I Transmission You may remember way back in October we mentioned the exciting news about a bid to launch a 24-hour FM dance station in Edinburgh. Although, as is the way of such things, progress has been slow, 1992 should see a number of events operating under the Mayday Communications banner. The first of which is Transmission on 31 Jan at The Network (see listings for details). This 12-hour event, as well as raising money for the venture. will be the first opportunity to actually hear what the station sounds like. Operating on 100.6FM, programming begins at 6pm on Friday and will continue until 6am on Saturday with the following scheduled slots. 6—7pm US House with Gareth and featuring Ege Bam Yasi.
7—8pm UK House with Myster E.
8—9pm Techno with Wavetrain.
9L10pm Hip Hop with A-One.
10pm—4am Transmission live from The Network. 4—4.40am Hip Hop with A-One.
4.40—5.20am Reggae/Dub with Steve.
5.20—6am Soul with Yogi.
As well as featuringThe Big Payback Sound System, the live events at The Network will also feature contributions from London‘s Fantasy FM DJs who have been supplying valuable advice and encouragement.
No doubt, after hearing the finished product, you will be eager to help Mayday in any way you can. The easiest way is to sign the petition (ifyou haven‘t already done so) which can be found in record shops and hairdressers around town. Four thousand people have already signed but organisers hope to eventually make that 10.000. lfyou need any further information you can contact Mayday Communications at Mayday House, PO Box 7000, Edinburgh, EH12 8YR or by telephone on 0836 352310.
I The End Another one bites the dust. Could it be that come the end of March Edinburgh will lose another venue? it seems the lease expires on a certain East End clubthat over the last few years has been an important live and club venue. Still, with The Vaults threatening to be fully open around the same time and the planning application for a new club in the Broughton Street area, maybe it‘s not all doom and gloom.
Chocolate City (alternate Thursdays at Edinburgh’s Venue) has, overthe last lew months, built up quite a iollowing ol clubbers eager to be seduced by their policy of ‘happy but heavy grooves’. l-iere Jamie (who also DJs at The Big Payback at The Venue) and Whitney pick ten tracks that help to maintain the friendly and irenzied atmosphere that is Chocolate City.
1. The Head Hunters: God Made Me Funky. Herbie Hancock’s supreme team of lunksters display the way to make you move to a groove.
2. Maceo: Soul Power 74. Classic re-working at James Brown’s black power anthem. Maceo’s solo is notoriously bad.
3. Mantronix: King at The Beats. The opening sirens prepare you ior what has to be one at the best dance cuts at the 80s. Hard and lull of breaks.
4. Fred Wesley: Blow Your Head. Here the JBs literally blow your mind. Wired and weird and wild.
5. Sindecut: Build Up A Spliii and Easy. This white label of ‘Crack Business’ combines a soothing bassline. pulsating rhythm and acidilied guitar. The result is awesome.
6. Mongo Santamaria: Cloud Nine. The heavy congas and screaming sax lift
you to the higher planes.
7. Cymande: Brothers On The Slide. Rootsy groove from this criminally underplayed iunk band.
8. Grandmaster Flash: Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel. The title says it all. Flash’s display remains one at the best examples of mixing on record.
9. Lady 6: Hull Respect. Rhythmical ragga with a pounding bassline. Rougher than rough.
1o. Grover Washington: Black Frost. Let your mind unwind to the solid sound of this pure lunk.
I Tighten Up at the Cotton Club. 10.30pm—3.30am. £2. Mod/skinhead reggae night. with bluebeat.Trojan records. ska. soul. funk. Two-Tone and so on for the retro scooter crowd. Becks £1. I The Tunnel 10.30pm—late. £3. Dance. house. Euro. soul and PAs. Mel and Michael Kilkie DJ.
I The Attic Upstairs from Deja Vu. 11pm—2am.
I Bennet’s 1 lpm-3.30am. 75p.
I Boy at Club Xchange. 11pm—late. 75p. I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £l.
I Mardi Gras Have 1 lpm—late. £8 (£6).
I Rain 11pm—late. £2.
I Videodrome Rock Night at the Videodromc. 8pm—late. £2.50.
I Funkin’ Mondays Rebirth at Club Xchange. 11.30pm—latc. £1 before midnight. Mixed night at the gay venue with a good selection ofdance sounds. IJuicy at The Volcano. 10pm—2am. £2. House/club night with Mel Barr and guests, seriously upfront and trendy.
I Trinity Ragga at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10.30pm—3am. £2. Reggae night, also on Thursdays.
I The Tunnel llpm—3.30am. £2. Gay Mondays. with a well-deserved reputation for a pleasant atmosphere and a good selection of current dance music.
I ZFD at Fury Murry‘s. l 1pm—3am. £2. Sixties, 70s. 805 and indie 90s with a bit of pop dance thrown in.
I Cotton Club Reggae Night 1 lpm—3.30am. £2. The Lion Sound System from Handsworth specialise in roots reggae.
I Menergy at The Volcano. 10pm—2am. £2. Gay night. more or less on the linesof The Tunnel‘s Monday with upfront dance and pop.
