BJ SNEAifi The Telefunken team are joined by an acknowledged master of Chicago house in the form of DJ Sneak, for his first Edinburgh show in five years. Moving to Chicago from his native Puerto Rico in 1983 he quickly soaked up the sounds of Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson et al, to lead the charge of the second wave of hot Chicago producers (alongside Green Velvet and Derrick Carter), adding a funky Latin vibe and a modern twist on disco. 1 Telefunken at Cabaret Voltaire, 220 67 76, 8 Aug, 7 1pm—Sam, £12.

As High Tease descends on Edinburgh for three nights of frisky ‘Battle of Burlesque’ cabaret, we talk to the doyenne of feline femininity that is the ever-so-charming Kittie Klaw

5 words to describe the High Tease experience? ‘Uproarious revue of subversive wit' or ‘witty, subversive, glamorous. high comedy’.

4 things you love about the acts on the bill.

The originality and diversity of the individual performers coupled with a creative team spirit and experimental attitude.

3 things you love about Edinburgh during the Festival

The opportunity, the melting pot of ideas in action that is the Festival and of course, the scenery

2 you hate about Edinburgh in August

There is nothing I hate. but it could do without the biting wind that takes you by surprise and secondly, the predictable few back-biting promoters who try to sabotage other people's events.

1 thing you would change about the late-night Festival scene

Nothing! The Edinburgh Festival is wonderful because it is exactly so. I Ministry of Burlesque presents: High Tease, The Voodoo Room, 556 7060, 7—9 Aug, 8.30pm-Iate, £75.


:3: The Ministry of Burlesque Presents: High Tease A night of saucy cabaret charms. See preview left. The Voodoo Rooms, 556 7060, 7—9 Aug, 8.30pm-late, £75.

Silent Disco You must know the drill by now: don your headphones and groove to your own beat. Underbelly 's Pasture, 0844 545 8252, 8—7 7 Aug, 77.30pm—4am, £70. Telefunken The master, DJ Sneak, gives a Chicago house sermon. See preview, left. Cabaret Voltaire, 220 67 76, 8 Aug, 77pm—5am, £72. Headspin Four decks of mashed—up beaty goodness from the peerless Headspin DJ display team. Plus an added Festival bonus of a guest slot from Paul Mogg (The Psychonauts). The Bongo Club, 558 7604, Sat 9 Aug. 77pm-5am, £8.

Modern Lovers Not one but two Teenage Fanclubbers (Gerry Love and Norman Blake) share their love of northern soul, psyche garage. funk and ska. The GRV. 220 2987, 9 Aug. 70pm—3am, £5 before midnight; £6 after.

Obscene For their first party of the Festival Obscene are joined for a drum 8 bass meets electro workout by John B (Metalheadz, pictured). Luna, 478 7434, 9 Aug, 71pm—4am. £70.

Tiésto The biggest DJ in the world. Love him or hate him you can‘t ignore Tiésto‘s power to draw a crowd for an exclusive five-hour set and the biggest club date of the Festival (with suppOrt across three arenas). Royal High/and Centre, 9 Aug, 6pm-6am, £40 (VIP £70).

We Are . . . Electric First part of the midweek minimal electronica and punk funk night's third birthday celebrations with special guest Philipp Jung (MANDY). Cabaret Voltaire, 220 6776, 73 Aug,

.7 7 pm—5am, £5 before midnight,“ £7 after.

For venue addresses see index page 96.