LFT is local promoter and DJ Euan McKenzie. Having wound up his techno club Lift this summer, he has taken up residency at Normal, which recently started at The Venue, and plans to start a new house night (yes, he's going to play house) called Easy early next year.
HMC: '187' (Dirty House) This is HMC at his best. The production is second to none, with a warmth of tone that really sums up his style. Crosses the line between house and techno beautifully.
.. w’ '7,
Luke Slater: 'All Exhale' (Novamute)
The Trunk mix should have techno fans ;
frothing at the mouth - it's a pounder and no mistake!
Baltimore Housing Authority Compilation (unknown)
A four tracker featuring various Baltimore luminaries. Some real crackers on this one, ranging from vocal house to harder jacking house. Definitely the sort of thing that I'll be going for with Easy.
Joey Beltram: ‘Arena' (unknown)
The master at work again, Beltram never fails to deliver and this is no exception. Chunkier than a Yorkie bar and a good deal tastier!
76 THE LIST 4-18 Nov 1999
CLUB LISTINGS continued
I Graduate at Gaia. 9pm-3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. The name says it all — a student night with ludicrously cheap bevvy all night. As if it matters at these things, but there’s full-on party music on the main ﬂoor, low fi and electro upstairs.
I Havoc at La Belle Angele. 10pm—2am.
£5. 11 Nov. Fortnightly. A new night of divine acid jazz and funk with DJs and live bands. Tonight catch The Ugly Groove Movement with support from Khudu.
I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. A funky little hangout for many of Edinburgh’s jazz and soul musicians, with local talent on rotation each week with support from DJs.
I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar, downstairs. 9pm-3am. Free. 11 Nov. Fortnightly. Easy listening, mellow jazz, hi-NRG disco and tasty cheese.
I La Honda at The Bongo Club. 10pm-3am. £4. 11 Nov. Monthly. The newest club at The Bongo looks well interesting. Things kick off with an hour of films from visual groups Kohoutek and Trystero, then acoustic live jazz jams in the gallery space; while through the other room DJs Dutch Shultz and Felix (Sublime) will be playing funk, hip hop and beaty techno.
I loca at Loca. 8pm-3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 llpm—lam; £4 after 1am. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco in the city centre.
I Machine at The Tap O’Lauriston. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A new night ‘trying to provide a forum for underground indie music in a city where the only places playing guitar music are mainstream clubs or the standard goth grind’. Expect punk to Pavement, sonic sound to Chemikal Under round.
I Ma e In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. George Mac (Manga) presents all'the latest liquid funk, break beats and drum & bass at this popular bar.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 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. £2. Weekly. Ska, mod, Northern soul and 605 beats.
I The Money Shot at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 4 Nov. Monthly. Formerly of The Wee Red Bar, hip hop, funk and drum & bass night with DJ Extra and live MCing from Scotland Yard.
I Mother's Milk at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Chart and mainstream dance.
I Opus De Jazz at The Cocteau Lounge. 8pm-late. Free before 10pm; £3 after. 4 Nov. Fortnightly. A new night launching tonight. Hosted by soul dive Nicola King (Basic Collective, Sister Soul . . .) and DJ Tinku (Midnight Blue, Wiggle Waggle . . .), it’ll be mellow jazz and soul. Food available, courtesy of The Outhouse. I Negociants at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Archie offers up his fave selection of hip hop and ragga.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. DJs playing chart music for a drinking crowd.
I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Rooms. 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 o-go.
I Salsa Con Sa or at Baraeoa. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Hector maintains an exceptionally popular salsa night with hot music, great ambience and friendly people. Call 225 5846 or email@example.com for more info.
I Sushi at Heriot Watt Union. lOpm—2am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly until 18 Nov. House music all night long at this student bar.
I Alpha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 26 Nov.
I Apex at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 12 Nov. Monthly. A very popular night of underground techno and trance for a very faithful crowd. The residents are Steve Pace, A] Space, Medicine Man (Havoc), Julz (Purple Moon), Kam the Beard and Neil T.
I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Party and dance classics. I The Attic at The Attic. llpm—3am. £??? Weekly. Musical hits from all the usual suspects.
I Baracoa at Baraeoa. 9pm-1 am. Free. Weekly. if you’re lucky, you might catch The Cuban Brothers dropping by for a bit of cabaret naughtiness.
I Barry Cabanas at Eden. 11pm—3am. £6.99 (£5.99 members; £5 nutty dressers). 12 Nov. Monthly. Like 80$ bands that refuse to die, the madness continues with no end in sight. A joy to hear for most of you lot, depraved as you are. Tonight will be a little crazy as it is Rob the Frog’s birthday. No doubt the poor lad will be groped aplenty by pals. Looking for any excuse, we say.
I Biff Bang Pow! at The Venue (top floor). 11pm—3am.£3. 5 Nov. Fortnightly. A brand new night of indie classics, 605 pop, soul, swingers with some Northern soul and Hammond grooves showing cult videos.
I Boogie Mo Dynamo Meets Headspin at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 26 Nov.
