I The Living Room 9pm—lam. Free. Weekl . Free-style mix of tunes. I Lucrous at The Ark. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Half price entry with flyer. Massive party tnusic from the 70s to the 90s with the Woosh team and a tight but polite door policy. I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0pm—3am. £3 conc and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. Make tracks and hear an array of reggae. ragga. soul. funk. swing and R&B sounds provided by Sir ()ssie. I Manga at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 19 Feb with Undercover Agent and Embee (Juice and Splash Recs). I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. 9.30pm—2am. £6 (£5). Weekly. A quality night at Graffiti. Catch the resident band the MB Players on stage with ftill support from the wonderful DJ Tinku playing various sounds from Atlantic. Staxx and Blue Note Recs (5 Feb) and a double helping of Subie Coleman — the original soul sister ( l2 Feb) to get you moving on the dance floor. I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. l0pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Weekly. The gorgeous DJ Nicci plays disco. ftiiik and house in this very groovy and popular bar. I Noa at Noa. From 5pm. Free. Weekly. Wind down your hectic week with all that‘s cheesy. Cheap drinks and loads of nibbles and dips too. I Orange Sun at Studio 34. Mottthly. Next date l9 Feb. I Planet Earth at The Citrus. l lpm—Ram. £4. Weekly. A busy and long- rttnning 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 Pure at The Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £8 (£6). 5 Feb. Fortnightly. Two floors. Techno. As big as they get — Mr Kevin Saunderson guests tonight. It) the news and charts of late after recently remixing his top '88 tune Inner City ‘Good Life'. expect also to hear his awesome F.- Dancer stuff — brings a tear to the eye and a bounce to the feet. The Pure residents in full support. Do not miss. I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card: £2 otherwise. Weekly. A mix ofchart. dance and classic disco. I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9pm—lam. Free. l2 Feb. Fortnightly. Murray Richardson continues to play his quality take on deep house. I Rebirth at Studio 24. ll).3()pm—3ani. £5. l2 Feb. l.oads of local l)Js playing a ftill range of hard techno and trance to hardcore with a few old school classics thrown in. Fora younger crowd. I The Rocking Horse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £ l. Three floors of alternative club action. loosely divided between gothic. heavy metal and indie. Drinks promos. I The Salsa Hut 7— 10.30pm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant bridging the gap between great food and great music. With l)Js. I Salsa Viva at the Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £5; £3 before llpm. l2 Feb. Fortnightly. ()ne of the capital's most )opulai' Latin nights. I Su lime at The Potterrow. lvlonthly. Next date l9 Feb with ‘Sublime Presents A Mass Visual Installation. I Sublime at Wilkie House. ll).3()pm—3am. £8 (£6). I2 Feb. Fortnightly. Trance and techno. Ntiw ldol (Zoom Rees) live -- this artist describes his music as techno trance. has worked with The Shamen. lan Pooley. DJ Sneak and Marshall .lefferson among many others and is quoted as saying 'When the music really works in a club and people are on the same vibe. the collective unconscious takes it on a higher plane atid it's like a religious ceremony.’ With ftill support from Kev Wright in the main room. Beany aiitl Felix through the back. I Subtle Logic at La Belle Angele. llpin- 3am. £4 (£3). l2 Feb. Monthly. A nucleus of techno and house -« Manhattan Project and Mtii'fjoin Smiling Ross. Rod the God and Fric the Viking. Banging out on an atomic level. i i \
I The Subway West End 4pm—3ain. i: I. Weekly. See Thu.
I TFI Friday Afterwork Party at The Ark. 4.30—9.30pm. Free. Weekly. A free hot buffet until 6.30pm and loads of cheap drinks.
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. lOpm-3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy takes you through the 60s. 70s and 80s in a now weekly bash.
I Triptonite North at The l-loneycomb. Monthly. Next date l9 Feb.
I Tsunami 015 at Negociants. 9pm—3ani. Free. Weekly. US house and garage.
I Underworld Vibes at Bannerman's. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Local l).ls spin pre-club vibes in this popular bar.
I Walkers 4pm—3am. Free before l().3()pm; £5 after. Group concessions available. Weekly. ()ver 2 ls. Smart dress. I Wanted at l.oca. l()pit)--3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. A night of quality house with Steven McCreery.
