmanay date with a post-New Year Saturday nighter that was broken up by not one, but two fire alarms. It should end on a high: at the end of January, the night celebrates six years as one of Edinburgh’s essential


That it’s lasted so long is a testament to the night’s sprawling music policy. Residents Allan Dunbar, Steve Austin, Colin Millar and Dava play anything from boisterous hip hop to sweet soul, trendy electro and techy house; guests have included Mr Scruff and the Psychonauts, while the Herbaliser DJs visit in February.

Alongside the vast majority of the Bongo Club’s nights, Headspin moved to the venue’s new site on Holyrood Road in October. Dunbar likes the new space. ‘lt’s got a proper bar, decent toilets and it’s more comfortable,’ he says. ‘The main room is bigger so it takes more to get going but once it kicks off it’s just the same.’

The birthday bash will feature free mix CDs or drinks for the first 300 punters but, while other nights may rely on guests to define the party vibe, Headspin will be driven by the residents. ‘I think people prefer it that way,‘ says Dunbar. History seems to bear him out. (James Smart)

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listings Clubs

I Messenger Sound System at thc Bongo ('lttb. llpiit 3am. £7. 24 Jan. l’ortnightly. Bass ot boyy‘cl-shilting proportions as thc mighty Mcssctigct' Sound Sy stcm blasts ottt thc bcst iii rightcous roots and dtib rcggac \\ itlt ncyy rcgular M(' lshu. .'\'cyy Hurt/(ills l)th Kingdom Sttidio \\ ith .\'ocl /.cbulon aitd Waync McArthtir.

I Mingin’ at Studio 24. | lpm 3am. lircc bct'orc midnight: £6 al‘tct‘. 24 Jan. Monthly. Rcsidcnts Brian l)ctnpstcr and Alan Joy host thc tisual Mingin’ titadncss. lilthy housc and tyyislcd trancc tor a li'isky‘ and prcdominantly' gay

cum d.

I Mission Jnr at Slttdio 24. 7 Input. £5. \Vcckly. (ioth. rock. punk and ot coursc all that no tnctal sttilt that tltc kids crayc so tttuch. So it you cyct' \sondcrcd \y'hcrc all thosc black clad youths from thc (Up of ('ockburn Strcct \ycnt al'tcr dark look no turthcr. 'l‘hc bcst and original undcr l8s mctal gathcring iii town.

I Mission at Studio 24. l lpm 3am. £5 (£4 mcmbcrs). Fortnightly”. 3| Jan. Night ot mctal maylicttt. goth rock attd tittirc lil'Ulll tltc dttt'ksidc 3t t'L‘ul liditiburgh institution.

I Moving Through at (‘aharct Voltairc. l().3()pm 3am. £8 (£6). 7 l’cb. A l'rcc lloyyin' jam that pits thc ysits ot liy‘c ht‘t‘ulslk'ut drcncltcd hottsc‘ ()utlil

3x ll) against thc turntabilisiit antics of llcadspin nut-jobs. tltc Rcsonancc.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Loungc. ltlpm 3am. £5. \\'cck|y. l)a\c Shcddctt \\ itlt his mix ot disco aitd tunky housc tracks.

I Progression at thc Liquid Room. .\'cxt tlttlt‘ l4 l't‘l).

I RGWII‘Id :tl lltL‘ liquid Ronni. |().3()pm 3am. £5 £7. 31 Jan. Monthly. ’l‘hc l'irc lsland l).l.s u ill bc on hand tor somc camp lli-.\'R(i action in thc backroom (joincd by ncyy boy iNR(i~7()) \yhilc old skool disco jocks Mick (‘ool aitd Shuggy Bcar dish otit thc bcst in 7()s arid 8()s poptastic tuncs in thc mainrootn. I Sophistifunk at ('ity: lidinburgh. llptii 3am. £7. \Vcckly. Rcsidcnt 1)] John llutchison playitig chart rcmixcs arid tunky housc itt thc tnain clttb and 'l'okyoblu in Bar 6 ts itlt thcir dcliciottsly dil'lcrcnt blcnd ol housc ck garagc.

I Stereotype at Bcrlin Bicrhatis. 0pm 3am. £l2. 3| Jan. ||uggy Bttrgcr ()ttccn rcturns in his ttcyt guisc at Stcrcotypc. bringing homc tltc bcst housc around. This month it‘s tltcir lirst birthday attd thcy arc joincd by Junior Jack attd Kid (‘rcttic hosting thcir 'I'rus/ it albtttit launch. .S't't' [)I't'l'lt’lt'.

I Super Saturday at thc \cnuc. .\'c.\t datc 7 l-‘cb.

I Tease Age at ('itrtts (‘lttb

l lpm 3am. l‘rcc bcl‘orc | l.3(lpm: £5. \Vcckly. This itidic stalysart dishcs tip cycrythittg l'rom syt iitgittg 6(ls hits to baggy Manchcstcr lay cs as yycll as a host of currcnt .\’.tIl-.' chart bothcrcrs.

I Tempo at Honcycoiiih.

|().3()pm 3am. £4 £6. 24 Jan. llousc action lt'om |luggy. Nc‘il .-\nthony attd (‘raig Smith.

I Thee Jailhouse at its iot RU“ l'nion. llpiii 3am. £4. 3| .laii. Rightcotis rock aiid old school mctal iii a classic .'\('/|)(‘. Motorhcad and Saxon \cin. plus a l'cys of thc ticys contctidcrs that mcct tltc gradc :\tltll()sl;t\ c attd that kinda thing.

I Ultragroove at ('abarct Voltait‘c. l(l.3()pm 3am. £8 (£6). 3| .lait. Fortnightly. lidinburgh's pccrlcss rcal housc party scry cs up tracky grooy cs. soull'ul yocals and tribal tuncs in Studio

I trom rcsidcnt (iat‘cth Sommcry illc

joincd by Andy Bakcr. Spcctrum and

(Ethnic. l'irr I/t/‘s t/ttlt' only ‘xl-Itsl't'tm/ liu/t/t'rs 2c! 1.5 t'ltlry' ltt'fitl't’ mil/night.

I Vegas at ligo. l(|.3()pni 3am. £5. 24

.lati. Monthly. llcp daddy syying. country classics attd slca/y listcning \\ ith your high-kicking hosts: l‘rankic Sumatra.

Btigsy Scagull. l)ino Martini atid thc

stunning \cgas shoysgit'ls. .-\nd do it} to

makc an cl'l'ort \\ ith thc drcss codc. ch'.’. >