Regular weekly Edinbur h clubs plus one-off events are Iiste b day, then alphabetically by title. Clu s will be listed providing up-to-date details reach our offices at least seven days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinburgh 8: Festival Club Listisgs are compiled by Simone

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I Afro Art Records vs In Demand Recordings Party at The Honeycomb. Midnight-5am. Free. 26 Aug only. We had to look at this one twice - Ashley Beedle, Craig Smith and Adrian Milarski on the bill with their tip top garage, free entry on the door and since it’s a Smirnoff do, free vodka on arrival. Blimey, you can’t ask for more than that. I Beat at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. Free. Weekly. J Cammera, Stamper and Ollie are on rotation playing a crowd- pleasin mix of house and techno. I Blac Projects at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 2 Sep. I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 11pm—3am. Free club downstairs at this popular gay bar, playing a mix of commercial dance and hi-NRG house. I Catwalk at Catwalk. 9pm—lam. Free. Open decks session. Phone 225 5583 or 0411 807925 for more information. I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Great Cuban bar and restaurant with salsa and Latin DJs on rotation. I Dust at Studio 24. lOpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Popular alternative club offering up a selection of metal, industrial, goth and a bit of punk to an appreciative crowd. Information on 07901 600242. I Flares at Flares. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. DJs playing 70$ tunes. I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm—5am. £4 (£3). Weekly. John Burgess’s Contemporary Jazz Trio (26 Aug) lay on some ultra-contemporary jazz while Dog Catcher, a scorching hot outfit, return for the Festival (19 Aug). DJ Unkle Fawaz guests on both nights. I International Club Festival at Teviot Row. 9pm-5am. £6. Weekly. The legendary glowstick party that is Gatecrasher (until Judge Jules rained on the parade) showcase the Euro-trance sound sweeping the nation this summer (19 Aug) while Scottish club Colours bring Alister Whitehead to the party for his popular house music all night long (26 Aug). In the four back rooms you can enjoy: drum & bass, big beat, funk and soul, and dub, soul and reggae. I la Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar, downstairs. 9pm—lam. Free. 26 Aug. Fortnightly. Easy listening, mellow jazz, hi-NRG disco and tasty cheese. I I.oca at Loca. 8pm—5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 11pm—1am; £4 after 1am. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco in the city centre. I Love Breaks at P0 Na Na. llpm—3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly. Membership available. Various funky sounds with Simone and Dr Jon. I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1 am. Free. Weekly. George Mac (Manga) presents all the latest liquid funk, break Ibeats and drum & bass at this popular ar. I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Still going strong - Sir Ossie offers a mix of salsa and R&B. I Miles Ahead at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-5am. £4. 26 Aug only. Miles Ahead magazine’s Mobile Meltdown heads our way. Tony Saxtone, Shufi, the Rev Speedwagon and Si the jazz junky will be offering up funk, soul, beats, house, drum & bass and other odds and ends. I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. 11pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Arguably the best chance to sample the most delectable

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delights in ska, mod, Northern soul and 605 beats in the whole of sunny Edinburgh. Kaiser George, Simon and Brian are the men behind the wheels of steel.

I Negociants at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Archie offers up his fave selection of hip hop and ragga.

I Orange Sun at Studio 24. llpm—Sam. £16 at the door; £15 in advance. 26 Aug only. ‘Earth Night With Planet Gong’ featuring Here & Now Band, Time Machine, Unknown Controllers, The Thanes, 13th Floor Elevator Tribute and supporting DJs.

I Red, Hot And Cool at Noa. 10pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Soul, hip hop and old skool.

I Salsa Pa Ti at Cafe Habana. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ James Combe at this salsa and Latin night with a dance class at 9.30pm with DJ Orlando. I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm-3am. £1. Weekly. DJs playing chart music for a drinking crowd.

I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. Students free with matric card before 12.30am or in 705 costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. ‘Slick- ass funk and disco all night’ for those that wanna go-go.

I Tummy Touch And Tangent at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-5am. £5. 19 Aug only. S’posed to be the sexiest bash of the Festival, enjoy a night of fine funky music, sexy visuals and good lovin’.

I Videodrome at Cellar Bar No. l. 9pm-1am. 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 Alpha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. Next date 3 Sep. - I Apex at Studio 24. 10.30pm-5am. £7 (£5). 20 Aug. Monthly. Listed a couple of issues back as 10 Aug, it is actually on tonight (we blame their press releases). The glamourous Steve Pace and seductive Al Space (what’s in the water this lot are drinking?) are joined by everyone’s fave Alan Joy and Medicine Man for a celebration of all things trance and techno. Attracting a well loyal crowd, this underground club packs a mean punch.

