I Big at The Jaffacake. l0pm—3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Mainstream chart sounds. with excellent booze promos. free bouncy rides. guzzle guns and plenty of drinking-related fun.

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. Next date l5 Aug. Monthly.

I Boogie Mo' Dynamo at Cafe Graffiti. 9.30pm-2am. £4 members. £5 non- members. I Attg. Fortnightly. Big beatery in the sociable surroundings of Graffiti with your hosts Wreckage (Wall ()f Sound). Smack (Blam Blarn) and DJ Fat Knuckles (Suga Bullit). l.ast Boogie Mo until after the Festival. During the Festival nights at Graffiti will become "Clth Graffiti'.

I Cavendish 9pm—3am. £5. ()ver 25s only. Smart dress. No jeans. no trainers. l..ive banth every week. Sixties and seventies music. Grountl floor only.

I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse.

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

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

I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £5. ()ver l8s. Commercial dance music under the tnost expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped ‘eans. steel toe-caps or trainers.

I Chui't at Wilkie House. Next date in September. Monthly. For more info call ()4 l() 775 9795 or 0468 ()l5 ()Ol.

I Daft Phunk at The Gallery. llpm—3am. £4 (£3.50). 25 Jul. Fortnightly. New night playing acid funk. French disco. speed garage and old skool house. Downstairs only. Please note this is the last Daft Phunk event until after the Festival.

I Divine Diva's at The Venue. Next date 8 Atrg. Monthly.

I 808 State at The Vaults. l().3()pm-3am. £5. l Aug. The Vaults and Sublime present Darren and Andy from 808 State. Expect to hear some new 808 State material slipped into the sets alongside all the old classics.

I Electriscity at Club Mercado. ll.3()pm—3arn. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 25 Jul. Fortnightly. A brand new night of electrifying high quality dance music. featuring DJs T-J Crosslay. Styler X (Solefusion) and the kick-ass freestyle house sound of Donnie Allan (Bitch. Manchester).

I Evol at The Liquid Room. l().3()pin—3am. £4. ()ne of Edinburgh's busiest and longest-running indie. alternative and pop clubs at this impressively restyled venue. Look out for those tasty new llyers. This lot mean business by the look of things.

I Fetish at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). | Aug. Monthly. Experience the fiercest. chttnkiest. funkiest big beat uproar at this recently revitalised club. The Dub Pistols rocked the clttb so much last time that Barry Ashworth broke his ankle in the process. Check it.

I Havana Bop at Cafe Graffiti will return after the Festival. During the Festival. nights at Graffiti will become ‘Club Cirafl'iti'.

I High Rollin' at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. Various funky sounds in the Negociants basement bar-club.

I Independance at Wilkie House. l().3()pm—3am. Price tbc. 25 Jul. Monthly. A recent and worthwhile addition to the capital's Friday night house scene. Previous guests have included The Tunnel's Steven McCreery and Sub Club's Harri. There's a surprise special guest tonight as well. (iai. Long supports.

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with llyer). Price includes entry to The ('athouse and Voodoo Chile. Eighties and nineties indie dance.

I Kerplunlt at Club Mercado. l().3()pm—3am. £5. I Aug. Fortnightly. Trendy Wendy (Tackno) and Grandmaster Fly invite you to tune in. turn on and get down with the sounds of

Jeff Mills makes a long awaited guest appearance at Pure on Fri 25 July, The Venue. Edinburgh

the 70s. Happy Hour llpm—midnight.

I Kingdom at The ()uthouse. Xprn—larn. Free. Happy house. garage and disco with John McDonald.

I The Lane at The Lane. I lpm—3ptn. £3 before midnight; £5 thereafter; members free. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide. dance-based playlist.

I Lift at Wilkie House. l().3()pm--3am. £8 (£6). J Aug. l-‘ortnightly. Residents Euan and Paul control a mixed crowd of up-for-it students. crusties and dressed-up clubbers at this two-year-old techno and acid club. Please note that this is the last Lift until after the Festival.

