I Kuru at Ego has now finished. The night will be relaunching at a new venue in Feb.

I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at Po Na Na. llpm—3am. £3. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint. keeping it real with the old skool to nu skool beats thing.

I Latin Explosion at The Mambo Club.

lOpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Your weekly dose of high octane Latin rhythms (run exclusively by women). with dance classes starting at 9pm for beginners and for more experienced salsa aficionados at l()pm.

I Luver at Wilkie House. 10pm—3am. £10 (£8). 20 Jan. Monthly. The deliciously decadent hard house night celebrates its fifth birthday in style with not one but five dress themes to choose from. Doubtless there‘s a style to suit your orientation. with the choice including Hellfire. Doctors & Nurses. Uniform. Cowboys & Angels or Fetish and because it‘s a birthday everyone through the door gets a special gift. Early birds in theme dress (or undress) get an extra special treat. See Hitlist.

I Luver Lite at E to has now finished. I The Mambo Clu at The Cavendish. l()ptn—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. The highly respected mix of reggae. ragga. R&B. rap and hip hop continues to be one of the strongest nights for music of black origin in town. I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. I lpm—3am. £8. 20 Jan. Fortnightly. The UK's premiere dub producers The Disciples make their much anticipated return to Edinburgh's leading dub reggae night. Featuring MC Jonah ‘Bongo Man' Dan. The Disciples are famed for their hard-hitting reggae sounds and the last time they played here. they caused quite a sensation. Arrive early to avoid tears. See Hitlist. I Mingin' at Studio 24 (upstairs). l0.30pm—3am. £5. 27 Jan. Fortnightly. Altogether more pleasurable than the name might 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. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 20 Jan. Fortnightly. Astoundingly popular haunt for the alternateens of the capital. featuring three rooms of up-to-date darkness: 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. 10.30pm—3am. £6. Weekly. An ever- changing selection of seasoned professionals. some of whom the seasoned clubber will know and love from that legendary night known as Pure. Twitch. Brainstorm. The Bill. Sandy Paris and Rob Dylan are the DJs and techno. electronica. deep house are just some of the styles that take their fancy.

I Oxygen at Studio 24. l()pm—3am. Members £8 before midnight. £10 after; non-members £10 before midnight. £13 after. 27 Jan. Fortnightly. First birthday with very special guest Andy Farley joining the resident DJs Dowzer and Alpha. Voted in at no. 40 in DJ Mag‘s Top 100. Farley has gained quite a reputation as both a hard house hero in the clubs and as a highly successful producer on Nukleuz records. The dress code for the event is Glitz & Glamour so sparkly attire is what you should be wearing. See Hitlist.

I Phosphoresence at The Venue. l0pm—3am. £8 (£7). 20 Jan. Monthly. Charlie Munroe (Flying Rhino) guests at this gritty trance night.

I The Project at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date l0 Feb.

I Renaissance at Noa. Monthly. Next date l0 Feb.

I Resistance at The Venue (top floor) has now finished. The night continues with a regular Fri residency. See Fri.

I Rio at Ego is tetnporarily finished.

I Rotation at The Venue (all floors). Monthly. Next date 3 Feb with very special gttests Suburban Knight (Underground Resistance) and Peace Division.

I Scratch at The Venue (lower two floors). llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 27 Jan. Monthly. Scotland's leading hip hop showcase continues to reflect the youthful energy of street culture will) breakers. open mic sessions and live graffiti. This month's instalment is rather special too. seeing that the legendary DJ Cash Money is coming down to play. See Hitlist.

I Shebang at Wilkie House has now finished.

I Shift at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date in Mar.

I Soulness at Cltib Java. 8pm~2am. £5. 20 Jan. Monthly. Residents Rick T and Dennis Probert play a fine selection of modern sotil. rarc groove and cltib classics.

I Spectrum at Club Java. l()ptn 3am. £5. Weekly (not 20 Jan). Your host with the most. Jo Malik (Compost Records). showcases vinyl gold in the realms of hip hop. drum 8; bass. reggae. R&B and mellow house.

