I The Subway West End at The Siihway West lind. 7pm .‘iain. liree for students with matriculation card: £l otherwise. Weekly. DJs playing chart and party iiiiisic tor a shameless drinking crowd.

Edinburgh Fridays


I Bar Union at Bar l'iiioii. ()plll Iain. l"ree. Weekly. Radio l'iol‘tll's Kevin Jones play s some house and garage.

I Bass:Trap Sessions at Bani Boll. (lpm lain. Free. Weekly. lidinhurgh's spanky new ()rieiital style bar gets sorted in the styles ol‘drtim (‘1 hass. hip hop and hreaks hy wise Manga master (i-Mac.

I Blok at l’opRokil. (lpm lain. Free. Weekly. A regular venture courtesy ot' Rohin Sly ler (Soleltisionl. Bootsy (Suhstance/( it'ooy e Theory") and (it'egtit' (Douche Ma 'l'ouclie). where rare groove. lunk. disco and hip hop w ill he the order ol- llle day.

I Chaos Cubano at Baracoa.

l(lpiii lam. l‘ree. Weekly. DJ Mikayel hosts a night ol' l'tiiik. hip hop and salsa. I Cuba Norte at (‘uha Norle.

l()pm lam. Free. Weekly. Still supplying the hroadest intisical spectrum l'or Latin lovers and still pivotal to the whole Latin

I Cuts & Strings at The ()tllliouse. Spin lam. l-‘ree. Monthly. Next date 27 Apr.

I Disco Cubism at The ('arwash. ‘lpm laiii. l-‘ree. Weekly. ;\li (‘amphell shows he ain't no square when he goes disco house cra/y tor the night.

I EH1 at lilll. 9pm lain. Free. Weekly. 'l‘alented local DJs take a break from propping up the har to stand heliind some I: lll's instead.

I 4-Play at (‘Iuh Mercado. 4 lllpiii. liree. Weekly. Serving you hard working. hard partying types with a mind-iiielting mix of music (courtesy ol~ kitsch queen Trendy Wendy ) and drinks promos. l’arties ol‘ twenty or more who hook through the venue's guest list system have the chance to win £ l 50 in a caslihack draw.

I Immersed In Music at l’iv-ti.

()plll lam. Free. Weekly. The capital's leading pre-cltih welcomes Steven Wanless li'it'iscol)iscol loi‘ some sexy. West (‘oast house action (3t) Mar) and young Jamie Buchanan lot‘ some free range l'unky husiness ((i .-\pr).

I Jam Jar at The (iilded Saloon.

9pm lam. l’ree. 5 Apr. l-‘ortnightly'. Live musiciansjam with resident DJs. ()pen decks and floor providing you‘re not shit. I Made In Iguana at lgiiaiia.

9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Local hero Joseph Malik ((‘ompost Records) tlit/llL‘S the crowds with his hlindin' range of funky tunes. from hip hop to house to Latin and jaw.

I Modern Lovers at “It. Christies. l()pm lam. liree. 30 Mar. l-‘ortiiightly. Swinging sixties (ills garage grooves and slippy Northern soul numhers get an airing thanks to Mickey (ilohal atid Jimmy Mac. And. as the (ills coiiie-hack really takes hold the Modern Lovers can now he ltltllld shakiii' it at ligo. See cltih listings helow'.

I Progression at The (iilded Saloon. ‘)pm—-laiii. l‘ree. l3 Apr. Monthly. Barry liell does the warin tip for the main event at Wilkie House. playing some deep to progressive house.

I Oxygen at ()xygen. (ipm-lani. Free. Weekly. This popular pre-cluh has now secured a fantasy DJ dream team. featuring (‘olin (‘ook (l'ltragroove). Stuart Duncan (Atomic Bahy ). (ieorge T (Boomhox). Kris Keegan (Archaos) and Martin Valentine (Taste) on rotation. Please note the early start.

I Rebel Waltz at ('ity Cafe 2.

l)pm-— lain. l‘ree. (i Apr. Fortnightly. Murray ‘(ilohetrotting' Richardson hrings his deep house pigeons home to roost. Marco Smith lends a hand.

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

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann's.

l lpm .‘iaiii. l'i'ee. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a hip hop and breaks soundtrack lroin Dolphin Boy. plus guest l).ls l'i‘oni (irand (‘eiitraL l‘at ('ity and Pork Recordings.

I What It Is at (‘ity ('ale 2.

(lpm lam. l‘ree. ~it) Mar. l-‘ortnightly. Boh (‘airns (NuSpirit) hosts his iiti-ial/ soiree where all manner (it percussive. .»\lro-heats and ia/ly Bra/ilia hreaks get a seeing It).

I Why Not? at Why Not'.’ 5 (donated to charity l. \Veekly. (‘oiiscieiitious pre-cluhhing at this popular and highly central liotspot.

