I Buster Browns lO.30pm—4am. 2am curfew. £4 (£2.50 before 11.30pm). Dance and upfront chart sounds.
I Century 2000 lO.30pm—3am. £5. See Fridays.
I Cheek to Check at Ex-S. l0pm—3am. £5. Happy house and garage with DJs ian Thompson. A. 1.. Radio Forth‘s Kevin Jones and Craig Burton in the chilleout room.
I Oisco lnfemo at The Venue. ll.30pm-3am. £4. 30 July. Fortnightly. With 70s revivalism now a permanent ﬁxture on the club scene this has to be one of its tnore polished exponents. Two floors of bump ‘n‘ hustle disco gloss.
I Oogtastic at La Belle Angele. lOpm—3am. £5. 6 Aug. Fortnightly. Canine and canin’ style night from Andy Williams and Scott Ferguson. Joyfully irreverent music policy mashing up 80s pop ﬂotsam with tranced-out electronica. Lots of bare male flesh if you like that sort of thing.
I Earth lnfemo at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour until 12.30am. No rave. just out-of-the-grave gothic and industrial sounds.
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—3am. £3. 6 Aug. Fortnightly. Solid gold easy-action sounds from the capacious vaults of DJ Chris.
I FBI at Moray House. llpm—4am. £3. 30 July. Weekly. Premier quality indie and 60s dance club. Now every Friday and Saturday until 3 Sep.
I Funky Worm at Wilkie House. lO.30pm—3arn. £4. Planet funkety-funk in orbit with 70s disco. house. funk and hip h0p.
I Joy at The Calton. lOpm—3am. £5 (£3 before midnight). Uplifting. packed-out gay night with a far healthier female turnout than many. Maggie and Alan putting some serious finesse into the mix with an inspired selection of bumping house and garage. So busy it‘s now on two floors. I latch at The Rocking Horse. lO.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 805 and 90s. in this busy weekly club. I Machine: at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £5. 30 July only. Drifting ambient sounds working up into sublime technoscapes with Richard and Tony from Havanna I “be Club at Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £3 (£2.50). Two ﬂoors with African. Latin, salsa. reggae, zouk. soca. calypso downstairs. and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie dishing up the global grooves for the hot ‘n‘ sweaty assembled pleasure-seekers. I Mlnus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. lOpm-3am. £2.50 (free for members). See Fridays. I The 90 Club at The Music Box. lO.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 before midnight). Staggeringly cheap drink: the Betty Ford clinic awaits.
1 Junior Boys Own since its extraction from London records in 1991 has become the hippest, most successful independent dance label in the country. According to boss Boy Steve Hall it’s all down to their well rounded musical tastes, a determination to stick with what they believe in and a background of ‘crappy lobs’. Ex-British Airways employee llall explains. ‘All of us have had crappy jobs and doing what we are doing is much better than what we did before. I think my goals in life and my aspirations tor the label are different to Richard Branson’s when he started Virgin. He wanted a big business and
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wanted to make lots of money. I’m not worried about that. I just like putting out records I like with people I like. If other people like them then that’s really good. To be honest, though, there are lots of records we put out that aren’t that popular and don’t sell 30 thousand copies, but we still want to put them out.’
It’s not that they don’t want to sell skip-loads of vinyl, it’s just that they’re not suicidal about the way things are going just now.
‘I don’t ever want to get to the stage where it’s just producing pieces of plastic that pay us x amount of money, the way that people like MS and Strictly Rhythm have gone. In a lot of countries though, half our records are dismissed and the other half are well received. In America they like Xpress 2 and Terry Farley’s records but don’t take a blind bit of notice of the Dust Brothers or Underworld.’
With a view to the future, though, llall thinks they’re not going to get any bigger than they are now unless they change their work ethic, which they’re not prepared to do. lle’s happy just doing what he’s doing. The room for growth, he says, will come through changing the way the label is viewed abroad.
Pete Heller of Junior Boys Own Me. at the Expo, Kilmarnock on Saturday 6 August. The Junior Boys Own collection featuring the best releases from the last three years is released in
I lied Hot Pepper Club lOpm-‘3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.
I Shaft at Adam House. llpm—4am. £4. 6 Aug. Weekly. Disco sparkle and 80s dance anthems at the Festival Club every Thur, Fri and Sat from 12 Aug.
I The Sweet Club at The Pelican. lOpm—3am. Free. See Fridays.
I Taxi at The Subway. l lpm—3am. £2. 30 July. Fortnightly. Dave Stewart DJs with a mix of classic disco and dance.
