I The Subway West End at The Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. liree lor students with matriculation card; £l otherw ise. Weekly. l)Js playing chart and party music tor a shameless drinking crowd.
I Back To Mine at Piy'o. ()pm lam. l-t'ee. 30 Apr only. lti a home-grown homage to the recent Back To Mine compilation projects. District's (’raig Smith plays his lay'otirite records ol all time.
I Bar Union at Bar l'nion. 9pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. Radio l'iot'tltis Key'in .loiics plays some house and garage.
I Bass:Trap Sessions at Bani Bolt. 0pm latii. Free. Weekly. lidinburgh‘s spanky new ()riental style bar gets sorted iii the styles ol drum & bass. hip hop atid breaks by wise Matiga master (i-Mac.
I Blok at PopRokit. ()pm lam. Free. Weekly. A regular y'eiiture courtesy ol Robin Stylcr tSolclusion). Bootsy (Substance/( ii'ooy‘e Theory) and (ircgor (l)ouche Ma Touche). where rare gl‘ooy‘e. lunk. disco and hip hop w ill be the order ol the day.
I Chaos Cubano at Baracoa.
ltlpm lam. l’ree. Weekly. [)1 Mikayel hosts a night ol lutik. hip hop atid salsa. I Cuba Norte at ('uba Norte.
|()pm lam. l’ree. Weekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrutii lor l.atin loy'ers atid still piy'otal to the whole l.atiti scene.
I Cuts 8- Strings at The ()uthousc. Spin lam. l‘ree. 37 Apr. Monthly. The many-splendoured yariations ol house music as detiionstrated by Dale liallen. Jock .\lc(‘lanaclian. Keyin Roe. (‘hris Martin atid Sean Keltie.
I Disco Cubism at The (‘at-wash. 0pm latii. Free. Weekly. Ali (‘atiipbell shows he ain‘t no square when he goes disco house era/y lor the tiiglit.
I EH1 at lilll. 9pm lam. l-‘ree. Weekly. Newcomer l)rew plays some dirty. deep house ( l3 Apr). while young Beaiiy lroiii the back room at Sublime supplies his saucy selection ol' lunky breaks and beats (20 Apr).
I 4-Play at ('lub Mercado. 4 10pm. l‘ree. Weekly. Sery'itig yoti hard working. hard partying types with a iiiiiid-nielting mix ol music (courtesy ol kitsch queen 'l'rendy Wendy) and drinks promos.
I Immersed In Music at l’iy'o. ()pm lam. Free. Weekly. The capital's leading pre-club welcomes Martin Valentine tl"riscol)isco) lor some sexy. West ('oast house action ( 13 Apr) and wily (‘raig Smith lor some real deal sophistication (20 Apr).
I Jam Jar at The (iilded Saloon. 9pm latii. liree. l‘) Apr. l-‘ortiiightly. l.iy'e tiiusiciansjam with resident l).ls. ()pen decks atid lloor proy'iding you're not shit.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana.
9pm laiii. Free. Weekly. local hero Joseph .Malik ((‘ompost Records) (la/Iles the crowds with his blindin' range ol ltinky tunes. l'roni hip hop to house to Latin atid ja/l.
I Modern Lovers at “11. (‘hrisiies has now moved to a club spot at ligo.
I Progression at The (iilded Saloon. Ohm-lam. l‘ree. l3 Apr. Monthly. Barr." l-‘ell does the warm tip tor the main event at Wilkie llouse. playing some deep to progressiy'e house.
I Oxygen at ()xygen. (iptii lam. Free. Weekly. This popular pre-club has now secured a lantasy [)1 dream team. leaturing (‘olin (‘ook (l'ltragrooy'e). Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby). (ieorge T (Boonibox). Kris Keegan (Archaos) atid Martin Valentine (Taste) on rotation. Please note the early start.
I Rebel Waltz at City (‘ale 2. Optii—lani. Free. 20 Apr. Fortnightly. Murray ‘(ilobetrottiiig‘ Richardson brings his deep house pigeons home to roost. Marco Smith lends a hand.
I Salsa at lil Barrio. Spin 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. See Wed.
I UrbannHangSuite at Batin‘s.
l lptii 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. l.iglit \egetarian snacks sery ed to a hip hop atid breaks soundtrack lrom l)olplitn Boy (Tummy Touch). plus guest l)Js lrom (irand ('entral. (m (‘tty atid Pork Recordings.
I What It Is at ('ity ('ale 3. 0pm latii. liree. l3 Apr. l-‘ortniglitly. Bob (’atriis (NuSpirit) hosts his nu-jaI/ soiree where all tiianner ol perctissiye. Alto-beats and jax/y Bra/ilia breaks get a seeing to.
I Why Not? at Why Not‘.’ 5 ltlpm. £l (donated to charity ). Weekly. (‘onscientious pie-clubbing at this popular and highly central hotspot.
