and make up and lots of prizes and give aways. The promoters are aiming to raise £4500 for the Waverly Care Trust and we expect to see you all there.
I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£4). 17 Mar. Monthly. Brought to you by the outstanding DJ Simon Hodge, this is one Latin club that will really spice up your life. Get there at opening for a dance class with the Salsa An els.
I osmic 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 Disulto at E2K. Monthly from 7 Apr. 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 Funlt 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 po .
I Gatecrasher at The Potterrow. No dates until Apr.
I Gravity at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 31 Mar. Monthly. Bravely taking over the weakest Friday night slot, the Gravity lot are offering Mike Shy and Jared in the main room, Keith and Chris G through the back.
I Headspin Present The Psychonauts at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£5). 31 Mar only. Straight out of Mo’ Wax come The Psychonauts, mixing up madness on four decks with support from the Headspin residents.
I Higher Ground at La Belle Angele. Monthl . Next date 14 Apr.
I Hea Quarters at the Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. 24 Mar. Fortnightly. Hip hop from the outstanding DJs Extra and Kimo Cutz, MCs from Scotland Yard and live beats and bass from Willy Mollcson. Destined to transform your weekend pleasure, we advise you to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
I Jazz Jornt at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. 17 Mar. Fortnightly. The High Heel Sneakers guest tonight with
I 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. 9prn—3am. £9 (£7). 24 Mar. Monthly. Essential night of drum & bass at Scotland’s mightiest club with the Future Loop Foundation playing live. If you like your breaks ’n’ bass more upbeat (definitely not deathcore), tonight will please you greatly. They’ll be joining the outstanding residents G-Mac, The General and Kid. Make sure that you get there early for the Manga video. And to the girls who are trying to track down the cute blue Manga Crew 2000 T-shirts that were going around, run to Odd One Out on Victoria Street; we spied two there. Call the info-line: 0788 767 6061 or check out the recently updated website at: www.basstrap.com
I Moroccan Clouds at P0 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 Nature at The Attic. 11pm-3am. £6. Weekly. The stars of the Sub Club will be making this weekly east coast do their home, with Domenic the week in, week out resident, and Harri, DJ 0, Ralph Lawson and George T on rotation. They’ll be playing the kind of deep and funky house that Glasgow is renowned for at this very small venue, so an atmosphere to die for shouldn’t be too hard to create. This could be the start of something beautiful, so make sure that you head down to
witness its beginning.
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. 17 Mar. Monthly. After a roasting set from Rennie Pilgrem last month, tonight sees Matthew B — of Layo and Bushwacka! fame — take a few hours to DJ to the masses. Normally residing at the cool, credible (shock! the two can go together) and downright essential London club The End, the pair recently released Law Life on The End Recordings to great acclaim. Down at the label, they call their style ‘tech breaks’ (as opposed to Mr C’s tech house), and his own DJing style is hip hop-esque, with lots of old skool chopping and is more deep and organic rather than hard and analoguey. If you want to know any more, you’ll just have to go and check it out yourself. See you there.
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. £7 (£5). 17 Mar. Fortnightly. After Dave Clarke ripped it up last issue, it’s back to the residents to lay on the techno, electro and house sounds. Check 'I\vitch, Brainstorm, The Bill and Sandy Paris doing the do at this real deal institution. I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 7 Apr. I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 31 Mar. I Skyscraper at The Venue (top ﬂoor). Skyscraper has now ﬁnished. I Sublime at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 28 Apr. I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 24 Mar. Fortnightly. Time for the residents to strut their stuff behind the decks, and with Kev Wright you know he’ll do just that during his three hour set of trance, supported by Idge who has more techno leanings. As always, head through the back for Gary Mac and Felix’s electro, nu skool and breakbeat mayhem. Check out http://www.sublime-uk.demon.co.uk/. I Subtle Logic at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £7 (£4 ‘beasts from the swamp’). 17 Mar. Monthly. Tonight’s theme at this techno fest is a jungle party, with all the mad bad creatures from the jungle coming out to play. The guest tonight is Jel Ford (London) and he’ll be playing a three hour set, joining residents Ross, Rod and Martin, and they’re hoping to get Murf up as well (tbc). I Trancelucent at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£4). 24 Mar. 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 with smooth house grooves. I Tropisam (upstairs) at The Venue. 11pm-3am. £5 (£4). 24 Mar. Fortnightly. Taking over from the Skyscraper slot, this new funky hard house from residents
Bl er and Wiser.
Iiﬁtragroove at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 31 Mar.
I Up! at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 31 Mar.
Chart & party
I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm-3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Familiar dance and party tunes at this popular venue.
I The Attic at The Attic. 11pm—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 Funlt Train at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). 17 Mar. Monthly. The very best in funk and soul.