I Substantial at La Belle Angele has now finished.

I Tease Age at The (‘itrus Club.

I lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Now going into its ninth year. this indie stalwart flavoured with hints of soul and funk continues to draw a packed and sweaty crowd week iii. week otit.

I Tighten Up at Traverse Bar. 7pm-lam. Free. 20 Jan only. Live performance. DJs and celebrity guests.

I Trafilt at Noa. Monthly. Next date It) Feb.

I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. l0.30pm—3am. £l0. 20 Jan. Fortnightly. Edinburgh's bastion of real house music takes on a new fortnightly slot and clcbrates the move with special guest Terry Farley. With more dates to play with. residents Colin Cook and Gareth Sommerville promise to break new ground and bring many exciting exclusives to our fair shores. See Preview and Hitlist.

I Vegas at Ego. l0.30pm—3am. £8 (£6 iii fancy dress). 27 Jan. Monthly. The showtune extravaganza continues to go from strength to strength after being voted the best club night in Edinburgh for two years running. As a result. the residents Frankie Sumatra. Bugsy Seagull and Dino Martini are now signing autographs between swinging sets featuring all your favourite crooners and dames. Arrive early to avoid tears.

Chart 81. Party

I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £5 (£4) before I lpm: £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. l()ptn—3am. £5 (£4 with flyer). Weekly. A shameless mix of 70s. 80s and 90s chart and dance tunes.

I Lovegroove at (iaia. l()ptn 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A smooth grooye dance party on the main floor while The Outlaw takes oy er the upstairs lounge with a selection of swing. ia/I. soul and easy listening 45s.

I Luscious at The Ark. l()pm- 3am. £4 (£2 ). Weekly. Smooth and itiicy as a peach. this pulsating night of mainstream pleasure w ill beckon you back time and time again.

I The Party at Reyolution. l()ptn 3am. £5 (£7). Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.

I Saturday Sensation at The ('ayendish. l()pm 3am. £6 (free membership and discounted tickets ayailable). Weekly. 70s. 80s and *)()s tunes for the sensible adults w ho refuse to have their evenings spoilt by irritating teenage beer monsters. ()y er 25s only. I The Subway at The Subway.

()pm- 3am. Free before 1 1pm; £3 (£l ) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West lind. 7pm- 3am. Free before I lpm; £3 (£l ) after. Weekly. Sec Thu.

I Weekender at The Ark. l()ptn 3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Dance and party pap at this capacity night.

I Why Not? at Why Not'.’ l()pm 3am. £7.50. Weekly. Chart. dance. mainstream and all your fayourite club anthems at this popttlar city centre venue.



I Covert at ()xygen. 3pm 7pm. Free. Weekly. l'ndercover grooves and sneaky. smooth styles courtes)‘ of the ('ovcrt ()perators at this laid-back Sunday session.

I Human Be-In at The lltiiiiaii Be-ln. ()pni- lam. Free. Weekly. (irand l'nified (Manga) delights with a weird and wonderful selection.

I Latino Sundays at l.oca. 0pm lam. £2. Weekly. Head down for salsa. merenguc and Latin pop with l).ls. live music and percussion.

I Let’s Tango at Baracoa. 5pm. lam. Free. Weekly. Tango and salsa with DJ Joel and free dance Classes to show you how.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana.

()pm-- lam. Free. Weekly. Bob (‘airns does the laid-back Stiii session thing. taking in soul. ftitik. Latin grooves and future ja/l.

I Salsa at lil Barrio. 7pm late. Free. Weekly. See Wed.

I Strange Beats at Baroque. 8pm -lam. Free. Weekly. A ftiiik and soul selection. I The Sunday Session at ('uba :‘s'orte. 8pm--lam. Free. Weekly. ()ld meets iiti. on a _ia/./-funk-soul tip with Ben and Ciav.


I Burst at Studio 24. l0.30pm~-3am. £3. 2l Jan. Fortnightly. Steave and Dodgy Dave get in on the act of making Sundays the new Saturdays with some spine- chilling trance and techno.

