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I Pure Edinburgh’s finest, sweatiest, all-out techno night moves to Glasgow for a right festive rave-up with a roll call of names including top Chicago DJ Mike Dunn, Dutch DJ Michel De Heij, Pure’s own Twitch and Brainstorm and Dribbler and The Bill. Playing live are the legendary Carl Craig, Holland's underground stars Secret Cinema and Finnish supbrstar. Jimi Tenor. Barrowland, Sat 30 Dec only.
I Create 1f the clubbers can’t go to Cream, Cream goes out to the clubbers. Glasgow lifts its hands once more for Liverpool’s nationally revered club, and a dream-team line- up of DJs to include Roger Sanchez, Ashley Beadle and Paul Bleasdale. The Arches. Sat 30 Dec only.
I love Boutique Another dressed- up. danced-up, loved-up night from the glam and gorgeous Love Boutique, with Beloved live and DJs Jon Marsh, Roy and Twitch (Pure) working up a festive frenzy on the dance-ﬂoor. The Arches, Sat 23 Dec only.
l Dee Jay: in Disguise at Variety. 8pm-close. Dub techno.
I Donkey at the Cathouse. llpm—3am. indie/grunge.
I Genius at The Volcano. 1 lpm-2.30am. £3 (£2). House.
I Inferno at Reds. llpm—3am. £2. Retro and dance.
I loveshaclt at Fury MurTy‘s. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Student.
I llu Birth at Betty‘s Mayonnaise.
1 1pm—3am. Deep dance.
I Rage at Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—2arn. Dec 21 and Jan 11. Free. Studenty.
I Relax at The Arena. 1 1pm-3am. £3. 21 Dec only. Eighties night.
I Rumble at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Studenty.
I Shindig at Cotton Club. 1 1pm-3am. £3 (£2). Indie/disco.
I Snap, Crackle and Pop at Queen Margaret Student Union. 9pm-2am. £2 (£1.50). Cheesy pop.
I The Tunnel 10pm-3am. £4 (£2 with mauic card). Student night.
I UK Gold at Sub Club. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2).Underground club night. 21 Dec Darren Emerson. 28 Dec. Mark Broom. I Velvet Roorn 9pm—1ate. Across the board mix.
I Whatever You Want at The Hive. Glasgow University Student Union. lOpm—lam. Free (students and guests only). Classic student pop.
EDINBURGH -..- Fridays
I Barﬂl at Negociants. 10pm-3am. Free. Hip hop. house and garage from residents Scott and A].
I Cavendish 9pm—3am. £5. Over 255 only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. 605 and 70$ music. Ground ﬂoor only.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with ﬂyer). Price
includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Crowded night running the gamut of rock. from heavy metal through grunge to thrash.
I Century 2000 11pm-3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers. Over 18s. I City 2 at The City Cafe. 10.30pm—lam. Free. Preoclub entertainment from various local Dls.
I Evol at The Music Box. 11.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 before midnight). Happy Hour 10.30—11.30pm. lndie sounds with a bit of a raw. grungy edge. Resident DJ Kieren jamming together those Evol favourites old and new. Occasional live guests.
I Fetish at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4) (£3 members before midnight). 15. 25. and 29 Dec. 5 Jan. Sexy. sleazy experimental house sets from George (Tribal Funktion). Nicci (Havoc Hussies) and George Mac (Squid). See Hit List.
I Huggy at The Attic. llpm-3am. £4. The p0pu1ar Sunday jazz. funk. Latin and soul shindig relocates to a Friday slot.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 90s indie dance.
I Kluh at The Tower. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Local. up-and-corning Dls unite to provide the best in old and new house.
I loungin’ at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. 15 and 29 Dec and 5 Jan. Finbar (Funky Mutha) and A-One (Seen) create a vibe with anything fromjungle. swingbeat. funk. jazz and hip hop.
I Marley’s Reggae Klub at Cavendish. lOpm-3am. £4. The city‘s longest-running reggae night with a playlist ranging through roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehall.
I Mercado at Mercado. lOpm-4am. £8 on the door (£6 members). Weekly garage. funk and soul workout from resident Gary Mellis.
