10.30pm-3am. £7 members; £8 non- members. Memberships available on the night. 15 Nov. Fortnightly. Yogi Haughton and Mikey Stirton are joined by American vocalist Amira at this busy night of funky house and garage. Harry from Tribal Funktion does the backroom honours alongside Bootsy and Ross. See Hit list.
I Hanky Panlry at La Belle Angele. lem-3am. £4. 8 Nov. Fortnightly. New Saturday night at La Belle catering to a shameless party crowd. Playing a mix of 70s. 80s and 90s chart and dance. Naughty but nice.
I Jakkara at Wilkie House. Next date 22 Nov. Monthly.
I Joy at Wilkie House. lOpm-3am. £6 members. £8 non-members. 15 Nov. Monthly. For more details call the Joy line on 0131 467 2551. Hard. fast happy house and techno from residents Maggie and Alan at this. Scotland's biggest and best gay/mixed night. Dress code: dress to sweat (knickers optional). Trendy Wendy does her mysterious upstairs thing for those who can’t handle the mainroom madness. Loads of lights and UVs (in other words. wear white — you’ll look cool).
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. Ilpm—3am. £3. Indie.
I The Lane at The Lane. I 1pm-3pm. £3 before midnight; £5 thereafter; members free. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance orientated playlist.
I Le Freak at The Attic. 1 lpm-3am. £4. A busy evening of hot disco action.
I Liquid at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Resident Billy James with Scott Bechelli. Alan (Joy) and Trendy Wendy. A smooth blend of dance. house and club anthems in this large venue.
I The Living Room 9pm- lam. Free. See Fridavs.
I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. 10.30pm—2am. £5 members. £6 non- members. Subie Coleman sings on 8 Nov with support on the decks from Eh‘.’ Wun! and Joseph. Salsa Celtica play live on 15 Nov. backed by Joseph and Fawaz. Get there early for this extremely popular night of retro sounds.
I Loveshack at The J aft'acake. I().3()pm—3am. £5. l5 Nov. Fortnightly. Fresh mix of 70s. 80s and 90s chart and dance in the recently refurbished
I Luver at Wilkie House. Next date 29 Nov. Monthly.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). Reggae. ragga and rockers upstairs. Afn'can. Latin. salsa. soca and calypso downstairs.
I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. llpm-3am. £5 (£4.50). 15
Nov. Fortnightly. Roots reality. dancehall.
dubwise sounds and upfront reggae on Scotland’s one and only heavyweight sound system.
I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. lOpm—3am. Free before I 1pm; £2 after. Well Stirred at the controls in this busy bar/club. dropping a mix ofdisco. funk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese.
I RAW at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. Busy underground house night.
I Red 0n Red at The Vaults. llpm—3am. Price tbc. 8 Nov. Weekly thereafter. The Vaults reopens with Charlie Chester‘s ﬂagship night at its helm. Graeme Park gets the ball rolling on Sat 8 Nov. followed by a sucession of big names. including (dates tbc) Nigel Benn. Sasha. Sanchez. Trouble Anderson and Healy. See Club News for more details. See Hit list.
I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. 1 1pm-3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.
I The Showcase at The Cavendish. 9pm—3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week.
I Soul City at The Gallery. 11pm—3am. £4. 8 Nov. Monthly. A return for this
previously successful Northern Soul club.
There‘s two Hours on offer ~ Northern and Motown upstairs with Cha Watson. ska and 2 Tone downstairs with DJs from Rude and Dub Department.
I Snog at Club Mercado. 730—1030an £4 members: £5 non- members. Busy under-eighteens night playing the best in chart and dance.
I The Subway West End 4pm-3am. Price tbc. Student-orientated venue from the same people behind the Subway in the Cowgate. The music is suitably varied — from 60s to 90s — and the drinks are double cheap. ()pen seven nights a week with DJs on every night.
I Teaseage at The Citrus. 1 lpm—3am.
£4. Indie. with a touch of dance and funk.
played to a packed and sweaty crowd at the recently refurbished Citrus. Approaching its sixth birthday.
