I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—4am. £3. Solid gold easy-action sounds; more specifically indie. 60s. new wave and soul.

I Eternal at Chambers Street House Student Union. 8pm—3am (Doors close 2.30am). Students free. guests £l. Chart sounds from the 60s to present day.

I FBI at Moray House. llpm—3am. £3. 14 Jan. Fortnightly with Shaft. Eternally popular. young at heart club playing a plethora of styles falling into the indie bracket. Scuff those DMs one more time to Pavement. Senser and Oasis.


I Joy at The Calton. l0pm—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 humping house and garage. Scotland‘s answer to Heaven (in both respects).

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 80s and 90s. in this busy weekly club.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. 10pm—4ain. £4 (£3). 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 Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. lOpm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). See Fridays.

I The 99 Club at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Hedonistic fusion of funk. soul. 70s and chart. Strict door policy. 14 Jan. special Kahlua promo night.

I lied Hot Pepper Club lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.

I flock Drgasrn at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Climactic night of heavv guitar sounds.

I nude at The Attic. llpm—4am. £4. l4 Jan. Fortnightly. Deep dubs. stepping ska and a well-friendly attitude. Worth checking.

I Shaft at Moray House Student Union. llpm—3am. £4. 21 Jan. Fortnightly. Sparkling. poptastic night of retro showcasing disco stunners from the 70s. 803 and 90s. Still packs out with wild and shameless disco lovers.

I Taxi at The Subway. l lpm-3ain. £2. Dave Stewart DJs with a mix ofclassic disc'o. chart and dance.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. llpm—3am. £5. 21 Jan. Fortnightly. George. Simon and Christian rock da house with minimal Chicago and tribal New York rhythms upstairs. Harry drOps the blunted trip hop downstairs. Wicked! I Vegas at The Vaults. llpm—3am. £5. 21 Jan. Fortnightly. Burger Queen‘s bastard offspring offering a glammy continuation of the hedonistic house ethic of its parent.

I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele.

An early chapter from the history of dance music: Detroit, 1983, a young guy called Juan Atkins makes a track called ‘Clear’ under the name Cybertron. It sounds like a cross between the European electro of Cabaret Voltaire and George Clinton’s P-Funk. Completely synthetic yet uniquely funky, ‘Clear’ is to point the way forward for the next twelve years of music. Two years later Atkins starts a label, Metroplex, and working under the name Model 500 releases classics like llo UFOs. Along with Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, he was originating the style we now know as techno.

1995: and Juan Atkins - still DJing, still making records as Model 500 -

} will tell you he feels no nostalgia for ; the early days. llow 32, he’s not

content to rest on his laurels and

contemplate his back catalogue;

; Atkins wants to inspire the next

; generation in the same way he was

{ inspired by wild-ass Detroit radio DJ ; Moio. And he does, with records like last year’s ‘Sonic Sunset’ and an

3 another album called Deep Space on f the way. But this, it seems, isn’t enough.

‘Basically I have a mission to change (the way America listens to music,’ ;Atkins explains modestly. ‘l’m not :content with making records and lDJing, there’s a bigger audience to be ? reached through broadcasting radio.’

In fact, Atkins sees radio as a crucial ' catalyst to the whole process of sonic innovation. His own early material directly a product of Moio’s left field

DJ 00"; JUAN

Juan Atkins: changing America's listening habits

shows where Donna Summer and Pink Floyd were played back to back. ‘Radio is still a very strong medium,’ he asserts. ‘I think the reason we’re so behind in the US is because we don’t have pirates. You may only have two or three legal stations, but it’s better than thirteen mainstream ones and nothing else. It’s no real choice, it’s like choosing which way you go to sleep.’

And as Atkins hints at plans to set up a radio station back home in Detroit which would allow him to transmit the techno message to young, impressionable ears, you can almost feel history coming full circle as another chapter unfolds. (Bethan Cole) Juan Atkins DJs at Pure, The Venue, Edinburgh on Friday 13 Jan. Deep Space is out on It & S in March.

llpm—3am. £5. 14 Jan. Fortnightly.

' Delicious. tuneful highs and superlative mixing from Gareth and David. Bitchin‘ garage. raw-edged house and a dressed- up. down-with-it crowd. The spirit of 1986 house incarnate. Jack your body.


I The Blue Room at The Cooler. lOpin—4am. £2. Deep and lovely ambienee to embalm. soothe and stimulate. Lie back and soak up the decelerated drift. Fluffytastic!

I Bump ’n’ Grind at M8. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (free before midnight). Harvey. Jamie Mcleod and Forth FM‘s Kevin Jones play the uplifting selection of house and garage.

I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3am. £2 before 11.30pm (£3 after). Buster‘s Sunday soul night.

