I Canned Heat at Gaia. I lpm—3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. DJ Harry Let’s Go lays on the pop and partied-up funk, disco and house tunes, plus the latest beats from the barrio upstairs in Latino Loco with DJ Nano.

I Friday at Club Java. 4.30pm—2am. Free. Weekly. No need to travel uptown as Leith gets its own hang-out, featuring DJ, drinks promos and the chance to enjoy coffee and cake in the upstairs lounge.

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 Gorgeous at Loca. 10pm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2 with flyer) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party action.

I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £6. Weekly. Or not, given the price they’re giving their drinks away at. Over 25s.

I Reaction at The Subway. llpm—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. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster take you on a musical journey through the 605, 705 and 80$.

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 Atomic Baby at Bliss. 8—10pm. Free. Fortnightly. 17 Jun. A warm-up to the club featuring Atomic Baby regulars Scott Brown, Bruce Nicholson, Stevie Wilson and Scott MacKenzie.

I Big Soup at The Soupdragon. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A laid-back Sat warm-up from Bill Spice and guests.

I Boogie Mo Dynamo at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. 17 Jun only. An always fresh break beat selection as the Boogie Mo boys bring their mixed bag of tunes down to PopRokit.

I Club Nego at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Rob Dylan of Camel Beats supplies the underground house and techno tunes. I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. lt’s Sat so it must be salsa.

I Funk And Disorderly at The City Cafe. 9pm—1am. Free. 17 Jun. Fortnightly. Yogi Haughton looks after the downstairs goings-on with his fine selection of R&B, dancefloorjazz and rare groove.

I The Gilded Saloon at The Gilded Saloon. 6pm-1am. Free. Weekly. See Fri. I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Sublime’s Kev Wright is back behind the decks on 10 Jun, with funky house tunes from Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby) on 17 Jun.

I Latino Loco at Baracoa. ()pm-lam. Free. Hot-to-trot Latin and salsa tunes. I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Neil MacDonald (Raw) brings the funk to Iguana as he stands in for regular Friday nighter Colin Cook.

I NASA at The Black Bull. 830—] 1pm. Free. 10 Jun. Fortnightly. Indie tunes at this warm-up for the NASA event tonight.

I NYC at Bliss. 9pm—1am. Free. Fortnightly. 10 Jun. Stephen Allan is your resident, playing the sounds of the New York underground.

I Substantial at PopRokit. 9pm—lam. Free. 10 Jun only. One of Edinburgh’s finest garage and house nights takes over the PopRokit basement. Expect a bit of a preview for their re-Iaunch at La Belle Angele on 24 Jun.

I Yush! at the City Cafe. 9pm—1am. Free. 10 Jun. Fortnightly. A.J., of

Blacka’nized, has the bases of ragga, hip hop and funk covered.


I Acetate at The Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 24 Jun.

I Ascension 8: CyberSyn Industries Present at Holyrood Union. 9pm—3am. £6 (£5 advance from Underground Nation). Live goth band Sunshine Blind, who make their only Scottish appearance, are tonight’s guests, with DJ action from Synne, James and Gordon. There will also be CD and clothes stalls from Underground Nation.

I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 17 Jun. Fortnightly. Michael Kilkie, Zammo, Stuart Duncan and Scott Brown spin the sort of solid house grooves that have made them their reputation. Technophiles around town will be pleased to know that they are working on an interactive CD-Rom-type club membership thingie as we speak.

I Barry Cabanas at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£7); £6 for those dressed according to the A theme. 10 Jun. Monthly. Another instalment of Barry’s nonsense, featuring all the usual sickos that count as cabaret entertainment down at this salubrious establishment, plus a music policy to die to.

I Blast at Club Mercado. llpm—4am. £10 (£8). 17 Jun. Fortnightly. Huggy Burger Queen has finally found a permanent home for his house night, he’ll be joined by new face on the scene Markell for plenty of glam goings-on and funky, floor-filling tunes.

