I Ascendance at The Temple. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 5 Aug. Fortnightly. Johnny Rockit and DJ Zoe with seriously thumping tribal house and hard-edged trance. Regular guests include Simon Foy and The Gallery’s Steve Lee.
I Atomic at The Temple. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 12 Aug. Fortnightly. The club known as Atomic Baby in Edinburgh switches coasts, but maintains the cracking atmosphere, featuring crisp and shiny hard house from the ever-reliable Michael Kilkie and Zammo.
I Bennet's at Bennet’s. 11.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Shaun with a commercial dance set and Annie with a blend of 705 and 808 hits. Gay.
I Bitch! at Slave. Next date 26 Aug.
I The Cathouse at The Cathouse. 10.30pm-3am. £3.50 (£2.50) before 11.30pm; £4 after. Weekly. Indie, rock, grunge and beats across three ﬂoors.
I Club 69 at Rocksy’s Basement. 10pm—2.30am (midnight curfew). £5 (members only). Weekly. The team behind the Rub-A-Dub record shop with the deepest underground sounds. For membership details, call Rub-A-Dub on 400 6967.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—2.30am. £5 (£4); £3.50 GSA students. Weekly. With the birthday celebrations out of the way, Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy can get on with the next ten years of moogy noodling, Northern stomp and other future-retro sounds.
I Freak Menouvers at Glasgow School of Art. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4); £3.50 for GSA students. 5 Aug. Monthly. Enjoy four deck scratching in the front gallery as the Freak Menouvers pile in to the party at the Glasgow School of Art on the first Sat of the month.
I Freeform at The 13th Note Club (both ﬂoors). 9pm—3am. Free before 10.30pm; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. All sorts of tunes from Steven and Paul Watt, taking in hip hop, jazz, disco and Latin, augmented by Ray Suzuki’s left-of-centre projections. I Freelance Science at Alaska. 10.30pm-3am. £8. 5 Aug only. Stuart and Orde fiddle with machines and stuff to a packed house. This is the last batch of Science before the brief closure of Alaska, and we can now confirm the rumours that have been ﬂying: Slam are all set to take over programming duties at Alaska when the club reopens in early Sep. Smooth house showcase Relief will be installed on Fri night, with the remaining slots due to be filled with an as yet unconfirmed selection of Slam related talent. Excited? You should be.
I Fruitﬂy at The Arches. Next date 19 Aug with Pete Doyle.
I Fuse at The Arches. llpm-4am. £13. 5 Aug. Monthly. The home of all things pumping, Chicago-ﬂavoured and hard returns with Trade mainstay Ziad joining DJ Robin in the main arch plus Ken Ferguson and Martin Robinson out back. See Preview.
I Groovejet at Trash. 1 1pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Brothers Matt and Pete knock out quality house and garage in the main room, while Paul N’Jie spins R&B tn room two.
I Home Cookin' at Babaza. 6pm—3am (DJs from 11pm). Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Naeem isjoined by Stuart McCallum, regular guest at the likes of Fresh ‘n’ Funky and Rotation down in the Big Smoke, who will be ﬂying up each and every week to spin his trademark R&B with a dash of classic disco and funk.
I Infusion at Yang. 11pm—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Making full use of Yang’s three rooms, you can catch Colin Gate and Dribbler in the main room with disco, New York garage and house. Andy Young and Nick Peacock do their Latin jazz thing with live percussion from Gee in room two. Last but not least, Scott Ferguson and Rhonamok man the decks in the upstairs bar.
I Jamboree at Reds. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin Hesketh of Velvet Rooms fame mix up a blend of commercial R&B and soul.
I Inside Out at The Arches. Next date 26 Aug.
I Knucklehead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). 10pm—late. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Wilkes and Hatch hammer out cool, deadly funked-up techno and hard as nails house to a seriously appreciative crowd.
I Life at Life. 10pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Andy Unger presents a selection of soul, funk and disco augmented with original samples and loops to guarantee a new take on familiar sounds.
I MAS at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £8. Weekly. House and disco with a funky undercurrent.
I Mlsh Mash at The Riverside Club. Next date 26 Aug.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the Trophy Room with hits from the 605 to the 80s while Tom provides an upfront dance selection in the main room at the city’s prettiest gay club.
I Rumba Te Tumba at Havana Bar. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. A wild mix of Latin and Spanish selections from the Salsa Sabrosa crew.
I Signal‘l’oNoise at 01. 10.30pm—3am. £4 before 11.30pm; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. A night of heavy sounds, taking in anything with weight from metal to rap. I Slave Sexual at Slave. 10pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Robin and Lovejoy with a harder hard house set than their weekly outings. Dress up lovely and arrive early to avoid disappointment.
