This issue sees the World of Drum a Bass LP tour make a pit stop at
Edinburgh’s Jungle Magic. Due to hit
record shops in June and then probably take over the world. Simone Baird ﬁnds out why it will
be one of the drum a bass albums of
FORMATTON mm «ﬁrst»: .
What's this all about then? it all started back in '97 when renowned drum & bass label Formation Records ~ headed by DJ SS — launched The Country Series, releasing ten coloured twelves each representing a country.
Rinsing out on a global tip. then? From England to Mexico, Australia to Canada —- so yes, you could say that. The releases were compiled into the Unified Colours of Drum 8! Bass album which was rather popular.
And the World of Drum & Bass? This new album will feature exclusive tracks from all around the world (hence the title, we presume). Not only will you hear tunes by DJ SS and Kenny Ken but Spasm (Japan), Kabuki (Germany) and Atom 1 (Australia) amongst others. What about Scotland. pal? Glad you asked. Edinburgh's own DJ Kid has teamed up with The General to produce The Invaders for the compilation.
Who they? DJ Kid has been playing and promoting drum & bass even before it was known as 'jungle'. He has been the saviour of many a jungle fan in Scotland by bringing the elite of drum & bass over the border to Manga at La Belle Angele and more recently, Jungle Magic at The Potterrow which he promotes. The General used to run Headrush in Selkirk, one of the first break beats nights back in the days of '91 . He has been playing Manga for the past few years and is now reSident at Jungle Magic. ,
And if I want tci‘ know more about my global drum 8. bass peers? The CD
version will be accompanied by a 'World
Directory' which will inform you of who's who and what's where; from DJs, MCs and producers to record labels, shops and distributors, you'll have the drum & bass world at your fingertips as well as in your ears.
ﬂ Catch D} 55, MC Warren G, DJ Kid and The General at The World of Drum 8: Bass LP tour at Jungle Magic on Sat 22 May. The World of Drum & Bass is released on Formation Records Mon 21 Jun.
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CLUB LISTINGS continued
I Red, Hot And Cool at Noa. lOpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Soul. hip hop and old skool.
I Republic at Wilkie House. lO.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A broad mix of heavy rock. punk. indie rock. industrial and goth across two rooms.
I Ripped at The Jaffacake. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A mix of pop and indie.
I The Ska Club at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 3 Jun.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £l. Weekly. DJs laying chart music.
I TFI Thurs ay at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £4. 13 May. A full on charty party night with all the usual cheap drinks and cheesy music.
I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. Students free with matric card before l2.30am or in 70s costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. Disco and chart tunes.
I The Unspoken Thing at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Freestyle funky hip hop for all your break beats needs. I Vibe at The Tap O' Lauriston. 9pm—lam. Free. 20 May. Fortnightly. Mucho to hip hop sounds.
I Video rome at Cellar Bar No. l. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJs Andy. Robert and Stuart Wemyss host an evening of down tempo beats with a dubby. jazzy feel to start. moving on to deep electronica as the evening progresses.
I Violate at The Bongo Club. 8pm—Iam. £6. 27 May. Monthly. The fetish club finds a new home at The Bongo. Fetish. sexy and leather wear encouraged. Club information 0890l 292058.
I Al's All Night Joke Shop at The Bongo Club. lOpm—3am. £7 (£5). 14 May. Monthly. A live TV club — Groove Diggaz and Dominic Waxing Lyrical join DJs Frosty J. Dolphin Boy and Siamese Twin with brilliant visuals from Delta. A unique club worth a look-in. I Alpha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 4 Jun. I Apex at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 28 May. I Barry Cabanas at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 28 May. I Bedrock at The Honeycomb. Monthly. No information available at time of going to press. I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. George T. Simone and H from Tribal Funktion on rotation. I Camel Beats at The Venue. l0.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 2| May Fortnightly. Carrying the torch for the capital‘s techno fans. The Arabian Knights provide a night ofquality techno tunes bringing in underground guests that you won‘t get to hear anyone else. This issue catch local lads Thinktank are releasing on Pull Records and to celebrate are playing live. I Catwalk 8pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik from Lizzard Lounge. Blacka‘nized and the East Coast Project spins a selection of the best music front around the world. I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 28 May with Grupo Do Samba. I Cuba Norte at Cuba Not-re. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio Flamenco Puro live with DJs. I Different Is Good at Iguana. 9pm— I am. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Popular Scottish DJ Gareth Sommerville lays down the choicest disco and hip hop tunes. I Divine Divas at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3); two for one before I Ipm. l4 May. Monthly. Extra special women only bash to celebrate their second birthday. Get your party frocks on as Sally Findlay gets up with performance from Big Karen Dunbar fresh from ‘Chewing the Fat'.
I ehl more at ehl. 9pm—lam. Free. Stylish pre-club bar with house and big beat DJs on rotation.
I Esteem at The Vaults. l0.30pm-3am. £8. l4 May. Fortnightly. Kevin Jones (Radio Forth). Neil Ferguson. Sean Pearson. TJ and DJ Ray playing shake ass house.
I Evol at The Liquid Rooms. l0.30pm-3am. £4. Weekly. A hardy mix covering indie and pop to 60s and dance. I Flares at Flares. 9pm-Iam. Free. Weekl . DJs playing a range of 70s disco. I Fun Train at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). 2| May. Monthly. A funk and soul night getting the kids to get u .and get down . . .
Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). 21 May. Monthly. Due to a re-shufﬂe at The Honeycomb. the dates have changed and the Angel Moraes date had to be postponed. Tonight sees a residents night with Mr Todd and Brian Hunter playing real deal deep house; Lyley and Gino through the back with disco. funk and soul.
