Rory Weller dlgs deep tor the facts on this weeks or or choice.
I Name Slam (or Stuart Mcmillan and Orde Meikle).
I Occupation Resident DJs at Slam. founders of Sonia records. remixers and record producers.
I Whlch hat are they wearing here? Producers. The long awaited Slam debut album Headsmres is released this issue.
I What have they released already? They kicked off Soma in 1991 with ‘Etema‘. Their biggest success was the 1993 classic ‘Positive Education’, a forever endun'ng track which continually pops up in the oddest places: Tango and Muzik ads for starters.
I Didn’t they have an album out before? Not exactly. The 1995 Snapshots EP contained six tracks, but was more a collection of bangin‘ deep house and techno tracks than an album with sweeps ofemotion. I Does that describe Headsrares? Indeed. It‘s a mature. well- constructed piece of work. Macmillan and Meikle describe it as a ﬁlmscape with tracks ranging from ‘deepjazzy Detroit. evil gangsta rap to a fusion of drum and bass and melodic techno’.
I Hot their usual stuff then No. The most club-friendly track is ‘Dark Forces’ with a ‘dark “Reese‘- style bassline and jazzy scatty drums’ which was released at the end of last month.
I Why the change In style? In the frenzied world of hard clubbing it‘s something they felt they needed to do. It's not a permanent shift of focus. just an exploration of the other kinds of music which they have enjoyed and been inﬂuenced by.
I Such as? Phuture and Larry Heard (aka Mr Fingers).
I Who are they? In 1987 Phuture led by Roy Davis Jr — who recently played The Sub Club — made ‘We are Phuture’, which had ‘Slam‘ constantly repeated through it. Stuart and Orde grabbed it as their title.
I So Is the album any good? lt's possibly the best dance album ever to have come out of Scotland. (Rory Weller)
Headstares is released on Some Records on 20 May.
I Sub Club 10.30pm—4.30aiii. £8. On the cusp of celebrating ten years of quality Subby clubbing Harri. Oscar and Dominic continue to provide one of the few top original house nights iti Glasgow. 4 May: Subby Saturday second birthday with residents plus Derrick Carter. 11 May: Ashley Beadle (XPress 2. Black Science Orchestra. Junior Boys Own) guests.
I Toasted at the OMU. 9pm—2am. £2.50 (£2). DJ Toast popping up again for chart dance and indie. Regular drinks promos. I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30ptii—3am. £6 (£4). Ati epic voyage through Italian and UK house. presented by Coliti Tevendale illltl'SlL‘VL‘n McCreery. In Room 2 Kevin McFarlane offers up a different vibe with an eclectic mix of soul. funk and dance classics.
I Velvet Booms 9pm—late. £7 (£5) (reduction before 10.30pm). Across the board mix with DJ Skud.
I Whisky Bar 9pm~niidnight Free. Oscar (Sub Club) with funky underground house.
I Wild at Cotton Club. Ilpm—3aiii. £6 (£4 students). Commercial dance and pop. £1 bottled beer.
I Area 51 at Nice 'n' Sleazy. 9pm4ate. Technoish night with local guest DJs. 5 May. Terry from Pussypower. Pre-club. I Aqua Planet at The Volcano.
I lpni—2.30ani. £3. Already ati institution. Mark Ryal (UK Gold). Simon Coulsoti and Cris Biguzzi combine forces for a night extolling the ‘quality underground vibe'. Vodka mix and Rolling Rock £1. 5 May. Derrick May (Transmatt Records. Detroit) returns after playing a blinder of a set last time. Supposedly he's a big fan of Aqua Planet.
I Bennet’s I 1pm—3am. £I. Gay. All beers and spirits £I. DJ Johti Frazer with commercial dance and pop.
I Boogiemania at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). DJ Graeme with a varied mix ofclub classics. Drinks promos.
I Blackiriars Sunday at Blackt‘t-itn-s Underground. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Rub A Dub with their usual varied underground dance vibe. ‘no strict music policy. strategy or style.‘ Pre-club.
I Bubblellcious at Reds. llpm~3am. £6 (£3). Club classics. disco anthems and all drinks £1 all night. Amiable smart crowd not putting too tnuch emphasis on hitting the floor.
I Club Mouth at the 13th note. 8pm- midnight. Free. Indie and alternative sounds from Mark Percival of Radio Scotland and XFM (Lotidon) fame. Pre- club.
