On the dex
Diggin’ in the crates for tunes currently filling and clearing the dancefloors.
Kelis Get Along Without You (Virgin *tt) Although not her finest, the latest from Kelis benefits from a two step remix, a commercial house revamp from David Morales and sultry soul breakdown from Dodge.
Monsta Boy feat. Denzie Sorry (I Didn’t Know) (Locked On ****) Already a UK Garage anthem, this straight two step tune is destined to be huge. Featuring two top remixes by David Howard and nice design on the sleeve. ‘
Roni Size/Reprazent Who Told You? (Mercury ****) Ahead of the game yet again, Roni Size is now creating a hard-edged funky hybrid of drum & bass and hip hop and the first single from the new album is suitably fierce. Lily Ray Wonderin' (Cooltempo tit) An uplifting slice of garage with a delicate yet powerful vocal, lush production and a porky bass. Also featuring the obligatory two step remix. Duke So In Love With You (Perfecto it) First released in ’95, Perfecto have decided it’s time to flog this tune once more with remixes from a pre- Fatboy Slim, Full Intention, Dred Poets and Stella Browne. Paul van Dyk We Are Alive (Deviant *i) Jennifer Brown has the kind of vocal that reminds you of Footloose and PvD is still doing that bubbly synth trance that makes you feel right euphoric. Fat Boy Slim Bird Of Prey (Skint inhk) A rather bland return with the too familiar tones of Doors singer Jim Morrison droning over the kind of floor/chart friendly breaks Cook has made his own. Uninspired. Motormark Cheetin' Na-Na—Na Honey (Teepee but) An insane two- tracker of a feminist bumping drum & bass groove with a flipside of distorted 4/4 beats, subliminal vocal loops and disparate strangeness. Juan Pablo Torres Rompe Cocorico (Mr Bongo tit) London’s premier exponents of tasty Latin dishes serve up a kinky kickdrum heavy track. The 'tribal dub’ is the meatiest portion on offer but the others fails to enthral. Lucy Pearl Don't Mess With My Man (Virgin *ttt) The US hip hop/soul trio's superb acoustic guitar-led bump is given the heavy remix treatment with Mood ll Swing, Wookie, Linslee Campell and Pacific Ocean Highway boosting an already top track in every way imaginable. Fantastic. (Catherine Bromley and Mark Robertson)
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78 THE LIST 5—19 Oct 2000
EDINBURGH, FRIDAYS continued
I Al's All Night Jokeshop at The Bongo Club has temporarily ﬁnished. I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. 11pm-3am. £5. 13 Oct. Monthly. DJs Jaffer and Zuppa lnglese host one of Edinburgh’s leading world music soirees with a ﬁery mix of Salsa, African, Latin and Caribbean dance.
I Ballistic at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5. 13 Oct. Monthly. Industrial and chemical beats from the Mission crew, boosted by live performance of the pyrotechnic variety. It’s a scorcher!
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 13 Oct. Monthly. Their debut at Big Beat in October last year was the stuff of legends and now the promoters are very proud to welcome back soul jazz superstars, The Blackbyrds. Their top tracks ‘Do It Fluid’, ‘Rock Creek Party’ and ‘City Life’ have been pumping on the UK dancefloors from the 705 to the current day and their performance tonight will further cement their status as one of the world’s funkiest, hippest and most talented acts. See Hitlist.
I Bubble Club at Club Java. 9.30pm—3am. £6. 13 Oct only. Launching the Leith Waterfront Festival, this night dedicated to the consumption of champagne will no doubt swing like Tarzan, boosted as it is by the presence of the infamous Going Places DJs.
I Catalyst at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 27 Oct.
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. Club Latino take a well-earned break, to return on 27 Oct.
I Disco Dock at Club Java. Monthly. Next date 27 Oct.
I Disuko at Ego. Monthly. Next date 20 Oct.
I Divine Divas at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 27 Oct.
I Dr No's at The Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 6 Oct. Monthly. Having blown us all away last month with Jerry Dammers of The Specials, tonight Edinburgh’s premiere ska night welcomes Glasgow’s leading live purveyors of the musical style, The
I T e Edge at The Venue (top ﬂoor). Monthly. Next date 20 Oct.
I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 20 Oct.
I Evol at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. £4. Weekly. lt’s Edinburgh’s longest running indie night and it’s a ﬁghting force to be reckoned with. These days, expect a heady mix of the best alternative and crossover tunes, new and old.
I Frisco Disco at Ego. Monthly. Next date 27 Oct.
I Go Go at The Place (Walkers). Heavens to Murgatroyd, even! The Go- G0 has ﬁnished (already!)
I Henry‘s Jazz Bar (formerly the Jazz Joint) at Henry’s Jazz Bar. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Packed full of talent, the early show (8.30pm) features blues guitarist Jim Mullen and, from midnight, trumpeter Colin Steele and his latin jazz and groove band, Masquenada, take you on a hispanic tour of Cuba (6 Oct), with Kenny Paterson adding a bit of vocal swing (13 (let).
I Loop at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 13 Oct. Monthly. Loop spreads itself over two floors tonight to make room for Al Space, Bill Spice and Kam The Mullet playing the very best of deep house and hard techno (downstairs); with Da Needle Sisters and Stu Webb playing ska, soul and funky beats (upstairs). It’s a full house, a full moon and Friday the 13th so you know it’s going to go off in some shape or form.
