stitll. \ktl. l‘L‘g‘g‘m‘. v‘l;t\\lc‘ lilp litlp. Rt\l3 and disco. l‘ill‘ 2.5 ./Illl A'- 2 ./u/ oil/v '.-l- /.i\l ' i‘iii‘i/ liu/i/t'l‘s eel Iiit/i/ii'it‘t' (’Illl‘l'. 0 Curios? presents . . . Our Back Yard at the Bongo ('tuh.
ltlpin 3am. to (L5 in costume). 25 .lun only. The distinctly weird collective put on another one of their odd shindigs as they recreate the great outdoors inside the Bongo with '()ur Back Yard.’ So welcome a summer that l\ guaranteed hot to I‘aitt. \\ illt lt‘ccs. ponds. \\\ i035. ice-cream vans and oh so much more. 'l'echno. electro. l'unk. ambient and classics are the musical hackdrop with live accoinpaniinent on strings. bass and percussion. ('osttunes are positively L‘llc‘ttllt'ilg‘t‘tl. .Sr'r' l/tl/ivl.
I Departure Lounge at the ('aves. lllpin 3am. Uhc. 23 Jul. Departure lounge l'clttl'tis once more In the v';t\t‘\ l‘or another night of world heats. electro tan and l.atin rhythms. This episode marks their lirst birthday party so w e get two liv e acts tl)i\\ an and the lidinhurgh Samba School i joinng the resident l).ls. 0 Dogma at Studio 24. 10.30pm 5am. till (L'h’ members). 25 Jun. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. this is techno ol the highest order as Dogma welcome the Horrorist for an estreine full—on live l’:\ and multimedia \ isual \liti“. .Sr’t‘ l/lil/IAI.
I El Barrio at lil Barrio. lllpin 5am. l'hl'L‘L‘. \VL‘L‘kl}. SL‘L' ill“.
I EVO' :11 the liquid Room.
10.30pm Sam. [5. Weekly. lidinhurgh's longest running indie night. having turned l2 last AugtIst. With the tisual ini\ ol' the best current and classic alternathc. crossov cr tunes. it's an
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Sat 26 Jun
Run by Beat 106 DJ and Edinburgh clubbing stalwart
Huggy, Stereotype is fast becoming
institution already and with the recent addition of the hack room. the future looks like a happy place for all things livol.
I Flaunt Presents . . . Strictly Funky at ('ity: lidinhurgh. l lpin 3am. to. 2 Jill. New monthly night from the funky house promoters gets oil- to a promising start with guests A’l‘l-‘(’ featuring a live PA from l.isa Millet (Bad llahit/Soul lleav en). Residents 'l‘oinmy (iallo and Jon lidwards kick the night oil with a pre-cluh in Sportsters at 9pm and the lirst 200 through the door will he treated to a tree ('I) mixed by Tommy (iallo and a champagne reception.
I Frisco at Berlin Bier'ltatis.
l lpin 3am. £5. ‘) Jul. Residents Martin Valentine. llarri (Subculture) and Steve \Vltttlcss dish out the classic ltotlse.
I The Go-Go at ('oeteau Lounge (downstairs at ligol. Next date If) Jul.
I The Hip Hop Connection at lloneycomh. l0..‘~0pin 3am. £5 before midnight: £7 alter (UN. 25 Jun. An R&B special down the hip hop club as tiv e times Scottish l).\l(‘ champ Ritchie Rutl'tone, Johnny l.y 1e and Spectrum mix tip the urban cuts.
I Manga at lloney conih. l 1pm 3am. £7 (£5 members). ‘) Jul. Scotland's premier drum .v hass session present their summer showdown. lispect blood on the dancelloor its l’aul Reset takes of) DJ Kid. li.\'() hattles Morphy and it's ('ode .\'ine v (i-.\lac in the main room. Hip hop sounds fill out the hack room with Spectrum. .\langa's pre-cluh session the Bass'l‘rap is at Bamhu every Hi from 8pm with DJ (i-.\lac and guests. l‘or more info check w w w.cluh-inanga.co.uk.
one of the capital‘s most talked about > club nights. And it‘s all down to a focus (h 0" quality house music and quality guests. '
This month‘s party promises to be another cracker,
I Mocha Rocka! at Berlin Bierhaus. 1 1pm 3am. £5. 25 Jun. Monthly. Two of lidinhurgh’s hest collectives join forces. Space l‘ace residents Spider and the Blonde l’lash bring the R&B. hip hop. l'unk. disco and more while Tokyo Blu take care of the house.
