nory Weller sorts the wheat from the chair on this iortnight’s DJ oi choice.
I liante? Ray ‘Roc‘ Checo and Juan 'Kato' Lemtrs.
I Occupation? DJ s. producers and rernixers.
I Home? Both live in Queens in New York.
I So, Roc & Kato, what’s your story? The two of them had been DJ irig separately round the New York house party scene since 1987 and gradually got to know each other. setting up a DJ partnership where they would use four decks and two mixers. each scratching. cutting and mixing at the same time.
I And the production work? They'd been doing odds and ends of studio work. but it was only when they did a megamix for Warlock Records. the label where Todd Terry started. that they decided it was time to sink money into setting up their own label and recording studio: Digital Dungeon.
I Why Digital Dungeon? Well. all the equipment is digital. and it‘s in a basement (dungeon sounding a little more sexy than basement).
I What do they do down there? The ﬁrst track they shared production credits on was the 1091 underground stormer ‘Jungleluv‘. ‘Jungle Kisses‘ came two years later and they topped the hype charts last year with a sparky disco number ‘Alright'. They’ve got separate labels for each genre: Dungeon Trax and Playhouse for the New York jurnpin’ house vibe. Latin dance label Basic and Rhythm Factor for the deep DJ underground.
I So what’s new? Unfortunately the two of them ceased working as a production team at the end of last year due to musical differences. They still continue to work together as a DJ team. but just until their series of bookings are completed. Checo says they want to develop themselves as individual DJs in their own right. Their forthcoming date at The Arches in Glasgow sees them DJing as a team.
I What kind oi places have they DJed? They prefer the European scene to New York. playing clubs like Back to Basics. Ministry of Sound and Club UK.
I What’s wrong with home? They hate the closed door. closed mentality of the New York club scene. preferring the European scene where. according to Checo: ‘The audience are more progressive. innovation is appreciated and people actually want to dance.’
Rnc ct- Karo [)J‘tugetlrer at Love Boutique, '1'heArcltes, Sat 1 June.
GLASGOW CLUBS LISTINGS CONTINUED
I Shimmy Club at Bennet’s. 10.30pm-3am. £2. Legendary. drunken. ‘mixed'. longest-running club night in town. Mainstream dance and chart. £1.10 promo beers.
I Shooting Stars at The Garage. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2) Dave Ross‘s latest extravaganza whooping tip 'l'uesday night party style iii the main room. Staggering (you will be) drink promos. Vodka mix £1. margaritas 50p. 4.1un it's the infamous Shooting Stars foam night. Don’t wear leather shoes and look ottt for lbiza Hash- backs.
I Sly at The Tunnel. 10.30pm-3ani. £5 (£3 in advance from Virgin). 4 .lun only. 'Wish You Were Here’ night with Scott Mckay. Kev McFarlane and Lawrence Hughes. £1 chatnpagne and vodka mix plus the chance to win one of two holidays to Ibiza.
I Trading Post at Cleopatra's. |().30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Chart. mainstream and 60s ‘for the pub/club staff crowd'.
I Wide at Madame Gillespies. l0pm—3am. £2. [)1 Leonor Fitii bringing together all strands of alternative dance music. Look out for forthcoming DJs and bands. Draught beers and selected shots £1.
I Bennet’s 1 lpm—3am. £1. Gay. 70p vodka and gin! 1)] Sara.
I Boudoir at The Whisky Bar. Spin—close. Free. Glasgow's original easy listening club pick tip their Burt Bacharach collection and settle down at this new venue. Free canapes and lots of love. Pre-club.
I Chopper at Clttb Xchangc. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house. 90s disco and pop from DJ Rory (Archaos. 'l’hursdays). Double vodka £1.25.
I Delicatessen at The \felvet Rooms (front room). 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Cltib Havana presents Brazilian. Latin jazz. rare groove and acid jazz with DJ Jazz on the decks.
I DJ Lee at Mojo‘s ()pnr-midnight. Free. A mellow mix of trip hop and jazz funk. Pre-club.
I Fab at Reds. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Club classics. funk. soul and disco. Miller £1. vodka-mix £1.
