launches a new DJ schedule. featuring the creatn of local talent (and a few Glasgow lads) such as George T. Kris Keegan. the Jengaheads and Huggy.

I Mixed Bag at PopRokit. ()ptn—lam. Free. Weekly. Styler (Solefusion) and Spanky (Snatch Club) dig deep in their funk. soul and disco knapsack.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. noon—9pm. Free. Weekly. Euan Ferguson gets things started nice and early with a jazz mix. followed by soul and funk frotn Bertie (5—9pm).

I Oxygen at ()xygen Bar and Grill. ()ptn—lam. Free. Weekly. ()n a rotational basis. Craig Smith (District) supplies smooth and soulful house while Craig (ice (Freefall) takes the fired-up and funky approach.

I Provocateur? at Magoo's Basement. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Silvergroover presents a fresh direction at a newly opened venue. DJs explore the eclectic realms of machine fttnk. a fusion of experimental house. electro. intelligent techno and all things Detroit.

I Quality at Madogs. 6—l l.3()pm. Free. Weekly. A selection of local DJs help kick-start your night with a paty-up selection.

I Tokyoqu at Tonic. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club sessions for this up- and-coming house double act.

I Yo! Below at Yo! Below. ()ptn—inidnight. Free. Weekly. The sushi style bar gets the house and dancelloor soul treatment from Leon Edwards.


I Angel Delight at the Venue. l()pm—3am. £6 (£5). 6 Sep. Monthly. Pop-tastic fun and frolics with DJ Michelle and guests at this all-new club night for women only (though men are allowed only if invited and accompanied by a woman).

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm—3am. .\'ext date 1 l ()ct.

I Cavendish/Diva Grand Opening at Cavendish/Diva. l()pm—3am. £tbc. 13 Sep only. The Cavendish reopens with a hot selection of 7()s—9()s chart and dance (over 25s only). I CC Blooms at (‘(‘ Blooms. l().3()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high camp and disco classics. moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses.

I Cubanite at Queen‘s Hall. 7pm; 8pm. £l()—£14. l l ()ct. Dance class. live acts. salsa disco all rolled into one frotn the L'K's hottest Latin club night.

I Cuts and Strings at Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Ego). Next date 27 Sep.

I Dogma (formerly Lost) at Studio 24. l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£5 members). 20 Sep. Monthly. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order with special guest Concussion (Avionix) laying down the beats in a live stylee.

I Dr No’s at Studio 24. l().3()pm-~3am. £tbc. 6 Sep. Monthly. The original Jamaican ska and classic rocksteady night migrates to Studio 24‘s intimate upstairs space.

I El Segundo at Bongo Club. l().3()pm—3am. £6 (£5). 20 Sep. Monthly. Hip hop with a live edge from DJ Red6 and human beatbox Psylent V and special guests Live Sciences. Smirc provides the fttnk in the back room.

I Evol at the Liquid Room.

l().3()pm -5am. £5. Weekly. Edinburgh‘s longest running indie night celebrated its eleventh birthday on 3() Aug. With the Usual mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes for those who've recovered froin the big bash. 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 Evol.

I FLAP at Wee Red Bar. l().3()pm—~3am. £7 before midnight; £9 after. 20 Sep. Brand new techno night

featuring the considerable talents of Percy X (Soma) and Stephen Brown (Transmat).

I Friscodisco at Berlin (formerly Noa). l()pm—3am. Free before I lpm: £5 after. 6 Sep. Monthly. Residents Martin Valentine and Steve Wanless return to their old stomping ground with the usual mix of hot house selections.

I Funkey Magic at Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Ego). l [pm—3am. £5 (free to members). [3 Sep. Monthly. Soul- fuelled deep house for pilgrims via the Hoff Project featuring live percussion from Tagg.

O Indicator at the l-loneycomb. l()pm—3am. £l2. l3 Sep. Monthly. Edinburgh’s newest trance night welcomes one of the world‘s biggest DJs Judge Jules. Joining a stellar residents roster including Simon Foy. Jason Cotez. Phil York. Markell. Warner Powers and Dowzer. More big name guests are on the way.

