being international superstars, they won’t be groping the girls and spinning on the floor for the birthday. There is a huge queue of folk who want to act silly, though, so don’t fret. DJ Perchanski, Shereen the Drag Queen, Honkie and Roger & His Sexy Moments will be in the main room while the Cocteau Room will be overrun by the likes of Gregor & Calvetto, the Karaoke Kings and Craig Hill. Also, there will be the debut of The Fat Bloke & His Birds. Also, number two, they will be bringing in their own sound and lighting. Happy birthday, you lot, you get the longest club entry, ever. See anel.
I Bit Bang Pow! at The Venue (top floor). llpm-3am. £3. 8 Oct. Fortnightly. A brand new night of indie classics, 605 pop, soul, swingers with some Northern soul and Hammond grooves showing cult videos.
I Boogie Mo Dynamo Meets Headspin at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 29 Oct.
I Circus Circus at Eden. 10pm-3am. £6. 8 Oct. Fortnightly. Mr Todd (Higher Ground) and Simone (Tribal Funktion) dish out a mix of funk, soul, disco and gara e at this new venue.
I C ub Java at Club Java. 10pm-1am. Free. Weekly. A new place combining restaurant, bar and club in the new development of Commercial Quay. The club starts up around 10pm-ish with DJ Jonny.
I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£5). 15 Oct. Monthly. Beyond doubt, one of Edinburgh’s jewels, this scorcher of a salsa night is still going strong. Catch Carlos Pena Y Sus Muchacos live and the fantastic tunes of Simon Hodge of Big Beat fame.
I Cosmic Disko at The Vaults. lOpm—late. £5. Weekly. 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 Crackerjack 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 Disulto at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £5. 15 Oct. Monthly. They tell us that ‘Disuko continues with fatness in Sumo-sized proportions’, so we guess they’re pretty happy at Wilkie, then. Tonight sees Mikey Stirton (Substance) guest in the main room, joined by residents Malks Macbeth and Max (Camel Beats) with raw house and techno. Walk through the back to Deep Funkzilla with the Love Doctor and his rare grooves, funk and soul. Mmm- hmmm.
I Divine Divas at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 30 Oct.
I ehI more at ehl. 9pm-lam. Free. Smack bang in the city centre, catch the very talented Sleazy G and Gav Lyall on rotation for big, rockin’ beats a plently. Excellent stuff.
Don't mistake him for a small white guy - it's Ed Rush. perveyor of the darkest.
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 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. I Funk Train at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 22 Oct. I Ignition at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 22 Oct. I Intergalactic at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 5 Nov. I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Catch the High Heeled Sneakers on a weekly residency at the Joint. DJ Sly Si supports both nights. I Keep It In Czech at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Big night of choice deep house from the master, Harri (Sub Club) who guests (8 Oct) while Allan Dunbar of Headspin fame does the house ‘n’ hip hop thing (15 Oct). I Loca at Loca. 8pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 llpm—lam; £4 after 1am. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature crowd. I Made In Iguana at iguana. 9pm-1 am. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton blends the best in black music, R&B, future jazz, obscure boogie cuts and rare grooves. That’s the way, uh huh uh huh, we like it . . . I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Reggae, ragga, soul, funk, swing and R&B delights provided by Sir Ossie. I Manga at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 8 Oct. Monthly. Read carefully: last time Ed Rush played Manga, a thousand people were in the queue by 11pm. If you want to catch the doyen of dark ‘n’ hard drum & bass do his incredible thing, you might want to consider camping out the night before! We know that there will be many a new student to town that isn’t familiar with Manga, don’t worry, you soon will be. lt’s by far the best drum & bass night around and not only do the guests rock, the residents are the Business. See you at the front, jungle massive. Check out: www.basstrap.com I Midnight Blue at Cafe Grafﬁti. lOpm-2am. £5. Weekly. Midnight Blue kicks into its final season with Subie Coleman and the band serving up a new helping of soul and jazz classics. All the best DJ action from Stuart of Big Beat fame. I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. 10pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly. The still gorgeous DJ Nicci plays disco, funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar. I Noa at Noa. lOpm-3am. Free before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room with smooth-as-you- like garage; Paul Dixon through the back with old skool, soul and funk.
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I Pillbox at Studio 24. 10.30pm-3am. £7 (£5). 8 Oct. Monthly. A night of acid trance and techno with residents Rick and Nate in the main room, who will be joined by guest Zebedee of Trancentral fame. Through the back in the chill out room, catch Rick and Nate doing their four deck hip hop thing.
