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NOHIHE RN SOUl Kilt/\Sll MODERN LOVERS Ego, Edinburgh, Fri 1 Nov

Cast you mind back, way back, to an age when men could dance, women were glad of it and the only white powder to be found on the dancefloor was talc. It might not be the 605 but northern soul club Modern Lovers dreams of recreating those halcyon days monthly in the former casino turned nightclub, Ego. Celebrating its second birthday in style, it is ensuring that clubgoers can expect an eclectic night, as the most talked about man on the London music scene joins regular DJ Craig Jamieson and Glasgow Art School resident DJ, Andrew Divine.

Witness two musical extremes collide when Erol Alkan of London’s Trash club brings his unique mix of electro and rock sounds to the evening. Trash, which has been going for six years, has recently released its first compilation record which features live tracks from Peaches, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gonzales and Gold Chains along with dancefloor favourites from Huggy Bear, Kylie and the Slits. Expect the night to be anything but predictable. As Erol confesses: ‘I don’t know much about northern soul and won’t be playing northern soul - unless you count ‘Tainted Love’ by Soft Cell.’

However he does promise ‘lots of new leftfield, electronic, guitar music . . . anything really.’ As well as making a rare appearance in Scotland, Erol will later be DJing in Holland, Spain and Paris, and spending four days in America with Peaches and Chicks on Speed for a mini-festival. Erol feels that Trash shares the same ethos as Glasgow’s Optimo: ‘I think it’s pretty much like Optimo without so much electronic music. I like the way they have done what they have done. I don’t think they

‘I don’t know much about Northern Soul,’ Erol Alkan

have done the same as Trash, they’re not similar musically, but I like what they have done ethically.’

Craig believes it should be a great night with a good atmosphere. ‘l’ve played at all nights that he’s done in London, and when I lived down there I went to Trash,’ he explains. ‘It just seems that he is doing something a bit different from what normally gets played at the club, and in that sense it keeps the music policy evolving.’ Not that Craig believes that the club should only play music from a particular genre: ‘The best description I would say is soul resistance - as in something that would move you because of its honesty, and that’s the records we tend to play. It doesn’t have to fall into “black American 605” for that.’ (Carolyn Aiken)

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