CLUBS listings


I The Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. lt)pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Tom McNivcn’s Neural Interface explore jazz's future potential on 13 May, while things go all Latin with Mas Que Nada on 20 May.

I Joy at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 27 May.

I Jungle Magic at the Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 3 Jun with Ed Rush, Optical and MC Rhyme Tyme.

I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at Po Na Na. 11pm—3am. £3. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint, keeping it real with the old skool to nu skool beats thing.

I Latin Explosion at The Cavendish. 11pm—3am. £5. Weekly. A night for lovers of all things Latin, with top tunes and down ‘n' dirty dancel‘loor action.

I Lizzard Lounge at ta Belle Angele. ltlpm~3am. £7 (£0); £5 before midnight. 20 May. The last Sat night Lizzard lounge before it switches to a monthly Fri slot (next date -3 Jun), with band to be confirmed but the same top quality tunes from the decks of Iih‘.’ Wun!

I Luvely at Wilkie House. llpm—3am. £10 (£7). 13 May. Monthly. Glam, gay- friendly goings-on as Luvely check in for another instalment of top-notch hard house action.

I Magic Bus at The Venue (Cooler). 11pm—3am. £5 (£4); price includes entry to NASA upstairs. 13 May. Fortnightly. A retro mix of mod, northern soul, beat, garage and gritty Hammond grooves.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £6.50. 20 May. Fortnightly. Music history part one at this popular roots reggae club, with tonight’s emphasis on ska and rocksteady.

I Mingin' at Studio 24 (upstairs). lll.3()pm—3atn. £5. 20 May. Fortnightly. No-nonscnsc clubbing for a gay-friendly crowd with dark and dirty trance from Alan Joy and Brian Dempster and some beer that you‘ll never have heard of on spcchd.

I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). l3 May. Fortnightly. This is one of Scotland's biggest alternative clubs

with three floors of rock, goth and indie/ dance.

I NASA at The Venue. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4); price includes entry to Magic Bus downstairs. 13 May. Fortnightly. A new night of indie and post rock antics, featuring old favourites like The Charlatans as well as breaking tunes. There will also be regular link-ups with local and up-and-coming bands, with tonight‘s event featuring promos for City Slang records and Belle And Sebastian. I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers, Martin Valentine and Craig Phillips mix up US house and garage.

I NuSpirit at The Jazz Joint. Monthly. Next date 3 Jun.

I Scratch at The Venue (top floor). 11pm—3am. £6 (£5). 20 May. Fortnightly. Another Scratch experience, this time with residents only featuring the turntable talents of Lyley, Richie Rufftone, Gino and extra as the Word Lab Tour has been canceHed.

I Oxygen at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. £10 before midnight; £13 after. 20 May. Monthly. After several big name guests, Oxygen falls back on its residents’ talents. Whipping the crowd into a big, glam frenzy are Alpha and Dowzer.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 3 Jun.

I Substantial at E2K. No dates until 24 Jun with a move to La Belle Angelc.

I Teaseage at The Citrus. 11pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Indie, with a touch of dance and funk, played to a packed and sweaty crowd.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue has now finished watch this space for more info. I Vegas at E2K. 10.30pm—3am. £10. Monthly. Next date 27 May.

I Viva at Club Mercado. 10pm—4am. £10 (£8). 20 May. Fortnightly. Sexy, fun and kitsch cabaret cum disco cum house club where everyone gets a little dressed up for the party.

Chart & party I The Ark at The Ark. l()pm—3am. £6

(£4). Weekly. Party and dance music at this capacity night.

I The Attic at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A bit of everything for everybody from the last four decades.

I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9pm—3am. £4 (£2) before 11pm: £5 (£3) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Unleash your wildest fantasies at this Sat night mecca for Edinburgh’s party people.

I Energise at Subway. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.

I Hanky Panky at Loca. 9pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Cheesy, chatty, and lots of singalongs for a party crowd.

I Lovegroove at Gaia. 9pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A smooth groove dance party on the main floor and easy listening 45$ upstairs.

I The Party at Revolution. l()pm—3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.

I Potterrow Beach Party at Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £5 (£3): free entry before 11pm in beach gear. 13 May only. You‘re invited to ‘get ready for summer‘ that’ll be wellies and rain macs all round then. I Sensation at The ('avendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. A mix of 7(ls to 90s smash hits for an over 25s crowd.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4ptn—3am. £1. Weekly. See Fri.

I Why Not? at Why Not'.’ l()pm—3am. £7.50. Weekly. (.‘hart, dance, mainstream and all your favourite club anthems at this popular city centre venue.



I Latino Loco at Baracoa. ()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Hector is kept busy with more salsa and Latino action.

I CC. Blooms l lptn-—3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.

I Club Mojito at ('ulta Norte. lt)pm--lam. l-tee. Weekly. An early evening Afro-(‘uban and Latin cocktail.