I Hous’about Kosovo Appeal at The Wee Red Bar. New tnonthly night starting 28 May.
I House at Bannerman's. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Local DJs spin house beats.
I Intergalactic at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 28 May.
I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. lOpm-3am. £5 (£4). Catch Jazz Joint faves the Groove Diggaz on l4 May and the top London-based Alex Hutton Trio on 2| May.
I Lift at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 28 May.
I Lucious at The Ark. l0pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream party music.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. lOpm-3am. £3 cone. and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. Reggae. ragga. soul. funk. swing and R&B delights provided by Sir Ossie. .
I Manga at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-3am. £9 (£7). 14 May. Monthly. Yet another monster night of essential drum & bass with DJ Die and MC Dynamite (Reprazent/Full Cycle Records) proving that Bristol might very well be England‘s coolest city. Residents Kid and G-Mac will be in full support. Miss at your peril. Catch the Manga boys and a very special guest on Fresh Air l05.4 FM 6--8pm Friday. More details on website: www.basstrap.com/man a.
I MIB Presents South entral at Walker‘s. lO.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Edinburgh's ‘R&B defenders' Mr H and TNT present sessions with guest DJs. dancers and freestyling.
I Midnight Blue at Cafe Grafﬁti. lOpm—2am. £5. Weekly. Jazz. soul and groove. ‘Friday Night At The Movies' on l4 May when an extended ten piece outfit pay tribute to classic themes; 21 May is ‘Midnight Latin Blue‘ with regular guests dropping by to cook up a storm.
I Miss Moneypenny's at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 4 Jun. I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. lOpm-3am. Free before i Ipm; £2 after. Weekly. The gorgeous DJ Nicci plays disco. funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar.
I Noa at Noa. l0pm-3am. £6. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room playing garage; Paul Dixon through the back mixin old skool. soul and funk.
I Pill ox at Studio 24. l0.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). 2| May. Monthly. In the main room hear pumping techno. nu-NRG and hard trance that will blow your socks off. even if you're wearing sandals (however they remind tne that they don't like the fashion faux pas that are sandals in clubs). Downstairs chill a little to ambient drum & bass. trip hop and ‘neuroleptic beats' with bits of spoken word.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £4. Weekly. A busy and long- iunning night of 70s and 80s sounds where new romantics. punks. glam rockers and disco freaks relive the era that others do their best to forget.
I Platinum at The Vaults. l0.30pm-3am. £8. 2| May. Fortnightly. ‘Fly Productions presents Platinum. musical range from US house right through to tech-house with pumping and progressive varieties also being played. in room two Recordplayaz will be providing their own blend of hip hop soul adding a funk element to the night. Watch out for special guests.‘
I Pride at Revolution. lOpm—3am. £5 before llpm; £6 before midnight; £7 after. Weekly. Simon Coyle plays chart and dance at this massive venue. Phats & Small guest on 21 May giving the crowd a taste of this year‘s summer anthems.
I Pure at The Venue. l0.30pm-3am. £7 (£5). l4 May. Fortnightly. Two ﬂoors. Andrew Weatherall makes a welcome return to this long-running club. With a background in rock ‘n‘ roll (The Clash are his favourite band). you can expect the unexpected. but probably house and techno with crazy bits in between. it will definitely rock. The Pure boys will be in full su port.
I Ra io Babylon at The Bongo Club. l0.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). 21 May. Monthly. Following Freddy Fresh's brilliant genre-leaping set at the last Babylon. the boys get together some of their mates for a bit of a do. Catch Doctor Dibdin with some interesting spoken word through the back.
I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £2 otherwise. Weekly. A mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. ()ptn-lam. Free. 21 May. Fortnightly. One of the consistent gems in the capital — Murray Richardson puts together some deep house magic. The official policy is ‘beer in hand. fag in mouth'. by the way. Look out for the Waltz first birthday bash on 4 Jun with Digs and Woosh (DlY Records) trying to last the pace.
I Salsa Viva at La Belle Angele.
l lpin—3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 2| May. Monthly. In addition to their monthly residency at The Venue. this very popular Latin night starts at La Belle tonight. Expect people grooving to classic and the latest in Latin music.
I Salsa Viva upstairs at the Venue. No information available at time of going to press.
I Sexsi at The Jaffacake. l0.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. The music policy is pumping. uplifting house front residents . Andy Ford. Scott Bechelli and Lee Down '.
I Sublime at The Potterrow. ()prn—3am. £7 (£5). l4 May. Monthly. Billy Nasty makes a return to Sublime with a Tortured Records night featuring himself. Daz Saund and Sublitne resident ldge. That‘ll be a night of mental techno and trance then.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. l0.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 21 May. Fortnightly. Nick Warren — DJ. producer and remixer — makes a return to the only UK club that made his top ten most memorable gigs list. Nick's follow up to his very popular Global Underground Brazil -Bll(/(l/l(’.\'l — is due for release in early June. Expect a three hour set of tranced out breaks. electro and acid of the most danceable calibre. He is supported by resident ldge in the main room; Beany arid Felix though the back with their excellent eclecticisiii (try and say that after a few!) Catch Kev Wright. Beany and the boys on Fresh Air l05.4 FM 8-- IOpm Fridaythttp://wwwsublime- uk.demon.co.uk/)
I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. J; I. Weekly. See Thu.
I TFI Friday at Club Mercado. 5—lOpm. Free. Weekly. The capital's original and most famous aftei'work piss-up with cheesy music courtesy of Trendy Wendy. I TFI Friday Afterwork Party at The Ark. 4.30—9.30pm. Free. Weekly. A free hot buffet until 6.30pm and loads of cheap drinks.
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. l0pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy takes you through the 60s. 70s and 80s in a now weekly bash.