Jul. Monthly. Formerly on a Sun, Ethos takes up a new Thu night residency, featuring the same blend of dark trance and full-on techno from Steave and DHB. I Future Primitive at The Venue (Cooler). 10.30pm—3am. £2. 3 Aug. Monthly. The best of old and new underground dance tunes - from house to techno and jungle, with a guest slot from up-and-coming local lad Stevie Fyre.

I Genetic at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A new night down at The Citrus Club, featuring goth, punk, alternative 80s and like-minded sounds from DJ Lucy‘fur (Vain). All you folks who go home sore of throat with stinking Clothes will be pleased to know that The Citrus Club now boasts a non- smoking policy in the bar area.

I Jazz Joint at Jazz Joint. 9pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Band on stage 9.30pm. Experience the melodic tunes of the Dave Milligan Trio on 20 Jul. or savour the smooth vocals of Eddie Toal and his quartet over dinner on 27 Jul. DJ Demus supports.

I Laid_Back_Lounge @ Noa 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Funky beats with a touch of soul.

I Love Breaks at P0 Na Na. 1 1pm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon play new and old classics from the realms of Latin, soul, R&B and disco.

I The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 27 Jul. Monthly. This breaks club presents a DMC special featuring former and current Scottish

finalists. Showing off their turntable talents are present Scottish champion Ritchie Rufftone, former Scratch Pervert Plus One (who came a very close second to Tony Vegas in the 1999 UK finals) and DJ Bunty.

I Perception at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—2am. £3—£5. 3 Aug. Monthly. Helping ressies Gav, Derek and Grant out with their progressive house sounds is special guest David Begg, who resides at Aberdeen house and trance club Skank as well as having releases on Hook and Bellboy.

I Rotary Funk at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 10 Aug.

I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. From the crew behind Barry Cabanas comes the holiday camp from hell. Join Kernal Snatch (Garth Cruickshank), Uncle Harold (Michael Keats) and their team of Redcoats at Boroughballs, home of sick jokes, sleazy tunes and vomit- inducing drink promotions.

I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau Lounge. llpm—3am. £2. 20 Jul. Fortnightly. Party girls Sally F, Trendy Wendy and Nicci get together for a bit of a soiree, covering everything from cutting edge choons to kitsch classics.

I Thursday Night Heaven at Ego. 10pm—3am. £2 all night with discount flyer; £3 (£2) before midnight; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Due to demand (for places in the competition), Thursday Night Heaven will now host the heats of queer


Edinburgh: Club Mercado

- The DJ? Superb. He's a resident at Blast, which has taken over from Viva. It’s like Viva there’s a great atmosphere, 450 people packed in that’s what it's like. Dance until you drop. Bewied up, you come in for a great night, you get people to dance with you, you get to meet a lot of people. I love it.

The music’s mostly commercial. Black Legend is my favourite song at the minute . . . Even the bar people are dancing, and people don't leave ’till four in the


The fashion at the moment is probably denim, but I’m in suede this evening.

With a cowgirl hat 'cos the hair’s a mess.

The students don't like paying so much for the alcohol here, so it’s more for people who are working. It’s a more mature crowd.


‘Stars In Your Eyes’ featuring many a face from the Edinburgh scene. Make-up artist Gary will be on hand to help transform competitors into their chosen stars, and DJ support comes in the form of dance anthems past and present.

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I Back To Basics at Why Not? 11pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Favourites from the chart crypt.

I Blasted at Gaia. 10pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student soiree featuring intergalactic dance from across the solar system and lo-fi/indie from Planet Earth. I Funky Underground at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The student night at this giant venue with Daddy Cool laying on the fromage.

I Ignition at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Bi student night.

I The Kangaroo K ub at The Citrus Club has finished.

I The Subway at The Subway. 7pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. A mix of party tunes from across the decades.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. DJs playing chart and party music for a drinking crowd.



I Cuba Norte at Cuba None. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro play live. DJs afterwards.

