Edinburgh, Clu .

Regular weekly clubs plus one of! events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetical by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up to date details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Lack of information may result In clubs being omitted. Edinburgh club listings compiled by Catherine Bromley.

Edinburgh Thursdays


I Base Camp at City Cafe (downstairs). 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A weekly expedition led by DJs Mark and Dopamean. taking in the dizzy heights of hip ho . funk and reggae.

I Be uga at Beluga. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Leo lets loose with some house. garage and funked up disco grooves (28 Mar) while the omnipresent Craig Smith gets bi-zay with the soulful house. badass boogie and broken beats malarkey (4 Apr).

I Cool Blue at the Wash. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. A fresh and frisky mix of smooth. sophisticated hip hop and soul from DJ Ali Campbell.

I Drop Out at the Living Room. 9pm—lam. Free. 28 Mar & 11 Apr. Fortnightly. Tune in to drop out to the best in house. techno and electro from rotational residents Bodyfunk. Blend and Tantrum.

I Eccentric at Bam Bou. 9pm—lam. Free. 28 Mar & l 1 Apr. Fortnightly. Euan James. Stuart Sandeman and Lee Murray play L'S house at this Oriental style bar session.

I Flashback at Flashback. 8.30pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Venus teeters back in time to play disco tunes from the 70s and 80s at this recently gay bar.

I Hit! at Q Bar. 7pm—late. Free. Weekly. El Segundo's DJ Redo plays funk. soul.

jazz and all that inspired hip hop.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A new DJ schedule sees rotational residents Smokey 8.: The Bandit. Silver Storik. Craig Gee and Beany warm up for the weekend with diverse takes on the funky house model.

I La Fromagerie at the Meadows Bar

(downstairs). 9pm—lam. Free. 4 Apr. Fortnightly. Edinburgh's original E-Z

sleazies Al and Kam the Mullet serve up a

stinky selection of cheesy musical delights.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Gareth Sommerville breaks the mould of his L'ltragroove guise. playing warm New York house. disco and all things soulful at this pre-weekend pre-club.

I Oxygen Music at Oxygen Bar. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Underground house. funk and hip hop with Simon and Gav (L'nderground Solus'shn).

I Reggae Got Soul at Oxygen Bar (downstairs). 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Lovers rock. roots and revival reggae frotn rotational resident DJs.

I Shadowsklll at Bam Bou. 9pm—lam. Free. 4 Apr. Fortnightly. Confucius say this new Oriental style bar got plenty good hip hop. funk and drum & bass with DJ Dragon and Redo.

I UrbannHangSulte at Bann‘s.

l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a kooky and eclectic soundtrack from a selection of local beat freaks including DJ Dolphin Boy (Tummy Touch).

I Yo! Below at Yo! Below. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The sushi style bar gets the funked-up drum & bass treatment from DJ Queen B (Behave?) Please note that Behave? members get 10 per cent off their bill for food and drinks.



I Arthouse at Wee Red Bar. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). 1 1 Apr. Monthly. An intimate gathering featuring beats. bass and booze. The bar‘s cheap. the room small and sleazy with a tiger of a soundsystem and the DJ 5 - well they ain't half bad either. Namely. Grand MacDonald and Alan Paul playing twisted disco. funky breaks and jackin‘ techno.

I 0.6. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Trip the light fantastic to Hi- NRG dance action at this ever-popular gay bar.

I Dysfunction at Studio 24.

l lpm—3am. Free before 11.30pm; £2 after. 28 Mar & 11 Apr. Fortnightly. Rock and metal get together for angry. misunderstood loners.

I Easy Come Easy at Ego. 10pm—3am. £10. 28 Mar only. It‘s an Easter R&B Special alreadyll Brought to you in association with MTV‘s The Lick. this full scale event will feature all that‘s fresh from the fields of R&B. hip hop and soul with DJs Dodge and Mark Devlin.

I Fusion at P0 Na Na. 1 lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Mark B (Studio Grand) plays vinyl gems sourced from the realms of house. hip hop. funk and soul.

I Genetic at the Citrus Club.

1 lpm—3am. Free before 1 1.30pm; £2 after. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soirée that showcases alternative. indie and 10-h. No smoking in the bar area. mind.

I Honeycomb 1st Birthday Party at the Honeycomb. 10pm-3am. Invitation only (call 0131 556 2442 to check availability). 28 Mar only. DJs George T. Nicki F. Hany Let‘s Go. Spider. Coo. Styler and Spanky celebrate the first birthday of this shiny venue with a night of house. funk. soul and hip hop. Plus there's a live show from Miguel Mantovani and Archerio aka The Cuban Brothers.

I Itchy Soul Hl-FI at the Bongo Club. 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£4). 4 Apr. Monthly. The Tongue & Groove Soundsystem cranks up the frequencies for a night of reggae. ska. dub and dancehall.

I Opium at Opium. 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 Cockbum Street on a Saturday afternoon.

0 Optical at the Bongo Club. lOpm—3am. £10. 11 Apr only. Pioneering drum & bass producer Optical. best known for his work with Ed Rush on Virus Recordings. makes a rare appear- ance in Scotland to unleash a set of dark and twisted jungle. Support comes from the General (Manga). Darkstonn and Neo MC. See Hitlist.

