Regular weekly clubs plus one-oft 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 Rory Weller and Bethan Cole.
I 40 Watt Club at Glasgow School of Art. 7.30pm—10pni. Free. Lindsey ofTankin' gently warms tip the weekend with a laid back dub. funk. jazz and electronic ambient evening.
I Amorphus Present at Glasgow School of Art. 9pm late. £4. 7 April only. Amorphus celebrate their first birthday with Ege Bam Yasi and TllllL‘lOOP playing live.
I The Ark at The Tunnel. 1().3()pm—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 bedecked in their Armani and Versace. Look out for The Tunnel membership cards. being introduced now. April 7. special Limbo records night featuring Melonhaus and Tocano.
I Banus 10.30pm—3am. £6. Commercial dance.
I Bar Belgos 9pm--midnight. Free. DJ Graeme (The Garage) with a mix of houst‘ and funk.
I Bennet’s l 1pm—-3am. £4. Gay. Commercial dance and pop.
I The Cathouse 10pm-3am. £3.50 (£3 with ticket). Well-respected rock- orientated night in Studio 2. with Rubber Soul in Studio 1 and Katch in Studio 3. I Cleopatra’s 10.30ptti—2.30ain. £6. Disco. chart and mainstream with DJ Davie Johnston. Ofﬁce partytastic.
I Club Xchange llpm—3am. £4. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever. Happy Hour “pm—12.30am. all drinks £1.25 and Beck’s promotion all night.
I Cream at Reds. Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—2am (doors close 1am). £1. Students and guests. Steven Watt of Mo Jazz on a commercial funk and hip hop tip.
I Belmonicas 9pm—close. Free. DJ Stella with a chart dance mix.
I Doggy Style 10.30pm-1ate. £2. Little Ed and Mr Smith playing ‘jumpin' house‘. Bud and Becks £1 a bottle.
I Energy at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm-3am. £6 (free before 11pm). No curfew. Techno hardcore.
I Fltlld at R.G.’s. 8pm—midnight. Free. The best in garage and house from DJ Kevin.
I Friday at the Cotton Club at Cotton Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). A studenty mix of indie dance and pop.
I Funky Fat Fridays at The Voodoo Room. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). Colin Barr squeezes behind the decks for a night of rare groove. funk and hip hop and Mel pops in at the end for some commercial house.
I llelter Shelter at The Venue.
Hard house. Right now, it’s everywhere: in the sets of techno DJs, house DJs and garage DJs. Until late
I last year, however, when you thought
of hard house you thought of Chicago:
Relief, Radical Fear, Dancemania.
' Then suddenly New York slammed
back with Armand Van llelden’s Witchdoktor. Dark, menacing, percussive and totally dancefloor dominating, it updated the legacy of Todd Terry and hip house and in one fell swoop brought the new wave of flew York to the forefront.
Chatting from his flew York studio, 24-year-old Van Helden looks on it now as the natural next step. ‘In 1990,
91 and 92 I lived and breathed deep house,’ he says. ‘But now because of techno, rave, trance, progressive all those other elements it seemed natural to create a hybrid - why stay strictly house?’ Van llelden moved to New York from Boston in 1993. As a child he lived all over Europe, Holland and Italy and also Turkey. Unlike many more sceptical and purist US house producers, he openly admits a European influence.
‘The Good Men’s Giving It Up had a massive effect on me. To me it was a landmark record like Planet Rock,’ he says. British jungle has affected Van llelden too. Listen to the siren blaring,
mix of Eric Morillo’s Conway and his
too evident. Yet Van llelden’s remixes of Rednex, Jimmy Somerville, Capella
and Ace Of Base have been widely criticised as a sell out. Van llelden
E himself is defensive. ‘When you’re doing a dub, it could be Ace Of Base or '5 Barbara Tucker or Madonna, it could
E be anything, because in the end you
i grab the parts and it’s just about how
I you place them, that’s all it is.’ And in l the end, does it really matter whether Van llelden has sold out or not? Maybe he’s simply the first post-irony hero of hard house. (Bethan Cole)
Armand Van llelden This at Lush, The Voodoo Room, Glasgow on Sun 9 Apr. Conway by Eric Morillo (with Armand Van llelden remixes) is out now on Strictly Rhythm.
snare stomping, crashing breaks of his
passion for slamming raw beats is only
10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving rock/indie/70s/funk/kitsch night. Started in 1988. amazingly the night still has the original DJ.
I Juna at Under Ventura. 9pm—1am. Free. 7 April only. Electronic deep house from the Juan DJs plus Romeo live.
