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I iiame Rejuvination (or Jim and Gerry as they‘re separately known). I Age Late '20s from external appearances; on the inside, either pubescent early teens or middle- aged philosophers depending what mood they’re in. I Occupation Sussed Glaswegian techno outfit. I Appearance Benny Hill meets Nicky Holloway especially with their own omnipresent model entourage. I Legs and Co? Sort of a bevvy of luscious lovelies was vital to the video for their new single ‘Don't Forget Who You Are’ which they’ve been running about Glasgow making in the last couple of weeks. The story line of the video seems to hinge on lots of close-ups of gyrating beauties in baby doll dresses. I Wow, deep stun Just hold it right there, they've got a serious side too. Last year’s moving elegy ‘Dr Peter‘ showed a radical change for the ‘big band of house’ showing their sensitive side for the first time. The track was a tribute to the strength and courage of Canadian physician Dr Peter Jepson-Young who filmed his last days. dying of AIDS. A quick scan over the (soon to be released) album track listing shows a darker more contemplative side to the acid house playboys who crafted the classic ‘Sycophantasy and ‘Requiem‘. I So what’s the music sound like then? ‘Acid fu**ing house’ if you ask them. Sleek. sharp techno excursions with leanings towards a classical scene if you ask us. I What other influences have they got? Jim claims to be influenced by the music of Detroit and the writings of semiotic crusader Naom Chomsky. They describe the album as ‘their initial ten-point manifesto of swirling ambience and slow-mo beats’. I iieavy shit. Anything else we should know about thorn? Yeah. they were involved with remixing the Stereo MCs and Jean-Michel Jame I Bizarre Hey just look at the picture and tell me those guys are sane. I Fair point. Rejuvr'natr'on play Slant '3 Never Get Out the Boat on Sat 27 May. ‘lntroduction ’, their first album is released on Soma, Tue 30 May.

gorgeous sweep through Detroit and Chicago at this. one of Scotland’s top techno institutions. Excellent guests from the electronic cutting edge. gifted residents and a sweaty. devoted crowd make this club still kick.

I Reaction at The Subway. 11pm—3am. £2 (Free for students with matric card). Weekly mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Mainstream and chart sounds. Students free with matric card.

9pm—2am. Students with matric card £1. guests £2. Weekly traditional student bash. Music policy is 60s. 70s. 80s. 90s and independent. to narrow things down a little.

I Saliva at The New Calton. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5 students/U840) £4 (members). 19 May. Cancelled.

I Some at The Vaults. l 1pm—3am. £7 (£5 members). 26 May. Old school alert! Sorna returns for a reunion night of full-

DJs are Chris Low (from the original club) plus Dave (Sativa) playing a less furious set than usual and those Pulse techno purists Jonny and Richie.

I Unplugged at Chambers Street House Student Union. 8pm—3am (Doors close 2.30am). Students free. guests £1. Primarily concerned with showcasing live bands. but noteworthy for the eclectic club sounds in between.

I Saturdays

2 I Century 2000 11pm—3am. £5. See

i Fridays.

i I Cheek to Cheek at M8. lOpm-late. £5. Kitsch house. garage and 70s disco with

DJs A.J.. Stuart J. and Johnny Nisbet. The I Wild Women Of Wonga stir things up in . the chill out. i I Colours at The Vaults. l()pm—3am. Tickets £12 from Xile and The City Cafe. Membership available on the night. ; Streetrave‘s weekly extravaganza featuring the very top names in garage and house. 20 May. Colin Patterson. Jon Mancini and Crosby hit the decks. 27 May. Ministry Of Sound night with Eric Morillo. Spirits (live) and CJ. Mackintosh. Colours are also holding a party in Ibiza this summer at Manumission. Phone 01292 267 306 for details. I Desire at The Wide Awake Club. ilpm—3am. £4 (£3). Chart music in the renamed Wilkie House. I Dig at Negociants. 10pm-3am. Free. Joss Omara and Neil McDonald taking it underground. house stylee. I Disco lntemo at The Venue. 1 1.30pm—3am. 20 May. Fortnightly. Polished exponent of 70s revivalism. Two floors of bump ’n' hustle disco gloss. Extremely busy. I Earth Inferno 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. 11pm—4am. £3. Drinks promos. Solid

indie. 60s. new wave and soul.

I Eternal at Chambers Street House Student Union. 8pm—3am (Doors close 2.30am). Students free. guests £1. Chart sounds from the 60s to present day.

Moray House students £2.50. 20 May. 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 Fun Factory at Buster Browns. 10.30pm—4am. £5. 2am curfew. Mainstream chart and progressive dance. I Joy at The New Calton. 10pm—1ate. £7

Proving itself to be the East Coast‘s wildest. coolest and sweatiest gay night by far. Maggie and Alan manipulate the

I Roadrunner at Potterow Student Union.

throttle Chicago house and Detroit techno.

gold easy-action sounds; more specifically

I FBI at Moray House. 10.30pm—4am. £3.

(£6 members. £5 and £4 before midnight).

turntables into a veritable frenzy of house 'n’ garage funkin’ bliss whilst the crowd prove effortlessly that no one (not New York. not San Francisco) can party as hard as the Scots. Unsurpassable!

