Clubs listings

Edinburgh Saturdays continued

I Ascension Goth Club at Marco's Leisure (‘entre. 10.30pm 3am. £5 (£3 lil)(i&R members). 27 Dec. Monthly. in association vvith lidinburgh lfniversity 's (ioth and Rock Society comes this cheery mix of tip-to-date darkness featuring all the latest goth. rock and industrial greats. I Asylum at Sttidio 2-1. I lpm 3am. £5. l3 l)ec. l~‘ortnightly. The Mission's dovvn and dirty brother specialising in rock. nti metal and other hardcore sounds.

I Audio Deluxe at the Honeycomb. llpiit 3am. £8. l3 l)ec. Smooth. sotilftil house at this sliitidig hosted by resident ('raig Smith (Hush Hush). vvho even has the like of Kenny ‘l)ope' (ion/ales singing his praises: ‘('raig has done a real good

job educating your crovvd.‘ Kenny's partner

iii crime' Louie Vega vv as also suitably impressed last month. and this month vve have 1)] Afro on guest duties (also check their Nevv Year's Day special i.

I Audio Tourism at l’ivo Bar (‘tuh 9pm 3am. Free. Weekly. A serious alternative to conventional night clubbing. I Berlin Free Party at Berlin Bierhatis. l lpm 3am. Free. 37 Dec only. l‘estive special as all the clubs that play Berlin donate a fevv [Us for this huge residents' party at the bargain price of being totally free. .Mixing tip soul. disco. house. R&B and more from the mixed [)1 team. l.o-Re/ stands in for lloflbeat vv ith their ‘extra sprout session'.

I Berlin at Berlin Bierhaus. 9pm 3am. £3. Weekly. Berlin provide resident l)Js playing everything from sotil and Rth to house arid garage.

I Boompty at Berlin Bierhatis.

llpm 3am. l‘ree. 3 Jan. Quality house iiitisic from Steven “unless and Martin Valentine.

I Club Soma v Underground at ligo. It).3()pm 3am. £5. 13 Dec. l)eep house and techno licks from the Soma tnot the record labell crevv teaming tip vv ith members cltib l'nderground. live set froiii Kenny l’fantasia vvhile Rob Dylan. Maxx. Yutaro and (iary lluman step tip to the box.

I Colours Live! at the liquid Roottt. llpm 75am. {I5 37 Dec. Monthly. ('olours invite their pals for another session of the best in house. (‘hristmas special as l)titch master Armin van Buuren (no 3 in this years 1)] .llueuri'm' Top 100) drops by for a four hour set of trance.

I Defected in the House at Berlin Bierhaus. l lpm 4am. £5. 1.3 Dec. Monthly. This label that redefined the funky house compilation throughout the 90s are back vvith special guest Spencer Parker. As alvvays resident lltiggy vv ill also be on hand.

I DIPT at llunian Be-ln. 9pm lam. L'tbc. 20 Dec. (‘hile and Lime presents this ever popular hip hop night vvith resident (‘tinnie cooking tip a party mix of hip hop classics. funk and R&B.

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I The Egg at \Vee Red Bar. 1 lpm 3am. £4.50 (£4). Weekly. Still the best mix of indie. (ills garage. northern soul. ska. 70s punk and nevv vv ave you‘re likely to stagger across. A vv ell loved institution that refuses to change.

I El Barrio at lil Barrio. lllpm 3am. l'it'ee £5. Weekly. l‘iesta Latina vvith [)1 lil Patron atid his si//ling selection of the hottest Latin hits of past and present.

I Eye Candy at Massa. l lpm 3am. ill) till or U) if 'otllt‘ageottsly dressed. t. l3 & 27 Dec. liortttightly. Residents the liy e ('andy 'l'vvins and Neiat Barton host their infamous glam and mainstream house party. Remember to ‘dress glam or scram’. I Fat Mess at Baiiibti. ‘lpm laiii. l’rce. \Veekly. littt Mess provide a chilled yet funky vibe vv ith a touch of house and a little bit extra from Salubrious. Klee. Abraham and ’l'ransgenic.

I Fiesta Latina at 'l‘eviot Rim t‘nion. Nest date l7 Jan.

I Flaunt at Massa. llpm 3am. it» Hit. 20 Dec «k 5 Jan. litlv‘lx to littsies present this night of timeless club classics that made hotise music vv hat it is today. With .\'eil .\'avarra and ()liv er fang.

I Funkysensual at l’o .\‘a .\‘;i.

9pm 3am. l-‘ree before I lpm; £4 £5 alter. \Veekly. llot mix of sexy. funky house music from 1)] Benchy and Roddy Mac.

I Ginuwine at ligo. ltlpm 3am. £5 before midnight; [7 after. 2t) l)ec. Monthly. .\'evv Rth and hip hop night from mainlloor residents Ritchie Rulftone SI. and M(' l’i'olisee and (iino mans the basement.

I Give it Some! at the Bongo (‘ltib llpm 3am. 9.3 before midnight; [5 after. 30 Dec. l‘eattiring the best iii ftiiik. soul. tall and all that inspired hip hop.

