Edinburgh shouted a collective ‘way- hey' when Boogie Mo Dynamo resurfaced at the Bongo in the Festival. Since then. their monthly nights (in collaboration with the , excellent Headspin) have seen the queues outside the Bongo reach the Royal Mile. This issue sees Smack pick his four choice bits of vinyl. And wears some really nice wigs to boot.
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The Temptations: ’Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On' (Tamla Motown) The Afro years. One of the hottest all time dance tunes and a strong candidate for first tune of the Millennium.
Soul of Man: 'Serendipity EP’ (Finger Lickin' Records)
lt's a four track little beauty with something for every mood. 'Big Up The Noise’ is a bit of a fave with me.
. 7,. Wreckage Inc: ’Salvage' (Wall of Sound)
On the loyalty tip this, 'cos it's the only material possession that We ever got from him. The Alkaline mix and Suga B’s Spark Plug mix are worth checking out.
Freq asty: ’Boomin' Back Skool mix)’ (Botchit + Scarper) For that big, fat, sexy, beat stonkin’
tune. this is the one that works for me. .
90 TIIE LIST 18 Nov—2 Dec 1999
CLUB LISTINGS continued
I Joy at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 11 Dec.
I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Grafﬁti. 9.30pm-2am. £6 (£5). Weekly. TWO very big nights down at the Lounge: Carlos Pena Y Sus Muchachos plays his last ever gig (20 Nov) at the club and we all know it’s going to be a sad one. He’ll be supported by DJ Simon Hodge. 3 is the magic number DJ night (27 Nov) sees resident Joseph Malik be joined by Aqua Bassino (F Communications) and one other mystery guest (oooh). Both nights will undoubtably be fantastic and are essential in their own right, although you should remember that it’s all over, red rover on 18 Dec for the club.
I Logic at The Vaults. The Vaults is closed until January.
I Luver at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£7). 27 Nov. Monthly. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any busier. . . Luver is Edinburgh’s outstanding glam and outrageous hard house night, where everyone makes an extra special effort with what they wear - ‘wild wacky gay horny super trendy’ is the catchphrase. The music in the main room is pumping hard house, with a bit of trance and techno thrown in, while the back is a den of speed garage. The venue is full to capacity practically minutes after opening (check it out if you don’t believe us) so if you want to get in, go down with a member (but note that there are no new memberships for the year) or dress to absolute excess. And if you do get in, you’ll have the time of your life.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. World music with Sir Ossie playing the full spectrum of African, soca, Latin, salsa, reggae and ragga sounds.
I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 10pm-3am. £6. 27 Nov. Fortnightly. Dub reggae on a custom-built sound system for a very appreciative crowd. Experience a dub shower ‘Roots- man’ style at this superpopular night.
I Mingin' at Studio 24, upstairs only. 10.30pm-3am. £5. 20 Nov. Monthly. A dark and intimate affair, Alan Joy and Brian Dempster lays on dark, sexy and dirty trance for a relaxed and friendly crowd.
I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm-3am. £5 (£4). 27 Nov. Fortnightly. Attracting a near capacity crowd most nights, this is one of Scotland’s biggest alternative clubs with three floors of rock, gothic and indie/dance which should suit just about everyone’s tastes.
I Noa at Noa. 10pm-3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers, Martin Valentine and Craig Phillips mix up deep house, garage and mainstream.
I Raw at Negociants. Raw has now finished. Sob.
I Room At The Top at Room At The Top. 9pm—4am. £10. Weekly. Huge and gorgeous house club attracting a young and spanky crowd. The local boys stand up and get counted (20 Nov) - Jon Mancini, Paul Mendez, Martin Malone, Julian Grant and Robbie Reid. It’s time again for Colours Winter ’99 (remember Fall?) and they’ve got a pretty shit hot lineup, we must say. Check out the likes of Tall Paul, Jeremy Healy, Roger & Junior Sanchez, Ferry Corsten . . . the list goes on. This is also part of the Human Trafﬁc Freedom Tour, to celebrate the release of that excellent film onto video.(27 Nov) Check out: www.roomatthetop.co.uk
I Salsa Viva at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 10 Dec with their fourth birthday.
I Scooter at Holyrood Union. 9pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. DJs Chris and Del play a choice mix of 605 and early 70$ Mod, Beat, pop, psych, Motown and Northern soul. Covercharge also gets you into FBI, see separate entry.
I Scratch at The Venue. 11pm—4am. £6 (£5). 20 Nov. Fortnightly. From New York comes Steinski, the legendary old skool DJ and producer who makes his Scottish debut tonight. He’ll be joining residents Lyley, Richie Rufftone, Gino and Extra for
some real deal hip hop.
I Shebang at Wilkie House. 11pm-3am. £10 (£8). 20 Nov. Monthly. Gail Sellars heads an all-girl line up playing happy to hard house, while Hilda plays disco and funk in her hideaway.
I Teaseage at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Indie, with a touch of dance and funk, played to a packed and sweaty crowd.
I Trans-mission at Studio 24. 20 Nov. Monthly. No information available at time of going to press.
I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 20 Nov. Fortnightly. One that has them very excited, Ralph Lawson from 20:20 Vision makes his first ever visit to Tribal. And that’s not all, make sure you head down to the Cooler for AJ and Joseph Blacka’nized, supremely talented hip hop heroes. See Phactﬁle.
