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I Adaptor at Sttidio 2-1. Monthly. Next date 26 ()ct.
I Big Beat at La Belle Angelc. l().3()pm—3am. £6 (£5): £3 before 11.30pm. 12 ()ct. Monthly. Digging deep in the dancefloorjazz vaults this fortnight we have — l)J Snowboy (Jazz. Cafe. London) and the resident I)Js Simon Hodge. Stuart Bennett and Tinku. Next month (9 Nov). legendary 6()s hammond organ star Brian Auger plays live and for this one. we highly recommend the purchase of tickets in advance.
I Blitz at The Venue (top ﬂoor). Sec Sat listings.
I Boogie Mo Dynamo at ligo. Monthly. Next date 26 ()ct. See Word Up for more information on forthcoming Boogie Mo events.
I Canned Heat at (iaia. l()pm-—s3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Harri ‘Let‘s (36‘ with a reliable mix of dancelloor greats including pop. punk. funk and hip hop. Please note that entry to this event includes entry to R&B showcase Fiesta. See separate listing below.
I 6.6. Blooms at (‘.(‘. Blooms. l().3()pm—3am (bar frotn 6pm). Free. Weekly. 1)] Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high camp and disco classics. moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses.
I Cemtonin at The Venue (lower two floors). Monthly. Next date 26 ()ct with DJ Nukem making his Scottish debut.
I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 26 ()ct with another ‘Night for (‘uba‘.
I Dischord at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 26 ()ct.
I Dr No’s at The Bongo ('lub.
l lpin~3am. £7 (£5). 5 ()ct. Monthly. ()riginal Jamaican ska and classic rocksteady showcase featuring live entertainment from The Splitters. Their live antics will be ably augmented by the resident dancelloor dictators. Mary Doll and Tam. And if skanking‘s your thing. the date for your diary is Sat 27 ()ct when ‘(iodfather of Ska' Laurel Aitken comes to town fora live show at the Liquid Room. See feature next issue.
I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm» 3am. £5. I‘) ()ct. Monthly. Another date from the highly successful hip hop hootenanny. this
month featuring live rhymes from Killa Kella and sonic support from l)JRed6 and Chango.
I E-Ruptor at Studio 2-: (upstairs). l().3()pm—3am. £tbc. 12 ()ct. Monthly. Techno. most of it damn hard. from the resident I)Js Primal T and Paul C.
I Evol at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £4. Weekly. lidinburgh's longest running indie night (ten consecutive years. with no holidays and no sickies). providing an ever reliable mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes. It‘s an institution already and with the recent addition of the back room. playing host to Mr & Mrs Mogwai. the future looks like a happy place for all things livol. I Fiesta at Gaia. l [pm—3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. All- new showcase where DJ Fabuloz (Vibe. 2 Urban) drops the latest pressings and jams from the hot and jiggy worlds of hip hop and R&B. VIP passes available every Sun at the Q Bar.
I Friscodisco at Noa. l()pm—3am. £6 (£5). 5 ()ct. Monthly. Following the sell-out success of last month‘s birthday bash. Friscodisco gets back to the business of dirty house with a residents showcase featuring Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless.
I La Fructa Bomba at [it Barrio. l()pm—3ani. Free before 1 lpm; £2 after. Weekly. Roughly translated to mean ‘the bees-knees‘. join 1)] Hector. Nano and the Latin posse at this swinging barrio party where the tequila runs like water.
I The Fun at ligo. l lpm—3am. £2. 5 ()ct. Monthly. Resident I)Js Morgan and Simmone Black (Ruby Fruit) demonstrate base humour and high- grade DJ skills in the popular styles of garage and house. And by christ it‘s cheap!
I Funky Magic at The Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at ligo).
l lpm-—3am. £5. 5 ()ct. Monthly. Soul- fuelled deep house for pilgrims hosted by The Hoff Project and now boasting live percussion from Tagg.
I Future Noodle at ligo. l().3()pm—3am. £8. 1‘) ()ct. Monthly. The masterful Freddy Fresh guests at the brand new tech-house and breaks night that aims to combine the underground feel of an original acid house party with the commercial suss of the superclub. lixpect hip hop. house. techno and drum & bass delights from Mr Fresh and the resident types liuan
Mo Dynamo). Dan Bland (The Flow) s:
and Mikey Magic.
I The 60-60 at The Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Ego). l lpm-«4am. £4. 19 Oct. Monthly. Get loose as a goose at this wigged out and wild night of 60s garage punk. surf. psyche and sweet. sweet soul hosted by boss daddies Tall Paul Robinson. Angus A Go-Go and Kaiser George.
0 Keep It Unreal at Ego. l()pm--3am. £8 in advance; £7 on the door. 12 ()ct. Bi-monthly. Squonk enthusiast and all-round jazzy fella Mr Scruff is back to host another fun- fuelled live hour session. Support comes from Headspin I)Js Colin Miller. Dava and Steve Austin in the comfortable surroundings of the downstairs lounge. See Hitlist.
