LIVE SET Two Lone Swordsmen
Edinburgh: Nature at The Attic, Fri 22 Sep; Glasgow: Club 69 at Rocksy’s Basement, Sat 23 Sep. ‘People say I’m Mr Alternative, but ljust think I’ve found the ideal way to operate at being creative.’ Dubbed ’the Phil Spector of techno’, due not only to his arguable genius but also to his shy and retiring nature, Andrew Weatherall has at last emerged from the bunker style environment of the Rotters Golf Club Studios he shares with recording partner Keith Tenniswood. The reason? To unleash live, the aural delights inherent on the duo's latest Two Lone Swordsmen project, Tiny Reminders.
Already hailed as one of the most impressive electronic releases of the
Andy Weatherall and Keith Tenniswood looking particularly sharp
year, Tiny Reminders is the Swordsmen's sharpest offering to date. This is clearly due in part to Weatherall's reassessment of his celebrity status, not forgetting Tenniswood’s inspired use of the computer breakbeat interface. Having at last come to terms with being the man held responsible for creating modern dance music and the cult of the superstar DJ, Weatherall is now able to reflect on both the experiences of the past and the comparitive ease of his current working schedule. ’I am lucky to have gone through it and to have seen what it can do to people. At least now we’ve found a way of working where we’re not bothered by too many arseholes.’
Futher proof of what a little isolation can do for your creative energies is the extensive nationwide tour of intimate venues the Two Lone Swordsmen are currently undertaking. ’lt’s been really good so far,’ Weatherall says as he touches the nearest wooden surface, ‘we've done three gigs and each one has been progressively better.’ Indeed, if reports from the recent gig in Brighton are anything to go by, the Two Lone Swordsmen live experience is a blisteringly intense, bass-fuelled techno frenzy.
Created using two decks, three drum machines, a keyboard, a rack of FX and the Swordsmen's ’battle weapon’, a lock groove record with several loops cut into it, the three hour sets booked to take place in Glasgow and Edinburgh this month are destined to fulfil live dance music’s varied promise. (Catherine Bromley)
EDINBURGH SATURDAY: CLUB continued
I Luver at Wilkie House. 10pm—3am. £10(£8). 30 Sep. Monthly. Marking the start of their Carry On series with Carry On Casualty, the Luvlies suggest you dress appropriately in any costume relating to hospitals. White sheets daubed with ketchup should you choose to be injured, or perhaps a white coat to adopt that suave medic role. Music-wise, hard house courtesy of the residents Jared, Peter James and Tommy K in the main room and Scott G in the back room, will be just what the doctor ordered.
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. 30 Sep. Fortnightly. More upfront roots and dub reggae from the big up Edinburgh rasta
I Mingin' at Studio 24 (upstairs). 10.30pm—3am. £5. 23 Sep. Fortnightly. Altogether more pleasurable than the name would suggest, this is a gay-friendly house, trance and techno fest hosted by Brian Dempster and Alan Joy for a loyal crowd.
I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 30 Sep. Fortnightly. Following in the tradition of The Mission (Victoria Street) with three floors of alternative sounds: head upstairs for goth and industrial goings-on, to the main ﬂoor for rock, nu metal and guitar-based sounds and up to the wee front room for general weirdness, sometimes on a skate, punk or indie slant.
I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers, Martin Valentine (Taste) and Craig Phillips mix up US house and garage.
I Nuspirit at The Jazz Joint. Monthly. Next date 7 Oct.
I Oxygen at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 7 Oct.
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I Phosphorescence at The Venue. 10.30pm--3am. £9 (£7). 30 Sep. Monthly. The biggest night yet at this goa trance party welcomes a special from Flying Rhino Records, with Domenic Lamb aka The Slinky Wizard playing the main room, supported by residents Pagan and Yoghurt Weaver.
I Rio at Ego (formerly Eden). Monthly. Next date 7 Oct.
I Saturday Night Live at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 7 Oct with Masta Ace (NYC).
I Scratch at The Venue (top ﬂoor). 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 23 Sep. Monthly. Famed for bringing the finest hip hop to Edinburgh’s fair shores, the residents are riding high after Richie Rufftone’s winning the Scottish DMC heat and DJ Extra coming second. The skillz conﬁrmed, Scratch also brings you breakers, open mic sessions, grafﬁti, videos and much more. I Shebang at Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. £10 (£8). 23 Sep. Monthly. Now into its second year, the all-women line-up at this deep and funky to hard house soirée just keeps getting stronger. Tonight special guest DJ Angel joins the Shebang girls Gail Sellars and Simone Black, who no doubt will work it like they mean it for the faithful, mixed crowd.
I Spectrum at Club Java. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. A quality shindig for Leithers and anyone with the good sense to make it down to this gorgeous venue. Rotating on a fortnightly basis, your host with the most, Jo Malik links paws with Eh! Wun on 23 Sep, while Unkle Fawaz, Mr Todd (Higher Ground) and furry friends do their bit on 30 Sep. Both teams showcase vinyl gold in the realms of hip hop, drum & bass, reggae, R&B and mellow house.
