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Frankie Sumatra is just one of the hep daddies responsible for the almighty easy listening explosion that is Vegas. Here are four records that he quite simply wouldn't be without.
Frank Sinatra: Live at The Sands with the Count Basie Orchestra (Reprise)
Not only can you hear the tinkle of the slot machine but you can virtually smell Sam Giancana's aftershave.
Yalloppin’ Hounds: Ghetto Swing Extreme (Yalloppin' Entertainment) Hip hop meets swing straight outta NYC. Tough as a Bronx street hood but tender like midnight in Manhattan.
Sammy Davis Jnr: ‘You Can Count On Me’ (Pye Records)
Sammy's killer version of the Hawaii 5-0 theme tune.
Young Holt Unlimited: ‘Light My Fire’ (Brunswick Records)
The Ramsay Lewis Trio's rhythm section lay down a funky. soulful version of this classic tune.
I Vegas presents: Ocean Terminal 77 at Ocean Terminal, Leith. Sat 73 Apr. See listings for full details.
88 THE LIST 1 1—25 Apr 2002
I Electrocute at the Venue (top lloor). Monthly. Next date 26 Apr.
I El Segundo at the Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 3 May.
I Eruptor at Studio 24 (top ﬂoor). Monthly. Next date 26 Apr.
I Evol at the Liquid Room. 1().3()pm---3am. £4. Weekly. lidinburgh‘s longest running indie night (ten consecutive years. with no holidays and no sickies). providing a likely mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes. It's an institution already.
I Fiesta Fiesta at (iaia.
l Ipm—3am. £2 before midnight; £4 alter. Weekly. DJ Fabuloz (Vibe. 2 L'rban) drops the latest pressings and jams from the hot and jiggy worlds of hip hop and R&B. VIP passes available every Sun at the Q Bar.
I Friday Night Hop at Marco's Leisure Centre. 8pm midnight. £5 (£3). 19Apr. Fortnightly. (‘ut a rug at this retro rock n roll night featuring plentiful jump-jiving. swing dancin' action plus ‘stroll‘ classes from 8.30pm.
I The Fun at (‘octcau Lounge. [Ipm—3am. £2. l‘) Apr. Monthly. (‘luh footing on the cheap at this bargain night of house and garage hosted by Simmone Black and Morgan.
I Funkey Magic at the (‘oeteau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). Monthly. Next date 26 Apr.
I Future Noodle at the Venue (lower two ﬂoors). l().3()pnt--3ant. £5 (£3). 12 Apr. Monthly. Hard-edged. schizoid breaks and beats with Wreckage (Wall Of Sound). liuan Jatnes and Believe.
33The 60-60 at ligo. l Ipm 4am. £6. l2 Apr. Monthly. The wild and wanton mix of 60s garage punk. surf. swinging soundtracks and sweet. sweet soul celebrates its second birthday. To commemorate this milestone. The Thanes get wheeled out of retirement to perform in the guise of The Wrong lilevators. plus there's slea/y garage from The (‘obra-Matics and guest DJ delight from Slitn Jim Spectre. Sec llitlisl.
I Inertia at Studio 2-). l().3()pm-I3am. £12 (£8 members). 12 Apr. Tribal tech-house and techno with Nick Fury and special guest DJ Misjah. here all the way from the Netherlands to play an exclusive three hour set.
I Keep It Unreal at tigo. Bi- monthly. Next date H) May.
I Let’s Go Back, Way Back at La Belle Angelc. Monthly. Next date the.
I Lube at the Venue (lower two ﬂoors). 1 lpm-—3am. £8 (£6). 12 Apr. Monthly. The heated session of hard. uplifting house and lilthy trance relocates to the Venue to host its regular monthly residency. Resident Brian Dempster (Mingin‘) will be oiling the decks along with guest l)Js (iail Sellars (Acetate) and Brett King (Joy) in a night of lurid lubrication for body and mind.
I Lush at ligo. Monthly. Next date 26 Apr.
I Majestica at the Venue. Monthly. Next date 24 May.
I The Mambo Club at the Mambo Club. l()pm 3am. £4 (£3 with llyer) before midnight; £5 alter. Weekly. Sir ()ssie‘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.
I Manga at La Belle Angele. l().3()pnt- 3am. £l() (£8). 1‘) Apr. Monthly. DJ Addiction (Moving Shadow. Partisan) might as well have leeches sucking blood from his eyes. he's been that long ‘in da jungle'. The Manga lounge will doubtless benefit from his enviable drutn & bass expertise as it wil' froin that of Ireland's
DJ ('alibre arid the resident bad boy s. (i— Mac. Kid and The (ieneral. l‘ill' I/Ily (lute (HI/y. ‘.’l-/.l\l't'tll‘i/ /IU/i/('l'\ 2H [.3 0H i/(mr price until //..)’()/)m.
