What’s cock and what’s rock in the world of dance
Kiss Smooth 988 (Universal 0. ) Or. in other words slow. boring cuts from the likes of Beyonce. R Kelly. Nelly. Big Brovaz etc. Though may come in handy when trying to seduce a laydee.
Groove Armada Do/n' it After Dark Vo/ 7 (Ragbull Music
co ) Sorry guys. but this is just too dated and there's an over- reliance on bongos.
Stacey Pullen Fabric/lye I4 (Fabric coo ) Pullen hasn't put in a mix CD for years. and perhaps that's why this isn‘t the swaggering Detroit mix you so longed for. Nowhere near the quality of his DJ sets. too housey and Obvious.
J-Jay Loves/apped Vol 3 (Loveslap ooo ) There is little here that hasn't been done before and the hackneyed positivity of the vocals can be a bit much. but this is still soulful house of quality if that be y0ur bag.
Big Bud Producer 07 (Good Looking ooo ) The latest compilation from the Good Looking camp is perhaps a little more ambient and dubby than previous offerings. Typically. standards of quality are high. but if you already have a 'logical' drum & bass compilation. you've already got this.
Hernan Catténeo Renaissance: The Masters Series (Renaissance o ) Dimitri from Paris In the House (Defected o ) Similarly. this has all been done before. but better. These upfront house mixes slipped smoothly out of the mould and once your ears have accepted the four-four beat it‘s like listening to nothing at all. but louder.
Yellow Man New York (HAS
0 ) With Dancehall enjoying another mainstream breakthrough at present. some of the old hands are coming Out to prove their salt. Unfortunately Yellow Man has always been someone whose musical appeal is a mystery to me. This is rubbish. (Henry Northmore & Mark Edmundson)
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I Audio Tourism at l’ivo Bar ('lub. 9pm 43am. Free. Weekly. Start the weekend off nice and early with a selection of local talent.
I Aural Addiction Launch Party Part 1 at ('abaret Voltaire. llpm 3am. £5 (£4) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. 1‘) Feb only. A night for fans of electronic avant-garde with a huge line-up. Sttidio l features Adam Strang (Hirntrust). (‘hevron (Planet-Mu). Retrigger (Restroom). Deathsitcom (Musikexperience). Shitmat (Planet-Mu). Duncan Avoid (Hive Records. lintity. puZZIing). Stttdio 2 with lilement Abuse. Vinyl Vandal. Saxenhamnter. Nasakenai l)ouji and more. First 2() people through the door will receive art Aural Addiction (ioodic Bag.
I Born to Be Wide at the Venue. l()pm 3am. Free. 5 Feb. Monthly. New music industry social club that plans to bring musos. journalists. promoters. record shop workers and musicians together. With a varied soundtrack from various industry bods. kicking off with Paul Whitelaw (Metro) and (‘olin Somerville (Scotland on Sunday).
I Breakthrough at Berlin Bierhaus. l()pm --3am. £3. 5 Feb. A night of sleal. house music and rascal break-beat with great drinks promotions to fuel a bit of scally-wag behaviour.
I CC Blooms at (‘(‘ Blooms. l().3()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Trip the light fantastic to Hi-NRG dance action at this ever popular gay bar.
I Daysleeps at ()pium. 1 1pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Nu metal. thrash metal. industrial metal and just about every other type of metal you can think of.
I Dfrnt Drum at (‘abaret Voltaire.
l lpm 3am. £4. 5 Feb. Monthly. New night with a skewed take on the clttb fortnat with the Trouble l)Js in full
effect. Arctic ('ircle. the electronic incarnation of solo performer Matthew ('heney. will be on hand for some live sounds.
I Earshot! at the Bongo ('lub. l().3()pm 3am. £6 £8. 12 Feb. Monthly. liarshot! returns with more live music. drums and characters front Weird Attractors and special guests Brighton's (‘arnival (‘ollective (all 3() of themf). so expect a night of frenzied percussion. fat basslines. soaring horns and funky riffs. I El Barrio at lil Barrio. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Nightly fiesta in the rum- soaked Latin Quarter of lidinburgh.
I Fast and Ride This Train at the Bongo (‘lub. l()pm« 3am. £5 (£4). 5 Feb. Monthly. Two clttbs for the price of one. Fast offers the best in high energy rock’n'roll. garage and punk while Ride
This Train goes all rebel country on your
I Genetic at ('itrus ('lub. l lpm 3am. Free before I l.3()pm; £2 after. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soiree that showcases alternative. indie and lo-li. No smoking at the bar. mind.
