: psychedelia. R & B and northern soul.

I The Surf Club at The Music Box.

11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Ibiza style foam party (the only one north of the border. no less) to bring a ray of sunshine into the

bleak. Scottish winter. A ‘foam filled. fun- packed evening' by all accounts. Change

ofclothes advisable. a _, _. I Taste at The Vaults. 10pm—3atn. £5. ' DJs Fisher and Price tnixing up the sensuous garage and trance. Rapidly becoming the only place to swing your handbag of a Sunday night.

I Thelonious at Carwash. 9pm—lam. Free. Choice jazz cuts from the Thelonious team.

I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse. 11pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). A very w—i—d—e playlist indeed: 60s. 70s. 80s. 90s.


I love at The Music Box. 10pm—Iate. £2. 28 Nov. Fortnightly. Sean and Catherine playing fab ’n' groovy 60s pop. beat.

I Monday Club at The Citrus. 10pm—3am. _ £2. A wide blend of sounds (70s to ' present): punk to funk. rock to rap. indie to goth. fusion and dance. Drinks promos most weeks.

I Planet Alice at The Music Box. llpm—3am. £2. 21 Nov. Fortnightly. Drinks promos. A wide-ranging musical wonderland. playing hip hop. grebo. indie. industrial and goth.


I Crossover at The Citrus. 1 [pm—3am. £2. Alternative. hardcore. industrial. techno and jungle from DJs Mark. Scott and Gregor.

I Buffneck at Potterow Student Union. 8pm—2am. Free to students and non- students. Free Red Bull cider. Reach drutn ’n‘ bass nirvana as KMC segues the top tunes hardcore style. Ambient downstairs. Well worth checking.


I Century 2000 1 lpm—3am. £3 (£1

George Morel: egalitarian house master

George Morel is slamming the spirit of disco onto 90s dancefloors. Like Pierre and Armand Van llelden, he’s revising the New York house sound, refining it into more minimal territories where soulful vocal i mantras and cavernous basslines co- exist. This is the hard, tribal hypnotism of ' trance crossed with the expressive ' vocals and deep groove of soul and house. Morel’s skills run beyond 1 production, evident on killer cuts like ‘80 Deep 80 Good’ and the ‘Morel’s

Grooves’ series. The 27-year-old Puerto llican finds himself wing in Europe almost every weekend and runs his own label Groove 0n, releasing cuts of futuristic funk by the likes of Felix Ila Housecat and Dundee outfit Trench. lie is currently working on an album . that should ensure his recognition beyond the more selective dancefloors. ‘lt’ll be energetic, ' uplifting house music,’ he says, during a rare break from the studio. ‘lt’ll be like ‘Morel’s Grooves’, but with more : vocals. I’m doing some tracks with Ce i Ce Rogers [who was behind the ; towering house anthem ‘Someday’]. I ; think it’ll be quite an accessible, pop type album, while hopefully maintaining an underground edge.’ It’s comes as no suprise that Morel’s inspiration derives mainly from the heady days of 70s dance floor 2 ltedonism. He grew up in Puerto Rico, ? 'Iistening to Donna Summer, stuff like 3 that’ and moved to New York at the . age of twelve, wing at house parties g soon after. Fifteen years on, Morel is i one of Strictly Rhythm’s major producers, with a refreshingly egalitarian view or the way house, like disco, is now a universal sound. ‘l’m very pleased with the way house music is progressing,’ he says. ‘lt’s a lot more commercial and it’s getting a lot more radio play.’ Expect to see this inspired pragmatist achieve the same sort of crossover success as Eric ‘Reel j 2 Beal’ Morillo. (Bethan Cole) George Morel on at Tribal Funktion, The Venue, Edinburgh on Sat 26 Nov.

students with matriculation card). If you want your dance on the commercial side with disco lights. this is the best night to get it.

I Delirium at The Music Box. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Happy Hour llpin—midnight. Trawling the realms of tribal. folk. reggae and classic rock. Requests welcomed.

