:jtx‘il-W MTV BASE City. Edinburgh. Fri 11 Jun
The highlight of last year‘s gigging/ hob-
knobbing calendar had to be the MTV European Music Awards. where grown men and women seriously considered
selling vital organs to secure tickets. The latest MTV bash to hit the capital is less likely to cause such a widespread tabloid frenzy but is nonetheless worthy of note. MTV‘s urban arm. MTV Base. celebrates its fifth birthday this year and is throwing a series of parties up and down the country. Having just jetted back in from Africa. where he was covering the Ebony Music Festival. MTV Base Club Tour host Kat is enthusiastic about the up and coming night. 'Apart from having some of the hottest DJs around. the MTV Base nights are just off the hook because we know how to party.‘
Others on the bill to look out for are Steve Ellington aka Tha 4orce (he also used to play Ali G's patois spouting DJ on his chat show). Scotland‘s R&B ambassador Paul N‘Jie (Beat 106). MTV Lick party regular Hanif. with live support coming from Fya and Smujji (of ‘Must Be Love' fame) and possibly a track from club tour host Kat's new album. Look out your best gear and shake your thing to the sounds of bling. (Stewart Dalley)
Edinburgh Saturdays continued
0 Optimo at the Venue. lt).3()pm 3am. £5 before midnight; £3 after. 12 Jtiti. (ilasgow’s legendary Sunday soiree makes another iii a series of semi-regular visits to the capital bringing its mixed tip madness and lack of respect for genre classifications with them ('I‘witch. Wilkes and Rolatid are firmly in charge). Sec [)I‘t't‘lt'it'.
I Progression at the liquid Room. 10.30pm 3am. £l(). l‘) Jtiii. Monthly. Derek Martin. (iav (irant and Alatt Dobson are joined by Nic Fanciulli (Skylark). With pre-cltib session at (‘ity (‘afe frotii 8pm.
I Solid Ground at Honeycomb. l().3()pm 3am. £l() £l4. l2 Jtiii. New house venture witli 'I‘erry Hunter and David Mel-adyen. while Daren Macl.ean and Ian Hunter stir it tip in the back
I Sophistifunk at ('ity: Edinburgh. llpiti 3am. £7. Weekly. Resident DJ John Htitchison plays funked tip R&B remixes and house tunes to a beatitifttl crowd.
I Stereotype at Berlin Bicrhaus. 10.30pm 3am. £(i before midnight; £8 after. 26 Jtiti. Monthly. Huggy Burger Queen returns iii his new guise at Stereotype. bringing home the best house around.
I Tease Age at (‘itrus (‘luh
l lpiii 3am. Free before I l.3()pm‘. £5. Weekly. This indie stalwart dishes tip everything from swinging (i()s hits to baggy Manchester faves as well as a host of current .\'.lIl-.' chart botherers.
I Tempo at the Honeycomb.
l().3()pni 3am. Free before midnight: £5 alter. l‘) Jtiii. Neil Anthony (Do This Do That) mixes tip the tech-house alongside LEDJ.
I Thee Jailhouse at chiot ROW l'nion. l lpiii 3am. £4. 1‘) Jtiti. Righteous rock itlttl old school metal in u classic A('/D('. Motorliead and Saxon vein. pltis a few of the new contenders that meet the grade: Audioslave that kinda thing.
I 2l~lot at Ego. 6.45 9.45pm. £5. Weekly. New under 18s night of hip hop and urban R&B llavas with Richie Ruftonc. DJ Di/Jle. Jay. Sontiy. Jez and Emcee Prolisee (strict age restriction of l3 l7). Following on from their \"ans sponsored night it's their second mighty popular 2Hot Foam Party (l2 Jun). '
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I Ultragroove at (‘abaret Voltaire. 10.30pm 3am. £10 (£8). l‘) Jun. Edinburgh‘s peerless real house party serves tip tracky grooves. soulful vocals and tribal tunes as lain Newton from Nottingham‘s Do It Fltiid mixes up sottlftil vocals. techno. deep disco and Afro rhythms alongside resident (iarcth Sommerville and special guest and titi jazz hero Joseph Malik with loiig time sparring partner Mr Todd. For (his date only 'xl-le‘! ' (‘un/ /l()/(/(’I'.\' gel £5 ('Iilrv lie/"ore midnight.
