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808 State are one of the most important dance bands in Britain,

having released a number of classics, in every sense of the word. Simone Baird gets the lowdown.

l What's in a name, then? That would be

, the Roland 808 drum machine,

although they also claim that it was ‘the

: state of mind they shared'

3 Who are they? The Manchester group

originally consrsteo of Martin Price

5 (owner of Eastern Bloc records), Gerald

Simpson, Graham Massey, Darren

Part:ngton and Andrew Barker.

1 However, Simpson left to work on his

own 'A Guy Called Gerald’ project and

argue With the band about royalties

' while Price chose to Simply concentrate

On solo projects few years back.

I should know them why? Unless

you‘ve lived in a black hole for the past

ten years, you Will have heard at least a

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I Noa at Noa. l0pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room playing garage; Paul Dixon through the back mixing old skool. soul and funk.

I Nomad at The Vaults. lt).3()pm—3am. £8. 4 Jun only. This is the first in a series of irregular one-offs bringing together a diverse range of quality guests. There is no music policy per se. just 'the best of the underground. be it big beat. drum 8; bass. electro. whatever. Tonight sees Joey 'linergy Flash' Beltram mess about for three hours. joined by Jesse Schuck representing the heavyweight European techno label Tresor. There's loads of talk about this night already. so get there early.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. :Monthly. No information available at time of going to press.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus.

l lpm—Ram. £4. Weekly. A busy and long- running 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. Fortnightly. Next date 18 Jun. held over due to Nomad.

I Pride at Revolution. ltlpm—3am. £5 before llpm; £6 before midnight: £7 alter. Weekly. Simon Coyle plays chart and dance at this massive venue.

I Pure at The Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£5). 28 May. Fortnightly. Two Floors. Phase 6 joins residents Twitch. The Bill and Dribbler for a night of brilliant techno and house action. Nearly into its ninth year. Pure is still an essential institution.

I Radio Babylon at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date IS .lun.

I Reaction at The Subway. l|pm--.‘~am. Free for students with matriculation card; £2 otherw ise. Weekly. A ll]l.\ of chart. dance and classic disco.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. Upm—lam. Free. 4 Jun. Fortnightly. Don your paper party hat and blow an annoying hooter in your mate's ear Rebel Walt]. is one-year old. Guided by Murray Richardson. this deep house night has become one of the capital's gems. Tonight. Digs and Wooin (l)lY Records) liy up for the bash. Well known for their ability to hop merrily across genres. you can expect some very interesting quality sets tonight. Happy birthday to you. happy biithday

I Salsa Pa Ti at Cale Habana. ltlpm—lam. Free. Weekly. l).l .lames Conibc and guest Display a mix of samba to Iotik.

I Salsa Viva at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date IS .ltiii.

I Salsa Viva upstairs at the Venue. ltl.3()pni~3am. £3 before llpm: £5 alter. 23 May. Monthly. Alter shuffling around ys ith The Cathouse. Salsa \'iva settles into its new slot. still playing their great blend of Latin and salsa.

I Sexsi at The .lal'l'acakc. ltl..‘\t)pm Jain. £5. Weekly. The music policy is pumping. uplifting house from icsidents Andy Ford. Scott Bcchclli and Lee l)owny.

I Sublime at The I’ottcrrow Monthly. Nest date ll .luii \\ ith Return To The Source and an esclusnc Star Wais tiailei'. I at \Vilklc‘ llottsc. lt).3()pm—3am. £9 i £7). 4 .luii. Fortnightly. Another enormous guest tonight Paul van l)yk returns IUI the filth time to play a three hour set. With support in the main room from Key Wright; Beany and Felix through the back. thttp://www.sublinte-

I The Subway West End Jpn) 5am. £ i. Weekly. See Thu.

I TFI Friday at Club Mercado.

5- lllpin. Free. Weekly. The capital's original and most famous alterwork piss-up with cheesy tnusic courtesy of Trendy Wendy.

I TFI Friday Afterwork Party at The Ark. 4.30 0.30pm. Free. Weekly. A lice hot bullet tllllll (i..‘~llpiii and loads of cheap drinks.

I The time Tunnel at Club Mercado. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy takes you through the ()()s. 70s and 80s in a now weekly bash.

I Triptonite North Pre-club Party at Live at Iguana. Monthly. Next date ll .lun.

I Triptonite North at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date ll Jun with Dean Wilson (Cream).

I Vengeance at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date I l .lun with Guy ()rnadel (Gatecrasher).

I Venus at Studio 24. upstairs. Monthly. No information available at time of going to press.

I Wanted at Loca. 7pm—3ain. Free. Weekly. A night of house anthems from residents Steven McCreery (The Tunnel) and Kevin Clil’fe.

I What It Is at City Cafe 2. ‘).3()pm-—lam. Free. 28 May. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns throwing down a mixture of jazz-funk. old and modern soul through to Latin grooves.


I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date l‘) .lun.

I Atomic Baby at The l-Ioneycomb. Ilpm—Ram. £10 (£8). 5 Jun. Fortnightly. Playing to a well packed house of late. Michael Kilkie. '/.ammo and Darren Davies are still dropping pumping Euro house in the main room. Gareth Sommerville through the back with deep house and American garage.

I Big Beat at Cafe Graffiti. ltlpm—2am. £8. 5 .ltiii. Monthly. .la/z. Direct from New York. the Hammond organ musician Reuben Wilson guests. l).ls provide tunes li'om 70s to ‘)(Is ill/.1. and soul.

I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms.

llpm 3am. Free. Weekly. Get up and move (hose hips at this very busy gay bar/club.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. ()pmulam. Free. Weekly. The Cuban Brothers alternate w ith Higher Ground for a night of top music and l'i'ivolity.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 9pm— I am. Free. Weekly. Gordon Whittaker and Mark Price alternate to play an eclectic mix (it happening house beats in this quality pre-club bar.

