weld raw Chicago house. white noise and metallic techno into a coruscating aural assault every other Friday. Massive Bereavement control the underground electronic side. whilst Thee Process meld gentle dub and ambient to chill to. Four sound systems. art installations. live MCs and percussion. As ever. don't miss the drummers! 5 May. rare live appearance from Cologne techno meisters Walker and Jamming Unit (Air Liquide). Don't miss. I Seen at The Attic. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). 5 May. Fresh 'n‘ funky hip hopjam with DJs A-One. Jode and Rufftone mashing up the breaks. 5 May. top remixer (Cypress Hill. House Of Pain and Bomb The Bass) and hip hOpjock DJ Pogo touches down at Seen accompanied by Cutmaster Swift (1989 DMC mixing champion). Go check it.

I Top Ten Club at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—Iate. £3. 5 May. Monthly. Psychedelic flashback to the 60s. featuring the usual mindblowing visuals and twistworthy retro sounds: mod. beat and garage.

I Unplugged at Chambers Street House Student Union. 8pm-3am (Doors close 2.30am). Students free. guests £1. Pritnarily concerned with showcasing live bands. but noteworthy for the eclectic club sounds in between.

I Zion Brew at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). 12 May. Bruno. Jaimie and Whitney (Chocolate City) select the raw. roots reggae and original dubs. Jah Mangrove sings live watch out for free snacks and impromptu percussion jams I00


I Century 2000 10.30pm-3am. £5. See Fridays. I Cheek to Cheek at M8. lOpm—Iate. £5. Kitsch house. garage and 70s disco with DJs A.J.. Stuart J. and Johnny Nisbet. The Wild Women Of Wonga stir things up in the chill out. I Club Free at Negociants. 7pm—2am. Free. Pre-club club with DJ ‘.1P'. I Colours at The Vaults. lOpm—3am. Tickets £12 from Xile and The City Cafe. Membership available on the night. Streetrave's weekly extravaganza featuring the very top names in garage and house. 6 May. X-Press 2 perform a live PA (rock da house!). abetted by London lads Rocky and Diesel on the technics. 13 May. an old-school Warp extravaganza as bleep merchants Nightmares On Wax perform live. DJ s are Marshall (Up Yer Ronson) and Gareth Sommerville. Future attractions include a Ministry Of Sound night on 27 May with Eric Morillo. Spirits (live) and C.J. Mackintosh. Colours are also holding a party in Ibiza this summer at Manumission. Phone 01292 267 306 for details. I Desire at The Wide Awake Club. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Chart music in the renamed Wilkie House. I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 11.30pm—3am. 6 May. Fortnightly. Polished exponent of 70s revivalism. Two floors of bump 'n‘ hustle disco gloss. Extremely busy. I Earth Inferno at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm-3am. £3. Happy Hour until 12.30am. No rave, just out of the grave gothic and industrial sounds. I The £99 at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—4am. £3. Drinks promos. Solid gold easy-action sounds; more specifically indie. 605. new wave and soul. I Eternal at Chambers Street House Student Union. 8pm-3am (Doors close 2.30am).- Students free. guests £1. Chart sounds from the 60s to present day. I FBI at Moray House. 10.30pm—4am. £3. Moray House students £2.50. 6 May. Fortnightly with Shaft. Eternally popular. young at heart club playing a plethora of styles falling into the indie bracket. Scuff those DMs one more time to Pavement. Senser and Oasis.

' grooves for the hot ’n‘ sweaty assembled 5 pleasure-seekers.

I Mi5 at The Attic. llpm—3am. £3. 13

g May. Fortnightly. Sister club to FBI

10.30pm—4am. £5. 2am curfew. Mainstream chart and progressive dance. I Joy at The New Calton. lOpm—late. £7 (£6 members. £5 and £4 before midnight). Proving itself to be the East Coast‘s wildest. coolest and sweatiest gay night by far. Maggie and Alan manipulate the turntables into a veritable frenzy of house ‘n' garage funkin' bliss whilst the crowd prove effortlessly that no one (not New York. not San Francisco) can party as hard; as the Scots. Unsurpassable! ' I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 80s 1 and 90s. in this busy weekly club. I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l()pm—4am. ' £4 (£3). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk. soca. calypso downstairs. and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir ()ssie dishing tip the global

I Fun Factory at Buster Browns. 1

playing a similar soaraway mix of Britpop g and indie.

f I The 99 Club at The Music Box.

