Not content with launching the careers of the coolest anamatronic frogs ever seen on TV, Budweiser are flexing their promotional muscles to bring an eclectic evening of movies and music to Edinburgh audiences later this month. James Smart gets the lowdown.
Movies and music. Tell me more . .. Well, you know what it’s like, you see a great movie and then you get the urge to go dancing. Don't you?
No, but let’s say that I did Fine, should you get the urge to see a great movie and then shake your booty to the best grooves courtesy of Beat 106's finest jocks, ’The Bigger Picture’ is for you. First off, in terms of movies they've got the cut-up comic carnage of Pulp Fiction on Fri 29 Sep while Sat 30 Sep features classic crime thriller LA Confidential. As for booty shaking, this is left in the capable hands of the boys at Beat 106.
And which popular 015 from the
popular station, specifically?
Specifically, Trevor Reilly on the Fri and
Stevie Kerr (pictured) on the Sat, both
spinning a selection of house tunes
I hope they know what they're
doing Easy. While this combination of
two radically different leisure activities
might seem a little dangerous, Kerr is
determined in his quest to get the
popcorn gorged hordes off their arses
and into the groove. 'The event is
. something unusual', he says. ’lt'll be a
f case of taking the records along and
j seeing what's going on. You can’t just
3 play the records you want to play.
§ You’ve got to make people enjoy
1 , ;; The Bigger Picture takes place at
l The Corn Exchange, Constitution
l Street, Leith on Fri 29 and Sat 30 Sep. Get your FREE tickets from the
Budweiser Bigger Picture Hot/ine on
i 0207 349 5069 or by registering at
I www./ist.co.uk by 24 Sep.
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EDINBURGH FRIDAY: CLUB continued
I Ruby Fruit at Ego (formerly Eden). Monthly. Next date 6 Oct.
I Salsa Con Sabor at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £4 (free before midnight). Weekly. Dance classes from 8pm with Nano teaching salsa and merengue and then hot Latino DJ action from Paulito, lending a ﬁesty mix of salsa swing, merengue house and latino pop to the proceedings. You can also try out some Latino line-dancing with Sam from 7pm.
I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 13 Oct.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£6). 22 Sep. Fortnightly. The idea initially was that with Afrika Bambaataa playing for sister club, Nomad, the boys at Sublime would occupy a guest free zone tonight. That idea still stands even though Bam cancelled. Kev Wright will be cooking up three hours of trance & techno turntable treats, with support from Idge and backroom boys Gary Mac and Flix. Forthcoming guests for your diary include The Light playing live on 6 Oct and Oliver Leib on 20 Oct.
I Subtle Logic at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4 if you dress in blue). 29 Sep. Monthly. Tonight the techno and trance club present The Blue Meanies, with DJs Nippy Joe, Miserable Martin and Rod The Sod in the main room and Riaz and Ranald through the back. It’s an end of summer party so it’s destined to be rather big and if you don’t dress blue, the door staff will happily daub you down in blue paint.
I Texture at Ego (formerly Eden). 10pm—3am. £6. 22 Sep. Monthly. Mitch & Mart crank it up starting with heavy progressive house and ending with sweat inducing hard house.
I TL (previously Trancelucent) at The Venue (downstairs). 10.30pm—3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 29 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). Monthly. Next date 13 Oct. Check out the website for more info: wwwupclubcouk
I UTI at Studio 24 (upstairs). 10.30pm-3am. £5. 22 Sep. Monthly. Techno night with new resident Termod Morjoining old favourites Semaj and Johnny Oh!.
I Vain at Cafe Royal. Monthly. Next date 13 Oct.
I Weird Salad at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 27 Oct.
I Zealous at Studio 24 (downstairs). Monthly. Next date 13 Oct.
Chart & party
I Lovebug at The Ark. 10pm—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 danccy 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 ﬂyer) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party action. I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. 1()pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Or not. given the prices they’re giving their drinks away at. Over 25s.
I 999 at The Cavendish. Monthly. Next date 29 Se .
I The Sugway at The Subway. 9pm-3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.
I The Subway West End atThe Subway West End. 4pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu. '
I The Time Tunnel 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 805 (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. 8pm—10.30pm. Free. 23 Sep. Fortnightly. Scott Brown, Bruce Nicholson, Stevie Wilson and Scott MacKenzie warm up for the main event tonight with some high quality house.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Hot salsa! it’s Saturday and that means, er, hot salsa.
I Funk And Disorderly at The City Cafe. 9pm—lam. 23 Sep. Fortnightly. Yogi Haughton supplies the very best in danceﬂoorjazz, R&B and vocal garage. I Gilded Saloon at Gilded Saloon. 9pm-1am. 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. Neil McKay and Jay Storic make a rare outing from Potterrow (23 Sep) and the following week it’s Stuart Duncan’s opportunity to unleash that frisky Atomic house Baby (30 Sep).