I Substantial at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 14 Oct with special guest DJ Adrian Milarski.
I Tease Age at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Now in its eighth year, this indie stalwart distinguished by a hint of soul and funk continues to draw a packed and sweaty crowd week in, week out. And if you hate smoking the new non- smoking policy in the bar area should please you no end.
I Trade at Wilkie House. The next Trade date is as yet, unconfirmed but will return to Wilkie House.
I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. Monthly. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 30 Sep. Monthly. Tonight disco don and all-round deep house connoisseur Joey Negro drops into the Ultragroove lounge. His first appearance in Edinburgh for over 4 years, the man responsible for a multitude of hits, including ‘Can’t Get High Without You’, will surely draw the hordes, so make sure to arrive early to avoid tears. See Hitlist.
I Vegas at Ego (formerly Eden). 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6 in fancy dress). 30 Sep. Slip into something a little more uncomfortable and hightail it down to this swinging soirée where only the classiest showtunes get an airing. Thrill to the vocal delights of easy’s greatest stars, blow your Vegas dollars at the Stardust Casino and swig crazy cocktails like there’s no tomorrow.
Chart & party
I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £5 (£4) before 11pm; £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party grooves for over—21$ at this heaving club. To organise a bus, call the venue.
I Hanky Panky at Loca. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4 with flyer). Weekly. A shameless mix of 70s, 803 and 90s chart and dance tunes.
I Lovegroove at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. A smooth groove dance party on the main floor while Deke Patton takes over the upstairs lounge with a selection of swing, jazz, soul and easy listening 455.
I The Party at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.
I Saturday Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6 (free membership and discounted tickets available). Weekly. 703, 805 and 905 tunes. Over 25s.
I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.
I Weekender at The Ark. lOpm-3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Party and dance music at this capacity night.
I Why Not? at Why Not? 10pm—3am. £7.50. Weekly. Chart, dance, mainstream and all your favourite club anthems at this popular city centre venue.
I East Coast Project Sunday Service at The City Cafe. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. The main player behind the now legendary East Coast Project, Joseph Malik, plays some of his hip hop, reggae, funk and house favourites.
I El Barrio at El Barrio. 8pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Sun night is flamenco night with DJ Domingo (appropriately enough), plus live music and dancing.
I In The Groove at PopRokit. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Big Beat’s DJ Tinku takes over the decks with a mellow melange of Latin,jazz and soul tunes.
I Latino Sundays at Loca. 9pm-1am. £2. Weekly. Head down for salsa, merengue and Latin pop with DJs, live music and percussion.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Bob Cairns does the laid- back Sun session thing, taking in soul, funk, Latin grooves and future jazz.
I Strange Beats at Baroque. 8pm-lam. Free. Weekl . A funk and soul selection. I The Sun ay Session at Cuba None. 8pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Old meets nu, on a jazz-funk-soul tip, with Ben and Gav.
I Tango El Domingo at Baracoa. 5.30—9pm. Free. Weekly. An early evening hangout for fans of tango, with beginners and non-dancers welcome. Classes start at 5.30pm.
I CC. Blooms 10.30pm—3am. (Bar from 8pm). Free. Weekly. The best tunes from across the genres to shake your booty to at this ay club.
I C ub DKY at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £1.50 before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. A night which describes its music policy as ‘alternative — you bring it, we’ll play it’. Wamin : ‘nothing too awful’.
I Douglezero at The Bongo Club will return in Oct.
I Jamboree at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (before 11.30pm) £5 after. 1 Oct. Monthly. Mysterious guest DJs from London appear at this new night that showcases word up R&B, hip hop and ragga. Arrive early and catch ‘da massive’ drinks promos.
I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJ Demus (Parallax) brings out the jazz-influenced vinvl.
I Kute at P0 Na Na. 11pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Murray Richardson and Flash provide a night of sweet house music at this bar-cum-club.
I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. Monthly. Next date 22 Oct.
I None Of The Above at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 15 Oct.
I Queer Sunday at Ego (formerly Eden). 11pm-3am. £3 with discount pass. Weekly. A huge serving of glam goings- on and camped-up cabaret, with regular PAS, drag dancers and top cheesy choons to shake your stuff to. DJ Granty Pants and DJ Michelle will be doing the honours on the decks.
I Tackno at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £4—£6. 24 Sep. Monthly. It’s lbiza Tackno tonight so dust off your summer bikini and have it large with Wendy. All the biggest tunes, 18-30 party games, the Hit Bird & Him, a few glow sticks for the cheesy quavers, podium dancing and plenty of foam. See Hitlist.
I Taste at Wilkie House. 11pm-3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Fisher & Price ﬁre up the main room with garage and uplifting to hard house, while the back room resounds with garage and US house courtesy of Martin Valentine, Marco Smith and Trevor Gow. Watch out for Mark Moore on 22 Oct.