Edinburgh Thursdays continued
I Positiv Noize at the Bongo (‘lub. 9pm—2am. £5. 17 Jun. Promising breakbeat to Beefheart. hip hop to house. techno to old skool.
I The Realness at Medina. I()pm—3am. £2. W ‘ekly. Mixing tip underground hip hop on a weekly basis we have residents Jee-4ce. DJ Iil.. DJ Dave and ISP. With regular special guests and live visuals.
I Reflex at Why .\'ot'.’ I()pm 3am. £4. Weekly. New SOs revival night playing the best and worst tunes from the decade taste forgot.
I The Snatch Social at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm- 3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Filth-fixated. funky disco-cum- cabaret. comically compered by Tap Water Award winner Tony (‘arter and Harry Ainsworth (aka Perrier 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).
Chart & Party
I Old Skool Disco at Revolution. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Retro house night.
I Subway West End at Subway West End. 7pm —3am. Free before 9pm: £3 after (£2). Weekly. A week‘s worth of cheesy. party studenty nights. including a bungee rope on Sunday. Plus plenty of drinks promos to keep the spirits high.
I A Tribute to . . . at Mood. 9pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after (Free to members). Weekly. (‘hart tunes from the 60s to yesterday. with live tribute acts dropping by each week.
I Vinyl at Massa. Spin-3am. Free. Weekly. Commercial 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. Next date lb Jul.
I ADK at the Venue. I().3()pm--3am. £4. IS Jun. Line-up of hip hop. drum & bass. funk. house and all sorts spanning all three floors. Prepare to hear something brand new and of a Different Kind (ADK).
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NUKLEAR PUPPY Ego. Edinburgh, Fri 11 Jun
Anyone who thinks globalisation has wiped out cultural difference should do a spot more clubbing. Hard house superstar Anne Savage has played almost everywhere you care to mention. produced enough mix compilations to fill a shelf and was one of the mentors on the DJ edition of Faking It. She‘s just returned from Asia. ‘lt’s at such an early stage there. And Chinese people are really polite, so for a breakdown in this country you get everyone screaming and whistling, but in Bejing everyone’s
The crowd at Nuklear Puppy are unlikely to be as reticent. The night was started three years ago by Phil York and Jason Cortez, who were running separate midweek nights in the capital. They decided to join forces, and have since attracted Fergie, Judge Jules, Scott Bond and Lisa Lashes, as well as landing themselves a deal on Tidy Traxx. The third birthday sees Savage, Cortez and York joined behind the decks by Eddie Halliwell and residents Warner Rivers and William Daniel, with Savage and Halliwell booked to play hard dance upstairs and breaks and techno downstairs. Savage is looking forward to it. ‘Jason and Phil are crazy kids and the club itself is pretty insane — proper back to ‘96-style madness, which is great for me as a DJ.’ (James Smart)
I Audio Tourism at l’iyo Bar ('lub. 9pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Digging deep into their w ell-stocked boxes for hours of cool cuts with a transatlantic house flavour.
I Berlin at Berlin Bierhaus.
l lpm 3am. Free. IS Jun. Berlin provide resident DJs playing everything from soul and R&B to house and garage.
I Bio-Rhythm at the Honeycomb.
llpm 3am. £6. IS Jun. (‘ontinuing their
reverence for all things dance whatever the genre we have a ‘Made it) lidinburgh' summer special featuring only the top local DJs and producers with Silver Storic (Yummi). (ii (ii & the B-Keeper (Switch t’p/Manga). the Resonance (Ileadspin). Sammy Peeps (Split) and the Dropout DJs (Access). Returning 2 July with Mylo. [in 18 .111): only '.-'l-I.i.vl't'unl llUll/(’I'.\ gel 2 [Dr 1 entry before midnight.
I Blaze at ligo. I lpm 3am. £3 £4. Weekly. James Longworth ignites the gay weekend. with plenty of £l drinks promos to fuel the fl'iyolities.
I Boogie Juice at I.‘ Attache. 10.30pm 3am. £3 before I lpm: £5 after. Weekly. Playing otit the best in R&B. chart and funky favourites.
I Bubble Breaks at .\'iehol lidwards. I().3()pm 3am. £2. Weekly. Body .\lovitF Productions presents Btibble Breaks. di‘oppitF bombs of R&B. breaks and hip hop with lidinburgh‘s newest DJ sensations Partners’n’('rime and their trademark boilcrsuits.
I Cab Fridays at ('abaret Voltaire. 10.30pm 3am. £4 before midnight; £7 (£5) after. Weekly. New weekly club rummages about in the worlds of funk. soul. ska. reggae. classic hip hop. R&B and disco. l-in' // A“ IN .lul only '.'t-I.i.\'l' can] holders gel [lull/nice entry.
I Dogma at Studio 24. I()._i()pm 3am. £l() (£S members). 25 Jun. Monthly. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order as Dogma welcome the llorrorist for an extreme full-on live PA and tnulti-media visual show.
0 Dr No’s at Studio 24. l lpm 3am. £5 (£4). ll Jun. Monthly. The original Jamaican ska and classic rocksteady night migrates to Studio 24‘s intimate upstairs space. now featuring the Dr .\'o's house band and special guests Skaramanga (on stage at l..i()am approx) for their fifth birthday. with free (‘Ds before midnight.
I Edinburgh College of Art Annual Summer Revel at Wee Red Bar. I()pm 4am. £l2. IS Jun only. Another big ol’ party night at the Art School with a mix of DJ action and live music taking over the Wee Red Bar and two outside marquees. ()n the DJ side
w e have Big Toe lli-Fi. Badger Hopkins.
llarry Ainsworth and Tony ('arter mixing tip everything from dtib to indie. And on the live side we have Dawn of
the Replicants. t’ncle John & Whitelock.
