NRO dance action at this ever-popular gay bar.

I Flippin’ at the Bongo ('lttb.

10pm 3am. £5. l4 Feb only. Fundraiser in aid of the Iidinburgh Ramp Fttnd featuring mo‘ hip hop and drum & bass from Nasty P. Kid and lixtra. breakers. a mini ratnp show and the pretnier screening of a highly exciting skate llick showing at l lpm prompt.

I Fusion at Po Na Na. 1 Ipm 3am. £2. Weekly. DJs .Mark B (Studio (irand) plays vinyl getns sourced from the realms of house. hip hop. funk and soul.

I Genetic at the (‘itrus (‘luh

l lpm‘ 3am. Free before 1 L30me £2 alter. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soiree that showcases alternative. indie and lo-l'i. No smoking in the bar area. mind.

I Indigo at the Bongo (‘lub. ‘).3()pttt~3;tltt. £4. 3| Jan only. First birthday bash of the lush live jazz and ftmk night also featuring sugar pop DJ delight from a whole host of local players.

I Itchy Soul Hi-Fi at the Bongo (‘lub Monthly. Next date 2| Feb.

I Kinetic at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 2] Feb.

I Lick Shot at the (‘octeau Lounge has now moved to the Ventte. See Sat.

I The Moneyshot at the Bongo (‘lub has now linished as a regular monthly residency. ()ne-off specials will however happen in the coming months. To find ottt more information on these events. join the mailing list at themoneyshotm‘antisocialcom.

I Naturalists at the Bongo (‘lub. l0.3()pm-3am. £5 (£4). 7 Feb only. One- off hip hop. ragga and dancehall night featuring DJs t'-'l'urn and Ritchie Ruftone plus live M(‘ antics from Matik. Scotty and Dangerman.

I Opium at ()pium. 10pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Rock. nu metal and alternative/indie at this late-night drinking den-cum-club complex that ably recreates the atmosphere of (‘ockburn Street on a Saturday afternoon.

I Snatch Club at the Liquid Rootn. l0.30pm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. A funky disco-cum-cabaret. comically compered by .Mr llarry Ainsworth (aka ‘Perrier Newcomer Award' winner (iarth ('ruikshank) and deck manipulated in a cod funk and hip hop stylee by Babes. Biggie & Spanky. Benny Hill-like antics will of course be rife and all drinks are available at 1970s prices.

I 3 Piece Sweet at the (‘octeau Lounge. llpm 3am. £2. l4 Feb. Monthly. Feel the love as Trendy Wendy. Sally F and Nicki host a highly romantic

‘Valentine's Party" at their monthly tnix of

house. funk. sottl. pop and kitsch classics. I Traffic at Zero (lleriot-Watt l'nivcrsity‘). 9pm 2am. Free. Live indie bands followed by a heady mix of rock. pop and hip hop at this lleriot-Watt club night.

Chart & Party

I J&B Night at Fl Barrio. ()pmrlatc. Free. Weekly. Spanish and [K chart showcase sponsored by 1&B whisky.

I Old Skool Disco at Revolution. l0.30pm 3am. £4 non-students (£2 students); free entry in school uniform. Weekly. Jason Donovan. that seminal ligure of the 80s acid house explosion. berl’orms a ‘live PA' on Valentine’s Da.‘ (14 Feb) at this retro hottse night hosted by DJ Tom Wilson. Later this month (2| Feb). it's crazy Belgium combo 2- L'nlimited. who did in fact make dance music once upon a time.

I The 6, 7, 8 Special at Why Not‘.’ I lptn -3am. £5. Weekly. A magical tnusical journey that takes you through the (ills, 70s. 80s and 90s.

I The Subway at the Subway.

9pm 5am. Free for students with matriculation card: £l otherwise. Weekly. A mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie at this invariably depraved

(‘owgate institution.

I Thursday In The City at (‘lub Mercado. 8pm 3am. Free. Weekly. (‘ommercial chart and dance from (irant Stott and Micky (iavin (Radio Forth). plus drinks promos and surprise give- aways a plenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.

