I Algo Differente at Havana Bar. 8.30pm—late. £4 (£3). Weekly. Arrive early for salsa tuition, then revel in the Salsa Sabrosa crew’s high octane Latin


I Club Santiago at Brel. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Latino grooves with Marcelo and Manuelo Cifuentes.

I The Jengaheads at The Living Room. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Martyn Jengahead is at the helm of this night, which showcases new releases, acetates and the like and celebrates five years rockin' it this fortnight (13 Dec). I Fluid at The Polo Lounge. 10pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Wayne Dixon mixes up classic funk, soul and disco with a dash of contemporary business. and there are half price cocktails to make sure things go with a swing.

I Russell's at Russell‘s. 9—11pm. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw brings his world music extravaganza to the yuppie masses.

I Shu Hirata at The Cul De Sac. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Jazzy breaks, hip hop, electro, drum & bass: whatever gets played out, it‘s bound to be the best available.

I Yang at Yang. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Michael Peck mixes, cuts and breaks those beats.


I Bennet's at Bennet‘s. 11.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Weekly. Sara with an upfront dance mix. Gay.

I Deathlehem at The 13th Note Club. 11pm—-3am. £2. Weekly. Residents Dumptruck, Demonic and Craig look set to scare the punters silly with mean old rock and metal think Korn and Slipknot having a scrap with Black Sabbath and AC/DC.

I F.A.B. at Babaza. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. DJ Skud blends garage, R&B attd funky house, playing to a dressed-up crowd who help to make this one of the busiest midweek nights in Glas yow.

I Hot 09 at Reds. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2).

Weekly. An Anne Summers-sponsored night that's about to spice up your life. Music comes in the form of dance classics from Keith Pyper, but it’s the PVC underwear, joy juice and willy- shaped ice-cube makers that we’re after. I Joints And Jams at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. High calibre night of hip hop, swing and R&B from a rotating roster of DJ talent including Martin Hesketh, Puppa Shango, John Lyons, DMG and James FuHenon.

I Overground at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. lndie sounds and chart classics from Joe McKay.

I Shag Tag at Archaos. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. lnsanely successful night based on a complex numerical flirting system: everyone gets a number upon entry. then. if someone catches your eye. you write their number on the board next to your own, with the idea being that they then rush up to you and get biz-ay. Music-wise, it‘s banging house and trance in the main room and across-the-board ‘madness‘ from C.J. downstairs.

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I Cheese On Toast at Shack (formerly The Temple). 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Cheesy tunes with booze sauce to help wash it down.

I Klass at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £2 before 11pm; £3 after. Weekly. For those who fancy a party night out, but can't stand those pesky kids cluttering up the joint. Over 285 only.

I Pop 8: Tarts at The Cathouse. llpm—3am. Free before 11.30pm; £2 (£1.50) after. Weekly. Party-up disco and funk.

I Souped Up at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Daft pop and student antics.


Edinburgh clubs

Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then b day, then alphabetically by title. Clu s will be listed provided up-to-date details reach our offices at east eight days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinburgh club listings compiled by Catherine Bromley.


Pro-club I Bass Invaders at The Pond Bar.

()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A delectable selection of funk, hip hop and breaks in the comfortable surroundings of Leith‘s premiere watering hole.

I Fuel at Rush. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Raymi B generates a high- voltage supply of hip hop, funk and house.

I Funki at Bar Union (formerly Bliss). 9pm—lam. Free. 7 Dec. Fortnightly. Launch of a brand new pre-club to the main funky house event of the same name at The Attic. Free champagne to get you in the mood.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. ()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Tim Makon and Colin Chapman play delectable house grooves for the laid-back drinking crowd.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar (downstairs). 9pm—1am. Free. 16 Nov. Fortnightly. Wake up and smell the cheese from Edinburgh’s original E-Z sleazies Aland Kam the Mullet.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Gary Mac (Sublime) brings down a few boxes of his favourite funky tunes and slips in some soulful house at leisure.

I Mellow Mellow Right On at The Carwash. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Sofa Boy gets comfortable with an eclectic mix of chilled funk and nu jazz sounds.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Lisa Thompson (30 Nov) and Steven Wanless (7 Dec) with some damn funky grooves.

I Perception at Bar Union (formerly Bliss). 9pm—1am. Free. 7 Dec. Fortnightly. Deep to progressive house from Derek Martin and Gav Grant.

I Prefix at Bar Union (formerly Bliss). 9pm—1am. Free. 30 Nov. Fortnightly. The X-Residents and guests supply house and garage rooves, plus original tunes.

I Roo ie Night at PopRokit. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Unknown DJs get the opportunity to leave their bedrooms behind and play out to a crowd. Send tapes to Duncan Alexander (ti PopRokit, 2 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JT.

I Salsa Experience at Baracoa. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Jorge plays the Latino grooves to make you salsa, with dance classes from the expert, Sam

; Gannon (£3.50).

I Salsa Viva at Cuba Norte. 10pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.

I Strange Beats at The Watershed. Rpm—1am. Free. Weekly. A solid funk and soul selection at this Stockbridge style bar.

I Tango el Porteno at Club Java. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Informal tango night with free beginners class from 8pm.

