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Guest DJ: Guy Bastable. Residents: The Merry Pranksters at Radio Babylon,

La Belle Ange/e. Next date 17 Nov.

Wendy (centre) and friends, occupations witheld. Wendy: The residents were on at the beginning and now it's Guy. But I prefer the


Bloke: I don't mind this music right now. Basically, it's a pretty cool mixture of

different styles throughout the night.

Wendy: lwouldn’t say this is as good. It’s a trancy sort of techno. I dunno what I don’t like about it it just doesn’t have that icing.

Bloke: Yeah, it’s qune low-down music.

Girls: We are enjoying it but it's just not as good as the residents. Bloke: I preferred the Merry Pranksters, they’d get a top star rating.

Girls: Yeah, 'specrally Brian. We like Brian.

Bloke: There are some very bizarre, indiVidual people here and because as mixed music too, there's always something for everyone.


I Dragon at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 7 Dec.

I Dust at Studio 2-1. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. A cross-section of alternative sounds front the infamous DJ Dave, taking in punk, ltardcore. gotlt and similar such dark musings.

I Dysfunction at The Venue. 9pm—3am. £3. 23 Nov. Fortnightly. DJs Ewan and Jane playing the latest tnix of nu metal, hardcore. skate puitk and industrial.

I Dysfunction at The Attic. entry through Legends. ‘lpnt—3am. Free. 30 Nov. l-‘ortnightly. The live dimension to the Dysfunction club night showcases the varied metal hardcore talents of Ridgcback.

I Ethos at Studio 2-1. Monthly. Next date 1-1 Dec.

I Funki at The Attic. llpm—3am. £3. 23 Nov. Fortnightly. A brand new night at this rapidly developing gem of a venue. The music policy is only the finest deep house arid funky grooves from fresh faces Stevie 11. Timbo and Miguel.

I Future Primitive at The \'enue (Cooler). Monthly. Next date 7 Dec.

I Gadges At Work at The Cocteau Lounge. llpm—3am. £3. 23 Nov. Fortnightly. Those cheeky wee gadges Harvey and Neil Ferris continue their marvellous management of deep house and soulful garage grooves.

I Genetic at The Citrtis Club. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soiree that show cases alternative. indie and lo-fi. No smoking in the bar area. mind.

I Juve-Nation at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 14 Dec.

I Kick-0n at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 1-1 Dec.

I Love Breaks at Po Na Na. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon play new arid old classics from the realms of Latin. soul. Rev B and disco.

I The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 23 Nov. Monthly. Special guests Natty 84 Dwella from Defcon Records turn it out, plus hip hop. funk and drum & bass from residents Foly. Hood, Getsum and Denaji.

I 909 at Noa. 9pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. This spanky new tech-house night with Gavin Anderson, David White and Ewan James is already causing quite a sensation.

I Perception at La Belle Angele has temporarily finished. The residents can, however. be found at Progression on Fridays artd doing their pre-club thing fortnightly on Thursdays at Bar Union. I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. DJ Harry Ainsworth (yes. he that hosts the Departure Lounge at PopRokit) supplies the musical and comedic entertainment along with Baz Peters and Spanky Alexander at this funky disco cum cabaret. Always rammed in some shape or form.

I Supafly at Noa. llpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Mild-mannered DJ Jon Flowerz goes all ‘bitch, ho. mo‘ fo‘ on yo asses. (3o. pimp daddy. go!

I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau Lounge. llpm—3am. £2. 23 Nov. Fortnightly. Like ending up at a party round some stranger‘s house where some frisky lay-dee's playing Leo Sayer next to DJ Shadow. Yes. it's Trendy Wendy. Sally F and Nicci‘s ‘no music policy" that really draws the crowds.

I Vortex at La Belle Angele. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4). 23 Nov. Monthly. If you think Goa trance is like ‘soooo gude' and wish that life was just a series of beach parties. then this night is for you. Special guest Gus Till (he that has worked with the Slinky Wizard, U2 and Jamiroquai) and resident Birdi work the kids into a euphoric frenzy.

Chart & Party

I Back To Basics at Why Not'.’ 11pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Wonderfully predictable favourites from the chart crypt. I Blasted at Gaia. l0pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Dubbed ‘the best student night in town‘ by some Radio 1 sage. this sweaty soiree features cheesy mainstream dance in the main room and indie from Planet Earth upstairs in the lounge.

