THE EYE ON CLUBBING

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The Pussy Cat Club. The Zap Club, Old Ship Beach, Brighton (01273 202407) Sats 10.30pm-3.30am pounds 5 members/pounds 8 others

Brighton is one of those great places that never sleeps. Endless hours of mind-melting bingo and tons of ice cream and rock keep thousands of tourists happy every year, but there's also ample entertainment for seasoned clubbers willing to delve around in the undergrowth for a little excitement.

Without resorting to a cabaret singer, The Zap Club has been boasting queues as long as the pier for months on end. What it does offer is a popular pre-club bar from 9pm on weekends, a recently renovated interior and a varied menu of dance music, four nights a week.

The Pussy Cat Club headlines Zap's weekly promotions and attracts stylish felines and hip cats from far and wide every Saturday night. It maintains a reputation for decadent revelry by operating a ruthless door policy and playing the best in uplifting house and soulful rhythms.

Holiday-makers boasting "Kiss me quick" hats should steer well clear - stray moggies aren't welcome. Prospective patrons should be imaginatively dressed in order to join the extravagant party within. Dress to inspire here; wearing some kind of fur won't get you reduced entry but it may well improve your social life once inside. The glam clientele is "mixed", responsive to good tunes and refreshingly unpretentious.

Gordon Kaye, K-Klass and the legendary Farley Jackmaster Funk are just a few of the artists to have graced the Technics in the recent past - and TWA provide the beatz tonight.

Brighton is a place where people go to let their hair down, but too often they end up spending all of their loot and end up with nothing out of the ordinary.

But this gig is a safe bet; arrive early and fritter the moonlight hours away with the rest of the smart cats.

EYE ON THE NEW The Electric Underground are serving up real techno, electronic rhythms and dark funk. Tonight is their second gig and sees Chicago's DJ Rush taking charge on the Technics. Mark Dale, Terry Mitchell and Ben Sims offer ample support. Dress to sweat and arrive early as the club only holds around400.

Saturdays at Grays, 4 Gray's Inn Road, London EC1 (0181-854 9461) 10pm- 5am pounds 6 before 11pm/pounds 8 after

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