I Diggity at the listablishment.

l lpm—3am. £6 (£1 off with then. Weekly. DJ Fabuloz and Harry l.(i gel dowrt with their bad selves. playing wildstyle R&B. hip hop and street soul.

I Digital Ghettobass presents: DJ Di’jital at the Venue. l0pm 3am. £8 (£7 members). 7 Dec. Another ghetto-tech special from the Digital crew. and yet again it's one of the true innovators of the scene —- DJ Di’jital. (‘ut up scratched up techno at its very best from one of the masters from the Detroit streets. With back tip from DJ Deburgh. J(‘ and Dave Brown.

I Disco Inferno at ligo. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6 in fancy dress). 30 Nov. Monthly. A night of disco cream on two floors. (ilammed up and in your face disco action from DJ Love. Nick Silver. M(‘ ()tis. Funkmaster Fryer and DJ Casanova.

I Do This Do That at Honeycomb. l0pm~~lam. £10. 7 Dec. Fortnightly. Ploughing a deliberately underground vibe while still attracting the best guests in town (and award nominations) along the way. Resident Neil Anthony is joined by (iroove Armada (DJ set). a duo who need no introductions. for the official aftershow party for their Barrowland gig. See .llusie section for (1 preview ({fGi'tmi'e Armada.

I Dolphin Boy at the Beat Jazz Basement. l0pm~3am. £2—£5. 30 Nov. DJ Dolphin Boy takes to the decks to celebrate the release of his new 12in (remixed by Dublex) on Tummy Touch records.

I The Egg at Wee Red Bar. 1 lpm—-3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Still the best tnix of indie. (ills garage. northern sottl. ska and soundtracks you‘re likely to stagger across. A well loved institution that refuses to change.

I Eye Candy at Massa (formerly (‘lub Mercado). llptn ~3am. £ l0 (£8). Weekly. Residents the liye (‘andy' Twins and Nejat Barton host their infamous glam and mainstreatn house party in the newly refurbished venue. Remember to ‘dress glam or scram'.

I Faith at Faith (formerly Wilkie House). 10pm 3am. £5. Weekly. The Faith all-stars tempt in the weekend revellers: Stevie (i. Toby Saltonstall and JG]. Hill drop R&B and classics alongside an upfront mix of chart hits.

I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row l'nion. 9.30pm -2am. £4.50 (£3.50). 7 Dec. Monthly. Still going strong after ten years of supplying the best in salsa. merengue. mambo and other Latin rhythms counesy of DJ Pancho with a free dance class from the Salsa Angels at 9.30pm.

I Fly at the Beat Jazz Basement.

9pm 3am. £5. 7 Dec. Monthly. The boys behind Big Beat and lleadspin club together along with AJ (Yush Recordings) to host this new monthly showcase dedicated to all things funky.

I Funkysensual at Po Na Na.

9pm 3am. Free before I lpm: £4 £5 after. Weekly. llot mix of sexy funky house music from DJ Benchy and Roddy Mac.

I Give it Some! at Bongo (‘lub.

l lpm 3am. £3 before midnight: £5 after. H Dec. New night for the Bongo. featuring the best in funk. soul. jazz and all that inspired hip hop.

I Greazed Up at Spider's Web (‘ellar Bar. 8pm » lam. £7. 30 Nov. Monthly. Rockabilly action from Paul (' arid Tojo on the decks and live sounds from the Young Savages.

I Green Monkey presents Dreamcatcher al Nichol lidwat‘ds. l0pm 3am. £5 (£3). 7 Dec. Monthly. Five rooms of madness ranging from lilm screenings, open mic spots and tribal beats in the Drum (‘lub. While the two main rooms ol'clubbing action are hosted by DJ Demonear and the Doc. and their blend of big beat. hip hop, trance and progressive house. with DJ Ba]. and the ('armichael Brothers supplying the chilled beats in the final rootn.

I ":24 at lleriol-Watt l'niversity l’nion. Xpm latn. Free. Weekly. Live DJs. chilled atmos and international beer promos all add up to the perfect Sat night alternative at your Union (students and their guests only).

DUB MESSENGER SOUND SYSTEM The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Sat 7 Dec

The Messenger Sound System in full effect

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‘The Tubby’s one is a big night, possibly one of the biggest we have ever done.’ Steve, founder and operator of Edinburgh’s very special Messenger Sound System (since the late 805) is talking his night up. And why not? After 15 or so years of enveloping and sparking his audiences with a bass heavy vibe few can touch (especially in Scotland), the man has certainly earned his stripes.

‘lt’s a landmark night, it’s the first time another sound system has played up here with another sound system.’ Steve begins to digress. He is good at talking in tangents but listen and, like patiently absorbing the zigzag empathy that flows through his nights, you will be rewarded. ‘You see, our sound system is part of the thing that makes the night unique. We have a strong powerful bass and the character of our sound is quite different to any other night. A lot of places have a whole load of mid-range sounds which is great but that doesn’t interest us. We just want bass lines, not enough to kill a man but a low throb, a rumble that the other guy doesn't know about yet.’

