DJ SET GROOVE ARMADA Chilled. pilled and skilled

Goodbye country (He/lo Nightclub). the title of Groove Armada's sec’bndéibiirh."éb'é'éité'ibkiiééiriht'éééfiéBr’cafiiéhi'éé“ well as of what has changed since we last saw a long player from the group. The groove-laden journey that brought the Armada to their current position made port calls at ‘lbiza anthem' and ‘Chill-out classic‘ before reaching its present

location at “big-room grooves'.

This accessibility will be brought to bear on the capital's clubbers as Andy Catto and John Findlay. the production and songwriting duo behind Groove Armada, hit the decks for a DJ set. Far from being a sideline, Catto and Findlay keep up with a punishing schedule of DJ performances in the UK and Ibiza. and come to Edinburgh hot from sets at Space. Amnesia and Pacha. With everything from deep. dub-house to

Zero 7 among the options. Groove Armada are prepared for anything. (Dave Allen)

I La Belle Angle, Hasti'es Close. 225 7536. 23 Aug. Itpm—Sam, [10—537 7.

and tech-trance stylee. With rotating DJ duties filled by Derek Martin (Progression). Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby). Nic Cavendish (Up!) and Kev Wright (Sublime).

I Opal Lounge at Opal Lounge. Noon—10pm. Weekly. All day session with Bertie's mix of s0ul and funk till 5pm then Raw Movement and Graeme McLean take over on a jazzy soul tip.

I Oxygen at Oxygen Bar and Grill. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Life's a gas at this swanky style bar, wrth funky breaks and hip hop to house grooves from Headspin's Allan Dunbar and Higher Grounds Lindsey Todd on alternate weeks.

I Progression at City Cafe. 9pm—3am. Free. 31 Aug. Fortnightly. Progressive house ore-club. with the Progression reSIdents (Gav Grant. Derek Martin and Alan Dobson) on rotation.

I Quality at Madogs. 7pm—inidriight. Free. Weekly. See Eh.

I Tokyoblu at O-Bar. Bprn—lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club sesSions for this up and-coming house double act.

I Yo! Below at Yo! Below. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chris Flexen flexes his funky house grooves at the sushi style bar.

I Yush at City Cafe. 9pm—3am. Free. 7 Sep. Yush Records' AJ lays down the cool hip hop and urban R88 tracks Wliil skill anrl class.


I Airborne at the Venue. Taking a break for a wee while but wil' be back 7 Sep with techno legend Dave Clarke ltbci.

I Ascension Goth Club at lei/iot Row Union. lOSOprn—ilam. 5‘3 4‘2). 13) Oct. Monthly. In association with Edinburgh University's Goth and Rock Society comes this cheery mix of up-todate darkness featuring all the latest goth rock and industrial greats.

I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—Sam. $106.78). 131 Aug. Mo'tii‘ly. Edinburgh festival closing party special. to coincide with those lovely fireworks. for the progressive house night With grooves from Michaei Kilkie and Stuart Duncan. Guests still to be confirmed.

I Audio Deluxe at the Honeycomb. 11.30pm—5am. 8‘8. (31 Aug. FUTil‘lgilii‘y. Smooth, soulful house at this shrndg hosted by residents Craig Smith (Hush Hush), and there's still that lovely barn festival licence.

I Bio-Rhythm presents . . . Fabio and Grooverider at the Liquid Room.

1 min-Sam. $424713. 24 Aug only. Two of the real stars of drum & bass drop lll for this Festival special. See prey/ow.

I Bio-Rhythm presents . . . Paul Daley at La Belle Angele. 1 1pm«-:">ain. $712—$713. 24 Aug. l_eftfield may have sth in recent years. but that doesn't mean there ain't a whole load of DJ tale'tt still

running through Paul Daley's hands. With support from Sublime's Gary Mac.

I Blast at Club Mercado. 1 1pm~4am. 210 i981. 24 Aug. Fortnightly. Vocal house and garage grooves as Huggy Burger Queen is rerouted by resident Markeli.

I Blue at Peppermint Lounge. teem—Barn. Ext—£713. Weekly. Dance and house. soul and funk across two rooms.

I CC Blooms at CC Blooms. 10.30pm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Ally is back again with more of her trademark high-<;arnp—to—house decknicai expertise at this always hoachzng gay venue.

I Colours Live! at the Liquid Room.

1 loin—3am. 3:10. 31 Aug. Our very own superclcb teams up with lbi/a's biggest and best club Space. With Jason Bye guesting on the wheels of steel dropping the best in hot house straight from the Balearics. Who wants to have to travel all the way to Ibiza anyway?

