I FBI at Moray HoUse. llpm- 4am. £4. 4 Jul. Fortnightly. The busiest and best indie night in Scotland.
I Fly at The Rocking Horse. llprii-r3aiii. £3 (includes entry to l-‘renzy and Tomb Raider on the other two Hoots). lndie and chemical beats.
I Frenzy at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 tiiicludes access to Fly and Tomb Raider on the other two floors). Rock and alternative.
I Frog at Studio 24. 9.30prii— 3am. £3 before l0.30piii; £5 alter. 20 Jul. Monthly. With Mike Shy (Luvelyi. Jared (Ltively) arid Strax (Nexus).
I Going Places at the Alit‘ Cinema. Lothian Road. £tbc from Fopp Records. Cockburn Street. 27 Jun. lidiiiburgli's best kitsch night otrt has the added appeal of Tom Cruise in car-racing movie Days 0} Thunder.
I Hanky Panky at La Belle Angele. llpm -3aiii. £4. 4 .lul. Fortnightly. A shameless party crowd gets down to a mix of 70s. 80s and 00s chart and dance. I Hellfire at Cafe Royal. 8pm lam. £4 members. students and job seekers: £5 others. 27 Jtiii. Call the info line on 0l4l 569 I45 I. Glasgow—based fetish night makes inroads into the capital. Dress appropriately there's a strict fetish dress and attitude code.
I Jazz Joint at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. l0pm—3aiii. £5 (£4). The Jazz Syndicate return with a new front line of talented players. lixpect some covers of early 60s Blue Note. plus original grooves. ranging from hard bop to Latin and much. iriucli more. This small venue gets busy.
I Joy at Wilkie House. l0pni 3am. Members £5 before l lptll. £6 alter; non- members £6 before llpm. £7 alter. 27 Jun. Monthly. (‘all info line on 467 2551. Scotland’s leading gay/rinsed night. with a hard house. techno and trance soundtrack laid down by Alan (v Maggie. Check the backroom for iiiellower vibes with Trendy Wendy and Sally Findlay. Joy 5th birthday. with Queen Maxine. on 25 Jul.
I Le Freak at The Attic. llpm 3am. £4. A busy evening of hot 70s disco action. Drinks promos. I Let's Party at JP's. ‘).30piii 3am. £5. Smart dress. .»\ cascade of cavortiiig chart classics. ()ver 2ls.
I Liquid at the Liquid Room.
10.30pm -3am. £5. Resident Billy .lariies with various rotating monthly guests like Scott Bechelli (Taste backroom). .-\laii and Maggie (Joy) and 'l’reiidy Wendy (Tackno). A smooth blend of dance. house and club anthems in this large
I The Living Room ‘lpiii lam. Free. See Friday s.
I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe (irat‘tiii. 9.30pm» 2am. £6 (£5 J. Joseph .‘vlalik and friends dropping high quality Afro- ceriti'ic grooves. Regular live bands make this club experience estreiiiely rewarding. Cracking atmosphere. cool crowd. l00‘? happening. Casa l.atiiia Allstai'l play live on 27 Jun. bringing their 'salsa itiodetiia' style to the floor. followed by Jazz Jamaica on 4 Jul (see Big Beat entry).
I Loveshack at The Jaffacake. l().30pm--3aiii. £5. Now over a year old. this mainstream party nigh; bows to populardemand and moves into a new weekly slot. lixpect a llll\ of 70s. 80s and 90s chart hits. plus a revamped venue.
I Luvely at Wilkie House. Next date ll Jul. Monthly.
I Made In Iguana at lguaria Cafe Bar. 8pm—lam. Free. Stuart Duncan (Triptonite North/JDJ) with house iii this busy bar.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l0pm—3am. £4 (£3). Reggae. ragga and rockers upstairs; African. Latin. salsa. soca and calypso downstairs.
I Messenger Sound System v Seen at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £5 (£4.50). 27 Jun. Fortnightly. Reggae v hip hop on a wicked. proper sound system. See Hit list.
I Mingin' at Studio 24. l0.30pm—3am. £5. 4 Jul. Monthly. Alan from Joy and Stella are joined by Chug N Bumper
Dave Randall (see DJ Top 5) for hard house. bangin' techno and tasty trance. Mixed/gay. Rachel Auburn is next on l Aug.
I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. l0pm—3am. Free before llpm. £2 after. Well Stirred at the controls in this busy bar/club. dropping a mix of disco. funk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese.