I Last Minute at the Bongo Club.

I lpm—3am. £5. Weekly. All your favourite Bongo Club DJs.

I The Mambo Club at Matnbo Club. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The highly respected mix of reggae. ragga. R&B. rap and hip hop continues to be one of the strongest nights for music of black origin in town.

I Manga: International Part 2 at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm--3am. £‘)—£l l (£7—£9 members). 6 Sep only. Second in a series of one off specials with that monster drum 8; bass sound coming froin a host of globe trotting DJs. This chapter is officially ‘Euromanga' as they welcome the best in European talent: Phillip Maiberg (Phoneheads/Carhart Germany) and MC Sonny (Club Aton -- Sweden).

I Modern Lovers at ligo.

l lpm—3am. £3.50 before midnight; £5 after. 6 Sep. Monthly. A swinging mix of rare soul. Hammond jazz and freakbeats from Craig Jamieson. Scotch Martin (Caledonia Soul) and Andrew Devine (Divine).

I Nameless at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm-—3am. £l() (£8). 20 Sep. Nameless pops up again for another irregular appearance on the Edinburgh scene. and you know they only tttrn up when they have guest worth shouting about. This time around its the house and techno action from [an Pooley as he joins Brainstorm and Rob Dylan on the dex. I Nuklear Puppy at Ego. l()pm—3am. £9 (£8). 6 Sep. Monthly. Hard house night featuring residents Jason Cortez and Phil York and special guests the Tidy Boys (founders of Tidy Trax and formerly known as Jive Bunny. but don’t hold that against them) and their tidy selection of house cuts.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. 9pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Funked tip vocal house and dance classics from Stevie (i. with Jez Hill starting things off with his jazz. R&B and garage mix.

I Opium at ()pium. l().3()pm—-3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.

I Planet Earth at Citrus Club. l().3()pm— 3am. £5. Weekly. The varied visual and musical delights of the 70s and 80s. with some stress laid on the exploits of early 80s electro artists. No smoking at the bar please.

I Promised Land at Honeycomb. l().3()pm--3am. Free before midnight: £5 after. 6 Sep. Monthly. True house of the deepest variety. from residents Jamie Matthew and Paul Maslin.

0 Reload vs Revert at the Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £8 (£6 Pillbox members). 13 Sep only. A one off. three floor drutn & bass and techno soundclain from the people who brought you Mischief and Pillbox. Manning the Reload arena with the best in d&b are Freeze. Vader. ENO and Prolisee; supplying the tuff techno in the Revert arena are Filthy Rich. Rod the God. J-Loop and Lauren ()rdcr. And there's chill-out and trance in the cooler courtesy of Rob Swain. Yoghurt Weaver and Solar Perplexus (live).

I Roadblock at Po Na Na. l()pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. Nicci F stops the traffic in bad music when she digs up the best in funk. disco. house and block rockin' beats.

I Spectral at Wee Red Bar. Monthly next date 27 Sep.

I The System at the Venue. 7—l()pm. £5. 6 Sep. Fortnightly. Metal. rock and alternative tunes at this launch night for this new under 18s special.

I Tokyoqu at Ego. Next date 18 ()ct. I Trouble at the Blue Note at the Beat Jazz Basement. 8pm—3am. Free before |()pm; £4 (£2) after. Weekly. ltnprovised jazz jatn sponsored by the legendary Blue Note Records. This fortnight we have special guest spinner Dolphin Boy (Tummy Touch) on 6 Sep. while Paul Cawley of Fenetik Records drops in on 13 Sep (also Kovac drops in on 20 Sep). For these (lures only (6 (Q I} Sep) 'xl-Usl' Card holders gr! [I off dour [)I'lt‘t’ all night.

I UTI presents: Friday the 13th at Wee Red Bar. 1 lpm-r3am. tbc. l3 Sep. Monthly. [Tndergrountl techno night featuring resident DJs Semaj. Johnny ()h! and Tormod Mor with an even darker vibe than usual in honour of the date. Spooky.