I Go West at Cleopatra's. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). A mainly ‘sttalent-orientated‘ bill of fare. I Jam at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm -3am. £3 (£2). DJ Mel Barr with classic disco. I Paradise Island at The Volcano. 11pm—2.30am. £3 (£2). Ali and Martyn‘s jungle and hip hop night is added to by Andy Marshall (Yomi) live on keyboards every week.
I Revival at The Apartment. 11pm —3am. £3. Funky hip hop and clttbby tttnes. Kamikazes and margaritas half price. Champagne £1.50 a glass.
I Sticky Fingers at The Attic. 10.30pm--3am. £2 (£1). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.
I Wednesday Night Fever at Cotton Club. I 1pni—3am. £3 (£2 with matric card). For those who long to be back iii those halcyon disco days of yore when the trousers were tight and the glitter ball polished. Drinks promos.
I Amorphus Free Party at 't he volcano. 1 1pm--3am. Free. 30 May only. Techno fun for free.
I Bar 10 8pm close. Free. Paul Cawlcy from Phar ()ut with a weird underground pre-club experience. Pre-club.
I The Base Room at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). 9pm--2.30am. Free. House night from Kev in and Jim.
I Barin at The Apartment. 1 lpnr-3am. £3. Oasis. Stones and retro classics.
Students welcome. Free pool. Draught pints half price. house shots two for one. I Bloomers at Cleopatra's. 10.30pm~2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream
I Boogie Bus at R.G.'s. Spin-midnight. Free. DJs '/.iggy and Bob get housey with lots of pretty lights too. Pre—club.
I Boudoir at The CCA Cafe Bar.
0.30pm» midnight. Free. The crimplene kings open another of their oh so easy listening nights featuring the kind of tunes you could take home to your mother.
I Cheeze at Strathclytle l.'niversity L‘nion Barony Bar. 10pm -3am. ‘The tackiest student night ever" and who are we to argue. Massively cheap drink.
I Club Xchange 1 1pm- 3am. £2 (£1). Gay. DJ Tasty Tom and £1 lager. £1 vodka. F.xotic dancer each week.
I Cop at Archaos. 10pm ~3am. £4 (£2.50). Busy student house night from D] Rory (Club X. Wednesdays) and guests. ‘Turn up. get down. cop off.' £1 vodka and Becks. Tam Coyle ‘The Fuzz' does his indie/pop/kitsch stttff in Betty's.
I Dee Jays in Disguise at Variety. Spin—close. Free. l-la't'ch and J'ilkes of the Knucklehead with a dubby mix of new dance and techno. Pre-club.
I Donkey at the Cathouse. 1 |pm--3am. Indie/grunge rock in the new Cathouse. Drinks promos.
I Dust Up at The Arena. 10.45pm -3am. £3 (£2). New night fusing 'rampant beats with laid back grooves in a student- friendly Chemicals. Prodigy. Leftfield type style‘. Beer promos.
I Flaunt it at The Rat Trap.
10.30pm— 3am. DJ Christine with 80s rock and pop.
I Inierno at Reds. 1 1pm-3am. £2. 70s disco. pop and glam with DJ Paul N'Jie plus Bud £1.20 and £1 vodka (nix all night. A night of classic disco peppered with the best of contemporary house and garage.
I Loveshack at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm-3am. £2. Super cool sounds of the 70s-dance stotnpers and student classics abound. Lager and vodka mix an unbelievable 50p. Upstairs in the new room Fury's present Music for Pleasure laid back night of ftrnk. hip hop. dance. swingy soul'.
I Red Cell at The Sub Club. llpm—3am. £3. From the makers of UK Gold comes one of the deepest. darkest underground club nights in Scotland. The night centres on Mark Ryal (UK Gold/Aqua Planet) with guests Martin (UK Gold). Richard Grey (Vapourspace) and Dominic (Subhy Saturdays) making appearances through the month. Drinks promos.
I Rumble at The Garage. 1 1pm—3am. £3 (£2). Cardow and Ross with an exceptionally busy night of charty dance faves. cheap drinks and drunk students. Snogtastic!
I Shindig at Cotton Club. 1 lprn -3am. £3 (£2). lain Fitzpatrick with an indie/disco club. All drinks 99p.
I Slam at The Bedsit. 9pm—lam. £3. 30 May. Stuart and ()rde with a special one- Off.