I Word Up at RUle t)pni midnight. l'i'ee. Weekly. Yogi llaughton and DJ l‘ahulo/ host a spanky new pre—cltih that's got the goods l‘oi' all you Rth l'reaks out there.


I Arakataca! at the Bongo (‘liili llptii 3am. £5. Rt) Mar. Monthly. l).ls Jal‘l‘cr (Senegal) and '/.uppa lnglcse (Bogota) host a liery llll\ ol‘ salsa. .'\lTlCilll. Latin and (‘arihheaii dance. As they ‘ve hotli heeii l).ling ltll' ov er 3” years. this is the best selection ()l' past. present and ltiture tropical daticc you're likely to lind.

I Aswang at Studio 24 (downstairs). Monthly. Next date Ill .-\pi'.

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. lll._‘illpin .‘iam. £5 (£4). fill Mar. Monthly. l‘ollowing the saucy success ol the last date w ill) 7lls ltinkslei' Lee l’ields. residents Simon llodge. Stuart Bennett and DJ 'l'iiikti step forward to show oil the daiicel'looi'ia/l. ltink. sotil and Latin gems in their record collections. Arrive early to guarantee your shimmy space on the danccl‘loor. I Catalyst at Studio 24 (downstairs). Monthly. Next date 3| .-\pi‘.

I 0.0. Blooms at ('.(‘. Blooms. l(l.3llpni 3am (bar from (ipm). l‘ree. Weekly. l)J .'\lly does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection ol high camp atid disco classics. moving on to ptiiiiped-up house and dance as the evening progresses.

I Ceratonin at the Venue (top floor). Ill.3llpin 3am. Invite only. l3 Apr. Monthly. .-\lter the unexpected closure ()l' \Vllkie llollse. diehat‘ds Rob. (il'aellle. Scott arid Richie keep on stimulating our pleasure levels with their hanging trance and techno combo and a tee!- good factor that involves Indian massage. hody painting and aromatherapy. Please note that this launch event is invite only.

I Club Latino at The Bongo (‘Iuh. Monthly. Next date l3 Apr.

I Conception at llolyl'ootl t’iiimi. Monthly. Next date ll May.

ODave Angel at ligo. lllptii .‘iaiii. £lll. 30 Mar only. He may hail l'roin ('laphani litit Mr Dave Angel is as au- l'ait with Detroit techno as any indige- nous star you care to name. lior this rea- son aiid many more. we can expect this highly anticipated event to he ahsolute- ly rammed. Support comes from Sean Kellie iii the main room and Bruce Nicolson with sortie soulltil. l'S house in the lounge. .-\rrive early to guarantee entry. See Panel and llitlist.

I Dischord at Studio 24. l lpm 3am. £3. 13 Apr. Monthly. Spaiiky new doom and death metal showcase that also makes kind concessions to the world til goth.

I Dr No’s at The Bongo ('luh. Monthly. Next date 20 .-\pi'.

I El Segundo at The Bongo ('luh. l(l..‘illpm- -.‘iam. £(i (£5). (i Apr. Monthly. (‘ra/y legs a-go-go at the leading hip hop showcase tonight because it's a hreakdancing special. There's a whopping £lllll cash pri/e lor the hest crew and a tempting £5l) pri/e l'or the best individual hi'eaker. l’or entry details email djredota elsegundo.co.uk or visit the w ehsite at www.clsegundocom.

I E-Ruptor at Studio 24 (upstairs). Monthly. Next date 2| .-\pr.

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I Evol at The Liquid Room.

lll..‘~llpin .‘iain. £4. Weekly. lidinhurgh‘s longest running indie night is a predictable hut nonetheless i'eliahle mix ol the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes.

I Freefall at Noa. Next date the

I Frisco Disco at ligo. llpiii 3am. £5. (i .r\pr. Monthly. (iaretli

Soninierv ille and ('olin ('ook. the real deal house junkies lroni l'ltragroove.

tom the residents Martin Valentine and

Steven Wanless. No dotiht a w iggy llll\ ol trippy. West coast liotisc w ill ensue. I The Fun at ligo. Next date Ill .-\pr. I Funhouse at Noa. Monthly. Nc\t date 3| :\pr.

I Funkey Magic at the (‘octeaii Lounge. Monthly. Next date Ill .-\pi'.

I Go-Go at ligo (upstairs).

llpm 3am. £4. l3 .-\pi'. Monthly.

lleav ens to Murgati'oydl It‘s so busy already 7 Tall l’aul Roliinsoii. .-\iigus .'\- (io-( it) and Kaiser ( ieorge outgrow the ('octcau Lounge and move their swinging (ills garage night upstairs into the more spacious stlt‘l'outlds ()l- l‘igo.

I House Of Lords at The (‘oiinting llouse. ‘lpin 2am. £(i (£5). l3 .'\pr only. In session we have: live hands The .’\lllpllcltllllcttlllL‘S and ()ly mpic Lilts: disc jockeys The Merry l’t‘ank‘stel‘s. Lady Sarah I) (NMli) and \'ic (ialloway' (Radio ()ne )1 and some hloke called l’til.

