I Salsa Viva at Baracoa. 8pm—lam.

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Edinburgh Thursdays


I Countdown at Rush. 7pm—lam. Free. Weekly. With all drinks at exceedingly low prices (until 1 1pm). you‘ll be counting down to a fairly hefty hangover at this chart and party pre-club. I Eccentric at Bam Bou. 9pm—lam. Free. 30 Aug. Fortnightly. New residents Stuart Sandeman (Naked) and Lee .Murray join Euan James and Phil York as they play quality L'S house and European trance for the discerning pre-clubber at this Oriental style bar.

I Flashback at Flashback. 8.3(lpm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Venus shows no shame in playing top tunes from the 60s. 70s and 80s. Drinks promos a bonus.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm-- lam. Free. Weekly. Smokey & The Bandi t (Senses) tear up the funky house highway in a bid to entertain the drinking hordes at this Czech-themed style bar.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar (downstairs). 9pm—3am. Free. 23 Aug. Fortnightly. Sample the cheesy delights served up by Edinburgh's original E-7. sleazies Al and Kam the Mullet.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. ()pin—lam. Free. Weekly. Gareth Sommerville breaks the mould of his l'ltragroove guise. playing warm New York house. disco and all things soulful at this pie-weekend pre-club.

I Mellow Mellow Right On at The Carwash. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Sofa Boy gets comfortable with an eclectic mix of chilled funk and nu jazz sounds.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. The weekend starts early in the company of rotational residents Stuart Gough and Beanie. seasoned entertainers in the swinging styles of funk. soul. R&B and hip hop.

I Prefix at Bar L'nion. 9pm—lam. Free. 23 Aug. Fortnightly. (‘hris Bryant and Derek Selmes sort the deep and funky wheat from the house chaff.

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Free. Weekly. DJ Jorge plays the Latino grooves to make you salsa at this long- standing night. featuring dance classes for beginners and those at intermediate level.

I Shadowsklll at Bam Bou. 9pm—lam. £2. 23 Aug. Fortnightly. Confucius say this new Oriental style bar got plenty good drum & bass and hip hop with DJ Sam and Red6.

I Ska at City Café. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. All new pre-club featuring original Jamaican ska, roots and rocksteady with DJ Shaymas.

I Soft Rock at The Pond Bar. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Mullets. perms and poodle heads let loose to some ‘orrible soft rock in the comfortable surroundings of Leith‘s premiere watering hole. On the subject of all things soft. Soft 2: ‘Leather & Lace‘ will take place at Club Java on Sat 15 Sep. We apologise in advance.

I Tango Practica at On The Mound. 7.30—9.30pm. Free. Weekly. A chance for dancers of all levels to meet up and practise their tango skills. Absolute beginners welcome. with tuition available at £5. For more info. call Steve on 0131 478 2218.

I Tango Salon at The Bongo Club. 9.30pm—l.30am. £7 (£5). 23 Aug only. Tango tuition for beginners is available from 9.30pm and the entrance fee includes access to the fabulous and fantastic Bongo Club Cabaret.

I UrbannHangSulte at Bann‘s.

l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a kooky and eclectic soundtrack frotn Son of L'gly.


I Arakataca! at Soup (Teviot Row House). 12.30am—5am. £5. 23 Aug only. DJs Jaffer (Senegal) and Zuppa lnglese (Bogota) providing a fiery mix of salsa. African. Latin and Caribbean dance.

I Bar 101 at La Belle Angele. llpm—late. Free. Weekly (during Aug). Late night club/cafe with a solid soul soundtrack served up by the Soul Space DJs.

I Behave? at The Honeycomb.

l lpm—Sam. £5 (£4): free to all Festival staff. 30 Aug. Monthly. The up-and- coming funky drum & bass night welcomes special guest MCs Tonn Piper and Bandit (Spellbound. Manchester) who'll be dropping rhymes to a beat backdrop provided by DJ Sappo (V Recordings). Support in the main room

comes from the delectable Queen B while the back room serves up more bounce to the ounce with DJ s Chewie and Wan Choo. Please note that all Festival staff (ID must be shown) are allowed free entry to this event you‘ve worked hard so go on. get wasted.

I Bezique at The Honeycomb. Midnight—late. £5 (£4). 23 Aug only. Your last chance to indulge a depraved appetite for all things 80s as Leon ‘Silk‘ Singleton. Alf ‘Stop that scratchin‘, you‘re makin me itch‘ Parker and Gary ‘Lager‘ Costello let loose once again with music and fashion of questionable taste. Warning: this is a White Rabbit Cowboys production.

I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Trip the light fantastic to Hi- NRG dance action at this ever-popular gay bar.

I Da Break at La Belle Angele will return later in Sep.

I Dust at Studio 24. l 1.30pm—3am. £2. 6 Sep. Monthly. Get ready to rock at this goth. metal and industrial showcase hosted by the residents Ian. Tony and Dave.

I Fresh Air at The Honeycomb will return later in Sep.

I Fusion at P0 Na Na. 1 lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Mark B (Studio Grand) and Murray Richardson (20/20 Vision) playing vinyl gems in the realms of house. hip hop. funk and soul.

I Genetic at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soirée that showcases alternative. indie and lo-fi. No smoking in the bar area. mind.

I The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6. 30 Aug. Monthly. Another massive L'K hip hop showcase chez le Bongo (see El Segundo below). this one featuring the momentous return of Skinny Man and the Mud Family. A rather large. London-based collective. the Mud Family also features the inspiring talents of Task Force MC. Chester P and seeing as these boys are so talented. early arrival is recommended to guarantee entry.

