Festival Clubs

Clubbin tends to drop off the cultural map at Festival time, but names li e MARSHALL JEFFERSON won’t be Ignored by those who like to spend their nights on the dancefloor. AbiBremner

The International Clubs Festival is striving for the third year to do something about the profile of clubbing in the capital during the Festival. Activities have been scaled back for 2000, but what they lack in quantity, they’re certainly making up for in quality. And if there’s one name that should grab the attention of clubbers old and young, it’s Marshall Jefferson. He’s credited by some with the invention of piano house and by others for laying down templates for genres as diverse as house, garage and techno.

Not that that’s a statement Jefferson himself would agree with. 'We call it two step and garage [except he says gaa-raa-je in a laid-back US drawl] and all that,’ he explains. 'They’ve separated the titles, but not really the music and I’m kindda irritated by that. I think everything should stay on one dancefloor like it used to.’

The man who produced 'Acid Tracks', the record which inspired the 'acid house’ generation, is not overly impressed with his reputation as a dance music legend either. ’I found it quite constraining ten years ago,’ he says. ’I held back from making a lotta records because of that I was kinda conscious of my status.’

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For his Edinburgh Festival debut, Jefferson will be appearing under the Back To Basics banner. The Leeds-based club has a solid reputation for the best underground tunes and has acted as a launch pad for the careers of DJs like James Holroyd (who’ll also be playing at the Edinburgh event) and Ralph Lawson. However, it’s the ‘anything goes’ atmosphere that has kept it on the map through nine years of changing clubbing trends. Jefferson agrees: 'There's a lot of feeling in that club you know, is no matter where they go, they’ve always ' concentrated on that.’

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