Bhaskar Dandona and MC Conrad.

I Voodoo Chile at The Rocking Horse. I Ipm——3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Katch. Full of lovely boys (and girls) headbanging to heavy metal.


I Atomic Baby at The Honeycotnb.

I Ipm—3am. £8. 20 Dec. Fortnightly. Big. bouncy. Iiuro-(rancey. housey party pumpers from Darren Davies. Michael Kilkie and [ammo in the main room. Garage and deeper sounds through the back with Gareth Sommerville. Busy and dressy with a good atmosphere. Next date 3 Jan.

I Bent 100% at The Shooting Gallery. Next date 2| Feb. Monthly. Call the info line on ()I 3| 467 255] for more details. I Burger Queen at Club Mercado.

I |pm--4am. £8 (£7). 20 Dee Fortnightly. For more info call 0| 3| 622 7220. Notorious pants-in-the-air glam house party heaven for a dressy and loyal crowd. Your hosts are Craig. Huggy and Stella Superstar. Dress tip to get in. with the obligatory Christmas theme. See Wed 3I for details of the joint Colours Of Love and Burger Queen Hogmanay party. Next date after that 3 Jan. with reduced ‘January sale'-style entry.

I Catwalk ()pm— I am. Free. Gordon Whittaker and Farley Smoove playing a varied selection of cultured beats to shake your thing to.

I Century 2000 I |pm~3am. £5. See Fridays.

I Colours Of Love at Club Mercado.

I Ipm—4am. £8 members; £ I0 non- members. Membership applications and club information on 0|6‘)8 276 866. 27 Dec. Fortnightly. All drinks £| before midnight. Bottle of bubbly £I0 all night. Girls two for the price of one with Ilyer. Big party action from the dressy crowd. Sister Bliss of Faithless fame joins Crosby on 27 Dec. See Wednesdays for details of the joint Colours ()f Love and Burger Queen's Hogmanay party at Mercado. Next date It) Jan with Phat Phil Cooper. See Glasgow listings for info on the various Colours parties at The Arches over Christmas and New Year.

I Daytripper at The Gallery has now finished. .

I Disco Inferno at The Venue. l0.30pm-3am. £6. 27 Dec. Fortnightly. Three burning floors of hot disco action with MC Otis and DJs Love and Nick Silver. ()ne of the busiest clubs in the capital. Now into its sixth year. See Wednesdays for details of Disco lnferno‘s Hogmanay bash at The Venue. Next date IOJan.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar.

l Ipm—3am. £3 members; £3.50 non- members. A varied playlist taking in soul. 60s. New Wave. indie. Northern. soundtracks and much. much tnore. There's a very cheap bar as well. Free photographic membership available on the night.

I eh1 More at eh I. ‘)ptn-« I am. Free. Free entry. quality music and good drinks promos in this pre-club bar. Sat 20 with Murray Richardson. Sat 27 fora Groove Theory party.

I Energise at Subway. llpnt—3altt. £2. Various party sounds.

I The Essence at The Shooting Gallery. |0pm—3am. £l0. 20 Dec. Monthly. Trancey house night with guests Joel Xavier and Andy Lekker from Whoop Records and the Whoop It Up night at The Gardening Club. London.

I FBI at the Jaffacake. |0.30pm—3am. £5. Photographic membership available on the night. 20 Dec. Fortnightly. The busiest and best indie night in Scotland. See Wednesdays for details of the FBI I-logmanay party. Next date 3 Jan.

I Forbidden City at Studio 24. Next date I0 Jan with ex-l.ift residents Paul and Euan. Monthly.

I Grease at Moray House. I lpm—4am. £4 (£2 with l‘lyer). Seventies. eighties and nineties disco now into its second year. Excellent drinks promos.

I Groove Theory at The Honeycomb. l0.30pm—5am. £7 members; £8 noti-

members. 27 Dec. Fortnightly. Proper garage/speed garage night with a new resident in the shape of Craig Smith (Solefusion). Mikey Stirton continues to support and Bootsy and Ross still reside in the backroom. See Wednesdays for details of the Groove Theory Hogmanay party.

I Hanky Panky at La Belle Angele. |lpm—3am. £4. 20 Dec. Fortnightly. A shameless party crowd gets down to a mix of 70s. 80s and 90s chart and dance. Naughty but nice! Next date the. Please note that there is no Ilanky Panky on 3 Jan.

I Jaldtara at Wilkie Ilouse. I0.30pm—3am. £8. 20 Dec. Monthly. Progressive lionse and trance with residents Danny Howells (Jackpot Records). Simon James and Gortlon Mac in the backroom. Info on ()I 3I 556 3022. I Joy at Wilkie House. Next date 31 Dec. Monthly. For more info call the Joy line on ()I3l 467 255 I. See Wednesdays for details of the Joy and Luvely ioint Hogmanay party. Next date I0 Jan.

