I Hop On at The Tunnel. 11pm-3am. £5 (£3). New end of week session that celebrates the up-and-coming talent about the place. In room one DJs Stella and Gary Curley play quality up front dance tunes while there’s a more laid- back groove in the second bar with Stevie Gibson and Douglas Lyle.

I Jengas/Kahunas at Yang. llpm-3am. £5. 26 Sep only. A couple of weeks ago the Jengaheads were down at Headstart at Turnmills as guests of Dan and Jon Kahuna, so now the burger boys return the favour and join Ali and Martyn Jenga here tonight. The finest nu school breaks and beats you’d ever hope to hear.

I Kenny H at The Spy Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Chilled grooves and eclectic funk from Kenny H.

I Liquid Cool at Babaza. 9pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Absolutely insanely busy night with a dressy crowd sucking the last drops from the weekend. Uplifting vocal garage and house from Archaos Saturday night residents AJ, Kris Keegan and Ian Thompson.

I Mish Mash at The Riverside Club (Fox Street). lipm—late. £8 (£6). 26 Sep and monthly. Oscar Fullone with his super-fine night ofjumbled genres swinging from Latin to house, drum & bass hip hop, funk and anything else he and his accompanying crew care to throw into the mix. Live set as ever at the beginning from the Mish Mash band and MCing through the night from Nordin. I Never Get Out The Boat at The Renfrew Ferry. 10pm-2am. £8 (£6). 26 Sep only. Last one of the year, and as ever get down early as it’s a guaranteed sell-out. lt’s going to be more of a house based night rather than techno, with Slam’s Orde Meikle, The Sub Club’s Harri and DJ Q (Filter Records). See Hit list.

I Nick Peacock at The Variety Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. The legendary Nick Peacock with a laid- back jazzy, occasionally housey affair.

I Optimo (Espacio) at The Sub Club. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Jilkes and Twitch continue their super-fine contorted musical alloy. Electro, Detroit techno, 80$ synthpop, bizarre 70s punk funk, live keyboard freakouts and unique Optimo mix downs. 26 Sep, Chicks On Speed (Munich) live gig rescheduled from earlier this month.

I Please Yourself at Trash. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Paul N’Jie with a mellow Sunday mix of funk, soul, swing, hip hop and garage.

I The Shed at The Shed. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Martin Hesketh upstairs playing chart house and garage at this Southside club from the team behind The Garage.

I Si ver (Disco Extravaganza) at Fury Murry’s. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Studenty night of big disco cheesy malarkey from DJs Dave and Phil.

I Sister India at The Arches. 9pm-late. £6 (£5). 3 Oct only. More from the funcT festival, which tonight sees a club night with the most creative female artists from British Asia live on stage led by DJ Ritu (founder of Outcaste records). Those involved in this evening of dance music, live performance and visuals include Shahin Badar (Prodigy vocals), Sudha (Faithless percussion), Param Bansal (Fun-da-mental) Prabjote Osahn (Massive Attack), Hardkaur MC and tabla player chu Hossain. See funcT feature.

I Straight Ahead at McChuill’s Way Out West. 8—11pm. Free. Weekly. Goodfoot DJs Mark and Kev playing an extremely diverse selection of soul, jazz, funk and dub.

I Streetrave at The Arches. llpm-4am. £16.50. 27 Sep only. It’s been a decade since Streetrave (what Colours emerged from) started out, and my how they’ve grown. Tonight is an example of just how massive the organisation has become, with the inimitable Carl Cox and Seb Fontaine your super-heavyweight title holders in the place. Residents Jon Mancini, Iain ‘Boney’ Clark and Darren Mackie. See Hit list.

I Suntrance at Planet Peach. llpm—3.15am. £4 (£3). Weekly. DJ Skud thumping you back into Monday with his original blend of house and garage.

I Velvet Rooms 11pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Raymond Woods in room one, playing mellow hip hop, swingbeat and classic soul. Ronnie Bell in room two, with an open mix from classic house to soul.

I Voyeurism at Archaos. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly night of sauciness at Archaos mixing up sneaky peeks of sordid adventurism. Massage parlour, body painting, peep holes and way-out performance is on offer to spice up the night. Music comes from Mark Sherry (Westsound) Paul Mendez (Room at The Top) Neil Mackay & Frog (Sly) in the house room and John Lyons (Velvet Rooms) Naeem (23rd Precinct) Paul Traynor and James Fullerton (Babaza) in the newly renovated bar one playing R&B.

I Wet Playtime at The 13th Note club (ground floor). 11pm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Night from the mob who brought you Unscene, bringing you experimental guitar based sounds.


I Burn at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £3 (free if you work in a pub or a bar). Weekly. DJs Norm and Richard with a mighty Monday knees up, mixing up top class dance and a few surprise drop-ins. I Cleopatra's at Cleopatra’s. 10.30pm-2.30am. £2 (£1). Weekly. Pop, 705 and 805 party tunes in this ever-so- tacky west end ‘nite’ club.

I Cocoyan at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). 27 Sep and monthly. Resident Puppa Shango with a night of dancehall reggae and fusion funk.

