EDINBURGH FRIDAYS: CLUB continued
I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high camp and disco classics, moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses.
I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 16 Jun. Monthly. DJ Simon provides the Latino grooves, with free dance classes for early birds, plus Capoeira dancing and tasty Latin American snacks in the back room.
I Disuko at Ego. Monthly. Next date 7 Jul.
I Divine Divas at The Venue (top ﬂoor). 10pm—3am. £6 (£4). 9 Jun. Monthly. DJ Michelle is back in town with her Britpop tunes and, more importantly, her ‘Shag Tag’ numerical flirting system. Women- only.
I Dr No's at The Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £7. 9 Jun. Monthly. Another helping of original ska, with backroom soul and funk. Tonight’s event features a live set from thirteen-piece ska collective Bombskare. Clear your diaries for 14 Jul, which features a DJ set from Jerry Dammers of The Specials.
I Evol at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Still going strong, Evol is the city’s longest running indie night. These days, expect a heady mix of the best alternative and crossover tunes, new and old.
I Funk Train at Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). 16 Jun. Monthly. Allan Ross and Matthew Atkinson stoke the engine with the best in funk and soul.
I Go G0 at The Place. Monthly. Next date 30 Jun.
I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Band on stage midnight. Vocalist Subie Coleman, of Midnight Blue fame, fronts her own band on 9 Jun, and prepare for a total funk fest on 23 Jun, with the Groove Diggaz and vocalist Tony King. Andy B is the man with the vinyl plan.
I Juve-Nation at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Next date 30 Jun.
I Lizzard Lounge at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £7 (£6). 23 Jun. Monthly. Lizzard Lounge moves to a Friday slot, which will no doubt confuse many a weekend’s plans. The East Coast Project‘s Eh? Wun! takes over from Joseph Malik, with a diverse selection of tunes in a breaksy, funky vein. Tonight’s guests are nu Brazilian beats-merchants Delata and Patrick Forge (to be confirmed).
I Loop at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly (sort of). Next date 21 Jul.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £5; £3 before midnight. Weekly. Still going strong after so many years, Sir Ossie provides the reggae, ragga, soul, funk, rap, hip hop and R&B delights.
I Manga at La Belle Angele. 9pm—3am. £9 (£7). 16 Jun. Monthly. Norway’s DJ Teebee (Black Science) brings his talents to Scotland’s biggest drum & bass party, joining residents G-Mac, Kid The
General and Unify, plus MCs and visual manipulations. Don’t forget the preview of Ninja Scroll at 9pm.
I The Mission at The Venue. 11pm—3am. Price tbc. 16 Jun. Fortnightly. Another night from the people who bring you The Mission at Studio 24 on a Sat, with the same music policy of rock, goth and alternative indie and dance sounds.
I Mondo at Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. Price tbc. 23 Jun. Monthly. House and trance tunes from Aldovos, Sergio Amoni and Tencini.
I Nature at The Attic. llpm-3am. £6. Weekly. Deep and funky tunes from the collective that brings you Sub Culture in Glasgow, with weekly resident Domenic joined in rotation by other Sub Club regulars. 9 Jun sees a guest slot from Canadian DJ Fred Everything, another 20:20 signing who’s known for his funky house abilities. 16 Jun sees DJ Q heading east.
I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room with garage; Paul Dixon through the back with old skool, soul and funk.
I Nomad at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £8. 9 Jun. Monthly. Cut Master Swift, a World DMC champ from way back and the host of the recent event in Edinburgh, brings his superior turntable skills to Nomad. You might also have heard him at his outings with The En4cers, alongside Lyricist Lounge man DJ Po ,0. Flix resides.
I Pill ox at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 16 Jun. Monthly. Take a deep breath and get ready for tonight’s line-up: Julian Liberator (Stay Up Forever) headlines the main room in a techno capacity, with support from ressies Hwatsong and J-Loop; room two features breakbeat and techno mayhem from Superdog, with ambient drum & bass vibes from Sola Perplexus; room three sees the return of everyone’s favourite psychedelic trancer Yoghurt Weaver alongside Captain Kava. Oh, and there will be fire-swinging, Mindlab brainwave stimulation and free fruit.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. From 1976—1989, head back to the era that taste forgot for a pop-punk-disco selection.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 9 Jun. Fortnightly. Derrick ‘Strings Of Life‘ May is the main man behind the decks tonight, playing out the minimal Detroit sounds as the Pure countdown (only five more to go ever) starts in earnest
I Queer Friday at Ego. 11pm—3am. £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after; £4 with ﬂyer. 9 Jun. Monthly. Camp and glamorous antics from the people who bring you Queer Sunday, and tonight‘s special highlight is the ‘ﬂirting by numbers’ system (aka shagtag) so, if you want to know who loves ya baby, get on down.