I The Underground Collective at Ego. l().3()pm 3am. £5 before midnight: £6 after. 12 Jun. A new umbrella night giving shelter to (‘lub Sonia and Spaceface tttider its canopy. Techno and electro from DJs (iary Human. Kenny Pfantasia (live) Maxx and ('hris with the Spaceface crew mixing tip house. hip hop and other gliUUVCS.
I Vain at Teviot Row l'nion.
9pm 3am. £4 (£3). l2 Jtiti. Monthly. Techno. goth. industrial. 80s atid new romantic tunes. So that'll be cheery thenf'.’
I VEGAS! at Ego. Next date 3 Jul. I Velvet at (‘omniplex. Next date 3 Jtil.
I Wiggle at Ego. 1 1pm -3am. £9. 1‘) Jun. Maggie & Alan Joy need no introduction and this is their new night of gay ftin and frolics. 'I‘reiidy Wendy and Jon Pleased playing tracks that are a little bit camp. at little bit cutting- edge bill a whole lotta ftiti. Downstairs DJ Dale atid Michelle will be deploying R&B. hip hop. indie atid chart tunes atid how could we forget the lovely Penny Poriistar on hand to meet aiid greet the punters.
Chart & Party
I Cavendish/Diva at ('avendish/Diva. l()pm 3am. Free before I lptti; £(i alter. Weekly. The
fully refurbished space hosts a night of
all the grooviest hits front the (i()s 90s. witli current chart faves on the top llooi‘. Over 25s only.
I Edinburgh’s Biggest Party at Mood. 9pm 3am. Free before I lpm: £3 alter (free to members). Weekly. (‘hart. party and sotil hits from DJ Martin.
I Subway West End at Subway
West End. ()plll 3am. Free before 9pm:
£5 after (£4). Weekly. (‘hart. dance aitd cheesy tunes all night long baby.
I The Subway at Subway.
7pm 3am. £1. Weekly. See Fri.
I Supernova at Revolution. l().3()pm~3am. £(i before midnight: £7 after (£4 £5). Weekly. (hurt and party hits all night long.
I <any excuse> at Prive (‘ouncil l()ptn-3am. Free. Weekly. Back 2 Mine style sets from a selection of Edinburgh favourites. Funky. chilled. uplifting vibes. Plus the <any excuse> promoters are also offering a free ‘phone in sick to work service’ on Mott (just ask the DJ). not surprising when all drinks are U.
I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar ('lub. l)pm»—3am. Free. Weekly. (‘olours resident (iav Houston plays otit a selection of chilled and groovy beats. I BootyLUSI-lous at Medina. l()ptii-<3am. £2 before midnight: £3 after. l3 Jun. Fortnightly. More of a Sunday Social than a ftill on glam affair with DJ Dale Lush. Simmone Black and occasional guest supasta's mixing tip R&B. hip hop. soul and ftiiik.
I Chocolate Sundae at Faith.
1 lpmr- 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The R&B and hip hop Stiti session returns with DJ Paul ‘Foxy' Fox back iii charge.
I Cosmic! at the (char Bar.
l()pm- 3am. £2. Weekly. DJ Tom ()ke plays funky French house with a touch of 80s kitsch. Though it does come with a warning ‘strictly for dancers". I DKY at Studio 24. l lpmv 3am. £l.5() £2. Weekly. DKY strides conlidcnlly into its third year with resident DJs Jordi. (iareth and Dave playing rock. goth. metal. industrial and punk. Theme nights and free gifts combine to keep things interesting. week in. week otit.
