I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £6. 23 Jan. Fortnightly. Let the 70s fr'ivolity recommence! A itiglit of flares if you dare. afros if you go-go and general drunken madness. Not so much a serious reflection of art era as art excuse to ltave a party. and we love it.

I The Edge at The Vaults. 9pm—3am. £8 before I lpni; £10 after; students £5 all iiigftt. 23 Jan. Fortnightly. A night of hard house for a busy crowd. Residents Alan Henderson. Sean Pearson and the Mad .-\mbassador.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—3am. £3 riienibers; £3.50 non- members. Weekly. A varied playlist taking in soul. 60s. new wave. indie. Northern. soundtracks and much. much more. There's a very cheap bar as well. Free photographic membership available on the night.

I Ego at The Shooting Gallery. Monthly. Next date l3 Feb.

I eh1 more at eh I. 9pm— I am. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton plays his garage and sotrl tunes on the first and third Saturday and rising deep house star Murray Richardson shows why he is worthy of attention on the second and fourth.

I Energise at Subway. l lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Various patty sounds.

I Fire Island at Wilkie House. l0piii—3aiii. £6 (£5) before l0.30pm: £7 (£6) after. 30 Jan. Monthly. A big night of house arid techno sounds with Chris Botirne vs Steven Graham. Chris Bourne is known for building his sets from a dream house tip to the hard house side of things. Steven Graham plays an eclectic blend of tip-front quality house. Both are sure to take the crowd skyhigh. Gail Seller and Richie Vallenz offering main room strpport. Bootsy and Rich through the back.

I Glam at The Vaults. 9pm—3am. £10; £8 before llpm; students £5. 30 Jan. Fortnightly. Hard from guest The Shy Brother (The Tunnel) with support from Keith Baxter and Sean Pearson.

I Hanky Panky at La Belle Arrgele. llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Come and frolic shamelessly to the cheesier than cheesy 70s. 80s and 90s party tunes.

I Headspin at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date l3 Feb.

I Jazz Joint at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. l0pm—3airi. £5 (£4). Weekly. Yumbambe (23 Jan). a brand new Latin jazz collective. alternate with mellow funk outfit lilemental (30 Jan). Willi Theloiiious l)Js.

I Joy at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 6 Feb.

I Jungle Magic at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 6 Feb.

I Le Freak at The Attic. llpin—3am. £5. Weekly. Back to the 70s and all that used to glitter. Strut your funky disco stuff.

I Liquid at the Liquid Roont. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Residents Dave Smith and Andy Ford play club favourites from house. garage and old school. \"er'y busy. get there early.

I Live at iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Pic-club house grooves with Stuart Duncan on 23 Jan and Gareth Somnier". ille on 30 .lan.

I The Living Room ()pttt—Iitlti. Free. Weekly. See Fridays.

I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. l0pm—2am. £6 (£5). Weekly. 23 Jan. They're jtist too good to you . . . DJ Haroldo (Tribal Funktion) is joined by Frosty. one of lidinburgh's best hip hop l)Js and the infamous Cuban Brothers (see panel). Yo Yo are also having their second fashion show at the Lounge. show starts at l0.30piir. A great night to be had. as always.

I Loveshack at The Jal'facake.

l0.3()piii 3am. £5. Weekly. Now over a year old. a mainstream party night. szpect a mix of 70s. 80s arid 90s chart hits. plus a revamped venue.

I Luver at Wilkie llotise. l()pnt«3am. £l2 (£8). 23 Jan. Monthly. Happy birthday Luvely/ Ltively it's your birthday . . . the iiiosi trendy star in Edinburgh's clublarid celebrate their third birthday. Birthday presents for everyone. special presents for the first l(X). extra Luver

presents for the first 25. We recommend that you get there as the doors open or darling. youjust won’t get in.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0pm—3am. £3 cone and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. World music with Sir Ossie playing the full African. soca. Latin. salsa. reggae and ragga sounds.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). 23 Jan. Fortnightly. Dub reggae on a custom-built system.

I Mingin' at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date l3 Feb.

