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The Vinyl Word

By Steve Price  /  STAFF REPORTER

DJ Hooker lets rip at Eden last week.

PHOTO COURTESY OF TINA GIONIS

Free from the constraints of Yuletide traditions, Taiwan clubbers, revellers and vinyl junkies are free to rip it up this weekend.

Christmas is gonna rock across the island with a smorgasbord of quality vinyl nights.

The biggest international turntablist to touch down this weekend is Adam Freeland, who will play at MoS tomorrow night.

Rumors are swirling as to the future of the club after a report in the Apple Daily claimed the venue was facing a financial crisis that could precipitate it's closure. The article, which links local gangsters to the club, claimed MoS has failed to pay rent on the land upon which it's built.

Charles Liu, marketing and promotions manager for MoS told the Vinyl Word that, "business isn't as good as last year. The daytime rental business is good, but the nighttime business is bad. The venue hasn't made money this year."

The owners are currently considering revamping the club. Liu refuted the Apple Daily report and said the dispute with Miramar, the owner of the land, had been misrepresented.

Tonight at the megaclub, Snowball, a night sponsored by the popular LGBT Web site www.fridae.com will host Kimberly S. from the US.

Tiger, Stone and Eric Huang will titillate partygoers at the Follow Me party tomorrow at AXD.

Advance tickets for the Follow Me gig are sold out, but organizers said there will be some available on the door at NT$800 for guys and NT$1,200 for gals.

Finishing up the Christmas gaiety will be Victor Cheng, Vertigo, Eric Chang and David S. at Luxy on Sunday. The G5 Xmas Sunrise party begins at 6am. Tickets are NT$500 for guys and NT$1,000 for ladies.

It's back to the old skool with Swank productions, which is throwing a warehouse party in Hualien tomorrow. Visit www.swank-dj.com for directions and information on tickets.

Dancehall Under, formerly known as Purple, has a Christmas Eve do that costs NT$700, with vinyl entertainment to be provided by Tiger, Stone, Joe and Teddy.

At Partyroom tomorrow, Noodle, dINO and Spykee will be laying down vinyl from the popular genre of hip-pop.

The ESP outfit is throwing a Pumpitup bash at Eden tomorrow with Code, Saucey and P!tt. Tickets will set you back NT$800 with two drinks.

At Tokyo City in Kaohsiung midnight Mass has a Techno flavor, with Kagami from Japan and local Freakuency DJs Jonb and Elvis. T.

Claiming to be the biggest Christmas Eve party in southern Taiwan, The Real One at the Roof Lounge in Kaohsiung is sponsored by EMI, Heineken and Pioneer. Fourteen DJs will rip it up in three areas.

Fusion in Tainan tomorrow has a contem-porary take on a white Christmas with a foam party.

The Taipei Times Top DJ poll is up and running.

The Vinyl Word: Vote on www.taipeitimes.com/poll/dj. Voting ends Tuesday, Dec. 27.

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