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I Catwalk ()pin-Iam. Free. Open decks session bring a tape down to The Catwalk with all your details and. who knows. maybe you‘ll be up next. I CC. Blooms I Ipm—3am. Free. Free club downstairs at this popular gay bar. Playing a mix of commercial dance and hi-energy house. Full to bursting at weekends. I Ceroc Dance at St Stephens. Howe Street. 7.30—l0.30pm. Price tbc. Learn Ceroc. a hugely popular. easy to learn modern jive. No need to book. no experience required.just turn up for a great night. I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm—Iam. Free. 6 Aug. Dolphin Boy with quality house on the first and third Thursdays of the month. T-I C rossley on the second and fourth with hip hoppy. housey sounds. I Ekwanoks at Wilkie House. Closed over Festival. I Flava at The Attic. l().3()—3am. £4. A collaboration between MlB & R.O.B. brings you the best in hip hop. R & B and rag a. I T e Greenhouse at The Honeycomb. lem—3am. £2. 6 Aug. Fortnightly. Chicago house and funky Detroit techno grooves with The Green Boys and Cemmara. Hip hop. disco. funk with Paul. The Junior Mac and Super Sub in the back room. With dn'nk promos. I International Club Festival at Teviot Row (venue l4). 9pm-Iate. £5. 13 Aug. A Song and Dance Agency presents some of its finest. dishing out some Northern Club beats. I Jam at City Cafe 2. 9pm—lam. Free. 13 Aug. Fortnightly. Differing beats. I Jazz Joint at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. IOpm—3am. £4. The El Cometa I0 play live Afro Latino funk jazz fusion. Most of the El Cometas have played live in Cuba and Africa. so they know the score. Some are also acting members of Salsa Celtica and Jazz Syndicate. DJ Eh?Wun! starts it off for you. I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Club. I Ipm—3am. £2. Get your classic old and new indie and alternative here. Drinks promos as well. I la Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar. 9pm—Iam. Free. I3 Aug. Fortnightly. Easy listening. mellow jazz. hi-nrg disco and tasty cheese. I Lari at The Tap O' Lauriston. 9pm—Iam. Free. 6 Aug. Fortnightly. Free techno and live sets in the revamped Tap. There ain‘t no charge for having it Larj! I Love Breaks at P0 Na Na. I Ipm—3am.

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The Venue. Fri 7 Aug

Free before lem. £2 after. Membership available. Various funky sounds with Simone and Dr Jon.

I Lucid at The Venue. I0.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). l3 Aug. Fortnightly. Jamie Watt and DJ Fini with a seamless mix of eclectic dance music. from hip hop and house to jungle and techno. More info on 0402 64 64 90. Top floor.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. lOpm—late. £4 (£3). Swing. hip hop. funk and soul.

I Ripped at The Jaffacake. I Ipm—3am. £2. Weekly mix of pop and indie. Vodka is 20p a shot. tequila 50p and selected beers 60p.

I The Salsa Hut 7—IO.30pm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurantjoining the dots between great food and great music. With DJs.

I 2 BY 2 at Noa. l0pm—3am. Free. Hip hop club Seen presents this new mid- week night featuring Reachout and guests. Check it out for quality tunes and mc‘s. Drink promos before midnight.

I Studio Grand at The Honeycomb. Midnight—5am. £3 members/£5 non- members. I3 Aug. The hip hop school is in with the ‘School Yard Jam’. Readings given by Gar Sturdy and Nutty P. with Beats 'n‘ Cuts instruction from resident 4th Varmint. Well Stirred and 4th Varmint will also be showing off with three decks and hoping for straight A's. Northern Mixing Championship 98 forms will be available on the night for the swots. Drink promos all night for the rest of us. I The Subway West End 4pm—3ain. Price tbc. Student-orientated venue from the same people behind the Subway in the Cowgate. The music is suitably varied from 60s to 90s and the drinks are double cheap. Open seven nights a week with DJs on every night.

I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—5am. £3. Cheap drinks 50p for spirits. ciders and some beers and some funky 70s action.

I Vibe at The Wee Red Bar. IO.30pm—3am. 6 Aug. Fortnightly. Robert Connor and Silver Storic trip through tech-house and trance.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannermans. 9pm—Iam. Free. Local DJs spin pre-club vibes in this popular bar. Tonight. it‘s funk. soul and hip hop.

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 Apex at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 28 Aug.

I Bass City Rollaz at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. Monthly. Sadly. another victim of Festival displacement. Be patient.

I Camel Beats at The Venue. Next date 14 Aug. Fortnightly.

I Catwalk 9pm—lam. Free. Phil Alcock and Steve Abraham take turns to drop mellow, funky garage and house.

I Cathouse at The Jaffacake. IIpm—3am. £1 before II.30pm; £3 (£2.50) after. Watch out for free passes. Rock and indie with a playlist that can range from Metallica and Marilyn Manson to ()asis and The Beastie Boys. With student-friendly drink promos.

I Club Bezique at The Wee Red Bar.

