Bory Weller answers those crucial queries


Name? Imperial.

Occupation? Record label. Birth date? 27 Feb 1995. Birthplace? Bomba Records in Glasgow, possibly the friendliest record shop in Scodand.

Don’t they already have a label? Yes, a highly successful one that’s been putting out some storming garage and house over the last couple of years.

So why this splinter label? It’s to differentiate different musical styles, with Imperial concentrating on a US sound. Is this a good thing? Well, Bomba has alreay done well in the States and this label is intended to give it more of an identity.

First release? A wonderfully moody garage track called ‘Te Adoro’ by 2 Deep.

Never heard of them It’s actually the work of sample addict Joey Musaphia, the man behind the two Cover Ups releases that have been making dance floors buzz recently. Why’s that? Could be something to do with getting Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and the Doobie Brothers together on the same EP. Naughty Yes, but the new release is all above board, allowing the world to hear Musaphia’s production skills properly.

What does Imperial’s future hold? Adrian Morrison’s ‘The Week’, described as a ‘sublime piece of disco cheek’, will be the label’s second release, with rumours about all sorts of name DJs working on future tracks. Any chance of seeing Musaphla DJ? Funny you should ask, but he’s at Liberty City on Friday 17 March for the launch party.

Most likely to say? We had nothing to do with Cover Ups. Least likely to say? As above.


I .loJos at Club Xchange l 1pm-3am. £2.50. Gay. DJ Stella with choice dance and chart sounds. £1 lager. 50p vodka. Pitched as the only gay night in town tonight.

I Genius at The Tunnel. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). Despite Sly taking a well earned break. Tuesdays at The Tunnel continue to be student-orientated with this ‘thinking students' night’. Draught beer and long vodka £1.60. bottled beer £1.

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

I The Tardis 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 90s and back via rock/pop and soul‘. All drinks £1.

I Trading Post at Cleopatra’s. 10.30pm—2.3()am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Chart. mainstream and 60s ‘for the pub/club staffcrowd'.


I Banus 10.30pm—3am. £5 (half price with flyer). House and garage with 1)] Gary Menzies. Smart dress only. 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 90s. I Chopper at Club Xchange. lO.30pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house. 90s disco and pop. A principally student crowd enjoying fresh Clubland credible music and dire quality cheap drink. Double vodka £1.10. I Espresso Bongo at Bar Miro. 7.30pm—late. Free. From 22 Feb. The legendary Bongo returns for four weeks of extended top class entertainment featuring live hip hop. jazz and rap. The insane Johnny Seven will be doing their thang. as will Rejuvination (in a rare acoustic way) plus Melonhaus. Jon Reed and Poems. cheap food and cheaper drink. Most definitely a series of nights not to be missed under any circumstances. I Fab at Reds. 11pm—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 Co West at Cleopatra‘s. lO.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. Horizontal is now much more of an event with atmospherics. visuals and guests jamming away. 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. I On The tip at Bar Belgos. 9pm—midnight. Free. Funk and jazz grooves. I Planet Earth at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £1. An 80s revival night for all you Wham and Duran Duran fans. Doing unbelievably well. I Smashed at Sub Club. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Pints and double vodka £1.50. ‘Get smashed and funked up at the Sub Club‘s new student night. Mixing all the

student faves (Reservoir Dogs. Blur, Oasis. with funky hip hop and dance c1assics.‘

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 llight 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 the 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 and garage with DJ Gary Menzies.

I Bloomers at Cleopatra’s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream pop and dance.

I Club Xchange llptn—3am. £2.50 (£2). Gay. DJ Stella and Happy Hour all night. I Dee Jays in Disguise at The Variety. 8pm—close. Free. J’ilkes and Ha't‘ch with a dubby mix of new dance and techno.

I Deep in the Jungle at Rocksy‘s Basement. lOpm—late. (11pm curfew). £1. Da Nasty sons deliver a ruff mixture of percussive beats and deep. deep baselines. Skankin' tunes forjungalists.

I B.l.S.C.0. Inferno 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 loveshaclt at Fury Murry‘s. llpm—3am. £2. ‘Seventies disco-dance. indie. 60s and student classics. Lager and vodka mix an unbelievable 50p.'

I Max and Jill’s Corduroy Hostess at Blackfriars Underground. 8.30pm—midnight. £2.50 (£2). The sartorially challenged duo continue with their mini series of rampant japery and Aled Jones references. March 2. disco related frolics. March 9. Crufts Extravaganza. Bring a photo of your pet and play prize draw bingo. Bizarre.

I October Cate 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 lLvel 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 Bumble 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. lOpm—2am. £2. A shameless 70s disco funfest. with the added attraction of regular drinks promos. I Shabeen at The Voodoo Room. 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). DJ Tchico with ragga. reggae. hip hop and. for the first time in Glasgow.jungle. Booyaka. baby. 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 Sugar Hill at The Volcano. 10.30pmnlate. £3 (£2). Paul N'Jie with a mainstream mix of house. hip hop and funk. Rolling Rock £1.20.

I The Tunnel lOpm—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 “K Gold at Sub Club. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Marc Ryall and Martin Collins taking the vibe from garage to house for a busy. sussed up crowd.


I Beat Bop at Negociants. l lpm-3am. Free. The dopest mash of hip hop. funk. jazz. old-school and dancehall courtesy of premier Technics b-boy A-One and Frosty J.

I Beatbox at Teviot Row Student Union. 9pm—2am. Students free. guests £ 1. Happy Hours 9—10pm and midnight—1pm. selected shorts 69p. 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. 10pm—4am. £3 (£1 for Moray House students and staff. free before 11pm). 3 Mar. Fortnightly. ()ne hour ofdisco. one hour of live music. then four hours of disco.

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5 (£4. £2.50 before 11.30pm). 24 Feb. Monthly. Abstract jam of dancelloorjazz brought to you by the impeccable Thelonious team.

I Buster Browns l().3()pm-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 The Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with flyer). Price includes entry to Katch and Nitrozone. Crowded night running the gamut of rock. from heavy metal through grunge to thrash.

I Century 2000 l lpm-3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans or steel toe-caps.

I Crew 2000 present Kenny Larkin at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £7. 3 Mar. (_)ne-offbeneiit for the Edinburgh drugs education t.)rganisation. Detroit shooting survivor (and maker of techno classics) Kenny Larkin heads the line-up with Cutmaster B. and Troy (amongst others) providing support.

I Dhyana at The New Calton. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 before midnight). 24 Feb. Monthly. Trance. house. ambient and techno with DJs Mrs ice and Lemon. and live band D'l'uu Wumiu.

I Evol at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour from 10.30pm. All new vistials and shiny. happy. indie sounds with a bit of a raw. grungy edge. Resident DJ Kieren jamming together those livol favourites old and new. Note that Evol has returned to its original venue.

I Extraordinary Sensations at The New Calton. 9pm»-3am. £3. 3 Mar. Fortnightly. Mod sounds from Booker T. to Blur to Tamla Motown. Get those lishtail parkas on now!

I Fever at The Wide Awake Club. llpm—3am. £4 (£3 with matric card. £2 before midnight). Happy Hour llpm-midnight. Hedonistic disco. soul, funk and Motown.

I The Havoc Hussies Present. . . House Party at The Scottish Parliament. 10.30pm—3am. £6. 3 Mar. Celebrate International Women‘s Day in maximum style at The Scottish Parliament. DJ Queen Maxine (Club UK. Ministry Of Sound. Trade) segues a gloriously

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