I Cheese at Bannerman's. 9pm—Iain. Free. Weekly. Chart music from the 60s to the 90s

I Colours at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5 l. 5 .lun. Monthly. From his hip hop and l)MC champ origins. C..l. Mackintosh has gone on to supersonic heights w ith his popular. it not mainstream. remixing work. His latest protect. the Hiiiiiii/i 'l'i'ril/it' soundtrack.

w ill no doubt hit the charts as II is very. very good. As a DJ. he simply rocks and guess \s liat'.’ llc guests at Colours tonight. I Colours of Love at Club Mercado. Ilpin "ltllll. £l2 Ill). 2‘) May. Fortnightly. Darren Stokes (Tin Tiii ()ut) \\ ill undoubtal‘ly provide a night to remember \\ ith his big housey numbers. l)on your immune threads and get down early as always busy.

I Cream at The Pottci‘iow *lpm-aiam. £8 (to) 2‘) May. Monthly. Steve I.a\vler. l.c/ Ryder. (ia/ long and Neil McKay represent the l.i\ci'pool house and piogicssnc housc club

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte.

ltipm lam. Free Weekly. Spice up your life: l).ls l‘.ll';lll and Duncan (2‘) May) and Jorge and Coco \\ ith iiiei‘engue. salsa and moic (.5 .lttlll

I Curios at \\’..l. Christie's. Opin—lam. Free. Weekly. Various guests play a range of dance sounds. Don't be shy. the open decks mean that you can liaye a go too. I Dance Creation at The Vaults. It)..‘~()pin .‘sam. £ll) (£5). 5 .lun. Monthly. Steye Budd. Strictly Phascr and Sean Pearson w ith guests to be announced play uplilting house to a mainstream crowd. I Disco Inferno at The Venue. lt).3t)pm- Ram. in. 2‘) May. Fortnightly. l)on your \\ itlcst llarcs. shortest mini or biggest .ili'o but make sure that you can grooy c in your platforms - this is a night ol'drunkcn ionguc-m-chcek madness stuck tiinily in llic "(is Delirious disco

and tired-up funk in the main room: soul. rare groove and a Latin selection in the Cooler. I The Edge at The Vaults. l0.30pm—3am. £8. 29 May. Monthly. The Vaults are set to rock with this three room special. Keith Baxter. Sean Pearson and very special guest Jon Kelly play house madness in the main room while the gloves come ot't‘when DJ Kid goes head to head with The Mad Ambassador in the Lounge a whole new experience for sure and finally Querish and McQuarrie in the bar. I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. l lpm-3am. £3 members; £3.50 non- members. Weekly. A varied playlist taking in soul. 60s. new wave. indie. Northern. soundtracks and much. much more. There‘s a very cheap bar as well. Free photographic membership available on the night. I eh1 more at ehl. 9pin—lam. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton plays his garage and soul tunes on the first and third Saturday and rising deep house star Murray Richardson shows why he is worthy of attention on the second and fourth. I Energise at Subway. | lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds. I Envy at Revolution. lOpm—3am. £5 before I lpm; £6 before midnight; £7 after. Weekly. Simon Coyle plays chart and dance to a young West End crowd. I FBI at Holyrood Union. 9pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. DJ Lee plays a varied playlist encompassing 60s/early 70s retro. big beat. old skool. baggie and indie to an appreciative and selective crowd. Please note that this club is now weekly. 5 Jun is your chance to hear the hype surrounding Gay Dad's new tilblllliLt’l.\‘ll/'l.’ Noise. ie there'll be loads of giveaways and playbacks. Cool. I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row. Monthly. Next date l‘) Jun. I Fire Island at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date l9 Jun with Gay Pride Day. I Flares at Flares. ()pin—lam. Free. Weekly. playing a range of 70s tunes to a West End crowd. I Frog at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date l9 Jun with their first birthday celebrations. I Hanky Panky at La Belle Angele. llpm-3am. £5. Weekly. Very popular. full-on mainstream and dance night with music from the 70s to the 90s. I Headspin at The Bongo Club. l().3()pm—3am. £5 (£4). 5 Jun. Monthly. Still a four deck mix of trip hop. hip hop. l‘unk. house and soul with more and more live acts getting in on this brilliant club. Highly recommended. I Hibiki at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Stuart Duncan hosts a night of groovy deep house. disco and beyond. I ID at The Vaults. Monthly. Next date 1‘) Jun. I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. I()pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. 5 Jun sees Rare Faction. an exciting drum & bass band lay on the sounds at this great little ‘ioint. I lay at Wilkie House. lt).30pm—3am. £8 (£6) before I lpm: £9 (£7) after. 29 May. Monthly. ()ne of the capital‘s best gay nights with hundreds paying homage (via a frenzy) to Maggie 64‘: Alan. ll‘ tops’ol‘l‘ sweaty hard house and techno is your thing. then this could be heaven. The back room is the disco and cheese retreat w ith Trendy Wendy and Sally Findlay. I Jungle Magic at The Potteri'ow. Monthly. Next date l7 .lun with Goldie. Storm and MC lustiyc. I Le Freak at The Attic. llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Seventies and chart music. I Liquid at The Liquid Room. lt).3()pin—3am. £5. Weekly. Soulful house and garage at this busy night with DJ Andy Ford. I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. |()pm—2am. £8. Weekly (not 5 Jun). 2‘) May sees Jonli D's Apricot Jam Show. a live combination of soul. hip hop and l'unk with a bit of comedy thrown in. DJ support from Joseph Malik and A].