Clubs ristir‘gs

Edinburgh Fridays continued

I Beluga at Beluga Bar 8; Canteen Restaurant. 8pm--lam. Free. Weekly. Don Flanagan undertakes an eight hour onslaught of house and garage grooves (10 May) while Yogi ‘Da Bear' Haughton spins his singular selection of urban soul platters ( 17 May).

I Immersed In Music at Pivo Caffe. Uptn-lam. Free. Weekly. The award-whining Czech theme bar launches a new DJ schedule. featuring the cream of local talent (and a few (ilasgow lads) sttch as (ieorge T. Kris Keegan. the Jengaheads and lluggy.

I Local Heroes at Biblios.

8pm— lam. Weekly. Pre-club party sets from Lyley (Scratch). AJ and ['ncle Fawaz (Yush) with a freeform blend of hip hop. ragga. funk and soul.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana.

9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Colin Cook (l'ltragroove) plays some real deal house music. from the experimental to the tough and tribal with random Latin influences thrown in for good measure. With special guest Joseph Malik (Compost) dropping by H) May and Tom Simpson (from indie types Snow Patrol) on l7 May.

I Mixed Bag at PopRokit. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Styler (Solefusion) and Spanky (Snatch Clttb) dig deep in their funk. soul and disco knapsack.

I Oxygen at ()xygen Bar & (irill. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. ()n a rotational basis. Craig Smith (District) supplies smooth and soulful house while Craig (ice (Freefall) takes the fired—up and funky approach.

I Yo! Below at Yo! Below.

9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. The sushi style bar gets the nu-jau. R&B and dancefloor soul treatment from the Posh l)Js.

Club I Angel Delight at the Venue. l()pm--3am. £6 (£5). 17 May. .‘vlonthly. Pop-tastic fttn and frolics with DJ Michelle and guests at this all-new club night for women only. I Arakataca! at Bongo Club. l().3()pm -3am. £5. 24 May. DJs Jaffet' (Senegal) and Xttppa lnglese (Bogota) host a fiery mix of Salsa. African. Latin and Caribbean dance. As they‘ve both been DJing for over 30 years. this is the best selection of past. present and future tropical dance you’re likely to find. 3 b.ding at Bongo Club. Howl—31ml. £6. 1() May. The original wildstyle soundclash. world beats meet cutting- edge dancelloor breaks. as b.ding makes its lidinburgh debut. Tonight‘s turntable technicians include Tigerstyle and (iareth Sommerville (l7ltragroove) with Fire Fly and Rowen (iillespie adding percussion and performance respectively. For this date only ‘xl-Ijsl' card holders get [I (tilt/nor prit't’ all night long. I Beats N Pieces at the Venue. l().3()pm—-3am. £6. Monthly. Next date 31 May. I Behave? at Honeycomb. l()pm 5am. £l() (£8). Monthly. Next date 3] May with a Birthday special starring FLY. Rollers. I 0.0. Blooms at (‘.(‘. Blooms. l().3()pm- 3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high catnp and disco classics. moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses. I Concept (formerly Cerotonin) at the Venue. 10.30pm 3am. £7 (£5). 17 May. Fortnightly. Re-branded tech-trance showcase. there‘s no letting up as residents (Scott Pearce. (iraetne Marshall. Richie Meldrum. Craig Reid and Barry Fell) dish out the tribal beats thick and fast.


84 THE LIST 9—23 May 2002



Sublime at the Honeycomb, Edinburgh, Fri 10 May

It shouldn't. perhaps. be too much of a Surprise that a club so renowned for musical mayhem should be a little uncertain about specifics. ‘Oliver‘s played five or six times.‘ insists promoter Scott Conchar. Oliver himself is less certain. ‘I've been four times.‘ he says. 'I guess it could be five . . .' Whatever the case. Lieb IS glad to be back and Sublime are delighted to have him.

The Frankfurt-based producer and DJ used to play bass in a funk band. and first began working on dance tracks in 1989. Since then he's gone from techno through house and drum & bass to ambient and back again. with his set at 98‘s Love Parade and last year's FOrce Legato album System bringing his underground sound to a wider audience. Oakenfold is a big fan. and Lieb has undertaken mixing duties for the likes of Snap. Sven Valli and Yello.

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Vorsprung Durch Technik: Oliver Lieb

But whatever you do. don't ask him to take on a song he loves. 'I actually prefer to mix an OK track.’ he says. ‘With the really good tracks I know that whatever I do I'm gonna think: "Ooh. fuck. it's not as good as the original." but with an OK track you can find something interesting in it and work with that.‘

Lieb has released his own music through a bewildering range of projects. including Spicelab (‘rough and experimental). Ambush (‘ethno-Percussive) and L.S.G (‘flying and drifting techno-trance). but his sound has often been characterised by his affection for analogue Synthesisers. ‘Actually.’ he explains. “right now I'm not using them so much. I used to use older equipment because each piece had a unique sound and they felt really warm and fat. whereas all the early digital synths sounded the same. but now the digitals are at least as good. and a lot easier to handle.‘ (James Smart)

I Dogma (formerly Lost) at Studio 24. l().3()pm 3am. £8 (£6). Monthly. Next date 31 May with a live set from Ignition Technition.

I Dr No’s at Bongo Club. I lpm- 3am. £7 (£5). 17 May. Monthly. ()riginal Jamaican ska and classic rocksteady night.

