CLUBS: EDINBURGH FRIDAYS continued
I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. lttpmv-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Reggae, ragga. soul. funk. swing and R618 delights provided by Sir Ossie. I Manga at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 28' Jan tor their fourth day. (‘heck out: w ww.basstrap.com I Mi Salsa at The Bongo ('lub. 111.3(1piii—3tirri. £5. 17 Dec. Monthly. l.llllC Latino is the ﬂavour of the night. Brush up on your salsa and merengue steps (they '11 show you how). The up tempo salsa mellows out into salsa romantica later on. I Midnight Blue at ("ale (iraffiti. Midnight Blue's last night is on Thu 31) Dec. See separate listing. I Millennium Mayhem at Eden. 9pm—5am. £55 includes free bottle of champagne and barbecue. 31 Dec only. Disco Inferno do the sparkly. 711s thing in the main club while Barry (‘abanas take in er the ()uthouse bar and the [Eden Marquee for the messiest party going. The all-inclusive ticket gives you access to all of the ()uthouse. liden and the Chill ()iit lounge. If you want a decent knees- up this Hogmanay. this is probably your best bet. Tickets available from liden. I Millennium Party at Po Na Na. I 1pm 6am. £61). .31 Dee only. The very fine drinking den of Pt) Na Na will be letting resident DJ Nicei and friends throw a bit of a bash. The bar will be open from 7 - ltlpm to the general public, will close for an hour to get ready for the big party. then open from llptn for ticket holders only. 'l'ickets come with a street wristband. and free entry to their bash on liri 1 Jan. Phone 226 2221 for more information. I Moroccan Clouds at l’o Na Na. ltlprii-~3;iin. Free before 1 1pm; £2 after. Weekly. The still gorgeous 1)J Nicci plays disco. funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar. I Noa at Noa. lupin-3am. l-‘ree before midnight; £6 after. \Veekly. Jon lilowers
Last Ever Lizzard Lounge As preViewed last issue, this is it, all over red rover for the Lounge at this outstanding venue. Cafe Graffiti, Sat 78 Dec.
in the main room with smooth-as-you- like garage; Paul Dixon through the back with old skool. soul and funk.
I Nomad at Wilkie House. Next date 21 Jan with the Space DJz.
I NYZK at Eros/Elite. 9pm-3am. £40 (£35). 31 Dec only. Champagne reception at this new club for their Hogmanay do, expect lots of mainstream music and a mad crowd. (.‘all 228 1661 for further
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78 THE LIST 16 Dec 1999—6 Jan 2000
I Pillbox at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 28 Jan with their first birthday knees-up. Please note that Pillbox are a part of the Black & White Party on 31 Dec. See separate listing.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. From 1976—1989, it’s all that new romantic. pop and punk stuff that made our lives so enjoyable way back when.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£6). 24 Dec. Fortnightly. It’ll be techno- ho ho ho all night long (sorry, it’s bad pun central here this issue) when the Pure residents don red fur hats and shaggy beards for a night ofquality techno, electro and house. Twitch, Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill are your men to look out for at this long-running club.
I Pure at the Leith Function Suite. 10.30pm—5am. £19.99. 31 Dec only. The East Coast Millennium Party from the very credible and, dare we say it, important techno club featuring The Bill, Sandy Paris and Rob Dylan. Head out of the nightmare of the city centre and get some quality tunes courtesy of these boys. Information from 220 3234, tickets from Virgin and Ripping records.
I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top ﬂoor). Monthly. Next date 7 Jan.