I 4th Dimension at The Baby Grand. 9pm—midnight. Free. Andy Young with ati acid jazz. soul. Brazilian night. Drinks promos.
I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatra's. 10.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Disco. pop and 60s party vibes.
I Glitter Gulch at The Apartment. llptii—3am. £4. Full on dummy casino with roulette. black jack and pool. DJ Big Al iti residence. Bottles of Btid £I.
I Havana at The Cotton Club. lOpm—3am. DJ Jazz brings us a Latin stormer every Sunday night. mixing tip salsa. merengue. Iambada and flamenco. I Heaven at The Hatt Club. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). DJ Angel bringing the weekend to a close with house. garage. dance. trance and giveaways.
I Interpol at Nico's. Spin—close. Free. Paul Cawley frotti Phar ()ut playing ‘easy listening and cosmic jazz‘. Half price Martinis and cheap cocktails. Pre-club. I loaded at Fury Murry's. llptii—3am. £3. All spirits plus mixer 99p. Pints of Coors £1.50. Fury's stalwarts Craig and Jim with retro guitar based tunes to close the weekend.
I logical Progression at The Sub Club. I Ipm—4.30am. 5 May only. LTJ Bukem is joined by Tayla. Mike Bolton and Colin
Gate on decks. The night is hosted by Speed resident MC Conrad and PFM play a fill] live set.
I Lube at The 13th Note (basement). Sptti—itiidnight. Free. Larz and Maiitt supply the laid back drum and bass soundtrack for people whose weekend doesn't end on Sunday morning. Pre-club.
I Never Get Out The Boat at The Rent‘t-ew
Fen‘y. 10piti—3am. 5 May only. Stuart atid ()rde of Slam are back on the boat for a Mayfest special with thly Flashiii' Fowlkes.
I Bat Trap 10.30pm—~3aiii. £2. Bands iti Studio One. Julie Andrews After Gig Piss Up iti Studio Two.
I Shirley’s Temple at Archaos. letii—3.30am. £5 (£3). A trippy mix of camp theatricals and hard house soundtrack from the radiant Ms Alston atid Bob.
I Short Fuse at The Whisky Bar. Xptii-close. Free. The Woods brothers with retro soul atid funk. Pre-club.
I Sorted at the Cathouse. 10.30pni~-3ani. £2 (£1.50). lndie/altet'native vibe iii the new Cathouse. Drinks promos.
I Sunday Service at Maxaluna. ‘)plll-Cl()SL‘. Free. Ali C (that monk of ftitik) with a dance based eclectic mix.
I SUCK My DiSK at Mojo‘s. ()ptll—lllitllliglll. Free. 'One basement under a groove‘ with DJ Kenny digging out the best 80s underground dance tracks. Pre-club.
I Vegas at The Arches. 10.30pm -late. 5 May only. Batik holiday special with Dave Crolla. Barry Wliyte atid Richard Howie.
I Velvet Rooms 9pm-lale. £2 (reduction before 10.30pm). Across the board mix from DJ Alan Ronald. £1 all drinks.
I The Boat at the Caledonian Princess. 10.30ptii—3am. Massively popular commercial student night with lloatitig club. rotating dancelloor atid cheap drinks.
I Cleopatra’s 10.3()ptii--3am.£2 (£1 with ticket). Gary L’nett atid a mix of tiiainstream pop and dance.
I Club X at Club Xchange. 10.30ptii—3am. £2. Gay. House atid garage. £1.25 all drinks.
I Speedracer at The Attic (formerly the Cameo Suite). 10.30—3am. £2 (£1). Steven mixes tip a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes.
I Salsa Dance Club at the Corner Bar. 6.30pm—niidnight. Free. Latin American dance club. Mondays are the advanced nights and Tuesdays are best for beginners. It’s advised to arrive at the beginning of the night. Pre-club.
I Student Mondays at The Cathouse. l0pm-3am. £2 (students free before midnight). New club from the Mr Student Night himself Dave Ross. L'sual goodtime tunes plus double vodka and Gold Bier £1.20 all night.
I Boudoir at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). 9ptii—-2.30am. Free. The easy listening supremos open yet another night proving the popularity of this. the ttiost bizarre of trends. Pre-club.
I Club X Change Ilptii—3am. £2 (£1). Gay. Dance atid chart sounds. £1 lager. 50p vodka. Pitched as the only gay night iti town tonight.
