I The Subway at the Subway.

9pm 3am. Free for students with matriculation card: £l otherwise. Weekly. :\ mainstream soundtrack pltis the odd spot of indie at this invariably depraved Cow gate institution.

I Thursday In The City at Club Mercado. 8pm -3am. Free. Weekly. Commercial chart and dance front (irant Stott and Micky (iavin (Radio Forth). pltis drinks promos and surprise give- aways a plenty for those who want to start the w eekcnd fashionably early.

Edinburgh Fridays


I Ad-Lib at the Wash. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. lmprovisational funk. soul and Latin vibes with DJ Ali Campbell.

I Bass Trap Sessions at Bani Bou. ()pni—lam. Free. Weekly. Wily Manga master (i-Mac hosts his weekly fix of hand-picked narcotic breaks and beats. including all the latest hip hop. 2-step. R&B and drum a bass.

I Beluga at Beluga. Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Erik Da Viking and Jay Feeney straddle a spectrum of house and garage grooves ( 18 Jan) while the masterful Yogi Haughton goes all street with his box of urban beats (25 Jan).

I Centro at City Cafe 2. 9pm —lam. Free. 25 Jan. Fortnightly. l'ltragroove resident (iareth Sommerville aurally entertains the drinking masses with a sweet nu-jau and sultry house selection. I Cuba Norte at (‘uba Nortc.

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 ()uthouse. 9pm lam. Free. 25 Jan. Monthly. Many. myriad moods of music ranging from hip hop to weird electro and it all comes care of those cheeky t'apscallions Paul Mason. Kevin Roe. and Sean Keltie.

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I Flashback at Flashback. Xpm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Randy Andy spins a retro chart mix for the over 2ls.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm~lam. Free. Weekly. In the salubrious surrounds of this award- winning Czech theme bar. Yogi Haughton plays quality house and garage grooves ( 18 Jan) while Skinner takes the more progressive approach (25 Jan).

I Intersection at Gilded Saloon. 8pm—lam. Free. 26 Jan. Fortnightly. All- new pre-club fixture at the 7(ls style bar cum festival venue. featuring Dennis Probert and guests playing modern soul. nit-jazz. and CS garage.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm---lam. Free. Weekly. The boys from L'nderground Solu ‘shn get bisay with the jiggy hip hop. house. funk. drum 8; bass and techno.

I Meadows Bar at the Meadows Bar. ()pin—late. Free. Weekly. Electro soul and hip hop with rotational residents Dava

( 18 Jan) and Roan and Brian. the bad boys from Radio Babylon (25 Jan).

I Mixed Bag at PopRokit. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Styler (Solefusion) and Spunky (Snatch Club) select the funk. soul and disco classics.

I North Bridge Bar at the Scotsman Hotel. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. See Thu.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. ()pin—lam. Free. Weekly. 011 a rotational basis. Craig Smith (District) supplies smooth and soulful house while Craig (lee (Freefall) takes the funky approach.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann‘s.

l lpm—Sam. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a hip hop and breaks soundtrack from DJ Dolphin Boy (Tummy Touch).

I Yo! Below at Yo! Below. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. The sushi style bar gets the nu-jazz. R&B and dancelloor soul treatment from the Posh DJs.