I Noa 9pm »3am. Free before llpm; £3 before midnight; £6 alter. The venue formerly known as The Lane with new decor. staff and DJs. Tonight. you‘re in the capable hands of Taste's backroom boys Martin and Stuart.
I North at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. 27 Jtiii. Fortnightly. Info on 65‘) 5230. Turning the guitar scene in the right direction by bringing in the best in new indie. big beat and 60s sounds with top live bands also appearing.
I Phat Pharm at City 2. 9piii-~laiii. Free. 4 Jul. Fortnightly. Yogi Haughton with new and old soul. swing. hip hop. jazz. garage. funk. Northern and whatever takes his fancy.
I The Place at Moray House. llpin-4am. £2 with l'lyer. lndie and rock. Drinks £l till midnight and £1.60 alter. Students and guests only.
I RAW at Negociants. l0pin—3am. Free. Busy underground house night.
I Red 0n Red at The Vaults. l0.30pm~3am. £8 before ll.l5pm; £ 10 after. Residents Keith Baxter. Sean Pearson and Alan Henderson with garage and house. Dress code: smart clubwear essential. lrifo on 0 l 3| 558
9052. I The Showcase at The Cavendish.
()plll -3ani. £5. ()v er 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week.
i I Substance at The Honeycomb.
llpiii- 3am. £8 Solefusion and (Eroove
: 'l‘lieory members: £l0 others. 27 .lun.
Fortnightly. A proper garage/house night
' with residents Mikey Stirton and Craig
Smith iii the lilectric Sole main room. with Ross Keddic and Bootsy dropping the old skool sounds in the Smoove (irooves room throuin the back. Danny 'Buddha' Morales. from New York. guests on 27 Jun. then it's London's Ricky Morrison in July.
I The Subway West End 4pm 3am. Price the. See Thursdays.
I Teaseage at The Citrus. llpm--3aiii. £4. lndie. with a touch of dance and funk. played to a packed and sweaty crowd.
i I Tiswas at The (iallery. l0piii--3am.
Price tbc. Happy alternative music. from indie to ctilt movie themes. Preceeded by live bands. See Music listings for details.
I Tomb Raider at The Rocking Horse.
llpm-3am. £3 (includes entry to Frenzy
and Fly on the other two floors). Gothic and industrial sounds.
I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. l0.30pm--3aiii. £7 members; £9 non- members. 4 Jul. Fortnightly. Two Hours
f of cutting edge sounds. featuring the best iii underground drum ‘ii' bass.
house and hip hop. Tribal fave Cajriiere flies in for an exclusive guest spot on 4 Jul.
I Underworld Vibes at Barinernians. ‘)pm-— lam. Free. Local DJs spin pre-cltib vibes iii this popular bar. Tonight. it's tiiainstream dance cheese.
I Vegas at The Shooting Gallery. Next date l8 .lul. Monthly.
I Vena at Wilkie House. Next date 18 Jul. Monthly. Call 556 3022 for more info.
I Viva at Club Mercado. l().3()ptti-3altt. Price tbc. 4 Jul. Fortnightly. The new Saturday night at Mercado. in the slot formerly occupied by Burger Queen. Expect a freestyle mix of sounds. ranging from funk and Latin to house and hip hop. plus a load of other distractions like dancers. percussionists and even fire eaters!
I Walkers |().30pm—3ani. Price tbc. ()ver 2 Is. Smart dress. Total party night with residents S. Chapman. C. Frame and Slimen.
I Yush! at City 2. 9pm—lam. Free. 27 Jun. Fortnightly. AJ from Blacka‘nized with hip hop. swing. soul. funk. ragga and old skool in Edinburgh's original pre-club bar.
I CC. Blooms llpm—3am. Free. See Thursdays.
I eh1 More at eh I. 9pm— lam. Free. Chill out to acid jazz. funk and hip hop with resident Tim King. Plus regular guests. Drinks promos.
I Electriscity at The Catwalk. 9pm—latn. Free. Chill out with a nice selection of sounds which run frorii hip hop to funky house. Check the early afternoon session before this one kicks in.
I Jazz Joint at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. l0pm—3am. £3. DJ Kulu presents hard bop. funk. soul. jazz. plus guest DJs and live acts.
I Mad Sundays at The Attic. llpm—3am. £3. Party dance with spirits at 20p and pints £l all night.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l0pm—late. £2 before midnight. £4 alter. Swing. hip hop. soul and disco.
I MIB Present The Grind at JPs. 10.30pm—2am. £3. Swing and hip hop with regular freestyle sessions. Good drinks promos. Busy and vibing. Please note the change of venue.
