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I Club Fondue 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 Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 5 Feb.

I Club MIB at The Vaults. Club MIB has now finished.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. IOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio Flamenco Puro with DJ Enrique.

I Defcon One at La Belle Angele.

l lpm—3ain. £5. 26 Feb. Monthly. The guys from the west. The Jengaheads and Edinburgh's own Colin Millar go to work on four decks. cutting tip hip hop. funk and big break beats (and whatever else they can fit in). Highly recommended.

I Divine Divas at The Venue. l0pm-3am. £5 (£3): two for one before llpm. l9 Feb. Monthly. Busy women only club with Poptastic (Manchester) and DJ Michelle with the ‘infainous Shag Tag System'.

I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm-lam. Free. Stylish pre-club bar. Gordon Mac (aka Sublime‘s Beany) plays on the first Friday of the month. the big beat sounds ofSleazy G on the second and fourth while you can catch Gav Lyell on the third Friday each month.

I Esteem at The Vaults. Esteem has now finished.

I Evol at The Liquid Rooms. I0.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. A hardy mix of indie and pop to 60s and dance. A few big guests to keep you on your toes at future events come on down Mani (yes. the one from The Stone Roses and Primal Scream) and play as one of your DJ sets mate. nice one. He’ll be joined by Phil Smith. the official ()asis tour DJ (26 Feb. £5).

I Fat Vibration at The Bongo Club. l0.30pm-3am. £5 (£4). 26 Feb. Monthly. Live funk from six piece Elemental. with DJ support in the form of funky grooves and Latin sounds from Eh'.’Wun! and Sly Si. Friendly atmosphere at The Bongo.

I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row. Monthly. Next date l3 Mar.

I Flares at Flares. 9pm~lam. Free. Weekly. DJs playing a range of commercial disco.

I Frontier at Revolution. l0pm—3am. £5 before I Ipm: £6 between llpm-midnight; £7 after. Weekly. Residents are Kevin Jones and Vanessa Motion. Chart and house night with enormous capacity.

I Funk Train at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 5 Mar.

I The Gathering at The Vaults. l0.30pm—3am. Students free before midnight; £5 after. 26 Feb. Those wacky funksters Fisher and Price (Taste) guest tonight playing whatever falls out of the box. probably on a hard house tip. joined by Graeme McLean.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date l3 Mar with Harri (Glasgow).

I Identity at The Vaults. l().3()pm—3am. £5 before I lpm; £8 after. l9 Feb. Fortnightly. A Scottish debut for Slacker. well respected progressive trance remixer. joined by residents Martin Kay. Jay Storic. Gail Sellars and Graeme McLean.

I Intergalactic at The Potterrow. 9pm-3am. £5 (£3). 26 Feb. Monthly. New indie robot pop night.

I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. l0pm—3am. £5 (£4). H tib Central. original urban soul band ( l‘) Feb) and Basic Collective. fronted by Nicola King (26 Feb) on rotation at Henry's.

I The Komodo Club at Wilkie House. l0.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 1‘) Feb. Fortnightly. A brand new night of big beat anthems and angelic house. 20% of all proceeds are going to Music Therapy. DJ Tickle (London) and residents.

I Lift at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 5 Mar.

I Live at Iguana. ()pni—lam. Free. Weekly. ()ne of the best bars around with some of the best house DJs.

I The Living Room 9pm-lam. Free. Weekl . Free-style mix of tunes.

I Lucrous at The Ark. l0pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Half price entry with flyer. Massive party music from the 70s to the 90s with the Woosh team and a tight but polite door policy.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. lOpm—3am. £3 cone 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 Ossie.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. llpm-3am. £7 (£5). l9 Feb. Monthly. Drum & bass. Undercover Agent and Embee (Juice and Splash Recs) drop by tojoin residents G-Mac and Kid.

