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resident Kevin Jones playing a smooth blend of nu—soul. funked up garage and Balearic house. This venue used to be the Music Box and is well worth checking out. If you‘ve been before when it was the Music Box. think again because you won't recognise it anymore. lfyou haven’t been before. get down there. you‘ll be very impressed. I The living Room 9pm—Iam. Free. See Fri. I Loveshack at The iaffacake. llpm—3am. £4. 17 May. Fortnightly. Exceptionally popular night playing a freestyle mix of 70s. 80s and 90s chart and dance. Watch out for the ‘luuurve‘ theme and also good drinks promos. Watch out for the large female attendance as well apparently. Talk about ‘Girl Power‘! I Luver at Wilkie House. 9. l5pm-- 3am. Free for members and £3 for non members betwen 9. l 5--9.30pm; £6 members and £8 non members after that. 17 May. Monthly. Residents Peter James and iahred play happy techno at this
ular ay-friendly night. go am 0 Club at Cavendish. IOpm—3am. £4 (£3). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk and calypso downstairs and dub and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie is your selector. dropping the finest in global grooves every week. I Music For The Masses at Oddfellows. 8.30pm—lam. Free. See Fri. I Pleasure at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £5 before midnight: £6 after. 24 May. Fortnightly. House and garage with local residents. I Po Na Na llpm-3am. Free before llpm; £2 after. Busy night of old and new skool grooves. With Well Stirred (Seen. 3 Bag Brew) at the controls. I RAW at Negociants. lOpm—3am. Free. A busy underground house night. I The Rebel Base at The Gallery (formerly the 369 Gallery). 10.30pm-3am. £5. 24 May. Fortnightly. A retreat from the house monopoly. with The Merry Pranksters delivering their unique goodie bag of hip hop. trip hop. drutn ‘n' bass and beatz ‘n‘ scratches. I The Rezerection at The Royal Highland Centre. lngilston. 8pm—8am. £26.50 in advance. Call the Rez ticketline on 0|66l 844 449 for info. Tickets may also be purchased on the night. No admission after midnight. 3| May. The ultimate all night party returns. this time subtitled Phase One — The Prologue. There will be three arenas to check out and over thirty international artists giving you the best in hardcore. happy hardcore. techno.jungle. hard trance. hard house and just plain old house. Top names to look out for include Force & Styles. Slipmatt. Dougal. Billy Bunter. Tom Wilson and Billy Kiltie. Elsewhere. the usual Rez production will be in place making sure that for you will be entertained for the whole twelve hours if you so desire. I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3. Cliinactic night of heavy guitar sounds. I Sakrade at The Honeycomb. lOpm—3am. £8 before midnight; £10 after. lnfo line: 0378 95l 264. Funky house. techno and a touch of breakbeat/drum ‘n‘ bass in Ross Keddie‘s main room. fresh garage in the back with Yogi Haughton. Matthew Herbert (Phono) guests in the main room on 24 May. continuing the intruiging guest selection. I Salsa Viva at Gran Via-Tasca. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 24 May. Fortnightly. High quality Latin music from the old classics to the hottest and latest releases in salsa. cumbia. merengue and mucho mas. I The Second Annual Kincaird's Court Blowout at Kincaird‘s Court car park. 8pm—3am. £3 iii advance. £4 on the night. 17 May. Massive outdoor event in aid of the British Heart Foundation giving you the best in live music and club Dis. The car park area will be transformed by well over a thousand
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Innovative jan promoter Kulu (right) teams up with house and jungle producer Seiji to present Home Cooking. a fluid. vibing jam session with a strong house element backed by live performances from jazz musicians. Fri 16 and 30 May at
people. a licensed bar. fire eaters. lasers. sound systems and all kinds of goings on to keep you entertained. This year's guests include Gav Sutherland (8--9pni) from Canada who will be warming things up with trip hop and hip hop. the indie/mainstream band Obscene (9—10pm) from London. Trendy Wendy (10—1 lpiii). The Ugly Groove Movement (llpm—midnight). Taste's Fisher & Price (midnight—2.30am) and a special suprise guest from London‘s Ministry Of Sound. It‘s big. it's fun. it's nearly summer and it's all for charity.
