One of Edinburgh's Xrourite sons, Mr Todd resides at Higher Ground, at Dusty Rhodes and - as 0.! Perchaneri - at Barry Cabanas. This issue he takes us through his favourite numbers.
Don Blackman: ’Don Blackman' (Artista)
From the king of the beads comes this much needed reissue. Pure 80$ soul jazz with classics ‘Heart's Desire’ and ‘Holdin'
You Needin’ You'.
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Suba: 'Voce Gosta’ (SSR) Phil Asher once again proves he's the best in the business. The restless soul mixes might just be his best outing to date. Superb!
Common: 'The 6th Sense' (MCA)
Been doing the rounds for a while on bootleg. Now it's finally out and kids ~ they love it! Heavyweights Common and DJ Premier team up for the hip hop single of the year.
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Yasushi lde: 'lonesome Echo Strings Meets The World‘ (Yellow)
Tokyo to Berlin, everybody’s jazz noodlin'. Another fine release from Yellow Records; all three mixes are flawless.
74 "IE LIST 16—30 Mar 2000
Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then bysday, then alphabetically by title. Clu will be listed provided It to-date details reach our offices at east seven days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinburgh dub listings compiled by Simone Baird.
EDINBURGH THURSDAYS Pro-club
I Bannerrnans at Bannermans. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Classic indie, rock and new school anthems.
I The Cocteau Lounge at The Cocteau Lounge. 11pm-3am. Free. Weekly. DJs laying’on funky sounds.
I Cu a Norte at Cuba None. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. Salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.
I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar, downstairs. 9pm—3am. Free. 23 Mar. Fortnightly. Easy listening, mellowjazz, hi-NRG, disco and tasty cheese.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Gary Mac (Sublime) lays on some seriously funky house, breaks and other ieces.
I Sa sa Con Sabor at Baracoa. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Popular salsa night with hot music, great ambience and friendly people. Call 225 5846 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
I Beat at The Vaults. 10.30pm-3am. Free. 23 Mar. Fortnightly. New house and techno night with DJs J Cammera and Mitchell.
I Black Projects at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 16 Mar. Monthly. It’s an extra special night as the Black Projects crew celebrate their ﬁrst birthday. Catch Jamie Watt, Rod Duckering and Ross Mitchell doing house, techno and garage with a touch of drum & bass and hip hop. I Block-Party at Noa. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Weekly. Big, block rockin’ beats from some of the finest local DJs around. I C.C. Blooms at C.C. Blooms. 11pm—3am. Weekly. Free club downstairs at this popular gay bar.
I Da Break at La Belle Angele. 10pm-3am. 30 Mar. Monthly. With a name like Da Break, it’s gotta be hip hop. I Dust at Studio 24. 10pm-3am. £2. Weekly. Popular alternative club offering up a selection of metal, industrial, goth and a bit of punk to an appreciative crowd. I Easy at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). 23 Mar. Fortnightly. A new night at the wee Attic that could really do with your support. Euan James (remember his techno club Lift?) and up and coming Mikey Ameno play a range of house, tech house and big beat; all in all something a little different for your Thursdays. Well worth a look in.
I Funk Junkies at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 23 Mar. Fortnightly. It’s a serious funk thang at La Belle with this new fortnightly night presenting bands and DJs.
I In The Groove at Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. 16 Mar sees the D.S. Murray Quartet guest, 23 Mar tbc, and 30 Mar is the Warchild Benefit Night with the All New Jazz Joint Collective. DJs Lewis, Fawaz and Sly Si rotate.
I Jenga at Why Not? 10pm—3am. £5. 16 Mar only. The Midnight Blue band, fund raising night for Project: Ruiru, building a hospital for the small Kenyan township of Ruiru, live entertainment. DJs Will and Joolz laying funk and Latin rhythms.
I La onda at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £4. 16 Mar. Monthly. Live band Mmila doing spider money songs, DJs Dutch Shultz and Felix (Sublime).
I Love Breaks at P0 Na Na. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon play new and old classics from the realms of Latin, soul, R&B and disco.
I The Money Shot at The Bongo club. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 23 Mar. Monthly. Hip hop, funk and drum & bass.
I Perception at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £4. 23 Mar. Monthly. All things deep and progressive which makes sense, considering it’s a rogressive house night. I The Squalor S ow at E2K. 11pm—33m. 23 Mar. Fortnightly. Wild- style cabaret-based antics with DJs Babes and Frosty playing hip hop, funk and real disco on four decks.
I 3 Piece Sweet at E2K. 11pm-3am. £3. 16 Mar. Fortnightly. Sally F, Trendy Wendy and Nicci throw a musical party for us. Much cheapness on the door with plenty of cheap sauce inside, this is a highly recommended early start to your weekend.
I Windup at Bar Nego (Negociants). 8pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. The finest hip hop and R&B with pro DJs Extra and Archie.
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I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Mind-melting drink promos and full-on party music to take you into the wee hours.
I Back To Basics at Why Not? l1pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Favourites from the chart crypt.
I Blast at Gaia. 10pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student soiree featuring intergalactic dance from across the solar system and lo ﬁ/indie from Planet Earth. I Bubbalicious at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 with flyer). Weekly. A student night at this very gorgeous venue with Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster and suitably discounted bevvy.
