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Messenger Sound System After making like a mentalist at Hogmanay. you'll be wincing at the very prospect of clubbing on the first weekend of January. Still, nothing too frantic happens at Messenger just righteous roots and dubbed-out reggae to soothe the soul and numb the senses. Aahhhhhh. The Bongo Club, Sat 5 Jan.

El Segundo Such a sorry too: you’ll be if you miss the Scottish debut of Bristol—based hip hop crew. Aspects. Listen to the current Single ‘My Genre' to learn just how. Bongo Club, Fri 77 Jan.

The 60-60 Enjoy the future sound of retro at this sweet mx of 605 beat. soul. garage. mod and psychedelia hosted by boss daddy DJs Tall Paul Robinson "OlClU’eCll.

' Kaiser George and Angus Au-Go- Go. It's just like Ready Steady Go but in colour. The Cocteau LOunge. Fri 77 Jan.

tttt Luvely The relaunch of this devastatingly decadent and somewhat gay house night promises

awash With sea-faring puns a plenty. Dress to sail the seven seas of house music and because pieces- ot-eight are rare on the ground at the beginning of January. rejOice that the door prices are slashed to ribbons. Why? Because it's the ‘January Sail'. The Liquid Boom. Sat 72 Jan.

Vegas presents Blg Bad Voodoo Daddy After wowing crowds with their one-oft date at the

swing kings bring their Wild and wanton show to the capital. Support comes care of Aberdeen's rockabilly four-piece King Voodoo while DJ delight's 8ny taken care of by Vegas regular, Frankie Sumatra. The Liquid Boom, Tue 75 Jan.


I Genetic at the Citrus Clttb.

l lpm—3am. Free before I 1.30pm; £2 after. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soirée that showcases alternatiye. indie and 10-h.

I Materiallsts at the Bongo Clttb. l().3()pm—3am. £5 (£4). It) Jan only. An evening of hip hop. ragga and dancchall featuring live action from Mr Matik. Scotty and Dangerman plus decknical

delight from L'-Turn and Ritchie Ruftone.

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I The Moneyshot at tltc Bongo Club has noyy finished as a regular tnonthly residency. ()ne-off specials it ill hoyyey er happen in the coming months.

I Opium at ()pittm. ltlpm 3am. l’ree. \Veekly. Rock. nit-metal and alternatiye/indie at this late-night drinking den-cum-club complex.

I Snatch Club at the Liquid Room. lt).3t)pm—3ani. £3.5(l (£2.50). \Veekly Reliye the fun and games you ltad at cheap British holiday camps like Butlins at this funky disco cum cabaret. comically compered by Mr llarry :\llts\\()l‘lll (aka ‘l’errier Neyy comer .i\yy ard' yy inner (iarth Cruikshank) and deck manipulated in a cod fttnk and hip hop sty lee by Babes. Biggie 6t Spanky. Benny llill-like antics yy ill of course be rife attd all drinks are ayailable at l‘)7(ls prices.

I 3 Piece Sweet at the (‘oeteau Lounge. llpm 3am. £2. 1" .latt. Monthly. .-\ sure the treat of a cheap night ottt. \y here [)1 loy'elies 'l‘rendy \Vendy. Sally l‘ and Nicki play house. funk. soul. pop and lsllselt classics.

Chart & Party

I Old Skool Disco at Retoltttion. lt)..‘~()pm 73am. £4 (£3). \Veekly. School uniform‘s obligatory at this all-nets night \y here time past is reliy ed itt time present thanks to DJ Tom Wilson. \y ho unleashes blasts from the past tyyenty years of dance lllllle‘.

I The 6, 7, 8 Special at \Vhy .\'ot.'

llpttt 3am. £5. \Veekly. .\ magical musical

journey that takes you through the (ills. "Us.

Stls (litt/ 90s.

I The Subway at the Sttbyyay

Ohm dam. l’ree for students yy ith matricttlation card; £l othcryy ise. \Veckly. A mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie at this inyariably depray ed Coyygate institution.

I Thursday In The City at (‘liih Mercado. Spin 3am. l‘rec. \Veekly. Commercial chart and dance from (irant Stott attd Micky (iay it) (Radio l'lttl'llll.

Edinburgh Fridays


I Ad-Lib at the Wash (l'oriiierly the (’aryyash). ()pltl lattt. l’rce. \\ eekly. lmproy isational fttttk. soul arid Latin \ ibcs yy ith DJ .’\li Campbell.

I Bass Trap Sessions iii Bani Boii. 9pm lattt. Free. Weekly. \Vise Manga master (i-Mac hosts his yyeekly fiy of band-picked narcotic breaks and beats. including all the latest hip hop. 3-step. RekB aitd drum (N bass.

I Beluga at Beluga. Spin lam. l5ree. \Vcekly lirik l)a Vikittg attd .lay liceney straddle a spectrum of house and garage grooyes (4 Jan) \y hile the masterful Yogi llatighton goes all street yy ith his boy of urban beats ( l l Jatt).