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. 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. £10 (£8). 6 Oct. Monthly. To coincide with the release of the Perpetual Drum & Bass Motion album from superclub Movement, the stars from the night drop in to Manga as part of their nationwide tour. Featuring Jumping Jack Frost, Tonic and MC Darrison plus support from the Manga residents G-Mac, DJ Kid, The General, Unify and MC Feelman — this night will be huge. Ticket includes screening of forthcoming Manga movies on DVD (from 9pm). See Hitlist.
I The Mission at The Venue. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 6 Oct. Fortnightly. Enjoy alternative anthems upstairs and 805 indie and dance classics in The Cooler.
I Mondo at Wilkie House. 10pm—3am. £7 (£5). 13 Oct. Monthly. Pre-Halloween bash at this hard house and trance night with the Italian-style stallions Tencini, Alvodos and Sergio Amoni.
I Nature at The Attic. llpm—3am. £6. Weekly. It’s gearing up to be one helluva fortnight at this deep and funky house club, yet again. After the success of Two Lone Swordsmen, resident Domenic Capello rocks up to the decks with Detroit techno god, Derrick May (6 Oct) and the following week Domenic gets jiggy with his old mucker Harri. See Phactﬁle on Derrick May and Hitlists.
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 La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 27 Oct with Nomad’s ﬁrst birthday, featuring Matthew Bushwacka! B
I Pillbox at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 6 Oct. Monthly. A massive Pillbox date sees the residents Hwatsong and J-Loopjoined by the legendary DJ Misjah from X-Trax in Holland. Bearing in mind this techno night is usually rammed, you’d be wise to arrive early to guarantee entry and avoid tears. See Hitlist.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. A pop-punk- disco selection from those hazy shady days of the 70s and 80s. Smokers please note that your ﬁlthy habit is no longer welcome in the bar area.
I Progression at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 27 Oct with ‘hooj’ guests Parks 8; Wilson (Hooj Choons). I Queer Friday at Ego (formerly Eden). 11pm-3am. £5 with discount flyer. 13 Oct. Monthly. The mother of all cheesy parties returns with a Big Brother special hosted by Vagina McCall. Six of the most popular folk on the scene are subjected to the whims of Big Brother and eliminated one by one in a mini- version of the show, which promises to be just as excruciating and entertaining as the Channel 4 favourite.
I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 20 Oct. Monthly. This month Penny Pornstar attempts ‘the going down world record’. Wish her luck.
I Redspin at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 20 Oct.
I Resistance at The Venue (top ﬂoor). 9pm—3am. £8. 6 Oct. Monthly. They’ve cornered the market in all things hard and proven that resistance is futile to their friggin’ mental blend of hardcore techno, filthy acid, hard trance and gabba. Tonight the crew are proud to host the UK launch of the European branch of the scene’s undisputed leading record label, Industrial Strength. Featuring label manager DJ Jappo and the residents Smurf, Selector, Darc Marc and manv more. See Hitlist.
I Roadblock at Po Na Na. 1 lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Big momma Nicci F. stops the traffic in bad music when she digs up the best in funk, disco. house, timeless gems and block rockin‘ beats.
I Ruby Fruit at Ego. 11pm—3am. £5 (free with invite available from The Outhouse or by calling the venue). 6 Oct. Monthly. Gail Sellars and Simmone Black supply slinky US garage and penetrating funky house. 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). 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 before 11pm). 13 Oct. Monthly. Hot tropical rhythms courtesy of DJ Jorge that are guaranteed to make you dance ‘till you drop.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 6 Oct. Fortnightly. As the Sublime empire grows ever larger (see Lock preview), the crew continue to pour their energies into the original hard house and techno party. This fortnight sees The Light playing live with support from Kev Wright and Gary Mac in the back room. Future guests include Oliver Leib on 20 Oct.
I Subtle Logic at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 27 Oct.
I Texture at Ego (formerly Eden). Monthly. Next date 20 Oct.
I TL (previously Trancelucent) at The Venue (downstairs). 10.30pm—3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 13 Oct. Fortnightly. No longer a 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 (up!stairs). 10.30pm—3am. £6. 13 Oct. Monthly. Residents Alan James and Nic Cavendish continue to bring the ﬁnest in progressive house and trance to our fair shores. Unpretentious, fun and frisky, with a bouncy castle on hand to help you hit those highs. Check out the website for more info: www.upclub.co.uk
I UTI at Studio 24 (upstairs). Monthly. Next date 20 Oct.
I Vain at Holyrood Union. 9pm—3am. £3.50 (£3). 13 Oct. Monthly. Same selection of goth. industrial, techno, EBM, 80s and New Romantic but now at the larger llolyrood Union venue, with residents Venus Man Trap, Lucy ‘Fur and the Arro rant Twat. Dress to distress.
I Weir Salad at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 27 Oct.
I Zealous at Studio 24 (downstairs). l().3(lpm—3am. £5. 13 Oct. Monthly. Hardcore skatepunk and industrial sounds in the form of live bands and DJs. Live bands this month are Taste My Silence and Witness Minion, with platters spun by DJ lqy and Dunk.
Chart & Party I Lovebug at The Ark. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Party tunes for party people
at this partv venue.
I Canned Heat at Gaia. 1()pm—3am. £2 before midnight: £4 after. Weekly. DJ Harry Let’s Go (Boornbox) 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. 4.3(lpm—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 lilite. 9.30pm-3am. £4 (£3) before llpm; £5 (£4) before midnight; £6 (£5) alter. 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. ltlpm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2 with flyer) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party action.
I Night To Remember at The (.‘avcndislt. Input—3am. £6. Weekly. Or not. given the prices they‘re giving their
. drinks away at. Over 35s.
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