I Fusion at Eros/Elite. 9pm-3am. £4 (£2) before 11pm; £5 (£3) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Lots of mainstream party music for those out for a good time. I Loca at Loca. 8pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before 1am; £4 after.
Weekly. A fun mix of chart, 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.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. DJs playing chart music for a drinking crowd. I eVIot Fridays at Teviot Row House. 9pm—3am. Free to students. Weekly. Four bars, three levels, two clubs, all with a charty theme — what more could you ask for?
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster take you through the 605, 705 and 805.
I Why Not? at Why Not? 10pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco at this popular city centre venue.
I um Yum at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5-£7. Weekly. Chart and dance night at this very popular club.
I Club Java at Club Java. lOpm—Zam. Free. Weekly. DJ Gibbo plays happy house and soulful garage.
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 eh1 more at ehl. 9pm-1am. ehl is closed for re airs.
I Funk An Disorderly at the City Cafe. 9pm—1am. Free. 25 Mar. Fortnightly. Yogi Haughton looks after the downstairs goings on with his ﬁne selection of R&B, dancefloor 'azz and rare groove.
I The Gil ed Saloon at The Guilded Saloon. 6pm—1am. Free. Weekly. See Fri. I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Jamie Buchanan (Absolute) guests on 18 Mar while Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby) pays monthly homage on 25 Mar.
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 02 at Oxygen. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. The fresh air might not be free but the DJs are. Murray Richardson and Craig Smith play for your pleasure.
I Salsa Con Sabor at Baracoa. 8pm-1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Hector looks after lovers of Latin.
I Yush! at the City Cafe. 9pm-1am. Free. 18 Mar. Fortnightly. AJ Black’anized does the upbeat ragga, hip hop and funk thing.
I Acetate at The Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 1 Apr.
I Atomic Baby at E2K. Monthly. Next date 1 Apr.
I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £7. 25 Mar. Monthly. All in all it’s been three years since Boogie Mo first opened their bad-assed doors, granted there’s been a bit of stammering and stumbling along the way. They’ve landed on their feet, and tonight sees them celebrate the wide world of big beefy beats as Smack, Believe and Wreckage (over from Amsterdam) go mental in the Big Sexy Room, while Maggie and Alan Joy take over the Visitation Room. Oh, and everyone’s meant to wear outrageous party shirts.
I Camel Beats at Bar Nego (Negociants). 8pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Rob Dylan and Maxx play the sub- Saharan sounds of funky house for your Turkish delight.
I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Get up and move those hips at this very busy gay bar/club.
I Change at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£7). 25 Mar and monthly. Tonight marks the launch of yet another brand new club at The Liquid Room drawing two of Edinburgh’s best progressive house DJs, Neil McKay and Jay Storic. See preview.
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Essential nights out i Edinburgh this fortnight
Chimera So impressed by the amount of work that has gone into this charity do that we are pulling them forward an issue into our prestigious (well, almost) Hit list. The line up is a mini who’s who of Edinburgh, there’ll be massages and aromatherapy for gratis, and all sorts of weird and wonderful freebies, as well as the warm fuzzy feeling you’ll get after giving some of you hard earned moolah to a worthy cause. The Vaults, Fri 31 Mar
Nomad Our constant and unfailing quest to seek out the best nights in the capital has shone light onto the club Nomad. Each month they bring someone a little different to the hallowed halls of Wilkie, someone who will bestow their mighty talent to the masses. This month: Matthew B of Layo & Bushwackal, and we are greatly pleased for you all. Wilkie House, Fri 17 Mar.
Boogie Mo Dynamo We're not too sure about their claim that they are entitled to celebrate their third birthday, as the club's run in fits and starts . . . but bugger it, any excuse for a knees up, so what can we get you at the bar? The smart party people will get there early doors as it will be ramma-jamma with colourful party shirts a 90-90. Wreckage, one of the original 015 and promoters, will be flying in from Amsterdam to join Smack and Believe, while Maggie (who has gorgeous hair, by the way) & Alan Joy will be in the Visitation Room. As essential as they get. The Bongo Club, Sat 25 Mar.
Futuristica Music shock: hip hop can be a laugh! I know, it's a strange concept, but you’ll have it tattooed on your forehead once you experience Jonzi D's Apricot Jam Show. It's what hip hop cabaret would be like, if there was such a thing. Actually, there must be now. Wah-hay, The List invents a new genre. Move over trance-pop, this is the sound of the summer, or something. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 78 Mar. Tribal Funktion George T, aka the Plastic Avengers, lays on a funky-assed four hour set to celebrate his forthcoming debut long player Space Graffiti. Aside from the enormous talent Mr T has as both a DJ and producer, he is easily the coolest bloke in the Clubland and we think he’s fab. Congratulations. The Venue, Sat Mar 25.
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