Clubs listings

Edinburgh Fridays continued

I The 00-60 at the Cocteatt Lounge (downstairs at Ego). I lpm 4am. £4. 8 Feb. Monthly. (let loose as a goose at tltis wigged-out and wild night of ()()s garage punk. surf. swinging soundtracks and sweet. sweet soul hosted by boss daddies 'l‘all Paul Robinson. Angus A (io-(io and Kaiser George.

I Inertia at Studio 24. [0.30pm ~3am. £7 (£5). l5 Feb. Monthly. 'l'his all-new dynamic techno night leaps ittto action yet again and while the name tnay imply stasis. the resident l)Js contribute able momentum to get yott moving on the dancefioor.

I Journey Jamaica at tlte Mambo Clttb (upstairs). l()pm-3am. £5; £4 before midnight. l5 Feb. Monthly. An all-new night of original Jamaican ska. rocksteady and reggae hosted by Dr Sottl and Robbie Cormack.

I Keep It Unreal at ligo. Bi-monthly. Next date 8 Mar.

QLost at Studio 24. l().3()pm- 3am. £8 (£6). 8 Feb. Monthly. UK techno don Surgeon (aka Anthony Child) makes a highly anticipated trip to the capital to mess up the minds of the Lost children with his techy tomfoolery. See preview and llitlist.

I Lush at ligo. Monthly. Next date 22 Feb.

I The Mambo Club at the Matnbo Clttb. l0pllt--3allt. £4 (£3 with flyer) before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Sir ()ssie's highly respected tnix of reggae. ragga. R&B, rap attd hip hop continues to be one of the strongest nights for music of black origin in town.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. Montltly. Next date 22 Feb with Matnpi Swift (Charge Recordings).

QMetalheadz at the Honeycomb. l().3()pm—3am. £l() pltts booking fee (available in advance from Ripping attd Underground Solu‘shn). 8 Feb only. Metalheadl. makes its momentous return to Scotland with a massive date featuring a three hour set from Radio’s ()ne drttm & bass ambassador. the mighty Grooverider. lf past appearances are any- thing to go by. the big man will be wear— ing more gold than a bank vault and head-to-toe black leather while everyone else is sweating in 'l‘-shirts. If you‘re starting early. check the pre-club session at City Cafe. See llitlist.

OMlochief at the Venue.

l().3()pm ~ 3am. £l() plus booking fee (available in advance from Ripping. Underground Solu' shit and Fopp). l Feb only. Intended to be the second in a series of one-off aural spectaculars bring- ing together the complementary fields of hip hop. drtttn 8; bass and ragga this will now be the launch of a regular monthly session. In the drtttn & bass arena we have DJ Aphrodite. Mickey Finn and MC 'l'onn Piper; in the hip hop arena we have Rodney l’. Skit]. arid llarry Love and in the ragga lounge we have the one and only A] (Yttsh Recordings). Get your tickets in advance or you may miss ottt. See preview and llitlist.

I Mondo at the Venue. Monthly. Next date 22 Feb.

I Modern Lovers at iigo.

I 1pm 3am. £4. l Feb. Monthly. The mighty Chris (ieddes (Belle & Sebastian) joins resident D] Craig arid new boy Laurent at this swinging 60s fix. featuring rare soul. llamtnond jazz. freakbeat. rocksteady and classic Jamaican ska.

I A Night For Cuba at the Bongo Club. l().3()pm~3am. £6 (£5). 15 Feb. Monthly. Edinburgh's leading Latin nights ~- Club Latino. Salsa Viva, Arakataca and Latin [Explosion club together once again 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

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TECHNO LOST Studio 24, Edinburgh, Fri 8 Feb

Regarded by many as the saviour of UK techno, Surgeon (aka Anthony Child) has finally made time on his never-ending world DJ tour to pay a visit to Edinburgh and Lost

Child has been perfecting his cerebral-versus-physical electronic formula for the best part of ten years, with his love of classic experimentalists (emphasis on the ‘mental’) Throbbing Gristle, Suicide, Steve Reich and Coil melding with his favoured punishing bottom end and twitching, glitching percussion. Such is his t‘rolificacy that he needs two of his own labels to release material, Dynamic Tension and Counterbalance, the latter of which recently released the excellent ‘Screw The Roses’ EP.