I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. 9.30pm—2am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Jazz. The resident band the MB Players take to the stage and are supported by DJ Tinku who takes her sounds from Atlantic. Staxx and Blue Note Recs ( l9 Feb) and are joined by Tony King for a James Brown night (26 Feb). See Hit List.

I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. l0pm-3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Weekly. The gorgeous DJ Nicci plays disco. funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar.

I Orange Sun at Studio 24. l0.30pm-3am. £5. 19 Feb. Monthly. A new age mix of music. dance and drama: ‘Are we pagans“? No. we're Orange Sinners.‘ Right then. now you know.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. l0.30pm—3am. £6. 26 Feb. Monthly. The second night of this new club which by all accounts did very well on its opening night. This time. expect ‘big beats. big DJs. big fire-eaters. big cats.‘

I Planet Earth at The Citrus.

l lpm-3am. £4. Weekly. A busy and long- running 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. l0.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). I9 Feb. Fortnightly. Two floors. Techno. Popular night with residents Twitch. Dribbler. The Bill and Sandy Paris stepping tip for the AWOL Brainstorm who‘s taking a sabatical. apparently. Never fear. he’s back on 5 Mar.

I Reaction at The Subway. | 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— I am. Free. 26 Feb. Fortnightly. Murray Richardson is gigging in London; Neil McDonald (Raw) steps tip with his take on deep house.

I Rebirth at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date l2 Mar.

I The Rocking Horse at The Rocking Horse. 1 lpm—3am. £I. Three floors of alternative club action. looser divided between gothic. heavy metal and indie. Drinks promos.

I The Salsa Hut 7—I().30pm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant bridging the gap between great food and great music. With DJs. '

I Salsa Viva at the Venue. I0.30pm-3am. £5; £3 before I lpm. 26 Feb. Fortnightly. One of the capital's most popular Latin nights.

I Scheme at The Wee Red Bar. l0.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). I9 Feb. Classic house from DJs Chrisp and Zico.

I Sublime at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). l9 Feb. Monthly. Trance. 'A Mass Visual Installation' by Insertion. A true sensory voyage with music from residents Beany. Felix and Kev Wright: they‘ll be starting on a deeper tip before movin into trance pure and simple.

I Sub ime at Wilkie House. l().30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 26 Feb. Fortnightly. Scotland's biggest trance and techno club. ldge finally returns from his extended travels abroad and provesjust how much he missed the Sublime faithful with an epic three hour set. With support in the main room from Kev Wright: Beany and Felix through the back with their eclectic groovey I'tinkiness. Check out the new website http://wwwsublitne~

I Subtle Logic at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date l2 Mar.

I The Subway West End 4ptn—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thu.

I TFI at Club Mercardo. 5—l0pm. Free. Weekly. The capital’s famous after work party with music courtesy of Trendy Wendy.

I TFI Friday Afterworlt 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. IOpm—3ain. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy takes you through the 60s. 70s and 80s in a now weekly bash.

I Triptonite North at The Honeycomb. llpm—3ain. £8 (£6). l9 Feb. Monthly. Matt Skinny (Skinny Malinky Recs) guests tonight at this house night. joining Stuart Duncan. Dominic Moir. Gareth Sommerville. Colin Cook and Murray Richardson.

I Tsunami Dls at Negociants. 9pin—3ain. Free. Weekly. US house and garage.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannerman's. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Local DJs spin pre-club vibes in this popular bar.

I Voodoo at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 6 Mar.

I Walkers 4pm—3am. Free before l0.30pm; £5 after. Group concessions available. Weekly. Over 2 Is. Smart dress. I Wanted at Loca. lOpm—3am. £3 before midnight: £4 after. Weekly. A night ofquality house with Steven McCreery.

I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9.30pm-lam. Free. l9 Feb. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns throwing down a mixture of jazz-funk. old and modern soul through to Latin grooves. The sublime Erik joins Bob on the last date of every month.


