Clubs Edinburgh

Mid week clubbing? Some said it wouldn't work but Ceratonin are proving the doubters wrong with the success of their regular Wednesday night trance and l techno showcase. Resident DJ Scott Pearce talks us through four of his favourites.

Praha Presents: ‘Xian Pachinko’ (Platipus) ‘The best part about this record is the deeply intensifying break down which gets any crowd hooked and leaves them waiting for the bass to kick back even harder to work them into an African frenzy! Top peak time tune.’

Man With No Name: ‘Revenge’ (Atomic Records) ‘Since the early days of acid house Martin Freeland has proved himself to be a pioneer of stomping dance floor classics. This track is no exception. A chunky bass drum and some acid squelches give it the energy that will surely get any crowd shaking their asses.‘

Marco V: ‘In Charge Part 1’ (Inner City Records) ‘A solid crowd pleaser that's built-up like the pieces of a jigsaw but when the pieces come together it definitely puts you

i in the picture with no doubt of where you are! Suddenly you are faced with 1 a banging bass line, a fast travelling

melody and some wicked funky

i drums.‘

Laurent Garnier: ‘The Man With The Red Face (Jan Driver Mix)’ (Mute) “Starts off very funky with a nice jazzy sax feel and progresses on to one of the most infectious riffs about at the moment which instantly makes yOur hair stand on end! The whole track could be described as starting out like a storm brewing with dark clouds and strong winds then ending up at a break in the cloud with clear blue sky and bright sunshine.’

I Ceratonin at Wilki'e House. Next date 21 Mar.

78 THE LIST 15—29 Mar 2001

{ Edinburgh, Fridays clubs cont.

I Planet Earth at The (‘itrus Club. l().3()pm—3am. £4. Weekly. The varied musical delights of the 7()s and 8(ls, with a particular stress laid on that madcap magic known as disco. No smoking at the bar please.

I Playhouse at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Due to Honey comb delays. this night will now launch 28 Apr.

0 Progression at Wilkie Hottse. li).3()pm—3am. £8 (£6). 16 Mar. Monthly. Quiv'ver. the rather good-looking DJ responsible for the simply huge ‘()ne l.ast Time' joins the residents Steven McC'reery and Alan Dobson for some progressive house action in the main room. Through the back. Derek Martin and Gav (irant tantalise with some deep to tech-hoUse delights. For more info. peruse See Hitlist.

I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 6 Apr.

I Rampage at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 6 Apr.

ORed Tour 2001/Sublime at The Venue (all floors). ll).3()pm—3am. £10 (£8). 16 Mar only. A highly anticipated night in association with potent alco-bev- erage Red featuring special guest Timo Maas. The aggressive trance and techno god will be kick-starting the Red Tour 2001 dtte to hit venues across the L'K from April and support comes in the form of Sublime regulars Kev Wright. ldgc. Flix. Gary Mac and 0h. See Hitlist.

I Resistance at The Venue (two floors). 9pm—3am. £1(). 23 Mar. Monthly. The cheeky wee rascals at Resistance have not only mustered some fairly filthy llyers but they‘ve also organised quite a shindig if you like it hard. lfnder the moniker ‘The Italian Joh‘ stallions Jappo and Randy (Headfuck Records) join local stars Total ()utput. Smurf. Al Twisted. Rob Noize and Feratu in the hardcore and gabba suite. ln t'other room techno and hard trance reigns supreme with DJs Neil- T. Nomad. Zykotik. (‘olin H. Derek H. Stress and John.

I Roadblock at Po Na Na. I lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci F stops the traffic in bad music when she digs up the best in funk. disco. house and block rockin‘ beats.

I Rotation at The Venue (top two floors). l().3()pm-—3am. £8 (£7). 3() Mar only. Rotation moves to at Fri slot for one date only to accommodate their special guests ()liver Ho and Stephen Brown.

I Ruff Kuts at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 6 Apr.