I Ministry Of Sound at The Potterrow. 9pm—3atn. £7 (£5). 23 Jan. Monthly. The Ministry of Sound present Yousef along with MoS percussionists and dancers.

I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. l0pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Weekly. Well Stirred at the controls in this busy bar/club. dropping a mix of disco. funk, 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese. I Naughty at The Ark. 9pm—3anr. £5. Weekly. Half price with flier. A night for the office workers wanting to drink and dance to party tunes.

I Noa 9pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £3 before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Head through to the back rooin for quality garage and house with Taste‘s Martin Valentine and Stuart Barrie.

I The Party at Revolution. 10piii—3am. £5 l0—l lpm; £6 “pm—midnight“. £7 after. Weekly. Door policy is dress to impress so dust off your fave bits of Lycra arid buff up your shirtiest shoes. it‘s party time!

I Phat Pharm at City 2. ()pltl-Ittltt. Free. 30 Jan. Fortnightly. Man-about- town Yogi Haughton serving up real deal garage. rare groove and ftrnk.

I Platoon at The Potterrow. New monthly collaboration between Uber Disko and Voodoo starting l3 Feb.

I RAW at Negociants. l0pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Neil McDonald and Ben McCabe continue to play deep and funky house of the highest order. They are joined by George T (Tribal Funktion) on the 23 Jan. sure to be rinsing out.

I The Rocking Horse llpiii—3ani. £3. Weekly. Three floors of the darker and harder side of things. Tomb Raider for the gothic and industrial sounds. Frenzy for rock and alternative and Fly for the indie and chemical noises.

I Scratch at The Venue. llpiii—3am. £10 (£8). 30 Jan. Fortnightly. Hip hop. Prime Cuts. Tony Vegas. lst Rate and Mr Tlrirtg aka The Scratch Pervetts are the big guests at Scratch. Your chance to witness their lTF 98 World mixing routine as well as their brand new individual sets. See paneL

I Squeezed at Loca. l0piii—3aiir. £3 before midnight: £4 after. Weekly. Whoop it up with Brian McGarry playing funky house. soul and disco in a refurbished

I Substance at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £l0 (£8). 23 Jan. Monthly. Rushing their way to their one year birthday. this is widely considered to be one of the best garage clubs in the country. Tonight. check otit why there is so much hype about their residents. Craig Smith. Mikey Stirtoii. Bootsy and Ross Keddie play to an appreciative crowd.

I The Subway West End 4prri—3am. £ l. Weekly. See Thursdays.

I Teaseage at The Citrus. l lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Indie. with a touch of dance and funk. played to a packed and sweaty crowd.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 30 Jan. Fortnightly. The very popular and talented local boy Aqua Bassiito will be dropping by to play one of his rare live sets. Bassiiro is signed to Laurent Garnier's l-'-Coitrmurrications label and you cart expect a funky techno set of the highest calibre. He will be supported by good mates George T and Simone with H manning the cooler.

I Tugboat at Studio 24. l0.30prir—3aitt. lintry by donation. 23 Jan. Monthly. A new monthly event featuring the Tugboat crew arid guests with a hardcore underground sound.

I Underworld Vibes at Baitiierrtian's. ()pin—lam. Free. Weekly. Local l)Js spin

listings CLUBS

The Cuban Brothers

The Cellar Bar, Tue weekly; Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti, Sat 23 Jan; Barry Cabanas at The

Honeycomb, 29 Jan and monthly; Barry Cabanas at Cafe Aquarius, 23 Jan and fortnightly.



'I breakdance. I am the inventor of Latin breakdance. And I had a man in Amsterdam, an old Italian gentleman who is retired he is a night-life impresario there - he was breakdancing with me. You have never seen a 65-year-old man on hrs back spinning and trying to take his trousers off also. And the funny thing about this guy, he had some girl with him, who had tried to fellate (as in penis- games) me on stage. This is a true story. I thought at first, this is Amsterdam, this is okay, she is just playing. But of c0urse, no, she try to fellate me. I found this rather

worrying. My Wife would not like thiS.’

