DJ Joseph Malik is without doubt one of Edinburgh best-loved sons. As well as Wing at the Lizard Lounge, Futuristica and Iguana (Fri nights), he produces for the local Yush! label. You can find him behind the counter at Professt‘ ' "lastic (15a West Richmond Street, 622 7168), and these are his ‘top four nuggets'.
; . ‘X The Specials: ‘Ghost Town' (None) The last track ever to be played at the legendary Cafe Graffiti: 'bands won't play no more’. End of an era, folks.
The Lafayette Afro Rockband: Malilt LP (Makossa)
The original break for Public Enemy No 1. For all the B-Boys and B-Girls on the dancefloor.
Battle Star Galactica Soundtrack (RCA) Featuring the evil electronic voice of the Cylon troopers as sampled by Blacka'nized: ’foolish Earthlings, you must die!’
Van Morrison: TB Sheets LP (Pick Up) Funky blues 4/4 beats with screaming harmonica business. Recently used on the new Martin Scorsese movie Bringing Out The Dead.
74 THE US? 13—27 Apr 2000
EDINBURGH THURSDAYS: CLUBS continued
I In The Groove at Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. One of the capital’s most loved and happening places with live local bands and DJs every night. Catch Four Stroke Five and their deep fried jazz hop on 13 & 27, while The Jazz Incident make a return on 20 Apr. DJs Lewis, Fawaz and Sli Si rotate.
I Love Breaks at P0 Na Na. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon play new and old classics from the realms of Latin, soul, R&B and disco.
I Perception at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £4. 20 Apr. Monthly. Moving to La Belle Angele next month, this last event at their current home sees ‘Edinburgh’s finest’, so they say, Kev Wright of Sublime fame join the residents for some progressive house and trance.
I 3 Piece Sweet at 82K. 1 1pm—3am. £3. 13 & 27 Apr. 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 Snatch Club at the Liquid Rootn. l().3()pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. A new night from the depraved minds that brought you Barry Cabartas. A night of cheesy and kitsch classics. some appalling decor and a couple of degenerate characters feeling tip all the kids. See Phactfile.
I The Squalor Show at 152K . 11pm—3am.2()Apr. Fortnightly. It‘s Frosty vs Well Stirred and apparently they‘re getting wiggy witlt it. or so it claims on their excellent lchr.
I Thursday Night Heaven at 1-22K.
I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). 13 ck 27 Apr. Fortnightly. Retro 7(1s and Slls electro. pop and disco.
I Windup at Bar Nego (Negociants). 8pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. The fittest hip hop and R&B with pro DJs Iixtra and Archie.
Chart & party
I The Ark at The Ark. l()pm—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‘.’ 11pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Favourites from the chart crypt.
I Blast at Gaia. 1(1pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student soiree featuring intergalactic dance from across the solar system and lo fifindie from Planet Iiarth. I Bubbalicious at Club Mercado. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3 with ﬂyer). Weekly. A student night at this very gorgeous venue with Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster arid suitably discounted bevvy.
I Funky Underground at Revolution. l()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The student night at this giant venue with Daddy Cool laying on the frontage.
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 (‘itrus Club. I 1pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Dance and chart club.
I Loca at Loca. Spin—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before lam; £4 after. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1 (free to students). Weekly. DJs playing chart music fora drinking crowd.
I Bannermans at Bannermans. ()pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Underworld vibes from Sean Pearson and Neil Ferguson doing the garage and house thing.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba None. 1(1pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro play live. DJs afterwards.
I The Fly Bar at The Fly Bar. ()pm—lam. Weekly. Local DJs of note at this laid-back bar.
I The Friday Feelgood at Baraeoa. 1(1pm—1am. Free. Weekly. The wonderful DJ Tinku plays an eclectic mix ofjazz. funk. soul and hip hop.
I The Gilded Saloon at The Gilded Saloon. (ipm—lam. Free. Weekly. In Demand DJs offering smooth grooves. I Immersed In Music at Pivo. ()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A fine and worthy contender in the ‘Best Place To Hang Out And Get Wrecked’ category, with lots of local DJs.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. ()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. The practically legendary Jo Malik takes to the full spectrum of world music at this funky bar.
I 02 at ()xygen. ll)pm-—lani. Free. Weekly. (‘raig Smith and Gareth Sommcrville on rotation, which equals garage and house.
I Rebel Waltz at ('ity (‘afe 2. ().3l)pni—1am. Free. 21 Apr. Fortnightly. Resident iii asccndance Murray Richardson returns front his tottr of the States to remind everyone jtist how good a liottse DJ he is.
I Roadblock at Po l\'a Na. 11pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci digs tip the best in ftitik. disco. hottsc. timeless gems and block rockin' beats.
I TFl Friday at ('lub Mercado.
5~ lllpltl. Free. \Vcckly. (itititl Ulti— lashioncd alter-work may hem. ltosted by ctr-ryoite’s favourite good little girl, 'l‘t'endy Wendy.
I What It IS at (‘ity (ale 2. Spur—lam. Free. 14 Apr. fortnightly. Bob (‘airns doing the jazz. soul and ftiiik thing.
I Apex at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 2S Apr.
I Arakataca! at the Bongo ('lub. Monthly. Next date ZS Apr.
I Barry Cabanas at F.2K. llpiti -3am. to (£5); £4 in fancy dress to the theme. 2S Apr. Monthly.Apparently the Barry's lot are feeling qttitc religious — it being Iiaster and all that -- so they’ve dedicated an entire evening of debauchery to the letter F. Aside from the obvious evangelical epipharty readers. expect to see eccic heads. caster bunnies. elongated eels . . . you get the picture. Variety night.