I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top floor) has now moved to a Thu pre-club slot at Baracoa.

I Sublime at Wilkic House. I().3()pm—3am (doors close at lam). £7 members; £9 non-members. 23 Mar. Fortnightly. Following a steady slew of guests (see above). this date sees the first residents night in quite some time. Kev Wright steps up for a 3 hour set of driving techno in the main room while Gary Mac and Flix frolic in the Blue Room with their tasty cuts of funky house and breaks. I Sugar at The Honeycomb. lOpm—3am. £tbc. 3() Mar. Monthly. The Edinburgh branch of Leamington Spa's much respected residency gets off to a great start with special guest Ashley Beedle joining local legends Murray Richardson. Si Long and Eh‘.’ Wunl. Sweet to the taste and no doubt easy on the eye.

I TL at The Venue (downstairs) has now finished.

I Underground Overground at Studio 24 has now finished.

I Underground Solu’shn at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Due to Honeycomb delays. this night will now launch 20 Apr.

I Up! at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 30 Mar.

I UTI at Studio 24 (upstairs). Monthly. Next date 6 Apr.

I Vain at Holyrood Union. See Sat.

I Waxworks at The Honey comb. Monthly. Next date 6 Apr.

I Zealous at Studio 24 (dovv nstairsl. 1(1.3(lpm—3am.£5. 30 Mar. Monthly. Hardcore skatepunk and intltistrial sounds courtesy of some live protagonists and DJs Dunk. lqy and Claire. This month live action comes from Substate and l'nique Freak.

Chart & Party

I Canned Heat at (iaia. ll)pm—-3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. DJ Harry's (io (Boombox) lays on the pop and partied-up funk. disco and house tunes. Plus Double Zero upstairs in the lounge with a sure-shot selection of ftmk. big beat and drum ck bass.

I Club Tropicana at The Subway West End. 4pm---3am. Free before I lpm: £3 (£1 ) after. Weekly. Post-work party with a Hawaiian theme. Sadly the drinks are not free.

I Fridays at (‘lub Java. 5pm~2am. Free before ltlpm; £3 after. Weekly. The sumptuoUs surroundings of l.eith‘s luxurioUs club venue allow for wild abandon on the downstairs dancelloor or more sedate goings on in the comfortable upstairs lounge. Drinks promos ensure affordable pleasure either way.

I Fusion at liros/Iilite. ‘).3()pm~-3am. £4 (£3) before 1 1pm; £5 (£4) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Home and garage hits at this behemoth of a venue with occasional live PAs an added hontls.

I Gorgeous at Loca. ll)pm~3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2 with llyer) after. Weekly. (iet ready to pump that party at this mainstream chart affair.

I Jam at The L'nion. l lpm—2am. £2. Weekly. The biggest party tunes from recent decades in the main room plus some big beat. funk and indie through the back.

I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. l()pm--3am. £6. Weekly. ()r not. given the all too reasonable drinks promos on offer. Over 25s.

I Shock! at liros/lilite. Monthly. Next date tbc.

I The Subway at The Subway. ()pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I T.F.I. Friday at The Ark. 4pm—3am. Free before 10pm; £4 (£2) after. Weekly. You‘ve worked hard. now reward yourself with a massive drinking and dancing session at the ultimate after work party.

I The Time Tunnel at (‘lub Mercado. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster disrupt the space-time continuum with tunes from the 60s. 70s and 8()s. Or maybe it‘s just the alcohol. I Why Not? at Why Not'.’ l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco at this popular city centre venue.

I Yum Yum at Revolution. l()pm—3am. £5~£7. Weekly. (‘hart and dance night at this heaving mess of humanity.

Edinburgh Saturdays


I Baracoa at Baracoa. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Big Beat's Simon Hodge dons his sombrero and gaucho moustache for a scorcho selection of Latin favourites.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Hot salsa! it's Saturday and that means. er. hot salsa at this epicentre of all things Latin.

