mayhem. goth rock and more front the dark side a real Edinburgh institution that still has a loyal fanbase and an open door policy for anyone with a love of rock and metal. Things are certainly afoot down Mission way as their new top floor policy kicks into gear with the heavier than thou Void and Goth floor on alternate weeks.

>i< Motel at Cabaret Voltaire.

I lpm—Sam. £I() (£8 members). 20 Aug. After the huge success of Stereotype Huggy is gonna build on the momentum and brings us Motel. Another hot house happening with Beginerz guesting for this Festival special. They‘ve produced a good few killer tracks in their time including ‘Reckless Girl' and ‘History‘. I Musik at Carriers Quarter. 9pm—3am. Free. 20 Aug. Two people playing good records. as simple as that. Expect Mouse on Mars. Prefuse 73. HI. Black Strobe. Mclusky from a deliberater broad musical palette. Plus guest action from Jonathan (King Bear and the Pastels).

>i< Progression at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm--5am. £l()—£l2. 20 Aug. The tribal sessions pull something special out of the bag for the Festival as they entice Tim Deluxe (Underwater) to man the decks alongside MYNC Project (C2 Records). Denney and. of course. the residents Stuart Johnston, Gary Bowman and Alan Gray for a master class in progressive house.

I The Saturday Night Fish Fry at the Jazz Bar. I lpm—Sam. Free before

1 1.30pm; £5 after. Weekly. This new late night session sees top Scottish jazz. funk. soul and Latin bands join Trouble DJ Iirik l)a Viking and Departure Lounge's DJ Astroboy for a night of dancellimr-fllling fun. This week Livesciences drop into the live lounge with their mix ofjazz. hip hop and a touch of dub.

I Sophistifunk at City: Iidinburgh. I().3(lpm—3am. £8. Weekly. Resident DJ John Hutchison plays funked up R&B remixes and house tunes to a dressed up crowd.

I Tease Age at Citrus Club.

I lpm—3arn. Free before I 1.30pm; £3 after. Weekly. This indie stalwart dishes up everything from swinging 60s hits to baggy Manchester faves as well as a host of current NMlz' chart botherers with DJ Monkee Mickee. Edinburgh's longest continually running indie night.


I BootyLUSHous at Medina. l()pm—5am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. More of a Sunday Social than a full-on glam affair with DJ Dale Lush. Simmone Black and occasional guest supastas mixing tip R&B. hip hop. soul and funk.

=3: Curios 8x Littler Hobo present Toy Box at the Bongo Club. 8pm—5am. Free. 2] Aug. Festival especial from the cheeky beatniks at Curios featuring a live album launch from G-Mac/Nexus 7's latest venture MIR (()uterlimits Advanced Recordings) alongside the ever eclectic. ear-pricking hi-jinks of DJs WeeG. Monkeyboy and special guest Funkyl)og (Vinyl London/Interface Pirate Radio).

I DEFlnition at the Cellar Bar. l()pm—5am. £5. 2] Aug. Nasty P and P- Stylz host a night of turntablism hip hop from Chile & Lime as DIiFinition makes its return. Their second Festival date features a live set from the dynamic MC/DJ collective the FB Collective fresh from their T in the Park debut.

I lied at RIiI) Vodka Club. l()pm—5am. Free. Weekly. Classic soul and disco through to soulful house from Charlie and Stuart Johnston.

=i< Slam, Silicon Soul, Vector Lovers and Alex Smoke at Cabaret Voltaire. 9pm-—5am. £l(). 2] Aug only. The kings of Soma. Slant. headline their record label showcase with a dex & FX set. Part of 'l' (m the Fringe.

I Taste at the Liquid Room.

I lpm—5am. £5 before I l.3()pm; £8 after (£6 members). Weekly. The infamous session continues to sew up Sunday nights in the capital. Fisher & Price supply a progressive mix of house and garage in the main room with a little help from ()scar Lopez (Ibiza). Martin Valentine wows the mixed/gay crowd with funky US house gems through the back.


I Trade Union at Cabaret Voltaire. 10pm 73am. £2. Weekly. New weekly to give something back to the bar and club workers. so they don't miss out on the clubbing experience while trapped behind the bar. House and techno all the way in the ntain room from Grant Paterson, while room two is all hip hop and R&B from DJ Beef. DJ Kunal and DJ Fresh.

I Vaudeville Cabaret Club at the Bongo Club. l().3()pm—5am. £5»-£9.5(). Weekly. See Thu.


I The Establishment at C. 9pm—5am. Free. 23 Aug. See Thu.

I Frunt at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Full ‘Fruntal' house music all night long from Stuart Johnston.

I Mothertunk at the Honeycomb. 10.30pm—3am. Free. Weekly. In the front room DJs Gino and Fryer spin rare and classic funky assed. floor-shaking 60s and 70s grooves. deep funk, Latin. soul and so much more. In the back room DJ Spectrum and friends rock real hip hop and block party anthems.

I Split at Cabaret Voltaire.

l l.3()pm—5am. Free. Weekly. Drum & bass. electro and breatkbeat with Shadowskill. the Dropout DJs. Dogma and a smattering of very talented local guests. Drum & bass and breaks collective Edinburgh Bassed take care over the main room every other week.

I Vaudeville Cabaret Club at the Bongo Club. l().3()pm-45am. £5—£9.5(). Weekly. See Thu.

I Vibe at Iigo. l lpm—5am. £3. Weekly.

Gay night with James Longworth on the decks. plus the Dancing Stud Mullins. the Singing Hairy Bloke and the Miming Nun. Don't say we didn‘t warn ya.

3 Wednesdays


I The Establishment at C. 9pm-«5am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.

