Hipp-E Funk ‘You Like That/Grave Robbers’ (Freelance Science) 0000 Soma labelmates Funk D'Void and Hipp-E combine to produce two tracks that. despite the talent on offer. start Out SOunding like a big load of pants. Give 'em another few listens and yOu'll find that the pants are actually jet/vel-encrusted and disturbingly appealing. Mmmm. Not a patch on Diabla. mind.
BLIM ‘Lost in Music Sampler 2’ FTCR) ooo Boy Lost In Music (BLIM) continues his bid for the breaks crown with the twitching ‘CraZy Things'. a homage to getting
:3 down that ends up feeling strangely
uneventful. Shame. Help on the flipside comes in the form of the horribly named but rather cool Meat Katie whose collaboration. Coming To'. is a funky paen to getting up. Frog Pocket ‘Baral Orgen’ (Mothmouth) oooo Weird. offbeat and often wonderful album from Ayrshire resident John Charles Wilson. “Uplifting happy-sad Splatterbeat folk-electronica magic.‘ they say. Like. whatever.
Gene Farris ‘Black Satin (Soma) O... The Presswe fav0urite knows what house mUSic should be about — sneaky subterranean rhythms that hit YOu when you least expect them and frankly dirty vocals. The Miguel Migs mix is equally groovy.
Various ‘Paint it Black: Kaleidoscopic Funk Collision’ (Harmlessloooo intoxicatineg raw mix of 608 and 708 funk that includes the likes of Funkadelic. the
if Chambers Brothers and Demon Fuzz
and features some of the most phenomenal Stones' covers ever recorded. You can practically smell the drugs. sweat and sheer screaming genius. especially on the Undisputed Truth's incredible take on “Ball of Confusion.'
Various ‘Twice as Nice Presents M080 2002’ (Warner Dance)
oo Pop-heavy awards tie-in album mixed by Steve ‘Smooth' Sutherland that features tracks from such renowned black music pioneers as Blazmg Sqoad. Liberty X and Daniel Beddingfield. Thank God fOr Ms Dynamite and the Streets. (James Smart)
82THE LIST " -‘
I Beluga at Beluga Bar and Canteen Restaurant. 8pm~lam. Free. Weekly. Dom Flanagan spinning sotrl. jazz and house joins forces with Yogi ‘I)a Bear' Hatrghton and his selection of trrbari soul platters.
I DJ Kid at City Cafe. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Get in the mood with the drum & bass stylings of DJ Kid (one of Manga's main men). Quality.
I Guaranteed Pure at Madogs. Tue 1().3()pm—2am: Fri & Sat midnight—3am. Free. 18 Oct. Amanda Lyon and Steve Wilson perform live renditions of classic tunes.
I Immersed in Music at Pivo
C affe. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. The award-winning Czech theme bar launches a new DJ schedule. featuring the cream of local talent (and a few Glasgow lads) such as the Jengaheadz (18 Oct) and Httggy (25 Oct).
I Kalimba at Iguana. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly (not 18 Oct. see below). Colin Cook (L'ltragroove) hosts this night of soulful dartce. deep house arid nu jazz fusion.
I Opal Lounge at Opal Lounge. Noon—9pm. Free. Weekly. litran Ferguson gets things started nice and early with a jazz mix. followed by soul and funk from Bertie (5—9pm).
I Quality at Madogs. 6pm—l 1.30pm. Free. Weekly. A selection of local DJs help kick-start your night with a party-up selection.
I Radio Oxygen at Oxygen Bar and Grill. ‘)prri-—lam. Free. Weekly. Blak Magic. a mixed bag of soul from Ms Sirnrnone Black.
I 500 Delicious at Bar Sirius. 7pm—larn. Free. 25 Oct. Soo Delicious residents DJ Si and Pete Owen get you in the mood for the clth night proper with a tjinky. soulful blend of house.
'J Ultragroove Presents: Paul Murphy at lgtraria. 9plii---lztli‘l. Free. 18 Oct only. The L'ltragroove massive take over Iguana for the night as part of their third birthday celebrations. With legendary dancelloor' jazz DJ and Afro Art Records A&R man Paul Murphy joining Colin Cook and Gareth Sornrnerville on the decks.
I Yo! Below at Yo? Below. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The sushi style bar gets the house and dancelloor soul treatment from Leon lidvvards.
I Yush at City Cafe. L)pm-lam. Free. 18 ()ct. Fortnightly. Yush Records' AJ lays dowrt the cool hip hop and urban R&B tracks with skill and class.
I 21st Century Disco at Commplex (formerly Club Java). ()prn—Zam. £5. 18 Oct. The wildest selection of ()(ls~~8(ls funk. jazz and hot disco action. Each night DJs will be spinning tunes from the likes (if Gloria Gaynor. Tom Moulton and the Bee Gees. (Free taxi offer an‘ all with receipt. max £5. one receipt per person).
