beat to hip hop and all points between. Drinks promos.

I FAB at Babaza. llpm--3ani. £3 (£2). DJ Skud with funky house and garage grooves for a cheery crowd. Probably the busiest club in town tonight. Drinks promos.

I Human Nature at The Velvet Rooms. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). New riiglti at the Velvets with Stevie Smith playing house and gara ‘e in the main room.

I Jenga eads at The Living Room. 9pm—l lptn. Free. Mainly big heart session with some daft tunes thrown in for good measure. from the stars in the ascenclant Martyn and Ali. Drinks promos.

I Lick at Trash. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Patrl N‘Jie playing house. hip hop and funk iii the smaller. cosier room of Trash. Drinks promos.

I Nice For Students at The Boni. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Disco Dave playing cheesy ttiiies with DOT) vodka mix and slammer and £1 selected bottled beers. I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. l().3()pm—3am. £5 (£3); free before midnight. Night of Rth and tip-tempo sotil frorn Martin Hesketh. Drinks promos.

I Relax at The Lime. llprn--3am. £3 (£2). Eighties all the way. iii the venue which was so cool in the 80s. Marti Pellow used to hang otit there. Drinks promos.

I Salsa Y Sabor at Havana. Spin—midnight. Free. Academia de Salsa and Cltib Cubana DJ Shannon presenting a delicious blend of modern and retro salsa and merengue. Free. Pre-cltib.

I Shu Hirita at The Ctil De Sac.

Spin-l lpm. Free. New ja/zy drum ck bass pre-club from new name to the circuit Shu Hirita.

I Souped Up at The Garage. l().3()pm-—3ani. £3 (£2). lain llanlon with poppy student good time party tunes. Drinks promos.

I Solo at The Temple. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Student night with Mr Cheese to Please. Jim Da Best (Apartment) bringing his party mayhem to the Temple. Drinks promos.

I Sunny D at The Lime. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Student chatty. party mix froin DJ Florida Bob with cheap drinks.

I Tam's Terrific Tuesdays at The l3th Note (Basement). l()pm—3am. £2. Tam Coyle. the original student night DJ. with a night of indie music from the 7()s to the 90s. Drinks promos.

I T.I.T at Trash. l().3()pm—3am. £3 (£2). Sttidentish night featuring DJ Rory with house classics and future anthems iii the main room and Grahame with full-on student faves in the second room.


I 705 Wonderland at The Catliouse. llpm-3am. £2 l .5(); free before ll.3()pm). Silly 7()s disco and fttrik with sillier drinks promos.

I Bennet's at Bennet's. l|.3()pin-3am. £2.50 l .50). DJ Sara with upbeat dance. Gay. Drinks promos.

I Big Daddy at The l3th Note Club (upstairs). llpm-3am. £l. Big Daddy ensures us he‘s presenting a ‘half—nelson of ftrnk. jazz. hip hop and petite beats‘ every week so there you go. make of that as you will.

I Chopper at Betty‘s Mayonnaise. l().30pm—3.3()am. £3 (£2). Commercial house and disco from Matt Mortin. Drinks promos.

I East Village Pharmacy at Yang. ppm—midnight. Night of hip hop. breaks and beats from Stewart and Leon. held in conjunction with Concrete Skates. Drink promos. Look out for full scale forthcoming activities.

I Electric Bogey at Club Budda. llpm—3am. £3. New night from the Jengaheads in this new venue. securing them their first residency fora while. Big

.r\_.+,sJ* A matter for discussion: Michael McGuigan of ELNINO, George Duffin of Cosmos. Nicki Forrest of Lowdown Productions and Scott Conchar of Sublime and Stoneboy Productions talk it over.

Edinburgh flyposting debate

Threatened With the loss of their licenses by Edinburgh District Council ll they continue flyposting, most club promoters and venue managers have given up on this avenue of publicity Licenses are up for revrew this month, so few are willing to risk a black mark.

its going to hurt the clubs guite badly,’ says Nicki Forrest of Lowdown Productions, the PR company for local clubs like Tribal Funktion, Viva, The Lizxarcl Lounge and Scratch

Flyposting on walls or poles and rails is reckoned by promoters to be one of the most effective means of Jfl‘-.’(?fllSlll(l a club night Flyers are considered secondary

'When you've got posters, everyone sees them whether you’re in the street, ill a car or on a bus II hits people,’ says Forrest

Scott Conchar oi Sublime and Stoneboy PrOrnotions agrees Posters are the be all and end all,’ he says 'They are vitally important because they raise a club‘s profile, which is more important than the advertising of the specific event '

Clubland has responded citrickly to Cc)uncr| threats by forming the Edinburgh Club Owners, Managers and Promoters Association The meetings are chaired by George Duffin, director of Cosmos and promotions manager of The Venue, ‘.'.lio states that the association are gunning for legalised flyposting.

'There are only two cities in Europe which don't have a legal flyposting system Edinburgh and Glasgow Even Dundee and lvlanchester have them,’ he says

Btit the prospects of that happening seem bleak. ’The response have had from the Coonol over the years has always been negative and I am really not (()ll‘.lll(('(l, no matter what we do, that their attitude will mtprove,’ says Scott hey need to get ll out of their head that clubbing is drugs and it's dirty Do they realise that it is massive business7 Look at the rest of Britain, look at the rest of the world Dance culture anci yOuth culture is blossoming if they don't grab a hold of that soon, they are going to kill Edinburgh ' (Simone Baird)


Edinburgh listings


I 800! at Loca. l()pni—3am. Free before midnight; £l students; £2 everyone else thereafter. A night of solid student capers with DJ Steve iii this refurbished cltrb. With drink promos to get you in the mood.

