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. Photos by Rory Weller
I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£3). A totally crammed night with residents Michael Kilkie and Scott Mackay directing the Main Room house style. while Duncan Reid and Simon Foy blow the system in Room 2. All drinks £1 before midnight.
I Bennet’s l lpm-3am. £4. Gay. Commercial dance with a Euro slant 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 10.30pm—2.30am. £6. Disco. chart and mainstream with DJ Davie Johnston. I The Corner 9pm—close. Free. Robert Wilson with classic house. Drinks promos. I Cream at Strathclyde University Student Union (Reds Bar). 9pm-2am (doors close lam). £1. Students and guests. Steven Watt of Mo Jazz on a commercial funk and hip hop tip. Open throughout the summer. I Delmonicas 9pm—close. Free. DJ Stella with a chart dance mix. I Emissions Launch Party at Glasgow School of Art. 9.30pm-2.30am. £5. 28 July only. Andrew Weatherall with the national launch of his new label project ‘Emissions‘. He‘ll be DJing and Conemelt will be doing a live set. I Fluid at R.G.‘s. Spin—midnight. Free. The best in garage and house from DJ Kevin. I Friday at Cotton Club at Cotton Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). A studenty mix of indie dance and pop. £1 bottled beer and vodka. I Glamour Seasonal Colour at Club Xchange. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Gay. Ms Alston. housemaid extraordinaire. £1.50 bottles of Beck's. I Helter Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm--3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving rock/indie/70s/funk/kitsch night. Started in 1988. the night still has the original DJ. I Katch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm»—3am. £3. Indie/studenty/good time vibes. All drinks £1.50. I Love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Commercial dance with a retro edge from man about town. DJ Graeme. I Mean Streets at The 13th Note (basement). Rpm—midnight. Free. The club that ably charts the history of rock and roll from Elvis to Portishead. I Phar Out at Glasgow School of Art. 9.30pm—late. £2.50. A smokin' night of eclectic black music sponsored by Dr lives and Stussy. Resident DJ Paul Cawley is joined every week by guest DJs Nick Peacock. Marc from R.A.D. or Colin from Bomba. I Radio City in The Attic. 10.30pm—3am.
‘What we’re mainly known for is the percussion build up,‘ reasons house producer Bay line. ‘We lust keep on building drums, sampling new sounds and working them in until by the end, our tracks are a mass of drum programming and we’re like “that’s too much!”.
Welcome to the new spirit of house: fierce, trippy, maximalist and totally unpredictable, and epitomised by the recent output of British label Sllp ’n’ Slide and producers like flew York’s lioc and Kate. Yet Boc and Kato are no newcomers, they’ve been around for some time, carefully honing their own off-kilter percussive strain of sensual house. Recent releases like ‘Alrlght’ (actually two years old) and their mix of Fire Island’s ‘If You Should lleed A Friend’ have rooted them more firmly in the British consciousness, but the pair actually met eight years ago In 1987, two up-and-coming MS from Queens who used to bump Into each other record shopping.
‘We were both DJing on different sides of the town,’ elaborates Juan Kate, in a nasal drawl that’s NYC through and through. ‘Anyway, he played keyboards and would bring me
tracks and remixes he’d done and I’d play them in my club.’ Around the same time Juan himself was working in Arthur Baker’s old Shakedown studios (as was a then unknown Junior Vasquez), eventually he and Ray iloc began making tracks. ‘We got tired of shopping them around record labels and set up our own record label, Digital Dungeon.’
From first release ‘The Kings From Queens EP’, Roc and Kate’s deep, bumping garage style has garnered quiet devotion from house DJs around the planet. ‘We take influences from everybody - jungle, house, techno, whatever, and apply it to what we do,’ says Juan.
‘But our vibe is never the same,’ asserts flay who produces mainstream pop and commercial ballads as well as house. DJing sets are equally unpredictable, recent spots have seen the pair cut specially customised acetates dedicated to the club they’re playing at and using four decks. ‘We try to give a show - not just spin our own product,’ concludes Bay. Expect the unexpected. (Bethan Cole)
Roe and Kata DJ at Yip Yap, La Belle Ange/e, Edinburgh on Saturday 29 July.
£3 (£2). The original retro club. packed out every week. Stax. Motown. Stones. Who etc.
I Reds 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). Easy going mix of disco. funk. hip hop and rap. Smart and intimate club with an affable clientele.
I Rubber Soul at The Cathouse. Studio 1. lOpm—3am. £3. Sixties and 70s music.
