G Luscious and Bubble-Rap Christmas Eve Special at Why Nol'.’ 10.30pm 5am. £8 £10. (‘hristmas liy'e. Two the lunkiest l'S house clubs in the (‘apital join lorces lor this almighty ('hrimbo bash. Warner l’owers. .\'eil (‘rookstoiL ('raig Roberts. Stuart l’urdie and Neil Donald will be on hand to proyidc the tunes to the eyer glaiiioi'ous crowd. Plenty of drinks promos and eyen transport back to l’ennicuik. l)alkieth. Bonnyrigg and beyond (£5 per head limited spaces please book early 1.

I Majestica vs Play at the Venue. 10.30pm 5am. £17 £20. llogmanay. llogmanay special as Majestica take over two lloors spanning the lull spectrum ol house. while KippS and his l’lay mates (George T and the Space l‘ace l)Js) man the lolt lor some lunked lun.

I Motherfunk at the Honey comb. 10.30pm 3am. l-‘ree. Weekly (not llogmanayl. Messrs (iino. l-‘ryer and Spectrum lreak the lunk lantastic at their consistently rammed night ol classics old and new.

I Nameless the Hogmanay Party at Wee Red Bar. llogmanay. Brainstorn is the only 1)] conlirmed so lar. the rest ol the details are a hit up in the air. but going on past experience it's bound to be a blinder. I New Year Revels at Assembly Rooms. 9.30pm 5.30am. £35. llogmanay. l’rom tribute band the (‘omplete Stone Roses to Rumba ('aliente and their high- energy' salsa soul and lunk to the 'l'artan Anioebas to smooth lounge-core 1)] Mr Moonlight. there really is summit lor everyone. Swing your partner. shake your hips. trip the light lantastic and haye a ball. I Po Na Na Hogmanay at l’o .\'a .\‘a. ‘)piii-~3atii. £l5--£20 (£10w£l5 membersl. llogmanay. Mark B will be handling the DJ duties and dishing ourt a hot and lunky house selection. Slightly confusing opening hours though: it's lree entry between

0pm 1 1.30pm. closed lrom

11.30pm 12.15am. then open to ticket holders only alter that.

I Radio at ('laremont llotel. Spm 5am. £8. llogmanay. The best in 50s rock’n'roll. rockabilly and R& B lrom a llosl ol top l)Js Tojo. Paul (I Rockin‘ Rick. Paul P. Big John and more Iiy'e gtiests and spinners taking you through to 2003.

I Retro Xmas at the Beat Ja/./ Basement. 10pm 5am. £2 belore midnight; £4 alter. (‘hristmas liye. lirik da Viking and guests playing the best in Soul. lunk and ja/l with a healthy dose ol'l'rouble . . . layourites all to get you set lor Xmas.

I Ultragroove Hogmanay Party at (‘abaret Voltaire. 10.30pm 5am. £20. llogmanay. l'ltragrooye help christen the new \‘L‘llllL‘s with their lirst eyer llogmanay party. And it promises to be a blinder as (iareth Soinmery ille. (‘olin ('ook and Mikey Stirton take care ol the house

grooy es. While Scot Rapson and Bob (‘airns handle the nu jazz. lunk and soul in room 2.

I Vegas the Grand Hogmanay Ball at lidinburgh ('ollcge ol :\rl.

0pm 3am. £25. llogmanay'. See the New

Year in with style. Join the beautiful people lor a night ol glitz. glamour and smooth lounge core layourites. It's where it's at baby. groove in there quick you won't want to be lelt out in the cold with a leather boa and no place to go. Tickets lrom Ripping Records and Ticket Scotland 0131 220 3234. See Edinburgh Ilngnmnm supp/e171thfiir more Info.

I Vibe at ligo. 11pm 5am. £2. 17 Dec. .\'ew gay night with James Longworth on the decks. the Dancing Stud Mullins. the Singing llairy Bloke and the Miming Nun. Don't say we didn't warn ya.

