I Bat 10 8pm—close. Free. Paul Cawley from Phar Out with a weird underground pre-club experience. Pre-club.

I Barfly at The Apartment. I lpm-3am. £3 (£2). Oasis. Stones and retro classics. Students welcome. Hooch and bootled beers half price.

I Bloomers at Cleopatra's. l0.30pm-2.3()am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream

I Born at The Tunnel l0pm—3am. £4 (£2 with matric card). If you‘ve been to this student night in the last five years. it‘s exactly the same as you remember it. Cheesy (but fun) music. mobbed dancefloor and regrets in the morning.

I Boudoir at The CCA Cafe Bar. 9.30pm—midnight. Free. The crimplene ~kings open another of their oh so easy listening nights featuring the kind of tunes you could take home to your mother.

I Club cafe oon lactic at The Cotton Club. 7. l5-9.30pm. Karen Pasi and Martiza Rodriguez. professional dance instructors. expand your repertoire to ‘reach the unimaginable heights of la rumba. son cubano and rumba flamenco‘. 7. l5-8. l5pm beginners. 8.30—9.30pm intermediate. No partner needed.

I Come at The Venue. 7.15-l0.30pm. £4 (£3.50). Energetic. stylish. modern jive from France. Music mix from reggae. charts. Latin. blues. soul and rock ‘n‘ roll. Licensed bar. Beginners class at 7.30pm. I Club Xchange I lpm—3am. £2 (£l ). Gay. DJ Tasty Tom and £l lager. £l vodka. Exotic dancer each week.

I cup at Archaos. l0pm—3am. £4 (£2.50). Busy student house night from DJ Rory (Club X. Wednesdays) and Craig J. ‘Turn up. get down. cop off.‘ £l vodka and Beck’s. Tam Coyle 'The Fuzz‘ does his indie/pop/kitsch stuff in Betty‘s.

I cotton Club I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). lain Fitzpatrick with an indie/disco club. Drinks romos.

I Boo yo In obgulso at Variety. 8pm—close. Free. Ha't’ch and J’ilkes of


the Knucklehead with a dubby mix of new dance and techno. Pre-club.

I Donkey at the Cathouse. l lpm—3am. £2 (£l/free before ll.3()pm) lndie/ grunge rock in the new Cathouse with margaritas 50p. Gold Bier and vodka mix £l.

I Flaunt ii at The Rat Trap. I0.30pm—3am. DJ Christine with 80s rock and pop.

I Beds llpm-3am. £3 (£2). DJ Graeme plus Bud £1.20 and £l vodka mix and Hooch all night. A night ofclassic disco peppered with the best ofcontemporary house and garage.

I Loveshack at Fury Murry's. l0.30pm—3am. £2. ‘Super cool sounds of the 70s-dance stompers and student classics abound. Lager and vodka mix an unbelievable 5()p.’ Upstairs in the new room Fury's present Music for Pleasure: ‘Laid-back night of funk. hip hop. dance. swingy soul.‘

I Line Dancing at The Corner Bar. 6pm—close. Line dancing 6—8pm. then Robert and May Miller for the rest of the night.

I lure at R.G.’s. 8pm-tnidnight. Free. [)Js Ziggy and Bob get housey with lots of pretty lights too. Pre-club.

I Red Cell at The Sub Club. | lpm-3am. £3. The fleet-footed techno individualists who brought us Science. Aquaplanet and UK Gold concentrate their attention on this night to make it one of the deepest. darkest underground club nights in Scotland. The night centres on Mark Ryal with guests Martin Collins. Richard Grey (Vapourspace) and Dominic (Subby Saturdays) making appearances through the month. Drinks promos. 25 July. lan Pooley frotn Force lnc. Records (Germany) guesting for the first time in Scotland.

I Bumble at The Garage. I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Cardow and Ross with an exceptionally busy night of charty dance faves. cheap drinks and drunk students. Snogtastic!

I Velvet Booms 9pm-late. £3 (£2) (reduction before 10.30pm). Acres-the- board mix with DJ Skud. Drinks promos.


I Big Beat at La Belle Angele.

l lpm-3am. £5 (£4). £2.50 before ll.3()pm. l9 Jul. Monthly. The Thelonius team bring you top quality dancefloor jazz. Always attracts a large and loyal crowd so make sure to get there early.

I Astromotel at the Honeycomb.

| lpm—3am. Curfew l.3()am. £6. £5 before midnight. l2 Jul. Fortnightly. Hard Chicago grooves from Scott Gallagher and the Tribal Funktion DJs. Hip hop. swing and disco in the back. Check the pre-club pat'ties at The Carwash beforehand where the Astro crew are joined by Andy Williams.

