out, but feel a little long in the tooth when surrounded by fresh-faced, lager- stained youngsters. Steve Davis provides the party anthems.

I Seduction at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Tonight the uber club would like you to ‘dress to impress’ while enjoying the usual commercial house ‘n’ trance pap.

I The Shed at The Shed. 10pm—2am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Commercial house and anthems from Graham Ferguson.

I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Classic party nonsense from the 60$ to last week.



I Bonafide Love at The Cross Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Dirtsman with reggae, roots and ragga. I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Colin Walker (New York Alliance) playing deep house.

I Descargarana at Havana. 8pm—late. Free. Weekly. Live Latin-jazz action as DJ George Martin is joined by resident band Che Guevara Five.

I Divine Intervention at Brel. Monthly. Next date 25 Jun see under Sunday Carnival for West End Festival goings-on.

I Fresh at Mojo. 9pm-late. Free. Weekly. Let the Fresh crew chill you out before the stress of the week ahead. Resident Gary Lawson is joined by regular guests Paul Hughes (Mau Sound System) and Barry Johnstone.

I G-Man 8: Traxx at The Living Room. 4pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. It is now possible to write off the Sabbath in its entirety while enjoying some top-notch tunes, thanks to the Living Room’s double bill. The afternoon shift is taken care of by G-Man, with his beats and hip hop. From 9pm, things get a bit livelier thanks to underground house from Simon and Derek.

I Harri at Groucho St Judes. 9pm—midnight. Free. ll Jun. Fortnightly. The Sub Club stalwart brings his high calibre house to the most stylish of Glasgow’s style bars.

I Liquid Cool at Q. 5pm—1am. Free. Weekly. The official pre club for Babaza’s ever-popular hedonism fest, with Ian Thompson warming up the regulars.

I Low Down Tunes at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Melodic breaks and beats.

I Nick Peacock at The Variety Bar. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Local hero Nick Peacock selects the best jazz grooves, with the occasional foray into house.

I Paul Cawley at Groucho St Judes. ()pm-midnight. Free. 18 Jun. Fortnightly. The man behind the Fenetik imprint and Psy Phi brings his breaks and beats to the swankiest style bar in town.

I R&B at Bar 10. 7pm-3am. Weekly. Relax with rhythm and blues cuts and take advantage of the generous drinks promos at this city centre style bar.

I Sunday Carnival at Brel. 3—11pm. Free. 18 Jun only. An all-day event to add to the party atmosphere of Ashton Lane during the West End Festival. On the DJ front. Hush Puppy (Divine) and friends supply the retro tunes.

I The Sunday Social at The Arches. Monthly. Next date 2 Jul.

I Yang at Yang. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Hip hop and house with Dribbler and A Burd Called Ger.


I Bennet's at Bennet’s. 11.30pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Tom plays tunes loved by twelve-year-old girls, plus some bangin’ handbag, to equally appreciative gay men. Funny old world.

I Bite at The Cathouse. 10.30pm-3am. Free entry before 11.30pm; £2 (£1.50) after. Weekly. A milder mix of indie and rock than you’ll find at the city’s premier rock venue on Fri or Sat.

I Club Tropicana at The Garage (Attic). llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. lndie, both classic and contemporary, with a healthy dose of Britpop.

I Cocoyan at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A new night of dancehall, R&B and soca-Latino fusion from Puppa Shango (Joints & Jams) and newcomer DJ Yaw.

I Funk Sundays at Slave. 8pm-3am. £4

Groucho St Judes

190 Bath Street

This Bar is like a very specific pop video . . . a few hundred copies of George Michael and Mary J. Blrge milling around. In fact, there's a George Michael

lookalike just to add authenticity. And he’s very drunk. The decor? It has its moments.

The bottom line is I think this place is like a rather smooth pop video with lots of George Michaels about . . . but they’re not gay.

(£3). Weekly. House with Chicago tendencies from Andy Guest, plus live percussion courtesy of Andrew Horn.

