£2 before midnight. £4 after. ()ssie and assorted specialist DJs present ()0s. 70s and 80s soul. Drinks promos on all draught beers and vodka.

I The Mothership at The Basement.

9pm—lam. Free. Chill out. jazz-funk style.

with residents Gino and Fryer.

I Playmates at Club Mercado. llpm—3am. Free. 3 Nov. First three Sundays ofthe month. New gay night hosted by Jason from Mercado and DJs

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commercial handbag. With a live PA from Suzanne Rye and her dance version of Celine Dion‘s ‘Because You Love Me‘. Happy Hour 10—l 1.30pm.

I Boots at The City Cafe. 8.30pm-late. Free. Johnny (Rhythm Lab) upstairs with funk. soul and acid jazz and Robbie downstairs with a reggae selection.

I Seed at The Venue. llpm—3am. £2. 10 Nov. Fortnightly. New night of eclectic. leftfield techno beats on the top floor.

I Shake at The Venue. llpm--3am. £4. 10 Nov. Fortnightly. Trance and techno in The Cooler.

I Spice at The Tap O'l.auriston. 8pm—lam. Free. Techno with residents Bill and Jan. Plus drinks promos.

I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000.

l lpm—3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p. appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s and 90s.

I Taste at The l-loneycomb. llpm—3am. £7 non-members. £5 members. £8 rioti- metnbers with guest DJ. Membership is available on the night. Exremely busy mixed/gay night of hard partying. Residents Fisher and Price play happy to hard house in the main room while Martin Valentine and Neil Byers drop garage through the back. For further details call the Taste Events Line on (H31 557 4050. I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am).

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I Trecheeba at The Venue. l lpm—3am. £4. 3 Nov. Fortnightly. Drtnn 'n' bass on the top floor.

I Wall 0t Sound Tour at Wilkie House. l0pm—3am. £7 (£6). £5 members. 10 Nov. The Merry Pranksters present The Happening featuring the already infamous Wall Of Sound tour with The Wiseguys. Derek Dah Large. DJ Mark Jones and The Propellerheads. Expect dirty onstage antics. mad scratching. sampling. visuals. sonic mayhem and an excellent night of hip hop~related beat action. See Hit List. I The Yellow Cale at Assembly Rooms. 8pm—midnight. £3 (£l.50). 3 Nov. Performance poetry meets cutting edge music and visuals with MC Rodney Relax orchestrating the chaos.


I A.S.A.P. at The City Cafe. 8.30pm-late. Free. Dr Kool with jazz. blues. rare groove. Mo Wax and Latin flavours.

I Ceroc at Moray House. 7.15—l().30pm. £4 (£3.50). Energetic. stylish. modern jive frotn France with music ranging from chart to reggae. to Latin. soul and blues. Forty-five-minute beginner class at 7.30pm. Plus. there's a licensed bar.

I Digital Biscuit at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. 4 Nov. Fortnightly. Funky. flipped. tripped out tunes with Paul (Lift). Grafik (IIHIUI'S/Hlt't‘ magazine) and Believe (Space Shanty). Inner Space Live play once a month.

I Hello at The Honeycomb. l()pm—late. £3. (£2 Taste members) Relatively unknown DJs are given a chance to impress the crowd. With Taste DJs Fisher and Price overseeing operations.

I Jazz Is What? at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. I l Nov. Fortnightly. An eclectic blend of Brazilian jazz and every other form ofjazz you can think of with DJs Benj and Krys.

I Trainspotter at The Subway. lOpm—3am. £l (free for students with matriculation card). A mix of indie and dance.


I Bloo Note at The City Cafe. ()pin—late. Free. Jazz. funk. soul and hip hop.

I Calabash at Negociants. l()pin-3am. Free. Jazz. funk. soul and hip hop with Fawaz and Gavin.

I Insanity at The Subway. l()pm—3am. £l (free for students with matriculation card). Pop. chart and indie sounds.

I Mothertunk at The Venue. I0pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Massively popular funk and soul session with Gino and Fryer. Now on two floors because it's so busy.

I Nice at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £2. Drinks promos. Britpop and classic indie right through to ()()s soul and mod.

I 708/808 Club at The Rocking Horse. l0.30pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). Seventies and eighties chart hits. as the name suggests.


I Ceroc at Moray House. 7.l5--l0.30pm. £4 (£3.50). Energetic jive from France with varied music including blues. chart and reggae. Beginners class at 7.30pm.

I Dolphin at The Subway. ()pm-3am. Free. Student night with drinks promos. I Dub Department at Negociants. l()pm—3am. Free. Spiritually uplifting dub courtesy of the Rude boys.

