10.30pm-3am. £6. 21 Jul. Monthly. A cosy, gay-friendly affair upstairs at Studios with resident Nic Cavendish supplying quality trance and progressive house on decks. Visit www.upclub.co.uk for more info, or just because you fancy interacting with some pretty damn cool graphics.
I Weird Salad at The Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£2.50 with ﬂyer) before midnight; £6 (£4 with ﬂyer) after. 28 Jul only. A new venue for this hiphopacidhousediscotechno extravaganza, featuring DJs Maxx (Camel Beats), Chris and Steve (Merry Pranksters) as well as four Sega Dreamcast pods, conjurers, breakdancers and other creative antics.
Chart & party I Lovebug at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Party tunes for party people at this part venue.
I Canne Heat at Gaia. 10pm—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 sumptuous upstairs lounge area.
I Fusion at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3) before 11pm;,£5 (£4) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Moving in a more dancey direction, with house and garage hits and regular live PAs.
I Gorgeous at Loca. 10pm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2 with flyer) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party aetion.
I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Or not, given the price they’re giving their drinks away at. Over 255.
I The Subway at The Subway. 7pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.
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 805.
I Why Not? at Why Not?. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco at this pOJJUlaI' city centre venue.
I Yum um at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Chart and dance night at this very popular club.
I Atomic Baby at Bliss. 8—10.30pm. Free. 29 Jul. Fortnightly. A warm-up to the club featuring Atomic Baby regulars Scott Brown, Bruce Nicholson, Stevie Wilson and Scott MacKenzie.
I Big Beat at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. 29 Jul only. Get your fill of funk, soul and Latin beats as Edinburgh’s premier danceﬂoor jazz night pays a v151t.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. It’s Sat so it must be salsa.
I Funk And Disorderly at The City Cafe. 9pm-1am. Free. 29 Jul. Fortnightly. Yogi Haughton looks after the downstairs goings-on with his ﬁne selection of R&B, danceﬂoor 'azz and rare groove.
I Futuristlca at 0 Bar. 9pm—1am. Free. 22 Jul. Fortnightly. A brand new venue for Joseph Malik’s peripatetic night, which will run as a pre-club for the next wee while. The music policy remains the same though, with the best of new beats, from Latin and Afro-tinged tunes to hip hop and drum & bass.
I The Gilded Saloon at The Gilded Saloon. 6pm—1am. Free. Weekly. See Fri. I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Things kick off on a progressive house vibe with Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby) on 22 Jul, with
Sublime’s trance expert Kev Wright taking over on 29 Jul.
I Latino Loco at Baracoa. 9pm—1am. Free. Hot-to-trot Latin and salsa tunes.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am.
Free. Weekly. Top tunes from deep house man Colin Cook (Ultragroove). 24 Jul is a bit of a turn up for the books as renowned beatster Martyn Jengahead delves into the deep house vibe.
I Nuspirit at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. 22 Jul only. Soak up the vibe as soul-jazz- inspired soiree Nuspirit takes over the PopRokit basement.
I NYC at Bliss. 9pm—1am. Free. Fortnightly. 22 Jul. Stephen Allan is your resident, playing the sounds of the New York underground.
I Oxygen at Oxygen. 8.30pm-1am. Free. Weekly. A rotating selection of DJs at this new re-club.
I Thirsty essions at Q Bar. Monthly. Next date 11 Au .
I Underground Bugalu at 0 Bar. 9pm—1am. Free. 29 Jul. Monthly. The team behind Big Beat and Lizzard Lounge bring you the best in dancefloor jazz and beats ‘n’ breaks, with future guests romised.
I Yus ! at the City Cafe. 9pm—1am. Free. 22 Jul. Fortnightly. A.J., of Blacka’nized, has the bases of ragga, hip hop and funk well covered.
I Acetate at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£7). 22 Jul. Monthly. Murray ‘deep’ Richardson and Gail ‘hard’ Sellars keep the funky house ﬂowing, with a little help this month from special guest Marco Smith.
I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—2am. £8 before midnight; £10 after. 15 Jul. Michael Kilkie, Zammo, Stuart Duncan and Scott Brown are your residents and between them they’ve played most of the club nights and venues of note in Scotland. Take advantage of their collective house experience and enjoy some top notch grooves with a top notch crowd.
