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I l Human Movement Feat. Sophie Moleta: ‘Love Has Come Again' (Renaissance 1Hr) Moderately pleasing progressive house anthem featuring a strangely Celtic vocal from Australian vocalist Moleta and two Angel Morales remixes, infused with the shuddering

bass and trademark stabs he’s renowned !

for. Sunray Feat. Kym Mazelle: 'Perhaps' , (Pias *tirvk) A perky revamp of Doris Day’s ’Perhaps’ that flagrantly flaunts its latino party vibe while making inspired use of Miss Mazelle’s gently teasing (vocal Gabrielle: 'Falling' (Stanton Warriors i Remix) (Go Beat *it) Surprisingly decent two-step remix of the chart l diva’s current effort, heavy on the nu- i skool breaks and hard without being i excessive. i Bushwacka Vs Cry Sisco: ’Afrodizziact' 1? (Underdog ***) Bushwacka's disappointing mid-tempo hip hop remix 3 of Oakenfold’s old tune pales in comparison to Cry Sisco’s imaginative ; old-skool remix. DJ Zinc: ‘Santos Camels’ (Phaze One l *titt) The follow-up to Zinc's massive ’138 Trek’ has the trademark two-step beat, symphonic strings and i monster bassline but it’s an altogether I darker beast. Classy and sure to be (huge. i Major Force: 'Re-Return Of The ! Original Artform' (DJ Format Remix) : (Mo Wax *ttt) The UK’s DJ Format [ gets his chance at doing up the funky hip hop breaks of Japan's cold thumpin’ classic and he doesn’t disappoint. High- class breaks for the B-boys. Nigel Gee: ’Hootin' Harry' (Neo ink) Cheeky high hats and a driving 4/4 beat make for a less than inspired hard house 3 mix from Gee. Ariel's dark, relentless ; ’Paradise Factory Mix’ fairs slightly

5 better.

Fired-Up Crew: ‘Don't Burn Me Up' (Dig l Deep wk) Funked-up, futuristic garage blaster worth a shot for the smooth and silky vocal mix from Chrissy Cashin but not for the dodgy trance synths pervasive on the remixes.

Quo Vadis: ‘Sonic Boom (Life's Too Short)’ (Serious Records iii) Four tranced-up hard house remixes, some more driven by the strong ’I Feel Love’ bassline than others, but all geared towards jackin’ on the dancefloor at the end of the night.

Sun Trust: 'One More Step' EP (Cyclo tank) A sun-drenched slice of deep house with strong African and

( Mediterranean influences aiding and

l abetting the funky-ass grooves. ’Drum A l Round’, as the title suggests, is one for

3 fans of frenetically percussive tribal

; house. (Catherine Bromley) l See Music for more reviews.

78 THE [IN 30 Nov—14 Dec 2000


I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau

Lounge. 11pm—3am. £2. 7 Dec. Fortnightly. Party girls Trendy Wendy. Sally F and Nicci manage the random factor of the ‘no music policy". while the ultra-cheap drinks promos and free makeovers from Ms. B. Smart combine to make you feel all special inside.

I Vortex at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 2| Dec.

Chart &. Party

I Back To Basics at Why Not? llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Wonderfully predictable favourites from the chart crypt.

I Blasted at Gaia. l()pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Dubbed ‘the best student night in town' by some Radio I sage. this sweaty soiree features cheesy mainstream dance in the main room and indie from Planet Earth upstairs in the lounge.

I Funky Underground at Revolution. l()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The dance podiums really come into their own tonight at this massive venue. ideal as they are for attracting attention to your wacky batty shaking.

I Gold at The Ark. l()pm—3am. Slip. Weekly. If the very thought of Tony Hadley makes you moist. you’ll be positively dripping at this luxurious night of 80s indulgence.

I Ignition at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Last year's ‘Scottish Discoteque Of The Year’ still draws the numbers at this big ‘ole student night. I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. A mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West 15nd. 7pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. DJs playing chart and party music for a shameless drinking crowd.



I Bar Union at Bar Union (formerly Bliss). ()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Radio Forth‘s Kevin Jones plays house and gara re.