I Diggity at the Establishment.

1 1pm~i3ain 576 (5.71 off wrth flyeri. Weekly. DJ Fabufo/ and Harry LG get down wrth their bad selves. playing wildstyle R88. hip hop and street soul.

I Digital at the Venue. 10.150pm—5arn. 8.76 1851. 24 Aug. Monthly. Jackrng techno and electro funk goodness as Digital's first ever guest Stephen Brown returns for a live and DJ set. With residents JC and Dave Brown also in full effect. Watch out for their Sep 14 date with DJ Godfather. the cut up techno king of Detroit city.

I Disco Inferno at Ego. Monthly. Next date 7 Sep.

I DISCO at the Venue. 10.30pm—3am. $25 (free before 1 1.30pm and to the Suitably attired). Weekly. Hot disco action baby. Get on down at this funk fuelled party atmosphere with disco tunes old and new. I Do This Do That at the Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 7 Sep.

I The Flow at Medina. Monthly. Next date 7 Sep.

I FRESH Bank Holiday Weekender at the Honeycomb. 1 1pm—Sam. E12 (£20 for both nights). 24 and 25 Aug. FRESH take over the Honeycomb for the weekend. And with guests of this calibre it's no wonder as Chicago house legend Marshall Jefferson drops in for the Sat. and Graeme Park on the Sun playing an exclusive back- to-back session with his wee brother Scott ‘Jr' Park. So you get the best in funky. US and UK house on conseCUtive days with trance and pumping tunes through the back room to keep you amused.

I Get Together at the Beat Jazz Basement. 8pm—5am. £5 (524 before

1 1pm) 24 Aug. Monthly. Jazz. soul and house as Get Together welcome the Magic Number (Mantis RecordingS) for a semi- acoustic gig alongsrde the usual DJ mob. I Green Monkey presents Dreamcatcher at Nichol Edwards. 9pm—Sam. £5 (£3). 24 Aug. Monthly. Five rooms of madness ranging from film screenings. open mic spots and tribal beats in the Drum Club. The two main rooms of clubbing action are hosted by DJ Demonear and the Doc. and their blend of big beat. hip hop. trance and progressive house. with DJ Baz and the Carmichael Brothers supplying the chilled beats in the third room. An ethical night supporting the best in local talent with a house party vibe rather than an in-your-face club.

I Headspin at Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £7. 7 Sep. Monthly. The best in hip hop. funk. $0ul. house and breakbeat from the resident DJ display team featuring Allan. The Resonance (Dave and Colin Millar) and Steve Spin.

I inFLlGHT at the Beat Jazz Basement. 10pm—5am. £5. 31 Aug. Monthly. Jazzy dancefloor grooves from Herbie Hancock to Carl Craig at this all-new seSSion hosted by Colin Cook. Gav Sutherland and Gareth Sornrnerville.

I Jammin Session at Cornmplex (formerly Club Java). 9pm—2am. $36. 14 Sep. Monthly. A new night hosted by Euan James and Marco Smith aimed at giving up-and-coming DJs a shot. so expect five 40 min slots open to DJs who bring their demos along on the night (just ask for Euan or Marco). Keep it housey. but anything goes.

I Joy at Ego. 1 1pm—Sam. $10 ($8). 31 Aug. Fortnightly. Up-front. dirty house grooves on the main floor from Maggie and Alan Joy. Plus Trendy Wendy and Sally Finlay's cheeky mix of soul. funk and Chart in the downstairs Suite. Note that JOy is a club for gay people and their friends.

I Luvely at the Liquid Room. 10pm-3am. {‘12 (1‘10). 7 Sep. Monthly. A saUCy soiree. geared towards a gay/mixed crowd and featuring a mu3ic policy of full-on, driVing house from reSidents Tommy K. GP and Jared. Space Cowboy speCial so all things Western and Cosmic are most welcome. I Majestica at the Venue. 10pm-5am. $.78. 24 Aug. Monthly. Down and dirty house night featuring residents DaVid Amos. Martin Spence. Ed D. Trevor G and Bruno F-K across two floors. Gay friendly. straight friendly generally just friendly. Festival speCial wrth Substereo provrding a live set of loops. beats. drums. keys and dex.

I The Mambo Club at Mambo Club. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. See Fri. Mingin’ at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £6. 24 Aug. Fortnightly. Residents Brian Dernpster and Alan Joy partake of the usual Mingin' madness. playing filthy house and twisted trance for a (risky and predominantly gay crowd.

I Mission at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. Weekly. Night of metal mayhem. goth rock and more from the dark side.

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