Audio Deluxe, Honeycomb, Edinburgh, Sat 27 Jul
The vagaries of international time- keeping mean that while I call Mr V at 4pm. the New Yorker still thinks its
1 tam. Still, unlike a lot of Jocks yOu could mention. Victor Font's been up for a while and is half way through his ‘Iistening hour'. ‘I get sent loads of records and this is when I play them to myself.‘ he says. 'It's mainly house. I get some R88 and hip hop as well. I stay away from pop though. I'm into everything underground. l host this Saturday party at this small bar where I play whatever I want. classic records. old Santana and Stevie Wonder. new and old R88 and deep house — eveiything's got to be soulful. Lots of deep hOuse. That's what I love and what I'm notorious for.‘
Font isn't a big name on the scene JLISl yet. but if the mates make the man. he's well on the way. The 28- year-old. of Puerto Rican descent. out his teeth at parties in his native Manhattan before getting his break deing the lights fOi 'Little' Louie Vega. Vega. one half of legendary duo Masters at Work alongSide Kenny 'Dope' Gonzales. liked what he saw. and Font was soon travelling the world with the pair as their assistant.
Font is starting to step out of their shadow. His first production work will be out before the end of the year on UndergrOund Collective. And the several hundred people at Audio Deluxe shouldn't be too intimidating for the man: besides a range of New York residencies. he recently MCed at the massive Gatecrasher
liighth birthday titnc for the progressive house night with grooves from Michael Kilkie and Stuart Duncan.
GAudio Deluxe at the Honeycomb.
10.30pm 3am. £|(). 27 Jtil. Fortnightly.
Smooth. sotilftil house with just a suggestion of jazz and sotil at this shindig hosted by residents (‘raig Smith with special gtiest Mr V. See preview.
I Blast at (’lub Mercado. 1 1pm 3am. £ ll) (£8. also discounts for the darineg dressed). 27 Jul. l-‘ortnightly. Vocal house and garage grooves as Httggy and Markell provide proper tunes for proper clubbers. Special Red Hot theme: think sexy. think seductive. think scandalous. think flirty. think red hot. [901' this date only ‘xl-Ijsl ' t'un/ lin/t/i'rs gel [2 (iffrlom'prit't’ all night. I Blue at Peppermint Lounge. l()pm—3am. £4—£5. Weekly. Dance and house. soul and funk across two rooms. I CC Blooms at (‘C‘ Blooms. I().3()pm—~3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Ally is back again with more of her trademark high-camp-to-house decknical expertise at this always hoaching gay venue.
I Colours at the Liquid Room. l()pm~3am. £10. 27 Jtil. Monthly. A massive live hour marathon set from the residents Sntokey and the Bandit Print—'4”? ,VUtt their twisted blend of nu- age disco. old skool house and spectacular scratching on four dex ‘n'
I Diggity at the listablishmcnt.
I lpm 3am. £6 (£l off with flyer). Weekly. DJ Fabulo/ and Harry I.(i get down with their bad selves. playing
w ildstyle R&B. hip hop and street soul.
I Digital at the Venue.
l().3(lpm 3am. £6 (£5). 27 Jtil. Monthly. Jacking techno with an underground flavour from gtiest Al Space at this lost ln Space‘ special. I Disco Inferno at l-Lgo. Monthly. .\'ext date ll) Aug.
I Do This Do That at the Honeycomb. l()pm 3am. £10. 20 Jtil. Fortnightly. The Dundee superclub returns with Radio I‘s l.otliejoining resident .\'ei| Anthony for the best in deliberately underground hotise sounds. 'I'here’s also a ftill salsa performance frotn Alma Latina and DJ Simon Hodge in the back arch.
I The Egg at Wee Red Bar.
llpm 3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Still the best mix of indie. ()lls garage. Northern sotil. ska and soundtracks you’re likely to stagger across.
I Give it Some at Bongo (‘lub
l Ipm- 3am. £5. 27 Jtil. Brand new night for the Bongo. featuring the best in funk. soul. jazz and all that inspired hip hop. I Got the Bug at the Beat Jazz Basement. 8pm 3am. £5. 20 Jul. Monthly. Bug/ In The Attic. l.ondon‘s nu-jau. .sotil and afro-beat imprint. goes once more unto the breach with a heady mix of DJs. live musicians and M(‘s. Tonight sees the talents of Afronaught. Scott Rapson and Bob (‘airns in ftill effect.
I inFLIGHT at the Beat .la/l Basement. 10.30pm --3am. £5 (£4 before llptii). 27 Jul. Monthly. Jalzy dancelloor grooves from Herbie Hancock to (’arl (‘raig at this all-new session hosted by (‘olin ('ook. (iav Sutherland and (iareth Sommerville.
