Regular weekly clubs plus one-oft events are listed by city, titan by day, then alphabetically by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up-to-date details reach our offices at least seven days before publication. Club Listings compiled by Rory Weller and Bethan Cole.
I Active at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £6 (£3 before 10pm. £5 after 10pm with flyer). No curfew. Techno hardcore.
I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3). Pumping house and garage grooves. Michael Kilkie and Scott McKay in bar 1. Duncan Reid and Steven McCreery in bar 2. Good and loud house and garage. with plenty of designer togs on display.
I Axis at Club Inter. 10.30pm—3am. £6 non members (£4 members). 'Trancey. ambient. heavy. hardcore mix’ with DJ Lewis.
I Banus 10.30pm—3am. £6. DJ Paul Mulholland playing commercial dance.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. A laid back (but very loud) soul-based set from Stevie Donaldson with various guests dropping in from week to week.
I Bennet’s llpm—3am. £4. Busy gay night with DJ Sara.
I Big Deal at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. .
£3 (£2). House. trance. soul and disco from Divine of Art School Saturday fame. Skinny and spliffed out rather than fat and hairy.
I The Cathouse 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with ticket). Well respected rock- on'entated night reaching capacity at the weekends. Industrial/rock downstairs and studenty stn'pey tights upstairs. Now with mainstream chart sounds from DJ Craig (Garage) on yet another floor.
I Cleopatra's llpm—3am. £6.
I Club Xchange llpm—3ani. £4. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever with Ms Club X. Karn. Happy Hour llptn—12.30am, all drinks £1 and £1.25 Becks promotion all night.
I Crash at The Cotton Club. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3 with matric card). A lush mix of happy sounds packing the place week after week.
I Dolly Mixture at Reds. Strathclyde University Union. 9pm—2am (doors close lam). £1 (free before 10pm). Students and guests. Tam Coyle putting together a ‘credible‘ assortment of sweet student sounds.
I Flllld at R.G.‘s 8pm-midnight. Free. The best in garage and house with DJs ‘Mac 'n‘ Tosh’. Ho. ho.
Platinum discs belonging to The Beatles, Queen and Pink Floyd look down from EMl’s corporate walls onto lllck llelkes, co-dlrector of the company’s latest record breaking result, Positiva, and what they see is good. It’s only a year since llalkes took up the offer to move from his job as A & R chief of XL (the label responsible for delivering such enduring acts as liquid, SL2 and Prodigy), and in that time not only has Positiva succeeded in gratifying the pure-bred club heads with the progressive house ‘oe lliro’ from Disco Evangelists, but has managed to cross over into the lucrative world of the bedroom bopper through chart stormers Reel 2 Real and Hyper 60-60. The link with the giant EMI has allowed llelkes and Positiva partner Dave Lambert to achieve more, faster than they believe they could have done on their own. ‘It seemed like
there was a structure as well as a freedom here that was open to have somebody come in and do something exciting and creative,’ says Halkes. ‘The label is run on a fairly independent basis by ourselves, but EMI provides us a level of support structure which helps us break our records outside the purely specialist area, and hopefully lets them achieve nationally and internationally. The resources here let us sign the acts that we want to, and means that we can give our acts the necessary push as and where needed, a bit of major muscle.’
All releases to date have been squeezed onto a veritable smorgasbord of an album prophetically entitled Phase One, which llelkes claims is not an attempt to be the best trance label or the best garage. liis sights are set on bigger things. ‘We’re aiming to be the best label putting out what is broadly speaking dance-based music, with the over-riding philosophy being that whichever acts and whichever records we’re working on are the top quality available in those areas.’
Phase Two will try to establish artists in their own rights, using the label as a platform to build separate identities. ‘Once an artist is established and people like them and are confident with them, that’s when it can shift them into this album stage,’ he explains.
llelkes reckons Positiva is young enough, keen enough and hungry enough to keep on growing; this is not just a phase it’s going through. (Rory Weller)
Positiva finishes a seven date tour at The Tunnel on Sunday 24 April with Reel 2 Real, ilyper 60-60 and Barbara Tucker. To win a copy of the album see competitions page.
