Sublime Heroes Stay One Step Ahead of the Pack
Byline: Alison Young
GRAEME and Scott, the invincible heroes behind six-year-old Sublime, reckon their pint glasses are half full, not half empty.
The raid by the boys in blue on Edinburgh's Wilkie House, their very own home sweet home for four years, has forced them to up decks and CD cases and head for The Venue.
But instead of crying into their beers for the end of an era of legendary atmosphere, they're all fired up about the chance to move on to bigger things.
"Sublime's never going to have exactly the same atmosphere as it had in Wilkie House, but we can take all the good bits and evolve," says Graeme.
"We felt The Cowgate had lost that underground feeling anyway. There's so many commercial bars there now, the area around Wilkie House had that 'too- many-too-drunk' people vibe about it.
"You have to make an effort to get to The Venue, so you get the people who all want the same kind of night."
And what gets people leaving the pubs before they're prised apart from their last orders by force is one of the most inventive nights in Edinburgh.
"We're the only ones doing what we do - a fusion between techno and trance. If you play techno all night, or trance all night it gets boring, so our DJs build set round different styles of music," he says.
"Gary Mac and Felix play American-influenced breaks and deep house in The Blue Room and Kev Wright and Idge, who makes the trip up from Warrington every club night, play the main room."
Graeme explains Sublime's mix 'n' match music policy: "We book our guests for their productions, not because they're big name DJs. …