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I Araltataca! at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-3am. £5. 9 Oct. Monthly. A popular mix of world music -African, Caribe and Latin - for a more mature crowd. There’s great West African and Thai food available on the night.
I Big Beat at Cafe Graffiti. 10pm-2am. £10. 9 Oct. Monthly. One of the biggest nights of the year in Edinburgh, no question. Big Beat have secured The Blackbyrds to help celebrate their sixth birthday. This will be their ﬁrst ever Scottish gig and also their only date north of the border. The Blackbyrds shot to international fame in the 705 when they spearheaded the whole hipper than hip jazz funk scene and are still cited by everyone who’s anyone as a major influence. This will be an outstanding night, the epitomy of what Big Beat is all about — great music, brilliant atmosphere and an up for it crowd. Tickets are available in advance from Fopp and Professor Plastic (Edinburgh); Fopp and The Beat Museum (Glasgow). Happy birthday, y’all, and congratulations.
I Bohemia at Eden. 10pm-3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Craig Burger Queen’s new night at this refurbished venue kicks off with the help of rotating residents Gareth Sommerville and Martin Valentine. A night of glammed-up house and American garage for the beautiful people in a spanking new venue, no doubt. Expect loads of sideline antics from the superfriendly staff, on hand to cater for your every whim . . . well, nearly every whim.
I C.C. Blooms at C.C. Blooms. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Get up and move those hips at this very busy gay bar/club.
I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Gordon Whittaker and Mark Price alternate with Sleazy G, Cheeky Beats and Noodles to play an eclectic mix of happening house beats and true eclectica in this quality pre-club bar. Very popular.
I Club Java at Club Java. 10pm-2am. Free. Weekly. A new place to check out in the Commercial Quay area; this restaurant, bar and club should satisfy all your needs! DJ Gibbo (Cosmic Disco) plays happy house and soulful garage.
I Colours at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 6 Nov.
I Cream at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 23 Oct.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. It’s Saturday so it must be salsa — check DJs Jorge, Coco and James Combe on rotation.
I Czech This Out at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. One of the best bars in the capital, actively encouraging the punters to go a little mental to the DJs. Kev Wright (Sublime) returns to play one of his terriﬁcally popular sets of, well, classics and progressive house, really. Make sure you. last until close when the entire bar sings along (off key, of course) to Bassomatic’s ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ (9 Oct) at the top of their voices and isn’t it a beautiful thing. Stuart Duncan also does the progressive house thing to great effect a week later (16 Oct), for those that just can’t get out of the bar. Which is most of us.
I Disco inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm—late. £7 non-members; £6 members; £5 fancy dress. 16 Oct. Fortnightly. You must know the drill - cheesey 70$ frolicks for a mad and superfriendly crowd with men that should know better behind the decks. Still, we love it!
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, all with a great Latin, jazz and funk edge. And absolutely no ‘fucking trance’ whatsoever. Actually, there’s an idea. Let’s throw a charity do and sponsor Yogi to play a trance set, we could make a fortune! ‘I think I would be ill,’ he says however. Oh well.
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. llpm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A mix of indie, 60s, soul, deep funk, soundtracks and all things groovy at this popular Art College student union.
I ehI more at ehl. 9pm—lam. 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 Eye Candy at Club Mercado. 11pm-3am. £10 (£8). Weekly. A brand new night of glam house at this beautiful venue with resident Graeme McLean and guests. If you want to get in, go to town on your clothes, they tell us: ‘no effort, no chance’.
I FBI at Holyrood Union. 9pm—3am. £5 (£4). 16 Oct and weekly. Two floors. DJ Lee spins an eclectic mix of new indie, old skool indie and big beat on the main floor. The cover charge also gets you into Scooter, see separate entry.
I Filth at Studio 24. 10.30pm-3am. £5. 9 Oct. Monthly. For those with a naughty streak, head down to Alan Joy’s little monthly soirée. There is a strict dress code — fetish, sexual, topless — and they don’t really mind what you get up to in the dark comers. Alan’s dark and sexy trance will give you something to shimmy to.