I The Living Room ‘)ptn--lam. Free. The Living Room presents Andrew Moisey. Dillon and Christopher Wright with a freestyle mix of dance sounds. Pre-club.

I Madchester at The Gallery. llpm—3am. £4 (£3.50). 25 Jul. Fortnightly. New home for this long- running and well-respected retro indie- tlance night. Playing all the old Matte classics in the upstairs part ofThe Gallery. Please note that this is the last Madchester until after the Festival.

I Manga at La Belle Angelc. l lpm- 3am. £4 members: £5 non-members before midnight. £5 members; £(i non-members after midnight. Membership available on the night. 25 Jul. Fortnightly. Drink promos on selected products. Motisterititnp tip

jungle and drum ‘n' bass action on the best

sound system In town. Residents Kid and (ii-Mac keep it strong and underground. Ganja Krtt don DJ Hype (‘Super Sharp Shooter") guests in August. Tickets £ If) in advance. available from 23rd Precinct and Ripping Records. See DJ Top Five.

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

I Music For The Masses at ()tltit'ellows. 8.3(lptn—lam. Free. Local l)Js mix old classiCs with modern chart and student faves.

I Normal at The Vaults. Next date l5 Aug. Monthly.

I The Outhouse 5—7pm. Free. Chill out downstairs after work with chilled tunes and cheap booze.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £2. A busy antl long-running night of 70s and 80s sounds where New Romantics. punks. glam rockers and disco freaks relive the era that others do their best to forget.

I Po Na Na l lpm--3am. Free before

l lpm; £2 after. Weekly. Busy night of old and new skool grooves at this bar-club which pulls a varied and enthusiastic crowd.

I Pure at The Venue. I().3()pm--3am. £4 members; £6 non-members. Prices vary when guests appear. ()ne of the tnost respected house and techno clubs in the UK with residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill. With regular quality guests. Jeff Mills (finally!) guests on 25 Jul.

listings CLUBS

Hit list g. The best Edinburgh clubs this fortnight

Joy’s 4th Birthday Alan, Maggie and Trendy Wendy welcome Queen Maxine (Kitty Lips) to Joy. Maxine was the very first guest DJ to play at the club. Expect the usual fast, furious and friendly Joy mayhem. Wilkie House, Sat 26 Jul.

Red Go Red Tease present a new Saturday night in association with Charlie Chester. Chester has previously been involved in UK Midlands, The Canal in Wolverhampton, Venus in Nottingham and the Middlesborough Arena. He is one of the biggest promoters in the country and has the power to get hold of the world's biggest Dis. Boy George and Danny Hussain host the opening night, followed in later weeks by Norman Jay, Lord 6, Judge Jules and Alfredo. The Vaults, Sat 2 Aug. Week/y.

Atomic Baby Another new Saturday night, this time at The Honeycomb. Original Rhumba residents Michael Kilkie and Zammo provide pumping party house in the main room, while Yip Yap's Gareth Sommerville is your man in the backroom.

The Honeycomb, Sat 2 Aug.

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

I Scooter at The Gallery returns on 12 Se .

I [Scratch at Cafe Graffiti. 10.30pm—2am. £5 (£4). 25 Jul. Monthly. Residents Lyley (aka Dr Jon) and Matty Smooth are joined by Welsh spinner DJ Excel (DMC/Enforcers) at this night of hip hop. breaks and street art. Eikon (Visual Art. London) are the guest artists. Scratch takes a break in August for Festival and returns in September.

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an urban arts and dance event

Learn more about hip-hop and street dance styles (like breaking, locking, popping) as well as dying and aerosol art on this challenging and fun training course. After taking on two weeks of training, take over the Tramway stage for two nights in 'Ltd Reality’.

11-23 August, 10am-4pm daily. Open to all 17-25 yr olds. No dance experience required. Cost £45. For details phone Phyllison 0141 445 6000.

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