I Libre at Madogs. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Tony D‘Amore provides the Latin jazz. funk and soul.
I Racked Up at lguana. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Pure funk. 1000} uncut from Christophe [)ocherty.
I Radio Oxygen at ()xygen Bar and Grill. 3—9pm. Free. Weekly. Sunday brunch sessions with hip hop from til Segundo‘s Johnny (6 ()ct) while the Mista .Men supply a mellow mix of hip hop, soul and grooves ( l3 ()ct).
I Salsa Romantlca at tigo. 5—1 lpm. £8 (£6). 13 ()ct. You'll never guess what kind of music they play here eh‘.’ Yep hot Latiii rhythms. with an intermediate class at 5pm: beginners at 6pm (under the tutelage of Orlando and Paola) then l)Js James (‘omb and DJ Salsa spinning the best iii Latino sounds from 6.30pm (not forgetting the light buffet on offer).
I The Whiteout Weekend at Midlothian Ski (’entre. Noon—7pm. lintry prices apply. 6 ()ct. See Sat.
I Yo! Below at Yo! Below. 8piii~midnight. Free. Weekly. The sushi style bar plays host to a selection of Fresh FM’s finest.
I Bubble Rap at Why .\'oi'.’. l().3()pm—-3ain. £5 before I 1.30pm: £6 alter. 6 ()ct only. Massive house party featuring the likes of Nik (iillett (Massive Records). Warner powers. (‘raig Roberts and Neil Donald.
I Conception at Teviot Row L'nion. l()pm—3am. £2 (£1 members). 6 ()ct. Goth night specialising in rock. industrial and metal evilness.
I Deebo at Po Na Na. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Wauo supplies a spangly selection of sexy. disco house and uplifting L'S garage.
I DKY at Studio 24. l lpm--3am. £l.5()—£2. Weekly. DKY strides confidently into its third year with resident l)Js Jordi. Gareth and Dave playing rock. goth. metal. industrial and punk. Theme nights and free gifts combine to keep things interesting. week in. week out.
I I Love Music at ()pal Lounge. Noon—3am. Free before l()pm: £3 after. Weekly. ('olin (‘ook (lfltt'agroove) hosts aii all-day session that crosses the middle ground between clubbing and chilling. featuring guest l)Js and a plethora of musical styles including house. Latin. jazzy grooves. disco atid R&B.
I Jon Mancini at Edward‘s. l()pm—midnight. Free. 6 ()ct. Fortnightly. Colours resident Jon Mancini brings his up-front brand of house to lidward‘s. adding a touch of sheer class to a night of dance treats.
I Restless at Massa (formerly (‘lub Mercado). l()pm—3am. £3 (£2 students). 6 ()ct. New night of quality drum & bass to match the new surroundings of Massa. Firmly sticking to their coda of ‘Sunday is the day of Restless' residents Dale Fallen and Kinesis deploy the tufl' beats. I Ben Shogler at the Beat Jazz Basement. l()pm. Free before l()pm: £2 after. l3 ()ct. Drum & bass fuelled funk grooves with Shogler‘s live set-up.
I Tackno at Massa (formerly (‘lub Mercado). l().3()pm~3am. £6 (£4). Monthly. Next date 27 ()ct.
I Taste at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm—-3am. £8 (£6 members). Weekly. The capital's infamous Sun night session continues apace. Fisher and Price supply a progressive mix of home and garage iii the main room while Martin Valentine and Steve Waneless wows the mixed/gay crowd with his funky L'S house gems through the back. A man who needs no introduction Jon Pleased drops by for his quarterly residency on 6 ()ct (entry £10; £6 members for this night only)
Chart & Party
I Sundazed at Subway West lind. 9pm~ 3am. £2 (£1 ). Weekly. (‘heap drinks promos arid chart tunes provide a debauched climax to the weekend.
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. Nomi-9pm. Free. Weekly. Jazzy grooves and soul starts early. with Bob (‘airns (noon-5pm) and Raw Movement
(5pm - l()pm ).
I Yo! Below at Yo! Below.
8pm» midnight. Free. Weekly. See Sun.
I CC Blooms at CC Blooms. l().3()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Things mellow out (or so they claim) at this gay club. with an upbeat disco selection.
I Metro at Ft) Na Na. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. l)J Roddy Mac mixes tip 80s classics. filthy disco and house.
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. ‘)piii~3aiii. £3. Weekly. Scratch's l.yley drops the cool urban grooves and R&B. I Secret at the Establishment.
l()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. A new night for those 'l‘okyoblu fellas (John Hutchinson and Iain (iibson) offering a fresh house mix from across the globe.
I Spanish Fiesta Night at [it Barrio. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. A right old knees-up for the Spanish and Spanish-loving community hosted by l)Js Felix and qu and featuring tlamcnquito straight through to Hispanic chart hits.
I VOO: Bull at the Liquid Rooitt. l()pm-~3am. £4. Weekly. Students love this all-new hip hop hootenanny. hosted by l.yley (Scratch) and boasting absurdly cheap drinks promos all night long.
Chart & Party
I Decadence at Revolution. l(l.3()pllls 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. l)epraved dancetloor decadence at this capacity student night.
