Edinburgh Fridays


I Bass:'l"rap Sessions at Bam Bou. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Wise Manga master G-Mac lays on some special treats at his drum & bass. hip hop and R&B pre-club. all in the name of that currently prevalent thing called the Festival. This fortnight. the treats come in the form of special guest DJs. The Jengaheads (24 Aug) and Paul Reset (31 Aug). What's more. you can catch live recordings from the Bass: Trap on Radio Magnetic (www.radiomagnetic.com) on Fridays from 9-10pm.

I Blok at PopRokit. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. A regular venture courtesy of Robin Styler (Solefusion). Bootsy (Substance/Groove Theory) and Gregor (Douche Ma Touche). where rare groove. funk. disco and hip hop will be the order of the day.

I Centre at City Cafe 2. 9pm—lam. Free. 31 Aug. Fortnightly. A relatively new venture for L'ltragroove‘s Gareth Sommerv-ille. where the playlist incorporates everything from jazz daddies like Terry Callier to house hustlers like Deep Dish.

I Chaos Cubano at Baracoa. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Mikayel hosts a night of funk. hip hop and salsa. I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrum for Latin lovers and still pivotal to the whole Latin

I Cuts & Strings at The Outhouse. 9pm—late. 31 Aug. Monthly. Many. myriad moods of music ranging from house to hip hop. from techno to weird electro from those cheeky rapscallions Paul Mason. Kevin Roe. and Sean Keltie. I EH1 at EH1. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. In the sleek. minimalist surrounds of this swanky style bar. Beany breaks out the funky beats (24 Aug) while the Eat Not Sold residents (Homeless. Dundee) get down with the party hip hip (31 Aug).

I Flashback at Flashback. 8.30pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Frenchic supplies a retro chart mix for the over 21s. I 4-Play at Club Mercado. 4—10pm. Free. Weekly. Serving you hard working. hard partying types with a mind-melting mix of music (courtesy of kitsch queen Trendy Wendy) and drinks promos that include bottles of bubbly at £10 until 8pm. I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—3am. Free. W*ekly. 1n the salubrious surrounds of this award-winning Czech

The finest trance and techno from Nick Warren at Sublime, Fri 24 Aug

theme bar. Stuart Duncan takes us on a progressive house journey (24 Aug). The following week (31 Aug). L'ltragroove‘s Colin Cook hosts a real deal house special featuring a surprise guest DJ. How mysterious.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. An all-new Friday fixture sees the boys from Underground Solu‘shn get bisay with the jiggy hip hop. house . funk. drum & bass andtechno.

I Name It at Rush. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Name your poison but not your music of preference as you‘re expected to enjoy mainstream house from DJ Toomanyhats should you choose to drink here of a Friday.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Rotational residents Craig Smith (District) and Craig Gee (Freefall) celebrate the fact that they've got the same christian name and pretty much the same taste in quality house music.

I Rebel Walt: at City Cafe 2. 9pm—3am. Free. 24 Aug. Fortnightly. Murray ‘Globetrotting' Richardson brings his deep house pigeons home to roost at this long-running showcase. And. if you're a fan of Muzza‘s quality productions. look out for the new Kitsch Crew 12“ called ‘Factory' out soon on Creative Records. I UrbannHangSuite at Bann’s.

1 lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a hip hop and breaks soundtrack from Dolphin Boy (Tummy Touch).

I Why Not? at Why Not? 8—10pm. £5 (includes entry to club afterwards). Weekly. Salsa dance classes for beginners and intermediate enthusiasts. with a feisty club night to follow should you so choose.


I Adaptor at Studio 24. 10.30pm—5am. £10 (£8). 31 Aug. Monthly. Plug your aural receptors into the amp for a night of uncompromising and potentially harmful techno. Seeing as the date just slips into the Festival period. it's set to ‘blow the bloody doors off‘ thanks to extended opening hours and a guest DJ in the form of the mighty Twitch (Optimo. Mount Florida). Support comes from the resident DJ s Stucee and Metrorat.

I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 14 Sep.

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 14 Sep.

I Blitz at The Venue (top floor). 10.30am—5am. £12 (£10). 24 Aug. Monthly. A fresh new take on clubbing classics from the resident DJs Doc.

Rossi. Strax and Kamikaze and their guest, Trevor Reilly (Beat 106). ; I Boogie Mo Dynamo at Soup

(Teviot Row House). 12.30am—5am. £7. 24 Aug only. Baadaass breaks and beats from the Boogie Mo boys Wreckage (Wall Of Sound). Smack and Believe

at this momentous come-back date cum

Festival extravaganza.

