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Taste's Fifth Birthday

'Every ingredient is essential' says Gordon Band, one of the promoters of legendary Taste. 'You need the people, the venue, the fact that it‘s on a Sunday and the music to make it what it is. Take any one of those away and you lose it all.’ With its super-friendly, motley faithful and eclectic music policy, Taste has quite simply burlt itself a reputation as being one of the best clubbing experiences to be had in Edinburgh. While many clubs start out With an open musrc policy, they . inevitably end up focusmg on jUSl one or two genres. Taste has always been above that. 'The journey's always been the base of what we play,’ says Mark Price, half of the crazy main room DJ duo Fisher & Price. That ’journey' will encompass a mix of garage, vocal house, hard house and occasional anthems aimed solely at giving the dancefloor yet another

night to remember.

'People seem to discover Taste,’ says Gordon of the punters, 'and come religiously for three months, then we don’t really see them again for awhile. Three months seems to be as much as they can take! But we have a wee core of regulars that have been wrth us right from the start.’ For the faithful and inexperienced alike, Taste’s fifth is sure to be one of the essential events of the year. Period. (Simone Baird)

I Tastc's fifth birthday at The Honeycomb, Sun 4 Jul.


I FBI at Holyrood Uiiioit. FBI has now finished for the summer.

I Fire Island at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date l7 Jtrl.

I Flares at Flares. ()pin—lam. Free. Weekly. l)Js playing a range of 70s tunes to a West End crowd.

I Hanky Panky at La Belle Angele.

l lpm-3am. £5. Weekly. Very popular. full-on mainstream and dance itight with music from the 70s to the ‘)()s.

I Headspin at The Bongo Cltib. II).3()pm—3am. £5 (£4). 3 .lul. Monthly. A brilliant four deck mix of hip hop. trip hop. funk. house and soul rinsed to perfection with by e musicians arid some very special visuals from Delta. Highly recommended. I Hibiki at Iguana. ‘me-—lain. Free. Weekly. Pie-club. Stuart Duncan hosts a night of groovy deep house. disco arid beyond.

I ID at The Vaults. Ill.3(lpm—3am. £5 before I lpm: £ Ill after. 26 Jun. lvlonthly. Willi a line-up of superior progressive house l)Js. this night should be spot on the mark. Jay Kay (Northern Ireland). Martin Kay (see preview) and .lay Storic (Voodoo) hand together for a night of all things progressive if you're :1 Sasha and Diggers fan. you'll love this.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. lllpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Sister Soul. a trio of local soul divas. start off their residency at this great joint. DJ Ktilii and guests provide the support.

I Joy at Wilkie House. II).3()pm—3am. £7 (£6 before I lpm; £9 (£3) alter. 26 .ltiii. Monthly. Maggie & Alan prove that you only get better with age (ouch) as they rock Wilkie with their infamous blend of techno and hard house with tops off. Sally Findlay and Trendy Wendy are through the back with all things retro. 24 Jill marks their sixth birthday sure to be a sweaty 'un.

I Jungle Magic at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). 26 .lun. Monthly. Drum & bass heaven with the Ladies In Action Lady Miss Kier. Wildehild. .IoJo Rock arid Tania Swift will rip the sound system apart and no doubt scare a few students as well. Essential night. See Phactlile and Hit list.

I Le Freak at The Attic. lem—3am. £5. Weekly. Seventies and chart music.

I Liquid at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Soulful house and garage at this busy night with DJ Andy Ford.

I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Grat‘i‘irr. l()pm-2am. £6. Weekly. Absolutely essential club supporting local and national talent. the word being quality. The Lizzard Lounge All Stars make a return with support from l)Js .Ioseph and Dolphin Boy; London drum & bass project Sassapras debut joined by DJs G- Mac (Manga) and Joseph.

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I Loveshack at The Jaffacake. l0.3()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream party night.

