aromatherapy and other complementary therapies from The Oakleaf Aromatherapy Centre, as well as henna tattooing, UV face-painting, hair and make up and lots of prizes and giveaways. 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. Monthly. Next date Fri 21 Apr.
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 back room turns out hip h0p, rare soul and reggae from Demon, Bertie and DJ Hambra.
I Dr No's at The Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 7 Apr only. Original hot scorching ska with a band theme.
I Disuko at E2K. 10.30pm-3am. £7. 7 Apr. Monthly. The launch of Disuko that everyone can go to (after last month’s invite-only do). The aim to is provide the somewhat starved Edinburgh masses with some twisted house, disco and funky vibes. Neil McDonald guests, joining residents Murray Richardson and Malks upstairs, while Babes and Frosty play funkier, hip hop sounds downstairs. See paneL
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, Deec-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 pop.
I Gravity at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 31 Mar. Monthly. Bravely taking over the weakest Fri 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. You’ll ﬁnd Colin Millar in the main room with the boys, who will be playing a three hour set of old and new beats and breaks, with muchos scratching and sampling. If it all gets too much, head through to the back with divine Steve Austin and Dolphin Boy playing hip hop to big beat. The last time these guys guested, literally hundreds couldn’t get in, so it would be well worth getting there the day before and camping out.
I Higher Ground at La Belle Angele. llpm-3am. £6 (£5). 14 Apr. Monthly. After accidently leaving the boys out of the listings last issue (we tried to pull them forward an issue and then forgot to put them in the right one, dohl), we put our head in our hands and apologise. Probably never to be forgiven though, so we’ll move right along and let you know about their next night (again pulling it forward, but who’s counting?) After The Idjut Boys did their wonderful thing last month, residents Mr Todd and Brian Hunter will be laying on some mighty ﬁne house and garage sounds for the supercool cats who call this their favourite club. And you should mark 12 May in your diaries as none other than Gemini, man of the moment, guests.
I HQ at the Jazz Joint. HQ has now ﬁnished.
I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. A big line of talent over the next few weeks at the Joint, with the High Heeled Sneakers on 31 Mar and the divine Sister Soul on 7 Apr. DJs Lewis, Fawaz and Sli Si man the decks.
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 21 Apr. 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.
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. 14 Apr. Monthly. Jon Carter (aka Junior Cartier) has the unfortunate reputation of being somewhat of a beer monster. He disputes this, and although he’ll be meeting up with his mates (the promoters) tonight, we’ll assume that once he has unleashed a three hour set of funky, banging tech house cum eclecticism, he’ll go straight home to bed with a good book and mug of cocoa. Yeah, right. More realistically, he’ll be supported by the excellent resident DJ, Flix.
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). 31 Mar. Fortnightly. Nearly into their final home straight — they are aiming to ﬁnish on their tenth birthday in the summer - the Pure lot hog the decks and don’t let any guests drop by. Fair enough, as they are slamming enough in their own right without anyone else cramping their style. Head down for a very large night of techno and house action, you won’t regret it.
I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £tbc. 7 Apr. Monthly. After a great start with David Holmes last month, the Babylon boys continue their Musical Mystery Tour (the ofﬁcial line) with Massive Attack’s Mushroom and some chap called Rob Rob joining the residents The Merry Pranksters, The Bill, Kelvin Bridge and Barry Jams. The bloke in drag - or ‘mistress of ceremonies’ — is the brilliant Penelope Pomstar. And the music? Well, it’s a mix of old and new funky shit, some electronic stuff, and maybe some vocals as well. Nice.
I Redspin at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 21 Apr.
I Ruby Fruit at E2K. Monthly. Next date 21 Apr.
I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £3 before 11pm; £5 after. 31 Mar. Monthly. Catch DJ Coco Vega playing the kind of Latin rhythms that make this night so hot.
I Sublime at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 28 Apr.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 7 Apr. Fortnightly. Time for Idge to supply a massive three hour set of the ﬁnest techno and trance, with support from Kev Wright. Head through to the brilliant backroom for the wicked breaks and beats courtesy of Gary Mac and Felix. Check out http://www.sublime- uk.demon.co.ukl.
