I Beatamix at The Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Ego). llpm-3am. £2. 22 Feb. Fortnightly. Start the weekend early in the company of those astoundingly talented types Linkle Fawaz and Dolphin Boy. Hip hop. funk. soul and breaks are just some of the musical genres they distort to delight.
I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. l().3()pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Trip the light fantastic to Hi- NRG dance action at this ever-popular gay bar.
I Da Break at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3). l Mar. Monthly. Live hip hop and soul courtesy of Style Of Soul and Big Hand. complimented by a solid breaks and beats selection from DJs Demon and Bertie.
I Dust at Studio 24. l l.3()pm—3am. £2. l Mar. Monthly. The goth. metal and industrial showcase returns after a brief hiatus so the residents lan. Tony and Dave should be rested and ready to rock. I Dysfunction at The Attic. 9pm—3am. £2 (£l ). Weekly. Formerly at The Venue. Dysfunction have now moved the latest mix of nu metal. hardcore. skate punk and industrial here for a weekly session that includes live action every other Thu. For more info. see www.clysfunction.co.uk.
I Electric Barbarella at Holyrood Union. l().3()pm—3am. £2 (£l ). 22 Feb. Monthly. Although the title suggests groovy. sixties psychedelia. this night is more likely to lean in a goth. metal direction thanks to DJs Mark. James and (ieordie.
I Ethos at Studio 24 has now finished. I Flava at La Belle Angele. l()pm—3am. £4 (£3). l5 Feb. Monthly. Brand new R&B. hip hop and ragga showcase that should be a regular crowd pleaser seeing as it features Edinburgh‘s leading nu-jack daddies Mad Ambassador. Ghetto Fabuloz. DJ I)irtsman and A].
I Floorplay at The Union. I lpm—2am. £3 (£2). Weekly (not 22 Feb). Varying styles of house played by numerous guest DJs at this Heriot—Watt club night.
I Future Primitive at The Venue (Cooler). l().3()pm-3am. £2. 1 Mar. Monthly. Informal bargain night of mixed underground music. covering all bases from ambient electronica to deep house and breakbeat.
I Genetic at The Citrus Club.
I lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soirée that showcases alternative. indie and lo-fi. No smoking in the bar area. mind.
I Hustlers' Convention at Ego. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3). 22 Feb only. New venture that aims to achieve a happy meeting ground between Motherfunk and Big Beat where previously unknown DJs Tabrizi. Captain Vague and Noodles spin some afro-beat and funk.
I Juve-Nation at The Bongo Club. See ReJuvenation below.
I Love Breaks at Po Na Na. 1 lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon play new and old classics from the realms of Latin. soul. R&B and disco.
I The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club. l().3()pm—3am. £4. 15 Feb. Monthly. Destined to be the most impressive Moneyshot so far seeing as special guest MC Rodney P is going to be joining the very talented residents Foly and Hood. See Hitlist.
I Naked at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 8 Mar.
I Nigenic at The Ark. 9pm-3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after: concessions £3 all night. 1 Mar only. Live trance and hard house combo Nigenic schedule a club night featuring their talented selves and a delectable decks selection from DJ Lovejoy. Andy and Mike.
I Rejuvenation (formerly Juve-Nation) at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 8 Mar.
I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. Your man Harry Ainsworth. fresh from success in New Yoik. keeps on pushing his unique brand of musical and comedic
entertainment on these shores along with Baz Peters and Spanky Alexander. It's a funky disco cum cabaret. by the way.
I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau Lounge. l lpm—3am. £2. 15 Feb. Fortnightly. Keen to please party girls Trendy Wendy. Sally F and Nicci allow entry at a cheap rate. have a ‘no music policy" that never fails to astound and amaze. some ultra-cheap drinks promos and free makeovers from Ms. B. Smart. What more could you ask'.’
I Urban Rhythm at Ego has now finished.
I Vortex at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date tbc.
I Zero Degrees present Enjoy Music On Campus at Heriot Watt. l()pm—3am. £3. 22 Feb only. Mobile phone masters Orange bring their revolutionary club tour to Scotland and one that's quite impressive seeing as tech-house hero Mr C tops the bill. DJs Meeker and Medicene lend support at this credible night for the studes. See Hitlist.
Chart & Party
I Back To Basics at Why Not'.’
I lpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Wonderfully predictable favourites from the chart crypt.
I Blasted at Gaia. l()pm~3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Dubbed ‘the best student night in town' by some Radio l sage. this sweaty soirée 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. A monster soundsystem. good odds at copping off and some handy dance podiums for attracting attention to your funky strutting are just three of the reasons why Revolution seems like a good idea when you’re drunk.
I Gold at The Ark. l()pm—3am. 80p. Weekly. If the very thought of Tony Hadley makes you moist. you‘ll be positively dripping at this luxurious night of 80s indulgence.
I Ignition at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am.
‘ £3 (£2). Weekly. Last year‘s ‘Scottish
Discoteque ()f The Year‘ still draws the numbers at this big ‘ole student night.
I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £l otherwise. Weekly. 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; £l otherwise. Weekly. DJs playing chart and party music for a shameless drinking crowd.
I Bar Union at Bar Union. 9pm—lam.
Free. Weekly. Radio Forth's Kevin Jones plays some house and garage.
I Bass:trap Sessions at 8am Bou. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Edinburgh's spanky new Oriental style bar gets the
drum & bass treatment from wise Manga
I Blok at PopRokit. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A 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. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrum for Latin lovers and still pivotal to the whole Latin
I Disco Cubism at The Carwash. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Ali Campbell shows he ain't no square when he goes disco house crazy for the night.
