The mac-daddy of kitsch: Trendy Wendy. Tackno at Club Mercardo. Sun 26 Sep
I Diva at the Liquid Rooms. llpm-Sam.
£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 Don't Stop at The Cocteau Lounge. Midnight—3am. Free. Weekly. Entrance through The Outhouse Gardens (Broughton Street Lane). For the nocturnal drinkers among us, get down for different DJs every night.
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 popularArt Colle e student union.
I eh more at ehl. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Garage and house DJs on rotation at this popular city centre bar.
I Energise at Subway. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.
I Envy at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5 before 11pm; £6 before midnight; £7 after. Weekly. Simon Coyle plays chart and dance to a young West End crowd. I Filth at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 9 Oct.
I Fire Island at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 9 Oct.
I Glam at The Vaults. 9.30pm—3am. £8 before 10.30pm; £12 after. 25 Sep only. A one-off special with Radio 1’s Judge Jules being the superstar guest tonight. Expect all the big anthems for a massive night. Note that he will be on 11pm-1am so get there early. Support comes from Sean Pearson, The Mad Ambassador and Graham McLean.
I Hanky Panky at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream tunes from the 705 to the 905.
I Headspin at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£4). 25 Sep. Monthly. After a series of storming nights, tonight will no doubt be just as busy. Watch the punters cram in to hear the four deck mix up of trip hop, hip hop, beats, breaks and other essential sounds.
I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm-3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. The very popular Sister Soul provide the trio female jazz and soul vocals (25 Sep) with support from the equally wonderful DJ Ttnku while Kevin MacKenzie’s Swirler guest (2 Oct) with support from DJ Eh?Wun!
I Joy at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 16 Oct.
I Jungle Magic at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 23 Oct.
I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Grafﬁti. 9.30pm—2am. £6 (£5). Weekly. 'I\vo absolutely essential nights for your diary as Lizzard Lounge run into their ﬁnal stretch at Grafﬁti. Dr Jo and Trendy Wendy get together for a night of auld school classics streaming from the decks (25 Sep) while Latino 2000 offer up their experimental Latino sounds for a very cool and friendly crowd.
I Loca at Loca. 8pm-5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 11pm-1am; £5 after lam. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature, but no less sloshed, crowd.
I Logic Presents Paramount at The Vaults. 10pm-3am. £8 before 11.30pm; £10 after. 2 Oct only. A one-off event with special guests Binary Finary making their Scottish debut. Tonight will see them play a one hour live set which will no doubt include their monster hit ‘ 1999’
(a remix of last year’s monster hit ‘1998’). Sean Pearson guests in the main while Richie Ruftone will be manning the bar with his hip hop, break beat and jazz and our main man Yogi Haughton will be offering a more garage-orientated sound through the back. Essential night. See Phactf'tle.
I Luver at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £10 (£7). 2 Oct. Monthly. And the freaks come out . . . Luvely is one of Edinburgh’s best loved gay/mixed clubs with most of the punters going all out in their attire. Think glam, trendy, horny, sexy and the like and you’re half way there. The music comes from Peter James and co. with banging hard house in the main room, more chilled disco and garage vibes through the back. Attracting a su erfriendly and up-for-it crowd.
I ade In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Colin Cook presents a night of Afro beats and Latin fusion blended with the best of 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. 10pm—3am. £8 (£6). 2 Oct. Fortnightly. Dub reggae on a custom built sound system for a very appreciative crowd. Experience a dub shower ‘Roots- man’ style at this superpopular night.
I Mingin' at Studio 24, upstairs only. 10.30pm-3am. £5. 25 Sep. Monthly. A dark, intimate and sweaty affair. Alan Joy’s pet project has done very well for itself, offering clubbers agreat night out concentrating on the only thing that should matter - good music. Hard house and sexy trance is the order of the day.
I Ministry Of Sound at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 16 Oct.
I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 2 Oct. Fortnightly. 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.