I Snatch Club at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. A funky disco-cum-cabaret. comically compered by Mr Harry Ainsworth 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 19705 prices.

I 3 Piece Sweet at the Cocteau Lounge. llpm—3am. £2. 11 Apr. Monthly. Trendy Wendy. Sally F and Nicki get the party started (and the weekend while they‘re at it) with their monthly mix of house. funk. soul. pop and kitsch classics. I Traffic at Zero (Heriot-Watt University). 9pm—2am. Free. Weekly. Live indie bands followed by a heady mix of rock. pop and hip hop at this Heriot- Watt club night.

Chart & Party

I I Love 80s at Babylon. lOpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Relive the decade that good music bypassed at this brand new weekly shindig.

I Old Skool Disco at Revolution. 10.30pm-3am. £4 non-students (£2 students); free entry in school uniform. Weekly. Retro house night hosted by DJ Tom Wilson.

I The Subway at the Subway. 9pm-3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. A mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie at this invariably de raved Cowgate institution.

I hursday In The City at Club Mercado. 8pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Commercial chart and dance from Grant Stott and Micky Gavin (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-le at the Wash. 9pm—lam. Free.

Weekly. Improvisational funk. soul and Latin vibes with DJ Ali Campbell.

I Bar Union at Bar Union. 9pm-3am.

Free. Weekly. Nicola Hoey fires up the Friday frisking with a pre-club session featuring p house and disco classics. I Bass 3-3. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Wily Manga master G-Mac hosts his weekly fix of hand-picked narcotic breaks and beats. including all the latest hip hop. 2-step breaks. R&B and drum & bass.

I Beluga at Beluga. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Don Flanagan undertakes an eight hour onslaught of house and garage grooves (29 Mar) while Yogi ‘Da Bear' Haughton spins his singular selection of urban soul platters (5 Apr). I Centre at City Cafe 2. 9pm—lam. Free. 5 Apr. Fortnightly. Ultragroove resident Gareth Sommerville aurally entertains the drinking masses with a

sweet nu-jazz and sultry house selection. :

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrum for Latin lovers and still pivotal to the whole Latin scene.

I Cuts & Strings at the Outhouse. Monthly. Next date 19 Apr.

I Flashback at Flashback. 8pm-lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Randy Andy spins a retro chart mix at this recently gay bar.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. The award- winning Czech theme bar launches a new DJ schedule. this fortnight featuring jackin‘ house grooves from George T (29 Mar) and sassy house sizzlers from Kris Keegan (5 Apr).

I Intersection at Gilded Saloon. 8pm—1am. Free. 5 Apr. Fortnightly. All- new pre-club fixture at the 703 style bar- cum-festival venue. featuring Dennis Probert and guests playing modern soul. nu-‘azz and US garage.

I ade ln Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Colin Cook (Ultragroove) plays some real deal house music. from the experimental to the tough and tribal with random Latin influences thrown in for good measure. I Mixed Bag at PopRokit. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Styler (Solefusion) and Spanky (Snatch Club) select the funk. soul and disco classics.

I Oxygen Music at Oxygen Bar. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. On a rotational basis. Craig Smith (Audio Deluxe) supplies smooth and soulful house while Craig Gee (Freefall) takes the fired-up and funky approach.

I Reasonable Cause at Rush. 8pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Mr Mustgroove and Lenak warm up the weekend with a spiky mix of tech-house and techno.

I Soft Machine at Gilded Saloon. 8pm—lam. Free. 30 Mar. Fortnightly. A mixed bag of musical styles including hip hop. sixties garage. punk and Northern soul.

p Sessions at Bam Bou.

I Majestlca Sweet Jesus if it isn’t the re-launch cum first birthday bash of the sexed-up house night previously resident at West End venue Noa. Venue, Fri 29 Mar

I Sublime Kev Wright a man who boldly lays claim to being the messianic master of Edinburgh's tech-trance scene selflessly takes the burden of a three hour set upon his shoulders. Honeycomb, Fri 29 Mar.

I Airborne Check into club class for the first birthday bash of this high-flying underground techno night. All manner of guest DJs will be occupying the cockpit, not least UK techno legend, Dave Angel (pictured). Venue, Sat 30 Mar.

I Radio Babylon Jesus died on the cross so that we could be sinful. Or something like that. Anyway, cheers for that Jesus and cheers for the Monday off so we can get shit monkeyed at this mind-melting affair featuring techno assault from Andrew Weatherall and feisty funk doings from David Holmes. See David Holmes feature. page 10. Ego, Sun 37 Mar.

I Ultragroove Vs Robodlsco Again, thanks Jesus. You couldn't get enough of real deal house music while you were alive you rascal, you and now that you're dead (or everlasting, or whatever) we’re loving it or your behalf. Least we could do really. La Belle Ange/e, Sun 37 Mar.

I X Live Baloo and DJ Search aka The Nextmen, responsible for a Christ kicking night when they played last year at Headspin, return to our fair shores to once again incur serious dancefloor congestion with a four hour set of premium US and UK hip hop. Bongo Club, Sat 6 Apr.

I Optical Christ on a creeping cross. It's only that pioneering drum & bass type Matt Ouinn aka Optical come to town to unleash some dark and mainly menacing jungle. Damn his eyes and make sure to arrive early to guarantee entry. Bongo Club, Thu 77 Apr.

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