Regular weekly clubs plus one-off events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetically by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up-tovdate details reach our offices at least seven days
- before publication. Club listings compiled by Rory Weller and Bethan Cole.
I 40 Watt Club at Glasgow School of Art. 7.30-l0pm. Free. l.indse_v of Tankin‘ gently warms up the weekend with a laid ; back dub. funk. jazz and electronic ' ambient evening. I The Ark at The Tunnel. l0.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). Pumping house and garage ‘ grooves. Michael Kilkie and Scott McKay in Bar 1. Darren Mackie in Bar 2. Massively busy night for that commercial house circuit crowd bcdecked in their .-\rinani and Versace. I Banus 10.30pm—3am. £6. Commercial dance. I Bar Belgos 9pm-—midnight. Free. DJ Graeme (The Garage) with a mix of house and funk. I Bennet’s l lpm—3am. £4. Gay. Commercial dance and pop. I The Cathouse l()pm—3am. £3.50 (£3 with ticket). Well respected rock- orientated night in Studio 2. with Rubber Soul in Studio I and Katch in Studio 3. I Cleopatra’s l0.30pm~2.30am. £6. Disco. chart and i‘nainstream with DJ Davie Johnston. I Club Xchange llpm-3am. £4. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever. Happy Hour llpm-—l2.30am. all drinks £1.25 and Beck‘s promotion all night. I Cream at Reds Bar. Strathclyde University. 9pm —2am (doors close lam). £ l. Students and guests. Steven Watt of Mo Jazz on a commercial funk and hip hop tip. I Delmonicas 9pm-close. Free. DJ Stella with a chart dance mix. I Doggy Style 10.30pm—late. £2. Little lid and Mr Smith playing ‘jumpin’ house'. Bud and Becks £1 a bottle. I Energy at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £6 (free before 1 1pm). No curfew. Techno hardcore. I Fluid at R.G.‘s. 8pm~midnight. Free. The best in garage and house from DJ Kevin. I Friday at Cotton Club. l0pm-3am. £4 (£2.50 with-matric card). A lush mix of happy sounds packing the place week after week. I Funky Monkey at The Volcano. l0.30pm-2.30am. £5 (£3). Night of mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop with DJ Alan Ronald. Popular with the clientele of the trendier west end pubs. I Grow Your Own at Sub Club. llpm-3am. £3 (£2). Martin of Goodfoot and Andy from Divine ride their Lambrettas over the legacy of the funk- orientated nights that preceded this one. pitching this as the next best thing to a rumble by the sea. Sixties ﬁlm themes. soul and traditional 60s jazz as well as contemporary dance jazz. I Helter Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving rock/indieﬂOs/funk/kitsch night which
Digit who has been described as one of the planet’s finest MS, was expelled from Edinburgh’s Heriots and is now a stupendously good remixer and producer. See any of his many ‘noms de disque’ on a record and the quality is guaranteed.
Moving to Chicago as a young teenager, Digit, real name Jeremy Cowan, grew up in the city’s Hyde Park area, the country’s first inter-racial neighbourhood and an incredibly rich musical environment. Hyde Park had been home to Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Chaka Khan and Charlie Parker. It was also the birthplace of house music and Digit was DJing there i right from the start.
As the Bus wore on though, west coast America appealed increasingly to him. A combination of climate and state of mind propelled him to San Francisco where he opened a record shop and met up with EFX and Ha-Soul.l Together they were largely responsible] for diverting a little of the attention away from the traditional house sites of New York, Detroit and Chicago, : working under many names, most , notably San Frandisco. ‘There was no l awareness in the British media of
anyone from the west coast and that’s : why we used the name,’ says Digit.
‘The scene is a lot more open minded and eclectic than other parts of the States. The MS have all been through a rave scene where garage records are
i played alongside hard techno, funky
breakbeats and hip hop.’
Working in San Francisco as Third Floor Productions, San Frandisco produced or remixed over 200 projects. They were an American K Klass, being brought in to salvage a track that didn’t quite work or to give a club kick to a well known artist. Remixing was not a love, it was purely
; a job. That’s not to say they weren’t ; very good or formulaic, far from it. 1 Their remixing procedure was just to
‘muck about’ with the tracks until it sounded right to them and more often than not it worked exceptionally well. Blissful releases include Barbara Tucker’s ‘I Get Lifted’, Crystal Waters’s ‘100% Pure Love’ and Dee-Life’s ‘Bring Me Your love’.