I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 members. £7 non- members. 8 Nov. New York's Angel Moraes makes a much-anticipated return to the club he recently cited as one of his favourites in the world. Elsewhere. it’s business as usual for all the residents. so that's disco. hip hop, swing. soul on the top floor with H and Dr Jon; George T. Simone and H on the middle with predominantly US house; drum ’n' bass downstairs with Ritchie Rufftone and the Dynamic Duo. See Phactﬁle.
I Under Your Hat at La Belle Angele. llpm—3ain. £5 (discounts with flyer). 15 Nov. Monthly. Big piss up party mix from the makers of Disco Inferno and Pure. With top drinks promos. Hats are optional — moustaches welcome too.
I Vegas at The Shooting Gallery. Next date 22 Nov. Monthly.
I Vena at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £8 members. £9 non-members. 8 Nov. Monthly. Irish resident Jay Kay isjoined by Scott Rutherford from Code in Manchester in the progressive house main room. New Vena boy Chn's McNulty joins upstairs resident Al for some deeper vibes. Dress code: pretty smart. Attitude code: party. party. party! I Wall Street at The Citadel. lOpm—late. Price tbc. ‘The biggest stock of dance music around! With a good share of USA.’ That's what it says on the flyer for this new venue down in Leith. I Wave at La Belle Angele. Next date 29 Nov. Monthly.
I Catwalk 9pm—lam. Free. Funk and hip hop with 4th Varmint in the downstairs bit of this new bar.
I CC. Blooms l lpm—3am. Free. See Fridays.
I East Coast Project Sunday Service at Indigo Yard. 9pm—lam. Free. Joesph Malik and Unkle Fawaz playing anything they want — which usually means a healthy mix of soul. funk. jazz. hip hop and other Sunday vibes.
I The Grind at The Lane. l().3()pin-3am. £2 before midnight: £3 after. Swing and hip hop with regular freestyle sessions. Good drinks promos. Busy and vibing.
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Mews Edinburgh’s “be! " ’ ‘ Funktion rateAngeI Moraes as of the ﬁnest‘ols In the world'llnii: Byers uncovers the facts. -
Name Angel Moraes. Age No one's saying. Coming from Brooklyn, New York, via Puerto Rico.
Occupation House DJ, producer and remixer.
Best known for His work on his own label Hot ’n' Spycy Recordings.
First DJing experience Aged thirteen on one of those weird old record players where you could stack all the records on the spindle.
Initial influences Jellybean at The Funbouse, Larry Levan at The Paradise Garage — two seminal New York DJs at two seminal New York clubs. Also, DJs and producers like Giorgio Moroder, Tom Moulton, Francois Kevorkian (see preview, page 80), Shep Pettibone and Civiles & Cole.
More recent influences The Sound FactOry Bar and The Sound Factory. First production For Victor Simonelli's Eightball label in 1992. After that, in 1993, he set up Hot 'n' Spycy with Sound Factory Bar manager Jeffrey Rodman and released a string of records, notably 'Release Yourself’, '1 Like it', ’Heaven Knows’ and ’Welcome To The Fact0ry'.
Production style A deep, soulful and strangely trancey mix of the vocal side of garage with the tougher beats of traditional US house. This style is also reflected in his DJing which can - depending on the club — range from fairly underground to quite commercial. Remix credits Various, including 'Paninarro' by the Pet Shop Boys, ’l’m So Grateful' by Kings Of Tomorrow, ’Sexuality’ k.d. Lang and 'Never Ending Love’ featuring Michelle Wilson. Regularly guests at Angels Of Love, Naples; The Playground, Montreal; Ministry Of Sound, London; Cream, Liverpool; Tribal Funktion, Edinburgh. What Simon from Tribal Funktion says ’The way he uses records is amazing. They might be the same records that other DJs have, but the way he mixes them together into a journey is amazing. He's a pro — a superb DJ.’
I Angel Moraes guests at Tribal Funktion, The Venue, Edinburgh on Sat 8 Nov.
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