Downstairs at Ego, Picardy place
Edinburgh, Scotland

9th NOV, 14th DEC
COCTEAU LOUNGE (Downstairs at Ego)
DRINKS PROMOS Lots of drinks for less than 2 quid

Some photos from the first ever Black Tape club -

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 album tracks inspiring air guitar and singing in the mirror that never appear on an A side. 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, punk, electronica, and perhaps a little hip hop 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 you 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 the first ever 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, CSS, Spinto Band, We Are Scientists, Maximo Park, Gorillaz, Sonic Youth, Super Furry Animals, Bjork, Metric, Asian Dub Foundation, Elastica, Ladytron, The Arcade Fire, Strokes, Longpigs, The Coral, Pavement, New Order, Broken Social Scene, Basement Jaxx, Clinic, The Jam, Eels, The Kinks, Rage Against the Machine, McLusky, Sons and Daughters, Sleater Kinney, The Gossip, Piney Gir, The Beach Boys, Hefner, Pulp, Symposium, Kenickie, Sultans of Ping FC, Soulwax, Hole, Electric 6, The White Stripes, Supergrass, Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Talking Heads, Lush, My Vitrol, Sleeper, The Long Blondes, Devo, TV On The Radio, The Breeders, At The Drive In, Manic Street Preachers, White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Outkast, The Go! Team, Pixies, The Crocketts, The Ramones, Ash, Easyworld, A, Snow Patrol, Muse, The Clash, Ooberman, Prince, The Stone Roses, The Beatles, Chemical Brothers, Beastie Boys, Weezer, The Smiths, 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 Pippettes, Daft Punk, Gloria Jones, De La Soul, Morning Runner, A Tribe Called Quest, Editors, MSTRKRFT, Death From Above 1979, Jamie T, Test Icicles, a bunch of smaller Scottish bands

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

Black Tape is held at the Cocteau Lounge, Downstairs at Ego, Picardy Place
Across the road from the Omni Centre, near Broughton Street and the East end of Princes Street, the club is not far from the city centre, and is surrounded by pubs and places to eat.
Map -

Official Website:

Added by nonimage on October 31, 2006



i'm going to rock some trance tunes on you.

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