liory Weller checks the teat: on this issue’s top ntuslc-ntaiter.
I Name Felix Da Housecat.
' I Age 24.
I Place of origin Chicago.
I Occupation Producer and DJ.
I What kind of name is that for a grown man? A highly litigious one for starters. The company who own the rights to the cartoon character have been getting upset for the last couple of years. but they’re serious now, forcing him to use his real name of Felix Stollings Jr and his pseudonym Aphrohead for his production work.
I How did he get started in the studio? He began by doing keyboards for DJ Pierre (Strictly Rhythm) in 199land then went on to make tracks of his own for Strictly and Djax.
I What happened then? Finding the house scene flagging in Chicago. he moved out to New York and did ‘The Housecat Experience‘ for Strictly Rhythm and worked with Roy Davis Jr (Phuture) on Nervous Records.
I Europe obviously beckoned DJ Pierre paid for his ﬂight over to England with him where Felix did ‘The Dawn‘ for Guerrilla Records. ‘Thee Mad Cat Courtship’ came out on Distraction and he went on a DJing tour with Farley Jackmaster Funk. He also did a track for Glasgow‘s Soma and one for Dave Clarke's Bush Records: ‘The Light‘ as Aphrohead in 1993. This track was one of the first to cross-over between the American techno and house styles.
I So the next step was his own label, right? Right. A year later he set up his ‘Radikal Fear’ label to push the Chicago style. He now has two new labels underway: Clashback and Clashback Trax.
I What about the Ming though? He‘s been DJing since 1992. originally playing wild pitch hypnotic American grooves. Now he plays two sets: the original set. plus a hard Detroit techno one.
I Wasn't be supposed to 0.! here recently? Yup. According to his manager, he didn‘t show up because of plane panic problem. Soon after taking off. one of the engines on his plane developed a fault and the ﬂight was aborted and had to land so it could be ﬁxed. Felix had decided he deﬁnitely wasn't going to ﬂy on this plane and demanded to be let off, but the airline wouldn't let him. So. he called his girlfriend on his mobile who had to get the police to let him off the flight.
Felix Da Housecat DJ: at Cool Lemon on Sat I 5 June.
I Wednesday Night Fever at Cotton Club. llpm-3am. £3 (£2 with matric card). For those who long to be back in those halcyon disco days of yore when the trousers were tight and the glitter ball polished. Drinks promos.
I Bar 10 8pm-close. Free. Paul Cawley from Phar Out with a weird underground pre-club experience. Pre-club.
I Barﬂy at The Apartment. 1 lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Oasis. Stones and retro classics. Students welcome. Hooch and bootled beers half price.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra's. lO.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream.
I Boogie Bus at R.G.‘s. 8pm—midnight. Free. DJs Ziggy and Bob get housey with lots of pretty lights too. Pre-club.
I Boudoir at The CCA Cafe Bar. 9.30pm—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 Choose at Strathclyde University Union Barony Bar. 10pm-3am. ‘The tackiest student night ever‘ and who are we to argue. Massively cheap drink.
I Club Xchange l lpm—3am. £2 (£1). Gay. DJ Tasty Tom and £1 lager. £1 vodka. Exotic dancer each week.
I Cop at Archaos. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2.50). Busy student house night from DJ Rory (Club X. Wednesdays) and Craig J. ‘Turn up. get down. cop off.‘ £l vodka and Beck‘s. Tam Coyle ‘The Fuzz' does his indie/pop/kitsch stuff in Betty‘s. 20 June. Mr Dance Energy. Normski is in the house for the Benson and Hedges dance competition.
I nee Jays in Disguise at Variety. Spin—close. Free. Ha‘t'ch and J‘ilkes of the Knucklehead with a dubby mix of new dance and techno. Pre-club.
I Donkey at the Cathouse. l lpm—3am. Indie/grunge rock in the new Cathouse. Drinks promos.
I Flaunt it at The Rat Trap. 10.30pm—3am. DJ Christine with 80s rock and pop.
I Inferno at Reds. l lpm—3am. £2. 70s disco. pop and glam with DJ Paul N‘Jie plus Bud £1.20 and £1 vodka mix all night. A night ofclassic 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 stompers 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 funk. hip hop. dance. swingy soul‘.
I lied 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 (Aqua Planet) with guests Martin (UK Gold). Richard Grey (Vapourspace) and Dominic (Subby Saturdays) making appearances through the month. Drinks promos.
I Bumble at The Garage. 1 lpm—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. I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Iain Fitzpatrick with an indie/disco club. All drinks 99p.
I Top or The Pops at Reds Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm-2am. Free. Dance and indie pop.
I The Tunnel lOpm-3am. £4 (£2 with matric card). If you‘ve been to this student night in the last five years. it‘s exactly the same as you remember it. Cheesy (but fun) music. mobbed dancefloor and regrets in the morning.
I Velvet noonts 9pm—late. £3 (£2) (reductibn before 10.30pm). Across-the- board mix with DJ Skud. Drinks promos.