I El Segundo at Bongo Club. l().3()pm 3am. £6 (£5). Monthly. Next date 3| May with special guests London funk and hip hop mob Breakin' Bread. I Evol at the Liquid Rootn.

ll).3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. lidinburgh’s longest running indie night providing an ever reliable mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes. It‘s an institution already and with the recent addition of the back room. playing host to Mr & Mrs Mogwai. the future looks like a happy place for all things livol.

I Fiesta Fiesta at (iaia. 1 1pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. DJ Fabulo/ (Vibe. 2 l’rban) drops the latest pressings and

jams from the hot and jiggy worlds of hip

hop and R&B.

I Finisternis at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar. 0pm lam. £2 (£1 ). 24 May. The lighter side of goth (if such a thing truly exists) with a mix of dark ambient. neo- classical and ethereal tracks from Petit Scarabce. Deception Boy and (ihosl Dancer.

I Friscodisco at the Honeycomb.

l lpm 3am. £7 (£6). l7 May. Monthly. Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless host a high calibre night of underground hottse music.

I The Fun at ligo. l lpm~3am. £2. 24 May. Monthly. Simmone Black and Morgan playing a tasty selection of house and garage.

I Funkey Magic at Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). l lptn 3am. £5 (free to members). Montltly. Next date 3| May.

I Funkeymagic + 1 at the Venue. ll).3()pm 3am. £8 (£6). H) May. The Fttnkey Magic guys pill on a brand new night with more of that deep house you love so mttch and special guests. and

Sonia favourites. Silicone Sottl.

I Go-Go at Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). l lpm—3am. £6. 24 May. Monthly. Swinging 6()s garage (of the rock variety sorry to disappoint any So Solid wannabes). mod. soul. R&B and sleazy listening frotn the righteous Tall Paul Robinson. Angus A (io-(io and Kaiser (ieorge.

I Impulse at Club Java. 9pm -2am.

£6 £8. l7 May. Monthly. ltnpulse makes its mark on Club Java with a selection of hard house and stompng beats courtesy of special guests Lost Witness and Public Domain's Mark Sherry. And how could we forget the residents Stu Hirst. Flav and Neil Davidson.

I Inertia at Studio 2-1. l().3()pm ~3am. £7 (£5). ll) May. Monthly. Tribal tech-house and techno with Nick Fury. Satvira and Pearsall (Rampage).

I Keep It Unreal at ligo. Il)pm—-3am. £8 (£7). 10 May. Bi-monthly. Dirty dub disco and rowdy sonic squonk from the irrepressible Andy Canhy aka Ninja Tune‘s Mr Scruff. Tickets in advance/early arrival makes sense to guarantee entry especially as the Headspin DJs are also spinning.

I Lick Shot at Bongo Club. 7.3()-l()pm. £5. 24 May. Monthly. Hip hop. ragga and R&B for the kiddie winks (strictly under 18s only!) hosted by Brian Jones. Nasty P and the live stylings of the Scotland Yard MCs.

I Lube at the Venue. l().3()pm- 3am. £8 (£6). ll) May. Monthly. The heated session of hard. uplifting house and filthy trance relocates to the Venue to host its regular monthly residency. Special guest (ieorge ‘(iP‘ Paterson joins Brian Dempster (Mingin' ). (iail Sellars (Acetate) and Brett King (Joy) in a night of lttrid lubrication for body and mind.

I Lush at ligo. l().3()pm 3am. £6 (£5). Monthly. Next date 31 May.

I Majestica at the Venue.

ll).3()pm- 3am. £ll (£l()). 24 May. Monthly. Down and dirty house night featuring residents and guest DJs Keith McDonnell and Andy Moor.

I The Mambo Club at Mambo Club. l()pm—‘3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The 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()pm—3am. £12 (£l()). l7 May. Monthly. Andy C (Ram Records) guests fora night of gut-wrenchineg hard and furious drutn 8; bass action. while MC (30 livens tip proceedings with his Scottish debut. Residents (i-Mac. DJ Kid and MC Feelman fill out the bill. And watch out forjungle don (ioldie next month ( 14 Jun).

I Modern Lovers at tigo.

l lpm—-3am. £4. Monthly. Next date 7 June.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Funked up vocal house with a smattering of disco from Mike Thornton.

I Opium at ()pium. ll).3()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.

0 Pillbox at Studio 24. l().3()pm—5am. £l() (£8). 17 May. Monthly. Techno so underground its almost subterranean. as special guest Cristian Vogel (Tresor. Sativae) drops in to ply his warped trade. Live breaks and beats act Liquid Sounds return to keep the top floor pumping. add to this tip top residents. a 5am licence (the) and you have one of the tnost mind meltingly entertaining nights in town.

I Planet Earth at Citrus Club. l().3()pm~3am. £5. Weekly. The varied visual and musical delights of the 70s and 80s, with some stress laid on the exploits of early 80s electro artists. No smoking at the bar please.

I Roadblock at Po Na Na.

l lpm-«Sam. £3. Weekly. Nicci F stops the traffic in bad music when she digs up the best in funk. disco. house and block rockin' beats.

I Salsa Con Sabor at til Barrio. 9pm-3am. £4 (free before 1 1pm). Weekly. Hot. hot. hot salsa and Latin sounds from DJ Hector and Nano.

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