I Sin at Eden. 11pm-3am. £9 on the door (£6 in advance). 1? Dec. Monthly. A brand new night for the outrageous and fetish crowds in Scotland. The opening night will see a display of Murray and Vern‘s latex fashions, a performance by Nawashi Muragawa with the ancient Japanese art of rope bondage, Arcane and their cutting edge sado-erotic performance, CY-beria and Phrcak dancers, domination from Electra and many extra surprises. Music is from Pussy Power, playing deep house, trance and techno upstairs while Severin handles more chilled out rhythms downstairs. Make an effort with your outfits, think outrageous clubwear. naughty maids, lingerie, cross—dress, see- through, rubber, leather. PVC. If you don't have anything, they say to show up naked and they’ll provide you with some vinyl tape. And you say there’s nothing different in the ca ital. I Sound Of Sourzii La Belle Angele. 10pm—5am. £55. 31 Dec only. An underground house and garage bash to see in your new year with La Belle undergoing somewhat of an expansion for the event. Two rooms will see 7th
Scratch The hip hop superstars (well, nearly) The Creators drop by for their first ever Edinburgh gig. The Venue, Sat 18 Dec.
District, Colin Gate, Yogi Haughton, Jolly, Keb Darge, Mikey Stirton. Phil Cheeseman, Erik the Viking, Gary Mellis and Colin Gate. Every ticket bought gets an SOS record bag full of goodies. Tickets from Xile. Underground Solu’shn, Coda Records. Uber Disko and the Citv Cafe.
I Sublime at The Potterrow. Next date 4 Feb with Nick Warren.
I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£6). 17 Dec. Fortnightly. Well, well, well. Seems only yesterday that Nick Warren was here. and now he's back for a three hour set at this premier trance and techno club. He‘ll be supported in the main room by ldge while the masters at work through the back do the electro, nu skool and breaks thing. (http://www.sub1ime- uk.demon.c0.uk/)
I The Sublime Millennium at Wilkie House. lOpm—Sam. £52. 31 Dec only. If it‘s atmosphere you're after, check out this baby for size. Sublime are bringing to town Billy Nasty and Nuw ldol (aka Michel Spiegel) to guest, joining the residents Kev Wright and ldge in the main room, while the Blue Room will see Boogie Mo Dynamo‘s Smack join Gary Mac and Felix for some big beat. nu skool and electro nonsense. There‘ll be indoor pyrotechnics (we‘re not sure about that one), lasers and the like, as well as a chill out room if it all gets a bit much. Tickets from Wilkie llouse. information on 668 3043.
I Trancelucent at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £4 with flyer before midnight; £5 after. 24 Dec. Monthly. A new night of Euro trance with Pete Anderson and Big Ben in the main room and Dave S doing the smooth house grooves thing in the basement.
I Wiggle Waggle at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 17 Dec. Monthly. Residents Yogi llaughton and Bob (‘airns lay on some superfine soul, funk and dancefloor jazz grooves at this great club. Attracting a cool crowd.
I Wize lives at Eden. Monthly. Next date 4 Feb (the).
I Viva Hogmanay at Club Mercado. 9pm—5am. £50. 31 Dee only.(‘1ub Mercado sees in Y2K by celebrating the very best of their premiere club Viva. Catch the very best of the Viva Divas, Vince Stilton, Betty Ford and live musicians. A night of cabaret, disco, house and beautiful drag queens.
Chart & party
I The Ark at The Ark. 1(lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Party and dance classics. 31 Dec sees their Hogmanay bash, detail to be announced. Call 229 7733 for further information.
I The Attic at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Musical hits from all the usual suspects. 31 Dec sees their Hogmanay bash, detail to be announced. Call 225 7733 for further information. I Flirt at The Cavendish. 1(1pm—3am. £6. Weekly. A heady mix of 70s to 90s hits for an over 25s crowd.
I The Funk Train at The Potterrow. No dates until mid January.
I Fusion at Eros/Elite. 9pm—3am. £4 (£2) before 11pm; £5 (£3) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Smart casual, no trainers at this brand new club. Lots of mainstream party music for those out for a good time.
I Loca at Loca. 8pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before 1am; £4 after. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature crowd.
I Reaction at The Subway. 11pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £2 otherwise. Weekly. A mix of chart. dance and classic disco.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm-3am. £1. Weekly. See Thu.
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster take you through the 605, 705 and 805 in a now weekly bash.
I Yum Yum at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £5-£7. Weekly. Chart and dance night at this very popular club.