I Jack Your Boots Up at the Beat Jan Basement. Monthly. Next date ll) Aug.
I Joy at ligo. llpiti 3am. £10 (£8). 20 Jtil. l-‘ortnightly. l'p-front. dirty house grooves on the main floor from Maggie and Alan. Pltis 'I'rendy Wendy aiid Sally Finlay's cheeky mix of soul. funk and chart in the downstairs suite. .\'ote that Joy is a club for gay people and their friends.
I Last Night a DJ Stole my Wife at Po .\'a .\'.i. I lpm 3am. Free before
I lpm: £5 (£4) after. Weekly. DJ 4th \"armint. keeping it real with the old skool to nu skool beats thing.
Apprentice Master At Work Mr V
Summer Setindsystem event in the Midlands. ‘It was a last-minute thing.' he says. ‘I got the call to open up for Louie Vega. Kenny Dope. Danny Rampling and Francois K and go onstage for two hOurs. I didn't know what to say at the start but it was great in the end. there were 8000 people there. I had these really sweaty palms which I never usually get when I DJ.‘
With any luck. his first visit to Scotland won't be nearly as stressful. but just as
I The Mambo Club at Mambo (‘lub
l()pm 3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. See Fri.
I Messenger Sound System at Bongo (‘lub I lpm 3am. £7. 20 Jul. Fortnightly. Bass of bowel-shifting proportions as the mighty Messenger Sound System blasts ottt the best in righteous roots and dth reggae.
I Not Too Complex at (‘ommplex (formerly (‘lub Java). 9.30pm 2am. £6 (£5). 20 Jul. Music from the (ills to the present day all masterfully spun by a (‘omniplex resident. 'l‘axi deals available so keep those receipts.
I Opal Lounge at ()pal l.ounge. l()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Dave Shedden with his mix of disco and funky house tracks.
I Opium at ()pium. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Rock. nu-mctal and alternative/indie.
I Oxygen at (‘ommplex (formerly (‘luh Java). ‘)piii—-2ain. £l() (ﬁlo—£8). 27 Jul. Monthly. Hard house and progressive trance night with Alpha. Stuart Purdie and Dow/er also offering a free taxi service. whereby four paying customers can claim back tip to £4 at the door with a valid taxi receipt.
I Progression at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm 3am. £9 (£7). 20 Jul. Monthly. Progressive house night with a residents special featuring the skills of Alan Dobson. (iav (irant and Derek Martin. I Saturday Club at liI Barrio.
Spin late. Free before I 1pm; £4 after. Weekly. Latino chart atid party tunes from DJ Hector.
I Tease Age at (‘itrus (‘luh
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I Ipm 3am. £5. Weekly. .\'ow going into its tenth year. this indie stalwart featuring swinging 60s hits to baggy Manchester ttines continues to draw a packed and sweaty crowd week in. week out.
I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm--3am. £10. 20 Jul. Fortnightly. l'ltragroove lounge residents specialise iii real deal house action from (iareth Somerville. (‘olin (‘ook and Mikey Stirton. And this fortnight special guests Nottingham's Inland Knights (Drop Music/Double Down) make their lidinburgh debtit.
I Up! at Sttidio 24. l().3()pm—.‘sam. 3 Aug. Monthly. Progressive house and tribal trance from resident DJs Adrian Davenport and .\'ic Cavendish. why not come down and welcome them back to their old stomping ground. you know you want to play on their bouncy castle. I Vegas at ligo. l()..‘~()pm—3am. £9 (£7 in fancy dress). 27 Jtil. Monthly. Hep daddy swing. country classics and sleazy listening with your high-kicking hosts — Frankie Sumatra. Btigsy Seagull. Ditto Martini and the stunning Vegas showgirls. And do try to make an effort with the fancy dress code. eh'.’ This is Vegas. not liros/lilite.
Chart & Party
I DISCO at the Venue. I()..‘~()pm 3am. £5 (free before I l.3()pm and to the suitably attired). Weekly. Hot (lisco action baby. (lot on down at this ftiiik fuelled party atmosphere with disco (tines old and new.
I Escape to Time at Time. 10.30pm 3am. £(i (£5). Weekly. A vertically challenged man plays commercial chart and dance. ()ver 3 l s only.
I Fire Saturdays at Babylon. l()..‘~(ll)ni 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Hot chart action at this all-new venue.
I Kick at l.oea. l()pm 73am. £2 before midnight: £4 after. Weekly. See Fri
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