theirs from down south, it seems, and the Manga residents. See preview in Music Section, page 40.

I Martin Kershaw Quartet at Jazz Joint. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). 17 Feb. Fortnightly. Scotland’s number one heavy jazz brat pack let loose with dex support from Unkle Fawaz.

I The Money Shot at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 24 Feb. Monthly. Hip hop, funk and drum & bass from the likes of Foley, Hood, Shell Suit, Decknical Hitch and Dr Gorrn at this popular and comfortable venue.

I Perception (formerly Progression) at The Venue. 10pm-3am. £8 (£6). 24 Feb. Monthly. With the help of Adams Dream and Monsoon/Metamorph, Perception expands a little for a one-off charity special tonight. The Perception residents keep things progressive on the top floor, Mark Allen (Return to the Source) rocks it in true trance style on the main floor, while in the Cooler the Monsoon ressies do the drum & bass t’ing. With all proceeds going towards the Free Tibet Campaign, it’s a complete and'guilt-free night out.

I e Squalor Show at EZK (formerly Eden). llpm—3am. 24 Feb. Fortnightly. Wild-style cabaret-based antics with DJs Babes and Frosty playing hip hop, funk and real disco.

I 3 Piece Sweet at the Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at E2K). 11pm-3am. £3. 17 Feb and 2 Mar. Fortnightly. Sally F, Trendy Wendy and Nicci (aka the 3 Sweet Peas) throw a musical party for us. Much cheapness on the door with plenty of cheap sauce inside, this is a highly recommended early start to your weekend.

I Windup at Bar Nego (Negociants). 8pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. The finest hip hop and R&B with pro DJs Extra and Archie. There’s talk of featuring live hip hop and breakers at this club, so it could develop into quite an interesting proposition.

Chart a party

I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Mind-melting drink promos and full-on party music to take you into the wee hours.

I Back To Basics at Why Not? 11pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Favourites from the chart crypt.

I Blast at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student soiree featuring intergalactic dance from across the solar system and lo fi/indie from Planet Earth.

I Bubbalicious at Club Mercado. 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3 with flyer). Weekly. A student night at this very gorgeous venue with Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster and suitabl discounted bevvy.

I Fun y Underground at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The student night at this giant venue with Daddy Cool laying on the fromage.

I Ignition at Eros/Elite. 9pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. New venue for the mainstream party crowd. Big student night. I The Kangaroo Klub at The Citrus Club. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. A new dance and chart club.

I Loca at Loca. 8pm-3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before 1am; £4 after. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco.

I Mother's Milk at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Chart and mainstream dance.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm-3am. £1 (free to students). Weekly. DJs playing chart music for a drinking crowd.

I Thursday Night Fever at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. Students free with matric card before 12.30am or in 705 costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. “Slick-ass funk and disco all night’ for those that wanna go-go.


I Catwalk at Catwalk. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekl . Happening house beats.

I Clu Java at Club Java. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. The club starts up around lOpm-ish with DJ Jonny.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm-1am.

Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro play live. DJs afterwards.

I eh1 more ateh1.9pm—1am. Free. DJs on rotation at this popular city centre bar. I Keep It In Czech at Pivo. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Still one of Edinburgh’s most popular waterholes, this fortnight you can catch Jamie Buchanan, one of last year’s Vestax Mixing comp winners (18 Feb), and the ever popular George T (25 Feb), one of the ultra-talented Tribal Funktion DJs and all-round super guy.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 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 musical spectrum in all its glory.

I 02 at Oxygen. 10pm—1am. 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—lam. Free. 25 Feb. Fortnightly. What can be said about Murray Richardson’s damn fine funky deep house night that hasn’t been said every other issue?

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 (thank the merciful Lord), 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. 18 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. 9.30pm-1am. £tbc. 18 Feb. Monthly. Gothic bands and DJs at this monthly goth session. Tonight catch DJs James and Gordon, as well as bands Faithful Dawn and These Crimson Dreams.

I Apex at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 3 Mar.

I Araltataca! at The Bongo Club. llpm-3am. £5. 25 Feb. Monthly. Past, present and future of tropical dance music for an older, but no less funky, crowd.

I Barry Cabanas at E2K (formerly Eden). Monthly. Next date 3 Mar.

I Big Beat at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 11 Mar.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). 18 Feb. Monthly. A scorcher of a Latin fest, there’s a free dance class at 10.30pm to get everyone in the mood, followed by DJ Simon Hodge’s finest tunes. This man knows his stuff and more importantly how to make you shake yours.

I CIub Venus at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 18 Mar.

I Cosmic at The Vaults. 10.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Cosmic’s back and make no mistake. DJs Ross Keddie and Mark Gibson playing tech to hard house in the main room while the backroom turns out hip hop, rare soul and reggae from Demon, Bertie and DJ Hambra.

I Dance Anthems at Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £5 (£3). 25 Feb. Monthly. New classic dance night on a more mainstream


I Disuko at E2K (formerly Eden). Monthly from 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. DJ Reaktronic squares up to the decks on his succulent froggy French legs to play some Gallic house music.

