I Tuba Rhymes with Cuba at The I3th Note Cafe (King Street). 9pm—inidriight. £2. I2 Apr and monthly. Knucklehead's Hatch taking it turns about with Dribbler from Pure for monthly benefit nights for The National DeafChildren's Society fund raising Cuban cycle ride. Techno funk rninimilisrn with Dribbler taking the first night. joined by R&S's Sparky live. plus raffle for a giant Easter egg.

I Tunnel Easter at The Tunnel. l0.30prn—4.30am. Price tbc. l2 Apr only. Perfecto Records boss and international DJ extraordinaire Paul Oakenfold joined by Radio l‘s Dave Pearce for wild trance and super hoUse plus Saturday night residents.

I Velvet Rooms llpm—3am. £5. Alan Ronald in Room Two with an open mix from classic house to soul and Martin Hesketh in Room One playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul. All drinks £ l.


I Academia de Salsa at Porter‘s. 6.30—l0.30pin. Highly popular salsa classes. 6.30—8.30pm: intermediate I session. 8.30—I().3()pm: new beginners. No partner required. Pre-club.

I Bounce at Tin Pan Alley. llpm—3arn. £3 (£2). DJ Suki with bouncey house tunes. Drinks promos.

I Burn at The Apartment. I [pm—3am. £3. DJs Norm and Richard with the good time party grooves they used to get tip to at Jet. 60p drink promos.

I Echo Beach at The Polo Lounge. 9.30-inidnight. Free. DJ Jon playing classic 80s retro with a touch of punk and

I Speedracer at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Steven mixes up a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes fora busy. up-for-it crowd in the main room. Drinks promos.

DJ Top Five


Club Havana started in Glasgow seven years ago at what was the Cotton Club, and was the first club night in Scotland to be devoted to playing Latin American music. DJ Jazz, the founder, has won awards for his fiery club night and has been invited to play his mambo, merengue, rumba, flamenco and salsa all round the world.

‘Pa Chismoso Tu': Rene Touset (Caiman)

'Pure Latin jazz at its finest - mind- blowing.’

'El Ritmo Del Caribe': Manga Latina (Divusca)

’The big tune for summer '98.’ 'Josefina': Raul Alfonso (Rodven) 'Merengue track, full of energy and passion.‘

'Quimbara': Deddie Romero (Sony Tropical)

'New York salsa, couldn't get any better.’

'Two The Night': La Fuertezza (New Music)

'Flamenco house from the film

ll Ciclone.‘


I Academia de Salsa at Porters. 6.30—l0.30prn. Highly popular salsa classes for absolute beginners at 6.30pm and intermediate II at 8.30pm. No partner required. Pre-club.

I Eden at The Velvet Rooms. llpm—3arn. £3 (£2). Alan Ronald playing Britpop in Room One and Scott Mckay with mellow house in Room Two. Drinks promos.

I Flunlt at The Lime. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Be bop to Brit pop. big beat and beyond with drinks two for one.

I Guest List at The Tunnel. llpm—3am. £3. Thursday resident Lisa Littlewood with classic house. Drinks promos. Taken over by the Havana celebrations l4 Apr.

I Fun House at The Halt Bar (Lounge). 8—1 lpm. Free. Psychedelia. soul and soundtracks.

I Havana at October Cafe. Spin—midnight. Free. but ticket only (from October Cafe). l4 Apr only. DJ Jazz celebrates seven years championing the Latin sound with his pulsating mix of Salsa. merengue. rumba. flamenco and more. Continues on to Tunnel after. See DJ Top 5.

I Pump at Archaos. l lpm—3am. £4 (£2.50). Paul Traynor with R & B. swing. and dance. Drinks promos.

I Shooting Stars at The Garage. llpm—3ain. £3 (£2). Insane. drunken shenanigans eased along nicely by the charty choons of Gerry and Iain in the main room. Staggering drink promos.

I The Shimmy Club at Bennets. ll.3()pm—3am. £3 (£l.5()). Raymond Davren‘s party type of affair at the straight night iii this gay venue. Drinks promos.

I T.|.T at Trash. l().3()pin—3am. £2. Studentish night featuring DJ Rory with house classics and future anthems in Room One. Grahame with student faves in Room Two and extra beats in Room Three. Drinks promos.


I 705 Wonderland at The Cathouse. llpm—3ain. £2 l .50; free before

I 1.30pm). Seventies disco and funk with drinks promos.

