Chart & Party

I Blasted at (iaia. l()pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Dubbed ‘the best student night in town' by some Radio 1 sage. this sweaty soiree 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 soundsy'stein. good odds at copping off and some handy dance podiums for attracting attention to your funky strutting are jast three of the reasons why Revolution seems like a mod idea when you’re drunk.

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 6,7, 8 Special at Why Not? I Ipm~3am. £5. Weekly. A magical musical journey that takes you through the fills, 70s. 80s and 90s with plucky survivor Disco Billy and his new friend Disco Diva Dale. Cage dancers a definite bonus.

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 lind. 7pin—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £l otherwise. Weekly. l)Js playing chart and party music fora shameless drinking crowd.

Edinburgh Fridays


I Bar Union at Bar Union. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Radio Forth‘s Kevin Jones plays some house and garage.

I Bassflrap Sessions at Bani Bou. 9pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. Edinburgh's spanky new ()riental style bar gets sorted in the styles of drum & bass. hip hop and breaks by wise Manga master G-Mac. This fortnight he's joined by young Felix from Sublime ( l I May) and lady Queenie from Behave? ( l8 May).

I Ilok at PopRokit. 9pin—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. l()pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. DJ Mikayel hosts a night of funk. hip hop and salsa. I Conception at Holyrood Union. 9pm—lam. £2 (£1). l 1 May. Monthly. In a joint promotion with affiliated doom and gloom fest Dischord. you'll find that if you start your evening here listening to nu-metal and goth you then get free entry to wile away the hours until 3am at Dischord (see club listings below) listening to similar music.

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 Outhouse. Monthly. Next date 2.5 May.

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

I It" at EH l. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Beany'. the back room beat boy from Sublime snoops down to play some funky stuff (I I May). while young Drew Wright plays some deep house for the drinking crowd( 18 May).

I 4-Play at Club 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 that

include bottles of bubbly at £1() until 8pm. Parties of twenty or more are entered into a draw to win a whopping £l5() to spend at the bar.

I Hybrid at The Liquid Room. 7—l()pm. £4. Weekly. Shouty'. angry nu- metal stuff from the indie king of Edinburgh's castle. young Keiron from livol. Strictly under His only.

I Immersed In Music at l’iv‘o. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Local hero Yogi Haughton spins a Back To Mine set where his favourite records of all time get an airing ( l I May). The following week ( l8 May). Jamie Buchanan of Absolut infamy plays some smooth house grooves.

I Jam Jar at The Gilded Saloon. 9pm—lam. Free. 18 May. Fortnightly. Live musicians jam with resident DJs. Open decks and floor providing you're not shit.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. ()pin—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 Oxygen at ()xygen. opin- lam. Free. Weekly. This popular pre-club has now secured a fantasy DJ dream team. featuring Colin Cook (tiltragroov-e), Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby). (ieorge T (Boombox). Kris Keegan (Archaos) and Martin Valentine (Taste) on rotation. Please note the early start.

I Rebel Walt at City Cafe 2. 9pm—lam. Free. IX May. Fortnightly. Murray ‘(ilobetrotting' Richardson brings his deep house pigeons home to roost. Marco Smith lends a hand.

I Salsa con Cabor at lil Barrio. Spin—3am. Free. Weekly. Join DJ Hector. Nano and the Latin posse at this swinging barrio party where the tequila runs like water.

I School Bop at Cafe Royal. Monthly. Next date 1 Jun.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann's.

| lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a hip hop

and breaks soundtrack from Dolphin Boy

(Tummy Touch). plus guest l)Js from Grand Central. Fat City and Pork Recordings.

I What It Is at City Cafe 2. ()pm-—lam. Free. | I May. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns (NuSpirit) hosts his nu-jazz soiree where all manner of percussive. Afro-beats and jazzy Brazilia breaks get a seeing to.

I Why Not? at Why Not‘.’ 8—l()pm. £5 (includes entry to club afterwards). Weekly. Salsa dance classes for beginners and intermediate enthusiasts. with a feisty club night to follow should you so choose.

I Word Up at Rush. ()pin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton and DJ Fabuloz host a swanky pre-club that‘s got the goods for all you R&B freaks out there.


I Adaptor at Studio 24. l()pm—3ain. £l() (£8). 1] May. Monthly. Killa Bite and Rob Jarvis. the man featured on Richie Hawtin's Dari-X62 909 and former collaborator with the likes of DJ Rush and Chris Duckenl'ield. snoop down to this great venue to play some weird and wonderful electro. Support comes from residents Stucee and Metronome.

