and dressy house night.
I Core at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. £9 (£7). 3 ()ct. Fortnightly. One of the last bastions for Scottish happy hard and hardcore. Hixxy (Bonkers) and Selector (Nose Bleed) guest. 0] O is one of the residents.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue. l0.30pm--3am. £6. 3 ()ct. Fortnightly. It's a disco ball of fire from DJ Love and Nick Silver with MC ()tis on the tnic and Mr Lenny Love as yottr host — step out in spandex llares and trip back to the 70s. baby.
I The Edge at The Vaults. 9pm—3am. £8 before l lpm; £ l0 after; students £5. 3 ()ct. Fortnightly. Phat Phil Cooper (Cream) is the very special guest tonight. Residents are Keith Baxter. Alan Henderson. Sean Pearson and The Mad Ambassador. Another busy house night for your diaries!
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—-3am. £3 members: £3.50 non- members. A varied playlist taking in soul. 60s. new wave. indie. northern. soundtracks arid mttch. much more. There's a very cheap bar as well. Free photographic membership available on the night.
I Ego at The Shooting Gallery. l0.30pm-3am. £8. 26 Sep. Monthly. Elegance. Glamour and ()pulence say their llyet's ~ get dressed up and check it out. This fab night is highly recommended »- you just can't get enough.
I eh1 more at eh I. ‘)pm~ l atn. Free. Yogi Haughton plays his garage and soul tunes on the first and third Sat and rising deep house star Murray Richardson shows why he is worthy of the attention on the second and fourth.
I Energise at Subway. l lpm--3aiti. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.
I Fire Island at Wilkie House.
l0.30pni -3am. l0 ()ct. Monthly. Residents night with Blu Peter. (iail Sellars. Richie \‘allen/e. (irant Duff attd Bootsy. lixpect a lot of sweaty cavortrng and hands iti air at this quality house. techno and trance night. I Fire Water Ensemble at The Jazz. Joitit. I0pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The only live samba collective in Scotland with DJ support front '/.amba. Should be a sell-out.
I Frog at Studio 2-1. l()pm— 3am. £3 before I045. £5 after. H) ()ct. Monthly. Two floors of eclectic (there's that word again?) tunes. Hard house and liuro techno upstairs and a satisfying range of disco to house. old school to big beat downstairs. Residents are Strax. Jared. Mike Shy. Rumbler and Fugitive.
I Fuzzy Instinct at Wilkie House. l0.30pm- 3am. £7. 26 Sep. Monthly. New funky house night offering the masses something different. l‘ront room residents are lot] White and (iav Sutherland. (irab a coffee or a shake in the backroom cinecafe and chill to various short flicks. See llit list.
I Glam at The Vaults. ‘)pm--3am. £l0; £8 before llpm; students £5. 26 Sep. Fortnightly. Shy Brothers guest at this popular house night. Residents are Keith Baxter. Alan Henderson and Sean Pearson. Look out for comical madness from his amigos The Cuban Brothers.
I Going Places at the ABC Filmhouse. Next date Sat l0 ()ct with a Barbarella theme. Tickets are in advance only from Alphabet Video on Marchmont Road and liopp Records.
I Hanky Panky at La? lle Angele.
I lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. Come and frolic shamelessly to the clieesier than cheesy 70s. Stls and 90s party ttmes.
I Hellfire (‘afe Royale. Spm- lam. £6. 3 ()ct. Monthly. Wha-liey. check out the brand new equipment. rigging and performers? There‘s a new format and don't forget all sexualilies are welcome. The dress code is anything fetish or sexy. It doesn't matter what you are into. you'll enjoy it.
I Joy at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date l7 ()ct.
I Le Freak at The Attic. llpm- 3am. £4. Weekly. A busy evening of hot 70s disco action. l)rinks promos until midnight.
I Liquid at the l.lt|llltl Room.
l0.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Residents Dave Smith and Andy Ford play club favourites from house. garage and old school. Very busy. get there early.
I The Living Room 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. See Fri.
I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Grafﬁti. We think that you'll agree. the boys deserve a break. Be patient. they‘ll be back on IO Oct.
I Loveshack at The Jaffacake. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Now over a year old. a mainstream party night. Expect a mix of 70s. 80s and 90s chart hits. plus a revamped venue.
