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Renegade junglist Mickey Finn is coming to Edinburgh to make us feel the mighty power of his ‘Badass'. Catherine Bromley tells you all about him using the time- honoured question and answer format beloved of this particular column.

Bad ass? Has dance music really

84 THE LIST 26 Apr-10 May 2001

I Streetlife at The Honey comb. l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£5). 4 May. Monthly. Streetlife goes all reggae dancehall this month as l)J l)irtsman ((‘ool Runnings) and the Ambassador work the booty in the back room. while Yogi Haughton and Fabtilo/ play otit the finest RdLB and modern soul in the front room. As always. the l)Js are the cream of the crop and if you were looking for a fresh breath of R&B air. you need look no further.

I Sublime at The Venue (two floors). l().3()pin—3am (doors close at lain). £8 (£6). 4 May. Fortnightly. Regular guests becaUse they rock and the crowd go wild ~ ManMadefylan from Flying Rhino Records return for another live set. Support at the leading trance and techno night comes from those discerning residents ldge. Kev Wright. Gary Mac and Flix. Please note that next date ( l8 May) features Marco '/.affarano.

I Sugar at The Honeycomb has now finished.

I Summit at Noa. l()pm-v3ain. £4 (all proceeds to charity). 1 I May. Monthly. Atmospheric house and funk shenanigans

I stooped so low as to concern l)Js Roh. Rt)y_";iiitl Trevor (Taste t}. itself with bun fur and cheek ac room): [specially nitc because the tg- , needy innocent w ill benefit from your ('t p'mPIGS? NO- bUt 'lt WOUId arguably having ftiii and getting trashed. ' be much more fun if it did. The I Texture at La Belle Angele. } ‘Badass' in question here Is the l lpin--3ain. £5 before midnight; £6 alter. L. funky jump tip jungle llava of Mickey M}'."§Mf’ltl‘hl}t} (it“"lilt'.Klltdlyillflpql ('5 F” and Aphrod‘m's ‘997 ‘i-t-‘ll‘l'r‘c‘il’él‘éh‘l it'll;ii’lflliiit‘inJlia t5” dancefloor Smash' Rep'ete With progressive to tech-house. lf vou'dTike to rOUgllnCCk rhythms- rOlllng beats and .l sample the Texture sound before hot :3; a healthy dose of happy hardcore footing it down to the club. aurally peruse humour. Badass' was the first ww'w'.texturerecordsconi at your leisure. release on the duo's label Urban finite? The Venue (downstairs) has now Takeover- I Underground Overground at 1997? Wasn’t that like. a long Sttidio 24 has now rims-net). t; time ago? Correctomundo. it was a I Underground Solu’shn at The While back and if we look even Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 18 May. t further back into time. we'll see {ljfitvfgjlitlfflfix”?\ttmthh, i 30ng?an Londoner M'Ckey Fm“ 5 Progri'ssiyie‘trance jockishNic E‘avendish ' ’l Spelld'ng three Spells Under 'OCk and andkAlan James host the second instalment key for petty crime before he was Old of their frisky circus on the top floor of The enough to reach the decks Venue. They take with them the necessary Aw bless, is this like one of those protts lotr'tllite ptalirty. .llllcltldltlg the botstncyi q . . ‘5 cas e an t ie ressii v-u ox. . ee . unt av Stones Where .dance mus'c listings for details on Theiiine-off party at i it helped turn things around for (‘lub Jam. small-time hoods going I UTI presents ‘Mental’ at Studio 24 nowhere? Right again, Raving (upstairs). l().3(lpm—-3am. £5 before saved Mickey's life and Oakenfold 't‘lidtmgm; flung“ 4 Mat“ “(mull-V . I i‘f loved Du) on the straight and ;: ’BG‘TR'ZC 13.3.311122'3533 Iti‘iilifi'l‘iillfiil“ narrow. After meellng fellow DJ Birmingham and local live act ('vnibol. Aphrodite in 1993 and forming Urban Ade's quite the fan of liarin techzfunk and t? Takeover in ‘97. the duo released a '23; the residents Semaj. Jonny' ()h? and " Steady slew of setsmtc bass Tor-mod Mor are inorethan familiar with onslatights including 'DFOD TOD [Ihccatii‘lln'itITTtlilliiitkiillTihiiginggehg'ii "cut. caddy. and Namral 80m Chillers, I Waxviiorlts at The l-lonevcoinb.’ ‘ROCk The Funky BeaF l()pm—3ain. £7. 1 1 May. Mohthly. The Are we any closer now to the 1.: legendary DJ Cosmo from infamous New present time? Shghtty The Mickey fork hotspots The Loft and‘Body Soul Finn and Aphrodite touch has been }.= rt“? 9““)? l“ Wm“ 5" mi“ (1'59", very leCll ll] demand over recent '19“? 3h? Fm?“ S.b‘u.k.'t.0 "01.1.! and She . t-V V t t Jt)lllcd by equally special guest DJ Harvey (‘1 Years- W'm amSlb as d'Vefse as The i. (Ministry Of Sound). Throuuh the back. Jungle Brothers. Wildchild and The Squalor Show. Mr Todd( Higher Apollo 440 a” getttng the Urban ground) ttlllltl Colin (look an'dtiar‘eth I t is: i.‘t?13‘.‘.‘.‘:£l£ ti‘li.t-‘5’i‘.iif’tiitilts???“ " M‘Ckey's been lr' the Smle With L tickets for this'superior selection see Word DOuDIe and there are at least two L'p for details on ht,“ 5 tracks due for release from these I Zealous at Studio 24 (downstairs). i: sessions. it Monthly. Next date 25 May. So he's right up to date then? As gt Chart & party i one Of the bL‘SleSt drum 8‘ bass DJS 55 I Canned Heat at Gaia. l()pm—3ani. £2 s In the UK you could say that. before midnight: £3 after. Weekly. DJ if although Mickey's quite the old- 1‘: Harry Let's Go (Booinbox) lays on the pop school tungttst when he wants to be and partied-up funk. disco and house tunes. I Mickey Finn at Rejuvenation, The 5 Plus D‘?“blctlcr‘t"u[’fl.‘"“ "l lhc Purge” Bongo C/ub. Edinburgh, Thu 70 May. isggifluuon 0t “Ink. big but Listen to the Rejuvenation rad/o i Club hopicana at The Subw'av West . Show on Fresh Air FM (87. 7FM) Tue End. 4pin—3am. Free before I lpin; £3 (£l ) i 7 7pm- yam, as from 8 May. after. Weekly. Post-work party with a L :jlaw'aiian theme. Sadly the drinks are not ’m~‘l‘3fiflTSZ-‘L‘A'Vo'§f.:5i“:ixz.3T .3: :m ~.~).;.'.r‘:sv 7:511:13 r...r;::.:':~.ti.~13s. rcc,