I Biblt at PopRokit. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A new regular venture courtesy of Robin Styler (Solefusion), Bootsy (Substance/Groove Theory) and Gregor (Douche Ma Touche), where rare groove, funk. disco and hip hop will be the order of the day.

I Chaos Cubano at Baracoa. l()pm-Iam. Free. Weekly. DJ Mikayel hosts a night of funk, hip hop and salsa. I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l()pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrum for Latin lovers and still pivotal to the whole Latin

I Disco Cubism at The Carwash. t)pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Ali Campbell shows he ain‘t no square when he goes disco, deep house crazy for the night.

I Friday Fiesta at 0 Bar. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Celebrate the weekend’s arrival with alcohol.

I 4-Play at Club Mercado. 4—10pm. Free. Weekly. Serving you hard working, hard partying types with a mind-melting mix of music (courtesy of kitsch queen Trendy Wendy) and drinks promos. Parties of twenty or more who book through the venue’s guest list system have the chance to win £150 in a cashback draw.

I Groove On at Rush. 9pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. DJ Stewart with a sweet rare groove. soul and funk selection.

I Human Be-In at The Human Be-ln. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Oli entertains with jazz. funk and hip hop.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless host a Frisco Disco party (1 Dec) while DJ Kid and the Manga posse give Pivo a much needed drum & bass seeing to (8 Dec).

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik (Spectrum)

dazzles the crowds with his blindin' range

of funky tunes. from hip hop to house to latin and jazz.

I Progression at Bar L'nion (formerly

Bliss). Monthly. Next date for the warm- up to the main event at Wilkie House is

22 Dec.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. (rpm—lam. Free.

Weekly. This popular pre-elub has now secured a fantasy DJ dream team.

featuring Colin Cook. Stuart Duncan.

j George T and Martin Valentine on

rotation. Please note the early start.

5 I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. (Jpni—lam. Free. 1 Dec. Fortnightly. Marco Smith keeps the deep house fires burnin‘ while

Murray ‘Globetrotting‘ Richardson continues his world tour. Lucky feck. I Salsa at El Barrio. Spin—lam. Free.

Weeklv. See Wed. ; I Underworld Vibes at Bannerman's.

‘Jpnt-lam. Free. Weekly. Sean Pearson and Neil Ferguson spin some garage and house.

I What It Is at City Cafe 2. Upm—lam. Free. 8 Dec. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns and Erik da Viking lay down garage. street soul and rare groove.

I Why Not? at Why’ Not'.’ 5—lt)pm. £1 (donated to charity). Weekly. Conscientious pre-clubbing at this popular and highly central hotspot.


I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £5. 8 Dec. Monthly. DJs Jaffer (Senegal) and Zuppa lnglese (Bogota) host a feiry mix of Salsa. African. Latin and Caribbean dance.

I Ballistic at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5. 1() Nov. Monthly. Hard-ass industrial and chemical beats with pyrotechnic performance laid on for added. vicarious thrills.

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. 1().3()pm-3am. £6 (£5); members £3 before 11.30pm. 8 Dec. Monthly. Having coped admirably with the absence of Gil Scott Heron at the last date, Big Beat delight in bringing Edinburgh audiences an altogether more entertaining and reliable guest. Blue Note regular Snowboy. Famed for DJing everything from rare 6()s bossa jazz straight through to modern day dancefloor greats, Snowboy will have you aching from breakin‘ till Sunday at least.

I Catalyst at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 22 Dec.

I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 1().3()pm-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. Monthly. Next date 22 Dec.

I Disco Dock at Club Java. 5pm—2am. £3 (free before 10pm). 1 Dec. Monthly. MC Otis goes disco loco with hits from the past, present and future at this stunningly-appointed venue.

I Divine Divas at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 22 Dec.

I Dr No's at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £8 (£6). 1 Dec. Monthly. Bumper Xmas special with Bombskare and Big Hand playing live plus the usual rock steady, ska and Northern soul classics.

I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 15 Dec.