I Luver at Wilkie House. lOpm—3am. £10 (£6). 3 Oct. Monthly. Brilliant gay hard house night. ‘l-uvely luvs supermodels and superheroes'- which are you? There will be scouts from Scotland‘s newest agency Metropolitan on the lookout for talent and Door Whore Kimberley will be on the lookout for all those men in tights. Residents are Peter James. Rich B. Jahred and Scott G. Fantastic stuff — highly recommended.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana Cafe Bar. 8pm—lam. Free. Stuart Duncan (Triptonite North/JDJ) with house in this busy bar.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l()pm—3atn. £3 cone and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. World music — Sir Ossie plays the full African. soca. Latin. salsa. reggae arid raga sounds.
I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). 3 Oct. Fortnightly. A genuine sound system on a custom-built rig made for bass. Expect a rough selection of upfront roots and reggae from back when to 2000 and beyond.
I Mingin' at Studio 24. l0.30pm—3am. £5. 26 Sep. Monthly. Pumping gay/mixed house night. Alan Joy plus guests. Stripping it all back to what's important - music. sound system and an appreciative crowd. Now. let's dance.
I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. l0pm—3am. Free before I lpm. £2 after. Weekly. Well Stirred at the controls in this busy bar/club. dropping a mix of disco. fttnk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese.
I Naughty at The Ark. 9pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Co-hosted by Scot-FM with chart oriented music to target the main- line ofﬁce worker. apparently. ‘
I Noa 9pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £3 before midnight: £6 after. Weekly. Head through to the backroom for quality garage and house with Taste's Martin Valentine and Stuart Barrie.
I The Party at Revolution. l()pm—3am. £5 l0—l lpm'. £6 llpm— l 2am: £7 after. Weekly. Door policy — dress to impress so dust off your fave bits of Lycra and bttff up your shiniest shoes. it‘s party time!
I Phat Pharm at City 2. ()plll— lam. Free. 26 Sep. Fortnightly. Yogi Haughton playing whatever Yogi Haughton plays. Expect funk through to garage with anything iii-between.
I Pre-Viva at Club Mercado.
9pm--l lpiti. Free. 26 Sep. Fortnightly. Check ottt this great take on the pre-club bar thing. It‘s a cabaret-style way to kick start your night and if you haven't'passed ottt. you cart stay on for Viva the club for free!
I RAW at Negociants. l0pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Bringing together quality guests frotn local clubs tojoilt the residents playing funky and underground house and techno.
I Radio Babylon at the Shooting Gallery. llpm—-3am. £7 (£5). l0 ()ct. Two floors of groovetastic popular music and intoxicating strangeness. Try it if you dare!
I Rebirth at Studio 24. Spin—«3am. £8 before l0pm; £l0 after. 26 Sep. Monthly. Rebirth presents Eurotrance 98 with Commander Tom (Nooni). Torn Wilson. Selector. residents are Fusion. Enigma and Reverand. A furious night of twisted techno.
I The Rocking Horse llpm-3am. £3. Weekly. Three floors of the darker and
harder side of things. Tomb Raider for l the gothic and industrial sounds. Frenzy
for rock and alternative and Fly for the indie and chemical noises.
I Scratch at The Venue. £6 (£5). 26 Sep. Fortnightly. Hosted by Frosty J. back fresh from gigs in Australia plus residents. videos. art work and breakers — everything for a quality hip hop night out.
I Substance at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £10 (£8). 3 Oct. Fortnightly. It‘s the In Demand/ IDNY Records Party with Craig Smith and The Soul Renegades featuring Colin Farmer live. Edinburgh‘s premier gara e night.
I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thursdays.
I Teaseage at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Indie, with a touch of dance and funk. played to a packed and sweaty crowd.
I Tiswas at The Gallery. lOpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Happy alternative music. frotn indie to cult movie themes. Preceded by live bands. See Music
listin s for details.
I Trl aI Funktion at The Venue.
l lpm—3am. £7 (£5). 26 Sep. Fortnightly. lt‘s residents time! George T and Simone will be providing the techno and disco sounds for which they are adored and H will be cutting up his favourite hip hop stuff. Not literally. of course.
I Ugly Groove Movement at The Jazz Joint. lOpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The ten-piece return to play their popular fusion of soul. funk and Latin.
I Underworld Vibes at Bannermans. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Local DJs spin pre-club vibes in this popular bar. Tonight. it’s mainstream dance cheese. I Vegas at The Assembly Rooms. lOpm—3am. £10 in advance from Ripping Records. Virgin and The Assembly Rooms. 3 Oct. Hosted by Dino Martino and Frankie Sumatra with special live guests Elvis Paisley with The St Johnstonaires. You tnust know the glorious and slightly insane madness that is Vegas.
