I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.
I Salsa Viva at Gran Via. I0.30pm-3am. £4. 26 Jul. Every two or three weeks. High quality Latin dance from the old to the new.
I Snog at Club Mercado. 7.30—l0.30pm. £4 members; £5 non- members. Busy under-I8s night playing the best in chart and dance.
I Tease at The Vaults. |O.30pm—3am. £8 before I I. ISpm; £|0 after. Big name DJs and dressy people. Arrive early. Info: 0973 248 I65. Resident DJ Keith Baxter with party house all the way. Graeme Park plays a three-hour set on 26 Jul. Paul Murray from Leeds' Up Yer Ronson also guests. See Red On Red (above) for details of Tease’s new Saturday night venture with Charlie Chester.
I Teaseage at The Citrus. l lpm-3am. £4. Indie. with a touch of dance and funk. played to a packed and sweaty crowd at the recently refurbished Citrus. Ice lollies back on sale at the bar and look out for the return of DJ Sarah. Drinks promos. I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. l0.30pm—3am. £5 members; £7 non- members. 2 Aug. 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. Jonny Uncut and 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. Cajtnere returns in September.
I Urbansole at La Belle Angele. Opening night on 16 Aug with A Man Called Adam live. Monthly.
I Vena at Wilkie House returns after the Festival. Watch out for two possible Friday nights at The Vaults (the) in the meantime.
I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. llpm-3am. £7. 26 Jul. Fortnightly. Resident Gareth Sommerville at this long-running and well-respected night of high quality garage and house. See Atomic Baby for details of Gareth's new fortnightly Saturday night backroom residency at The Honeycomb.
I C. C. Blooms l lpm-3am. Free. See Fridays.
I East Coast Project Sunday Service at Indigo Yard. 9pm—lam. Free. Joseph Malik and Unkle Fawaz playing anything they want.
I Karma at P0 Na Na. l0pm—3am. Free before llpm; £2 after. Murray Richardson (Zodiac. Sutra) starting with early and late 80s tunes. building into current house and garage trax. before finishing with dance classics. Busy and fun.
I Fun Times at The Venue. l lpm-3am. £5. 27 Jul. Fortnightly. Top ﬂoor. Flamboyant mixed/gay night with a fun.
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I The Grind at The Lane. I0.30pm-3am. £2 before midnight: £3 after. Swing and hip h0p with regular freestyle sessions. Good dn'nks promos. Busy and vibin .
I Mambo Clu at Cavendish. lOpm-late. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Ossie and assorted specialist DJs present 60s. 70s and 80s soul. Drinks promos.
I Spice at The Tap O‘Lauriston. 8pm—lam. Free. Chilled tunes. chilled beer and chilled people.
I Sunday Chill Jams at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Hip hop. soul and swing with DJ Lyle and friends.
I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000. llpm—3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p. appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s and 90s.
I Sunsplash at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. New weekly reggae night featuring some of the country’s finest DJs at the recently refurbished Citrus. Live bands and sound systems are planned for comin weeks.
I TacEno's 2nd Birthday Party at Club Mercado. l0.30pm-3am. £3 members; £4 if you dress up in tack; £6 for everyone else. 27 Jul. Monthly on the last Sunday of the month. The best and worst of everything at Tackno returns for big celebrations incorporating a ‘Boggin‘ Birthday Present Swap Shop'. Plus. loads of other surprises. Trendy Wendy is your hostess with the mostest.
I Taste at The Honeycomb. l lpm—3am. £7 non-members; £5 members. Membership is available on the night. By far the most essential clubbing experience in the capital. Residents Fisher & Price take you on a journey from vocal garage and anthemic house to harder. faster. hands-in-the-air. happy stompers. It doesn‘t matter what kind of music you‘re into. or what sort of person you are. it‘sjust a great. positive night.
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I TiJmewarp at The Rocking Horse.
l lpm-3am. £2; free before l2.30am. Classic tunes from the last four decades of pop.
I Black Bo's 9pm—lam. Free. With DJs Cheeky Beats and Sleazy G (Rebel Base).
