cocktails to make sure things go with a swing.

I Mark Robb at the Cul de Sac. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Mark Robb of Buff Club fame provides the retro funk and soul grooves to the West End massive.

I Moda at Moda. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Smooth and soulful R&B with DJ Niall, at one of the swankiest looking venues in town.

I Russell's at Russell‘s. 9-1 lpm. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw brings his world music extravaganza to the yuppie

I Salsa Fuente at Havana. 8pm—midnight. £4. Weekly. Salsa class followed by salsa DJ Jorjito through till closing time.

I Samba with Thaissa! at Cuba Norte. 7pm—midnight. £5. Weekly. Another good alternative to the house. techno and cheesy nights that dominate Glasgow‘s nightlife. Learn samba carnival style as well as chilling out to samba reggae beats. Or move upstairs to the tapas bar and get a bit ambient.

I Tango Bar at Blackfriars.

7.30—1 1.30pm. Free. Weekly. Argentinian music and dance. in the most eclectic basement in town. This will be a sublime session.

I TMA at Bacchus. 8pm—lam. Free. Basement beats and electro frotn DJ real (Mad Dog). Matt (Keep on Keeping On) and Tycho (live).


I Bennet’s at Bennet's. 11.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Weekly. Sara takes control once more in the club famous for madness and an. ahem. liberal chat-up policy.

I Elastlk at Barfly (formerly the 13th Note Club). 1 lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJ Ona (aka Amanda from Bis) and DJ Mingo-go, take over the musical selection for the foreseeable future while 803 takes a break to concentrate on other things. Injecting some much needed oestrogen into the world of DJing and playing some damn fine electro mixed into a randomly selected soundscape.

I FAB at Babaza. l lpm—3am. Free before i lpm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. DJ Skud blends garage. R&B and funky house. playing to a dressed-up crowd who help to make this one of the busiest midweek nights in Glasgow.

I Joints and Jams at Cube. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. in the back room Harry B and Brian T present Loungin‘. a selection of funky tracks and laid-back tunes. while in the main room. a rotating roster of DJs supply R&B. hip hop and soul.

I The Jumpin’ Hot Rhythm and Blues Club at the Velvet Rooms. 9pm—lam. £3 (£2). Weekly. New night of live music with a resident band playing R&B. swing. and basically anythang with a groove.

I Jungo at Archaos. l lpm—3am. Free (£2). Weekly. Student classics. indie and cheese are the order of the day at this weekly Wed.

I Nina Nastasla and Friends at Glasgow School of Art. 8pm—3am. Nina Nastasia and Alasdair Roberts are the dudes rocking Vic‘s Bar.

I People Music at MAS. llpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. New night of hip hop and house from two of the better underground Glasgow boys. Michael Peck and Tom Reeve rack them up and knock them down. Great for at Wed.

I Shackass at Shack. l().30pm—3.30am. £5 (£3). Weekly. The. er, inimitable DJ Toast spins the finest in chart classics. with a healthy smattering of cheese also.

I Stud’essentlal at Jongleurs. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Fresh student night at the comedy club in the big building. Free entry and a shitload of drinks promos mean that the crowd will be in fine fettle.


% Clbs

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 Ballistic at City Cafe. ()pin—lam. Free. 24 ()ct. Fortnightly. Dangerously bass heavy funk and solid tunes brought to you by the Kit Kat Brothers: Mikey Magic. Believe and Wreckage (Boogie Mo' Dynamo). plus the occasional guest. Pre-club session for Switch-Cpl on 24 ()ct.

I Beluga at Beluga Bar and Canteen Restaurant. Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Deep grooves of the house and garage variety from Anthony Small and old skool jazz from the inimitable Big Beat DJs Les. Stuart Bennet and Simon Hodge.