Club I Arakataca! at the Bongo Club. I lpm—3am. £5. 1 Feb. Monthly. DJs Jaffer (Senegal) and Zuppa lnglese (Bogota) host a fiery mix of salsa. African. Latin and Caribbean dance. I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm—3am. £l l (£l()) in advance: £12 (£1 1 ) on the door. 1 Feb. Monthly. He allegedly played shit the last time he came tip but that can‘t happen to influential nu-jazz don Gilles Peterson very often. Playing all the best soul. funk. jazz and rare groove for the dancetloor. Mr Worldwide himself will be joined by Raw Deal. also of the Talkin‘ Loud label. I Bivouac at Club Java. l()pm—late. £5 with llyer: £6 without. 25 Jan. Monthly. A dictionary will tell you that a bivouac is ‘a temporary camp without tents‘ but this in fact a funky to progressive house night hosted by DJs Norby and Billy Trail. I Canned Heat at (iaia. lupin—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Harri ‘Let‘s (io‘ with a reliable mix of dancelloor greats including pop. punk. funk and hip hop. Please note that entry to this event includes entry to R&B showcase Fiesta. See separate listing below. I (3.0. Blooms at CC. Blooms. l().3()pm—3am (bar from (3pm). Free. Weekly. High camp and chart classics with DJ Ally at this popular gay venue. I Cerotonin at The Venue (lower two floors). Monthly. Next date 8 Feb. I Dischord at Studio 24. l lpm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). l8 Jan. Monthly. Heavy metal. nu metal. death metal. extreme metal and some token goth with DJs Leaf. Wally. lqy and Liz. I Dr No’s at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 25 Jan. Monthly. ()riginal Jamaican ska. classic rocksteady. skinhead reggae and bluebeat with your hosts Mel. Tarn and Mary. I El Segundo at the Bongo Club. .‘vlonthly. Next date 8 Feb. I Eruptor at Studio 24 (top floor). I lpm—3am. £5. l Feb. Monthly. L'ncompromising. toxic techno night featuring DJ distress from Primal T and Paul C. I Evol at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Edinburgh‘s longest running indie night (ten consecutive years. with no holidays and no sickies). providing a likely mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes. It's an institution already and with the recent addition of the back room. playing host to Mr & Mrs Mogwai. the future looks like a happy place for all things livol. I Fiesta at (iaia. l lpm—3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. DJ Fabuloz (Vibe. 2 L'rban) drops the latest pressings and jams from the hot and jiggy worlds of hip hop and R&B. VIP Essses available every Sun at the Q Bar. Funkey Magic at the Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Ego). l lpm—3am. £5. 25 Jan. Monthly. First birthday bash of the soul—fuelled deep house night. featuring percussion from Tagg and a live sax show. See preview and Hitlist. I Future Noodle at the Venue (top floor). l().3()pm—3am. £4. 18 Jan. Monthly. For one night only. the tech- house and breaks showcase moves to the top floor of its new home to host a residents night featuring DJs [iuan James. Believe (Boogie Mo Dynamo) and Mikey Magic. Future dates will occupy the lower two floors of the Venue with guest DJs including Adam Freeland. Rennie Pilgretn and Mr C. I The Go-Go at the Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). Monthly. Next date 8 Feb. I Inertia at Studio 24. l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£5). 18 Jan. Monthly. This all-new dynamic techno night leaps into action

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l tunes into 503 and 608 rock 'n' roll at this all-new session also featuring live action from beat combo The Rockaboats. Great for those that loathe modern dance music. ideal for those that like clubbing in dated hotel function suites. C/aremont Hote/, Sat 79 Jan.

Funkey Magic First birthday bash of this soul-fuelled deep house departure. The Hoff Project juggle the vinyl delights while live sax and percussion contribute a well-rounded aural adventure at this compact and bijoux club

.. venue. See preview. page 59. Cocteau Lounge, Fri 25 Jan. Manga Scotland‘s premier drum & bass night celebrates six years of snare-drumming. time~ stretching, head—fucking madness with a massive session featuring any Scottish DJ ever to play a jungle record. See Preview. page 67. La Belle Ange/e. Fri 25 Jan. Colours After parting company with Honeycomb Entertainments. Scotland's superclub has laid its hat to make its home at the Liquid Room. As re-launches go. this one's a peach seeing as X-Press 2 (Rocky. Diesel and Ashley Beedle) are guesting with a live decks ‘n' fx show. Liquid Room. Sat 26 Jan. Headspin Another birthday bonanza. this one celebrating four hugely successful years of head- Spinning hip hop. house. funk and soul. Expect the usual four-deck mix-up in the main room with Allan Headspin and The Resonance. SOUI and reggae in the back with Steve Spin and a live show from

yet again and while the name may imply stasis. the DJs contribute able momentum to get you moving on the dancelloor. They are: Satvira ( ‘Bedroom Bedlam' winner). Nick Fury. and Neil Templar (Lost).

I Journey Jamaica at the Mambo Club (Upstairs). l()pm»—3am. £5: £4 before midnight. l8 Jan. Monthly. :\n all- new night of original Jamaican ska. rocksteady and reggae hosted by Dr Soul and Robbie Cormack.

I Keep It Unreal at ligo. Bi-monthly. Next date 8 Feb.

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