I Buddha at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. 4 Aug. Fortnightly. Jazz in the
Ne ociants basement.
I . C. Blooms I lpm—3am. Free. See Fridays.
I Digital Biscuit at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. 28 Jul. l-‘ortnightly. Funky. ﬂipped. tripped-out tunes with Paul (Lift). Graftk (Innerxpuw magazine) and Believe (Space Shanty). Inner Space Live play once a month.
I Po Na Na 1 lpm—3am. Free. Various party tunes from Roddy and DJ Kiltpants in this bustling bar and club.
I T.I.A. at The Honeycomb. |0.30pm—3am. £3. Experimental vibes. live bands. musicians. poets and visual art meet in this chilled back room jam. Jazz funk combo Jabba Collective reside with DJ Billy Slack and guests.
I Trainspotter at The Subway. l0pm—3am. £l (free for students with matriculation card). A mix of indie and dance.
I Vegas Angel at The Lane. 9pm— I am. £4 (£3). New weekly Monday nighter with Scott Hunter and John McDonald mixing up UK and US garage for those who can‘t stop artying.
I The WeStSI e at Wilkie House. I0.30pm—3am. £2. Weekly hip hop. soul. ragga. old skool attd funk with Bazil Blade and friends. Mon 28 Jul is the last one until after the Festival.
I Calabash at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly chilled vibes from Gavin the Jazz King and Fawaz.
I C.C. Blooms l lpm—3am. Free. Saute as Fridays but with 60s. 70s and 80s
I John Coltrane Tribute Band at The Honeycomb. 9.30pm—3am. Band on stage at I lpm. £4 (£3). Local musicians interpret Coltrane‘s soul and spirit rather than his tunes and style. DJ Eh? Wun! assists on the decks.
I Motherfunlt at The Venue. llpm—3am. Free. Exceptionally popular rare groove and funk night.
I Po Na Na llpm—3am. Free. Uptempo dance sounds with Mark Braithwaite.
I Basic Collective In The Opium Den at The Honeycomb. 9.30pm-3am. Band on stage at midnight. £4 (£3). 30 Jul. The band which rocked Lizzard Lounge down at Cafe Graffiti present a mellower yet powerful set of their new material. Nicola King provides the soulful vocals with local musicians assisting and Eh? Wun! on the decks. One to check.
I C.C. Blooms l lpm-3am. Free. See Fridays.
I Club Tropicana at The Citrus Club. llpm-3am. £2. A night of super-cheese. from easy listening to 70s disco. pop and soundtracks. Mirrorballs. lava lamps and a free cocktail on entry.
I The Deep End at The Liquid Room. l0.30pm—3am. £2. Student-orientated night with excellent drinks promos and a wide playlist. taking in chart. indie. 70s. 80s and 90s.
I Dub Department at Negociants. IOpm—3am. Free. Spin’tuaIIy uplifting dub courtesy of the Rude boys.
I International Bright Young Thing at The Rocking Horse. l0.30pm—3am. l.30am curfew. £2. New weekly night aimed at backpackers. holiday makers and foreign exchange students (and locals on the pull'?). The playlist will be vaguely indie but with a cosmopolitan twist. Drinks promos run riot between I lpm and lam.
I The Nightsth at The Lane. 9pm—3am. £2 before midnight: £3 thereafter. Seventies. eighties and various classic dance tracks to see you through till the weekend. Excellent drinks promos.
I Out 2 Lunch at Po Na Na. l lpm-3am. Free. With H (Tribal Funktion). Johnny Leopardskin and Lunch Mates putting the electric into eclectic. Busy and highly enjoyable.
I The Transporter Room at The Attic. l0pm-3am. £3 waged; £2 unwaged: £l members. New membership cards available in June. With residents Scottie and Sulu. this a long-standing and well- respected night of DJs and live music. Look out for gigs front some of the best reggae. funk and hip hop bands in Scotland. as well as loads ofjazz musicians. With compere Vinni Poontang.
