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CLUBS: EDINBURGH SATURDAYS continued
I Sakradé at The Honeycomb. l0pm—3am. £8 before midnight; £10 after. Info line: 0378 ()SI 264. Now fortnightly. Funky house and techno in Ross Keddie's maitt room. fresh garage in the back with Yogi Haughton. Andy Ford uests on 19 Jul.
I 53 sa Viva at Gran Via. Next date 26 Jul. Every two to three weeks.
I Snog at Cltib Mercado.
7.30— l().30pni. £4 members; £5 non- members. Busy under-lBs night playing the best in chart and dance.
I Tease at The Vaults. l().3()pm--3am. £8 before 1 1.15pm; £10 after. Big name [)Js and dressy people. Arrive early. Info: ()973 248 165. Resident I)J Keith Baxter with party house all the way. Tasty Tim guests on l9 Jul. followed by Marshall Jefferson on 26 Jul.
I Teaseage at The Citrus. l lpm~3am. £2. Indie. with a touch of dance and funk. played to a packed and sweaty crowd at the recently refurbished Citrus.
I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £5 members; £7 non- members. l9 Jul. Fortnightly. Three floors of specialist sounds. Drum 'n’ bass downstairs with resident Ritchie Ruftone; jacking US house in the middle with Simone. George T and H: and hip hop upstairs with Frosty. Jonny Uncut and Dr Jon and H. If it's a friendly crowd. a good. healthy atmosphere and quality underground music you‘re after. this is the one for you. Canada's Nick Holder (DNH Records) guests. bringing with him his unique sound which takes in disco loops and hard but funky Chicago minimalism.
I Underground Demand at La Belle Angele. llpm—Bam. £6 (£5). if) Jul. Monthly. Real garage and house froin Solefusion resident Craig Smith and Adrian Milarski. A Man Called Adam play live in August.
I Vena at Wilkie House. l()pm—3am. £8 members; £9 non-members. Membership
CLUB REVIEW Taste
Edinburgh: Sundays at Honeycomb. llpm—3am.
£5 members; £7 non—members.
Door Policy Strict members and guests pOIiCy. Gay-friendly. The right attitude is the key.
Clientele Everyone from transvestites and screaming queers to students, squares and straights.
Music From soulful vocal garage right through to heartst0pping, hands-in- the-air anthems.
Bar promos 'Fraid not.
Taste’s third birthday party was conducted in the usual Taste style, which means packed dancefloors,
sweaty people and lots of anything- goes fun and games. Guests on the night were (in the main room) Jim ’Shaft’ Ryan (Miss Moneypennies, Birmingham) and Graham Gold (Peach, London), plus (in the back room) Yogi Haughton (Groove TheOry, Edinburgh) and Billy Davidson (Joy, Aberdeen).
Residents Fisher & Price warmed up the crowd before giving way to Ryan, who constructed a well-mixed, subtle build up. Graham Gold took over at midnight and proceeded to lift the night into another dimension.
But with all due respect to both main room guests, the real enthusiasm was reserved for the residents. They stole the glory with a storming shared last hour - and rightfully so. Taste remains perhaps the capital's most complete club experience. (Jim Byers)
Rory Steel. PR consultant. 24:
available on the night. l9 Jul. Monthly. Resident Jay Kay is joined by hotly- tipped Steve Lee from The Gallery at Turnmills in London. Full-on progressive house and a proper party atmsophere. See Hit List.
I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £7. 12 Jul. Fortnightly. Resident Gareth Sommerville at this long-running and well-respected night of high quality garage and house. Listen out for Yip Yap on T in the Park Radio (105.4FM). Sat l9 Jul. B—IOpm.
I C. C. Blooms I lpm—3am. Free. See Fridays.
I East Coast Project Sunday Service at Indigo Yard. 9pm—lam. Free. Joseph Malik and Unkle Fawaz playing anything they want.
I Karma at I’o Na Na. Iflpm-Ram. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Murray Richardson (Zodiac. Sutra) starting with early and late 80s tunes. building into current house and garage trax. before finishing with dance classics Busy and fun.
I Fun Times at The Venue. l lpni—3am. £4. 13 Jul. Fortnightly.
Top floor. Flamboyant mixed/gay night with a fun. mixed playlist.
I The Grind at The Lane. l().3()pm—3am. £2 before midnight: £3 after. Swing and hip hop with regular freestyle sessions. Good drinks promos. Busy and vibing. Recently celebrated its first birthday.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l()pm—late. £2 before midnight: £4 after. ()ssie and assorted specialist I)Js present ()(ls. 70s and 80s soul. Drinks promos.