I Bennets ll.3()pm-3am. £2.50. DJ Sara with upbeat dance. Drinks promos. I Big Daddy at The 13th Note Club. llpin—3am. £l. Big daddy ensures us he's presenting a ‘half nelson of funk. jazz. hip hop and petite beats‘ every week. so make of that what you will.

I Chopper at Archaos. 10.30pm—3.30am. £4 (£2.50). House. 90s disco and pop from Jim da Best and hip hop/rap night Juice in Room Two once a month. Drinks promos.

I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. ‘)—l lpm. Free. Richard Brown. ofGlasgow‘s Sorna Records. guesting every week (when he‘s not off in Miami) with a huge pile of white labels. Drinks promos.

I Dance Cafe at The Blythswood Hall. 260 Bath Street. 7.30—I0.30pm. £4.50. Leroc modern jive classes to chart. swing and soul. Beginners welcome.

I Fab at Reds. llprn—3am. £3 (£2). Groovy garage and club classics. Drinks promos.

I Fused at The Sub Club. llpm—3ain. Weekly night of intelligent techno to hard house from Domenic Gallacher. Tangent. Stevie Donaldson and JP.

I Jengaheads at The Living Room. ()pin—midnight. Free. Mainly big beat session with some daft tunes thrown in for good measure all from the Jengaheads (Paradise Island). Been rammed lately. get down early. Red Stripe £ l .50 and one house spirit 60p. Drinks promos.

I Pushy at The Velvet Rooms. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). DJ Tchico. playing soul. ragga. funk reggae. swing and hip hop in Room One plus Stevie Smith with happy house. garage and classic dance in Room Two.

I Sticky Fingers at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.


Edinburgh listings

I Absolut Groove at The Lane. l0pm—3am. £tbc. Uplifting house and garage with Kevin Jones and Neil Ferguson at this trendy West End bar/club. I Bionic at The Attic. llpm~3ain. £3 (£2). A new weekly offering from the Fyol stable. presenting baggy Marie sounds and indie heats. Drinks promos. I The Breezeblock Blowout Tour at The Venue. 9piii—3am. £tbc. 9 Apr. Radio ()ne‘s big beat specialist Mary Anne Hobbs hits town with Monkey Malia. Bedlam A Go Go and Barry Ashworth from the Dtih Pistols. A large part of the night will go otit live on her ‘Bree/ehlock' show

I Catwalk 9pm I am. Free. Open decks session bring a tape down to The Catwalk with all your details and iiiayhe you'll be on the decks next.

I CC. Blooms l lpiii—3am. Free. Free club downstairs at this popular gay pub. Playing a party mix ofcoiiimercial dance and Iii-energy house. Ftill to bursting at weekends.

I Chocolate City at Walkers. I().3()pm-3am. Free entry. lo Apr. Fortnightly. New night for Walkers hosted by Scotland's leading black music DJ Yogi Haughtoii. lixpect the freshest hip hop. R 'n' B and soul. plus a few old gems.

I Chronos at The Bongo Club. Next date 23 Apr. Monthly.

I The Deep at The Vaults. llpiu-3am. £3. 2 Apr. Monthly. Student night playing house. soul. funk and drum 'n‘ bass. Pints and selected spirits £l all night.

I eh 1 more at eh I. 9pm; lam. Free. Dolphin Boy with quality house on the lst and 3rd 'I‘hursdays of the month. T-J Crossley on the 2nd and 4th with hip hoppy. housey sounds.

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Boogie Mo Dynamo First Birthday Edinburgh’s leading big beat night keeps on breaking new ground. Tonight is a residents' special with Slack, Fat Knuckles and Wreckage doing the damage. The Venue, Fri 3 Apr and fortnightly.

Under The Duvet Huge AIDS/HIV benefit gig, featuring six of Edinburgh's best-loved clubs. Expect Dis from Joy, Taste, Lovely, Tackno, Fun Times and Going Places, plus massage, the Sativa Drummers and much, much more. Call the ticket line on 0131 623 8920. The Old GPO Building, Waterloo Place, Sat

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Atomic Baby Lisa Loud makes an appearance at this bOuncy Euro hOtise night. Your comperes for the evening are the Little & Large of Edinburgh’s club scene, Michael Kilkie and Zammo. The Honeycomb, Sat ll Apr and fortnightly


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