Regular weekly clubs plus one-off events 1 are listed by city, then 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 Ilory Weller and Bethan Cole.
I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3.30am. £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 I loud house. garage. sun tans and cleavage. All drinks £1 before midnight.
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. soul and disco from Graham. Big Deal will close on 23 Sept to make way for new night. Lovebug.
I Blow at the Sub Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). The Sub's Friday jazz/funk legacy continues with the arrival of this new. weekly night hosted by top broadcaster DJ Paul Welsh. Paul has got a ﬁne list of live acts that are set to play over the next few months. selected to complement the modern jazz. rare groove. Latin and African sounds on the decks. 23 Sept. Fumi from Tongue in Check guesting.
I Bounce at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm-3am. £6 (£3 before 10pm. £5 after 10pm with flyer). No curfew. Techno hardcore.
I The Cathouse 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with ticket). Well-respected rock- orientated night reaching capacity at the weekends. industrial/rock downstairs and studenty. stripey tights upstairs. All drinks £1.50.
I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm—2.3()am. £6. Disco. chart and mainstream with DJ Davie Johnston.
I Club Xchange l 1pm—3am. £4. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever. Happy Hour 11pm—12.30am. all drinks £1.25 and Beck’s promotion all night.
I Ilolly Mixture at Reds. Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—2am (doors close 1am). £1 (free before 10pm). Students and guests. Tam Coyle putting together a ‘credible’ assortment of student sounds.
I Fluid at R.G.'s. 8pm-midnight. Free. The best in garage and house from DJ Kevin.
I Friday at Cotton Club 10pm—3am. £4 (£3 with matric card). A lush mix of happy sounds packing the place week after week.
I Fury Murry’s 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2 before 11pm). Maintaining the legacy of the traditional student night. a rare species today.
I Ilelter Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving rock/indie/70s/funk/kitsch night. Started
in 1988, the night now re-launches itself
You may have heard or LTJ Bukem. The main players on the jungle/hardcore scene - Foul Play, Omni Trio, DJ Rap and 4 Hero all speak or him with reverence: in glowing, awe-inspired terms. Bukem’s reputation preceeds him. In the eyes of many he single- handedly put the words musical sophistication into the jungle lexicon at a time when ‘darkcore’ reigned.
His 1992 Music track is viewed as a pivotal point in the history of hardcore. Sweeping, orchestrated strings that surge emotively: theraputic waves of melody that roll imperceptibly with the beats. It’s not surprising when you learn that Bukem’s background is rooted in hip hop and soul: ‘I started liJing ten years ago when I was sixteen,’ he explained recently, ‘When I was nineteen or twenty I started mixing hip hop and soul, from there I got into rave in the summers of 88/89, but I started playing out as Bukem in 1990 at Gullivers Ilightclub, Confusions.’
Musically inspired by Lonnie Liston Smith and Chick Corea, Bukem set up his own label Good Looking Records in 1992. The first release, Demon’s Theme was closely followed by Apollo and the seminal Music. lie maintains that the subtle beauty of tracks like
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19.5 owes much to his classical musical training. ‘I played piano from an early age and played different instruments in bands. I’ve always liked music.’
Bukem’s passion for deep house, soul and jazz, helped hardcore progress from its novelty-led sampladelic state. ‘When it comes down to it I’m a soul person, that’s what makes me move. I could see myself making soul tracks on the Tribe Called Quest, Galliano kind of vibe. I am not into the noise aspect of hardcore, you can only do so much with it. The music itself can go on forever: the vocals, basslines and strings. (Bethan Cole)
LTJ Bukem DJs at The Jungle Book at The Citrus on Fri 23 Sept.
with the original DJ every week. I Hipster at Blackfriars Underground. 8pm—close. Free. Martin Gavin of Goodfoot fame with a laid-back jazzy pre- club. I Journeys Under ()s. Spin—Midnight. Free. New pre-club in this intimate and sorely underused venue. playing a good eclectic clubby mix. I Katch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm—3am. £3. The Katch boys peddling their blend of indie/studenty/good time vibes. All drinks £1.50. I Langa Langa at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Latin American. African. soca night. I Love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Takes the place of Big Deal from 30 Sept. but continuing in the same musical vein. Entry to Lovebug also lets you investigate The Attic where the original Radio City will be plying its retro trade. I Ileds 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 for students before 11.30pm). ‘Chunky funk. deeliteful disco and groovy garage!‘ With DJ Paul N’Jie. Promo beers. 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 Slam at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £6. Underground. upfront. technologically- minded dance music from Stuart and Orde. the biggest names this side of Hadrian's Wall. 30 Sept. wafty Detroit techno knob twiddler Marc Gage (Vapourspace) playing live. I Sonic The Indie Club at Rooftops
(Secrets Lounge). 10pm-3am. £2.50 (£1.50 before 11.45pm). Indie club (it’s a bit of a dead giveaway isn’t it?) with £1 pints of lager on tap.
