I Bloc at PopRokit. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A new regular venture courtesy of Robin Styler (Solefusion), Bootsy (Substance/Groove Theory) and Gregor (Douche Ma Touche), where rare groove, funk, disco and hip hop will be the order of the day.
I Chaos Cubano at Baracoa. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Mikayel hosts a night of funk, hip hop and salsa.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrum for Latin lovers and still pivotal to the whole Latin scene.
I Disco Cubism at The Carwash. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Ali Campbell shows he ain’t no square when he goes disco, deep house crazy for the night.
I EH1 at EH1. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Gav Sutherland takes a break from propping up the bar to spin a selection of funky cuts (19 Jan) and the following week the infamous Eat Not Sold residents from Dundec’s hip hop night Homeless drop by. I Friday Frenzy at Ego. 5—l0pm. Free. Weekly. A spanky new post-work/pre-club experience brought to you by resident DJs from Vegas and Disco lnfererno. Drinks are all £1 for the full ﬁve hours so chances are it’s gonna get messy.
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 Groove On at Rush. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Stewart with a sweet rare groove, soul and funk selection.
I Human Be-ln at The Human Be-ln. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Oli entertains with jazz, funk and hip hop.
I Immersed In MUSIC at Pivo. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Craig Smith (Substantial, District) spins some soulful house and garage grooves (19 Jan), while Jamie Buchanan gets funky with the disco house fever (26 Jan).
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Local hero Joseph Malik (Compost Records) dazzles the crowds with his blindin’ range of funky tunes, from hip hop to house to Latin and jazz.
I Progression at Bar Union. 9pm-1am. Free. 19 Jan. Monthly. Barry Fell does the warm up for the main event at Wilkie House, playing some deep to progressive house.
I Oxygen at Oxygen. 6pm—lam. Free. Weekly. This popular pre-club has now secured a fantasy DJ dream team, featuring Colin Cook (Ultragroove), Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby), George T (Boombox), Kris Keegan (Archaos) and Martin Valentine (Taste) on rotation. Please note the early start.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. 9pm-1am. Free. 26 Jan. Fortnightly. Murray ‘Globetrotting’ Richardson continues to provide the city with the best in cutting edge deep house grooves. Marco Smith lends a hand.
I Salsa at El Barrio. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. See Wed.
I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9pm—lam. Free. 19 Jan. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns and Erik da Viking big up garage greats, street soul and rare groove.
I Why Not? at Why Not? 5—10pm. £1 (donated to charity). Weekly. Conscientious pre-clubbing at this popular attd highly central hotspot.
I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £5. 2 Feb. Monthly. DJs Jaffer (Senegal) and Zuppa lnglese (Bogota) host a fciry mix of Salsa, African, Latin and Caribbean dance.
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4); members £2.50 before 11.30pm. 2 Feb. Monthly. While it usually falls to the residents Simon Hodge, Stuart Bennett and DJ Tinku to dazzle us with the dancefloor jazz, rare groove and funk classics in their record collections, this date sees the infamous Russ Dewbury (Jazz Rooms, Brighton) takes control of the decks. Expect more than a few surprises and mind you arrive early to get some space on the danceﬂoor.
: I Catalyst at Studio 24 (downstairs).
11pm-3am. £5 before 2am; £6 after. 26 Jan. Monthly. The steely trance showcase tonight joins forces with E-Ruptor for a full-on party on two floors. Hard acid hero
; Jon Nuccle (Cold Dust, Red Seal) guests on the Catalyst floor with resident Julz.
‘ Upstairs resident Paul C is joined by more furry freaks from Loop and Apex at this
banging techno and hard acid trance sweatfest.
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. 10pm-3am. £7 (£6). 19 Jan. Monthly. Baby it may be cold outside but Latin maestro Simon Hodge has got the Capoiera Dancers working up quite a sweat at this feisty night of salsa pleasure.