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


I Gatecrasher at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 10 Mar.

I High Heel Sneakers at Jazz Joint. 10pm-3am. £5. 18 Feb. Fortnightly. Heavy funk grooves fronted by Lorne Cowieson with support from DJ Lewis.

I Higher Ground at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). 18 Feb. Monthly. It’s all gone front to back with the back room boys taking over the main room. Catch the outstanding Lyley and Gino playing delicious funk, rare groove and hip hop to a superch crowd.

I Higher Ground at EZK. 11pm-3am. £9. 25 Feb only. An absolutely essential date for your diaries, you lucky clubbers you. Ultra-credible club Higher Ground have secured the amazing Faze Action for a live gig, to be supported by a full band. In addition to their brilliant Nuphonic imprint, the band are known for their outstanding live shows, deftly mixing disco, Latin, African and funk for some superfine sounds. They’ll be ably supported by Glasgow’s DJ 0, who continues to make a name for himself with the recent release of his second LP titled TwentyFour7et'en. Get down early to get yourself in.

I H0 at the Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. 25 Feb. Fortnightly. Hip hop from the outstanding 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 you to arrive early to avoid

disa pointment.

I T e 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. 9pm—3am. £9 (£7). 25 Feb. Monthly. After their absolutely blinding birthday last month, Manga continue on their quest for monster drum & bass nights. Tonight it’s The Creative Source Liquid Funk Tour featuring the mighty Fabio who’s determined to get ‘the party vibe’ back into drum & bass apparently. You’ll also witness Ireland’s finest, Calibre. He’s a new signing to the label, and will be playing live. Since having a second room was such a massive success, they’ll be doing it all again, this time with Swedish breaks star, Sidekick. He runs the club and label called Sound Of Habib and is extremely popular in London at the mo’. Not only all of that, you lucky people, G Mac is teaming up with mic technician AJ for a massive breaks set. Don’t forget to get there at 9pm for the Manga flicks. Phew, eh? Call the info-line: 0788 767 6061 or check out the recently updated website at:

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 cum club.

I Noa at Noa. 10pm-3am. Free before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room with garage; Paul Dixon through the back with old skool. soul and funk.

I Nomad at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £8. 18 Feb. Monthly. Before you even have a chance to plan your clubbing fortnight —whoompah! straight in your face is this massive nu skool breaks night courtesy of Rennie Pilgrem and the Nomad ressie, Flix. For those who don’t know (and you should feel very ashamed if you are clueless), Mr Pilgrem can be credited for the whole nu skool breaks palaver and, take it from us, his sets rock more than your overweight mother in a small boat on stormy seas. Fine praise indeed. See preview.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 25 Feb. Monthly. The acid trance and hard house party continues down at the Studio, with Pillbox determined to make an impact on Edinburgh’s somewhat stilted scene.

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. £8 (£6). 18 Feb. Fortnightly. One of the best nights out this fortnight, Pure present a Sativae Records night, with Steve Glenross and Tube Jerk (live) representing the very

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The best clubs in Edinburgh this fortnight

Higher Ground A big 'un with Faze Action playing live, supported by Glasgow’s deep house man of the moment DJ Q. 52K, Fri 25 Feb. Manga Yet another monster night from the Manga boys, this time Fabio and Creative Source posse are set to rock the house. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 25 Feb.

Nomad Scramble for your comfiest trainers, Mr Rennie Pilgrem will be bestowing one of his nu skool sets upon you. And how much do we love this club? Wilkie House, Fri 18 Feb.

Pure The Sativae posse's lots of fun, doo dah, doo dah, you won't want to miss this one, doo dah doo dah day. And they said we were talentless . . . The Venue, Fri 18 Feb.

Boogie Mo Dynamo For making Saturday night clubbing credible again, we kowtow to the mighty Boogie Mo. The Bongo Club, Sat 26 Feb.

Futuristica We-hell, who's the big man in town now? Respect to Mr Malik for actually getting up and doing something of worthwhile musical value in Edinburgh. La Belle Ange/e, Sat 79 Feb.

Tribal Funktion It’s a tough one, but courtesy of Gene Farris, tonight gets our 'miss it and you’ll regret it until your dying days' award, whatever that's worth (lots we tell you, lots!). The Venue, Sat 26 Feb.

Taste Not only is Anne Savage guesting, but Brian Fisher shows us how nails he is by doing a four hour set on his tod (didn't have to prove anything to us, mate, we've seen you on one). Wi/kie House, Sun 20 and 27 Feb respective/y.

important techno label. The residents supporting are Twitch, Brainstorm, The Bill and Sandy Paris, offering up techno, house and electronica of the highest order over two floors.

I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 3 Mar.

I Skyscraper at The Venue (top floor). 10pm—3am. £4. 25 Feb. Fortnightly. It’s all deep and funky house at Skyscraper with Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless residin .

I Subfime at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 3 Mar with residents Kev Wright and Idge.

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