I Centro at City Cafe 3. 9pm lattt. l't'ee. ll Jatt. Fortnightly l'ltt‘agrooye resident (iareth Sommery ille atirally entertains the drinking masses yy ith a syyeet nu-‘ja// attd sultry house selection.

I Cuba Norte at ('ttba Norte.

ltlpm lattt. l't‘ee. \Vcekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrum for l.atin loy ers and still piyotal to the \y hole l.attn

I Cuts & Strings at the ()ttthottsc. Monthly. Next date 35 .latt.

I Flashback at l‘lashback. Spin lattt. l‘ree. \Veekly. l)J Randy .v\ndy spins a retro chart mix for the met 3 l s.

I Immersed In Music tll l’t\().

9pm lam. lit'ce. \Veekly. In the saltibriotts surrounds of this an ard-yy inning ('/cch theme bar. Sily er Storic jacks ltis house monkey (4 Jan) yyhile ('raig (i takes tlte progressiy'e route to house heayen ( l I .latt l. I Intersection at (littletl Saloon.

8pm lam. l-tee. l3 Jan. l’ortnightly. .>\ll— neyy pre-clttb fixture at the ."tls style bar cum festiyal yenue. featuring Dennis l’t‘obert and guests playing modern soul. ntt-ja/l attd l'S garage.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana.

9pm -lam. l’ree. \Veekly. A next Friday fixture sees the boy s from l'ndergrotmd Soltt'shn get bisay \y ith the jiggy hip hop. house. fttnk. drum & bass aitd techno.

I Mixed Bag at l’opRokit. 9pm lam. l’t‘ee. \Veekly Sty let‘ (Solcfttsion) and Spanky (Snatch Club) select the funk. soul itlltl tllsett L‘ltlSSlCS.

I North Bridge Bar at the Scotsman llotel. 9pm lam. liree. \Veekly See 'l’htt. I Oxygen at ()xygen. L)pm lam. l-‘ree. \Veekly. ()n a rotational basis. Craig Stnith (District) supplies smooth and soulful house yy hile (‘raig (ice (l-‘reel‘alll takes the progressiye approach.

I Yo! Below at Yo! Beloiy.

Spm midnight. Lice. Weekly. The sushi style bar gets the lltl-ltt/h Rth and danccl'loor soul treattttent from the l’osh l).ls.


I Arakataca! at the Bongo Club. Monthly Neyt date I let). I Big Beat at l.a Belle .-\ngele. ltlfitlpm 3am. to ( £5): £3 before l l.3(lpm. 4 Jan. Monthly. The resident l)Js Sitttott Hodge. Stuart Bennett and DJ 'l'inkti delye deep iii the y inyl \aults to bring yott the best in dancelloor_ja//. rare grooye. funk and soul. I Canned Heat at (iaia. ltlpm 3am. £4 (£3 ). \Veckly. llarri 'l.et's (io' yy ith a reliable mix of danccl'loor greats including pop. pttiik. funk and hip hop. Please note that entry to this cyent includes entry to Rth shoyy case l‘iesta. See separate listing ltcloyy. I C.C. Blooms at ('.(‘. Blooms. ltlfillpm .iam (bar frottt (rpm). l5ree. \Vcekly. lll .-\ll_\ does the decks duty at this gay ttigltt \y ith lter inimitable selection of high camp and (llsctl classics. I Cerotonin at the Venue (loyy er tyyo floors). ltlfitlpm 5am. £5. ll Jan. Monthly. l-‘olloyy ing a series of Scottish c\c|ttsi\es from big name internatiottal l).ls. the tip-and-coming tech-trance night hosts a residents shoyy case featuring Scott l’earce. Rob ’l'homson attd (iraemc Marshall. .i\nd because they care as muclt about raising your pleasure leyels as they do about protecting your purse strings. it's a hall»price session for this date only. I Dischord at Sttidio 34. llpm 3am. £3.5(l ( £2.5tli. IS Jatt. Monthly. lleayy metal. nit-metal. death-metal. extreme metal and some token goth \y itlt l)Js Leaf. \Vally. ltjy and l.i/. I Dr No’s at the Bongo Club. Monthly. \c‘\l date 2.; Jan. QEI Segundo at the Bongo Club. ll)..‘\t)pm 3am. £5. ll .lan. Monthly. t'p— and-coming Bristol-based creyy Aspects make their Scottish debut. performing high calibre hip hop for the head/. See llitlist. I Eruptor at Studio 24 (top floor). llptti .‘yam. £5. 4 Jatt. Monthly. l‘ncompi'oinisiitg. to\ic techno night featuring l).l distress from l’rimal land Paul (C I Evol at tile Liquid Room. lll.5(l|illl 3am. £4. \Veekly lidinburgh's longest running indie night (ten consccttttye years. \y itlt no holiday s and no sickiesi. proy idiltg an met-reliable mix of the l‘esl current and classic alternatiye. crossoycr tunes. It's an institution already and, \y itlt the recent addition of the back room. playing host to Mr tk Mrs Mogyyat. the future looks like a happy place for all things liyol. I Fiesta at (iaia. l lpitt .‘yam. £2 before midnight: £4 alter. \Veekly. .»\ll-neyy slit)“ ease \yhet'e l)J l'itll‘llltl/ (Vibe. 3 l'rban) drops tltc latest pressings and jams from the hot and jiggy “odds of hip hop attd Rth. I Funky Magic at the ('octcatt Lounge (doyynstairs at ligo). Monthly. Next date 35 .lan. I Future Noodle at the Venue (top floor). lllfitlpni 3am. £4. ll .lan. Monthly. for one night only. the tech-house and breaks shoyycasc moyes to the top floor of

