CLUBS listings

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After less than a year of their monthly residency at La Belle Angele, the cheeky wee scamps at Radio Babylon are causing quite a

sensation with their random mix of post-cool, funky electroid breaks. Roan Lavery, just one of the many talented residents, lets us take a peek at some of the records currently making his world a better place.

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Freestylers: ‘Blowin' Ya Brainz' (Freskanova)

Their best tune yet blends enough hardcore-esque beats, ravey synths and helium vocals to get the whistles blowing.

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Humanoid: 'Stakker Humanoid 2001’ (lumpin' & Pumpin')

More old-school shenanigans as another 905 classic is brought kicking and screaming into the let century.

. . Rae & Christian: 'Get A Life' (Grand Central) The hip hop duo's collaboration with soul legend Bobby Womack is worth its weight in gold.

Roni Size/Reprazent: 'Dirty Beats' (Talkin Loud)

Stand out album track gets the 2-step treatment from garage media darling Wookie with impressive results.

a Radio Baby/on at La Belle Ange/e. Next date 9 Feb.

66 THE lIST 18 Jan—l Feb 2001



Regular weekly clubs plus one off


I Algo Differente at Havana Bar. 8.30pm—late. £4 (£3). Weekly. Arrive early for salsa tuition. then revel in the Salsa Sabrosa crew‘s high octane Latin set.

I Club Santiago at Brel. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Latino grooves with Marcelo and Manuelo Cifuentes.

I The lengaheads at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Martyn Jengahead is at the helm of this night, which showcases new releases. acetates and the like. With occasional bon ,0 action.

I F uid at The Polo Lounge. 10pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. DJ Wayne Dixon mixes up classic funk. soul and disco with a dash of contemporary business, and there are half price cocktails to make sure things go with a swing.

I Russell's at Russell's. 9-1 1pm. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw brings his world music extravaganza: to the yuppie masses.

I Shu Hirata at The Cul De Sac. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Jazzy breaks, hip hop, electro, drum & bass: whatever gets played out, it’s bound to be the best available.

I Yang at Yang. 8pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Michael Peck mixes, cuts and breaks those beats.


I Bennet's at Bennet‘s. 11.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Weekly. Sara with an upfront dance mix. Gay.

I Deathlehem at The 13th Note Club. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Residents Dumptruck, Demonic and Craig look set to scare the punters silly with mean old rock and metal think Korn and Slipknot having a scrap with Black Sabbath and AC/DC.

I F.A.B. at Babaza. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. DJ Skud blends garage, R&B and funky house, playing to a dressed-up crowd who help to make this one of the busiest midweek nights in Glasgow.

I Hotdog at Reds. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. An Anne Summers-sponsored night that’s about to spice up your life. Music comes in the form of dance classics from Keith Pyper, but it’s the PVC underwear, joy juice and willy- shaped ice-cube makers that we’re after. I Joints And Jams at Planet Peach.

1 1pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. High calibre night of hip hop, swing and R&B from a rotating roster of DJ talent including Martin Hesketh, Puppa Shango, John Lyons, DM0 and James Fullerton.

I Overground at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Indie sounds and chart classics from Joe McKay.

I Shag Tag at Archaos. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely successful night based on a complex numerical flirting system: everyone gets a number upon entry, then, if someone catches your eye, you write their number on the board next to your own, with the idea being that they then rush up to you and get biz-ay. Music-wise, it’s banging house and trance in the main room and across-the- board ‘madness’ from C]. downstairs.

Chart & Party

I Cheese On Toast at Shack (formerly The Temple). 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). Cheesy tunes with booze sauce to help wash it down.

I KIass at Destiny. 10pm-3am. £2 before 11pm; £3 after. Weekly. For those who fancy a party night out, but can’t stand those pesky kids cluttering up the joint. Over 285 only.

I Pop 8: Tarts at The Cathouse. 11pm—3am. Free before 11.30pm; £2 (£1.50) after. Weekly. Party-up disco and funk.

I Souped Up at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Daft pop and student antics.


Edinburgh clubs

events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetically by title. Clu s will be listed provided u -to-date details reach our offices at east eight days

before publication. Lack of

information may result in clubs being

; omitted. Edinburgh club listings compiled by Catherine Bromley.



I Bass Invaders at The Pond Bar. 9pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. A superior selection of funk, hip hop attd breaks in the comfortable surroundings of Leith's

premiere watering hole.

I Fuel at Rush. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Raymi B generates a high-voltage supply of hip hop. funk and house.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. ()prn—lam.

Free. Weekly. Tim .‘vlakon and Colin Chapman play delectable house grooves for

the laid-back drinking crowd.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar (downstairs). ()pm-lam. Free. 25 Jan. Fortnightly. Wake up and smell the cheese from Edinburgh's original E-Z sleazies Al and Kam the Mullet.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Gary Mac (Sublime) arranges an intimate meeting between some super tough breaks and some classic house tunes. I Mellow Mellow Right On at The Canvash. ()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Sofa Boy gets comfortable with an eclectic mix of chilled funk and nu jazz sounds.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Young Lisa Thompson (Nature) hosts the'Electronic Music Club' in the basement bar where the likes of Dolphin Boy and Aqua Bassino are prone to drop by for some live action.

