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I Posh at Club Java. Monthly. Next date 19 Jan.

I Progression at the Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 19 Jan with a Scottish exclusive featuring Brancaccio & Aisher (Bedrock).

I The Project at the Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £7 (£6). 12 Jan. Monthly. The consistently rammed hip hop and funk showcase kicks off the new year with a residents night featuring Al Bee. Adam Brav and L'nkle Fawaz.

I Eadie at the Claremont Hotel. 8pm—lam. £5. 19 Jan. Monthly. Get your kooky kicks at this teenage rock ‘n' roll riot featuring live action from The Rockaboats and a retro record hop hosted by Rockin' Rick. Clarky and Paul Pat.

I Scratch at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £7 (£6). 12 Jan. Monthly. Still sizzling after the red hot December date with De La Soul‘s Maseo. the legendary hip hop hootenanny returns with a sure shot showcase featuring Scottish DMC crew The Table Gimps in a six-deck display of manual madness. The DJ display team's antics will be aided and abetted this month by live breakdancing from Random Aspekts.

I Senses at Noa has now finished.

I Soundfactory at the Venue. Monthly. Next date 12Jan. No details available at time of going to press.

I Tease Age at the Citrus Club.

1 lpm—3.15am. £5. Weekly. Now going into its tenth year. this indie stalwart featuring swinging 60s hits to baggy Manchester tunes continues to draw a packed and sweaty crowd week in, week out.

I Trade at the Venue (all three floors). Monthly. Next date tbc.

I Tratllt at Noa has now finished.

I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. Fortnightly. Next date 19 Jan with guest DJ. .Ashley Beedle.

I Up! at the Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 5 Jan. Monthly. Honestly. It's a cheap trick promoting your club night with liyers liaunting photoshop- enhanced pictures of topless celebrities. With the aim of getting you ‘up' though. it seems a good place to start for Michelle. Adrian Davenport and Nic Cavendish‘s tough. progressive house night. If you're starting early. check the pre-club at Pivo. I Vegas at Ego. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6 in fancy dress). 12 Jan. Monthly. Hep daddy swing. country classics and sleazy listening with your high-kicking hosts: Frankie Sumatra. Bugsy Seagull. Dino Martini and the stunning Vegas showgirls. See separate listing for full details of the Vegas special on Tue 15 Jan featuring live swing band. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Chart & Party I Atomic at the Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. DJ Gus Bainjoins the residents for some chart and indie action. I Blg Cheese at Potterrow. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3). 12 Jan. Fortnightly. Shameless cheesey anthems from the 70s right up to the sad and sorry present day. Please note that only students and their guests can gain entry to this night.

chk at Loca. 10pm—3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. See Fri. I Luscious at the Ark. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Smooth and juicy as a peach. this pulsating night of mainstream pleasure will more than service simple needs. I The Subway at the Subway. 9pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu. I Weekender at the Ark. lOpm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Dance and party pap at this capacity night. I Where Ilse? at Revolution. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Mainstream chart and commercial dance tunes from DJ Johnny Richardson.

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2001 SCOTTISH B-BOY CHAMPIONSHIPS Dancebase, Edinburgh, Sat 15 Dec eeee


‘About time’ was the general feeling surrounding this long awaited breakdancing event at the newly opened Dancebase HQ in the Grassmarket. Representatives of crews from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, London and Belfast turned out to showcase their skills and with limited space available to spectators, door staff were forced to close the doors only ten

minutes after they opened.

Apparently Allan Irvine, breakdancing instructor and organiser of the inaugural Scottish B-Boy Championships, had no idea that the event would be so oversubscribed. Given strong evidence of considerable local interest - Irvine’s classes at Dancebase regularly sell out and the capital’s hip hop clubs such as Scratch, Flippin and Da Break stimulate interest in breakdancing all year round - it was realised, sadly all too late, that a venue at least twice the size of the main Dancebase studio was needed to accommodate an event of

this kind.

Problems elsewhere included the soundsystem breaking down half an hour into the event, a fortuitous failing as a drafted in b-box contributed an authentic street vibe which ably set the scene for the breaking. The overall standard on the night was exceptionally high, with Bad Taste Crew from Omagh, Northern Ireland claiming the Best Crew title and Care Bear & Worm from the Sinstars crew seizing the coveted TWO On Two title.

Looking towards next year, Irvine would like to expand the event into an all day affair involving the whole scene connected to breaking from the music and the art to the fashion and the people. Priorities will no doubt include a fully functional sound system and a venue of adequate size to do justice to this long-standing physical art of urban expression. (Zee Yule)

Edinburgh Sundays


I Anthropology at Barn Bou. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A scientific study of human beings and their way of life plus a relaxed selection from DJRed6‘s jazz collection at this opulent Oriental style bar. All drinks £2.

I Beluga at Beluga. Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Soul jazz from the past four decades with Yogi Haughton and his cheery chums.

