on the pulse. To save yourself a tedious exercise in scrolling. you'll need to kttow that this particular Manga date features pioneering drutn & bass producers Digital & Spirit. plus the resident DJs (i- Mac. Kid and Son Of l'gly. Manga dates elsewhere include a one-off Movement special at La Belle on Thu l 1 ()ct feat. DJ Marky and Bryan (ice.

I Modern Lovers at The Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). 1 1pm- 3am. £4. 28 Sep. Monthly. Residents Mickey (ilobal and Jimmy Mac pop the cork on their tiny cocktail of dancelloor soul. hamtnond grooves and blue-eyed 6()s beats.

I Nuklear Puppy at .\'oa. Monthly. Next date 12 ()et.

I Opium at ()pitttn. 10pm 3am. Free. Weekly. The all-new rock bar cum clttb complex takes hold of lidinburgh‘s after- hottrs scene like a Rottweiler to a small. defenceless child. In terms of tnttsic policy yep. you guessed it! it's rock. nu-metal and alternative/indie.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. l().3()pm 3am. £8 (£6). 5 ()ct. Monthly. More techno trauma frotn the Pillhox protagonists. this time featuring DJ duties in the main room frotn special guest .\'ei| l.andstrumm ('l‘resor) and resident DJ. Hwatsong. l'pstairs in the lounge. lleadspin DJs Colin Millar and Allan Dunbar unleash their eclectic mix of hip hop. house. fttnk and off-kilter electro.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus Cltib. 10.30pm 3am. £4. Weekly. The varied musical delights of the 70s and 80s. with a particttlar stress laid on that tnadcap magic known as disco. No smoking at the bar please.

I Rejuvenation at The Bongo (‘Iuh Monthly. Next date 3() Nov.

I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. It).3()pm 3am. £5. 2l Sep. Monthly. Jtttnp start your chassis and shake that batty to a mind-melting mix of ska. fttnk. soul. punk and electro from the masterful Merry Pranksters and Brainstorm (Pure). Fruit. suggestive behaviour and instruction on how to walk in hell high heels comes care of resident erotic artiste Miss Penny l’ornstar.

I Rampage at The Venue (top floor). ll).3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). 28 Sep. Monthly. Full-on hard house. trance and techno from the resident DJs Phil '/.ero. Pearsall and Skelp.

I Resistance at The Venue (lower two floors). 9pm 3am. £l(). 5 ()ct. Monthly. (iird your loins for another tantalising trip down hard street as Resistance welcomes a line-up comprising of: Spliff Monk (Cunt Records). Scott Brown. Paul C. Rage. DJ Intense attd Rascal. Psycho scenes of hardcore insanity will no dottbt ensue.

I Rhombus at The Venue (lower two floors). Monthly. Next date l2 ()et.

I Roadblock at Ft) Na Na.

1 lptn 3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci F stops the traffic in had music when she digs up the best in fttnk. disco. house and block rockin‘ heats.


Vicious Toasting

I Senses at Noa. 8pm~3am. £4 before I l.3()pm: £6 after. 2l Sep. Monthly. Cheap drinks and chilled ftmk at the pre- party with rotational l).ls and then it's unbridled dattcelloor devastation from approximately I 1.30pm. Smokey & The Bandit are joined in their house and breaks marathon in the ‘Freeway' by special guest DJ Stuart Duncan. Meanwhile over on the ‘Highway‘ (i.e. room 2). there's dirty house hedonism to be had with Dave Petrie. lindy and guest DJ. Jason Cortel. (Nuklear Puppy).

I Skill: at The Cavendish.

l().3()pm 3am. £4 before midnight: £5 after. Weekly. The night formerly known as the Matnbo Club undergoes a re- branding exercise and becotne Skillz. Thankfully. the name is the otin change as Sir ()ssie. MC and TNT are still providing the best in reggae. ragga. soul. funk. rap. hip hop and R&B for their dedicated crowd.

I Soul Boys Promo at Wee Red Bar has temporarily finished.

I Space Face at The (‘octeau Lounge. llptn 3am. £3. 2| Sep. Monthly. Scott Ferguson (Defunct Records) and Andy Williams (Nuphonic Records) join forces once again with Murray Richardson (Acetate/Rebel Waltz.) to host another session of this all- new showcase. (ieared very tnttch towards an older clientele well-versed in the history of house. the music policy will range from old-school disco to deep. funky stttff.

I Spectral at Wee Red Bar.

