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Yammie 8010: ‘People Need Love' (VP Records)

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Pharoahe Monche: 'Simon Say Remix' (AVB Records)

I picked this because it's a good party track, which has everyone jumping at the club.

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Merciless Litle Nero 8: Action Fire: Thief In The Night (Green Sleeves) Picked this one just because it's wicked! Dancehall rhythm, trust me Rasta!

Sisqo: Got To Get It (Islander Jam)

The blend of R&B and hip hop makes this a really good dancing track.

B4 THE LIST 7-21 Sep 2000


I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm-3am. £7 (£5). 15 Sep. Monthly. Fiesta forever at this monthly Latin treat hosted by the authentic maestro DJ Coco Vega, who funnily enough has the knack of making you dance ‘til you drop. How convenient.

I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 8 Sep. Fortnightly. The sweaty techno and trance experience that is Sublime returns after a Festival break (although you’d hardly have noticed it with their Teviot gigs). Tonight Sublime favourite Nuw Idol returns for a live set under the auspices of Well Wicked Records, with support from residents Kev and ldge and backroom boys Gary Mac and Flix.

I Subtle Logic at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 29 Sep.

I Texture at Ego (formerly Eden). Monthly. Next date 22 Sep.

I TL (previously Trancelucent) at The Venue (downstairs). 10.30pm—3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 15 Sep. Fortnightly. Trancelucent have changed their name to TL to avoid any unneccessary confusion about this being a dodgy trance night. Now the music policy is firmly pounding beats and techno, very much in line with Pure who used to occupy this slot, with residents Pete Anderson and Steve Liddel.

I Up! at Studio 24 (uplstairs). 10.30pm—3am. £6. 15 Sep. Monthly. Get on up at this quality gay-friendly night of trance and progressive house with residents Nic Cavendish and Alan James. Any problems hitting the highs will be duly sorted by the bouncy castle laid on for your pleasure. Check out the website for more info:

I UTI at Studio 24 (upstairs). Monthly. Next date 22 Sep.

I Weird Salad at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 22 Sep.

I Zealous at Studio 24 (downstairs). 10pm—3am. £5. 15 Sep. Monthly. An over-excited mix of new metal, skate punk and alternative rock from residents Dunk and Fudge with regular live music a sure- fire bonus.

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I Lovebug at The Ark. 1()pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Party tunes for party people at this part venue.

I Canne Heat at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. DJ Harry Let’s Go (Tribal Function, Boombox) lays on the pop and partied-up funk, disco and house tunes. Plus DJ Nano upstairs in the lounge with his Latino line dancing.

I Friday at Club Java. 4.30pm—3am. Free. Weekly. No need to travel uptown as Leith now has its own luxuriously appointed hang-out, featuring DJs, drinks promos and the chance to enjoy coffee and cake in the sumptuous upstairs lounge area. Delightful.

I Fusion at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3) before 11pm; £5 (£4) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Moving in a more dancey direction (a sensible side-step from the usual chart dirge), with house and garage hits and regular live PAS.

I Gorgeous at Loca. 10pm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2 with flycr) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party action.

I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Or not, given the prices they’re giving their drinks away at. Over 255.

I 999 at The Cavendish. Monthly. Next date 29 Se .

I The Sugway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Week] . See Thu.

I The Time Tunne at Club Mercado. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster disrupt the space-time continuum with tunes from 605, 705 and 80s (or maybe it’s just the alcohol).

I Why Not? at Why Not? 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco at this popular city centre venue.

I Yum Yum at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5-£7. Weekly. Chart and dance night at this very popular club.



I Atomic Baby at Bliss. 8—10.30pm. Free. 9 Sep. Fortnightly. Scott Brown, Bruce Nicholson, Stevie Wilson and Scott MacKenzie warm up for the main event tonight with some high quality house.

I Boombox at PopRokit. lOpm—lam. Free. 16 Sep only. Jackin’ house and chunky disco from the Boombox residents to keep you in the mood until the next club date on Sat 23 Sep at The Venue, with special guest Mark Farina. I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. It’s Sat so it must be salsa.

I Funk And Disorderly at The City Cafe. 9pm—1am. 9 Sep. Fortnightly. Yogi Haughton supplies the best in dancefloor jazz, R&B and vocal garage.

I Gilded Saloon at Gilded Saloon. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Niall Young, Scott McKenzie, Scott Elliot and guests provide a selection of smooth dance grooves.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Price begs a Taste of his upfront house action (9 Sep) and the following week it’s time to put your head back and let Sublime’s trance king Kev Wright spill his grooves all over you (16 Sep).

I Latino Loco at El Barrio. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Go mad for it Latin style as DJs deliver up the latest Latin hits and hottest beats from the barrio. More info from ey'

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Top tunes from deep house man Colin Cook (Ultragroove).