I The Lane at The Lane. I lpm--3pn). £3 before midnight; £5 thereafter; members free. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinIey with a wide dance orientated playlist.

I Le Freak at The Attic. I |pm-3am. £4. A busy evening of hot disco action. See Wednesdays for details of Le Freak‘s Hogmanay party. Next date 3 Jan.

I liquid at the Liquid Rooms. |0.30pm—3am. £5. Resident Billy James with Scott Bechelli. Alan (Joy) and Trendy Wendy. A smooth blend of dance. house and club anthetns in this large

I The Living Room 9pm ~ I an). Free. See Fri.

I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. |0.30pm—2am. £5 members; £6 non- members. Immenser popular night of Afro-jazzy-funky-rap-I.atin-soul vibes. Local rap act Blacka'nized play live on 27 Dec. with support on the decks coming from I-lh'.’ Wunl. Joseph and AJ. See Wednesdays and Thursdays for details of the Lizzard Lounge Hogmanay and Hogtnanay recovery parties. Next date after that 3 Jan with the Lizzard Lounge All-Stars. featuring Nicola King on vocals. Tony King from Iltlb and Soubie Coletnan from Midnight Blue. The club will be opening from 0.30pm from January onwards.

I Loveshack at The Jaffacake. |0.30pm—3am. £5. 27 Dec. Fortnightly. Fresh mix of 70s. 80s and 00s chart and dance in the Jaffacake. Ultra-busy.

I Luver at Wilkie House. 9. I5pm—4am. Members free before 9.30pm. £6 after; non-members £4 before 9.30pm. £8 after. 27 Dec. Monthly. Fltmr-filling hard house at this consistent mixed/gay night. With residents Peter James. Jared. Brian Dempster and Mike Shy. Plus full-scale decor. a top floor cafe and hair stylists on the balcony. See Wednesdays for details of the Luver and Joy Hogtnanay bash at Wilkie House tickets for which will be available at Luver on 27 Dec. Next date 24 Jan for the Luver 2nd birthday

I Made In Iguana at lgttana Cafe Bar. 8pm—Iam. Free. Stuart Duncan (Triptonite North/JDJ) plays house III this busy bar.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. I0pm—3am. £4 (£3). Reggae. ragga and rockers upstairs; African. Latin. salsa. soca and calypso downstairs.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £5 (£4.50). 27

[)ec. Fortnightly. Roots reality. dancehall.

dubwise sounds and upfront reggae on Scotland's one and only heavyweight reggae sound system.

I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. |0pm-3am. Free before I Ipm; £2 after. Well Stirred at the controls it) this busy bar/club. dropping a mix of disco. futik. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese.

I RAW at Negociants. |0pm-3am. Free. Busy under'round house night.

I Red 0n ed at The Vaults. l0.30pm-3am. £ I0. Big party action antl dressy crowd vibes at the recently re- opened Vaults. Larger than Iife promoter Charlie Chester is at the helm which

means it's a frenzy of 'big name' guests New York's Dave Camacho on 20 Dec and Jeremy Healy on 27 Dec (5am licence). Dress code: smart clubweai essential. Info on 0|3I 558 0052. See Wednesdays for details of Red ()n Red‘s Hogmanay actis ities

I Fly at The Rocking Horse. lem—3am. £3 (includes entry to Frenzy and Tomb Raider at same venue). Indie.

I Frenzy at The Rocking Horse lem—3atn. £3 (includes entry to Fly and Tomb Rattler at same venue). Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.

I The Showcase at The Cavendish. ()pm—3am. £5. ()\ er 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week.

I Snog at Club Mercado.

7.30» 10.30pm. £4 members; £5 non- members. Busy under-18s mght playing the best in chart and dance.

I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. Price the. Student-orientated venue from the same people behind the Subway in the Cowgate. The music is suitably varied. from the 60s to the 90s. and the drinks are double cheap. ()pen seven nights a week with DJs on every night. I Teaseage at The Citrus. ||pm--3am. £4. Indie. with a touch of dance and funk. played to a packed and sweaty crowd. See Wednesdays for details of the Teasage Hogmanay party.

I Tomb Raider at The Rocking Horse. llpit) - 3am. £3 (includes entry to Fly and Frenzy at the same venue). Goth and industrial sounds.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. It).30pm—-3am. £5 members; £7 rioti- metnbers. 20 Dec. A residents bash with George T. Simone and H on the US house tip in the middle; Ritchie Rufftone and the Dynamic Duo in The Cooler with drum 'n‘ bass; Dr Jon. Johnny Uncut and II upstairs with hip hop. swing. funk and soul. ()ne of Iidinburgh's most complete clubs. Relaxed and friendly. See \N'ednesdays for details of Tribal‘s Hogmanay party at The Shooting Gallery. Next date I7 .lan for Tribal's 6th birthday. I Under Your Hat at La Belle Angele. Next date l0 .Ian. Monthly.

