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. 10pm—3am. £8 (£6). 18 Sep. Fortnightly. Dub reggae on a custom built sound system for a very appreciative crowd. Experience a dub shower ‘Roots-man’ style.
I Mingin’ at Studio 24, upstairs only. Monthly. Next date 25 Sep.
I Ministry Of Sound at The Potterrow. lOpm-Bam. £8 (£6). 11 Sep. Monthly. A big night of big house - Anthony Pappa (Renaissance) guests as The Potterrow gets underway for another student year. I The Mission at Studio 24.
11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 18 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’s tastes. The goth band Horatii guest tonight.
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. ~10 m-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. 25 Sep. Fortnightly. Our favourite DJ Yogi Haughton steps down to the City Cafe to spin some of his finest soul, funk, garage and the like.
I Raw at Negociants. 10pm-3am. £2. 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. lt’s house music all night long when DJ Heaven, Paul Mendez and Martin Malone are on the line up (11 Sep), while Jon Mancini, Paul Mendez and Martin Malone do it all again a week later (18 Sep). Check out: www.roomatthetop.co.uk
I Salsa 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. 11pm-4am. £6 (£5). 11 Sep. Fortnightly. A very big night at Scratch - the Wu Tang Playstation game gets a launch at this essential hip hop night with the aid of Radio 1’s Tim Westwood, responsible for bringing hip hop to a wider audience. He joins the hypertalented residents Lyley, Ruftone, Gino and The Dynamic Duo.
I Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. A mix of 703 to 90$ smash hits for an over 255 crowd.
I Shebang at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 25 Sep.
I Substance at The Honeycomb. The Honeycomb has now closed.
I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thu.
I Teaseage at The Citrus. 11pm-3am. £4. Weekly. lndie, with a touch of dance and funk, played to a packed and sweaty crowd.
I Trans-mission at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 25 Sep.
I Tribal Funktron at The Venue. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 11 Sep. Fortnightly. Residents George T, Simone and H take over the main ﬂoor again for the funky techno and jackin’ house sounds that
have made this club one of the best in the capital. The Cuban Brothers take over the Cooler for their third return visit to the club, expect the usual Latin nonsense and depravity from the boys. I Viva at Club Mercado. lOpm-4am. £10 (£8). 11 Sep. Fortnightly. Ooh la la, it’s a Wet ’n’ Wild party, something that we just don’t see enough of. Don your skimpiest bikinis and Speedos and make your way down to this glam cabaret/disco/house night.
I Yush! at City 2. 9.30pm-1am. Free. 18 Sep. Fortnightly. AJ from local hip hop heroes Black’anized lays on his favourite hip hop, funk and R&B tunes at this popular city centre bar.
I All-Dayer at The Dome. 6pm—3am. £10. 19 Sep only. A massive Bank Holiday special with a superearly starting time — are you hard enough? The line-up includes The Cuban Brothers, Craig Smith, Yogi Haughton, Gareth Sommerville, Ian Cairns, Gary Glover and introducing James. By the looks of it a night of American and UK garage, house, soul and Latin depravity. These nights at The Dome are attracting an excellent crowd, get down early.
I C.C. Blooms 11 pm-3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Ali Campbell dropping jazz funk and big beat with a French ﬂavoun
I Chocolate Sundays at Revolution. lOpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Resident DJ Craig Forrest plays club classics and groov tunes.
I Clu Mojito at Cuba Norte. 10pm-1am. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro-Cuban and Latin cocktail. I ehl More at ehl. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Eh?Wun! and Jonny Lyle on
rotation at this popular and stylish city centre bar.
I Galaxy at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. £3. Weekly. Funk, R&B, smooth soul and disco.
I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm-3am. £3. Weekly. The Brian Kellock Trio continue their respected residency at the Joint. For latecomers, Diskografaz entertain; a DJ trio made up of Kulu, Sly Si and Unkle Fawaz playing funk and disco like they were born with the groove, baby.
I Lemon Juice at La Belle Angele. New night starting on 26 Sep.
I loca at Loca. 10pm-3am. Free. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco.
I Mad at The Attic. 8pm—5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 llpm—lam; £4 after 1am. Weekly. Chart and classic disco going happily hand-in-hand with very chea drinks promos.
I Made rn Iguana at Iguana.
9pm—1 am. Free. Weekly. Every lady’s favourite, Bob Cairns does the laid back Sunday session thing, taking elements of soul, funk, Latin grooves and future jazz and laying his way into our hearts . . . I T e Subway West End 4pm-3am. £1. Weekly. See Thu.
I Sunday Sunday at The Citrus Club. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Funk, dance, indie, big beat, disco, rock, 808 and much, much more.
I Sweet and Sour at the City Cafe. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Legendary Kulu (Jazz Joint) brings his vibe to the City Cafe free of charge. A great opportunity for folk to sample his jazz cooking behind the decks. What will start as a Sunday recovery sesh will progress with the best into a pre-club warm up with soul, jazz and Afro-centric Latin funk.
I Tacltno at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 26 Sep.
Messenger Sound System The Bongo Club, Sat
- ’We’re at The Bongo Club.’
8 Sep and fortnightly.
- ‘Or the Ongo Club, as they say in Russia.’ - ‘They've got Jah Shaka on, the spiritual dub warrior.‘
- 'lt's good stuff, isn’t it? There isn't a massive reggae scene in Edinburgh and Messenger is definitely on top of it all - innovating on many a level.’
- ‘lt's not your British dub, it's very traditional.’ - ‘Would you go so far as to say it's reggae/hip hop/dub?
- 'lt matches your heartbeat. That's where it's at, it’s very boom-esque. Nobody likes
120 beats a minute!‘
- ’The beats are so happenin' it shook the carbonation out of my beer! I swear to
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