I Roadblock at Po Na Na. 10pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £5 after. Weekly. Nicci F stops the traffic in bad music when she digs up the best in funk. disco. house and block rockin‘ beats.
I Rogue State at the Venue. Next date 30 Jul.
I Solescience at the Venue. 10.30pm—3am. Free. 23 Jul. Dedicated to bringing the best of underground house with residents Nick Yuill and Rob Mathie joined by Barry Fell .
I Step it Up at the Bongo Club.
1 1pm—3am. £5 (£4). 16 Jul. Reggae roots inna step up stylee.
I Tokyo Underground at the Cellar Bar. 9pm-3am. £2.99 before midnight; £3.99 after. 9 Jul. A new night hosted by the duo behind Tokyoblu with live percussion form Pepe Santamaria and a selection of local guests.
0 'h'ouble at the Cellar Bar. 9pm—3am. £2.99—£4.99. 16 Jul. The Beat Jazz Basement is reborn in a slightly different format as the Trouble guys bring theirjazz inflected dance selection back home. Live jam from Manga’s G-Mac. MC AJ and a third live player still tbc (16 Jul) plus the Unabombers drop by on 23 Jul.
Chart & Party
I The BIG One! at Mood. 9pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £3 after (free to members). Weekly. A fantastic start to the weekend as you cavort to all those pop classics from the last five decades.
I Blend @ City at City: Edinburgh. 1 1pm—3am. £5. Weekly. DJ Babes
entertains the masses with the best in current and classic chart action from Blondie to Beyonce.
I Espionage at Espionage. 7pm—3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Office Party at Cavendish/Diva. 4pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Night of after work silliness and cheesy fun. Bucking broncos. games and more to keep the suited masses entertained. Buffet for pre-booked parties (as well as a bus pick up service).
I The Subway at Subway. 7pm—3am. £1. Weekly. Nigh on a Cowgate institution of commercial dance and chart hits with the odd indie classic.
I ADK at the Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 10 Jul. Line-up of hip hop. drum & bass. funk. house and all sorts spanning all three floors. Prepare to hear something brand new and of a Different Kind (ADK).
I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar Club. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. A serious alternative to conventional night clubbing with chunky. funky house tracks.
I Audio at Berlin Bierhaus. 10.30pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £5 after. 24 Jul. Smooth. soulful house from Audio Deluxe's tnain man and special guests mixing up ‘free style body music'.
0 Colours Live! at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 10 Jul. A step back in time to the heady days of rave with the ‘()1d Skool Summer
sumo Berlin. Edinburgh. Sat 17 Jul
Despite the fact that calling a night Sumo means you can get away with using really cool Japanese graphics on your flyer. we
suspect the promised concoction of
'phatt and heavy house music‘ might also
have inspired the handle.
The newest club night to be held in the
West End‘s small but perfectly formed Berlin bar-cum-nightclub. Sumo is the brainchild of
Geoff Montford. one of the men behind
Glasgow‘s Solemusic label. He also presents the radio show of the same name on Beat 106 with Stevie Sole, and produces and DJs around the globe. In fact, as we were going to press, he was off on a deckspinning jaunt around Russia, of all places. Held once every second month Sumo is just the latest ,of his many projects. It's certainly not a time- filler, though. In addition to Geoff M himself. this second night will also feature the Frisco Disco team of Martin Valentine and Stephen Wanless, as well as Edinburgh's Harry. In other words, it‘s going to be big — just like it says on the tin. (David Pollock)
Sound System‘ featuring live from
Rotterdam Human Resource. Zero B and DJs Bass Generator. Technotrance and the Obsession MCs Madman and XXX. Hardcore you the score etc. etc. I Diggity at the Establishment. 10pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. DJ Fab. Harry 3D. Rico and MC Flow get down with their bad selves. playing wildstyle R&B. hip hop and street
I The £99 at Wee Red Bar.
1 1pm—3am. £4.50 (£3.50). Weekly. Still the best mix of indie. 60s garage. northem soul. ska. 70s punk and new wave you‘re likely to stagger across. A well loved institution that refuses to change.