I Whale at The Jaffacake. l lpm—3am. £2. Two floors of funk. house and charty dance. With drink promos. Happy Hour llpm-midnight with selected drinks only 50p.
I Brutus Gold’s Love Train at Oddfcllows. 8.30pm—lam. Free. Brutus Gold with tunes from the 70s. Plus promotions. prizes. games and giveaways.
I C. C. Blooms l lpm-3am. Free. See Fridays.
I Club lndika at The Rocking Horse. Entry through Shady Lady's in the Cowgate. l lpm—3am. £2. The latest in dancehall. ragga and reggae.
I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Club.
I lpm—3am. £2. A club working on the premise that guitars aren‘t going out of fashion. Classic indie. old and new.
I La Fromagerie at The Meadow Bar. 9pm—lam. Free. 7 Aug. Fortnightly. Easy listening DJing from Mark. Eh? Wun! and Pete. Dress to impress.
I larj at The Tap O'l.auriston. 9pm-lam. Free. 3| Jul. Fortnightly. Amateur DJs continue the tradition of free techno in this pub. Anyone can have a go if they organise it in advance.
DJ top '5
Manga is Scotland’s leading regular drum 'n' bass night. Since it opened in January 1996, residents G-Mac and DJ Kid have kept the jump up sound alive north of the border. Previous highlights include an exclusive live set from Reprazent. DJ Hype is up soon and the club links live with BBC Radio 1's One In The Jungle show on 3 October, after which it goes monthly.
Unified EP Grand Unified (Second Skin) 'Homegrown buzz from Edinburgh's finest - set for release in September.’
Post Modern Sleaze (Reprazent mix) Sneaker Pimps (Clean—Up) 'Another summer classic as Roni’s Crew dip into his brown paper bag.’
Circles (Remixes) Adam F (Positiva) 'All- time top tune of many, back with the freshest of mixes.’
Sugarize (Bay Keith mix) Project 23 (Dorado) 'Dark and deadly but watch for the hidden sweets.‘
Wu Tang Sword Uncle 22 (East Side) ‘A- Sides imprint roll out another Manga monster.’
I The living Room 9pm—lam. Free. DJ 4th V presents a fusion of soul. funk and hip hop. Pre-club.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0pm—late. £4 (£3). Midweek edition of Sir Ossie‘s eternally popular Mambo. Expect the same uptempo sounds as Saturdays: funk. soul and rap.
I Overboard at The Liquid Room. l0.30pm-3am. £3. Cheap drinks and various indie and pop sounds.
I On The Razzle at Walkers. 6pm—3am. £ I. Remember Busters. Cinderellas and Tiffanys'? Over 25'? Single-ish? This charmingly-named night could be the one for you. Complimentary nibbles. Happy Hour 6-8pm. live bands. DJs and cabaret. I Pants at Stones. l0pm-Iam. Free. lndie session with spirits at SOp-a-shot. I Po Na Na llpm—3am. Free. Various sounds frotn Dr Jon and A.J. in this busy bar-cum-club.
I Skuff at The Vaults. l0pm—3am. £4. 3| Jul. Monthly. Robert Armani (ACV) guests at this quality techno night.
I Shag at The Rocking Horse.
l lpm-3am. £3. Free chocolate. ridiculous competitions and art unashamedly kitsch pop playlist at this extremely popular Thursday night clttb. I Surely at The Honeycomb. l0pm-3am. £4 (£3). New weekly hip hop night featuring DJs and live bands. Blacka'nized follow on 3| Jul.
I Ting at The Lane. I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Soul. disco. revival attd old skool with A.J. (Blacka‘nized) and guests.
I The Unspoken Thing at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Trip hop. hip hop. drum ‘n' bass and beats ‘n‘ scratches from Edinburgh‘s deadliest sonic saviours.
I Zoology at Wilkie House. l0.30pm—3am. £4. Lovable midweek epic house night. Gordon Whittaker and Phil Alcock are your genial hosts. Superb drink promos (I l.30pm—3am pints £ I; nips 75p). Thu 3| is the last one until after the Festival.