I Indigitous at the Ventte.
l()pm 3am. £5. 5 Feb. Psychedelic trance party in the main room with dub in the (‘ooler
I MIBZ at Cavendish/Diva.
l()pm 2am. Free before midnight: £3 after. Weekly. The best in LS hip hop, ragga and Rain from Tee-TNT and Mr H Back with the same music you all
loved so much as they take over this new
I Nexus at Studio 24. l()pm 3am. £l. Weekly. A new night that mixes the best of rock. metal. industrial and goth with a touch of cheese. From your hosts Smelly. Kynon. Bax. and Ross.
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. (‘lassic dance anthems and funky vocal house from JT. I Sanitarium at Subway. 8pm- 3am. Free. Weekly. New rock night from lidinburgh Rock. featuring live bands and interactive l)Js (you can text your requests and there will be big screen visuals) plus plenty of drinks promos. I Say Samba! at (‘abaret Voltaire. Next date 4 Mar.
I The Snatch Social at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm 3am. £3.5l) (£3). Weekly. A new era begins at the newly re-branded. filth-fixated. funky disco- cum-cabaret. comically competed by Tap Water Award winner Tony ('artet' attd Harry Ainsworth (aka Perrier
lmbolc, Fri 6 Feb
Newcomer winner (‘iarth Cruikshank) back from the dead. Deck manipulated in a cod funk and hip hop stylee by Babes and Trendy Wendy (monthly resident).
I TLC at Po Na Na. l()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. New night for the Arabian theme bar with a selection of hot house. commercial dance. cheese and charty action from DJ Toby.
Chart & Party
I City at (‘ityz lidinburgh. I lpm-3am. £4. Weekly. DJ Nathan gives you pop. chart. dance and R&B anthems of the day.
I Essential Karaoke at Abbar. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. 70s and 80s classics all night with Stevie Yonder.
I Old Skool Disco at Revolution. l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Retro house night hosted by DJ Tom Wilson. I Subway West End at Subway West lind. 7pm- 3am. Free before 9pm; £3 after (£2). Weekly. A week's worth of cheesy. party studenty nights. including a bungee rope on Sun. Plus plenty of drinks promos to keep the spirits high.
I A Tribute to . . . at Mood.
9pm 3am. Free before 1 lpm; £2 after (Free to members). Weekly. (‘hart tunes from the ()()s to yesterday. with live tribute acts dropping by each week.
I Vinyl at Massa. Spin—3am. Free. Weekly. (‘ommercial chart and dance courtesy of Paul Funkster. plus drinks promos aplenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.
I Access at the Honeycomb.
l lpm- 3am. Next date 27 Feb with French techno from Agoria.
0 Bio-Rhythm at the Honeycomb. l().3()pm 3am. £l(). 13 Feb. Monthly. Launch night for Bio-Rhythm‘s new monthly Fri slot. With a man who needs no introduction. Phil llartnoll (Orbital) opening things up. Brainstorm and the Merry Pranksters take care of the warm- up and room two duties respectively. Sec preview.
I Blaze at ligo. l lpm~~3am. £3—£4. Weekly. James Longworth ignites the gay weekend. with plenty of £l drinks promos to fuel the frivolities.
I Bubble Breaks at Nichol lidwards. l().3()pm 3am. £2. Weekly. Body Movin' Productions presents Bttbble Breaks. droppin' bombs of R&B. breaks and hip hop with lidinburgh's newest DJ sensations Partners'n’ (‘rime and their trademark boilersuits.
I CC 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 camp and disco classics. moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses.
I Cab Fridays at (‘abaret Voltaire. l().3()pm 3am. £4 before midnight: £7 (£5) after. Weekly. New weekly club rummages about in the worlds of funk. sotil. ska. reggae. classic hip hop. R&B and disco. With live ska. reggae and Afro-funk from the lilephants ((1 Feb). I Dogma at Studio 24. l().3()pm ~3am. £l() (£8). () Feb. Monthly. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order as Dogma welcome the intense sounds of Sttbltead (Tresor) for a live work otit.
I Dr No’s at Studio 24. l lpm 3am. £5 (£4). 2() Feb. Monthly. The original Jamaican ska and classic rocksteady night migrates to Studio 24’s intimate upstairs space. now featuring the Dr No's house band.
I El Barrio at lil Barrio. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Evol at the Liquid Rootn.
l().3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Edinburgh's longest running indie night. having turned l2 this Aug. With the usual mix