I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9.3()pm—lam. Free. 5 Feb. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns throwing down a mixture of jazz-funk. old and modern soul through to Latin grooves. The sublime lirik joins Bob on the last date of every month.
I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 27 Feb.
I Atomic Baby at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £l() (£8). l3 Feb. Fortnightly. Michael Kilkie and [ammo playing pumping Euro in the main room. Gareth Sommerville througli the back with deep house and American garage. I Bedlam at Studio 24. l().3()pm—3ani. £l(). l3 Feb. Neurotech/Ultimate Allusion providing a live PA. l)Js Tom Wilson. inle. Tecnotrance. F.\'. Billy Reed and ths Badboy. Loco and Attack join forces for a night of hardcore uproar. I Big Beat at Cafe Graffiti. Monthly. Next date 20 Feb.
I CC. Blooms llpni-Ram. Free. Weekly. Get up and move those hips at this very busy gay bar/club.
I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. The very popular Higher Ground l).ls alternate with the very popular Barry Cabanas l)Js at this verv. um. popular pre-club bar.
I Catwalk 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Gordon Whittaker and Mark Price alternate to play an eclectic mix of happening beats in this quality pre-club bar.
I Colours Of Love at Club Mercado. llpm—4am. £l2 (£ l0). 6 Feb. Fortnightly. The Blockster‘s ‘99 Bash with Brandon Block. Alex P and Jon Mancini. a night of enormous house tunes for a di'essed-tip-for-it crowd. Very popular night. get there early
I Core at Studio 24. l().i()pm—3am. £7. 6 Feb. The relaunch of Core '99 with Tom Wilson and guests. "The last bastion of Setillislt hardcore.‘
I Cream at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 27 Feb.
I Cuba Norte at Ctiba Noi'te. ltlpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Various l).ls from local Latin clubs pop in to play Latin and South American sounds.
I Curios at WJ. Christie's. 9pm~lam. Free. Weekly. Various guests play a range of hip hop sounds. The open decks mean that voti can have ago. too.
_ I Disco Inferno at Tlte Venue.
l().3()pm—3am. £6. 6 Feb. Fortnightly. A night of flares if you dare. afros if you go-go and general drunken madness. Not so much a serious reflection of an era as an excuse to have a mad party. and we love it.
I The Edge at The Vaults. 9pin—3am. £8 before llpm; £ 10 after: students £5 all night. l3 Feb. l-‘ortnightly. A night of hard house for a busy crowd. Big night with super popular DJ Nigel Benn dropping by. Residents Alan Henderson. Sean Pearson and the Mad .-\mbassador. I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—3ain. £3 members; £3.50 non- members. Weekly. A saried playlist takiitg in soul. ()(ls. 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 Mar.
I eh1 more at eh I. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton plays his garage and soul 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 party sounds.
I Fire Island at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 27 Feb.
I Flares at Flares. 9pm— I am. Free. Weekly. l)Js playing a range of commercial disco.
I Flymuzak at Wilkie House. l().3()pm—3am. £6. l3 Feb. A combination of vocal New York house to hard edged house with hip hop and R&B through the back. Residents are Asam Qureslii. Andy McQuarrie and a guest DJ Steven McCreery (The Tunnel). Phone 445 345l for more info.
I Glam at The Vaults. 9pm—3am. £ It); £8 before I lpm; students £5. 6 Feb. Fortnightly. Hard from guest The Shy Brother (The Tunnel) with support from Keith Baxter and Sean Pearson.
I Going Places at ABC Cinema. Monthly. Next date l3 Mar.
I Hanky Panky at La Belle Angele.
l lpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Very popular fttll on mainstream and dance night with music from the 70s to the 90s.
I Headspin at The Bongo Club. l().3()pm—3am. £5 (£4). 13 Feb. Monthly. A four deck mix of hip hop. trip hop. funk. house and soul with live jamming. varying every time from saxophonists to drummers. A funky blend of ass-quaking ttiiies. Highly recommended.
