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TYRANT @ the end

It's another coup for London's freshest club and a bonus for Shasha's army of fans in the capital. Anyone who been to one of these monthly gigs will know what to expect - innovative mixing - and not just from Sasha. Lee Burridge tamed the Technics last month with a set that sent the dancefloor wild and is worth the admission price alone. The tunes are less epic and surprisingly creative with more break-beat inspired loops and deep drums. DJing at The End also means that the spinners are right in the heart of the crowd so the night is always memorable. Still the best-looking club in the capital, the crowd are always up for it and more concerned with the beats than designer labels. I've always thought that The End, at times, looks like a restaurant - and now you can check out A.K.A next door for pre-club drinks or some excellent nosh upstairs. Most nights at The End are worth a visit these days but in traditional Sasha style, Tyrant has been typically under-advertised but you've got six days to work it out so get cracking. It's another forty days to the next one. Miss it at your peril.

Friday, West Central Street, WC1A (0171-419 9199) 10.30pm-4am pounds 12

LIQUID @ academy

Regardless of whether the Saints lose at home on a Saturday, a trip to the Academy is always worth it. Maybe it's because the club shuts at 2am that everyone seems to party so hard. The beats are funky house, not too experimental but definitely enough to keep you moving with the locals and students who flock to this gig. The Academy is your basic neo-industrial venue a la MoS and Hacienda but the low prices at the bar alone are worth a trip down from London - it's carrying them safely across a crammed dance floor that's the main problem.

Saturdays, Lower Bannister Street, Southampton (01703 334 280) 9pm-2am pounds 2

TWICE AS NICE @ the colosseum

In the past if you were asked to link the words"Vauxhall", "excitement" and "Sundays" you'd be hard pushed to name anything apart from cricket at the Oval - but times have changed. T.A.N is the gig if underground garage is your bag. The formula is simple enough: phat beatz, great social vibe and aspirational clientele. Thoughts of Monday work are cast aside and the result is a memorable night of R&B, rare grooves and plenty of deep garage. Mix at the bar, busta' move on the dance floor or chill - it's all good.

Sundays, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall SW8 (0171-720 9200) 9pm-3am, non- members pounds 5 before 11pm/pounds 8 after, members pounds 4 before 11pm/pounds 6 after