I Noa 9pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £3 before midnight; £6 after. The venue formerly known as The Lane with new decor. staff and DJs.
I Permission at the Rocking Horse (Shady Lady's. entrance in Cowgate). Next date l2 Jul. Monthly.
I Shufer at The Tap ()' l.atii'iston. 8pm—lam. Free. 27 Jun. Fortnightly. New beats and old reggae with resident DJ and the odd guest.
I The Subway West End 4pm-3am. Price tbc. See Thursdays.
I Suck Our Sound at Catwalk. 4—9pm. Free. Various funky chilled sounds to keep your Sunday afternoon ticking over. Headz beatz. hip hop that matters and drum 'n' space.
I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000. llpm-3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p. appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s and 90s.
I Sundaze at Po Na Na. llpm—-3ain. Free before 1 lpm; £2 after. Murray Richardson with dance classics from days gone by.
I Sunday Sunday at The Citrus Club. l0pin~3am. £2. All drinks £l all night. Funk. dance. indie. big heart. disco. rock. 80s and much. much more.
I Tackno at Club Mercado.
l0.30pin— 3.30am. £4 members; £5 in fancy dress; £6 ordinary punters. 28 Jun. Monthly. lt's Viva Tackno time. Time to dig out those ponchos and sombreros. ()le! ()le?
I Taste at The l-loneycoinb. l lpin—3am. £6 members; £8 non-members. Membership is available on the night. ()ne of the most essential clubbing experiences in the capital. Residents Fisher & Price take you on a journey from vocal garage and anthernic house to harder. faster liands-in-the-air happy stoiiipers. With a boisterous tnixed/gay/straight crowd. See Hit list.
I T.F.|.S at The Rockitig Horse.
I lpiii 3am. £3. New night with drinks promos and a soundtrack that takes in indie. 2 Tone and anything you want really.
I Yush at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Kicking funk. soul. disco. swing and old skool beats from the 70s to the 90s. With AJ from Blacka'nized.
I Buddha at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. 6 Jul. Fortnightly. Funk and hip hop in the Negociaiits basement.
I Catwafk 9plll- lain. Free. Classic old skool from Styler of Solefusiori backroom fame downstairs in this smart new bar.
I CC. Blooms llpm—3am. Free. See Thursdays.
I Ceroc Dance at Moray House. 7.30—l0.30pm. Price the. Weekly dance class offering a chance to get to grips with Ceroc. a forrn of modern jive. No dance experience is required. no need to book. just turn up and let the DJ and teachers give you a great night out.
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Jim Byers gets the lowdown on Tony Sapiano.
Name Tony Sapiano.
Born Maidstone, Kent.
Early club experiences From the age of - seventeen, at seminal clubs like The Mud Club and Delirium.
Early muslcomaklng experiences Started making pause button mix tapes in his late teens. ,
The turning point When he was 21, his - girlfriend brought him a pair of decks for his birthday.
The result Music became his life. The decks stayed, the girlfriend went.
Early inﬂuences In the early 905, he respected Andrew Weatherall for his consistently innovative attitude and his disregard for musical genres.
The next turning point Bored by the rise of progressive house, a friend suggests that Sapiano pay a visit to the legendary hard and fast house/techno night Trade, hosted by Daz Saund and Trevor Rockclifie.
The result He went every week for two years, watching, listening and learning. It was a lesson well learnt — he later took over a three month residency at Final Frontier from Mrs Woods while she was on maternity leave. After that, his reputation as a hard-as-nails DJ was established.
Recording career His first track. ‘Sputnik Sunday' was released on IT Records; his second, a punishing hard. house workout called ‘Spike lt' was released on Weatheratl's Sabrettes label. The follow-up, 'Maniak', a frightening iSdBPM beat frenzy, was released soon after. To bring things full circle. 'Maniak' was remixed by Saund and Rockcliffe. two of Sapiano’s biggest influences. The next level Sapiano went on to record for Third Mind and Filter and again for Sabrettes, drawing favourable comparisons to Jeff Mills for his hard and intense style. Later, in 1996, Sapiano moved from Sabrettes onto Weatheratl's new Emissions label, releasing music as Sapiano and The Party Crashers, with Felix of 'Don‘t You Want Me?’ fame. This represented a move from the hard sound to a more acidic, jacking nwhouse style.
What can you expect? Sapiano is well known for liking all kinds of music, from techno to Northern Soul, so he keeps an open mind when it comes to wing. A housier direction has emerged from his techno background, but expect the unexpected.
l Tony Sapiano is a guest at Normal, Wilkie House, Edinburgh on Fri 26 Jun.
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