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I Yo! Below at Yo! Below. 9pm---midnight. Free. Weekly. The sushi style bar gets the house and danceﬂoor soul treatment from Leon Edwards.
53 Arskstscs! at Bongo Club. 10.30pm~3am. £6. 31 Jan. Monthly. DJs Jaffer (Senegal) and Zuppa lnglese (Bogota) host a fiery mix of Salsa, African, Latin and Caribbean dance. As they‘ve both been DJing for over 30 years, this is the best selection of past, present and future tropical dance you‘re likely to find.
I BIO Beat at Cabaret Voltaire. Next date 7 Feb.
I CC Blooms at CC Blooms. 10.30pm-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 pro 'resses.
I Dllnnld tto at Ego. Next date 7 Feb.
I Dogma (formerly Lost) at Studio 24. Monthly next date 7 Feb featuring special guest Henrik B (Dnimcode) all the way from Sweden. I Evol at the Liquid Room. lO.3()pm--3am. £5. Weekly. Edinburgh's longest running indie night celebrated its eleventh birthday last Aug. With the usual mix of the best current and classic altemative, crossover 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 things Evol. I Flnlsternls at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar. Next date 7 Feb.
I FUNIk] at Prive Council.
ltlpm ~3am. £5. Weekly. Enjoy the specialist sounds of mainstream R&B grooyes, smooth beats and let century flavaz.
I Funkey Msglc at Ego. llpm—3am.
£5. 24 Jan. Monthly. Soul-fuelled deep house for pilgrims via the Hoff Project featuring live rcussion from Tagg.
I Gamma reforms at Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £7. 17 Jan. Nate Thompson (Audiosynchronacy) joins Peacewise and Homestyle alongside the Flow‘s Ollie, Mike and Dan.
5.} Get-Together at Cabaret Voltaire. llpmm3am. £7 (£6). l7 Jan. Monthly.
t .iiithttrgh favourite and nu jazz fusion mascrr Joseph Malik (Compost) sets up his new residency, subtly weaving jazz, Latin, Brazilian and drum & bass rhythms. Opening night sees international dancefloor jazz specialist Benji B (lXtra/Radio l) on guest duties. For this date only 'A-List’ card holders get £2 0 door price all night.
I Oo- o at Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Ego). llpm—3am. £5 (£4). l7 Jan. Monthly. Swinging 60s garage (of the rock variety sorry to disappoint any 80 Solid wannabes), soul, mod. soul, R&B and sleazy listening the righteous Tall Paul Robinson and Angus A Go-Go remain resident, Friday Street (Glasgow) resident Mikey Collins fills the guest slot.
I Mange at Honeycomb. lOpm—3am. £ll (£9 members). 3| Jan. Monthly. Manga don‘t follow the crowd they lead 'em with their irresistible monster drum & bass sounds. Part 2 of their 7th Birthday celebrations and they really have pulled out all the stops. following on from their Glasgow night last week, the party continues in Edinburgh with special guests Bryan Gee and MC Stamina. And that ain‘t all as Part 3 takes them to Aberdeen (with Pascal 7 Feb) and Part 4 sees them back in the Capital (21 Feb) with Andy C and MC Flux. Not forgetting the residents who make Manga what it is: G-Mac, DJ Kid, the General, Sense, Son of Ugly, MC Feelntan. MC Sonny and VJ A-Dan. With breakstep night Switch-Up now taking over the backroom. See preview.
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BIRTHDAY BASH HEADSPIN Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Sat 25 Jan
The Headspin crew Colin, Dava and Allan
Clubbers are a despondent lot of late. Sick of the superclubs and the shite trance they play, club kids are steadily taking it back to basics, and I don’t mean the house night in Leeds. Instead they want good solid party tunes that make them want to drink beer and dance like fools, which is good news for Headspin because that’s the vibe they’ve been supplying at the Bongo Club for the past five years. Purely a case of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, Headspin has remained true to its original ethos of eclectic dance music provided by a skilful resident DJ display team. Guests have included Mr Scruff, the Psychonauts and various members of Manchester’s Grand Central crew, but it’s the residents’ mix of hip hop, funk and house that’s always oiled and conditioned this particular music machine. Because of this the birthdays have always been reserved for residents only and so, in keeping with tradition, main room antics will be managed by Allan Dunbar and scratch- tastic duo the Resonance. Through the back, Steve Austin follows a less frenetic pace, playing mild-mannered funk and soul and, because it's the birthday, early guests to the night can look forward to free mix CDs compiled
by the crew.
Finally, if you were wondering what happens to Headspin when the Bongo arts collective shuts up shop at the end of March, don’t despair, because the night plans to continue the beautiful relationship with an as yet unconfirmed but mooted move of operations to Moray House. (Catherine Bromley)
I Mlschlef at the Venue. Monthly next date 7 Feb with Grooverider and Blak Twang.
I Modern Lovers at Ego. Monthly next date 7 Feb. Monthly.
I Moody at the We Red Bar. Next date the.
I No Strings Attached at the Venue. 31 Jan. CANCELLED Marshall Jefferson has unfortunately cancelled htit should return on Mar 7 (the).