I Loose at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. DJ Paul Shields with alternative country, rock and blues along the lines of Led Zep, Jayhawks, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Wilco etc.

I Speedracer at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Classic good time party tunes with an indie slant from Steven.


I Burd Called Ger and Dribbler at Brel. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre- club night from Ger and Dribbler playing hip hop. funk and mellow drum & bass. I Dub Night at The Variety Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Stevie Donaldson from Bar 10 and other fine establishments round town plays Dub (as if you hadn’t already guessed). I Eden at Alaska. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Alan Ronald in the White Room playing student classics and Scott McKay of Tunnel fame upstairs for funky house. I L Is For Latin at Havana. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. DJs Keith and Alexis with a cool night of Latin- based sounds. There are dance classes from the start, but you have to pay for them.

I Laid at The Temple. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. New student night which prides itself on the cheesiest pop fest with big party tunes, foam nights and regular tribute bands such as the Steps one in Oct.

I Lush at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2). New student night from the king of the poppy party night Jim Da Best.

I Planet Pop at The Queen Margaret Student Union. 10pm-2am. £2 (£1 QMU members) students and up to four guests. Weekly. Pop tunes, indie hits, chart anthems and anything else you ask DJ Tam Coyle to pull out of his bulging box. I Shooting Stars at The Garage. 11pm-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. lnsane, drunken shenanigans eased along nicely by the charty choons of Gerry and Iain in the main room.

I The Shimmy Club at Bennet’s. 11.30pm—3am. £3 (£1.50). Weekly. Raymond Davren’s party-type affair at the straight night in this gay venue.

I Rendezvous at Club Budda. 11.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). DJ Stevie Smith playin1g disco/house.

I U. at 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 Algo Diferente at Havana. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Latin sounds from Keith and Alexis plus dance classes.

I Back To The Future at Bonkers. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. TV’s Mr Ewan McLeod with a full scale party night of 805 and 90s classics, games, giveaways 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 Chopper at Archaos. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Commercial house and disco from Matt Morton.

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

I Ghetto Elava 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. 9-1 1pm. 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 with different guest every week. 29 Sep Edinburgh’s Yogi Haughton guests with soul brother James Fullerton.

I Pop 8: Tarts at The Cathouse. 11pm—3am. £2 (£1.50; free before 11.30pm). Weekly. Party time 70s 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 giveaways.

I Scratch 'n' Sniff at McChuil’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 name to the circuit Shu Hirita.

I Solemusic at Alaska. 11pm—3am. £5. 7 Oct and monthly. Stevie Middleton from Glasgow label Solemusic with another night seeing him playing head-to-head with guest DJs. For tonight’s soulful house and

'garage bout he and fellow resident

Chris Harris welcome Seamus Haji from the Defected label that seems to do no wrong.

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

I Sueno Latino at DeQuincey’s. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Jazz with a musical hotpot of the finest salsa, merengue, rumba, nuevo flamenco and Latin jazz.


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. 11pm-3am. £4. 7 Oct. Monthly. After the closing of The Honeycomb, Black Projects are one of the lucky few to find a suitable home. They move their monthly studenty take on all things house, hip hop and drum & bass, much to the relief of their loyal crowd. They arrive at La Belle with a splash when Glasgow‘s Harri (Sub Club) guests tonight.

I Block-Party at Noa. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). 7 Oct and weekly. A brand new night adding a bit of kudos to the West End club scene. The Headspin lads are taking over the mighty fine Noa for a bit of ‘hip hop, break beat, drum & bass and nu skool breaks’ with a long line up of local talent playing over two rooms. Make sure you get down and check it out. 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—1am. 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 Don't Stop at The Cocteau Lounge. Midnight—3am. Free. Weekly. Entrance through The Outhouse Gardens (Broughton Street Lane). For the nocturnal drinkers amongst us, get down for different DJs every night.

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. lnforrnation on 07901 600242.

I Dysfunction at The Venue. 10.30pm—late. £tbc. 30 Sep and fortnightly. A brand new night of ‘uncompromising rock - think Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails and Deftones and you’re getting there.’

I Havoc at La Belle Angele. 10pm—2am. £5. 30 Sep. Fortnightly. A brand new night of divine acid jazz and funk opening with a CD launch from very popular local band Elemental. They’ll be playing live, joined by Eddie Steven (Freak Power) and DJ support.

I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The John Burgess Contemporary Jazz Trio (23 Sep) do the, er, contemporary jazz thing, Yoyo Kilili offer some jazz and break beat (30 Sep) with an exotic edge while the Syliva Rae Quartet provide modem mainstream vocals (7 Oct), with support from the man Unkle Fawaz on all nights. I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar, downstairs. 9pm—3am. Free. 16 Sep. Fortnightly. Easy listening, mellow jazz, hi-NRG disco and tasty cheese.

I Loca at Loca. 8pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 llpm—lam; £4 after 1am. 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 Iguana. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. George Mac (Manga) presents all the latest liquid funk, break beats and drum & bass at this popular bar. 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 Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. 11pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Ska, mod, Northern soul and 605 beats.

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