I Decks in the City at City Cafe. Spin—lam. Free. 17 ()ct. Monthly. Fresh Air FM launch this new open decks night. so catch all the latest spinners before they hit the big time. Just bring along your records or book a slot online at

I Drop at the Living Room. t)pm—lam. Free. 24 ()ct. Fortnightly. Laying down the best in techno (pints at £l until llpm a bontis).

I Eccentric at Bath Bou. t)pm—lam. Free. 24 ()ct. liiian James. Alex Avery and Lee Murray play L'S house at this oriental style bar session.

I Immersed in Music at Pivo Caffe. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. The award-winning Czech theme bar launches a new DJ schedule. featuring the cream of local talent (and a few Glasgow lads) such as the Visitor l l7 ()ct). Smokey and the Bandit (24 Get) and hosting the Pivo Caffe Hallowe‘en Party (3l ()ct naturally).

I In House at City Cafe. L)pm-—lam. Free. 3| ()ct. New quality house shindig from Lee Murray. Stuart Sandeiiian and Iiuan James.

I Juicy at Iguana. l0pm-—3am. Free. Weekly. The freshest R&B. hip hop and urban soul from DJ Lyley (Scratch) and

his als.

I 8pm Lounge at ()pal Lounge. Noon—9pm. Free. Weekly. Global jazz grooves and soul with Bob Cairn with Dava (Headspin) taking over the wheels of steel at 5 )m.

I Radio xygen at ()xygen Bar and Grill. ()pni—lam. Free. Weekly. A selection of funk and house. exact details to be confirmed. but its bound to be jumpin’.

I Shadowskill at the Living Room. 9pm—lam. Free. 17 ()ct. Fortnightly. .Mix of tip top drum & bass action from DJ Atomic and DJ Dragon (Shadowskill Records).

I Suede at Madogs. l0pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Lee ‘Curly' David takes tis back to the heady days of Studio 5-1 with a mix of disco. funk. soul and R&B.

I Yo! Below at Yo! Below. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. The sushi style bar gets funked-up Latin jazz and world music from DJ Lei.


I CC Blooms at (‘(‘ Blooms. l0.30pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Trip the light fantastic to lii-NRG dance action at this ever-popular gay bar.

I Djinniditto at iigo. l0pm»—5am. £o—-£7 (£516). 3] ()ct. Monthly. A showcase for artists working in every medium with a musical policy to match. but focusing on the electro. nu wave side

