I Funky Underground at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The dance podiums really come into their own tonight at this massive venue, ideal as they are for shaking your booty to funky hits so that everyone can see.
I Ignition at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Voted ‘Scottish Discoteque Of The Year’ by someone, the retail business park clubbing experience hosts a big ‘ole student night.
I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—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 shameless drinking crowd.
I Clubber's Guide Launch Party at PopRokit. 10pm—3am. Free. 29 Sep only. Celebrating their re-launch on both coasts, the Clubber’s Guide set Glasgow’s Jengaheads against Edinburgh’s
Ultra roove for a DJ battle to the death.
I Cu a Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro play live for Latin lovers and the hot to trot DJs keep you frisky ‘till closing.
I 4-Play at Club Mercado. 4—10pm. Free. Weekly. Serving you hard working, hard partying types with a mind-melting mix of music (courtesy of kitsch queen Trendy Wendy) and drinks promos. Parties of twenty or more who book through the venue’s guest list system have the chance to win £150 in a cashback draw.
I The Friday Feelgood at Baracoa. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. She’s a turban wearing goddess and she knows her jazz, funk, soul and hip hop. Yes, it’s DJ Tinku. I Gilded Saloon at Gilded Saloon. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Niall Young, Scott McKenzie, Scott Elliot and guests provide a smooth selection of quality dance grooves.
I Groove On at Rush (formerly Dr Watts’ Library). 9pm--1am. Free. Weekly New pre-club showcasing fat funk and super soul.
I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Craig Gee takes us Soul Searchin’ (22 Sep) while Craig Smith makes a Substantial effort to funk things up in a crazy house and garage style (29 Sep). I Latino Loco at El Barrio. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Go mad for it Latin style as DJ Hector and his latino posse deliver up the latest hits and hottest beats from the barrio. More info from email@example.com.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik (Spectrum) wows the crowds with his comprehensive range of funky tunes, from hip hop to Latin and jazz.
I Nuspirit at PopRokit. 10pm—lam. Free. 22 Sep only. Scott Rapson, Bob Cairns and Mikey Stirton orbit the soul /jazz centrepoint for our pre-clubbing pleasure. I NYC at Bliss. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A Clubber’s guide to the underground sound of New York from resident Kevin Jones.
I Oxygen at Oxygen. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. A rotating selection of DJs at this new pre-club — Atomic Baby’s Stuart Duncan ﬁres us up for the weekend with his explosive brand of house (22 Sep) while Boombox’s George T lets loose with his jackin’ house on 29 Sep.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. 9pm—1am. Free. 22 Sep. Fortnightly. Murray ‘Been Around The World’ Richardson (20:20 Vision) hosts his cosy little deep house night and tonight he’s joined by new Rebel Waltzer DJ Marco Smith.
I Rhythmic at El Barrio. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. More salsa action, this time directed at hardcore fans, who are promised the most sensual rhythms of the week. Those needing to brush up on their salsa skills should check out the Friday lunchtime sessions with the masterful Sergio from Cuba. More info from eventsQielbarriocouk.
I T.F.I. 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 Underworld Vibes at Bannerman’s. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Sean Pearson and Neil Ferguson go all garage and house.
I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9pm—1am. Free. 29 Sep. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns does the jazz, soul and funk thing.
I Why Not? at Why Not? 5-10pm. £1 (donated to charity). Weekly. Chart and dance tunes, with professional salsa dancers dotted around to get you shaking your stuff.
I Al's All Night Jokeshop at The Bongo Club has temporarily finished.
I Apex at Studio 24. 10.30pm-3am. £7 (£5). 22 Sep. Monthly. This is the last ever Apex so come down for a final fling with all the residents who have made this night a hardhouse, acid, trance and techno wet dream for the past 2 years. These of course include Steve Pace, Al Space, Phil Zero, Julz, Kam The Bearded Mullet and Neil T. See Hitlist.
I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 13 Oct.
I Ballistic at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 13 Oct.
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 13 Oct with The Blackbyrds. I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high camp and disco classics, moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses.
I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Club Latino take a well-earned break, to return on 27 Oct.
I Disco Dock at Club Java. 10pm—3am (bar open from 4.30pm). £5 (£4). 29 Sep. Monthly. MC Otis, of Disco Inferno fame, works the floor with a selection of disco discs, dance classics and the occasional contemporary tune.
I Disuko at Ego (formerly Eden). llpm—3am. Free with invite (visit The Outhouse or phone Tom on 668 2483). 22 Sep. Monthly. Neil McDonald and Ben McCabe play deep and funky house amidst the kitsch Japanese decor.
I Divine Divas at The Venue (top floor). 10pm-3am. £6 (£4); two for one before 11pm. 29 Sep. Monthly. Step back in time with DJ Christine (C.C. Blooms) as she takes us on a retro trip through the 705 and 805. Feel free to dress and take advantage of the bountiful drinks promos that run ‘till late at Edinburgh’s all-female dance fest. All proceeds go to Lothian Gay & Lesbian Switchboard.
I Dr No's at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 6 Oct.
I The Edge at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 22 Sep. Monthly. Famed for their nights at The Vaults and for their previous incarnation as Sacred, The Edge returns with a new monthly Friday social that very much lays the stress on quality deep to progressive house, a cheap door charge and a good atmosphere, rather than the big name DJs. If however, you hunker after big name folk, check out Digital & The Edge presents Rotation monthly Saturdays at The Venue.
I Evol at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. It’s Edinburgh’s longest running indie night and it’s a force to be reckoned with. These days, expect a heady mix of the best alternative and crossover tunes, new and old.