I Spice at The Tap ()‘I.auriston. 8pm~lani Free. Chilled tunes. chilled beer and chilled people.
I Sunday Chill Jams at Negoeiaiits. f)pm~3am. Free. Hip hop. soul and swing with DJ Lylev and friends.
I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000. llpni~3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p, appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s and 90s.
I Sunsplash at The Citrus Club. l().3()pni--3aiti. Free before midnight: £3 after. New weekly reggae night at the recently refurbished Citrus.
I Tackno at Club Mercado. 27 Jul. Monthly.
I Taste at The Honeycomb. l lpm «3am. £5 members; £7 non-members. Membership is available on the night. By far the most essential clubbing experience in the capital. Musically. residents Fisher & Price will take you on a journey from vocal garage and anthemic house to harder. faster hands- in-the-air happy stompers. Words can't do this three-year-old mixed/gay night justice. Just go. It doesn't matter what kind of tnusic you're into or what sort of person you are. it's just a great. positive clubbing experience.
I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3ani. £2; free before l2.3()am. Classic tunes from the last four decades
I Black Bo's ‘)piii-~lam. Free. New weekly night with I).Is Cheeky Beats and Sleazy G (Rebel Base).
I Buddha at Negociants. ‘)pin~3am. Free. 2] Jul. Fortnightly. Jan. in the Negociants basement.
I C. C. Blooms llpm 3am. Free. See Fridays.
I Ceroc at Moray House. 7.15~l().3()pm. £4 (£3.50). linergetic. stylish. modern jive from France with music ranging from chart to reggae. to Latin. soul attd blues. Forty-five minute beginner class at 7.30pm. Plus a licensed bar.
I Digital Biscuit at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. l4 Jul. Fortnightly. Funky. flipped. tripped-out tunes with
and Believe (Space Shanty). Inner Space
H it List The best Edinburgh clubs this fortnight
Pure Detroit's legendary spinner Jeff Mills guests at one of the country’s best and most respected house and techno nights. The Venue, Fri 77 Jul.
Vena Full-on progressive house with resident Jay Kay and guest Steve Lee from the highly-rated Gallery club at Turnmills in London. Plus a proper party atmosphere. Wi'lkie House, Sat 79 Jul. Zoology Epic house at this lovable midweek night. Gordon Whittaker and Phil Alcock reside as usual but the Rhumba Club Tour hits town with Zammo at the helm. With the insanely cheap drinks, it could get messy. Wilkie House, Thu 77 Jul,
Burger Queen Stretch & Vern (currently charting with the House Of Pain sampling ’Get Up, Go Insane') guest at this Hawaiian beach party-themed Burger Queen night of glam house. Club Mercado, Sat 79 Jul.
l().3()pm--3am. £3. l-prerimental vibes. live bands. musicians. poets and visual art tneet iii this chilled back room jam. Jazz. funk combo Jabba Collective reside with 1)] Billy Slack atid guests.
I Trainspotter at The Subway.
I()pm aiam. £I (free for students with matriculation card). .-\ mix of indie and dance.
I Vegas Angel at The Lane. 9pm— i all). £4 (£3). New weekly Monday nighter with Scott Hunter and John McDonald mixing up [K and IFS garage for those
3 whocan't stop iartying. V, I The West5i e at Wilkie House.
l()pni--3am. £2. Soul. hip hop. ragga. old
skool and funk with DJ Bazil Blade.
3 EDINBURGH TUESDAYS
I Calabash at Negociants. upmaian). Free. Weekly chilled vibes from (iavin the Jazz King and Fawaz.
I C. C. Blooms I lpin-aiam. Free. Same as Fridays bill with (i()s. 7(ls and 80s tunes.
I John Coltrane Tribute Band at The Honeycomb. 9.30pm 3am. Band on stage at llpiii. £4 (£3). Local musicians interpret (‘oltranc's soul and spirit rather than his tunes and style. I)! l-Ih'.’ Wunl assists on the decks.
I Motherfunk at The Venue.
llpiii Jain. Free. l-Zxccptionally popular rare groove and funk night.
'Taste's just unbelievable really - the atmosphere never ceases to amaze me. I've been clubbing for years and I've never seen a club like it. It's totally amazing.’
82 THE LIST 11—24 Jul 1997
Live play once a month. I T.I.A at The Honeycomb.
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