llory Weller answers those crucial queries.
I ltame Streetrave.
I Occupation One of Scotland’s most successful club promoters.
I Age Six years old.
I So rave: in streets, nutt said Well actually, no. Streetrave is neither a rave nor in the street. It is. in fact. the name of the first club that the two self- confessed ‘absolute wasters’ Rikki Magowan and J amsy put on in the Ayr Pavilion 1989. They celebrate six years of hard clubbing this issue.
I llot all in the Ayr Pavilion, surely? No. along the way the pair have been responsible for the Eurodance nights at Prestwick International Airport. Salsa at The Tunnel and Colours at The Vaults.
I Whoa there! Pmtwiclt lntemational Airport? Well. yeah. Guest Dis were amazed to find themselves playing to 3-4000 people in the departure hall of an essentially operational airport. It was four abreast on the check-in desk and green channel all the way.
I So which artists have featured in these last six years? An incredible line.up right from the start. when Mike Pickering and Graeme Park graced their decks. Highlights include ' Knuckles. Morales. Sasha. Digweed. The Prodigy. Inner City and M People. I But promoters? Don’t they lost book the DJ: and pop some posters up? Nah. to be promoters extaordinaire like these two you have to be able to blend with the crowd and hear what they’re saying.
I I’m sure there was some pretty heavy ‘blending’ going on Well, you don’t get included in Mixmag's Top Ten Party Animals in Britain for nothing. Magowan talks of some legendary after-hours frolicking going on for two or three days.
I They must do some work though? As Magowan says. to get Jeremy Healy. Danny Rampling, Brandon Block. Graeme Park and Alistair Whitehead playing the same night (the forthcoming sixth birthday) you have to remember you’ve got a_ job to do. Streetrave are already working on 1997.
The Streetrave Sixth Birthda}i is at The Arches, Glasgow on Sunday 24 September. Streetravealso organise Colours. fortnightly at The Vaults, Edinburgh.
gold easy-action sounds; more specifically
indie, 60s. new wave and soul.
I FBI at Moray House. I Ipm—4am. £3. 23 Sept. Fortnightly.
Excellent indie night playing the sassiest. smartest and sharpest in Britpop from Cast to Oasis to Supergrass. Always busy. Sister club Mi5 (alternate Saturdays at The Attic) is equally worth checking out. I Fun Factory at Buster Browns. l0.30pm—4am. £5. 2am curfew. Mainstream chart and prOgressive dance. I llorny Monkey at The Vaults. I0pm—3.30am. £ 10 (£8). 16 Sept. Fortnightly. Arms in the air handbag anthems. garage and house skillfully sequenced by Stuart Duncan. Stevie Livingston, Colin Cook and Alan Dundas. I Joy at The New Calton. I0pm—4am. £7 (£6 members. £5 and £4 before midnight). Gay night. Members and guests only. Proving itself to be the East Coast’s wildest. coolest and sweatiest gay night by far. Maggie and Alan meld a seriously uplifting mix of tribal house. trance and top handbag tunes. whilst the crowd prove effortlessly that no one (not New York. not San Francisco) can party as hard as the Scots. Unsurpassable! Watch out for a visit from no energy queen Rachel Auburn (Candy Girls) on 2l Oct.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 80s and 905. in this busy weekly club.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l0pm-4am. £4 (£3). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk. calypso downstairs and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie is your selector. dropping the finest in global grooves each and every week.
I MIS at The Attic. l0pm—4am. £4 (£3 before midnight). 30 Sept. Fortnightly. Sister club to FBI playing a similar soaraway mix of Britpop and indie. Get there early to take in some marvellous drinks promos (IOpm—midnight). Playlist as ever includes the very best of contemporary indie: Supergrass. Elastica. Oasis. Black Grape. Recommended.
I Minus 0ne at The Carlton Highland Hotel. I0pm-3am. £2.50 (free for members). See Fridays. I 0 at The Music Box. I l.30pm—4am. £4 (£3). ‘Edinburgh‘s coolest subterranean pleasure zone' according to the promoters. Music policy moves from smooth grooves through to more phat and funky sounds. I (lunch at Negociants. lOpm—3am. Free. Neil from Dig and guests playing uplifting house.
I lied llot Pepper Club lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.
I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds. I Shaft at Moray House. I lpm—4am. £5. 30 Sept. Fortnightly. Now nearly five years old. Shaft is moving away somewhat from it's disco origins to take in the funky. jazzy side of house too. Quite simply a poptastic club. where an unrelenting onslaught of boogie fuelled retro and contemporary tunes gets everyone on the dancefloor. I Teasage at The Citrus. l Ipm—4am. £3. 2am curfew. Happy Hour: all‘drinks £l. Popular indie dance night. Dis Sarah and Niall jam a superb selection of punk. disco. 80s and funk for a friendly. student— dominated crowd. I Stripped at La Belle Angele.
l lpm—4am. £5. 30 Sept. Fortnightly. The anthems ‘R’ us of Saturday night clubbing. Zammo and Kris Keegan at the helm mapping out a glorious but unquestionably cheesy course to handbag nirvana.
I Tribal Funktlon at The Venue.
I Ipm—4am. £5. 30 Sept. Fortnightly. Tribal continues to rock it with the sort of garage/trance. house thru techno meltdown popularised by Vasquez and Tenaglia upstairs. Downstairs. the trippy. filmic sounds of East Coast hip hop reign supreme: quality all round — check it out.