I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row Union. Monthly. Next date 14 Oct.
I Frisco Disco at Ego. llpm—3am. £5. 29 Sep. Monthly. A brand new night from the boys behind Skyscaper, which features residents Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless with their ‘tuff and funky, ﬁrin’ house’ showcase.
I Green Juice at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. 29 Sep only. Martin Kershaw’s jazz showcase on a funk and hip hop tip.
I Go Go at The Place (Walkers). Heavens to Murgatroyd, even! The Go- Go has finished (already!).
I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. lOpm—Bam. £5. 22 Sep only. Danceable jazz sounds from vocalist Subi Coleman with support from DJ Demus.
I Loop at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 13 Oct.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Still going strong after so many years, Sir Ossie provides the reggae, ragga, soul, funk, rap, hip hop and R&B delights.
I Manga at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 6 Oct with the Movement Tour and very special guest, Jumpin Jack Frost. Buy your tickets in advance from the usual outlets, priced £10/£8, because this event will sell out.
I The Mission at The Venue. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 22 Sep. Fortnightly. Enjoy alternative anthems upstairs and 805 indie and dance classics in The Cooler.
I Mondo at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 13 Oct.
I Nature at The Attic. 11pm-3am. £6. Weekly. lt’s gearing up to be one helluva fortnight at this deep and funky house club, that now attracts the big league contenders. Squaring up to the decks we have Andy Weatherall and Keith Tenniswood, better known as Two Lone Swordsmen (22 Sep) and Glasgow’s finest funky percussionists Silicone Soul (29 Sep). See Hitlist.
I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room with garage; Paul Dixon through the back with old skool, soul and funk.
I Nomad at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 29 Sep. Monthly. This date was due to be filled the mighty Afrika Bambaataa, but as a result of unforeseen circumstances, he couldn’t be arsed coming. While the organisers make apologies for any disappointment caused, they have hastily enlisted the services of Manga’s G-Mac and he shall play a set the like of which we’ve never heard before. With support from Sublime regular, Flix.
I Pillbox at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 6 Oct with very special guest DJ Mis'ah.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. A pop-punk- disco selection from those hazy shady days of the 705 and 805. Smokers please note that your filthy habit is no longer welcome in the bar area.
I Progression at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £7 before 11.30pm; £8 after. 29 Sep. Monthly. The second outing of this progressive house night, that also enjoys a successful residency in Dundee, features a guest appearance from Quiver, one half of Tilt (Hooj Choons). Able support comes from main room residents Stevie McCreery and Alan Dobson and back room boys Derek Martin and Gav Grant from Perception. I Queer Friday at Ego (formerly Eden). Monthly. Next date 13 Oct.
I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 22 Sep. Monthly. This month it’s the ‘Kool Aid Acid Test’ so daub yourselves in body paint, drink freely from the fountain of dance and make like a tripped-out groove freak at this unrivalled beats, breaks and funk night hosted by the inimitable Merry Pranksters and the incorrigible Penny Pornstar. It’s a gas. See Hitlist.
I Redspin at The Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 22 Sep. Monthly. The freshest, funkiest hip hop ‘n’ house beats mixed up on four decks by Headspinners Colin Millar, Steve Austin, Dava and Redspinners Fawaz, Dolphin Boy and Vinnie.
I Resistance at The Venue (top ﬂoor). Monthly. Next date 6 Oct.
I Roadblock at P0 Na Na. llpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Big momma Nicci F. stops the traffic in bad music when she digs up the best in funk, disco, house, timeless gems and block rockin’ beats.
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The best clubs this fortnight
Apex They came, they took their tops off and they danced like apes. Yes, it‘s the last night of hardhouse, acid, trance and techno club Apex. Give thanks to the residents Steve Pace, Al Space, Phil Zero, Julz, Kam The Bearded Mullet and Neil T and take the club out in sweaty style. Studio 24, Fri 22 Sep.
Boombox Back by popular demand, US West Coast house jock, Mark Farina, makes a comparatively rare Edinburgh appearance tonight. Famed for his Mushroom Jazz mix CDs and high-profile antics with Derrick Carter, this will be another quality night of jackin’ house from the big 'ole Boombox. The Venue (downstairs), Sat 23 Sep.
Eye Candy Celebrating its first birthday with a flamboyant fancy dress ball, the glam house night really does want its loyal following to go all out on their costumes tonight, so start shopping now. C/ub Mercado, Sat 30 Sep.
Nature The hard-working boys at Nature are really going to have to pack them in like sardines because The Attic is not so terribly large and the number of folk wanting to see Two Lone Swordsmen unfortunately is. Do the sums if you can be arsed or arrive early to avoid tears. The Attic, Fri 22 Sep.
Radio Babylon The Merry Pranksters, Brainstorm and Penny Pornstar (pictured) go all counter-culture this month as they host the 'Kool Aid Acid Test'. This could involve copious amounts of mind-altering chemicals or rather, as we suspect is more likely the case, cutting-edge electrofunk and breaks for the kids. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 22 Sep.
Ultragroove The residents Gareth Somerville, Colin Cook and Mikey Stirton collectively bow down to their superstar guest, Joey Negro, tonight. Famed for cutting up old disco tracks under a multitude of pseudonyms, Negro’s got the goods and no mistake. La Belle Ange/e, Sat 30 Sep. Tackno Miss those foam parties? Wish Scotland could be more like the Balearic Isles? Well, tonight it can thanks to Trendy Wendy and the pumped-up party spirit of her Ibiza Tackno. C/ub Mercado, Sun 24 Sep.
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