I Jazz A la Carte at Negociants. lOpm—3am. Weekly. The Funky Mutha team. Dr K001 and Finbar drop those jazz. funk and soul fusions.

I Spice at The Subway. 9pm—late. £ 1. New indie disco club playing past and present indie - Stone Roses. Happy Mondays. Ride. Oasis and Primal Scream until midnight and then classic disco Diana Ross. Sister Sledge. The Jacksons - after.

I Taste at The Vaults. lOpm—3am. £5. Hedonistic night of 90s high energy. garage and trance from DJs Fisher and Price. Barking. mixed. up—for-it crowd. Very. very busy. The only place to swing your handbag of a Sunday night.

I Thelonious at Carwash. 9pm— 1 am. Free. Weekly. Eclectic. choice jazz cuts from the Thelonious team.

I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse.

1 lpm—3am. £2 (free before l2.30am). A very w—i—d—e playlist indeed: 60s. 70s. 80s. 90s and onwards.


I Love at The Music Box. lllpin—late. £2. 23 Jan. Fortnightly. Sean and Catherine playing fab 'n' groovy 60s pop. beat. psychedelia. R & B and northern soul.

I Planet Alice at The Music Box. llpm—3am. £2.50. 16 Jan. Fortnightly. Drinks promos. Sophisticated mix of indie. dance. alternative. techno and funky hip hop.


I The Dog’s Bollocks at The Cooler. 10.30pm—3am. Free. New night of headfunk techno with Dave (Sativa) plus guest spots from Kaya Tribe and Desert Storm.

I lllce at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £2. Drinks promos. Indie and 60s.

I 708/808 Club at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (free before l2.30am). New club devoted to 70s and 80s chart hits as the name suggests.


I Bam Bam at The Cooler. 10.30pm-3am. Free. Carol (Wave) and Kenny (Flavour) spin the retro house vintage acid.

I Beat Dis at Cellar No l. 9.30—1 1.30pm. £2. Live jazz funk and hip hop hoe-down at the Chamber Street bar.

I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £3 (£1 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 Cubby llole at The Attic. 1 lpm—3am. £3 (£2). 18 Jan. Fortnightly. Established club where Captain Shifty and DJ Steve mash up a live and vinyl selection ofjazz and funk.

I Delirium at The Music Box. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Happy Hour until midnight. Well-established night of tribal. folk. reggae and classic rock. Redefining the word eclectic. Requests welcomed.

I Bubble at The Rocking Horse. 10pm—3am. £2 (free before l2.30am). Drinks promos. Busy. student-orientated night mixing up the sort of pop. dance anti indie sounds you'll hear at Katch or Shag. I Teasage at The Citrus. 1 lpm—3am. £2. Beers and spirits all 90p. Very busy midweek club. playing indie-orientated dance sounds alongside punk. disco. 80s and funk.


I Acid JanJCarribean Club at The Venue. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). 19 Jan. Fortnightly. New. official acid jazz club almost entirely devoted to putting on live acts from the label. Expect to see Jhelisa. Steve Williamson and Mother Earth appearing early this year. Downstairs the popular Carribean club continues to jam togetherjungle. ragga and danceliall styles. A new club on alternate Thursdays starts on 26 Jan.

I Bitches Bru at The Attic. l()pm~3am. £3 (£2). 1‘) Jan. Fortnightly. Bahi C.. Roisin and Lady T. mashing up the latest in reggae. jungle. soul. funk. swing and hip hop. Fierce.

I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £3. See Fridays.

I Dream at The Wide Awake Club.

I lpm—3am. £4 (£3). New wave of new wave and indie-style club with a soundtrack that includes Blur. Pulp. The Jam and The Sex Pistols.

I Genetic at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £2.50. Hardcore industrial club charting the points where grungy rock meets sleazy metal and grinding techno.

I Good Ship Venus at Carwash. 9pm—lam. Free. 26 Jan. Fortnightly. Eclectic pre-club hoedown (kinda like Edinburgh‘s version of what was the Heavenly Sunday Social) with Lol and barking balearic cohorts Andy Williams and Scott Ferguson.

I Hump at The Music Box. lOpm—3am. £3 (Students with ID free before midnight). ‘An oasis in the desert of student nightlife.‘ 80s and 90s dance.

I lniquity at Chambers Street House Student Union. 8pm—3am (Doors close 2.30am). Students free. guests £l. Playing the best in rock. industrial. goth and metal. £30 pub quiz and guest DJs.

I The Mambo Club at Cavendish. l()pm—4am. £4 (£3). New weekly extra date for Sir Ossie‘s eternally popular Mambo. Expect the same uptempo sounds as Saturdays: Latin. salsa. reggae. funk and soul.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £3 (free before midnight). From new

64 The List 13-26 January 1995