Vegas Christmas Party It’s a happening thing an' all the cool cats and smouldering babes Wlll be there, including that crazy Santa character. Eden, Sat l8 Dec.



I Catwalk at The Catwalk. ()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Happening house beats and true eclectica.

I Club Java at Club Java. lllpm—2am. Free. Weekly. l)J Gihbo (Cosmic Disco) plays happy house and soulful garage.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. ll‘tpm—lam. Free. Weekly. lt's Saturday so it must be salsa »- check DJs Jorge, Coco and James (‘ombe on rotation.

I Czech This Out at Pivo. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. It may be completely shite outside, but in Pivo you'll find a warm retreat, some serious alcohol and the odd outstanding DJ. Best of its kind by a mile.

I eh1 more at ehl. ()pni—lam. Free. Weekly. Garage and house DJs on rotation at this popular city centre bar.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Colin Cook presents a night of Afro beats and Latin fusion blended with the best of New York house. Joseph Malik steps up on 25 Dec for a Stevie Wonder special, something which we think is absolutely fab and should be encouraged. In fact, the talented Jo should dress up. . . if you see him, insist on it! 1 Jan also sees Jo take up the reigns.

I Salsa Con Sabor at Baracoa. lilpm-lam. Free. Weekly. See Thu.


I Atomic Baby at Eden. Monthly. Next date 5 Feb. I Big Beat at Cafe Graffiti. Big Beat has now finished. I Blast at Club Mercado. llpm—atam. fill). 1 Jan only. Look out, Huggy Burger Queen is back for the first time since Burger Queen finished all too long ago. See in the new year in fine house and garage style with Huggy and Jon Mancini (Colours). You never know, he might just start promoting again. I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. llpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Get up and move those hips at this very busy gay bar/club. I Club Zero Zero at the Traverse. 9.30pm--3.30am. £25. 1 Jan only. We know that you are searching for the best way to kick off your new year; may we suggest this little soiree? The originator and creator of acid house DJ Pierre

- (subject to many a heated 5am spliff debate, but hey. he is) continues his Scottish tour when he joins local heroes

Aqua Bassino, Murray Richardson and the Arakataca! crew.

I Colours at The Potterrow. No dates until mid January.

I Cream at The Potterrow. 10pm—3am. £8 (£6). 18 Dec. Monthly. A big night from Liverpool’s even more northern outpost with the Dope Smugglazjoining residents Gaz Long, Neil McKay and Les Ryder.

I Digital at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £5. 25 Dec. Fortnightly. Mitchell and J. Cammera reside at this funky techno club.

I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£6 members; £5 in fancy dress). 25 Dec. Fortnightly. The Christmas Day Spectacular from the disco junkies DJ Love, Nick Silver, MC Otis and your superfine host, Mr Lenny Love. A fab night of all things 70$ for a friendly and slightly mad crowd.

I Diva at The Liquid Room. 11pm—5am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Yogi Haughton maintains a tight grip on the music policy and invites his favourite DJ pals tojoin him in his crusade for the very finest in disco music, all with a great Latin, jazz and funk edge. This is an outstanding club at a great venue. Definitely worth a look.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A mix of indie, 605, soul, deep funk, soundtracks and all things groovy at this popular Art College student union.

I Eye Candy at Club Mercado. 11pm—3am. £10 (£8). 25 Dec. Fortnightly. This house and speed garage night has DJs Nejat Barton (Manchester) and Graeme Popstar (who has the coolest DJ name around, we think). Please note that there is a tight dress code: ‘no effort, no chance’. Look beautiful and outrageous, people.

I Filth at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 1 Jan. Monthly. A little intimate affair that‘s not for the faint hearted. Alan Joy hosts a night of sexy trance and hard house with a strict door policy fetish, sexy or none at all, it's your outfits that matter, baby. And what you get up to in the darkened comers is your own affair. I Fire Island at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—5am. £10. 1 Jan. Monthly. The Fire Island crew take over Wilkie for a massive house and techno affair with Daz Davies, Chris Boume, James, Marco and Steven Graham doing the damage. Please note that the guest list and early discounted entry has been suspended for the night, blaggers beware.

I Gatecrasher at The Potterrow. Next

Ultragroove Spend tonight with the likes of Gareth Sommerville, Colin Cook, George T and Craig Smith, and think that all your Christmases have come at once. La Belle Ange/e, Sat 25 Dec.

date 14 Jan.

I Headspin at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—5am. 18 Dec. Monthly. An extended session of four deck hip hop, funk, trip hop, soul and some brilliant video scratching.

I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Local jazz and funk bands with DJ support.

I Joy at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 8 Jan with a discounted night.