I Viva at Club Mercado. 10pm-4am. £10 (£8). 20 Nov. Fortnightly. Roll out the red carpets, sound the trumpets. . . Viva hosts the Oscars. In the land of make believe where everyone’s a star, this gay friendly cabaret, disco and house club will be transformed.
Chart & party
I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. Free before midnight; £tbc after. Weekly. Party and dance music at this capacity night.
I The Attic at The Attic. llpm—3am. Price tbc. Weekly. A bit of everything for everybody.
I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9pm—3am. £4 (£2) before 11pm; £5 (£3) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly from 20 Nov. Mainstream clubby night for the kids in Eros while Elite lives on golden oldies & chart fodder. Dress to impress.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm-late. £7 non-members; £6 members; £5 fancy dress. 27 Nov. Fortnightly. One of the best party clubs in the country, leave the 905 at the door and step back in time . . . DJ Love, Nick Silver, MC Otis and your host Mr Lenny Love offer up a heady mix of curly sideburns, Afros as big as your mama and ﬂares that should’ve been banned.
I Energise at Subway. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.
I Hanky Panky at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream tunes from the 705 to the 903 at this extremely popular night.
I Loca at Loca. 8pm—5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 11pm—1am; £5 after 1am. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature, but no less sloshed crowd.
I Lovegroove at Gaia. 9pm-3am. Free before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. The gorgeous refurbished Gaia opens its doors to this weekly smooth groove dance party on the main floor and easy listening 45$ upstairs.
I Naughty at The Ark. 9pm-3am. £5. Half price with ﬂyer. Weekly. A night for the ofﬁce workers wanting to drink and dance to party tunes.
I The Party at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.
I Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £6. Weekly. A mix of 70s to 90$ smash hits for an over 255 crowd.
I The Subway West End 4pm-3am. £1. Weekly. See Thu.
Pro-club I I C.C. Blooms 11pm-3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 8pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Ali Campbell dropping jazz funk and big beat with a French flavour. I Mojito at Cuba Norte. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro- Cuban and Latin cocktail.
I Don't Stop at The Cocteau Lounge. Midnight—3am. Free. Weekly. For the nocturnal drinkers among us, get down for different DJs every night. \
I eh1 More at ehl. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Eh?Wun! and Jonny Lyle on rotation at this popular and stylish city centre bar.
I Kute at P0 Na Na. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Murray Richardson and Flash man a night of sweet house music at this bar cum club.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Every lady’s favourite Bob Cairns does the laid-back Sunday session thing, taking elements of soul, funk, Latin grooves and future jazz and playing his way into our hearts . . .
Club I Galaxy at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. £3. Weekly. Funk, R&B, smooth soul and disco. I Icons at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 5 Dec. I Jamboree at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 12 Dec. I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm-3am. £3. Weekly. The Brian Kellock Trio continue their respected residency at the Joint with support from Js. I Lemon Juice at La Belle Angele. llpm-3am. £5. 21 Nov. Fortnightly. A new night of ‘fresh juicy house music’. I Queer Sunday at Eden. 11pm—3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. A new weekly gay night with an ‘unashamedly vibrant, happy, commercial gay dance music policy’ with the stunning DJ Venus upstairs while downstairs is taken over by the Torch Song Divas doing the cabaret thing. Watch out for Sheila Blige on the door - be nice now. I Red Star Presents at La Belle Angele. 8pm—late. £4. 28 Nov. Fortnightly. Live music with DJ support. I Tackno at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £4 members; £5 bearded; £6 clean faced. 28 Nov. Monthly. What’s this, Bearded Tackno? Trendy Wendy, are you serious? It’ll be moustaches, goatees, sideburns, bum ﬂuff and big bushy beards a go-go. All with the cheesiest, tackiest music to groove to. Well, at least we won’t have to shave for the affair. I Taste at Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. There are some things that you can rely on: rain in Glasgow, early morning marches by the Orange Order when you’ve got the hangover from hell, white Christmas’s happening everywhere else but here, syphilis in Leith, that kind of thing. You can also turn to Taste, each and every Sunday, to provide you with exactly the kind of mind melting, sweat pouring, smile inducing night that keeps us all going. The main floor becomes a sea of friendly, hip young things, pounding the boards to the uplifting hard house provided by those two rapscallions, Fisher & Price. The back room is taken over for some smooth as your silk knickers American and UK garage from Martin Valentine and Stuart Barrie (not that we’re suggesting that they wear silk knickers, we really wouldn’t know and we’ve not seen any pictures, really). Oh, and Dizire Dubﬁre (Miss Moneypenny’s) guests on 28 Nov with her funky, uplifting house. (Late addition this . . . shame on you.) I Tokyo Blue at Gaia. 9pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Craig Burger Queen has a new pet project and tonight is it. He and select guests will be laying on glam and sexy house while Tim Cuban Brother will be DJing in the upstairs bar.
Chart &. party
I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. Price the Weekly. With supercheap bevvy, you might want to take Monday off.
I Cheezee at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £2-£5. Weekly. Edinburgh’s cheesiest night out.
I Kiss at'The Liquid Rooms. 10.30pm-3am. £3. Weekly. A little bit of something for everyone where the promoters encourage you to ‘let your hair down and snog a stranger’ to the sounds of house, chart and dance. ' I Loca at Loca. 10pm-3am. Free. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco.
I Mad Sundays at The Attic. 8pm—5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 11pm-1am; £4 after lam. Weekly. Chart and classic disco going happily hand-in-hand with very