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I Queer Friday at ligo. Monthly. ('hristmas date yet to be confirmed.

I Radio Babylon at La Belle Angele. lil.3llpm—3am. £5. I5 Dec. Monthly. It’s the (‘hrisimas festive party so get ready for the yuletide pleasuring of your life. Post-skool funky ass electro breaks come courtesy of The Merry Pranksters and Brainstorm. and Penny Pornstar will be demonstrating some exciting new positions with mistletoe.

I Redspin at The Wee Red Bar. Ill.3(lpm—3am. £5 (£4). I5 Dec. Monthly. Raucous hip hop. funk and anything in between from (‘olin Millar and the Ileadspin crew.

I Roadblock at Po Na Na. I Ipm—3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci l5 stops the traffic in bad music when she digs up the best in funk. disco. house and block rockin' beats.

I Ruby Fruit at Iigo. llprn—3am. £5 (free with invite available from The ()uthouse). l Dec. Monthly. Sexed-up. slinky US garage and penetrating funky house from those devil-may-care vixens. (iail Sellars and Simone Black.

I Sacred (formerly The Edge) at The Venue (top floor) has now finished but resident Sean Pearson can still be found at Rotation.

I Salsa Con Sabor at (iaia. Itlpm—3am. l-‘ree before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Dance classes from 8pm with Nano teaching salsa and merengue and then hot Latino DJ action from Paulito. lending a fiesty mix of salsa swing. merengue house and Latino pop to the proceedings.

I Salsa Viva at The Venue (iop floor). ltl.3tlpni--3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. 8 Dec. Monthly. Scorching hot Latin rhythms from the masterful DJ Jorge.

I Sublime at Wilkie House. Ill..3llpiita3;irii (doors close at lam). £9 (£7). l Dec. fortnightly. (irrrrrr . . . tiger trance and techno from the ferocious residents Kev Wright and lgde (1 Dec).



Eros/Elite, Edinburgh, weekly Fri. When you consider the potential tablord headline ’Credible New ReSidency at CommerCial Central Shock’ Grant Macmtosh's new weekly residency at Eros/Elite seems particularly well-named.

Sensationalism aSide, the leisure park club venue has come a long way in recent months, putting its reputation as a great place for a fight firmly in the past thanks to new management and improved door security. The enormous amount of money spent on the venue is finally starting to pay off and so successful has Eros/Elite become that in the recent BEDA awards the venue went on to win UK Discotheque Of The Year 2000 in a category that also included London’s Home and Bristol’s The Works. The final step to this revamp is the installation of semi- credible club nights and the new Friday weekly, Shockl, could just be the residency to ring the changes.

Previously famed for staging glam

Disco diva Kim Mazelle flanked by her current recording cohorts

house parties across Scotland, Grant Macintosh partly named the night after his reaction to seeing the venue’s interior for the first time. ’I was just gobsmacked when I saw it,’ he says, 'and I immediately recognised a superb canvas on which to paint an imaginative and multi-faceted mainstream club night'. Transporting all the winning elements from his former nights to the masswe space that boasts two rooms, six bars, a VIP room and a revolving dancefloor. Macintosh aims to create 'a naughty but nice fun-packed night with lots of wild, ever-changing events.’

Antics include podium dancing from the UK's hottest mixed dance troupe, Spank, towering black drag queen Tira Down working the crowd and the Look Makeover team making sure everyone’s turned out a treat. Lady M manages the dance anthems and retro hits and the inimitable Miss Whiplash will, according to Macintosh, be 'on hand to give the boys a wee reprimand if they get cheeky'. All this plus regular live PAS, a feature that this week welcomes none other than disco diva Kym Mazelle. A household name after the success of her chart hits ’Wait' and ‘Enough Is Enough', Miss Mazelle Will be performing her vocal from Sunray's soon-to-be-huge dance cover of the classic Doris Day song ’Perhaps’. (Catherine Bromley)

Next date sees special guest Marco Zaffarano making his welcome return to the open arms of the Sublime collective. I Subtle Logic at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 22 Dec.