I NYC at Bliss. 9pm—lam. Free. 16 Sep. Fortnightly. Stephen Allen brings the house and garage sounds of New York to our fair city.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. 8.30pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Scott Brown from Atomic Baby (9 Sep) and Steve Austin from Headspin (16 Sep).

I Spectrum at PopRokit. IOpm—lam. Free. 9 Sep only. Sunbeams and moonbeams radiate from Jo Malik’s record box, in addition of course to the reggae, deep house and future soul grooves, so make sure you catch this pre- club slot and the Spectrum residency Saturdays at Club Java.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannerman’s. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Sean Pearson and Neil Ferguson go all garage and house.

I Yush! at the City Cafe. 9pm—lam. Free. 16 Sep. Fortnightly. A.J. from Blacka’nised selects the upbeat hip hop, funk and ragga.


I Acetate at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£7). 16 Sep. Monthly. Plastic fantastic night for those who like to groove in a deep funky house style, with residents Murray ‘globetrotting’ Richardson and Gail Sellars (Shebang). I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £8 before midnight; £10 after. 9 Sep. Fortnightly. Michael Kilkie, Stuart Duncan, Scott Brown and Rhumba Club nutter Zammo are at the helm of this progressive house night, which has a deserved reputation for top quality tunes. I Barry Cabanas has now finished at The Liquid Room. They will be back though to organise a final farewell and make you guilty for not supporting the club while you could.

I Blast at Club Mercado. 11pm—3am. £1()(£8). 23 Sep. Fortnightly. Huggy Burger Queen who’s the man behind the Smirnoff Experience radio show, feeds the capital’s desire for glammed-up house numbers. He’s joined by fresh face on the scene Markell.Bring a tin of dog food and et in chea , for some reason.

I B ue Straw erry at The Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 7 Oct.

I Boogie Mo' Dynamo at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 23 Sep.

I Boombox at The Venue (downstairs). Monthly. Next date 23 Sep with special guest Mark Farina.

I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. DJ Ally is back again with more of her trademark high-camp-to-house musical action.

I Digital at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 30 Sep. Fortnightly. Techno and tech-house for the faithful here from residents J. Cammera, Mitchell and Finnie.

I Digital 8r The Edge present Rotation at The Venue (all floors). 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 16 Sep. Monthly. Tonight the Digital crew team up with The Edge (previously at The Vaults, see Fri for full details) for a full-on frenzy of hard house and techno on three floors with very special guest CJ Bolland to commemorate the first outin . See preview.

I Disco Doc at Club Java has moved to Fri.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A mix of indie, 60$ garage, Northern soul, ska, soundtracks and all things groovy at this ever-p0 ular Art College student union. I Eye andy at Club Mercado. 11pm—3am. £10 (£8); £6 for the boldly and the beautifully dressed. 16 Sep. Fortnightly. Graeme Popstar and Nejat Barton are the team with the glam house dream and Edinburgh’s clubbers are lapping it up. Watch out for the ‘dress glam or scram’ dress code.

I Fiesta Latina at Teviot Row Union returns on 14 Oct.

I Headspin at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 9 Sep. Monthly. Making your noggin turn a 360, these beats are destined to exorcise any leanings towards techno, as Colin Millar, Steve Austin and the lovely Trendy Wendy lay down some super smooth hip hop, trip hop, house, soul and funk.

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Details unconfirmed at time of going to press. Please call venue for info.

I Joy at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £10(£7). 16 Sep. Monthly. Making their happy return to Wilkie House after touring the city’s venues over the summer months, Alan & Maggie will be christening the new sound system here that allegedly promises to blow Edinburgh away.

I Jungle Magic at The Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 23 Sep.

I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at P0 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. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. A night for lovers of all things Latin from Salsa Connections, with top tunes and totally tropical dancefloor action.

I Luver at Wilkie House. 1()pm—3am. £10 (£8). 9 Sep. Monthly. This date has moved from 2 Sep due to Trade’s special appearance at Wilkie House (with more to follow), so tonight it’s Luvely’s indian Summer. Dress as skimpy as the weather will allow to get down to hard house action from Steve Thomas (Trade), Tommy K and Jared in the main room with John Edwards and Scott G taking a lighter route in the backroom. Next date 30 Sep with the first of the Carry On series.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Your second serving of music of black origin this week, on a reggae, ragga, R&B, rap and hip hop tip. Or head upstairs for salsa action at Latin Explosion (see separate listing).

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £6.50. 16 Sep. Fortnightly. More upfront roots and dub reggae from the big up Edinburgh rasta

I Mingin' at Studio 24 (upstairs). 10.30pm-3am. £5. 9 Sep. Fortnightly. Stripping clubbing back to its basics with house, trance and techno tunes from Brian Dempster and Alan Joy for a loyal, mixed crowd.