I Havana at Belgos at Bar Belgos. 9pm-midnight. Free. Latin jazz from DJ Jazz.
I Jobs at Club XChange 11pm-3am. £2.50. Gay. DJ Craig with his choice of dance and chart sounds. £1.25 spirits and pints. Pitched as the only gay night in town tonight.
I Moist at The Cathouse. 10.30pm-3am. £1. A mish-mash of poppy and studenty- type sounds. plus drinks promos.
I Shimmy Club at Bennet’s. 10.30pm-3am. £2. Legendary. drunken. ‘mixed’. longest-running club night in town with Craig Davis. Mainstream dance and chart. £1.10 promo beers. More girls in the boys’ toilets than boys for some reason.
I Sly at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£2). New student-orientated club which seems to be taking some of the more fresh-faced ones away from Bennet’s. Fine mix of music ranging from chart hi hop to fairly respectable house. I The ardis in The Attic (formerly the Cameo Suite). 10.30pm—3am. £1. ’A journey through space and time that takes you from the 60s to the 905 and back via rock/pop and soul’. A11 drinks £1.
I Trading Post at Cleopatra‘s. lO.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Chart. mainstream and 60s ‘for the pub/club staff crowd’.
I Banus 10.30pm-3am. £5 (half price with ﬂyer). House and garage with DJ Gary Menzies.
I Bennet’s llpm-3am. £1. Gay. 70p vodka and gin! DJ Sara.
I Ceroc at The Venue. 7.30—10.30pm. Modern jive from France. Includes 45- minute beginners’ class at 7.30pm followed by dance sounds from the 40s to the 903.
I Chopper at Club Xchange. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house. 905 disco and pop. More handbags than Debenhams and more screaming divas than Glyndboume. Double vodka £1.10.
I Fab at Reds. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). The Fab Boys play a many and varied funky and bassy soundtrack to jump along to. Miller £1. vodka-mix £ 1.
I Fiesta Fatale at The Nile. 9pm—midnight. Free. DJ Jazz with more of a Spanish flamenco-orientated night than he usually does.
I Go West at Cleopatra’s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). A mainly ’student-orientated’ bill of fare. I Horizontal at The Volcano. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). Jazz and rare groove from the eminently funky Nick Peacock.
I Love Train at Cafe Cini. 9pm—midnight. Free. Selected beers for £1. Joe Deacon playing the best in classic soul. funk and piano house.
It could easily have been so very different. Instead of having a fairly hefty part in shaping the music we listen to today, the dance world might have lost Paul Oakenfold among the steaming pots in the kitchens of his first chosen trade, cookery.
Today though, he’s a M, an A&R man and a producer. A compilation of his remixes comes out at the end of the month and he’s formed a new band called Rise.
Being on the other side of the mixing desk with the band has made Paul more appreciative of the work he and his remixing partner Steve Osbourne (jointly known as Perfecto) are invited to play around with. ‘You have to take your hats off to these people,’ he says. ‘lt’s very, very hard to write songs.’
Even though he recogonises this, he bemoans the way This and remixers are not artistically rewarded for the work they do. ‘The record companies get working [Us to remix the records because they know what’s happening. flow, more and more of the original production is getting changed and it becomes irrelevant. Every single is
, remixed now. If you go in the studio
and take the 24 track master and keep
' the vocals and lead guitar, the other
22 tracks are your production.’ While the 90 per cent that Oakenfold
adds gets the perspiration going on the dance floor, it’s that 10 per cent inspiration that shines out from the original tracks. With his own band this inspiration bit hasn’t sparked. When you listen to tracks like the Perfecto mix of 02’s ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing' or Massive Attack’s “Unfinished Sympathy’ though, it’s nothing short of the full 100 per cent. (Rory Weller) The Perfecto Album is released on 30 October.
I Parallelogram at Bar Miro. 8pm—midnight. Free. Johnny and Hamish
, of Blue Juice get all pre-clubby with some ‘mind music’.
I Planet Earth at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £1. An 80s revival night for all you Wham! and Duran Duran fans. I Sticky Fingers at The Attic (formerly the Cameo Suite). 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.
I Wednesday flight Fever at Cotton Club. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 with matric card). Positively a towering inferno of rekindled kitsch. Busy? You betcha. Drinks promos.
I 1999 at Cotton Club. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Eighties hits and a mixed bag of funky tunes.
I Banus 10.30pm-3am. £5 (half price with ﬂyer). House anti garage with DJ Gary Menzies.
I Sugar Hill at The Volcano. 10.30pm—late. £3 (£2). Paul N’Jie with a mainstream mix of house. hip hop and funk. Rolling Rock £1.20.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra's. 10.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream pop and dance.
I Club Xchange llpm—3am. £2.50 (£2). Gay. DJ Stella and Happy Hour all night. I B.l.S.C.0. lnfemo at Reds. llpm-3am. £2. Seventies disco. pop and glam plus Bud and vodka for £1 all night. A night of classic disco peppered with the best of contemporary house and garage.
I Donkey at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). Studenty mix of grunge rock. indie dance and pop.
