I Aswang's Trance Den at Carlton Studios. 9pm—3am. £3. 20 Oct only. Party Boom Shanka style with the Feisty Fairies. Shisha, massage, stalls and chai. I Ballistic at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 10 Nov. I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. Next date 10 Nov, featuring legendary poet and proto-rapper Gil Scott-Heron. I Catalyst at Studio 24. Monthly. The boys were just too busy with the Scottish Cyberball to play their steely trance tonight. But fear not, cos it’s making way for E-Ruptor (see below). Next date 24 Nov. I CC. 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. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 27 Oct. The salsa posse return after a quick sabbatical. Simon Hodge leads the booty shaking in the main room, with the Capoeira Dancers and percussion from Descarga out back. I Disco Dock at Club Java. 5pm-2am. £3 (free before 10pm). Next date 3 Nov. Monthly. Disco mayhem hosted by MC Otis, at this damn swanky venue. I Disuko at Ego. Has now finished. I Divine Divas at The Venue (top floor). 10pm—3am. £6 (£4). 27 Oct. The Hallowe’en Ball sees DJs Tina and Norma spin those party tunes at Scotland’s longest-running women-only club. Two for one entry before 11pm and drinks promos before midnight. I Dr No's at The Bongo Club. Next date 3 Nov. I The Edge at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 20 Oct. Monthly. The boys who used to be Sacred should be getting nicely settled in their new home. Expect quality deep to progressive house, a good atmosphere and a cheap door charge. What more could you ask. I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 20 Oct. Monthly. MC Lewis Parker handles the shouty stuff tonight, with support from Jesht. Plus residents The Naked Circle and chilled breaks in the back room. See Hitlist. I E-Ruptor at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5. 27 Oct only. This occasional night takes over from Catalyst for one night only. Expect hard acid trance and pumping bass from Paul Curran and Primal ‘T’. I Evol at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Edinburgh’s longest running indie night is a fighting force to be reckoned with. These days, expect a heady mix of the best alternative and crossover tunes, new and old. I Frisco Disco at Ego. 11pm—3am. £5. 27 Oct. Monthly. The second proper outing for this tough and funky house showcase, with residents Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless. I GlamDup at Ego. 11pm—3am. £5. 20 Oct. Monthly. Shiny glamour tunes, dancers, hosts and blondcs aplenty. I Go 60 at The Place (Walkers). Heavens to Murgatroyd, even! The Go- Go has finished (already!). I Henry‘s Jazz Bar (formerly the Jazz Joint) at Henry’s Jazz Bar. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Subie Coleman sings blues, soul and jazz (20 Oct, midnight), while Nikki King provides emotive soul (27 Oct). I Loop at The Wee Red Bar. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). Monthly. Next date 10 Nov. 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. Next date 3 Nov with guests from Reinforced records featuring Randall & Marc Mac.
I The Mission at The Venue. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 20 Oct. Fortnightly. Enjoy alternative anthems upstairs and 805 indie and dance classics in The Cooler.
I Mondo at Wilkie House. Next date 10 Nov.
I Nature at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Random Factor and Ralph Lawson join resident Domenic Capello to lay down a selection of funky tracks. Derrick May is now promised to appear on 27 Oct after the cancelled date earlier this month. Wey-hey.
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. £9 (£7). 27 Oct. Monthly. Nomad’s first birthday sees celebrity deckspinner and End regular Matthew Bushwacka! B in attendance. Resident DJ Flix gives the support at this roof-raising assortment of bass-heavy grooves. See Hitlist.
I Pillbox at Studio 24. Next date 3 Nov. I Planet Earth at The Citrus Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Shoulderpads are, apparently, back. Give them a shake at this celebration of all things 805. No smoking at the bar.
I Progression at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £7 before 11.30pm; £8 after. 27 Oct. Monthly. This Dundee- based progressive house night returns for its third Edinburgh outing with a spring in its step. Deep house stalwarts Parks & Wilson (Hooj Choons) do the business. I Queer Friday at Ego (formerly Eden). Next date 10 Nov.
I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-3am. £5. 20 Oct. Monthly. The Merry Pranksters, Brainstorm and Penny Pomstar come together for another tantalising and titillating display of their manual dexterity skills.
I Redspin at The Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm—3am. £2. 20 Oct. Monthly. Raucous hip hop, funk and anything in between from Colin Millar and the Headspin crew. This month sees cheap entry and drinks offers tempt the uninitiated to join the converted; not that they should need it.
I Resistance at The Venue (top floor). Next date 3 Nov.
I Roadblock at P0 Na Na. 11pm-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.
I Ruby Fruit at Ego. Next date 3 Nov. I Salsa Con Sabor at Gaia. 10pm-3am. Free before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Dance classes from 8pm with Nano teaching salsa and merengue and then hot Latino DJ action from Paulito, lending a fiesty mix of salsa swing, merengue house and latino pop to the proceedings. You can also try out some Latino line- dancing with Sam from 7pm.
I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top floor). Next date 10 Nov.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £9 (£7). 20 Oct. Fortnightly. Edinburgh’s full-on techno- trance fest gets bigger and bigger with no apparent regard for the laws of physics. Tonight secs Oliver Licb give it some welly with a three-hour set, plus reliable support from ldge.