I C.C. Blooms at (C. Blooms. l0.30pm- 3am. (Bar froin 8pm). Free. Weekly. The best tunes from across the genres to shake your booty to at this gay club.

I Club DKY at Studio 24. l Ipm—3am. £ l .50 before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. A night which describes its music policy as ‘altcrnative you bring it. we'll play it‘. Warning: ‘nothing too awful'.

I Curios at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date tbc.

listings CLUBS

I Jamboree at (‘lub Mercado.

l0 30pm 3am. £5 (£4 before ll 30pm) 2l .laii. Monthly Hip hop. RNB and ragga w ith drinks promos to help facilitate the flow

I Kute at l’o .\'.i \a llpiii 3am l'lt‘s‘ Weekly. Murray ‘Been Around The World' Richardson slioyys oil the stamps on his passport and play s sweet house llltlsle TUt‘ lllt‘ l;t_\ tlc‘t‘\

I Mode Organic at The (‘ititis ('lub llpm 3am. £2 2| .lan. Monthly \ syyeel ltll\ of ska. soul. mod and tieakbeat at this long-ruiniing (\lls sonee

I Queer Sunday at l'go has lioyy finished.

I Sunday Supplement .it (tub Mercado. Monthly. \cyt date ll l eh

I Tackno at (‘lub Mercado.

l(l 30pm 3am. £6 (£514). 2.\ Jan Monthly. Trendy 'I like it \set' Wendy gets all inoist behind the decks to host the sexiest Tackno so lat \es. it's Porn Star 'Iackno for all you budding lilth merchants otit tlieie keen to diddle your skittles on the daucellooi See llillist.

I Taste at \\ ilkic llotise. Ilpin 3am £.\ (£(y) Weekly. l‘ishci ty l’iice keep on keeping on \y llll their llayy less blend ol garage and uplifting to hard house It) the main room while Marco Smith and Martin Valentine play l'S house in the Duck ltititii. l’lt‘dst' lltilt‘ that Taslt‘ \\ Ill lit‘ iuinping ship to The Honeycomb as iron) Sun 25 Feb. with a relaunch date featuring special guest .lo Mills

Chart & Party

I Chocolate Sundae at Reyolulion l()ptn 3am. £2 £5. Weekly. Soulful house and disco dubs.

I Insomnia at The (‘ayendislt

l(lpm iaiu. £3 t£| to students). Weekly. Bop till yoti drop to dance. chart and ‘ltls tunes.

I Kiss at The liquid Room.

l(l.3(lpm 3am. Free Weekly. .-\n acioss the-board selection of 7()s_ .\'()s and ‘)()s tunes from the dubioust naincd Billy Whi/l.

I Lush Why Not'.’ l(lpin 3am. £3. Monthly. Next date 4 Feb.

I Mad Sundays at The Attic.

llpiii 3am. £4 (£2 with l'lyer). Weekly. ('heck otit oi the asylum and into the Attic for an insane eyeiiing of chart music and outrageously cheap alcohol. I Replay/Meltdown at laios/lilue. 9.30pm 3am. £2 (£1 ) before I 1pm; £3 (£2) before midnight: £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Replay sees the hits til the Tlls and 80s. er. replayed while the folks in Meltdown relax to chart house and garage.

I Sin at The Ark. l()ptn 3am. £2 (U l. Weekly. Chart and party tunes. with bevvy at sw cet shop prices.

I The Subway at The Subway.

9pm 3am. Free for students w ith matriculation card: £l otherwise. Weekly. See Thu.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West iind. 7pm 3am. Free for students with tnatriculation card; £l otherwise. Weekly. See Tilt).



I Salsa at Fl Barrio. 8pm lain. Free. Weekly. A hot-blooded salsa night with the steamiest beats frotn the barrio. Dance classes start at 8pm.

I Salsa 8t Rueda at Baracoa. 8pm lam. Free. Weekly Authentic Latin beats with rueda and salsa dance classes from Sam.

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