I Tropico Utopico! at El Barrio. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJs from the Bongo Club in Manchester and DJ Jaffar and Zuppa lnglese from Arakataca spin a spicy selection ofAfrican, Afro Latin and Afro Caribbean dance music. More info from events@elbarrio.co.uk.

I Undercover Brothers at The City Cafe. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A live take on the pie-club scenario with saxophone and percussion accompanying the decks selection from Adrian, with lyrical enhancement from A.J. (Yush Recordings).

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I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms.

10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Work that body to Hi-NRG

dance action at this ever-ready gay bar. I Da Break at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 7 Dec. Monthly. Going live in a big way for their first birthday, Da Break welcome premiere funk and soul act The Groovediggaz. plus MC Bane fronting seven-piece hip hop and funk band, Style Of Soul. All this and the residents spinning party hip hop platters. See Hitlist.

I Dust at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. A cross-section of alternative sounds from the infamous DJ Dave, taking in punk, hardcore, goth and similar such dark musings.

I Dysfunction at The Venue. 9pm—3am. £3. 7 Dec. Fortnightly. DJs Ewan and Jane playing the latest mix of nu metal, hardcore, skate punk and industrial.

I Dysfunction at The Attic, entry through Legends. 9pm-3am. Free. 14 Dec. Fortnightly. The live dimension to the Dysfunction club night with a Xmas party showcasing the varied metal/ hardcore talents of Bubble and Nutrajet. I Ethos at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £3. 14 Dec. Monthly. Steave and DHB provide the full-on trance and techno tunes.

I Funki at The Attic. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). 7 Dec. Fortnightly. The official launch of Stevie H, Timbo and Miguel’s new funky house and US garage night. If you check out the pre-club at Bar Union you’ll get some free champagne into the bargain.

I Future Primitive at The Venue (Cooler). 10.30pm—3am. £2. 7 Dec. Monthly. Festive shenanigans at the last attitude-free party of the year, with the residents playing sparkly gems from the musical styles of house, techno and breaks.

I Gadges At Work at The Cocteau Lounge. 11pm—3am. £3. 7 Dec. Fortnightly. Those cheeky wee gadges Harvey and Neil Ferris continue their marvellous management of deep house and soulful garage grooves.

I Genetic at The Citrus Club. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soire’e that showcases alternative, indie and lo-fi. No smoking in the bar area, mind.

I Jove-Nation at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). 14 Dec. Monthly. Reminisce about the good ‘ole days of Jungle and sample the drum & bass delights of the future with Manga resident The General and guests.

I Love Breaks at P0 Na Na. 11pm-3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon play new and old classics from the realms of Latin, soul, R&B and disco.

I Motherfunk at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £8. 14 Dec only. A prime motherfunker of a date commemorating four spiffy years of service from the mucho talented residents Gino and Friar. None other than Radio One nu-jazz god and general arbiter of good taste, Gilles Peterson, jets in to pay his respects so you best buy your tickets in advance from Ripping, Virgin or Underground Solu’shun. See Hitlist.

I The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 21 Dec.

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 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. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Mild-mannered DJ Jon Flowerz goes all ‘bitch. ho, mo’ fo’ on yo asses. Go, pimp daddy, go!

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listings CLUBS

The best clubs in Edinburgh this fortnight

Da Break Purveyors of ’da’ finest hip hop, Da Break have mustered premiere funk and soul act The Groovediggaz and seven-piece hip hop and funk band, Style Of Soul for a mighty hootenanny in celebration of their first birthday. La Belle Ange/e, Thu 7 Dec.

Keep It Unreal Praise be to Headspin, who managed to persuade young Mr Scruff into this one-off date of his Manchester residency, featuring five hours of bubblelicious bass-heavy beats from the fresh prince of Ninja Tune. Ego, Fri 8 Dec.

Motherfunk Radio One's nu-jazz daddy Gilles Peterson finds time out from his hectic schedule to come and pay his respects to hip hop and funk staple Motherfunk on the joyous occasion of their fourth birthday. The Venue, Thu 74 Dec.

Joy Sure it’s cold outside but temperatures are set to soar when the lovely Queen Maxine makes her dramatic return to Alan and Maggie's long-running hard house night. Wi/kie House, Sat 9 Dec.

Oxygen Former fashion designer turned professional purveyor of sexy, uplifting hard house, Rachel Auburn (pictured), makes her highly anticipated return to Scotland with a date at this glam wonderland. Studio 24, Sat 9 Dec.

Scratch The crew from Rawkus Records L-Fudge, Mr Complex and DJ Crossphada touch down from planet rock (NYC) for some interstellar hip hop. Lyley, Richie, Gino and Extra in support. The Venue, Sat 2 Dec.

Substantial In association with the tasty rum-based beverage, Morgan's Spiced Gold, Substantial host a massive ’real' house and garage night featuring a live performance from chart diva Juliet Roberts and DJ delectation from Ashley Beedle, Boris Dlugosch, Craig Smith and Yogi Haughton. La Belle Ange/e, Sat 9 Dec.

Up! He used to wear women's clothing and play the kind of hard house that made inner organs bleed, but chances are Jon Pleased will still be getting us moist on the dancefloor dressed in gentleman's attire and playing progressive trance. Studio 24, Fri 8 Dec.

30 Nov—14 Dec 2000 THE llST'N