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Launching a brand new nightclub in January is widely considered to be something of a no-no, with punters impecunious after the festive free for all, but Nurture’s first outing was a sure-fire success. Jack Mottram finds out why, with the help of his intellectually challenged imaginary friend.
Nurture, that sounds rather pleasant and womb-like. Are we talking soothing ambient and abstract beats? No. thank the Lord. we are not. Nurture is the latest venture from Dan Lurinsky and Jamie & John Mac. known for their devotion to the harder end of the techno spectrum, as evinced by the thumping sounds trotted out at Lurinsky's regular club Monox. and the equally up-front selections familiar to fans of Jamie & John's peripatetic venture Basic Level. Neato. I love hard-as-nails music. Don't we all. but Nurture is the 30und of three DJs casting off the shackles of genre to delve deep into their crates for favourite tracks from the last couple of decades. feeling free to play anything they fancy and taking the crowd on a magical mystery tour of the electronic music that informs the sound of their less eclectic regular slots.
So it’s a history lesson? Not exactly. Bang up to date releases are liable to find their way into the mix. along with pretty much every sub-genre of electronica you care to mention. whether it's classic electro. Detroit techno. Chicago house. Miami bass or squelchy acid cuts. Closed—minded techno fetishists are unlikely to be impressed. which means there should be room on the dancefloor for right- thinking folk up for a bit of sonic exploration.
Sounds cool. Clubs often book guests, i hear: will this lot be importing any talent? Indeed they will, once the dust has settled. Max Duley is set to make the trip up north. He's a London-based producer and DJ who's racked up a slew of quality releases on labels such as Kne'Deep and Hi Octane. as well as his own ARCart imprint. Appropriately enough. he's known for side-stepping techno loop cliches. mixing anything he considers a Quality track. DMX Crew are also on the Nurture Wish-list. and the idea is to provide a Wide variety of guests to match the residents' free- wheeling tastes.
l’m sold. See you there.
I Nurture runs every second Fri at Club 69, Paisley. The next date is Fri 8 Feb.
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Chart & Party
I Atmosphere at Destiny. l()pm—3am. £3 before 1 Ipm; £4 after. Weekly. Full-on party action accompanied by generous drinks promos. I Disco at Fury Mtirry‘s. l [pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Cheese-tastic disco fun for students. with Dave and Phil spinning the discs.
I Media at Media. l lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A full-on flavoured mix from rotational residents plus karaoke in room two. Drinks promos a bonus (all drinks £2 all night).
I Cul De Sac at Cu] De Sac. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Watch you don't burn your fingers on Dr Paul's Quiz of Fire.
I Loose at the Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Alt.country'. classic 70s rock and blues from Paul Shields.
I Open Decks at Bar Jedi. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A chance for bedroom DJs to take to the decks and win a regular slot at the bar.
I Burn at MAS. l lpm—3am. Free for staff of any pub or club; £3 to everyone else. Weekly. A top party atmosphere is guaranteed at the tive-year-old staff night out. thanks to thumping dance classics. frorn deep to disco. unleashed by Norman and Zeus.
I Colin Davie at Spy Bar. 9pm—midriight. Free. Weekly. Colin Davie does his thang. delivering some quality house grooves and whatever the hell he feels like.
I Playstation League at Bar Jedi. 9pm—2am. Free. Weekly. For kids sore of thumb and pallid of complexion. A case of lager is up for grabs for the top gun gamer. assuming you can drag yourselves away from the ‘station at home.
I Re:mote presents ln:duced at CCA. 7—1 lpm. Free. 5 Feb. Monthly. Experimental bleeps and beeps in the surreal setting of the CCA bar. This month. Edinburgh‘s CK Dexter Haven works within a minimalist framework.
I Tilti Island at Nice 'n’ Sleazy. Monthly. Next date the.
I Fly at Alaska. I lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly . Student night at the super hip club. Dr Paul plays student anthems downstairs. while Colin and Owen rip it up upstairs playing funky house and dropping in a few surprise tracks. Ridiculously cheap bevy and quality tunes.
Chart & Party
I DJ. at Archaos. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Dave Gilmour and Mike Winters provide the cheesy pop and party anthems to the party minded students.
I Laid at Shack. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Student night with the cheesiest of cheese.
I Shooting Stars at the Garage.
1 lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Cierry and Iain keep the drunk kids happy with charty house and po hits.
I The Shimmy Iub at Bennet's.
l l.3()pm—3am. £3 (£l.5()). Weekly. A straight-ish and studenty night at the gay venue. with Raymond Davreri maintaining the party atmosphere.
I T.I.T. at Trash. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Grahame Ferguson and Scott Free spin garage and home in the main roorii. while DJ Robert keeps the kids entertained with plenty of cheese in room two. Ciirls. diamante boob tubes are
a riiust. otherwise you could look slightly underdressed.
I Fluid at the Polo Lounge. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Wayne Dixon mixes up classic funk. soul and disco with a dash of contemporary business. and there are half-price cocktails to make sure things go with a swing.
I Mark Robb at the ('ul De Sac. ‘)pni»-midnight. Free. Weekly. Mark Robb of Buff Club fame provides the retro funk and soul grooves to the West End massive.
I The Medicine Room at Br'el. t)pm—lam. Free. 27 Feb. Monthly. An all-new session featuring improvised grooves to feed your soul and move your feet.