I Pride at Revolution. lOpm—3am. £5 before 11pm; £6 before midnight; £7 after. Weekly. Simon Coyle plays chart and dance at this massive venue.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 15 Oct. Fortnightly. After having David Holmes and Derrick May along recently, it’s time for the residents to take a firm hold of the reins and steer their techno baby on a straight and banging course. Let Twitch, Brainstorm, Dribbler and The Bill show why their club has the outstanding reputation that it does. Don’t get too comfy, though, Luke Slater Techno God will be guesting on 29 Oct. You might want to read that twice.
I Radio Babylon at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-3am. £7 (£5). 8 Oct only. Andy Smith, who you might know from Portishead, returns to Edinburgh. Well known for his excellent mix of hip hop, funk and soul, the queue will be forming early for this one. Support will be from Barry James, Kelvin Bridge and The Merry Pranksters.
I Reaction at The Subway. 11pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £2 otherwise. Weekly. A mix of chart, dance and classic disco.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9pm—3am. Free. 8 Oct. Fortnightly. Divine deep house from local boy done good, Murray Richardson.
I Sublime at The Potterrow.]Opm-3am. £8 (£6). 15 Oct. Monthly. While it’s true that there are many highlights on the Sublime calendar, tonight has to be near to the top — they’ve booked The Advent to play live. Since 1994, the duo have released a pile of EPs and albums all with their devastating ‘phunk’ sound, a hardy mix of 9095, electro and techno. They will be supported by resident DJ Kev Wright and the masterful touch of Darren Price (Novamute), who makes his return to the club.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£6). 8 Oct. Fortnightly. Still creating one of the most awesome atmospheres around, Sublime lets resident ldge muck about on the decks for three hours (read devastating techno set) with support from the other main room resident Kev Wright. Sublime has one of the best ‘back rooms’ (rivals many front rooms) we’ve ever seen - make sure you catch Felix and Gary Mac with their outstanding mix of electro, nu skool, house, breaks and whatever else takes their fancy. 22 Oct will see the return of Marco Zaffarano.
I Tfi'te Subway West End 4pm-3am. £1. Weekly. See Thu.
I TFI Friday at Club Mercado. 5—10pm. Free. Weekly. The capital’s original and most famous after-work piss-up with cheesy music courtesy of Trendy Wendy. I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. lOpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster take you through the 605, 705 and 805 in a now weekly bash.
I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 15 Oct. Monthly. A brand new night that sees old skool pals Colin Cook and Gareth Sommerville get back together behind the decks for some quality house ranging from deep Body & Soul grooves to a more big room feel later on. For those that remember Yip Yap, you’ll be pleased to hear that the pair are back. See Four play.
I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9.30pm-lam.
Free. 15 Oct. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns throws down a mixture of jazz funk, old and new soul right through to Latin grooves and stom firmly all over it. I Wiggle Vllaggi’es at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 22 Oct.
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Gaia The refurb has to be seen to be believed - it is absolutely gorgeous, ’specially considered what it looked like before. Gaia, Seven nights.
Manga We’ve said it so often it's almost a cliche: an absolutely essential monster night from Manga. But seriously, would you miss Ed Rush doing his dark and dangerous drum & bass thing? We thought not. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 8 Oct.
Radio Babylon With extra special guest Andy Smith along for a cruisey, hip hop and funk ride, tonight is unmissable. The Bongo Club, Fri 8 Oct. Big Beat The night that puts all the others in the shade, Big Beat's sixth birthday. While that in itself is cool, they also have The Blackbyrds along, in real life, on the stage, can you believe it? See preview. Cafe Graffiti, Sat 9 Oct. Barry Cabanas If you've been living in a cave for the past year and have missed the phenomena of this club, cast your eyes over our panel and you should get their gist of how deep their depravity runs. See panel. Eden, Fri 15 Oct. Sublime When the promoters of a club get on the phone and go all supersonic-voice, the night in question might just be a little out of the ordinary, so this issue's flash bang wollop award goes to The Advent playing live on The Potterrow soundsystem. The Potterrow, Fri 75 Oct.
Ultragroove A brand new night which sees old skool mates Gareth and Colin do the house thing at La Belle once more. 'Bout time. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 15 Oct.
Taste As if Fisher & Price’s antics weren’t enough, they've invited Jon of the pretty happy birds along for a guest spot. His sets always rock, tonight will be no exception. Start your week well. Wilkie House, Sun 77 Oct.
Motherfunk A special one-off to celebrate their third birthday and they've invited Gilles Peterson along to blow out the candles. Miss this and you're stupid. The Venue, Thu 21 Oct.
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