I Rendezvous at Club Budda. 11.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). DJ Stevie Smith pla in disco/house.

I {Ugat Trash. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Studentish night featuring DJ Rory with stamp the stage, hands-in-the- air house and trance in the main room, Graham with full-on student faves in the second room and DJ Teeyitee playing across the board in the cave.


I Back To The Future at Bonkers. 11pm-3am. £2. Weekly. TV’s Mr Ewan McLeod with a full scale party night of 80s and 905 classics, games, give-aways and general inebriated frolicking.

I Bennet's at Bennet’s. 11.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Weekly. DJ Sara with upbeat dance. Gay.

I Big Daddy at The 13th Note Club (upstairs). 11pm-3am. £1. Weekly. Big Daddy with funk, jazz, hip hop and petite beats.

I Children First Charity Event 13th Note. 9pm—3am. £4. 15 Sep only. Fundraiser for a sponsored adventure trek featuring live show from local guitar band Crackdown and DJs Kenny Stewart playing Chicago house, Martin Burge with ‘Party Parisian funk’ and Laurence Hughes from the Arches’ Relief nights.

I Chopper at Archaos. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Commercial house and disco from Matt Morton.

I 00 at The Apartment. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. New student night with DJs Marcello, Alan Belshaw and Ryan Mathie playing the biggest party tunes. I Club Santiago at Havana. 8pm—midnight. Weekly. Finest Latin grooves from DJs Don Marcelo and Che Manuel.

I FAB at Babaza. 6pm—3am (DJs from 11pm). £3 (£2); free before 11 pm. Weekly. DJ Skud with funky house and garage grooves for a cheery, well dressed crowd. Busiest club in town tonight.

I Future at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £3. 15 Sep only. Celebration of the freshest young talent in the city with DJs who’ve never played before getting a chance in the clubs. They ran competitions to find the DJs and the quality is su posed to be pretty good. I Ghetto F ava at Reds. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. DJ Paul N’Jie plays a blend of cool house, garage, soul and R&B.

I Jengaheads at The Living Room. 9pm-1 1 pm. Free. Weekly. Jengahead Martin test driving his new purchases and whites of nu school breaks, electro, breakbeat and house.

I Jilkes at Yang. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Optimo/My Machines’ Jilkes milks music of different ilks electro funk style.

I Joints And Jams at Planet Peach. 11pm-3.15am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Damn fine night of R&B, hip hop, funk, soul and swing from Martin Hesketh and guests.

I Pop 8: Tarts at The Cathouse. llpm—3am. £2 (£1.50); free before 11.30pm. Weekly. Party time 703 disco and funk.

I R&B Central at Club Budda. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The latest and most upfront in R&B from Record Playaz (Naeem and Kash). The night will feature regular album release parties and give-aways.

I Scratch 'n' Sniff at McChuill’s Bar (High Street). 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Eclectic bar night of phat-ass breaks and funky-ass beats with DJ Danny Barbour joined on a regular basis by Michael Peck (Brass Monkeys) and Neil McMillan (Hi Karate).

I Shu Hirata at The Cul De Sac. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Jazzy drum & bass pre-club from fresh names to the circuit Shu Hirita.

I Souped Up at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. lain Hanlon with poppy student good time party tunes.


Edinburgh clubs

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 La Belle Angele. Next date to be confirmed.

I CC. 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—Iam. Free. Open decks session. Phone 225 5583 or 0411 807925 for more information.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Great Cuban bar and restaurant with salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.

I Dust at Studio 24. 10pm—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 El Segundo at The Bongo Club. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). 16 Sep only. Live hip hop with The Naked Circle DJs Kriston, Red 6 and MCs Big Dada (Ninja Tune). Break dancers are welcomed, lino will be provided.

I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Philly & His Band (9 Sep) lay on their Finlay Quay-style cool sounds, says Kulu, with support from Eh?Wun! while Yo Yo Kilili offer fine jazz and break beat with an exotic edge (16 Sep) and the John Burgess Contemporary Jazz Trio (23 Sep) do the, er, contemporary jazz thing with support from the man Unkle Fawaz on both nights.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar, downstairs. 9pm—3am. Free. 16 Sep. Fortnightly. Easy listening, mellowjazz, hi-NRG disco and tasty cheese.

I Loca at Loca. 8pm—5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 11pm—lam; £4 after lam. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco in the city centre. I Machine at The Tap O’Lauriston. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A new night ‘trying to provide a forum for underground indie music in a city where the only places playing guitar music are mainstream clubs or the standard goth grind’. Expect punk to Pavement, sonic sound to Chemikal Underground.

I Made In Iguana at lguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. George Mac (Manga) presents all the latest liquid funk, break beats and drum & bass at this pular bar.