: I East Coast Project Sunday Service

at The City (ale. b’pm »»lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph \lalik checks his

favourite tunes.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Bob Cairns does the laid- back Sun session thing, taking it slow and gentle with soul, funk, Latin grooves and future jazz.

Club I Black Projects at La Belle Angelc.

: Next date 28 May.

I Double Zero at The Bongo Club. ltlpm—3am. £5 (£4). l4 May only. Ritchie Rufftone supplies the hip hop, drum a bass and dub at this irregular night alongside special guest Joseph Malik (Lizzard Lounge).

I Elements at Gala. lUpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Ritchie Rufftone and Kash reside, with hip hop, soul, breaks and R&B.

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. ltlprn—3am. £2. Weekly. DJ only night featuring a selection of Jazz Joint regulars.

I Kute at Po Na Na. 1 lpm—3am. Free.

; Weekly. Murray Richardson and Flash

man a night of sweet house music at this bar cum club.

I None Of The Above at The Bongo

' Club. Pylonthly. Next date 28 May. ' I Parliament at Revolution. Monthly.

Next date 28 May with Des Mitchell.

I Queer Sunday at E2K. lupin—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Now truly established as a haven for all things fabulous, with drag dancers, special guests and all sorts of other glam goings-on.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 28 May with a ‘schemie Tackno‘ theme likes.

I Taste at Wilkie House. 11pm-3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Still the only way to kick start your week (or continue your weekend, grr), Fisher and Price bang out the tunes that matter in the main room to one of the coolest crowds around, while

3 super-tine [IS and UK garage can be

found through the back courtesy of Martin Valentine and Stuart Barrie.

' I Weird Salad at La Belle Angelc.

UEST DJ Ray Keith

Edinburgh: Manga at La Belle Angele, Fri 19 May. Purveyor of dark and dirty drum 8: bass, DJ/producer Ray Keith has been at the forefront of the underground scene for quite some time. Prolific to say the least, he now has three labels, Dread, Penny Black and UFO, accommodating his output and the work of new artists and collaborators. Still working behind the counter at London’s institutional Black Market Records, we asked the famous shop assistant how it feels to be one of the old-school heroes of drum & bass? ‘Less of the old. thanks. There's a few of us Kenny Ken, Mickey Finn, Fabio and Grooverider that have been around from day one. We all grew up together musically and we all started playing house music. I still feel that I've got something to contribute and it’s nice to be considered an innovator, an ambassador for my scene.‘ Now in a position to steer the future of drum 8: bass. his recent ‘Something Out There’ EP on UFO, heralds a movement back to live vocal and percussion. As Keith says, 'Vocal is the way forward. We’ve established an on- going way of putting out records and now we can think about going in on live instruments and getting singers into the studio.’ The upcoming Alien Encounter LP also promises more vocal tracks and live breaks and Keith is hoping to start up a live project towards the end of the year. His appearance at Scotland‘s premiere drum 8. bass night, Manga, has been long anticipated. Booked to appear over a year ago, Keith missed the flight from London, a debacle he‘s keen not to repeat. 'Don’t worry’, he assures us 'l'll make sure I get to the airport at least two hours early.‘

(Catherine Bromley)

84 THE LIST ll 25 May 2000

ltl.3t)pm-3am. £4. l4 May. Monthly. A freshly tossed beats selection taking in hip hop, clectro, funk and big beat, with an extra dollop of entertainment in the form of graffiti artists, breakdancers and Dreamcast pods.

Chart & party

I The Ark at The Ark. 1(me—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. With super-cheap bevvy, you might want to take Mon off.

I Chocolate Sundae at Revolution. lllpm--3am. £2~~~£5. Weekly. Soulful house and disco dubs.

I Kiss at The Liquid Room.

10.30pm 3am. Free with tlyer. An across-the-board selection of 70s, 80s and 90s tunes from the dubiously named Hilly Whizz.

I Loca at Loca. lllpm—3am. Free. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart. dance and disco.

I Mad Sundays at The Attic. Spin—5am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Chart and classic disco. I Replay at liros,’l.ilite. ‘lpm—3am. £2 (£l) before llpm; £3 (£2) before midnight; £4 (£3) after. Replay sees the hits of the 7le and 80s, er, replayed while the kids in Meltdown relax to chart and countdown anthems.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West find. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Fri.



I Baracoa at Baracoa. Upm—lam. Free. Weekly. liasy listening heaven with Deke Patton.


I CC. Blooms at (‘.(‘. Blooms.

l lpm-—3arn. Free. Weekly. See Thu.

I Dusty Rhodes at The (‘octeau Lounge. 1 lptn—3am. Free. Weekly. Mr Todd (Higher Ground) playing jazz and funk, Latin, world and smooth classics. I Jazz Joint at Jazz. Joint. lllpm—3am. £2. Weekly. l5 May sees Joseph Malik (l iuard Lounge) taking to the decks for a l)J-only night. On 22 May (£5) the