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

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0pm—3am. £3 cone and before I lpiii; £4 thereafter. Weekly. Reggae. ragga. sottl. funk. swing and R&B delights provided by Sir ()ssie.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. llpiii—3am. to Apr. iVlonthly. lt's residents night at Scotland‘s monster drum & bass night starring 1).! Kid. (3- Mac. MC Feelman. \"J A-l)an. the General and Unify.

I MIB Presents South Central at Walker's. ll).3l)pm--3am. £5. Weekly. Edinburgh's ‘R&B defenders‘ Mr it and TNT present sessions with gtiest l).ls. dancers and freestyling.

I Midnight Blue at Cafe (iraffiti. ll)pm—2am. £5. Weekly. l6 Apr is Midnight l.atin Blue with Mas Que Nada featuring Ronnie Rae .lnnior. Jan and soul tunes from the ill box of Big Beat's Stuart. 23 Apr brings sotrl sister Subie Coleman together with Nicky King and Cathy Rae for a Via/7. vocal extravagan/a. Joseph Malik and l)emus work the turntables.

I Miss Moneypenny's at the HoneyComb. Monthly. Next date 7 May. I Moroccan Clouds at l’o Na Na. l()pm-—3ain. Free before I lpiii: £2 after. Weekly. The gorgeous l).l Nicci plays disco. funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar.

I Noa at Noa. lllpm—Bam. £6. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room playing garage; Paul Dixon through the back mixing old skool. soul and funk.

I Orange Sun at Studio 3-). Monthly. 9pm—-3am. £5. to Apr. l ive psychedelic bands. industrial techno l).ls. poets. storytellers and performers fill the studios fora weird and wonderful evening's entertainment. Bands include The Few and Sort ()f A l)rum. l.i\e techno comes from Agent ()range. l)Js llll/ (l’urple Moon) and Bill Spice (Curios) play technofunk into the bargain.

I Pillbox at Sttidio 24. ll)_.‘\l)pm 5am. £6. 23 Apr. Monthly. The main room is where you can find the likes of Kanobi. Richard (Apex) and Captain Kava indulging the crowds in some top trance and techno. while downstairs Solar Pei'plexus perform a live PA with guest Rick and Nate (Looking (iood Records) show off their four deck mixing skills and Bill Spice plays a mix of all things electronic.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llpiii—3am. £4. Weekly. A busy and long running night of 7()s and fills sounds where New Romantics. punks. glam rockers and disco freaks relive the era that others do their best to forget.

I Platinum at The \'aults. lllpm .5illll. £8 (£6). 23 Apr. Fortnightly. (iaretli Somei'ville of Atomic Baby fame guest at this shiny new house and garage club with residents Asarn Qorishi and Andy McQuart'ie. Kash (record playa/i sits through the back playing hip hop and other such delights.

I Pure at The Venue. lllfillpm 3am. £7 (£5). l6 Apr. Fortnightly. Two floors. We‘re not exactly sure how this lot escaped again but Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill and the other l’ure reprobates put on another of their charming evenings of chunky. clunky house and techno for all you with discerning tastes,

I Radio Babylon at The Bongo (Tub. llpiii-a’tairi. £7 (£5). 23 Apr only. The triumphant return of this well respected breaks and beats night heralds a \ isit by 'The l.ast True Fatnily Mair himself. Freddy Fresh. Hip hop break beat scientist. mate of Fatboy Slim and all round good bloke. See preview.

I Reaction at The Subway. l lpiii iatti. Free for students with matriculation card: £2 otherwise. Weekly. A llll\ ofchatt. dance and classic disco.

I Rebel Waltz at City (’afc. ‘)pm lain. Free. 23 Apr. Fortnightly. Murray Richardson controls a night of all things deep and funky.

I The Salsa Hut 7 tofstipiu. l'l't‘t' (‘ool little Mexican restaurant bridging the gap between great lood and great music. \\ itli


I Salsa Viva upstairs at The Venue. ‘).3l)pnr--3am. Reduced admission to cltrb for those at the class before it. -3 Apr. Monthly. The first hour has now been dedicated to salsa classes. so you can polish tip your moves before taking to the dance lloor. An evening of l.atiti. salsa. Valleiiato. merengue and much more from the tnagical turntables of DJ .loi'ge. lookout for the tip coining salsa dance competitions.

I Sexsi at The .laflacake. ll).3llpiii~3am. £5. Weekly. The music policy is pumping. uplifting house from residents Andy Ford. Scott Beclielli and l.ee l)oy‘.'t)_\.

I Simple at l.a Belle Angelle. 23 Apr. Monthly. .‘so other intorniatiori at time of going to press.

I Sublime at The l’ottcr‘t‘ow. Monthly. Next date H May.

I Sublime at Wilkie llouse.