I Funky Underground at Revolution. lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The student night at this giant venue with Daddy Cool laying on the fromage.
I Ignition at Eros/Elite. 9pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. New venue for the mainstream party crowd. Big student night. I The Kangaroo Klub at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A new dance and chart club.
I Loca at Loca. 8pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before 1am; £4 after. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco.
I Mother's Milk at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Chart and mainstream dance.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1 (free to students). Weekly. DJs playing chart music for a drinking crowd.
I Thursday 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 go-go.
EDINBURGH FRIDAYS Pro-club
I Bannermans at Bannermans. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Underworld vibes from Sean Pearson and Neil Ferguson doing the garage and house thing.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro play live. DJs afterwards.
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I The Friday Feelgood at Baracoa. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Friday’s bring a change of policy to the normally salsa— orientated bar, as the wonderful DJ Tinku plays an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, soul and hip hop. Expect some of her DJ friends to dro by for impromptu sets.
I The Gilde Saloon at The Guilded Saloon. 6pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A new inner-city hangout for the suave and sophisticated in Edinburgh, and if they don’t show, then there’s always us to prop up the bar. With In Demand behind it, you just know that all your fave DJs will be roped into bringing along a few boxes of vinyl, while those who appreciate the ﬁner things in life can admire David N. Mclntyre’s new exhibition Superstar DJs on the walls.
I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. If you like your grooves smooth and your liquor serious, these two nights at Pivo will satisfy. Martin Valentine
from Taste’s back room guests on 17 Mar, while Ultragroove’s Colin Cook dr0ps by on 24 Mar, and it’ll be ramma-jamma when Harri (Subculture, Nature) does his deep house thing on 31 Mar.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Jo Malik makes the world a better place every time he opens his record bag. Warming us up for a night on the tiles, Jo’s playlist is the musical spectrum in all its glory.
I 02 at Oxygen. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. Scotland’s ﬁrst bar dedicated to following a Californian New Age fad takes on the DJ dimension, with Craig Smith and Gareth Sommerville on rotation.
I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. 9.30pm—lam. Free. 24 Mar. Fortnightly. As resident Murray Richardson jets off down the American west coast, Marco Smith (Vestx Competition winner) steps up to take the reigns. He’s a talent to watch, and you’ll be able to do it for free tonight.
I Roadblock at P0 Na Na. 11pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci digs up the best in funk, disco, house, timeless gems and block rocking beats.
I TFI Friday at Club Mercado. 5-10pm. Free. Weekly. No ginger freaks here (thank the merciful Lord), just good ‘old fashioned after-work mayhem, hosted by everyone’s favourite good time girl, Trendy Wendy.
I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 8pm—1am. Free. 17 Mar. Fortnightly. An extra special What It Is tonight as Parallax Records celebrate their launch. Bob Cairns will be joined by Eh?Wun!, Professor Plastic, and the Parallax DJs for some jazz, funk and grooves. See Club News.
I Absolute at E2K. 11pm—3am. £7. 17 Mar. Monthly. with residents lain Thomson, Jamie Buchanan and Chris McNulty.
I Apex at Studio 24. lOpm—Sam (tbc). £7 (£5). 31 Mar. Monthly. Utilising two floors, Apex go all out to celebrate their second birthday tonight with seven hours of hard house, acid trance and techno. Biomechnoid will be playing a live technO/hard trance set, joining the Sativae Drummers as well as the full resident line up of Steve Pace, Al Space, Medicine Man, Phil Zero, Julz, Kam the Beard and Neil T. See preview in next issue.
I Arakatacal at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £5. 24 Mar. Monthly. ‘The past, the present and the future of tropical dance music is here’, say the promoters, creating a club that our readers voted as one of their favourites in our last Reader’s Poll. Attracting a slightly older crowd (so no gurning fifteen year olds, then) this salsa, African, Latin and Carib night is always worth a look in.
I Ascencion Goth Club at Cas Rock. 9.30pm-1am. £4 at door; £3 in advance. 17 Mar. Monthly. Passion Play are the guest band, joining DJ James and Gordon playing goth and alternative.
I Barry Cabanas at E2K. llpm—3am. £6 (£5); £4 in fancy dress to the theme. 31 Mar. Monthly. It’s another party, this time brought to you by the letter P. l hope my pineapple-sized pimples clear up in time, so I can prance about E2K like the ponce I really am, perving on pretend DJs all night long. I think that Perchanski is going to come dressed as a penis with plastic . . . oh, that’s how he usually looks anyway (see Four Play). There’ll no doubt be loads of porn stars, people with pigtails, a few pathetic pillow fights and maybe even a pipe smoking pirate. Phew, l’m pooped. I Big Beat at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 14 Apr.
I Chimera at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £10 at door; £8 in advance. 31 Mar only. A one off night aiming to throw a damn fine party in aid of charity. The main attraction will be the fab line up of local talent - Alan Joy (Joy), Kev Wright (Sublime) and Gail Sellars (Shebang) in the main room; Paul Curran (Lift), Felix (Sublime) and Julz (Loop) through the back. Adding ambience to the whole shindig will be the free massage, aromatherapy and other complementary therapies from The OakleafAromathcrapy Centre, as well as henna tattooing, UV face-painting, hair