I Minus One at The Carlton Highland 1 Hotel. 10pm- 3am. £2.50 (free for members). See Fridays.

10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Hedonistic fusion .

of funk. soul. 70s and chart. Strict door


3 I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse.

heavy guitar sounds.

£5. 13 May. Fortnightly. Sparkling.

ska and a welLfriendly attitude. Worth

' packed out with wild and shameless disco

I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm-3ani. £4 (£3). See Fridays.

10.30pm—3am. £3. Climactic night of

I nude at The Attic. llpm—4am. £3 (£2). i 6 May. Fortnightly. Deep dubs. stepping

checking. I Shaft at Moray House. 10.30pm—4am.

poptastic night of retro showcasing disco stunners from the 70s. 80s and 90s. Still


I Stripped at La Belle Angele. Ilpm—3am. £5. 13 May. Fortnightly with Yip Yap. Deep US house. soulful vocal garage and possibly the odd handbag anthem fused gloriously by residents Colin Cook and Kris Keegan. Discerning. stylish crowd and occasional guest jocks auger well for this newish night.

I Teasage at The Citrus. llpm—«4am. £3. 2am curfew. Happy Hour: all drinks £1. Popular indie dance night. DJs Sarah and Niall jam a superb selection of punk. disco. 80s and funk for a friendly. student- dominated crowd.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. llpm-3am. £5. 13 May. Fortnightly. Minimal Chicago and tribal New York rhythms upstairs. Blunted trip hop downstairs and light. imaginative decor. Excellent guests. usually of a house/hard house persuasion.

I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. 6 May. Fortnightly. Still one of Edinburgh’s best house and garage nights with delicious. tuneful highs and superlative mixing from Gareth and David. Bitchin’ garage. raw-edged house and a dressed-up. down-with-it crowd. House revival - you heard it here first. The spirit of 1986 incamate. Jack your

y. Sundays I Airborne at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am.

decelerated drift. Fluffytastic!

; I Jazz A la Carte at Negociants.

team. Dr K001 and Finbar drop those jazz. I Silk at M8. 10.30pm—3.30am. £5 (£4

ambiguous house and garage club.

Jon Mancini (Streetrave) and Roy (Vague). Another candidate for handbag swinging of a Sunday night.

Hedonistic night of9()s high energy.

= to swing your handbag of a Sunday night. . I Thelonious at Carwash. ()prn—lam. Free. Weekly. Eclectic. choice jazz cuts

from the Thelonious team.

3 l lptn—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). A

; I Planet Alice at The Music Box.

promos. Sophisticated mix of indie.

2 dance. alternative. techno and funky hip

l hop.

1 I Trainspotter at The Subway.

. l()pm—3am. £l (free for students with

matric card). 70s. 80s and 90s dance plus 3 indie faves.

£6. 7 May only. Jubilant VE bank holiday hoedown with techno diva Miss Djax. Clockwork's DJ Adrian and live acid from Timeloop. Recommended.

I The Blue Room at The Cooler. l()pm—4am. £2. Deep and lovely ambience to embalm. soothe and stimulate. Lie back and soak up the

I Heart at The Subway. l()pm-3am. £1 (free for students with matric card). Indie and dance.

l()pm—3am. Weekly. The Funky Mutha funk and soul fusions.

before midnight). Glamorous and sexually

Resident DJs are Johnny Nisbet. Mungo.

I Taste at The Vaults. l()pm—3am. £5. garage and trance from DJs Fisher and

Price. Barking. mixed. up-for-it crowd. Very, very busy. Virtually the only place

I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse.

very w—i—d—e playlist indeed: 60s. 70s. 80s. 90s and onwards.


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I Seen Hotly-tipped breakbeat maestro DJ Pogo hits town. supported by DMC champion Cutmaster Swift. Rad (as they used to say). The Attic, Fri 5 May. I Club Latino Salsa, merengue and cumbia whipped into dizzying heights by Edinburgh‘s Latino aficionadoes. [11 Bella Ange/e, Fri 12 May.

I Colours Old school Warp in full effect as Nightmares On Wax crank up the biceps to perform a live PA. Marshall and Gareth Sommervillc DJ. The Vaults. Sat 13 May.

I Satlva Headphunk techno duo Walker and Jamming Unit jet in from Cologne to make a rare live appearance. The New Calton. Fri 5 May.

I Pure Bridging the house techno divide with the help of warm and soulful Kevin Saunderson associate Chez Damier. The Venue. Fri 5 May.

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