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I Astro 1-5 at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £3. ll Mar. Monthly. A new drutn & bass experiment with DJ Flow (Lost in Bass). Eas (Nutritious. Viva). Johnnie (2 Sword Technique) and MC Reset (Nutritious).

I Beat at The Vaults. l0.30pm—3am. Free. ll Mar. Fortnightly. Featuring Underword (not Underworld as billed on their flyers) catch Andy Hobbes behind the decks and Nick Melville performing poetry on the mic.

I Black Projects at The Honeycomb. l().30pm—3am. £ before midnight; £4 after. 4 Mar. Monthly. Across the board house in the main room with Jamie Watt and Ross Duckering; Richie Ruftone though the back playing hip hop and drum 8; bass.

I 800! at Loca. l()pm—3am. Free before midnight; £l students: £2 everyone else thereafter. A night of solid student capers with DJ Steve in this refurbished club.

I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. llpm—3ani. Free club downstairs at this popular gay bar. playing a mix of commercial dance and Iii-energy house. I Catwalk at Catwalk. ‘)pm— I am. Free. Open decks session. Phone 225 5583 or ()4ll 807925 for more information.

I The Cool Banana Club at The Rocking Horse (entrance via Cowgate). l().3()pm—3ani. Free for students before midnight; £1 with llyei'; £2 otherwise. 4 Mar. Monthly. Brand new uplifting house night moving from chan to mainstream house with DJs Andy (Beehive). Boner (Esteem) and Jewls (Fife). Website:

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l()pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. Tango Argentina. watch or learn to dance

(4 Mar); James Coinbe (Mojito) DJs (I I Mar): special new night with DJ and dancer Thaissa hosting a new monthly night ofenergetic music from samba to current Brazilian tunes ( l8 Mar).

I Digital Science at The Venue (top floor). l().3()pm—3ain. Free. l8 Mar. Monthly. House. Launch night for Real Time Records - Steve Brown guests joining Yelo and Cammera.

I Don't Panic at The Tap ()‘I.auriston. ()pin—lam. Free. 4 Mar. Fortnightly. Techno and trance sounds.

I eh1 more at ehl. ()leI—lillll. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. House grooves.

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Where? Al’s All Night Joke Shop. When? Fri 19 Feb

Highlight Tasty Spanish tapas ~ good for snacking on when you're taking a break from the dance floor,

Lowlight Would be breakdancers were too shy to do their stuff for longer than 30 seconds at a time.

It's not a photo opportunity Old geezer in a Hawaiian shirt jostling young ladies so he could get himself in front of a camera (Dawn Kofie)

I Fiasco at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 25 Mar.

I Flares at Flares. 9pm—Iam. Free. Weekl . DJs and disco.

I Fun at Bannerman’s. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly.PrecIub. Funk. soul and hip hop. I The Funky Underground at Revolution. l0pm—3am. Free ifin 60s or 70s costume; £3 before llpm; £4 after. Weekly. Cheesy disco night.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. l0pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The Grits ‘n' Gravy Trio/Band provide a classic night out for all enthusiasts.

I Kinky Ind e at The Citrus Club. Kinky Indie has now finished.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar. downstairs. 9pm—lam. Free. ll Mar. Fortnightly. Easy listening. mellow jazz. hi-energy disco and tasty cheese.

I Love Breaks at Po Na Na. I Ipm—3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Weekly. Membership available. Various funky sounds with Simone atid Dr Jon.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l()pm—3am. £3 conc and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. Sir Ossie runs with the best in hip hop. swing. funk. soul and R&B. ()ne of the longest running nights iii Scotland and still going strong.

I Pants at Wilkie House. l().30pm-3am.. £4 (£3). Weekly. The iii-house night of cheap bevvie. cheap thrills and muclr‘ cheesy-ness.

I Phactory at City Cafe 2. Monthly. Next date 25 Mar.

I Red, Hot And Cool at Noa. lOpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Sotil. hip hop and old school.

I Ripped at The Jaffacake. l lpm—3ani. £2. Weeklv. A mix of pop and indie.

I The Salsa Hut 7—l().3()pm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant joining the dots between great food and great music. With DJs.

I The Ska Club at The Venue. l()pm—3am. £4. 4 Mar. Fortnightly. The ska revival is back. A mixture of original and 80s Brit ska. ‘Rude boys. skinheads and mods. your time is now.‘ Proi play live.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4ptn—3am. £I. Weekly. DJs plaving chart music.

I A Supposedly Fun Thing I‘ll Never Do Again at Cafe Graffiti. 9pm—2am. £6 (£5). l l Mar. ()ne-off. A rare night of live breaks. beats and vocals. projections. films and sampling with a scratch DJ. Mixed media production with loads of freebies and sweets.

I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3ain. Students free with matric card before l2.3()am or iii 70s costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. Disco and chart.

I The Unspoken Thing at Negociants. ()pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Freestyle break beats.

I Vibe at The Tap ()'Lauristoii. ()pIII-lillll. Free. I l Mar. Fortnightly. New hip hop night.


I Al's All Night Joke Shop at The

Bon to Club. Monthly. Next date l9 Mar. I A pha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). l2 Mar. Monthly. Popular big beat night at this brilliant student's club with guest the Deadly Avenger. His 'lllicit' liP was released to much acclaim last year and continues to fill dancelloors across the country. Should be a good ’un.

I Apex at Studio 24. I lpm—3am. £6 (£4). 5 Mar. Monthly. Steve Pace is joined by Gizmo and Paddy (Rhymes and Versus) for a night of underground techno and trance while the DJs cheese it tip downstairs.