“‘5”le Sam. .93) (£7‘ 23 Apr. Fortnightly. l raiice and techno. l6 Apr sees something special :or the capital: Bttgrled ( ltrt drop by to liaye a little party. Catch the yery awesome .lori (‘arter (Monkey Maliar and James lloli'oyd (Bugged ()utl playing iii-your—face. slightly twisted techno and house. Beany and Felix yr. ill be whooping ll up through the back. 23 .-\pi' sees the return of that crazy (ierman dude Marco '/.:iffarano (MFS. Berlin: to play his mental—inertial techno. supported by Rev Wright and the inimitable Blue RoiiniSee feature page 63. (http://w w w..subliiiie ukdcirion co.uk/l I The Subway West End 4pm 3am. £l. Weekly. See 'l‘hursday s.

I TFl Friday ‘at (‘lttli Mercado. 5 9pm. Free. \\ eekly. The capital's most famous aflerwoik piss up with cheesy music courtesy of‘lrendy Wendy.

I TFI Friday Afterwork Party at the x\i'ls. .tsu u,_-'.tipiii. l'l'c‘t‘. \‘y‘eekly. .\ rice hot bullet until 6. \liprii and loads of cheap drinks.

I The Time Tunnel .u (‘lub Mercado. lllpm- 5am. £5. Weekly. 'li'endy Wendy takes you through the ()lis_ "(ls arid Slls iii a ttow weekly bash.

I Triptonite North .u the Honeycomb. llpiii 3am. LES right. it» .\pr. Monthly. Terry l'ailey ilutnor’ Boys ()w It) helps residents Stuart l)uricau. liaretlr

'Sln‘rlc'fllllt‘ arid (‘olm (‘ook blow out the

second birthday candles lot Triptonite North ill the main room while .lay ('lrappell tSoul in Man) rocks ll through the back in w hat's being described as a break beat extravagazi/a.

I Triptonite North Pre-Club Party at Iguana. to Apr. Monthly. (‘olm ('ook proy ides the pie club \ the w itli a retrospccltyt‘ play l‘aci. of classic 'l'riptonite illllllcllls

I Venus upstairs .'.l Studio 24.

lllfillpm iam. L5. to Apr. Monthly. l).ls (iillie and Billy play a mix of happy hardcore and old hardcore classics.

I Wanted at l.oca. 7pm ‘yam. Free. Weekly. .\ night of house anthems from residents Steyen Mcl‘ieery (The 'l‘unnell and Keyiri (‘lifte

I What it Is .a ('ity (are 3.

9.30pm lam. Free. l6 Apr. Fortnightly. Bob (‘aiirrs throwing down a mixture of

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I Arakataca! .u the Bongo (dill). lll.5ll[‘lll iaiii. L5. 2) *\pz. Monthly. Atakalacal olt'ers tip a musical slew of l.atiti. salsa. \Iricaii and ('aiibbeau sounds liorir l).l /.uppa lnglese arid .lalfai‘. Be sure to take time out to sample lltc linest til i liar and Extricair lood to sustain you on the dance floor.

I Atomic Baby at l he llorrcycoiiib llpiii iam t.lll L‘s» 21 \pi'. l'oiltitylitly l’lay in}: to .i v. *ll packed house ol late. Michaei ls'rlkie and /.armiio are still dropping: the ptiiiiptiig laur'o liotise ill the main room. l iatelh Soiirrirery tlle tlrrouj'lr the back w llll deep house .tli-.l \iis'rrtari “are

I Big Beat all at: l 1:.i‘iiti lllpm 2am. to l £5! i" ."\lll' Monthly l‘lllll\_\ r;i.// is the order ol the day courtesy ol the ‘l'lieloiiroris l)ls l.l\t' guests are l .iliii

fused funk and jazz exponents. the El Corneta All Stars.

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

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. ()pni— I am. Free. Weekly. Two of Edinburgh's most popular and groovy clubs on rotation. Catch the Higher Ground and Barry Cabanas DJs trying to show off since mastering the mixer last time.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. ()pm— I am. Free. Weekly. Gordon Whittaker and Mark Price alternate to play ati eclectic mix of happening house beats in this quality pre-club bar.

I Cheese at Bannerman's. ()ptn—lam. Free. Weekly. Chart music from the 60s to the 90s.

I Colours Of Love at Club Mercado.

l lpiii—4am. £l2 (£l()). l7 Apr. Fortnightly. A stylish. dressed-tip crowd enjoy the best in garage and house anthems courtesy of residents Jon Mancini and Crosby.

I Cream at The l’otterrow. 9pm—3am. £8 (£6). 24 Apr. Monthly. The ever-sharp suited Justin Robertson takes time out from his band l.ionrock to join the likes of Les Ryder. Neil McKay and Gar. Long for a night of hands in the air house mayhem at this superb student venue.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. ll)pm---lam. Free. Weekly. Cuban rhythms with local DJs.