I Cavendish 9pm-3am. £5. ()ver 25s only. Stnart dress. Live bands every w eek. 60s and 70s music. Ground floor only.

I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with llyer). Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Extremely popular night featuring post grunge rock sounds.

I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £5. Comtnercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers. ()ver le. I Dub ’n’ Dance at The City Cafe. l().3()pm-lam. Free. DJ Gal. Long and guests playing dub. garage and house downstairs in City 2.

I Evol at The Music Box. l().3()pm—3am. £3. liver popular night of 60s. 70s and 80s pop nonsense. Always busy and guaranteed fun. Early arrival is recommended.

I Fresh at The Venue. l()pm—3am. £4. 12 Jul. Weekly. New weekly slot in The Cooler (Pure operates on the other two floors as an entirely separate club) for this night of uplifting house. DJs on the night are Alan Morris. Ross Deighton. Steven Williamsom and Sandy Beaches.

I Honeylunk at Club Mercado. llpm—3am. £6 (£5 ). l2 Jul. Next one 30 Aug. Second night of this funk. hip hop and swing night with l).|s Josef and A]. Very busy on its opening night. Undoubtedly l/lt' sound of summer 96.

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with llyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. 80s and 90s indie dance.

I The Lane at The Lane. llpm—late. £5. Weekly. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance-based playlist.

I Lift at Wilkie House. l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£5). l9 Jul. Fortnightly. Residents Fuan and Paul with hard house. funky techno and acid trance. Craig Thomas (Absolute. London) guests. Getting busier and busier. I loungin’ at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Every Friday apart from the last Friday of the month. Yogi Haughton and assorted guests work their way through funk. soul. swing. rap and hip hop. plus the odd hit of disco. in the recently refurbished (it‘s bigger) Negociants basement.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). l2 Jul. Fortnightly. DJ lntalekt and MC Pressure join resident George Mac and Frosty J and the Freshly Squeezed horns for the latest soul. jazz and hip hop. hard-steppin’ drum 'n' bass sounds. Plus. state of the art video mixing. I Marley’s Reggae Klub at Cavendish. I()pm—3am. £4. The city's longest- running reggae night (situated on the middle floor ofCavendish) with a playlist ranging through roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehall.

I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. l0pm—3am. £3.50 (free before

I l.30pm for members). A relaxed. plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life.

I Peaches ’n’ Cream at Club Mercado.

l lpm—3am. £4. l9 Jul. One-off night back at Mercado for this house night. Watch out for guests.


catch the host Edlnburgh Club: this


III Joy A new home for Scotland's premier gay night. Alan and Maggie will be your hosts as usual but this time the club will be housed in luxurious surroundings two levels. two dancefloors. marble floors. huge mirrors and quality sound and lights. Expect the usual electrifying trip. through hard house. uplifting trance and breakdown-riddled techno. Royal Chimes. Sat 20 Jul.

I Colours There are house DJs then there's Ashley Beedle. This guy is a one man dance industry. Credits to date include productions with XPress 2. Disco Evangelist, Black Sunshine and Black Science Orchestra. Basically. he loves music. primarily the long lineage of black dance sounds that touches on everything from jazz to disco and garage. lfany one DJ in the country was capable of educating and entertaining you simultaneously, Ashley Beedle‘s the man. Do yourself a favour. get along and hear the real deal. Club Mercado. Sui I3 Jul.

I Pure at The Venue. l().3()pm—3atn. £5 (£3 members). Guest nights £7 (£5). Weekly. ()ne of the tnost respected and longest running techno nights in the UK. Watch out for special guests -— posters go up otin a couple of days in advance so keep those eyes peeled.

I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. £2 (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.

I Sole Fusion at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £5. l‘) Jul. Monthly. Two words: soul and funk. That‘s all you need to know really. Sole Fusion is fast gaining a reputation as one of the only real underground garage nights in the UK. Residents Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton play the highest quality soulful vocals and funky instrumentals this side of The Loft. If you love music. you'll love this.

I Soul City at The Attic. 9pm—3am. £4. l‘) Jul. Monthly. Northern Soul night with DJs from all over the country. Special guest on the night is Yogi Haughton who'll be playing classic oldies and tnodern soul.

I Space Shanty at The Attic. |().3()pm—3am. £3. l2 Jul. Fortnightly. A mix ofchetnical beats and atnyl house. featuring Leftlield. Underworld and Black Grape.

I sublime at Wilkie House. l().3()pm—3am. £6. l2 Jul. Fortnightly. Residents night at one of the wildest hard house/trance nights in the country. David Holmes guests soon.

I TELF. at Club Mercado. 5pm-l0pm. Free. Weekly. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour Spin—6.30pm. £| drinks. £ l0 bottles of champagne and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy who manages to get the dancefloor packed and jumping as early as (5me