I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 16 Sep. Fortnightly. Following in the tradition of The Mission (Victoria Street) with three floors of alternative sounds: head upstairs for goth and industrial goings-on, to the main floor for rock, nu metal and guitar-based sounds and up to the wee front room for general weirdness, sometimes on a skate, punk or indie slant.
I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers, Martin Valentine (Taste) and Craig Phillips mix up US house and garage.
I Nuspirit at The Jazz Joint. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 9 Sep. Monthly-ish. Scott Rapson, Bob Cairns and Mikey Stirton (Substantial) set off on an exploration of universal sounds from a soul-jazz centrepoint.
I Oxygen at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. £10 before midnight; £13 after. 9 Sep. Monthly. The glam house party continues with special guest Griff Manumission fresh from this year’s Ibiza season. To coincide with the start of academic year, the theme tonight is ‘Back to School’ — any excuse for short skirts and open shirts. I Phosphorescence at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 30 Sep.
I Rio at Ego (formerly Eden). 10.30pm—3am. £7; £5 in fancy dress. 9 Sep. Monthly. Pile the fruit upon your head for this cha cha cha carnival party hosted by the Latino cousins ofVegas, Senor Daddy Love, Milton Bananas, Tony D’Amore and Sam Miguel. Chicken juggling and limbo dancing are only two of the distinctly Brazilian traditions open to the ardent carnival enthusiast.
I Saturday Night Live at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 9 Sep. Monthly. Scratch team up with Motherfunk to bring Edinburgh audiences a three floor frenzy of unstoppable hip hop and funk grooves. The guests this week are George T (Tribal, Boombox) and all the way from NYC, hip hop DJ Misbehaviour.
I Scratch at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 23 Sep.
I Shebang at Wilkie House. Next date 23 Sep with DJ Angel.
I Spectrum at Club Java. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. A godsend for Leithers too lazy to stagger into town, this converted church building is rapidly turning the tables by attracting a regular horde from the city centre. Not only do you get to enjoy a stylish bar and danceﬂoor, but the upstairs section can cater for every lounger’s needs, with copious quantities of couching and some cosy little booths for added intimacy. Music-wise this weekly treat sees Joseph Malik and Eh! Wun (9 Sep) rotating with Unkle Fawaz, Mr Todd (Higher Ground) and furry friends (16 Sep) on a fortnightly basis, with a range of quality tunes from hip hop and drum & bass to reggae R&B and mellow house.
I Substantial at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £10. 16 Sep. Monthly. Maintaining their tenacious grip on Edinburgh’s real deal house scene, Substantial tonight take a break from their guest list to highlight the enviable talents of resident Craig Smith. In demand nationwide for his production and remixing skills, Craig’s latest release "Try My Dub’ is attracting rave reviews so sampling the DJing delights of his legendary four hour sets is more than recommendable right now.
I Tease Age at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Now in its eighth year, this indie stalwart distinguished by a hint of soul and funk continues to draw a packed and sweaty crowd week in, week out. And if you hate smoking the new non-smoking policy in the bar area should please ou no end.
I Tra e at Wilkie House. The next Trade date is, as yet, unconfirmed but will return to Wilkie House. ’
I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 30 Sep with very special guest Joey Negro.
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I Vegas at Ego (formerly Eden). Monthly. Next date 30 Sep. I Zealous at Studio 24. See Fri.
Chart & Party
I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £5 (£4) before 11pm; £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party grooves for over-21$ at this heaving club. To organise a bus. call the venue.
I Hanky Panky at Loca. l0pm—3am. £5 (£4 with flyer). Weekly. A shameless mix of 70s, 80s and 90s chart and dance tunes. I Lovegroove at Gala. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. A smooth groove dance party on the main floor while Deke Patton takes over the upstairs lounge with a selection of swing, jazz, soul and easy listening 45s.
I The Party at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.
I Saturday Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6 (free membership and discounted tickets available). Weekly. 705, 805 and 90s tunes. Over 255.
I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.
I Weekender at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Party and dance music at this capacity night.
I Why Not? at Why Not'.’ 10pm—3am. £7.50. Weekly. Chart, dance, mainstream and all your favourite club anthems at this
popular city centre venue.
I East Coast Project Sunday Service at The City Cafe. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik plays his favourite tunes.
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I El Barrio at El Barrio. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Sun night is flamenco night with DJ Domingo (appropriately enough), plus live music and dancing.
I In The Groove at PopRokit. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Big Beat‘s DJ Tinku takes over the decks with a mellow melange of Latin, jazz and soul tunes.
I Latino Sundays at Loca. 9pm—lam. £2. Weekly. Head down for salsa, merengue and Latin pop with DJs, live music and percussion.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Bob Cairns does the laid- back Sun session thing, taking in soul, funk, Latin grooves and future jazz.
I Strange Beats at Baroque. 8pm—lam. Free. Weeklv. A funk and soul selection. I The Sunday Session at Cuba Norte. 8pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Old meets nu, on a jazz-funk-soul tip, with Ben and Gav.
I Tango El Domingo at Baracoa. 5.30—9pm. Free. Weekly. An early evening hang-out for fans of tango, with beginners and non-dancers welcome. Classes start at 5.30pm.
I CC. Blooms 10.30pm—3am (bar from 8pm). Free. Weekly. The best tunes from across the genres to shake your booty to at this gay club.
I Club DKY at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £1.50 before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. A night which describes its music policy as’alternative — you bring it, we’ll play it’. Warnin : ‘nothing too awful’.
I Douglezero at The Bongo Club will return in Sep/Oct.
I Jamboree at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 1 Oct.
I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJ Demus (Parallax) brings out thejazz-influenced vinyl.
I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Club has now finished.
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