I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. 10pm—3am. £8. 18 Dec only. Tonight is the last ever Lounge, and the Lizzard Lounge All Stars - basically an extended who’s who of Edinburgh’s music scene will be coming together for the night of nights. As previewed in the last issue of The List, Lizzard Lounge has been one of the most important clubs in the capital, and there are many who are sad to see it leave Graffiti. Get down early if you want to get in.

I Logic at The Vaults. The Vaults are closed until January.

I Luver at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date at Wilkie is Sun 26 Dec.

I Luvely at Eden. lOpm—Sam. £15 (£10). 1 Jan only. Premier outrageous hard house night Luvely move to Eden for one night only. It’s a ‘celebration of life’ promoter George P tells us, which we can safely translate for you as the mental and hedonistic knees-up you will ever witness. Peter James, Maggie Joy, GP and Jared will rock the main room while the funky speed garage sounds of Scott G and Andy Jnr will groove the Lounge. Sure to be full of beautiful, brave, gay, outrageous and the downright on one, tonight will set the standard for clubbing in Y2K, mark our words. You can buy a ticket for both tonight and the Sun 26 Dec do at Wilkie for £20 (£15). I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. World music with Sir Ossie playing the full spectrum of African, soca, Latin, salsa, reggae and ragga sounds.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £6. 25 Dec. Fortnightly. Dub reggae on a custom- built sound system for a very appreciative crowd. Experience a dub shower ‘Roots-man’ style at this super popular ni ht.

I Mingin at Studio 24, upstairs only. 10.30pm—3am. £5. l8 Dec. Monthly. Alan Joy’s night where it’s the music (and not decor, fancy flyers, expensive guests) that matters. It’s banging trance and house attracting a friendly gay/mixed crowd.

I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 25 Dec. Fortnightly. Attracting a near capacity crowd most nights, this is one of Scotland’s biggest alternative clubs with three floors of rock, goth and indie/dance which should suit just about everyone’s tastes.

I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. 11pm-3am. £3. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint, old skool to nu skool to dancefloor

full . . . or something.

I Noa at Noa. 10pm-3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers, Martin Valentine and Craig Phillips mix up deep house, garage and mainstream.

I Scratch at The Venue. llpm—4am. £6 (£5). 18 Dec & 1 Jan. Fortnightly. Two massive nights for the hip hop kids: firstly, The Creators are hitting Edinburgh on 18 Dee for what we think is their first time (you can never be too sure, though). Heavily played by the likes of America’s Funkmaster Flex and Tim Westwood, the pair are widely considered to be UK’s hip hop supergroup. 1 Jan sees the Scratch residents mix up old and nu skool for a great big hip hop fest.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. 11pm-5am. £10(£8). 18 Dec. Monthly. The girls show you how it’s done when Miss Isle (Nice) and Jacqui Morrison join the very lovely Gail Sellars for a night of uplifting happy to hard house with a friendly mixed crowd. Definitely worth a look in.

I Substantial at Eden. Monthly. Next date 8 Jan.

I Tackno at Cafe Graffiti. 10pm—3am.

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Tackno Take archangel Trendy Wendy and put her in an old church litel‘. watch the kitsch Christmas nonsense ensue. Cafe Graft/ti, Sat 78 Dec

£6 (£5). 18 Dec only. It's the Holy l Tackno Christmas party when your Archangel Trendy Wendy resides over this tinsel and holly spectacular. And you thought Christmas was already tacky‘.’ You ain’t seen nothing yet. I Taste at Gaia. llpm—Sam. £lll (£8). Jan only. Moving from The Vaults this year is the infamous 'l‘aste New Year‘s Day party. Those that haven‘t been to Taste in yonks, as well as the die hard regulars. make this their prime hash of the season and holy mother of God, you have never seen anything like it. l-‘isher & Price tend more to the big banging classics that make the dancefloor scream for more, and that's only half an hour after opening. Stuart Barrie and Martin Valentine look after the back room (only it’s upstairs at Gaia) in fine style. If you want to check this out (and we highly recommend that you do), get there early if you want to get in. Methinks that (iaia won‘t know what’s hit them. I Taste at Wilkie House. 11pm-5am. £10(£8). 25 Dec only. Moving from their usual Sunday night slot for tonight only, the Taste party throws a big one tonight. Expect all the usual merriment and mayhem from Fisher & Price in the main room with their uplifting and hard house, while Stuart Barrie and Martin Valentine do the garage thing through the back. I Teaseage at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Indie, with a touch of dance and funk, played to a packed and sweaty crowd. I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 18Dec & 1 Jan. Fortnightly. 18 Dec sees an All Star resident party at this Chicago house and filtered disco club. George T. H and Simone rock upstairs while Mikey Stirton

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