I Evol at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Edinburgh’s longest running indie night is 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 22 Dec.

I GlamDup at Ego. 11pm-3am. £5. 15 Dec. Monthly. Live PAs, dancers, drag queens and high class hostesses at this gorgeously glam soirec.

I 60-60 at The Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Ego). llpm—3am. £4. Tall Paul Robinson. Angus A-Go-Go and the legendary Kaiser George (he did the artwork for Betty Boo all those years

ago. don't you know) wig out to a crazy mix of bus beat. psych. Northern soul and sleazy listening.

I Keep It Unreal at Iigo. 1().3Ihtm-3am. £7. S Dec only. Another prime

opportunity to see Ninja Tune's Mr Scruff at this rare Scottish date of his

Manchester and Brighton residency. The

cheeky fella will be at the helm from 10pm. dishing out his inimitable blend of bass and beats for five solid hours. and

furnishing the first 5110 through the door

with a free mix CD. All this plus support from the Headspin residents in the downstairs lounge. Tickets available from

Ripping and Fopp. I LOOP ill Thc ch Red Bar. l lpm—3am,

£7 (£5). 8 Dec. Monthly. ()nce again on two floors due to ever increasing

popularity. Al Space. Julz. Bill Spice and

Neil ’l'emplar lay down the hard and funky techno in the downstairs lounge.

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Andy and Kant the Mullet get the funk good and proper in the upstairs party

I Lost at The Venue. Next date 15 Dec. I LSD at The Venue (two floors). l(l3tlpm—3arn. £4 (£3 with flyer). 1 Dec only. llarking back to the good old days of mass hallucinogenic love-ins. Al Space (Loop). Rod (Subtle Logic) and Mitchell ck J Camniera (Digital) are going to host a drug-crazed meltdown with prizes for the funniest tripped-out freak. ()K. they're going to play some funky techno.

g I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish.

l()pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Still going strong after so many years. Sir ()ssie provides the reggae.

ragga. soul. funk. rap. hip hop and R&B delights.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. ‘1pm—3am. £11 (£9). 1 Dec. Monthly. Right on the money yet again with another exclusive drum & bass showcase to commemorate the end of Y2K. Matrix (Talkin' Loud. Metalheadz, 31 Recordings) teams up with MC Bas and Marcus lntalex in the main room, while Second Skin's Grand Unified (GzMac & Unify) blows minds in the back. This month's DVD, Ninja Scroll. rolls from 9pm.

I Mondo at Wilkie House. 1().3()pm—3am. £7 (£5). S [)ec. Monthly. All the best in hard house and trance from the residents Alvodos, Tencini and Sergio Antoni. As you'll doubtless agree it's friggin' cold outside so Mondo have made it a ‘Winter Warmers‘ night where the first 5() customers get a free tipple of choice.

I Mutation at The Venue (top floor). 1()pm—3am. £5 (£4). l Dec only. A night of hard and acid techno featuring a fearsome face-off between lidinburgh sound system Ii-Ruptor (Primal-T and Paul C) and Glasgow’s Trenchcoat Mafia (DJ Serge and Borg). Please note that Resistance will Continue monthly in this slot. next date 2‘) Dec.

I Nature at The Attic. llpm—3am. £6. Weekly. Kenny Hawkes (Bar Rhumba, Plastic People), the London fella with a fine line in deep house, entertains with Domenic (1 Dec) and the following week it’s some bloke from Detroit prone to missing flights (8 Dec). Now who could that be?

I Noa at Noa. l()pm—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 22 Dec.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. l()pm—3am. £8 non-members; £5 members. 1 Dec. Monthly. Psychedelic trance god Zebedce (resident at the legendary Trancentral) joins] Loop and Hwatsong in the main room. while former Big Beat man Mark Jenkins is coaxed out of retirement to play some breaks and beats upstairs with Dan 2000, Ross and Eas.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus Club. 1().3()pm—3am. £4. Weekly. The varied musical delights of the 70s and 80s, With a particular stress laid on that madcap magic known as disco. No smoking at the bar please.

I Progression at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 22 Dec.