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We have argued on many an occassion that ’club people’ get an unfair rap.
Terms like ’strange’ and ’not like normal people’ get thrown about with reckless abandon and we think that it is a blatant over-generalisation of the lowest kind. We will not, however, be submitting the following interview with Chicago house doyen Derrick Carter as evidence for our case. Please insert hotel room laughter and giggling where appropriate. Pictures by Nikki Forrest.
So, Derrick, what is it that you do? ’I play records and I make records.’
And which to you prefer? ‘Yes. Yes, yes, yes please.’
Where are you now? 'I just got into Leeds to play at Back 2 Basics. l was last here in ’84 or ’87.’
Really? ’This is gospel you're getting but it might change. Everything needs to be time-stamped.’
You played such a huge part in the explosion of the Chicago house scene a few years back. What do you say to that? ’Thank you.’
Is that all? ‘Thank you very much. I’m a dude who does what he does and if people like it, that’s good, ’cause then I can keep on doing it.’
Who do you respect in the house scene? 'I respect people who do good things, people who can give you the fix like no one can when you need the fix.’
Who exactly? ’Sneaks, Caj, Mark from Manchester.’ (Cue laughter erupts in background, presumably from Mark.)
Are you looking forward to playing Tribal Funktion? ’Did I play there already? Only kidding. It’s my old place, the Pure place. It’s where I used to live. Kids in Edinburgh still rock and they give up love. There are always smiles at the end of the night and I like that.’
What are your plans for the next six months? ’l’m going crazy. I'm travelling until the end of September then I'm going to have two months of rest and relaxation so that I can come back invigorated to start my plans for world domination.’
Anything else? ’I have a single which is really, really, really good called "Nu Pshidt” on Classic out on 31 August tentatively, pending the artwork, which is dope!
What’s the artwork? ’Well, I do a spot of photography and I’ll be using some pictures from my [whispers into phone] very private collections.’ What are the images of? ’Shitty ’scapes cause I'm a shitty kid.’
Is that all? ’What is it with British Midland? I left with two bags of records, now I have one. What is that?’ (Simone Baird)
I Derrick Carter plays Tribal Funktion at The Venue, Sat 14 Aug.
98 THE U87 12—19 Aug 1999
Regular weekly Edinbu h dubs plus one-off events are list bg‘d'aly. then alphabetically by title. Clu ll be listed provided up-to-date details reach our offices at least seven days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinb h B: Festival Club listings are compiled by Simone Baird.
I Beat at The Vaults. 10.30pm-3am. Free. Weekly. J Cammera, Stamper and Ollie are on rotation playing a crowd- pleasin mix of house and techno.
I Bla Projects at The Honeycomb. Monthl . Next date 2 Aug.
I CC. blooms at CC. Blooms. llpm—3am. Free club downstairs at this popular gay bar, playing a mix of commercial dance and hi-NRG house.
I Catwalk at Catwalk. 9pm-1am. Free. Open decks session. Phone 225 5583 or 0411 807925 for more information.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. Great Cuban bar and restaurant with salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.
I Disuko at The Honeycomb. Midnight-5am. £5. 19 Aug. Monthly. The main room will be given over to nice funky house with the likes of Mikey Stirton, Malks Macbeth and Maxx (Camel Beats). Talent from Pork Recordings - a down tempo, easy listening label with style - represented in the back room with 015 Sonic Agent and Porky.
I Dust at Studio 24. lOpm-Bam. £2. Weekly. Popular alternative club offering up a selection of metal, industrial, goth and a bit of punk to an appreciative crowd. Information on 07901 600242.
I Erektus at Pivo. 10pm—3am. Free. 12 Aug. Monthly. Harri (Sub Club) kicks oﬁ the new Thursday nighter at this extremely popular bar, they’ll be dancing on the tables yet.
I Flares at Flares. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. DJs playing 708 tunes.
I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm—5am. £4 (£3). Weekly. John Burgess’s Contemporary Jazz Trio (12 Aug) lay on some ultra-contemporary jazz while Dog Catcher, a scorching hot outﬁt, return for the Festival. DJ Unkle Fawaz guests on both ni ts.