I Ketch 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. lOpm-4am. £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 ms at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £3. 27 May. Fortnightly. Sister club to FBI playing a similar soaraway mix of Britpop and indie.

I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm—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.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.

I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.

I Rude at The Attic. 11pm—4am. £3 (£2). 20 May. Fortnightly. Moving its music policy towards jungle whilst retaining deep dubs. stepping ska and a well- friendly attitude. Worth checking.

I Shaft at Moray House. 10.30pm—4am. £5. 27 May. Fortnightly. Sparkling. poptastic night of retro showcasing disco stunners from the 70s. 80s and 90s. Still packed out with wild and shameless disco lovers.

I Stripped at La Belle Angele.

1 lpm—3am. £5. 27 May. Fortnightly with Yip Yap. Deep US house. soulful vocal garage and possibly the odd handbag anthem fused gloriously by residents Colin Cook and Kris Keegan. Discerning. stylish crowd and occasional guest jocks auger well for this newish night.

I Teasage at The Citrus. 1 1pm—4am. £3. 2am curfew. Happy Hour: all drinks £1. Popular indie dance night. DJs Sarah and Niall jam a superb selection of punk. disco. 80s and ftrnk for a friendly. student- dominated crowd.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. 11pm—3am. £5. 27 May. Fortnightly. Minimal Chicago and tribal New York rhythms upstairs. Blunted trip hop downstairs and light. imaginative decor. Excellent guests. usually of a house/hard house persuasion.

I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £5. 20 May. Fortnightly. Still one of Edinburgh’s best house and garage nights with delicious. tuneful highs and superlative mixing from Gareth and David. Bitchin‘ garage. raw-edged house and a dressed-up. down-with-it crowd. House revival - you heard it here first. The spirit of 1986 incarnate. Jack your body.


I The Blue Room at The Cooler. 10pm—3am. £2. Deep and lovely ambience to embalm, soothe and stimulate. Lie back and soak up the decelerated drift.

I Heart at The Subway. lOpm-3am. £1 (free for students with matric card). Indie and dance.

I ilorny Monkey Presents Chris And James at The Music Box. 10pm-3am. £6. 21 May only. Chris and James of Club For Life and Stress Records fame bring their inimitable blend of Balearic and handbag north of the border. Horny Monkey regulars Stuart Duncan and Stevie Livingston provide back-up.

I lis:en at The Wide Awake Club. 9.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Techno explored by resident DJs Dar and John Jet. Watch out for live sets and special guests.

I Silk at M8. 10.30pm—3.30am. £5 (£4 before midnight). Glamorous and sexually ambiguous house and garage club. Resident DJs are Johnny Nisbet. Mungo. Jon Mancini (Streetrave) and Roy (Vague). Another candidate for handbag swinging on a Sunday night.

I Sunday illght Fever at Century 2000. 11pm-3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s and 90s.

I ‘l’aste at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £5. Hedonistic night of 905 high energy. garage and trance from DJs Fisher and Price. Barking. mixed. up-for-it crowd. Very. very busy.

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

I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). A very w—i—d—e piaylist indeed: 60s. 70s. 80s. 90s.


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

I Postmix at the Citrus. Mon 22: one-off club after the Portishead concert 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Featuring DJ A-One. Awunsound (Mo Wax). DJ Easi Blue Print Glasgow N.T. (R.C.A.).

I Trainspotter at The Subway. 10pm—3am. £1 (free for students with matric card). 70s. 80s and 90s dance plus indie faves.


I ilay Algun Problema? at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. 23 May. Fortnightly. Finbar and Marco (Gran Via) bring you a Latin selection.

I Insanity at The Subway. 10pm—3am. £1 (free for students with matric card). Pop. chart and indie sounds.

I Jazz A La Carte at Negotiants. 10pm-3am. Free. 30 May. Fortnightly. Jazz. soul and funk spun by Funky Mutha’s Finbar. Marco (Gran Via) and guests provide a live jazzjam.

I ilice at The Citrus. 11pm—3am. £2. Drinks promos. indie and 60s.

I 705/003 Club at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). New club devoted to 70s and 80s chart hits. as the name suggests.


I Devolution at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Drinks promos. 1n the 80s it would have been called alternative. Now. well it’sjust good old fashioned retro. Shuffle your winkle- pickers/docs/cowboy boots to Pete Shelley. Siouxsie and The Banshees. The Clash and The Cult at this new weekly club.

I Duh Department at Negotiants. 10pm—3am. Free. Spiritually uplifting reverbs and depth-plumbing dubs courtesy of the rather wonderful Rude boys. Check It out.

I Horizontal at Century 2000. 11pm—3am. £3 (£1 students with matriculation card). Vodka. whisky. tequila and peach schnapps. 50p a shot. Lager and 80/-. £1 a pint. Aptly named student night with all-night drinks promos.

I lift at The Tap Of Lauriston. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Hard. underground techno ranging from European acid to trance with DJs McKenzie and Donny.

I Optical too at The Cooler. 9pm—3am. £2. Deep underground acid mixed by Cutmaster 8. MBs and Yellow.

I Rubble at The Rocking Horse. lOpm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). Drinks promos. Busy. student-orientated night mixing up the sort of pop. dance and indie sounds you’ll hear at Katch or Shag.

70 The List 19 May-l Jun 1995