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Free. Weekly. Get up and move those hips at this very busy gay bar/club.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. The Cuban Brothers alternate with Eh?Wun! for great Saturday night pre-club action.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Gordon Whittaker and Mark Price alternate to play an eclectic mix of happening house beats in this quality pre- club bar.

I Colours at The Potterrow. lOpm—3am. Free before 11 pm; £7 (£5) after. 4 Sep. Monthly. Colours settle into their monthly residency at The Potterrow and invite the one and only John Digweed (cue trumpets et al) along to get the post-summer ball rolling. For those that can’t make the Colours bash at Room At The Top where John’s also playing, this will be a great alternative.

I Colours Dance Festival at Room At The Top. 9pm-4am. £18 stbf. 4 Sep only. One of the biggest bashes in a long while with an enormous line up of house, garage and Euro trance over five rooms. DJs include: John Digweed, Jimmy Van Malleghem, Danny Howells, Col Hamilton, Jeremy Healy, Allister Whitehead, K-Klass, Jon Mancini, the Constipated Monkeys, lain ‘Boney’ Clark, Martin Malone, Trevor Nelson, Yogi Haughton, Bob Jeffries, Jamie & Sid, Ferry Corsten aka System F, Michael Kilkie, Crosby and Paul Mendez. The event will be broadcast live on lTV’s Club @Vlsion On Tour and there’s room for four thousand punters. It’s gonna be huuugge.

I Colours of love at Club Mercado. Has now finished at this venue.

I Cream at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 25 Sep.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. lt’s Saturday so it must be salsa - check DJs Jorge, Coco and James Combe on rotation.

I Czech This Out at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Preclub. Local DJs provide the choons at this popular bar.

I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm—late. £7 non members; £6 members; £5 fancy dress. 4 Sep. Fortnightly. You must know the drill - cheesey 70$ frolicks for a mad and superfriendly crowd with men that should know better behind the decks. Still, we love it! I Diva at the Liquid Rooms. 11pm-5am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Yogi Haughton maintains a tight grip on the music policy and invites his favourite DJ pals to join him in his crusade for the very finest in disco music. I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A mix of indie, 60$, soul, deep funk, soundtracks and all things groovy at this popular Art College student union. I ehl more at ehl. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Garage and house DJs on rotation at this po ular city centre bar.

I End of Festival Party at The Vaults. 10.30pm-3.30am. £5 before 11 pm; £10 after. 4 Sep only. Kev Wright and ldge (Sublime) return for a rare appearance together at The Vaults for a night of absolutely mental trance and techno for an appreciative crowd. The ceiling will be braced for this one.

I Energise at Subway. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.

I Envy at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £5 before llpm; £6 before midnight; £7 after. Weekly. Simon Coyle plays chart and dance to a oung West End crowd. I Fiith at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 11 Sep.

I Fire Island at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 11 Sep.

I llanlty Panlty at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—5am. £5. Weekly. One of Edinburgh’s most popular crap clubs, as we like to call them, is still packing ’em in like no other. Full of the cheesiest tunes from the 705 right through to the 905 and some of the friendliest kids around, simply let your hair down and dance like you’re a disco queen. I Headspin at The Bongo

Club] 1pm—5am. £8 (£6). 28 Aug. Monthly. One of our very favourite clubs has a


Radio 1's Trevor Nelson is easily Britain's best R&B DJ and tonight our favourite Yogi Haughton brings him to town. With the cover charge a mere fiver, the queues will build up early . Enjoy one of the last clubs at the Honeycomb in real deal style

monster line up tonight . . .special guests The Psychonauts in the main room with their four decks of scratch madness and a little help from residents Colin Millar and Allan Dunbar. Through the back it’s a welcome return for Smack of Boogie Mo Dynamo fame who has just returned from the land Down Under. He is supported by the mad one -- Believe, sure to be full of the fattest, most crazy big beats you ever did hear. Essential for yo ass.

I Homelands at the Royal Highland Centre. 12.30pm—6am. £32. 4 Sep only. Enormous dance music festival with all your fave DJs on the bill. See feature for full details, page 22.

I International Club Festival at Teviot Row. 9pm—5am. £10. 28 Aug only. Mark Moore and Dean Wilson (Golden) close the Club Festival in fine form with their house music and sideline antics. If you’re one of the few in the capital that haven’t made it down to Teviot this month, tonight is your very last chance. In the four back rooms you can enjoy: drum & bass, big beat, funk and soul and dub, soul and reggae.

