Radio Babylon

La Belle Angele,

Hastie's Close, Edinburgh

- The refurbishment is well good, now it’s shiny round the edges. . . just the same as before wrth a bit less grime and a bit more shine. It’s looking a whole lot cleaner not so skanking you coold probably sit down now without the fear of sitting in something nasty

- Everyone seems qutte into it tonight. It's gorng and I haven’t seen David Holmes before. I'll probably be here more often now. It's got more clubs I want to go to now and it’ll probably drag rn some new people.

- l was here once and me and my mates spent the n:ght watchrng people fall down on therr arse on the ramp. One woman walked out and fell . nuiicznpl lne first time we saw it we kinda y oeoii, but the second time it started getting funny We ended up latrgltrrig all right. Veny' messy


I NYC at Bliss. “pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Stephen Allan is your resident. playing the sounds of the New York underground. I Yush! at the (‘ity Cafe. ()pm—lam. Free. 3" May. Fortnightly. A.J.. of Blacka’rti/ed has the bases of ragga. hip ltop and funk coyered.


I Acetate at The Liquid Room. ltt.3(tpm~3am. £8 (£7). 27 May. Monthly. Deep. funky and hard house. with the deep ‘n' funky courtesy of Murry Richardson (Rebel Waltz.) and the hard from (iail Sellars (Shebang).

I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele. ltl..‘~ttpm—3am. £ltl; £8 before midnight. 3 Jtrn. Fortnightly. More swapsies on the lidinbtrrgh club scene as Atomic Baby mm es to l.;r lielle. Michael Kilk‘ic. Xammo. Stuart Durtcart and Scott Brown w ill still be supply irtg their solid house grooy‘es of renown though.

I Barry Cabanas at The Liquid Room. Monthly. The next instalment of Barry ('abanas madness is on lll Jtrn. '

I Blast at club Mercado. llpm—3am. thl(£S). 3 Jun. Fortnightly. lltrggy Burger ()ueen has finally fotrnd a ' permartent home for his hotrse night. he'll be joined by new face on the scerte Markell for plenty of glam goings-on arid funky. floor-filling ttrrtes.

I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The Bongo (Tub. l lprn Ram. £7. 27 May. Monthly. A bit of a coup for the Boogie Mo. boys as they host the only Scottish date of the Sunburn Records tour. Home to many a jazzy. out-there artist. the Sunburn representatryes tonight are (jay in llardkiss arid The Baroness. See l’arrel.

I CC. Blooms at ('.t'. Blooms.

llt.3ltpm 3am (bar from (ipm). Free. Weekly. See Fri.

I Change at The liquid Room. Monthly. Next date l,~ Jun.

I Cream at Potterrow Students' L'nion. ()pnt—3am. £8—£ltl. 27 May. Monthly. Jon Pleased Wimmin represents the Liverpool superclrrb this month.

I Digital at The Venue (top floor). lt).3tlpm—3am. £5 (£4). 27 May. Fortnightly. Underground techno and tech-house night making big wayes. with residents Mitchell and J. (.‘ammera.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar.

tlpm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A mix of

indie. ()lJS garage. northern soul. ska. soundtracks and all things grooyy at this ey‘er-popular Art College student union. I Eye Candy at Club Mercado. llpm—3am. £10 (£8); £6 for the outrageously dressed. 27 May. Fortnightly. (.ireat big glam house numbers at this suitably glam yenue. witlt a ‘no effort. no chance‘ dress code.

I Fake at Potterrow Students' Union. t)pm—3am. £5 (£3); free with flyer before 11pm. 3 Jun. Fortrtightly. L'plifting house and trance.

I Fiesta Latina at Teyiot Row Lfnion. Monthly. Next date 24 Jtrn.

I Fire Island at \\ ilkie House. Monthly. Next date 17 Jun.

I Futuristica at La Belle Angele. ltl.3()pm—3am. £7: £5 before midnight. 37 May. Fortnightly. Tonight's guest is David Hill who‘ll be supplying a yaried beats selection in-keeping with his jobs as head of the Nuphonic label and part of the Ballistic Brothers. Joesph Malik artd Daryl () reside. Watch out for the ttext date on Sat ltl Jun. w ltieh sees a guest slot from (‘ompost Records' Rainer Truby.

I Headspin at The Bongo (Tub. Monthly. Next date ltlth Jun.

I The Jazz Joint at The Jazz. Joint. lthrrr—3am. £5. Weekly. Tom McNiy'en‘s Neural lnterface explore jazz's future potential on 13 May. while things go all hot and Latin with Mas Que Nada on 20 May.

I Joy at Wilkie House. ltl.3(lpm—3am. £10 (£7). 27 May. Monthly. Maggie and Alan Joy cart still be trusted to provided the pumping-est hard house ttrnes. deliyered in a relaxed. gay-oriented enyironmcnt. w hieh is probably what keeps ‘em running at capacity. Head tip- back for old skool classics front Sally Findlay and Trendy Wendy.

