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Kaiser George is resident DJ at Mode Organic at the Citrus Club (Edinbugh).. Boasting an amazing record collection, much of it garnered from his travels with his band The Kaisers, George plays a mix of 605 beat, northern soul, ska and mod to a very happy crowd. Girls twisting in hot pants, mini-skirts, cat- suits and wigs and guys in sharp suits and very pointy shoes doin’ the watusi. Very juicy

The Five Du-tones: 'Shake A Tail Feather' (One-dedul)

Delightfully insane vocal on this t963 soul/twist blaster from Chicago's shakingest combo. Daft and great fun.

Donnie Elbert: 'A Little Piece Of Leather' (Sue)

Mr Elbert squeaks his way through another top dancing platter. Awful good at it though.

The Mar~keys: 'Last Night' (Satellite) Filling floors since 1960, one of the 'coolest’ instrumental 'grooves' ever. Still captivating despite TV ad humiliation.

The Chartbusters: 'She's The One' (London)

American retaliation to the Beat Boom and rather super too. Puts some Brit beat 455 to shame. High exuberance factor: ‘Akun-tewdhree, 90' etc.

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General with MC Feelrnan arid special guest MC Rage.

I Le Freak at The Attic. l lpnt—3ant. £5. Weekly. Seventies and chart music.

I Liquid at The Liquid Room. l0.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Soulful house and garage at this busy night with DJ Andy Ford.

I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. lOpm—Zam. £6 (£5). I May. Weekly. Those lovely people at Soul Jazz Records provide the musical backbone to the evening with their own brand of reggae business. Celebrating the release of their 200% Dynamite compilation. Soul Jazz dig deeper than just the usual Studio One selections. they provide original cuts influenced by jazz and fttrtk showing hidden depths to early reggae.

I Loveshack at The Jaffacake. l0.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream part ' night.

I T e Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0pnt—3ant. £3 cortc. artd before I lpm; £4 thereafter: Weekly. World music with Sir ()ssie playing the full spectrum ofAfrican. soca. Latin. salsa. reggae and ragga sounds. I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). | May. Fortnightly. 'Fresh selections from all directions' is how Messengers music

policy has been described. The choicest cuts of ska. rocksteady. roots. rub a dttb. rockers. steppers arid dubwize sounds all make it onto the turntables.

I Mingin' at Studio 24. l0.30pnt—3ant. £5. 8 May. Monthly. A truly Mingin' night ottt with Alan Joy attd Brian Derttpster spoiling you with a selection of bouncy hard house to start aitd dark grubby. sexy trance to fittislt off. Yum.

I Ministry Of Sound at The Pottert'ow. lvlonthly. Next date l5 May.

I The Mission at Studio 24. l Ipnt—3ant. £4 (£3). I May. Fortnightly. ()ver three roortts they aim to bring metal and rock itt the ntaitt room. goth cyberpunk. attd industrial upstairs attd ska. indie. dance artd surf out the back.

I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. l0pnt—3ant. Free before I Ipnt; £2 after. Weekly. Well Stirred at the controls irt this bttsy bar/club. dropping a ntix of disco. fttrtk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop arid cheese.

I Naughty at The Ark. 9pnt—3ant. £5. Weekly. Half price with flyer. A night for the office workers wanting to drink and dartce to party tttttes.

I Noa at Noa. l()pm—3aitt. £6. Weekly. Head through to the back room for quality garage arid house with Tastc's Martin Valentine and Stuart Barrie.

I Papa Jacks at The PUllCt'l’O“. 9pnt—3am. Free. I May. Free launch night of R62: B. soul aitd swing night courtesy of Edinburgh's soul rttaster The Mad Ambassador.

I The Party at Retolution. l0pttt—3artt. £5 l0-l Ipnt: £6 llpnt—ntidnigltt: £7 after. Weekly. Door policy ts dress to impress so tlttst off your fave bits of l.y ct'a attd buff tip your sltiniest shoes. it's party time?

I Phat Pharm at City 2. 9pnt—lant. Free. 7 May. Fonnightly. Yogi Haughton serving tip real deal garage. rate groove artd ftrrtk. I Raw at Negociants. |()pttt—3am. Free. Weekly. Deep aitd funky house is the order l of the day attd Neil McDonald attd Bert McCabe are the tttett wlto supply it with style.