I Vegas at the Assembly Rooms. |0pm—3am. £9 in advance; £10 on the door. 20 Dec. Monthly. Downstairs in Clttb Copacabana. it's 70s disco and intoxicating Latin rhythms. upstairs III the Stardust Lounge. it‘s easy listening. cult movie themes and a cocktail of exotic sounds beyond your wildest dreams. The Abba Experience play Iise. Fancy dress is optional but encouraged. Next date 3| Jan at The Shooting Gallery. I Vena at Wilkie HoUse. I0.30pm—3am. £5 members; £6 non-members. 3 Jan. Monthly. Call ()l3l 556 3022 for more info. Classics night with Jay Kay and Scott Rutherford. Plus Gavin and AJ in The Chamber. Next date 3l Jan with Antony l’appa (Renaissance).

I Vibrant at The Gallery. I lpm—3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. 27 Dec. I-‘ortnightly. New school Scottish residents Stes en McCreery (monthly) and Gordon Whittaker at this night of progressive house. Big chunky beat/ upstairs with .lay. Pip (The Method). Sleazy G and Cheeky Beats (Merry I’ranksters). Pre-club party at The Catwalk from 9pm.

I Wave at La Belle Angele. llpin—3an). £4 Pure members-£5 others. 27 Dec. Monthly. It's a groovy night ool. loosely- speaking on a house tip. Next date 24 Jan.


I Catwalk 4pm—lam. Free. Chill otlt right through from 4pm to lam with a nice selection of hip hop and funky house.

I C. C. Blooms I lpm—3am. Free. See Fridays.

I The Clubhouse at The Vaults. 9pm—3am. Free. 2| Dec. ()pening night for the new bar at the front of The Vaults. With Kev Wright from Sublime providing ambient sounds every Sunday. I East Coast Project Sunday Service at Indigo Yard. 9pm-Iatn. Free. Joseph Malik and Unkle Fawaz playing anything

listings CLUBS

Ilit list

Catdi the best festive clubs in Edinburgh.


Taste Celebrate Christmas in a proper loony mental way With Fisher 8t Price and all the other party putters. The Honeycomb.

White Christmas A good—looking selection of local garage and house talent on three floors With Craig Smith (Solefusion), Gareth Sommervrlle (Atomic Baby). Craig and Huggy (Burger Queen), Crosby (Coleurs) and a host of others. The Venue.


Madchester Boxing Day baggy action with DJ Lee and all those old skool Manc classics. The Gallery

Seen Nice, chilled atmosphere and two rooms ~ one with serious hard hip hop, the other with disco, sool, funk and the like. The Honeycomb.


Cafe Graffiti Winter Palace Hogmanay Extravaganza Graffiti opens two floors for this New Year's Eve special. Salsa Celtica play live with ceilidh bands on one floor, while the Lizzard Lounge Dls spin on the other. Cafe Graffiti.

Disco Inferno Traditionally mega-busy Hogmanay night of classic disco on all three floors. Get your ticket now. The Venue.

Joy & Luver Hard and happy house at this joint mixed/gay get together which should provide an extremely flamboyant atmosphere. Wilkie House.

Manga An all-star Scottish drum ‘n' bass special with Dls including G-Mac, Kid, Kemal, The General and Senses. With MCs Feelman and Pressure. La Belle Ange/e.

Groove Theory The place to be for serious garage and house lovers. Two rooms, nice party vibes. a new resident (Craig Smith) and a special guest DJ from America (Bettina Costanza). The Honeycomb.

Tribal Funktion Two floors of Tribal- tastic fun and games. House in the Masonic Hall, hip hop. big beats, soul and funk down in the Altar Room. Guaranteed good times. The Shooting Gallery.


Cafe Graffiti/Lizzard Lounge Hangover Rescue Party Live Latino vibes from Quinteto Coyoti, plus Joseph and friends on decks. Cafe Graffiti.

Taste Taste returns to its former home for a one-off which should sort the men from the boys. Not for the fainthearted. The Vaults.

they w ant which usually means a healthy tnix of soul. funk. jazz. hip hop and other Sunday vibes.

I eh 1 More at ehl. ()ptn—Iam. Free. Chill out to acid jazz. funk and hip hop with residents Tim King (28 Dec) and Fill“? Wun! (2| [)ec). Drinks promos.

I Gothic Glam Ball at The Rocking Horse. |0pm—3am. £5. 28 Dec. Get dressed up and head down to Victoria Street and join Colin Davey (Earth Inferno) and Big Craig.

I The Grind at The Lane. I0.30pm—3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Swing and hip hop with regular freester sessions. Good drinks promos. Busy and vibing.

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