I Motherfunk Evening Sessions at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Solid soul and frisky funk from Gino. Fryer and Spectrum (Motherfunk).

I Smokey & The Bandit at City Cafe. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Dirty“ house and cheeky breaks and beats with Smokey and his trusty Bandit.

I Sunday Sesslons at Cuba Norte. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Old encounters new. on ajazz-funk-soul tip with Ben. Gav and guests.

I 2 Urban at Q Bar. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Fabuloz drops the latest pressings andjams from the hot and jiggy world of R&B.

I UrbannHangSulte at Bann's. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a hip hop and breaks soundtrack from Dolphin Boy (Tumtn 'Touch).

I Yo! elow at Yo Below. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. The sushi style bar gets the funked-up drum & bass treatment frotn DJ Queen B (Behave?)

Club I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—iam (bar from 8pm). Free.

Weekly. The best tunes from across the genres to shake your booty to at this gay club.

I Deebo at Po Na Na. 1 lpm—3am. Free.

Weekly. DJ Wazzo supplies a spangly selection of sexy. disco house and uplifting L'S garage. I DKY at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £1.50 before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. Jordie. Garath and Ally welcome you to their weird world of rock. goth. metal. industrial and unk. I January ale at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 6 Jan only. Gareth Sommerville (L'ltragroove). Martin Valentine (Friscodisco) and Lindsey Todd (Higher Ground) host an aural extravaganza featuring Latin house. funk. afro-beat and breaks that's cheap at the price of a mere £5. I Long Weekend at the Venue. Monthly. Next date 20 Jan. I Lube at Ego. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 13 Jan. Fortnightly. Get loved-up and lubed- up for this all-new gay night bringing you the best in underground dance. Scott Pearce (Cerotonin). Brian Dempster (Mingin‘) and Dave Begg (Area 51) are your hosts in the main room. while the omnipresent Yogi Haughton plays garage yrooves in the Cocteau Lounge.

Mode Organic at the Citrus Club. 1 1pm—3am. £2. Weekly. A sweet mix of ska. soul, funk. mod and freakbeat at this long-running (and now weekly) 60s soirée. I Pimp at the Matnbo Club. 1 lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. All-new night of hip hop and R&B. served up a treat by Big El and a supporting cast of thousands. I Soundbank at the Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 20 Jan.

I Spellbound at the Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 20 Jan.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 27 Jan with ‘Vicars & Tarts‘ Tackno.

I Taste at the Honeycomb. l lpm—3am. £8 (£6 members). Weekly. Having run amok in a festive fashion. Taste resumes normal services. with infamous DJ duo Fisher & Price supplying a progressive mix of house and garage in the main room. Through the back. Martin Valentine wows the mixed/gay crowd with his funky L'S house gems. No guest DJs in January or Februarv. not like you need ‘em.

I United at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 3 Feb.

I The Wendy House at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 13Jan. Monthly. Trendy Wendy sets the place ablaze once again with her hot to trot house-warming featuring garage grooves, loft classics and a lil' bit of lounge. This month. it‘s ‘Bedroom DJ Night' featuring short sets from the talented newcomers out there.

Chart & Party

I Sin at the Ark. 10pm—3am. £2 (£1). Weekly. Chart and party tunes from DJ John. plus booze at sweet shop prices.

I Sunday Session at Subway West End. 9pm—3am. Cheap drinks promos and chart tunes provide a debauched climax to the weekend.

Edinburgh Mondays


I Beluga at Beluga. Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Dom Flanagan‘s loungin' soul jazz selection (7 Jan) followed by soulful garage with Anthony Small ( 1-1 Jan).

I UrbannHangSulte at Bann‘s.

1 [pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a mellow hip hop and breaks soundtrack from assorted guest DJs.


I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Things mellow out (or so they claim) at this gay club. with an upbeat disco selection.

I Metro at Po Na Na. 1 Ipm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Roddy .Mac mixes up 80s classics. filthy disco and soulful house.

I Vod: Bull at the Liquid Rootn. 10pm—3ain. £4. Weekly. Students can't get enough of this hip hop hootenanny. hosted by Lyley (Scratch) and boasting absurdly cheap drinks promos all night long.

Chart & Party

I Decadence at Revolution. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Depraved dancefloor decadence at this capacity student night.

I Monkey Business at the Subway West End. 7pm—3am. £2 (£1). Weekly. Pit your wits against DJ Shaggy in the Go Bananas game show!

I The Subway at the Subway. 9pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. See Thu.

I Tentaatlc at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £10. Weekly. Pay a tenner on the door and get unlimited drinking at the bar. This frankly insane facility (bearing in mind it‘s the beginning of the week) will be complimented by a suitable crass chart & party selection.

Edinburgh Tuesdays


I Beluga at Beluga. Spin-1am. Free. Weekly. Big Beat DJs Simon Hodge and Stuart Bennet spin jazz funk classics from across the decades.

I Caramel at Rush. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ CPR mainlines the freak funk. with cocktails at happy hour prices all night long.

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