I Ignition at liros/lilite. ‘)..‘~()pnir 3am. £3 (£3). Weekly. Lilsl year's 'Sc‘tllllsh Discoteque ()f The Year' still draw s the numbers at this big "ole student night.

I The Subway at The Subway.

9pm 3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £| otherwise. Weekly. A mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. Free for students with matriculation card: £l otherwise. Weekly. DJs playing chart and party music for a shameless drinking crowd.

Edinburgh Fridays


I Bar Union at Bar l'nion. t)pm--lam. Free. Weekly. Radio Forth's Kev in Jones plays some house and garage.

I Bass:Trap Sessions at Bani Boa. 0pm lam. Free. Weekly. lidinhurgh's spanky new ()riental style bar gets the drum & bass treatment from wise Manga master (i-Mac.

I Blok at l’opRokit. ()pm -lam. Free. Weekly. A regular venture courtesy of Robin Styler (Solefusion). Bootsy (Substance/(iroove Theory) and (iregor (Douche Ma 'l'ouclie). where rare groove. ftiiik. disco and flip hop will he the order of the day.

I Chaos Cubano at Baracoa.

lllpm -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 Cuts & Strings at The ()utliouse. Spni- lam. Free. Monthly. Next date 27 Apr.

I Disco Cubism at The ('arwash. 9pm» lam. Free. Weekly. Ali Campbell shows he ain't no square when he goes disco house crazy for the night.

I EH1 at Jill 1. ‘)pin-- lam. Free. Weekly. 'l'alenled local DJs take a break from propping tip the bar to stand behind some l2 lll's instead.

I 4-Play at Cltih Mercado. 4 l()pm. 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 hook through the venue's guest list system have the chance to win £ l 5() in a cashhack draw.

I Immersed In Music at l’ivo.

9pm --lam. Free. Weekly. Gareth Sommerville (Ultragroove) unleashes his l'S house selection ( lo Mar) while Lindsay Todd (Waxworks) manoeuvres the rare groove and hip hop (23 Mar).

I Jam Jar at The Gilded Saloon. 0pm~lani Free. 23 Mar. Fortnightly. Live mtisiciansjam with resident DJs. ()pen decks and floor providing you're not shit.

I Made In Iguana at lguana. f)pm~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.

I Modern Lovers at W.) Christies. ll)pm~lam. Free. 16 Mar. Fortnightly. Increasingly popular pre-cluh where swinging sixties garage grooves and slippy Northern soul numbers get an airing thanks to Craig Lovers. Mickey Global and Jimmy Mac.

I Progression at Gilded Saloon. Qpni—lam. Free. lo Mar. Monthly. Barry Fell does the warm tip for the main event at Wilkie House. playing some deep to progressive house.

I Oxygen at ()xygen. opin—lam. Free. Weekly. This popular pre-club has now secured a fantasy DJ dream team. featuring Colin Cook (l'ltragroove). 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~ lam. Free. 23 Mar. Fortnightly. Murray ‘(ilobetrotting' Richardson brings his deep house pigeons home to roost. Marco Smith lends at hand.

I Salsa at lil Barrio. 8pm~lam. Free. Weekly. See Wed.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann’s.

l lpm~3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a hip hop and breaks soundtrack from Dolphin Boy. plus guest DJs from Grand Central. Fat City and Pork Recordings. I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9pm-lam. Free. Io Mar. Fortnightly. Boh Cairns is joined by up-and-coming London talent Martin Nakisa who describes his style as ‘pechssive African heats. new Brazilian beats and reggae. with a hit of hip hop and jazz thrown in'. Tasty.

I Why Not? at Why Not‘.’ lllpm. £l (donated to charity). Weekly. Conscientious pie-clubbing at this popular and highly central hotspot.

I Word Up at Rtish. ()pin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton and Ghetto Fahuloz 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—Bam. £5. 30 Mar. Monthly. DJs Jaffer (Senegal) and Zuppa Inglese (Bogota) host a fiery mix of Salsa. African. Latin and Caribbean dance. As they've both been DJing for over 30 years. this is the best selection of past. present and future tropical dance you’re likely to liiid.

I Aswang at Studio 24 (downstairs). Monthly. See Thu.

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 30 Mar.

I Catalyst at Studio 24 (downstairs). l lpm——3am. £5 before -am; £6 after. 23 Mar. Monthly. Steely acid trance and techno showcase hosted by residents Paul C and Julz.

I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. l().3()pm—-3am (bar from opm). 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. l()pm~3am. £7 (£6). to Mar. Monthly. Red hot Latin maestro Simon Hodge has got the Capoiera Dancers working tip quite a sweat at this feisty night of salsa pleasure.

I Conception at Holyrood Union. Monthly. Next date I I May.

0 Da Break at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm—-3am. £5. lo Mar only. One- off special that sees the resident hip hop hustlers Demon and Bertie joined by leading Edinburgh MC Reachout (()h liye Records) and his five-piece collective. Style Of Soul also play live for your delectation and there’s even a free prize raffle. See Hitlist.

I Dave Angel at Ego. l()pni-3am.

£ 10. 30 Mar only. Detroit-style. UK techno god Dave Angel makes his highly anticipated return to Edinburgh. Support comes from Sean Keltie in the main room and Bruce Nicholson in the lounge. Arrive early to avoid tears before bedtime.

I Divine Divas at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date l3 Apr.