I Keep It Unreal at ligo. Hi- nionthly. Next date 4 May.

I Loop at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date the.

I Lost at Studio 24. ll)..‘illpni 3am. £5 helore midnight: £S (£(i) alter. (i Apr. Monthly. Special guest Mike lluinphries ol~ l’unish Records snoops down to play some hard and tincotiipromising techno. with support l'rom Neil T iii the tiiaiii room. Through the chill area. there's a ‘l'ltioroniarket'. a henna tattooing parlour and tree massage complemented by a ska and duh soundtrack l'rom Duhstu. Kant and the almighty Yoghurt Weaver.

I Majestica at Noa. lllpm 3am. £5. 3t) Mar. Monthly. .\ new showcase dedicated to playing only the linest in ltinky. vocal house. Residents 'l‘i'evoi' (i (Taste back room) and Bruno li-K are

joined liy special guest Jamie .loii

(‘amphell (Miss Moneypenny's) ill the main room. while Shakti & Logrey take it on a progressive tip through the hack. I The Mambo Club at The ('aveiidish. l(lpiii 3am. £4 heloi'e midnight: £5 alter. Weekly. Still going strong alter so many years. Sir ()ssie provides the reggae. ragga. soul. ltiiik. rap. hip hop and R&B delights.

I Manga at La Belle Aiigele. Monthly. Next date 20 Apr with the Plastic Surgery Tour l'eat. London lilektricity. M(' Mello and Danny Byrd. I Modern Lovers at The (‘ocieaii Lounge (downstairs at ligo).

l lpm 3am. £4. (i :\pr. Monthly. Willi all this name (ills garage and Northern soul. Mickey (ilohal and Jimmy Mac are really spoiling tis.

I Mondo at The Liquid Rooni. Monthly. Next date l‘) May.

I Mothership at The Attic.

1 lpm 3am. l-‘ree before midnight: £5 alter. Weekly (not (i Apr). With Nature taking a sahhatical. Motherltinkers (iino and l‘ryer have wasted no time hooking themselves into a weekly slot where they w ill ahly mix the intisical styles ol‘ hip hop. rare groove and funk. This fortnight (30 Mar) Mikey Stirton l‘rom Nameless comes down to lend a hand.

I Nature at The .-\ttic. Next date 25 May.

I Pillbox at Studio 34. Monthly. Next date Ill Apr.

I Planet Earth at The (‘iti'us ('luh. |(l..‘i(lpm Ram. £4. Weekly. The varied musical delights (ll. the 70s and Slls, with a particular stress laid on that madcap magic known as disco. No smoking at the bar please.

Atomic Baby As clubs continue to be washed up like beached whales on the progresst house shore. the lads ; t Atomic, Bali. am up on the cliffs. watching the carnage with a nonchalant till. They’ve been playing [lllltllllflfilfli‘ house for. like. ages and showcasing the start: of ti )l‘lt)"i\‘.'. before we've even heard of then Tonight they v'relconie Yogi Van Bellen. one half of German production duo Saints t’ Sinnee; and a DJ famed for his (:ia.'y crossover business. [a lie/Xe Ange/e. Sat 3/ Mai; Dave Angel hurting his back on a life ot crime to play and [lltll lll’le,‘ criminally good techno instead. Dave Angel makes his celebrated return to the capital. See Panel. page 73. Ego. [ii (30 Mar. The Project Tying iii rather nicely. with their latest album release agga Vs. Hip Hop, the mind crunchineg talented Yush All Stair; perform live for our delight and delectation. A big stage Wlll no doubt be required for the live protagonists who include llalf Breed. Tranquillity. Nutty P. Subie Coleman. Roisin and MC lvlatik (to name but a feW) and the Dds Adam Bray. Fawaz and AI Bee. The Bongo Club. Sat 2' Apr. Radio Babylon Riding high after the recent announcement that the resident Merry Pranksters have been made the Orbital tour l).ls (yes. they're that good), the assorted crew behind this inspiring evening celebrate With an l-aster Worship Special. Here's hoping the Pornstar dons bunny ears for the occasion. La Be//e Ange/e. Hi 6 Apr. Sublime Having travelled a very rocky road over the past few weeks. Sublime are back in fine fettle to welcome one of their favourite guests. Nick Warren. He'll be playing some of that fierce trance and techno of his in a fluid three-hour set and support Will be provided by the night's resident of choice. Kev Wright (pictured). [he Venue. Fri 6 Apr. Sugar The Edinburgh branch of Learnington Spa's much respected residency gets off to a sweet start with speCial guest Ashley Beedle Joining Murray Richardson (2() 20 Vision). Si Long. Nightmares On Wax fella DJ Ease and local deck manipulator Eh? Wunf. The Honeycomb. Fri 30 Mar.

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