I International Club stival at Teviot Row. 9pm-5am. £6. Weekly. Manchester’s ﬁnest house club Golden bring Norman Jay and Dean Mlson to town for a bit of a party (12 Aug) while the legendary glowstick party that is Gatecrasher (until Judge Jules rained on the parade) showcase the Euro-trance sound sweeping the nation this summer. In the four back rooms you can enjoy: drum & has, big beat, funk and soul and dub, soul and re ae.
I La Fromagene at The Meadows Bar, downstairs. 9pm-lam. Free. 12 Aug. Fortnightly. Platter after platter of easy listening, mellow jazz, hi-NRG disco and tasty cheese.
I Loca at Loca. 8pm-5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 11pm-1am; £4 after lam. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco in the city centre.
I Love Breaks at P0 Na Na. 11pm-3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly. Membership available. Various funky sounds with Simone and Dr Jon.
I Made in Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. George Mac (Manga) presents all the latest liquid funk, break beats and drum & bass at this ular bar. I The Mambo Club at The vendish. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Still going strong - Sir Ossie offers a mix of salsa and R&B.
I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. llpm-3am. Free. Weekly. Arguably the best chance to sample the most delectable delights in ska, mod, Northern soul and 603 beats in the whole of sunny Edinburgh. Kaiser George, Simon and Brian are the men behind the wheels of steel.
I Negociants at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Archie oﬂ'ers up his fave selection of hip hop and ragga.
I Orange Sun at Studio 24. 11 m-5am. £6 at the door; £5 in advance. 1 Aug. No better excuse for a party than to countdown for another party . . . tonight is the prelim to their major party on Thu 26 Aug with "the Countdown To Planet Gong Party Night’. DJs Bloco Vomit, Tantrum, Bill Spice and live techno from Vi or should keep you amused.
I ed, Hot And Cool at Noa. lOpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Soul, hip hop and old skool.
I Ripped at The Jaffacake. 11pm-3am. £2. Weekly. A mix of p0p and indie.
I Salsa Pa Ti at Cafe Habana. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. DJ James Combe at this salsa and Latin night with a dance class at 9.30pm with DJ Orlando. I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm-3am. £1. Weekly. DJs
pla ing chart music for a drinking crowd. I ursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. Students free with matric card before 12.30am or in 705 costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. ‘Slick- ass funk and disco all night’ for those that wanna goglo. I Tummy ouch And tangent at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-5am. £5. 19 Aug only. S’posed to be the sexiest hash of the Festival, enjoy a night of ﬁne funky music, sexy visuals and good lovin’.
I Vltleodrome at Cellar Bar No. 1. 9pm-1am. 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 Wall Of Sound Party at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-5am. £5. 12 Aug only. One of the country ’s most interesting beats labels bring to town the likes of Agent Dan, Rory Beatnik, Deckwrecka and Krash Slaughta who will have it out on as many decks as they can lay their hands on (make sure yours are bolted down). A night of beats, noise, hip hop and scratch- action. See La Belle Angele preview.
I Alpha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 3 Sep.
I Apex at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 20 Aug.
I Barry Cabanas at Wilkie House. Next date 17 Sep.
I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. George T, Simone and H from Tribal Funktion on rotation at this popular and stylish bar.
I Camel Beats at The Venue. 10.30pm-5am. £8 (£6). 13 Aug. Fortnightly. A year s a long time in clubland and after providing the capital with an underground techno haven for over twelve months now, the boys at Camel Beats have decided to take a well earned break in September allowing three dates before they call it all over, red rover. Tonight the Arabian Knights (that’s the resident DJs) welcome the return of Martin (Rub a Dub, 69).
I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 8pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik from Uzzard Lounge, Blacka’nized and the East Coast Project spin a selection of the best music from around the world.
I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 21 Aug.
I Cosmic Disko at The Vaults. lOpm-late. £5 for movers, shakers, gay and bi; freaky wild dressers, those with a drum and backpackers get in two for one. Weekly. A popular night of cosmic beats on a new age tip. Make an effort with your dress, be as way out as you feel you can. Residents Yoshi and Gibbo team up to play dark, new tech-house. Please note that there is a strict door policy - radges and squares will not be admitted.
I Crackedack at Noa. 4.30-10pm. £1. Weekly. An after-work bash at the coolest club in the West End.