I Immersed in Music at Pit-o (’affe. 9pm -3am. liree. Weekly. The

aw ard-w inning ('zech theme bar launches a new DJ schedule. featuring the cream of local talent (and a few (ilasgow lads).

I Kalimba at Iguana. ltlpm 3am. l'it‘cc. \Veekly. (‘olin (‘ook (t'ltragrooye) hosts this night of sotilftil dance. deep house aiid nu ja/l ftisioii.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. .\'oon 0pm. l-‘ree. Weekly. liuan l‘ergtison gels things started tiice and early with a tan mix. followed by sotil atid ftitik from Bertie (5 9pm).

I Radio Oxygen at ()xygen Bar and (irill. ()pm latii. Free. Weekly. Blak .Magic. a mixed bag of sotil front Ms Simmone Black.

I Yo! Below at Yo? Below.

()pm midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. The stishi style bar gets the house and daiicetloor soul treatment froiii Leon lidwards.


I Big Beat Next date the.

I CC Blooms at (‘(‘ Blooms. lt).3l)pm 3am. l-‘ree. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high camp and disco classics. nioy ing on to pumped-up house and dance as the eyenitig progresses.

I Djinniditto at ligo. lflpm 3am. £6 (£5). ll) Jan. .Motitltly. .-\ showcase for artists working in eyery medium with a musical policy to match. btit focusing on the electro. nu waye. rock'ii'roll side of things. Join your hosts DJ (‘howg lnfact. the Dame Ditto and the Master of (‘ct‘emonics for the best in eclectica.

I Dogma (formerly Lost) at Studio 24. 10.30pm 3am. £6 (£5 members). If) .lan. Monthly. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order \y itlt local guests Sekon/ (Diyerse l‘requencies) and 'l‘antrtim (Drop ()tit) iii ftill effect for their first party of 2003. Some nice guests are on the way throughout the year with the likes of Henrik B (7 l-‘eh) and chis (7 Mar). For this (late rut/y ‘.vl-I.I's'l'<‘(tr(l llUl(l('I'\ Qt'l £3 (fill/(HIT [tl‘it‘t’ (Ill nit/II. I El Segundo at Bongo (’ltib. 10.30pm 3am. £7. If) .lait. Monthly. Hip hop w ith a liye edge from DJ Redo and lititiiaii bcatbox l’sylenl V and breakdatice skills from Random .-\spekts. I Evol at the Liquid Rooni.

lf).3f)pm 3am. £5. Weekly. lidinbtirgh's longest running indie night celebrated its l ltli birthday last summer. With the tisttal mix of the best current and classic alteritatiyc. crossoyer tunes. 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 tliitigs liyol.

I Finisternis at the Pleasance ('abaret Bar. 9pm lam. £2 (£1 members). If) Jan. Monthly. The lighter side of goth (if such a thing truly exists) w ith a mix of dark ambient. neo-elassical arid ethereal tracks from l’etit Scarabee. Deception Boy atid (ihost Dancer.

I Funkey Magic ttt l-Lgo. Monthly. .\'ext date 24 Jan.

I Funkeymagic + 1 at the Venue. llpm--5am. l-‘ree. .3 Jan. The liunkey Magic guys and Hoftbeat ptit on a new night with more of that deep house you lose so much. liree party to welcome iii the iiew year as well as Hoffbeat newcomer DJ Lem (La Marquise. Lyon). and to celebrate their new monthly slot (first l-i‘i of the month).

I 60-60 at (‘octeati Lounge (downstairs at ligo). Monthly. Next date 17 Jan.

I Manga at Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 31 Jati. Sey'enth birthday special. line-up still to be announced btit expect the best in drum 6’; bass.

0 Mischief Charity Bashment at the Venue. ll).3()pm 3am. 99p. to Jan. Monthly. A night in aid of the Drake Mttsic Project showcasing the skills of Mischief‘s finest residents and some of lidinburgh's best tip and coming talent. It‘s a full-on back to hack DJ showdown all night long. Drum tk bass in the Reload arena with li.\‘() \' Vader. Kryptik y' Pecypher. ()mnibeast y Sly and the lyrical styliiigs of .M(‘ AJ. The best of hip hop iii the Bodyrock arena with Richie Rtifftotte y .\'asty 1’. AJ \- Ambassador. Blag l y' l’ Styl/ all hosted by .\'ecarus (Scotland Yard). While Jimmy James takes care of the ftiitk and breaks in the cooler.

I Modern Lovers at ligo.

l lpm 3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. If) Jait. Monthly. .-\ swinging mix of funked-tip northern sotil. electronic exotica. rat'e grooy es and freakbcats front ('raig .lamieson arid Andrew l)l\'lllc.

I No Strings Attached at the Venue. Monthly. .\'cxt date 3| .lan.

I Nuklear Puppy at ligo.

ll).3()pm 3am. £8 £9 (£7). 17 Jan. Monthly. Hard house night featuring residents Jason ('orte/ and Phil York aiid .lait relaunch with a 'l‘idy 'I'rax and

Vicious ('ircle (our night featuring one of

the hottest hard house DJs around l’atil (Ha/by.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. 0pm 3am. £5. Weekly. litniked tip yocal hottsc and dance classics from Stey ie (i. with Je/ Hill starting things off with his jaw. R&B and garage mix.

I Planet Earth at (‘itrus (‘ltih ll).3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Music front (97o through to Hts") or in other words a healthy dose of punk. new way e. new romantic and clectt‘o pop.

Fisher & Price host Taste every Sun

I Pogo Vogue at the Bongo (‘luh. Next date the.

I Roadblock at l’o .\'a .\'a. l0pm—3am. l’ree before 1 lpm; £4 £5 after. Weekly. .\'icci l" stops the traffic in bad music when she digs tip the best iii ftiiik. disco. house and block rockiti' beats.