I Kaleidoscope World at The Cathouse. 8.30ptii—3am. £ 1. Band and club night (Tam Coylc) with the club starting at 11.30pm and playlisted to reflect the style of band featured that night.
I Salsa Dance Club at the Corner Bar. 6.30piti—midnight. Free. Latin American dance club. Mondays are the advanced nights and 'I‘uesdays are best for beginners. It's advised to arrive at the beginning of the night. Pre-club.
I Shimmy Club at Bennet's. 10.30piii—3am. £2. Legendary. drunken. ‘niixed'. longest-running clttb night iti
town. lvlainstream dance and chart. £1.10 promo beers.
I Shooting Stars at The Garage. Ilpiii—3am. £3 (£2) Dave Ross‘s latest extravaganza whooping tip Tuesday nights party style iii the main room. Staggering (you will be) drink protiios.\"odka mix £1. margaritas 50p. I Trading Post at Cleopatra's. 10.30ptii—2.30ani. £2 (£1 with ticket). Chart. mainstream and 60s ‘for the pub/clu b staff crowd.
I Wide at Madame Gillespies. 10ptii—3am. £2. DJ Leonor Fini bringing together all strands of alternative datice music. Look out for forthcoming DJs and bands. Draught beers atid selected shots £ 1.
I Bennet’s I lpui~3am. £I. Gay. 70p vodka atid giti. DJ Sara.
I Boudoir at The Whisky Bar. Spin—close. Free. Glasgow‘s original easy listening cltib pick tip their Burt Bacharach collection atid settling down at this new venue. Free canapes and lots of love. Pre-club.
I Chopper at Club .\'chauge. l0.30piii—3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house. 90s disco and pop from DJ Rory (Archaos Thursdays). Double vodka £1.25.
I Delicatessen at The Velvet Rooms (front room). llpiii 73am. £3 (£2). Clttb Havana presents Brazilian. latin ja/z. rare groove atid acid jazz with DJ Jazz on the decks.
I Disco Wonderland at the Cathouse. llptii—3ani. £2 (£1). 70s llll‘tivvl);tt‘k\' ‘. and possibly slingbacks) get iii free. 70s night from new kids on the block Barbie atid Ken. Margaritas 50p. Vodka mix £I. Gold Bier £ 1.
I DJ Lee at Mojo's 9pm -tiiidnight. Free. A mellow mix of trip hop atid jazz ftitik. Pre-club.
I Fab at Reds. llptii— 3am. £4 (£3). Club classics. funk. soul atid disco. Miller £1. vodka niix £ 1.
I Go West at Cleopatra's. l0.30pm—2.30ani. £2 (£1 with ticket). A mainly ‘student-orientated' bill of fare. I Jam at The Velvet Rooms. I lptii-—3am. £3 (£2). DJ Mel Barr with classic disco. I Juna at The 13th Note (basement). Spin—midnight. Free. 15 May atid fortnightly. A mix of techno. trip hop atid house from Gregor and Michael plus guests. Pre-club.
I Large Hip Hop and Jungle Night at The Volcano. llptii—~2.30am. £3 (£2). DJS Ali and Martyn are the forces behind this new night. ()ii 15 May. there's .i guest appearance by A Guy Called Gerald
I Revival at The .-\parttiietit. llptii 3am. £3. Funky hip hop and clubby tunes. Kamikazes atid margaritas half price. Champagne £1.50 a glass.
I Sticky Fingers at The Attic. 10.30ptii—3am. £2 (£1 ). Gerry uh unite and retro sounds. Drinks pt'otiios.
I Soul Train at The llatt Club. llptii-—3am. £3 (£2). Paul M. pursuing a retro vibe. Drinks promos.
I Wednesday Night Fever at Cotton Club. ilpni--3am. £3 (£2 with matric card). For those who long to be back iti those halcyon disco days of yore when the trousers were tight atid the glitter ball polished. Drinks promos.
I Bar 10 Spm- close. Free. Paul (‘awley from Phar ()tit with a weird. eclectic. underground pre-club experience. Pre- club.
I The 8888 Room at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). 9piii--2..~0ani. Free. House night from Kevin atid Jim.
I Barfly at The Aparttiient. I 1pm 3am. £3. Oasis. Stones and retro classics. Students welcome. Free pool. Draught pitits half price. house shots two for one. I Bloomers at Cleopatra's. l0.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket).
78’ The List 3-16 May 1996