Catch the best Edinburgh Clubs this Jermain.

I Gilli tattoo Third birthday for this perennially popular Latin jazz night. London’s ‘Sextetto Cafe’ will be playing live, representing the cream of the salsa scene. La Belle Angele. Fri 14 Feb.

I Motheriunit The last Motherfunk pulled a massive 900 punters. That's 900 on a Tuesday night - more than most Saturday nights can dream about. Strange, but true . . .The Venue, weekly Tuesdays.

I Tease Tease welcome boxing superstar turned unknown quantity DJ Nigel Benn to their monthly glam house special. Opinions differ as to whether he’s good or bad. The only way to find out is to get along and decide for yourself. The Vaults, Sat 8 Feb.

I Rhythm Section Local beats ’n' breaks freakz The Merry Pranksters bring drum ’n’ bass king LTJ Bukem and MC Conrad back to Edinburgh for what promises to be another very busy evening. With support from CK Ray and KMC. Wilkie House, Wed 12 Feb.

I Music For The Masses at Oddfellows. 8.30pm—lam. Free. See Fri.

I The Outhouse 8pm—lam. Free. Anything from funk and soul to hip hop and jazzy house upstairs at this classy bar. I (I at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £4 before 11.30pm; £5 after. Residents exceptionally popular night of funked up house and flamboyant dance classics with Kevin Jones (Forth FM) and Billy Whizz. I MW at Negociants. lOpm—3am. Free. A busy underground house night.

I The ilehel Base at The Gallery (formerly the 369 Gallery). llpm—3am. £5. 15 Feb. Fortnightly. Tumtable terrorism and wax warfare from local beatheadz The Merry Pranksters. Scratch mix DJ Cut La Roc (Skint Records) guests with his deck defying skills.

I iioclt Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.

I Saltrade at The Honeycomb. llpm-3am. £8. Residents Gavin Campbell and Ross Keddie in the main room playing tightly-mixed. hard house

sounds with a touch of breakbeat/drum ‘n‘

bass. Yogi Haughton (and guests) through the back with fresh garage.

I Salsa Viva at Gran Via-Tasca. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 15 Feb. Fortnightly. High quality Latin music from classics to the hottest and latest releases in salsa. cumbia. rnerengue and mucho mas.

I Snug at Club Mercado. 7.30pm—10.30pm. £4 members; £5 non- members. Busy under-18s night playing the best in chart and dance.

I Tease at The Vaults. 10.30pm-3am. £8

before l1.15pm; £10 after. Big name DJs. extravagance and dressy party people. Arrive early. info. on 0973 248 165. 8 Feb sees Nigel Benn guesting (see Feature). Alfredo will not be playing on 15 Feb. as previously printed on flyers. Another guest will be announced soon.

I Teasage at The Citrus. 1 lpm—3am. £3. Happy Hour llpm—midnight. Free ice poles all night. Indie all the way with Sarah playing to a packed and sweaty crowd.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 members; £7 non- members. 15 Feb. Fortnightly. Simone. George T and H on the ground floor for underground American house. Cutting edge. three-deck hip hop and swing action upstairs with Eh! Wun'? and Reach Out. mellow drum 'n' bass in The Cooler with Richie Ruftone.

I Yip Yap is going monthly at La Belle Angele. Next date is 25 Feb.


I The Ambassador‘s Reception at The Venue. 9.30pm—bedtime. £2. 16 Feb. Weekly thereafter. Soothe away the weekend‘s excesses with exquisite ambient and chilled vibes from Roach and Coane. Plus occasional guest musicians. I Buddha at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Funk, soul. jazz and a bit of hip hop with John Anderson.

I Flt at The Jaffacake. 9.30pm—3.30am. £7. 16 Feb. FH follows up its successful launch with Feeling Horny - a naughty Valentine‘s weekend event. Lookout for their homey devil around town! Cream‘s Matthew Roberts joins forces with The Ministry of Sound's Dominic Moir for a top night of full on house.

I Fun Times at The Venue. l lpm-3am. Price tbc. 9 Feb. Fortnightly. Mixed/gay night currently doing well.

I The Grind at The Lane. I lpm-3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Swing and hip hop with regular freestyle sessions. With good drinks promos.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. lOpm—late. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Ossie and assorted specialist DJs present 60s. 70s and 80s soul. Drinks promos on all draught beers and vodka.