I CC. Blooms llpm—3am. Free club downstairs at this popular gay bar. playing a mix ofcornmercial dance and hi-energy house.

I Cafe Aquarius at Care Aquarius. 9pm--lam. Free. Weekly. Gorgeous new bar doing the pre-cltrb thing with the Barry Cabanas.

I Catwalk ‘)pm—lam. Free. Open decks session. Phone 225 5583 or (MI I 807925 for more information.

I Chicken Noodle Soup at The Venue. No dates iii January.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba i‘s’oi-te. l()pm»-lam. Free. Weekly. \"arious DJs spin Latin sounds and Brazilian dance. I Don’t Panic at The Tap ()'I.auriston. 9pm~lam. Free. 8 Jan. Fortnightly. Techno and trance sounds at the revamped Tap.

I Dust at The Rocking Horse.

llpm—~3am. £2. Weekly. A night of metal.

industrial. goth and punk with DJ Dave the Poet.

I eh1 more at eh I. ()pm -lam. Free. Dolphin Boy with quality house on the first and third Thursdays of the month. T- .l Crossley on the second and fourth with hip hoppy. hotisey sounds.

I ELNINO at The Venue. top floor. lil.Nl:\'() has tiow joined Delcmi ()ttc. Next date Fri 2‘) Jan at La Belle Angele. I Fiasco at The Honeycomb. llpmw3am. £3 (approxr. 2l Jan. Monthly. \'arious local DJs playing hip hop sounds.

I Flava at The Attic. lt).3()pm 4‘sam. Free. Weekly. Resident DJs Stigafoot. JC and TNT provide the quality soul. R&B . sw trig and hip hop sounds. Drinks promos. Phone 0403 483524.

I Frog at Studio 24. No information available at time of going to press.

I The Funky Underground at Revolution. l()pm~ 3am. Free if in 60s or 7()s costume; £3 before llpm; £4 after. Weekly except 3l Dec. With drink promos aimed squarely at the students. a cheesy disco night to start your week nd off.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. lllpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The (irits 'n‘ (iravy Trio provide a classic night otit for jaH. enthusiasts.

I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Club.

I 1pm -3am. £2. Weekly. (iet your classic old and new niche and alternative here. Drinks promos as well.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar. ()pm-Jam. Free. 8 Jan. Fortnightly. F.asy listening. mellow jan. Iii-energy disco and tasty cheese.

I Larj at The Tap ()' Lauriston. l5 .lan. Free. Fortnightly. Top techno tunes.

I Life at The Attic. l().3()pm» 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. New night of happy house and alternatiie dance with DJ Manson and guests recentl) tum ed from The Ark.

I Love Breaks at Po Na Na. ll mi 73am. l

l'il’c‘c‘ lk‘lol'c l lpm. £3 ill-lc‘l'. \Vc‘c‘kly. Membership available. \‘arious funky sounds with Simone and Dr .lon.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. [llpm 3am. £3 cone and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. Sir ()ssie runs with the best in hip hop. swing. funk. soul and Rth. ()ne of the longest rtmning nights in Scotland and still goriig strong.

I Red, Hot And COOI at Noa.

lllpm 3am. Free. Weekly. Soul. hip hop and old school. John Flowers is the resident pltis guests.

I Ripped at The .lal‘l'acake. llpm 3am. £2. Weekly. .\ mi\ of pop and indie. \"odka is 20p a shot. tequila 50p and \L‘lL'CIL‘tl bc‘ci‘s (iflp,

I The Salsa Hut 7- l(). ‘xtlpm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant joining the dots between great food and great music. With l).ls.

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Ignore the weather; comedowns and post-Christmas poverty. . . these are your essential nights out in Edinburgh this fortnight.

Defcon One Not only do you get the genius of Colin Millar and the god- Iike presence of Wreckage but local lad G-Mac (above) will be playing his Defcon debut. A night of great breaks. La Belle Ange/e, Fri' 8 Jan.

Higher Ground Continually busy, those crazy guys are swapping the rooms around so you can funk to disco in the main and groove to deep house through the back. The Honeycomb, Fri 8 Jan.

Camel Beats This fortnight sees the Arabian Knights bring one of their biggest guests yet to town. Damon Wild (Synewave Records, New York) VVlll be playing the underground techno to a very appreciative audience. The Venue, Fri' 75 Jan.

Arakataka One of the best world music nights. Expect a great mixture of Afro, Latin and Caribe music and a friendly, groovrng crowd. Always popular. The Bongo Club, Sat 76 Jan.

Tribal Funktion Well, gosh. It's their seventh birthday and you can be sure that people Will come from every corner of the country to help celebrate such a momentous event. Congrats to all. The Venue, Sat 76 Jan.

I The Subway West End 4pm—3aru. £l. Weekly. Student-oriented venue from the same people behind the Subway iii the Cowgate. The nitrsic is suitably varied from (i()s to ‘)()s —- and the drinks are dotrble cheap. ()peri seven nights a week with DJs oit every night.

I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm—-3am. £3. Weekly. Cheap drinks ~ 50p for" spirits. ciders and some beers pltis some funky 7()s action.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannermans. 0pm lam. Free, Weekly. Local DJs spin pre-club vibes in this popular bar. Tonight. it's funk. soul and hip hop.


I Aabsoulution at The Vaults. 10.30pm 3am. £5. l5 Jan. Fortnightly. Just imagine a club that you cart get down to disco. shake your thang to R&B and wiggle to tropical beats. Happy days. it's here at last! A brand new night frorn MIB. with three rooms and loads of DJs. Mr H in the tnain room with 7()s disco to ‘)()s dance: South Central in Room Two; Room Three holds Club Mojito a llll\ of African. salsa. samba and Latin ja//.

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