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~ Trendy Wendy Trendy Wendy is one of Edinburgh's most loved faces. She does a little bit of

everything. From Tackno to Time Tunnel,

Joy to Three Piece Suite, chances are you'll have seen her somewhere. Despite her success. she remains, quite simply. one of the most lovely and approachable Dis you‘ll come across. '

Blue Break Beats Volume 4 (Blue Note) An album packed full of great 605 and 705 funky tracks, lots of which have been sampled in the past few years. My two favourites are ‘The Beat Goes On' and ‘Three Is The Magic Number’.

Top Of The Pops (Hallmark Records) I chose this because of the cover . . . never underestimate the importance of Mélssxsl

Hi Rise: I Believe In Miracles (Phuzz Records)

it's a cover of the original track by The Jackson Sisters. The remix is good but The Jackson Sisters really can't be beat.

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Bob Sinclar: Gymtonlc (Yellow)

The Jane Fonda workout . . . disco style.

78 TIIE LIST 8—22 Oct 1998


I Hanky Panky at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Come and frolic shamelessly to the cheesier than cheesy 705. 805 and 90s party tunes.

I Hellfire Cafe Royale. Monthly. Date tbc. Next Fn' 20 Nov.

I Joy Goes Dutch! at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£6) before llpm; £9 (£8) after. 17 Oct. Monthly. Look out. it's a Dutch theme (and we all know what the Dutch are like!). Cheaper entry if you dress up Dutch. Time for the residents to make you sweat as only they can do- join Maggie & Alan. Trendy Wendy and Sally for a busy. pumping night of hard house music. 'The gay club for happy people' they say.

I Le Freak at The Attic. l lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Back to the 70s and all that used to glitter. Strut your funky stuff.

I Liquid at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm-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 Linard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. lOpm—2am. £6 (£5). Weekly. IO Oct sees the funky Afro/ Latino band El Cometas l0 return to send everyone just a little crazy; DJs Joseph Malik and Unkle Fawaz man the decks. 17 Oct is Senora La Calle- a wild Cuban orchestra. guaranteed to be better than you can imagine. DJs will be Joseph Malik and Eh? Wun! Cafe Graffiti will all too soon. catch it while you can.

I Loveshaclt 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 Luvely at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 31 Oct. You guessed it. it‘s a Halloween special. ‘Horny Devils and Wicked Witches‘.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana Cafe Bar. v Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Stuart Duncan (Triptonite North/JDJ) with house in this busy bar.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l()pm—3am. £3 cone and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. World music—Sir Ossie plays the full African. soca. Latin. salsa. reggae and raga sounds.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). 17 Oct. Fortnightly. A genuine sound system on a custom-built n'g made for bass. Expect a rough selection of upfront roots and reggae from back when to 2000 and beyond.

I Mingin' at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 24 Oct. Monthly. Pumping gay/mixed house night. 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. funk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop attd 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. lOpm—3am. £5 l0—llpm; £6 llpm-l2am; £7 after. Weekly. Door policy- dress to impress so dust off your fave bits of Lycra and buff up your shiniest shoes. it‘s party time!

I Phat Pharm at City 2. 9pm—lam. Free. l0 Oct. 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 lpm. Free. IO Oct. Fortnightly. Check out 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 out. you can stay on for Viva the club for free!

The excellent Supercharger spy the moustache and rock the disco at Defcon One,

I RAW at Negociants. lOpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Bringing together quality guests from local clubs tojoin the residents playing funky and underground house and techno.

I Radio Babylon at the Shooting Gallery. llpm-3am. £7 (£5). 10 Oct. Two floors of groovetastic popular music and intoxicating strangeness. Try it if you dare!

I The Rocking Horse l lpm-3am. £3. Weekly. Three floors of the darker and harder side of things. Tomb Raider for 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). 10 Oct. Fortnightly. DJ Madds (Monk. Kanatella) from Bristol joins resident DJs Lyley. Ruftone. Gino and The Dynamic Duo provide the soundtrack to this major night. Add the breakers and lockers. the open mic sessions and the top quality street art and you‘ve got one of the best nights in Edinburgh.

I Substance at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £l() (£8). l7 ()ct. Fortnightly. Residents to keep you on your feet and dancing the night away—Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton in the main and Bootsy and Ross Keddie in the Lounge.

I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thursdays.

I Teaseage at The Citrus. 1 lpm-3am. £4. Weekly. Legend and funky guy Bez (Happy Mondays. Black Grape. as ifyou didn‘t know) spends a night in control of the vibes.

I Tiswas at The Gallery. l0pm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Happy alternative music. from indie to cult movie themes. Preceded by live bands. See Music

listin s for details.

I Trt al Funktion at The Venue. llpm—3am. £10 (£8). l0 ()ct. Fortnightly. Hallelujah. they finally got ‘im! Big big big guest- Derrick Carter comes along and joins George T. Simone and H who will be very much chuffed. no doubt. ‘House music all night long.‘ Absolute] . See Hitlist.

I Ugly roove Movement at The Jazz Joint. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The ten-piece return to play their popular fusion of soul. funk and Latin.

Fri 16 Oct.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannermans. 9pm-Iam. Free. Weekly. Local DJs spin pre-club vibes in this popular bar. Tonight. it's mainstream dance cheese. I Vegas at The Shooting Gallery. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5 in fancy dress). 24 Oct. Fortnightly. Downstairs in Club Copacabana with swinging showtunes. Latin rhythms. disco and country. Upstairs in the Stardust Lounge you’ll hear a mixture of easy listening and cult movie themes. It's flashy. it‘s mad- viva Las Vegas.

I Viva at Club Mercado. llpm—3am. £8. 10 Oct. 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. Honey. you‘ve got disco and funk. house and club. live caberet and performers. Dress to make an impression.

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 lives at the Shooting Gallery. Monthly. Next date tbc.

I Yush! at City 2. Free. l0 Oct. 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 | lpm-l2am; £4 after. Weekly. A fusion of poptastic dance. chart and garage anthems from Alan Key and Adrian Luvdup.

I Bare Story 7.30pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Drinks promos. Pre-club action with DJs dropping the garage and house vibe. Selected bottled beers £l.

I CC. Blooms llpm—3am. Free. Weekly. See Thursdays.

I Chroma at Jazz Joint. I0pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Fresh and live drum 'n‘ bass from this quartet with vocals from Heather McLeod.

I Creamed at The Ark. llpm—3am.. £6 (£5). Weekly. Quality party favourites and mainline spirits at 49p...the weekend’s not over yet.