Bez and Shaun guest at Groove Harder, Sat 24 May
I Speak 5-2 at (’abaret Voltaire. llpm 3am. £4 (£3). 2‘) May. Launch party for this new night of foot stompin' drum 8; bass with a swingiii' liye jazz \‘ibe featuring l)J (i-Mac (Manga) with the Speak li-Y. Allstar/ liye on stage.
I TLC at Po Na Na. 10pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. New night for the Arabian theme bar with a selection of hot house. commercial dance. cheese and charty action from DJ Toby.
I Traffic at lleriot-Watt l'niyersity l'nion. 1 1.30pm 2am. Free. Weekly. l)Js bring you the best in indie and alternative tunes at (his student shindig. I Tru-Thoughts at ('abaret Voltaire.
l lpm~3am. £6. 22 May only. Massive scratch battle as two ltd-Thoughts heayy weights step up to the plate. Natural Self (Quantic remixer. counting Rob da Bank and Jon More among his fans) y Nostalgia 77 (the man behind ‘Brother' and ‘The (Boat' ). Throw ing down the best in alternative hip hop. dusty breaks. killer cuts all tied together with tight scratching and cuts.
Chart & Party
I Old Skool Disco at Resolution. l().3()pm»-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Retro house night hosted by DJ Tom Wilson. I Peppermint Lounge at Peppermint Lounge. l()piii-~3am. l’ree~£4. Weekly. Peppermint Louiige's l)J squad including Kingdom l‘M's Fraser Napier. Andy 'Mix‘ Markham and Rob Tea play out the chart and party classics.
I Subway West End at Subway West End. 7pm—-3am. Free before 9pm; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. A w eek's worth of cheesy. party studenty' nights. including a bungee rope on Sun. Plus plenty of drinks promos to keep the spirits high. I The Subway at Subway. 7pm— 3am. £ 1. Weekly. Neigh on a (‘ow gate institution of commercial dance and chart hits with the odd indie classic.
I A Tribute to . . . at Mood. 9pm—3am. liree before I lpm; £2 (free to members) after. Weekly. (‘hart tunes from the (itls to yesterday. with use tribute acts dropping by each week.
I Vinyl at Massa (formerly (‘Iub Mercado). Spin—3am. Free. Weekly. Commercial chart and dance courtesy of Paul Funkster. plus drinks promos aplenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.
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I Adrenaline at Tey iot Debating llall. 10.30pm 3am. £3 (£2 members). 3() May New night of rock. metal. punk and alternatiy e tunes from lil)(itk R.
I Bash at Wee Red Bar. Illpm 3am. £3. 23 May. A mising of genres as [U Mundo and M(‘ Robbie li host the drum is bass room. Whereas upstairs we base an acoustic room featuring l)amo. the Anonyinous Three and Magic 22. Makes a change. eh'.’
I Big Beat at ('abaret \‘oltairc. Monthly nest date () Jun.
I Bubble Breaks at Nichol lidwards. 10.30pm 3am. £2. Weekly. Body Moyin‘ Productions presents Bubble Breaks. droppin' bombs of R& B. breaks and hip hop with l)Js Mr Belieye (aka (iigi
Switch l'p. Ballistic) attd Mikey Magic (Ballistic).
I CC Blooms at (‘(‘ Blooms.
lt).3()pm 3am. l-‘ree. Weekly. l)J Ally does the decks ditty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of hiin camp and disco classics. moy'ing on to pumped-up house and dance as the eyening progresses. I Coconut Groove at til Barrio.
9pm 3am. l‘ree before ltlpm; £5 after. Weekly. The Tokyo Blu guy s (and a few guests) do their disco house thing btit with a Latin twist to match the surroundings.
I Dogma at Studio 2-1. 10.30pm 3am. £8 (£6 members). 3() May. Monthly. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order hosting their Ay'ionix Records Party Part III with
B "'Wilder. llis set promises to be a blinder with 3 des. (‘l) mixers. liye PA. a scratch set from Nick Wrong. liye percussion from Satiya Drummer Kam the Beard and liye [K from Patrick Walker. Phew. should be ; good 'un. [or this date only '.-i-I.i\l'('un/ [tuft/(Ty L’t‘l 1'2 Ufft/UUI'p/Tt‘t' (11/ Illt’hl.
I Dr No’s at Studio 24. llpiii 3am. £5 (£4). 13 Jun. Monthly. The original Jamaican ska and classic rocksteady night migrates to Studio 24's intimate upstairs space.
I Evol at the Liquid Rootn.
ltl.3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. lidinburgh‘s longest running indie night coming up for its twelfth birthday this Aug. With the usual mis of the best current and classic alternatiy e. crossoy er 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 lisol.
I Finisternis at the Pleasance ('abaret Bar. ‘inn—lam. £2 (£1 members). 23 May. Monthly. The lighter side of goth (if such a thing truly esists) with a litl\ of dark ambient. neo-classical and ethereal tracks froin Petit Scarabee. Deception Boy and Ghost l)ancer.
