Regular weekly clubs plus one off 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 Henry Northmore.

Edinburgh Thursdays


I Bar Union at Bar l'nion. 0pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. l’arty people in tha house say ‘lair‘ as Scratch l)J Ly ley mi\es tip the hip hop lllittlllt‘ss.

I Bass Camp at ('ity ('afe. (S’pm lam. l‘ree. “cckly. :\ weekly c\pedition led by His .Mark and I)opamean. taking in the di/ly heights of hip hop. funk and reggae.

I Beluga al Beluga Bar k ('anleen Restaurant. Spin lain. l‘ree. Weekly. Yogi llaughlon lets loose with some house. garage and funked up disco grooves (l) «k 23 May ) while the omnipresent ('raig Smith gels bi-lay with the soulful house. badass boogie and broken beats malarkey ( In May ).

I Drop Out at the Living Room.

9pm lam. l‘ree. ‘) iv 23 May. Fortnightly. Tune in to drop out to the best in house. techno and electro from rotational residents Body ftiiik. Blend arid 'l'antrum. 'l‘his fortnight 'l'esl favourites and all round ntenlalists 'l‘he 'l‘okyo Bitches (9 May. the) pop in for all manner of mayhem.

I Hit! at Q Bar. 7pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. lil Segundo‘s l)JRed(i plays funk. soul. ja/I and all that inspired hip hop.

I Immersed In Music at l’iyo ('affe. ()pm lam. Free. Weekly. .\ new [)1 Schedule secs l‘ltlitllollitl l‘c‘sltlc‘llh Smokey & The Bandit. Silver Slorik. ('raig (ice and Beany warm tip for the

w eekcnd w ith diverse takes on the funky house model.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana.

9pm 1am. l‘l'ee. Weekly. (iareth Somniery ille breaks the mould of his l'llragroove guise. playing warm .\'ew

York house. disco and old-school hip hop.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. noon |()pm. Weekly. (Elobal ja// grooves and soul with Bob ('airns (noon— 5pm) and disco. R&B and garage from lirik l)a \"iking (5 10pm).

I Oxygen at ()sygen Bar & (irill. 9pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. Progressive house and trance front rotational residents Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby) and Dave Begg (Skank. Area 5| ).

I Reggae Got Soul at ()xygen Bar & (irill. 8pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. Lovers rock. roots and revival reggae from rotational resident I)Js.

I Yo! Below at Yo? Below. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. The sushi style bar gets the funked-up drum & bass treatment from 1)] Queen B (Behave?) Please note that Behave‘.’ members get ll)‘i off their bill for food and drinks.


I Beat Root Juice at the Beat Jazz. Basement. 8pm. £2 £3 (free before lflptn). ‘) May. Live set from Live Sciences and their brand ofjauy. soulful hip hop featuring Rowena on vocals. the Incoupereal M('s and l)JRcd(i.

I C.C. Blooms at (‘.(‘. Blooms. ll).3()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Trip the light fantastic to lli-.\'R(i dance action at this ever-popular gay bar.

0 Djinniditto al ligo. lllpm 3am. £5 (£4). In May. Monthly. .\ new show- case for artists working in every medi- um w ith a musical policy to match. ()pening night sees l’aul MacGee (l).\'.-\. Sotil Malia) with a live set cov- ering everything from hip hop to indtis- trial. and an exhibition of his art work. I Fusion at l’o .\'a .\'a. ltlpm 3am. £2 (free before 1 lptn). to May. l-‘orlnightly. 1)] Mark B (Sttidio (irand) plays vinyl gems in the realms of house. hip hop. funk and soul.

I Genetic at (‘itrus ('lub.

llpm 3am. £2. Weekly. Still a mighty popular night that showcases alternative. indie and lo-li. .\'o smoking in the bar area. mind.

I Hedflux at l’o .\'a Na. llpm 3am. £4 £5. l-‘ortnightly. Scratch l’erverts do their perverted scratching breakbeat four deck kinda thing (9 May) then king of the good time funk Norman Jay drops in (2.3 May).

Live Jazz from Fertile Ground at Jack Your Boots Up, at 11 May

I Incognito at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£2 in fancy dress). 30 May. Monthly. After a successful launch night the 70s night heads for the jungle in this ‘.\'am themed special.

I Indigo at Bongo Club. ‘).3()pm—3am. £4. 9 May only. Last ever night of this jazz. funk cltib. and it’s gonna be a large one. with live performances front Moph and Red ('entre. then l)Js battling it out in a fresh funky showdown till the wee small hours.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. lllpm 3am. £3. Weekly. Jel. llill playing vocal house. disco and party tunes.

