FESTIVAL CLUBS: FRIDAYS, PRE CLUB cont.
I Rebel Wait: at City Cafe 2. 9pm-3am. Free. 25 Aug. Fortnightly. Murray Richardson (20:20 Vision) is the man behind the decks at this cosy little deep house night, and there are rumours of a guest set. I Rhythmic at El Barrio. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. More salsa action, this time directed at hardcore fans, who are promised the most sensual rhythms of the week. More info from firstname.lastname@example.org. I T.F.l. Friday at The Ark. 4—10pm. Free. Weekly. The music policy’s chart and party, but we’ll wager it’s the alcohol you ’re after. I Ultragroove at PopRokit. 9pm—3am. Free. 25 Aug & 1 Sep only. The Ultragroove posse, renowned about town for their proper house tunes, take control of the turntables. I Underworld Vibes at Bannerrnan’s. m-3am. Free. Weekly. Sean Pearson and eil Ferguson go all garage and house. I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9 m—3am. Free. 1 Sep. Fortnightly. Bob aims does the ' , soul and funk thing. I biihy Not? at Why Not? 5-10pm. £1 (donated to charity). Weekly. Chart and dance tunes, with professional salsa dancers dotted around to get you shaking your stuff. I Yush at Q Bar has ﬁnished.
I Al's All Ni ht Jokeshop at The Bongo Club. 10pm- am. £8 (£6). 1 Sep. Monthly. It’s not just a club, it’s not just a TV show — well what exactly is it then? A ‘mega- media’ experience, apparently, which sees live acts compered by nutty presenters Garth Cruickshanks and Bronagh Keenan as well as DJs and side shows, with the whole shebang captured on camera, edited in-house and then beamed back onto TV screens dotted around the venue. Dead simple really. I Apex at Studio 24 will return on 22 Sep - in the meantime, check out the separate listing for Underground Overground. I Arakatacal at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-5am. £8 (£6). 25 Aug. Monthly. DJs Zuppe Inglese (Columbia) and Jaffar (Senegal) bring their expert knowledge to bear on the best African, Latin and Caribbean beats. I Ballistic at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 15 Sep. I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 15 Sep. I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.3 m-5am (bar from 6 m). Free. Wee y. DJ Ally does the ecks dut at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high camp and disco classics, moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening proaresses. I ub Latino at The Bongo Club. Club Latino take a well-earned break, to return on 27 Oct. I Colours at Teviot Row Union. 9pm-5am. £10 (£8 in advance from The Fringe box ofﬁce). 25 Aug only. Scotland’s superclub drag themselves away from all that fun in the sun in Ibiza (not to mention getting rozzled in the rain, robably, at lasgow Green — Festival n The City) to ut in an appearance at the Edinburgh nternational Club Festival. Colours favourite Guy Ornadel heads the roster with his trademark progressive house and trance sounds, with su port from club stalwart Jon Mancini. Klanga’s drum & bass ex rts G-Mac and Unify will also be on han for those who fancy a change of tempo. I Disco Dock at Club Java. 1 m-3am (bar open from 4.30pm). £5 (£4 . 1 Sep. Monthly. MC Otis, of Disco Inferno and Vegas fame, works the floor with a selection of disco discs, dance classics and the occasional contemporary tune. I Disuko at Ego (formerly Eden). 10.3 m-5am. £5 (free invites available from e Outhouse) 1 Sep. Monthly.
NEW CLUB Progression
Pure pro resswe house night all
the way rom Dundee
Here in Edinburgh, we might like to think that we can experience everything clubbing has to offer, so it's not very often that we get to learn a lesson from Dundee. The
city of Jute and jam is also home to club night Progression, whose progressive house policy and commitment to attracting some of the biggest and best Dis In the
field, has resulted in success on
their own turf. Now an expansion
to Edinburgh is planned, with Progression resident Alan Dobson and regular guest Steven McCreery teaming
iLIve regressive house band Mara play at Progression's Edinburgh debut
up to stage a monthly residency at Wilkie House. So what can the club offer the capital? 'Through in Edinburgh, there didn't seem to be a really big progressive night that was booking the sort of Dis
we're booking in Dundee,’ says Dobson
. 'Edlnburgh's a big city, and there
are a lot of people to cater for - hopefully they'll enjoy the sort of stuff that
we put on.’