I Word Up at Rtisli. 9pm midnight. lirec. Weekly. Yogi llaughtoii atid l)J l’abtilo/ host a swanky pre-club that's got the goods lor all you Rth lreaks otit there.
I Arakataca! at The Bongo (lab.
llptii 3am. £5. 27 Apr. Monthly. l)Js laller (Senegal) and /.tippa lnglese (Bogota) host a liery tiiix ol salsa. Atrican. l.atin atid ('aribbean dance. As they We both beeii l).ling lor ox er 5“ years. this is the best selection ol past. present and ltiture tropical datice you‘re likely to liiid. I Aswang at Studio 34 (downstairs). lt).3()pm 3am. £7. 3t) Apr. Monthly. Big up the booiiishatiker psy cliedelia with the phat l'cisty l-aet'ies comin' atclia with their special guests John Phantasiii atid Jiniyor. (‘liillout den ay'ailable.
0 Big Beat at l.a Belle Angele. lt).3()pm 3am. £8 (£7): £3 oll with Roy Ayers tickets. 27 Apr. Monthly. Alter being worked into a soul jit/l l'ren/y thanks to Roy Ayers at The liquid Rootii. you‘ll appreciate this positiyely huge showcase that sees the London Jan ('ale's Snowboy join loi'ces with The l.atiii Section. lellow Jan. (‘ale l)ls Adrian (iibsoti atid Phil
l.e\ enc AND the Ja/Iotech dancers. It’s a heck ol' a line-up and you'd be a dtiiiib ass lool to miss it. See llitlist.
I Catalyst at Studio 34 (downstairs).
l lpm 3am. £5 belorc _aiii: £(i alter. 30 Apr. Monthly. Steely acid trance and teclitio showcase hosted by residents l’aul (‘ and .ltlll.
I C.C. Blooms at ('.(‘. Blooms. 10.30pm 3am (bar lrom (iptii ). l‘ree. Weekly. l)J Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection ol high camp atid disco classics. moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses.
I Ceratonin at The Venue (top tloor). lt).3()ptn 3am. £5. 13 Apr. Monthly. Alter the unexpected closure ol‘ Wilkie llouse. diehards Rob. (iraeiiie. Scott and Richie keep on stimulating our pleasure levels with their hanging trance and techno combo and a l‘eel-good lactor that ltt\'()l\'es Indian massage. body painting and aromatherapy.
I Club Latino at The Bongo (‘lub. 10.30pm 3am. £5 (£4). l3 Apr. Monthly. Red hot l.atin maestro Simon llodge has got the (‘apoiera Dancers working up quite a sweat at this leisty‘ night ol salsa pleasure. This date sees a special dance exhibition lt'otii (‘ombo l.atino.
I Conception at lloly‘rood t‘nion. Monthly. Next date I I May.
I Dischord at Studio 24. l lptii 3am. £3. l3 Apr. Monthly. Spatiky new doom and death metal showcase that also makes kind concessions to the world til goth.
I Dr No’s at The Bongo ('lub. llpm-31ml. £7 (£5). 20 Apr. Monthly. (‘lassic ska. rocksteady atid bltte beat extray'agati/a boosted considerath this tiiotitli by the return ol local ska band. Bonibskare.
I 808 State at ligo. l().3()piii--.‘~atii. £7 (£6). 27 Apr only. Two ol the lads l‘roni 808 State (Andrew arid Darren to be precise) come to lidinburgh to dazzle (is with their record collections. We can expect house. techno atid some ol them club classics from back in the day. Headspin's Stey‘e Atistiii lends support iii the Lounge.
I El Segundo at The Bongo (‘ltib Monthly. Next date 4 May.
I E-Ruptor at Studio 24 (upstairs). llpm 3am. £5. 3| Apr. Monthly. Trance and techno sw eatlest hosted by resident Pritiial-T.
I Evol at The Liquid Room.
lt).3t)pm 3am. £4. Weekly. lidinburgh's longest running indie night is a predictable btit nonetheless reliablc mix ol the best current and classic alternatiy e. et‘tisstiy er tunes.
I Freefall at Noa. Monthly. Next date 4 May.
I Frisco Disco at tigo. Monthly. Next date 4 May.
I The Fun at ligo. llpm 3am. £2. 30 Apr. Monthly. Resident l).ls Morgan atid Simone Black (Ruby lii‘iiit) demonstrate high-grade 1)] skills iii the popular styles ol garage atid house. l)ritiks promos a boniis.
I Funhouse at Noa. 10.30pm 3am. £7 (£5). 2t) Apr. Monthly. A lairly new night already leaturing ‘real deal' house music in the main room with llitcli ‘n' Sink. Andy Wishart and (‘liew bacca pltis some luiiky hip hop iii the smaller room with l'nkle l"awal and DJ Starski.
