Free. Weekly. Archie offers up his fave selection of hip hop and ragga.

I Red, Hot And Cool at Noa. l0pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Soul. hip hop and old skool.

I Ripped at The Jaffacake. I lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A mix of pop and indie.

I Salsa Pa Ti at Cafe Habana. l0pm-lam. Free. Weekly. DJ James Combe at this salsa and Latin night with a dance class at 9.30pm with DJ Orlando. I The Ska Club at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 5 Aug. No other information available at time of going to press.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm-3am. £l. Weekly. DJs playing chart music.

I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. l0.30pm—3am. Students free with matric card before l2.30am or in 70s costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. ‘Slick- ass funk and disco all night‘ for those that wanna go-go.

I Vibe at The Tap O'l-auriston.

9pm— lam. Free. 29 Jul. Fortnightly. Mucho top hip hop sounds.

I Videodrome at Cellar Bar No. l. ()plti—litlll. Free. Weekly. DJs Andy. Robert and Stuart Wemyss host an evening of down tempo beats with a dubby. jazzy feel to start. moving on to deep electronica as the evening progresses.


I The Abba Experience at The Jaffacake. Spin—late. 30 Jul only. Bernado's present this charity fundraiser celebrating the cheesy-tress of Sweden’s biggest export (with the exception of maybe fondue) Abba.

I Al's All Night Joke Shop at The

Bon yo Cltib. No dates until August.

I A pha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 3 Sep.

I Apex at Studio 24. l0.30pm. £6 (£5). 23 .ltil. Monthly. Hard trance and techno club with an underground and loyal following. Koas is the special guest tonight.

I Barry Cabanas at Wilkie House. l0.3()pm~3am. £7 (£5). 23 Jul. Monthly. Edinburgh's most famous variety club celebrate the sheer sexiness ofAustin Powers in his bound to be cult film The Spv Who S/Iuggc’t/ MC. The main man himself will be shagging on stage (is this Barry's or Manumission. we ask) so make sure that you squeeze into your shortest go-go skirts and girls. you find something shagadelic too. There‘ll be loads of giveaways of film stuff (read naff CDs and posters etc) and you can be sure that The Cuban Brothers will be begging the question in your ear: Do | make (on horny baby? Oh behave!

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. George T. Simone and H from Tribal Funktion on rotation at this popular and stylish bar.

Where? Cafe Aquarius.

When? Sun 18 Jul.

Highlight? DJ Beany: tune after tune after tune.

Lowlight? The glorious Scottish summer (read wind and rain) keeping the streets and pubs too empty.

0i! Hands off! A certain promoter who stopped the records 'for extra effect' then led the way ’breakdancing'. Is that what you call it? Go on, son A certain deep house DJ discovered absinthe in a very big way. Hangovers hurt, mate. (Simone Baird)


I Camel Beats at The Venue. |O.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 30 Jul. Fortnightly. Techno. A popular and appreciated bastion of underground techno in the capital with the residents/promoters The Arabian Knights and occasional guests.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik from Lizzard Lounge. Blacka’nized and the East Coast Project spin a selection of the best music from around the world.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. l0.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 23 Jul. Monthly. A popular Latin club holding true to the New York tradition of dance class. live band and DJs playing new releases and classics.

I Cosmic Disko at The Vaults. lOpm-3am. £5 for movers. shakers. gay and bi; freaky wild dressers. those with a drum and backpackers get in two for one. Weekly. A new night of ‘deep house. nu tech-funk. beats and all things acidic’ from the past ten years. Punters are actively encouraged to bring their drums and didgeridoos and all folk get a free beverage upon entry. Please note that there will be an extremely tight door policy on the night: ‘this club is strictly for movers and groovers. the super trendy. fast and bendy and nu age scruffs. Radgers and squares will not be admitted’.

I Crackerlaclt at Noa. 4.30—lOpm. £1. Weekly. An after work bash at one of the cooler clubs in the West End.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio Flamenco Puro live with DJs afterwards. I Different Is Good at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Popular Scottish DJ Gareth Sommerville lays down the choicest disco and hip hop tunes.

I Divine Divas at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 6 Aug.

I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm—lam. Free. Popular city centre bar with Sleazy G and Gav Lyall on rotation.

I Evol at The Liquid Rooms. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Edinburgh’s original indie night still going strong.

I lares at Flares. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. DJs playing a range of 70s disco. I Flirt at The Cavendish. l0pm—3am. £6. Weekly. A heady mix of 70s to 90s hits for an over 25s crowd. Every week until September sees 'Going Bananas‘ in which they give away a holiday to a sunny Mediterranean location.

I Funk Train at The Potterrow. Monthly. No dates until September.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 13 Aug.

I Intergalactic at The Potterrow. Monthly. No dates until September.

I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. l0pm—3am. £5 (£4). The ultra popular Ugly Groove Movement return for a fortnightly residency (24 Jul) with support from DJs Kulu and Andy 8 while SisterSoul provide a triple bill of soul divas - Subie Coleman. Nicky King and Cathie Rae - with support from the brilliant DJ Tinku.

I Keep It In Czech at Pivo. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. New bar pulling in the punters with local DJs of note mixing it a storm.

I The I. st Cuba Night at The Bongo Club. l0pm—3am. £6 (£4). 30 Jul only. A night of Afro. Latin and Caribe tunes from the brilliant DJ Jaffar (Arakataca. Bongo Club and Cuba Norte) plus live salsa music from the legendary Cuban Brothers and percussive dance grooves from Dramatic. all in aid of the charity National Deaf Children’s Society. Put together by some of The Liar staff. we expect each and every one down at The Bongo for what will surely be a fab night.