I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). A relaxed. very plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life. I llaked at The Tower. Hall Three. 10pm—4am. £5. An excellent mix of house and garage from residents Darren and Peter. joined by Yip Yap‘s Gareth Sornrnerville.
I Nation at The Tower. Level One, Hall Two. 8pm—4am. £5 (£3). 22 Dec. Al (Blackanized) and Bootsy (Honey. 1 Funked The Kids) with the ultimate mix of swing. hip hop. phat beats and funk.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. 11pm-3am. £3. A celebration of 80s and 70s retro: playing everything from glam disco. to punk. to new romantic and hi-energy. Watch out for drinks promos.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 members). Guest nights £7 (£5). Weekly. full-on. tops-off. dance-till-you- drop techno madness. Residents Twitch and Brainstorm orchestrate a gorgeous sweep through Detroit and Chicago at one of Scotland's top techno institutions.
I Reaction at The Subway. 11pm—3am. £2 (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly mix of chart. dance and classic disco.
I Satlva at The New Calton. lOpm-3am. £6 (£5 students/U840). £4 (members). 15 Dec only. Three live PAs from Christian Vogel. Neil Landstrum and Tobias Schmitt. plus the usual blend of Chicago house. drum and bass. and metallic techno.
I Sole Fusion at The Vaults. ll pin-3am. £5 (£4). 15 Dec only. Underground house music with Mikey Stirton and Craig Smith. 70s and 80s soul. electro and .salsoul spun by Sugar Ray and Styler (aka The Cricket Club) in the back room. Last date at The Vaults before a move.
I Street Knowledge at The Tower. Level One. Hall One. 10pm—4am. £7. 22 Dec only. A serious night of drum and bass featuring Neil Trix (F.B.D. Project), Luke
(Amnesia House). plus Scotland's own K.M.C and Kid Street. as well as The General (Headrush) and MC Feelrnan. Expect a big night from the junglist posse. I Sublime at The Vaults. 10pm-3am. £7 (£6). 22 and 25 Dec and 5 Jan. Retro. classics night followed by some mad festive frolics. plus the usual hard house sets from the residents. See Hit List.
I Voodoo Chile at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £3. Price includes entry to Cathouse and Katch. Popular indie affair.
I The Cavendish 9pm-3am. £5. Over 25s onl . Smart dress. Live bands every week. I entury 2000 11pm-3am. £5. See Fridays.
I Colours at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. 16 and 30 Dec. £8 and £6. Mixnrag party with Nicky Holloway followed by residents night. Watch out for the New Year spectacular with Alison Limerick singing live and the legendary Kevin Saunderson Dling. Tickets £20 from Xile. 23rd Precinct and the City Cafe. See Hit List.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 16. 30 and 31 Dec. Two floors of glarnrny. glossy and downright gorgeous disco.
I Earth Inferno at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour until 12.30am. No rave. just out of the grave gothic and industrial sounds.
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. 11.30pm—4am. £3. Drinks promos. Solid gold easy-action sounds; more specifically indie. 60s. new wave and soul.
I Energise at The Subway. 1 1pm—3am. £2. Various party sounds.
I FBI at Moray House. llpm—4am. £4. 23 Dec. Fortnightly. Excellent indie night playing the sassiest. smartest and sharpest in Britpop from Cast to Oasis to Supergrass. Always busy.
I Frill at The Tower. Level One. Halls One and Two. 10.30pm—4am. 23 Dec and 6 Jan. Classic house and garage from residents Nisbett and Malone. with possible guests.
I Glam Slam at The Tower. Level Three. 10pm—4am. £5 (£3 with concert ticket). 30 Dec. The post Concert party to be at. Featuring the best selection of music from the ﬂared and glitzy 70s.
I Heaven at The Tower. Level Three. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 16 and 23 Dec. Five hours of pulsating house with advance sales already in excess of 300.
I Horny Monkey at The Vaults. lOpm-3.30am. £10 (£8). Busy Saturday night affair of upfront UK house and garage on a slightly harder. trancey tip. Sat 6 Jan sees Gordon Kaye and Andy Galea guesting.