I Opium at ()piutn. lt).3()pm 3am. l-‘ree. Weekly. Rock. nu-(netal and alternative/indie.

Q The Ska Club at the Venue.

9pm 3am. £5 (£4). In May. Monthly. Rude boys. skins. punks and mods let loose at this recently re-launched ska night. Tonight sees special guests Pork Pie laying down those rocksteady heats live.

I Snatch al the Liquid Room. ll).3()pm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. .»\ filth fixated funky disco-cuiii-cabaret. comically compered by Mr llarry Ainsworth and decks manipulated in a cod funk and hip hop stylee by Babes. Biggie & Spanky.

I Speak Easy at Bongo (‘luh ll).3()pm 3am. £5 (£4). 23 May. Monthly. loot suits and (‘harleston queens swing out at this musical extravaganza featuring karaoke and cabaret burlesque.

I The Voices at Bongo ('luh.

9pm 3am. £5 (£3). In May. Hip hop wid l)a Break crew and some seriously funky house out the back.

Chart & Party

I Clubstars 2 at Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. £2 (£1 ). Weekly. Your chance to win a ride in the Subway limo (bubbly included) at this kitsch karaoke challenge.

I I Love 808 at Babylon. 10pm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Relive the decade that good music bypassed al this brand new weekly shindig.

I Old Skool Disco at Revolution. 10.30pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Retro house night hosted by 1)] Tom Wilson. I Relax at Peppermint Lounge.

l lpm 3am. £2. Weekly. All the hits from the 80s and plenty of drinks promos to wash it down with.

I The 6, 7, 8 Special at Why .\'ot‘.’. l lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. A magical musical journey that takes you through the (ills, 70s, 80s and nineties with plucky survivor Disco Billy and his new friend l)isco l)iva Dale. ('age dancers a definite bonus.

I Thursday In The City at (‘luh Mercado. 8pm» 3am. Free. Weekly. (‘ommercial chart and dance courtesy of Radio l-‘orth I)Js (iranl Scott and Micky (iavin. pltis drinks promos a plenty for those who want to start the weekcnd fashionably early.

Edinburgh Fridays


I Ad Lib at the Wash (formerly The ('arwash). 9pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. lmprovisalional funk. soul and Latin vibes with D] All ('ampbcll.

I Bar Union at Bar l'nion.

9pm <3am. Free. Weekly. Nicola lloey fires tip the Friday frisking with a pre- club session featuring pop house and disco classics.

I BasszTrap Sessions at Bani Bou. 9pm lam. l‘rec. Weekly. Wise Manga master (i-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. With 1)] His (Sublime. It) May). Manga's Senses ( l7 May).

b.ding Glasgow's night of world encompassing beats and bhangra makes its Edinburgh debut, regulars Tigerstyle and Fires Fly are joined by special guest Gareth Somerville (Ultragroove). Bongo Club. Fr) 70 May

lmpotent Fury Fred Deakin (Going Places) returns with three floors of bizarre antics. Don‘t say we didn't warn you. The Venue. Sat 77 May.

'7 Jack Your Boots Up Spiritual afro flavoured jazz from Baltimore six-piece Fertile Ground doing their thang live. And it's a Scottish exclusive. Smoking. Beat Jazz Basement, Sat 77 May

Rap Revolution Tour 2002 Proving we can do it ruffer and tuffer than our American counterparts the cream of UK hip hop come mob handed (Skitz. Skeme, Big P, the Extremists. 12 Stone Productions. Rodney P and DJ Excalibah) to show us what's what. The Venue, Sun 72 May

Diinniditto Art meets clubbing, but in an unpretentious way (thank god). Opening night sees Paul MacGee exhibiting freestyle beats and art work with equal abandon. Ego, Thu 7 (5 May

The Ska Club Nothing brings a smile to your face quicker than a bit of up-beat ska. And it's even better when it's live as Pork Pie (featuring memebers of Bombskare) lay down their rocksteady sound. The Venue. Thu 76 May.

Pillbox Fancy screwing with your head. ears and feet? Well techno freakmeister Cristian Vogel is just the man to do it. Guaranteed to confuse your mind and make your body writhe in pleasure. Studio 24, Fri I7 May

Airborne More techno action from New York's finest Joey Beltram (pictured). one of the most important players in techno . . . ever. Don't believe me well here's two words for ya: ‘Energy Flash‘. The Venue, Sat 78 May.

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