Edinburgh Sundays


I DKY at Studio 24 llptii 3am. £l.5() £2. Weekly l)KY strides confidently into its third year with resident l)Js Jordi. Gareth and l)aye playing rock. goth. metal. industrial and punk Theme nights and free gifts combine to keep things interesting. week in. week out,

I Escape from New York at ('abaret Voltaire. ()pens as the sun goes down. £2 to escape. Weekly. Faceless |)Js H. Drew and Flu proy tde an electro soundtrack at this non-dance focused eyent. Attendees are my ited to conspire. create sculptures arid works of art. With the tools and materials proyided; the otin input from escapees is creatiye.

I Flava at Massa (formerly ('lub Mercado). Next date 2t) Apr.

I Foozle at tiie Venue. Launching on 2() Apr with Freq Nasty and Bently Rhythtii .-\ce (DJ set).

I Fresh at Priye (‘ouncil lllpm 3am. £3. Weekly. Wind down your w eekcnd in style with lidinbtirgh's purest urban spot for Rtkll and hip hop on another ley cl. from the rotating 1)] team Fabulol. liasy B. Naeem. Ambassador. Richie Rufftone. M(' Flow. Mr Nigel and more.

I Fresh Air Live at Medina.

ltlpm 3am. £2. Weekly. New night from the folk at Fresh Air FM proyiding the kinda grooy es you know and love from the station (but focusing on the R&B and hip hop side of things) taking a radio show format. All money goes towards getting them back on air in Apr.

I I Love Music at ()pal Lounge.

Noon 3am. Free before lllpm; £3 after. Weekly. (iareth Sommery'ille (l'ltragrooye) hosts an all-day session that crosses the middle ground between clubbing and chilling. featuring guest l)Js and a plethora of musical styles including house. Latin. ja/ly grooyes. disco and Riki}.

I Kayos at ()pium. l lpm .‘yani. Free. Weekly. Metal and rock l)Js (‘Iatre Moffat and John from Hogshead keep the crowds a tiiosiiitig.

I Salsa Romantica at lago. Monthly. nest date 13 Apr

0 Tackno at Massa (formerly ('lub Mercado). lt)..‘\()pm 3am. £(i (£4). 30 Mar. Monthly. It‘s back to the floor for Trendy Wendy and her inimitable party mix of kitsch classics. ‘Thc Mother of All Tacknos‘ is just in time for mother‘s day and your yery own mum can get in free with birth certificates as prooli.

I Taste at the Liquid Room.

I lpm 3am. £5 before 1 1.30pm; £8 (£6 members) alter. Weekly. The capital‘s infamous Sun night session continues apace. Fisher and Price supply a progressiye mix of house and garage in the main room while Martin Valentine and Steve Waneless wow s the mixed/gay crowd with his funky l‘S house gems through the back. ()n 30 Mar Jon Pleased drops by for his quarterly residency. For 3!) Mar ck 6 A,” only ‘xl-Iiyt ' turd holders gel £2 (gift/our price (Ill [tie/it.

Chart & Party

I Devils’n’Angels at (‘ayendish/l)iya. lllpm 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Saucy fun at this newly refitted club. with a heayen and hell theme. feel free to dress to suit and boogie to chart dance all night long.

I Mood Live at Mood. 9pm 3am. Free before I 1pm; £2 (free to members) after. Weekly. Mood opens its doors to a selection of the country‘s top coy'ers bands. while l)Js spin hits from across the years.

I Peppermint Lounge at Peppermint Lounge. 10pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Peppermint Lounge’s l)J squad including Toby Salenstall. Rob Turnbull and Alan Lorraine play out the chart and pany classics.

HOUSE. FUNK POP MOCHA ROCKA! Berlin, Edinburgh, Fri 28 Mar

I Subway West End at Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. Free before 9pm; £3 (£2) alter. Weekly. Sec Thu.

I The Subway at Subway.

7pm 3am. £l. Weekly. See Thu.

Edinburgh Mondays


I Bebido at Po Na Na. ltlpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. New ttlghl (ill the best in hip hop, soul. Rtkii. disco atid funk from local legends Nasty P and P Sty l/. Liyc percussion. body painted dancers. free Mesican buffet are also thrown into the sotil stew. Wiiat more could you ask for on a Mon night'.’

I CC Blooms at ('(‘ Blooms. ll).3()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Things mellow out (or so they claim) at this gay club. witii an upbeat disco selection.

I Merde L’amour at PFIVC ('ouncil. ltlpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Nigii on unclassiliable night from the Djinniditto crew (who else'.’) of ‘glitch. stomp. beats. breaks and bleeps' and free flowing cocktails. (ioing for a non-retro NYC loft party feel focusing on technology based exrx'rimentation from the residents ('how. lnfact and Sonof. ('hic and slutty perfect for the start of the week.

9 Primitive Urge at ()pium.

9pm 3am. Free. 3] Mar. A night from the more obscure corners of the world we like to call punk and rock. Featuring the likes of Melt Banana. the Cramps. Butthole Surfers. etc. etc 7 the perfect antidote to Mon night blues.