I Snog at Club Mercado. 7.30—l0.30pm. £4 members; £5 non- members. Busy under-l8s night playing the best in chart and dance.
I Tease at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £8 before I 1.15pm; £10 after. Big name Dis and dressy people. Arrive early. ltifo: 0973 248 I65. Resident Di Keith Baxter isjoined by Alfredo (Space. Ibiza) on I? May and Danny Hussain (Pimp. Renaissance) on 24 May. Party house all the way. K-Klass. Farley iackmaster Funk and Princess iulia all guests soon. I Teaseage at The Citrus. I lpm—3am. £2. Drinks promos and Happy Hour cocktails all night. Indie with a touch of dance and funk played to a packed and sweaty crowd.
I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. lO.30pni--3am. £5 members; £6 non- members. 24 May. Fortnightly. Three floors of specialist sounds. Drum 'n' bass downstairs with resident Ritchie Ruftone: jacking US house in the middle with Simone. George T and H and hip hop upstairs with Frosty. Dr Jon and H. If it's a friendly crowd. a good healthy atmosphere and quality underground music you're after. this is the one for you. The Sticknien return with a live show in June.
I Underground Demand at La Belle Angele. I Ipm-3am. £6. 24 May. Monthly. New Saturday night from the Solefusion team hosted by Craig Smith and Adrian Milarski. The music is on a proper garage and house vibe.
I Vena at Wilkie House. l().30pm--3am. £6 before llpm. £8 after. i‘ylembership available on the night. 24 May. Monthly. Belfast's Jay Kay and Taste's Fisher 84 Price reside at this night of fierce. progressive house. As they say down at Vena. if it‘s worth doing. it's worth overdoing.
I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. I lpm—3am.
£6. I7 May. Fortnightly. Following a period of restlessness. this well respected garage and house night is back on a fortnightly basis at the re-decorated La Belle. Various hand-picked. quality guests will appear in the future. Gareth Sommerville is now the sole Yip Yap resident. Farley & Heller guest on 3! May.
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I Ambassador’s Reception at The Venue. 10pm 3am. £2. Chilled electronica and ambient y ibes every week in the basement oleie Venue. :\nd strip poker.
I Buddha at Negtx‘iants. 0pm 3am. Free. Funk. soul. j;i/./ and a bit of hip hop with .Iohn .-\nderson.
I C. C. Blooms llpni- iam Free. See Fridays.
I Chuf't at Wilkie lloiise. 9.30pm -3.im. £6 before 10.30pm: £8 after: £5 concessions. 25 May. Batik Holiday house special with The l)l\llllCii\ e Records tour fronted by Mark l.u\ drip and Richard Ford.
I De la Vu at The Vaults -l llpm. Free. Smooth your path from Saturday night excess to the start of the w eck with this mighty ciy ilised Sunday recoyei'y session featuring Dis from lease and Sublime and occasional up and coming Dis from about town. :\li this and you can still be in bed by midnight or carry on partying elsewhere ifyou‘ie one of those clubbers who just can't get enough. Drinks i)!'()lllt)\. l).ls li'om Sublime and Venn will be your hosts on Stiii 25th.
I DV—8 at Wilkie IIouse. llpni “yam. £3 before I 1.30pm; £4 after. ll May. Monthly. A liye set from I’hil Beattie and Dis Izuan l.indsey and Mad \lik. Special guests are Murder By Sound (The find. lotidonl. Your gtlc‘s\ is as good as mine.
I East Coast Project Sunday Service at Iguana. 4 7pm. Free. Joseph Malik gives you a mellow wind down to the weekend with anything from lee Perry :o Lonnie l.iston Smith to Bi ian l-‘no to Aqua Bassino at this sty lish bat. See Saturdays lor details of Fast (‘oasl Project at Cafe (ii'afl‘itti.
I Karma at Po .\'a .\'.i. lilpni 1.1m. Free before I lpm; £2 after. \Vith Murray Richardson lZodiac. Sutial playing a good titnc mi.\ of tunes.
I Fun Times at The Venue. llpiii iam. £4. IS May. fortnightly lop tlooi'. l‘ruly llaiiiboyant tuned/gay night currently doing very well and attracting plenty ot dressed upland down) party people every fortnight. With a fun mised playlist.