I Reconstruction at The Vaults. Monthly. Next date l5 May. Checkpoint Charlie make a stop with big name line-up to be confirmed.

I Scratch at The Venue. l lpnt—3am. £6 (£5). 8 May. Fortnightly. The best just got older. Happy birthday Scratch is two. The l all-star residents party with the Scratch regulars: Lyley. Rttftone. Girto artd the Dynamic Duo get on some ltot deck action attd wild MCing. if the guest scheduled on 22 May contes tltrottgh you cart prepare yourself for the fittest ttigltt of your lives. You have been warned.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. llpnt-3am. £l() (£8). 8 May. Morttltly. Gail Sellars artd Jacqui Morrison cook art tip-heat party vibe for Saturdays with all their garage j artd ltard house finet'y. ' I Squeezed at Loca. 7pnt—3artt. Free.

Weekly. Whoop it tip with Brian McGarty arid Kevin Cliffe playing funky house. soul and disco.

I Substance at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £l() (£8). I May. Fortnightly. Craig Smith and Mikey Stirtort are the rnaitt room residents at this top garage rtight while Ross Keddie and Bootsy do the business out back. l5 May sees a visit frortt New York‘s dance floor pioneer Kenny Carpenter.

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

I Teaseage at The Citrus. 1 [pm-3am. £4. Weekly. Indie. with a touch of dance artd funk. played to a packed and sweaty crowd.

I Tribal Funktion at the Venue. llpm—3ant. £7 (£5). 8 May. Tribal‘s three residents show us how it should be done. George T. Simone and H hosting the ‘we don‘t need a guest to ntake the kids wet their pants” night. Needless to say. it’s quite good really if you like that hard. chunky house gorgousness type of thing. I Vegas at Assembly Rooms. Monthly. Next date l5 May.

I Violate at Cafe Royale. Spin-late. £6. 8 May. Fortnightly. A night of varied entertainments with strict fetish club dress code. they say 'sexy and/or imaginative. Make the effort. it will be worth it.

I Viva at Cltrb Mercado. lUpm—4am. £8. 8 May. Fortnightly. A fttrt. sexy arid kitsclt ntolotov cocktail of disco anthems. putttpiitg house courtesy of DJ Rik T. Mik'e arid Betty Ford. sax player Kenny Toittlinsort artd the vocals of a real live diva irt the shape of Ms Amanda Lyons. Get your best glamorous togs on and go experience this unique night out.

I Voodoo ltas now finished at The Pottert'ow.

I Walkers l().30pm—3am. Price the. Weekly. ()ver 2 ls. Smart dress. One for the local office workers attd West Enders. I Yush! at City 2. Free. l7 Apr. Fortnightly. Underground sounds representing the label. AJ front Blacka‘nized provides the hip ltop attd reggae flavour.


I Absent Without Leave an Revolution. l().3()pnt—3am. £2.50 before I lpnt; £3 llpin—midnigltt; £4 after. Weekly. A fusion of poptastic dartce. chart arid garage anthems front Alan Key artd Adrian l.ll\‘(lllp.

I Bare Story at The Bare Story. 7..‘~0pnt—|am. Free. Weekly. Pie-club action with Dis dropping tlte garage and house vibe.

I C.C. Blooms llprtt—3ant. Free. Weekly. See Thursdays.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. ‘)plll-l;llll. Free. Weekly. Two of Edinburgh's best clubs Manga aitd Sublime -~ on rotatrort at this friendly. ftrttky bar.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 8prtt—Iam. Free. Weekly. Ali Campbell dropping jazz ftrrtk. big beat with a French flavour. I Club Climax at The Vaults. l0..‘~0pnt--.‘~ant. £6 before midnight: £8 after. 2 May. Fortrtiglttly. Stylish house aitd garage front DJs Dar. Davies. Gail Sellars artd Steven Graham.

I Club Mojito at Cuba Not'te. 8—I Ipm. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro- Cuban attd Latin cocktail.

I Creamed at The Ark. l Ipm-3am. £4. Weekly. Half price with llyer. Quality party favourites attd rttainlirte spirits at 49p . . . litebriation is surely only a few pounds away.