I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Maintaining the legacy of the traditional student night. a rare species today.
I Sin at Rhapsody l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). All drinks £1.50. Derrick and Sam Wallace playing ‘a mixed bag of heavenly house' to a principally commercial crowd. I Silver at The Arena. lO.30pm-3.30am. £5 (£3). New club on a house tip featuring Steven Middleton and Jason Boardman plus special guests every fortnight. 4 Aug. Dominic (Sub Club).
I Slam at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £7. 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 Orde. 4 Aug. Luke Slater guesting (GPR Recordings).
I Sonic at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge).
1 lpm—3am. £3 (£2 students/ﬂyer). ‘Alternative. indie and good time music‘. now in its third year.
I Soundclash at The 13th Note (ground floor). 8pm—midnight. Free. Long-running listening experience based around heavy dub rhythms and quality techno. Look out for forthcoming unannounced guests.
I Stepping Out at The Voodoo Room. llpm—3am. £5 (£4) Girls free before midnight. The brothers Barr (Colin and Mel) host a night of classic disco. no soul and house. All drinks two for one: midnight—lam. 5 Aug. Alistair Whitehead and Jon Mancini in a special Colours (Edinburgh) sponsored night.
I Sweet As at The Volcano.
l [pm—2.30am. £5 (£3). DJ Alan Ronalds. the long time resident Volcano DJ with mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop.
I The Tuxedo Princess 9pm—3am. £4 (£3). No curfew. The Future management present the Future DJ team with a night of mainstream techno. Bud £1.50 all night. I The Yard at Sub Club. llpm—3.30am. £5 (£3). Award-winning DJ Gareth Sommerville (Yip Yap. Edinburgh) and Stuart McCorrisken (Reality Boat) play together with a lighter blend of house and garage. All drinks £1. 4 Aug. Li’l Louis. seminal Chicago producer. guesting. £6.
I Alchemy at Bar Belgos. 9pm—midnight. Free. Underground house music from DJ Brian.
I Bar 10 9pm-midnight. Free. The deep club sounds of DJ Nick Peacock er a! guiding your Saturday night.
I Bar 91 9pm—midnight. Free. Good pre- club mix of funk through to garage.
I Bennet’s l lpm-3am. £5. Gay. Commercial dance.
I BPM at The Tuxedo Princess. 9.30pm-3am. £7 (£5 flyer/£4 students). Techno and Italian piano house featuring regular live acts.
I Burnin’ at Reds Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union (Reds Bar). 10pm—3am. ‘A tacky student night‘ is how they describe it. and who are we to argue? I The Cathouse. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3.50/£3 before 1 1pm). Sweaty. rock- orientated club on two floors. Trad rock upstairs and contemporary rock downstairs. I Classic FM at Fury Murry‘s. 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£4). Indie-pop/indie- dance shenanigans from Jim Downie er al. I Cleopatra’s l lpm—3am. £6. Mainstream commercial vibe. I The Corner 9pm—close. Free. Andy Young with ajazz. Latin. salsa night. plus like-minded bands. I Deep Space at The Arena. 10.30pm—3.30am. £7 (£5). 5 Aug only. Steve Bicknell on decks and a live PA from ‘Person Unknown' (Spiral Tribe). I Delmonicas 9pm—close. Free. DJ Michael with a garage mix. I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. lOpm—late. £2.50. The perennially popular Divine mixes up an eclectic mix based in indie. funk and retro sounds. I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Long- established indie night with a friendly vibe. Rooftops new sports a fab new sound system and is bigger too. I Fresh Cream at The Volcano. l ipm—2.30am. £5 (£4 with matric card). Mellow house. garage grooves and street soul with Scott McCay. I The Garage 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2) lOpm-l 1pm. £4 (£3) 1 lpm—midnight. An honest to goodness top night out with dancey sounds downstairs from Dave Ross and alternative sounds in the attic. I Knucklehead at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—1ate. £2.50 (includes Divine downstairs). J'ilkes and Ha’t'ch with ‘a feast of deep melodic electronic music operating in the expanded field'. I Love Boutique at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £8. 5 Aug and monthly. Scotland’s biggest and best mixed club with more sound. more lights and more attitude than ever. Resident DJ Roy with a hard house vibe plus guests to be announced.
Yip Yap: Patrick from london and Tehneb from New York love the Sound Factory Bar and Malibu Stacey. They go clubbing because they just ‘love the whole damn scene.’
66 The List 28 Jul-10 Aug 1995