Edinburgh Fridays cont.
I Opium at ()pium. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. The all-new rock bar cum club complex takes hold of Edinburgh‘s after- hours scene like a Rottweiler to a small. defenceless child. In terms of music policy — yep. you guessed it! ~ it‘s rock. nu-metal and alternative/indie.
O Plllbox at Studio 24. l().3()pm—3am. £8 (£6). 5 ()ct. Monthly. More techno trauma frotn the Pillbox protagonists. this time featuring DJ duties in the main room frotn special guest Neil Landstrutntn (Tresor) and resident DJ. Hwatsong. Upstairs in the lounge. Headspin DJs (‘olin Millar and Allan Dunbar unleash their eclectic mix of hip hop. house. funk and off-kilter electro. See Hitlist.
I Planet Earth at The (‘itrus ('lub. l().30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. The varied musical delights of the 7()s and 80s. with a particular stress laid on that madcap magic known as disco. No smoking at the bar please.
I Rejuvenation at The Bongo (‘luh Monthly. Next date 30 Nov.
I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 26 ()ct with Tim Simenon (Botnb The Bass).
I Rampage at The Venue (top ﬂoor). Monthly. Next date 26 ()ct.
I Resistance at The Venue (lower two ﬂoors). 9pm—3am. £10. 5 ()ct. Monthly. Gird your loins for another tantalising trip down hard street as Resistance welcomes a line-up comprising Spliff Monk (Cunt Records). Scott Brown. Patti C. Rage. DJ Intense and Rascal. Psycho scenes of hardcore insanity will no doubt ensue.
I Rhombus at The Venue (lower two ﬂoors). l()pm—3am. £8 (£7). l2 ()ct. Monthly. Beats and breaks a go-go at this four-deck freak-off hosted by Womb Temperature and guests.
I Roadblock at Po Na Na.
1 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 Senses at Noa. 8pm -3am. £4 before I 1.30pm; £6 alter. 1‘) ()ct. Monthly. Cheap drinks and chilled funk at the pre-party with rotational DJs and then it‘s unbridled dancetloor devastation from approximately
I 1.30pm. Smokey & The Bandit are joined in their house and breaks marathon in the ‘Freeway' by a special guest (tbc). Meanwhile over on the ‘Highway' (i.e. roont 2). there‘s dirty house hedonism to be had with Dave Petrie and Endy.
I Skillz at The Cavendish. l().3()pm—3am. £4 before midnight: £5 after. Weekly. The night formerly known as the Mambo (‘lub undergoes a re- branding exercise and become Skillr. Thankfully. the name is the only change as Sir ()ssie. MC and TNT are still providing the best in reggae. ragga. soul. funk. rap. hip hop and RotB for their dedicated crowd.
I Spectral at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 26 ()ct.
I Subculture at The Honeycomb. llpm--3am. £8. l2 ()ct. Monthly. Glasgow's leading house night is back to rock the party. Not only do we get Subbie stalwarts Domenic and Harri but we also get a guest DJ in the form of I'Iipp-li (H Foundation).
I Sublime at The Honeycomb. l()pm—3am. £9 (£7). 5 ()ct. Fortnightly. The trance and techno staple goes back to its roots to concentrate on the enviable talents of the tnain room residents. Kev Wright drops a three hour set with support from ldge. while Flix and Gary Mac freak the funk fantastic in the Nomadic Beat Sttite tie the back room).
I UTI presents ‘A Seed’ at The Wee Red Bar. l lpm 3am. £8 (£5). l2 ()ct. Monthly. I'nderground acid techno from the resident DJ s Semaj. Jonny ()h’ and Tormod Mor.
84 THE LIST 11-18 Oct 2001
GUEST DJ DJ DEEP
Foot Therapy at Alaska, Glasgow, Fri 5 Oct; District at Noa, Edinburgh, Sat
‘Being a DJ is a nightmare. When it’s beautiful, it’s beautiful but ninety percent of the time people don’t really get into it - especially because it’s deep house and soulful and not so commercial. It seems like the less soul you have in your music, the more chances it has to be successful.’ Parisian producer and DJ Cyril Etienne aka DJ Deep has been fighting the good fight of underground house music for some years. He served a lengthy apprenticeship under Laurent Garnier at the now legendary parties at the Rex Club and although still relatively unknown outside of France, Deep’s diehard devotion to soulful garage and New Jersey-style house is finally paying off. Earlier this year he released the fourth instalment of the Respect is Burning mix series - Respect To DJ Deep - and his presence is set to be further felt on this side of the channel as he steps up his DJ dates
across the UK.
Averse to the filtered French disco sound that was the all the rage last year, Deep instead describes his style as ‘roots house music’. ‘As a DJ, I like to try to play as many styles as possible,’ he explains. ‘I hate people who, for instance, only play vocal house for three hours. I think any kind of music which is exactly the same for three hours becomes extremely boring so I think it’s always nice to exchange things with people and try to give to people as much as I can.
‘l’m always interested in different fusions because, for me, house music is really the music of fusions. It has so many influences that it’s always nice to explore sometimes on the more electronic side, sometimes on the more African or Latin side. If you stick to one style and you keep doing the same thing for hours, it just puts me to sleep,
Thankfully, there’ll be no snoozing when the determined DJ Deep hits up-and-coming underground house party District. And, with any luck, having spent the evening in the good company of District’s underground dance daddies Adrian Milarski and Craig Smith, Deep won’t think it’s so much of a nightmare being a DJ.
