Events are listed by city, day, type, then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Edinburgh listings are compiled by Henry Northmore.

Edinburgh Thursdays


I Bilongo at Prise ('ouncil.

l()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. A new Thti nighter at the new yentie. mixing tip the best in World beats on an African. Arabic. Brazilian. ('arihhean. reggae and ragga tip.

I Blow at Bongo ('lub. l()pm 3am. £5. 27 lieb. Drum a bass night from liditors 3 Plus of friendly \‘ibes and great music. In room one we hate .\'istix. ('raxe. ()sk. Mutiny. Sam. Skye and M(‘ Ratty B laying down the drtnn & bass; while in room two Bill. Ingratn. Mad I"unkin' Selecta and Alex Ayery proy ide the hip hop and breaks all with y'isuals from Redux.

I Bombsquad at the Venue.

9pm 3am. l'ree before l()pm; £4 after. o l-‘eh. Fortnightly. A night of across the board electronica focusing on the house. tech-house all mixed tip with hip hop beats from Big Ii. MMI’ and Manic. Drinks promos also oit offer.

I CC Blooms at (C Blooms. l().3()pm 3am. I-‘ree. Weekly. Trip the light fantastic to lli-.\'R(i dance action at this eyer-popular gay bar.

I Chango at (‘aharct Voltaire.

l lpm 3am. £4. Weekly. Residents Berts. Bob (aims and Jim ('ombe (on rotation) w ill) their weekly dose of Afro-beat. ftiiik. Latin. ska and world music. with a smattering of liye acts jttst for good measure. Sttidio 2 falls into the control of some of Scotland’s hest drum & bass DJs: Queen B. li.\'() and Vader (on rotation). Special guests tltis fortnight include lite-piece funk act the Boogaloo Iny'estigators (30 Jan). Jihhcring Records DJs. with li\ e drumming to Feb) and Ruhherneck for sortie hip hop/funk crosstn et' NL‘WCLtSIlc style I I3 Itch). for [his .i’ll Jan and () I'i'l) only 'xl-lisl'i‘un/ Ito/(lvrs gel [3 (if/t/rmr prii‘i' ln'lm'i' midnight.

Q Flippin’ at Bongo ('ltib. l()pm 3am. £5 (half price for skaters with hoards). l3 I-‘eb only. llead 2 head hip hop show down from Nasty P and Richie Rufftone at this celebration of skate culture. Also mini skate arena. \ ideos. hreakdancing (Random Aspekts). IiMB “(I/HTIIH' launch and art from ('ert X and Sum- I. For this (line only 'A-IJxI ' ('(m/ liu/i/crs cc! FRI-.15 iii/mission ul/ nig/il.

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I Genetic at ('itrus ('luh. l lpm 3am. l"ree before I l.3()pm: £2 after. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soiree that showcases altt.‘rnatiye. indie and lo-li. No smoking at the bar. mind.

I Groove Collective at Berlin Bierhaus. l()pm 3am. I-‘ree. Weekly. House and other grooyes frotn the DJ tag team behind nights such as l-‘risco Disco and Blast: Martin Valentine. Steye Wattless. (iax Anderson. Harry. lluggy and Markell.

I Intergalactic at Tcy'iol Row I'nion. l lpnt 3am. I-‘ree. Weekly. A night of indie goodness in the company of Barichello. watch otit for excltisiye alhtitti play hacks and \arious freebies.

I The Latin Flava at lil Barrio.

l()pm 3am. £4 (£3 students). Weekly. The Latin Posse mix tip the best and hottest Latin chart tunes with R&B and hip hop licks. Plenty of drinks promos atid salsa lessons before hand (8 l()pm at only £2). check w w for more info. I MIBZ at liros and Iilite. l()pm 3am. Weekly. The best in LS hip hop and R&B from 'I'ee-'I'.\"l'. Jay ('ee and Mr II. Returning alter a brief hiatus htit back with the same music you all It)\ ed so much when .MIB was based at Massa ((‘ltih Mercado). with plenty of drinks promos to hack tip the music.

I Nexus at Studio 24. l()pm 3am. £l. Weekly. A new night that mixes the best of rock. tnetal. industrial attd goth with a touch of cheese. From your hosts Stnelly. Kynon. Ba/ and Ross.