I Space Safari at the Filmhouse. 9.30pm—12.30am. Free. 16 Feb. DJs Bongo Boy and Mingo-go with lounge music. bachelor pad bongos. Moog-driven madness and toe-tapping exotica. Books and board- games are available. Space Safari will broadcast throughout February on Fresh Air FM (105 FM) every Sunday. 3—5pm.

I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000.

l 1pm-3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p. appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s and 90s.

I Taste at The Honeycomb. l lpm—3am. £7 non-members; £5 members. £8 non- members with guest DJ. Membership is available on the night. Weekly. 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. A bit quiet lately but bound to pick up.

I Tltnewarp at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). Classic tunes from the last four decades of



I Ceroc at Moray House. 7.15—10.30pm. £4 (£3.50). Energetic. stylish. modern jive from France with music ranging from chart and reggae. to Latin. soul and blues. Forty-five minute beginners class at 7.30pm. Plus a licensed bar.

I Digital Biscuit at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. 10 Feb. Fortnightly. Funky. flipped, tripped out tunes with Paul (Lift). Graftk (Innerspace magazine) and Believe (Space Shanty). inner Space Live play once a month.

I Iiello at The Honeycomb. 10pm-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 Trainspotter at The Subway. lOpm—3am. £1 (free for studean with matriculation card). A mix of indie and dance.


I Lamb at The Venue. 9pm—3am. £6. 18 Feb. Folksy-ambient-drum 'n’ bassy duo with a nice line in abstracty electronica and plenty straight vocals to match. With DJs from Klonk.

I Motheriunlt at The Venue. lOpm-3am. Free. Massively popular funk and soul session with Gino and Fryer. The last one pulled almost 900 party people - on a Tuesday night. What's the score? See Hit List.


I Come at Moray House. 7.15-10.30pm. £4 (£3.50). Energetic jive from France with varied music including blues. chart and reggae. Beginners’ class at 7.30pm. I Duh Department at Negociants. lOpm-3am. Free. Spiritually uplifting dub courtesy of the Rude boys.

I outliellovrs 8pm—lam. Free. pro-Shark student. cheapy drink. karaoke knees-up. With MC Calverto.

I Reformation at The Honeycomb. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 19 Feb. Fortnightly. Popular student night of deep house and trance. Also the launch party for Fresh Air FM‘s new month-long broadcast. Some bigger name local 015 will also be playing. I Rhythm Section at Wilkie House. lOpm-3am. £8. 19 Feb. The long-awaited return of master drum ‘n' bass wizard Bukem and his sidekick MC Conrad. The last Bukem show was absolutely jammed so get down early. With support from


0 I saw you Doric. 24/1/97. You sang ‘Dock Of The Bay' and were surrounded by drunken women. 1 was the Becks babe who asked for an encore. i‘m waiting for it. Box No U/298/4.

. I saw you buying brown bread and mixed fruit Kia-Ora at the 24-hour Spar on Leith Walk. Me: a wee ‘weegie‘ hoping for a rendezvous in Barcelona. Box No U/298/12. . I saw you (John?) working in Whistle Binkies looking Paul Wellerish yummers! Me: looking drunk coz 1 was so damned besotted. You left (September?) boo hool! Wanna share a creamy pint of Guinness? Box No U/298/3l.

Paul 'Trouble’ Anderson plays Colours or love, Club Mercado, Sat 8 Feb

resident CK Ray and KMC. Back room vibes courtesy of The Happening Pranksters. See Hit List.

I The Transporter ilootn at The Attic. 9pm—3am. £3 (£1). 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 up by DJs Scotty and Sulu.

I Whale at The Jaffacake. llpm—3am. £2. Two floors of funk. house and chart dance. With drink promos. Happy Hour llpm—midnight with selected drinks only 50p.


I Autechre at The Venue. 9pm. £5. 20 Feb. Full live set from Autechre with their peculiar put powerful industrial, minimal ambient electronica. With support from DJ Surgeon and local act Think Tank.

0 I saw you and still see you at Pabbies. 1 hope you know who I am and who 1 am referring to when 1 refer to you. sometimes you wear glasses and sometimes not. Please show your feelings before I leave this job. Box No U/298/l.

9 I saw you Barbra. at the ceilidh in Greenock on

29/1 l/96. You wanted to go shopping with me but didn't keep in totich. lfyou still want to see me in troosers contact Box No U/298/40.


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