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. 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. An absolutely enormous night from RATI‘ when Danny Howells, Allister Whitehead, Moloco, Ferry Corsten, Lewis Dene, Paul Mendez and Martin Malone are all on the bill (25 Sep). To top it off, the MTV Dance Floor Chart Show will be filming the event — make
sure you look smart! Into October and
some of the house scenes biggest names ‘-
-AIex P and Graham Gold - join the residents (2 Oct). 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). 25 Sep. Fortnightly. Edinburgh’s big hip hop night. Residents Lyley, Ruftone, Gino and The Dynamic Duo.
I Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. A mix of 705 to 905 smash hits for an over 255 crowd.
I Shebang at Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. £10 (£8). 25 Sep. Monthly. This all-girl DJ line up adds a few guests to its bow with the awesome Miss Isle (from Newcastle’s Nice) making the journey up. She joins Gail Sellars in the main room playing happy to hard house to a cool and friendly crowd. Hilda looks after the back room with her disco and funk.
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. Indie, with a touch of dance and funk, played to a packed and sweaty crowd.
I Trans-mission at Studio 24. 11pm-3am. £6 (£5). 25 Sep. Monthly. Time to get all fetish down the Studios again at this mixed BDSM club with Masters and Mistresses.
I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 25 Sep. Fortnightly. Renowned for bringing the very best talent to their club, regardless of the superstar status, the Tribal posse were so impressed by Ivan from Paris that they asked him back. Expect some very shake-ass tunes and a great night. Edinburgh old skool legend Frosty takes over the Cooler for some real deal hip hop.
I Viva at Club Mercado. 10pm—4am. £10(£8). 25 Sep. Fortnightly. It’s Latin Viva tonight -— expect this glam disco, cabaret and house club to come over all salsa.
I Yush! at City 2. 9.30pm—1am. Free. 2 Oct. Fortnightly. AJ from local hip hop heroes Black’anized lays on his favourite hip h0p, funk and R&B tunes at this popular city centre bar.
I C.C. Blooms 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Ali Campbell dropping jazz funk and big beat with a French ﬂavoun
I Chocolate Sundays at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Resident DJ Craig Forrest plays club classics and groov tunes.
I CIu Mojito at Cuba Norte. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro-Cuban and Latin cocktail. I Don t Stop at The Cocteau Lounge. Midnight—3am. Free. Weekly. Entrance through The Outhouse Gardens (Broughton Street Lane). For the nocturnal drinkers among us, get down for different DJs every night.
I eh1 More at ehl. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. DJ 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. 11pm—3am. £5. 26 Sep. Fortnightly. A brand new night of ‘fresh juicy house music’ from Daz Davies (Atomic Baby) and Stephen Graham (Fire Island).
bliss these at your peril this fortnight
Black Projects Another of the casualties from the closing of The Honeycomb. They’ve set up shop at La Belle tonight and have invited Harri (Sub Club) along for the bash. Get down and show your support. La Belle Ange/e, Thu 7 Oct.
Block-Party Anyone who does their bit to try and add a wee bit of cred to Edinburgh's somewhat cheesey West End gets our support. And since we already have a soft spot for the Headspin lot already, they were bound to make it onto our Hit list. Noa, Thu 7 Oct.
Glam Master of a thousand crap catch phrases ('like toilet paper, we're on a roll'), Judge Jules guests tonight. It cannot be denied that he commands a huge fan base and tonight will see him like Paddington Bear - on the case. Sorry. The Vaults, Sat 25 Sep.
Lizzard Lounge When Trendy Wendy teams up with anyone, it’s going to be a larf, when it's Joseph Malik, it’s sure to be a riot. Essential Lizzard Lounge date, people. Cafe Graffiti, Sat 25 Sep.
Logic Presents Paramount Unless you've been in a coma for the past year, '1998' and '1999' would have, courtesy of Radio 1, been lasered directly onto your brain. See the guys in the flesh tonight. The Vaults, Sat 2 Oct.
Room At The Top Another big, big night just out of town. Make the effort to get yourselves out to Bathgate, the line up is worth it. Room At The Top, Sat 25 Sep.
Tackno Yo homies, the baddest mac daddy in town - Trendy Wendy - is donning her phat sneakers and Kangol hat for a evening of scratching and rolling about the floor (she’ll claim to be breakdancing, of course). As Run DMC would say, walk this way. Club Mercado, Sun 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 lam. Weekly. Chart and classic disco going happily hand-in-hand with very cheap drinks promos.
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