I 'I' e Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Still going strong - Sir Ossie offers a mix of salsa and R&B.

I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. 11pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Ska, mod, Northern soul and 605 beats.

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

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

I Salsa Pa Ti at Cafe Habana. 10pm-1am. 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 Alpha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 1 Oct.

I Apex at Studio 24. 10pm-3am. £7 (£5). 17 Sep. Monthly. A popular night

of underground techno and trance from the Apex tribe.

I Barry Cabanas at Eden. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 17 Sep. Monthly. Big fat Bob takes over from Perchanski as Barry Cabanas move to a new home, their third in a year. No doubt, all the nonsense and depravity will remain - the Cuban Brothers, strippers and badly dressed folk at this madcap variety club. I Boogie Mo Dynamo Meets Headspin at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6. 17 Sep only. A glorious meeting of the minds from two of Edinburgh’s best clubs. The back room will be given over to the talents of Smack, Wreckage and Believe as they lay on their big beats, nu skool and drum & bass while the main room sees Headspin’s finest do the trip hop, hip hop and house routine for which they are so widely adored. Essential night.

I Camel Beats at The Venue. 10.30pm-5am. £8 (£6). 10 Sep. Fortnightly. Get down the The Venue for the last ever Camel Beats. All good things must come to an end and thus as of tonight, it’s all over. Respect to The Arabian Knights, brave enough to step into Pure ’5 shoes when they went fortnightl a year ago.

I Catwa It at The Catwalk. 8pm—1am. 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 Circus Circus at Eden. 10pm—5am. £6 (£4 for Circus attire). 10 Sep only. Mr Todd (Higher Ground) and Simone (Tribal Funktion) so you can expect lots of funk, disco and house to groove to. The superfriendly staff will be on hand to give you a head massage, manicure or perform some wacky circus thing. Top night out.

I Cosmic Disko at The Vaults. 10pm-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 Crackerjaclt at Noa. 4.30—10pm. £1. Weekly. An after-work bash at the coolest 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—1am. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Popular Scottish DJ Gareth Sommerville lays down the choicest disco and hip hop tunes.

I Disuko at Wilkie House. 10pm—3am. £5. 17 Sep. Monthly. As the dust begins to settle in Edinburgh Clubland, another of The Honeycomb’s rota finds a new home at Wilkie. The music policy of deep and funky house should hit exactly the right spot, and they have a cool, albeit minimal line up Malks Macbeth and Maxx (Camel Beats).

I Divine Divas at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 2 Oct.

I eh1 more at eh1. 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 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. Monthly. Next date 24 Sep.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. The Honeycomb has now closed.

I Ignition at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 24 Se .

I lnterga actic at The Potterrow. 10pm—3am.‘ Free. 10 Sep. Monthly. The student night of indie robot pop.

I Jazz Jornt at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The

listings CLUBS


Barry Cabanas Barry's have upped and left Wilkie (leaving others to clean up the, er, stains) and now reside in new club Eden, with The Cuban Brothers et al spreading their mad, um, nonsense over the brand new furnishings. Eden, Fri 77 Sep.

Boogie Mo Dynamo Meets Headspin Doing exactly what they say on the tin: expect cool music, a cool crowd and to sweat a little. The Bongo Club, Fri 77 Sep.

Pure A highlight of Pure's year when Sir David Holmes, techno master Will be dropping by to play an ‘alternative set’ ie not techno. And they say clubbing’s stale. The Venue, Fri 17 Sep.

Real House One of the last ever nights at The Honeycomb sees a Shaboom bash with a host of guests on a ’real house' tip. The pre-party is at Rebel Waltz across the road; make a night of it. City Cafe and The Honeycomb, Sat 10 Sep.

Fire Island The hard house night turns a big three and to celebrate they’ve invited their fave DJ Steve Thomas to lay on the banging tunes. Wilkie House, Sat 77 Sep.

Scratch Edinburgh's best hip hop night prove that they are not only on the cutting edge, but aren't afraid to muck about as well. Tim Westwood is the big name guest tonight and they're launching the new Wu Tang Playstation game as well. The Venue, Sat 11 Sep.

Taste Two essential or you're mental (as in wap, not chicken oriental) dates for your diary. Sun 12 Sep sees the last ever Taste at The Honeycomb and it will no doubt be one of the maddest ever. If you want to get in, our advice is to get there the day before and camp out. The following week sees the club move down the street to Wilkie to start its brand new residency and we want to see all of you there early doors to show your support. A night of the best music and maddest people likely to be found anywhere in the known territories. The Honeycomb, Sun 72 Sep; Wilkie House, Sun 79 Sep.

Groove Diggaz (10 Sep) and their raw

underground funk rotate with the High Heeled Sneakers, those funky groovers play live (17 Sep). DJ Sly Sy supports

both nights.

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