I Angel Delight at the Venue. 1()pm—A3am. £6 (£5). 1 Nov. Monthly. l’op-tastic fun and frolics with DJ Michelle and guests at this club night for women only (though men are allowed only if invited and accompanied by a yyoman ).
3 Behave? at the Honeycomb. l()pm—3am. £10. 18 Oct. Behave‘.’ is back. and it‘s good to see them and their drtrrn and bass action back in the capital. And as an extra special treat DJ Fabio (appearing solo without his trusty partner in crime (irooverider) will be gracing the Honeycomb with his presence. Plus the usual qtrality residents in the form of Queen B. DJ li.\'O and the lyrical skills of M(‘ Bandit and MC ('oppa.
I Big Beat at La Belle Arigele. Monthly next date 8 .\'ov. birthday party will) l.ee Fields live.
I CC Blooms at ('(‘ Blooms. l().3(lpm 3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high camp and disco classics. moy ing on to
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pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses.
'3 Dogma (formerly Lost) at Studio 2-1. l().3()pm—3am. £9 (£7 members). 18 Oct. Monthly. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order with special guest Surgeon (master of the scalpel sharp techno ctrt) on three dex and Final Scratch. He enjoyed himself so much at the last Dogma he played at. he actually requested the next available date he could come back.
I Dr No’s at Studio 2-1. |().3()pm—3am. £thc. l .\'ov. Monthly. The original Jamaican ska and classic rocksteady night migrates to Studio 24‘s intimate upstairs space.
I El Segundo at Bongo Club. ll).3()pm-~3am. £8. 18 ()ct. Monthly. Hip hop with a live edge from DJ Red6 and human beatbox Psylent \' and special guests Bristol‘s finest Aspekts (Hombre Records) to help celebrate their fourth birthday. If you caught their show last Jan you'll know this is gonna rock mightily. especially when you learn they're bringing their beatboxer Monkey Moo with them this time around. Smirc provides the ftrnk in the back room.
I Evol at the Liquid Room. li).3()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. [Edinburgh's longest rtrnning indie night celebrated its eleventh birthday in Aug. With the usual mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover ttrnes. It‘s an institution already and with the recent addition of the back room. playing host to Mr and Mrs Mogwai. the future looks like a happy place for all things livol.
I Finisternis at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar. .\'ext date 8 .\'ov.
I Friscodisco at Berlin (formerly .\'oa). lflpm 3am. Free before 1 1pm: £5 after. 18 ()ct. Monthly. Residents Martin Valentine and Steve Wanless return to their old stomping ground with the trsual mix of hot house selections.
I Funkey Magic at ('octearr Lounge (downstairs at ligo). Next date 8 .\'o\'.
I Funkeymagic + 1 at the Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £8 (£6). 25 Oct. The Funkey Magic guys and Hoffbcat put on a new night with more of that deep house you love so much. Joined by special guest DJ Jonene (Panhandle) one of San Fran’s finest mixers of deep and chunky house sounds.
I Go-Go at Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Ego). 1 lpm—3am. £6. 25 Oct. Swinging 60s garage (of the rock variety sorry to disappoint arty So Solid wannabes). soul. mod. soul. R&B and sleazy listening from the righteous Tall Paul Robinson. Angtrs A Go-Go and Kaiser George. With special guest Jimmie Mac of Edinburgh‘s Boss Daddie Of Soul fame.
I Grandmaster Flash at the Liquid Room. 7pm. £tbc. 25 Oct. Grand Master Flash really cart lay claim to being one of the true inventors of hip hop. with a live show that will invariably involve some top scratching action and some slick rap vocals.
I House Technique at Ego. l()pm—3am. £6 (£5). 18 Oct. Monthly. The Home Technique crew presents a night of driving house pleastrre. Residents Marco Smith and Neil Crookston are joined by the delightful Gail Sellars (lnput Out Records). Good pals with Marco so expect a super slick backZback set.
I JAM Fridays at Heriot-Watt L'niversity L'nion. lupin—3am. Free. Weekly. Massive student night with the best in party tunes. big beats. trance arid ftrnk.
I Kombi at Bongo Club. l()pm—3am. £7 (£5). 25 Oct. A celebration of surf ctrlture with live delights of the dance soul variety from Miyagi and ska punk from Stovepipe. With DJ Snaskrit and surfin‘ visuals to take you through to 3am.
I Lick Shot at the Venue. l().3()pm~3am. 18 Oct. Hip hop. ragga and R& B night. now moved to the Venue featuring the Scotland Yard MCs.