I Rendezvous at Circa. ll.30pm—3am. £2 (£1 .50 with ﬂyer). Another new gay club with a crap French name. DJ is Raymond Davren. Phone for membership details. I Shimmy Club at Bennet‘s. 10.30pm-3am. £1 .50. The longest running club in Glasgow and still one of the most
popular. so expect a queue. I The Tunnel 11pm—3.30am. £2.
I Babylon at Rain. 11pm—late. £2.50
(£1 .50 with U840). Popular sound system with the best of ragamuffin and reggae.
I Chopper at Club Xchange. llpm—3am. £1 with leaflet/U B40/matric card. Across-the-board mix of alternative and dance faves. Vodka 50p and pints£l.
I Horizontal at The Volcano. 10pm—2am. £2. New jazz-based night with Nick Peacock, playing an intriguing mixture of contemporary jazz dance tracks with older records from the likes of Miles Davis.
I Man-Date at Circa. 11.30pm—3am. £2 (£1 .50 with flyer). Still gay, still Raymond Davren. still upfront dance music. Bud and spirits£l.
I Soul Cellar at the Tunnel. llpm—3.30am. £3. Deep soul in an ambient, underground atmosphere, classic dance, 70s soul, rare groove and hip hop. Becoming more studenty.
I The Storm at Mardi Gras. 11pm-late. Big talkers Michael McLaughlin and Ian Stirling with a new dimension in dance.
I XS at the Cotton Club. llpm—3.30am. £2 (£1 with matric card). Dave Ross DJs this new student-oriented night ofindie and alternative. Becks £l.
I Bennet’s 11pm—3am.
I Go West at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 10pm—3am. £2.50. Over-25$ disco.
I The Network 10pm—2am. £3 (£1 .50 before midnight).
I Blue Beat Club at the Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1 student/U840). From 13 Feb. Best of ska, rock steady, Jamaican reggae, Two-Tone and assorted soul sounds.
I Club Virunga at The Volcano. 10pm—2am. £2. Virunga means Volcano: DJ Chico, plays African, reggae. soca, Latin, soul and ska.
I Rhumba Club at Rain. llpm—Zam. £2.50 (£1.50). New night with Andrew and Stuart Forrester, Graham Wilson, playing
soul, jazz and funk.
I Dizzy at Fury Murry’s. 11pm-3am. £2. Men in suits and girls in stilletoes, 80$ classics, Motown and a few new chart hits. I Greed at The Mayfair, Cameo Suite. 10.30pm—3am. £2. lndie night, with current alternative sounds and the best dance hits.
I Hup at Heaven. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3 (£1.50 with flyer) or matric card. lndie with an edge and drinks promos.
I JuJu at the Sub Club. 10pm—3am. £3. Dance night, with Oscar and co.
I Trinity Ragga at Rooftops. 10.30pm-3am. £2. Reggae from the Gold-Ten posse.
I The Tunnel llpm—3.30am. £1 .50with matriculation card, £3.50 without. Student-orientated music from indie to funk that packs ‘em in.
I Wanda at Papa Docs. Cumbernauld. 10pm—2am. Trevor Price and Iain Patterson playing Euro house and Balearic sounds.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free. Pub with live DJ.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra's. lO.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 student).
I Genes and T-Shirt 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. Free.
I Banana Jax 7.30pm—2am. Free. Lothian Road venue playing ltalian house on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The rest of the week will feature live sets from the likes of Blue Finger.
I Beatbox, Altered States and Strangewaye at Teviot Row Student Union. 8pm—lam. Students £1/guests £2. Three separate clubs on three separate floors playing very different music from the Manchester/ Techno sounds of Altered States to the indie/goth of Strangcways.
I Bliss Network 1. 10pm—4am. £5. Rave night with DJ 5 Kevin Jones and Stephen Gray.
I Blue Oyster Club 11pm—4am. £1 before 12.30am/£2 after. Busy gay club with the usual mixture of Hi-NRG and disco. Relaxed and great fun.
I Bubblegum at Pottcrrow Student Union. 8pm—1am. Students£1/guests£2. Better-than-most indie club with live acts promised this term. Look out for as-yet unconfirmed dates from The Moonflowers, Bedazzled, Spitfire and The Catherine Wheel.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3.30am. £1 .50 before 11.30pm/£3 after. Mainstream chart sounds.
I Cathouse at The Mission. 10.30pm—4am. £2.50/£2 with flyer. Glam rock from the 705.
I Century 2000 10pm—4am. £5. Over 215 only. 10pm—4am. £3 before midnight/£5 after. Dance night at one of Edinburgh's biggest and busiest central discos.
I Chapllns at Finsbury Park. 11pm—4am. £2. Chart sounds and wild times.
I The Citrus Club 11pm-4am. £5. Windsor’s Richard Bell, Scott Ferguson and Gareth Sommerville on 31 Jan and the monthly Flying Night on 7 Feb.
I Dandies 10.30pm—4am. £3. Westend club catering to a more mature type of
54The List 31 J anuary- 13 February 1992