I Jamboree at Casino Royale. l()pm-3am. £8. 6 Feb. Monthly. Two floors. A brand new club with a medieval theme and funky dance music. Top floor guest DJ Tankred Moss (Vienna. Munich) atid residents Dribbler and Jak with host Modern Man Max who was Fbeneezer Good on the Shamen World Tour. Downstairs is The Dungeon — a pageant of games. fancy dress and cheesy disco will take place in a high tech visual recreation of a medieval castle.
I Jazz Joint at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. l()pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Jamie Anderson's Dog Catcher Trio (6 Feb) and Elemental ( 13 Feb).
I Joy at Wilkie House. l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£6) before llpm: £9 (£8) after. 6 Feb. Monthly. The brilliant Maggie & Alan team lay down their awesome hard house and techno mix: Trendy Wendy and Sally Findlay stir it tip through the back. Gay/mixed night.
I Jungle Magic at The Potterrow. 9pm--3am. £7 (£5). 6 Feb. Monthly. Jungle Magic vs Flava — that's Kid. ('J-Mac. Jtidge Dredd. Kato. MC Feelman. Digac plus a live PA from Calibre. Quality dmm 8.: bass on the brilliant Potterrow sound system.
I Le Freak at The Attic. llpm-3am. £5. Weekly. 70s and chart music.
I liquid at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm-—3am. £5. Weekly. Andy Ford plays soulful house and garage at this busy night.
I Live at lgiiana. 9pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club housc grooves with Stuart Duncan on 6 Feb and Gareth Sommerville on 13 Feb.
I The Living Room 9pm —lani. Free. Weekly. See Fri.
I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. l()pm—2am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Some great dates for your social diary Fl Cometas (6 Feb) with their Latin. soul and jazz sounds with support from Joseph Malik. Carlos Pena and The Mtichachos (Venezuela) make a welcome return ( l3 Feb) This man is one in a million. do not miss! West African and Thai food served. I Lothian Switchboard’s Tartan Fling at The Assembly Rooms. 8pm--2am. £l2 (f; l()) in aovance only. l3 Feb. Three rooms to celebrate Valentine's Day. There will be a Ceilidh. a Tea Dance and Tackno hosted by Trendy Wendy. Tickets from: Hotline 556 8997. Ticketline 220
No matter what beat sounds on your drum, there’s something for you this fortnight.
Pure Kevin Saunderson (above) aka Inner City aka E-Dancer aka one of the best nights out in yonks. The Venue, Fri 5 Feb.
The Ska Club From original 505 ska to Current bands like Proi, this new club celebrates the whole ska movement. The Venue, Thu 4 Feb.
Messenger Sound System A whole night dedicated to the one true Marley. The Bongo Club, Sat 6 Feb.
Jamboree Something that has caught our eye: funky dance music, a may host, a few games, all wrth a medieval theme. The Shooting Gallery, Sat 6 Feb.
Mingin’ Good sound system, great
music, friendly crowd, cheap cover
charge — all that matters. Studio 24, Sat 73 Feb.
Colours Sasha and Digweed stop by for a mock around on the awesome Potterrow sound system. Methinks they Will be nearly as impressed as us. The Potterrow, Sun 74 Feb.
4349. Planet ()ttt. Virgin. New Town Bar. PJs. CC. Blooms and Under The Moon. I Loveshack at The Jaffacake. l().3()pm—-3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream party night.
I Luveiy at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 2() Feb.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l()pm—3am. £3 conc and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. World music with Sir ()ssie playing the full African. soca. Latin. salsa. reggae and ragga sounds.
I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Cltib. llpm—3ani. £6 (£5). 6 Feb. Fortnightly. Dub reggae on a custom- built system — one of lidinburgh‘s most loved nights. Tonight will be one of the biggest nights of the year — a Bob Marley birthday special.
I Mingin' at Studio 24. l().3()pm—3am. £5. l3 Feb. Monthly. Cutting right back to the essentials — good music. good sound system and a good crowd. Brian Dempster warms up the crowd with bouncy hard house and handbag before Alan Joy takes over with some darker. grubby. sexy trance later. A great friendly. relaxed night all for a fiver.
I Ministry Of Sound at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 2() Feb.
I Mi Salsa at The Counting House. llpiii--3;iiii. £5 (£4). l3 Feb. Monthly. Last seen at The Bongo Club. this popular Latin and salsa club has moved. There‘s a free dance class if you show tip early.
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