I The Vault at the Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £tbc. 20 Sep. Monthly. New metal. rock and alternative club from the Venue.

Chart & Party

I Cyber Subway at Subway West End. 7pm—3am. £4 (£1 ). Weekly. An interactive club experience for those sad puppies who txt rather than talk to people. Vote in advance for the drinks promotions and the music policy online or by SMS or use the ‘digital cyber subway polling stations‘ in the venue on the night. Surf to for more info. I Frozen in Time at Time.

I lpm--3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. A short. grumpy man plays commercial chart and dance. ()ver 21s only.

I Ibiza Foam Party at Revolution. l()pm—I3ain. tbc. Weekly. Commercial dance. foam. holiday giveaways (Club 18-30 no less) all night long.

I Office Affair at Subway West End. 4-9pm. £l~-£4. Weekly. Chart tunes. buffet and cheap drinks what else do you need to make a fool of yourself in front of you colleagues?

I Promise at Babylon. l()pm—-3am. Weekly. Cheesy tunes and party action with plenty of drinks promos to wash it down with.

I Push! at Peppermint Lounge. l()pm—-3am. Free before midnight; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Chart. dance and R&B tunes. with funk and hip hop in the back room.

I The Subway at Subway. 9pm--3am. Free before I lpm: £3 (£l ) after. Weekly. See Thu.

Edinburgh Saturdays


I Guaranteed Pure at Madogs. :‘vlidnight—3am. Free. Weekly. See Fri. I Immersed in Music at Five Caffe. 9pm~3am. Free. Weekly. The Czech style bar launches a new DJ schedule to get the party started in a progressive house and tech-trance stylee. With rotating DJ duties filled by Derek Martin (Progression). Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby). .\'ic Cavendish (L'p!) and Kev Wright (Sublime).

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. noon-9pm. Free. Weekly. All day session with Bertie‘s mix of soul and funk till 5pm then Raw Movement and Graeme McLean take over on a jazzy soul tip.

I Oxygen at ()xygen Bar and (irill. 9pm—~lam. Free. Weekly. Life‘s a gas at this swanky style bar. with fttnky breaks and hip hop to liousc grooves from l-leadspin's Allan Dunbar and Higher Ground's Lindsey Todd on alternate weeks.

listings Clubs

Do This Do That Not only

have they just secured a

nomination in Muz/k magazine's

Best Small Club category but

they‘ve also managed to get ex—

Underworld star Darren Emerson

in on guest duties. The

Honeycomb, Sat 7 Sep.

2% Indicator Edinburgh's net/est

trance and hard house night

welcomes Judge Jules (pictured).

Maybe not one of the most

exclusive names in clubland. but

he sure is one of the biggest (with

good reason) and it's been two

long years since the up-front Radio

1 man has visited the capital. The

Honeycomb, Fri 73 Sep.

Reload v Revert Like a bit of

drum & bass and techno all at the

same time? Well fear not those ,,

kind folk behind Mischief and

Pillbox have joined forces for the

best in hard-ass beats across

three floors in this special one off

soundclash. The Venue, Fri" 73


Bumpin 8. Stompin The Soul

Boys are back with a two room

mash up of all that is grea 't and

good in the world of black dance

music across the decades. ‘laleng

in everything from northern soul I

UK garage. Cafe Roya/ Bistro Bar. 1

Sat 74 Sep. I

Digital Cut tip sleazy lEZ'Cllllt; j

at its very best from one of lllt‘: ;

founding fathers of the ghetto ' l l

tech movement DJ Godfather. Shake dat booty baby. The ‘.*':)/‘.,t:; Sat 74 Sep.

Rewind Yep its another nigh: of shameless nostalgia in a super cheesy mode. But this should he a cut above the rest as Tony Blackburn (yes. the Tony Blackburn as last seen rotting .n an Australian jungle on l/e/p /'rn (1‘ Celebrity Get me Out of Here: launches his new monthly residency. The Liquid Room, Sat 74 Sep.

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