leftlield hoUse utusic. Resident types Dan Frantic. Hobbes aitd l.isa Thomson are tlte pesky kids responsible. although they're bouitd to blame this fortnight's guest DJ. Kooky Kasbah ( l‘) Jul).

I 3 Piece Sweet at The (’octeau Lounge. I lpttt 3am. £2. 2 Aug. Monthly. From old to new. from cutting- edge to kitsch the ’no mUsic policy" from keett to please party girls Trendy Wendy. Sally F and .\'icci never fails to astound and amaze. Aitd by crikey. it‘s clteap on the door!

Chart & Party

I Blasted at (iaia. l()pm-~3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Dubbed ‘the best student night in town‘ by some Radio I sage. this sweaty soiree features cheesy mainstream dance in the ntain room aitd indie front Planet liarth tipstairs iii the lounge.

I Funky Underground at Revolution. l()ptttr-3ztttt. £4 (£3). Weekly. A monster soundsystem. good odds at copping off and some handy dance poditiitis 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 lladley' ntakes you tttoist. you'll he positively dripping at this luxurious night of 80s indulgence.

I Ignition at liros/lilite. 9.30pm -3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Last year's ‘Scottish Discoteque ()f The Year' still draws the nutttbers at this big ‘ole chart and party night.

I The 6, 7, 8 Special at Why Not? I hurt 3am. £5. Weekly. A magical musical journey that takes you through the (ills. 70s. 80s and ‘)()s with plucky survivor Disco Billy and his new friend Disco Diva Dale. ('age dancers a definite boittis.

I Skulzoot at (‘octeau Lounge.

l lpni--3ant. £3. l‘) Jul. Monthly. A free- range music policy complements the free range antics of the pissed-up punters takittg advantage of the cheap drinks promos.

I The Subway at The Subway. ()pm--3ant. Free for students with matriculation card; £l otherwise. Weekly. A mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie.

I Sunstroke at The Subway West lind. 7pm~3am. £2 (£1 with student ID or tlyer). Weekly. (‘hrist alive it‘s an indoor beach party. featuring lintbo dancing and Miss Wet T—shirt/Mr Wet Y- Frottts competitions. DJs will of course be spinning summer Stl/lL‘t‘S and there‘s a free shooter for every punter iit beacltwear.

Edinburgh Fridays


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

I Bass:Trap Sessions at Bani Boti. ‘)piii~lani. Free. Weekly. [Edinburgh‘s spanky new ()riental style bar gets sorted iii the styles of drunt & bass. hip hop and R&B by wise Manga master (i- Mac.

I Blok at l’opRokit. ‘)pnt—-lani. Free. Weekly. A regular venture courtesy of Robin Styler (Soleftision). Bootsy (Substance/Groove Theory) arid Gregor (Douche Ma Touche). where rare groove. funk. disco and hip hop will he the order of the day.

I Centro at (‘ity (‘afe 2. 9pm—lam. Free. 2() Jul. Fortnightly. A relatively new venture for t'ltragroove‘s (‘iareth Sontnterville. where the playlist incorporates everything frottt jazz daddies like Terry Callier to house hustlers like Deep Dish.

I Chaos Cubano at Baracoa. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Mikayel hosts a night of funk. hip hop and salsa. I Conception at Holyrood Union will return in Oct.

I Cuba Norte at ('tiba None.

l()ptti r Iant. Free. Weekly. Still

supply ing the broadest musical spectrum for Latin lovers and still pivotal to the whole Latin scene.

I Cuts & Strings at The ()titltouse. 8pm - lattt. Free. 3 Aug. Monthly. The litany-splendoured variations of house music as demonstrated by Paul Mason. Kevin Roe. and Sean Keltie.

I Disco Cubism at The ('arw ash. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Ali ('anipbell shows he ain't no square when lte goes disco house cra/y' for the night.

I EH1 at liHl. ()pmv latti. Free. Weekly. In the sleek. minimalist surrounds of this swanky style bar. Drew Wright dishes the deep house delight (2t) Jtil). while the liat .\'ot Sold residents froin llomeless supply urban beats for the head/ (27 Jul).

I Flashback at Flashback.

8.30pm lain. Free. Weekly. DJ Frenchie supplies a retro chart mix for the over

2 ls.

I 4-Play at (‘ltib Mercado. 4 l()piti. Free. Weekly. Serving you hard working. hard partying types with a mind-melting tttix of music (courtesy of kitsch queen Trendy Wendy) arid drinks promos that include bottles of bubbly at £ It) until 8pm. Parties of twenty or more are entered into a draw to win a whopping

£ l 5() to spend at the bar.

