Jim Byers picks out this fortnight: essential new releases.
The Pressure: Sounds Of Blackness (ADM)
Sounds Of Blackness get the once over from the legendary Frankie Knuckles, New York's Cevin Fisher and also from the ever excellent Jazz ’n‘ Groove team. Pure garage heaven ensues. Backed by ’Hold On', an awesome slice of uplifting R & 8.
Got Funk: Funk Junkeez (Evocative) Roger Sanchez takes a big one out of the UK garage scene '. Iith this fine and funky outing. The mix of skittery beats, hip hop-style vocal ('who got the funk?‘) and the roll bassline make this surprisingly good. The Sol Brothers bring the remix.
Another Saturday Night: Maas (Soma) Quality cut from Maas’s debut album Latitude gets the remix treatment from top Brit housers Swag and Nail. Head for the off-thewall funk of Naii's take. Could You Love Me: Cooly's Hot Box (Solemusic)
Nu Yorican~style soulful grooves with tasty remix from Canada‘s excellent Crash team. Also with reworking from Dylan Barnes. The original verSion, with its jazzy vibes, is cool too.
Saturn: Return: Goldie (tondon) Goldie proves yet again that he is a million miles ahead of the pack with this challenging, powerful album. Be warned though, it comes in two parts and lasts for well over two and a half hours - it isn’t easy listening. Check especially the hour long 'Mother' which mixes classical orchestration with drum 'n' bass beats.
DJ Kicks: Mixed by Terranova (“(7) The DJ Kicks series continues to provide a higher class of mix album. Here, German trio Terranova get all funky in a dubbed out, downtempo way. Highlights of a cool set come from Howie 8, Depth Charge and Patrick Pulsinger.
Rlde: Various (Tommy Boy)
Worthy hip hop compilation (and soundtrack to the film of the same name) featuring contributions from Wu Tang, Eric Sermon, The Roots and Phife from Tribe Called Quest.
EDINBURGH CLUBS: SAT continued
I The Egg at The Wet- Rt-tl Bar. llpm—3am. £3 mcmbcrs; £3.50 non members. A varit-d playlist taking in soul. 60s. new wave. indie. Northern. soundtracks and much. much morc. There's a very cheap bar as well. Frcc photographic membership availahlc on thc night.
78 THE “ST 23 Jan—5 Feb I998
I eh1 More at chl. 9pm—Iam. Free. Free entry. quality music and good drinks promos in this pro-club bar. Yogi Haughton and Mark Linton with vocal garage on 24 Jan. Murray Richardson on alternate Saturdays with a deep house groove.
I Energise at Subway. llprn-3am. £2. Various party sounds.
I The Essence at The Shooting Gallery. llpm—3am. £8. 24 Jan. Monthly. Progressive housc and trance at this newish night which mixes local residents with bi name tucsts.
I FBI th Birthday at the Jaffacakc. l0.30pm--3am. £5. 3| Jan. Fortnightly. Thc busiest and best indic night in Scotland.
I Fly at The Rocking Horse. llpm~3am. £3 (includes entry to Frenzy and Tomb Raider on the other two ﬂoors). Goth and industrial sounds.
I Forbidden City at Studio 24. IO.30pm--3ani. £8 (£6). 24 Jan. Monthly. 'lechno and trance with cx-I-ift residents Paul and Euan. Patrick Hart (Purple Moon) and DJ Believe (Nuphonik Sound) upstairs with phat beats and trip hop.
I Frenzy at The Rocking Horse.
1 lpm—3am. £3 (includes access to Frcnzy and Tomb Raider on the other two floors). Indie.
I Going Places at the Assembly Rooms. 10.30pm—3am. £7 members; £9 guests. Tickets available in advance from Assembly Rooms Box Ofﬁce. George Street. 3i Jan. Magniﬁcently enjoyable easy listening party which invariably attracts a buoyant crowd drawn from all age groups and professions. Fancy dress is optional. Sec Hit list.
I Groove Theory at The Honeycomb has now ﬁnished.
I Hanky Panky at La Belle Angelo. llpm—3am. £4. 3l Jan. Fortnightly. A shameless party crowd gets down to a mix of 70s. 80s and 90s chart and dance. Naughty but nich Watch out for the Valentine‘s special.
I Jakkara at Wilkic House. Next date 14 Feb. Monthly. More info. on 0l3l 556 3022.
I Joy at Wilkie House. Next datc 7 Feb. Monthly.
I The Lane at The Lanc. llpm--3pm. £3 bcforc midnight; £5 thereafter; tncmhcrs‘ frt-c. Residents Jon Flowers and Kcv McGinIcy with a wide dance orientated playlist.
I to Freak at The Attic. llptn~~3am. £4. A busy evening of hot 70s disco action. I Liquid at the Liquid Room. l0.30pm—3am. £5. Resident Billy James with Scott Bechclli. Alan (Joy) and Trendy Wendy (Tackno). A smooth blend of dance. house and club anthems in this larvc venue.