I Subtle Logic presents Voodoo at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£4 for cannibals and witchdoctors). 27 Oct. The techno and trance night goes on a sorcerous tip with Scott Kelfo (Radar) and residents Curse of Rod and Medicine Martin. Magic!
I Texture at Ego (formerly Eden). £6. 20 Oct. Monthly. Mitch and Mart crank up their heavy, sweaty take on house. It’s a ‘soundtrack for the sauna’, apparently. The mind boggles.
I TL (previously Trancelucent) at The Venue (downstairs). 10.30pm—3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 27 Oct. Fortnightly. No longer a trance night, now the music policy is firmly pounding beats and techno, very much in line with Pure who used to occupy this slot, with residents Pete Anderson and Steve Liddel.
I Up! at Studio 24 (up!stairs). Monthly. Next date 10 Nov.
I UTI at Studio 24 (upstairs). 10.30pm—3am. 20 Oct. £5. Monthly. This month UTl present ATrip in Time, so don’t forget to memorise the last twenty winners of the Grand National. Resident DJs Tormod Mor, Semaj and Jonny Oh provide the tunes to accompany the visual madness.
I Vain at Holyrood Union. 9pm—3am. £3.50 (£3). Next date 10 Nov.
I Weird Salad at The Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£5). 27 Oct. Monthly. Hiphopacidhousediscotechno from the ever-eclectic residents, plus a mooted collaboration with Underword magazine. I Zealous at Studio 24 (downstairs). Next date 10 Nov.
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. Weekly. DJ Harry Let’s Go (Boombox) lays on the pop and partied-up funk, disco and house tunes. Plus DJ Nano upstairs in the lounge with his Latino line dancing.
I Frlday at Club Java. 4.30pm—3am. Free. Weekly. No need to travel uptown as Leith now has its own luxuriously appointed hang-out, featuring DJs, 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 (a sensible side-step from the usual chart dirge), 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 action.
I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Or not, given the prices they’re giving their drinks away at. 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. 4pm—3am. Free before 11 pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster disrupt the space-time continuum with tunes from the 605, 705 and 805 (or maybe it’sjust the alcohol).
I Why Not? at Why Not? lOpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco at this popular city centre venue.
I Yum Yum at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Chart and dance night at this heaving mess of humanity.
I Atomic Baby at Bliss. 8pm—10.30pm. Free. 21 Oct. Fortnightly. Scott Brown, Bruce Nicholson, Stevie Wilson and Scott MacKenzie warm up for the main event tonight with some high quality house.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Hot salsa! it’s Saturday and that means, er, hot salsa at this epicentre of all things Latin.
I Funk And Disorderly at The City Cafe. 9pm—lam. 21 Oct. Fortnightly. Yogi Haughton supplies the very best in danceﬂoor 'azz, R&B and vocal garage. I Gilded aloon at Gilded Saloon. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Silver Storic pounds those shiny beats (21 Oct) while Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby) goes for some house fusion (28 Oct).
I Juve-Nation at Bannerman‘s. 9—1am. Free. 21 Oct only. DJs relentless and Matty play classic drum & bass and house tunes.
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The best birthdays in Edinburgh this fortnight . . .
Jungle Magic Stepping out in style to commemorate their first birthday, Jungle Magic host the True Playaz Ball - a massive showcase featuring DJ Hype, Zinc, Pascal & MC Fats and the residents DJ Kid, Tania Swift and MC Feelman. The Liquid Room, Sat 27 Oct.
Nomad Not just another friggin’ first birthday but a great club with a great guest. None other than Matthew Bushwacka B! (pictured) of Layo & Bushwacka fame drops by to spin some celebratory discs and he'll have the support of Flix. Wilkie House, Fri 27 Oct.
Ultragroove Edinburgh’s quality house music showcase celebrates its first birthday with a high calibre residents night, featuring prime Ultragroovers Gareth Sommerville, Colin Cook and Mikey Stirton. La Belle Ange/e, Sat 28 Oct.
Vegas Amidst the birthday bonanzas this fortnight, Vegas can lay claim to being the most swinging. Why? Because it’s got Fat Sam's Swing Band playing live, a showing of cult movie Swingers and more salacious swinging showtunes than you can shake a stick at! ABC Cinema, Sat 27 Oct.
And the best of the rest . . .
Boogie Mo Dynamo Finger Lickin’s Soul Of Man show just why the likes of Fatboy Slim and Adam Freeland worship at the altar of their mighty breakbeat sound. Bongo Club, Sat 27 Oct.
El Segundo MC Lewis Parker (from Massive Attack’s Melankolic label) plays live, so expect UK hip hop stylisms and Star Wars-related lyrical riffs. Bongo Club, Fri 20 Oct.
Messenger Sound System Original rastas Jah Love Muzik bring their cultural sound to Edinburgh. Features Jeremiah, Culture Dan, Ambassador, Painter Levi and Daniel Ray. Feel the bass, neck the rum and imagine the sunshine. Bongo Club, Sat 28 Oct.
Nature Derrick May at last appears after his cancelled date on 6 Oct. Tickets for the original date are still valid. Those without should arrive early to avoid tears. The Attic, Fri 27 Oct.
Samhuinn Otherworld Fair This post- procession party plays host to the Anonymi DJs, showcasing drum & bass and funky electro. Expect the usual assortment of drummers, stalls, fortune tellers and ’surprises’. See City Life. Bongo Club, Tue 37 Oct.
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