I Luver at Wilkie Home. Monthly. Next date It) Jul with a 'lleayy Mental' theme.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. lOpm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. World music with Sir ()ssie playing the lull spectrum ofAfrican. soca. l.atin. salsa. reggae and ragga sounds.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 9pm-3am. £6 (£5). 26 Jtiii. Fortnightly. Dub reggae sound sy stem with an ear for bass. Tonight the might of the north comes head to head with the force of the south Messenger meets Roots Garden for a itiglit of awesome dub reggae.

I Mingin' at Studio 24. upstairs only. l0.3()pm-3am. £5. 2 Jul. Monthly. The party goes on at this sweaty hard house and trance night with Alan Joy and Brian Dempster leading the way.

I Ministry Of Sound at The l’ottcrrow. Monthly. Next date In .ltil with Paul Rodgers.

I The Mission at Studio 24. llpm' 3am. £4 (£3). 26 Jun. Fortnightly. The capital's favourite alternative club with three rooms of metal and rock in the main. goth cyberpunk and industrial upstairs and ska. indie. dance and surf out the back. Information line ()7‘)()I 600242.

I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. lllpm—3am. Free before I Ipm: £2 after. Weekly. Well Stirred at the controls in this busy bar/club. dropping a mix of disco. funk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese.

I Naughty at The Ark. 9pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Half price with l‘lyer. .-\ night for the office workers w anting to drink and dance to party tunes.

I Noa at Noa. ll)pm~3am. £6. \\'e‘ekly. Head through to the back room for quality garage and house with Tasie's Martin Valentine and Stuart Barrie.

I Phat Pharm at City 2. ‘)piti~lam. Free. 3 Jul. Fortnightly. The unmissable Yogi Haughton serving up real deal garage. rare groove and funk.

I Raw at Negociants. lI)pm~-.‘~am. Free. Weekly. Check out the new intpi'oy ed Raw with their excellent Saturdays only soundsystem. lights and decor from .loliii Fiitillex. Neil McDonald and Ben McCabe are still providing cross-genie joy for the masses joined by occasional guests. - '

I Salsa Pa Ti at Cafe Habana. ltlpm—lam. Free. Weekly. D] James Combe and guest DJs play a mix of hot and spicy music at this Cuban bar.

I Scratch at The Venue. I lprn-—3ani. £6 (£5). 3 Jul. Fortnightly. The monster hip hop eventsjust keep rolling on at this essential Scottish hip hop club. Tonight the Swollen Members guest. Put together by DJ Vadim. expect also l).l Mr Thing.

arid the MCs liascience. ('apital l) aiid The Task Force. Faclt is an enormous guest in their own rigltt. together they will blow you away. See llit list.

I Sensation Ill The (um-natal.

lllpm ~3am. £6. Weekly. A mix of Ms to (His sniash hits for art oy er 25s crow d.

I Shebang at \\'ilkie llotise.

llpm -3ani. £lll(£.\’). 3 Jul. Monthly. The

gorgeous (II/(l talented (iail Sellers and Jacqui Morrison form the all woman line tip on the main floor playing happy to hard house. Watch otit for llilda Ill ltei‘ Hideaway (back room) anything from disco to ftiiik goes.

I Squeezed at l.oca 7pm 3am. free. Weekly. Whoop iI tip with Brian Mc(iarry aitd Keyin (‘hffe playing lunky house. soul and disco.

I Substance at The lloneycoitib.

llpiit 3am. £I() (£8). 26 .ltiii. l'iillIlI‘..'lllI_\. The great Yogi Haughton returns to The Honeycomb for a main room guest spot. joining Craig Smith arid Mikey Stilton iii spinning some of the best garage you're likely to hear. 'l‘hi'ough the back listen otil for Hootsy and Ross ls'edtlie and their disco and ftiitk sounds.

I The Subway West End -l]‘ll|— 3am {I \Vc'clsl}. SL‘L‘ “Hill.