C? Obscene at the Ventte.

l().3()pm 3am. £8 £ll). l3 lieh. The underground drum & hass night returns for its first birthday with special guest drum ck hass terrorist Ray Keith alongside M(‘ Prolisee (Scotland Yard) and the ()hscene residents (Dub Project. Sola Perplexus. DJ ('al\ in and B-Burg). See pre\ iew.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge.

l()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. Je/ Hill and Stey'ie (i with timeless \ocal house. disco and party tunes.

I Opportun@e at ligo. l()pm‘ 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. l-tmky and uplifting house night for a student crowd. Residents Sden and hence Windu proy ide the tunes with Me percussion from Jonny Wilmanski (and the odd theme night to keep things interesting). The night is also abotit giy itig students a chance to showcase their talents with a national ()pportunw e student DJ comp on the way.

I Snatch and Chemistry at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm 3am. £3.50 (£3). Weekly. A lilth fixated funky disco-cum- cabaret. comically compered by Mr Harry Ainsworth and deck manipulated in a cod funk and hip hop stylee by Bahes. Biggie and Spatiky. And good news for the Snatch faithful 'I‘rendy Wendy isjoining as a new monthly resident. l'pstairs in the test ttibe ('liemistry proyide the action with residents Phase4. Toni AI) and guests

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spinning hip hop. hreaks. electro techno and house. Also featuring regular contributions from local \‘lsllill artists.

I TLC at Po .\'a .\'a. l()ptn 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. .\'ew night for the Arabian theme bar with a selection of hot house. commercial dance. cheese and eharty action from DJ Toby.

I Traffic at Heriot-Watt I'niyersity I'nion. l l.3()pm 3am. I‘ree. Weekly. DJs bring you the best in indie and alternatiye lattes at this student shindig.

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I Gracelands at Peppermint Lotmge. l()pm 3am. £4 (£3 with llyer). 30 Jan. Resident DJ Stevie (i plays disco. funky big hand tttnes and crtmd-pleasing classics. Drinks promos help wash down the funky tunes.

I Old Skool Disco at Reyoltttion. 10.30pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Retro house night hosted by DJ Tom Wilsoti.

I Subway West End at Suhw'ay West lind. 7pm 3am. I'i'ee before 9pm; £3 after (£2). Weekly. A w eek's worth of cheesy. party studenty nights. including a bttngee rope on Sun. Pltis plenty of drinks promos to keep the spirits high.

I The Subway at Subway. 7pm 3am. £l. 3() Jan. .\'eigh on a ('owgate institution of commercial dance and chart hits with the odd indie classic.

I A Tribute to . . . at Mood.

9pm 3am. liree before I lpm: £3 after (free to members). Weekly. (‘hart tunes from the ()()s to yesterday. with liy'e tribute acts dropping by each week.

I Vinyl at Massa (formerly ('ltih Mercado). 8pm 3am. l’ree. Weekly. (‘ommercial chart and dance courtesy of Patil litmkster. pltis drinks promos aplenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.

Edinburgh Fridays


0 Big Beat at ('aharet Voltaire. l().3()pm 3am. £7.50. 7 I-‘eb. Monthly. Serious dancelloor ftmk. soul and jazz as residents Simon Hodge. Stuart Bennett and DJ Tinkti. The New Mastersotmds join the crew to christen their first night in their brand new home at the (‘ab. A liye show not to he missed with Keb Darge. no less. listing them in his top ten funk 7‘s of all time.

I The Bristo Square Experience at Potterrow Student I'nion. 9pm 3am. I-‘ree to students and tip to two guests. Weekly. Mainstream dance and house on two leyels. drtun & bass froin DJ Sneaker Freaks iii the Park Room. party tunes from P()P in the Debating Hall. karaoke. easy listening and salsa iii the Mezzanine and a selection of DJs in the Middle But all adds tip to one of the biggest students nights in town.

I CC Blooms at (‘(‘ Blooms.

l().3()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high catnp and disco classics. moy'ing on to pumped-tip house and dance as the evening progresses.

I Djinniditto at Iigo. l()piii~-3aiii. £6 (£5). 7 Feb. Monthly. A showcase for artists working iii every medium with a musical policy to match. bttt focusing or) the electro. iiti way'e. rock'n‘roll side of things. Join your hosts DJ (‘how. lnfact. the Dame Ditto and the Master of (‘eremonies for the best in eclectica. See preview.