I Conception at Holyrood Union. 9pm—3am. £2 (£1). 19 Jan. Monthly. lnexpensive goth and rock night for the studes.
I Divine Divas at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 16 Feb. Please note there will be a special Lothian Gay & Lesbian Switchboards Valentines Ball at the Assembly Rooms on Fri 9 Feb.
I Dr No's at The Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £4. 26 Jan. Monthly. Classic ska, rocksteady and Northern soul in the main room with Big Hand playing live, plus some sweet reggae tunes in the back at this always reliable night.
I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 9 Feb.
I E-Ruptor at Studio 24 (upstairs). 11pm-3am. £5. 26 Jan. Monthly. See Catalyst above.
I Evol at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. £4. Weekly. Edinburgh’s longest running indie night is a predictable but nontheless reliable mix of the best current and classic alternative, crossover tunes.
I Frisco Disco at Ego. See Sat.
I 60-60 at The Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Ego). Monthly. Next date 9 Feb
I Keb Darge’s Legendary Deep Funk at The Wee Red Bar. 9pm-3am. £6 (£5). 26 Jan only. The fortnight’s funkiest time can be had in the company of the wise master Keb Darge and his wily cohorts Colin Gate, Martin, Yogi Haughton, Fraser Dunn, Keith Whitson and Jolly. Two ﬂoors are open to accomodate all this action but early arrival to guarantee entry is nonetheless advised. See Hitlist.
I Loop at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 2 Feb.
I Lost at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 9 Feb.
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. 9pm—5am (subject to license). £10 (£8). 26 Jan. Monthly. Celebrating ﬁve momentous years, Scotland’s leading drum & bass night welcomes the crowned king of the scene, Grooverider. This will be the date that everyone’s talking about for years to come so don’t be a fool and go buy your ticket now. See Hitlist.
I Mondo at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £7 (£5). 2 Feb. Monthly. Yet another crowd- pleasing line-up from the Mondo crew features Luca Antolini and DJ Gius. With the former being a trance master of much repute and the latter being responsible for a ﬁne remix of Kernkraft 400’s ‘Zombie Natlon’, this should be quite a night.
I Nature at The Attic. 11pm-3am. £6. Weekly. Voted the second best club night in Edinburgh, Nature is a deep house dream in the cosy conﬁnes of this intimate venue. This fortnight you’ll ﬁnd the mighty talented Domenic and Harri taking care of business (19 Jan) and the following week it’s a 20:20 Vision party featuring Ralph Lawson and special guests.
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. £tbc. 19 Jan. Monthly. After the extraordinary success of the last date with Alex Paterson, Nomad highlights the varied talents of occasional residents Gary Mac, Beany and Felix. Expect anything that’s hot to trot to from the realms of hip hop, tech-house and breaks.
I Pillbox at Studio 24. 10.30pm—Sam (subject to licence). £8 non-members; £5 members. 26 Jan. Monthly. Time to buy your supply because it‘s the second birthday and the celebrations are sure to be ﬁerce. J-Loop and Hwatsong manage the hard action in the main room while a whole host of folk are beatfreaking up the stairs. These include DJs Rosalind, Superdog and Sola Perplexus and live protagonists Desiato and Transgenic. All this plus 50 free CDs to the lucky early birds. See Hitlist.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. The varied musical delights of the 705 and 805, with a particular stress laid on that madcap magic known as disco. No smoking at the bar please.
I Progression at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£6). 19 Jan. Monthly. Chris Cargo, the man famed for playing what DJ Magazine describes as ‘perfect sex machine body house‘joins Steven McCreery and Alan Dobson in the progressive main room, while Derek Martin and Gav Grant get all deep and funky through the back. For more info. check out www.club-progression.co.uk.
I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 9 Feb.
I Rampage at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. '
Launch date 9 Feb.
I Redspin at The Wee Red Bar. Next date tbc.
I Resistance at The Venue (two floors). Monthly. Next date 23 Feb with DJ Dano and Scott Brown.