I Dub Department at Negociants. 11pm—3am. Free. New weekly night of ganja-styled reverb from the Rude crew. 30 Nov. Dub Dept takes over the venue for special one-off featuring the formidable sound sculptor Mad Professor. I Rubble at The Rocking Horse. 10pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). Red Stripe promos. A broad mix of student sounds in the Katch/Shag vein. I Teasage at The Citrus. 11pm—3am. £2. Very busy midweek club. playing indie- orientated dance sounds alongside punk. disco and funk. Drinks promos most weeks.


I Apocalypse at The Rocking Horse. 11pm—3am. £2.50. Happy Hour llpm—3am. Excellent ‘alternative‘ club with a diverse playlist including industrial. techno. indie. grunge and thrash.

I The Caribbean Club at The Venue. 11pm-3am. Free before midnight £3 after. 24 Nov. Fortnightly. New night playing

Jam and The Sex Pistols.

i I Flavour at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am.

5 £2 before midnight. £3 (£2). 1 Dec .

Fortnightly. Chicago hard house grooves

3 upstairs courtesy ofChris Lowe. Kenny

Mclean and Neil and Darren (Rancho). Downstairs Three Bag Brew spin the

bombed out beats.

i I Genetic at The Rocking Horse.

llpm-3am. £2.50. Hardcore industrial.

I Good Ship Venus at Carwash.

9pm—1ain. Free. 1 Dec. Fortnightly. Pre-

3 club hoedown with I.o1 and barking

balearic cohorts Andy Williams and Scott

Q Ferguson. 1 Dec. the inspirational Yogi

. Haughton playing a Northern Soul set. I Hump at The Music Box. 10pm—3am.

£3 (Students with 11) free before 11.30).

‘An oasis in the desert of student

nightlife.‘ 80s and 90s dance.

I lniquity at Chambers Street House

. Student Union. 8pm—3am (Doors close 2.30am). Students free. guests £1. Playing

, the best in rock. industrial. goth and metal. £30 pub quiz and guest DJs.

I Jungle Groove at The Vaults. _

10pm—3am. £5 (£4). 24 Nov. Fortnightly.

Three sound systems. three different

vibes: mellow dub and reggae. acid jazz

and rare groove from Wondakat and A-

One and drum ‘n' bass hardcore from

Zatn. Rick. Piers and Rufftone.

; I The Mambo Club at Cavendish. 10pm—4am. £4 (£3). New weekly extra

reggae. ragga and dancehall styles '- date for Sir Ossie‘s eternally popular upstairs: jungle lovers rock. and dub Mambo. Expect the same uptempo sounds downstairs. as Saturdays: Latin. salsa. reggae. ftmk

I Century 2000 1 lpm—3am. £3. See and soul,

Fridays. I Peach at Moray House. 10pm-4am. £3

I Disco Therapy at M8. 10.30pm—3am. ; (£2 for Moray House Students). 17 Nov. Free. 60s. 70s and 80s dance music. 5 Fortnightly. All drinks £l.2(). Urging you I Dream at The Wide Awake Club. 1 to ‘Suck on the very best of Motown. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). New wave of new garage. mainstream and chart hits‘. Guest wave and indie style club with a DJs from Made In America. Funky Mutha soundtrack that includes Blur. Pulp. The and Jungle Groove.

t I Shag at The Rocking Horse.

1 llpm—3am. £2.50. Popular student club. noteworthy for its truly appalling playlist

2 and free chocolate.

. I Tilos at La Belle Angele.

' 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 24 Nov.

Fortnightly. New night with a Hungarian

flavour with DJs Tibor and Zoltan playing

cross continental sounds.

I Zion Brew at The Attic at Legends

(entry by Dyer‘s Close beside Legends).

L 11.30pm—3am. £2. 1 Dec. Monthly. Brand

new club clashing Jamaican dtib and revival with live percussion. Added attractions are free snacks and Chocolate City DJs Jaimie. Whitney and Bruno.


