I Las Salinas at Faith. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Laid back party with fantastic drink offers all night. R&B and funky house with live percussion from Pepe and friends.
I Metrosexual at City: Edinburgh.
1 lpm—3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. New gay night (straight friends are more than welcome) from the ever reliable James Longworth and urban music for the modern clubber frotn DJ Filthee.
I MIB2 at Cavendish/Diva. l()pm—2am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. The best in LS hip hop. ragga and R&B from Tee-TNT and Mr H. Back with the same music you all loved so much as they take over this new venue.
I Mnemonit at Ego. l().3()pm—3am. £4-£5. 22 Apr. Launch night for this new drum & bass and techno amalgamation. DJ Calvin. Kryptic and Recypher drop the D&B and Solar Perplexus. Rubatino and DJ Nivlac turn up the techno in the basement.
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Classic dance anthems and funky vocal house from JT. I The Pogo Vogue Sessions at Medina. l()pm—3am. £2. 22 Apr. Fortnightly. A more intimate showcase for the eclectic take on music that goes down so well at Pogo Vogue. taking in everything from electro and hip hop to deep house and jazz with the odd guest act.
I Poison at ()pium. l lpm—3am. Free. 'eekly. Old school metal with a glam edge as all the favourites are wheeled out
in the shape of cuts from Alice Cooper. Black Sabbath. Lynrd Skynrd. Aerosmith. Twisted Sister. Iron Maiden etc.
I The Realness at Medina. l()pm—3am. £2. 22 Apr. Mixing up underground hip hop on a fortnightly basis we have resident LEL. DJ Dave and ISP. This time around we have special guest beatboxer the Smol ()ne stepping up to the mic.
I Recreate at Cabaret Voltaire.
l lpm—3am. £3. 2‘) Apr. Edinburgh's only night representing ‘liquid funk‘ style drum & bass from Queen B. with a second room of house to complement.
I Sizzlin’ Hot at RED Vodka Club. 8pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Tony Barnes and El Mari-a‘chi mix up the commercial dancehall. hip hop. reggae and R&B. OThe Snatch Social at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A new era begins at the newly re-branded. filth-fixated. funky disco-
DJ SS joins Manga, Fri 16 Apr
cum-cabaret. comically compeered by Tap Water Award winner Tony Carter and Harry Ainswonh (aka Perrier Newcomer winner Ganh Cruikshank) back from the dead. Deck manipulated in a cod funk and hip hop stylee by Babes and Trendy Wendy (monthly resident). Massive Bollywood special (29 Apr) with Bhangra collective 4 Play. Dhol players. Taj (Scotland's on Asian beatboxer) professional Bollywood dancers and other Indian treats (entry £5 (£4.50) for this night only. but £2 if dressed as a Bollywood hero and free for crossed dressed Bollywood heroes).
I Velcro at Potterrow Student Union. l()pm—3am. £3. 22 Apr. Fresh Air's (87.7 FM) loosely termed ‘indie night‘ mixing up rock. pop. funk. electro. punk and of course that old student staple indie.
Chart & Party I Old Skool Disco at Revolution. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Retro house night. I Subway West End at Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free before 9pm; £3 after (£2). Weekly. A week‘s worth of cheesy. party studenty nights. including a bungee rope on Sun. Plus plenty of drinks promos to keep the spirits high. I A Tribute to . . . at Mood. 9pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £2 after (Free to members). Weekly. Chart tunes from the 60s to yesterday. with live tribute acts dropping by each week. I Vinyl at Massa. 8pm—3am. Free. 'eekly. Commercial chart and dance courtesy of Paul Funkster. plus drinks promos aplenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.
I Access at the Honeycomb.
l lpm—3am. £6 before midnight; £8 after. 23 Apr. Monthly. Techno. electro and house from the Dropout DJs (Bodyfunk. Rehab. Hustler. Blend and ltos). The Access crew square up to Camel Beats for a full on deep and dirty showdown. For this date only ‘A-Us‘! ' (‘arrl holders get £2 of] door price all night.
I Audio Deluxe at the Honeycomb. Next date 28 May.
I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar Club. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Digging deep into their well-stocked boxes for hours of cool cuts with a transatlantic house ﬂavour from Tlno ( 16 Apr) and Craig Gee (23 Apr).
I Beltane Night at Ego. l().3()pm—3am. £4—£5. 30 Apr. Official club for the Beltane Fire Society with
. plenty of good music. cheap drinks and.
ahem. unusual people. Live drumming and a set from the Weird Attractors add to the insanity.
I Big Toe Reggae I'll-Fl at Wee Red Bar. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3). 3() Apr.
. As the name suggests reggae and other
dubby grooves. I Blaze at Ego. l lpm—3am. £3—£4. 16
3 Apr. James Longworth ignites the gay ‘ weekend. with plenty of £1 drinks
promos to fuel the frivolities.