I Muzlkisum at The Honeycomb.

l lpm—5am. £5/£4 (£2 with flyer). 6 Sep. Monthly. Muzik magazine‘s official Scottish residency geared towards promoting the DJing prowess of past and present Bedroom Bedlam title winners. This month. residents Grant McDonald and Ki Creighton are joined by Lil Devious for some filthy. dirty house

' Clubsole in association with Deep Sensation at Noa, Edinburgh, Sat 25


Terry Hunter is a standard bearer for the sound of old-school Chicago. He began plying his trade as a mobile disc jockey, like his father before him, on the Chicago party circuit, later turning to production and committing some of the first disco-inflected house cuts to vinyl.

‘I got into DJing, many, many years ago now,’ Hunter explains. ‘I was listening to mix tapes, all the shows on Chicago radio and at that time it was truly amazing to me that these guys were making a whole lot of records sound like one. So I learned the ropes watching other DJs. Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, a lot of the Chicago club DJs like Wayne Williams, these were my inspirations to get into the music. And it was definitely disco music. The classics of disco were very big in Chicago, and that’s what was considered house music in Chicago at that time, before it turned into the tracks coming from people like DJ Pierre, Adonis and all of the

early house pioneers.’

The moment when disco morphed into house remains Hunter’s baseline, and he has a bee in his bonnet about stripped down tracks for the dancefloor. ‘Listening to disco records,’ he says, ‘people forget that these were musicians, this music was very soulful and it was very song-driven. For those that know me, they know that I’m not a hard DJ, I’m not a commercial DJ; I’m a vocal man, my music has to have soul, I have to be touched by a record. Even if it’s just the way the high hat is programmed, or the way the bassline runs, l have to find that soulful groove. l have no time for mechanical music.’

Despite the success of his vinyl outings, Hunter is a DJ through and though, taking the chance to move a crowd over studio knob-twiddling every time, having perfected a tried and tested style guaranteed to keep the punters on their toes, working levels and £08 to home in on the vital breaks and most uplifting vocal bars. ‘I am and always will be a DJ,’ he says. ‘I like to embed the hook of a record in the crowd’s mind, an experience they will not forget.’

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action in the main room. Meanwhile. through the back. recent Bedroom Bedlam winner Simon Stuart shoots the funky stuff with a little help from

residents Alan Paul and Erik da Viking.

I Naked at Ego has now finished. to re-launch at a later date.

I Nocturnal at Noa will return in Sep. I Playaz at Ego. l0pm—2am. £2. 30

Aug only. Rudeboyz and guests playing smooth R&B, jiggy hip hop and

‘wicked’ dancehall vibes at this bargain night out.

I Rejuvenation at The Bongo Club. See Fri.

I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—5am (3am as from 6 Sep).

£3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. Relive the fun

and games you had at cheap British holiday camps like Butlins at this funky disco cum cabaret. with your hosts of distinction Mr Harry Ainsworth and Spanky Alexander. Benny Hill-like antics will of course be rife. all drinks are available at 70s prices and because it‘s the Festival there‘s a select line-up. this fortnight featuring The Bush Tucker

Bo ’s (23 Aug). God help us.

I Sputnik at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £3. 30 Aug. Fortnightly. Feel the gush as Sputnik rockets right to the epicentre of your aural cavities, rupturing your mind with experimental yet nonetheless accessible house music. This fortnight. it all comes courtesy of resident types Hobbes and Lisa Thomson who‘ll be aided and abetted by resident trickster Gaurav The Magician and decorative artiste. Slinky Milinky.

I Summit at Noa. 10.30pm-5am. £4 (£3). 30 Aug. Monthly. A Festival enhanced Summit with residents Rob and Roy playing unfeasible deep house and outrageously funky techno.

03 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau Lounge. llpm—late. £2. 30 Aug. Monthly. Kick the Festival to the kerb as the Three Sweet Peas (also known as Sally Finlay. Nikki Forest and Trendy Wendy) kiss goodbye to the annual arts overload. We‘ve all had fun but now we‘d like it to stop and where better to have your final blow-out that with these oh-so-talented girls who play party tunes of taste from across the decades. See Hitlist.

Chart & Party

I Funky Underground at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A monster soundsystem. good odds at copping off and some handy dance podiums for attracting attention to your funky strutting are just three of the reasons why Revolution seems like a good idea when you‘re drunk.

I Ignition at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Last year's ‘Scottish Discoteque Of The Year‘ still draws the numbers at this big ‘ole chart and party night.

I The 6, 7, 8 Special at Why Not? 1 lpm—3am. £5. Weekly. A magical musical journey that takes you through the 60s. 70s. 80s and 90s with plucky survivor Disco Billy and his new friend Disco Diva Dale. Cage dancers a definite bonus

I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £l otherwise. Weekly. A mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie.

I Sunstroke at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. £2 (£1 with student ID or flyer). Weekly. Christ alive it‘s an indoor beach party. featuring limbo dancing and Miss Wet T-shirt/Mr Wet Y- Fronts competitions. DJs will of course be spinning summer sizzlers and there‘s a free shooter for every punter in beachwear.

I Thursday In The City at Club Mercado. 8pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Commercial chart and dance from Grant Stott and Micky Gavin (Radio Forth). plus drinks promos a plenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.