I Hostage at Media. 10pm—late. £5 (£4). Weekly. Residents Derek Taylor and Steven McCreery of The Tunnel play across-the-board credible house sounds. I Liquid Cool at Babaza. 9pm—3am. £5. Weekly. A.J., Kris Keegan and Ian Thompson playing top-notch vocal garage and house to a club packed with hyper-hedonistic twentysomething revellers, all of whom seem to have forgotten that they have work in the morning. If quality tunes and glamorous antics are your bag, Suns at Babaza are unmissable.

I Li/Lo at Reds. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Oscar (Mish Mash) and Harri (Subculture), sparring partners of old, join forces for some funky deep house. I Optimo at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). After a super-charged run of Bank Holiday specials, things should quieten down at the Espacio. Of course, quiet in Optimo-speak means surging fag-funk tampering with cold-hearted death disco round at acid house’s, erm, house. You know it makes sense.

I Solemusic Presents at Club Budda. 11pm—3am. £15. 18 Jun only. Yet another one-off from the Solemusic fraternity, who are celebrating the release of their new long player, Phururesole. The guest is New York hip hop producer DJ Spinna, who joins Michael Peck and label boss Stevie Middleton behind the decks.

I Sun at Trash. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. House, garage and student classics from Jim Da Best, with drinks for £1 all night.

I Sunday at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—late. £15. Weekly. Fifteen nicker might seem a bit steep for a night down Strawberry Fields, but in addition to banging house anthems and saucy dancing girls, the bar is totally and utterly free. Much like a stomach pump on the NHS.

I Sunday Worship at Club Budda. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly (not 18 Jun). Michael Kilkie and Simon Foy do their uplifting house thing.

I Technique at The 13th Note Club (both floors). llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A new name, but the sounds stay the same: a quality selection of indie, ancient and modern from DJ Gavin of Camera Obscura.

I Taboo at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. DMG provides the classic soul, funk and R&B. I Voyeurism at Archaos. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. A perv’s paradise, with peep-hole performances, non-specific fake shagging and a general atmosphere of muckiness. Oh, and there’s music too, with Mark Sherry and Paul Mendez spinning upfront, uplifting house in the main room, Naeem rocking downstairs with his hip hop selections and Paul Traynor and Naeem providing R&B cuts in the Skybar.

Chart &. party

I Atmosphere at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £3 before 11pm; £4 after. Weekly. Full- on party action accompanied by generous drinks promos.

I The Shed at The Shed. 10pm—2am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Charty house action from Martin Hesketh at the Southside’s answer to The Garage.

I Silver (DISCO Extravaganza) at Fury Murray’s. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Cheese-tastic disco fun for students, with Dave and Phil spinning the discs.



I Loose at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Alt- country, classic 70s rock and blues from Paul Shields.

I Phat Dave at The Living Room. 9pm—1 1pm. Free. Weekly. Starting the week with ‘hedmuzik 4 beatfreakz’, which translates into English as hip hop, breaks, beats and the like.

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Lyley, DJ, shop assistant and street artist. has been a regular fixture at Edinburgh's premier hip hop night Scratch since the whole thing kicked off. Saturday nights are about to change though, as Scratch join forces with midweek funk fest Motherfunk for a monthly mega- party which utilises all three floors at Edinburgh‘s Venue. it’s called Saturday Night Live and, if the opening line-ups anything to go by (check out the listings, we don’t have room to go through it all again here), it’ll soon be a regular fixture in your diaries.

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The Mowhawks: “The Champ' It doesn’t get much tougher than this;

crazy, raw funk with heavyweight breaks.


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i James Brown: ‘Good Foot’ The number one soul brother without a doubt, this is ultimate early 70$ dynamite funk to get your groove on.

Rahzel: 'All I Know’ Unbelievable human beatbox extraordinaire from live hip hop super group The Roots set to play Saturday

Night Live on Sat 15 Jul.

Jurassic 5: ’Quality Control' Sun-kissed, west coast, good time crew the Jurassic 5 are still rocking the funky beats with a fresh new LP out this summer, combining old school with the next school . . . finger licking good. Saturday Night Live, The Venue, Edinburgh, Sat 77 Jun.

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