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lllllhead who loves the Art School nights I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. I lpm-4am. £6. 23 Sept. Fortnightly. Spiritually uplifting house. depth- plumbing garage: you really have to visit this club to realise why it‘s still one of the best nights in the whole of Scotland. Divas. pianos. delicious. tuneful highs. superlative mixing from Gareth and David and a crowd who know how to rock it! What more could you ask for"? Wild pitch guru Di Pierre checks in on 7 ()ct.
I Beat The Clock at The Citrus. l()pm—3am. £3 (£2 before midnight. free before I lpm). Enticing drinks promos. many drinks £ I .50 before I.30am and £1 before I lpm. Music policy is broad to say the least: Marilyn Monroe. ()asis. Presley and The Bee Gees. according to the promoters.
I The Blue Room at The Cooler. l()pm—4am. £2. I7 Sept. Fortnightly. Deep and lovely ambience to embalm. soothe and stimulate.
I The Church at Oddfellows. I2.30—3.30pm. Free. Weekly cabaret event featuring rock and classic pop sounds. comedians snake charmers and belly dancers. Surreal!
I Down at The lane at The Lane.
I lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. House and garage.
I Heart at The Subway. l()pm—3am. £| (free for students with matriculation card). Indie and dance.
I listen at The Venue. l().30pm—4am. £4. 24 Sept. Fortnightly. Playing the best in Detroit techno. trance and electronica. Worth checking out.
I Straight From The Pot at Negociants. lOpm—3am. Free. IQ Sept. Fortnightly. Three Bag Brew on the mix with their usual quality blend of hip hop and funk. I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000.
I lpm—3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p. appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s and 90s.
I Taste at The Vaults. l()pm—3am. £5. Hedonistic night of 90s high energy. garage and trance from Dis Fisher and Price. Barking. mixed. up-for-it crowd — almost like a Sunday night continuation of Joy for Edinburgh‘s most hardcore clubbers.
I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse.
I lpm—3am. £2 (free before l2.30am). A very w-i-d-e playlist indeed: ()0s. 70s. 80s. 90s and onwards.
I Airport at St James Oyster Bar. 8pm—lam. Free. Underground house segued by residents Cocomix and Eelight with occassional guests like Donny Allan and Scott Ferguson.
I Planet Alice and Pooh! at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Drinks promos. Sophisticated mix of indie.
dance. alternative. techno and funky hip hop.
I Trainspotter at The Subway. l()pm—3atn. £l (free for students with matriculation card). 70s. 80s and 90s dance plus indie faves.
I insanity at The Subway. l()pm—3am. £l (free for students with matriculation card). Pop. chart and indie sounds.
I llice at The Citrus. I lpm—3am. £2. Drinks promos. Indie and 60s.
I 705/803 Club at The Rocking Horse. l0.30pm-3am. £2 (free before l2.30am). New club devoted to 70s and 80s chart hits. as the name suggests.
I Soul Underground at The Music Box. l0.30pm—3am. £2.50. Swingbeat. street funk and soul from resident DJ Wav.
I Anti Fascist Action Benelit at The Venue. I0.30pm—4am. Price the. 27 Sept only. Underground techno one-off with all proceeds going to Anti Fascist Action. Dis in the house are: Andy (Brainstorm). Dave Tarreda (Sativa). Neil Landstrumm and Shandy (Analogue). All you have to do is get down there and show your support!
I Devolution blows Bubblegum at The Music Box. I0.3()pm—3am. £2.50. Drinks promos. In 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.
I Dolphin at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free. Student night with loadsa drinks promos.
I Dub Department at Negociants. I0pm—3am. Free. Spiritually uplifting reverbs and depth-plumbing dubs courtesy of the rather wonderful Rude boys. Check it out.
I Horizontal at Century 2000.
l lpm—3am. £3 (£l students with matriculation card). Vodka. whisky. tequila and peach schnapps. 50p a shot. Lager and 8()/-. £1 a pint. Aptly-named student night with all-night dn'nks promos.
I Massive Bereavement at The Wee Red Bar. l().30pm—3am. £2.99 (£l.99). 20 Sept. Fortnightly. A midweek evening of quality techno from the International ioiner and Clan Sativa‘s own Massive Bereavement.
I Optical Leo at The Cooler. 9pm—3am. £2. Deep underground acid mixed by Cutmaster B. MBs and Yellow.
I Bubble at The Rocking Horse. I0pm—3am. £2 (free before l2.30am). Drinks promos. Busy. student-orientated night mixing up the sort of pop. dance and indie sounds you‘ll hear at Katch or Shag. I Teasage at The Citrus. I lpm—3am. £2.50. Beers and spirits all 90p. Very busy midweek club. playing indie- orientated dance sounds alongside punk. disco. 80s and funk.
I The Transporter Room at The Attic. l()pm-3am. £3 (£ l ). Veteran jazz. hip hop and funk club with regular live bands (Captain Shifty. Freshly Squeezed. Papa‘s Magic Beard. etc) and hard bop avant garde grooves creatively cut up by Dis Scotty and Sulu.
I Baby Boom at La Belle Angele. 7.30pm-midnight. 28 Sept.
Fortnightly. Groove to uplifting dancefloor tunes and still be in bed by one o' clock.
I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £3. See Fridays.
I Funk You at The Music Box. l().30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 28 Sept.
Fortnightly. Street soul.jazz funk and classic grooves from Dis Finbar. Firstrate and Nikwav. Drinks promos.
I l(oochie at The Citrus. I Min—3am. £3. Shameless chart hits all the way: from the
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