I Curios at WJ. Christie's. ()pin—lam. Free. Weekly. Various guests play a range of sounds. Don't be shy. the open (generally) teclino-orientated decks mean that you can have a go too.

I Disco Inferno at The Venue. ll).3l)pm—3am. £6. 17 Apr. Fortnightly. A night of flares if you dare. afros if you go-go arid general drunken madness. Delirious disco and fired-up funk in the main room; soul. rare groove and a l.atitr selection in The Cooler.

I The Edge at The Vaults. ll)..‘~l)pm--3am. £ ll) (£8 members; £5 students). 24 Apr. Monthly. An enormous night of house to shake your burn to; catch Soniqne mix it up and sing along (at the same time). joining Keith Baxter and Sean Pearson in the main room with a glam and funky house policy; R&B from the Mad Ambassador in the Lounge. I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. llpiii-~511lil. £3 members: £3.50 rioti- rnembers. Weekly. A varied playlist taking in soul. 60s. new wave. indie. Northern. soundtracks and niticli. much more. There‘s a very cheap bar as well. Free photographic membership available on the night.

I eh1 more at elrl. 9pm—lani. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton plays his garage and soul tunes on the first atrd 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. llpiii—-3;iiii. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.

I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row. Monthly. Next date I May.

I Fire Island at Wilkie House. lt).3l)pm—3am. £Il) (£7 members). 24 Apr. Monthly. Trade and Kiss FM regular l’ete Wardman plays hard house. techno and trance with Richie Vellenz and Gail Sellers in the tnain room while Marco and Rich chill otit in the Retroshack.

I Flares at Flares. ‘)piii~-lani. Free. Weekly. l).ls playing a range of 7()s ttrrres. I Frog at Studio 24. No information available at time of going to press.

I Going Places at The Assembly Rooms. llipm-Ram. £9 (£7). 24 Apr. Monthly. The last ever night at the Assembly Rooms for this well established easy listening extravaganza. with a whole host of special treats that are just too good to reveal. You’ll just have to go if you want to know. Tickets available from Assembly Rooms box office or at the door.

I Hanky Panky at l.a Belle Angele.

l lpiii dam. £5. Weekly. Very popular. full-on mainstream and dance night with music from the 7()s to the ‘)()s.

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Sublime On a slightly different tip for Sublime the Bugged Out boys drop by for a bit of a boogie this issue. Catch Jon Carter (Monkey Mafia) and James Holroyd (Bugged Out) playing techno and house. See preview. Wilkie House, Fri 76 Apr.

Nubia The Lounge goes Caribbean for the evening when spectacular Jamaican dancehall queen Nubia pays a rare Visit. Backed by the Lizzard Lounge All Stars, this is one party not to miss. Cafe Graffiti, Sat 24 Apr. Tribal Funktion Tribal invrte Mark Farina's back for a third time just so you good people can witness his nimble-fingered actions in the flesh. All this and Yogi Haughton too. They bloody sport you, they do. The Venue, Sat 24 Apr.

Triptonite North Happy birthday! Triptonite North IS two. Terry Farley and Jay Chappell 10m in the celebrations in what Will be a t0p night at this nationally renowned club. The Honeycomb, Fri 76 Apr.

Radio Babylon Time to get re- acquainted with the delights of Radio Babylon, and how better to do so than wrth Freddy Fresh. Hip hOp from the man who knows best. See preview. The Bongo Club, Fri 23 Apr. Reconstruction With an broad-minded play list and a whole host of tasty guests, including Dave Angel and 8 Pork Records special, this looks like shaping up to be one of the best clubs the capital has to offer. See preview. The Vaults, Sat 77 Apr.

I Headspin at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 8 May

I Hibiki at lguana. ‘)prn-—lani. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Man about town Stuart Duncan hosts a night of groovy deep house. disco and beyond.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. l()pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. 17 Apr is l.atiir jazz. night in the company of Yumbambe. Elemental drop a live mellow jazz groove on 24 Apr.

I let at linaj. Rpm-3am. Free. Weekly. More garage. rare groove and funk than you can shake a stick at with DJ Harri (Sub Club/Plastic People) and lirik the Viking (Subtle Logic) providing the turntable action on 17 Apr. 24 Apr sees a visit by Coliri Gate (Guidance Recs. Chicago).

I Joy at Wilkie House. l().3()-<3atii. £5. Monthly. Alan (Joy) plays big. chunky Flurobeats to an appreciative packed house.

I Jungle Magic at The l’ottei'i'ow. Monthly. Next date I May.

I Le Freak at The Attic. llpiii-~31uii. £5. Weekly. Seventies and chart music.

I Liquid at The Liquid Room. ll).3()pm—.’~am. £5. Weekly. Soulful house atid garage at this busy night with DJ Andy Ford.

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