I Top of The Pops at Reds Bar. Strathclyde University Student L'nion. ()pm-2am. Free. Dance and indie pop.
I Total Eclipse at ()ctober Cafe. Rpm—close. Free. DJ Sole Boy and guests with jungle. hip hop swing arid deep soul. Rolling Rock. flavoured vodka. lager/heavy pints all £1. Moon Juice £2. Pre-club.
I The Tunnel 10pm—3am. £4 (£2 with rnatric card). if you've been to this student night in the last five years. it's exactly the same as you remember it. Cheesy (btit fun) music. mobbed dancefloor and regrets in the morning.
I Velvet Rooms 9pm v-late. £3 (£2) (reduction before 10.30pm). Across-the- board mix with DJ Skud. Drinks promos. I Whatever You Want at The Hivc‘. Glasgow l'niversity Union. l0pm—lam. Free (students and guests only). Classic student pop frotn DJ Musty.
I Astrontotel at the Honeycomb. 10pm--3am. Curfew 1.30am. £6. 31 May. l-‘ortnightly. Residents Scott Gallagher (Breeze) and the Tribal Funktion posse dig deep. hard US house in litlinburgh's newest clttb space with hip hop and jungle through the back.
I Cavendish ()pni—3am. £5. ()ver 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. o0s and 70s music. Ground ﬂoor only.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. 11pm--3am. £3 (£2.50 with flyet'). Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. lixtremely popular night featuring post grunge-like rock sounds.
I Century 2000 11pm--3am. £5. (.‘omniercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers. ()ver 18s. I Club Latino at La Belle Angele.
llpm—- 3am. £5 (£4). 7.1un. Monthly. Now in its third year. Latino still packs 'em in for the highest quality salsas. merengues and a huge selection of tropical styles. Arrive early to ensure entry.
I Dub ’n’ Dance at The City Cafe. 10.30pm~lam. Free. DJ Gazton playing dub. fttnk. hip hop. house and garage in the recently redecorated City 2.
I Evol at The Music Box. 10.30pm--3atti. £3. Now five years old and still packed out. (i0s. 70s and 80s pop nonsense.
I Firing on Fridays at the Moscow Bar. 9pm~ lam. Free. Weekly house session.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 11pm——3am. £3 (£2 with llyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. Lively clttb with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 90s indie dance.
I Kitscharama at Club Mercado. 11pm~~4am. £5. 31 May. ()ne-off featuring Craig Burger Queen arid Miss Stella Superstar playing classic disco. big house anthems and a load of old handbag.
I Litt at the Wilkic House. 10.30pm~3am. £5 (£4). 7 Jun. l~"ortnightly. Residents Fuan and Pattl for acid trance at their new home.
I loungin’ at Negociants. 9.30pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Phat-boy Yogi Haughton and assorted guests check the real flava of black music. droppin‘ a baad-assed mix of jazz. funk. soul. disco. swingbeat and rap. I Manga at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 31 May. lidinburgh's premier drum ‘n' bass club welcomes DJ Krust (Full Cycle) alongside resident George Mac. MCs Finley and Frosty J and the Freshly Squeezed horns for the latest soul. jazz and hip hop hard-steppin' sounds. Watch ottt for 4 Hero iti .lun.
I Marley’s Reggae Kluh at Cavendish. 10pttt—3ani. £4. The city's longest- rttnning reggae night (situated on the middle floor of Cavendish) with a playlist ranging through roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehall.
I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm~3am. £2.50 (free for members). A relaxed. plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life.
I Partyceilidhdisco at Moray House. 10pm—3am. Free to Moray House students. ()thers £1 between 10—1 lptn. £2 after. Drinks £1 all night. 31 May. Fortnightly. Two hours of ceilidh
followed by three hours of disco.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. I 1pm—4am. £4. A celebration of 80s and 70s retro: playing everything frorn glam disco. to punk. to new romantic and hi-energy. Watch out for drinks promos.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 members). Guest nights £7 (£5). ()ne of the country‘s finest techno nights welcomes one of the world's fittest techno DJs. Jeff Mills on 7 Jun. Expect a fierce. thundering assault with plenty of wildstyle scratching from the man who claims to play well over 50 records an hour. See Hit List.
74 The List 31 May-l3 Jun 1996