O Rudy’s at Cabaret Voltaire.

llpm- 3am. £6 (£5). 3 Jait. Monthly. Rudy‘s step forward in 2003 with their new monthly reggae showcase from Dixieland to dancehall. from ska to dtib. from jungle to roots hip hop. Two local sotiitd systems come together (Tongue'n’(}rooy'e aitd ltchy Sotil Hi-l‘i). joined by special guest lil Segundo's DJ Red (1.

I Swaraj at (‘abaret Voltaire.

llpm 3am. £9 (£7). 10 Jan. Monthly. liast meets west as Asian influences are brought to bear on club room beats. (‘elebrating their lidinburgh launch party taking the Asian music scene back to the dancelloor with the Swaraj residents arid litiaii Ferguson.

I Switch-Up! Next date the.

I The Time Tunnel at Massa (formerly ('lub Mercado). ltlpm~3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy. Showbiz Jase and Betty Ford disrupt the space- time continuum with tunes from the (t()s. 70s and 80s. Or maybe it’s just the alcohol.

I Tokyoqu at ligo. .\'ext date 3| Jan I Trouble at the Blue Note at the Beat Jaz/ Basement. 10pm 3am. £2 £4. Weekly. liiiproy'ised jazz jam sponsored by the legendary Blue .\'ote Records. 3 Juli sees a ftill live show from London soul arid R&B four-piece Sandi. Then it's a residents special (It) Jan) followed by a bye jam and DJ set as Son of l'gly presents (irand l'nified ( 17 Jan). For .t‘ A" [0 Jun only 'xl-ljs'l't‘urtlIto/(10's ‘g't'! [I (it'll/nor price all night.

I UTI .\'ext date the.

I Velvet at ligo. llpiit 3am. £6 (£5). 3] Jan. A new women‘s night for gay girlies and their specially iny‘ited boy friends (men can only gain adtiiissiott if accompanied by a lady). hosted by Michelle (.loy. Wiggle).

Chart & Party

I Cyber Subway at Subway West liiid. 7pm 3am. £4 (£l ). Weekly. An interactiye cltib 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 tise the ‘digital cyber subway polling stations' iii the venue on the night. Surf to www.subwaywestend.co.tik for more info.

I Four Play at Massa (formerly ('lub Mercado). 4 lllpm. l‘ree. Weekly. Mainstream dance action and after office antics (with happy hour from 4 8pm). lt's botiiid to get messy. free entry on guest-list. just e—mail

guestlistf" cltibmassacom or fax () l 3] 226 4224.

I Ibiza Foam Party at Reyoltition. ltlpm 3am. £tbc. Weekly. (‘ommercial dance. foam. holiday giveaways ((‘lub lit-30 no less) all night long.

I Office Affair at Subway West find. 4 9pm. £1 £4. Weekly. (‘hart tunes. buffet and cheap drinks what else do you need to make a fool of yourself iii front of you colleagues‘.’

I Office Party at (‘ayendish Diy'a. 4pm 3am. Free. Weekly. New night of after work silliness aitd cheesy ftiii. Bucking broncos. games and more to keep the suited masses entertained. Bttffct for pre-booked parties (as well as a bus pick tip service).

I The Subway at Subway. 0pm 3am. liree before I lpm: £3 (£1 ). Weekly. See 'l'hti.

Edinburgh Saturdays

Pre-club I Beluga at Beluga Bar and ('antecn Restaurant. 8pm lam. l‘ree. Weekly.

Rudy’s You may still be in the throws of your Hogrnanay hangove.r but that's no excuse not to check out this new reggae showcase fret". free party veterans Tongue'n'Groove and Itchy Soul Hi 'FI (pictured). Guest DJRedB helps dish out the ska. dancehall and dtib beats on this inaugural night. Cabaret Voltaire, Fri 3 Jan.

Audio Deluxe Who can resist a freebie. especially when it comes in the form of the best soulful house around from the ever reliable Craig Smith. The Honeycomb. week/y Sal.

Popcorn Things really are betting tip at this new venue not only is the legendary Keb Darge on resident duty but Treva til/hateva is dropping by. Former manager of Fat City record: big pals With Mr Scruff. Ninja Tune and Tru Thoughts Slgtt't‘t) Mr Whateva knows a thing or two about dancelloor beats and the funk. Cabaret ‘/o/ta/re. Sat 4 Jar).

Mischief Massive drum 8. bass and hip hop mash tip as some of the best spinners go head to head throughout the night. Add to this a general feeling of well being as you realise you're deing your bit for charity (the Drake Music Project Scotland to be precise) The Venue. Fri IO Jan.

Luvely It's 1 usely's .Januz Sa". so take advantage of the cheap entry. a naughty 'iautical then‘e am.) the best lll driving house from this totally cheeky night of clubbing madness. The Ligurd Roe/its. Sa.‘ 7 Jan.

Hotise. garage and jal/y beats w itlt a toticli of northern sotil from the infamous Yogi Haughton atid .lay l’eeney.

I City Got Soul at lgiiana.

ltlpm 3am. l’ree. Weekly. 'lrinity Sound's Andy Baker (pltis guests) supplies the soulful house and garage. I Human Be-In at Human Be In. 9pm lam. l’ree. Weekly. Beany ‘s on holiday so (iary Mac steps into the breach dropping deep house. new and old skool breaks and beats.

I Immersed in Music at l’tto ('affe. 0pm 3am. l'ree. Weekly. the (melt sty lc bar launches a new DJ schedule to get the party started iii a progressiye house and tech trance sty lee. \Villi rotating l).l details still to be confirmed.

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