.Ilni Byers gets the lowdown on this tortnlght’s or or choice.
I llama Ashley Beedle. Also known as Disco Evangelist. Delta House Of Funk. East Village Loft Society. Ballistic Brothers. The Eccentric Afros. Urban Bushman, X-Press 2 and Black Science Orchestra.
I Occupation Probably one of the busiest DJs/producers/remixers in the business.
I Home Original London wideboy. I So what’s all the fuss about? He's just released Black Science Orchestra‘s ﬁrst alhurn: one of the ﬁnest records of the year. if not the decade.
I That’s what they all say No seriously. it's a modern classic. It's a tribute to the late great Walter Gibbons. without whom we would never have had the first commercially-released 12in (‘ l0 Percent‘ by Double Exposure).
I So why’s It so good? It contains the ﬁnest elements of the black dance music spectrum. from jazz and funk to disco and house. but more importantly it‘s got soul.
I And? Well. bearing in mind that soul is the key element running through all forms of black dance music. then Mr Beedle has got more soul than all the DJs in this country put together and then some.
I So he’s a soul N then? Well. no not really. but he certainly knows the difference between cheesy commercial house and real underground dance music — so much so that he‘s prepared to light for what he believes in.
I Eh? Well, get this. Beedle was DJing at a club recently doing his usual soulful set when a punter starts asking him to play ‘Children' by Robert Miles. but being a man of taste. Beedle politely says no. and carries on with what he‘s doing. Anyway. the guy keeps bugging him until Beedle finally gets angry and tells him to piss off. Next thing he knows the punter's pushing him about. Beedle ﬁnally snaps. turns round and decks him.
I So, apart hora punching people, what else Is he up to? He recently set up his own label. Afro An to concentrate on all types of quality black dance music and he‘s still DJing at clubs across the country from lnverness to Brighton.
Ashley Beedle DJ: at Colours. Edinburgh. Sui I3 Jul.
GLASGOW CLUBS CONTINUED
I hat Trap I0.30pm—3am. £3. Three floors of rock. Studio One: 9 Inches. NIN kinda stuff; Studio Two: The Batcave. DJ Christine goes Goth: Studio Three: Flex Your Head. putrk and ska from Ross. Paul and Jane.
I Beds llpm—3am. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). liasy going mix of disco. funk and chart dance.
I Romp at Archaos. l lpm-3.30am. £5 (£4). Big tune party night in this massive verme playing an Essential Selection kinda spread.
I Rub 3 Dub at Blackfriars Underground. 8.30pm--midnight. Free. Rub a Duh with their usual varied underground dance vibe. now moved to a Friday. 'no strict music policy. strategy or style'. Pre-club. I Shag at Fury Marty's. I lprn ~3am. £4 (£3). Across-the-board mix of party choons with Craig J arid James (3.
I Slant at The Arches. 10.30pm -3am. £7. World famous DJ and production duo Stuart and ()rde together providing the best in deep electronic dance. I” .Iuly. Colin Dale guests with ()rde.
I Velvet Rooms 9pm—latc. £o (reduction before I0.30prn) Across-the-board mix from DJ Alan Ronald.
I Archaos at Archaos. l lprn 3.30am. £8 (£6). A garage arid house mix for a busy. moderately dressy crowd.
I Arena l().30pm-3.30am. £7. Adrian Rennie is joined by Dav e Tarrrda ey my week plus similarly technoesque guests. I Bar 10 Orrin—midnight. Free. Btrsy hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock.
I The Cathouse llpm- 3am. £4 (£3.50). Two floors of rock with margaritas 50p. Gold Bier and \odka mix £l before midnight.
I Cafe loco at The Arches. llpm -3am. £6 (£5). l3 Jtrly only. A fond farewell to Cafe Loco who end their club tonight. 'Staying alive one more titne. a-ha.’ D.ls Bobby Bluebell and Steve.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry 's. l0.30pm--3am. £5 (£4). Indie-pop/indie- dance shenanigans from .Iirn Dow nie and the gang. Upstairs in the new room Furies present Twister: ‘The best of Britpop and tootin' ()(ls hils.‘
I Cleopatra’s I lpltt--3attt. co. Mainstream commercial vibe.
