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TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE, November 2004.
 
 

LAST NIGHT A TAIPEI DJ SAVED MY LIFE



 

 

One of the reasons I like Taipei is the diversity of its nightlife. If you are an electronic music lover, then rest assured that some of the finest easy-listening music, hip hop and techno DJs in Asia will chase your sleeping desires away all night long.
If you like to start in a bar with some easy-listening music, then you cannot miss one of those two well-known establishments, Carnegies (100, AnHe Rd., sec. 2; 02-2325-4433) and Brass Monkey (166, FuXing N. Rd.; 02-2547-5050). Both places have DJs that frequently jump genres, playing mini-sets of everything from ?s R&B to hip hop, taking everybody onto the dance floor, especially on Ladies' Night--on Wednesday at Carnegies and Thursday at Brass Monkey.


After a few drinks, you may feel like going a bit crazier in the same musical genre. Then it is time to head into one of those clubs that stay open until morning, like Roxy Vibe (155, JinShan S. Rd., sec. 2, B1; 02-2358-2813) and TU (249, FuXing S. Rd., sec.1, B1; 02-2704-7290).


If you are a bit trendier and you wear your fancy hip hop clothing, then you should go into one of Taipei's mega-lounge bars: Plush (Core Pacific Mall 12F, 138, BaDe Rd., sec. 4; 02-3762-1600) which has a panoramic view of Taipei, and the ever-popular Patio (22, SongShou Rd., B1; 02-8780-8868). Both places feature pop and hip hop DJs and attract big crowds. But, if your musical preferences tend toward more non-commercial hip hop, then go to B1 (71, AiGuo E. Rd., B1; 02-2397-0506), where DJ Nicky will satisfy your demands.


If you like both hip hop and house music and are undecided, then Room 18's (18, SungShou Rd., B1; 02-2345-2778) Wednesday-night DJs play hip hop, and spin funky and disco house for beautiful people on other days.


Those who want to listen to both music genres in the same place can try one of Taipei's mega-clubs, Luxy (201, ZhongXiao E. Rd., sec. 4, 5F; 02-2772-1000) and Ministry of Sound (310, LeQun 3rd Rd. in Dachih; 02-8502-1111), which have both hip hop and house rooms and a heady party atmosphere all night long. As a bonus, both Luxy and MoS frequently bring in top international DJs to entertain you.


If you are a pure tech-house lover and want to listen to the best of it, be sure to drop at one of the two places where local DJs spin until mid-morning, AXD (8, JiLong Rd., sec. 2, B1; 02-2762-9646) and Purple (182, NanJing E. Rd., sec. 4; 02-2577-7959).
It's one more night that Taipei won't be sleeping. What about YOU?....By Romain Croizier Translated by Batty Liu

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