I Katch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm—3am. £3. The Katch boys ripping off the Edinburgh club in name and music policy. lndie/studenty/good time vibes. All drinks £1.50.
I Limbo Lounge at The RAFA. Club. ()pin—lam. £1.50 (in advance only. available from Missing/John Smith's. Byres Road). 7 April only. A mix of 'l.as Vegas Grind-style burlesque tunes. rock ‘n‘ roll from Link Wray and Elvis through to Man Or Astroman. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. surf instrumentals and Japanese noise.
I Love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Commercial dance with a retro edge with man about town DJ Graeme.
I Mean Streets at The 13th Note (basement). 8pm—midnight. Free. The club ably charts the history of rock and roll from Elvis to Portishead.
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I Hill at Queen Margaret Student Union. 9pm-3am. £8 (note that although there are no door restrictions all party-goers should bring ID). 14 April only. On the back of the last event. NAl have been chosen to host the Scottish launch of the fantastic Eurobeat 2000 album. The night thus features Robert Armani (ACV Records. Chicago) and Frankie D (founder of Eurobeat 2000. London) as well as NA1 regulars Shandy (Analogue) and Dave (Sahva)
I llicos 9pm-midnight. Free. Nice guys Matlock and Mr Tea playing an uplifting mix of Brazilian. reggae. soul and rare jazz.
I Parklife at The Arena. 1 lpm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Post Mod club playing the best of Brit pop from the 60s onwards plus film footage on video 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 Jives and Stussy. Resident DJ Paul Cawley isjoined every week by Nick Peacock. Colin Gate from Bomba or More from R.A.D.
I Radio City in The Attic. 10.30pm—3am.
h STELLA DRY
' £3 (£2). The original retro club packed out every week. 81ti. Motown. Stones. Who etc.
I Reds 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). Easily accessible mix of disco. funk. hip hop and rap. Smart crowd using the club as more of an extension of the trendy bars around it than for heavy dancing.
I Respect at Under 0's. Spin-midnight. Free. A blend of reggae and dub.
I Sin at Rhapsody 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). A11 drinks £1.50. Derrick and Sam Wallace playing ‘a mixed bag of heavenly house' to a principally commercial crowd. ‘The Cave‘ through the back alternates between Club Havana and a cult movie night.
I Rubber Soul at The Cathouse. Studio 1. 10pm—3am. £3. 60s and 70s music.
I Ruttat Blackfriars Underground. ()pin—midnight. £1. Junglist drum and bass from Da Nasty Sons (Deep in the Jungle). I Shag" at Fury Murry"s. 1 lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Maintaining the legacy of the traditional student night. a rare species today.
I Slam at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £6. Still keeping the momentum going. Slam is one of the few clubs in Glasgow that is working on a truly national level. Underground. upfront. technologically- minded dance music from Stuart and ()rde. 14 April. Slam plays host to Dan Bell (DBX. Detroit) man behind last years top hard house track losing Control'.
I Sonic at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 11pm—3am. £3 (£2 students/flyer). ‘Alternative. indie and goodtime music'. now in its third year.
I Sounclash at The 13th Note (ground floor). 8pm—midnight. Free. Long -unning listening experience based around heavy dub rhytms and quality techno. Look out for forthcoming unannounced guests.
I Sweet As at The Volcano. 10.30pm—2.30am. £5 (£3). DJ Alan ‘big tunes' Ronalds. the long time resident Volcano DJ with mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop.
I Tazmania at Glasgow Caledonian University Student Union. 9pm—3am. £1 (after 10pm). A club/dance night with DJ Taz.
I The Yard at Sub Club. llpm—3.30am. £5 (£3). From 7 April. Hopefully this night will become an oasis in the desert that Friday night in Glasgow has become. Award-winning DJ and philosopher Gareth Sommerville (Yip Yap. Edinburgh) and Stuart McCorrisken (Reality Boat) play together with a lighter blend of house and garage. 14 April. The Yard play host to the Touch magazine tour featuring Paul ‘Trouble' Anderson (Kiss FM) and Dave Lambert (Positiva).
I Absolutely Sexy at The Voodoo Room. 11pm—3am. £8. Kevin McKay licking the decks into a vocalistic garagetastic frenzy for a staggeringly large number of absolutely sexy Lounge and Living Room bods. New decor. lovely!
I Adrenalin at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £5 before 10pm with ﬂyer. £6 after 10pm with flyer. £7 after 10pm no ﬂyer. Techno and Italian piano house
72 The List 7-20 Apr 1995