Clubs listings

Edinburgh Thursdays continued

I Fusion at Po Na Na. ltlpm 3am. £2. Weekly (not If Jul). DJ Mark B (Studio (irand) plays vinyl gems in the realms of house. hip hop. funk and sottl.

I Genetic at ('itrus ('lub. l lpm 3am. £2. Weekly. Still a mighty popular night that shovvcases alternative. indie and lo- fi. No smoking in the bar area. mind.

I Glow at ligo. l()pm 3am. £5. l8 Jul. Hard house night vvith guest DJs makes a nevv home at ligo. Details still to be confirmed at time of going to press.

I Hedflux at Po Na Na. 1 lptn 3am. £4—£5. ll Jtil. Hedfiux is novv going monthly. eclectic heats vvith special gtiest to be confirmed.

I Jon Pleased Wimmin at Planet ()ut. l8 Jul only. The former tranny and all round tip top house DJ drops in at this Smirnoff lixperience special. please call the venue for full details of liovv to obtain tickets.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()pm—s3am. £3. Weekly. Stevie (i vv ith timeless vocal house. disco and party tunes.

I Opium at ()pium. lt).3()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Rock. nu-metal and alternative/indie.

I Snatch at the Liquid Room. lt).3()pm—-3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. A fifth fixated ftmky disco-cum-caharet. comically compered by Mr Harry Ainsvvorth and deck manipulated in a cod funk and hip hop stylee by Babes. Biggie and Spanky.

I Vector at the Bongo ('lub. l()pm*3am. £4 (£3). 4 Jul only. Discrete Logic present an evening of international electro-pop and stripped dovv n disco vv ith a live set from Av'i Zero and DJs Kris Walker and Paul Macliachen.

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I The 6, 7, 8 Special at Why .‘s'ot'.’. llpm- -3am. £5. Weekly. A magical musical journey that takes you through the 60s. 70s. 80s and (His vv ith plucky survivor Disco Billy and his nevv friend Disco Diva Dale. ('age dancers and salsa classes a definite bonus.

I Aftershock: Get Lucky Tonight at (‘ominplex (formerly ('1th Java).

8pm latn. £4. 4 Jul. ()utrageous night of shameless shenanigans. miles for best (orjust plain funniest) pole dancing routines. in fact the [K vv inner will get a trip to LA. It‘ree taxi service (get tip to £4 back on production of a valid receipt. not to be Used in conjunction vv ith any other offer).

I Blast from the Past at Suhvvay West lind. 7pm 3am. £2 (£l ). Weekly. Hits from the 60s to the present day vv ith crazy drinks prices to match.

I Clubstars 2 at Suhvvay West find. 7pm 3am. £2 (£1 ). Weekly. Your chance to vvin a ride in the Suhvvay limo (huhhly included) at this kitsch karaoke challenge.

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

llt’m 3am. £2. Weekly. All the hits from the 8(ls and plenty of drinks promos lo vvash it tlovv n vvith.

I Tease at Babylon. ltlpm 3am. the. Weekly. incorporating Student Pop ldol your chance to vv in £ l()()().

I Thursday in the City at (‘lub Mercado. 8pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. (‘ommercial chart and dance courtesy of Radio Forth DJs (irant Scott and Micky (iavin. pltis drinks promos aplenty for those who vvant to start the vveekend fashionath early.

Edinburgh Fridays


I Ad Lib at the Wain (formerly the (’arvvash). ()pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. Rotational DJs provide the perfect soundtrack to vvind dovv n to the vveekend jtist as the bar staff serve up the right cocktails to take the edge off the \\ eck.

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I Bar Union at Bar l'nion.

0pm 3am. l’ree. Weekly. Nicola Hoey fires tip the Friday frisking vvith a pre- cluh session featuring pop. house and disco classics.

I Bass:Trap Sessions at Bath Bou. 0pm lam. lice. Weekly. Wise Manga master (i-Mac hosts his vveekly fix of hand-picked narcotic breaks and heats. including all the latest hip hop. 2— step breaks. R&B and drum & hass.

I Beluga at Beluga Bar and ('anteen Restaurant. 8pm lam. Free. Weekly. Dom lilanagan spinning soul. ja/I and house (5 Jul ). vv hile Yogi ‘Da Beat" Hattghton spins his singular selection of urban soul platters ( l2 Jul ).