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Grand Central’s Fingathing play live at The Project, Sat 5 May

I Fridays at (‘ltib Java. 5pm 2am. Free before l()pm; £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/lilite. 9.30pm 3am. £4 (£3) before I lpm: £5 (£4) before midnight: £6 (£5) after. Weekly. House and garage hits at this behemoth of a venue with occasional live l’As an added bonus.

I Gorgeous at l.oca. l()pm——3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2 with llyer) after. Weekly. Get ready to pump that party at this mainstream chart affair.

I Jam at The Union. I lplll*2£llll. £2. Weekly. The biggest party tunes from recent decades in the main room pltis 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 The Subway at The Subway.

9pm 3am. Free before I lpm: £3 (£l ) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I T.F.l. Friday at The Ark. 4pm» 3am. Free before l()pm: £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 (‘luh Mercado. l()pm~-3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the (‘heesemaster disrupt the space-time continuum with tunes from the ()(ls. 70s and 80s. Or maybe it's just the alcohol. I Why Not? at Why Not'.’ l()pinw3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco at this popular city centre venue.

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

Edinburgh Saturdays


I Baracoa at Baracoa. ()pin—lam. Free. Weekly. Big Beat’s Simon Hodge dons his sombrero and gaucho moustache fora scorchio selection of Latin favourites.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba None. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Hot sailsth lt's Saturday and that means. er. hot salsa at this epicentre of all things Latin.

I DJRedB & Friends at Rush. ()pni—lam. Free. Weekly. The hoiiiies from El Segundo showcase top quality UK and underground L'S hip hop.

I EH1 at EH l. ()pin—lam. Free. Weekly. Nu-jack daddy Yogi Haughton spins some northern. R&B and garage greats (28 Apr). while a mystery DJ turns up to play some mysterious records (5 May).

I Electric Barbarella at ll()l_\li)t)tl l'nion. ()pm lam. 2S Apr. Monthly. (ireat if sadly misleading name for this student orientated prc-club that specialises in the general realms of 7()s and S()s hits with l)Js Mark. James and (icortlic.

I Freequall at The Bongo ('lth.

7 l()pin. £4 (£3). (’onsciotis pic-clubbing (with all proceeds going towards helping asylum seekers in Britain) featuring liy c drum & bass from The Vigilantcs and DJ action from Johnny Faith and Flix.

I Frisco Disco at l’opRokil.

9pm lam. Free. 5 May. l-‘ortnightly. Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless pump out the deep and funky house.

I Funk And Disorderly at The (‘iiy (‘afe. ‘)pni lam. 5 May. Fortnightly. Yogi ‘l)a Bear’ Haughton supplies the very best in dancclloorja/l. R&B and vocal garage.

I Greazed Up at The Spider's Web. Spin lam. £4. 28 Apr. Monthly. Flip your lid to the swing of 50s rockabilly and psyche at this real gone night featuring live action from The 'l'i'itons.

I Headspin at Bani Bot). ()pm lain. Free. Weekly. ('oiifucius say this new ()riental style bar got plenty good hip hop and funky sttiff with ('olin Millar and l)ava.

I lllgotronik at Meadows Bar.

t)pm lam. Frce. l2 May. Monthly. lilcctro music fan ('yrix aka Patrick H hosts a soircc where old-school blccpy sttiff meets cutting edge techno.

I Immersed In Music at l’iyo.

()pm lam. Free. Weekly. The capital's leading dance l)Js mix tip a storm at the capital‘s trendiest style bar.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana.

()pin- lam. Free. Weekly. (‘olin (‘ook (l'ltragroovc) plays some real house music. from the experimental to the tough and tribal with random Latin influ- ences thrown in for good measure. This fortnight. he‘s joined by his old iiiucker (iarcth Somerville in celebration of that tripTych music festival (28 Apr) and occasional l'ltragrooyer Mikey Stirton (5 May).

I NY Mambo at The Ark. 7.30 -l()pm. £5. Weekly. NY mambo dance classes for beginners and intermediate enthusiasts. with a feisty club night to follow should you so choose.

I Oxygen at ()xygen. ‘)piii-»laiii. Free. Weekly. Lisa Thompson (Nature) and Steve Atistin (Headspin) entertain the weekend crowds with their beats. breaks and funky house fusion thing.

I Squalor Show at PopRokii. ()pin—lam. Free. 28 Apr. Fortnightly. An old-school beats and breaks selection from experienced jocks around town. Well Stirred and DJ Frosty.

I Sub-Atomlc at Bar L'nion (formerly Bliss). ()pin-lam. Free. Weekly. A selection of the Atomic Baby backroom