I El Barrio at El Barrio. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Fever at Ego. l 1pm—3am. £10 (Free to Taste members before
£1 1.15pm: £8 for members after). 24 Jul. The folk at Taste (Edinburgh‘s original and longest running weekly gay-friendly night) launch a new tnonthly venture. Taking over a Sat night for those who really do have to work on Mon. Taste mainstays Fisher & Price and Martin Valentine joined by
, special guest Paul Heron (Crash) take
care of the mainfloor while the Visitor and Kaupuss take an anything goes attitude in the Cocteau lounge. Pre- club party at Planet Out frotn 9pm.
I Flaunt at Massa. l 1pm—3am. £6—£l(). 17 Jul. Fortnightly. Moneypenny’s present this night of timeless club classics that made house music what it is today. With Tommy Gallo. Marco Smith and Jon Edwards. I Funkysensual at Po Na Na. 9pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £5 after. Weekly. Hot mix of sexy. funky house music frotn Mark B.
I Give it Some! at the Bongo Club. Next date 31 Jul.
I Glitterball at Berlin Bierhaus.
1 1pm—3am. £6. 10 Jul. House music as special guests Liquid People (Africanism/ Defected) are joined by gest DJs the Beginnerz.
Headspin at the Bongo Club. 8pm—3am. £5 before 1 1pm: £7 after. 17 Jul. Monthly. The best in hip hop. funk. soul. house and breakbeat as we say welcome back to the resident DJ display team featuring Allan. the Resonance (Dava and Colin Millar) and Steve Spin. Another in their semi- regular Headspin live dates with early doors and a few bands to start off proceedings. this time around the Aophrodisiacs. Swimmer One and the Dope Matrix play 8pm—l 1pm.
I Kiss Kiss Bang Bang at Massa. 10.30pm—3am. £5 before midnight: £8 after. 10 Jul. Fortnightly. Fresh. new fortnightly Sat party for bold and beautiful girls and boys hitting the target with a blend of glorious vocal house and funky disco beats.
I Luvely at the Liquid Room. Next date 24 Jul.
I Messenger Sound System at the Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £7. 10 Jul. Fortnightly. Bass of bowel-shifting proportions as the mighty Messenger Sound System blasts out the best in
righteous roots and dub reggae. - I Mlngln’ at the Venue. l 1pm—3am.
£5 before midnight: £6 after. 10 Jul. Residents Brian Dempster and Alan Joy host the usual Mingin' madness. filthy house and twisted trance for a frisky and predominantly gay crowd. Plenty of drinks promos from 1 1pm so
. well worth turning up early as they
move up the road to their new venue. I Mission Jnr at Studio 24. 7—10pm. £5. Weekly. Goth. rock. punk and of course all that nu metal stuff that the kids crave so much. So if you ever wondered where all those black clad youths from the top of Cockburn Street went after dark look no further.
The best and original under 18s metal
gathering in town.
Evol Week in week out Evol is the top dog when it comes to indie action. So well worth celebrating over 12 years of classics and with DJ Chow now taking up residence in the back room. broadening the palette of sounds on offer doon Evol way. The Liquid Room, Week/y Fri.
J " Mango Local lads and residents at this special but that doesn’t mean there’s any let up in the drum 8 bass mayhem. Gearing up for summer and showing you what the residents can really do when they have free reign all night long. The Honeycomb, Fri 9 Jul.
Colours Relive the days of Vicks, light sticks, white gloves and raving at this Old Skool special. Of course there's a Rotterdam representative (Human Resource) alongside Zero 8, Bass Generator and more. ‘Whistle posse in the house.‘ The Liquid Room, Sat 10 Jul.
Access First birthday for the techno/electro night and they are taking things back home with the residents in full effect. plus plenty of freebies and an open 1-on-1 DJ battle in the back room (entry forms available from Route 1 and Underground Solush’un). The Honeycomb, Fri 76 Jul.
'2 Trouble Manga’s G-Mac in his more soulful guise as he turns it up with a live jam alongside MC AJ for the Trouble faithful. Cellar Bar, Fri 16 Jul.
Hoadspln More live action at Headspin as they host another of their band nights. Starting off with the Aphrodisiacs. Swimmer One and the Dope Matrix before seamlessly blending into their usual funky four deck set. The Bongo Club, Sat 17 Jul
Sumo Real deal house from Solemusic’s Geoff M (whose birthday happens to fall on this very night). Harry, Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless go deep. Ber/in, Sat 77 Jul.
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