Edinburgh Fridays '


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

I Bar Union at Bar l'nion. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Nicola lloey lires up the Friday frisking with a pre-club session featuring pop house and disco classics. I Bass Trap Sessions at Bani Bolt. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Wily Manga master (i-Mac hosts his weekly lix of hand-picked narcotic breaks and beats. including all the latest hip hop. 2-step breaks. R&B and drtttn & bass.

I Beluga at Beluga. 8pm lam. Free. Weekly. Don Flanagan undertakes a DJing marathon touching on house. garage and jazzy breaks ( l Feb) while Yogi llattghton breaks out the urban soul grooves (b’ Feb).

I Centro at (‘ity (ale 2. ()pm lam. Free. 8 Feb. Fortnightly. t'ltragroove resident (iareth Sommerville attrally entertains the drinking masses with a sweet nu-ja/z and sultry house selection. I Cuba Norte at ('uba Not'le.

l0pm lam. Free. Weekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrum for Latin lovers and still pivotal to the whole Latin

I Cuts & Strings at the ()uthottse. Monthly. Next date 22 Feb.

I Flashback at Flashback. 8pm lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Randy Andy spins a retro chart mix for the over 2 l s.

I Immersed In Music at l’ivo. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. In the salubrious surrounds of this aw ard-

w inning (‘zech theme bar. Silver Storic whips up a progressive house frenzy ( 1 Feb) while Mr (icorge 'l. socks it to all the suckers otit there with his jackin' house shenanigans (8 Feb).

I Intersection at (illtlL‘tl Saloon. ts’pm lam. Free. 8 Feb. Fortnightly. All- new pre-club lixturc at the 70s style bar- cum-fcstival venue. featuring Dennis Probet‘t and guests playing tnodern soul. nu-jaz/ and LS garage.

I Made In Iguana at lgttatta.

9pm lam. Free. Weekly. (‘olin ('ook (l'ltragroove) plays some real deal house music. from the experimental to the totiin and tribal with random Latin inlluences thrown in for good measure. I Meadows Bar at the Meadows Bar. ()pm late. Free. Weekly. lilectro sottl and hip hop with rotational residents l)ava (1 Feb) and Roan and Brian. the bad boys from Radio Babylon (8 Feb).

I Metalheadz at (‘ity (are.

9pm lam. Free. 8 Feb only. Warm-up session to the drum a; bass event at the Honeycomb featuring the mighty (iroovet‘idet'.

I Mixed Bag at PopRokit. ()pm lam. Free. Weekly. Styler (Solel‘ttsion) and Spanky (Snatch ('lub) select the fttnk. soul and disco classies.

I Oxygen Music at ()xygen Bar. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. ()n a rotational basis. ('raig Smith (District) supplies smooth and soulful house while (‘raig (ice (Freelall) takes the tired-up and funky approach.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann's.

l lpm 3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a hip hop and breaks soundtrack from DJ Dolphin Boy ('l‘ummy Touch).

I Yo! Below ttl Yo! Below.

8pm- midnight. Free. Weekly. The sushi sty lc bar gets the dancelloor soul treatment from the Posh DJs. Shame everyone's sitting down. really.


I Arakataca! at the Bongo (‘lub.

l lptn 3am. £5. 1 Feb. Monthly. DJs Jafl‘er (Senegal) and Zuppa lnglese (Bogota) host a fiery mix of salsa. African. Latin and (‘aribbean dance.

I Behave? at the Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 8 Mar.

I The Big B Bash at (‘1th Java. l0pm-late. £5 (free between 10- l Ipm). 1 Feb only. A one-off special showcasing the fresh sound of future disco with your hosts. Lel Palfrey. Bob and Chris.

0 Big Beat at La Belle Angele. lt').30pm—-3am. £ll (£l0) in advance: £l2 (£l l ) on the door. I Feb. Monthly. Radio ()ne’s nu-jazz don. (iilles Peterson. makes his debut in the Big Beat lounge. Playing all the best soul. fttnk. jazz and rare groove for the dance- lloor. Mr Worldwide himself will be joined by Raw Deal. also of the 'l‘alkin' Loud label. See llitlist.