0 Dr No’s at The Bongo Club.

I lpm—3am. £7 (£5). 23 Mar. Monthly. Classic ska. rocksteady and blue beat extravaganza boosted considerably this month by the return of wily ska master and ex-Specials god Jerry Dammers. Serious dancefloor action will no doubt ensue. See Hitlist.

I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 6 Apr.

I E-Ruptor at Studio 24 (upstairs).

l lpm—3am. £5. 23 Mar. Monthly. Trance and techno sweatfest hosted by resident Primal-T.

I Evol at The Liquid Room. l().3(lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. lidinburgh's longest running indie night is a predictable but nonetheless reliable mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossov er tunes.

I Freefall at Noa. Monthly. Next date o Apr.

I Frisco Disco at ligo. Monthly. Ne\l date o Apr vs ith special guests Gareth Soinmerv ille and Colin Cook (l'ltragroove).

I Funhouse at Noa. lll..‘~(lpm 3am. £7 (£5). 23 Mar. Monthly. A whole new night alread)‘ \\ ith ‘real deal‘ house music in the main room vs itli llitch n Sink. Andy Wishart and Chevy bacca pltis some funky hip hop in the smaller room with L'nkle Fawaz and DJ Starski. A guest DJ (thc) will also feature.

I Funkey Magic at The Cocteau Lounge. lllpm Jam. £5. 23 Mar. Monthly. Soulful deep house grooves at this new night courtesy of the talented types from Relief in Glasgow.

I 60-60 at The Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). l lpni-3am. £4. Io Mar. Monthly. Tall Paul Rohiiisoii. Angus A-(io-Go and Kaiser George host the capital's real deal (i()s night - a showcase that includes fuzzy garage. sleazy listening. beat. surf and psych. See Preview.

I Keep It Unreal at ligo. Bi-monthly. Next date 4 May.

I Loop at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 30 Mar.

I Lost at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 6 Apr.

I Majestica at Noa. lllpni 3am. £5. 30 Mar. Monthly. A new showcase dedicated to playing only the finest in funky. vocal house. Residents Trevor (i (Taste back room) and Bruno F-K are joined by special guest Jamie Jon Campbell (Miss i‘vloney'penny’s) in the main room. while Shakti & Logrey take it on a progressive tip through the back.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l()pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Still going strong after so many years. Sir ()ssie provides the reggae. ragga. soul. ftiiik. rap. hip hop and R&B delights.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. lt).3()pm—3am. £10 (£8). 23 Mar. Monthly. Familiar as we are with the fine talents of the Manga residents. this date sees the first in a series of nights showcasing the drum & bass delights of other ['K players. First up is Liverpool's Chrome Crew featuring DJ Si Smith and MC S.A.S. (Sophonic Recordings) with future visuals as always from VJ A-Dan.

I Mondo at Wilkie House. l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£5). 30 Mar. Monthly. Taking a break from their steady slew of exclusive guest DJs. X-Ray. Tencini and Alvodos fiost a residents night of fired-up hard house and trance.

I Mothership at The Attic. 1 lpin—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly (as from 16 Mar). With Nature being no more. Motherfunkers Gino and Fryer have wasted no time booking themselves into a weekly slot where they will ably mix the musical styles of hip hop. rare groove and ftiiik. Ritchie Rufftone will be snooping down for the launch to demonstrate why grown men cry and women fall weak at his scratchy turntable talents.

I Nature at The Attic has now finished. I Noa at Noa. lllpm—3am. £tbc. lo Mar only. 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 has now finished. See Sat for details on the one-off extravaganza.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. l().3()pni—3am. £8 non-members: £5 members. 23 Mar. Monthly. Solid. chunky techno courtesy of special guest Filthy Rich (Symbiosis. Aberdeen) and the residents J-Loop and Nick Fury in the main room. Up the stairs. Morph plays a live acid house set. Rob Swain (Method Black. Belfast) spins some drum 8; bass and a mystery guest brings some surprises.

Da Break One-off special that sees the resident hip hop hustlers . Demon and Bertie lOIllOd by MC- . Reachout of Oh Eye Records fame and his five-piece collective. In ; effect. this will be a neat little taster of material from his debut solo : album Roks 77' Rolls due to hit the shelves in April. La Be/le Ange/e. “; Fri 76 Ma); y. Dr No’s Fans of slippy ska music } and rocksleady Will be throwrng their pork pie hats in the air wrth joy because Specials stat .Joriy Dammers is back in town. Last time he slipped behind the decks __. he foxed us by saying he wouldn't .7 play any early ska and then proceeded to play nothing but. Cheeky trickster. The Bongo C/l/f). Fri 23 Mar: Progression Quivver (pictured) is not only a locker as far as Dds go but he's also the man behind the rather popular ‘One Last Time’. He's recently secured a residency at New York's Twilo and he's destined for great things so see him now while he's (comparatively) cheap. Wilkie House. Fri ((5 Mar. Red Tour 2001 [Sublime j Sublime join forces with the Red Tour 2001 in a three floor E; extravaganza headed by Teutonic I. techno overlord Timo Maas. ,, Support comes from the talented 7“ Sublime residents Kev Wright. ldge. Flix. Gary Mac and Oli. The V Venue, Fri” 76 Mar. Scratch Leading US turntablists A-Trak and Crossphader get a little :5 vocal accompaniment from M08

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