I Nuklear Puppy at Ego. l0.3()pm-3am. £8—£9 (£7). 17 Jan. Monthly. Hard house night featuring residents Jason Cortez and Phil York and Jan relaunch with a Tidy Trax and Vicious Circle tour night featuring one of the hottest hard house DJs around Paul Glazby.
I Opll Lounge at Opal Lounge. lOpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Funked up vocal house and dance classics from Stevie G and Callum Murray.
I Perverslty at the Venue. lOpm—3am. 5 before llpm; £8 after (£6 members). 17 Jan. Underground house and trance in the main room from DJs Allan Roy and Barry Fair and special guest Robbie Murdoch. Funky and tribal bonse downstairs in the cooler from Keith Holland, Simon Lister, Alan Ramsey and Deekio.
I Planet larth at Citrus Club. l0.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Music from I976 through to I989 or in other words a healthy dose of ptrnk, new wave, new romantic and electro pop.
5-? Pogo Vogue at Bongo Club. ltlpm—3am. £8 (£7). 24 Jan. Monthly. No music policy allowed at this new night of experimental electronica. Very special guest Freddy Fresh drops by for his only Scottish date for his Watch That Sound album tour, alongside residents Dr Air (Club 69), Brian D‘Souza, and DJ Krux for a night of no boundary based frolics. While Shifty Disco moves to take up residence in the back room this month joined by Al MacDonald (Dogma). See Word Up for a (‘hUIK't’ to win Mr Fresh 's latest mix (‘1). For this date only 'A-I.ist'
card holders get [2 (if/door price all
night. I Roadblock at Po Na Na.
l()pm—-3am. Free before llpm; £~l £5
after. Weekly. Nicci F stops the traffic in bad music when she digs up the best
in ftrnk, disco, house and block rockin‘ beats.
I Rudy’s at Cabaret Voltaire.
Monthly next date 7 Feb. vii Sonloa presents: Pete Rann
3 at Ego. lt)pm~3am. £7. 24 Jan. A new phase of futuristic beats has
j commenced as intelligent drum 6'; liil'ss . night Sonica returns with Pete Rann
taking control of the wheels of steel. With a few releases on LTJ's Good Looking under his belt he‘s fast making a big name for himself on the scene. Joined by Beam Up Senses.
= Scope and a mystery MC to launch this
new bi-monthly night of all that is
smart and clever in the world of drum
& bass. '5 Soul Blscults at (‘aharet Voltaire. lOpm- Sam. £7. 24 Jan.
. Monthly. Nasty P, Extra, Gino, Kimo
and host MC Profissee provide the hip hop, ftmk and lefttield breaks. Also on hand comedian Garth Cruikshank w ill be dishing out the laughs. As they say ‘entertainment with integrity".
I Suburbla at Studio 24.
l().3()pm»—3am. £5 (free entry for students before midnight; £3 after). l7 Jan. A fun new night of retro 70s and
5 80s funk and disco. And they promise
loads of freebies and operating a ‘Be Ha my door policy.
I wars] at Cabaret Voltaire. llpm~~3am. £9 (£7). 3t Jan. Monthly. East meets west as Asian influences are brought to bear on club room beats. Rescheduled live show from the Shiya Sound System taking the Asian music scene back to the dancefloor with the Swaraj residents and Ettan Ferguson. I 8wltch-Up Switch Up is currently moving to the back room at Manga for
| the foreseeable future. But it will
I The Tlme Tunnel at Massa (formerly (‘ltib Mercado). It'lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy. Show hi/ Jase and Betty Ford disrupt the space- timc continuum with tunes from the 60s, 7(ls and 80s. Or maybe it's just the alcohol.
I Tokyoqu at ligo. llpm 3am. £3. 3| Jan. Monthly. Up-and-coming double act plying their trademark blend of funky house and classic grooves.
I Trouble at the Blue Note at the Beat Jan Basement. lllpm 3am. £2 £4. Weekly. lmproyiscd jaH jam sponsored by tltc legendary Blue Note Records. This fortnight we see a live jam and DJ set from Manga‘s Son of Ugly presenting (Brand Unified l l7 Jan); Ian O‘Brien (Peacefrog) drops by fora DJ set ofja/z influenced techno (24 Jan) and lightning llcad v Glyn ‘Bigga' Btish (Rocker's Hi— Fi) new project fusing jazz. l.atin and tlttb influences (31 Jan).
I Upslde Down at Honeycomb. ll'l.3()pm 3am. Free. l7 Jan. Monthly. New funky house night with Christen Dal. Day ies and special guest (iail Sellars.
I 0" presents: a Snow Ball at Studio 2-3. l(l_3tlpm 3am. £8 (£5 members). l7 Jan. Monthly. Underground techno night featuring resident DJs Semaj, Johnny ()h! and
'l'ormod Mor. Two for the price of one
entr ' tip until midnight a bonus.
I elvet at Ego. llprn 3am. £o (£5). 3! Jan. Monthly. A new women's night for gay girlies and their specially invited boy friends (men can only gain admission if accompanied by a lady). hosted by Michelle (Joy, Wiggle).
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I Cyber Subway at Subway West iind. 7pm 3am. £4 (£l ). Weekly. An interactive club experience for those sad puppies who txt rather than talk to people. Vote in adyance for the drinks promotions and the music policy online or by SMS or tise the 'digital cyber subway polling stations' in the name on