I Soleution at Q. 6pm—3am (DJs from 11pm). £5. Weekly. Enjoy soulful house tunes from Solemusic’s Stevie Middleton at this new bar-cum-club.
I Substitute at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £8. Weekly. Harry and Domenic with their exclusive, tune- packed, funky house blend.
I ‘I’raxx at The Soundhaus. Next date 19 Aug.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm-3.30am. £9 (£7). Weekly. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery supply the dressed-up glamour kids with progressive house and trance in the main room while Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee mix up garage, disco and vocal house in room two. If you’re not wearing awfully nice clothes, however, don’t expect to get in.
I 2 Tons Of Fun at Club Budda. 11pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Geoff Montford and Chris Harris get funky with a bang up-to-date selection of disco house.
I Ultima at Alaska. Next date 12 Aug. I The Unit For details visit www.the- unit.co.uk.
I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £8 after. Weekly. Stevie Smith breaks out the club classics, garage and house in the main room while Raymond Woods cools things down with hip hop and R&B in room two.
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I Bankers at Bonkers. llpm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Hits from the 805, chart house and cheesy trance.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry’s. 11pm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Dance classics and party tunes, with alternative and rock tunes upstairs in 'INvister.
I The Garage at The Garage. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3) before 11pm; £6 (£4) after. Weekly. Super-commercial party sounds on the main danceﬂoor and indie classics in The Attic.
I Graduate Club at g2. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Designed to suit those who have always enjoyed a Garage-style night 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 iiber club would like you to ‘dress to impress’ while enjoying the usual commercial house ‘n’ trance pap.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Classic party nonsense from the 60s 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 Come Down at Slave. Monthly. Next date 6 Aug.
I Descargarana at Havana. 8pm—late. Free. Weekly. Live Latin jazz action as DJ George Martin isjoined by resident band Che Guevara Five.
I Divine Intervention at Brel. Next date 27 Aug.
I Fresh at Mojo. 9pm—1ate. Free. Weekly. Let the Fresh crew chill you out before the stress of the week ahead. Resident Gary Lawson isjoined by regular guests Paul Hughes (Mau Sound System) and Barry Johnstone.
I G-Man 8r 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. 6Aug. Fortnightly. The Sub Club stalwart brings his high calibre house to the most stylish of
Glas ow’s style bars.
I HI-T at Tchai-Ovna. 4pm-10pm. Free. Weekly. The latest in the flurry of Sun relaxation sessions. This one is aimed squarely at those after a spot of detoxification, since the venue is a non-smoking tea shop that looks like an opium den. The tunes, courtesy of a huge number of local DJs, are drawn from every genre under the sun, as long as they’re laid-back. Drink obscure teas, play chess, give your body a rest.
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 Nico's at Nico’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Dribbler and Steve with reggae and dub selections.
I Paul Cawley at Groucho St Judes. Fortnightly. Next date 13 Aug.
I R&B at Bar 10. 7pm—3am. Weekly. Relax with R&B cuts and take advantage of the generous drinks promos at this city centre style bar.
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). 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Indie, both classic and contemporary, with a healthy dose of Britpop.
I Cocoyan at The Apartment. 11pm—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 (£3). Weekly. House with Chicago tendencies from Andy Guest, plus live percussion courtesy ofAndrew 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 LiILo 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 Liquid Gold at Q. 10pm-3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Q move their pre-club up a gear to create an alternative to Liquid Cool with a similarly hedonistic vibe. Harry B., Scott McMillan and Paul Traynor keep the soul-funk sounds ﬂowing.
I Optimo at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). The only place to hear crack-addled house, distorted doom-funk, queer ragga and spazzed- out bestial electro forced through the sonic magimix by Twitch and Wilkes. When good people die, they go to the Optimo in the sky.
I Roots Revival at The Velvet Rooms. 10.30pm—late. £5 (£3). 6 Aug only. The Three Wise Dubbers get rootsy with a selection of reggae, dub, ragga and dancehall. Call Eujay Productions on 0141 576 0829 for more details.
I Sin 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. Michael Kilkie and Simon Foy do their uplifting house thing.
I Technique at The 13th Note Club (both ﬂoors). 11pm—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. 1 lpm—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 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 Skyban
Chart a party
I Atmosphere at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £3 before 11pm; £4 after. Weekly. Full- on party action accompanied by generous drinks promos.
I Disco at Fury Murry’s. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). 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—11pm. Free. Weekly. Starting the week with ‘hedmuzik 4 beatfreakz’, which translates into English as hip hop, breaks, beats and the like.
I Playstation League at Bar Jedi. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. For kids sore of thumb and pallid of complexion. A case of lager is up for grabs for the top gun gamer, assuming you can drag yourselves away from the ‘station at home.
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