I Barry Cabanas at The Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 12 Aug.
I Blast at Club Mercado. 11pm—4am. £10 (£8). 29 Jul. Fortnightly. A night worth making the effort for, with glammed-up punters and funky house tunes, brought to you by Huggy Burger Queen (of radio’s Smirnoff Experience fame) and Markell.
I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £7. 29 Jul. Monthly. Original Boogie Mo’ boy Wreckage is back in town to present his particular beats selection. Currently signed to Wall Of Sound, his previous projects have included working with The Propellorheads on their James Bond remixes. He joins residents Smack and Believe in the main room, with Loucifer and Sublime’s Gary Mac providing the funky tunes in the ‘visitation’ room.
I Boombox at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £10. 29 Jul. Monthly. lt’s Tribal Funktion, except with guests (and it’s not like Tribal Funktion didn’t have a fair few of them really). Not that we would want to suggest that this was a bad thing, given what Tribal Funktion has done for the quality and reputation of underground house grooves in the city. So, for all of you who’ve been missing your fortnightly dose of hard ‘n’ funky tunes courtesy of George, Harry and Simone, get on down. We mentioned the importance of guests in this new monthly showcase, didn’t we? Tonight’s comes in the form of DJ Heather, a lone female ﬁgure on the new Chicago scene. She visited Tribal a year or so ago and went down a storm by all accounts. See panel. I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm-3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. DJ Ally is back again with more of her trademark high-camp-to-house musical action.
I Change at The Liquid Room has now finished.
I Cool Runnings at The Venue (Cooler). 10.30pm—3am. £3. 22 Jul only. DJ Dirtsman is back, with a hip hop, ragga and R&B selection.
I Cream at Potterrow Students’ Union will return next term — watch out for their International Club Festival launch party on 4 Aug at Teviot.
I Digital at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£4). 22 Jul. Fortnightly. Techno and tech-house all the way at this excellent wee night. Residents J. Cammera, Mitchell and Finnie are joined by Oliver Way of Urban Substance Records.
I Disco Dock at Club Java. Monthly. Next date 5 Aug.
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-p0 ular Art College student union. I Eye ndy at Club Mercado. 11pm—4am. £10 (£8); £6 for the outrageously dressed. 22 Jul. 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 awa either.
I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row Union. 9.30pm—2am. £4.50 (£3.50—£2.50). 22 Jul. Monthly. The best in Latin dance grooves from DJ Pancho, including salsa, rumba, merengue, cumbia and son, with free dance classes at 9.30pm.
I Headspin at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 12 Aug.
I Intermission at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). 29 Jul. Monthly. Another night from the folks behind The Mission which concentrates on the contemporary end of the alternative spectrum, with nu-metal, rap-rock and breaking bands.
I The Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5; £7.50 for The Trio. Weekly. Band on stage midnight. Funk and soul grooves on 22 Jul from Urban Frequency, with contemporary Norwegian outﬁt The Trio (9pm) and Latin-tinged groovers Melting Pot (midnight) on 29 Jul.
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I Joy at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£7). 22 Jul. Monthly. Joy celebrate their seventh birthday (is it a solar energy vibe thing that makes so many people start clubs in the summer months, or what?) doing what they do best - a healthy serving of hard house, techno and trance, aided and abetted by a friendly, mixed crowd, with Alan and Maggie receiving particular help in the trance department from special guest Kev Wright of Sublime. Trendy Wendy and Sally Findlay take care of things through the back with their inimitable aplomb, and a little fairy (well, OK, not that little) tells us that there will be free goodies for early birds. See panel.
I Jungle Magic at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£6). 29 Jul. Monthly. The great Scottish drum & bass collaboration continues this month as residents Kid and Tania Swift welcome Manga founder G-Mac into the fold.
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 tro ical dancefloor action.
I uvely Next date 5 Aug at Ego.
I Luver Lite at Wilkie House. Bi- monthly. Next date 2 Sep.
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 hop tip. Or head upstairs for salsa action at Latin Explosion (see separate listing).
I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 11pm-3am. £6.50. 22 Jul. Fortnightly. Tonight’s Messenger pays tribute to Haile Selassie with a dub and roots reggae selection from the early days through to the present.
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