Following the Dundee formula, Dobson also plans to attract some pretty impressive guests: Anthony Pappa and Lee Burridge are pencilled in for the future, and he has his sights set on international talent of the calibre of Sander Kleinenberg and Chris Fortier. However, it's not Just big names that he's interested in. 'Hopefully, if we do get the crowd in Edinburgh. we'll be able to offer not Just the famous people but also the people who produce really good stuff,’ says Dobson. 'They're not quite as big. but they're the
unsung heroes, as it were.’ And speaking of more unusual guests,
the club's Edinburgh debut will see
a live performance from progressive house band Mara. A vehicle for writing and production duo Barry Gilbey and Sara Whittaker (Choo Choo Records), Mara take the live business seriously with a five-piece line-up including keyboards, percussion and vocals. Sceptlcs should take heed though: 'When it was first suggested I thought, “hang on, how's this going to work in a club",‘ says Dobson. ’However, after the reception they had in Dundee, It was more like, “We’ve got to get them back"! (Abl Bremner)
I Progression, Wilkie House, 225 5583, 7 Sep, 70.30pm—5am, £7 before
11.30pm; £8 after.
Mixing Japanese kitsch with clubbing cool Neil MacDonald and special guest Marco (Taste) supply some deep ‘n’ funky house tunes.
I Divine Divas at The Venue (top floor). 10pm-5am. £6 (£4). 1 Sep. Monthly. A double dose of excuses to get down to this woman-only wonderland tonight: DJ Michelle (Poptastic) celebrates her birthday and it acts as a warm-up for all the Pride oings-on in Glasgow tomorrow (see Cityli e section). Expect Michelle’s usual mix of retro faves and party classics as well as the infamous numerical ﬂirting system that is Shagtag. All proceeds go to funding the good work of the Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard.
I Dr No's at The Bongo Club. 11pm-3am. £8 (£6). 8 Sep. Monthly. The Bongo Club’s resident ska s ecialists welcome one Jerry Dammers, of e Specials fame, for a DJ set. As well as being the driving force behind Britain’s premier two-tone outﬁt, Dammers has since worked tirelessly behind the scenes for organisations like Artists Against Apartheid and the Nelson Mandela pressure concerts.
I Evol at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-5am. £4. Weekly. Still going strong, Evol is the city’s longest running indie night. These days, expect a heady mix of the best alternative and crossover tunes, new and old.
I Go Go at The Place. Monthly. 11pm—5am. £5 (£4). 25 Aug. Monthly. If it’s genuine retro sounds that set your pulse racing then sample the delights on offer at Go Go, from 605 rock ‘n’ roll, beat and soul to sleazy listening and sexy soundtracks.
I Jan Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm-5am. £5. Weekly. 25 Aug sees The Joint being taken over by Nu Spirit (see separate
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listing) while jazz-funksters The Jazz Incident do their stuff on 1 Sep.
I Liuard Lounge at La Belle Angele has now ﬁnished.
I Loop at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 15 Sep.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm-5am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Still going strong after so many years, Sir Ossie provides the re ae, ra a, soul, funk, rap, hip hop and R& deligﬁtgs. I Manga at La Belle An ele. 9pm-3am. £8 (£6). 8 Sep. Monthly. onight’s guest is Brazil’s ﬁnest drum & bass export DJ Marky, who’ll be joining Manga regulars G-Mac, DJ Kid, The General, Unify and MC Feelman. Tonight’s DVD screenin for early‘ birds is Japanese thriller Perfect Inc. I T a Mission at The Venue. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4 . 8 Sep. Fortnightly. Alternative tunes rom the people who used to hang out in the Victoria Street venue of the same name. Enjoy rock anthems upstairs, with 805 indie and dance classics in The Cooler. I Mondo at Wilkie House. Next date 15
I Riature at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Deep and funky tunes at this snug little venue, decked out for the occasion with scented candles and pot plants. Don’t think the Nature posse have gone all soft and hippy on us though — they still manage to rustle up an electric atmosphere with some serious decks action. Pure’s 'I\vitch and Matt Grey man the decks on 25 Aug, with hugely respected 20:20 Vision man Ralph Lawson providing some seriously funky house alongside labelmate Domenic on 1 Sep.