I Spanish Fiesta Night at lit Barrio. l()pni 3am. Free. Weekly. A right old knees-up for the Spanish and Spanish-loving community hosted by l)Js Felix and lidu and featuring llamenquito straight through to Hispanic chart hits.

When Noa became Berlin, the plan was for it to be a bierhaus rather than a club. But the deceptively large rooms that stretch out

beneath Queensferry Street Lane have a distinct dancefloor vibe about them - and Edinburgh’s West End, crammed with bland pubs and smart-but-shallow bars, desperately needs a club that can do something

interesting. Fortunately, music hasn‘t been left on the backburner, with the likes of Funkey Magic and Huggy Burger Queen providing tunes. And now there’s a new kid on the block. Mocha Rocka! is a collaboration between Edinburgh house duo Tokyo Blu and Spaceface DJs Spider and the Blonde Flash. While their promise of a ‘stairway to sound heaven' suggests they‘re not taking the whole shebang too seriously, there should be music to suit all ears. ‘We're going to be playing hip hop, disco, funk, soul,’ explains the Blonde Flash (aka Gayle Bruce). ‘Not too much real house music, though. We’re leaving that to the other two. They've got this drummer, I think he’s Cuban, and he plays Latin percussion while they DJ. They won‘t be playing anything too hard; it’ll be more soulful grooves. We’ll just be having a party.’ (James Smart)

listings Clubs

I Vod: Bull at Massa (formerly (‘lub Mercado). Itlpm 3am. £3 before llpm; £5 after. 7 Apr. Fortnightly, Students lose this all-new hip hop hootenanny. hosted by Lylcy (Scratch) and boasting absurdly cheap drinks promos all night long.

Chart 8. Party

I Decadence at Resolution.

lthlpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. ()k so fair enough it's Mon. but that's no eycuse. cheesy tunes and cheap drinks all night long.

I Flare at Why Not'.’ lllpnt 3am. £5 (£4). 3| Mar. Fortnightly. ('heesy chart and dance numbers with a good few 7()s classics thrown in for good measure.

I Peppermint Lounge at Peppermint Lounge. lllpm 3am. Free. Weekly. See Sun.

I Subway West End at Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. Free before 9pm; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I The Subway at Subway. 7pm 3am, £ l. Weekly See Thu.

I Tasty! at Mood. 0pm .‘yam. Free before I lpm; £2 (free to members) after. Weekly. Resident I)J l)a\id S plays the best in hits from (ins to the present day with a healthy dose of cheesy classics thrown in for good measure.

I Toss the Boss at Why Not‘.’

lllpm 3am. £5 (£4 if dressed up). 7 Apr. Fortnightly. lrrey'erent student night reselling in cheesy hits throughout the years.

Edinburgh Tuesdays


I Jump at the Liquid Room.

10.30pm 3am. £5. 8 Apr. New night of hip hop and funk with resident live band Liquid Sounds and spinners the Resonance (Headspin). This month‘s guest is none other than Mr Thing (Ja/I Fudgel

I Mothertunk at the Honeycomb. l().3()pms3am. Free. Weekly. Messrs (iino. Fryer and Spectrum freak the funk fantastic at their consistently rammed night of classics old and new.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. ltlpm 3am. £3. Weekly. A mixed bag of funked up y'ocal house. R&B and classic disco front Toby Saltonstall.

I Punk Ass at ()pium. l lpm 3am. Free. Weekly. New Tue nighter as l)J Pwauly dishes out the best in hardcore. skate and punk.

I Rhythm! at Mood. 9pm 3am. Free before 1 lpm; £2 (free to members) after. Weekly. A smooth mix of R628. hip hop and soul from resident Day-id S.

I Switch at (‘abaret Voltaire.

I lpm—3am. Free. l Apr. Fortnightly. New night of drutn & bass from the Sliadowskill l)Js and a smattering of guests. while the Dropout l)Js man the second room with their selection of dub. electro. house and tech-funk.

I Vibe at ligo. l lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. New gay night with Jatnes Longworth on the decks. the Dancing Stud Muffins. the Singing Hairy Bloke and the Miming Nun. Don't say we didn't warn ya.

I Yerba Buena at Po Na Na.

lllpm— 3am. Free. Weekly. An eclectic mix of global Latin house and funk. breaks and beats. rare grooves and hot salsa in association with Bacardi. from residents Martin Valentine. Steve Warieless and James Combe.

Chart & Party

I Nursery at Cavendish/Diva. “lpm—3am. £3 (£2; free with Snapfax before midnight). Weekly. A play area for adults (with climbing frames etc) and the mainstream chart and R&B action.

I Peppermint Lounge at Peppermint Lounge. “lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Sec Sun.

I Subway West End at Subway W’wt End. 7pm-3am. Free before 9pm; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I The Subway at Subway. 7pm—3am. £l. Weekly. See Thu.

27 Mar—10 Apr 2003 THE LIST 81