Click on the flyer above to view a more readable version. I would love to see any of you down there on the night. The blurb:

(Downstairs at Ego)
Lots of drinks for less than 2 quid

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
with a sample list of tunes you might play. If we like it (or we think
everyone else might like it) we will ask you to send us a mix CD. It
doesn't have to be mixed and beat matched and all that bollocks. Just a
mix of tracks you think would get the party going, burnt to a CD. Bear
in mind that if you get to play at Black Tape, you will be
unceremoniously removed from the decks (don't worry though, it's all
just a laugh, we will probably remove each other a few times during the

For every Black Tape after that, you can either email us at the address
above, or just hand in a mix CD on the night, with you name, email and
a tracklisting for your CD.


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.