Edinburgh Saturdays continued
I Mlngin’ at Studio 24 (upstairs). 10.30pm—5am. £5. 25 Aug. Fortnightly. No~nonsense. gay-friendly clubbing where it‘s the ﬁlthy house and twisted trance from the residents Brian Dempster and Alan Joy that matters and not the décor, dress code or attitude. Altogether a good place to let your hair down and generally rammed, so arrive early to get your space on the floor.
I The Mission at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 1 Sep. Fortnightly. Astoundingly popular haunt for the altemateens of the capital featuring three rooms of up-to-date darkness.
I Nameless at Soup (Teviot Row House) has unfortunately been cancelled. I Oxygen at Studio 24 (downstairs). 10pm—3am. Members £8 before midnight. £10 after; non-members £10 before midnight. £13 after. 25 Aug. Fortnightly. Another chance to work it like there‘s no tomorrow at this pumping house party. this month featuring residents AJ Gibson and Dowzer and their guest DJ. Dave Randall.
I Phosphoresence at The Venue (lower two floors). Monthly. Next date 8
I Posh at Club Java. 9pm—late. £5. 1 Sep. Monthly. Robin Rich and DJ Schmeejay treat their unsophisticated clientele to a masterful melange of familiar classics and superior modern compositions, generally sourced from the fields of nu-jazz. R&B. soul and feisty funk. Arrive early to capitalise on the complimentary bubbly and olives served in the upstairs lounge.
I Progression at The Liquid Room will re-launch on 22 Sep with special guest DJ. Danny Howells.
I The Project at The Bongo Club. llpm-5am. £8. 25 Aug. Monthly. Festival date of this consistently rammed mixed bag of house. hip hop and funk
featuring the resident DJs — Adam Bray, Al Bee and Fawaz — and their
' astoundingly talented guests. The
Beatfreaks (Fat City Records). As with all Project sessions, early arrival is recommended to guarantee entry.
I Raw at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 8 Sep.
I Rotation at The Venue (lower two floors). Monthly. Next date 15 Sep.
I Scratch at The Venue. Next date tbc. I Tease Age at The Citrus Club.
1 lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Now going into its ninth year. this indie stalwart flavoured with hints of soul and funk continues to draw a packed and sweaty crowd week in. week out.
I Traﬂk at Noa. Monthly. Next date 15
I Elitragroove at La Belle Angele. llpm—Sam. £10. 1 Sep. Fortnightly. New York DJ/producer John Cutler (Distant Music) makes his Scottish debut, playing real deal house for the faithful. Support comes the residents Colin Cook and Gareth Sommerville.
I Vegas at Ego. Monthly. Next date 8 Sep.
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I Atomic at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. DJ Gus Bainjoins the residents for some chart and indie action. I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £5 (£4) before 11pm; £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after. Weekly.
' Mainstream chart and party grooves for
over-21$ at this heaving club. To organise a bus. call the venue.
I Luscious at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Smooth and juicy as a peach, this pulsating night of mainstream pleasure will beckon you back time and time again.
I The Party at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5 (£7). Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.
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I Saturday Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6 (free membership and discounted tickets available). Weekly. 70s, 80s and 90s tunes for the sensible adults who refuse to have their evenings spoilt by irritating teenage beer monsters. Over 25s only.
I Saturday Social at Club Java. 9pm—late. Free before 10pm; £6 (£4) after. 25 Aug. Fortnightly. A big ‘ole get together at this stunning venue. featuring a mix of party hits and mainstream house from resident DJ Dale (Lush) and guest DJ. Alan James (Up!) The night is also overflowing with drinks promos a plenty. including a free cocktail on arrival.
I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.
I Weekender at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Dance and party pap at this capacity night.
I Why Not? at Why Not? lOpm—3am. £3 before 11pm; £7.50 after. Weekly. Old-school house and upfront disco with Neil Donald and Steve Allan at this popular city centre venue. No trainers.
I EH1 at EH1. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Fashion pony Zee unleashes the funk and hip hop to make you jiggle as you swill your pint at this ever-busy style bar.
I Let’s Tango at Baracoa. 5pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Tango and salsa with DJ Joel and free dance classes to show you how.
I 8L Records at W.J. Christies. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. The SL records all-stars play accessible indie, which they argue is better than all that crap you get in other clubs.
I Sunday Sessions at Cuba Norte.
8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Old encounters new, on ajazz-funk-soul tip with Ben.
Gav and guests.
I 2 Urban at Q Bar. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Fabuloz drops the latest pressings and jams from the hot and jiggy world of R&B.
I UrbannHangSuite at Bann‘s.
l 1pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a hip hop and breaks soundtrack from Dolphin Boy
I The Anti-Club at The Bongo Club. lam—5am. £tbc. 26 Aug only. Your last chance to capitalise on the best in visiting musical talent and kick loose to Door
JV”. 1“"ffw**ilr I ﬂ 9”.“ Sputnik boy Hobbes at The Venue, Thu 30 Aug
fillers served up by talented local DJs while you're at it. As the name suggests there‘s no pretension. just good times for those looking to escape the frantic pace dominating many city centre venues.
I 6.0. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 8pm). Free. Weekly. The best tunes from across the genres to shake your booty to at this gay
I Club DKY at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £1.50 before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. Jordie. Garath and Ally encourage a ‘You bring it. we‘ll play it‘ music policy in the general realms of rock. metal. industrial and goth.
0 Colours 8. The Liquid Room Present at The Liquid Room. llpm—5am. £tbc. 26 Aug only. Bank Holiday special featuring Timo Maas. Antony Pappa. Ashley Casselle and a host of talented local DJs. See Hitlist.
I Disco Kandi at P0 Na Na.
1 lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Innovator supplies a spaneg selection of sexy. disco house and uplifting L'S garage.
I Fiesta Diabio at The Venue (top floor). 10pm—5am. Free. 26 Aug only. A brand new house and techno showcase that’s hoping to grab Edinburgh‘s club scene by the short and curlies via some free parties on Sun and Wed nights throughout the Festival. This is your last chance to capitalise while it‘s free. by the way.
I Homebrew at Soup (Teviot Row House). 12.30am—5am. £3. 26 Aug only. As part of the Club Festival that‘s strangely called ‘Soup‘ comes this unique blend of hip hop, deep house, nu jazz and garage that‘s served up a treat by Mr Todd, Fudge Fingas and Ben Fannin.
I Jakata at La Belle Angele. llpm—late. £6 (£5). 26 Aug only. Live music. performance and DJs at this globally-themed soiree where all proceeds go to WDM. Going out in style with its last session ‘French Connection‘. the cracking line-up is comprised of DJ Ed. Herbacious (Broadlaw), Te Pooka and Edinburgh Samba School.
I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. 1 lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A sweet mix of ska, soul. funk. mod and freakbeat at this long-running (and now weekly) 60s soirée.
I Pimp at The Cavendish. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. All-new night of hip hop and R&B. served up a treat by Big El and a supporting cast of thousands.
I Soundbank at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 16 Sep.