I Pure Vs Lost at Studio 24. l()pm—3am. £I2 (tickets available in advance from Virgin and Ripping). 19 ()ct only. Quietly contain your excitement that international techno terrorist Green Velvet is playing a live set. backed by a four-piece band and fronted by a ﬂoor show. To whet your appetite. the fresh-faced Lost Boys will be taking on the Pure mafia in a DJ battle to the death. Buy your tickets now or face a crushing disappointment.
I Luscious at Club Java. 9.30pm—late. £6. 5 ()ct. Fortnightly. The only UK and US garage night in town. hosted by Shabba. DJ Dan and DJ Innovator. If you‘re on a budget and/or a lazy arse. you‘ll be pleased to hear that if you catch a cab from the city centre straight to the venue. you can reclaim your taxi fare (with receipt) from the Luscious door staff. Maximum claims are £6. so don‘t take the piss.
I Magik at The Venue (lower two floors). l().3()pm—3am. £6 before midnight; £8 after. 5 Oct. Monthly. The underground house night welcomes special guest I)Js Stevie ‘Sole‘
I Middleton (Soletnusic) and five-piece
live combo The Rumbah Tribe for some
sweet'n‘ funky action. Support comes
from Kevin Jones and Lorne Finnie in the main room while the Cooler provides a happy haven for the hip hop headz with Ritchie Ruftone (Scottish DMC champ). Nasty P and Reveal working it wildstyle.
I Majestlca at Noa. Monthly. Next date 26 Oct.
I Manga at La Belle Angcle. l().3()pm—3am. £9 (£7). 5 ()ct. Monthly. This particular Manga date features pioneering drum & bass producers Digital & Spirit. plus the resident DJs G- Mac. Kid and Son Of Ugly. Manga dates elsewhere include a one-off Movement special at La Belle on Thu 1 1 Oct featuring DJ Marky and Bryan Gee. See Thu listings for more info.
I Metalheadz at The Honeycomb. Launch date 26 Get with Bailey. Loxy and Ink.
I Mischief at The Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £l(). l9 ()ct only. One- off drum & bass. hip hop and dub reggae spectacular featuring the best in local talent plus some choice players from across the UK. The drum & bass floor reverberates to the sheer force of DJ Hype. Randall. E.N.O. Vader and MC Verse; Hip hop hooray comes care of Phi Life Cypher. Harry Love. Ritchie Rufftone and Dupa Styles and Yush Records boss AJ takes care of all things dub-style in the Cooler.
I Modern Lovers at The Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Ego). Monthly. Next date 26 ()ct with the first birthday bash. See next issue for full preview.
I Nuklear Puppy at Noa. |()pm—3am. £8 (£6). l2 ()ct. Monthly. Progressive to hard house and euphoric trance from guest I)Js The Knucklehead]. (Nukleuz Records) and the residents Jason Cortex. Dowzer. Richie Vallen'l. and Sandeman. Due to its continued success. Nuklear Puppy will be moving fortnightly as from 9 Nov.
Plllbox Having just helped celebrate ten years of Tresor at the massive bash in Berlin, Neil Landstrumm joins the Pillbox puppies for more techno trauma of the highest order. Studio 24, Fri 5 Oct.
Acetate Bob Sinclair, the sophisticated and suave French prince of disco house renowned for his collaborations with Daft Punk and his own artist album Champs E/yse’es, makes a rare Edinburgh appearance. The Liquid Room, Sat 6 Oct.
District The underground house night celebrates its first birthday with a little help from acclaimed Parisian pioneer, DJ Deep. See preview, page 76. Noa. Sat 6 Oct.
Scratch Edinburgh's leading hip hop showcase keeps on keeping on at this flagging venue. with a six MC spectacular headed by legendary old school hero, Masta Ace. The Venue, Sat 6 Oct.
Da Break More itchy, scratchy business with DJ Cash Money, former World DMC Champ and all— round class act. La Belle Ange/e, Wed 70 Oct.
Movement The Movement Tour touches down in Auld Reekie to launch The Brazilian Job mix LP, the latest from international drum & bass star, DJ Marky (pictured). La Belle Ange/e, Thu 77 Oct.‘
Old Skool Disco Revolution makes an unprecedented appearance in the Hitlist solely because they've got old school legends Technotronic pumping up the jam for a room full of freaks wearing school uniform. Revolution, Thu 77 Oct.
Keep It Unreal Ninja Tune's Mr Scruff keeps us moving with his endearing mix of bass-heavy squonk, fuzzy disco and freaky funk. Support comes from the Headspin heavies in the downstairs lounge. Ego, Fri 72 Oct.
Vegas Elvis impersonators, stunning Showgirls, hep daddies and glamour pusses galore join the Vegas DJs at this one—off spectacular commemorating four happy years of swinging showtunes. Liquid Room, Sat 73 Oct. Spellbound Joining Manga, Mischief, Movement and Behave in the official month of drum & bass in Edinburgh is this all-new night from the Manchester-based crew, featuring the scene’s leading lights, Bad Company. The Liquid Room, Sun 74 Oct.
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