I The Mambo Club at The Mambo " Club. lOpm—3am. £4 (£3 with flyer) before
Well, you know what they say. You wait all summer for a new night to come along and then ten arrive at once, all promising to bring back the good times and get those bodies popping. James Smart dons his protective goggles and gets a tour round the Soundfactory.
Soundfactory? Sounds like a conglomerate of like-minded producers, DJs and bands based in central Scotland to me. Well, blow me down with the wind of change. You're right. The crew behind Soundfactory are putting on a monthly club night. featuring residents Dave Lewis and Peter Parker. plus a range of top- notch guests.
The same Peter Parker who was bitten by a spider when still a schoolboy, giving him supernatural powers and a slot in the iceman/ firewoman/spiderman crime- fighting triumvirate? Surprisingly not, although he is a little shady about his origins. admitting only to being in his 303 and to have enjoyed no small success playing at a range of clubs and events under various guises. Lewis has also spent some time in the DJing world, as well as working as a studio engineer for Soundfactory in Dollar.
It all sounds jolly exciting. What about the tunes? Well. the pair don't want to pigeonhole themselves too much. which is probably pretty wise considering the speed genres are going in and out of fashion this year, but are revealing that they‘ll be mixing up techno, trance and a spot 0‘ house. The vibe will also depend on the guest DJ - Jon the Dentist (pictured) - making his Edinburgh debut at the October launch night. with the Knuckleheads confirmed for November and Mr C and John ‘00' Fleming likely to follow in future months.
Jon the Dentist? Cool. I love hard house. You're operating under a bit of a misconception, my glo-stick toting companion. Arsenal fan Jon (we all have our fatal flaws) never played that much hard house. but got pigeonholed into the genre by over-eager promoters and journalists. You can, however, expect to hear some seriously funky tech-trance in the three-hour set he's promised.
I Soundfactory launches at The Venue, Edinburgh, Sat 20 Oct.
88 THE LIST 18 Oct-1 Nov 2001
midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Sir Ossie‘s highly respected mix of reggae. ragga. R&B. rap and hip hop continues to be one
of the strongest nights for music of black origin in town. This fortnight (26 Oct).
there's a guest spot from Timmi ‘Dreem Team' Magic. Tickets £10 in advance.
I Manga at La Belle Angele.
10.30pm—3am. £12 (£10). 2 Nov. Monthly. Radio One‘s drum & bass ambassador — the mighty Fabio — joins the resident DJs G- Mac. Kid and Son Of Ugly for a night of rough. tough breaks. beats and lyrical stylings. Get your tickets in advance or look forward to misery. '3 Metalheadz at The Honeycomb. 10.30pm—3am. £8. 26 Oct. London‘s infa- mous drum & bass night launches the first of its monthly Scottish sessions with a line- up that includes Bailey. DJ Flight. Clarky and MC Flux. Back room support comes in an R&B. hip hop and ragga stylee with The Mad Ambassador. If you're starting early. check the pre-club session at The City Cafe. see Word Up for details on how to win Metalheadz goodies and a pair of free tickets to the launch night. and see Hitlist. '3 Mischief at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 19 Oct 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 lead- ing UK crew Phi Life Cypher. Harry Love. Ritchie Rufftone and Dupa Styles and Yush Records boss A.J. takes care of all things dub-style in the Cooler. See Hitlist. I Mondo at The Venue. l()pm—3am. £8 (£6). 2 Nov. Monthly. The hard Euro trance night is back to show you who's boss with more residents and more guest DJs lined-up to get down over the coming months. First up. it's the mighty return of Italian trance stallions Luca Antolini and DJ Gius. Support in the main room comes care of Aldovos. Tencini and X-Ray while Andy Jnr keeps his house hard in the Cooler. Modern Lovers at Ego. l lpm—3am. £4. 