Clubs: The Best Of The Rest

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SWERVE @ the velvet room

Wednesday night at Swerve is Fabio's baby - five hours of urban beats fused with whatever tunes come out of the cradle. One reason for the night's popularity is the fact that Fabio gets his friends to come down and do a stint on the decks. When your friends are the biggest names in drum'n'bass, it's certain to draw the crowds. Frost makes an appearance this Wednesday. Arrive early to ensure you spend the night on the right side of the velvet rope.

Wednesdays, Charing Cross Road, W12 London (0171-424 0405) 9pm-2.30am, pounds 4-pounds 6

LEGACY @ the manor

Slightly off the beaten track, the Manor holds more than a thousand people, but I kept expecting the local aristocrat to charge in and chuck us all off his land. On this night, our right to roam went unchallenged as a full house enjoyed seven hours of deep house. Boy George takes some time out from his Culture Club resurrection act to headline proceedings with Danny Rampling (as hot as any spinner at present) also making an appearance tonight. Well worth the trek.

Saturdays, Hurn Road, Matcham, nr Bournemouth (01425 480 855) 9pm-4am, pounds 6-pounds 10