Free Design: Kites Are Fun (Project 3) Sappy hippy music. From instrumentation. to vocals. to production: flawless. Reminds me of the stuff that influenced Large Professor and later Jay Dee.
Stark Reality: Enters The Music Shop (AJP) DJ Egon turned me on to this. It's a pSychedelic jazz children's album. Perfect ll‘lX of hard and soft. If I had kids. I'd force this on them like it were cod liver oil.
Sly & The Family Stone: There’s a Riot Goin’ On (Epic) Sounds like it was recorded in a basement. You don't need to smoke weed to enter another dimension . . . listen to this. Marvin Gaye: I Want You (Motown) Speaks for itself.
Gary Wilson: You Think You Really Know Me (Crybaby) I identify with this albun‘ if I had reCOrded it. So lonely. vulnerable. and full of problems. Sloppy.
P.|.L.: Metal Box (Virgin) Early triple Vinyl disco dub new wave from Johnny Lydon and co. Sounds totally funky and nothing like his other works. Jah Wobble on the bass.
Violent Femmes: Violent Femmes(Slash) College iock with a Vibraphone. aCOustic guitar. high hat. and snare drum. Perfect teenager ll‘tlSlC.
ATCQ: Peoples Instinctive Travels (Jive) It's a toSSup between the first three Tribe albums. but this one WlftS for the new ground it broke. Totally different for the ‘ln Liying Color' era. really influenced me (and everyone else).
Nas: Illmatic (Sony) One of the last of a dying breed: "The ten song albun‘.’ He con-.iei‘ted great beats into a great album A hard task for one man With so many producers.
Quasimoto: The Unseen (Stones Throw) Recorded on eight-track cassette and never intended to be released. The master of the two minute song. Bugged out music With a soul. I Peanut Butter Wolf plays a/ongsrde i"/i‘ad/il) (aka Oui'isirnoto/ at Rent/ow Ferry. Glasgow Sat 27 Apr and La Belle Ange/e. Edinbtirgl). Sun 28 Apr.
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I Ad Lib at the Wash (formerly the (‘arwasht 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. lmproy'isational funk. soul and Latin y'ihes with 1)] Ali (‘ampbell
I Bar Union at Bar t'nion. 9pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Nicola Hoey fires up the l’riday frisking with a pre club session featuring pop house and disco classics.
I Bass:Trap Sessions at Bani Bou. ()pm lam. Free. Weekly. Wise Manga master (i-Mac hosts his weekly fix of hand-picked narcotic breaks and heats. including all the latest hip hop. 2-step hreaks. Rth and drum & bass. Willi Mad Ambassador (26 Apr) and 1)] li.N.(). (3 .May).
I Beluga at Beltiga Bar & (‘anteen Restaurant. 8pm lam. Free. Weekly. l)on l-‘lanagan undertakes an eight hour onslaught of house and garage grooyes (36 Apr) while Yogi ‘l)a Beat“ ltaughton spins his singular selection of urban sotil platters (3 May).
I Bouncy Bounce - Scrunchy Springy at (iilded Saloon. ()pm lam. Free. 26 Apr only. A night of house and techno that as the name suggests is both houncy and springy.
I Centro at (‘ity ('afc. ()pm lam. l‘ree. 3 May only. t'ltragrooye resident (iareth Sommeryille aurally entertains the drinking masses w ith a sweet nu-ja/I and sultry house selection.
3Made In Iguana at Iguana.
0pm lam. l’ree. Weekly. (‘olin (’ook (t'ltragrooye) plays some real deal house music. from the experimental to the tough aitd tribal w ith random Latin inﬂuences thrown in for good measure. ()n 26 Apr (iarcth Sommery illc joins Mr ('ook at this Igi'ly't'li special.
" Mixed Bag at l’opRokit. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Sty lcr (Solefttsion) and Spanky (Snatch (‘luhi dig deep in their fttnk. sotil and disco knapsack with a ll‘lpfA't‘ll special on 26 Apr.
I Oxygen at ()xygen Bar is (irill.
()pm lam. liree. Weekly. ()ii a rotational basis. ('raig Stnith (District) supplies smooth and soulful house is hile (‘raig (ice (lireefall) takes the lired~up and funky approach.
I Pivo Caffe 3 at l’iyo ('affe 3.
9pm midnight. l-‘ree. Weekly. l‘uttirejalz and nu disco from weekly guest I)Js.
I Reasonable Cause at Rush.
8pm lam. l’ree. 26 Apr. Monthly. Mr Mtlstgrooy'e and l.cnak welcome Neil Templar (l.ost/I)ogma) and Lauren ()rder (l’illhox) to their techno weekend warm
I Soft Machine at (iilded Saloon. 8pm lam. l‘rce. .3 .May. A mixed bag of musical styles including hip hop, 6()s garage. punk and northern sotil.
I UrbannHangSuite at Bann (K.
I lptn 3am. l-tee. Weekly. See 'l‘hu.
I YO! Below at Yo? Below
9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. 'I‘he stishi style har gets the nu-jaH. R&B and dancctloor soul treatment frotn the l’osh l)]s,
I Arakataca! at Bongo ('luh.
l().3()pm 3am. £5. 26 Apr. Monthly. l).ls Jaffer (Senegal) and '/.uppa lngIese (Bogota) host a fiery tnix of Salsa. African. Latin and (‘aribbean dance. As they We both been I)Jing for oyer 3() years. this is the best selection of past. present and future tropical dance you're likely to find.
