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New Talent heats at the Angel Eye, Wed 20 Dec.

CJ, steward at the Winter Wonderland, resident DJ at Subtle Logic.

I was here as part of the panel, to pick between the four new DJs playing tonight in the Eye On Talent competition.

- Of the mixing, the fourth DJ, Ross Hutchison, certainly pulled out the best mixes and was consistent all the way through his set, especially ending the records. In terms of records played, I think the first guy Mark Gaudie had the most impressive records and he really tried to make the set progress and form a unit. Ross had the superior mixing though and that’s why he won - he actually mixed the beginning, middle and the end of the tracks together and kept it all fluid.

As far as showcasing new talent goes, you don’t really get a very high turn-out for these kinds of events but as far as the indivndual 015 are concerned, winning a competition like this will be an accolade. They can put it down on their flyers and all their promotional material and it really is a foot in the door. So I think it’s quite important for the winner it’s a great motivation and something that will spur them on to practising and promoting themselves a lot more.

Twitch, Brainstorm, The Bill, Sandy Paris and Rob Dylan. These days, they play techno, electronica, deep house and random experimental treats.

I Oxygen at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. Members £8 before midnight, £10 after; non-members £10 before midnight, £13 after. 13 Jan. Fortnightly. Guest DJ Dave Randall (Nukulez) helps residents Billy and Dowzer usher in the new year at this ever glam and friendly progressive to hard house night. See Hitlist.

I The Project at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £6. 13 Jan. Monthly. A brand new venture that aims to pleasure the lay- dees in an R&B sty-lee. No doubt the fellas will also be partial to the fluid mix of live acts, DJs and MCs, coming as it does from those mighty talented types Eh?Wunl, Fawaz and AJ. See Hitlist.

I Renaissance at Noa. Monthly. Next date 10 Feb.

I Resistance at The Venue (top floor) has now finished. The night continues with a regular Fri residency. See Fri.

I Rio at Ego is temporarily finished.

I Rotation at The Venue (all floors). 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£7). 6 Jan. Monthly. The delectable showcase of all manner of musical styles tonight welcomes local hero Yogi Haughton for some garage and house delights on the top floor with resident Sean Pearson. The middle floor sees not one but two big techno fellas in Steve Glencross (Saliva) and Oliver Way (Urban Resistance) and you'll also be sure of a few surprises from J Cammera and Mitchell in the cooler. See Hitlist.

I Scratch at The Venue (lower two floors). Monthly. Next date 27 Jan with very special guest DJ Cash Money.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. £10 (£8). 13 Jan. Monthly. After the big ‘ole shebang with Anne Savage last month, Gail Sellars and Simone Black slide back into their slinky house and garage residency.

I Shift at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 6 Jan only. A wee taster of the new hard house residency to start in March featuring DJ Ziad (Trade/Sundissential) and the residents Reverend Ross, Phil York and Martin King. Brave seeing as

they’re up against Joy in this slot but definitely worth a look. See Preview.

I Soulness at Club Java. Monthly. Next date 20 Jan.

I Spectrum at Club Java. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly (not 20 Jan). A quality shindig for Leithers and anyone with the good sense to make it down to this gorgeous venue. Your host with the most, Jo Malik (Compost Records). showcases vinyl gold in the realms of hip hop, drum & bass, reggae. R&B and mellow house. I Substantial at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£7). 6 Jan. Monthly. After the massive first birthday bonanza last month where the beautiful people thronged in their masses, resident Craig Smith hosts a comparitively low-key party playing only the finest in house and garage.

I Tease Age at The Citrus Club. 11pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Now in its eighth year, this indie stalwart flavoured with hints of soul and funk continues to draw a packed and sweaty crowd week in, week out.

I Trade at Wilkie House. Trade has now moved its monthly residency to Mas in Glasgow. See Glasgow listings.

I Traffic at Noa. 10pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. 13 Jan. Monthly. All signals on go for this new house ‘n‘ trance monthly hosted by Martin Valentine (Taste) Gail Sellars (Shebang) and Brian Black.

I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. Fortnightly as of 20 Jan with special guest Terry Farley. Full details to follow in next issue.

