I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £6.50. 14 Oct. Fortnightly. More upfront roots and dub reggae from the big tip Edinburgh rasta massive.

I Mingin' at Studio 24 (upstairs). 10.30pm-3am. £5. 7 Oct. Fortnightly. Altogether more pleasurable than the name would suggest. this is a gay-friendly house, trance and techno fest hosted by Brian Dempster and Alan Joy for a loyal crowd. I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 14 Oct. Fortnightly. Following in the tradition ofThe 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 Nameless at The Attic. llpm—3am. £6. Weekly. Already the boys behind legendary techno night Pure are restless and hungry for more. So from now on you‘ll find an ever changing selection ofTwitch. Brainstorm. The Bill, Sandy Paris and Rob Dylan supplying techno. deep house and whatever else they damn well please.

I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers. Martin Valentine (Taste) and Craig Phillips create a mixed up melange of US house and garage.

I Nuspirit at The Jazz Joint. Monthly. Next date 7 Oct. No details available at time of going to press.

I Oxygen at Studio 24. 10pm-3am. Members £8 before midnight. £10 after; non-members £10 before midnight. £13 after. 7 Oct. Monthly. The theme night tonight is ‘Little Club On The Prairie’ so go wild in a cowgirl/cowboy style for a quality night of progressive to hard house from special guest Andy Farley (Tidy Traxx) and the residents Dowzer, DJ Alpha.

I Rio at Ego (formerly Eden). 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5 fancy dress). 14 Oct. Monthly. Brought to you by the swarthy Latin cousins of the Vegas mob Senor Daddy Love. Milton Bananas. Tony D’Amore and Sam Miguel who play a feisty ensemble of salsa. mambo, merengue and bossa bario beats. It‘s hot, it's Latino. so whv not fly down to Rio'.’ I Saturday Night Live at The Venue. llpm—3am. £9 (£7). 7 Oct. Monthly. The showcase brought to you by Scratch and Motherfunk tonight welcomes Masta Ace all the way frorn Brooklyn. NYC. He's worked with the legendary Marley Marl and he‘s produced some of hip hop‘s all- time classics. including ‘The Music Man’ and ‘Style Wars‘. Safe to say he's huge so arrive early to avoid tears.

I Scratch at The thue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 21 ()et.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 21 Oct with Gail Sellars (3hr set) and Simmone Black.

I Spectrum at Club Java. l0pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. A quality shindig for Leithers and anyone with the good sense to make it down to this gorgeous venue. Your host with the most. Jo Malik. showcases vinyl gold in the realms of hip hop. drum ck bass. reggae. RekB and mellow house.

I Substantial at La Belle Angele. 11pm-3am. £10. 14 Oct. Monthly. Scotland's premiere house and garage club welcomes Adrian Milarski (In Demand) and DJ Diesel (X-Press 2 Hiptonic Records) into the fold tonight. Diesel. as well as being one half of the Rocky ck Diesel duo. has made his name in clubland with projects for cool London imprint Hiptonic Records and his solo DJ spots have been more than a little successful.

I Tease Age at The Citrus Club. llpm—Sam. £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 you no end.

I Trade at Wilkie House. 10pm—3am. £12 (£10). 7 ()ct. Monthly. The second instalment of the London superclub‘s Scottish residency stars (Joy Williams.

Malcolm Duffy and Ian M in the main room, while Jared keeps the faith in the back. The pressure’s on to make this as wild and unbridled as the London original. so dress (or undress) to impress. Coaches are organised from Austin's in Glasgow for this event. Call 0141 221 0444 for more info.

I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 28 Oct with the massive first birthday celebrations featuring the multi-talented residents Colin Cook. Gareth Sommerville and Mikey Stinon. If it’s guests you’re after. Pete Heller and Terry Farley touch down here on 25 Nov.

I Vegas at Ego (formerly Eden). Monthly. Next date 28 Oct. If you can’t wait that long check out the following entry.

I Vegas at the ABC Cinema. 10.45pm—3am. £‘) (plus booking fee). 21 Oct only. An extra Vegas at this ideal venue with the buxom and bountiful third birthday celebrations featuring a screening of Swingers. all the Vegas stars plus Fat Sam's Swing Band. We‘re giving you fair warning because it’s advance tickets only. available from Ripping Records.