I Texture at Iigo. Monthly. Next date l5 Dec.

I TL (previously 'I‘rancelucent) at The Venue (downstairs). ll).3()pm—3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 8 Dec. I-‘ortnightly. Pounding heats and driving techno from residents Pete Anderson and Steve l.ltlllCl.

I Up! at Studio 24 (uplstairs). ll).3llpm—3am. £ltl non-members; £8 members. 8 Dec. Monthly. A massive Up! party on two floors with special guest Jon Pleased Wimmin. feeling like a new man having dropped the drag and now playing in a progressive. tech-house style. All three themed props the rubber bed. the bouncy castle and the washing line will be in full effect. and the trollettes will be serving free vodka jellies. See preview and Ilitlist.

I UTI presents ‘Headrush’ at Studio 24 (upstairs). Monthly. Next date I5 Dec.

I Vain at llolyrood Union. 9pm—3am. £3.50 (£3). 8 Dec. Monthly. Increasingly popular mix of goth. industrial. techno and New Romantic from residents Lucy'Fur. Venus Man Trap and the Arrogant Twat. Dress to distress.

; I Weird Salad at The Wee Red Bar. Monthly. Next date 22 Dec.

I Zealous at Studio 24 (downstairs). Monthly. Next date 5 Jan.

Chart &. Party

I Canned Heat at (iaia. lllpnt—3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Weekly.

DJ llarry Let‘s Go (Boombox) lays on the pop and partied-up funk. disco and house tunes. Plus Double Zero upstairs

in the lounge with a sure-shot selection

I of funk. big beat and drum & bass.

I Friday at Club Java. 4.3(Ipm—3am.

Free. Weekly. No need to travel uptown

as Leith now has its own luxuriously

appointed hang-out, featuring DJs. drinks promos and the chance to enjoy coffee and cake in the sumptuous

upstairs lounge area.

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Boy George, Danny Rampling, Pure, Vegas plus FREE PARTIES!

Info Hotline - 07000 790 273 Full listings at the back of this magazine

I Shock! at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3) before 11pm; £5 (£4) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Yeah, we got a shock too when we heard that Queer Sunday’s promotion had taken over Fri nights here. It certainly looks good mind, with a live PA from Kym Mazelle (1 Dec). drag queen Tira Down doing her stuff. the Spank dance troupe. Miss Whiplash keeping us in check and free makeovers from The Look. All this plus DJ Lady M spinning the house and garage hits. See panel.

I Gorgeous at Loca. I(}pm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2 with flyer) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party action.

I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Or not, given the prices they’re shifting their booze at. Over 25s.

I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm-3am. Free before llpm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm-3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. Sec Thu.

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Saturday 23 December . FANCY DRESS X-MAS PARTY:

* t @ Club lava, Commercial Street, Lelth it 2

Sunday 31 December Tackno 2001 A Space Odyssey

1: it @ Club Mercado, market St, Edinburgh * t Tickets In advance only. £20 (price includes street pass) available from Club Mercado (26.! l.00 onwards) lNFQ 0| 3| 226 4224

I T.F.l. Friday at The Ark. 4pm—3am. Frce before 10pm; £4 (£2) after. Weekly. You’ve worked hard. now reward yourself with a massive drinking and dancing session at the ultimate after work party.

I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. lllpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster disrupt the space-time continuum with tunes from the 60s. 70s and 80s (or maybe it's just the alcohol).

I Why Not? at Why Not'.’ Illpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco at this popular city centre venue.

I Yum Yum at Revolution. ll)pm—3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Chart and dance night at this heaving mass of humanity.



I Baracoa at Baracoa. ()pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. Big Beat's Simon Hodge dons his sombrero and gaucho moustache for a sexy selection of Latin favourites.

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