Lost promoter Mike ‘Lav’ Lavin puts the resurgence of UK techno down to Surgeon and his contemporaries from Punish Records, House of God and Regis and Female. ‘Over the past two or three years support for techno had really tailed off,’ he says. ‘Clubs in Edinburgh that used to pull crowds of 600 dropped to around 200. People had had enough of it, but through Surgeon and people like him there’s been a reinterest. There isn’t the number of clubbers in Edinburgh like there is in Glasgow, so it has all gone underground, but we won’t pander to the mainstream just to get the

punters in.’

Resident Lost DJ Neil Templar agrees and sees the way forward for techno. ‘lt’s the only thing that’s stayed underground,’ he says. ‘Everything else has become commercial except for techno which just has little elements filtering through. I’ve been playing more electro to try to give Lost a bit more structure instead of it being ‘bang, bang, bang’ from start to


‘What we’ve tried to do,’ says Mike Lavin, ‘is have the more intelligent, interesting side of techno and electro, while still playing a lot of the heavy,

pounding stuff for the old crusty crowd we inherited when we took over the

club Apex. We make sure that each night has something for both sides.’ And with the pedigree of guests such as Surgeon, previous appearances

by Green Velvet and Si Begg, and Chris Liebing to come, it looks like the

Edinburgh underground will remain Lost in techno. (Steven Clark)

people that gave its Latin spirit it) the first place.

I Nuklear Puppy at ligo. Illpm 3am. £8 (£7). 15 Feb. Monthly. litlinburgh’s infamous hard house night re-launches with a Valentine‘s Special featuring Slinky residents Pants a Corset. I)J support comes care ofJason (‘orte/ it) tlte tnain rootn and Naked resident l’hil York in the downstairs lounge.

I Opium at ()pittnt. ltlpnt 3am. Free. Weekly. The all-new rock bar~cum-clttb complex takes hold of Fdinburgh‘s after- hottrs scene like a rusty steel trap to a witless woodland creature. lll terms of music policy yep. you guessed it? it‘s rock. nu-metal and alternative/indie.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. Monthly. .\'ext date 22 Feb.

I Planet Earth at the (‘itrus Club. 10.30pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Mttsic front the years I970 to 198‘). which for those born after 8‘) who haven't indulged the retro revival programmes plaguing our TV screens » means punk. new wave. new romantic attd 80s electro pop.

I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele has now finished as a regular monthly residency. Next date at ligo on 3| Mar featuring guest DJ Andrew \‘y'eatherall.

I Rampage at the Venue (top floor). l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). l5 Feb. Monthly.

Rampage rttns riot on the fine occasion of

its first birthday with an attral onslaught featuring the hardest house. techno. trance and acid known to primitive tnan. Residents Phil Zero. Pcarsall and DJ Skelp bring the noise and the pain along with their guest l)J. Andy Morrison.

I Resistance at the Venue. Monlltly. Next date 22 Feb.

I Roadblock at l’o Na Na.

ltlpnt 3am. £3. Weekly. \icci F (3 l’icce Suite) stops the traflic lll bad music vvhett she digs tip the best it) ftntk. disco. house attd block rockin' beats.

I Salsa Con Sabor at lil Barrio. lllpm 3am. Free before I lpnt: £2 after. Weekly. lic‘itls front the l):tl’l'lt) (It [fits swinging party hosted by DJ llector. .\‘ano and the l.atin posse. l’ree beginners' salsa class starts at “pm.

I Soul Boys Promo at Wee Red Bar. ‘lpm 3am. £5. S Feb only. .\ night of northern to modern sottl hosted by His Keith. Jolly. l)ennis. Rick and lam.

I Spectral at Wee Red Bar. Monthly. .\'ext tlttlt‘ l5 Feb.

I Subculture meets Friscodisco at the Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 22 Feb.

