Edinburgh's finest KMC.

I limo! at The Bedsit. 9pm—2am. £4 (£3). l3 Dec and monthly. The Goodfoot mob spinning Northern soul. funk. Hammond jazz and reggae in two rooms of maximum soul power.

I Velvet Booms lOpm—3am. £6 (£5) Free before l0.30pm; lO.30—l l.30pm £3. Alan Ronald in Room Two with an open mix from house anthems and disco to Britpop and soul. Martin Hesketh in Room One playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.

I The Volcano l lpm—2.3()am. £5 (£3). Jamie Mitchell with classic house and garage. Michelob Gold pints £1.50 plus Vox cider £ l.


I 4th Dimension at Cottiers. Opin—midnight. Free. Andy Young plays jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos. Pre-club.

I Archaos at Archaos. I lpm—3.3()am. £8 (£6). A garage and house mix for a busy. moderately dressy crowd. 14 Dec. Strawberry Bazaar guesting behind the decks.

I 3.].8 at Hotshots. l0.30pm—2am. £2. Big and Groovy night featuring the best from handbag to house in this cross between a club. arcade and bowling alley.

I 38! 10 9pm-midnight. Free. Busy hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock.

I Boudoir at The Bedsit. 9pm—2am. Free. An incredible blend of soul. funk and easy listening tunes from Glasgow s longest running easy listening combo

I The Cathouse llpm—3am £4 (£3.50). Two floors of rock with margaritas 50p. Gold Bier and vodka mix £l before midnight.

I Classic PM at Fury Murry's. l().30pm—3am. £5 (£4). lndie-pop/indie- dance shenanigans from Jim Downie and the gang. Upstairs in the new room Furies present Twister: ‘The best of Bn'tpop and tootin' 60s hits‘.

I Cleopatra's l lpm-3am. £6. Mainstream commercial vibe.

I Club 69 Rocksy's Basement. l()pm--2.30am. £5. Martin and Willy of Rub a Dub playing the best and deepest from the underground. ()ne of Mun'k's top ten clubs of 1995.

I Club lot at The Apartment.

| lpm—3am. £7. DJ Bob Jeffries wrth funky soul. hip hop and house even sexier than Friday.

I Clio Iris at Bennets. l l.3()pm-3am. £6 (£4). DJ Sara with a good dancey mix. Drinks promos. Gay.

I Club X llpm-3am. £6 (£4). (iay club with upfront dance tunes from [)1 Suave Gav. Drinks promos.


Forget family and giving and receiving presents gratefully, Christmas is a time for partying and going out as much as possible.

Starting in Edinburgh, the party season kicks off with the visit of disco-house pair .ioey liegro and Andrew ‘Doc’ Livingston to Zodiac, The Honeycomb, Friday 20 December. 0n the same night in Glasgow, Peshay is at Timeless, the Sub Club's monthly drum ’n’ bass night, while garage guru Paul ‘Trouble' Anderson meets up with Marc Auerbach at lip Yer Benson, Archaos.

Saturday 21 December sees the hip hop collective East Coast Proiect starting the first of (hopefully) many nights at la Belle Angela, while Disco Inferno welcome Boney M and The Abba Experience to Meadowbank Sports Centre, both Edinburgh. On the west coast, liegro and livingston appear at Cool Lemon, The Arches, this time alongside the harder sounds of Kenny Larkin.

Sunday 22 December finds househeads Judge Jules and lionnan Jay at The Tunnel, while Christmas Eve brings underground house and techno fiends Mark llyal, Twitch Domenic and liarri to the Sub Club; both Glasgow.

llead down to The Venue on Christmas night for three floors of the capitals’ finest Dis including iiuggy, Sommerville, Kilkie, Crosby and Alan from Joy.

Dn Boxing Day, Colours field another bumper line-up at The Arches, Glugow featuring Sasha, Dlgweed, Brandon Block and Alex P. Edinburgh meanwhile, welcomes Vena, a new night at Wilkie llouse, hosted by Belfast's Jay Kay and Taste’s Fisher and Price.

Saturday 28 December is a biggie: Cream present lloger Sanchez at The Tunnel, Glasgow while Edinburgh hosts the lllgh Dollars Ball, a one-off extravaganza at the Traverse Theatre featuring Michael Kilkle, Craig Burger

Dueen, Gareth Sommerville, Craig Smith and Kevin Mckay.

The following night brings the second Fire island Event at The Venue, Edinburgh featuring (among others) Blu Peter, liarri, Dave Randall and the Club 69 guys. Detroit’s techno pioneer Derrick May is at Aquaplanet, Sub Club, Glasgow.

flew Year’s Eve is more complicated. in Edinburgh, pick between The Awakening, Beaerection’s mighty twelve-hour tartan techno frenzy at lngliston; Yip Yap’s residents night at La Belle Angela; Wilkie liouse’s Best Of Edinburgh night; Burger Queen’s appearance on Radio Dne’s Castle Street stage and their night at Club Mercado; or Pure’s World Party at Meadowbank Sports Centre, featuring Weatherall, Speedy .i, Kevin Saunderson and p-ziq. ln Glasgow, Gemini is at the Sub Club while The Arches hosts a Collective night with various local talent including Slain, Funk D’Vold and Beiuvination. Phew! (iirn Byers)

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