I Canned Heat at (iaia. 10pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Harri ‘Let‘s (io’ with a reliable mix of dancelloor greats inclttding 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 C.C. Blooms at ('.('. Blooms. 10.30pm 3am (bar from bpm). Free. Weekly. lligh catnp and chart classics with DJ Ally at this popular gay venue. I Cerotonin at the Venue (lower two lloors). 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£6). 8 Feb. Monthly. Progressive house through to hard-edged tech-trance with the resident l)Js Scott Pearce. Rob 'l'hompson and (iraeme Marshall. Note that next month it’s the second birthday bash featuring guest action from Thomas Schutnacher.

I Dischord at Studio 24. l lpm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). l5 Feb. 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 (‘lub. Monthly. Next date 22 Feb.

I El Segundo at the Bongo (‘lub ll).30pm 3am. £(i (£5). 8 Feb. Monthly. Following the rip-roaring success of last month's session with Aspects. the residents take control once again at this high calibre hip hop night.

I Eruptor at Studio 24 (top floor).

I lpm 3am. £5. 1 Feb. Monthly. l'ncompromising. toxic techno night featuring DJ distress from Primal 'l‘ and Pattl (‘.

I Evol at the Liquid Room.

l0.30pm 3am. £4. Weekly. lidinburgh's longest rttnning 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 and Mrs Mogwai. the future looks like a happy place for all things livol.

I Fiesta 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 passes available every Sttn at the Q Bar.

I Funkey Magic at the ('oeteau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). Monthly. Next date 32 Feb.

I Future Noodle at the Venue (lower two floors). l0.30pm- 3am. £5. l5 Feb. Monthly. A night of intrepid experimentation at the tech-house and breaks showcase featuring all kinds of technological devices that most people don't need or want to understand. lissentially. it‘s a dex ‘n' fx tight featuring DJs liuan James. Believe (Boogie Mo Dynamo) and Mikey Magic making the scene with the music machines in the main room while young Babyface melts hearts with his romantic mix of deep house and funk iii the downstairs suite.

Mischief Those that feel compelled to combine their passions for head-nodding hop hop and frenetic drum & bass will think that all their clubbing dreams have come true with Mischief. And with major league guests like Aphrodite (pictured). Mickey Finn. Rodney P and Skit7. they probably

have. See preview. page 57-

Venue, Fri 7 Feb.

Big Beat Radio One's nu-ja27 daddy Gilles Peterson makes his DJing debut in the Big Beat lounge. And just so's he doesn't get lonely. Raw Deal. also from the Talkin' Loud label. has come along to do a live and exclusive funk show. l_.a Be/le Ange/e. Fri 7 Feb.

Sublime Chab and DJ Cyber (Cyber Records. Netherlands) bring their unique style of European ininintal techno to the Sublime faithful. Honeycomb. Fri 7 Feb.

Metalheadz (Srooverider. champion of Clark drum & bass and seminal figure on the jungle scene since its inception in the early 90s. makes a highly anticipated trip to the capital to unleash a live hour set. Honeycomb. F r/ 8 Feb.

Lost Caught in a trap. There's no turning back. You're Lost in techno. along with guest-DJ Surgeon. and the resident sonic assassins Neil l'emplar. AI Space and Nomad. See preview. page 74. Stud/O 24. F118 Feb.

Blast Valentine’s Massacre Dress to kill as Huggy Capone and Bugs Markell use their explosive house party to pay tribute to the most spectacular mob hit in gangland history. Club Mercado. Sat 9 Feb.

Wendy House Trendy Wendy stokes up the funk fire of her crazy clubbing cottage with a little help from lxrlotherfunk Dds Gino and Fryer. Should be a quality house party with extra added funk to rock your l) ):)ly. Club i'./l()/‘cado. Sun 10 Feb.

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