I Moda at Moda. Spin-«lam. Free. Weekly. Smooth and sotilftil R&B with DJ Niall.
I Russell’s at Russell's. 9—] lpm. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw brings his world music extravaganza to the yuppie masses. I Salsa Fuente at Havana. 8piii—iiiidniglit. £4. Weekly. Salsa class followed by Salsa DJs through to closing time.
I Take A Stand at the Stand.
Xpiii—l lpm. £2. Weekly. ()peii-stage night where poetry performers. musicians. comedians and DJs are encouraged to get tip and do their stuff.
I Bennet’s at Bennet’s. ll.3()pm—3am. £2.50 (£l.5()). Weekly. Sara with an tip-front dance mix. (iay.
I Easy Tiger at MAS. l lpm—3ani. £4. (£2 ). Weekly. A party atmosphere and plenty of shenanigans guaranteed. thanks to the amazing free drink offers on at this increasingly popular Wed night soiree.
I Elastik at 13th Note Cltib.
I lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJ ()iia (aka Amanda from his) and DJ Mingo-go take over the musical selection for the foreseeable future while 803 takes a break to concentrate on other things. Injecting some much needed estrogen into the world of DJiiig and playing sortie damn fine electro mixed in with random sounds.
I F.A.B. at Barbara. 1 lpm--3am. Free before I lpm: £4 (£3) after. Weekly. DJ Sktid blends garage. R&B and funky house. playing to a dressed-up crowd who help to make this one of the busiest midweek nights in Glasgow.
I Joints 8. Jams at Cube. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. In the back room Harry B and Brian T present Loungin‘. a selection of funky tracks and laid-back tunes. while in the main room. a rotating roster of DJs supply R&B. hip hop and soul.
Chart & Party
I Fit at Archaos. l lpm-—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Absolutely colossal student night with John Richardson and (his Michaels supplying cheesy pop. party anthems and commercial house.
I Media at Media. l lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. A full-on flavoured mix from rotational residents plus karaoke in room two. Drinks promos a bonus (all drinks £l before lam).
I Toast at Shack. l().3()pni—-3am. £3 (£2). Cheesy tunes courtesy of DJ Toast. with lashings of boom to help wash it down.
I Klass at Destiny. l()pm~-3am. £2 before I 1pm; £3 after. Weekly. A night aimed at those who fancy a party night out btit can't stand those pesky kids cluttering tip the dance floor. ()ver 28s only.
I Souped Up at the Garage. l().3()pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Daft pop and student antics at the most popular student venue in town.
Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetical by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up to date details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinburgh club listings compiled by Catherine Bromley.
I Bar Union at Bar L'riion. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Cheeky hip hop with Lyley. the man from Scratch.
I Beluga at Beluga. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Jay Feeney and Jez (Freak Mtisic) play across the board soul music (31 Jan) while the omnipresent Craig Smith gets bi-lay with the soulful house. badass boogie and broken beats malarkey (7 Feb).
I Cool Blue at the Wash. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. it's a pre-club session that‘s just as fresh as the Davidoff fragrance for men. featuring a smooth hip hop and soul selection frorii DJ Ali Campbell.
I Drop Out at the Living Room. ()pni—lam. Free. 31 Jan & 14 Feb. Fortnightly. Bodyfunk and 3.14 unleash electro, house and funky techno at this all-new pre-club session.
I Eccentric at Bath Bou. ()piii—lam. Free. 31 Jan & l4 Feb. Fortnightly. The resident DJs from Future Noodle and Nuklear Puppy explore the aural eccentricities inherent to tech-house at this ()riental style bar session.
I Flashback at Flashback. 8.3()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Venus steps back in time to play disco tunes from the 70s and 80s.
I Immersed In Music at Pivo. ()pin—lam. Free. Weekly. Smokey 8; The Bandit (Senses) tear up the funky house highway leaving broken beats and breaks in their wake.
I La Fromagerie at the Meadows Bar (downstairs). 9pm—lam. Free. 7 Feb. Fortnightly. Edinburgh’s original E-Z slealies Al and Kam the Mullet serve tip a stinky selection ofcheesy musical delights.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. ()pni—lam. Free. Weekly. Gareth Sommerville breaks the mould of his L'ltragroove guise. playing warm New York house. disco and all things soulful at this pre-weekend pre-club.
I Oxygen Music at ()xygen Bar. ()prn—lam. Free. Weekly. Progressive house and trance from rotational residents Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby) and Dave Begg (Skarik. Area 5| ).
I Shadowskill at Bam Bou. t)pm—lam. Free. 7 Feb. Fortnightly. Confucius say this new ()riental style bar got plenty good hip hop. funk and drum & bass with DJ Dragon and Redo.
I Thelma & Louise at Meadows Bar. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Men masquerading as free-spirited women. playing mature music including C&W. rock and hip hop.
I UrbannHangSuite at Bann‘s.
l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a kooky and eclectic soundtrack from a selection of local beat freaks.
I Yo! Below at Yo! Below. 8pm-l2.3()am. Free. Weekly. The Sushi style but gets a solid soul injection from Lel Pafrey. playing percussive house through to bossa Brazilia beats.
I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. l().3()pni—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Trip the light fantastic to Hi-