I Noa at Noa. 10pm-5am. Free. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room with garage; Paul Dixon through the back with old skool, soul and funk.
club nights 0 venues
I Nomad at La Belle Angele note change of venue). 10.30pm-5am. £8( 6). 1 Sep. Monthly. Sublime’s sister club, which provides a showcase for the best DJs, regardless of genre, tonight welcomes master of music Justin Robertson, who’s equally at home with house or techno or electro-funk, not to mention his work as the mainstay of Lionrock. I Nu Spirit at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—5am. £7. 25 Aug. Monthly. Scott Rapson, Bob Cairns and Mikey Stirton (Substantial) set off on an exploration of music from a soul- jazz centre int. I Plllbox at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 8 Sep. Monthly. After the excesses of their Festival date, Pillbox settles down to a residents night. Hwatsong and J-Loop will be providing the techno and trance on the main floor in two-and-a-half hour shifts. Upstairs slightly more beats get broken as DJ Hazlett supplies the drum & bass, DJ Name (boom boom!) does breakbeat and Solaperplexus play live in a d&b- influenced set. I Planet Earth at The Citrus Club. 10.30pm-5am. £4. Weekly. A pop-punk- disco selection from those hazy shady days of the 705 and 805. The Citrus Club now boasts a non-smoking policy in the bar area. I Progression at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—5am. £7 before 11.30pm; £8 after. 1 Sep. Monthly. Wilkie House welcomes a new progressive house night, brought to you by residents Alan Dobson (who runs a very successful club of the same name in Dundee) and The Tunnel’s Steven McCreery. Tonight’s launch features an appearance from Mara, aka Barry Gilbey and Sarah Whittaker, whose ﬁve-piece live sets have been impressing punters up and down the country. See paneL I Queer Friday at Ego (formerly Eden). Next date 15 Sep. I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-5am. £5. 25 Aug. Monthly. lf ma ical musical trips are your thing then let e Merry Pranksters take you on a journey through hip hop, breakbeat, reggae and soul. And, if the travelling should wear you down, hostess Penny Pomstar will be on hand to dish out fresh fruit for your ﬁa ing spirits. I edspin at The Wee Red Bar will return in October. I Resistance at The Venue (top floor). 9pm—5am. £8 (£7). 25 Aug. Monthly (although the next date is Sep). Working nine to ﬁve, what a way to make a living - especially when we’re talking eight hours of driving techno and hardcore beats. But the Resistance guys have laid on another session anyway, featuring Rotterdam’s DJ Neophyte, who will be showcasing his nu skool gabba sound, acid techno-head D.A.V.E The Drummer (Stay Up Forever), plus local lads Miko Glacid, Zy otik, Rob Noize and DJ 0 - not forgetting Cutthroat and Pulsator, who will ﬁt in an hour of old skool hardmre classics at some point in the evening. I Roadblock at P0 Na Na. 11pm-5am. £3. Weekly. Nicci F. digs up the best in funk, disco, house, timeless gems and block rockin’ beats. I Rubg Fruit at Ego (formerly Eden). 11pm— am. £5 (free with invite, avai able from The Outhouse or by phoning the venue). 8 Sep. Monthly. Gail Sellars holds the fort with a su estive selection of smooth garage an funkin’ house. I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top floor). Next date 15 Sep. I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £9 (£7). The sweaty techno and trance experience that is Sublime returns after a Festival break (although ou’d hardly have noticed it with their eviot gigs). Toni t Sublime favourite Nuw Idol returns or a live set under the auspices of Well Wicked Records, with sup rt from residents Kev and Idge and bac oom boys Gary Mac and Flix.
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