I Hybrid at The Liquid Rootti. 7~l()pm. £4. Weekly. Shouty. angry nti- tttetal sttiff frottt the indie king of lidinbttrglt‘s castle. young Keiron frotti livol. Strictly under t8s only.

I Immersed In Music at l’ivo. ()pm - laut. Free. Weekly. In the salubrious surrounds of this award- winning ('zech theme bar. Mr Todd showcases a ‘Back To Mine' set (2() Jul ). The following week (27 Jul). (‘olin (‘ook takes its on a musical mystery tour through the highways and byways of real deal house.

I Made In Iguana at lgtiatta. 9pm~tam. Free. Weekly. Local hero Joseph Malik ((‘oiitpost Records) dazzles the crowds with his blindin' range of funky tunes. from hip hop to house to Latin and jitll.

I Oxygen at ()xy'gen. ()pni— lam. Free. Weekly. Rotational residents (‘raig Smith (District) and (‘raig (iee (Freefall) celebrate the fact that they‘ve got the same christian name aitd pretty much the saute taste itt quality house music.

I Rebel Waltz at (‘ity (‘afe 2. 9pm—lani. Free. 27 Jtil. Fortnightly. Murray ‘(ilobetrotting‘ Richardson brings his deep house pigeons home to roost at this long-running showcase. Marco Smith lends a hand. See Space Face cltib listing below for details on Murray Richardson's new night with the boys front (‘arbolic Frolic.

I UrbannHangSulte at Bann's.

t lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a hip hop arid breaks soundtrack front Dolphin Boy (Tummy Touch).

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

I Word Up at Rush. ‘)piti--inidnigltt. Free. Weekly. Yogi llaughton arid DJ Fabulo/ host a swanky pre-cltib that’s got the goods for all you R&B freaks out there.


I Adaptor at Studio 24. l().3()pnt—3ani. £8 (£6). 3 Aug. Monthly. Andy Weatlterall recently said that it's not every city that cart claim a good underground techno night. Edinburgh thankfully has loads and this is one of the better ones so get a load of this residents night featuring Metrorat and Stucee and be grateful you dogs.

I Anonyml presents: ‘Hyperventilation at The Bongo Club. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4). 20 Jul only. One-

off world music showcase teattirutg live ritual drum ck bass front Weird Attractors. live hip ltop trout li'taii l.iya aitd DJ support front Wreckage i\\.ill ()t Sotitid) aitd llobbes (l'uderwoi'd i.

I Arakataca! at Tev iot Row House. llpiii late. £5. 3 Atig. Montltly. I much party for this year's ('lub Festival. featuring a fiery nus of salsa. African. Latin aitd ('aribbeati dance from l).ls Jaffcr (Senegal) aitd /.tippa litglese (Bogota). As they 've both been l).ling lot‘ over 3” years. this is the hest selection of past. present and ttiturc tropical dance you’re likely to find.

I Aswang at Studio 24 (downstairs) has now finished.

I La Belle Angele presents: Kevin Saunderson .it La Belle Angele. l().3()pni 3am. £10. 3 Aug only. Detroit techno god Kevin Saunderson shtiyy s his L'Utisitlel‘ahle slsill. w ith support frottt (iat‘y Mac (Sublime).

I Big Beat at La Belle Aiigelc. l().3()pm 3am. £6 (£5); £3 before

I 1.30pm. 20 Jul. Monthly. Following a steady slew of high calibre guests. it’s lllllC It) L'L‘lL'ht'ttlL‘ tlte litg‘ Beat t'esttlettts once agaitt Simon llodgc. Stuart Bennett aitd DJ Titiktt as they select the finest ftiitk. ja/I. Latin aitd soul for your dancing pleasure.

I Blitz ill The Venue (top llool'). l().3()pnt 3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 27 .ltil. Monthly. A new edge on clubbing times as deittoitstrated by tlte residents DJ Doc. Andy T. Strav attd ('arlos Lope/ arid their guests. Katiiika/e attd Rossi.

I Catalyst & Violate present: at Studio 24 (dow ustairs). Monthly. Next date the.

I 6.6. Blooms at (‘.(‘. Blooms. l().3()piti 3am (bar front 6pm). Free. Weekly. l)J Ally does the decks duty at this gay itigltt w itlt her inimitable selection of high cautp and disco classics. ntoving on to ptuttped-ttp house and dattce as the evening progresses.

I Cerotonin at The Venue (lower two floors). Monthly. Next date 3 Atig.