I Modern Lovers at ligo.
l lpni 3am. £4 before midnight; £5 alter. 2 Jul. .‘vionthly. l'p-heat mix of Northern Soul. deep funk. hammond jazz and retro soundtraXs served tip by your hosts (‘raig Jamieson and Andrew Divine (Divine. l’unk Room).
0 No Strings Attached at the Venue. I0.30pm 3am. £10. 25 Jun. No Strings Attached are hack once again with an enviable relaunch guest. none other than the king of dubbed out techno and sortie electronica dirges. Andrew \VL‘illliL‘l'itll. .Sl’r’ [Iii/ts].
I Nuklear Puppy at ligo.
llpm 75am. £8 (£7 members). 9 Jul. Residents Jason (‘ortel and Phil York keep the hard dance llag flying in the capital and have picked up nominations for Best Scottish ('luh 2003 from .llitmue and Best Small (‘luh from the llard- I )ance Awards.
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l0pin 3am. £5. Weekly. l‘tltlls'c‘d up vocal holise and dance classics from Stevie (i and ('allunt Murray.
I Pop Fiction (formerly Time Tunnel) at .\lassa. l0pm 3am. £5. Weekly. 'l‘rendy Wendy and regular guests (inc Betty Ford) lay down a the coolest hlend ol hop. l‘unk. soul. disco. R&B. hip hop and ltotise with a real sense of fun. Plenty of drinks promos on offer an' all.
fast—rising star Jason Herd joining Huggy behind the
decks. Herd’s already something of a legend dOWn Manchester way, where ths his own night 2Risque, but thanks to some top-drawer production work as J:Sonic, he’s starting to turn heads all over the world. His new track on Subliminal, ‘Whatever You Dream', with vocals by Angie Brown, is massive in all sorts of clubs just now, and there‘s plenty more on the way. ‘I’ve got another release coming on Subliminal, my labels J:Soul and JzFunk are on fire,’ says Herd. ‘l’ve just finished a remix of DJ Disciple's ‘Cubana Kool’ and I'm currently an remixing Bebel Gilberto‘s ‘All Around’.‘ ‘DJing wise, I'm playing all over the world, but my favourite night still has to be 2Risque,’ hgsﬁ. ‘Although
it sounds like Stereotype is very similar. I haven‘t DJed in Edinburgh before, but I‘ve been frien
for years, and from his stories, I'm expecting a stylish night of funky house music for people who like to let their hair down. I‘m just hoping to get back to Manchester in one piece.‘ (Darféh Watts)
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THE BEST CLUBS N EDlNB
Curios If you fancy stepping off the (garden) path marked ‘normal‘ Curios should be your destination of choice. Housed in their specially furnished ‘Back Yard' with swings. trees, ponds 3 and all the fun of summer without the shite weather. The Bongo Club, Fri 25 Jun.
Dogma Kick ass techno warrior the Horrorist (pictured) flies in from the US for a live show of what he describes as ‘a mix of very hard techno, electro V and EBM'. Studio 24, Fri 25 T Jun.
No Strings Attached One of dance music's true heroes, a pioneer who is still as fresh in his approach to beats as ever - the one and only Andrew Weatherall. The Venue, Fri 25 ' Jun.
Trouble The appropriately named Troubleman (aka Mark Pritchard, former sparring partner with Tom Middleton in the Jedi Knights) spins a selection of futuristic funk- techno-Latin-hip hop. Ce/lar Bar, Fri 25 Jun.
breakitdown Scottish DJ masters Slam take you on a journey through the world of underground house and techno g on a rare visit to the capital. The Honeycomb, Sat 26 Jun
Diggity DJ Fab. Harry 3D. Rico and MC Flow reward the R88 faithful with a special birthday night. Free entry and VIP bar for members — result. The Establishment, Sat 26 Jun.
Luvely They don't need guests to rock this party, but it’s always a tasty wee bonus when they come. Steve Thomas makes his Scottish debut at this military themed, no holds barred celebration. The Liquid Room, Sat 26 Jun.
Taste Not many clubs reach ten years old, especially Sunday night clubs. It's a testament to the quality of Taste and their ‘Anyone for Ten-nis’ tenth B Day party. Includes a marquee with strawberries out back if it gets too hot and sweaty shaking your rump to Fisher & Price and the Sharp Boys. The Liquid Room, Sun 4 Ju/.
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