I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. l0.30pm—3am. £5. 27 Feb. Monthly. They‘re back. after an extended Christmas break. Vivito Y Coleando. Salsa. African. Latin and Caribbean dance music. Top DJs playing cool music from hot countries. Also. there's yummy West African and Thai food available.

I Atomic Baby at The Honeycomb. llpm-3am. £l0 (£8). 27 Feb. Fortnightly. Michael Kilkie and Zammo playing pumping Euro in the main room. Gareth Sommerville through the back with deep house and American garage. I Big Beat at Cafe Graffiti. I0pm—2ani. £6 (£5). 20 Feb. Monthly. The resident Thelonious DJs play a selection of 70s to 90s funky jazz to Latin descargas. Tonight they're joined by Coco And The Bean. one of the UK's foremost soul/jazz outfits.

I C.C. Blooms l Ipm—3am. Free. Weekly. Get tip and move those hips at this very busy gay bar/club.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. ()pin-lam. Free. Weekly. The very popular Higher Ground DJs alternate with the very popular Barry Cabanas DJs 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-cltib bar.

I Colours Of Love at Club Mercado. llpm—4am. £l2 (£l0). 20 Feb. Fortnightly. The Scottish superclub brings on Jon Mancini and Des Mitchell (BCM. Majorca). A very busy. very dressy night of top house and garage tunes.

I Core at Studio 24. l().30pm—3am. £7. 20 Feb. Hardcore and bouncy Scottish hardcore. Featuring Tom Wilson. Badboy Slick and Anthrax. Hardcore. you know the score!

I Cream at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £8 (£6). 27 Feb. Monthly. Seb Fontaine. Creams newest resident comes to town. Seb took over from Paul Oakenfold last month and is joined by Les Ryder and Potterrow residents Gaz Long and Neil McKay. Guaranteed to sell out. they always do. See Hit List.

listings CLUBS

Nights so good even your old lady will be struttin’ her stuff . . . scarey thought. that.

Al's All Night Joke Shop Pulling off something different in clubland is almost impossible nowadays so a pat on the back and a pint of wet stuff to Al and his mates. The Bongo Club, Fri 79 Feb.

Fiasco Bringing together some of the capital's most talented (DJs, not lookers) for a night of real quality and grooves. The Honeycomb, Thu 25 Feb.

Midnight Blue Be prepared to get busy with your bad self when MB pays tribute to the hardest working man in show busrness, the Godfather of Soul Mr James Brown. Cafe Graffiti, Fri 26 Feb.

Cream Your chance to check out the bloke who filled Paul Oakenfold's shoes at Cream in Liverpool-Seb Fontaine. Must be at least half decent, we say. The Potterrow, Sat 27 Feb.

Scratch All you deck-spotters, stop slouching and pay attention. DJs Craze, Develop and Git Hyper are dropping by to show off their mighty skills and make us feel more than a little uncoordinated. The Venue, Sat 27 Feb.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. I0pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. Various DJs from local Latin clubs pop in to play Latin and South American sounds.

I Curios at W.J. Christie's. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Various guests play a range of hip hop sounds. The open decks mean that voti can have a go too.

I Disco Inferno at The Assembly Rooms. l0pm-3am. £12 in advance from Ripping Recs and Virgin. 27 Feb. The 70s party moves house for one night only. Special guests The Nolan Sisters with residents DJ Love. Nick Silver. MC ()tis and Mr Lenny Love. Strictly over

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I Disco Inferno at The Venue. l0.30pm—3am. £6. 20 Feb. Fortnightly. A night of flares if you dare. afros ifyou go-go and general drunken madness. Delerious disco and fired-up funk in the main room; soul. rare groove and a Latin selection in the Cooler.

I The Edge at The Vaults. 9pm—3am. £8 before I lpm; £10 after; students £5 all night. 27 Feb. Fortnightly. A night of hard house for a busy crowd. K-Klass drop by for their monthly residency joining Sean Pearson.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar.

| lpm—3ain. £3 members; £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.

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