Steve finally finds his way back to his guests on the night in question. ‘Anyway it’s a feature of the roots and dub reggae scene that one sound system plays with another under the same roof,’ he says. ‘This is everything we have been flying the flag for and pioneering in Scotland. Jah Tubby’s have been on the go since 1972, they have a legendary reputation for a strong rough sound.’

MCs Stamina, Prof Natty, Errol Bellot and Dixie Peach will be witness to the fitness on the night. It will be a very special one, or as Steve puts it: ‘It’s part of our fight to take reggae to where it should be: out of the chill out room and back onto the main stage.’ (Paul Dale)

I Headspin at Bongo ('lub. l0.30pm 3am. £7. 30 Nov. Monthly. The best in hip hop. funk. soul. house and breakbeat from the resident DJ display team featuring Allan. the Resonance (Daya and (‘olin Millar) and Steve Spin. Tonight they are joined by the Boogaloo Investigators. a fttll on live-piece funk act all the way from sunny (ilasgow‘.

I Luscious at (‘ommplex (formerly

(‘lub Java). l0pm Barn. 7 Dec. Monthly.

Funky l'S house night hosted by resident Stuart Purdie (Manalishi Records). welcoming one of lidinburgh’s most in demand house jocks Warner Powers ((‘lub ('hilled. Sweden and Revitalised. London). With taxi deals on offer to help you make it down the shore with no hassles.

I Luvely at the Liquid Room.

l0pm 3am. £l2 (£l0 members). 14 Dec. Monthly. A saucy soirec. geared towards a gay linixed crowd and featuring a music policy of full—on. driving liouse from residents Tommy K. (JP and Jared. Xmas panto theme with a kinky twist as they present their ‘l’uss ill Boots' party.

I Messenger Sound System at Bongo ('lub. 9pm 3am. £l0. 7 Dec. Fortnightly. Bass of bowel-shifting proportions as the mighty Messenger Sound System blasts ottt the best in i'igliteotts roots and dth reggae. Massive sound clash as two ftill sotttid sy'tems

converge under one roof as Messenger welcomes the mighty Jah 'I'ubby's from London. See preview:

I Mingin’ at Studio 2-1.

l0.30pm 3am. £0 (£5 before midnight). 30 Nov. l-‘ortnightly. Residents Brian Dempsler and Alan Joy partake of the usual Mingin‘ madness. playing filthy house and twisted trance for a frisky and predominantly gay crowd.

I Mission Jnr at Studio 2-1. 7 l0pm. £5. Weekly. (ioth. rock. punk and of course all that nu metal stuff that the kids crave so tnttch. So if you ever wondered where all those black clad .Vouths from the lot) of (‘ockburn Street went after dark look no further. the original and best under lS’s metal gathering in town.

I Mission at Studio 34. lllpm 3am. Weekly. Night of metal mayhem. goth rock and more froin the darkside a real lidinburgh institution that refuses lay down and die.

I Nightmare A’fore Christmas Ball at Marco's Leisure ('entre.

£8 Hf). 14 Dec. Spooky party for all those goths and ghouls w hojttsl wanna celebrate ('hristmas in their own perculiar way. l.ive bands the Narcissus l’ool. Dl 'ST and Maya 3‘). join some of Scotland's best gothic DJs.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. 0pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Dave Shedden with his mix of disco and funky house tracks.

I Opium at ()pium. 10pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Rock. nu-metal and alternative/indie.

I Play at the Venue. l0.30pm -3am. £7 (£5 with lly'er). 7 Dec. Fortnightly. DJ KippS returns at this new night of only the choicest cuts in the world R&B. fttnk and disco. Four hour set from the man himself so things are gonna go off big style. For this (late only Ill-List ' t‘unl IIU/(/(’I'.\' get [2 (“fl/(HIT price all night.

I Pogo Vogue at Bongo (‘lub.

lllpn) 3am. £7. 30 Nov. No tnttsic policy allowed at this new night of experimental electronica. lidinburgh‘s own (‘hrist (Benhecula) will be headlining alongside residents Dr. Air ((‘lub (N). Brian D‘Sou/a. and DJ Krux for a night of frolics w ithottt boundary.

I Progression at the Liquid Room. Monthly next date 3| Dec.

0 Rewind at the Liquid Room. l0.30pm 3am. £7 £8. 7 Dec. Monthly. Tony Blackburn is taking a break this month btit stepping into his shoes is none other than Bob Sinclar. the Parisian pioneer of liltered house dropping by for art exclusive disco set. Seeing that this man helped shape the French sound (with the likes of Dimitri From Paris. DJ Yello and Thomas Bangalter) it should be something to behold. The Fire Island DJs man the back room for some camp Iii-NRO action and old skool disco jocks Mick ('ool and Shttggy Bear offer Bob their support in the main room.

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