I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club.

I lpm—3am. £5. 25 May. Monthly. l)Js 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 find.

I Aswang at Studio 24 (downstairs). Monthly. Next date 13 Jul.

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm—3am. £8 (£7). 25 May. Monthly. The wily jazz funk masters from Chilli Funk Records Dr Bob Jones and Lofty hUstle on down to La Belle to work the dedicated crowd into a

dancelloor fren/y. Support. as always. comes from those residents ot choice Simon llodgc. Stuart Bennett and DJ Tinku.

I Blitz at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. .\'e\t date I Jtm.

I Catalyst at Studio 34 ohm iistaii's I. Monthly. \eu date the.

I C.C. Blooms at (TC. Blooms. lll5llpm 3am (bar from opm ). l-ree. \VL'L'lsl}. l).l tllK‘S the tlL‘clsS tltlly .ll this gay night with her inimitable selection of hiin camp and disco classics. mov iiig on to puiiiped-up house aiid dance as the evening progresses.

I Cerotonin at The Venue (lower two floors). l().3l)j)iii 3am. £S i£o). ll May. Monthly. ()flicial i'e-launeli night of the techno and trance fren/y formerly residing at Wilkie House. To mark the occasion. special guest Blu l’etei' joins resident Rob Thomson and the pleasure levels are stimulated as always by a feel good factor that involves free Reiki massage. body painting and aromatherapy. See Panel.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. l().3()pm 3am. £(i (£5). ll May. Monthly. Red hot Latin iiiaesli'o Simon llodge has got the ('apoiei'a Dancers working up quite a sweat at this feisty night of salsa pleasure. This month Cuban classics combo Se\teiile (’alieiite play live.

I Dischord at Studio 24. llpiii 3am. £4 (£3): free with entry to (’oneeplioii pic-club. ll May. Monthly. Heavy metal. nu-metal. death-iiietal. esti'eme metal and some lokcn goth w ith l)Js l.eal. Wally. lqy and l.i/.

I Dr No’s at The Bongo Club.

llpiii 3am. £7 (£5). IS May. Monthly. Classic ska. i'ocksleady and blue beat extravaganza boosted this iiioiilli by a guest appearance from |.eicestcrrrbased sub-ska rockers The Splitters.

I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date J Jun.

I E-Ruptor at Studio 34 (upstairs). Monthly. Next date 35 May (the).

I Evol at The Liquid Room.

l().3()pm 3am. £4. Weekly. lidiiibui'gh‘s longest running indie night. providing a predictable btit nonetheless reliable mi\

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I Freefall at .\'oa. Monthly. .\'e\t date 1 Jim.

I Frisco Disco at .\'oa. Monthly. Next date 1 Jun.

I The Fun at ligo. llpm 3am. £2. IS May. Monthly. Resident l)Js Morgan alid Simone Black (Ruby Fruit) demonstrate high-grade DJ skills in the popular sly lcs of garage and house. Drinks promos a bonus.

I Funhouse at .\'oa. l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). IS May. Monthly. l'p-aiid- coming night featuring ‘real deal' house music in the main room with llitch ‘n‘ Sink. Andy Wishart and ('hevv bacca plus some funky hip hop in the smaller room with l'nk'lc Favv'a/ and DJ Stai'ski.

I Funkey Magic at The ('ocleati Lounge. llpiii 3am. £5. 2.5 May. Monthly. Soul-fuelled deep house for pilgrims hosted by The Hoff Project and now boasting live percussion from Tagg. As the title implies. this night takes its inspiration from seminal kung-lu fantasy series Monkey Magic and for this. we salute you.

I Ghetto Fabulous at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm 3am. £o. IS May. Monthly. Fresh talent smears itself all over the scene. with DJ Scott Master. The Doc and Dave Mc.\'air going all ghetto fabulous on yo' asses. While this may sound exclusively like a hip hop and ragga deal. the new faces w ill also work it on a nu-skool breaks tip.

I 60-60 at The Cocteau Lounge. l().3()pm Ram. 18 May. Monilily. Heavens to Murgatroydl It's so busy already! Tall Paul Robinson. Angus .-\- (io-(io and Kaiser (icoi'ge host their increasingly popular. swinging o()s garage. surf and psy chc night.

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