I Fiesta Latina at Tev'iot Row L'nion. 9.30pm—2am. £4.50 (£3.50). 23 Jun. Monthly. Salsa. mambo. rumba. merengue. vallenato. cumbia and son all under one sweaty roof at this fiesty fiesta of a Latin dance party.

I Freefall Edinburgh at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 7 Jul with special guest ()liver Leib.

I Headspin at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 13 Jul.

I Hell On Earth at Studio 24. Next date tbc.

I Honeycomb Presents: Mixmag Scottish Tour at The Honeycomb. 10pm—3am. £10. 23 Jun only. Alison Marks the girl DJ who's ludicrously been referred to as ‘the female Danny Tenaglia‘ fronts an all- lady line-up that also features (iail Sellars (Shebang). Simmone Black (Ruby Fruit) and Queen B (Behave?) I It at The Honeycomb. 10pm—3am. £10. 30 Jun. Fortnightly. MYNC Project aka Mark Younghead and Nick (,‘orelli showcase their inimitable blend of funky. US house one that's been tipped for the top by the likes of Erick Morillo and Danny Rampling. Pro support comes courtesy of Craig Smith. Yogi Haughton and Jon Mancini.

I Joy at Ego. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£8). 23 Jun. Fortnightly. Maggie and Alan serve tip some good solid. meaty house in the main room while Trendy Wendy and Sally Finlay stir up a saucy mix of chart. pop and garage in the downstairs suite. Gay. friendly and fun. Please note that this fortnight‘s date forms part of the Pride Scotland 2001 Festival.

I Keb Darge’s Legendary Deep Funk at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 7 Jul.

I Last Night A DJ Stole My Wife at Po Na Na. 1 lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint. keeping it real with the old skool to nu skool beats thing.

I Latin Explosion at The Matnbo Club. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Your weekly dose of high octane Latin rhythms (run exclusively by women). with dance classes starting at 9pm for beginners and for tnore experienced salsa aficionados at l()pm (priced £4 which includes entry to the club).

I Latino Loco at El Barrio. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. The original Latino chart party continues with the freshest beats from the barrio from DJ Hector and his Latin posse.

I Luscious at Club Java. Monthly. Next date 21 Jul.

I Luvely at the Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 14 Jul.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. The highly respected mix of reggae. ragga. R&B. rap and hip hop continues to be one of the strongest nights for music of black origin in town.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. I 1pm—3am. £7. 23 Jun. Fortnightly. Kick yer feet up for some dancing pleasure at the capital‘s leading roots and dub reggae showcase. packing one of the most ferocious sound-systems known to man and one of the tnost dedicated crowds known to clubbing.

I Mingin’ at Studio 24 (upstairs). 10.30pm—3am. £5. 30 Jun. Fortnightly. No-nonsense. gay-friendly clubbing where it‘s the hard house and sexy trance from the residents Brian Dempster and Alan Joy that matters and not the decor. dress code or attitude. Altogether a good place to let your hair down then.

I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 23 Jun. Fortnightly. Astoundingly popular haunt for the altemateens of the capital featuring three rooms of up-to-date darkness.

I Mondo at The Liquid Room has now finished. Mondo will return soon to another venue (tbc).

BIRTHDAY BASH TASTE The Honeycomb, Edinburgh. Sun 1 Jul.

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Taste residents Mark Price and Brian Fisher

As sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, a capacity crowd will be getting minced of a Sunday at Clubland institution Taste. For seven years now, the club’s residents Fisher & Price have been playing their incomparable blend of garage and house to a very friendly mixed crowd, some of whom surprisingly still have jobs

to go to on a Monday.

‘Most of the people must be unemployed,’ jokes Brian Fisher, one half of the dynamic duo. ‘A lot of them make sure they take the Monday off and I know a few people who have started their own businesses up and they’re obviously shut for trade on that day. Most people seem to cope though, although there have been quite a few over the years come up and say they’ve lost their job. I don’t know if that’s a good thing. It’s not something we

encourage anyway.’

