Edinburgh listings


I Beat at The Vaults. l0.30pm—3am. Free. ll Feb. Fortnightly. A house night with Jon Flowers. J. Cammera and Yelo in the main room; through the back The Yellow Cafe doing poetry and short stories and Burd Called Ger DJing. A great line-up and back room for a great price. ‘House music prescribed.’

I Black Projects at The Honeycomb. 10.30pm—3am. £3 before midnight; £5 (£4) after. 4 Feb. Monthly. A brand new night from the boys who brought you Lucid. Jamie Watt and Ross Duckering in the front room playing anything from deep house to jungle. tech-house to big beat; Riche Ruftone and friends through the back with a variety of hip hop. funk and old school. ‘Underground quality tunes for the clubber who likes good music. whatever its genre.’

I Boo! at Loca. l0pm—3am. Free before midnight; £l students; £2 everyone else thereafter. A night of solid student capers with DJ Steve in this refurbished club.

I C.C. Blooms l lpm—3am. Free club downstairs at this popular gay bar. playing a mix of commercial dance and hi-energy house.

I Catwalk 9pm- lam. Free. Open decks session. Phone 225 5583 or 04l I 807925 for more information.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l0pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Various DJs spin Latin sounds and Brazilian dance. I Digital Science at The Venue. l0.30pm—3am. Free. 4 Feb. A new night with DJs Yelo. J. Camtner and Waveband playing live.

I Don't Panic at The Tap ()‘Lauriston. 9pm—lam. Free. 4 Feb. Fortnightly. Techno and trance sounds.

I Dust at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A night of metal. industrial. goth and punk with DJ Dave the Poet.

I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm» lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club

I Fiasco at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 25 Feb.

I Flares at Flares. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. DJs and disco.

I Frog at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 27 Feb.

I The Funky Underground at Revolution. l0pm—3am. Free if in 60s or 70s costume; £3 before I lpm; £4 after. Weekly. Cheesy disco night.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The Grits 'n' Gravy Trio provide a classic night out forjazz enthusiasts.

I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Club.

I lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Classic old and new indie.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar. 9pm—lam. Free. 4 Feb. Fortnightly. Easy listening. mellow jazz. hi-energy disco and tasty cheese.

I Larj at The Tap O' Lauriston. ()ptn—lam. Free. ll Feb. Fortnightly. Techno and trance tunes.

I Love Breaks at Po Na Na. 1 lpm—3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Weekly. Membership available. Various funky sounds with Simone and Dr Jon.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0pm-3am. £3 conc and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. Sir Ossie runs with the best in hip hop. swing. funk. soul and R&B. One of the longest running nights in Scotland and still going strong.

I Pants at Wilkie House. l0.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The in-house night of cheap bevvie. cheap thrills and much cheesy-ness.

I Red, Hot And Cool at Noa. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Soul. hip hop and old school. John Flowers is the resident plus guests.

I Ripped at The Jaffacake. l lpm-3am. £2. Weekl . A mix of pop and indie.

I The Sa sa Hut 7—l0.30pm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant joining the dots between great food and great music. With DJs.

I The Ska Club at The Venue. l0pm—3am. £4. 4 Feb. Fortnightly. The ska revival is back. A mixture of original and 80s Brit ska. ‘Rude boys. skinheads and mods. your time is now.’

I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. £ l. Weekly. DJs playing chart music.

I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. l0.30pm—3am. Students free with matric card before l2.30am or in 70s costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. Disco and chart.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannerman's. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Local DJs spin pre-club vibes in this popular bar. Tonight. it’s funk. soul anti hip hop.

I The Unspoken Thing at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Freestyle break beats.


I Al's All Night Joke Shop at The

Butt 0 Club. Monthly. Next date l9 Feb. I A pha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £5 (£3). l2 Feb. Monthly. New night of big beat. break beat and funky tunes. The Propellorheads drop by to play one of their mental DJ sets.

I Apex at Studio 24. l0.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). 5 Feb. Monthly. Apex regulars Steve Pace and Al Space will be joined by Julz (Pur le Moon).

I Barry Cabanas at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 26 Feb.

I Bass City Rollaz at The Venue. top floor. l0.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). 5 Feb. Monthly. Pure drum & bass night with live musicians resident DJs are PC Jnr. Vital Signs and Richie Ruftone.

I Bedrock at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £5 (£3 gttestlist). 5 Feb. Monthly. Bedrock's opening night with Nine Lives (Blue Note. Unique Recs)

joining resident Simon K playing UK

house. US house and garage in the tnain rootn with big beat. Northern sottl attd rare grooves through the back.

I Bespoke at The Bottgo Clttb. l0.30pm—3am. £5. l2 Feb. A night of trip hop action with local group Bespoke. Wtih DJ support frotn Dolphin Boy.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Tribal Funktion man the decks at this very funky bar.

I Camel Beats at The Venue. l().30pm—3atn. £6 (£4). l2 Feb. Fortnightly. Your favourite hosts The Arabian Knights

providing the highest quality sounds of deep minimal techno and funk house grooves. Very popular night.