I Viva at Club Mercado. l lpm—3am. £8. 26 Sep. Fortnightly. Residents are the fabulous and divine Miss Viva. Mik‘e and Betty Ford. Amanda Lyons and her sweet vocals and Kenny Tomlinson with his sexy sax. The show starts off cabaret- style and then skips merrily through funk and disco to house at the end. One for the extroverts and fun-loving party people. I Walkers l0.30pm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Over 21s. Smart dress. Party night with residents S. Chapman. C. Frame and Slimen. One for the local office workers and West Enders.
I Wize Jives at the Shooting Gallery. l0pm—3am. £5. 3 Oct. Monthly. A complete range of electronic satisfaction with Fabio Paras (Sound Clash) guesting supported by residents J Catnmera and Yelo in the mainroom. G-Mac and Ritchie Rufftone providing the noise in the upstairsjungle room and Chapter 6 with jazz and funk in the small room.
I Yush! at City 2. Free. 25 Sep. Fortnightly. Underground sounds representing the label. AJ from Blacka‘nized provides the hip hop and ragga flavour.
I Absent Without Leave at Revolution. l0.30pm—3am. £2.50 before llpm; £3 llpm—l2am; £4 after. A fusion of poptastic dance. chart and garage anthems from Alan Key and Adrian Luvdup.
I Bare Story 7.30pm— 1 am. Free. Weekly. Drinks promos. Pre-club action with [)Js dropping the garage and house vibe. Selected bottled beers £l.
I CC. Blooms l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. See Thursdays.
I Chroma at Jazz Joint. l0pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Fresh and live drutn ‘n’ bass frotn this quartet with vocals from Heather McLeod.
I Creamed at The Ark. l lpm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Quality party favourites and mainline spirits at 49p . . . the weekend's not over yet.
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SINGLES Reachout: 'Everything 0 Knew’ (0h Eye) Two refreshing hip hop tunes. One side holds the summery title track, a simple, ear-pleasing tune; on the flip 'Just Nothing Eh!‘ could have done with some ruffer vocals to contrast with the airy hip hop melody. A nice one. (AB) Spaceiunk: 'We Came In Peace' (Low Pressings) Debut tune from the very talented Murray Richardson. Beautiful deep house, just a little funky and the best overall sound we have heard in a while. A must have. (58) Eddie Amador: 'House Music' (Puklta) Finally out on general release after what seems like years, Amador’s house still sounding awesome. ’House music/It's a spiritual thing' - too right, matey. (RW) MfON: ‘Ron Hardy's Resurrection’ (Soma) New addition to the Soma stable on a double deep funky Chicago house tip. A- side is a spirited vocal tribute to the master, and there are two fazed grooves on the flip. (RW) 01 Disco: ‘Stamp Your Feet' (east west) Criminal that this disco-tech EP didn't get a full commercial release earlier as it's been a circuit DJ must for ages. Burger Queen takes the original a bit further into more of an electro-scratch workout. (RW) Sundance: ‘Here Comes The Funk' (Fen3tik) First release from new Glasgow label with Michael Hunter bringing us a complex EP with lush dubby tracks to funk and his trademark soul drum 'n’ bass. which we heard on Bukem's Earth 1. (RW) DJ Dexter: "The Chill Fingers EP' (SWR) Local boy DJ Dexter’s long-awaited EP contains five funky grooves guaranteed to make your head nod. The repetitive but catchy ‘BTFW’ stands out on this raw Chicago house pressing. (AB) ALBUMS Dub Pistols: 'Pistol Blank' (Concrete) You already know the form of this album from the first single 'Unique Freak'. The new single ’Cyclone' manages to show some very funky grooves without losing its cool; whilst 'Anarchy' is jungle-core at its darkest. As an album however — can’t categorise, won't categorise! Ahh, bliss. (SB) Yoshinori Sunahara: "Take Off And Landing' (Bungalow) Categorised as 'lounge-core techno' and ’steel drum 'n’ bass (some people need to get out a lot more) this is entirely out on its own. Stunning and essential as an album: listen to it as a whole. (58) B-Boys Revenge: 'History In The Making' (X Treme) Compilation of old and new skool b-boy and hip hop anthems mixed by the Scratch Perverts. Features golden classics from the likes of Run DMC, The Incredible Bongo Band, tracks from the Wildstyle film and up-to-date masterpieces from The Bronx Dogs and Z Roc Ski and Stieber twins. Quality entertainment. (RW) Reviewers this issue: Simone Baird, Andrew Bezeruk and Rory Weller:
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