26 Oct. Monthly. For one night only the swinging 60s soul night moves from the Cocteau Lounge up to the spacious sur- rounds of Ego to celebrate its first birthday in style. Residents Jimmy Mac and Craig are joined by special guest DJ Rob Bailey (Mousetrap. London). See preview and Hitlist. I A Night For Cuba at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 26 Oct only. Edinburgh's leading Latin nights — Club Latino. Salsa Viva. Arakataca and Latin Explosion — club together to form this mighty hootenanny. All profits from the night go directly to Medicare Cuba so as well as having a fiery fiesta you can congratulate yourself on doing your small bit for the people that gave us Latin spirit in the first place. I Nuklear Puppy at Noa. Fortnightly. Next date 9 Nov. I Opium at Opium. 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. I Pillbox at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 2 Nov. Monthly. More techno trauma from the Pillbox protagonists with special guest DJs to be confirmed. I Planet Earth at The Citrus Club. l().3()pm—-3am. £4. Weekly. The varied musical delights of the 70s and 80s. with a particular stress laid on that madcap magic known as disco. No smoking at the bar lease. D Pure Vs Lost at Studio 24. l()pm—3am. £12 (tickets available in advance from Virgin and Ripping). 19 Oct only. Those hoping for a live show frorn Green Velvet have been unjustly thwarted as a result of global war. One of his band members is unwilling to travel but thank- fully the fearless. intemational techno ter- rorist is still coming over undaunted to per-
form a DJ set for our delight and delecta-
tion. To whet your appetite. the fresh-faced
Lost Boys will be taking on the Pure mafia
5 in a DJ battle to the death. See Hitlist. I Rejuvenation at The Bongo Club.
Monthly. Next date 30 Nov.
’3 Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. 26 Oct. Monthly. The air- waves are open once again to the one club that truly lives up to the moniker ‘eclectic‘.
Soul. ska. house. breaks. punk. country and techno combine to maximum effect thanks
to the residents Brainstorm and The Merry Pranksters and this month. there‘s a damn special guest in the form of legendary breaks pioneer. Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass). See preview and Hitlist.
I Rampage at The Venue (top floor). l().30pm—3am. £8 (£5). 26 Oct. Monthly. Famed Manchester nutbag Medicine Man (Havok Records) travels north of the border
. tojoin resident DJs Phil Zero. Pearsall and
Skelp at their full-on hard house. trance and
; techno night.
I Resistance at The Venue (lower two floors). Monthly. Next date tbc. I Rhombus at The Venue (lower two
floors). Monthly. Next date 9 Nov. 1 I Roadblock at Po Na Na. 1 lpm—3am. T £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. £3 before 10.30pm; £6 after. 19 Oct. Monthly. Cheap drinks and chilled funk at the pre-party with rotational DJs and then it's unbridled dancefloor devastation from approximately 1 1.30pm. Smokey & The Bandit run riot with a 5 hr house and breaks set in the ‘Freeway'. Meanwhile over on the ‘Highway' (i.e. room 2). there‘s dirty house hedonism to be had with Dave Petrie and Endy.
I Spectral at Wee Red Bar. 1 Ipm—3am.
£6 (£5). 26 Oct. Monthly. Deepest. darkest European house and techno care of resident DJ Dave Anderson and his special guest DJ.
Laurence Hughes (Foot Therapy. Glasgow).
I Subculture at The Honeycomb.
‘ Monthly. Next date 9 Nov with special v guests 17. and Diz (Prescription Records).
I Sublime at The Honeycomb. l()pm—3am. £10 (£8). 19 Oct. Fortnightly. Chab. the soon-to-be-huge minimal tech- trance fella from Zurich makes a guest
appearance in the main room. joining
Sublime resident ldge. Elsewhere. Flix and Gary Mac freak the funk fantastic in the Nomadic Beat Suite tie. the back room). I Torture Garden at Studio 24. Monthly. Launch date 9 Nov.
I UTI at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 9 Nov.
I Work at Ego. Monthly. Next date 9 Nov. I Zealous at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date tbc.
Chart 8 Party
I The Bristo Square Experience at Potterrow and Teviot Row House. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. The city’s
students run wild. soaking up mainstream : house. crazy karaoke and plenty of alcohol. I Friday Funkin’ at The Ark.
l()pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. You‘ve worked hard. now strut your funky stuff like there's no tomorrow to Big Dave‘s party mix.