Today they base themselves in london because they feel that house isn’t as alive in the States as it is here. EFX, sick of the politics involved in the music industry, stayed in San Francisco to work in multimedia, and Third Floor productions are working on a greatly reduced number of projects. They’ve got a new label out called Freshly Squeezed which promotes the sounds of west coast house culture as well as Digit’s personal blend of
soulful riffs, funky beats and disco. . Seek out the name and enjoy. (Rory
DJ Digit and Ha-Soul play Tribal Funktion, Edinburgh on 4 March and
_ Glasgow’s Voodoo Room on 5 March.
started in 1988. The night now re- launches itself with the original DJ every week.
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 liberty City at The Voodoo Room. l0.30pm—3am. The best monthly deep house and garage club in Glasgow now goes weekly. with Nigel and Colin from Bomba presiding over the nu soul. house and garage.
I love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Commercial dance with a retro edge. lintry to Lovebug also lets you investigate The Attic where the original Radio City will be plying its trade.
I Mean Streets at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. ‘A pre-club happening of urban alienation and the Devil's own rock and roll.’
I Hico’s ()prn-midnight. Free. Matt and Tom with a kinda acid jazzy. funky sorta
I Parklife at The Arena. llpm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). The original post-mod club playing the best of But pop from the 60s onwards plus film footage on \ ideo screens. Getting busy. with a hard core of loyal fans. All drinks £1.20 before 12.30am.
I Phar Out at Glasgow School of Art. 9.30pm-late. £2.50. Funky night sponsored by Dr lives and Stussy. Resident DJ Paul Cawley is joined every week by Nick Peacock. Colin Gate from Bomba or Marc from R.A.D. 2-1 Feb. R.A.D. present Andy Weatherall. William Sandiesrm. Big Mark and Martin McKay. £6 (£4).
I Beds l0.30pm--3am. £4 (£3 for students before 11.30pm). ‘Chunky funk. deeliteful disco and groovy garage!‘ Smart crowd using the club as more of an extension of the trendy bars around it than a heavy dancing den. Promo beers.
I Respect at Under ()‘s. Spin-midnight. Free. A blend of reggae and dub.
I Rhapsody l lpm—3am. £5 (£2). All drinks £1.50. Hip hop. garage. house and funk.
I Rubber Soul at The Cathouse. Studio I. l0pm «3am. £3. Sixties and 70s music.
I 8qu at Blackfriars Underground. Opin—inidnight. £ l. The percussive sounds and deep bass lines ofjungle and breakbeat from DJs Da Nasty Sons.
I Shag at Fury Marty‘s. l lpm-3am. £4 (£3). i‘vfaintaining the legacy of the traditional student night. a rare species today.
I Slam at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £6. Underground. upfront. technologically- minded dance music from Stuart and ()rde. the biggest names this side of Hadrian’s Wall. 3 March. Carl Cox.
I Sonic at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). llpm—3am. £3 (£2 students/flyer). ‘Alternative. indie and good time music'. now in its third year.
I Ton and a Half at Glasgow School of Art. l0pm-late. £2.50. 3 March only. Special night to celebrate the end of a successful month’s broadcasting. DJs will be a collection of the best from the station. All welcome.
I Absolutely Sexy at The Voodoo Room. llpm~-3am. £8. Kevin McKay licking the decks into a vocalistic garagetastic frenzy fora staggerineg large number of absolutely sexy Lounge and Living Room-type bods.
I Adrenalin at The Tuxedo Princess. ‘thn-3am. £5 before l0pm with tlyer. £6 after 10pm with llyer. £7 after l0pm no llyer. Techno and Italian piano house featuring regular live acts.
I The Arena llpm—3am. £5 (£3). 25 Feb and fortnightly. Steven Sleepnian with ‘totally slammin' house and garage'. All drinks £l before 12.30am.
I Bar 10 9ptll-lllltllliglll. Free. Socialise to the mellow sounds of DJ Nick Peacock ('r (1/.
I Bar Belgos 9pm—midnight. Free. DJ Martin (Grow Your Own) going fromjazz dance to house and garage.
I Banus l0.30--3am. £7. George Bell with his upfront dance and regular guest DJs.
I Bennet’s l lpm~3am. £5. Gay. Commercial dance.
I Brunswick Cellars SpiiHnidnight. Free. Toni from the Limbo Records band Havana mixing up house and garage to a capacity crowd.
I The Cathouse l()pm—3ani. £4 (£3.50/£3 before I lpm). 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 Club Xchange llpm--3am. £5. Gay club with upfront dance tunes. Happy Hour
l [pm--1 2.30am.
I Delmonicas 9pm-close. Free. DJ Michael with a garage mix.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. l0pm~-late. £2.50 (includes Knucklehead upstairs). It just keeps rolling along as ever iti its t’unky/retro/contemptuous/contemporary way.
I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Long-
70 The List 24 Feb-9 Mar 1995