its next home to host a residents night featuring l)Js liuan James. Belieye (Boogie Mo Dynamo) and Mikey .Magic. Future dates yy ill occttpy the lower two floors of the Venue yy'ith gttest DJs inclttding Adam l’reeland. Rennie Pilgrem and Mr C. GThe 60-00 at the Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). l lpm—4am. £4. l 1 Jan. Monthly. (iet loose as a goose at this yy igged-out and yyild night of (i()s garage punk. surf. swinging soundtracks and s\\'CCl. .syyeet soul hosted by boss daddies Tall Paul Robinson. Angus A (‘io-Go and Kaiser (ieorge. See Hitlist.

I Journey Jamaica at the Matnbo Cltib (upstairs). lupin—3am. £5: £4 before midnight. 18 Jatt. Monthly. An all-neu- night of original Jamaican ska. roeksteady and reggae hosted by Dr Soul and Robbie Cormack.

I Keep It Unreal at tigo. Bi-iiionthly. Next date 8 Feb.

I Lost at Stttdio 34. l().3()pttt—3am. £6. ll Jan. Monthly. After hitting capacity with the massiye first birthday bash last month. Lost host a comparatiyely low-key residents' night where Neil Templar. Al Space and Nomad let loose yyith funky to hard-hitting techno.

I The Mambo Club at the Mambo Club. ltlpm--3am. £4 (£3 \y ith tlyer) before midnight; £5 alter. \Veekly. Sir ()ssie's highly respected mix of reggae. ragga. Rth. rap and hip hop continues to

be one of the strongest ttights for music of

black origin in loan.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 25 Jan yy ith the sixth birthday bash featuring the cream of Scotland's drum ck bass l)Js. See \Vot‘d L'p for details on the rescheduled Cioldie date.

I Metalheadz at the Honey contb. Next date 8 lieb featuring guest DJ. (irooyerider.

I Mischief at the Venue. Next date tbc. I Mondo at the Venue. Monthly. Next date 25 Jan.

I Modern Lovers at tigo. l lpiii—3am. £4. l8 Jan. Monthly. Get your kicks with this syyinging (ills fix. featuring rare soul. llatttmond ja/z. freakbeat and rocksteady from resident l)Js Jitnnty Mac and Craig. I A Night For Cuba at the Bongo Club. lt).3()pm—~3am. £6 (£5). l8 Jan. Monthly. lidinburgh's leading Latin nights - Cltib Latino. Salsa Vita. .-\t'akataca and Latin lixplosion club together once again to form this mighty hootenanny. All profits frotn the night go directly to Medicare Cuba.

I Nuklear Puppy at Noa has HOW finished.

I Opium at ()pium. ltlpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Rock. nu-metal and alternatiye/ indie.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 25 Jatt.

I Planet Earth at the (‘itrus (‘luh ll).3()pm~-3am. £5. Weekly. The yaried

\ isual and musical delights of the 70s and ts’tls. yy ith some stress laid on the exploits of early 80s electro artists.

I Radio Babylon at l.a Belle Angele has noyy finished as a regular monthly residency. Next date 3| Mar featuring guest l)J Andreyy \Veatherall.

I Rampage at the Venue (top floor). lt).3()pm- 3am. £7 (£5). 18 Jan. Monthly. Rampage residents Phil Zero and Pearsall go head to head iii a DJ Battle to the death against l)J Skelp and Fred Lemon of infamous Aberdeen ltard house night. 'l‘riple Bass. Bring the pain.

I Resistance at the Venue. Monthly. Next date 25 Jatt.

I Roadblock at l’o Na Na. ltlpm—3am. £3. \Veekly. Nicci l" (3 Piece Suite) stops the traffic in bad music it hen she digs up the best in funk, disco, house and block rockin' beats.

I Salsa Con Sabor at til Barrio. ltlpm 3am. l-‘ree before i lpm; £2 after. \Veekly. Beats from the barrio at this sysinging party hosted by DJ Hector. Nano and the Latin posse. l'l'CC beginners' salsa class starts at 9pm.