I The Living Room 9pm- lam. Frcc. Sec Fnda s.
I Lizzarri Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. 9.30pm—2am. £6 (£5). 24 Jan and weekly thcreaftcr. Lizzard Lounge returns to action with a new. early start time and late finish. Residcnt DJ Joseph cclcbralcs his birthday on 24 Jan with help front The Jazz. Upscttcrs who play live. Bands are yet to be conﬁrmed for 3i Jan and 7 Feb. but hold tight for the Lizzard lounge ﬁrst birthday in March. Look out for grafﬁti art from Fallen Angels sprayer Derm and photos from Andy Shaw. As always. get there early. this one gets very busy!
I Loveshack at The Jaffacakc. l0.30pm—3am. £5. 24 Jan. Fortnightly. Fresh mix of 70s. 80s and 90s chart and dance in the Jaffacakc. Ultra-busy.
I Luver 2nd Birthday at Wilkic House. 9.30pm—3am. £6 before IOpm; £8 aftcr. 24 Jan. Monthly. First 700 in the door get a \cry spccial birthday present. Mixed/gay night with a great party atmosphere and a hard house and happy techno soundtrack. See Hit list.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana Cafe Bar. 8pm—lam. Free. Stuart Duncan (Triptonile North/JDJ) with house in this busy bar.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. 10pm~3am. £4 (£3). Reggae. ragga and rockers upstairs; African. Latin. salsa. soca and calypso downstairs.
I Messenger Sound System at The
Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £5 (£4.50). 24 Jan. Fortnightly. Roots reality. dancchall. dubwisc sounds and upfront rcggac on Scotland's No. l heavy weight sound system.
I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. lOpm-3am. Free before I Ipm; £2 after. Well Stirred at the controls in this busy bar/club. dropping a mix of disco. funk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and choose.
I North at La Belle Angclc. llpm—3am. £5. 24 Jan. Fortnightly. Info on 0l3l 659 5230. Turning the guitar scene in lltc right direction by bringing in the best in new indie. big beat and 60s sounds with top live bands also appearing. First up arc Greenock's rather splendid Whitcout.
I The Place at Moray Housc. llpm-4am. £2 with llycr. Indie and rock. Drinks £l till midnight and £1.60 aftcr. Students and guests only.
I RAW at Ncgociants. ll)piti--3am. Frcc. Busy undcrground housc night.
I Red On Red at The Vaults. l0.30pm-3am. £l0. Big party action and dressy crowd vibes at thc recently rc- opcncd Vaults. Larger than life promoter Charlie Chester is at the helm. which means a frenzy of ‘big name' guests from the garage. house and techno arenas. Dress code: smart clubwcar csscntial. Info on 0l3l 558 9052. Guests lbc
I Salsa Viva at Gran Via. Next date l4 Feb. Monthly.
I The Showcase at The Cavendish. 9pm—3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Livc bands every week.
I Snog at Club Mercado. 7.30—10.30pm. £4 members; £5 noti- mcmbcrs. Busy undcr- l8s night playing the best in chart and dance.
I The Subway West End 4pm-3am. Price tbc. Sec Fridays.
I Teaseage at The Citrus. l lpm—3am. £4. Indie. with a touch ofdancc and funk. pla cd to a packed and sweaty crowd.
I iomb Raider at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £3 (includcs entry to Frenzy and Fly on the othcr two floors). Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds. I Tribal Funktion at The \'cnuc. l().30pm--3am. £5 members; £7 noti- mcmbcrs. 3i Jan. George T. Simone and H on the US house tip in the middle; Ritchie Rufftonc and the Dynamic Don in The Cooler with drum ‘n' bass and hip hop; Dr Jon. Johnny Uncut and H upstairs with hip hop. swing. funk and soul. ()nc of Edinburgh‘s most complete clubs. Relaxed and friendly. Dimitri
From Paris guests on l4 Feb. followed by
Bernard Badic and Dajac on l4 Mar.
I Vegas at The Shooting Gallery. l().30pm—3am. £7; £5 in fancy dress. 3| Jan. Monthly. Two Hours offering a fun. kitsch. cultiin mix ofcasy listcning. disco. Latin and movie thcmcs. Kind of a mix between Disco Inferno and Going Places.
I Vena at Wilkic House. l0.30pm-3ani. £8 mcmbcrs: £9 non mcmbcrs. 3| Jan. Monthly. Call ()l3l 556 3022 for more information. Bangin' pt'ogrcssiyt‘ house with special guest Antony l’appa joining rcsidcnt Jay Kay. Dccpcr house and garage iii the Chamber with Al and Gavin.
EDINBURGH SUNDAYS I;
I The Bare Story 7.30pm- lain. l-i'cc. Pro-club action with drinks promos and some of Edinburgh's top underground DJs. Info on Ol3l 556 3953.
