8 Morrison Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3

HENRY'S CELLAR BAR Morrison Street, Edinburgh
£5 ENTRY, £4 students or before midnight

It's been a strange couple of months. People leave, people arrive, people leave again. The rain hasn't stopped. Clubs have been unpredictable. But the sun is shining (well it is right now, dunno how long it will last) and the Festival is coming. So to get you in the mood...

This month we have the Dogtooth girls DJing for us. Dogtooth is an "Ultra-fashionable new wave night-spot" according to the NME. They like all that new/nu rave stuff. We kinda do, but we like our old skool rave too. So there's going to be a little DJ battle, Dogtooth vs Black Tape, nu vs. old skool, good vs. evil, etc etc. It will be fun. Bring yr dancing shoes, and yr day-glo too (if you must).

Before that we have Ally and Ewan, aka Men and Machines. As well as decks they DJ using laptops and all kinds of machines that we aren't all that familiar with, and they have strobes and stuff. They play pretty banging electro to dance your ass off to. You may have seen them before at Black Tape.

And before that will be some seriously odd DJing from the Black Tape Usherettes. They're the ones that give you the free confectionery, cake, and knowing looks. They like their indie and dance music, but they also like their pop. Gets people dancing.

And right at the start you've got residents playing some new stuff they want to give an airing, as well as some old familiar favourites. So get down early

More about Black Tape:

"It's democracy on the dancefloor, as punters get an opportunity to play half hour slots of Indie/Electro/Punk/Soul/Hip Hop and anything else they fancy. Anything goes if it's good! Email [email protected] to get involved."

None of this glamourous DJ nonsense. None of the bandwagon jumping. We play good music. And YOU can too.

Think of a new track you're bursting to share with the rest of the world. Think of those amazing early tracks by bands that now fill bloated stadiums. Think of those tunes you used to wait all night for in clubs that have disappeared out of fashion. Think of a divine mix of indie, classic pop, rock, soul, electro, punk, electronica, hip hop and everything in between that leaves you in a heap on the dancefloor at the end of the night. Black Tape plays these tracks, and then asks YOU to have a go at playing them yourself. Remember what it feels like to finish a mix tape for a friend and look at the tracklisting and just wish you could broadcast it to the entire world? Well now you can, at least to a bunch of like-minded people in a club.

We are giving half-hour DJ slots to anyone that wants one - providing you can make an impression and make people dance. If YOU want to DJ at Black Tape, please email us at [email protected] with a sample list of tunes you might play, or bring us along a CD to one of our nights.


Maybe we'll play:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Seafood, Blur, British Sea Power, Bloc Party, Interpol, Joy Division, The Postal Service, Le Tigre, Beck, J5, Radiohead, Flaming Lips, Al Green, CSS, Spinto Band, We Are Scientists, Otis Redding, Maximo Park, Gorillaz, Sonic Youth, Peter Bjorn & John, Super Furry Animals, Bjork, Metric, Asian Dub Foundation, Elastica, Ladytron, The Arcade Fire, Sugababes, Jackie Wilson, Strokes, Longpigs, Scissors For Lefty, Young Knives, The Coral, Pavement, New Order, Broken Social Scene, Basement Jaxx, Clinic, The Knife, The Jam, Eels, The Kinks, Rage Against the Machine, McLusky, New Young Pony Club, Sons and Daughters, Sleater Kinney, The Gossip, Piney Gir, Mylo, The Beach Boys, Hefner, Trail Of Dead, Belle & Sebastian, Violent Femmes, Pulp, Guillemots, Symposium, Kenickie, Stevie Wonder, Beastie Boys, Bis, Justin Timberlake, Sultans of Ping FC, Soulwax, Hole, Electric 6, Human League, Klaxons, Raveonettes, The White Stripes, Supergrass, Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, YSPWSD, Elvis, Suede, The Faint, Good Shoes, !!!, Johnny Cash, Architecture in Helsinki, Talking Heads, The Specials, Lush, My Vitrol, Sleeper, Datarock, The Long Blondes, Devo, TV On The Radio, Foals, Low Miffs, The Cure, The Breeders, Selecter, The Wedding Present, At The Drive In, Buddy Holly, Wolf Parade, Manic Street Preachers, White Stripes, The Blood Arm, The Supremes, Diana Ross, Modest Mouse, Brakes, Outkast, The Go! Team, Pixies, Lionel Ritchie, The Crocketts, NERD, The Ramones, Ash, Bruce Springsteen, Snow Patrol, Muse, The Clash, Ooberman, Prince, The Stone Roses, The Beatles, Chemical Brothers, Beastie Boys, Weezer, The Smiths, Erasure, Smashing Pumpkins, Charlatans, Velvet Underground, Pixies, Buzzcocks, Wolf Parade,Moldy Peaches, 3 Colours Red, Idlewild, Spank Rock, Beck, Girls Aloud, QOTSA, Rolling Stones, Radio 4, Battle, The Pipettes, Daft Punk, Gloria Jones, De La Soul, Morning Runner, A Tribe Called Quest, Editors, MSTRKRFT, Death From Above 1979, Jamie T, Test Icicles.

...but you know, it's kind of up to YOU.

Official Website: http://www.blacktapeclub.co.uk

Added by nonimage on July 24, 2007

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