I Funny Farm at Subway West lind. 7pm~-3am. £l (free with llyer). Weekly. l)r Shock Jock administers his music therapy to the freaks. Funny features also include electric shock chairs and a giant ()peration game.
I The Professionals at lispionage. ‘)piii~3aiii. Free. Weekly. Mon night session on three floors with the usual mix of chart dance and party stuff. it‘ll help you forget its the start of the week.
I Guaranteed Pure at Matlogs. l().3()pm- 2am. Free. Weekly. See Fri.
I Immersed in Music at Pivo (‘affe. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Oh and cheeky 'Monkey Boy" Mark lidiiiondson play Afro-('aribbean. funky phatback grooves.
I Lenny Love at the Bridge Ja/j Bar. 9pm. Free. Weekly. A night of eclectic and exotic ja/z sounds spun by Vegas‘ l)J (aka l)ino Martini).
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. Noon- l()pm. Free. Weekly. (ilobal jazz. until 5pm from Bob Cairns. then soul. garage and house from l)otti Flanagan. I Yo! Below at Yo? Below.
8pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Sec Stiii
I Motherfunk at the Honeycomb. l(l.3()pin 3am. Free. Weekly. Messrs (iino. Fryer and Spectrum freak the funk fantastic at their consistently rammed night of classics old and new.
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()pm- 3am. £3. Weekly. Funked tip vocal house and classic disco from Paul Funkstai'.
I Vibe at ligo. l lpm 3am. £2. Weekly. New gay night with James Longworth on the decks. the Dancing Stud Muffins. the Singing llairy Bloke and the Miming Nun. Don't say we didn't warn ya.
I Wax Factor at the Liquid Room. l().3()piii 3am. Free. Weekly. All new weekly session showcasing breaks. hip hop and ftitik with residents Smokey and the Bandit. the Sqtialor Show and (iav Anderson.
DRUM 8 BASS HIP HOP
MISCHIEF FIRST BIRTHDAY
The Venue, Edinburgh, Fri 11 Oct
MC Skibadee, king of MCing?
Most student-run nights are lucky if they last for a few months: enthusiasm isn’t a substitute for experience. But drum & bass/hip hop night Mischief has been a huge success. It was set up in October 2001, by ‘born and bred junglist’ Josh Freedman Berthoud and pirate radio veteran Isaac Moshe and since then has enjoyed numerous full houses and brought the likes of Mickey Finn, Aphrodite, Jumpin’ Jack Frost, Shy
FX and Prime Cuts to Edinburgh.
Moshe says he always knew there was a hole in the market. ‘lt’s a big city, a capital city,’ he says, ‘but Edinburgh doesn’t really have the same kind of scene that London or even somewhere like Bristol has. You’ve got quality nights, and there’s no trouble and a good vibe. But we were seeing the same people at something like Scratch that we were seeing at a drum & bass night, so we thought we had a chance of combining two nights and filling that hole with something big.’
The new year is likely to herald changes in Mischief’s set up, but this month’s birthday bash should be enough to get both drum & bass and hip hop fans salivating. Rodney P, DJ Skitz, Nicky Blackmarket and Randall are joined by MC Skibadee, Shy FX’s latest collaborator. And while he may have been rated best MC by Knowledge magazine for the last two years, Skibadee isn’t about to start resting on any laurels. ‘Drum & bass has been around for almost ten years and if it’s going to get bigger it’s gonna have to appeal to other markets — a lot of it is too hard for your average ear,’ he says. ‘l’ve been rated the number one MC for the last two or three years, but I don’t feel that’s the highlight of my career, I mean it’s all good, but I think: “What can I do next?”’
Chart & Party
I Jackass at Subway West lind.
7pm 3am. £2 (£1 ). Weekly. A night of shameless fun and games. including ‘lind the prize in a bowl of iiiaggots'.
I Beluga at Beluga Bar and ('anteen Restaurant. Spin lam. Free. Weekly. Bob (‘airns and l)om Flanagan select the best in global ja/x grooves for the local drinking hordes.
I Immersed in Music at l’i\o ('al'fc. 0pm lam. Free. Weekly. With deep house masters Lena and Jamie Buchanan. I Kara-YO!-ke at Yo! Below.
8pm midnight. Free. Weekly. New karaoke night hosted by lidinburgh's drag queen L'Xll'til'tllliilil‘c l’urdy. Also pop qtii/ and drinks promos to get you in the mood.
I L’Adventure at lguana. l()pm -3am. Free. Weekly. Mash-up session featuring lost disco classics. soul. R&B and house all courtesy of that kind Mr (iareth Soiiiiiierville.
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. Noon l()pm. Free. Weekly. Future jazz fi‘oiii liuan Ferguson (noon~5pni) and David McGowan and (iary M with a
I Supermild at Madogs. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Super smooth mix of easy listening. ci'ooiiei's. swing and jazz from l)J Sam Bookah.
I Together at Bani Bou. 7pm» 3am. Free. Weekly. Bass btiggin'. dirty discoid ftiiik with your hosts (irant Macdonald and Alan l’aul (Mu/iki/um). lixpanding to take over two lloi‘s throughout tltc festival.
I Tokyoblu at the Bush.
7pm midnight. Free. Weekly. l’rc-club sessions for this up-and-cottiing house double act.
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