I Work at Iigo. Monthly. Next date 9 Nov.
I Zealous at Studio 24.
l().3()pm 3am. £5. l2 ()ct. Monthly. Ilardcore skatepunk and industrial sounds courtesy of some live protagonists and DJs Dunk. lqy and (’laire. This month live action comes from Skindred.
Chart & Party
I Fridays at (‘lub Java. 5pm 2am. Free before l()pm: £3 after. Weekly (not 2| Sep). The sumptttotts surroundings of Leith's luxurioUs club venue allow for wild abandon on the downstairs dancelloor or more sedate goings on in the comfortable upstairs lounge.
I Friday Funkin’ at The Ark. l()pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. You‘ve
worked hard. now strttt your funky stuff
like there's no tomorrow to Big Dave‘s party mix.
I Fusion at litos/lilite. ‘).3()pm- 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 PAs an added bonus.
I Gorgeous at Loca. l()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 llnion. l()pm - 3am. £2. Weekly. Big ‘ole party tunes at this Heriot-Watt l'niversity club night.
I Lights, Camera, Action at Revolution. 10.30pm 73am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Fire eaters. snake chariners. exotic dancers. live I’As and a juiced-up cast of thousands at this big ‘ole showbiz bash. This fortnight. there‘s a live Manumission show (5 ()ct) and a (‘olours (‘D launch ( l2 ()ct).
I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. l()pnr3am. £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 Tease at The Subway West Iind. 4pm 3am. Free before I lpm; £3 (£l) after. Weekly. DJ Hammy with a selection of chart tttnes.
I The Time Tunnel at (‘lub .‘y/let‘cado. l()pm- 3am. £5 (£4 with flyer). Weekly. Trendy Wendy. Showbiz
Jase and Betty Ford disrupt the space- titne continuum with tunes from the 60s right tip to right now. Or maybe it's just the alcohol.
I Why Not? at Why Not‘.’
l()pm r 3am. Free before 1 lpm; £5 after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco with Neil Donald and (‘raig McArtney at this popular city centre venue.
I Baracoa at Baracoa. 9pm~ lam. Free. Weekly. Big Beat's Simon Hodge dons his sombrero and gaucho moustache for a scorchio selection of Latin favourites.
I Beluga at Beluga. 8pm- lam. Free. Weekly. A soulful selection of urban. garage grooves with Neil Ferris (6 ()ct) and lirik Da Viking ( l3 ()ct).
I Black Sauce at Barn Bou.
9pm -lam. Free. Weekly. (‘onfucius say this new ()riental style bar got plenty good underground house music with Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless (Friscodisco ).
I Cuba Norte at (‘uba Norte. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Ilot salsa! lt’s Sat and that means. er. hot salsa at this epicentre of all things Latin.
I EH1 at IiH l. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. In the swanky surrounds of this salubrious style bar. rotational DJs spin deep. funky house for the drinking hordes.
I Flashback at Flashback.
8.30pm lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Venus serves tip an even mix of chart pap from the past fottr decades. ()ver 21s only.
I Four To The Floor at Rush.
()pm— lam. Free. Weekly. Iil Segundo's DJRed6 playing funk. soul. jazz and all that inspired hip hop.
I Funk And Disorderly at The (‘ity (‘afe. 9pm lam. 6 ()ct. I-‘ortnightly. Yogi ‘Da Beat" Haughton supplies the very best in dancelloorja/z. R&B and vocal garage.
I Greazed Up at The Spider's Web. Monthly. Next date 27 ()ct.
I lllgotronik at Meadows Bar. 9pm~~lam. Free. 2() ()ct. Monthly. Another fearless foray into inusical mayhem featuring futuristic techno. deep house and dub with your kooky host. ('yrix.
I Immersed In Music at l’ivo. ()pm- lam. Free. Weekly. In the
salubrious surrounds of this award- winning (‘zech theme bar. the Up! DJs host a pre-club to their uplifting house night at The Venue (6 ()ct ). while Kev Wright from Sublime selects laid-back trance and techno tunes ( l3 ()ct).
I Made In Iguana at lgttana.
()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. I Mission Jnr at Studio 24. 7~l()pm. £5. l3 ()ct. Fortnightly. Baby tnetallers go beserkley at this all—new pre-club. If you look old enough you can go the distance and stay put for Mission proper which kicks off at
I NY Mambo at The Ark.
7.3()-- 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. 9pm- lam. Free. Weekly. Life's a gas at this swanky style bar. with funky breaks and hip hop to house grooves from Higher (iround's Lindsey Todd (6 ()ct) and Headspin’s Allan Dunbar ( l3 ()ct).
I Skank at The Meadows Bar.
9pm -1am. Free. 6 ()ct. Monthly. Dub reggae. ska and rocksteady at this (‘aribbean-themed pre-club.
I UrbannHangSuite at Bann's.
l lpm~3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a strangely swinging soundtrack from Son of l'gly. I Waxworks presents at I’opRokit. Qpltl-‘lttm. Free. Weekly. Rotational residents The Squalor Show and Mr Todd dish the funky house. hip hop and soul for your pie-clubbing delight.
I Yush! at The (‘ity (‘afe. Opin- lam. Free. l3 ()ct. Fortnightly. A.J. (head honcho behind Iidinburgh'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
O Acetate at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm 4am. £tbc (tickets available from Ripping. Virgin and [her Disko). 6 ()ct. Fortnightly. Bob Sinclair. the dark prince of French disco. gets down to Acetate to grace (is with some of his