around lOpm-ish with DJ Jonny.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba None. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro play live. DJs afterwards.
I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. DJs on rotation at this popular city centre bar.
I Keep It In Czech at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Very popular bar featuring the cream of local DJs, who this fortnight are Gareth Sommerville (4 Feb) and Mikey Stirton (11 Feb).
I Made In Iguana at lguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Jo Malik makes the world a better place every time he opens his record bag. Warming us up for a night on the tiles, Jo’s playlist is the multi- coloured musical spectrum in all its glory.
I 02 at Oxygen. 10pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Scotland’s first bar dedicated to following a Californian new-age fad takes on the DJ dimension, with Craig Smith and Gareth Sommerville on rotation.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. 9.30pm—1am. Free. 11 Feb. Fortnightly. Murray Richardson’s infamous night of deep house continues and it’s free!
I Roadblock at P0 Na Na. 11pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci digs up the best in funk, disco, house, timeless gems and block rocking beats.
I TFI Friday at Club Mercado. 5—10pm. Free. Weekly. No ginger freaks here, just good old-fashioned after-work mayhem, hosted by everyone’s favourite good time girl, Trendy Wendy.
I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9.30pm—lam. Free. 4 Feb. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns allows us to peek through the window into his jazz funk world, where we can also glimpse old and new soul meandering along to Latin grooves.
I Ascencion Goth Club at Cas Rock. Monthly. Next date 18 Feb.
I Apex at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 4 Feb. Monthly. Acid trance, hard house and techno from Al Space, Medicine Man and Neil T in the main room, while downstairs Kam the Beard and Julz slow the tempo with big beat and hi hop.
I Ara ataca at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 25 Feb.
I Barry Cabanas at EZK (formerly Eden). llpm-3am. £6 (£5). 4 Feb. Monthly. ‘Barry Cabanas Get Back To Normall’. Well, they can try. This month the club is brought to you by the letter ‘S’, standing for Scouser, Sailor, Sheep Shagger and Slapper. Dress according to the theme and you’re in to see and hear DJ Perchanski, karaoke with Gregor and Calverto and much more for the small fee of £4. Bargain!
I Big Beat at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 11 Feb. Monthly. At this, their second outing in new surroundings, Mr Gone, an eight-piece Leicester-based band, favoured by Gilles Peterson, play 905 p-funk laced with hip hop and house rhythms. Due on-stage at 12.30am the rest of the evening lies in the capable hands of the Big Beat residents Simon and Stuart.
I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The Bongo Club. 1 1pm—3am. £7 (£5). 4 Feb. Monthly. Celebrating their welcome return, Boogie Mo go all theme night on us - girls come as boys and vice versa. So fellas, steal a sarong from your girlfriend and hot foot it down for the big beat sounds from Smack and Believe. with the Sublime Blue Room boys occupying the ‘visitation room’. See feature.
I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 18 Feb. Monthly. C’mon feel the Latin fever and get here early if you want a free dance class from the Salsa Angels. Then impress your friends as you make like Carmen Miranda to the live salsa sounds from Venezuelan singer and Lizzard Lounge regular, Carlos Pena Y Sus Muchachos. I Club Venus at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 18 Feb. Monthly. Celebrating their first birthday already.
house for an up-for-it crowd.
I Cosmic at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (free tonight only). 4 Feb. Weekly. The Vaults re-opens tonight after its latest licensing dispute and celebrates its return with a free launch party with Friday and Saturday’s resident clubs, Cosmic and Logic. Cosmic returns to normal next week, with DJs Ross Keddie and Mark Gibson playing tech/hard house in the main room. The backroom turns out hip hop, rare soul and reggae from Demon. Bertie and DJ Hambra.
I Disuko at EZK (formerly Eden). Launch night (used to be at Wilkie House) of this groovy and twisted house club is 10 Mar.
I Evol at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. The original alternative crossover club shakes off its walking stick (eight years young) and gets down to a heady mix of Public Enemy, Sonic Youth, Deee-Lite and Mogwai.
I Frogger at Bar Nego (Negociants). 8pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Quite happy to have himself and his club night subjected to base, francophobic prejudice, DJ Reaktronic squares up to the decks on his succulent froggy French legs to play some Gallic house music. Hon-hi-hon.
I Funk Latino at Gaia. 9pm—3am. Free before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Funk and Latino on the main floor while upstairs goes all Salsa Con Sabor with DJ Hector, playing Latino, salsa, merengue and Latin pop. There are dance classes upstairs if you get there early.
I Gatecrasher at The Potterrow. 10pm—3am. £10 (£8). 1] Feb. Monthly. Shefﬁeld’s most notorious and brightly coloured export, Gatecrasher, takes up its monthly Friday residency at this high capacity venue with DJs Matt Hardwick and Tiespo.
I High Heel Sneakers at Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. 4 Feb. Fortnightly. Heavy funk grooves from the west fronted by Lorne Cowieson with support from DJ Lewis.
I Higher Ground at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£2 members). 18 Feb. Monthly. Celebrating their first night back at the newly refurbished La Belle, residents Brain Hunter and Mr Todd take a backseat to welcome old backroom boys, Lyley and Gino into the main arena. Here they will play their superb blend of funk, rare groove, hip hop and disco for a frisky crowd.
I H0 at the Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. 11 Feb. Fortnightly. Long overdue move of this extremely popular hip hop extravaganza to a Friday night slot. All your favourites continue — DJs Extra and Kimo Cutz, MCs from Scotland Yard and live beats and bass from Willy Molleson. Destined to transform your weekend pleasure, we advise that you arrive early to avoid disappointment.