I Boogie Juice at L‘Attache.
l().3()pm—3am. £3 before 1 1pm: £5 after. Weekly. Playing out the best in R&B. chart and funky favourites.
I Bubble Breaks at Nichol Edwards.
l().3()pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Body Movin' Productions presents Bubble Breaks. droppin‘ bombs of R&B. breaks and hip hop with Edinburgh‘s newest DJ
, sensations Partners ‘n‘ Crime and their
trademark boilersuits. I Cab Fridays at Cabaret Voltaire. l().3()pm—3am. £4 before midnight: £7
(£5) after. Weekly. New weekly club
rummages about in the worlds of funk. soul. ska. reggae. classic hip hop. R&B and disco.
I CC Blooms at CC 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. moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses.
I Club Red at Commplex. ’ 9.3()pm—2am. £10 (£8). 16 Apr.
Residents Blair & Ryan Harrower and DJ Beefy are joined for a subliminal and progressive workout by Steve Gerrard. I Dogma at Studio 24. l().3()pm—3am. £tbc. 30 Apr. Hard as nails and as
underground as moles. techno of the
highest order as Dogma welcome back the live crunching sounds of French masters the Youngsters on their Army of l.() tour at this Beltane special.
I Dr No’s at Studio 24. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). 16 Apr. Monthly. The original Jamaican ska and classic rocksteady night migrates to Studio 24's intimate upstairs space. now featuring the Dr No’s house band and special guests Porkpie on stage at 12.45 a prox.
0 Eine Kleine achtmusik at Wee Red Bar. 9pm—3am. £5. 23 Apr only. A
‘ celebration and revelation of all things
German from Rammstein and the Scorpions to David Hasslehof. Live
' Teutonic flavours come courtesy of an
acoustic set from ballboy and the ()deon Beat Club. chucking out a few German
classics for the Lederhosen clad masses.
Berlin's KlikerKlub DJs spin through to the wee small hours.
I El Barrio at El Barrio. l()pm-3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Evol at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Edinburgh‘s
longest running indie night. having
turned l2 last Aug. With the usual mix of
the best current and classic alternative.
crossover tunes. it's an institution already and with the recent addition of the back room. the future looks like a happy place for all things Evol.
I Exist at the Tron. 9pm—lam. 16 Apr. Rock ‘n‘ roll. northern soul. punk. blues. ska. indie and everything in between.
; I Finsternis at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar. 9pm—lam. £3. 23 Apr. Monthly. The
lighter side of goth (if such a thing truly exists) with a mix of dark ambient. neo-
classical and ethereal tracks. Guest DJs Cold Spring take on Aural Pressure.
Check www.tinstemis.org.uk for more info.
I Flippin’ at the Bongo Club. l().3()pm—3am. £6 (£5). 16 Apr. Monthly. Another huge B-Boy night
with live action. DJs. plenty of hip hop.
skate films. ramps. competitions and prizes. For this date only 'A-Ust't‘anl holders get half price admission all night.
at Manga Break beat pioneer DJ 88. of Formation records fame, drops bass bombs and drum detonations as he joins Scotland’s best jungle work out. The Honeycomb, Fri 76 Apr. Pogo Vogue and Sativae Records We featured him last issue and no less reason to get down to one of the true innovators and shapers of electronica. DJ Hell (pictured) brings his Lets Fucking Rock tour
. to the Capital. Expect ripped up
’ techno, electro. punk and more sublimely disorientating tunes. The Venue, Fri 76 Apr. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik More German action at this celebration of all things Teutonic. Live sets from ballboy and Odeon Beat club with plenty of German covers and the Kliker Klub DJs bring a true taste of Berlins underground. The Wee Red Bar, Fri 23 Apr. Transmission Grunge up, rocked out, electro punk from the Kitbuilders (live) and Death in Vegas' Richard Fearless stepping up to the dex. The Bongo Club, Fri 23 Apr. Tackno If it's just pure unadulterated fun you're after. Tackno is the best bet in town. Trendy Wendy invites a host of DJ pals to help the Tackno Spring Clean and dig out those records from the back of their cupboards. Massa. Sun 25 Apr Fleainarket Funk Live funkin' party as New Zealand seven-piece Fat Freddy's Drop mix up jazz. deep dub and skanking roots as DJs and musicians jam it big style. Cabaret Voltaire, Wed 28 Apr. Snatch Big Bollywood special incorporating the full on glitz. glam and dance routines of the
: (in)famous studios. Bhangra.
: Dhol players, Asian beatboxing
and Bollywood Princesses all
guaranteed. The Liquid Room,
Thu 29 Apr.
I Global at Teviot Debating Hall. l().3()pm—3am. £3 (£2). 23 Apr only.
( Exploring the cultural frontier of Fresh Air's (87.7FM) remit bringing together the best world beats and global rhythms.
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