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Ever wondered what happened to the hardcore freaks that ran Apex? James Smart puts his ear to the ground and sniffs out the ’phacts’ that surround the mysterious disappearance and subsequent re- emergence of Phil Zero and Pearsall with their new night Rampage.

Rampage? Rarrr! Fetch the battleaxe, Sven. I haven't felt this excited since we pillaged the Forth Estuary with

Eric and the boys back in AD 461. Stop

being self-indulgent, granddad. You know damn well this is the clubbing section. We’re talking about the new hard house, trance, acid and techno night kicking off at the Wee Red Bar on 9 February, hosted by Pearsall and Phil Zero (pictured).

Didn't they used to run the pounding

carnival that was Apex? Yeah.

Unfortunately the Studio 24 night had to call it a day when half of its crew headed down to London. Those left behind in Auld Reekie pursued separate

clubbing interests, Neil T started Lost at

Studio 24, while Al Space is currently involved with Loop at the Wee Red Bar. Pearsall meanwhile, spent his days tinkering with the knobs at student

station Fresh Air FM and Phil, aside from

a brief DJing trip to Chicago, bided his time until Pearsall made talk of starting another night.

Pardon me for saying, but aren‘t there

quite a few hard house nights round town already? There are indeed, but this one's different. 'A lot of them are

going for a glam crowd with quite fluffy

house, but we're here for people who want to have fun,‘ Phil explains. ’Posh folk, students, whatever. It’s gonna be

driving, but uplifting as well. Some clubs play really repetitive stuff, which doesn’t

get your emotions going. We're gonna build and build and then just go for it.’

And who's going to be helping these

young things go mental? Well, the club

is mainly residents-driven, but for the launch they've got DJ Skelp, a hard

house DJ who likes his acid (no, not that

kind). He plays at Triple Bass in Aberdeen and HQ in Amsterdam. Good for him. Any other reasons I should be dusting down my dancing shoes? If you turn up with a flyer you’ll get free membership. Turn up with

those dancing shoes, and you might just

have a rampaging good time. Rampage, The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, Fri 9 Feb. For more info peruse wwwsonicrampage. net

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

I Funky Underground at Reyolution. l()pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A monster soundsystem. good odds at eopping oil" and some handy dance podiums lot attracting attention to your lunky strutting are just three ol‘ the reasons why Rey‘olution seems like it good idea when you're drunk.

I Gold at The Ark. l()pm 3am. SUp. Weekly. lithe \ery thought oliTony Hadley makes you moist. you‘ll be positively dripping at this luxurious night of 80s indulgence.

I Ignition at lii-os/liliie. 9.30pm 3am. £5 (£2). \Veekly. Lust year's ‘Seottish Discoteque ()l’The Year" still draw s the numbers at this big ‘ole student night. I The Subway at The Subway.

()pm 3am. Free for students with matriculation card: £l otherwise. Weekly. A mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. Free lot" students with matriculation card: £l otherwise. Weekly. DJs playing chart and party music (or a shameless drinking crowd.



I Bar Union at Bar l'nion. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Radio Forth's Kevin Jones plays house and garage.

I Blok at l’opRokit. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. A regular \enture courtesy oi Robin Styler (Solcl'usion). Bootsy (Substance/(irooy e Theory) and (iregor (Douche Ma 'l‘ouche). where rare grooye. lilllllx'. disco and hip hop will be the order of the day.

I Chaos Cubano at Baracoa.

l()pm lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Mikayel hosts a night oi limk. hip hop and salsa. I Cuba Norte at (‘uba Norte.

l()pm lam. Free. Weekly. Still supplying the broadest musical spectrum for Latin loyers and still piyotal to the whole Latin

I Disco Cubism at The (‘ai-wasli.

9pm~ lam. Free. Weekly. Ali (‘ampbell shows he ain’t no square when he goes disco house crazy for the night.

I DJRedG 8: Friends at Rtish. t)pm—-lam. Free. Weekly. The homies from lil Segundo showcase top quality [K and underground l'S hip hop.

I EH1 at Till I. 9pm —lam. Free. Weekly. Hip hop heroes the Dynamic Duo (2 Feb) i'ollwed by Sublime Blue Room resident Beany (9 Feb).

I Friday Frenzy at ligo. S— l()pm. Free. Weekly. An exuberant post-work/pre- club experience brought to you by resident DJs l'rom Vegas and Disco

Low Pressing's Peace Division at Rotation, Sat 3 Feb

lnl‘erno. Drinks are all U (or the (till liye hours so chances are it's gonna get messy.

I 4-Play at ('lub Mercado. 4 l()pm. Free. Weekly. Sery ing you hard working. hard partying types with a mind-melting mix ol‘ music (courtesy oi kitsch queen Trendy Wendy ) and drinks promos. l’arties or twenty or more who book through the \enue's guest list system haye the chance to w in £ 1 5() in a cashback draw.

I Human Be-ln at The Human Be-ln. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. ()li entertains with tall. (talk and hip hop.

I Immersed In Musrc at l’iyo.

0pm lam. Free. Weekly. Martin Valentine lets tls feel the force ol his Ft‘iseodisco (3 Feb). While (‘raig (ice takes us Soul Searchin’ (0 Feb).

I Made In Iguana at iguana.