I Barry Cabanas at Wilkie House. Next date 17 Sep.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. George T, Simone and H from Tribal Funktion on rotation at this p0pular and stylish bar.

I Camel Beats at The Venue. Fortnightly Next date 27 Aug.

I Catwa 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. 10.30pm-5am. £8 (£6). 21 Aug. Monthly. If you’re in search for Latin nirvana, look no further. One of the most popular club events at the Festival, Club Latino offers a night of Latin music, dancing and a sexy crowd. Tonight is also the Edinburgh heat of the British Open Salsa Championship whether you’re an avid fan or or a beginner, the talent will wow you. See salsa review.

I Cosmic Dis 0 at The Vaults. lOpm-late. £5 for movers, shakers, gay and bi; freaky wild dressers, those with a drum and backpackers get in two for one. Weekly. A popular night of cosmic beats on a new age tip. Make an effort with your dress, be as way out as you feel you can. Residents Yoshi and Gibbo team up to play dark, new tech-house. Please note that there is a strict door policy - radges and squares will not be admitted.

I Crackerjack at Noa. 4.30—10pm. £1. Weekly. An after-work bash at the coolest


I looklng for Eden: Cralg Burger Queen

Earlier this year The Shooting Gallery, one of the few clubs of note outside the Old Town area, was forced to close due to noise complaints. Rather than give up on the venue, the apartments above were bought; now, opening on the same site is a fully refurbished (and sound proofed) Eden.

The brainchild of Gerry Ritchie, owner of The Outhouse and Noa, the venue's coup has to be Craig Burger Queen, the Saturday night resident with his own

new house night, Bohemia.

Explaining the philosophy behind the venue, promotions manager Rik Weightman says: 'We don't have any strict music or dress policy; at the end of the day, it’s an over the top yet comfortable place - we just want people to enjoy


And over the top it most certainly is. Formerly the Stakis Casino and before that a ballroom, the venue's vestiges of its former incarnations have been complemented by lavish decor which makes it look like a stylish rather than sleazy - bordello. Upstairs in the ballroom, murals depicting sections of paintings by Botticelli and Rubens adorn the walls while the Cocteau Room downstairs has a distinctly Oriental feel. The garden which adjoins The Outhouse will also be used. Which means that Eden should be one of the more enjoyable venues to

visit in the captial. (Dawn Kofie)

I Eden is at 74 Picardy Place. The opening night is on Fri 20 Aug by invitation only, phone 4 78 7434. See club listings for individual club details.

club 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 3 Sep.

I eh‘I more at ehl. 9pm-1am. 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 Flares at Flares. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. DJs playing a range of 705 disco. I Flirt at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £6. Weekly. A heady mix of 705 to 905 hits for an over 255 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. No dates until September.

I Funky Chambers at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 3 Sep.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 3 Se .

I Intergalactic at The Botterrow. No dates until September.

I International Club Festival at Teviot Row. 9pm-5am. £8. Weekly. Supreme Manchester/Liverpool club Bugged Out return to Teviot with Justin Robertson and Rob Bright in tow. If you’re after house and techno of the finest order, hasten down to Bristo Square. 1n the four back rooms you can enjoy: drum & bass, big beat, funk and soul, and dub, soul and

re ae. I eep It In Czech at Pivo. 9pm-1am. 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 11pm; £2 llpm-lam; £4 after 1am. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature crowd.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton blends the best in black music, R&B, future jazz, obscure boogie cuts and rare grooves. That’s the way, uh huh uh huh,

we like it . . .

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Reggae, ragga, soul, funk, swing and R&B

deli hts provided by Sir Ossie.

I anga at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 3 Sep. Check out:

I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. 10pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Jan, soul and groove at this popular dance floor club. The Midnight Blue Players play live with support from resident DJs Demos and Jose h.

I oroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. 10pm-3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly. The still gorgeous DJ Nicci plays disco, funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar.

I Ninja Tunes Party at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-5am. £6. 20 Aug only. The Ninja “Dunes posse drop by for a bit of a medley of jazz, hip hop, nu skool electro, break and stylish rarities. Darren Knott, J. Swinscoe and Malachi represent.

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