I Jungle Magic at the Liquid Room. ltl.3tlprn—3am. £8 (£7). 3 Jun. Monthly. Joining residents Kid and Tania Swift for the yery best of the genre are drum ck bass actiy ists F.d Rttsh and Optical . who haye both recorded on Metalheadz. alongside M(‘ Rhyme Ty me.

I Last Night A or Stole My Wife at in) Na Na. 1 lprri-—3am. £3. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint. keeping it real with the old skool to nu skool beats thing.

I Latin Explosion at The ('ayertdish. ltipm—3am. £5. Weekly. A night for lovers of all things Latin from Salsa (.‘onnections. with top tunes arid totally tropical dancelloor action.

I Lizzard Lounge at La Belle Angcle. See Fri.

I Luver at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date ll) Jun.

I Magic Bus at The Venue (Cooler). llpm—3am. £5 (£4); price includes entry to NASA upstairs. 27 May. Fortnightly. A retro mix of mod. northern soul. beat. garage and gritty Hammond grooy'es'.

I The Mambo Club at The ('ayendish. ltlpm~3arn. £5: £3 before midnight. Weekly. Your second serying of music of black origin this week. cotrrtesy of Sir ()ssie and his wheels of steel.

I Messenger Sound System at the Bongo (Tub. llpm~3am. £6.50. 3 Jttn. Fortnightly. It‘s a roots-rock special down at Messenger tonight. with a liye appearance front Rasta liy'e-piece lsrael Moyements.

I Mingin' at Studio 24 (upstairs). ltl.3t)pm—3arrt. £5. 3 Jurt. l-‘ortnightly.

listings CLUBS

No-nonsense clubbing fora gay-friendly crowd with dark and dirty trance front * Alan Joy and Brian Dentpster and some . bargain beer you‘ll never have heard of on s ecial. t I T e Mission at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 27 May. Fortnightly. This is one of Scotland's biggest alternative clubs : with three floors of rock. goth and ( indie/dance. i I NASA at The Venue. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4); price includes entry to Magic Bus downstairs. 27 May. Fortnightly. Enjoy l an all-to-rare dose of indie and post rock antics, featuring old favourites like The Stone Roses as well as breaking tunes. plus regular link-ups with local and tip- and-coming bands. it) Jun sees a promo for The Dandy Warhols. whose new album Thirteen Tit/ex I’ronr Urban Bohemia is ottt imminently.

I Noa at Noa. l()pm-3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers, Martin Valentine and (‘raig Phillips mix tip US house and garage.

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

I Oxygen at Studio 24. Monthly. Next 3 date 17 Jun with A.J. tiibsort. I Sacred at The Venue. lt).3tlprrr--3am. £8. 3 June only. A special one-off with a guest slot from awesome puryeyor of rocking beats Justin Robertson. He'll be joining progressive house man around town Sean Pearson, with the soulful grooyes of Yogi Hatrghtort in The Cooler. I Scratch at The Venue (top floor). llpm—3am. £0 (£5). 3 Jun. Fortnightly. Hip hop at its best from lidinburgh's residertt crew of l.yley. Ritchie Rttfltone. Gino and lixtra. with a guest to be confirmed.

I Shebang at Wilkie llouse. llpm—3am. £10 (£8). 3 Jun. Monthly. Lass about town (iail Sellars keeps the music hard and uplifting. and completing the all women line-up is eyer popular guest Miss lsle.

I Substantial at La Belle Angele. Next date 24 Jun with a liye PA from Northside connection featuring Angie Brown.

I Teaseage at The (‘itrtrs. ltpm- 3am. £4. Weekly. lndie. with a touch ol dartce 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 ligo. ltl.3|lprn-—3arn. £ltl. 27 May. Monthly. Join Nick Silyer. DJ l.oy‘e and Frankie Sumatra for swinging showtunes. high-kicking country and hot Latin rhythms. arid shiy‘cr with excitement in knowing you're going to the only club in town populated by lilyis impersonators.

I Viva at Club Mercado has now finished.

Chart & party

I The Ark at The Ark. ltlprrt—3am. £o (£4). Weekly. Party and dance music at this capacity night.

I The Attic at The Attic. llpm-—3arrt. £4 (£3). Weekly. A bit of eyery thing for eycrybody front the last four decades.

I The Big Night Out at The (‘ayerttlislr ltlprn~ 3am. £o. Weekly. Tlts’. SM and Ulls tunes. ()y er 25s.

I Desire at liros lilite. 9pm 43am. £4 (£2) before llprri: £5 (£3) before midnight; .£(y ( £5) after. Weekly. t'nleash your wildest fantasies at this Sat night mecca for lidinburgh‘s party people.

I Energise at Subway. llprri~--3;ttrr. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.

I Hanky Panky at l,oea. ‘lptrt~3am. £5. Weekly. (heesy. chatty. and lots of singalortgs tor a party crowd.

I Lovegroove at (iaia. thtt—-3am. £3 (£3). Weekly. A smooth grooy‘c dartcc party on the rrrain lloor artd easy listening 45s upstairs.

I The Party at Reyoltrtion. ltlpm -3am. £5-—£7'. Weekly. Mainstream ar‘d dance anthems.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West lind. 4pm--3am. £l. Weekly. Sec Fri.

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