I Lager Winner Obviously the thought ofa thirst quenching crate of Bohemia Mexican beer had you all reaching for your pens and paper but unfortunately there can only be one winner and this issue that lucky person is Mike Malcolm of Washington Street. Glasgow. For those of you who have forgotten we asked you to tell us (in about 50 words) about a happening dance experience you have had recently. A six-pack is also speeding its way to the club owners. Take it away Mike . . .
‘Given the amazingly cyclical nature of music. it won‘t be too long before Acid. hip-hop. rap, dance and House have been the victims oftheir inherent urgency.
Which is why Renfrew Ferry‘s Ceilidhs are slowly becoming the cool place to be. Amazing cross-section of people. real foot- stomping stuff and plenty of improvisation going down on the ﬂoor.
Hey. you can even speak over the music. . . now that is a novelty.‘
Think you can do better? Well. prove it. Send your entries to us at The List. 14 High Street. Edinburgh. EH1 lTE. marking the envelope ‘Bohemia Beer Comp‘ and making sure it arrives no later than the Friday before the next publication date.
I Gig Guide The next few weeks see the PA and live scene hotting up considerably on the West coast. The Hyper club at Kilmarnock‘s Hippodrome plays host to Ariel and Manchester DJ Justin Robertson from the Most Excellent Posse, on 22 Sept while a week later chart stars Prodigy (of ‘Charly Says‘ fame) will be appearing.
Meanwhile, over in The Metropolis, Saltcoats one of the most unmissable gigs will be happening. On 6 Oct a quartet of Edinburgh acts - Ege Bam Yasi. The Orange Grove. Botany 5 and headliners Fini Tribe — will be going through their paces. Botany 5 and FiniTribe will also be turning up at Glasgow‘s Mayfair on 13 October along with the Slam DJs. another night to miss at your peril.
This week’s lave live tracks are chosen lor us by the lovely and multi-talented Gareth Sommerville, whose club CV includes such Edinburgh all-time greats as the Kangaroo Klub and, more recently, Tattoo (which came to an unfortunate end last lortnlght). You will, no doubt, be able to check him out somewhere in the capital soon though. Watch this space . . .
1. DSK: What Would We Do (US FFRR) A real stunner at a track that combines a strong vocal and Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley‘s
remixing skills to great eliect. Massive.
2. Chocolate Fudge: In A Fantasy (Azuli)
Currently going down very well, this track utilises a sample from Sister Sledge's ‘Greatest Dancer’ and is a guaranteed lloorillier.
3. Pal Joey: Spend The Night (US Loop Di’ Loop)
Not as jazzy as some of his previous releases, but a very classy tune none the less. Its simple piano lines are all set nicely by the ‘Spend The Night’ sample from Those Guys ‘Tonite’.
4. Chosen Few: Positivity (US Fokus) A cool record with a nice summery vibe. A very pleasant vocal is backed by some nice guitars and saxophones. Also with a strong Mayday-type techno-lurcher on the B-side, this is receiving heavy rotation from yours truly.
5. Sample Minded: Eternity (US Bottom Line)
ll this was released on Nu-Groove or Strictly Rhythm it would be receiving praise and playlisting in equal quantities. Unfortunately, it is released on the relatively unknown Bottom Line Records, which I believe may be a label to look out lor in the future.
sci-ii novel. That‘s no reﬂection on the club though. which is an entertaining dance night.
I Trinity Ragga at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Reggae night, also on Thursdays.
I The Tunnel 11pm—3.30am. £2. Gay Mondays.
I Cotton Club Reggae Night 1 lpm—3.30am. £2. The Lion Sound System from Handsworth specialise in roots reggae at this brand new night.
I Shimmy Club at Bennct‘s. 10.30pm—3am. £1.50.
I The Tunnel 11pm—3.30am. £2.
I Babylon at Rain. 11pm-late. £2.50 (£1 .50 with UB40). Popular sound system with the best of ragamuffin and reggae— and any club that propagandises against compact discs on its posters has its heart in the right place. I Chopper at Club Xchange. 11pm—3am. £1 with leaflet/UB40/matric card. New venture from the Tankin‘ posse playing their usual across-the-board mix - Aretha. Beatles, Caveman, Doors, 808 State, Flowered Up, erm. can‘t remember the ‘G‘ artiste. Curiously there doesn't appear to be a full charge entry fee, because the lads assume all their punters will be either students. unemployed or mingy types who scour pubs for reduced admission ﬂyers. Vodka 50p and pints£l.
I Soul Cellar at the Tunnel.
11pm—3.30am. £3. New night alongthe old Soul Kitchen lines, with deep soul in an ambient. underground atmosphere in rooms two and three - ie not the main one. Colin Barr himself is the DJ,playing classic dance, rare groove and hip hop. with guests every week.
I The Tunnel First Birthday Party at the Tunnel. Replacing the Soul Cellar on Wed 25. The Tunnel celebrates itself as only it knows how.
I Bennet's 11pm—3am.
I Go West at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm-2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Jeans and T-shlrt night at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3.30am. £3.50.
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 10pm—3am.
£2.50. Over-25s disco.