I Boogie Nights at Walkers. 11pm—3.15am. £5 (£4). 5 Nov. Fortnightly. It’s 705 vs 905 disco and dance, K001 and the Gang to Blockster. I Circus Circus at Eden. 10pm-3am. £6. 5 Nov. Fortnightly. Mr Todd (Higher Ground) and Simone (Tribal Funktion) dish out a mix of funk, soul, disco and garage.
I C ub Java at Club Java. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A new place combining restaurant, bar and club in the new development of Commercial Quay. The club starts up around lOpm-ish with DJ Jonny.
I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£5). 12 Nov. Monthly. The swinging, sexy rhythms just keep on coming at this outstanding salsa club. Things kick off with a free dance class then head straight into DJs and the band. The crowd’s superfriendly, — make sure you check it out.
I Cosmic at The Vaults. The Vaults is closed until January.
I Crackerjack at Noa. 4.30—10pm. £1. Weekly. An after-work bash at the coolest club in the West End.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio Flamenco Puro live with DJs afterwards. I Disuko at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 12 Nov. Monthly. Time to be hit again by the Disuko lot - check out Mikey Stirton, Malks Macbeth and Maxx in the main room with ‘chunky funky house’ while the back room is taken over by Gino & Fryer and their disco, rare groove, soul and funk.
I eh1 more at eh1. 9pm—1am. Free. DJs on rotation at this popular city centre bar. I Don't Stop at The Cocteau Lounge. Midnight-3am. Free. Weekly. Entrance through The Outhouse Gardens (Broughton Street Lane). For the nocturnal drinkers among us, get down for different DJs every night.
I Evol at The Liquid Rooms. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Edinburgh’s original indie night still going strong.
I Flirt at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £6. Weekly. A heady mix of 705 to 905 hits for an over 255 crowd.
I Funk Latino at Gaia. 9pm—3am. Free before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Funk and Latino on the main ﬂoor with DJ Chidi while upstairs goes all Salsa Con Sabor with DJ Hector.
I Funk Train at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 19 Nov.
I Higher Ground at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 26 Nov.
I Ignition at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 19 Nov.
I Intergalactic at The Potterrow. 10pm-3am. £5 (£3). 5 Nov. Monthly. Big beat and indie student night.
I Jam Friday at Heriot Watt Union. 4.30—9.30pm. Free. Weekly. Some very cheap promos and charty music to kick start the weekend.
I Jazz Joint at Henry ’s Cellar Bar. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Catch the High Heeled Sneakers on a weekly residency at the Joint. DJ Sly Si supports both nights.
I Keep It In Czech at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Colin Walker (Budda) makes his way from Glasgow (5 Nov) while Craig Smith makes an all too rare appearance since Substance was rendered homeless. Expect the finest in garage as this man is a genius (12 Nov). I Loca at Loca. 8pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 11pm—1am; £4 after 1am. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature crowd.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton blends the best in black music, R&B, future jazz, obscure boogie cuts and rare grooves. That’s the way, uh huh uh huh, we like it
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Reggae, ragga, soul, funk, swing and R&B delights provided by Sir Ossie.
I Manga at La Belle Angelo. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 5 Nov. Monthly. And even the very ground will quake for this one . . . DJ Krust drops by with vocalist Morgan and DJ Suv as a part of their Coded Language LP tour. Doors are open from 9pm for exclusive Manga Video/Palm Pictures previews, available to ticket holders only (big incentive, we say). Krust will be joining the extremely talented DJs Kid, G-Mac, General and Unify, as well as MC Feelman and VJ A- Dan. Tickets are available in advance from Ripping and Fopp. Check out: www.basstrap.com
I Mi Salsa at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 19 Nov. Monthly. Little Latino is the ﬂavour of the night, with Freddy Ramirez who’ll be playing up-tempo salsa mellowing to ‘salsa romantica’ later on. Attracts an older crowd.
I Midnight Blue at Cafe Grafﬁti. lOpm—2am. £5. Weekly. Classic Midnight Blue (5 Nov) when Subie Coleman and the residents funk it up with their ever popular soul jazz grooves; DJ Demus on the decks. The James Brown night (12 Nov) is always exceptionally popular, vocalist Tony King guarantees a great night; Stuart from Big Beat DJs.
I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. 10pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly. The still gorgeous DJ Nicci piays disco, funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar.
I Noa at lloa. 10pm—3am. Free before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room with smooth-as-you- like garage; Paul Dixon through the back with old skool, soul and funk.
I North at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 19 Nov.
I Pillbox at Studio 24. 5 Nov. Monthly. No other information available at time of going to press.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. 10.30pm-3am. £4. Weekly. From 1976-1989, it’s all that new romantic, pop and punk stuff that made our lives so enjoyable way back when.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 12 Nov. Fortnightly. As long- running as The Nile, Pure still packs a mean punch and retains a loyal following. Tonight sees the residents play up in ﬁne techno style; check Twitch, Brainstorm, Dribbler and The Bill.
I Radio Babylon at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4—£6. 5 Nov. Monthly. Head down to catch Barry Jams, Kelvin Bridge and the Merry Pranksters.
I Reaction at The Subway. 11pm—33m. Free for students with matriculation card; £2 otherwise. Weekly. A mix of chart, dance and classic disco.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9pm—3am.