I DJRedG & Friends at Rush. ()ptn—lam. Free. Weekly. The homies from El Segundo showcase top quality UK and underground [TS hip hop.

I Dual at W. J. Christies. 8pm—lam. Free. 17 Mar only. New and old deep house. electro. breaks and techno from Andy Farley and DJ Dunk.

I EH1 at EH 1. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Talented local DJs take a break frotn propping up the bar to stand behind some l2ll)‘s instead.

I Freequal at The Bongo (‘luh 7.3()—l()pm. 24 Mar. £tbc. Human rights night featuring ADF sound system (Asian Dub Foundation).

I Frisco Disco at l’opRokit. 9pmrslam. Free. 24 Mar. Fortnightly. Martin Valentine and Steven Wattless pump out the deep and funky house.

I Funk And Disorderly at The (‘ity ('afe. ‘)pm— lam. 24 Mar. Fortnightly. Yogi ‘l)a Beat" llaughton supplies the very best in dancel‘loor _ia//. R&B and vocal garage.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm 1am. Free. Weekly. (iareth Sommerville lets tts feel the smooth texture of his l'ltragroove ( 16 Mar) while Lindsay Todd delights with a real deal house selection (23 Mar).

I Jam Jar at The (iilded Saloon. ‘)pm~lam. Free. 24 Mar. Fortnightly. l.ive musicians jam with resident DJs. ()pen decks and floor providing you‘re hot shit.

I Latino Loco at til Barrio.

l()pm~ lam. Free. Weekly. The original Latino chart party continues with the freshest beats from the barrio.

I Made In Iguana at lguana.

()pm- lam. Free. Weekly. (‘olin (‘ook (l'ltragroove) plays some real house music. from the experimental to the tough and tribal with random latin influences thrown in for good measure. This fortnight. (‘olin‘s joined by established local DJ Mikey Stirton ( 17 Mar) and Martyn Jengahead (24 Mar). who‘s celebrating the release of the single ‘(‘ab 01‘ Kebab‘ on Savalas Records.

I Oxygen at ()xygen. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. l.isa Thompson (Nature) and Steve Austin (Headspin) entertain the weekend crowds with their beats. breaks and funky house fusion thing. I Squalor Show at PopRokit. ‘)pm-—lam. Free. 17 Mar. l-‘ortnightly. An old school beats and breaks selection from experienced jocks around town. Well Stirred and DJ Frosty.

I Sub-Atomic at Bar Linion (formerly Bliss). ‘)pm— lam. Free. Weekly. A selection of the Atomic Baby backroom boys (Scott Brown. Bruce Nicholson. Stevie Wilson and Scott MacKen/ie) play a frisky range of US house and garage.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann's.

l 1pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a swinging soundtrack froin Saf! Sap. plus guest DJs from (irand Central. Fat City. Tummy Touch and Pork Recordings. I Yush! at the (‘ity Cafe. 9pm—lam. Free. 24 Mar. Fortnightly. A.J. (head honcho behind Edinburgh‘s leading hip hop label. Yush Recordings) selects the upbeat hip hop. funk and ragga. He's joined by the fresh prince of R&B. the Mad Ambassador.


I Acetate at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £8 (£7). 17 Mar. Fortnightly. Plastic fantastic night for those who like to groove in a funky house style. hosted by the very talented Murray Richardson. Gail Sellars and Marco Smith.

I Ascension Goth Club at Holyrood Union. Monthly. Next date 21 Apr.

I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 31 Mar with special guest Yogi Van Bellen.

I Blast at (‘lub Mercado. l lpm—3am. £10 (£8). 24 Mar. Fortnightly. The infamous Huggy Burger Queen and his trusty sidekick Markell go head to head against the Miss Moneypenny‘s residents at this roof-raising. funky glamfest. If you fancy starting early. check the pre-club at Acanthus.

I Blitz at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date 7 Apr.

I Boogie Mo’ Dynamo at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 31 Mar with the fourth birthday celebrations.