I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 24 Jun with Fringer Lickin’s Lee Coombs.

I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm-3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. See Fri.

I Change at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£7). 17 Jun. Monthly. Residents Neil Mckay and Jay Storic are in control tonight, playing their usual high quality tech and progressive house. Rumours are that after the Breeder gig last month, the boys will be involved with some production work for the man himself.

I Copa Cabana at The Assembly Rooms. 8pm—lam. £18 (including buffet). 10 Jun only. Edinburgh gets its first salsa ball and all the stops have been pulled out to re-create the decadent atmosphere of 1950s Cuba. There will be sexy senoritas (you haven’t seen me in a ruffled frock then), exotic cocktails, big fat cigars and, to top it all off, live Latin grooves from hot London ten-piece Conjunto Sabroso.

I Cream at Potterrow Students’ Union. Monthly. Next date 24 Jun with Boy George and Les Ryder.

I Digital at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£4). 10 Jun. Fortnightly. Underground techno and tech-house night making big waves, with residents Mitchell and J. Cammera and special guest Euan James (Lift).

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A mix of indie, 60s garage, Northern soul, ska, soundtracks and all things groovy at this ever-popular Art College student union. I Eye Candy at Club Mercado. llpm—Iam. £10 (£8); £6 for the outrageously dressed. 10 Jun. Fortnightly. Eye Candy continues to feed Edinburgh’s demand for great big glam house nights, with residents Graeme Popstar and Nejat Barton. The ‘no effort, no chance‘ dress code doesn’t seem to be scaring them away either.

I Fake at Potterrow Students’ Union. 9pm—3am. £5 (£3); free with flyer before 11pm. 17 Jun. Fortnightly. Uplifting house and trance.

I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row Union. Monthly. Next date 24 Jun.

I Fire Island at Wilkie House has now finished.

I Futuristica at The Gilded Balloon (entrance through the courtyard of La Belle Angele). 10.30pm—3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 10 Jun. Fortnightly. Rainer Truby of the respected Compost label makes an east

coast appearance as part of a promotional tour which takes in Paris, Manchester and Glasgow, joining residents Joseph Malik and Daryl G for the best in future beats.

I Headspin at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 10 Jun. Monthly. A four deck mix-up of hip hop, funk, house and soul with Colin Millar, Steve Austin and new resident Trendy Wendy. I The Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Band on stage midnight. Funk and groove outfit Grits And Gravy do their stuff on 10 Jun, with Latin action from Mas Que Nada on 17 Jun. Andy B is your decks technician.

I Joy at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 24 Jun.

I Jungle Magic at the Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 1 Jul.

I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at P0 Na Na. 11pm—3am. £3. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint, keeping it real with the old skool to nu skool beats thing.

I Latin Explosion at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. A night for lovers of all things Latin from Salsa Connections, with top tunes and totally tropical dancefloor action.

I Luvely at Wilkie House. 10.30pm- 3am. £10 (£7). 10 Jun. Monthly. Hard house action for a glammed-up, gay- friendly crowd from Jared, Rich B. and Peter James.

I Magic Bus at The Venue (Cooler). 11pm—3am. £5 (£4); price includes entry to NASA upstairs. Fortnightly. A retro mix of mod, Northern soul, beat, garage and gritty Hammond grooves.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Your second serving of music of black origin this week, on a reggae, ragga, R&B, rap and hip hip tip.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £6.50. 17 Jun. Fortnightly. A dub and roots-reggae selection from Scotland’s specialist sound system.

I Mingin' at Studio 24 (upstairs). 10.30pm-3am. £5. 17 Jun. Fortnightly. No-nonsense clubbing for a gay-friendly crowd with dark and dirty trance from Alan Joy and Brian Dempster.

I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 10 Jun. Fortnightly. This is one of Scotland’s biggest alternative clubs with three floors of rock, goth and indie/dance.

