ll Vanessa Paradis snorted coke to your song on film, you’d expect to get a bit of cash, but Glasgow o.) and producer Colin Walker and his studio partner Andy Marshall didn’t get a mention in the credits for Elisa, even though they claim to have done all the work.
Go back live years, and Walker was studying Quality Management at Galashiels College of Textiles. lle hooked up with fellow student Andy Marshall and together they made ‘an incredibly bad track’ influenced by the Detroit school which they punted round the labels. Guerrilla offered them a deal, but they decided to go with up-and-coming local independent limbo Records.
Walker and Marshall were now Probe and their records were being championed by the likes of Oakenfold and Weatherall. Offers of work abounded, but they were contented working as Probe until club boys Burger Gueen came along with the promise of a track on the muscular mega-club label Ministry of Sound. lluggy and Craig made the trip down to Gala to work on the track, but apparently the work wasn’t shared equally.
‘They sat for an hour doing nothing and we basically wrote all four mlxes,’
Walker fumes. ‘Because of our ties with limbo we didn’t really put our names to it, but they’ve said they wouldn’t have minded. We were very naive at the time, didn’t really know what we were doing, and as a result Burger Gueen have been credited on the film Elisa, the record and on any press.’ lle is sure that money has been made from the film and he’s got his suspicions of where it’s gone. Talking for Burger Gueen, Craig orysdale says that he himself wrote the track and that Marshall and Walker only did the production and engineering.
Stung a little, they took a break until fifteen months ago when they started recording with the new Glasgow label Sugarcube, run by Chris l(eegan (manager of 23rd Precinct) and Boney (Colours). With Sugarcube they work under three names - llew York Alliance, Yoni, and Marshall and Walker - producing East Coast America-based house. Walker tests out GATs of his new tunes at Tonka, his innovative Saturday night club and, if they bomb, he doesn’t even consider putting them out. So far all of the tracks have featured in the Cool Cuts and Buzz Charts, and their most recent track ‘Space Cadet’ got 5/5 in Mlxmag. Even if they haven’t had the recognition they deserve in the past, they’re starting to get it now, film or no film. (llory Weller)
Tonka Is at The Volcano every Saturday night.
I Soundclash at Blackfriars Underground. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Rth A Dub's Marc with an underground hip hop night. Pre-club.
I Short Fuse at The Whisky Bar. 8pm—close. Free. The Woods brothers with retro soul and funk. Pre-club.
I Sunday Mass Bar Miro. 3.30pm-l lptn. Free. Dempster. Lee. Caldwell and Keenan are your saviours for an afternoon and evening of trip hop. tripno. jungle and house.
I Sunday Service at Maxaluna. 9pm—midnight. Free. Ali C (that monk of funk) with a dance-based eclectic mix.
I Suck My Disk at Mojo's. 9pm—midnight. Free. 'One basement under a groove' with DJ Kenny digging out the best 80s underground dance tracks. Pre-club.
I Technornania at The Rat Trap. l().30pm-3am. £3. ‘Del and the boys from Paisley invade.’
I Velvet llooms 9pm-Iate. £2 (reduction before l0.30pm). Across-the-board mix from D.) Alan Ronald. 1:! all drinks.
I Volcano l lpm-2.30am. £3. Filling the gaping hole left by Aquaplanet. Cris Biguzzi plays deep American house and
techno. Rolling Rock and vodka mix £|.50.
I The Boat at the C aledonian Princess. l0.30pm-3am. Massively popular commercial student night with ﬂoating club. rotating dancefloor and cheap drinks.
I Cleopatra’s l0.30pm—3am. £2 (£l with ticket). Gary Unett and a mix of mainstream pop and dance.
I Club Cafe Con leche at The Cotton Club. 7.30—9.30pm. Karen Pasi and Martiza Rodriguez combine the basic moves of merengue. cumbia and salsa with country line-dancing for an evening with a difference.
I Club X at Club Xchange. l0.30pm—3am. £2. Gay. House and garage. :1 l .25 all drinks.
I Salsa Dance Club at the Corner Bar. 6.30pm—midnight. Latin American dance club. Mondays are the advanced nights. Tuesdays are best for beginners and Wednesdays are absolute beginners. Am've early. Pre-club.
I Speedracer at The Attic (formerly the
Cameo Suite). l().30pm—3ant. £2 (£l ). Steven mixes up a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes.
I Ceroc at The Plaza. 7.l5-|0.30pm. £4 (£3.50). Energetic. stylish. modern jive from France. Music mix from reggae. charts. Latin. blues. soul and rock 'n' roll. Licensed bar. Beginners class at 7.30pm. I Club XChange llpm—3am. £2 (£l ). Gay. Dance and chart sounds. £| lager. 50p vodka. Pitched as the only gay night in town tonight.
I Salsa Dance Club at the Corner Bar. (v.30pm—midnight. Latin American dance club. Mondays are the advanced nights. Tuesdays are best for beginners and Wednesdays are absolute beginners. Arrive early. Pre-club.
I Shooting Stars at The Garage. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Dave Ross's latest extravaganza whooping up Tuesday nights party style in the main room.
Sta 'gering (you will be) drink promos.Vodka mix £l. margaritas 50p. I The Ska Club at The Hall. 8pm—close. Free. The sound of young Jamaica from DJ Marc (Revival Reggae).
I Trading Postal Cleopatra's. l0.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£l with ticket). Chart. mainstream and ()()s ‘lor the pub/cl ub stall crowd'.
I Wicked at Betty's Mayonnaise. l().30pm—3am. £2. New night from Tarn Coyle playing indie dance and bouncy house tunes. Hooch. vodka mix. lager and Becks £ l .25.
I Boudoir at The Whisky Bar. 8plll—Cl0SC. Free. Glasgow‘s original easy listening club pick up their Burt Bacharach collection and settle down at this new venue. Free canapes and lots of love. Pre-club.
I Chopper at Club Xchange. l().30pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house. 90s disco and pop from D] Rory (Archaos Thursdays). Double vodka ii I .25. I Delicatessen at The Velvet Rooms (front room). I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Club Havana presents Brazilian. Latin jazz. rare groove and acid jazz with DJ Jazz on the decks.
I Disco Wonderland at The C athouse.
I lpm—3am. £2 (£l.50/ free before
I l.30pm). Super sounds from the 70s with margaritas 50p. Gold Bier and vodka mix £ l.
I DJ Lee at Mojo's. ()pin—midnight. Free. A mellow mix of trip hop and jazz funk. Pre-club.
I Fab at Reds. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Groovy garage and club classics. Miller £l.50. vodka-mix U.
I Go West at Cleopatra's. l().30pm—2.3()am. £2 (£l with ticket). A mainly 'student-orientated' bill of fare. I Jam at The Velvet Rooms. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). DJ Mel Barr with classic disco. I Paradise Island at The Volcano.
I lpm—2.30am. £3 (£2). Ali and Martyn's jungle and hip hop night is added to by Andy Marshall live on keyboards every couple of weeks.
I Relax at Bar )0. 8pm—close. Free. New downbeat dance night with Juna. Romeo and Martin Collins.
I Salsa Dance Club at the Corner Bar. (x30pm—midnight. Latin American dance club. Mondays are the advanced nights. Tuesdays are best for beginners and Wednesdays are absolute beginners. Arrive early. Pre-club.
I Sticky Fingers at The Attic. l0.30pm—3am. £2 (£ l ). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.
I Wednesday flight 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.
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