All clubs listed above take place at one of the following venues, which can be I contacted for further details.

I The Arena 15—27 Oswald Street. 221


I The Arches Midland Street (off Jamaica Street). 221 9736.

I The Attic (enter through The Garage) 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120.

I Bar 10 10 Mitchell Lane (off Mitchell Street. 221 8353.

I Bar Belgos Unit 5 Candleriggs. 552 3486.

I Banus 23 Royal Exchange Square. 041 221 3002.

i I Bennet’s 80—90 Glassford Street. 552

: 5761.

I Blackfriars Underground (below Blackfriars). 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. I Brunswick Cellars 239 Sauchiehall Street. 353 0131.

I Cafe Cini 81 Renfield Street. 353 2807. I The Cathouse 9 Brown Street. 248 6606.

I Cleopatra’s. 508 Great Western Road.

Kelvinbridge. 334 0560.

I Club Xchange 25 Royal Exchange

Square. 204 4599.

I Cotton Club 5 Scott Street. 3320712.

I Fury Murry’s 96 Maxwell Street. 221

651 1.

I The Garage 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332


I Glasgow Caledonian University Union

Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681.

I Glasgow University Student Union 32 ,

University Avenue. 339 8697. l

I Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew '

Street. 332 0691.

I Nice ’n’ Sleazy 421 Sauchiehall Street. l l

333 9637.

I The Nile 58 West Nile Street. 248 6830. I October Cafe Top floor. Princes Square (off Buchanan Street). 221 0303.

I Reds Upstairs at Nico‘s. 379 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1635.

I Reds Strathclyde University Union. 90 John Street. 552 1895.

I Rhapsody 240 Bath Street. 353 2306. I 8.038 73 Queen Street. 204 ()953.

I Rooftops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.

I Strathclyde University Student Union 90 John Street. 552 1895.

I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street. 248 4600. I The 13th Note 80 Glassford Street. 553 1638.

I The Tunnel 84 Mitchell Street. 204 1000.

I The Tuxedo Princess Anderston Quay. Broomielaw. 204 1 150.

I Under 08 Under O'Henry's. Drury Street. 248 3751.

I The Venue 474 Sauchiehall Street. 353 1927.

g I The Volcano 15 Benalder Street. 337

j 1100.

I The Voodoo Room Cambridge Street. 332 3437.

i I The Attic Dyer's Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 1 I La Belle Angele ll Hasties Close. 225 I i2774. ; g I Buster Browns 25—27 Market Street. 1 226 4224. l I The Calton Calton Road. 558 3758. l

I Carwash The Mound.

1 I Cavendish West Tollcross. 228 3252. i I century 2000 31 1.othian Road. 229 7670.

I Chambers Street House Student Union Chambers Street. 650 2656.

I The Citrus Gt'indlay Street. 229 6977. I The Cooler (Under The Venue). Calton ' Road. 557 3073.

I legends 71 Cowgate. 225 8382.

I M8 12 Shandwick Place. 226 2266.

I Minus One (Carlton Highland Hotel) North Bridge. 556 7277.

I Moray House li()1_\'l't)t)(1 Road. 556 5184.

I The Music Box 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564.

I Negociants l.otliian Street. 225 6313. I Potterrow Student Union Bristo Square. 650 8090.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 3 Semple Street. Tollcross. 2297733.

I Riccarton Student Union Het'iot Watt University. R-iccarton 451 3333.

I The Rocking Horse (mt-gate. 225 3336. I The Subway Cowgatc. 225 6766.

I Teviot Row Student Union Hi'isto Square. 650 4673.

I The Vaults 15—17 Niddry Street. 556 0001.

I The Venue Calton Road. 557 3673.

1 I The Wee Red Bar at lidinhurgli (‘ollege Of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 1442.

I The Wide Awake Club Catt-gate. 226



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