I Funkey Magic at The (‘octeau Lounge. lt).3()pm 3am. £5. 2()Apr. Monthly. Soul-luelled deep house lor pilgrims hosted by The llol'l Project. As the title implies. this night takes its inspiration lrom seminal kung-lu lantasy series Monkey Magic and lot‘ this. we salute you.
I 60-60 at ligo (upstairs).
l lpm 3am. £4. l3 Apr. Monthly. Heavens to Murgatroyd? It's so busy already? Tall Paul Robinson. Angus A- (io-(io and Kaiser (ieorge celebrate the lirst birthday ol their swinging (i()s garage night iii the more spacious surrounds ol ligo.
I House Of Lords at The (‘ounting llouse. 9pm 3am. £6 (£5). l3 Apr only. ()rder iii the house is highly unlikely as live bands The Atiiplietaiiieatiies atid ()lytiipic l.ilts cause a ruckus. local disc jockeys The Merry Pranksters t()rbital Tour I)ls). l.ady' Sarah I) (NMli) and Vic (iallow'ay‘ (Radio ()ne) make sortie noise and some bloke called l’u/ makes a mess. Please note that consumption ol alcohol terminates at latii so make sure you're drunk by tlieti.
I Keep It Unreal at tigo. Bi- iiiotitlily. Next date 8 Jun.
I Loop at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 30 Apr.
I Lost at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 4 May.
I Majestica at :N'oa. l()ptii 3am. £5. 27 Apr. Monthly. Second session ol this new showcase dedicated to playing only the litiest iii ltlltlx'y'. Vocal house. Residents Trey'or (i (Taste back room) and Bruno li-K are joined by a special guest (tbc) iii the iiiaiti room. while Shakti & I.ogrey take it on a progressiye tip through the back.
I The Mambo Club at The (‘ayendish llll‘m 3am, £4 belorc midnight; £5 alter. Weekly. Still going strong alter so many years. Sir ()ssic
pros ides the reggae. ragga. soul. tunk. rap. liip hop atid Rth delights.
I Manga at l.a Belle Angele
lt)..‘s()piii 3am. £ltl(£.\'). It) Apr. Monthly. All hail the Plastic Surger Tout leaturing I.oiidon lzlektricity with .\l(' Mello atid Danny By rd. ('ollectiyely
they ‘Il be packing some cuttingedge drum (k bass and support is supplied by the mighty tine residents (i-Mac. l).l Kid. The (ieiieral. l'nily and M('s l‘eellllilll atid l'ncle Al. (or more into. snoop the site at w w w.basstrap.cotii or call (VSS 70-7 (il)(il.
I Modern Lovers at The ('octeau lounge (downstairs at ligo). Monthly. Next date 4 May.
I Mothership at The Attic.
llptii 3am. l‘t'ee belorc tiiidniglit: £5 alter. Weekly. With Nature taking a sabbatical. Motliei'lunkers (imo atid l't'yer haye wasted no time booking tlictiiselyes into a weekly slot where they will ably mix the musical sly les ol litp hop. rare grooye and ltiiik.
I Nature at The .\tiie. Next date 35 May.
I Pillbox at Stttdio 34. l()..t()piii 3am. £0 non—meiiibers: £0 members. ll) .~\|)t. Monthly. (iird your loins tor atiotliet ltitiky to lict‘ce techno session. this month leaturing (ierman jock Adatii Beyer (l)rtitiicode/lt)rtut'ed ). Residents llwatsoiig and .l--l .oop lend their support iii the main room. while Rea/ (Subtle I.ogic). liisotiiniac and Morph pioy tde suitable alternatiy es iii the upstairs lounge. I Planet Earth at The ('itrus (‘ltib lt)..‘~()pm 3am. £4. Weekly. The \ai'ied musical delights ol the 70s atid S()s. with a particular stress laid on that madcap magic known as disco. No smoking at the bar please.
I Playhouse at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date the.
I Progression at Wilkie House has now iiioy ed to a Sat slot at The liquid Room.
0 Pure at Studio 24. lt)._i()piii 3am. £lt) (ayailable iii adyatice lrotii Virgin and Ripping). 37 Apr only. (’hrist aliye it's l)errick May and Keyin Saunderson together on tour decks. in association with that tripTych lestiyal. Buy your tick- ets now you lools and Sec llitlist.
I Radio Babylon at l.a Belle Angcle. Monthly. Next date 4 May.
I Rampage at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 4 May.
I Resistance at The Venue (two lloors). 9pm 3am. £5. l3 Apr. Monthly. Pay a liy'er on the door atid get more than your money's worth ol seriously hardcore techno. liltliy acid and pounding gabba. This month. the top talent includes Splilltiioiik. l).l Smurl. Primal-T (l:- Riiptor). resident Al Tw isted and (iabberdeen.
I Rio at The Attic. Monthly. Next date 4 May.
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