I Greazed Up at Spider's \Veb (‘ellar Bar. 8pm 3am. Ur. 27 l)ec. Monthly. Rockabilly night going all Xmas Party on its vvith iii-Voltage. 'loio aitd Rockin‘ Rick. I Headspin at the Bongo (‘ltib

10.30pm 3am. £3. 3 .laii. Monthly. llie best in hip hop. ftiiik. sotil. house and breakbeat as vv e say vvelcome back to the resident DJ display teaiti featuring Allan. the Resonance tl)ava and (’olin Millari and Steve Spin. 'l'eaniing tip vv ith l’tmkeymagic for a house v ftiiik shovv dova to ease you into lilo-l ialso check their llogmanay special l.

I Joy at the Venue. llpm 4am. L'lt) th membersi. 30 Dec. Monthly. l‘p-front. dirty house grooves on the main floor from Alan & Maggie .loy and Brett King to vvork you tip into a lather oil the main floor. l’ltis 'l‘rendy Wendy and Sally li's cheeky mix of soul. ftiiik and chart in the dovvnstairs suite. Note that Joy is a club for gay people aitd their friends.

I Live at the Witch Trials at (‘aharet Voltaire. (v30 lllpm. 9.5. St) l)ec. l-"ortnightly. l‘nder lSs rock club vvith Matt and Dr (ion/o taking it to the next level of deranged dark music in association vvitli (iothattt and .\'ightnevv s.

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HOUSE? FUNK k MOTHERGROOVE Berlin, Edinburgh, Christmas Day

It’s late afternoon, the turkey’s eaten and the wrapping paper’s strewn over the floor. Even if you like the pageantry, Christmas can be a horrible time of year, full of dark evenings and shut pubs. Of course, the best thing to do with long nights is dance through them, something the boys from Ultragroove and Motherfunk know only too well.

The first Mothergroove, featuring Ultragroove’s classic house beats and Motherfunk’s mix of soul, funk and hip hop, took place three years ago. ‘We’ve known each other for ages - Fraser [from Ultragroove] and Gino were friendsfrom school,’ explains Ultragroove DJ Gareth Somerville. ‘Loads of our mates come down, DJs and promoters. It's a hardcore crowd, a proper club. The Christmas nights have been some of

the best parties we’ve put on.’

There will be no Christmas decorations. ‘Fuck that,’ says an aghast Somerville. ‘We just play the music.’ (James Smart)

I Lone Pigeon and Salako at (’aledonian Backpackers. 8.30pm 5am. Lb. 20 Dec. A rare live shovx froin Lone l’igeon taka (iot'dott Anderson. prolific llllllll-llt\ll'lllllelll;tllsl songvvriter. artist and ex-Beta Band member) vv ith back tip from Beta Band‘s .lolm Maclcan on DJ duties alongside Astroboy aiid Mr Zimbabvve. l’hoto ll) required for entry.

I Luvely at the liquid Rooiti.

ltlpm 5am. L'll) L'IZ tL’S’ L'ltl members). l3 l)ec. Monthly. A saucy soiree. geared tovvards a gay/mixed crovvd and featuring a music policy of full-on. driving house from residents 'l'ominy K. (il’. .\'evvton ix Stone and .lared. Another era/y night from the l.uve|y folk as they introduce their 'lce ()tieen' theme for the vv inter months. I Majestica ttl tlte Venue.

ltl.3t)pm 3am. 90p. 3 Jan. Bonn and dirty house night featuring residents l)av id Amos. lid l). lt'eyot' (i. Bruno l-’-K and Ryan lillis joined by special guests ’l‘risco and Dav e Begg vv ith a Jan sale bargain entry price.

I Manga at Honeycomb. l lpm 5am. {S tL'fi meinbei'si. 37 Dec. Monthly. Maiiga don‘t follovv the ci'ovvd they lead ‘em

vv ith their irresistible drum ix bass sounds. Xmas bash so they turn it tip a notch vv ith Danny (‘ tl)read Recordsi on guest duties alongside tlte ltlll residents l‘oslet‘. Maiiga’s preclub session the Bass'lrap is at Bamth every Hi from 9pm vvith D] (i- Mac and guests. for more itifo check 0738' 767 (MM or vv \v vy.basslt'ap.coiti.

I Messenger Sound System at the Bongo (‘lulx llpm 3am. [7. l.3 K 27 Dec. l‘ortnightly. Bass of bovvel-shifting proportions as the mighty Messenger Sound System blasts out the best in i‘igliteous roots and dub reggae vv ith nevv regular M(‘ lshti.

I Mingin’ at Studio 2-1. llpm 5am. l’ree before midnight; to after. 27 l)ec. Monthly. Residents Brian l)empster and Alan .loy host the tistial Mingin' madness.

filthy house and tvv isted trance for a frisky and predominantly gay crovv d. As a (‘hristmas treat if you arrive early it's free. I Mission Jnr at Studio 24. 7 Input. £5. Weekly. (ioth. rock. punk and of course all that till metal sttiff that the kids crave so much. So if you ever vvondered

vv here all those black clad youths from the top of ('ockburn Street vvent after dark look no further. The best and original under 18s metal gathering in tovvn.

I Mission at Studio 2-1. I lptii 3am. £5 (£4 membersi. Weekly. .\'ight of metal mayhem. goth rock and more from the darkside a real lidinburgh iiistittitioii. I Moving Through at (‘abaret \‘oltaire. llpm 3am. L'S (rm. l3 l)ec. Monthly. A free flovvin' jam that pits the


l Nuklear Puppy New Year Warm Up Radio 1's king of hard dance and toveable Irish rogue it's Fergie. bringing it to the Nuklear Puppy massive to get you in the mood for Hogmanay proper. Ego, 851(27 Dec.