capital’s junglists. Residents are DJ Kid and Tania Swift.

I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at P0 Na Na. llpm—3am. £3. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint, keeping it real with the old skool to nu skool choppy changey thing. I Latin Explosion at The Cavendish. llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. A new Latin night down in the west end, with the aim of promoting salsa in Edinburgh. Elder Sanchez will be in town on Fri 5 and Sat 6 May for dance classes. For more information contact 0403 322606.

I The Liuard Lounge at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £8 (£7). 6 May. Fortnightly. In a fortnight of big nights comes this, um, big offering. Featuring The Bobby Hughes Experience playing live, all and sundry in Scotland are getting rather excited by this gig. The Norwegian who released F usa Riot late last summer has created more than a bit of a stir with his jazz funk meets hip hop via a Hammond organ sounds. it’ll be the full band thing, and is easily one of the clubs of the season. With DJ support from Jo Malik (this is his last Lounge by the way, he and Toby are going their separate ways from next fortnight and Eh?Wun!

I Luve y at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 13 May.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 10pm-3am. £6.50. 6 May. Fortnightly. Conscious sounds from the 605 to 2000 and beyond at this very popular reggae club.

I Mingin at Studio 24, upstairs only. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 6 May. Fortnightly. Expect an intense, intimate and gay- friendly affair, with dark and dirty trance the mainstay from Alan Joy and Brian Dempster. Highly recommended.

I The Mission at Studio 24. llpm-3am. £5 (£4). 29 Apr. Fortnightly. This is one of Scotland’s biggest alternative clubs with three floors of rock, goth and indie/dance which should suit just about everyone ’5 tastes.

I Noa at Noa. 10pm-3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers, Martin Valentine and Craig Phillips mix up US house and garage.

I NuSpirit at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £7. 6 May. Monthly. Continuing the fine tradition of brilliant guests at the Joint, catch Switzerland’s finest (can we say that?) international DJ and producer Alex Attias. Otherwise known as Mustang, he’ll be joining the brilliant trio of ressies, Mikey Stirton, Bob Cairns and Scott Rapson.

I Scratch at The Venue (top floor). 22 Apr given over to Tribal Funktion with residents guesting (see separate entry). Next date 20 May with the Word Lab Tour.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. llpm-3am. £10 (£8). 6 May. Monthly. The wonderful Gail Sellars - who is making her mark in the capital at the moment - lays on a four hour set at this happy to hard house, all-women DJs night.

I Substantial at E2K. No dates until 24 Jun with a move to La Belle Angele.

I Teaseage at The Citrus. llpm-3am. £4. Weekly. Indie, with a touch of dance and funk, played to a packed and sweaty crowd.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. llpm—3am. £tbc. 6 May only. Time to roll out the Kleenex and the cliches, it’s Tribal’s last ever party tonight. After eight fabulous years, it’s the end of an era (in Scotland’s clubland, at any rate) and they promise to make it one helluva bash. Booting Scratch out for the night - but letting the ressies play - you will find Tribal over three floors. From top to cooler, catch DJ H and the old skool original residents Lyley and Frosty bustin’ a funky move, while George T and Simone will do the house thing in the middle, and Scratch’s Richie and Gino hip hop, you don’t stop in The Cooler. As essential as they get, just so that you can say you were there to your grandkiddies. Which is what it’s all about, really.

I Vegas at 82K. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£6 in fancy dress). 29 Apr. Monthly. Easy listening, swooning on the dancefloor and some libido Latin action at this

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- ’I come here regularly. I’ve been to the Shooting Gallery, Eden (E2 K), The Assembly Rooms

and here. I like here. I like the moulds, and you can quote me on that!‘ - ‘There's a whole range of people who come down here, and that’s the good thing about it.’

- 'I like the Scalextric and the Roulette Wheel and you can win booze, and I like the Vegas Dolly.’ - ’The music is very cheesy cool not cheesy cock. It’s kinda easy cheesy.’

- ‘| feel that you can get a wee bit glammed up, or you can come in your jeans and look a wee bit of a scruff and no one will look down on you, but we all know that we're better!’


extremely popular and fun night. Dress up, et down and have a ball.