I Roadblock at P0 Na Na. 11pm-3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci F stops the trafﬁc in bad music when she digs up the best in funk, disco, house and block rockin’ beats.
I Rub Fruit at Ego has now ﬁnished.
I Ru Kuts at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 9 Feb.
I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. 2 Feb. Monthly. Scorching hot Latin rhythms from the masterful DJ Jorge. Apparently the urge to dance is irresistible so mind you wear sensible shoes.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am (doors close at 1am). Free to members; £8 non-members. 26 Jan. Fortnightly. Nu ldol are back for another live set, which always tend to go down well at this always rammed trance and techno night. Residents ldge, Kev Wright assist with the DJ duties in the main room while Gary Mac and Flix break the beats in the back.
I Subtle Logic at Studio 24 has now ﬁnished.
I Texture at Ego has now ﬁnished.
I TL at The Venue (downstairs). 10.30pm-3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 19 Jan. Fortnightly. Tender loving trance and driving techno from residents Pete Anderson and Steve Liddel.
I Underground Overground at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 9 Feb.
I Up! at Studio 24 (uplstairs). 10.30pm-3am. £7 non-members; £6 members. 2 Feb. Monthly. Residents Alan James and Nic Cavendish deliver the sweetest selection of progressive house and trance, while the bouncy castle and numerous other themed props combine to keep the clubbers ‘up’ as it were.
I UTl at Studio 24 (upstairs). Monthly. Next date 9 Feb.
I Vain at Holyrood Union. 9pm-3am. £3.50 (£3). 2 Feb. Monthly. lncreasingly popular mix of goth, industrial, techno and New Romantic from residents Lucy‘Fur, Venus Man Trap and the Arrogant Twat. Dress to distress and please note that special guest DJ Rex will be appearing next month.
I Weird Salad at The Wee Red Bar has now ﬁnished.
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clubs in Edinburgh
Ange/e, Sat 20 Jan.
Keb Darge's Legendary Deep Funk Two rooms of sweet soul music from slippery, 605 Northern Soul and dangerously deep funk to the very best in modern soul and garage greats. Keb Darge leads the charge with a whole host of local and international talent bringing up the rear. The Wee Red Bar, Fri 26 Jan.
Luvely Fifth birthday party with five famous themes to commemorate five hedonistic years. Choose from Hellfire, Doctors 8 Nurses, Uniform, Cowboys & Angels and Fetish and head down for some hard house heaven. Wilkie House, Sat 20 Jan. Manga Another fifth birthday celebration, this one featuring the daddy of drum & bass, Grooverider (pictured) and all your Manga favourites, including DJ Kid, The General, G-Mac and Unify. Buy your tickets now or be left out in the cold. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 26 Jan.
Messenger Sound System The UK’s premiere dub producers the Disciples drop by for another guest session at the infamous dub, roots and reggae night. The Bongo Club, Sat 20 Ian.
Oxygen Hard house hero Andy Farley guests at the first birthday party with residents Dowzer and Alpha. Glitzy, glam attire required mind, so none of your scruffy business. Studio 24, Sat 27 Jan. Pillbox Disco biscuits 3 go go at the Pillbox second birthday celebrations featuring J-Loop and Hwatsong in the hard lounge and all manner of live beat freaks in the upstairs suite. Studio 24, Fri 26 Jan.
Scratch Old-skool hip hop legend, DJ Cash Money, makes his momentous return to Scratch. Expect the increasingly young crowd to go wild for this one. The Venue, Sat 27 Ian. Tackno Trendy Wendy throws caution to the wind to host her Porn Star Tackno. All manner of titillating tunes will no doubt be played and questionable acts of indecency go without saying. Filthy. Club Mercado, Sun 28 Jan.
Ultragroove To commemorate the glorious occasion of their moving fortnightly, residents Colin Cook and Gareth Sommerville welcome wise house fella Terry Farley. La Belle
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