club nights 0 venues

Next date 9 Sep.

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—5am. £5. Weekly. 26 Aug sees heavyweight soul-funk sounds from The Groove Diggaz. featuring Tony King on vocals, with the Paul Towndrow Quartet on 2 Sep.

I Joy at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 16 Sep, but see separate listing for Joy, Taste and Luvely's bank holiday special at Teviot on 27 Aug.

I Jungle Magic at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-5am. £10 (£6). 26 Aug. Monthly. What with all the other things he’s got going on around town Different Class DJ showcases at the International Club Festival, mega-Manga nights it’s amazing DJ Kid has time to fit in Jungle Magic too. Tonight he presents ‘The Breakbeat Years‘.

I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at P0 Na Na. 11pm—5am. £3. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint, keeping it real with the old skool to nu skool beats thing.

I Latin Explosion at The Cavendish. 10pm—5am. £5. Weekly. A night for lovers of all things Latin from Salsa Connections, with top tunes and totally tropical dancefloor action.

I Luvely at Wilkie House. Next date 9 Sep. Look out for a combined bank holiday special at Teviot featuring Luvely, Taste and Joy on 27 Aug and, on 2 Sep, Luvely will be organising the Edinburgh debut of London hard housers Trade.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—5am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Your second serving of music of black origin this week, on a reggae, ragga, R&B, rap and hip hop tip. Or head upstairs for salsa action at Latin Explosion (see separate listing).

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 1 1pm—5am. £8 (£7). 2 Sep. Fortnightly. Edinburgh’s roots reggae experts welcome a return visit from 1+1 Oneness, who feature Leeds‘ Solomonic Roots Crew.

I Mingin' at Studio 24 (upstairs). 10.30pm—5am. £5. 26 Aug. Fortnightly. Stripping clubbing back to its basics with house. trance and techno tunes from Brian Dempster and Alan Joy for a loyal, mixed crowd.

I The Mission at Studio 24. llpm—Sam. £5 (£4). 2 Sep. Fortnightly. Following in the tradition of The Mission (Victoria Street) with three floors of alternative sounds: head upstairs for goth and industrial goings-on. to the main floor for rock. nu metal and guitar-based sounds and up to the wee front room for general weirdness. sometimes on a skate, punk or indie slant.

I Noa at Noa. 10pm—5am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers, Martin Valentine (Taste) and Craig Phillips mix up US house and garage.

I Nuspirit at The Jazz Joint. See Fri.

I Oxygen at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 9 Se with Griff from Manumission. I Phosp orescence at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 30 Sep.

I Rio at Ego (formerly Eden). Monthly. Next date 9 Sep.

I Saturday Night Live at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 9 Sep.

I Scratch at The Venue (top floor).

I 1pm—5am. £7 (£5). 26 Aug. Monthly. An expert mix of fresh tunes and feelgood faves from Edinburgh‘s resident hiphopologists Lyley, Richie Rufftone, Gino and Extra.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. Next date 23 Sep with DJ Angel.

I Spectrum at Club Java. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Leith‘s little haven of best beats is doing so well that it will be going weekly from now on. Not only do you get to enjoy a stylish bar and dancefloor, but the upstairs section can cater for every lounger‘s needs. with copious quantities of couching and some cosy little booths. And there‘s music too of course. The new regime sees Joseph Malik and Eh! Wun (26 Aug) rotating with L'nkle Fawaz, Mr

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Todd (Higher Ground) and pals (2 Sep) on a fortnightly basis, with a range of quality tunes from hip hop and drum & bass to reggae R&B and mellow house.

I Substantial at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 16 Sep.

I Tease Age at The Citrus Club. 11pm—5am.£4. Weekly. Indie, with a touch of dance and funk, played to a packed and sweaty crowd. The Citrus Club now boasts a non-smoking policy in the bar area.

I Trade at Wilkie House. l0pm—5am. £12 (£10). 2 Sep only. With their residency in Glasgow no more, London‘s original hard housers have been looking for alternative venues for their Tartan Trade excursions. Tonight‘s event will act as a bit of a showcase, featuring the talents of regulars Guy Williams, Ziad and Steve Thomas, and you should be spotting them here, there and everywhere about Scotland soon. See review.

I U tragroove at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—5am. £10. 2 Sep (see also Bank Holiday special on Sun 27 Aug). Monthly. The Ultragroove guys keep themselves busy with two events in the same week. Tonight's offering sees a guest slot from New York producer Benji Candelario, whose work spans the major players, including Masters ((1 Work, Strictly Rhythm and Junior Boys Own. His DJ sets are rumoured to reflect the classic New York house and garage style, with plenty of uplifting lyrics and more than a nod to disco, so that should please all you Ultragroove regulars.

I Vegas at Ego (formerly Eden). 10.30pm—5am. £8 (£6 if you dress up). 26 Aug. Monthly. Join cool cats Frankie Sumatra, Bugsy Seagull and Dino Martini for a swinging selection of party tunes, from kitsch country faves to showtunes and hot Latin numbers. for a swinging selection of party people. Lola Las Vegas and her sexy sidekicks will be on hand with some alternative games and gambling opnons

I Zealous at Studio 24. See Fri.

