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I Barfli at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Frosty and AJ. (alternating)

with cutting-edge swing. rap and hip Iiop. I Beatbox at Teviot Row Student Union. 9pm—3am. Students free; guests £l. Latest in dance and chart. with hip sounds from past eras.

I Big at the Jaffacake. llpm-3am. £3 before midnight: £4 after. Mainstream chart sounds. with excellent promos. free bouncy rides. guzzle guns attd plenty of drinking-related fun.

I Cavendish 9pm—3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. 60s and 70s music. Ground floor only.

I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse.

l lpm—3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Extremely popular night featuring post grunge-like rock sounds.

I CC. Blooms I lpm—3am. Free. Free disco downstairs at this gay pub. seven days a week. playing a party mix of commercial dance and Iii-energy house. Full to bursting at weekends.

I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £5. ()ver l8s. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotlattd. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers.

I Club Latino at La Belle Angele.

l lpm—3am. £7 (£5). ‘) May. l‘vlonthly. Popular ttight of Latin dance. With Ratnon Vallejo playittg live.

I Evol at the Liquid Room. l().30pm—3atn. Price tbc. 2 May. Weekly thereafter. ()ne of Edinburgh's busiest and longest-running ittdie. alternative and pop clttbs returns to its residency at the Liquid Rootn. following its transformation from the Mttsic Box.

I Glitch at Wilkie House. l().3()pm-3am. £7 (£5). 2 May. Fortnightly at this Saliva- type techno club.

I Home Cooking at The Bongo Cltib. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 9 May. Next dates l6 May and 30 May. New night presented by Ktiltt arid Seiji with a strong house element backed by live performances frotn jau. musicians. l)Js on the night will be Yogi Haughton (Sottthport Weekenders). Mikey Stirton (Solefusion) and Paul Harrison (.Altered Beats). Basically. it's going to be a fluid. vibing jatit session for people who want to experience something a bit different. I Juice at Teviot Row Union. ()pm—3atti. Students free. guests £ l. Mellow hip hop. acid jazz. and funky tunes.

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm--3am. £3 (£2 with llyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse atid Voodoo Chile. 80s and ()(is indie dattce.

I The Lane at Tlte Lane. | lpm—3pm. £3 before midnight: £5 thereafter: members free. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance-based playlist. I Kerplunk at Clttb Mercado. l().3()pm—«3am. £5. 9 May. Fortnightly. A new night frotn Trendy Wendy (Tackno) teaming up with (irandmasler Fly and inviting you to tune ll). turn on and get down with the sounds of the 7()s.

I Lift at Wilkie House. l().3()pm ~3am. £7 (£5). k) May. Fortnightly. Iiuan attd Pattl control a mixed crowd of tip-for-it students. ct‘usties attd dressed-up clubbers at this two-year-old techno and acid club. With regttlar guests.

I The Living Room 9pm— I ant. Free. The Living Room presents Andrew Moisey. Dillon aitd Christopher Wright with a freestyle this of dance sounds. Pre-club.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £4 members; £5 non- members before midnight. £5 members; £6 non-members after midnight. Membership available on the night. 2 May. Fortnightly. Monster drunt ‘n' bass action with residents Kid attd G-Mac. Look ottt for a Manga-associated night featuring the superb Roni Size and his Re razent live show itt June.

I filarley’s Reggae Klub at The Cavendish. l()pm-3am. £4. The city's longest-running reggae night situated on the middle floor of The Cavendish.

I Music For The Masses at ()dtli‘etlows.

H it List The best Edinburgh club nights this fortnight.


Joy Gender Bender Weekender Joy present two nights of debauchery over the bank holiday weekend. Saturday is a residents night with Maggie and Alan doing their hard and happy house and techno while Trendy Wendy does her Cheesy Listening thing upstairs. Sunday is a special one-off with guests Dave Randall (Zap) and Vikki Red (Kitty Lips). Joint tickets are available for both nights. You might as well forget work on Monday then . . . Wi/ki'e House, Sat 3/Sun 4 May.

Zodiac The legendary house king Tony Humphries guests at what promises to be one of the greatest nights of the year so far for Scottish clubbers. Zodiac residents Yogi Haughton and Scott Gallagher support the Big Man, while Gordon Mac goes for a more chilled set in Room Two. if Humphries lives up to his reputation as one of the better American DJs. this may well be a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear real, genuine house music . The Honeycomb, Fri 2 May.

8.30pm-lam. Free. Local l)Js mix old classics with ttiodern chart and student faves.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llptti«3am. £4. Happy Hour cocktails llpm—«midnight. New Romantics. pttttks. glam rockers and disco freaks relive the era that others try to forget.

I Po Na Na l lpnt 3am. Free before llpm; £2 after. Weekly. l'ltra-busy night of old atid new skool grooves.

I Pure at The Venue. l().3()pm 3am. £4 members; £6 non-members. Prices vary when guests appear. ()ne of the itiost respected house aitd techno clubs in the [K with residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler aitd The Bill and regular quality guests. 2 May on three floors w ill) a live show frotn Speedy .l. 9 May with John Acquav tva. Jeff Mills plays soon.

I Purple Moon at Moray House.

l()ptii 4am. £6 (£5 students; £4 members). 2 May. Fortnightly. Acid trance and tribal techno.

I Reaction at The Subway l lpm~3ain. £2 (free for students with matriculation

. card). Weekly mix of chart. dance aitd classic disco.

I Reflex at Moray House. Ilplll~~lélllL £4. 9 May. Fortnightly. Pumping drutn 'n' bass.