I eh1 More at eh I. 9pnt-lartt. Free. Weekly. Tim King plays his favourite hip ltop. acid jazz aitd frtttk records irt this pie-club bar.

I Flares at Flares. 9pnt—lartt. Free. Weekly. l).ls playing a range of 70s tunes. I Galaxy at The Liquid Rooitt. l0.3()pnt-3artt. £3. Weekly. Funk. R&B. srttooth soul attd disco.

I Glam at Tlte Vaults. No information at time of goittg to press.

I Hot Lava at Negociants. l0pttt—3am. Free. Weekly. Reggae beats.

I Icons at Club Mercado. I0pnt—3artt.

£5 (£4 if you can prove you have more than £500 worth ofclothing on). 2 May. Monthly. A true hangout for all of Edinburgh's gay beautiful people. Extremely dressed-up crowd go mad for Steps tribute band Stairs and dance to the likes of Madonna and Ce Ce Peniston with DJs Longworth and Mike (Viva & Shake Ass).

I International Bright Young Thing at Studio 24. llptn-3am. Free. Weekly. Anything goes with a mix of indie and rock night used as a rendevous for international travellers and backpackers. Travellers cart meet compadres from back home or locals cart come and scope the multi-national talent.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. 8pm—3atn. £3. Urban and urbane jazz from Brian Kellock until midnight then the Discographers aka DJ Kulu. Unkle Fawaz and Sly Si ltit the decks creating an upbeat Saturday night feel with their distinctive undergroundjazz disco vibe.

.I Lost at Loca. I0am—3am. £3. Weekly. Some fine drinks promos and house and garage sounds to wind your week down. or is that start your week off‘?

I Luver For Kosovo Appeal at Wilkie House. l0.30pm-3am. Minimum donation of£5. 2 May only. The Luvely famin show their carittg. sharing side with this charity gig. Djs to rock the floor will be George Paterson (yes. [he George Paterson) artd Luvely resident Peter James with hard house sounds. Expect all the usual Luvely features. All door and cloakroom proceeds to go to the Kosovo Ap eal expenses covered by Luvely. I ad at The Attic. l0pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Chart and classic disco going ltappily hand-in-hand with very cheap drinks promos.

I None of the Above at the Bongo Club. 8pm-larn. £6 (£4). Monthly. Next date 23 May.

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

I Sundaze at P0 Na Na. l Ipm—3am. Free before I lpm: £2 after. Weekly. Murray Richardson (Rebel Waltz) with dance classics from days gone by.

I Sunday Sunday at The Citrus Club. l0pnt—3am. Free. Weekly. Funk. dance. indie. big beat. disco. rock. 80s attd much. much tnore.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 30 May. Check out the Trendy Wendy web site: I Taste at The Honeycomb. ! Ipnt-3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. That pesky dtto Fislter attd Price play uplifting ltard house turtes irt Roont l with Martin Valentine attd Stuart Barrie dropping garage treats irt Roortt 2. Still packed. still ftttt. still recontntended. I Yush! at Noa. lOpm—3ant. Free. Weekly. Residents Unkle Fawaz arid AJ play all forms of black music - hip hop. funk and sottl.


I C.C. Blooms l lprtt—3am. Free. Weekly. Gay. kitsch arid all things fab at this popular bar aitd disco.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 8pnt—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Pilot Mat'ky C and DJ Cool P (Paris) bring art excellent. relaxed. true jungle vibe. Expect scratching artd mad mixing. Guest MCs attd 4 deck action coming soon.

I Flare at Wilkie House. l0pm-3ant. £3 studettts artd guests. l0 May. Fortnightly. A mish tttash of all things 70s. glam and disco. Fancy dress positively encouraged. Drinks promos.

I Happy Mondays at Po Na Na.

I Ipm—3attt. Free. Weekly. Various party tunes frottt DJ Jason artd MC Lottd itt this bustling bar attd club.

I Help Fundraiser at The Bongo Club. l0.30pnt—3am. £4. 3 May ottly. Malcom’s Cardigan (Gospel/funk vocals). Miila (poetic and experimental soul) attd DJ Kristo (lttp hop. old skool beats with 80s fttitk and junk) all appear to raise ntoney for the Help Project iit Sotttlt Africa.

I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. l0pnt—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Altered Beats 99. live drum & bass fronted by London vocalist Alice McLaughlan arid