I ma at Club Mercado. 10pm-4am. £10 (£8). 22 Apr. Fortnightly. Sexy, fun and kitsch cabaret cum disco cum house club where everyone gets a little dressed up for the party.

Chart a party

I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Party and dance music at this capacity night.

I The Attic at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A bit of everything for everybody from the last four decades.

I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9pm—3am. £4 (£2) before 11pm; £5 (£3) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Unleash your wildest fantasies at this Sat night mecca for Edinburgh’s party people.

I Energise at Subway. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.

I Hanky Panlty at Loca. 9pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Cheesy, charty, and lots of singalongs for a party crowd.

I Lovegroove at Gaia. 9pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A smooth groove dance party on the main floor and easy listening 45$ upstairs.

I Naughty at The Ark. 9pm—3am. £5. Half-price with fiyer. Weekly. A night for the off-work office crowd wanting to cut loose to party tunes.

I The Party at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.

I Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. A mix of 705 to 90$ smash hits for an over 255 crowd.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Fri.

I Why Not? at Why Not? 10pm-3am. £7.50. Weekly. Chart, dance, mainstream and all your favourite club anthems at this popular city centre venue.


I Baracoa at Baracoa. 9pm—l am. Free. Weekly. DJ Craig takes over for a night of breaks and beats.

I CC. Blooms llpm-3am. Free. Weekl . See Fri.

I Clu Mojito at Cuba None. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro-Cuban and Latin cocktail. I East Coast Project Sunday Service at the City Cafe. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik checks his favourite tunes.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-1am.

Free. Weekly. Bob Cairns does the laidback Sunday session thing,‘taking it slow and gentle with soul, funk, Latin grooves and future jazz.


I Beltane Festival After-Party at The Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 30 Apr only. Featuring a performance from the Ka Ka Tsi Tsi drummers, as well as the usual Beltane theatricals and a host of DJs playing funky drum & bass, hip hop, big beat and sleazy breaks. Cover charge includes entry to The Venue. A vital Beltane fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the Beltane Fire Society.

I Beltane Festival After-Party at The Venue. 11pm-3am. £5 (£4). 30 Apr only. A massive line up of locals DJs over two floors with hard techno, electro and breakbeat on the top while The Cooler is given over to chill-out. Cover charge includes entry to The Bongo Club. All proceeds to the Beltane Fire Society.

I Beltane Party at Studio 24. lOpm—Sam. £7 (£5). 30 Apr only. The Apex crew present Pounding Grooves playing live for the first time ever in Scotland, joining the seven club residents for a massive night on three floors of all thin 5 electronic.

I Blast at Why Not? 10pm—4am. £8 (£5). 30 Apr only. Huggy Burger Queen returns for what looks set to be a rather large night of joyous house. He welcomes larger than life characters Stretch ‘N’ Vern for the knees up. That’ll

I Cool Run Ins at Club Nego (Negociants). 8pm-3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Dirtsman pulling his own punches when he plays his special blend of ragga, reggae and hip hop at this weekend wind- down.

I Elements at Gaia. lOpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Ritchie Rufftone and Kash reside, with hip hop, soul, breaks and R&B, and Yogi Haughton guests on the openin night.

I Epil epsy at The Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 30 Apr only. A one-off night of psychedelic trance from DJs Pagan and the interestingly monikered Yoghurt Weaver.

I Ethos at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 7 May. Monthly. The second outing for this night of full on dub, hard trance and techno with residents Steave and DHB. I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJ only night featuring the best of the bunch.

I Kute at P0 Na Na. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Murray Richardson and Flash man a night of sweet house music at this bar cum club.

I Parliament at Revolution. 9pm—3am. £10. 30 Apr. Monthly. Brand new night hoping to attract some major club scene names on a regular basis to fill the gap they see in Edinburgh’s Clubland - think The Tunnel and you’re halfway there. Kicking it off will be Fragma, Alex Gold and Al Mackenzie with mainstream banging house anthems.

be a good night, then. Continued over page A clubber’s guide to the underground sound of New York Resident DJ’s pre Club party

Friday - Kevin Jones Saturday - Stephen Allan

Guest DJ’s Fri 28/4 Yogi Haughton Sat.13/5 Jon Mancini

DJ’s supplied by DJ Services Scotland 07468 781 785

every Friday and Saturday

258 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NN

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