I loaded at Blackfriars Underground. 8pm—close. Free. Studenty pre-club with DJs Mikey and Sanj. Cheap drinks. groovy garage and bouncy toons.
I Loveshack at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm—3am. £2. From the people who bring you The Beat Club.
I lux at The Arches. llpm—3am. £4
V (£2.50). Garage and uplifting house ' choons of the Rayon (Chopper) DJs and
the deeper musical investigations of the Neoprene (Knucklehead) DJs.
I October Cafe 7pm—midnight. Free. A busy. boomin‘ and bumpin’ October Cafe is aurally contented by DJs Steve and Derek offering up a cool and current selection of dance tunes. Perfect as a pre- Tunnel warm-up and with more promos than you can shake a short review at.
I Rage at Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—2am. Free. The Level 8 barn once more fills up with the bright young things letting their cardigans slip off their shoulders as they gaze at the floor.
I Rumble at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. The legendary Rumble night that used to be at the now defunct Joe Paps returns with DJs Cardow and Ross. Charty dance faves for the student masses.
I Shaft at The Cathouse. 10pm—2am. £2. A shameless 70s disco funfest. with the added attraction of regular drinks promos. I Spangles at Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm-2am. Free. Gordon Tennant of Helter Skelter with soul. dance and pop.
I Soundclash Republic at Glasgow School of Art. 9pm—late. Free.
I The Tunnel 10pm—3am. £4 (£2 with matric card). Ain‘t never been a student night quite as big as this one. 9am lecture? What 9am lecture? Mainstream dance and club classics.
I UK Gold at The Sub Club. 1 1pm—3am. £3 (£2). Marc Ryall and Martin Collins take the vibe from garage to house.
I Virunga in The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). DJ Tchico taking you round his world of hip hop. ragga and reggae.
I Voodoo Room Student flight
11pm—3. 15am. £4 (£2.50). ‘The cool sound of the city to thrust you into the weekend.’ Mel Barr and guests.
I Vibes Clinic at Glasgow School of Art. Small door fee. 2 Nov. Monthly. Harri gets into a roots and reggae groove with live guests Soundclash from Leeds.
In association with STELLA DRY
I Beatbox at Teviot Row Student Union. 7.30pm—2am. Students free. guests £1. Mainstream chart disco and drinks promos with Juice downstairs offering a funked up jam of ragga. hip hop. soul and Motown. Guaranteed busy student night out.
I Beta at Moray House. 9pm—4am. £3 (£1 for Moray House students and staff. free before 10pm). 28 Oct. Fortnightly. One hour of disco. one hour of live music. then four hours of disco.
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). 28 Oct. Monthly excursions into territoriesjazzual with Mark. Simon and Angus spinning the syncopated cuts. Laid back. boho crowd and innovative visuals from Napier film students. 28 Oct. Big Beat first birthday party. with Sugar Bullit and Coco and The Bean playing live. Memberships available
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3.30am. 2am curfew. £3 (girls free before midnight. £2 after; guys £2 before midnight). Mainstream. chart and oldies. Available Mon—Thurs for private parties.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with flyer). Crowded night running the gamut of rock. from heavy metal through grunge to thrash.
I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans or steel toe-caps.
I City 2 downstairs at The City Cafe. 8pm—lam. Free. Underground garage. acid jazz. hip hop and swing with deck guru Yogi Haughton and occasional. unannounced guests.
I Club Kopov at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £3. A ﬁne selection of current dance tunes. complemented by the undeniable allure of flavoured Smirnoff on promo all night.
I Evol at The Citrus. 10.30pm—4am. £3. All new visuals and shiny. happy. indie sounds with a bit of a raw. grungey edge. Resident DJ Kieren jamming together those Evol favourites. old and new.
I Fetish at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. 21 Oct. Fortnightly. New night from the Squid posse promising a: ‘Fruity. fecund and flirtatious fusion from the fattest DJs.’
I Fever at The Wide Awake Club.
1 1pm—3am. £4 (£3). New club in the revamped Wilkie House. Soundtrack is
hedonistic disco and dance from the 70s.
80s and 905. Popular with students.
I Funky Mutha at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). 28 Oct. Fortnightly. Streetsoul. funk and hip hop.
I High Jinks at The Vaults. 10pm-3am. £5. 21 Oct only. House extravaganza with Pierre (Checkpoint Charlie. Ministry Of Sound) on the decks — not to be confused with DJ Pierre. Fisher and Price provide back-up.
I Junction 69 at Riccarton Student Union. 10pm—3am. £1. Students and guests only. 21 Oct. Fortnightly. Drinks promos. All vodka 69p. Classic disco tunes from the 70s and 80s plus current chart stormers.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2.50 with flyer). Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 905 indie dance.
I Marathon Rock Club at The Underground Club. 1 1pm—3am. £3 (£2 before 12.30am. £1 before 11pm.) All drinks £1.50. Dance. rock and grunge.
I Marley’s Reggae Klub at Cavendish. llpm—3am. £3. The city‘s longest-running reggae night. with a playlist ranging through roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehall.
I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. lOpm-3am. £2.50 (free for
74 The List 21 October—3 November 1994