I Modern Lovers at l-Lgo. .\l()tllltly. Next date 3 May.
I Moody at Wee Red Bar. l Ipm 3am. £5 (£4). l‘) Apr. Monthly. .\ night of sonic strop featuring residents Stephen Brown ('l‘ransmat) and \‘innie playing Detroit techno. (‘hicago house and the like.
v-‘D Nameless presents Farley Jackmaster Funk at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm 3am. £l(l (£0 plus booking fee in adyance from Ripping tk Virgin). l2 Apr only. (’hicago legend l-‘arley Jackmaster l‘unk demonstrates the house that jack built. See llitlisl.
I Nuklear Puppy at ligo. lllpm 3am. £8 (£7). l‘) Apr. Monthly. There's nothing funny about radioactiye dogs. much as there’s nothing funny about hard house nights no matter how ‘preniium' they purport to be.
I Opium at ()Pium. lllpm 3am. l‘rec. Weekly. Rock. nit-metal and alternatiye/indie.
I Pillbox at Stttdio 24. ll).3(lpm 3am. £8 (£6). l‘) .-\pr. Monthly. Witlt The Venue no longer entertaining nights of a hard techno variety dtie to associations w ill) dirty drttg culture. l’illhox at Studio 24 is now your best bet for funky to hell hard fare. This month residents l)Js llwatsong and l-‘ilthy Rich manage the electronic head shag on the main floor while frenetic breakbeat and drum & bass comes care of Ria/ and Salubrious in the upstairs suite.
I Planet Earth at the ('itrus ('lub. ll).3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Mtisic from the years l‘)76 to I‘JS‘). which for those born alter 8‘) who hayen't indulged the retro
rey ival programmes plaguing our TV screens means pttnk. new waye. new romantic illltl (Sle L‘lt‘clt‘t) Imp,
I Roadblock at l’o Na Na. Illpm 3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci l-~ (3 Piece Suite) still“ the traffic in bad music w hen she digs up
Chicago house pioneer Farley Jackmaster Funk, Fri 12 Apr
the best in funk. disco. house and block rockin' beats.
I Salsa Con Sabor at l-Ll Barrio.
lllpin 3am. l‘rce before I Ipm; £2 alter. Weekly. Beats front the barrio at this swinging party hosted by DJ Hector. Nano and the Latin posse. l‘ree beginners' salsa class starts at 9pm.
I Space Face at (’octeatt Lounge. llptn 3am. £3. 12 .'\pr only. The ex- (‘arbolic l't‘olic boy s Andy Williams and Scott l‘erguson are back to entertain us with their inimitable mix of hip hop. house. funk and disco.
3 Spectral at Wee Red Bar. l lpm 3am. £6 (£5). l2 .~\pr. Monthly. In keeping with their no-attitudc/music first policy. Spectral celebrate a year of the deepest. toughest. funky house and techno grooy es w itlt resi- dents Day e .-\nderson and Phil Dickson. Surfers can snoop w w w.spectral.org.uk for more lltlt). .SL‘L‘ llllllSL
I Subculture meets Friscodisco at the Honey comb. l lpm 3am. £tbc. l‘) Apr. Monthly. Haiti and Domenic (Stilk‘ttlture) join forces with Martin Valentine and Stcyel) \Vttltless (l'lt'iscodisco) to host a high calibre night of underground house music. I Sublime at the Honey comb.
ltl.3(lpm 3am. £8 (£6). 12 Apr. Fortnightly. The tech-trance night that liy es up to its name welcomes a three hour set from resident DJ. ldge. Support comes care of Key Wright in the main room while (iary Mac and Mix tease the breaks in the Nomadic Beat Suite. You want guests'.’ Well. w ill) DJ Remy (26 .-\pi') and ()liy er l.eib ( It) May ) booked in. you‘re sure as fuck gonna get ‘cm.
I Trouble At The Blue Note at the Beat Ja// Basement. ll).3()pm 3am. £l before lllpm; £2 before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. .v\ll-new improy ised _ia// tam SPUDSUI'L‘kl it} [he lL‘gL‘lltlitt'y BlllL‘ \Ult‘ Records. This fortnight. lidinburgh hip hop ensemble in e Sciences get it together t l2 Apr) while downtentpo electronic combo (iuidance work it ottt the following w eck
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