I Teaseage at 'l he Citrus. llpiri 3am £4. Weekly. Indie. w IIll a touch of dance and funk. played to a packed and sweaty crowd.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue.

llpiii 3am. £7 (£5). 3 Jul. fortnightly. .\'o guests tonight so that must make it an

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All Star Residents l’arty - George T. Simone and H lay down the jackin' house. disco twists and funky techno law iii the fittest club in the land. The beautiful DJ Tinku guests in the Cooler. I Vegas at The Assembly Rooms. Monthly. Nest date It) Jul.

I Viva at Club Mercado. l0pin—4ain. Free before I().3()pin; £ IO (£8) after. 3 Jul. Fortnightly. Moving on from their first birthday celebrations. it's a Mad Hatters Hair Raising Party expect the best array ofoutrageous hairstyles. hats. wigs and tiaras to be found. Music-wise. expect a cabaret live show. disco anthems and pumping house for an open minded crowd.

I Walkers l().3()pm~3am. Price the. Weekly. Over 2ls. Smart dress. One for the local office workers and West Enders. I Yush! at City 2. Free. 26 Jun. Fortnightly. Underground sounds representing the label. AJ from Blacka'ni/ed provides the hip hop attd reggae flavour.


I CC. Blooms I lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. ()pin--Iam. Free. W'ekly.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Ali Campbell dropping jaI/ funk and big beat with a French flavour.

I Chocolate Sundays at Revolution. l()pm-—3am. £5. Weekly. Resident DJ Craig Forrest plays club classics and groovy tunes.

I Club Climax at The Vaults. lt).3()pm—3am. £5 before llpm'. £l() after. 4 Jul only. A big house night with Darren l)avies. Barry Nicholson and the like.

I Club Mojito at Cuba Noi'te.

l()pm-— lam. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro-Cuban and Latin cocktail. I Creamed at The Ark. I lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Half price with llyer. Quality party favourites and mainline spirits at 40p . . . lnebriation is surely only a few pounds away.

I Eden at Cafe (ir'affiti. ‘).3()prn-2am. £ Ill on the door. 27 Jtrit only. Probably Scotland's only club for Afro-Celtic global fusion music. Tonight catch the popular Suns of Arqa playing live. joining a host of l)Js.

I eh1 More at ehl. ‘)piii—|am. Free. Weekly. Tim King plays his favourite hip hop. acid ja/l. and ftiitk records in this pie-club bar.

I Flares at Flares. ‘)pm—-lam. Free. Weekly. l)Js playing a range of 70s tunes. I Galaxy at The Liquid Roont. lI).3()pm ~3ain. £3. Weekly. Funk. R&B. smooth soul and disco.

I Hot Lava at La Belle Angele. l().3()pin--3am. £l. Weekly. Bonal'ide l.o\e bring to La Belle this new weekly night of R&B. reggae and hip hop. With a shortage of quality clubs with this sort of play list. this should hit the spot.

I Icons at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 4 Jul. No other information available at time of going to press.

I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. Spin—3am. £3. Weekly. Jazz. pianist Brian Kellock and his trio perform contemporary ja/l. The very excellent Ktilti. Sly Si and L'nkle Fawal. provide the late-night sounds for the weekend i'ecoyei'y session.

I Lost at loca. Illam—3aiii. £3. Weekly. Some line drinks promos aitd house and garage sounds to wind your week down. Ul' is that start your week off‘.’

I Mad at The Attic. l()pm-3am. £3. Weekly. Chart aitd classic disco going happily hand-in-hand with very cheap drinks pi'oiitos.

I The Subway West End 4pin-3am. £ I. Weekly. See Thti.

'I Sundaze at Po Na Mr. I lpm-3am.

Free before I Ipm; £2 after. Weekly. Murray Richardson (Rebel Waltz.) with dance classics from days gone by.

I Sunday Sunday at The Citrus Club. lI)pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Funk. dance. indie. big beat. disco. rock. 80s and much. much more.