I Vegas at Ego. 10.30pm—3am. Free with New Year ticket stub; £5 without. 13 Jan. Monthly. A free bonus for all those lucky enough to have enjoyed their Hogmanay at this swinging showtune extravaganza, and a discount treat for all you easy freaks keen for another great night out. Lest we forget, Vegas has been voted the best club in Edinburgh for two years running now.

Chart & Party

I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £5 (£4) before 11pm; £6 (£5) before

midnight; £7 (£6) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party grooves for over-215 at this heaving club. To organise a bus, call the venue.

I Hanky Panky at Loca. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4 with flyer). Weekly. A shameless mix of 705, 805 and 905 chart and dance tunes.

I Lovegroove at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A smooth groove dance party on the main floor while The Outlaw takes over the upstairs lounge with a selection of swing, jazz, soul and easy listening 455.

I Luscious at The Ark. 1(1pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Smooth and juicy as a peach, this pulsating night of mainstream pleasure will beckon you back time and time again.

I The Party at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5 (£7). Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.

I Saturday Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6 (free membership and discounted tickets available). Weekly. 705, 805 and 90s tunes for the sensible adults who refuse to have their evenings spoilt by precocious teens. Over 25s only.

I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm-3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 7pm-3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£1) after. Weekly. See Thu.

I Weekender at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Dance and party pap at this capacity night.

I Why Not? at Why Not? 10pm—3am. £7.50. Weekly. Chan, dance. mainstream and all your favourite club anthems at this popular city centre




I Beats. Bass. Chill. (8.8.0 at Rush. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A laid-back mix of dub, hip hop and drum 6:; bass.

I Covert at Oxygen. 3pm-7pm. Free. Weekly. Undercover grooves and sneaky,

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smooth styles courtesy of the Covert Operators at this laid-back Sunday session.

I Human Be-ln at The Human Be~1n. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Grand Unified (Manga) delights with a weird and wonderful selection.

I Latin Jazz at El Barrio. Spm-lam. Free. Weekly. A new night featuring latin grooves from around the globe plus intermittent live action.

I Latino Sundays at Loca. 9pm—lam. £2. Weekly. Head down for salsa. merengue and Latin pop with DJs. live music attd percussion.

I Let's Tango at Baracoa. 5pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Tango and salsa with DJ Joel and free dance classes to show you how.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Bob Cairns does the laid-back Sun session thing. taking in soul. funk. Latin grooves and future jazz.

I Strange Beats at Baroque. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A funk and soul selection.

I The Sunday Session at Cuba Norte. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Old meets nu, on a jazz-funk-soul tip, with Ben and Gav.


I Burst at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 7 Jan. Fortnightly. Steave and Dodgy Dave get in on the act of making Sundays the new Saturdays with some spine-chilling trance and techno.

I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am. (Bar from 8pm). Free. Weekly. The best tunes from across the genres to shake your booty to at this gay club.

I Club DKY at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £1.50 before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. A night which describes its music policy as ‘alternative you bring it, we‘ll play it’. Warning: ‘nothing too awful'.

I Curios at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date tbc.

I Jamboree at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 21 Jan.

I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. Monthly. Next date 21 Jan.

I Queer Sunday at Ego. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). The outrageously glam and decadent house party continues into the new year with all the regular treats including live PAs and dance spectaculars.

I Sunday Supplement at Club Mercado. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 14 Jan. Monthly. Edinburgh's freshest garage night returns with not one but two special guests. Simon Brown (Garage City) showcases the style that’s won favour with Radio One’s Danny Rampling and he’sjoined by Dino, the man famed for his sets at Bed and Gatecrasher in Sheffield.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 28 Jan with Porn Star Tackno. I Taste at Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Fisher & Price keep on keeping on with their flawless blend of garage and uplifting to hard house in the main room while Marco Smith and Martin Valentine play US house in the back room.

Chart & Party

I Chocolate Sundae at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £2-£5. Weekly. Soulful house and disco dubs.

I Insomnia at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £3 (£1 to students). Weekly. Bop till you drop to dance, chart and 90s tunes.

I Kiss at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. Free. Weekly. An across- the-board selection of 705, 80s and 90s tunes from the dubiously named Billy Whizz.

I Lush Why Not? 10pm—3am. £3. Monthly. Next date 4 Feb.

I Mad Sundays at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £4 (£2 with flyer). Weekly. Check out of the asylum and into the Attic for an insane evening of chart music and outrageously cheap alcohol.

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