I Club 69 Rocksy's Basement. I0pm—2.30am. £5. Martin and Willy of Rub a Dub playing the best arid deepest from the underground. ()ne of Mun'k's top ten clubs of 95.
I Club Apt at The Apartment.
I Ipm—3am. £7. DJ Bob Jeffries with funky soul. hip hop and house even sexier than the Friday.
I Club X at Club Xchange. llpm—3am. £6 (£4). Gay club with upfront dance tunes from DJ Suave Gav. Drinks promos. I Cool Lemon at The Arches. l lpm~3am. 20 July only. Hard house residents Paterson and Price are promised to be joined by David Holmes and Blake Baxter.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). l()pm-late. £3. Andrew Divine with an eye to the past and a vision for the future. Retro. soul. house. jungle. etc.
I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). I0.3()pm—3am. £3 (£3.50). Long-established indie night with a friendly vibe.‘Tomorrow's hits today.‘
I Easy Street at The C C A C afc Bar. 9.30pm—midnight. DJ Gordon Allan with a house/dubby pre club.
I The Garage l0.3()pm—-3aitl. £3/£2: l()pm—l lptn. £4/£3: llpm—midnight. An hottest to goodness top night out with charty dance sounds downstairs from Dave Ross and alternative sounds in the attic.
I Global Village at The C orner Bar. 9pm-midnight. Free. Club Havana presents world. Latin. jazz and jive with
(Ire eternally pouting DJ Jazz. on (Ire decks. Pr‘e-club.
I Knucklehead at The Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). l()pm—late. £3 (£2.50) Residents J'ilkes and Ha't'ch with 'weird shit tojack yer body to. Detroit-style. Iti- tech Chicago future funk stylee'.
I Moio’s ()prn—midnight. Free. DJ Nick bringing you the renowned Mojo vibe: retro stuff with a 90s feel and 90s sttr ff with a retro feel. Pre-club.
I Mundo latino at the Corner Bar. ‘)pm—close. Salsa arid merengue mayhem from award-winning DJ Jau. Be early.
I October Cale Spin—close. Free. House and garage DJs Mark and Jason plus drinks promos. Pre-club.
I Rat Trap I0.30pm—3am. £3. Three floors of rock. Studio One: The Rat House. 90s rock; Studio Two: Don't Ask For Piin with DJ Christine doing requests; Studio Three: Happy. Happy. .loy. Joy. thrash and slain with DJ Ali.
I Reds llpm--3am. £o (£5). A packed night specialising in mainstream dartce. funk. rap and house. Intitnate. smart and friendly.
I Stasis at R.G.‘s. Spin—midnight. Free. D.I Tosh with deep house and garage for the Saturday w arm-up session. Pre-club. I Sub Club I().30pm»-5am. £8. ()n (Ire cusp of celebrating ten years of quality Subby cltrbbing Harri. Domenic continue to provide one of the few lop original house nights in Glasgow. I3 July local guest D.l.
I Tonka at The \"olcano. I lpm--2.30am. £5 (£3). New night from Colin Walker (New York Alliance) playing underground New York house. Night features loadsa capers including Scalectrix. caged dancers. free fruit. masseur. casino and light show.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. I0.30pm~-3am. £0 (£4). An epic \oyagc through Italian arid UK house. presented by Colin Teyendale and Steven McCreery. In Room Two. Kevin Mcl‘ar'lane offers tip a different \ the with a wide mix of soul. furtk and dance classics. l3 July. the Retiaissancefl‘urmel partttership continues tn full effect is llll Danny Rampling (Radio ()ne) play mg a three hour set. joined by Renaissance resident Nigel Dawson. £l2 (£I0). 20 July. the Tunnel have a special CK (('al\ in Klein) promotion night in the back room.
I Velvet Booms ‘)pin~late. £7 (£5) (reduction before l0.30pm). Across-the- boat'd mix with DJ Skud.
I Whisky Bar 9pm— I 2. Free. ()scar‘ (Sub Club) with funky underground house.