‘lpm lam. Free. Weekly. Local hero Joseph Millik‘ ((‘olnpost Records) da/lles the crow ds with his blindin' range ol‘ l’unky tunes. lrom hip hop to liouse to Latin and ja/I. Keep your ears to the ground (or Malik's new material it's the goods and no mistake.

I Progression at Bar l'nion. ()pm lam. Free. l(i Feb. Monthly. Barry Fell does the warm up tor the main event at Wilkie llotlse. playing some deep to pt'ogl'essiye hottse.

I Oxygen at ()xygen. (ipm lam. Free. Weekly. This popular pre-club has now secured a l'antasy 1)] dream team. l'eaturing (‘olin (‘ook (l'ltragrooye). Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby). (ieorge T (Boombox). Kris Keegan (Archaos) and Martin \"alentine (Taste) on rotation. Please note the early start.

I Rebel Waltz at (‘iiy (ale 2.

()pm lam. Free. 9 Feb. Fortnightly. Murray ‘(ilobetrotting' Richardson brings his deep house pigeons home to roost. Marco Smith lends a hand.

I Salsa at if] Barrio. 8pm lam. Free. Weekly. See \Ved.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann‘s.

llpm 3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks seryed to a swinging soundtrack from “is signed to (irand ('enlral. Fat ('ity. Tummy Touch and Pork Recordings.

I What It IS at (‘ity ('ale 2. ()pm lam. Free. 2 Feb. Fortnightly. Bob (aims and lirik da Viking big up garage greats. street soul and rare grooy'e. I Why Not? at Why Not‘.’ 5 (donated to charity). Weekly. ('onscientious pie-clubbing at this popular and highly central hotspot.

I Word Up at Rush. ‘)pm— midnight. Free. Weekly. Yogi llaughton and (ihetto Fabulo/ host a spanky new pre-club that‘s got the goods (or all you Rtfili freaks out there.


I Arakataca! at The Bongo (‘Iuh llpm-3am. £5. 2 Feb. Monthly. l).ls Jal’l‘er (Senegal) and Zappa lnglese (Bogota) host a fiery mix of salsa. African. Latin and Caribbean dance.

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm—3am. £5 (£4): members £2.50

l()pm. £l

bel'ore ll..‘~(lpiii. 2 Feb. Monthly. While it Usually ialIs to the residents Simon Hodge. Stuart Bennett and DJ Tinku to da//|e us with the dancelloor _i;i//. rare gl'ooye and funk classics in their record collections. this date sees the iiilaiiious Rtiss Dew bury (.la// Rooms. Brighton) takes control (it the decks. lixpect more than a less surprises and mind you arriyc early to get some space on the dancetloor. See llitlist.

I Catalyst at Studio 2-1 (downstairs). Monthly. Ne\t date It) Feb.

I CC. Blooms at ('.(‘. Blooms llidlipm 3am (bar l'rom (ipm) Free. Weekly. D] All} does the decks duty tit this gay night with her inimitable selection oi high camp and disco classics. moy ing on to pumped up house and dance as the eyening progresses.

I Club Latino at The Bongo ('lub. Monthly. Next date l(i Feb.

I Conception at llolyi-ootl l‘iiioii. Monthly. Next date In Feb.

I Divine Divas at The Venue (top floor). l().3(l|iiii late. £(i (£4). l(i Feb. Monthly. \‘iya Diyas La Nociie Latina - a Latino night hosted by 1)] Taiin with a beginners class in salsa l'roni l()pm.

I Dr NO'S at The Bongo (Tub. Monthly. Next date 33 Feb.

I El Segundo at The Bongo (‘Iiils 10.30pm 3am. £7 (£5). 0 Feb. Monthly. Liye hip hop with special guests The Flaredy'cats. ieaturing Kong. linema and Woo/ (l'K I)M(’ linalist 2()(ilii. Forming a spectacular six-deck display. the lellas w ill be joined by residents The Naked ('ircle. Startng early 1’ ('hcck the pre- cltib at Rash.

I E-Ruptor at Studio 24 (upstairs). Monthly. Next date the.

I Evol at The Liquid Room.

l().3()pm 3am. £4. Weekly. lidinburgh's longest running indie night is a predictable btit nontheless reliable mix ol the best current and classic alternatiye. et‘ossoyet‘ tunes.

I Frisco Disco at ligo. l lpm 3am. £5. ‘) Feb. Monthly. The legendary llarri iurthers his inllucuce on the Fast ('oast with a special guest appearance at this up-and-coming San Francisco-sly le hollse why.

I Fun ey Magic at The (‘octeaii Lounge. l()pm 3am. £5. 23 Feb. Monthly. Sotill'ttl deep house gi‘ooy es at this new night courtesy ol' the talented types irom Relief in (ilasgoyy.

I 60-60 at The (‘octeau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). llpm 3am. £4. 9 Feb. Monthly. Tall Paul Rohiiisoii. Angus A-(io-(io and (‘raig Loyers help [is wig out to a entry mix or ()lis beat. psych. soul and slea/y listening.

I Loop at The Wee Red Bar.

l().3()pin 3am. £5. 2 Feb. Monthly. Back room resident Kain The Mullet is finally allowed his chance to shine as he lets loose on the main floor with some hip hop. breakbeat. Northern soul and l‘unk. Support on this occasion comes from Al Space. Julz and Bill Spice.

I Lost at Studio 2-1. l().3()pm 3am. £8 (£6). ‘) Feb. Monthly. Neil Templar (Apex) and Nomad dish-up some hard-