I Big Beat at The Bongo Club. 1(1.3(1pm---3am. £5. 14 Apr. Monthly. A rcsidcnts' night starring the very talented Simon. Stuart and 'l'inku playing jazz. and ftuik from right around the world. A very popular night of dancclloor sounds.
I Club Latino at The Bongo (‘lub. 111.3(1pm—3am. £4—£(). 21 Apr. Monthly. A scorchcr of a Latin night starring the brilliant Simon Ilodge on the decks. the (‘aocira dancers through the tack. lots of Latin American food on sale . . . mmm. I'm in Itcaven.
I Disuko at li21x'. Monthly. Next date 5 May.
I Divine Divas at The Venue. ltlpm--3am. £(i (£4): two for one before 1 1pm. 14 Apr. Monthly. The wonderful 1)] Michelle presents ‘Poptastic‘ with the infamous Shag Tag system on the go at this ircmicr women only club.
I Evo at The Liquid Room. ll)..‘~llpm——3am. £4. Weekly. The original alternative crossover club shakes off its walking stick (eight years young) and gets down to a heady mix of Public lincmy. Sonic Youth. 1)eee-l.itc arid Mogwai.
I Frogger at Bar Nego (Negociants‘). Spin-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. I)J Reaktronic squares tip to the decks on his succulent froggy French legs to play some (iallic house music.
I Funk Latino at (iaia. ()pni—3arii. Free before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Funk and Latino on the main floor w hile upstairs goes all Salsa (‘on Sabor with [)1 Hector, playing Latino. salsa. merengue and Latin pop.
I The 60—60 at Walkers (upstairs). llpiii -3am. £5 (£4). 2S Apr. Monthly. Swinging (ills sounds. boss rock ‘n' roll
playing 60$ beat, garage, R&B, soul, sleazy listening and groovy soundtracks. I Higher Ground at La Belle Angele. Ilpm—3am. £6 (£5). 14 Apr. Monthly. After The Idjut Boys did their wonderful thing last month (and shame on you if you didn’t dance), residents Mr Todd and Brian Hunter will be laying on some mighty ﬁne house and garage sounds for the supercool cats who call this their favourite club. And you should mark 12 May in your diaries as none other than Gemini, man of the moment, uests.
I Jazz Jomt at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Catch Sister Soul on 21 Apr with their outstanding vocal harmonies and ten piece band, while Melting Pot do some hop and soul grooves on 28 Apr. DJs Lewis, Fawaz and Sli Si man the decks.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. I()pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Reggae, ragga. soul. funk, swing and R&B delights provided by the honourable Sir Ossic.
I Manga at La Belle Angele. 9pm—3am. £9 (£7). 21 Apr. Monthly. The drum & bass fraternity roll on with another monster night: tonight check Dom and Roland in the house celebrating Moving Shadow‘s tenth birthday. The seminal label has remained at the forefront ofjungle and drum & bass since its inception and Dotti and Roland are ultra-serious contenders iii their field. The residents are still in ﬁne form. and there are Manga films shown at opening time. Check otit the website at: www.basstrapcom
I Mondo at The Vaults. 1()pm—3am. £5. 21 Apr only. A long-running residency has been cut short with the sale ofThe Vaults. so clteck what might have been with a night of ‘pumpin‘ house and trance action‘.
I Moroccan Clouds at Ft) Na Na. 1(1pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £2 after. Weekly. The perpetually gorgeous DJ Nicci plays disco. funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar-cum-club. I Nature at The Attic. 1 1pm-3am. £6. Weekly. It's a veritable deep house fest with Sub (,‘lub darlings Domenic (weekly resident). Murray Richardson (14 Apr). the brilliant Ralph Lawson (21
3 Apr). and Ilarri (28 Apr).
I Noa at Noa. 1()pm-—3am. Free before midnight; £(i after. Weekly. Jon Flowers iii the main room with garage: Paul
Dixon through the back with old skool.
soul and funk. 5 I Nomad at Wilkie IIousc.
1(1.3()pm—3am. £8. 14 Apr. Monthly. Jon Carter (aka Junior Cartier) guests with a whole lot of tech house messiness, joining the outstanding rcssie Flix.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. 1(l.3()pm-3am. £4. Weekly. From 1976—1989. it's all that new romantic. pop and punk stuff that made our lives
so ertjoyable way back when. 5 I Pure at The Venue. 1(1.3(1pm—3am.
£7 (£5). 14 Apr. Fortnightly. After ten years. what more cart be said about I’ure'.’ Iissential clubbing institution‘.’ Check. Super-popular arid long running? Check. Bastion of quality techno iii the capital? Check. That pretty muclt cxliattsts otir casiIy-cxhatistablc
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head down tonight for some seriously fine sounds and a hammering atmosphere. Remember that (‘laiide Young guests on 28 Apr, mark it iii your diaries.
‘ I Redspin at The Wee Red Bar.
lll.3()pm—3am. £5 (£4). 21 Apr. Monthly. They promise ‘the freshest. ftinkiest music'. and we don't doubt their talent one jot. Iixccllcnt beats and breaks.
I Ruby Fruit at ISZK. 11pm~3am. £5. 21 Apr. Mortthly. A seductive night of US garage and funky house from Simmonc Black arid Gail Scllars.
I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top floor).
1()..‘s()pm—3am. £3 before I Ipm; £5
after. ZS Apr. Monthly. ('atch DJ (‘oco
Vega playing the kind of Latin rhythms that make this ttight so hot.