I Ascension Goth Club at 'I‘e\~iot Row t'nion. l().3()pm 3am. £3 (£3). 3 May. Monthly. In association with lidinhurgh t‘niyersity's (ioth attd Rock Society comes this cheery tnix of tip-to- date darkness featttring all the latest goth. rock and industrial greats.
OBeats N Pieces at the Venue. l().3()pm 3am. £6. 3 May. Monthly. A new soiree showcasing eyerything from
Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan joins Luscious for their first birthday, Sat 4 May
classic funk to hard-edged tech-house. 'l‘his month residents Allan lleadspin. Richie Vallen/ and the Boy Alex are joined by (‘hickcn Lips (Kingsi/e Records) and their dtibhcd ottt fttnky house and electro sounds.
I Behave? at the Honeycomb.
l()pm 3am. £8 (£6). 3 May. Monthly. A night of funky drum ty bass and nu skool breaks with special guests Moying litision. making their Scottiin debut. responsible for 97's unforgettable dancefloor killer "turbulence". For this (l(llt' only. 'A-IJ'sI' t‘tll't/ ll(’l(/(’I'.\ gel [2 (tilt/nor pt‘it‘t' (Ill Hie/II lung.
3&9 Beat at La Belle Angelc. l().3()pm 3am. £l() (£9). 26 Apr. Monthly. A the show from Hammond organ legend. Brian Auger and his ()bliyion lixpress at this quality night of dancctloor funk and soul. Part of li‘i/ify'i‘ll.
I C.C. Blooms at (‘.(‘. Blooms. l().3()pm 3am. l-‘rce. Weekly. [)1 Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high camp and disco classics. moy ing on to pumped-up house and dance as the eyening progresses.
I Concept (formerly Cerotonin) at the Venue. l().3()pm 3am. £10 (£8). 3 May. Fortnightly. Re-bi'anded tech-trance showcase. this month featuring a guest set from (‘oryin l)alek w ith resident (iraeme Marshall joining him at the controls as they dish ottt the tribal heats.
aberrick May, Adrian Sherwood & Ghetto Priest, Jerry Dammers and Tikiman at the Venue. l lptn 3am. £13. 26 Apr. Wow ti'i/t'lyi‘lt doesn't do things by half does it'.’ 'I’hree ﬂoors of eclectic heats \\ ill] techno gotl Derrick May and Stephen Brown taking care of the Detroit sounds. Adrian Sherwood with yocals from (ihetto Priest and a ftill on the show from 'l‘ikiman handling the dtib and Specials man Jerry I)ammcrs down- stairs laying down ska and t'ocksteady heats.
I Dogma (formerly Lost) at Sttidio 34. l().3()pm 3am. £8 (£6). 3 May. Monthly. Funky to hard techno night featuring residents Neil 'l'emplar. Al Space and Nomad. Sec 'l'tie for their spectacular Beltane special.
I QEI Segundo at Bongo ('ltih. l().3()pm 3am. £6 (£5). 3 May. Monthly. l-‘eisty funk and hip hop night. now featuring impromptu sets from an ‘in- house hand comprising l)JRcd6 on
decknical dttties. Psylent V on beatbox. Benofticial on keys and B Burgh on guitar.
I Electrocute at the Venue.
l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). 26 Apr. Monthly. From the boys that brottght you Rotation. comes the second session of this entirely new night showcasing underground techno. electro. tech-house and machine funk.
I Eruptor at Studio 24. l lptn 3am. £5. 26 Apr. Monthly. t'ncompromising. toxic techno night featuring DJ distress from Primal T and Paul (‘.
I Evol at the Liquid Room.
l().3()pm 3am. £4. Weekly. Edinburgh's longest rttnning indie night (ten consecutiye years. with no holidays and no sickies). proyiding an eyer reliable mix of the best current and classic alternatiy'e. crossover tttnes. It's an institution already and with the recent addition of the back room. playing host to Mr 62 Mrs Mogwai. the future looks like a happy place for all things [hot
I Fiesta Fiesta at (iaia. l lpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. DJ l’ahuloz (Vibe. 2 t'rban) drops the latest pressings and jams from the hot and jiggy worlds of hip hop and R&B.
I Friscodisco at the Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 17 May.
I Funkey Magic at ('octeati Lounge (downstairs at ligo). l lpm 3am. £5. 26 Apt'. Monthly. Soul-fuelled deep house for pilgrims via the ltoff Project featuring the percttssion from Tag.
I Funkeymagic + 1 at the Venue. l()pm 3am. £8 (£6). It) May. New night from the guy's behind Funkey Magic (now there's a surprise) with special guest Silicone Sottl.
I Greazed Up at Spider's Web ('ellar Bar. 8pm lam. £5 (£4). 36 Apr. Monthly. Slick daddies and real gone chicks cut a rug to a wild and wanton mix of rockabilly. swing. RtVB. Cajun. doo-wop. surf and garage punk. This month. the Peyote Bros play Me.
I Keep It Unreal at Iigo. l()pm 3am. £8 (£7). it) May. Bi-monthly. [)irty dtih disco and rowdy sonic sqtionk from the irrepressible Andy (‘arthy aka Ninja 'l’tine's Mr Scruff.
I Lick Shot at Bongo (‘luh
7.30 l()ptti. £5. 26 Apr. Hip hop. ragga and Rttlt for the kiddiewinks (strictly under l8s only) hosted by Brian Jones. Nasty l’ and the the stylings of the Scotland Yard M(‘s.