I Divine Divas at The Venue. l0pm—late. £6 (£4); two for one before

I lpm. 6 Aug. Monthly. The pre-Festival warmer starts here at this enormously popular women-only club. Tonight sees DJ Sooze the ‘infamous lesbian firewoman '.

I eh1 more at eh I. ()prn—lam. Free. Popular city centre bar with Sleazy G and Gav Lyall on rotation.

I Evol at The Liquid Rooms. l0.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Edinburgh's original indie night still going strong.

I Flares 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. livery 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 Funky Chambers at The Wee Red Bar. l()pm—3am. £4. 6 Aug. Monthly. A night of beats. hip hop. drum & bass and funk fora cool crowd. Get down early for a skateboarding demo and barbeque starting around 6pm with an appearance from Ken ()ath. the Australian barbeque king and an outdoor soundsystem. Special guest DJs will be at the club that night.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date l3 Aug.

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

I International Club Festival at Teviot Row. 9pm—5am. £8. Weekly. The Club Festival kicks off with a bang when Cream bring Jon Pleased Wimmin and Les Ryder to town for their ‘epic launch night'. In the four back rooms you can enjoy: drutn & bass. big beat. funk and

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I Jazz Joint at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. l0pm—3am. £6 (£5). 6 Aug. Weekly. A one-offgig for the very popular funk and jazz six-piece Elemental at this superb dance floorjazz venue. DJ Sly Si supports.

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 up a storm.

I Loca at Loca. 8pm—5am. Free entry before Ilpm; £2 llpm—lam; £4 after lam. Weekly. A fun mix ofchart. 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. 9pm—3am. £8 (£6). 6 Aug. Monthly. Brazil's number one drum & bass DJ guests at Scotland‘s number one drum & bass club (that‘ll be a pretty appropriate match. then). Catch DJ Marky laying on storming tunes with support from residents G-Mac. Kid. The General and Unify. Check out:

I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. lOpm—2am. £5. Weekly. Jazz. soul and groove at this popular dance floor club. The Midnight Blue Players play live with support from resident DJs Demus and Joseph.

I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. lOpm—3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Weekly. The still gorgeous DJ Nicci plays disco. funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar.

I Noa at Noa. I0pm—3am. Free before midnight: £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room with smooth-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:

I Planet Earth at The Citrus.

I 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 Pride at Revolution. |0pm—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. l0.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 6 Aug. Fortnightly. Two floors. Drop everything to make it down to

Pure tonight: surgeon. producer and

DJ extraordinaire. returns for a night of brilliant techno. He joins the infamous Pure residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill. Mark your diaries - it's Pure‘s ninth birthday on 20 Aug with special guest Richie ‘Plastikman‘ Hawtin DJing. For those that caught his live set at T in the Park recently. you’ll be wetting yourselves with anticipation for this one. I Reaction at The Subway. l I pin—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £2 otherwise. Weekly. A mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. Fortnightly. Next date 13 Aug.

I Salsa Pa Ti at Cafe Habana. IOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ James Combc and guests with a tropical mix from Afro to zouk.

I Sexsi at The Jaffacake. l0.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. The music policy is pumping. uplifting house from residents Andy Ford. Scott Bechelli and Lee Downy.

I Streetlife at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 27 Aug with Trevor Nelson.

I Subtle Logic at Studio 24. l0pm—3am. £6 normal people (£3 penguins. acrobats. bearded ladies. freaks of nature and evil clowns). 6 Aug. Monthly. Hoping to ‘demonstrate the strong relationship between those living on the fringes of society and repetitive electronic dancing sounds‘. you‘ll see local DJs playing techno and tech-house as well as everyone's fave Murf.