I Joy at The New Calton. llpm—4am. £5 members before midnight. £7 after. £6 non-members before midnight. £8 after. 16: 23. 30 and 31 Dec. Weekly gay night. Members and guests only. Pumping house and nu-energy from hard-working residents Alan and Maggie. A Joy classics of 95 on the 30 Dec followed by the big New Year bash. I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 80s and 90s. in this busy weekly club.‘
I Manbo Club at Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk and calypso downstairs and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie is your selector. dropping the finest in global grooves every week.
I Mercado at Mercado. 10.30pm—4am. £8 on the door (£6 members). Weekly session with residents A-One and G-Mac playing everything from soul and swing to funk. hip hop and jungle. See Hit List.
I Mi5 at The Attic. lOpm—3am. £4 (£3 before midnight). 16 and 31 Dec. Sister club to FBI playing a similar soaraway mix of BritpOp and indie. Get there early
to take in some marvellous drinks promos (lOpm—midnight).
I Minus We at The Carlton Highland Hotel. lOpm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). See Fridays.
I 0 at The Music Box. 11.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). ‘Edinburgh's coolest subterranean pleasure zone' according to the promoters. Music policy moves from smooth grooves through to more phat and funky sounds. I RAW at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. Pre-club house and garage session from David Brown (Yip Yap) and Neil MacDonald.
I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm-3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.
I Shaft at Moray House. 1 lpm—4am. £4. 16 and 30 Dec. Quite simply a poptastic club. where an unrelenting onslaught of boogiefuelled retro and contemporary tunes gets everyone shakin' their stuff on the dance floor.
I Stripped at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £5. 23 Dec and 4 Jan. Big. big anthems and a rather large helping of BT—stylc. UK trancey-house. Clubbing. Saturday night style.
I Teasage at The Citrus. 11pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour: all drinks £1. Popular indie dance night. Dls Sarah and Niall jam a superb selection of punk, disco. 80s and funk fora friendly student-orientated crowd.
I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. 11pm—3am. £5. 23 Dec (not 6 Jan). The real underground sound of Arrrerican house. Downstairs. the trippy. filmic sounds of East Coast hip hop reign supreme: quality all round, Watch out for the fourth birthday in January.
I Twice As llice at Tire Tower. level One. Halls One and 'l‘wo. ' 10.30prrr--3.30am. £6. 16 and 30 Dec. Back by popular demand. with residents Jonny Nisbet. A] and Darren Smithjoined by John McCready from The Tunnel.
I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-3am. £6. 16 and 31 1)ec(rrot 30 Dec). Open till 4am on 31 Dec. with tickets £12 in advance. from 23rd Precinct only. Deep. underground house. real garage. hand(bag)s-irr-the-air vocals. polite door staff. friendly faces, little-or- nO attitude. occasional celebrity jocks and two of the best resident DJs in the country.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 31 Dee only. See Sat. I Elevator at The Wide AWake Club. 10.30pm—3arrr. £5 rion-rrierrrbers. £4 Joy members. 17 Dec (not 31 Dec). New weekly Sunday nighter with residents Alan and Adrian joined by various guests on the hard house. nu-energy vibe. I Going Places at MGM Cinema. 10pm—3am. £5. 31 Dec only. Bring the New Year in the easy listening way, plus loads ofcharnpagne and special extras. not to mention a showing of Dead Men Don 'r Wear Plaid featuring Steve Martin. I Joy at The New Calton. 1 1pm—4am. £5 members before midnight. £7 after; £6 non-members before midnight. £8 after. 31 Dec only. See Sat. I Masterplan at The Lane. 10prn—3am. Free. (Not 31 Dec). Weekly acid jazz. funk and hip hop. I Ml5 at The Attic. lOpm-3am. £4 (£3 before midnight) 31 Dec only See Sat. I Modain at Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £8. 17 Dec. Stylish house music for a stylish crowd in a stylish venue. I The Mothershlp at The Basement. 9pm—lam. Free. Chill out. jazz-funk style. with residents Gino and Fryer. I Raise The Root at The Tower. All levels. 10pm—late. £10. 31 Dec. Monster party with three halls of happiness and festivities. House and garage. chart sounds and a helping of funky stuff. Bring the bells in on top of the world — check the best view in town.
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