I Dogma (formerly Lost) at Studio 24. 10.30pm 3am. £9 (£7). 7 Feb. Monthly. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order with special gttest Henrik B (I)rumcode/Illgorhythtn) all the way from Sweden making his lidinburgh debut. with the ftill on sensory overload of the Super Scientists ((‘lth ()9) takitig oy'er the

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El Segundo at Bongo ('lub. l().3()pm 3am. £6 (£5). 7 I‘eh. Monthly. lil Segundo in association with lncorporeal Recordings presents Penpushers Lax! \i'xrigi' (ill/o/ixn) album launch party. Local hip hop extravaganza featuring lite

on stage the Brain (aka DJ Iixtra). Longface. Johnny Meantime. Handzarkoy- (aka Kimo). ()bsolete and Decoy Roy. Support from Liye Sciences (including heathox showcase frotn Psylent V) pltis breakers random Aspekts and many. many

I Evol at the Liquid Room.

l().3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. lidinbiirgh's longest running indie night celebrated its eleyentli birthday last Aug. With the tistial mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossoyer times. it’s at) 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 Iiyol.

I Finisternis at the Pleasance (‘abaret Bar. 9pm latii. £2 (£1 metnbers). 7 Feb. Monthly. The lighter side of goth (if such a thing truly exists) with a mix of dark amhient. neo-classical and ethereal tracks from Petit Scarabee. Deception Boy and (ihost Dancer.

I FUN[k] at l’riye ('ouncil. l()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Iinjoy the specialist sounds of mainstream R&B grooyes. smooth beats and let century llayaz.

I Funkey Magic at ligo. .\'exi date 2) Feb. and watch otit for their new fortnightly night Sat at Berlin.

I Gamma Proforma at Bongo (‘luh

l lpm-~3am. £7. 14 Feb. Peacewise and Homestyle alongside the How's ()llie. Mike and Dan.

I Get-Together at (‘abaret Voltaire. llpm- 3am. £7 (£6). l4 Feb. Monthly. lidinburgh fayourite and nu jazz fusion master Joseph .Malik (Compost) sets tip his new residency. subtly weaying jazz. Latin. Brazilian and drum & bass rhythms. This second night sees Joseph doing a ftill liye set with his hand. so get there early for this Valentine's session.

I Go-Go at ('octeau Lounge (downstairs at iigo). llpm 3am. £5 (£4). l4 l’eb. Monthly. Swinging ()()s garage (of the rock yariety sorry to disappoint any So Solid wannabes). soul. mod. soul. R&B and sleazy listening the righteous Tall Paul Robinson and Angus A (‘io-(io remain resident. Slim Jim Spectre all the way from Leeds fills the guest slot with the best in dancelloor soul and grooyy sotmdtrax.

Q Kombi at Bongo (‘lub l()pm-3am. £7 (£5 with flyer or Hawaiian shirt). 31 Jan. Monthly. A celebration of surf culture with live delights from Miyagi atid their dance soul (on at l2.3()am). With DJ Snaskrit (Asian heats and drum & bass) and DJ Redo (funk atid hip hop) providing the times while Random Aspekts scorching the dancetloor with their breaking skills. Jason Lee and Scott Young proyide the soulful jazz. ftiiik and surfin' y'isuals in the backroom.

I Manga at Honeycomb. l()ptii»~3atit. £ll (£9 members). 3l 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 (ilasgow night last week. the party continues in Iidinburgh with special guests Bryan (iee and M(‘ Stamina. And that ain't all as Part 3 takes them to Aberdeen (with Pascal 7 lieb) and Part 4 sees them back in the (‘apital (2| lieb) with Andy (' and M(‘ I‘lux. .\'ot forgetting the residents who make Manga what it is: (i-Mac. DJ Kid. the (ieneral. Sense. Sort of l'gly. M(' l-‘eelnian. M(' Sonny and VJ A-Dan. With breakstep night Switch-l'p now taking oy er the backroom. Manga's pre-cluh session the Bass'l'rap is at Bambti ey‘ery' I'Tl from 9pm with DJ (i-Mac and guests. For more info check (I788 7()7()()()l or

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I Mischief at the Venue. l().3()pm—4ain. £ll. 7 Feb. Monthly. The three story hip hop and drum & hass block party returns with another mighty fine line-up. Manning the drum & bass Reload arena we haye (irooy'erider. Yolanda. M(' SP. DJ ('lips and residents li.\'() and Vader. While in the Bodyrock hip hop arena we have Blak Twang. Big Ted. DJ Iixtra arid residents Richie Rttfftone and .\'ast P. While as