I Loca at Loca. 7pm-3am. Free entry before llpm; £l before midnight; £2 midnight-lam; £3 l—2am. Weekly. A fun mix of chart. dance and disco for a more mature crowd.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. iOpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Reggae. ragga. soul. funk. swing and R&B delights provided by Sir Ossie.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. Montth Next date 6 Aug with Brazil’s number

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I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti.

l0pm-2am. £5. Weekly. Jazz. soul and

groove at this popular dancefloor club. Catch the Midnight Blue Residents Batid jamming (23 Jul) and the James Brown night featuring the vocal talents of Tony King (30 Jul). DJ support from l)emus and Joseph on both nights.

I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. lOpm—3am. Free before I lpin: £2 alter. Weekly. The still gorgeous l)J Nicci plays disco. funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar.

I Noa at Noa. l0pni—3am. Free before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Joii Flowers in the main room with siiiooth-as-you- like garage: Paul Dixon through the back with old skool. soul and funk.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date l3 Aug. Get in touch: pillbox@iname.coiii

I Planet Earth at The Citrus.

l lpm—3atn. £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 Pride at Revolution. l()pm—3am. £5 before llpm; £6 before midnight: £7 after. Weekly. Simon Coyle plays chart and dance at this massive venue.

I Pure at The Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £9 (£7). 23 Jul. Fortnightly. Two floors. Time to appreciate the techno magic of the residents at this (here we go again) Scottish institution. Twitch. Brainstorm. Dn'bbler and The Bill command a loyal faithful and it‘s easy to see why. Look out for man of the moment Surgeon making a return appearance on 6 Aug.

I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm-s3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £2 otherwise. Weekly. A mix of chart. dance and classic disco.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9piii—~lain. Free. 30 Jul. Fortnightly. Murray Richardson‘s deep house night fora mixture of pre-clubbers and those making this their main event . . . always great tunes. I Salsa Pa Ti at Cafe Habana. lOptn—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ James Combe and guests with a tropical mix from Afro to zouk.

I Sexsi at The Jaffacake. |().3()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. The music policy is pumping. uplifting house from residents Andy Ford. Scott Bechelli and Lee Downy.

I Shag at La Belle Angele. llpm-3am. £4. 23 Jul. Monthly. After the huge success of their tenth birthday. Shag are settling into their La Belle residency. Expect a loud student night with all the trimmings.

I Sublime at The Potterrow. 9pm--3aiii. £7 (£5). 23 Jul. Monthly. Scotland's best trance and techno night present one of Britain's most renown trance labels of recent years when Platipus Records get to muck about on the devestating sound system at the ‘Row. Catch Union Jack. POB. Terrafirma and Art of Trance all playing live with DJ support from residents Kev Wright and ldge.

I Sublime at Wilkie House. l0.30pm-3am. £8 (£6). 30 Jul. Fortnightly. Trance and techno. Pablo Gorgano (Eve Records) makes a return after his massively successful set back in March with support in the main room from ldge at the last Sublime until September due to the Festival taking over Wilkie. In the back room catch Beany's last set before he heads for gigs abroad; he and Felix will be dropping the very best in nu skool breaks. classics. house and whatever else tickles their fancy. ( I The Subway West End 4pni-3aiii. 1; I. Weekly. See Thu.

I TFI Friday at Club Mercado. 5-l()pm. Free. Weekly. The capital's original and most famous after-work piss-up with cheesy music courtesy of Trendy Wendy. 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.

Loads to keep you keeping on this fortnight

Joy A sloppy birthday kiss for the seXiest of old-timers, Maggie Br Alan JOy turns six tonight and it's a safe bet that the party Will go on and on And so it should. Wilkie House, Sat 24 Jul.

Lizzard Lounge Everybodee knows that Thee Cuban Brothers are thee gringos With the know-how to make the ladyees go crazee and da gents shake their beets Get your maracas oot AribalCafe Graffiti, Sat 24 Jul Substance New York's Matthius Heilbronn makes a fourth Visit making him practically a resident at this essential garage club. The Honeycomb, Sat 24 Jul

Tackno It's time to (ion your best worst outfit and shimmy down to their fourth birthday bash Expect the Queen of Kitsch «- Trendy Wendy - to be leading the way. Club Mercado, Sun 25 Jul.

The List Cuba Night A night of world lTlUSlC in aid of the National Deaf Children's Sooety put on by some of our own at The List The Bongo Club, Fri 30 Jul.

Diva With Yogi Haughton as the resident DJ and totally in charge of the music policy, this brand new night supporting local DJs of note has a better headstart than most. The Liquid Rooms, Sat 37 Jul.

Tao A night worthy of your support: Craig Smith, Eh7Wunl, the Dynamic Duo, Pesky Varmints and Alan Dunbar line up to support the Free Tibet Campaign The Bongo Club, Sun 7 Aug.

I Triptonite North at The Honeycomb. |().30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 6 Aug only. The last night at the Honeycomb as Triptonite finish their residency to concentrate on tours and their clubs elsewhere. They are promising a big hang of a farewell with Teiry Farley guesting the main room joining residents Stuart Duncan. Gareth Sotiimerville and Coliii Cook while big beat maestro Jay Chappell holds court through the back.

I Vengeance at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 3 Sep.

I Wiggle Waggle at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). 30 Jul. Monthly. Popular dattcefloor jazz. funk and soul night with Yogi Haughton. Tinku and Bob Cairns at the decks pulling a chilled and friendly crowd.

I What It IS at City Cafe 2. 9.3()pm—lam. Free. 23 Jul. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns throwing down a mixture of jazz-funk. old and modern soul through to Latin grooves.

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