I Wild at Cotton Club. llpm—3am. £6 (£4 students). Commercial dance arid pop. £ Idrinks promos.
I 4th Dimension at The Baby Grand. 9pm-midnight. Free. Andy Young plays
lit/1.. Brazilian. soul. fusion and furtk.
I Area 51 at Nice 'n' Sleazy. 9pm—late. Technoish night with local guest DJs. Pre- club.
I Boogiemania at The Attic. l0.30pm—3am. £2 (£l ). DJ Graeme with a varied mix ofclub classics. Drinks promos.
I Bubblelicious at Reds. l Ipm—3am. £5 (£3). Club classics arid a touch of soul plus all drinks £| all night.
I Club Havana at The Cottott Club. £5 (£3). I (pm—3am. I4 Jul only. The hottest. sw'eatiest Latin club in Scotland. officially. Award-winning DJ Jazz. presents salsa. merengue and ﬂamenco. I oanny’s Barby and his Tranny at The Rat Trap. I0.30pm—3am. £3. ‘Welcome to tire BBQ with Danny's mix.’
I Free In the Park in Kelvingrove Park at the bandstand. l—I0pm. Free. 2I July only. All-day music festival organised by Rub a Dub. with local DJs arid the Rub a Dub sound sytern. Everyone welcome. ‘Children bring your parents. parents
bring your children.’
Catch the best Glasgow olubs this fortnight.
I Hybrid Mark Ryall (Red Cell. Aqua Planet) DJing plus the much awaited return ofthe Funk D‘Void live set from Larz. His performance was recently showcased in Germany and includes tracks that will appear on a forthcoming Funk D’Void album. The Sub Club. Fri [9 Jul and mmrlhly.
I Triumph The Renaissance/Tunnel partnership continues in full effect with Danny Rarnpling (Radio One) playing a three-hour set. joined by Renaissance resident Nigel Dawson. The Tunnel. Sit! I3 Jul.
I Free In The Park All-day music festival organised by Rub a Dub with local DJs and the Rub a Dub sound sytem. Everyone welcome. ‘Children bring your parents. parents bring your children.‘ Another innovative event from the RAD collective. Kelvingrove Park bum/stand. Sun 2/ Jul.
I Oz New mixed night playing 90s disco to hard house. A stepped door price depends on how fabulous you look. Full price for ‘sadly not fab'. middle price for ‘nearly fab' and people who look ‘outrageously fab‘ get in for the bargain price. Presumably ifyou‘ve spent all your money on feather boas and sequins. then you don‘t have any left to get in with. The Apartment. .S'umluys.
I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatra's. I0.3()pm-2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Disco. pop arid 60s party vibes.
I Get Sorted at (Ire Cathouse. l0.30pm—3am. £2 (£|.50/ free before ll.30pm). Indie/alternative vibe in the new Cathouse with margaritas 50p. Gold Bier and vodka mix £l.
I Interpol at Nico's. Spin-close. Free. Paul Cawley frotn Phar ()ut playing 'easy listening and cosmic jazz]. Half-price Martinis and cheap cocktails. Pr'e-club.
I Loaded at Fury Murry’s. I Ipm—3am. £3. All spirits plus mixer 99p. Pints of Coors £ I .50. Fur'y's‘ stalwarts Craig and Jim with retro guitar-based tunes to wind up the weekend.
I 02 at The Apartment. l Ipm-‘3am. £5 (£3/£2). New mixed night playing 90s disco to hard house. The stepped door prices depend on ltow fabulous you look. Full price for ‘sadly not fab'. middle price for ‘nearly fab' and people who look ‘outrageously fab' get in for the bargain price. Presumany if you‘ve spent all your money on feather boas and sequins then you don’t have any left to get in with. Bottled beer. Moscow mule. Hooch and vodka mix all £ I .25.
I Rat Trap 10.30pm—3am. £2. Bands in Studio One; Julie Andrews After Gig Piss Up in Studio Two.
I Shirley’s Temple at Archaos.
I Ipm—3.30am. £5 (£3). A trippy mix of camp theatricals and hard house soundtrack from the radiant Ms Alston
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