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I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—5am. £5 (£4) before I 1pm; £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after. Weekly.

Mainstream chart and party grooves for over-21s at this heaving club. To organise a bus, call the venue.

I Hanky Panky at Loca. 1()pm—5am. £5 (£4 with flyer). Weekly. A shameless mix of 70s, 80s and 90s chart and dance tunes. I Lovegroove at Gaia. 10pm—5am. £4 (£2). Weekly. A smooth groove dance party on the main floor while Deke Patton takes over the upstairs lounge with a selection of swing, jazz. soul and easy listening 45s.

I The Party at Revolution. 10pm—5am. £5—£7. 'eekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.

I Saturday Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm—5am. £6 (free membership and discounted tickets available). Weekly. 70s, 80s and 90s tunes. Over 25s.

I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—5am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 7pm—5am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I Weekender at The Ark. 10pm—5am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Party and dance music at this capacity night.

I Why Not? at Why Not? 10pm—5am. £7.50. Weekly. Chart, dance. mainstream and all your favourite club anthems at this popular city centre venue.



i I East Coast Project Sunday Service at The City Cafe. 8pm—3am (1am 3 Sep).

; Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik plays his

favourite tunes.

I El Barrio at El Barrio. 8pm—3am (1am on 3 Sep). Free. Weekly. Sun night is flamenco night with DJ Domingo (appropriately enough), plus live music and dancing.

I Gilded Saloon at Gilded Saloon. 11pm—4am. Free. 27 Aug only. Niall Young, Scott McKenzie, Scott Elliot and

; guests provide a selection of smooth

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I In T e Groove at PopRokii. 9pm—5am (3am on 3 Sep). Free. Weekly. Big Beat’s

DJ Tinku takes over the decks with a mellow melange of Latin. jazz and soul tunes.

I Latino Sundays at Loca. 9pm-5am (3am on 3 Sep). £2. Weekly. Head down for salsa, merengue and Latin pop with DJs, live music and percussion.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—3am (lam on 3 Sep). Free. Weekly. Bob Cairns does the laid-back Sun session thing, taking in soul, funk, Latin grooves and future jazz.

I The Outhouse Garden Party at The Outhouse. 2—5pm (DJs till at least 1am). Free with invite (available from The Outhouse). Weekly. Take up The Outhouse ’s generous offer of free barbecue food and chill to the alternating house and garage tunes of Harvey and Neil Ferris or Gail Sellars and Simone Black.

I Strange Beats at Baroque. 8pm-3am (1am on 3 Sep). Free. Weekly. A funk and soul selection.

I The Sunday Session at Cuba None. 8pm—3am (1am on 3 Sep). Free. Weekly. Old meets nu, on a jazz-funk-soul tip, with Ben and Gav.

I Tango El Domingo at Baracoa. 5.30—9pm. Free. Weekly. An early evening hang-out for fans of tango, with beginners and non-dancers welcome.


I CC. Blooms 10.30pm-5am (3am on 3 Sep). (Bar from 8pm). Free. Weekly. The best tunes from across the genres to shake your booty to at this gay club.

I Club DKY at Studio 24. 11pm—5am (3am on 3 Sep). £1.50 before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. A night which describes its music policy as ‘alternative you bring it, we’ll play it’. Warning: ‘nothing too awful’. I’ll be bringing down my favourite A-ha album then - it counts as pretty ‘alternative’ in the circles 1 move in.

I Doublezero at The Bongo Club will return in Sep.

I Eye Candy at Why Not? 11pm—4am. £8 (£6). 27 Aug only. A Bank Holiday special from the glam house night which normally resides at Club Mercado. Joining residents Graeme Popstar and Nejat Barton in their beautiful beats is special guest Craig Burger Queen

(Beat 106).

I Jamboree at Club Mercado. 10pm-3am. £4. 3 Sep. Monthly. An R&B, soul, hip hop and ragga selection brought to you by members of the city’s basketball team, the Edinburgh Rocks.

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—5am (3am on 3 Sep). £2. Weekly. DJ Demus (Parallax) brings out the jazz- influenced vinyl.

I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Club has finished.

I Kute at P0 Na Na. 11pm—5am (3am on 3 Sep). Free. Weekly. Murray Richardson and Flash provide a night of sweet house music at this bar-cum-club.

I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. Monthly. 10.30pm-5am. £3. 27 Aug. Monthly. A retro selection of mod, soul, funk and ska tunes.

I None Of The Above at The Bongo Club. 8.30pm-5am. £7 (£5); £2 after midnight for DJ only. 27 Aug only (next date 15 Oct). The last of the weekly Festival installations of boundary-defying cabaret experience None Of The Above features Bag 0’ Cats, a coalition of traditional and jazz musicians including Dick ‘Swing 2000’ Lee and Fraser Fifield who fuse melodies and rhythms from around the world to create a truly international beats selection, Greek music and dancing collective Tinella and singer- songwriter Sharon King.

I Parliament at The Venue has finished. I Queer Sunday at Ego (formerly Eden). 10pm—5am (3am on 3 Sep). Price tbc. Weekly. A huge serving of glam goings-on and camped-up cabaret, with regular PAs, drag dancers and top cheesy choons to shake your stuff to. DJ Granty Pants will be doing the honours on the decks.

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