I Foozle at the Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £9—£l(l. 23 May. Monthly. New break beat night giyes you only the best with Adam
l'teeland «Marine Parade) showing us how it's done on 5 decks It you want breaks this is the man with his original massiye style nothing will be lett unsatisfied
I Free Range at \yee Rea Bat
ll) 3Hpm 3am Ll before midnight. £2 attet \\eckly Long as it’s good they‘ll play it ttitik. drum ck bass. hip hop. ()(ls. "Us. disco. metal. country. punk. blues. .\()s_ kllls. dance. old skool. you name it
I FUNUK] at l’iiy e (‘ouncil lltpm 3am £2 \YL‘L'lsly liltlity the spc'clallsl sounds \‘l mainstream Rth grooyes. smooth beats and 21st century tlayal
I The 60-60 at (‘octcaii lounge (downstairs at ligo) Monthly nest date 2” Jim
I Kombi at Bongo (‘lub lllpm 3am £" (£5 with flyer or Hawaiian shit“ 23 May Monthly. A celebration of surt culture with Iiyc delights (ska rockdub fusion from Stoy epipc and west African drumming from the Nicholiuliansl and l)Js Paul and M(' Red l)i'ead in a ‘tlubadub style" With surfin' y isuals. sotitul fall and deep house courtesy of Jason Lee and Scott Yotiiig in the backroom.
I The Launch at lzgo. lflpm 3am. £lll. b Jun. ()ld school night with l'ltrasonic. Tom Wilson. 'l'echnotranse. l)J Manni and more. That” take you back a bit eh'.’
I Manga at Honeycomb Monthly nest date 13 Jun. Monthly.
I The Marvel at Bongo (’lub.
10.30pm 3am. £4 before midnight; £(i after. 30 May. Sure I) and the Anthropologist (Def Tes/(iriiiii/ Slum .llucumie) play dancehall. hip hop. Jan. breaks. funk and Latiii as Norfolk’s most successful and longest running night trayels north.
I Medina at Medina. Iflpm 3am. £2. Weekly. [M Na plays the best in Rth. hip hop and other classics. Phone in adyance to reseryc your priyate booth.
I Mocha Rocka! at Berlin Bierhaus. l()pm 3am. £5. 3() May. Monthly. Two of lidinburgh's best collectiyes join forces. Space l’acc residents Spider and the Blonde Hash bring the Rth. hip hop. funk. disco and more while Tokyo Blu take care of the house.
I Modern Lovers at ligo. l 1pm 3am. £4. (i Jun. Monthly. l'p-beat mix of northern soul. deep funk. hammoiid jail and retro soundtrass sery ed up by your hosts (‘raig Jamieson and Andrew l)i\ ine (l)i\ine. Punk Room).
0 Nuklear Puppy at tigo.
l().3()pm 3am. £1() (£9 members). 2.3 May. llard house night featuring residents Jason (‘orte/ and Phil York. Yet again Nuklear Puppy are at the forefront of Scotland's hard-dance scene with the eagerly awaited Scottish debut of Japan's number one l)J Yoji Biomehanika. Sec [WIMP/(1y.
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge.
lflpm 3am. £5. Weekly. l-‘unked up \ocal house and dance classics from Stey ie (i and (‘allum Murray.
I Oxygen at (’abaret Voltaire.
l().3()pm 3am. £8. 23 May. A big ‘welcome back' to ()sygen returning after a brief liiatus to the lidinburgh scene. The best in hard dance and progressiy e house with special guest Sarah (i Joining Richie Munro and Ross Jackson for this come back special.
I Planet Earth at (‘itrus (Tub. 10.30pm» 3am. £5. Weekly. Masic from 1976 through to 1%") or in other words a healthy dose of punk. new w aye. new romantic and electro pop.
I Pogo Vogue at Bongo (Tub. Monthly nest date 6 Jun.
I Radio Babylon at tigo. l().3()pm—3am. £5 (tbc). 23 May. Radio Babylon strikes back. After a brief hiatus the Merry Pranksters. Brainstorm and your hostess the dis ine Miss Penny Pornstar guide you through an eclectic mix of grooyy dance music.
I Random at (‘ounting House. Spin—lam. £5 (£3.50). 23 May only. One off fundraiser. (‘ome and shake your ass to an eclectic range of Edinburgh‘s finest talented [)Js ~ if your into soul. hip hop. funk. northern soul. R&B and a bit of eyerything. this is for you.
Nuklear Puppy The Japanese king of hard dance. You BIOl‘tOllétlllb’Ll. makes his Scottish dehut — one of the most talked about Dds domg the rounds. Too, Fri 23 May.
Rogue State A new night of drum 8. bass meets-hip hop featuring many of the Mischief residents you know and love (plus Sappo. Mark XTC and MC Tonn Piper). The Venue. Fri 23 May:
Sativae Recordings More mind blow/mg. stomach wrenching techno from the Satiyae collective. Not only WI” reSIdentS of chmce Steve Glencross and Dave Tarrida be in full effect but they also welcome speCial guest Death Row Harden. Expect plenty of dub plates. test pressmgs and excluSIves. Ego. Sun 25 May.
Resolve We all like to do Our bit for charity. especially a good cause like the Scottish SoCiety for Autism. Add in a bit of live lltUSlC (F—Plan and Howard Booker BridgeS) and a DJ set from Pekai and you have a top night on yOur hands. Ego. Thu 29 May.
Felix da Housecat and DJ Falcon A double bill to make you drool with antiCipation. Both masters of their genre and truly Original v0ices in the world of electro and house. Ego, Fr) 30 May.
Timo Maas The square headed German trance man shows us why he's the Maaster. Good to see him back in the capital. The Honeycomb, Fr) 30 May.
Moving Through A complex mixture of live music and decknical action as the Dyad take on the Resonance (pictured). A full on acoustic v electronic showdown. Cabaret Vo/taire. Sat 37 May.
Pressure meets Bugged Out! Two of the country's underground superclubs JOth forces. How COuld it go wrong? No chance of that With Robert Hood and Tom Middleton heading the DJ roster. The Venue, Sat 37 May.
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