1 lpm 3am. £6 (£5). 28 Sep. Monthly. Deepest. darkest littropean house and techno care of resident DJ Dave Anderson and his guest. Tom lrwin.

I Subculture at The Honeycomb.

l lpm 3am. £8. 28 Sep. Monthly. (ilasgow's leading house night opetts its east coast instalment with a residents showcase featuring Harri and Domenic. Yott want guests already"? Well you're gonna get them. starting with S()MA contributor llipp-li (H Foundation) on Fri l2 ()ct. when Subculture moves into its regular four-weekly slot.

I Sublime at The Honeycomb.

ltlpm 3am. £10 (£8). 21 Sep. Fortnightly. The trance and techno staple goes from strength to strength in the salttbriotts surrounds of The Honeycomb. This month Sublime stalwart Linus fronts tip to the decks tojoin resident DJ. Kev Wright. In the cosy confines of the back room. Flix and (iary Mac freak the funk fantastic with all manner of electrified beats and breaks.

I Up! at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. See Sat.

I UTI at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date l2 ()ct.

I Work at ligo. Monthly. Next date 9 Nov.

I Zealous at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date l2 ()ct.

Chart & Party

I Fridays at Club Java. 5pmw 2am.


Free before 10pm; £3 after. Weekly (not 2| Sep). The sumptuous surroundings of l.eith‘s luxurious club venue allow for wild abandon on the downstairs dancelloor or more sedate goings on in the comfortable upstairs lounge.

I Friday Funkin’ at The Ark.

l()pm 73am. £4 (£2). Weekly. You‘ve worked hard. now strut your funky sttiff like there’s no tomorrow to Big Dave‘s party tnix.

I Fusion at liros/lilite. ‘).3()pm—-3am. £4 (£3) before I lpm: £5 (£4) before midnight: £6 (£5) after. Weekly. House and garage hits at this behemoth of a venue with occasional live PAs an added bonus.

I Gorgeous at Loca. l()pm--3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2 with llyer) after. Weekly. (let ready to pump that party at this mainstream chart affair.

I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. 10pm 3am. £6. Weekly. ()r not. given the all too reasonable drinks promos on offer. Over 25s.

I The Subway at The Subway. Whit—311m. Free before I lpm; £3 (£l ) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I Tease at The Subway West lind. 4pm-- 3am. Free before 1 lpm; £3 (£l ) after. Weekly. DJ llatntny with a selection of chart tunes.

I The Time Tunnel at (‘Iuh Mercado. l()pm -3am. £5 (£4 with llyer). Weekly. Trendy Wendy. Showa Jase and Betty Ford disrupt the space-time continuum with tunes frotn the 60s right tip to right now. Or maybe it'sjust the alcohol.

I Why Not? at Why Not“? l()pm 3am. Free before 1 lpm; £5 after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco with Neil Donald and Craig McArtney at this popular city centre venue.

I Yum Yum at Revolution. l()pm—~3am. £5 £7. Weekly. Chart and

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I Baracoa at Baracoa. ()pm latit. Free. Weekly. Big Beat's Simon llodge dons his sombrero and gaucho moustache fora scorchio selection of Latin favourites.

I Black Sauce at Bath Bou.

()pm lam. Free. Weekly. Confucius say this new ()riental style bar got plenty good underground house tnusic with Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless (Friscodisco).

I Cuba Norte at Cuba .\'orte.

lllpm» lam. Free. Weekly. Hot sztlsal lt's Sat and that means. er. hot salsa at this epicentre of all things Latin.

I EH1 at Till 1. ()pm lam. Free. Weekly. In the swanky surrounds of this salubrious style bar. Ali Campbell dishes the deep funky house (22 Sep) while Yogi llaughton unleashes all the latest R&B llavas (28 Sep).

I Flashback at Flashback.

8.30pm lam. Free. Weekly. An even mix of chart pap from the past four decades. ()ver 2ls only.

I Four To The Floor at Rush.

9pm lam. Free. Weekly. lil Segundo's DJRed6 playing funk. soul. jazz and all that inspired hip hop.

I Funk And Disorderly at The City Cafe. 9pm lam. 22 Sep. Fortnightly. Yogi ‘Da Beat" llaughton supplies the very best in dancelloorjaH. R8; B and vocal garage.

I Greazed Up at The Spider's Web. 8pm lam. £4. 2‘) Sep. Monthly. 5()s rockabilly. psyche and R&B for all you real gone daddies and slick city chicks out there. No live band this month but there are four (}'es. four!) DJs collaborating in this record hop-cum-

jukebox jamboree.

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