I Latino ill The litlllgtt ('ltll). llpiti 5am. £7 (£5). 3 Attg. Monthly. A massive date for the long-standing Latin night featuring all lidinbtirgh salsa cltibs iii a one-off extravagan/a. Learn the moves at the contpliuientary dance classes and then shake that t‘htiutba like there‘s no tolttot‘t'oyy‘ to the seot‘ehio selection of live itL‘lS and l).ls.

I Crash at (‘ltib Java has ttovv finished.

I Dischord at Studio 24. llpitt 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). 3 Aug. Monthly. Heavy metal. nu-ntetal. death-metal. extreme metal and some token goth with l).ls Leaf. Wally. lqy aitd l.i/.

I Dr No’s at The Bongo (‘ltib Monthly. Next date It) Atig.

I El Segundo at The Bongo ('lub. l().3()pm -3am. £6 (£5). 27 Jul. Monthly. Sltoot tha pump at this highly respected hip hop hootenanny. this itioittli featuring all the residents and special guests (tbc). For more itifo clteck www.clsegundocont and see Sun club listings tinder ‘DJRed6 l’resetitsz’ for full details on the Foreign Legion live show.

I E-Ruptor at Studio 24 (upstairs). l(l.3()pm 3am. £tbc. 20 Jul. Monthly. Techno. tttost of it damn hard. front the resident DJs Primal T and Paul (‘.

I Evol at The Liquid Room.

l().3()pm 3am. £4. Weekly. tidinbtirgh's longest running indie night. providing a predictable btit nonetheless reliable mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes.

I Freequall at The Bongo (‘ltib. Monthly. Next date the.

I Friscodisco at .\'oa. l()pm 3am. £6 (£5 members). 3 Aug. Monthly. Soulful to tough attd funky west coast house from the residents Steven Wattless and Martin Valentine and guest DJ. Keiron Hart. The bonUs addition of the ‘alternative room' means that young Paul Dickson cart showcase the down tempo too.

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night is on the itiim-n Title-tilts of lll(?l(?8ivlt‘l‘if§. tltt*tt":ltlv‘t1.ttl‘tllt.: littlo (tuost t {ion mitts l.illv ‘.‘.'lt'.'t I contos‘ tioitt Detroit Ionhitt nit-rt. Stacoy Pullon l spout i:t.tnv sips-s tron) tho l‘l.l\.t.‘l|v‘l\ master, all th floor tillinq potential, cit

l lorrittt‘t with, l l. . ’i " . /.. Joy It's icon t‘lvllil ‘.t“.tt:; :;iiiiwt Maggie- and Aunt lllfsl mount) up tho (lmtlsr; .1! Studio lllll tttoir (letlltlxy house put; (tout. lt‘.‘§ltlltltl (it tho (locationt l qo. shows no (liscoinihlo rsiqnzs ot lltiqqinq. Help thorn coloitirito l (linlitii‘qh's lonqost running; club nith ll‘ slv'o wind it l)l()()(l\. is 'citust: l)ll?(? don't count. l ()0, 8;)! (ll .lul. DJRedG presents: Foreign Legion (Eoittorly hip hop osscapatlos; at this l|\.’t: cluh (lrito featuring toioiqn l oqion .ill tho way from Stilt l irincitao Watch 'ont ininrl ‘cztusat: thoy'ic- woll chcoky. Soc Prov'iovvt. page W. 7hr) Bongo (I/til). Sun 2." Jul. Space Face Aiuly V\.'i|lizint:. Etl‘itl Scott Ferguson (formerly of Catholic l iolic. toi thoso who rontcnihoi that far liziclo air: hack by (lope (l()lttzttltl to fill()\'v’(jtlii(: f5()ttt(3 Old school disco house at this laid back f3()vil£tl club for those vvho used to canc it {t long. long time ago. 7hr} Cocteau l oungo, Hi 2'/ Jul.

Airborne l aunch ot a brand nov‘. untloiqi'otiiirl house and techno nith one that t)f()lttl.‘3(:.‘3 some great guests; ()‘.’(3f tho (;()lltlll() months. First tip is; l ioni'ockoi' Justin Robertson (pictured). a sophisticated DJ who likes it chunky. The Venue. Sat 28 Jul.

Atomic Baby Another birthday bash, this one celebrating five tei'OCIouS years of pumping house pleasure. These days. it's house commonly caller) progressive and the resident DJS Michael Kilkie and Stuart Duncan work it like the proteSSionals they undoubtedly are. See preview. page 80. La Belle Ange/e, Sat 28 Jul.

Tackno Trendy Wendy's showmg her age as she celebrates SIX years of her easy-cheesy party. Join her as she skips merrily down memory lane and relives some of Tackno's greatest moments so far. Club Mercado, Sun 29 Jul.

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