It’s that time of year; when every club and its uncle seems to be celebrating their birthday. However, in the case of Sunday night stalwarts Taste, who are six incidentally, you know it will be an event worth turning up for. The big day is Sun 2 Jul and Jim ’Shaft’ Ryan and Dave Piccioni will be joining the residents for the biggest party this side of Monday. Mark Price who, alongside partner in crime Brian Fisher; has been supplying the main room hard house which keeps the club packed to the rafters each and every week, talks us through his four current
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Savannah: 'Spirit' (Decipher) It’s bang on two o’clock — let's rock.
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EDINBURGH FRIDAYS CLUB continued
I Mondo at Wilkie House. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 23 Jun. Monthly. Pumping house and trance action from Aldovos, Sergio Amoni and Tencini.
I Nature at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Deep and funky tunes at this snug venue from a rotating pool of D15. 23 Jun sees Matt Gray and guests take to the decks, with Subculture’s Harri and Domenic doing their stuff on 30 Jun.
I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room with garage; Paul Dixon through the back with old skool, soul and funk.
I Nomad at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £6. 7 Jul. Monthly. Tonight’s visitor to Nomad is more of an unknown than their previous guests - given the general calibre though, that’s not an excuse for not checking him out. His name is Danny McMillan, and he records for TCR as well as having a residency at Friction (Fabric). He deals in breaksy, electro-inspired tunes and, if work with the likes of Adam Freeland and Rennie Pilgrem is any benchmark, he must be going places.
I Pillbox at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 14 Jul.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. From 1976-1989, head back to the era that taste forgot for a pop-punk-disco selection.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 23 Jun. Fortnightly. As the countdown to the last Pure ever continues, it becomes apparent that the posse are treating us to a who’s who of techno talent with an excellent guest every fortnight. 23 Jun sees DJ Rolando, of legendary Detroit crew Underground Resistance, taking his turn on decks, with Dave ‘Red 2’ Clarke on 7 Jul. That’s alongside residents Twitch, Brainstorm, The Bill and Sandy Paris of course, who have a cult status all of their own.
I Queer Friday at Ego. 11pm—3am. £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after; £5 with ﬂyer. 7 Jul. Monthly. Another instalment of the club also known as Glamdup, from the people who bring you Queer Sunday. Tonight’s event sees another heat of ‘Queer Stars In Your Eyes’, with faces from the Edinburgh scene strutting their stuff as their favourite po stars.
I Radio Ba ylon at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 30 Jun. Monthly. Filling the guest slot for tonight’s instalment of dance music excellence is one Paul Hartnoll, of techno innovators Orbital, who will be previewing tunes from their forthcoming album. Expect a mixed bag of beats from residents The Merry Pranksters and your hostess Penelope Pornstar.
I Redspin at The Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 23 Jun. Monthly. A breaks selection from residents Colin Millar, Dava and Steve Austin, who welcome one helluva guest this month in the form of DJ Aim, current star of Manchester’s much respected Grand Central label. And, as the guys themselves point out, the bev is damn cheap down at The Wee Red, so lack of cash is no excuse for missing this one.
I Roadblock at Po Na Na. llpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci F digs up the best in funk, disco, house, timeless gems and block rockin’ beats.
I Ruby Fruit at Ego. Monthly. Next date 14 Jul.
I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £5; £3 before 11pm. 23 Jun. Monthly. Salsa, cumbia, merengue and mucho mas with Latin expert DJ Coco Vega.
I Sublime at Potterrow Students’ Union. 10pm—3am. £8 (£6). 23 Jun. Monthly. The last Potterrow night for this academic year sees residents Kev and ldge get together for one final trance and techno blast, not forgettiz-g brcakbcat mayhem from Gary Mac attd Felix.
I Sublime at Wilkie HoUse. 10pm—3am. £8 (£6). 30 Jun. Fortnightly. Probably fully recovered front their fifth birthday antics (actually. a. seriously doubt it,
entire personalities are likely to have changed over that weekend), Sublime get back to doing what they do best - full on trance and techno tunes -— with a three- hour set from Idge, ably supported by' Kev and backroom boys Gary Mac and Felix.
I Subtle Logic at Studio 24. 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£4 for those dressed as the opposite sex). 7 Jul. Monthly. Ladyboys Rod and Ross are your hosts for a night of transsexual experimentation on a ‘Thai me up’ theme. They’ll be joined in their paid-for liaisons by special guest Filthy Rich the dirty bitch (Sanctuary, Aberdeen and Cream, apparently) who indulges in three-deck- type mixing.
I Texture at Ego. 10pm—3am. Price tbc. 30 Jun. Monthly. Upfront house from Judge Jules favourites Mitch and Man. I Trancelucent at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£4). 30 Jun. Fortnightly. Cutting edge house and trance with residents Pete Anderson and Dave S. I Up! at Studio 24 (up!stairs). 10.30pm-3am. £6. 23 Jun. Monthly. A cozy, gay-friendly affair upstairs at Studios with resident Nic Cavendish supplying quality trance and progressive house on decks. They’re expecting Mixmag down tonight, so they’ll have pulled out all the stops (and, if last month’s bouncy castle was anything to go by, it should be a sight worth seeing) for their ‘sports day’ theme. Expect egg and spoon races galore, and the promoters even promise that there’ll be free entry to anyone brave enough to bring their parents with them. Visit www.upclub.co.uk for more info.