I Sublime Presents at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £8. 14 Apr only. Skipping to a different venue tonight, Sublime presents Adam Beyer (Drum Code, Code Red). Adam is without a doubt one of the most prominent techno producers at the moment, and just about anything he releases is immediately caned by anyone with taste; his minimal, funky techno is
quite simply superb. He’ll be supported b Idge.
I Trancelucent at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 7 Apr. ' 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. Carl from K-Klass guests tonight.
I Tropisam at The Venue. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 7 Apr. Fortnightly. Taking over from the Skyscraper slot, this new funky hard house from residents Bigger and Wiser.
I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £10. 31 Mar. Monthly. After last month’s ultra-successful night with Ashley Beedle, Gareth Sommerville and Colin Cook play good ol’-fashioned house music (all night long). It’s not just garage, not just disco, not just house, it’s whatever they feel makes a good tune, alright? A very Popular night, and well worth the little eﬁ’ort it takes to wander to La Belle.
I Up! at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £tbc. 31 Mar. Monthly. Moving from garage right through to hard house, Up! looks to offer a banging, good time party. Look out for the Trollettes selling life’s little essentials. Sounds naughty, that.
Chart a party
I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm-3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Familiar dance and party tunes at this extremely popular venue. I Flirt at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £6. Weekly. A heady mix of 705 to 905 hits for an over 255 crowd.
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 The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. lOpm—Bam. £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 Yum Yum at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5-£7. Weekly. Chart and dance night at this very popular club.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. lt’s Saturday so it must be salsa — check DJs Jorge, Coco and James Combe on rotation.
I Funk And Disorderly at the City Cafe. 9pm—lam. Free. 8 Apr. 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 Gilded Saloon. 6pm—lam. Free. Weekly. See Fri. I Immersed In Music at Pivo.
9pm—1 am. Free. Weekly. Sat nights are alright for a party, especially down at Pivo. Local DJs take to the decks (and the heady mix of alcohol behind the bar) and everyone has a lovely time.
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 NYC at Bliss. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. It’s a Colours warm-up party on 8 Apr with lain ‘Boney’ Clark and Crosby.
I 02 at Oxygen. lOpm—lam. 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 Yushl at the City Cafe. 9pm—1am. Free. 1 Apr. Fortnightly. AJ Black’anized does the upbeat ragga, hip hop and funk thing.
I Acetate at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£7) 1 Apr. Monthly. lt’s house in all its glory tonight - deep, funky, hard, you name it — from residents Gail Sellars and Murray Richardson.
I Atomic Baby at E2K. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 1 Apr. Monthly. Glammed-up house at what was once a casino. Sometimes veering to the Euro side of matters, you can expect Michael Kilkie, Zammo, Stuart Duncan and Scott Brown to play the tunes that matter. If you like what you hear, head to Uber Disko (Cockbum Street, 226 2134) where the DJs work the counter.
I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date Sat 29 Apr.
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. Monthly. Next date 22 Apr.
I Club Oxygen at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 22 Apr with Alan Thompson (Trade) guesting and a Lost in Space theme.
I Colours at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £12. 8 Apr only. A special one-off from the Colours superpower. Tonight Graeme Park, Sander Kleinenberg, Gareth Sommerville, Iain ‘Boney’ Clark and DJ Crosby guest.
I Digital at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 1 Apr. Fortnightly. Charlie Hall (Drum Club), one of London’s favourite techno producers, pays Digital a visit. He’ll be joining residents Mitchell and J Cammera on the main floor, while there are more chilled funked out beats in the Blue Room. Point for your diary: 15 Apr sees Damon Wild and Aubrey guest.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue (top ﬂoor). 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£6 members; £5 in fancy dress). 1 Apr. Fortnightly. The promoters claim (as they are want to do) that this club offers ‘delirious disco, ﬁred-up funk and sanctiﬁed soul’. Granted, but it also offers a top night out for those willing to have a bit of a laugh. It’s well worth your while to don some bad 70s gear and get into the swing of things, baby.
I Dlva at The Liquid Room. llam-4am. £6 (£5). 1 Apr. Monthly. Yogi Haughton resides with his sublime mix of disco and house.
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A mix of indie, 60$ garage, northern soul, ska, soundtracks and all things groovy at this ever-popular Art College student union.
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ypre club party
A clubbers guide to the underground sound of New York
Starts Friday 31/3 with guest DJ Craig Smith
Fridays and Saturdays
258 Cowgate. Edinburgh, EH1 1NN
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