I Arakataca 2 at La Belle Angele.

l lpin—3am. £5. l2 Mar. Monthly. Monthly resident at the Bongo Club. Arakataca starts its monthly residency at La Belle tonight. DJs Zuppa and Jaffar play the best in salsa. African. Latin and Caribe music. See Four play and Hit list. I Barry Cabanas at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 26 Mar.

I Bedrock at The Honeycomb. l()pm—3am. £5 (£3 guest list). 5 Mar.

Monthly. A newish club with Nine Lives and Simon K in the main room playing a mix of house. garage and big beat; Sean McAuliffe through the back with rare groove. Northern Soul and Latin sounds. I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm-Iam. Free. Weekly. Tribal Funktion man the decks at this very funky bar.

I Camel Beats at The Venue. l0.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). l2 Mar.

Fortnightly. Techno. Jean NO. French DJ.

record label and shop owner makes his Scottish debut. He is highly rated in his home country and regularly plays the European festival circuit. Full support from the residents The Arabian Knights. I The Cathouse at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 5 Mar.

I Catwalk 8pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik from Lizzard Lounge. Blacka‘nized and the East Coast Project spins a selection of the best music from around the world.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. l().30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 5 Mar. Monthly. Holds true to the New York tradition of dance class. live band and the latest Latin releases by resident and guest DJs.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l()pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio Flamenco Puro with DJ Enrique.

I Defcon One at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 26 Mar.

I Divine Divas at The Venue. Monthly. Next date l9 Mar.

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

I Esteem at The Vaults. l().3()pm—3ani. £7. 5 Mar. Monthly. If you‘re up for a night of shake-ass funky house with the likes ofAndy Ford. Dave Smith. Numb. Ray and TJ Crossley then this is your club. Honest.

I Evol at The Liquid Rooms. . l().3()pm—3am. £4. Weekly. A hardy mix covering indie and pop to 60s and dance. I Fat Vibration at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 26 Mar.

I Flares at Flares. 9pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. DJs playing a range of commercial disco.

I Frontier at Revolution. l()pm—3am. £5 before I lpm; £6 between I lpm—midnight; £7 after. Weekly. Residents are Kevin Jones and Vanessa Motion. Chart and house ni yht with enonnous capacity.

I Funk rain at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). 5 Mar. Monthly. Funk and soul night leaning towards the mainstream for a ultra-busy student crowd. Get funky.

I The Gathering at The Vaults. l().3()pm—3am. Students free before midnight; £5 after and otherwise. l2 Mar. Fortnightly. Fisher & Price (Taste) play the hands in the air house tunes for which they are universally adored. joined by the no less funky Graeme McLean.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. llpm-3am. £6 (£5). l2 Mar. Monthly. Very popular and respected club: tonight they bring Harri to town. Fasin one of Scotland's finest. it‘s great to see him on the east coast. His DJing is influenced by the Chicago style from tracky loops to downright disco of the highest order. Residents will be in ftill support. 'Tonight will be the bomb‘. Duncan assures us. See Hit list.

I House at Bannernian's. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Local DJs spin house vibes.

I Intergalactic at The Polteri'ow. Monthly. Next date 26 Mar.

I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4). The new band at the Jazz Joint. Groove Diggas are a heavy soul-funk outfit (5 Mar) and alternate with Basic Collective ( l2 Mar). the soul and blues collective. DJs Sly Si and Kulu man the decks.

I The Komodo Club at Wilkie House. l().3()pm-3am. £7 (£5). 5 Mar. 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.

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. ,. 337?: 2 Substance Not one for dummies or nappies, this one-year-old is more kick ass than it probably should be for its age. Happy Birthday, guys. The Honeycomb, Sat 6 Mar.

Colours Of Love Brilliant night from the legendary Farley & Heller. If anyone knows what good house is, it's these guys. Club Mercado, Sat 6 Mar.

Tribal Funktion No stranger to the Hit list of late, Tribal have been bringing to town some of the best guests on the international cichit. This issue we welcome Mateo & Matos (cue crowd cheering in background). The Venue, Sat 6 Mar.

Arakataca Their new residency means that you can get your fix twrce a month. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 72 Mar.

Higher Ground Experience Harri’s (see above) ultra-funky and deep house

style Without hitting the M8 it's just too easy. The Honeycomb, Fri 72 Mar.

Lizzard Lounge It's their second birthday and the celebrations will blow your socks Off, even if you’re wearing sandals. There’s nothing else you need to know. Cafe Graffiti, Sat 73 Mar.

Shebang Newest night for the discerning garage and house lover let the girls show you how it's done. Wilkie House, Sat 13 Mar.

I Lift at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£6 NUS; £5 mem). 5 Mar. Monthly. Techno and trance. Local guest is Richard Robertson (Flux)joining Paul C and LFT for a night ofquality hard edged techno.

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

I Lost In Bass at Studio 24. l().3()pm—3am. £5. l2 Mar. Monthly. Ambient garage tunes with jungle rhythms. some great drum & bass DJs and hip hop to boot. Live visuals top it off. Look out for the skateboard ramp next month.

I Lucious at The Ark. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream party music.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l()pm--3am. £3 cone and before I Ipm; £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 1‘) Mar with a great line up your chance to catch DJs Wildchild. One True Parker and Tania Swift.

I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. <).3()ptn—2am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Jazz. The resident baiid the MB Players take to the stage and are supported by guest DJ Eh‘.’Wun!

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