I Horizontal at Century 2000. l().30pm—3am. £3 (£l students with matriculation card). Aptly-named student night with all-night drinks promos.

I Orchid at The Honeycomb. l()pm—3am. £4 (£3). 14 Nov. l-"ortnightly. Funk. soul and house.

I Bubble at The Rocking Horse. l()pm—3am. £2 (free before l2.30am). Drinks promos. Busy. student-orientated night mixing up the sort of hop. dance and indie sounds you'll hear at Katch or Shag. I S.0.A.P. at The City Cafe. ‘)pm—late. Free. Motown and acid jazz.

I Stormin’ Norman at The Venue. llpm—3am. £2. () Nov. Fortnightly. House and trance in The Cooler.

I Teasage at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £2. Happy Hour drinks all night. Indie with a touch of dance. chart and disco at Edinburgh's longest-rutming midweeker.

I The Transporter Room at The Attic. 9pm-3am. £3 l ). Veteran jazz. hip hop and funk club with regular live bands (Captain Shifty. Freshly Squeezed. Papa's Magic Beard. etc) and hard bop avant garde grooves creatively cut tip by DJs Scotty and Sttlu.

I Whale at The Jaffacake. l()pm—3am. £2 with matric card or student lD. () Nov. Fortnightly. Three floors of 70s. 80s. indie. house and chart anthems. With drink promos. Happy Hour l0-l lpm with selected drinks only 50p. Also. selected drinks £l all night.


I Back To The Old Skool .u The Lane. llpm—3am. Free. Soul and funk vibes.

I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £3. See Fridays.

I Club lndika at Rocking Horse. Entry through Shady Lady's in the Cowgate. I0pm—3am. £3. The latest in dancehall. ragga and reggae.

I Deep at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 7 Nov. Fortnightly. Deep house night on the top floor.

I Dhahab Jazz at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). l4 Nov. Monthly thereafter. Opening night of the new Majid Presentation featuring live jazz and funk DJs. ~

I Eden at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 7 Nov. Fortnightly. Afro Celt. tribal. world and dance club; a punk-a-ceilidh. folk-a-delic dance frenzy. Little Green Monkeys play live.

I Fat Neck at The Attic. llpm—3am. £3.50. 7 Nov. Fortnightly. Indie. Britpop and 60s sounds. Selected drinks 50p llpm—midnight.

I Girl Meets Boy at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £2. A journey into the wonders ofeasy listening. girl groups. disco and Latin. where mirrorballs. lava and haute coiffure collide.

I Glitch at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. Price tbc. l4 Nov. Fortnightly. Mosquito night featuring Si Begg live and DJs Steve and Matt.

I JD at The City Cafe. 8.30pm—lam. Free. A.J. and Norton with soul. funk and trip hop.

I Madchester at The Jaffacake. llpm—3am. £3 members. £3.50 non- members. 14 Nov. Fortnightly. Edinburgh’s busiest midweek night playing baggy Manc classics.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l()pm—late. £4 (£3). Midweek edition of Sir Ossie‘s eternally popular Mambo: expect the same uptempo sounds as Saturdays: Funk. soul and rap.

I Messenger Sound System at The Venue. l lpm—3am. Price tbc. 7 Nov. Fortnightly. Messenger meets Manasseh Hi Fi from London with MC lshu.

I Pants at Stones. l()pm—lam. Free. Indie session with spirits at 50p—a-shot. I Rhythm Lab at The Moscow Bar. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly reggae session with Johnny and guest selectors.

I Score at P.J. Lyles. ()pltt-lillll. Free. Eclectic dance with Fly and Norm. Pre- club.

I Shag at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3. The infamous Shag returns to make everybody‘s Thursday nights brighter. Expect the usual nonsense from bubble-blowing comps to dangerous drinks promotions and Egyptian dancing contests.

I Spice 0t Lite at The Honeycomb. I0.30pm-—3am. £4. 7 Nov and fortnightly. Trance. acid. break beat. drum and bass and techno in two rooms featuring Piers Gladstone. Andy Heatherington. Will Shand. Max Sedgely and Andy Gordon.

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I Thelonious at The Basement. 9pm—lam. Free. The Thelonious posse jatn it jazz-funk-style in the busy Broughton Street bar.

I Utter-bistro at The Jaffacake. 10.30pm-3am. £3 with flyer. £4 without. 7 Nov. Fortnightly. New house night with residents Gareth Sommerville (Yip Yap) and Michael Kilkie (The Tunnel) in association with 23rd Precinct Records. With good drinks promos.

I The Unspoken Thing at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Over the coming months the Pranksters will be featuring a ‘label hour“ in which they will pay hommage to the deadliest imprints in the trip hop/drum ‘n‘ bass world. 7 Nov is Wall Of Sound hour.

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