I Frantic at Floozy's. 10pm~3am. £5 (£3 before 11pm with a Floozy‘s discount card). DJ Dave Young and Mike Costa. I Helter Skelter at Eruption. 10.30pm-3am. £3. Long-serving rock/indie night.
I Katch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50/£l.50 with a ticket). The Katch boys pedalling their blend of indie/studenty/good time vibes. I Knucklehead in The Vic Bar at Glasgow School of Art. 9pm—1ate (doors close 1am). £2.50. A sweaty night from the dubfunking Blue Juice boys Johnny and Hamish.
I Luna at Caledonian University Union. 9.30pm—3am. £3. New regular dance club in this criminally underused’ venue.
I Positiva at The Tunnel. 9pm—3am. £8
(£6). The Positiva gang end their seven date tour with a grand ﬁnale featuring Reel 2 Real. Hyper Go—Go and Barbara Tucker performing live. while Judge Jules. Michael Kilkie and Dave Lambert man the decks. See Clubs preview.
I Reds 10.30pm~3am. £4 (£3 for students before 11.30pm). ‘Chunky funk. deeliteful disco and groovy garage!‘ With DJ Paul N‘Jie. Becks £1 all night or until they run out.
I Retro at The Hive. 10pm—2am. £2. Students and guests. 70s and 80s sounds with DJ Trax.
I Rhapsody llpm—3am. £5 (£2). All drinks £1.50. Stevie Sleepman and Graham Wilson with a fine mix of hip hop. garage. house and funk.
I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. 10.30pm—3am.
£4 (£2 before 11pm). The ultimate crap student night. the one which lowers the standards to which all others must stoop — and it’s still unfeasibly popular! Included in the price is one free tequila. Dutch beer or white wine.
I Slam at The Arches. 10.30pm-3am. £6. Underground. upfront. technologically minded dance music from Stuart and Ordc, the biggest names this side of Hadrian‘s wall. Richie Hawtin guesting on 29 April.
I Sonic The Indie Club at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50 before 11.45pm). Indie club (as you might imagine) with £1 pints of lager on tap.
I Soundclash Republic at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. Attracting a good crowd every week. DJs Andy. Joe and Iain take you on a ‘pre-club trans dub ambient journey to the ultraworld‘. Also check out the Soundclash gang at Glasgow School of Art every other Thursday.
I The Volcano 10.30pm—2.30am. £4 (£3). Packed night of mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop with DJ Alan Ronald.
I Voyager at Underground. 10pm—3am. £4 (£1 with ﬂyer). lOpm—3am. Alik and Chas with cool acid and trance in the venue that was Johnny Rockets (although thankfully, revamped). £1 drinks promos till midnight.
I Who Loves Ya Baby? at Sunset Boulevard. llpm—3.30am (no curfew). £5 (£4). A bald. lollipop sucking kind ofclub from purveyors of hard house. Kiltie and Reilly.
I Wonderland at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £8. 29 April only. The infamous Colin Barr marks his return to Glasgow clubs with an enormous bash. See Club news.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Socialise to the mellow sounds of DJ Nick Peacock. With occasional guests.
I Banus 10.30-3am. £7. George Bell with his upfront dance and regular guest DJs.
I Bennet’s 1 1pm—3am. £5. Gay. With Roddy Stewart the busiest shopkeeper/musician/m around.
I Cafe loco at The Arches. 11pm—3am. £6 (£3). Glasgow’s busiest (if not the only) cabaret club continues to find ways to keep your mind off the real world. Live music from Belles in Monica on 23 April and Perfect World on 30 April.
I Caribbean light at Speakers‘ Corner. 9pm—late. £3 (£2). 23 April only. Event organised by the Cuba Si Society. and the Trinidad Expedition '94. A night of salsa. merengue. samba. casino and reggae from the regular Club Cubana DJ, Tchico.
68 The List 22 April—5 May 1994