I Cuts and Strings at (‘oeteau Lotmge (dovvnstairs at ligo). 9pm 3am. l-‘ree. 26 Jul. Monthly. 'l‘hird birthday special for this club that deals in the many. myriad moods of music ranging from house to hip hop, ft‘ottt techno to \\ eit‘d electro from those cheeky rapscallions Paul Mason. Kev in Roe. and Sean Kellie.

I Guaranteed Pure at .‘vtadogs. Midnight 3am. l’ree. Weekly. Atnanda Lyon and Steve Wilson perform liv e renditions of classic tunes.

I Immersed in Music at l’ivo (ittl'fc. 9pm lam. liree. Weekly. The avvard-vv inning (‘Iech theme har launches a nevv DJ schedule. featuring the cram of local talent (and a fevv (ilasgovv lads) such as (ieorge 'l‘. Kris Keegan. the Jengaheads and Huggy.

I Latino Party at Revolution.

8pm midnight. free. 5 Jul. Live percussion and envy dancing at this celebration of all things latino-funky. I Local Heroes at Bihlios.

8pm lam. Weekly. Pre-club party sets from Lyley (Scratch). AJ and l'ncle liavv'a/ (Ytish) vv ith a freeform blend of hip hop. ragga. funk and soul.

I Made in Iguana at Iguana.

()pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. (’olin (‘ook (l'ltragroov e) plays some real deal house music. from the experimental to the tough and tribal vv ith random Latin influences throw) in for good measure. With special gtiest Joseph Malik and his nu-ja/I selction (5 Jul ).

I Mixed Bag at l’opRokit. 0pm lam. l-‘ree. Weekly. Styler (Solefusion) and Spanky (Snatch ('luh) dig deep in their funk. sotil and disco knapsack.

I Oxygen at ()xygen Bar and (hill. 9pm lam. l-‘ree. Weekly. ()n a rotational basis. ('raig Smith (District) supplies smooth and soulful house vvhile ('ratg (ice (l-ieefall) takes the fired-up and funky approach.

I Provocateur? at Magoo‘s Basement. 8pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. Silvergroov er presents a fresh direction at a nevv ly opened ventte. DJs explore the eclectic realms of machine fttnk. a fusion of experimental liouse. electro. intelligent techno and all things Detroit.

Cymbol play the opening night of Oscuro, Fri 12 Jul

I Quality at Madogs. liri 6 l 1.30pm: Sat 7pm midnight. Free. Weekly. A selection of local DJs help kick-start your night vvith a party-up selection.

I Three Sisters at the Three Sisters. ()pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly. A (nix of chart and party. R& B and house.

I Yo! Below at Yo! Belovv.

9pm midnight. l’ree. Weekly. The sushi style bar gets the house and dancefioor soul treatment from Leon lidvvards.


I Angel Delight at the Venue.

ltlpm 3am. £6 (£5). 12 Jul. Monthly. l’op-tastic ftm and frolics vvith DJ Michelle and guests at this all-nevv cltth night for vvomen only.

I Arakataca! at the Bongo (‘luh llpm 3am. £5. 1‘) Jul. Monthly. DJs Jaffer (Senegal) and Zappa Inglese (Bogota) host a fiery mix of Salsa. African. Latin and (‘arihhean dance. As they‘ve both been DJng for over 30 years. this is the best selection of past. present and future tropical dance you‘re likely to find.

I b.ding at the Bongo ('lub.

l lptn 3am. £6. 5 Jul. Monthly. The original vvildstyle soundelash. vvorld heats meet cutting-edge dancefioor breaks. as h.ding hits lidinburgh vv ith resident hhangra DJ 'Iigerstyle and plenty of live percussion.

I Beats N Pieces at the Venue. Monthly next date 26 Jul.

I Behave? at the llotiey'cotttb. Monthly next date 26 Jul (the).

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm 3am. £6 (£5; £3 before ll.3()pm). l‘) Jul. Monthly. Serious dancefioor funk. soul and jam at this residents special from Simon Hodge. Stuart Bennett and DJ 'l‘inku.

I CC Blooms at (‘(‘ Blooms. l().3()pm 3am. liree. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night vvith her inimitahle selection of high camp and disco classics. moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses.