'We have a breast shaking competition but for me, is not a sexual thing. For us, when we kiss the breast of the ladies, is a mental thing. I like the ladies, but I try to remain faithful to my fifth wrfe back in Cuba.’

pre-elub vibes in this popular bar. Tonight. it's mainstream dance cheese. I Vegas at Casino Royale. l0.30pm--3am. £7 (£5). 30 Jan. Monthly. A night of easy listening. cheesy cult classics and yes. even country music. Dress tip like you never thought you would and have a great time. Please note that the venue is to be confirmed. Phone 558 3824.

I Viva at Club Mercado. ()piii-4arti. Free ‘)—l()pm; £8 thereafter. 30 Jan. Fortnightly. Going from strength to strength. this fantastically glam. glittery night continues to irttpress the best. A night which starts off as a cabaret their move through easy listening. disco arid funk before boogying into classic dance anthems. Make an effort with your outfit think fantastic!

I Walkers l0.30pm—3ani. £tbc. Weekly. ()ver 2 l s. Smart dress. Party night with residents S. Chapman. C. Frarrte arid Slimen. One for the local office workers arid West finders.

I Yele at The Bongo Club. l0.30pm—3aiii. £6 (£5 ). 30 Jan. A world music night with Hanred Kane (Senegal) arid Yo Yo Kalili providing the African vibes.

I Yush! at City 3. Free. 23 Jan. Fortnightly. Underground sounds representing the label. Al front Blacka‘iiized provides the hip hop and reggae flavour.


I Absent Without Leave at Revolution. l().30piir--3aiii. £2.50 before llpm; £3

l lpiit—midiiight; £4 after. Weekly. A fusion of poptastic dance. chart and garage anthems froin Alan Key and Adrian Luvdup.

I Bare Story 7.30pm~lam. Free. Weekly. Drinks promos. l’re-elub action with l)Js dropping the garage and house vibe. Selected bottled beers £ l.

I C.C. Blooms l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. See 'l‘litirsdays.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. ‘)pirt---laitt. Free. Weekly. I'leavyweight clubs Manga aittl Sublime on rotation at this friendly bar.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 9pm- I am. Free. Weekly. Kev and Mark play funky mellow house.

I Club Mojito at Cuba Norte. 8—1 lptn. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro- Cuban and Latin cocktail.

I Creamed at The Ark. l lpm-3am. £4. Weekly. Half price with flier. Quality party favourites and mainline spirits at 49p . . . the weekend's not over yet.

I eh1 More at ehl. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Tim King plays his favourite hip hop. acid jazz and funk records in this pre-club bar.

I Electriscity at the Catwalk. l0pm—lam. Free. Tl Crossley and guests spinning hip hop. garage and house music in a great bar.

I Galaxy at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. £3. Weekly. Funk. soul. Northern and disco. Selected drinks 50p all night!

I Hot Lava at Negociants. l0pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Glasgow‘s Bonafide Love presents original reggae and hip hop.

I Jazz Joint at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Spin-3am. £3. Weekly. A double bill in which urban soul trio Tasty share the limelight with Jazz Incident. thejazz quartet who have provided samples for hip-hop artists throughout the genre. DJs Ktrltr and treat combo Beatz Related.

I The Kir at Wilkie House. 2-7pm. £3 (£2 with flier). Weekly. I’m told that it's '(iuys. girls. beer. bands. comedians. drinks promos. games. classic 70s. 80s and 90s music arid other interesting stuff.‘ While away your Sunday afternoons.

I Lost at Loca. l0am—3am. £3. Weekly. Sonre fine drinks promos to wind your week down. or is that start your week off‘.’ Gareth Soiirmerville playing a mix of soulful house and garage.

I Mad at The Attic. 10pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Chart arid classic disco going happily hand-in-hand with very cheap drinks promos.

I Noa 9pm—3am. Free before llpm; £3 before midnight; £6 after. Proving that there is life in the West End. this out-post is a diamond find. Not a bar. not a club. btrt definitely worth a look.

I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thursdays.

I Sundaze at Po Na Na. l lpm—3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Weekly.

M urray Richardson (Rebel Waltz) with dance classics from days gone by.

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