I Perception at Bar Union (formerly Bliss). 9pm—1am. Free. 18 Jan. Fortnightly. Deep to progressive house from Derek Martin and Gav Grant.

I Prefix at Bar Union. 9pm—1am. Free. 25 Jan. Fortnightly. The X-Residents and guests supply house and garage grooves, plus original tunes.

I Rookie Night at PopRokit. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Unknown DJs get the opportunity to leave their bedrooms behind and play out to a crowd. Send tapes to Honeycomb Ents., PO Box 23377, Edinburgh EH8 9WU.

I Salsa at El Barrio. 7pm—late. Free. Weekly. See Wed.

I Salsa Experience at Baracoa. Spm—Iam. Free. Weekly. DJ Jorge plays the Latino grooves to make you salsa, with dance classes from the expert, Sam Gannon (£3.50).

I Salsa Viva at Cuba Norte. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.

I Strange Beats at The Watershed. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A solid funk and soul selection at this Stockbridge style bar. I Tango el Porteno at Club Java. Bpm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Informal tango night with free beginners class from 8pm.

I Undercover Brothers at The City Cafe. Spm—lam. Free. Weekly. A live take on the pre-club scenario with saxophone and percussion accompanying the decks selection from Adrian, with lyrical enhancement from A.J. (Yush Recordings).


I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm-3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Work that body to Hi-NRG dance action at this ever-popular gay bar.

I Da Break at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). 1 Feb. Monthly. After taking a month off, residents Demon and Bertie should be in fine fettle to get frisky with their mix of party hip hop platters. Live breakers a bonus.

I Da Break at Henry’s CellarBar. 10.30—3am. £3 (£2). 25 Jan only. Live recording night featuring well-loved hip hop outfit Style Of Soul.

I Dust at Studio 24. Monthly. Dust will return in Mar.

I Dysfunction at The Attic. 9pm—3am. £2 (£1). Weekly. Formerly at The Venue, DJs Ewan and Jane have now moved the latest mix of nu metal. hardcore. skate punk and industrial here for a weekly session that

includes live action every other Thu. This

fortnight (25 Jan) it‘s Antiproduct and guests.

I Ethos at Studio 24 has now finished.

I Fawaz at Ego. 11pm—3am. £tbc. 25 Jan. Fortnightly. Spunky new hip hop and funk showcase brough to you by Unkle Fawaz and Dolphin Boy.

I Floorplay at The Union. Ilpm-Zam. £3 (£2). Weekly. Varying styles of house played by numerous guest DJs at this Heriot-Watt club night.

I Funki at The Attic has now finished.

I Future Primitive at The Venue (Cooler). 10.30pm—3am. £2. I Feb. Monthly. A low-

. key. attitude-free party featuring a comprehensive music policy that takes in

house, breaks and techno.

I Gadges At Work at The Cocteau Lounge has now finished.

I Genetic at The Citrus Club. 1 1pm—3am.

£2. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soiree that showcases alternative, indie and lo-fi.

No smoking in the bar area, mind.

I Juve-Nation at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date tbc.

I Love Breaks at Po Na Na. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon play new and old classics from the realms of Latin, soul, R6118 and disco.

I The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-3am. £4. 18 Jan. Monthly. Hip Hop and funk from S.T.S, Foly and Hood. I 909 at Noa has now finished.

I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. After the Christmas creaming, your man “my Ainsworth (yes, he that hosts the Departure Lounge at PopRokit) keeps on pushing his unique brand of musical and comedic entertainment along with Baz Peters and Spanky Alexander. It's a funky disco cum cabaret, by the way.

I Supafly at Noa has now finished.

I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau Lounge. 11pm—3am. £2. 1 Feb. Fortnightly. Skint after the festive season? No matter because pany girls Trendy Wendy, Sally F and Nicci allow entry at a cheap rate, have a ‘no music policy" that pleases, some ultra-cheap drinks promos and free makeovers from Ms. B. Smart. What more could you ask?

I Urban Rhythm at Ego has now finished I Vortex at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date tbc.

Chart & Party

I Back To Basics at Why Not'.’

I lpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Wonderfully predictable favourites from the chart crypt. I Blasted at Gala. lOpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Dubbed ‘the best student night in town’ by some Radio 1 sage, this sweaty soirée features cheesy mainstream dance in the main room and indie from Planet Earth upstairs in the lounge.

I Funky Underground at Revolution. 10pm—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 shakin .

I GOIU at The Ark. 10pm—3am. 80p. Weekly. If the very thought of Tony Hadley makes you moist, you’ll be positively dripping at this luxurious night of 805 indulgence.

I Ignition at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Last year’s ‘Scottish Discoteque OfThe 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 End. 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. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Radio Forth’s Kevin Jones plays house and garage.