I Yerba Buena at l’o .\'a .\'a. l0pm-3am. l-‘ree. Weekly (not llogmanayl. .-\n eclectic mix ol global Latin house atid lunk. breaks and beats. rare grooves and hot salsa in association with Bacardi. lrom residents Martin Valentine. Steye Waneless and James (‘ombe.

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I Immersed in Music at Pim (‘alle. 9pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. With deep house masters Lena and Jamie Buchanan.

I L’Adventure at Iguana. 10pm 3am. Free. 18 Dec. Monthly. Mash-up session leattiring lost disco classics. soul. R&B and liouse all courtesy ol that kind Mr (iareth Sommeryille.

I Together at Bu (lormerly Bani Bou). 7pm- 3am. Free. 18 Dec. Monthly. Bass buggin'. dirty discoid lunk with your hosts (irant Macdonald and Alan Paul (Mti/iki/uml.


I Adulation at ('itrus ('lub.

1 1pm 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Time to worship as l)Js (no liye bands lor the next lew weeks I’m alraid) lay down the best in indie. rock. 80s and alternatiye tracks.

0 Audio Deluxe presents Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzales at Honeycomb. 1 1pm 5am. £15. New Year’s Day. Special New Year's Day session lrom Audio Deluxe as they welcome Kenny ‘1)ope’ (ion/ales (Master At Workl one ol' the true innoyators and shapers ol the scene that we like to call clubland.

I Bling at l’o .\'a .\'a. l0pm 3am. liree. Weekly. The brothers llarry LG and Rico lay down the linest R&B and hip hop. I Bootybliss at (‘abaret Voltaire.

l lplll-dilm. £4 (£1 donated to charity lor eyery student entry). 18 Dec. A three deck lreakshow ol R&B accapellas cut up and scratched oyer hip hop breaks lrom Richie Rulltone. and l.y'|ey. l.iye grall sessions in room 2.

I Club Refresh at Manslield 'l‘raquair (‘entre. ‘) 2pm. £15. New Year's Day. See it through to the end in this llogmanay 1"estiyal linale in the stunning space of Manslield ('hurch (home ol (‘ale (irallitil with Trendy Wendy. Rhumba ('aliente and the llogmanay Hairdressers.


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HOUSE OSUNLADE Audio Deluxe, the Honeycomb, Edinburgh, Sat 14 Dec


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Audio Deluxe promoter Fleur Woolford is rarely unenthusiastic about her guests. But she has particularly fond memories of one night in April when Puerto Rico-based DJ Osunlade played the club. ‘It was incredible,’ she says. ‘It was like having this beneficent witch doctor presiding over the night. A lot of industry people were there and usually you get them all standing at the back but that night everyone was in a mess on the dancefloor.’

That night Osunlade worked the decks dressed in a large cloak with a pin through his nose. But whatever you do, don’t accuse him of dressing up for the occasion. ‘lt’s not a costume, man, it’s my regular attire,’ he says. ‘lt’s just that, since 9/11 especially, you can’t travel on the plane dressed like that.’

Osunlade lived in New York for a number of years, working with Patti LaBelle and Lauryn Hill as well as producing music for Sesame Street. His debut album, Paradigm, released earlier this year on Soul Jazz records, fused deep house with an assortment of world sounds. As an ordained priest in the African religion of lfa, he also leads a busier spiritual life than many DJs - he named his Yoruba Records label after the Yoruba culture of Nigeria and Benin.

His choice of tunes shouldn’t be too obvious either. ‘1 just play really good music,’ he says. ‘Obviously house, but there’s a real Afro- Brazilain feel too. I might play some jazz, electro, even some folk. It depends on what I’m feeling and what the crowd are feeling.’

Osunlade (yes, it is on his passport) hasn’t played the UK often; partly, he suggests because he doesn’t like to ‘wear places out’. But he does seem happy to have moved away from the US. ‘The scene is very small. It’s not widespread and it’s not conducive to other things. There’s not a big demographic for it. You need people who really feel the emotion and feel the music and don’t like getting everything spoonfed to them. But it’s changing, it will change in time.’

(James Smart) I Check listings for details of Audio Deluxe '3 New Year's Eve party Wit/i Eman and New's Day Party With Kenny ‘Dope' Gen/ales.

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