GSublime at the Honey comb. |().3()pm 3am. £10 (£8). l Feb. Fortnightly. 'l'he capital's premier teclt trance ttigltl continues to keep the pres sure on vvitlt yet another guest I)! ses siott. this time featuring (‘hab attd l).l ('yber from (‘yber Records. See llitlist. I Underground Solu’shn at In Belle Angele. Monthly. .\'ext date l5 Feb. I UTI presents ‘X-Ray Ted’ at (he Wee Red Bar. lt).3()pm 3am. £8 (£5). l Feb. Monthly. 'lhe underground techno night welcomes back ('y tttbol to play another live set featttring tunes from the imminent ‘lnflttence Fl" oti l‘ll Records. Sttpport comes care of the residents lotntod Mot. .lonny (ll)? and

Resident DJ Neil Templar


Chart & Party

I The Bristo Square Experience at l’otterrow arid 'l‘ev'iot Row llouse. 0pm 3am. Free. Weekly. The city 's students rtnt amok in Bristo Square. soaking up mainstream house. cra/y karaoke arid plenty of alcohol.

I Cross Town Traffic at (‘lub Java. 0.30pm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly (not I Feb). (‘heesy cltarl aitd dance w ill) l).l .'\lllcs.

I Friday Funkin’ at the Ark.

ltlptn 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. You've worked hard. now stittt your fttnky stttff like there's lit) ltttttttt'l'ttw tt) lilg l);t\ c‘s party tttix.

I Frozen In Time at little.

llptit 3am. £4 with flyer; £5 without. Weekly. .\ short. grumpy man plays commercial cltart arid dattce. ()y er 2|s only.

I Kick at l.oca. lflpnt 3am. £2 before midnight; £~l after. Weekly. Kick start the weekend with current commercial chart and pop pap from across the decades.

I Mardi Gras at the (‘axcndislt

Illpm 3am. £(i (free membership available). Weekly. The ('avcndish comes over all carnival at this new night showcasing 7()s rigltt throttgh to up-to. date mainstream dattcc tnttsic. ()v er 25s only.

I The Subway at the Subway.

9pm 3am. Free before I lpin; £3 (£l) after. \Vt‘c‘lx'l). SL‘L‘ Ililltl.

I Supernova at Revolution.

l().3(lpm 3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Feel the gttslt as Supernova shoots its juicy tnix of chart and party fare. l)tinks promos a feature.

I Tease at Subway \Vest find.

.lpnt 3am. Free before llpm: £3 (£l) after. Weekly. l)J llattttny plays cltarl tunes for the well‘oiled vvorkies.

I The Time Tunnel at (‘luh Mercado. lllpnt 3am. £5 (£4 with l'lyer). Weekly. 'li'endy Wendy. Showbiz Jase attd Betty Ford disrupt the space-time continuum w ill) tunes front the (ills rigltt up to right now. ()r maybe it’s just the alcohol.

Edinburgh Saturdays


I Beluga at Beluga. Spnt lattt. Free. Weekly. Frik l)a Viking and Jay Fecney straddle a specti tllll of house and garage grooves (2 Feb) while l'ltragroove's (iareth Sontmerv illc returns vvitlt some old school electro house gems (9 Feb). I Black Sauce at Bait) Bou.

‘lpm lam. Free. Weekly. (‘onfucius say this new ()riental style bar got plenty good ttnderground house music w ill) Martin Valentine and Slev en Wattless (Ft'iscotllsct) ).

I Cuba Norte at ('uba Not'le.

lflpnt lam. Free. Weekly. llot salsa? lt‘s Saturday attd that means. er. ltot salsa at this epicctttre of all lhittgs l.atin.

I Extra Width at (iilded Saloon.

Spin lam. Free. Weekly. New wave disco tie all your favourite indie hits) w itlt rotational l).ls (irainne. lx'eiron attd Stttatt Brailhvvaite (Mogwai ). Seeing as these folk play a significant role in Scotland‘s independent music scene. guest l)Js frotn bands such as Belle & Sebastian and Snow l’atrol are a regular feature at Fxtra \Vitllll.

I Flashback at Flashback.

8.30pm lattt. Free. Weekly. l).l Venus serves tip an even tnix of cltatt pap front the past four decades. ()v er 2ls only .

I Four To The Floor at Rush.

‘lpnt lattt. Free. Weekly. lil Segundo's l).lRed() play ing fttttk. sottl. ~iaxx and all (Ital inspited hip hop.

I Immersed In Music at l’ivo.

‘lpttt lattt. Free. Weekly. .\'ic Cavendish hosts the ptogtessiv e pre clttb party to the l'p? clttb at the Venue (2 Feb). w ill) limited two for one passes available for