I Boogie Mo Dynamo at Ego. 11pm—3am. £tbc. 31 Aug only. Hungry for another shot of nu-skool breaks to keep you frisky on the floor? Of course you are and who better to service your needs than the bootylicious Boogie Mo boys.

I c.c. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high camp and disco classics. moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening

pro resses.

I erotonin at The Venue (lower two floors). 10.30pm—5am. £10 (£8). 31 Aug. Monthly. As the Festival slowly slips away. we bid adieu to late licences and the kind of lifestyle that will lead to an early grave. So before you kick-start that health kick take this last opportunity to party till dawn, with a little help from the Cerotonin residents and guest DJs from Silver Planet Recordings. James Holden heads the bill and fellow label mates Dave Conway. Gwill Morris and Chris ‘King Of Spin‘ will all be on hand to unleash some uplifting. progressive house action.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date the.

I Dischord at Studio 24. 1 lpm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). 31 Aug. Monthly. Heavy metal. nu-metal. death-metal. extreme metal and some token goth with DJs Leaf. Wally. qu and Liz.

I Dr No’s at The Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 7 Sep. Monthly.

- Original. Jamaican ska and classic

rocksteady with your dancefloor dictators Mary Doll and Tam.

I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. llpm—Sam. £8. 24 Aug. Monthly. Heck of a hot ticket for your Festival club- footing. this live hip hop night is brought to you in association with Lowlife Records. Currently one of the L'K‘s finest imprints. this Lowlife showcase guarantees pure hip hop gold from start to finish. with live guests including Braintax. Task Force. Jehst and Harry Love.

I E-Ruptor at Studio 24 (upstairs). Monthly. Next date 14 Sep.

QEVOI at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Edinburgh‘s longest running indie night (ten consecutive years. with no holidays and no sickies). providing an ever reliable mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes. It‘s an institution already and with the recent addition of the back room. playing host to Mr & Mrs Mogwai. the future looks like a happy place for all things Evol. Sec Preview and Hitlist. I Fiesta at Gaia. l 1pm—3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. All- new showcase where DJ Fabuloz (Vibe. 2 Urban) drops the latest pressings and jams from the hot and jiggy worlds of hip hop and R&B. VlP passes available every Sun at the Q Bar.

I Frisco Disco at Noa. lOpm—3am. £6 (£5). 7 Sep. Monthly. First birthday celebrations at the West Coast house night featuring guest DJ Harri (Sub Club). Doubtless this will be a dirty house and distorted disco extravaganza with DJ support ably contributed by

residents Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless. See next issue for full preview.

I La Fructa Bombs at El Barrio. 10pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly. Roughly translated to mean ‘the bees-knees‘. join DJ Hector. Nano

and the Latin posse at this swinging

barrio party where the tequila runs like ; water.

3 I The Fun at Ego. 11pm—3am. £2. 7 3 Sep. Monthly. Resident DJs Morgan

and Simmone Black (Ruby Fruit)

demonstrate base humour and high- i grade DJ skills in the popular styles of _ garage and house. And by crikey it‘s

cheap! I Funky Magic at The Cocteau

1 Lounge (downstairs at Ego).

1 1pm—3am. £5. 7 Sep. Monthly. Soul- fuelled deep house for pilgrims hosted

. by The Hoff Project and now boasting

live percussion from Tagg. I Lost at Studio 24. lOpm-3am. £8 (£6); £5 before midnight. 24 Aug.

Monthly. Hell-hard. funky-ass techno in

the main room with Morph (Pillbox),

Neil T. Nomad and all-new resident, ; Filthy Rich. Upstairs in the chill suite

there‘s a fluoromarket. henna tatooing.

. professional massage and a

psychedelic. dub. ska and breaks

soundtrack served up by Da Needle 1 Sisters and the Yoghurt weaver.

I Luscious at Club Java.

. 9.30pm—3am. £6. 7 Sep. Fortnightly.

The only UK and US garage night in

town, hosted by Shabba. DJ Dan and

DJ Innovator. If you‘re on a budget

' and/or a lazy arse. you’ll be pleased to

hear that if you catch a cab from the city centre straight to the venue. you can reclaim your taxi fare (with receipt)

from the Luscious door staff. Maximum claims are £6. so don’t take the piss.

I Maglk at The Venue (top floor).

Monthly. Next date 7 Sep.


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