(24 Apr. The Funnel Club) with residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill. A mixed. friendly. dressed- down crowd. Andrew Weatherall (£8; £6) brings the deep. dark. dubby house/techno wierdness on l7 Apr. followed by Dave Clarke on 8 May. George T from Tribal Funktion guests in the bar on 17 Apr. G-Mac (Manga) guests in the bar on 24 Apr. See Hit list.

I Purple Moon at Studio 24. l0pm—3am £7 (£4). l0 Apr. Fortnightly. Techno and trance with residents Julz and Patrick Hart.

I Radio Forth Fridays at JP’s. 9.30pm-3am. £tbc. A fun-filled night with the Radio Forth team. Over 2 ls only. No Ijeans or trainers.

I Reaction at The Subway. llpm—3am. £2; free for students with matriculation card. Weekly mix of chart. dance and classic disco.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9pm—lam. Free. Murray Richardson (a winner of Muzik magazine's ‘Bedroom Bedlam’ competition and a guest at The Bomb. Nottingham) drops smooth deep house grooves in the City 2 bar. Free entry and drinks promos. See DJ Top 5.

I Return To The Source at The Vaults. l0.30pm—3am. £7. 17 Apr. Sublime present a Return To The Source tour night. featuring trance D.ls Mark Allen and Tim Healey. plus a live PA from Quirk. Uforic floral visions by Zag. See Hit list.

I Salsamania at The Bongo Club. l0.30pm-3am. £5. 24 Apr. Monthly. Salsa.

I Scooter at The Wee Red Bar. Next date I May. Monthly.

I Scratch at La Belle Angele. Next date I May with Company Flow direct from NYC. Monthly.

I Seen at The Honeycomb. Next date 8 May. Monthly.

I Sltuff at The Vaults. Next date 8 May with Claude Young. Monthly.

I Sublime at Wilkie House. l0pm—3am. £6 members; £8 non-members. 24 Apr. Fortnightly. Fierce trance. with residents Kev Wright and ldge working a bouncy. no nonsense party crowd. Garage and more chilled house upstairs with Gordon Mac and Gary Mac. One of Edinburgh’s best nights. Call 0|3l 668 3043 for more.

I The Subway West End 4pm-3am. £tbc. See Thursdays.

I T.F.I.F. at Club Mercado. 4pm—10pm. Free. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour 5—6.30pm (£l drinks. £ l0 bottles of champagne) and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy.

I Triptonite North at The Honeycomb. l0.30pm—3am. £7. l7 Apr. Fortnightly. Pre-club party in Iguana from 9pm. With Stuart Duncan. Gareth Sommerville. Adrian Davenport and Colin Cook.

I Voodoo at The Vaults. Next date I May with Ian Ossia. then it‘s Quivver on 29 May. Call 0498 703 086 for

more. I Voodoo Chile at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Katch. Full of lovely boys (and girls) headbanging to heavy metal.

I Walkers 4pm-3am. Free before I0.30pm; £5 after. Group concessions available. Over 2 ls. Stuart dress. Happy hour 4-8pm. With local Dls. Fun music. fun crowd.

I The Wheel at Moray House.

I lpm—4am. £l students; £2 guests. A mix of dance and pop. Drinks £l before midnight. £l.60 after. Students and guests only.


I Apex at Studio 24. l0.30pm-3am. £2 (£l). 25 Apr. Hard house. trance and techno with Steve and Al plus guests.

I Arakataca at The Bongo Club. 9.30pm-3am. £4.50; £4. 25 Apr. Monthly. Salsa. African. Latin and Caribe.

I Atomic Baby at The Honeycomb.

l lpm—3am. £8. 25 Apr. Fortnightly. Euro- housey party pumpers from Darren Davies. Michael Kilkie and Zammo in the main room. Garage and deeper sounds through the back with Gareth Sommerville. Busy and dressy. with a good atmosphere.

I Bent at The Shooting Gallery. llpm—3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. l8 Apr. Monthly. Maggie Joy and Ms Alston from Shirley‘s Temple in Glasgow turn out the sunny house tunes for Edinburgh‘s gay/gay-friendly folk. Easy listening from Mr Guy Christmas upstairs. Call the info line on 0l3l 467 255 l.

I Big Beat at Cafe Graffiti. Next date 2 May. Monthly on first Sat of the month. I Burger Queen at Club Mercado. llpm—4am. £8 (£7). 25 Apr. Fortnightly. For more info call 0| 3| 622 7220. Notorious Prada pants-in-the-air glam house party heaven for a dressy and loyal crowd. Your hosts are Craig. Stella Superstar and Huggy. Dress code: ‘if you don't know by now. fuck off’. That‘s what it says on the flier. anyway. Sec Preview. I Catwalk 9pm-lam. Free. Gordon Whittaker and Farley Smoove playing a varied selection of cultured beats to shake your thing to.

I Century 2000 l lpm-3am. £5. See Fri. I Club L'Amour at JP‘s. l0pm—3am. £5. Smart dress. Happy hours lOpm-midnight. Freestyle mix of 60s. 70s. 80s and 90s music.