I Club Addicition at (‘ommplex (formerly ('lub Java). 0pm 2am. £thc. 5 Jul. A night dedicated to up-and-coming talent. vs ith residents Vertical Drop and (iraham Keir. Send demos to (‘raig Hamilton. (‘ommplex. 3‘) 4t) (‘ommercial St. Leith. lidinburgh if you fancy your chances over the coming vseeks. This month Jimmy \'. John (ialbraith and (iareth Watkins take to the vvheels of steel vvith a mix of house. trance and progressive (tines.

I Concept (formerly Cerotonin) at the Venue. l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). 12 Jttl. l-‘ortnightly. Re—hranded tech-trance shovv case. vvith residents (iraeme Marshall. Scott Pearce. Richie Meldrttm. (‘raig Reid and Barry liell dishing out the tribal rhythms thick and fast. l-‘ull details to he confirmed.

QDjinniditto at ligo. 1 1pm 3am. £7 (£6). 5 Jul. Monthly. A nevv shovvcase for artists vvorking in every medium vvith a musical policy to match: an eclectic mix of electro. hip hop. funk and vvay. way more from your hosts DJ (how and lnfact. Also check for more info.

I Dogma (formerly Lost) at Studio 24. lt).3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). 26 Jul. Monthly. Next date 26 Jul vvith a live set from (‘yrix (Avionix ).

I El Segundo at the Bongo ('lub. Monthly next date l6 Jul.

I Evol at the Liquid Room.

l().3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. lidinburgh's longest running indie night (ten consecutive years. vvith no holidays and no sickies). providing an ever reliable 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 Mogvvai. the future looks like a happy place for all things livol.

I Fiesta Fiesta at (iaia. l lpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. DJ liahulo/ (Vibe. 2 l'rhan) drops the latest pressings and jams from the hot and jiggy vvorlds of hip hop and R&B.

I The Fun at ligo. l lptn 3am. £5. 12 Jul. Simmone Black and Morgan playing a tasty selection of house and garage.

I Funkey Magic at (‘octeau Lounge (dovvnstairs at ligo). Monthly next date 16 Aug.

I Funkeymagic + 1 at the Venue. 10.30pm 3am. £8 (£6). 5 Jul. Monthly. The l‘unkey Magic guys put on a nevv night vvith tnore of that deep house you love so much and special guest DJ Lem. lirench house jock extrordinaire playing in a deep sleek style.

I 60-60 at ('octeau Lounge (dovvnstairs at ligo). l lpm 3am. £6. 1‘) Jul. Monthly. vainging 60s garage (of the rock variety sorry to disappoint any So Solid vvannahes). soul. mod. sottl. R& B and sleazy listening from the righteous 'I'all Paul Robinson. Angus A (io-(io and Kaiser (ieorge. Professor Plastic guests vvith more soul for your .sottl.

I Impulse at (‘ommplex (formerly ('lub Java). 9pm -2am. £8. l‘) Jul. Monthly. Impulse makes its mark on (‘lub Java with a selection of hard house and stomping heats from residents Stti llirst. Hay and Neil Davidson and special guest liddie Hallivvell ((iate Crasher. Sundissential).

I Lick Shot at the Bongo (‘luh

7 ltlpm. £5. l‘) Jul. Hip hop. ragga and R8; B for the kiddievvinks (strictly under 18s only) hosted by Brian Jones. Nasty P and the live stylings of the Scotland Yard M(‘s.

I Lube at the Venue. lt).3()pm 3am. £8 (£6). 5 Jul. Monthly. The heated session of hard. uplifting house and filthy trance relocates to the Venue to host its regular monthly residency. lledonistic mayhem ensues vvith (iail Sellars (Acetate). Brett King (Mingin‘ ). Brian Dempster. Dav Solari and Pete ()vven in a night of lurid lubrication for body and mind. Don't forget those exotic dancers (of both genders) and decor by Visual ()rgasm jtist to keep you occupied.

I Lush at ligo. l().3()pm 3am. £6 (£5). 26 Jul. Monthly. Resident DJs Dale and (‘raig play pop hits and commercial house classics for a gay/mixed ct‘ovvd. To become a Lush member. sign on at \

I Majestica at the Venue.

l()pm 3am. £l(). 1‘) Jul. Monthly. Dovvn and dirty house night featuring residents and guest DJs Slacker (Bedrock) and Simon James (Renaissance) across l\\'o floors. (iay friendly. straight friendly generally just friendly.

I The Mambo Club at Mambo (‘lub. ltlpm 3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The highly respected mix of reggae. ragga. R&B. rap and hip hop continues to he one of the strongest nights for music of black origin in tovvn.