I Latino Loco at El Barrio. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. See Fri.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Top tunes from deep house man Colin Cook (Ultragroove).
I NYC at Bliss. 9pm—1am. Free. 30 Sep. Fortnightly. Stephen Allen brings the house and garage sounds of New York to our fair city.
I Oxygen at Oxygen. 8.30pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Mikey Stirton lets us know just how Substantial his record bag is (23 Sep) while Steve Austin (unfortunately not the Bionic Man) makes a Headspin (30 Sep).
I Ruby Fruit at PopRokit. lOpm—lam. Free. 30 Sep only. Simone Black and Gail Sellars get slinky with their penetrating funky house and their pumping US garage. Should the aural pleasure be to your liking, you can check out the next Ruby Fruit club date on 6 Oct at Ego.
I Underworld Vibes at Bannerman’s. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Sean Pearson and Neil Ferguson go all garage and house on yo asses.
I Vegas at PopRokit. lOpm—lam. Free. 23 Sep only. Make yourselfgiddy with the intoxicating cocktail of easy listening, hipster swing and daddy cool that is Vegas. We fancy it will be the tipple of your choice and that you’ll be thirsty for more, so check out the next Vegas club date on Sat 30 Sep at Ego.
I Yush! at the City Cafe. 9pm—1am. Free. 30 Sep. Fortnightly. A.J. previously of Blacka’nised and head honcho behind Edinburgh’s leading hip hop label, Yush Recordings, selects the upbeat hip hop, funk and ragga.
I Acetate at The Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 14 Oct.
I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angelo. 10.30pm—3am. £8 before midnight; £10 after. 23 Sep. Fortnightly. Michael Kilkie, Stuart Duncan, Scott Brown and Rhumba Club resident 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. £10 (£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, commercial house numbers. He’sjoined by fresh face on the scene Markell.
I Blue Strawberry at The Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 7 Oct.
I Boogie Mo' Dynamo at The Bongo Club. 11pm-3am. £8. 23 Sep. Monthly. Original Boogie Mo’ boy Wreckage is back in town to rock tha house with fellow residents Smack & Believe in the main room, while back room badgers Gary Mac & Flix (Sublime) provide the nocturnal moves to make you groove. Please note this is a superior residents line-up the like of which you’ll not see too often and if it’s guests you’re after, Soul Of Man (Finger Lickin’) appear in Oct.
I Boombox at The Venue (downstairs). 10pm—3am. £12 (£10). 23 Sep. Monthly. He rocks Chicago, he rocks San Fran and now he’s gonna get jiggy in Edinburgh for one night only. Yes, you guessed it — it’s Mark Farina. Back by popular demand, the man famed for his Mushroom Jazz mix CDs and high-proﬁle antics with Derrick Carter plays one of his awe-inspiring sets, with support from residents George T, Harry Let’s Go and Simone. See Hitlist
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 8: The Edge present Rotation at The Venue (all floors). Monthly. Next date 14 Oct with special guest Nicky Holloway.
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A heady mix of indie, 60$ garage. Northern soul, ska, soundtracks and all things groovy at this ever-popular Art College student union. I Eye Candy at Club Mercado. 11pm—3am. £10 (£8); £6 for the boldly and the beautifully dressed. 30 Sep. Fortnightly. Tonight it’s Eye Candy’s first birthday and quelle surprise, they’re celebrating in style with a fancy dress ball. Expect a few birthday surprises just to thank the dedicated followers of Graeme Popstar and Nejat Barton’s glam house dream. Please note that the ‘dress glam or scram’ code will deﬁnitely be in full-effect. I Headspin at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 7 Oct with ‘oh-so- very-special guest’ Ninja Tune’s Mr Scruff.
I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Seven piece jazz alllstars, The Groove Diggers, spiced with a soul funk flavour. With support from DJ Demus.
I Joy at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. Monthly. Next date 14 Oct.
I Jungle Magic at The Liquid Room. 10pm—3am. £5 with flyer; £6 without. 23 Sep. Monthly. The Magic residents DJ Kid, Tania Swift and MC Feelman give us the second part of our education in the Breakbeat years. Next month Jungle Magic celebrate their ﬁrst birthday with The True Playaz Ball. Featuring DJ Hype, Zinc, Pascal, MC Phats.
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 Mambo Club. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Hold on to your seats because this mix of Latin rhythms is highly volatile and likely to blow your socks clean off. Dance classes start at
9pm for beginners and for more experienced salsa afﬁcianados at 10pm. priced £4 which includes entry to the
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