I Catwalk Rpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik from Lizzard Lounge. Blacka‘nized and the East Coast Project spins a selection of the best music from around the world.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. l0.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 5 Feb. Monthly. Very popular Latin club with a dance class on offer at l0.30pm. Grupo Do Samba are on stage ‘for a frenzied night of wild Brazilian rhythms.‘ Capoeira dancing at

l lptn. Brazilian food available.

I Club MIB at Casino Royale. l0.30pm—3am. £7. 5 Feb. Fortnightly. New club over two rooms. Mr H in the tnain room with a range ofcheese. anthems and serious house: TNT in the basement with the latest R&B.

I Club MIB at The Vaults. l0.30pm—3atn. £7. l2 Feb. Fortnightly. A big night of sweaty hands in the air house in the main room and tlta latest R&B throu vb the back.

I Cu 3 Norte at Cuba Norte. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio Flamenco Puro with DJ Enrique.

I Defcon One at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 26 Feb.

I Divine Divas at The Venue. Monthly. Next date l‘) Feb.

I eh1 more at ehl. ()ptn-lam. Free. Stylish pre-club bar. Gordon Mac (aka Sublime's Beany) plays on the first Friday of the month. the big beat sounds of Sleazy G on the second and fourth while you can catch Gav Lyell on the third Friday each month.

I Esteem at The Vaults. l0.30pm—3am. £7. 5 Feb. Fortnightly. A great selection of DJs playing shake-ass funky house. Check Antly Ford. Dave Stnitb. Numb. Ray and TJ Crossley hatntning it up. In assocation with Rogue Music.

I Fat Vibration at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 26 Feb.

I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row. 9.30pm—2am. £4.50 (£2.50). l3 Feb. Monthly. Valentine's Fiesta the full range of Latin music with a super-

] friendly crowd. dance class at 9.30pm.

A Little Northern Exposure

Sasha and John Digweed have been at the forefront of the club scene, frothy pints in hand, since the very early 905. Despite repeated international success, they are still affectionately known as ‘Sasha and Diggers' and are among the few DJs of their generation to have side-stepped all the corporate ‘I've sold my soul to the devil and Radio 1‘ nonsense. The pair simply continue making and playing the kind of house music they love.

Other than their monthly residency at Twilo in New York, Sasha and Digweed haven’t gigged together a great deal of late. But all that's set to change with the release of the long-awaited third instalment in their series of Northern Exposure mix albums and subsequent tour, including DJ sets in Perth and Edinburgh.

‘We used to constantly tour together for months on end and people thought that we were joined at the hip,’ remembers Digweed. ‘But over the past few years, we've done a lot of work separately. It was important back then to work together but now both our schedules are so hectic.’

’It hasn’t been a problem,’ offers Sasha. ’In fact it makes it more special when we do get together. Things just

seem to flow.‘

The Northern Exposure: Expeditions album takes the pair full circle with a conscious move back to recreating the sound and atmosphere they achieve when playing live. ‘Compared to our last CD, this album is more geared to our club sets,’ says Digweed. ‘It is much more like the earlier style we had. I think people are going to like it.‘ (Simone Baird) 3 Sasha and Digweed play Colours, Potterrow, Edinburgh, Sun 74 Feb. Northern Exposure; Expeditions IS released on

INCredib/e, Mon 22 Feb.

70 THE lIST 4—18 Feb I999

I Flares at Flares. ()ptn—lam. Free. Weekly. DJs playing a range of commercial disco.

I Frontier at Revolution. l()ptn-3atn. £5 before I lptn'. £6 between llpin—ntitlnight; £7 after. Weekly. Residents are Kevin Jones and Vanessa Motion. Chart and house night with enormous capacity.

I Funk Train at The I’ottct‘row. ‘Jplii—3itlii. £7 (£5). 5 Feb. Monthly. Funk and soul club.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb.

l lpm-—3am. £6 (£5). l2 Feb. Monthly. Quality all round real deal deep house and garage. rare groove. disco and soul. The front rootn is hosted by Dr Arjun. Mr Todd and Brian Hunter with Lyley and Gino through the back. Sure to satisfy. Mark I3 Mar in your diaries people. Harri will be gttesting.

I Intergalactic at The Potterrow. Mottthly. Next night 26 Feb.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. l()ptn—3atn. £5 (£4). Jatnie Hendetson's Dog Catcher Trio fro London lay down some contemporary jazz sounds (5 Feb) and the ever-popular (with good reason) Basic Collective are back for their fortnightly residency I I2 Feb).

I The Komodo Club at Wilkie House. l0.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 5 Feb. Fortnightly. A brand new night of big beat anthems and angelic house. 20% of all proceeds are going to Music Therapy. DJ Tickle (London) and residents.

I Lift at La Belle Angele. llpm-3atn. £5 mem: £6 NUS: £7 everyone else. 5 Feb. Monthly. Serious techno and trance night Lift starts its residency at La Belle after moving frotn Wilkie itt fine fortn. Guest I).Is are Charlie Hall. ()livct‘ Way. Medicineinan. Davie Muirheadsjoining residents l.l-'I~ and Paul C. Info: 225 2774. I Live at Iguana. ()pm- I atn. Free. Weekly. ()ne of the best bars around with some of the best house DJs; Gareth Sotnmerville (5 Feb) and Stuart Duncan ( l3 I‘t‘h).