I The Network 10pm—2am. £3 (£1 .50 before midnight). New midweek karaoke night for Paisley hosted by the infamous Tiger Tim.
I 608 and 70: Night at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Kopykat Club at Rain. 375 Sauchiehall Street. llpm—late. £2.50. Upfront dance from the ever-busy Slam crew. Orde. Stuart and Harri. Promo drinks.
I Slut at the Mayfair. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1.50student, U840). Objectionable name. but no quibbles with the student-y indie dance and rock they play — it could be a bit more dangerous though.
I Superlly at Fury Murry‘s. 11pm—3.30am. £2. Reggae. funk. Northern soul. disco. Budweiser£l.
I Trinity Ragga at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Reggae from the Gold-Ten posse.
I The Tunnel 1 1pm—3.30am. £1 .50 with matriculation card, £3.50 without. Student-orientated music from indie to funk that packs ‘em in.
I Wanda at Papa Docs, Cumbernauld. lOpm—Zam. Yet another attempt at getting a decent, regular club going in Cumbernauld. with Trevor Price and lain Patterson playing Euro house and Balearic sounds.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free. Pub with live DJ.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 student).
I 808 Night at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm-3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Genes and T-Shlrt at Club Xchange. Midnight—late. 75p.
I Karaoke Kapers at Hollywood Studios. 10pm—3am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Paradise Loop at The 147 Club. 11pm—late. £2 before 12.30am,£2.50 after. .
I Strathclyde University Union 9pm—2am.
I Bliss Network 1. 10pm-4am.£5. A new rave night, featuring regular PAs plus
guest DJs and hosted by the renowned Yogi (last seen at the Calton Studios ill fated ‘Fuse‘). Not very busy at all at the moment (and that‘s being kind). but should pick up soon. Or so l‘m told. Either way. all-nighters. all-dayers and much. much more are. as they say. in the pipe-line.
I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm-4am. Taking tack to the extreme with non-stop high-camp hi-NRG.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3.30am. £1.50 before 11.30pm/£3 after. Mainstream centre-of-town ‘disco‘.
I Cathouse at The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50/£2 with ﬂyer. Glam-rock extravaganza aimed at those with yearnings for the decade that taste forgot. Poor souls.
I Century 2000 10pm—4am. £5. Over 215 only. Don‘t call us ‘glitzy‘. they beg. Sol won‘t. State-of—the-art club featuring Radio Forth‘s ‘Steppin‘ Out‘ DJ Tom Wilson. with the Bacardi Dance Chart.
I Chaplin: at Finsbury Park. 11pm—4am. £2. Another centre-of-town ‘disco'. You know the score.
I Dateless/Crumble at The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Yup. whatever you like to call it. the sounds are the same— good-time bad-taste party music. You really have to be in the mood. Or deaf.
I Evol at the Music Box. 10pm—3am. £2.50. The Chlorine Dream team‘s indie party. featuring anything from Curve. Cure. Cud. Chapterhouse. Charlatans. Carter. . .etc.
I Fireball Club at the Complex Hotel. Penicuik. 9pm—1am. £1.50.
I Floral Riot at Network 3. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Edinburgh‘s best ever indie club. hosted by general all-round talents Ian and Mark. All the ‘alternative‘sounds you‘d expect — and a few you might not . .. Check it out!
I Madison’s Rock Night 9pm—3am. £2. Pretty self-explanatory this one.
I Marley‘s Reggae Klub at Network 2. 10.30pm-4am. £2. The city‘s longest-running reggae night (thirteen years. better believe it). with ragga. roots. lovers and heavyweight dub.
I Millionaires 10pm—6am. £3 members/£5 non-members. Edinburgh‘s finest dance dive, where clubbers. club-runners and late-night degeneratcs mingle till the wee hours. Resident DJ. the luvverlly Flip (aka Phillip). mans the dex, spinning upfront rave tunes, house and disco. See y‘all there.
I The Paradox Club at Calton Studios (downstairs). 10.30pm—4am. £4. Outwith the Vicks, folks. Bouncy balearic beats for a large (it not too tall) crowd.
I Pure at The Venue. 11pm—4am. Members and guests only. One year on and still doin‘ the biz. High bpm hardcore sounds, and, unusually for Edinburgh. much more sweaty dancin‘ than posin‘. Also the odd PA planned — usually at very short notice. so go and be surprised . ..
I Red Hot Pepper Club lOpm—4am. £2.50 before 11.30pm/£3.50 after. And again, mainstream chart . . .
I The Solution 8.30pm—4am. A ‘concept‘ for the over-255 (well over, by all accounts) with a restaurant. three cocktail bars, cabaret, live music. The fave hang-out of man-about-town John Gibson. which is really no recommendation.
I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—4am. See Fri. I Buster Browns 10.30pm-4am. £2 before 11.30pm/£4 after. See Fn‘.
I Century 2000 10pm—4am. £5. Over21$ dance night.
I Chaplin: at Finsbury Park. 11pm-4am. See Fri.
I Club Solution at Calton Studios (downstairs). 11pm—4am. On with the Armani/Chevignon/Soviet/Chipie clobber. hip kids. Biceps and that all-important bass-line for a clued-up young crowd. Mental as anything.
60 The List 13 — 26 September 1991