I Low Gravity at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm-3am. £3 (£2 students). Weekly. DJs Wreckage and Silver Storic (Yummi records) mixing up a break-fest of funky grooves and sweetabix moves at this popular midweek party.

I Mash at RIED Vodka Club. Itlpm—Sam. Free. 24 Aug. Top tunes from the 70s to the present day all crammed together with loving abandonment by No Mad Soul (Tripping) and C Major (Red).

I Tease Age at Citrus Club.

1 lpm—3am. Free before l l.3()pm; £3 after. Weekly. See Sat.

I Vaudeville Cabaret Club at the Bongo Club. l().3()pm-—5am. £5 £9.50. Weekly. See Thu.

I We are . . . Electric at Cabaret Voltaire. l l.3()pm-—5am. Free. Weekly. DJ Gary Mac invites all the groovy people down to help celebrate his 35th birthday.

, Groove to the sounds of the underground

with a 5am licence to help things along. DJ Flix also in attendance with the latest

electro-house sounds from London. Fancy

dress optional hats'n'shades a—go-go .

Name Slam

Who? Glasgow house and techno overlords. Slam (Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle), head over to T on the Fringe for a Soma special with Alex Smoke, Vector Lovers and Silicon Soul.

Do you still love ‘Positive Education’?

Stuart McMillan: It’s fair to say it’s an albatross, but a good albatross. l’m really proud of the record.

Orde Melkle: But we‘ve changed so much since. I think it's fair to say Slam are techno artists who zigzag a little bit so you’re never really sure where they're going to go next.

Do you have a special connection with Glasgow SI: It is the home turf definitely, it always feels special. Though l'm not into that Rangers v Celtic kind of Glasgow v Edinburgh. I think it’s all bullshit. not wanting to sound like a hippy or anything l'm just not into that competitive spirit. I think that one of the good things about clubbing is that it gets rid of all that. Looking forward to playing Edinburgh?

SM: It's usually great, the crowd are really receptive.

OM: We'd love to get over to Edinburgh more. We have fantastic nights when we go through. What’s next for Slam?

OH: We just love electronic music. and the next album is looking forward . . .

SM: . . . to the future.

I Slam play Cabaret Voltaire, Sun 21 Aug, 9pm—58m, £10.

EDINBURGH Trouble's unique take on Picardy Place, 478 7434. club venues jazz. See listings for Home to some of the details. capital's best loved nights

I Berlin I The Citrus as well as a selection of 3 Oueensfeny Street Grindlay Street, 622 big gay clubs. See

Lane, 467 7215. 7086. Mainly studenty listings for details. Selection of cool house venue that goes for an I El Barrio

nights. See listings for indie vibe as well as a 104 West Port, 229 8805. details. dash of punk, new wave Spanish fiesta every night I The Bongo Club and 803 classics. See of the week.

Moray House, 37 listings for selected I The Establishment Holyrood Road. 558 highlights. 3 Semple Street, 229 7604. One of the coolest I City: Edinburgh 7733. Chart and party and most eclectic clubs 1a Market Street. 226 night with plenty of drink in town. See listings for 9560. From student on offer to wash it all details. nights to big house and down with.

I Cabaret Voltaire guest DJs. See listings I Espionage

36—38 Blair Street, 220 for selected highlights. 4 India Buildings, Victoria 6176. Mixed bag from I Club Pivo Street, 477 7007. Five house to dnim & bass. 2—6 Calton Road, 557 floors of varied chart and See listings for details. 2925. A selection of the dancey action.

I CC Blooms best Edinburgh DJs play I The Honeycomb 23—24 Greenside Place, every night, for free. 15-17 Niddry Street, 530 556 9331. One of the I The Commplex 5540. Big nights and big city's most enduring gay Commercial Street, Leith, guests from Manga to clubs, with hi-NRG tracks 555 5622. Semi regular Audio Deluxe. See

every night of the week. nights in this old church listings for details.

I The Cellar Bar from lesbian club Velvet I The Liquid Room

1 Chambers Street, 467 to techno and house. See 90 \fictoria Street, 225 2539. Cool beats from listings for details. 2564. One of the top global sounds to I Ego venues in town for guest

DJs and live music. See Po Na Na cool indie night as well listings for details. 43b Frederick Street, as some cheesier club I Massa 226 2224. Student nights. See listings for 36—39 Market Street, 226 nights, funky beats and selected highlights.

4224. Glam house, party nights and hip hop on a Sunday with Chocolate Sundae.

I Medina

45-47 Lothian Street, 225 6313. Laid back vibes with cool hip hop and other sounds. See listings for details.

I Mood

Omni, Greenside Place, 550 1640. Chart and party tunes, not forgetting gay night Poly Super on Mondays. See listings for selected

venue. IStereo

more. See listings for selected highlights.

I Potter-row

Bristo Square, 650 9195. Student heaven.

I BED Vodka Club 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. From house to reggae. See listings for details. I Revolution

31 Lothian Road, 229 7670. Huge chart dance

King Stables Road, 229 7986. More big party tunes and drunken

The Subway West End

Lothian Road, 229 9197. Another one for the after office crowd.

The Venue

Calton Road. 557 3073. Varied mash up club nights ranging from Optimo to techno heaven. See listings for details.

I The Wee Bed Bar Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. Student nights for the arty set. See listings

highlights. dancing. for details.

I Opal Lounge I Studio 24 Time

51 George Street, 226 Calton Road, 558 3758. 24a Frederick Street, 220 2275. House and funky Down and dirty club 1226. Chart songs and

beats for a dressed up crowd.

I Opium

71 Cowgate, 225 8382. Rock, punk and metal, no messing.

nights, specialising in techno and goth. See listings for details.

I The Subway Cowgate, 225 6766. Now more of a rock and

plenty of booze all night long.

I Why Not?

14 George Street, 624 8311. Hits from the 805 to last week.

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