Unemployed or otherwise, the members list at Taste now runs to nearly 4000 devotees. Despite the fact that some of these members have long since knocked it on the head to either settle down, have children or re- condition their short-term memory skills, the club still finds itself unable to accommodate huge numbers every


Those lucky enough to get past the doors for the massive birthday celebrations this fortnight certainly won’t be disappointed. Featuring guest spots from new quarterly resident Jon Pleased, dirty house vixen Jo Mills and Miss Moneypenny’s honcho Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan, it’s destined to be a full house; the doors will be opening at the earlier time of 10pm to accommodate the impressive line-up.

As with all the Taste birthday parties, it’s fancy dress once again for the resident DJs and the punters. Previous years have seen Fisher & Price don comedy guises such as Tweedledum and Tweedledee and for the more than game regulars, it’s the perfect excuse to really let themselves go. (Catherine Bromfey)

I Noa’s Birthday at Noa. 10.30pm—3am. Free. 23 Jun. The west end club venue celebrates its third or fourth birthday (they're not sure which) with a selection of DJs from their impressive roster of nights. This selection includes Adrian Milarski (District). Martin Valentine (Frisco Disco) and Neil Ferris (Deep Sensation) and judging by this range. the music policy will be house. Free booze awaits the early birds.

I Oxygen at Studio 24 (downstairs). 10pm—3am. Members £8 before midnight. £10 after: non-members £10 before midnight. £13 after. 30 Jun. Fortnightly. No strict dress code this month. but you‘ll no doubt be wanting to look your best for this fortnight‘s special guest. the lovely Lisa Loud. She. along with resident Johann. will be playing some quality hard house tunes for the hedonistic. glammed-up crowd to go wild to. See Fri listing under ‘Crash‘ for details on the all-new sister-night to Oxygen.

I Phosphoresence at The Venue (lower two floors). Monthly. Next date 7 Jul.

I Posh at Club Java. Monthly. Next date 7 Jul.

I Progression at The Liquid Room. Next date still to be confirmed.

I The Project at The Bongo ('lub. 11pm 3am. £7. 30 Jun. Monthly. Rammed every month since its inception. this highly entertaining evening of diverse breaks and beats vvclconies the launch of the Live Sciences record label. featuring MC crevv Scotland Yard and Vigilante. Collectively they '11 be serving tip a righteous mix of hip hop. Rth and ragga and support comes from the residents >- Adam Bray. .-\1 Bee and Favv-az. Arrive early or miss out.

I Rampage at The Venue (l(mct' lvvo floors). 10.30pm 3am. £8 (£5). 23 Jtiii. Monthly. Hard. fast and uplifting techno action from the residents Pcarsall and Skelp and very special guest K90 ((‘hocis (‘hevvns. React 1 on the main floor. l)ovv n in the Cooler. it's slightly dovv n-tempo. funky sttiff from llvvatsong. .-\1 Space and Paul C. Please note that this month's date forms part of the Pride Scotland 2001 Festival.

I Raw at La Belle :‘vngele. Monthly. Next date 7 Jul.

I Rotation at The Venue (lovvcr lvvo floors). Monthly. Next date 14 Jul.

I Scratch at The Venue (lovv er tvvo floors). Monthly. Next date 7 Jul.

I Tease Age at The (‘itrtis (‘ltib llpni 3am. £4. \Veekly. Novy going into its ninth year. this indie stalvvart flavoured vv itli hints of soul and ftiiik continues to dravv a packed and svv caty crovvtl vvcek in. vveek otit.

I Trafik at Noa. Monthly. Next date 21 Jul.

I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm 3am. £10. 30.1un. fortnightly. Rob Wood (llappy l‘ainilies. l.ontloni leaves the big snioke behind him to take a big ’olc dravv front the quality house pipe that (iarcth Soinerv ille and (‘olin (’ook have got sniokin’ avvay on a fortnightly lttfsis.

I Vegas at ligo. Monthly. Next (late 28 Jul. Please note. novv 's the time to buy your tickets for the massive first birthday L‘L‘lcltl‘tflltitls ()1 vv L‘\l c‘tigtsl \t‘g'lfs til lllc‘ Barrovv lands (Sat 14 Jill) featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy playing live.

Chart & Party

I Desire at Izros/lilite. 9.30pm 5am. £5 (£4) before 1 1pm; £0 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£(i) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party grooves for over-21s at this heaving club. 'l‘o organise a bus. call the venue.

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