Clubs Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Thursday Pro—Club cont.

I Undercover Brothers at The (‘ity

Cafe. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Sly sax and percussion accompany the decks selection from Adrian. Lyrical enhancement comes from hip hop ragga brother AJ. (Yush Recordings).


I Beatamlx at The Cocteau Lounge has now finished.

I C.C. Blooms at (1C. Blooms. l0.30pm- 3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Trip the light fantastic to Hi- NRG dance action at this ever-popular gay bar.

I Da Break at La Belle Angele. l0.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 26 Apr. Monthly. Live hip hop and drum and bass courtesy of Balance and a solid breaks and beats selection from DJs Demon and Bertie. I Dekade at The Bongo Club. l0.30pm--3am. £4. 26 Apr. Monthly. DJs U-Turn and Sekonz playing a heady mix of UK and US hip hop. MCs welcome. I Dust at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 3 May.

I Dysfunction at The Attic. 9pm—3am. £2 l ). Weekly. Formerly at The Venue. Dysfunction have now moved the latest mix of nu metal. hardcore. skate punk and indUstrial here fora weekly session that includes live action every other Thu. For more info. see

I Flava at La Belle Angele. l0pm—3am. £4 (£3). l2 Apr. Monthly. New R&B. hip hop and ragga showcase that should be a regular crowd pleaser seeing as it features Edinburgh's leading nu-jack DJ daddies Nutty P. Ambassador, Ghetto Fabuloz, DJ Dirtsman and A], plus live freestyles from Dark Paragons, Yush 2K and Scotland Yard.

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

I Fresh Air presents: Ten at The Honeycomb. l0pm—3am. £5. 19 Apr only. Tenth anniversary celebrations of the student radio station featuring all manner of talented local and not so local DJs. These include hip hop scratch meisters Richie Ruftone and Dec J A La Fu. drum & bass honcho DJ Te'l. and Glasgow‘s omnipresent breaks and beats heroes The Jengaheads.

I Future Primitive at The Vmue (Cooler) has now finished.

I Genetic at The Citrus Club.

I lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soiree that showcases alternative. indie and lo-li. No smoking in the bar area. mind.

I Hustlers’ Convention at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 19 Apr. Monthly. Super-fly funk. booty shaking afro beat and head-spinning soul courtesy of those talented newcomer types Tabrizi. Captain Vague and Doodles.

I Fusion at Po Na Na. 1 [pm—3am. £2.

Weekly. All new showcase at the souk bar

with Dis Mark 8 (Studio Grand) and the omnipresent Murray Richardson (20/20 Vision) playing vinyl gems in the realms of house. hip hop. funk and soul.

I The Moneyshot at The Bongo Club. l0.30pm—3am. £5. l2 Apr. Monthly. Work that party in an old- school to nu-school hip hop stylee with very special guest. Edinburgh's own Plus One. Formerly of the Dynamic Duo and The Scratch Perverts. Plus One is the current Vestax World Champion and his turntablist trickery is sure to astound and amaze. Support comes from main room residents Foly. Getsum and Hood and it‘s big-up the drum & bass massive with Decknical Hitch and guests through the back.

I Naked at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 3 May.

I Nocturnal at Noa. l0pm—3am. £4 (£3 with flyer). l9 Apr. Monthly. One of the many new nights launching this fortnight showcases twisted drum & bass

78 THE LIST 12—26 Apr 2001 2001


Various venues, see listings for full details.

llS/i ill MING


Ritchie Ruftone makes a killing on the new nights explosion

Last month, as the rain came down and Wilkie House shut up shop. you could have been forgiven for being more than a little glum about the state of Edinburgh's club scene. But something is stirring in the darkness. It's called spring. and it

seems to have woken a few people up.

Edinburgh University‘s Fresh Air FM is broadcasting from May on 87.7FM, and features slots for Manga. Sublime and Joy. lt celebrates its tenth birthday with Ten at The Honeycomb. featuring hip hop. house and drum 8. bass from Scottish DMC champ Ritchie Ruftone and The Jengaheads. among others. Future guests at the monthly Thursday riighter

l (provisionally entitled The Fresh Air Sessions) include Groove Armada.

Another club night that ain't just a club night is Underground Solu’shn whose crew man the Cockburii Street record l shop of the same name. Residents at this house. hip-hop and rare groove night taking place at The Honeycomb include

George T, DJ Simone and Ritchie Ruftone.

But if you think the swanky, new venue has got a monopoly on new club nights, you're sorely mistaken. The SmileHigh : Club at Gala is a glammed-up Easter Sunday one-off that could become a regular fixture. and features Huggy Bugger

. Queen and Ben Oath of Miss Moneypenny‘s fame. Anyone looking for a more underground vibe might find it chez Sputnik at the Venue. which kicks off with Ultragroove's; Colin Cook and hopes to make Thursdays ‘the new Saturdays'. Darker still is Noa‘s new drum & bass and electro adveiilti'e Nocturnal, running on Wednesdays which must. by a process of elimination, be the new Friday.

Over at The Wee Red Bar. Spectral offers ‘pitch black house and techno' monthly Fridays, and anyone feeling overwhelmed should at least be able to feel their way to Texture at La Belle. which kicks off on the same night (13 April) with DJ Lottie. Last but not least. typographical pranksters @ round things up for a Saturday night with Crispin .l Glover's funky house and Mr Ruftone's omnipresent scratchy hip hop selection. (James Smart)

in the main room with Ii.N.() (Muzik Bedroom Bedlam winner). Spy. Vadar and special guest Craig ‘Dangerous‘ Lee. ln room 2. house and garage grooves emerge from the record bags of guest DJ innovator, Lisa Thomson. Wilberforce l and Denheem.

I ReJuvenation at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date H) May with old- schooljunglist Mickey Finn.

I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £4.50 (£3.50/£3). Weekly. Your man Harry Ainsworth keeps on pushing his unique brand of musical and comedic entertainment along with Bar. Peters. Spanky Alexander. Bronagh Keegan and The Redcoats. It‘s a funky disco cum cabaret. by the way.

I Sputnik at The Venue (top floor). l0.30pm—3am. £3. 26 Apr. Fortnightly. All-new night geared towards pleasing house fans that favour the leftfield side of the spectrum. Not a sniff of cheese then

from Dan Frantic. Hobbes and Lisa Thomson and more than a little real deal from guest (‘olin (‘ook (L'ltragroove). I 3 Piece Sweet at The (‘octeau Lounge. llpm~~3am. £2. 12 At 26 Apr. Fortnightly. Keen to please party girls Trendy Wendy. Sally F and Nicci allow entry at a cheap rate. have a ‘no mUsic policy" that never fails to astound and amaze. some ultra-cheap drinks promos and free makeovers from Ms B. Smart. Fairly gay.

Chart & Party

I Back To Basics at Why Not‘.’

I lpm—-3am. £5. Weekly. Wonderfully predictable favourites from the chart crypt. I Blasted at Gaia. 10pm» 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. lllplll3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A monster soundsystem. good odds at copping off and some handy dance podiums for attracting attention to your funky strutting are just three of the reasons why Revolution seems like a good idea when you‘re drunk. I Gold at The Ark. 10pm 3am. 80p. Weekly. If the very thought of Tony Hadley makes you moist. you'll be positively dripping at this luxuriotis night of 80s indulgence. I Ignition at liros/lilite. 9.30pm--3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Last year's ‘Scottish Discoteque ()f The ’ear' still draws the numbers at this big ‘ole student night. I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card: £l otherwise. Weekly. A mainstream soundtrack plus the odd spot of indie.