“ Calton Road, Edinburgh. On Saturdays. Info: 0131 550 3716 „
Scratch can now be found at La Belle Angele, Hasties close, Edinburgh and runs on the second Saturday of each month . A Hip Hop haven where the b-boys n girls come out to break. A sweet snug club where the underground interior hit's the spot. All hip hoppers are welcome providing you bring your own knee pads =0) From live gigs such as Roots Manuva to Grand Masterflash as well as residents - Ritchie Ruftone (Former DMC champion) n team; the night is thoroughly enjoyable. Even if you don't dig hip hop you can spectate the breaking battles and chill to the warm atmosphere. Breaking battles usually take up half the night as well as dance space but as soon as guest MC's or d/j's come out to play, the battling stops and the rhymes flow. The snug fitting of the club makes for an amazing live show, my most memorable evening's have to be Roots Manuva, Jungle Brothers and Task Force. The prices at the bar tend to be on the expensive side so I would recommend a few drinks before entering, however don't get too sloshed or entry will be refused. Also know who you are going to see, chances are if you don't know you may be refused admittance. This is not done to upset people but rather to control the type of attutude and reputation of a well established underground atmosphere. With successful club nights like Manga, Ultragroove, Scratch and Big Beat, La belle Angele is a popular venue and tickets can be priced from £5-15 depending on the club night and if there are special guest apperances. With an eclectic mix of people you are guranteed a superb night and if possible get yourself a ticket to avoid disappointmemt. Get the beat back into your bones and Scratch it!