I Whatever You Want at The Hive. Glasgow University Union. lOpm—lam. Free (students and guests only). Classic student pop from DJ Musty.
I Astromotel at the Honeycomb. lOpm-3am. Curfew l.30am. £6. l4 June. Fortnightly. After a bit of a stormer last time Scott Gallagher and the Tribal posse will be looking to consolidate their position. Hard American house. Chicago style.
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele.
l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). £2.50 before midnight. 21 Jun. Monthly. The Thelonius team with dangerous dancefloorjazz vibes. Very busy so get there early.
I Cavendish 9pm-3am. £5. ()ver 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. 60s and 70s music. Ground floor only.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with flyer). Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Extremely popular night featuring post grunge like rock sounds.
I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers. Over 18s. I Decadence at Club Mercado. llpm—3am. £5. 21 Jun. One-off night of new Romo/goth goings on.
I Bub ’n’ Dance at The City Cafe. 10.30pm—lam. Free. DJ Gazton playing dub. funk. hip hop. house and garage in the recently redecorated City 2.
I Evoi at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Ever popular night of 60s. 70s and 80s pop nonsense. Full of fun and packed full of beautiful people. Early arrival is recommended.
I Firing on Fridays at the Moscow Bar. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly house session. I Honeyiunk at Club Mercado. llpm—4am. £5. 14 Jun. Monthly. Launch night of a new and healthy looking funk. swing. hip hop and soul night featuring DJs Eh? Wun. AJ. Josef and Fawaz. Due to contractual reasons Jocelyn Brown will be unable to perform on the night as previously advertised. No matter though. go along and check the summer swing vibes. See Hit List.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 90s indie dance.
I lift at the Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 21 June. Fortnightly. Residents Euan and Paul welcome back Lift favourite and ex-Drum Club geezer Charlie Hall for hard house. funky techno and acid trance. Should be a good one. See Hit List.
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 to a knowledgeable crowd.
I Mange at La Belle Angele. l lpm-3am. £5 (£4). 14 June. Edinburgh‘s premier drum ’n‘ bass club tries to maintain the vibes laid by the awesome DJ Krust last time. Resident George Mac. MCs Finley and Frosty J and the Freshly Squeezed horns drop the latest soul. jazz and hip hop hard-steppin‘ sounds. Guests are DJs Spamborskee and Dingo.
I Marley’s Reggae ltlub at Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £4. The city‘s longest- running reggae night (situated on the middle ﬂoor of Cavendish) with a playlist ranging through roots. ragga. lovers. heavywei ht dub and dancehall.
I Minus ﬁne at The Carlton Highland Hotel. lOpm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). A relaxed. plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life.
Catch the best Glasgow Clubs this iortnight.
I Slab Stuart and Orde are joined by good friend Luke Slater who remixed the last release of Positive Education and produces for York’s GPR label. The Arches. [4 Jan.
I 100%lo ll New residency from Bios. the Glasgow band signed to Weatherall’s label. Scott and Peter from this minimal techno band DJing plus the ﬁrst UK performance by Jay Denham of Detroit‘s Black Nation Records. The Sub Club. [4 Jim and monthly.
I Aqua Planet Mark Ryal (UK Gold). Simon Coulson and Cris Biguzzi bring their highly successful night to a close after six months. Going out on a high. they welcome Larry Heard (Mr Fingers) performing live. The Volcano. [6 Jim.
I Tonita New night from Colin Walker (New York Alliance) playing underground New York house. Features loadsa capers including Scalectrix. caged dancers. free fruit. masseur. casino and light show. The Volcano. Saturdays.
I Partyceilidhdisco at Moray House. 10pm—3am. Free to Moray House students. Others £1 between lO—l 1pm. £2 after. Drinks £1 all night. 14 June. Fortnightly. Two hours of ceilidh followed by three hours of disco.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 members). Guest nights £7 (£5). One of the finest techno nights in the country. Keep an eye out for their tlyers announcing guests. Watch out for three big names on 28 Jun.
I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. £2 (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly mix ofchart. dance and classic disco. Sublime is on Sat 15.
I Soleiusion at The Honeycomb. lOpm—3am. £5. 21 Jun. Monthly. First Birthday big up for the tin-underground boys Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton. Garage purist Yogi Haughton guests at what should be a huge night. See Hit List. I T.F.I.F. at Club Mercado. 5—10pm. Free. Weekly. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to happy hour 5—6.30pm. £l drinks. £10 bottles of champagne and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy who manages to get the danceﬂoor packed and jumping as early as 6pm!
I Voodoo Chile at The Rocking Horse.
1 lpm—3am. £3. Price includes entry to Cathouse and Katch. Full of lovely boys (and girls) headbanging to classic heavy metal.
I BPM at the Music Box. 7—10pm. £5. Weekly. Under-18s night playing a wide range of sounds.
72 The List 14-27 Jun 1996