I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. lOpm—Sam. £6 (£5). Weekly. The very wonderful Sister Soul guest at this dance floor jazz club tonight, with DJ support from DJ Tinku - the girls are out in force tonight.

I Joy at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 18 Sep.

I Jungle Magic at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 18 Sep.

I Liuard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. 10pm-3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Last nights for the Lounge before their September break. I loca at Loca. 8pm—5am. Free entry before llpm; £2 11pm—1am; £5 after 1am. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature, but no less sloshed, crowd.

I Luver at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£7). 4 Sep. Monthly. Gay/mixed. The hedonism returns, Luvely are once again in the house. It’s time to get your most sexy and outrageous threads on and hope that door whore Sheila Blige (gedit?) will see fit to let you in - make an effort or suffer her disdain. Peter James and co will be pumping out hard house and sexy techno to sweat to in the main room. Make sure you head through the back for the superb speed garage DJs who have been really hitting the n0te lately. One of the best clubs in the capital, no question.

I Made In Iguana at lguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Colin Cook presents a night of Afro beats and Latin fusion blended with

the best in New York house.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. World music with Sir Ossie playing the full spectrum of African, soca, Latin, salsa, reggae and ragga sounds.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. lOpm-3am. £8 (£6). 4 Sep. Fortnightly. Dub reggae on a custom built sound system for a very appreciative crowd. I Mingin' at Studio 24, upstairs only. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 28 Aug. Monthly. Alan Joy’s economical night of dark and sexy trance in an intimate venue. Top stuff for a loyal gay/mixed crowd.

I Ministry Of Sound at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 11 Sep.

I The Mission at Studio 24. llpm-3am. £5 (£4). 4 Sep. Fortnightly. Although we were convinced for ages that The Mission was weekly, we finally admit defeat and simply stand by the fact that it should be. Attracting a near capacity crowd most nights, this is one of Scotland’s biggest alternative clubs with three floors of rock, gothic and indie/dance which should suit just about everyone ’3 tastes.

I Monkey Funk at The Outhouse (upstairs). 10pm—3am. Free. 28 Aug only. A late entry on the clubs front, a new night from some very cool folk who fly in the face of fame and refuse to have their names printed. We can tell, however, that they are offering ‘funky feel good music and monkey madness’. Must be a banana thing, eh?

I Naughty at The Ark. 9pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Half price with flyer. A night for the office workers wanting to drink and dance to party tunes.

I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Head through to the back room for quality garage and house with Taste’s Martin Valentine. I Phat Pharm at City 2. 9pm-3am. Free. 28 Aug. Fortnightly. Everyone’s favourite old codger (let’s see if he reads his listings) Yogi Haughton gets down to the Cafe for some soul, funk and disco action.

I Platinum at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3.30am. £10. 28 Aug only. A new night starting off with a bang with one of America’s finest Kenny Larkin, one of the early 90$ Detriot circle and good pals with Richie Hawtin, who will be dropping by with a wide selection of his favourite house and techno tunes. He will be supported by Andy McQuarie and Asam Querishi. Get down and check it out.

I Raw at Negociants. 10pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Check out the new improved Raw



with their excellent Saturdays-only/ soundsystem, lights and decor from John Finiflex. Neil McDonald and Ben McCabe are still providing deep and funky bliss for the masses joined by occasional guests.

I Room At The Top at Room At The Top. 9pm—4am. £10. Weekly. A massive night of house in all its forms when Guy Omadel, Paul Mendez, Lewis Dene, Martin Malone and Julian Grant drop by this great venue (28 Aug). Please note that 4 Sep will be the Colours Festival. See preview and separate listin . Check out: www.roomatthctop.co.uk I Sa sa Pa Ti at Cafe Habana. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. DJ James Combe and guest DJs play a mix of hot and spicy music at this Cuban bar.

I Scratch at The Venue. llpm—4am. £6 (£5). 28 Aug. Fortnightly. Your chance to witness the talent of US west coast rapper T Love who makes her Scottish debut tonight. Well known and respected in the States, she will no doubt provide all the right materials for a great night out.

I Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. A mix of 705 to 90$ smash hits for an over 255 crowd.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 19 Sep.

I Substance at The Honeycomb. Midnight-5am. £10 (£8). 4 Sep. Fortnightly. The last Substance in this venue (is anyone else in shock?) sees guest Patrick Smoove joining the great Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton in the main room for garage as it should be, while Bootsy and Ross Keddic do the disco and funk thing through the back. Make sure you head down and pack a hanky.

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

I Teaseage at The Citrus. 11pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Indie, with a touch of dance and funk, played to a packed and sweaty crowd.

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