La Belle Angele At a time when many venues, quite literally, clear the decks to make way for the onslaught of Fringe performances, La Belle Angele have stood their ground and organised what is arguably some of the clubbing events of the Festival. With their license extended to a heady Sam, La Belle have brought together DJs, artists and performers from all over the country to provide a spectacular selection of evening's entertainment for broad-minded hedonists in the shape of ‘RNR'. Wall Of Sound set up camp for a four-men-on-decks breaks and scratching fest featuring Agent Dan, Rory Beatnik, Deckwrecka

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and the ubiquitous Krash Slaughta. 'lt’Il probably end up being a throw down,’ says Slaughta, one of Scotland's finest scratch DJs. 'We all know each other so it could well be the four of us on as many decks we can get our hands on.’ If that's not enough for the baggy trousered masses, Ninja Tune bring a clutch of their freshest faces to inflict even more hip hop, jazz and electro abuse on the Technics.

All in the name of eclectic programming Club Polski provide a chilled out night of impromptu DJ sets and live performance encompassing dance, rock, funk and lounge. Attempting to illustrate the connection between Latin music and soul, jazz and disco, Soul Jazz Records host an evening entitled ’Nu Yorica’, Weegie deviants Tangent and Tummy Touch are also promising a sweaty mix of sexed up house and techno for those with the

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Other highlights include Miles Ahead, dropping soul, house and drum 8r bass nuggets; Beef On The Bone, who present three glamorous night of big beat and bigger funk; and 100% Dynamite give us some reggae, jazz and soul action. All this, topped off with a closing party courtesy of Dazed And Confused magazine, shows that clubbers in the capital this August are truly spoiled for choice. (Mark Robertson)

a Krash Slaughta appears at the Wall Of Sound night at La Belle Ange/e on Thu 72 Aug. For details of all other nights, see listings.

I Sublime at The Potterrow. Next date I7 Se .

I So lime at Wilkie House. Next date l0 Sep. (http://www.sublime-

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

I TFI Friday at Club Mercado. 5— I0pm. 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. l0pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy takes you through the 60s. 70s and 80s in a now weekly bash.

I Triptonite North at The Honeycomb. I0.30pm-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 bang of a farewell with Terry Farley guesting the main room joining residents Stuart Duncan. Gareth Sommerville and Colin Cook while big beat maestro Jay Chappell holds court through the back.

I Vengeance at Wilkie House. Next date 3 Se .

I What it Is at City Cafe 2. 9.30pm-Iam. Free. 6 Aug. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns throwing down a mixture of jazz-funk. old and modern soul through to Latin grooves.


I Al's All Night Jokeshop at The Bongo Club. l0pm—5am. £8 (£6). 7 Aug only. Their last event of the year should go down a treat at the Bongo. Catch 4 stroke 5 getting back together for a one-off bash with their seamless blend of hip hop and jazz. the Dynamic Duo. the captial's most respected hip hop duo. joined by Scotland Yard. four young rappers with energy and

style to write home about. Da Lothian and Borders Poleece. the spoof band for the night and The Cagehedz fronted by Christa Hughs. DJs working their magic will be Joseph Malik. of Lizzard Lounge fame and one of the most talented men in the capital. Believe. well known for his big mental beats. Dolphin Boy. with quality ambient electro and house. Frosty J. an Edinburgh hip hop institution in his own right and Alan Dunbar from the widely adored Headspin. The decor will be from Strange Glove who has decked out tnore clubs than you have probably been to in the past ten years. All in all the essential night of the week.

I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. Monthly. No dates until September.

I Atomic Baby at The Honeycomb. Fortnightly. Next date l4 Aug.

I Big Beat at Cafe Graffiti. Monthly. Next date 28 Aug.

I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms.

l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Get up and move those hips at this very busy gay bar/club.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. The Cuban Brothers alternate with Eh‘JWun! for great Saturday night pre-club action.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 9pm-Iam. Free. Weekly. Happening house beats in this quality pre-club bar.

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

I Colours of love at Club Mercado.

I lam-4am. £12 (£l0). 7 Aug. Fortnightly. Get down to Mercado for the second last Colours at this venue. Glammy house and garage for the beautiful people from lain ‘Boney' Clark and Crosby.

I Cream at The Potterrow. No dates until September.

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