Hip-Hop Column

February looks to be a packed month for hip-hop fans in both cities

Feature by Bram Gieben | 15 Feb 2006
February looks to be a packed month for hip-hop fans in both cities, with some really exciting guest spots. Start the month early in Edinburgh with a trip to The Bongo Club on Feb 3 for the legendary Ali-Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, who will be rocking it for the Scratch crew. Expect big queues for that gig – can Ali-Shaheed kick it? Yes, he certainly can. Feb 9 sees a new night Saute Parte at Cabaret Voltaire, the guest on this occasion is Dudley Perkins, from the West Coast 805 hip-hop crew, which was the breeding ground for the likes of Lootpack and Quasimoto. His new Madlib-produced album is bound to be a stormer, so take your chance to see him now before it is released. Highlight of the month in Glasgow has got to be the appearance of DMC champions C2C at the Carnival Arts Centre on Feb 25. These genre-bending French turntablists put on a great show. Also don't miss Ollie Teeba of The Herbaliser at The Arches' new night ?, which takes place on Feb 17 – see our full previews of these nights for more details. Back to Edinburgh again for Trouble on Feb 20, who move to The Bongo for a one-off special with Daddy G of Massive Attack fame. On the breakbeat side of things, Sugarbeat is at Cabaret Voltaire on Feb 24, with the Utah Saints joined by none other than Peter Hook of New Order. [Bram Gieben]
Ali-Shaheed Muhammad at Scratch, The Bongo Club, Feb 3, £12 / £10
Dudley Perkins at Saute Parte, Cabaret Voltaire, Feb 9, £4
Daddy G at Trouble, The Bongo Club, Feb 20, £10 / £8
Sugarbeat at Cabaret Voltaire, Feb 24, £7http://www.thebongoclub.co.uk, www,thecabaretvoltaire.co.uk, www.sugarbeat.co.uk, www.getintotrouble.co.uk