I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 30 Jun.
I Redspin at The Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 23 Jun. Monthly.
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REVIEW DMC Scottish Heat
Edinburgh: The Liquid Room, Sun 28 May.
Scotland has always made a strong showing in the British DMC championships, and this year was no exception. The news that UK champ
Tony Vegas was not going to defend his title meant Scotland's Plus One, last
year’s runner-up, would be the man to meet and beat in London later this
The eight turntablists who made it into the qualifying heats faced a near capacity Liquid Room and, as London's DJ Pogo warmed them up with a selection of classics, it was apparent that this crowd were going to be hard to please. Each contestant had six minutes to impress and nerves made short work of the first few. The first notable performance was from Scratch resident Gino who made a confident selection, but his tricks failed to fully
ignite the crowd's imagination.
In the end up it was a bit of a two horse race. A few technical glitches during the set from Glasgow’s Freak Menoovers member Nice put him out of the running despite a cocky style and some brave moves, so it was up to Extra and Rufftone to battle it out. DJ Extra made attempts to join his old scratching partner Plus One with a technically perfect set, but it lacked the spark of personality to fully wind up/win over the crowd. The final entrant Ritchie Rufftone, an old hand at such competitions, delivered a flawless performance loaded with deft tricks and a liberal dollop of showboating — including some cheeky miming to scratched-in vocal samples and some old- fashioned under-the-leg crossfader action.
Taking a pair of Technics turntables home with him (like he hasn’t got a pair already) was Rufftone. Extra will join him in London for the UK heats and, who knows, in a month's time Scotland may have its own World
Mixing Champion. (Mark Robertson)
Residents Colin Millar, Davan and Steve Austin put the ‘fun’ back into funky with their breaks selection.
I Roadblock at P0 Na Na. 11pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci F digs up the best in funk, disco, house, timeless gems and block rockin’ beats.
I Ruby Fruit at Ego. 11pm—3am. £6 (£5). 16 Jun. Monthly. Gail Sellars (Shebang) and Simmone Black get your juices flowing with soulful garage and funky house grooves.
I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top ﬂoor). 10.30pm—3am. £5; £3 before 11pm. 23 Jun. Monthly. Salsa, cumbia, merengue and mucho mas with Latin expert DJ Coco Vega.
I Sublime at Potterrow Students‘ Union. 10pm—3am. £8 (£6). 23 Jun. Monthly. The last Potterrow night for this academic year sees residents Kev and Idge get together for one ﬁnal trance and techno blast, not forgetting breakbeat mayhem from Gary Mac and Felix.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10pm—3am.
£10 (£8). 16 Jun. Fortnightly. Putting them among the granddaddies of Edinburgh clubbing, Sublime celebrate their ﬁfth birthday as only they know how. There will be a live set from Blue Room Recordings’ X-Dream alongside
storming sets from the residents, and for those who want satisfaction of a more spiritual kind, the top ﬂoor of Wilkie House will feature massage, stalls and general chill-out vibes. See preview.
I Subtle Logic at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. £6 (£4 for the genetically modiﬁed). 9 Jun. Monthly. Murf (The End) is the special guest at this month’s dose of Subtle Logic mayhem. He joins Carbon Rod, and radioactively rececding Ross for a ‘Genetic Modiﬁcation’- themed ni ht.
I Trance ucent at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 16 Jun. Fortnightly. Cutting edge house and trance with residents Pete Anderson and Dave S.
I Up! at Studio 24 (uplstairs). Monthly. Next date 23 Jun. Visit www.up.club.co.uk for more info.
I Vain at Holyrood Union. 9pm—3am. £3.50 (£3). 9 Jun. Monthlyish. The second instalment of this goth night, which veers from the industrial straight and narrow into the territories of techno, 80s and new romantic.
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I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Familiar dance and party tunes at this extremely popular venue.