Chart & party
I Lovebug at The Ark. lOpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Party tunes for party people at this part venue.
I Canne Heat at Gala. 10pm-3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. DJ Harry Let’s Go lays on the pop and partied-up funk, disco and house tunes, plus the latest beats from the barrio upstairs in Latino Loco with DJ Nano.
I Friday at Club Java. 4.30pm—2am. Free. Weekly. No need to travel uptown as Leith gets its own hang-out, featuring DJ, drinks promos and the chance to enjoy coffee and cake in the upstairs lounge.
I Fusion at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm-3am. £4 (£3) before 11pm; £5 (£4) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Moving in a more daneey direction, with house and garage hits and regular live PAs.
I Gorgeous at Loca. 10pm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2 with flyer) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party action.
I Night To Remember at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Or not, given the price they’re giving their drinks away at. 7 Jul features a PA from tributers to Freddy Mercury and co., Queen B. Over 255.
I The Subway at The Subway. 7pm-3am. £2 (£1). Weekl . See Thu.
I The Subway West En at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free before 9pm; £l—£3. Weekly. See Thu.
I The Time Tunnel at Club Mercado. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster take you on a musical journey through the 605, 705 and 805.
I Why Not? at Why Not? lOpm-3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream chart and disco at this popular city centre venue.
I Yum Yum at Revolution. 10pm-3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Chart and dance night at this very popular club.
I Atomic Baby at Bliss. 8-10pm. Free. 1 Jul. Fortnightly. A warm-up to the club featuring Atomic Baby regulars Scott Brown, Bruce Nicholson, Stevie Wilson and Scott MacKenzie.
I Barry Cabanas at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. 24 Jun only. Expect a trademark dose of tragic tunes and crazy cabaret from the Barry Cabanas crew,
probably the team best suited to taking on the PopRokit challenge of creating a mini-club in the basement.
I Big Soup at The Soupdragon. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. A laid-back Sat warm-up from Bill Spice and guests.
I Club Nego at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. Rob Dylan of Camel Beats with under round house and techno tunes.
I Cu a Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm-1am. Free. Weekly. It’s Sat so it must be salsa.
I Funk And Disorderly at The City Cafe. 9pm-1am. Free. 1 Jul. Fortnightly. Yogi Haughton looks after the downstairs goings-on with his fine selection of R&B, dancefloor 'azz and rare groove.
I The Gil ed Saloon at The Gilded Saloon. 6pm-1am. Free. Weekly. See Fri. I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Transformations’ Silver Storic gets the party going on 24 Jun, with more first birthday madness on 1 Jul as Glasgow’s Jengaheads bring their decks effects to the ca ital. See panel.
I Latino Loco at Baracoa. 9pm—1am. Free. Hot-to-trot Latin and salsa tunes.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-1am. Free. Deep house man Colin Cook (Ultragroove) mans the decks. Martyn Jengahead guests on 24 Jun - he’s fresh from the studio, so you might get to hear some of his new material, if you’re good. I NASA at The Black Bull. 8.30—11pm. Free. 24 Jun. Fortnightly. Indie tunes at this warm-up for the NASA event tonight.
I NYC at Bliss. 9pm—1am. Free. Fortnightly. 24 Jun. Stephen Allan is your resident, playing the sounds of the New York under round.
I PopRoktt at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. 1 Jul only. Details of the mini-club in the basement of this swanky new cafe- bar to be confirmed.
I Yush! at the City Cafe. 9pm—1am. Free. 24 Jun. Fortnightly. A.J., of Blaeka’nized, has the bases of ragga, hip hop and funk covered.
I Acetate at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£7). 24 Jun. Monthly. Phat Phil Cooper is the big name guest at tonight’s event which also features the resident talents of Murray Richardson (Rebel Waltz) and Gail Sellars (Shebang), ensuring things are deep ‘n’ hard in all the right places.
I Atomic Baby at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-3am. £10. 1 Jul. Fortnightly. Michael Kilkie, Zammo, Stuart Duncan and Scott Brown spin the sort of solid house grooves that have made them their reputation.
I Barry Cabanas at The Liquid Room. Monthly. Next date 8 Jul.
I Blast at Club Mercado. llpm-4am. £10 (£8). 1 Jul. Fortnightly. Huggy Burger Queen has ﬁnally found a permanent home for his house night, he’ll be joined by new face on the scene Markell for plenty of glam goings-on and funky, floor-ﬁlling tunes.
I Babara Presents at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 1 Jul only. So recently conﬁrmed that it’s not even got a name yet, The Bongo Club put on one of their genre-crossing, club-meets-gig type affairs. Tonight’s event features DJs Believe (Boogie Mo), Vinnie and Dolphin Boy with a funk-beats-fusion selection and live music from art-rockers The Magniﬁcents and drum & bass experimenters Green Juice.
I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The Bongo Club. llpm-3am. £7. 24 Jun. Monthly. Cooking up the funky grooves in the main room is Lee Coombs, the Finger Lickin’ recording star behind ‘Intensity’ and ‘Future Sound Of Retro’. The rumour is that he’s so disenchanted with the London club scene he refuses to play in the city, so if you spot more than the usual complement of ‘savern geezers’ tonight, you’ll know why. He joins residents Smack and Believe.
I C.C. Blooms at C.C. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. DJ Ally is back again with more of her trademark high-camp-to-house musical action.