I Colours Of love at Club Mercado.

l lptn—-latn. £8 members; £l0 non- members. Membership applications and club information on ()l698 276 866. I8 Apr. Fortnightly. All drinks £l before midnight. Bottle of bubbly £l0 all night. Proper party garage and house with the fun-loving Colours crew. Phat Phil Cooper (Cream) guests. Ion Mancini supports. Jazzy M follows on 30 May. Dress up to fit in.

I Disco Inferno at The Venue. l0.30pm—3am. £6. l8 Apr. Fortnightly. Three burning floors of hot disco action with MC Otis and DJs Love and Nick Silver. One ofthe busiest clubs in the capital. Now into its sixth year.

I The £99 at The Wee Red Bar.

l lpm-3am. £3 members; £3.50 non- members. A varied playlist taking in soul. 60s. New Wave. indie. Northern. soundtracks and much. much more. There's a very cheap bar as well. Free photographic membership available on the ni rht.

I eh More at ehl. 9pm-lam. Free. Free entry. quality music and good dn'nks promos in this pre-club bar. Yogi Haughton. Mark Linton and Bob Cairns with the garage and old skool flavours on l8 Apr. Murray Richardson on 25 Apr with a deep house groove.

I Energise at Subway. l lpm—3am. £2. Various party sounds.

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Burger Queen

Maybe it's escaped your notice, maybe you don't care, maybe you know already, but Craig & Huggy from Edinburgh's legendary glam house night Burger Queen are doing big business. They may just be ticking over quietly in Edinburgh, but on a national and international level, things are really starting to take off for them.

Craig, in particular, is shifting his sights from Scotland out towards Europe, America and the Far East. Having played every major English city in the last twelve months, he now has a residency in Canada, plus dates lined up all over the globe.

Huggy meanwhile, is increasing his profile in England, having guested at key nights like The Gallery in London, The Canal in Wolverhampton and Sugarshack in Middlesborough. He also has a residency in Vienna, plus dates lined up in Dallas, Houston and Florida. Stella Superstar, the third, sometime Burger Queen DJ is now resident at Speed Queen, Leeds, and has guested at The Cross in London.

Babushka Recordings, Burger Queen's label, is about to put out their seventh release, with another four ready to 90. One of their early signings Babe Instinct went on to be licensed by Positiva, while a forthcoming vocal project featuring Vivian Lee (which was signed by the boys at this year’s Miami Music Conference) has Top 40

written all over it. International licensing deals have been inked for Germany, Holland, Australia, Hong Kong and Russia. A Babushka compilation is planned for release in the autumn.

The icing on the cake however, is the fact that they have been invited to record a prestigious Essential Mix on Radio One. Craig & Huggy arc to provide Pete Tong with an exclusive two hour Burger Queen mix, to be

Craig Burger Queen in Playboy poser shocker?

broadcast in the early hours of Sun 26 Apr. Rumours that Craig was spotted drinking with Puff Daddy in Madonna's Miami hotel are true, though reports that he and Huggy are set to appear on the cover of Playboy remain unconfirmed.

I Catch the Burger Queen Essential Mix on Radio One, Sun 26 Apr,

2-4am. Burger Queen is fortnight/y from 25 Apr, Club Mercado,



The lowdown on Gilles Peterson .

Name Gilles Peterson. Age Born ‘some time ago', but looks eternally young.

Lives Near his beloved Arsenal. Status He became a dad for the first time six months ago.

Occupation Professional music lover. Best Known For Managing the Talkin Loud label, Dling in clubs and on the radio, loving jazz, compiling wicked compilations.

Club Residency That’s How It Is, Mondays, Bar Rumba, London. His previous other residency, Far East, at the Blue Note, London, has recently finished.

Radio Residency Gilles Peterson Worldwide, Sundays, lOpm-midnight, Kiss FM. The show is syndicated to stations in Finland, Paris, Switzerland, Istanbul, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Mommy and Italy. It is also broadcast on the Internet via www.9aialive.com.uk.

Previous History In 1988 Peterson and his jazz fanatic friends introduced the concept of Acid Jazz to the world, via a label, a compilation and a club. In 1989. Peterson put his faith into Talkin Loud. a new label designed to be a 'European: « style Motown'. Early success came via . Galliano, Incognito, Young Disciples, Courtney Pine and Omar. Present Status Talkin Loud has become one of the most exciting, pioneering labels of its generation, currently home to Nu Yorican Soul, Reprazent, Terry Callier and 4 Hero. In this respect, Peterson has helped take dance music out of the clubs and onto a global


Dling Peterson was one of the first 015 to travel the world as a 'guest Dl', even before the house music scene had started. So far this year, he has played in Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, France, USA, Estonia and Madrid.

Dling Style Soulful music, with a flow. Always with a strong jazz vibe, from old ' skool rare groove retro to contemporary house, techno and jungle. An uplifting, ' electric vibe.

The Future Peterson is currently rubbing his hands in anticipation of the forthcoming 4 Hero album which is expected to rival Reprazent in the crossover stakes.

Life Outside Music lt's football, innit?” ; He goes to most Arsenal games, home ,, and away. That and looking after his son. Music, football, family - what a: g. geezer! . .33? {I I Gilles Peterson guests at Ray-Phi, Sub Club, Glasgow Thu 30 Apr The ,4'Her‘o', album will be out via Talkin Loud in, 1 summer. w 7

16—30 Apr 1998 THE U317?