I El Barrio at El Barrio. l()pniv 3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Gotham at (‘ity (‘afe. Next date I l Jul.
I Hocus Pocus at the (‘ellar Bar. l().3()pni 3am. Free. 2() Jtiii. Selection of danceltoor voodoo and ftiiik from Papa Matthew atid Papa Maslin. 2-for- l on all drinks. all night a bonus.
I Kayos at ()pium. l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Metal and rock DJs (‘laire Moffat and John from Hogshead keep the crowds at moshing.
I Mai-Tai at (‘ityz Edinburgh.
l lpm- 3am. £3-—£4. W ‘ekly. Sunday dancing shenanigans with specials on Mai-Tat cocktails and free fortune cookies.
I Missing at (‘abaret Voltaire. l().3()piii<~3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. New club night following the same format as Trouble . . . (formerly at the Bluenote). With a team made tip of DJs and promoters front (Eel-Together. Departure Lounge. Say Sambaf. Sonica. Dfrnt Drum arid Big Beat. you can be sure every genre of electronic. jazz inﬂuenced music will be represented.
O Phenomenon: The Urban Takeover at Why Not'.’ l()pm- 3am. £8 (£5). 13 Jun only. Another major bhangra meets breaks special as Raghav (singer behind ‘(‘an‘t (iet Etiottgh). Punjabi Hit Squad. Nick (i & Jay (ilass and DJ Zed fuse hip hop attitude. R&B. classical Asian rhythms and beats in their slick. cut tip style.
I Red Hot Chili Peppers Ofﬁcial Aftershow Party at City: Edinburgh. l().3()pm—3am. £tbc. l3 Jun only. The official party for their massive Murray Field gig. and you never know Anthony. Flea and co might make an appearance. I Sugar Groove at Massa. l()pm—3am. £3. Weekly. New Sunday nighter for the Massa crew as we get a sultry mix of sexy smooth grooves. urban cuts and R&B.
I Tackno at Massa. Next date 27 Jtiii. I Taste at the Liquid Rootii.
l lpmw3am. £5 before I |.3()pm; £8 after (£6 members). Weekly. The capital‘s infamous Sunday night session continues to sew tip Sunday nights in the capital. Fisher & Price supply a progressive mix of house and garage in the main room. While Martin Valentine and Steve Watieless wow the mixed/gay crowd with ftmky l'S house gems through the back.
I Mist at Medina. 12.30-48ptll. £2. Weekly. Uplifting. funky house from some of Edinburgh‘s tip and coming DJ's. in a regular daytime slot. With drinks promos all day. for those of you that jtist can‘t get enough of the weekend.
Chart & Party
I Devils’n’Angels at Cavendish/Diva. l()pm«3am. £tbc. Weekly. Saucy fun at this newly refitted club. with a heaven and hell theme. Feel free to dress to stiit and boogie to chart dance all night long.
I Mood Live at Mood. 9ptii—3am. Free before 1 lpm; £2 after (free to members). Weekly. Mood opens its doors to a selection of the country's top covers batids. while DJs spin hits from across the years.
I Subway West End at Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free before 9pm: £3 after (£2). Weekly. See Thu.
I The Subway at Subway. 7pm—3am. £l. Weekly. See Fri.
I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar (‘luh. 9ptii~~3ani Free. Weekly. A selection of tip-front jazz and other funky choons from Hobbes (Trouble . . .).
I Dirty at Faith. llpm- 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A night of uplifting R&B. hip hop. bootlegs. party classics and funky house.
I El Barrio at El Barrio. l()pm-3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I G2 at (‘itrus (‘lub 1030 -3am. Free before I l.3()pm; £3 after. Weekly. Light alternative of indie. etno. electronica and lo-li.
I Latin Quarter at Medina. 7pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Release your Latin party spirit every Mon. Willi free salsa lessons 7pm for beginners. 8pm for