I lmbolc Festival at The Wee Red Bar. lOpm—3am. £5 (£4). 4 Feb only. Celtic calendar worshippers celebrate the season of rebirth with many DJs, visuals and live music from Sanskrit and the lmbolc drummers . The lmbolc Ritual will be performed in the courtyard at midnight and it’s free.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Reggae, ragga, soul, funk, swing and R&B delights provided by the honourable Sir Ossie.
I Manga at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 25 Feb with The Creative Source ‘Liquid Funk’Tour featuring Fabio. For more information call info- line: 0788 767 6061 or check out the website at: www.basstrap.com
I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. 10pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly. The perpetually gorgeous DJ Nicci plays disco, funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar.
I Noa at Noa. 10pm—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.
I Nomad at Wilkie House
residents Billy and Gillie supply uplifting | 10.30pm Sam. £8. 18 Feb. Monthly. The
shiftless rascals at this new club welcome the crowned prince of the nu skool breaks, Rennie Pilgrem for a monster three-hour set, complimented by support from resident DJ Flix.
I Pillbox at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 25 Feb.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. From 1976—1989, it's all that new romantic, pop and punk stuff that made our lives so enjoyable way back when.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 4 Feb. Fortnightly. Derrick ‘Mayday' May, of ‘Strings of Life' fame and one of the kings of the Detroit techno scene, joins the Pure residents for what promises to be an epic evening.
I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top ﬂoor). 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). 4 Feb. Monthly. Battling to become Edinburgh‘s top Latin club, this is a night of the ﬁnest new releases in salsa, merengue, cumbia and mucho mas. DJ Coco Vega guarantees authentic sounds and has the knack of making you dance till you drop. Which is nice.
I Skyscraper at The Venue (top ﬂoor). 10pm—3am. £4. 11 Feb. Fortnightly. All- new deep and funky underground house night enjoys its second session tonight. Resident-based antics, with Martin Valentine (Taste/Fruitfly) and Steven Wanless (Simple), are spiced up with a special guest appearance from Gareth Sommerville (Ultragroove).
I Sublime at The Pottcrrow. 9pm—3am. £8 (£6). 4 Feb. Monthly. Trance and techno courtesy of Nick Warren, playing a woolly mammoth three hour set, with support from Kev Wright.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 11 Feb. Fortnightly. Germanic techno geezer, Timo Mass (Hope Recordings, Bush Recordings) fires it up in the main room with resident Kev Wright in support. Through the back you can catch the outstanding Gary Mac and Felix laying on nu skool breaks and beats, electro and whatnot to great effect. Want to know more? — http://www.sublime- uk.demon.co.uk/.
I Tranceluscent at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 11 Feb. Fortnightly. So successful that they’ve moved into a fortnightly slot, this club continues to provide cutting edge trance with residents Pete Anderson upstairs and in The Cooler, Dave S.
I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. Next date 3 March with very special guest Ashley Beedle.
I Wiggle Waggle at La Belle Angele. Wiggle Waggle has now finished.
I Wtze lives at EZK (formerly Eden). l().3()pm—3am. £7. 11 Feb. Monthly. Tech house upstairs with resident DJ Yela and guest Mr C (The End, London). Downstairs it’s eclectic beats with Richie Rufftone and SuperSub at this high-class venue featuring extra sub bass to beef the sound.
Chart & party
I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Familiar dance and party tunes at this extremely popular venue.
I The Attic at The Attic. llpm-3am. £2. Weekly. Musical hits from all the usual suspects.
I Flirt at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. A heady mix of 705 to 905 hits for an Over 255 crowd.
I The Funk Train at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). 18 Feb. Monthly. The very best in funk and soul, featuring live music from Big Henry '5 Soul Cats.
I Fusion at Eros/Elite. 9pm-3am. £4 (£2) before 11pm; £5 (£3) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Smart casual, no trainers at this brand new club. Lots of mainstream party music for those out for a good time.
I Loca at Loca. 8pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before lam; £4 after. Weekly. A fun mix of chan, dance and disco for a more mature crowd.
I Reaction at The Subway. 11pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card: £2 otherwise. Weekly. A mix of chart, dance and classic disco.
The best in Edinburgh '5 Clubland this fortnight
Boogie Mo Dynamo No longer a double act With Headspin, Boogie Mo are forging a new future for their extra-terrestrial big beat experiments with the start of theme nights and the launch of a new visitation room. Tonight the theme is cross-dressing — girls come as boys and vice versa with the Sublime Blue Room boys occupying the ’Visnation room’. The Bongo C/ub, Fri 4 Feb.
Nuspirit Bob Cairns’ new club gets off the ground With special guest Victor Dawes (pictured above), a rismg star in Latin Jazz Circles, giving a rare live performance. Covering universal sounds of mixed styles and tempos all derivmg from a soul/jazz centrepoint, this will be a laid-back, smoky smooth affair. Jazz Joint, Sat 5 Feb.
Sublime German techno supremo Timo Mass shows he has ways of making us dance at this longstanding uber club, With Kev Wright in support and Gary Mac and Felix laying on nu skool breaks and beats in the backroom. Wilkie House, Fri 17 Feb.
Substantial Byron Stingily — the liVing legend behind seminal house class:cs 'Devotion’ and ’That’s The Way Love Is' - goes live in the capital at this delightful garage evening described by Radio 1's Danny Rampling as ’one of the finest nights in the land’. High praise indeed. EZK (former/y Eden), Sat 72 Feb.
Sin Our Valentine’s choice for all you swmgers out there who fancy a decadent fetish night where anything goes. A fine selection of cabaret antics, music and naughty parlour games are promised for those brave enough to walk on the wild side (see listings), FZK (former/y Eden), Mon 74 Feb.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. DJs playing chart music for a drinking crowd.
I Teviot Fridays at Teviot Row House. 9pm—3am. Free to students. Weekly. Four bars, three levels. two clubs — what more could you ask'.’
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