I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. llpm—3am. £5. 6 Aug. Fortnightly. Rockin‘ da house with New York rhythms upstairs and blunted hip hop cuts downstairs. 6 Aug, The Tribal UK tour with DJ Danny Tenaglia and PAs from Lil Louis Diva Joi Cardwell and stomping ragga house from Kiwi Dreams. See preview.
I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. llpm-3am. £5. 30 July. Fortnightly. Delicious. tuneful highs and superlative mixing from Gareth and David. Bitchin‘ garage. raw-edged house and a seriously dressed-up, down-with-it crowd. The spirit of 1986 house incarnate. Jack your body.
I The Blue Room at The Cooler. lOpm—3am. £2 (£4 on 7 Aug). On 7 Aug two floors of deep and lovely ambience to embalrn. soothe and stimulate. Terence McKenna collaborators Zuvuya play live. Don’t miss their powerful fusion of digital trance and anthropological tourism. Steve Holistic (Hollistic Records) on the decks. 14 Aug. guest spot from Chris Madden (Soundclash Republic. Leeds.) Fluffytastic!
I Bump ’n’ Grind at Ex-S. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Ian Thompson. A. J. and Kevin Jones play the uplifting selection of house and garage.
I Buster Browns lO.30pm—3am. £2 before 11.30pm (£3 after). Buster's Sunday soul night.
I Metro at The Subway. Midnight-3am. £2. Best of 70s. 80s. 90s and beyond with
I 99 Club at The Pelican. 9pm—2am. Free. Full-on hedonism in the Cowgate of a Sunday night.
I Plexus at The Vaults. llpm—3am. Tickets £8 from Fopp and Paninari. 31 July only. The tippest toppest of UK Techno: Dave Angel. Mr C.. Richard Grey and Murder By Sound. See preview.
I The Sunday Club at The Red Hot Pepper Club. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Fierce gay night with occasional PAs. Busy, sassy and highly hedonistic: if you thought the weekend ended on a Sunday. you thought wrong.
I Taste at The Vaults. 10pm-3am. £4. 7 Aug only. DJs Fisher and Price (ha ha)
. mixing up the sensuous garage and trance ‘for extroverts and perverts‘ and not a pre- school toy in sight.
I Thelonious at Carwash. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Eclectic. choice jazz cuts from the Thelonious team.
I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £2 (free before l2.30am). A very w—i-d-e playlist indeed: 60s. 70s. 80s. 90s and onwards.
I Monday Club at The Citrus. 10pm—3am. £2. Redefining the word eclectic with punk. indie. rap. ska and goth sounds. Everything from The Stranglers to Cypress Hill.
I Planet Alice at The Music Box. llpm—3am. £2. 1 Aug. Fortnightly. Drinks promos. A wide-ranging musical wonderland. playing hip-hop. grebo. indie. industrial and goth.
I Trainspotter at The Subway. Midnight—3am. £2. Murray Stewart hosts a night for sweaty-anorakciad males. lrvine Welsh readers and those with an obsessive interest in obscure European trance records.
I Crossover at The Citrus. 1 lpm-3am. £2. New wave dance.
I Virus at The Subway. Midnight—3am. £2. infectious kinda night with DJ Gavin Hardie playing alternative, indie and disco.
I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £3 (£l students with matriculation card). if you want your dance on the commercial side with disco lights. then this is the best night to get it.
I Delirium at The Music Box. llpm—3am. £2.50 (£2). Celebrating three years of trawling the realms of tribal. folk. reggae and classic rock. Redeﬁning the word eclectic.
I Insanity at The Subway. Midnight-3am. £2. indie. disco and chart with Gavin Hardie.
'I Patsy Max at Buster Browns.
llpm—3am. £2 (£1 with special flyer. free for students with matric card). Reduced bar prices. Fabulous night ‘containing Nutrasweetie darling!’ from Brian LeVell. featuring Sunday club DJ Grant Duff and a host of simply divine and gorgeous clubbers. I Rubble at The Rocking Horse. lOpm—3am. £2 (free before l2.30am). A broad mix of student sounds in the Katch/Shag vein. I Teasage at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £2. ’ery busy midweek club. playing indie orientated dance sounds alongside punk. disco and funk. Drinks promos most weeks.
I Apocalypse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £2.50. Happy Hour llpm—3am. Excellent ‘altemative‘ club with a diverse playlist including industrial. techno. indie. grunge and thrash.
I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £3. See
0‘ The List 29 July—ll August 1994