I Soundclash Republic at The 13th Note. 8plli—lllidlllgi‘lt. Free. DJs Andy. Joe and Iain with ‘heavy dub reggae. quality techno and intoxicating electronic massage.‘
I The Volcano 10.30pm—2.30am. £4 (£3).
Packed night of mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop with DJ Alan Ronald.
I Voodoo Room 11pm—3. 15am. £5. Mel Barr. DJ Michelle and guests with a wide mix ofcommercial house.
I Atmosphere at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £5 before 10pm with ﬂyer. £6 after 10pm with liyer. £7 after 10pm no flyer. Hardcore techno featuring regular live acts.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Socialise to the mellow sounds of DJ Nick Peacock et al.
I Banus 10.30—3am. £7. George Bell with his upfront dance and regular guest DJs.
I Bennet’s 1 Ipm—3am. £5. Gay. With Roddy Stewart. the busiest shopkeeper/ musician/DJ around.
I The Cathouse 10pm—3am. £4 (£3.50/£3 before 11pm). Sweaty rock-orientated club on two floors. Trad rock upstairs and contemporary rock downstairs.
I Cleopatra’s l 1pm—3am. £6. Mainstream commercial tunes.
I Clockwork at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £6. 24 Sept only. Resident
Clockwork DJ Adrian plays a trancey mix alongside seminal acid house DJ Trevor Fung (Ministry of Sound. Club UK) plus visuals from the Scottish Luminaries.
I Club Xchange 11pm—3am. £5. Gay club with upfront dance tunes. Happy Hour 11pm—12.30am.
I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Long- established indie night with a friendly vibe. Watch out you don't get confused and join the queue for the singles bar upstairs.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). Indie-pop/indie- dance shenanigans from Jim Downie er a! for all you shoe gazers out there.
I Cutting Edge at Blackfriars Underground. Spin—close. Free. Clubby pre-club from men about town Sanj and Mikey.
I Ege Bani Yasi at Queen Margaret Union. Spin—late. £4 students and guests. 1 Oct only. The bald-headed. sweaty techno one with Twitch and Brainstorm. I The Garage 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2) 10—11pm. £4 (£3) llpm—midnight. Dave Ross getting a wee bit more dancey than usual. Retro/indie in The Attic. upstairs. insanely busy with queues half way down Sauchiehall Street. up Rose Street. and along the M8 as far as Airdrie. honest.
I lIarrnony at Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—2am. £2. Paul Mulholland in Reds bar with funk. rap. dance and ambi sounds. ‘Rave and techno free zone' is what it says here.
I Leaving the 20th Century at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3.30am. £7 (£4). Upfront house and garage with Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery in Bar 1. and Bobby Bluebell and Duncan Reid in Bar 2 with their mellow. funky. soulful set.
I Love Boutique at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. 1 ()ct only. Resident hard house DJ Roy playing up to the wild style crowd with a little help from some genuine Kinky Gerlinky drag queens. A hot roast of a night with all the trimmings: massage. body piercing and cross dressing.
I Reds 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house with DJ Kev. Stella Dry on promo.
I Rhapsody llpm—3am. £7 (£5 before
1 1pm). Stuart Hobbs and Robin Burrows with an eclectic clubby mix. Live acts through the back.
I Shoosh! at R.G.‘s. 8pm—midnight. Free. DJ Cristian with a house/garage pre-club
I Sub Club 10.30pm—3am. £8. Fabulously fresh night that offers up the credibility of underground dance with the warmth of house. DJs Harri. ()scar and Dominic. 24 Sept. Diesil of Rocky and Diesil fame guesting.
I Techno Night at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5. With regular live PAs.
I The Volcano 10.30pm—2.3()am. £5 (£4 i with matric card). Mellow house. garage
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