I Jam at The Union. l()prn-3am. £2. Weekly. Big ‘ole party tunes at this Heriot- Watt University club night.
v I Lights, Camera, Action at ' Revolution. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3).
Weekly. Fire eaters. snake charmers. exotic dancers. live l’As and ajuiced-up cast of thousands at this big ‘ole showbiz bash. This fortnight. there‘s an MS Aftershock Party (26 Oct).
I Night To Remember at The
Cavendish. l()pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Or not.
given the all too reasonable drinks promos on offer. Over 25s.
3 I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm: £3 (£1) after.
Weekly. See Thu.
1 I Tease at The Subway West End.
4pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £3 (£1) after.
Weekly. DJ Hamrny plays chart tunes for ' the pissed-up workies.
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4 with llyer). Weekly. Trendy Wendy. Showbiz Jase and Betty Ford disrupt the space-time continuum with tunes from the 60s right up to right now. Or maybe it‘sjust the alcohol.
I Why Not? at Why Not‘.’ l()pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm: £5 after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco with Neil Donald and Craig McArtney at this popular crty centre venue.
9 Edinburgh Saturdays
I Baracoa at Baracoa. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Big Beat's Simon Hodge dons his sombrero and gaucho moustache fora scorchio selection of Latin favourites.
I Beluga at Beluga. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Keyboard king Fudge Fingas joins local decknician Mr Todd for a night of nu-jazz fusion (20 Oct) while Neil Ferris. Erik Da Viking and Bob Cairns host the Deep Sensation pre-club party (27 Oct).
I Black Sauce at Barn Bou. 9pm— lam. Free. Weekly. Confucius say this new
Oriental style bar got plenty good underground house music with Martin Valentine and Steven Wattless
I Club Najm at Park Room Bar. Teviot Row House. 8pm—lam. £6. 27 Oct only. Authentic Arabic night featuring bellydancer Dawn White and DJ Jamra.
For further information. contact Ali on
()131 228 2364.
I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Hot salsa! lt‘s Saturday and that means. er. hot salsa at this epicentre of all things Latin.
I EH1 at EH1. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. In the swanky surrounds of this salubrious style bar. rotational DJs spilt deep. funky house for the drinking hordes.
I Flashback at Flashback. 8.30pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Venus serves up an even mix ofchart pap from the past four decades. Over 21s only .
I Four To The Floor at Rush. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. El Segundo‘s [)JRed6 playing funk. soul. jazz and all that inspired hip hop.
I Greazed Up at The Spider‘s Web. 8pm-lam. 27 ()ct. Monthly. Boss daddies and real gone chicks slick down to this 50s rockabilly showcase featuring Carlos 8; The Banditos playing their rockin‘ Chicano sound very much live and direct. I lllgotronik at Meadows Bar. 9pm—lam. Free. 20 Oct. Monthly. Another fearless foray into musical mayhem featuring futuristic techno. deep house and dub with your kooky host. (‘yrix.
I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Laid-back progressive house and trance with Stuart Duncan (2() Oct) and Dave Begg (27 Oct). I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. (‘olin (‘ook (Ultragroove) plays some real house music. from the experimental to the tough and tribal with random Latin influences thrown in for good measure. This fortnight (20 Oct). there's a rare chance to catch Andy Watson aka Brainstorm getting pissed at the bar and playing some deep house classics.
I Mission Jnr at Studio 24. 7- l()ptn. £5. 27 Oct. Fortnightly. Baby metallers 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 1 1pm.
I NY Mambo at The Ark. 7.3()—< l()ptn. £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 Oxygen. 9pm -1am. 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 (20 Oct) and Headspin‘s Allan Dunbar (27 Oct).
I Skank at The Meadows Bar. 9pm--lam. Free. 3 Nov. Monthly. Dub reggae. ska and rocksteady at this Caribbean—themed pre-club.