I lpm—3am. £6. Next date 28 Aug. Monthly on the last Friday of the month. I Divine Divas at The Venue. lOpm-Sam. £5 (£3). 7 Aug. Two for one 10-] lpm. Edinburgh‘s woman only club. DJs Trendy Wendy and Ali Vegas play to a packed house. All proceeds go to Lothian Gay & Lesbian Switchboard. Extra Festival date 21 Aug.

I eh1 more at eh I. 9pm—lam. Free. The only flaming galah behind l200‘s. Beanie (Sublime) plays a blended set in this pre- club bar.

I Evol at the Liquid Room. I0.30pm—5am. £4. A healthy mix of music. taking in anything from Blur. Pavement and Oasis to Public Enemy. Jackson 5 and Underworld. Selected bottles£l before II.30pm. ,, I Fire Island at The Vaults. 9.30—5am. £4 between 9.30- lOpm; £6 members/£8 non-members. Expect to sweat in the main room with guest Kev Wright (Sublime). residents Blu Peter. Gail Sellars & Richie Vallenze wont disappoint either. Back rooms will house Joseph Malik (Lizzard Lounge) in The Samba Shack and Bootsy & Dr AJ in The Cellar. Guaranteed to be a night to remember. or should that be ‘unable to remember‘ 1’

I Gold at The Attic. I Ipm—3am. £3 (£2). A trip to the 80s in pleasant and easy- going surroundings. Drinks promos.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. Next date l4 Aug. Monthly. Call 04l I

8 l6220 for more info.

I High Rollin' at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. Busy Frida night in this cool bar. I lnternationalClub Festival at Teviot Row (venue l4). 9pm-late. £5. 7 Aug. Five clubs over five levels for £5. Opening night with Cream residents Dave Seaman. Paul Bleasdale and Guy Ornadale. Edinburgh locals Sean Pearson and the llluminoids assist in this ambitious project running through August only.

I .Iazz Joint at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. IOpm—3am. £5 (£4). Kevin Mackenzie‘s Swirler play live on 7 and I4 Aug. Basic Collective follow on 2l and 28 Aug.

I Let’s Party at JPs. 9.30pm-3am. An avalanche of party faves in this swinging party club. Over 2 I s only. No jeans or trainers.

I Lift at The Vaults. I0.30pm—3am. £7 (£5) with residents; £8 (£6). l4 Aug. Fortnightly. This one will be storming with guest Aaron Liberator (Stay Up Forever Recs. London) LFT and Paul with proper underground trance and techno. DJ Believe and Patrick Hart in the backroom playing pretty much anything they feel like.

I The Living Room 9pin—Iain. Free. Andrew Moisey. Dillon and Christopher Wright with a freestyle mix ofdance sounds in this well-situated bar.

I Lucious at The Ark. IOpm-3am. £6. Massive party music with the Woosh team and a tight but polite door policy.

I Madchester at La Belle Angele. Fortnightly. Next date 14 Aug.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana Cafe Bar. 8pm—Iam. Free. Gareth Sommerville (Cream. Hard Times. Shindig. Sub Club. Yip Yap. Atomic Baby) with a relaxed selection of hip hop. garage and house in this bus bar.

I Magic Moments at The Cavendish. 9pm-3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. No jeans. no trainers. Live bands every week. Sixties and 70s music. Ground floor only.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. lOpm-3am. Price tbc. Swing. hip hop and soul upstairs. reggae and ragga


downstairs at this long-running night hosted by Sir Ossie.

I Manga at La Belle Angele.

I lpm-3am. 7 Aug with the one and only Doc Scott (Metalheadzj3l Records). Tickets £8 (£6 members) in advance from Fopp and Ripping Records. Residents G- Mac & Kid giving proud support. Next date 2| Aug with the mighty Fabio. Tickets £12 (£I0 members) in advance from Fopp and Ripping Records. Call 220 5575 for more details. Both promise to be monster events.

I Mi Salsaat The Bongo Club. l0pm—3am. £5/£4. 7 Aug. Pure salsa night with a dance class included if you show up on time.

I MID Presents South Central at Club Mercado. I0.30pm—3am. £5. 7 Aug. Fortnightly. Rap. funk. hip hop. soul. ragga and R & B with DJs TNT and Mr H.

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Manga Oh my gosh! Doc Scott's in town. The Manga crew bring up yet another mighty drum 'n' bass guest and we are, as ever, gratefulla Bel/e Ange/e, Fri 7 Aug. Fire Island With guests like Sublime's Kev Wright, with residents like Blu Peter, Gail Sellars & Richie Vallenze, with a venue like the Vaults, with nutters like the Fire Island regulars, you just know why it's on the Hit List. The Vaults, Fri 7 Aug. Colours Of Love It's their Festival Launch Party .Seb Fontaine will be rocking the harder house crowd and Graeme Park will be bringing up the choicest garage tunes. Expect a big crowd. Club Mercado, Sat 8 Aug. Jazz Joint Head down this way any night of the week for quality guests and regulars playing jazz, drum 'n' bass, SOul, fusion the list goes on. They're doing major things and people are talking. Henry’s Cellar Bar, daily. International Club Festival For the sheer ambition of such a project. check out clubland's slice of Festival action every night in August. Highlights this week will be the Cream opening party, the Spinback launch party and the Ministry of Sound party. Phew! Teviot Row, stars Fri 7 Aug.