I Funky Underground at Revolution. l()pm—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 check your VPL.

I Gold at The Ark. 10pm—3am. 80p. Weekly. If the very thought ofTony Hadley makes you moist, you'll be positively dripping at this luxurious night of 805 indulgence. Cheap booze.

I Ignition at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Voted ‘Scottish Discoteque Of The Year' somehow, 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. Cheese and Bacardi Breezer evening with a mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie.

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 Bar Union at Bar Union (formerly Bliss). ()pnt-lam. Free. Weekly (not 2-1 Nov). Radio Forth‘s Kevin Jones plays house and garage.

I Chaos Cubana at Baracoa. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Mikayel hosts a night of funk. hip hop and salsa. I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrum for Latin lovers and still pivotal to the whole Latin

Disco Cubism at The Carwash. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Ali Campbell shows he ain’t no square when he goes disco. deep house crazy for the night.

' I Friday Fiesta at 0 Bar. ()pnt—lam.

Free. Weekly. Celebrate the weekend‘s arrival with alcohol.

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

f cashback draw.

I Gilded Saloon at Gilded Saloon. ()pnt—lam. Free. Weekly. Niall Young, Scott McKenzie, Scott lilliot and guests provide a smooth selection of quality dance grooves.

I Groove On at Rush. ()pnt—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Stewart with a sweet rare groove. soul and funk selection.

I Human Be-ln at The Human Be-ln. ()pnt—lam. Free. Weekly. Oli entertains with jazz. funk and hip hop.

I Immersed In Musrc at Pivo. ()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Substantial‘s Craig Smith tinkers in the garage (17 Nov) while the hitherto unheard ofJamie Buchanan plays some of his favourite tunes (2—1 Nov).

I Made In Iguana at Iguana.

9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik f (Spectrum) wows the crowds with his

comprehensive range of funky tunes,

from hip hop to Latin and jazz. What a guv!

I Brogression at Bar Union (formerly

Bliss). ()pm-lam. Free. 24 Nov. Monthly. Barry Fell lays down his deep house as a warm-up to the main event at Wilkie House.

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Acetate While the smug cat's away playing dates in San Fran and LA, Murray Richardson's plastic fantastic deep house night falls into the hands of some very talented local players This fortnight, Sublime’s Kev Wright and ldge run amok and flagrantly change the music policy to trance and techno. Murray'll flip when he finds out. The Liquid Room, Sat 25 Nov.

Blame It On A Monday Previously dry as a brittle bone, the start of the week now has a bountiful oaSis of solid dancefloor tunes thanks to Unkle Fawaz, Dolphin Boy and Saf! Sap. Nice to see this venue at last being used for something decent, too. The Peppermint Lounge, week/y Mondays.

Boombox Leading Chicago house jock, DJ Gemini (pictured), makes a rare Scottish appearance to show just why his seamless blend of garage, techno, jack trax and disco is conSistently in demand the world over. The Venue, Sat 78 Nov.

The Egg The seventh birthday celebrations of this pivotal garage punk, northern soul and indie night Will doubtless have many out there lamenting the loss of their youth. Still, if they can drag themselves away from their TVs and tolerate the young folk that have superseded them, this night will be rammed. The Wee Red Bar, Sat 25 Nov.

El Segundo Luton, although famed for its less than excning airport and Lorraine Chase, has also spawned up-and-coming UK hip hop act, Phi- Life Cypher. Their debut album Millennium Metaphors has been incredibly well-received and their highly-charged beats and rhymes are destined to conquer Edinburgh tonight. The Bongo Club, Fri 77 Nov.

Jungle Magic Hot newcomer to the drum & bass scene, DJ tee bee,Wi|| leave audiences stunned and aghast at his skills. Yes, he's that good. The Liquid Room, Sat 18 Nov. Progression Australian-born Renaissance regular Anthony Pappa moved to Britain in 1985 because he was 'bored With playing to 8,000 people per week’ in his home City of Melbourne. Hopefully the considerably smaller but thankfully less Australian crowd here Will be more to his liking. Wi/kie House, Fri 24 Nov.

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