Chart & Party

I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9.3(lpm—3am. £5 (£4) before 11pm; £6 (£5) before midnight: £7 (£6) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party grooves for over-21s at this heaving club. To organise a bus. call the venue.

I Hanky Panky at Loca. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4 with flyer). Weekly. A shameless mix of 70s. 80s and ‘)0s chart and dance tunes.

I Lovegroove at Gaia. 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


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Cavendish. 1(lpm-3am. £6 (free membership and discounted tickets available). Weekly. 70s. 80s and ‘)0s tunes. Over 25s.

I The Subway at The Subway. ‘)pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.

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Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See

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I Weekender at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Party and dance music at this capacitv 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—lam. Free. Weekly. The main player behind the now legendary East Coast Project. Joseph Malik. plays some of his hip hop. reggae. funk and house favourites.

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 PopRokil. ‘)pm—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. ‘)pm—lam. £2. Weekly. Head down for salsa. merengue and Latin pop with DJs. live music and percussion.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. ‘)pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Bob Cairns does the laid- back Sun session thing. taking in soul. funk. Latin grooves and future jazz.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. 3pm—7pm. Free. Weekly. Brand new Sunday session hosted by the Covert Operators that aims to bring the chilled out grooves of Cafe del Mar to Edinburgh‘s wet and miserable Sunday afternoons.

I Strange Beats at Baroque. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. 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 ray club.

I C ub DKY at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £1.50 before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. A night which describes its music policy as ‘alternative you bring it. we’ll play it’. Warning: ‘nothing too awful‘.

I Doublezero at The Bongo Club will return in Nov.

I Jamboree at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 2‘) Oct.

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £2. Weekly. High Heel Sneakers front up with West coast live funk and groove ( 8 Oct) while Martin Kershaw‘s Quartet do the contemporary jazz thing (15 Oct).

I Kute at Po Na Na. 1 lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Murray Richardson and Flash provide a night of sweet house music at this bar-cum-club.

I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. Monthly. Next date 2‘) Oct.

I None Of The Above at The Bongo Club will return in Nov.

I Queer Sunday at ligo. l 1pm—3am.

£7,/£6 before midnight; £8,£7 after on 8

Oct. £6/£5 on 15 Oct. Weekly. A huge serving of glam goings-on and camped-up cabaret this fortnight. 8 Oct sees the Oueer Sunday (irand Autumn Ball with a live PA from the club‘s favourite guest. Eurovision star Nikki French. and DJ Michelle on the decks. On the 15 Oct it‘s the Madonna Night special with DJ Granty Pants playing the cheesy tunes. with fab prizes for the best Madge lookalikes. See Hitlist.

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I Sunday Supplement at Club Mercado. 11pm—3am. £5; £4 with flyer. 8 Oct. Fortnightly. A brand new venture aimed at bringing Edinburgh audiences some fresh UK and US garage. For the launch night Bobby & Steve (Kiss FM)join resident Baby (3 for what promises to be a huge start to the new residency.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 2‘) Oct with the 'l‘ackno Pyjama Party. I Taste at Wilkie House. llpm-3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Fisher & Price fire up the main room with garage and uplifting to hard house at this unstoppable Sunday night institution. Back room resident Stuart Barrie has now retired but the space still resounds with garage and US house courtesy of Martin Valentine, Marco Smith and Trevor Gow. Watch out for Mark Moore on 22 Oct.

Chart & Party

I Chocolate Sundae at Revolution. l0pm—3am. £2—£5. Weekly. Soulful house and disco dubs.

I Insomnia at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £3 (£1 to students). Weekly. Bop till you drop to dance. chart and ‘)0s tunes.

I Kiss at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. Free. Weekly. An across- the-board selection of 70s. 80s and 90s tunes front the dubiously named Billy Whizz.

I Replay at Eros, tilite. 9.30pm—3am. £2 (£1) before 11pm; £3 (£2) before midnight; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Replay sees the hits of the 70s and 80s. er. replayed while the kids in Meltdown relax to chart house and garage.

I Sin at The Ark. l0pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Fave chart and party tunes, with super-cheap bevvy.

I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. See Thu.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card: £1 otherwise. Weekly. See Thu.

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