I Fire Island at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £5 before 11pm; £10 after. 9 Oct. Monthly. A night of hard house and techno in the main room with the likes of Chris Boume while Marco chills it some through the back.
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. Monthly. Next date 23 Oct.
I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Melting Pot offerjust that, a melting pot of all sorts (9 Oct) while the Dave O’Higgins Quartet offer you a chance to see the brilliant tenor saxophonist Dave O’Higgins (16 Oct).
I lay at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 16 Oct. Monthly. A special night for the Joy faithful when Queen Maxine makes a return to Maggie & Alan’s great gay night. Their hard house and techno music policy always goes down a storm with the full danceﬂoor. Head through the back for some house, chart and cheese courtesy of Trendy Wendy and Sally Findlay.
I Jungle Magic at The Potterrow.
Jun le Magic has now ﬁnished.
I Lizzard lounge at Cafe Grafﬁti. 9.30pm—2am. £6 (£5). 16 Oct. The Lizzard Lounge crew welcome Darrel G along for some great future jazz and funk vinyl action, with support from Joseph Malik. He has toured worldwide with Rainer Truby and Compos Records. For those who simply have to have their weekly ﬁx of Lizzard Lounge (note that Big Beat take over the 9 Oct date), head through to Glasgow’s FuncT Festival where they have a gig at The Arches. Call 0141 221 9736 for details or see Glasgow listings.
I Loca at Loca. 8pm-5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 llpm-lam; £5 after 1am. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature, but no less sloshed crowd.
I logic at The Vaults. 10pm-3am. £10 (£8 members; £7 NUS). Weekly. Two really large nights of house music all night long. Griff and Jay Manumission hit town (9 Oct) while Junior Carter (Jon Carter’s gone all house and has a new name, still brilliant) lets the crowd know he’s around (16 Oct) when he guests. Loads of hard and progressive house residents to ensure that you will have a good time.
I Lovegroove at Gaia. 9pm-3am. Free
before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. The gorgeous refurbished Gaia opens its doors to this weekly smooth groove dance party on the main floor and easy listenin 45$ upstairs.
I Luve y at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 30 Oct.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. 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 ofAfrican, soca, Latin, salsa, reggae and ragga sounds.
I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £8 (£6). 16 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. Monthly. Next date 23 Oct.
I Ministry Of Sound at The Potterrow. Ministry of Sound have now ﬁnished.
I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 16 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 Peppermint Lounge at The Peppermint Lounge. 9pm--3am. £2. Weekly. The party continues from The 3 Sisters at this party club.
I Phat Pharm at City 2. 9pm—3am. Free. 9 Oct. 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 McCabc rotate to provide 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. Radio 1’s Dave Pearce will be dropping by to play all the anthems of the summer and the one’s that will see you through winter, too (9 Oct). Check out: www.roomatthetop.co.uk
I Scooter at Holyrood Union. 9pm-3am. £5 (£4). 16 Oct and weekly. DJs Chris and Del play a choice mix of 605 and early 70$ Mod, Beat, pop, psych, Motown and Northern soul. Covercharge also gets you into FBI, see separate entry.
I Scratch at The Venue. llpm—4am. £6 (£5). 9 Oct. Fortnightly. Manchester’s DJ Woody, UK DMC ﬁnalist, makes his Scratch debut joining residents Lyley, Ruftone, Gino and The Dynamic Duo at this popular hip hop night.
I Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. A mix of 705 to 90$ smash hits for an over 255 crowd.
I Shebang at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 23 Oct with Jac ui Morrison. I The Subway West En 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. Monthly. Next date 23 Oct.
I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 9 Oct. Fortnightly. An all star residents bash at this Chicago house and funky disco night with George T, Simone and H ﬁring up the main room while Gino & Friar funk up your life in the Cooler.
I Vegas at The Cruise Ship. Next date 23 Oct.
I Vegas at The ABC Cinema. Next date