I NASA at The Venue. llpm—3am. £5 (£4); price includes entry to Magic Bus downstairs. 10 Jun. Fortnightly. Enjoy an all-too-rare dose of indie and post rock antics, featuring old favourites like The Stone Roses as well as breaking tunes, plus regular link-ups with local and up- and-coming bands. Tonight sees a promo for The Dandy Warhols, whose new album Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia is out imminently.

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 Oxygen at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. £10 before midnight; £13 after. 17 Jun. Monthly. More pumping house action from the glamour club in the unusual venue, with guest A.J. Gibson (God’s Kitchen) and a ‘heaven and hell’ theme. I Relaunch at Ego. 7pm—3am. Free, but ticketed (get yours on 478 7435). 10 & 17 Jun. Things kick off in the Outhouse Garden with Harvey and Neil Ferris’s garagey grooves. 10 Jun sees Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby) and Jon Flowerz (Noa) taking control on the main floor, with Craig Gillespie in The Cocteau Lounge. On 17 Jun it’s the turn onogi llaughton and Simmone Black upstairs, with 3 Piece Sweet doing the do down in the Loun re. I Saturday Night Live at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £10(£8). 17 Jun. Monthly. A brand new event featuring the combined talents of Scratch and Motherfunk, which sees all three floors of The Venue open and accessible for your dancing pleasure. The opening line- up is huge with First Rate and Mr Thing of the Scratch Pcrverts on the middle floor, top London funk DJ Jasper The

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Vinyl Junkie (Barely Breakin’ Even) on the top floor, plus New York crew Kolabz drifting around somewhere else in the building. That’s alongside the funky antics of Motherfunk’s Gino and Fryer and turntable talents of Scratch’s Lyley, Rufftone and Extra. Phew.

I Scratch at The Venue (top floor). See Saturday Night Live.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date is 1 Jul.

I Spectrum at Club Java. 10pm—2am. £5 (£4). 17 Jun. Fortnightly. Yet another new night for you cravers of the next big thing. Joseph Malik of Lizzard Lounge fame sets up shop in sunny Leith with his always interesting box of tunes. We are promised music across the spectrum (appropriately enough) from funk to reggae to Afro to drum & bass. Oh, and there’s free tequila on entry to celebrate thelaunch.

I Substantial at La Belle Angele. Next date 24 Jun with a live PA from Northside Connection featuring Angie Brown.

I Teaseage at The Citrus Club. 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 has now finished watch this space for more info. I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £10; £8 before midnight. 10 Jun. Monthly. Ultragroove up-grade to a Saturday slot, and it’s deep house and garage all the way, courtesy of Gareth Sommerville, Colin Cook and Mikey Stirton The next date on 8 Jul sees the return of Ashley Beedle.

I United at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (no concessions, no guest list it’s for charity you snivelling scroungers). 17 Jun only. The first(ish) of a quarterly event featuring the combined talents of Joy, Taste, Luvely and Shebang with all proceeds going to AIDS memorial charity The Names Project. The main room features hard house antics from Maggie Joy, Gail Sellars (Shebang) and Tommy Kay (Luvely), with backroom business taken care of by Stuart Barrie (Taste), Sally F. and Scott G. (Luvely).

I Vegas at Ego. Monthly. Next date 24 Jun.

Chart &. 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 ever body from the last four decades.

I T e Big Night Out at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. 70s, 80s and 90s tunes. Over 25s.

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 Panky at Loca. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4 with flycr). Weekly. A shameless mix of 705, 805 and 90s chart and dance tunes.

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

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

I Potterrow Saturday at Potterrow Students’ Union. 9pm—3am. £5 (£3). 10 Jun only. On the back oftheme nights like the ‘beach party’ and the ‘skool disco’, Potterrow gears up for another mammoth helping of Saturday night

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

I Why Not? at Why Not? 1()pm——3am. £7.50. Weekly. Chart, dance, mainstream and all your favourite club anthems at this popular city centre venue.

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