I Dust at 0 Bar. 9pm—1am. Free. 21 Jul. Fortnightly. Funky tunes are the theme for this new residency. They admit it’s vague, but ask you to run with it.

I The Friday Feelgood at Baracoa. 10pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Tinku supplies a vinyl solution ofjazz, funk, soul and hi hop.

I The Gil ed Saloon at The Gilded Saloon. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. In Demand DJs offering smooth grooves. I Heritage at Oxygen. Monthly. Next date 11 Aug.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. 21 Jul sees Tribal Funktion’s George T stepping up to the decks with his Chicago house tunes, with Mr Todd of Higher Ground investigating the deeper side of the music on 28 Jul.

I Made In Iguana at lguana.9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik (Lizzard Lounge) takes in the full spectrum of funky tunes, from hip hop to funk and jazz.

I NYC at Bliss. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. ‘A clubbers’ guide to the underground sound of New York’ from resident Kevin Jones.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. 8.30pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A rotating selection of DJs at this new pre-club.

I Radio Babylon at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. 21 Jul only. The musical mystery tour continues all the way down to Broughton Street as Radio Babylon bring their broad-ranging beats to PopRokit.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. 9pm—1am. Free. 28 Jul. Fortnightly. Local lad Marco Smith keeps the deep house dream alive while Murray Richardson tours America (the lucky sodl).

I T.F.I. Friday at Club Mercado. 5—10pm. Free. Weekly. Serving the city’s after-work posse for six years now, T.F.l. Friday brings together the vital ingredients of cheap alcohol and party tunes in an atmosphere controlled by Trendy Wendy.

I T.F.|. Friday at The Ark. 4—10pm. Free. Weekly. The music policy’s chart and party, but we’ll wager it’s the alcohol you’re after.

I Ultragroove at PopRokit. 9pm—lam. 28 Jul only. Edinburgh’s ‘proper’ house night brings its soulful grooves to Broughton Street’s trendiest bar.

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listings CLUBS

The best clubs this fortnight

Resistance The team who bring you Twister are getting it together to put on a monthly night of hardcore techno and trance sounds. The first night sees The Butcher (Nordcore) and Rowland The Bastard (Stay Up Forever) joined by a host of local talent. The Venue, Fri 28 Jul. Boombox Tribal Funktion returns with bells on, promising us guests of the highest calibre. First up is DJ Heather, who challenges the male domination of the Chicago house scene. The Venue, Sat 29 Jul.

Joy Edinburgh's gay-friendly, hard house experience is seven years old. Alan and Maggie will be at the helm for a pumping set in the Joy tradition, joined by Kev Wright of Sublime. Wilkie House, Sat 22 Jul. Pure We've seen a lot of techno talent come through the doors in the past few months, but tonight's guest tops the lot. Experience the sublime sounds of Canadian minimalist Richie Hawtin (pictured), alongside all your favourite residents. The Venue, Fri 27 Jul.

The Moneyshot The Bongo Club's turntablists present a showcase of Scottish DMC talent in the form of DJ Bunty, current Scottish champion Ritche Rufftone and Plus One, who build his reputation as one half of The Dynamic Duo. The Bongo Club, Thu 27 Jul.

Substantial Substantial continue with their high-profile guest slots, and tonight's event sees The Problem Kids that‘s Rocky, X-Press 2 and Mark Wilson showing off their turntable talents. La Belle Ange/e, Sat 22 Jul.

Tackno Trendy Wendy's tackfest celebrates it’s fifth birthday. All the usual elements will be in place cheesy tunes, a crazy crowd and a silly theme, which tonight is ’famous fives’, appropriately enough. Club Mercado, Sun 30 Jul.

Perception This night of all that is deep and progressive in house music is doing well thank you, and tonight, the talents of the residents are augmented by Hook Records' David Begg. La Belle Ange/e, Thu 3 Aug. Sublime Fans of trance label Platipus (and that must include most of the Sublime faithful) are in for a treat as their roadshow rolls into town. Playing live are Union Jack, Terraferma, Art Of Trance and PCB. Wilkie House, Fri 28 Jul.

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