I The Grind al The lalle.
10.30pm 3am. £2 before midnight: £3 after. Swing and hip hop with regular freestyle \essltilis. (iiiod tlt‘lllks i‘t'olllos. Busy and vibing
I Heart 8t Soul at The :\IIIL‘. ‘Ipm 2am. £5. l8 May. Weekly thereafter New night at the refurbished Attic with Yogi Haughton and Haiti (Sub ("liibi as residents. lispect l()() pei cent quality
from two of the most experienced. knowledgeable and committed Dis in the UK. One for music lovers and party people. Please note that it starts and finishes early. Guests will play once a month. See Hit List.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l0pm—late. £2 before midnight; £4 after. ()ssie and assorted specialist Dis present 60s. 70s and 80s soul. Drinks promos.
I Space Safari at the Filtnhouse Bar. 9.30pm-lam. Free. 18 May. Monthly. Next dates 15 June and 20 July. A journey to Iii-fidelity and beyond with Dis Bongo Boy and Mingo-go. Lounge music vibes. Board games are available. I Spice at The Tap O‘l.auriston. 8pm~~lam. Free. Chilled tunes. chilled beer and chilled people.
I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000. llpm--3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and (Hip. appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s and 90s.
I Tackno at Club Mercado. llpm-«3am. £3 members: £4 in theme dress and £6 others. 25 May. Monthly. This month's theme is Prehistoric Tackno. which means it's time to tickle your T-Rex and take along your Teradactyl. F.ither that. or dress up in a cool costume and get down there and have a laugh.
I Taste at The Honeycomb. l Ipm—3am. £7 non-members: £5 members; £8 non- members with guest Di. Membership is available on the night. Mixed/gay night of hard partying. Residents Fisher and Price play anything from vocal garage to breakdown-riddled. hard-as-hell. progressive stompers in the iiiaiti room while their fierce and loyal crowd lap it up. Martin Valentine and Neil Byers drop
garage through the back. This club is on-
form in a big. big way.
i I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse.
l lpm--3am. £2; free before I2.30am. (‘lassic tunes from the last four decades of pop.
I C. C. Blooms I lpm--3am. Free. See Fridays.
I Ceroc at Moray House.
7.15 <l().3()pin. £4 (£3.50). linergetic. stylish. modern jive from France with music ranging from chart to reggae. to Latin. soul and blues. Forty-five minute beginner class at 7.30pm. Plus a licensed
I Digital Biscuit at Negociants.
‘lpm 3am. Free. 1‘) May. Fortnightly. Funky. flipped. tripped-out tunes with Paul tl.ift ). (irafik (III/It’l'.\‘/)(I('(’ magazine) and Believe (Space Shanty). Inner Space I.ive play once a month.
I Jazz Joint at The Honeycomb.
llpm-Sam. £3 (£2). 1‘) and 26 May. Sub-titled Transient Ischaemic Attack. .-\n evening of mellow dancey vibes with Iiye music. poets. Dis. performance and visual art. A late night jam will start at l.3()ani with anyone welcome to join
I Trainspotter at The Subway.
lllpm 3am. £l (free for students with matriculationcard). A mix ofindie and dance.
I The Westside at Wilkie Iiouse. l()..‘~0pm--.‘iam. £2. 1‘) and 26 May. Soul. hip hop and funk with Dis Wisdom and Ba/il Blade. 'l‘ableclothes and candles are the order of the day.
I C. C. Blooms I lpm -.‘~am. Free. Same as Fridays but with 60s. 70s and 80s tunes.
I 1322 JOHN al The liolleycolltb. llpm--.‘~am. £4 (£3). 20 and 27 May. The
iohii Coltrane Tribute Baiid are joined by
Dis Fh'.’ Wun! (Seen) and Billy Slack (Slack). Musicians from the [fast Coast Project will be playing. The baiid will be playing Coltrane tunes in a continuous format with an additional funky hip hop flavour. Catch this lot before their appearance at the Arran Jazz. Festival.
1 I Motherfunk at The Venue.
I Ipm—3am. Free. Exceptionally popular rare groove and funk night.