I Belief at The Vaults. I0pm~3ain £5 (£4). 25 Jan and monthly thereafter. New Sunday night offering a selection of hard- cdgcd house. Stateside anthems. funky disco loops and slamimn' spch garage. With residents Scan Pearson (Red ()n Red). John Boy (Sub Club. ("ity Cafe) and Dave Smith. Drum ‘n' bass in rooin two with Bertie Goffc.
I Catwalk 4pm-lam. Frcc. Chill out right through from 4pm to !am w ith a nice selection of hip hop and funky house.
I CC. Blooms l lpin—3am. Frcc. Sec Fridays.
I The Clubhouse at The Vaults. 9pm—3am. Free. New decks-in-thc-bar set-up at The Vaults. With Kev Wright from Sublime providing ambient sounds every Sunday.
I East Coast Project Sunday Service at Indigo Yard. 9pm—lam. Free. Joseph Malik and Unklc Fawaz playing anything they want — which usually means a healthy mix of soul. funk. jazz. hip hop and other Sunday vibes.
I eh1 More at chl. 9pm-lam. Free. Chill out to acid jazz. funk and hip hop w ith residents Tim King and F.h'.’ Wun! Drinks promos.
I The Grind at The Lanc. l0.30pm--3am. £2 bcforc ittidnight: £3
, after. Swing and hip hop with regular
frccstylc sessions. Good drinks promos. Busy and vibing.
I Karma at Po Na Na. l0.30pm—3am. Frcc hcforc l lpm; £2 after. Murray Richardson (Zodiac. Sutra) starting with early and late 80s tunes. building into currcnt house and garagc Irax. bcforc finishing with dance classics. Busy and fun.
I Mad Sundays at The Attic.
l lpm—3am. £3. Party dance with spirits at 20p and pints £l all night.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l0pm—latc. £2 before midnight; £4 aftcr. Swing. hip hop. soul and disco.
I Pillow Talk at Po Na Na.
7.30— 10.30pm. Frcc. Iiasy listening and lovc hits for lovcrs. lonely hearts and lcchcrs alikc.
I The Sanctuary 9pm—lam. Frcc. Chill ottt with cxccllcnt sounds before you head to Taste next door. Drinks promos. I Spice at The Tap ()‘I.auriston. Spin—lam. Frcc. Chilch tunes. chilled bccr and chilled pcoplc.
I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. Price tbc. Scc Fridays.
I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000. l lptn —3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p. appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s and 90s.
I Tackno at Club Mercado. I030pm—3am. £4 members; £5 senior citizens; £6 youth of today. 25 Jan. Monthly. Let Trendy Wendy shake your shcltcrcd housing w ith crazy commode capcrs at the pcnsioncrs' Tackno dance. With a blue rinsc competition. free sherry fairy. bingo and similar silliness.
I Taste at The Honeycomb. I Ipm-3am. £6 members: £8 non-members. Membership is available on the night. ()nc of thc most csscntial clubbing cxpcricnccs in the capital. Residents Fishcr & Price takc you on a jonmcy from vocal garagc and authentic house to harder. faster. hands-in-thc-air. happy stompcrs. Willi a boisterous mixcd/gay/straight crowd.
I T.F.I.S at The Rocking Horse. llpm—r3am. £3. l Feb and weekly thcrcaftcr. New night with drinks promos and a soundtrack that takes in indie. 2 Tone and anything you want really.
I Yush at Ncgociants. 9pm—3am. Frcc. Kicking funk. soul. disco. swing and old skool bcats from the 70s to the 90s. With AJ from Blacka'nizcd.
? I Buddha a: Ncgocianls. 9pm—3am.
Frcc. l9 lan. Fortnightly. Jazz in thc Ncgocianls bascincnt.
I Catwalk 9pm» lam. Free. Classic old skool from Sty Icr of Solcfusion backroom famc. Downstairs in this smart new bar.
I CC. Blooms l lpni—3am. Frcc. Scc Fridays.
I The Clubhouse at The Vaults. 9pm-—3am. Frcc. Hip hop and swing in the bar area of The Vaults from The Mad Ambassador (Soundciash). Drinks promos.
I Digital Biscuit at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. 26 Jan. Fortnightly. Nu sonik hcatz. from uplifting sounds to dccp. dark drum 'n' bass. flipping out to hip hop come big beatz trip hop. Served up and spiccd up by Paul (Lift). Graﬁk (Dry Rizcr) and Bclicvc (nu phonik sound system).
I Po Na Na llpm—3am. Free. Various party tunes from Roddy and DJ Kiltpants in this bustling bar and club.
I The Subway West End 4pm-3am. Pricc tbc. Scc Fridays.
I Trainspotter at The Subway. l()pm—3am. £l (frcc for students with matriculation card). A mix of indie and dance.