I Roadrunner at Potterrow Students L'nion. ‘)piii‘—2am. £l students; £2 guests. Happy Hour ‘).3()~ l().3llptn. .-\fter-school music for independent kids aiid occasional exciting happenings upstairs. I Scooter at The Gallery (formerly the 36‘) Gallery ). llpm-3am. £4. 9 May. Fortnightly. Indie for the new beat generation on the grottnd lloor. 60s and early 70s sounds upstairs.

I Scratch at Cafe Graffitti. ‘)piii—2am. £5 (£4). 2 May. Monthly on first Friday of the month. New night in association with Underground Solu'shun. With DJs lst Rate and Thing (Scratch Perverts. DMC). Matty Smooth (Scratch resident. London) aitd Edinburgh's own Lyley (aka

Dr Jon). Also artists Fallen Angels and Etch and Ged (Insane).

I Sublime at The Vaults. l0.30pm—3am. £6 members: £8 non-members. Membership available on the night. 2 May. Fortnightly. Sublime is still very much on-form thanks to their residents Kev Wright and ldge and the relationship these two have established with their crowd. Guests play regularly but. tnore often than not. it's the residents everyone wants to hear. No other club in Scotland plays music like this (hard. driving trance) and very few clubs ltave an attnospltere like the one you'll find on the Sublime dancefloor. Gets busy. so if you haven't been before. get there early. See Glasgow Listings for details of the Sublime-associated night at The Arches with Return To The Source on Sun 4 May. I T.F.I.F. at Club Mercado. 4—l()pm. Free. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour 5—6.30pm. £1 drinks. £10 bottles ofcltampagne and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy.

I Triptonite North at The Vaults. l().3()pm~—3am. Price tbc. 9 May. Monthly. The second Triptonite North features Jay Chappell again. this time to be joined by fellow London Triptonite resident Jason Moore attd Allan Thompson frotn Trade. Jason Moore will also be playing at the pre-club party at Iguana.

I Voodoo Chile at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with llyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Katch. Ftill of lovely boys (and girls) headbanging to classic heavy metal.

I The Wizards at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 2 May. Next date 23 May (the). The Wizards have recently recorded for the second East Coast Project album. They're a nine-piece funk band whose grooves are dancetlmr-based and j till-Ol'lc‘lllillc‘tl.

I Zodiac at The Honeycomb. l()pm—3am. £l(). 2 May. Monthly. Zodiac present an exclusive with the legendary Tony Humphries. Humphries is viewed by many as the ‘DJ's DJ'. and is one of the few old skool Americans that can actually titix properly. He is perhaps best known for his residencies at The Shelter iii New York and at Zanzibar in New Jersey. as well as his seminal stint at the Ministry ()f Sound. Zodiac residents Yogi ’Humphries' Haughton and Scott Gallagher support the big man. while Gordon Mac looks after Rootn Two with a more diverse selection. Music-wise. expect nothing bttt the best from Humphries. If anyone has the experience. knowledge. skills attd records to restore your faitlt itt house music. it is surely him. See Pltactfile atid Hit List.


I Bent 100% at The Gallery.

l().3()pin -3am. £5 before llpm; £7 after. It) May. Monthly. New night promoted by Maggie front Joy. l)Js on the night are Danni (‘ (London) attd Leo (Aberdeen) downstairs with funk. disco and garagey stuff. Trendy Wendy will do her easy- listening-meets-cheesy-classics thing upstairs. Bent l()()“2 is aiming to put the social element back iitto clubbing attd it‘s going to be pretty much gay all the way. For ntore info. call ()4 l() 750 732.

I Burger Queen at Club Mercado. llpm—4am. £8 (£7). H) May. Fortnightly. Craig. Huggy and Stella Superstar at this. one of Edinburgh's most famous clubs. Music-w ise. it's rampant. pumping party house all the w ay'. Stella warms it tip. Huggy pumps it tip and Craig adds a fierce. anthemic finish. Dress-wise. you’re gonna have to make an extra effort to get in. Sotne people love it. some hate it. Either way. it‘s one of the few clubs iii the capital that cart almost always bank on being busy.

I The Cavendish 9pm-3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week.

I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £5. See Fridays.

I The Circus at Wilkie House. l().30pm—3am. £8 before I l.30pm. more

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after. l0 May. Monthly. House and garage with residents Steve Abraham. Gary McDowall and Dale Harvey.

I Colours Of Love at Club Mercado.

I lpm—4am. £8 members; £I0 non- members. Membership applications and club information on 01698 276 866. 3 May. Fortnightly. If the massive queues for Seb Fontaine a fortnight ago were anything to go by. Colours Of Love is currently on a bit of a roll. Why? Because of their no-nonsense approach to clubbing. They‘ve got sonte serious 'underground‘ guests at their monthly do in Glasgow. and in Edinburgh they‘ve gone for the pumping party house DJs. They do both equally well and their crowds love it. Tonight Jon Pleased Wimmin guests with Jon Mancini supporting. Tony De Vit is up next. followed by TWA.

I Daytripper at The Gallery. llpm—3am. £4. 3 May. Fortnightly. New night on two floors featuring indie on one with DJ Lee (FBI) and a maverick mix of easy-listening. soundtracks and theme music on the other.

I Disco Inferno at The Venue. l()pm—3am. £6. 3 May. Fortnightly. Three burning floors of hot disco action with MC Otis and l)Js Love and Nick Silver.

I Earth Inferno at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3. Goth and industrial sounds. I East Coast Allstarz at Cafe Graffitti. l().30pm—2am. Price tbc. 3 May. Weekly thereafter. The details are sketchy but it's an East Coast Project-related night. probably featuring live music and DJs operating iii tandem. See Sundays for details of the new East Coast Project Sunday Service session at the Iguana Bar. I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—3am. £3. A varied playlist taking it) soul. 60s. new wave. indie. Northern. soundtracks and much. much more. There’s a very cheap bar as well. Free photographic membership is available on the night.

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