Grandmaster Flash and Paul Trouble Anderson among guest DJs at 99 Hanover Street this August

This article is from 2014

Grandmaster Flash and Paul Trouble Anderson among guest DJs at 99 Hanover Street this August

Eddie Piller, Richard Searling and Detroit Swindle complete the bar's Fringe Thursdays line-up

For the last three years, city centre bar 99 Hanover Street has been drawing a crowd for a repertoire of in-house nights and DJs which would have it crowned one of the best clubs in Edinburgh were it not for the lack of a 3am licence. During festival time that all changes though, and once again they’re set to bring a fantastic lineup of special guests to the city.

The 31 August closing party guest is unconfirmed as yet, but the Fringe Thursdays lineup will see Eddie Piller and Richard Searling report on 7 Aug, Paul 'Trouble' Anderson guesting on 14 Aug, Grandmaster Flash make a keenly anticipated appearance on 21 Aug and Detroit Swindle rounding off the run on 28 Aug. ‘Something tells me that Grandmaster Flash is going to be a bit special,’ says 99’s Stephen Wilson. ‘He's playing Razzmatazz a few days earlier in Barcelona, so hopefully we can recreate that experience for him. I was really into the Acid Jazz scene in my younger days, so I’m also looking forward to seeing the label’s founder Eddie Piller with Wigan Casino legend Richard Searling.’

As a clubbing experience, he says 99 is hard to describe. ‘One thing I’ve noticed is that all the DJs love the experience, and the crowd do too. We're only a 180 capacity venue, but because of the elevated DJ position and the fact the crowd are right in front of it with no sense of separation, we have that intimate feeling that’s sometimes lacking in bigger venues.’

99 Hanover Street, Thursdays throughout Aug.

Grandmaster Flash

Widely regarded as the man who invented the genre, the Bronx hip hop legend is behind the decks.

Paul Trouble Anderson

Reggae-influenced soul from Anderson.

Detroit Swindle

Amsterdam duo – Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets – playing house.