of things. Join your hosts DJ Chow. the Dame Ditto. DJ Mingo-go as they join forces with the Beltane Society to play host to their official Samhuinn after party. So once you been up hill join the Djiiiniditto crew and special guests the Weird Attractors and NIiD (live) for some indoor freakiness. I For Those About to Rock l-lallowe’en Special at the Tron. 8.30pm—lam. £2. 3l ()ct only. A night of old school metal and rock with added scariness just to fit the mood. I Hedflux at Po Na Na. l0pm—3am. £5. 3| ()ct. Hedllux is back with a vengeance in its new monthly form. eclectic beats with a touch of style. Hallowe'en special with the considerable four dex and hidden gems skills of hip hop. funk. vinyl junkies the Psychonauts. I Intergalactic at chiot Row L'nion. l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. A night of indie goodness in the company of Barichello. watch out for exclusive album play backs and various freebies. I MIB2 at Eros and Elite. l()pm—3am. Weekly (launches 31 Oct). The best in LS hip hop and R&B from Tee-TNT. Jay Cee and Mr H. Returning after a brief hiatus but back with the same music you all loved so much when MIB was based at Massa (Club Mercado). with plenty of drinks promos to back tip the music. I Mr Goober presents: DJ Krush at Ego. l0pm—3am. £l0. 17 Oct. Japan’s premiere hip hop DJ drops to iidinburgh as part of his European tour promoting his latest album The Message u! the Dept/i. The first Japanese artist to ever sign to Mo Wax (now at Sony) with considerable support from A Guy Called Gerald (K7). Brian d'Souza. DJ Krux a)..: DJ Muk. I Nexus at Studio 24. l lpm—3am. £1. \\ cekly. A new night that mixes the best of rock. metal. industrial and goth with a touch of cheese. From your hosts Smelly. Kynon. Baz and Ross. I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge 9pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Iirik Da Viking with his blues and sotil followed by Stevie G with timeless vocal house. disco and party tunes. I Opium at ()pium. l().30pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Rock. nu metal and alternative/indie. I Outta Sight! at the Honeycomb. l0.30pm—3am. Free before midnight: £3 after. 24 ()ct. i-‘ortiiightly. Brand new Thu nighter froin those kind folks at Motherfunk (Spectrum). Snatch (Spanky) and Flowin' (Cunnie) playing a mixed bag of R&B. hip hop. soul. disco and righteous funk. I Snatch at the Liquid Room. l0.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. A filth fixated funky disco-cum-cabaret. comically compered by Mr Harry Ainsworth and deck manipulated in a cod funk and hip hop stylee by Babes. Biggie and Spunky. I Thrust at La Belle Angele. l lpm—3am. £4—£5. 3l ()ct. Monthly. New night featuring the best in Scottish talent both in the live music arena (nu- wave Celtic beats from Mystery Juice and Croft No 5) with Tummy Touch's DJ Dolphin Boy handling the DJ side. I Traffic at Heriot-Watt L'niversity L'nion. l l.30pm—2am. Free. Weekly. DJs bring you the best in indie and t ternative tunes at this student shindig. Ultragroove Presents: Metro Area at the Beat Jazz Basement. l lpm 3am. £9 (£8). l7 ()ct only. l'ltragroove‘s birthday weekend kicks of with a live set from Metro Area (aka New Jersey duo Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani) making their L'K debut with a solid mix of disco. techno and soul influences. this is the meeting ground for deep house and electro. Don‘t miss out.

Edinburgh Fridays

Pre-club I Ad Lib at the Wash. ()pm-lam. Free. Weekly. The best in Latin. soul. funk and

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W Ultragoove Not one. not two, but three nights to celebrate their third birthday. And there are special guests all round with Metro Area (Thu), Paul Murphy (Fri) and Joey Negro (Sat). The Beat Jazz Basement, Thu 77 Oct; Iguana, Fri 78 Oct; La Belle Ange/e Sat 79 Oct.

Behave? Back from their summer holidays and firing on all cylinders as they welcome the considerable drum & bass skills of Fabio. Honeycomb, Fri 78 Oct.

it“) Dogma You asked for it and now you're gonna damn well get it. Ruff-ass techno action with scything scalpel precision from Surgeon. Studio 24, Fri 78 Oct. Trouble at the Blue Note They keep on getting those exclusive guests and this fOrtnight is no exception as the Kyoto Jazz Massive drop by (18 Oct). As for what they're like, well the clues in the name: Japanese jazz, house and other funked up grooves (also worth a mention is a live jam from Craig Smith, 25 Oct). The Beat Jazz Basement, Week/y Fri.

tit Spectral Tom Churchill's the head of Emoticon and Headspace Recordings, home to the likes of Funk D'Void, Morgan Geist and Aubrey to name but a few. So lashings of funky house and deep techno will be the order of the day. The Wee Bed Bar, Fri 25 Oct.

23)) UTI presents: Beat Route Parties don't get much more underground that UTl and this month's a biggie for them as Jay Denham (Tresor, Slavery 2000) drops by for a funky but tuff techno work out. Studio 24, Fri 25 Oct.

it: Atomic Baby With all these international DJs doing the rounds sometimes it's best to look closer to home for the real quality as Colin Tevendale, Steven McCreery. Stuart Duncan (pictured) and Michael Kilkie provide some house heaven. La Belle Ange/e, Sat 26 Oct.

nu-jazz. from the ever reliable Ali Campbell. Smoking.

I Bass:'l'rap Sessions at Bam Bou. ()pni—lam. Free. Weekly. Wise Manga master G-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.

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