I EH1 at EH1. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Gav Sutherland gets the funk (16 Feb) while the very talented Eat Not Sold Homeless residents travel all the way from Dundee to share some of their favourite hip hop records (23 Feb).
I Friday Frenzy at ligo. 5—l()pm. Free. Weekly. An exuberant post-work/pre- cltib experience brought to you by resident DJs from Vegas and Disco Inferno. Drinks are all £l for the ftill the hours so chances are it's gonna get messy.
I 4-Play at Club Mercado. 4-- l()piii. 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 w ho book through the venues guest list system have the chance to w in £ l 5() in a cashback draw.
I Human Be-ln at The Human Be-lii. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. ()li entertains with jazz. funk and hi hop.
I Immersed In MUSIC at Piyo. ()plTT—lttlll. Free. Weekly. Jamie Buchanan (Absolute) lets loose in a house sly-lee ( lb Feb) while Craig Smith (District) unleashed his jiggy' ['S house and garage selection (23 Feb).
I Made In Iguana at lgtiaiia. 9pm lam. 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. Keep your ears to the ground for his new material A- it's the goods and no mistake and this month Malik's production genius
Demusphere will be coming down to play
some of his favourite records (23 Feb). I Modern Lovers at W]. (‘hr-isties. l()pm-lam. Free. lo Feb. Fortnightly. Increasingly popular pre-club where the mod boys and girls tip toe round the teeny danceﬂoor to some swinging sixties garage grooves and some slippy Northern soul numbers.
I Progression at Bar Union. ‘)pni~-Iam. Free. lb Feb. Monthly. Barry Fell does the warm tip for the main event at Wilkie House. playing some deep to progressive house.
I Oxygen at ()xygen. bpm—lam. Free. Weekly. This popular pre-club has now secured a fantasy DJ dream team. featuring Colin Cook (Ultragroove). Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby). (ieorge T (Boombox). Kris Keegan (Archaos) and Martin Valentine (Taste) on rotation. Please note the early start.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. 9pm—lam. Free. 23 Feb. Fortnightly. Murray ‘Globetrotting‘ Richardson brings his deep house pigeons home to roost. Marco Smith lends a hand.
I Salsa at El Barrio. Xpm—lam. Free. Weekly. See Wed.
I UrbannHangSuite at Bann‘s.
l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a swinging soundtrack from [Ms signed to Grand Central. Fat City. Tummy Touch
(Dol hin Boy) and Pork Recordings.
I W at It Is at City Cafe 2. 9pm—- I am. Free. 16 Feb. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns and Erik da Viking big up garage greats. street soul and rare groove.
I Why Not? at Why Not? 5—l()pm. £1 (donated to charity). Weekly. Conscientious pre-clubbing at this popular and highly central hotspot.
I Word Up at Rush. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton and Ghetto Fabuloz host a spanky new pre-club that's got the goods for all you R&B freaks out there.
I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club.
I lpm—3am. £5. 2 Mar. Monthly. DJs Jaffer (Senegal) and Zuppa lnglese (Bogota) host a fiery mix of Salsa. African. Latin and Caribbean dance. As they've both been DJing for over 3() years. this is the best selection of past. present and future tropical dance you‘re likely to find.
I Aswang at Studio 24 (downstairs). l().3()pm—3am. £7. l(i Feb. Monthly. The ‘Fiery Faeries' instead of frolicking at the bottom of your garden have instead set up a trance night. replete with a crew of all-singing. all-dancing Russians called ln-R-Voice. Support comes from part- time pixie DJ Barnaby.
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The best clubs in Edinburgh this fortnight
Cream The liverpool stipeit luh returns to Edinburgh with a new TOSICIOlle, shaftiiiq several otliei club nights in the process Still if you like Seb Fontaine, tisa loud, les Ryder and Ga? long you won’t be bothered by the fact that St i'atcli and their guests MC Ty and DJ Biziiezz got kicked out to make this happen The Venue, Sat 24 Feb
Manga Generally Americans don't really understand drum 8i bass but DJ Tracers a rare exception to the rule and he’ll be showrng Just why he's one of the most respected DJs and producers Currently working the scene. La Bel/e Ange/e, Fri 23 Feb Moneyshot Finding itself iii the Hitlist yet again because ia) we got the details wrong last issue and (b) the special guest is UK hip hop hero Rodney P. So if you ain't been down yet to shoot tha pump at this highly successful hip hop sorree then tonight’s a good night to start Bongo Club, Thu 75 Feb
Pillbox Dave Tarrida makes the selfless sacrifice of leavrng the sun- drencred shores of his new home in Barcelona to c0me back to Edinburgh and play some of the inspiring techno we know and love Bless him Studio 24, Fri 23 Feb
Posh In the salubrious Surrounds of Edinburgh’s sexrest venue, dancefloor ClaSSICS in the realms of SOUI, funk and nu-iazz get the more mature club goers groovrng like they used to Think GCing Places in a head-on collision wrth Cafe Graffiti, if that helps. Club Java, Sat 24 Feb. Sublime After a long and wearisome quest, the promoters have discovered the one DJ that can claim to sum up the Sublime sound Just don’t ask Massimo Vivona to explain it because he can't speak a word of English Wilkie House, Fri 23 Feb
Zero Degrees The comparatively quret student union night is given a helluva boost by the Orange 'Enjoy Musrc On Campus' tour that rolls into town With very specral guest Mr C (pictured). The ex-Shaman frontman is now famed for his fine line in tech-house so this should be a stormer Heriot-Watt, Thu 22 Feb,
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