liegular weekly clubs plus one-off events
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 liory 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
loud house. garage. sun tans and cleavage. 3
A11 drinks £1 before midnight.
I Banus 10.30pm—3am. £6. DJ Patti 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 Dennet’s 11pm-3am. £4. Busy gay night with DJ Sara.
I Blow at Sub Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). The Sub's Friday jazz/funk legacy continues with this weekly night hosted by top broadcaster DJ Paul Welsh sponsored by Tennent’s Live! 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. 27 Nov, Dean Rudland from Acid Jazz guesting.
I Bounce at 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. A11 drinks £1.50.
I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm—2.30am. £6. Disco. chart and mainstream with DJ Davie Johnston.
I Club Xchange llpm—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 Cream at Reds, Strathclyde University. 9pm—2am (doors close 1am). £1. Students and guests. Steven Watt of Mo Jazz on a commercial funk and hip hop tip.
I Def Mix Tour at The Voodoo Room. 10.30pm-5am. £12. 18 Nov only. The world's most inﬂuential DJs arrive in Glasgow for a cracklingly ﬁne night. DJs in attendance will be David Morales. Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie. It may be a good idea to get tickets beforehand (23rd Precinct. Lounge. Voodoo Room and Bomba). See Club preview.
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
REARRANGING THE LEGACY OF HOUSE
When the Def Mix tour comes up to Scotland there will be one name in the trio of DJs playing, more unfamiliar than the others. It’s obviously not Frankie Knuckles, the godfather of house responsible for the way much early house music evolved. llor is it David Morales, a name record company executives bank on to shift an extra 100,000 units, solely due to his remix credit. The other name playing alongside these two gods of house is one whose work to date suggests such eminence is imminent: key member of the Def Mix team, Satoshi Tomiie.
The exceptional arranger, producer and remixer originally from Tokyo was wooed to New York in the late 80s by Knuckles after they worked on an advertising project together. Tomiie was already aware of Knuckles’ legacy, constantly seeing the name on the production details of records he
was buying for his American house orientated club nights in Tokyo. His passion for house music, though, came relatively late. When Knuckles was mixing up Philadelphia soul in the delivery room of house (Chicago), a thirteen-year-old Tomiie was investigating music for the first time, initially within the structured world of classical music and later exploring jazz.
Tomeii senses this early training sets him apart from others in the club industry, but sometimes in the wrong way. ‘Most DJs and people who perform in clubs don’t really know how to play,’ he says. ‘lt’s good to have a musician’s ear, but sometimes knowing bothers you. You can know
. too much. I have to hold myself back.’
like so many other DJ/producers facing the same frustration, Tomeii seeks musical release through his own compositions. Unlike that of a great
number of these limelight wannabes,
his own work is damned good. The problem is grabbing the moments to
i do it in. ‘iiemixes are not your own -
they are for someone else,’ he says. ‘It’s hard to find time to do my own work. Sometimes though a track
? comes into my head in 10 minutes, but
then it’s the production that takes the time.’ You’re inclined to wonder why, if he’s
a so strapped for time, he will be in
Scotland DJing to us? We’ve only got his reputation to go by, regarding his
? skills on the decks, but if it’s as good
as his studio work then we might iust let him off with these few nights away. (Rory Weller)
Satoshi Tomiie will be playing the Def Mix tour in Edinburgh on Sat 19 llov at the Vaults, and in Glasgow on Fri 18 Nov at the Voodoo Room.
I Heller Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving rock/indie/705/funk/kitsch night. Started in 1988. the night now re-launches itself with the original DJ every week.
I illpster at Blackfriars Underground. 8pm—close. Free. Martin Gavin of Goodfoot fame with ajazz. funk. soul pre- club.
I Katch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm-3am. £3. The Katch boys peddling their blend of indie/studenty/good time vibes. A11 drinks £1.50.
I langa langa at The Cathouse. 10.30pm-3am. £3. Latin American. African. soca night.
i I love Bug at The Garage.
Big Deal and continues 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 Parkliie at The Arena. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Post Mod club playing the best of Brit pop from the 60s onwards plus ﬁlm footage on video screens.
I Phar Out at The Glasgow School of Art. 9.30pm—1ate. £2.50. New funky night sponsored by Dr Jives and Stussy. Resident DJ Paul Cawley isjoined every week by Nick Peacock. Colin Gate from Bomba or More from R.A.D.
I Reds 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 for students before 11.30pm). ‘Chunky funk. deeliteful disco and groovy garage!‘ With DJ Paul
the traditional student night, a rare Species 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). Takes the place of I N‘Jie. Promo beers.
In association with STELLA DRY
I Rhapsody llpm—3am. £5 (£2). All drinks £1.50. Hip hop. garage. house and funk.
I Slam at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £6. Underground. upfront. technologically- mindcd dance music from Stuart and Orde. the biggest names this side of Hadrian's Wall.
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 at The 13th Note. Rpm-midnight. Free. DJs Andy. Joe and lain with ‘heavy dub reggae. quality techno and intoxicating electronic massage.‘
I Vertigo Glasgow University Student Union. 10.30pm—1ate. £2. Dance stuff from the hugely talented DJ Dominic of the Sub.
I The Vibe Under ()s. Spin—midnight. Free. Pre-club in this intimate and sorely underused venue. playing a good eclectic clubby mix.
I The Volcano 1().3()pm—2.3()am. £4 (£3). Paclzed night of mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop with DJ Alan Ronald.
I Voodoo Room llpm—3. 15am. £5. Mel Barr. Bobby Bluebell and guests with a
wide mix ofcommercial house. 18 Nov.
7 Def Mix Tour. See separate listing for details.
I Atmosphere at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £5 before 10pm with ﬁyer. £6 after 10pm with llyer. £7 after 10pm no liyer. Hardcore techno featuring regular live acts.
I Audio lemon at The Arena. 1 1pm—3am. £6 (£4). From 1‘) Nov. Despite Beecham's nickiug their idea. the Cool Lemon guys
l Price. Paterson and Sleepman will grace us with their not unsubstantial housetastic skills every week from here on in.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Socialise to the tnellow sounds of DJ Nick Peacock ('1 (II.
I Banus 10.30-3am. £7. George Bell with his upfront dance and regular guest DJs.
I Bennet’s llpm—-3am. £5. Gay. With Roddy Stewart. the busiest shopkeeper/musician/DJ around.
I Burnin’ Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm--2am. ‘A disco inferno‘ apparently.
I The Cathouse. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3.5()/£3 before 11pm). Sweaty rock- orientated club on two floors. Trad rock upstairs and contemporary rock downstairs.
I Cleopatra’s l lpm—3am. £6. Mainstream commercial tunes.
I Clockwork at The Arches. llpm—3am. £6. 26 Nov only. Colin Dale of Universe playing a heavy trance mix with live tribal percussion from Abraxaf.
I Club Xchange llpm—3am. £5. Gay club with upfront dance tunes. Happy Hour
1 1pm- 12.30am.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm-late. £2.50 (includes Knucklehead upstairs). ltjust keeps rolling along as ever in its funky/retro/contemptuous contemporary way.
64 The List 18 November—l December 1994