Airforce Army and the Ice Robots.
I El Barrio at H Barrio. I()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Evol at the liquid Room.
lt)..i()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Fdinburgh's longest running indie night. having turned l2 last August. With the Usual mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes. it's an institution already and with the recent addition of the back room. the future looks like a happy place for all things livol.
I Finsternis at the Pleasance ('abarct Bar. 9pm lam. £3. IS Jun. Monthly. The lighter side of goth (if such a thing truly exists) with a mix of dark ambient. neo-classical and ethereal tracks with alive set from (irimbergen. ('heck www.linsternis.org.uk for more info.
I Frisco at Berlin Bierhaus.
llpm 3am. £5. l I Jun. Residents Martin Valentine. llarri (Subculture) and Steve Wanless dish out the classic house. I The 60-60 at (‘octeau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). I Iptn 3am. £o. IS Jun. Monthly. Swinging (ilis garage. soul. mod. soul. Rtﬁli and sleazy listening. The righteous Tall Paul Robinson and Angus A (io-(io confidently take them into their fifth year after their massive fourth birthday blow out last month.
I God’s Finest Music at the Bongo ('lub. I()ptn 3am. Free before I lpm; £5 after. I I Jun. New night of ftill on live inuzak and low down dirty DJs. l'ncle John & Whitelock are joined by the .-\bdominal Show men and Park Attack for live indie. hop hop breaks and funkin'. While blues. reggae and dancehall will be on hand until 3am from the (iFM and ('lth Foot DJs.
I Manga at Honeycomb. I lpm 3am. £l() (£S). ll Jun. Monthly. Scotland‘s premier drum ts bass session having just celebrated their eighth birthday. They keep tip the quality with Simon ‘Bassline' Smith w ho's blowing up right
now with his track ‘()dyssey' on (irooverider‘s Prototype label. Manga's pre-club session the BassTrap is at Bambu every Fri from Spm with DJ (i- .Mac and guests. For more info check www.club-manga.co.uk.
I Mocha Rocka! at Berlin Bierhaus. I Iptn 3am. £5. 25 Jun. Monthly. Two of lidinburgh’s best collectives join forces. Space Face residents Spider and the Blonde Flash bring the R&B. hip hop. funk. disco and tnore while Tokyo Blu take care of the house.
I MTV Base at (‘ity2 lidinburgh. 10.30pm 3am. £10. I l Jun only. MTV’s massive R&B and urban showcase take sit on the road for their fifth birthday with llanif. Paul .\"Jie. Steve ‘tha 4orce‘ lillington and exclusive live PAs all hosted by Kat. St’t’ preview:
I No Strings Attached at the Venue. l().3()ptn 3am. £10. 25 Jun. No Strings Attached are back once again with a enviable relaunch guest. none other than the king of dubbed out techno and sonic electronica dirges. Andrew Weatherall.
0 Nuklear Puppy at ligo.
l lptn 4am. £l2. I I Jun. Residents Jason (‘orte/ and Phil York keep the hard dance flag flying in the capital and have picked up nominations for Best Scottish (‘lub 2003 from .llitmug and Best Small (‘lub from the Hard-Dance Awards. It's their third birthday so they welcome Anne Savage and liddie llalliwell into the fold as well as a back 2 back set from York and ('ortcz. See preview:
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. I()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. thked up vocal house and dance classics from Stevie (i and ('allum Murray.
I Party for Peace at Nicol lidwards. I()pm 3am. £5 (£3) donation). IS Jun. A fundraising event for lidinburgh Stop the War Coalition. drawing attention to the imminent handover of power in Iraq. It's not all about the politics. though
there’ll be film. raffle and massages. as well as music from Messrs Fisher and Price of Taste. alongside Yutaro. Menace and .Mr. Wilson.
I Planet Earth at (‘itrus (‘lub. 10.30pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Music from I976 through to 1989 or. in other words. a healthy dose of punk. new wave. new romantic and electro pop.
I Pop Fiction (formerly Time Tunnel) at Massa. I()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and regular guests (inc Betty Ford) lay down the coolest blend of pop. funk. soul. disco. R&B. hip hop and house with a real sense of fun. Plenty of drinks promos on offer an’ all.
I Radio Babylon at ligo.
I().3()pm 3am. £5. 25 Jun. Monthly. Radio Babylon strikes back. The Merry Pranksters. Brainstorm and your hostess the divine Miss Penny Pornstar guide you through an eclectic mix of groovy dance music. electroid-disco-breaks and )os‘t-skool funk.
React at the Venue. l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). 1 I lift]. Monthly. The raw techno night is back and settling into its l ew home at the Venue with Mark I awkins making his return to lidinburgh with a 50/50 live/DJ set of hot. high grade technotica.
I Roadblock at Po Na Na.
I()pm 3am. Free before I lpm; £5 after. Weekly. .\'icci F stops the traffic in bad music when she digs up the best in funk. disco. house and block rockin‘ beats.
I Tokyo Underground at the (‘ellar Bar. 9pm 3am. £2.99 before midnight; £3.99 after. I I Jun. Monthly. A new night hosted by the duo behind Tokyoblu with live percussion fortn Pepe Santatnaria and a selection of local guests.
I Trouble at the (‘ellar Bar.
9pm 3am. £2.99 £5.99. IS & 25 Jtm. The Beat Jan. Basement is reborn in a slightly different format as the Trouble guys bring their ja/J. inflected dance selection back home. Joined by one of lidinburgh's true house masters (‘raig