liory vleller discovers how or became one or the world’s torernost dance innovators.
llatne Brian Transeau. or BT as he prefers to be called.
25. Place of birth Maryland. Occupation Producer and piano- playing. guitar-wielding performer. What, you mean he plays Instruments? BT is a consumate performer who studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Crikey, I bet they were none too keen on his dance music ideas there Exactly. He'd play his friends acid-style tracks he was working on and they didn't understand. saying it was just too simple. It was only after hearing Brian Eno say to play 'loads of crazy chord progressions and go nowhere‘ that he had the courage to make dance music. So does he lack in all that classical malerkey and make for dancetloor stardom? Not exactly. While hanging out in a Boston music store he joins in the harmonics of a Marvin Gaye song with a guy trying out a keyboard. The guy turns out to be record producer Maurice Starr. who asks him to join him and some raw talent in the studio. The 'talent' is the embryonic New Kids On The Block. He gets out quickly and dutifully finishes off his college course. What does he do next? After leaving Berklee. he still can't find anyone who likes the music he’s making so he moves to Washington DC and sets up his own record label. Deep Dish. I And people like this? Quite a lot. especially UK producer and DJ god Sasha who got him over from America. introduced him to British clubbing and chemical highs. Out of this came the danceﬂoor classic ‘Embracing The Sunshine‘. Sasha surprised BT by playing an acetate of it during his set at ‘Babelicious‘. The crowd loved it and BT was nearly in tears at the reaction. ‘I was off my face ’cos I‘d had cider for the first time.’ BT’s album lma is out now and his new single ‘Blue Skies. Divinity Tim ’ featuring Tori Amos is released shortly.
GLASGOW CLUBS CONTINUED
I love Boutique at The Arches. l0pm—4am. £ I0. 3 Aug and monthly. Trade‘s famous DJ and producer Tony De Vit guests this titne at Scotland's top mixed night of rampantly reckless recreation.
I Moio's 9pm—midnight. Free. DJ Nick bringing you the renowned Mojo vibe: retro stuff with a 90s feel and 90s“ stuff with a retro feel. Pre-club.
I October Cate Spin—close. Free. House and garage DJs Mark and Jason pltts drinks promos. Pre-clttb.
I Bat Trap l().3()pm—3am. £3. Three floors of rock. Studio One: The Rat House. 90s rock; Studio Two: Don't Ask
For Pish with DJ Christine doing requests;
Studio Three: Happy. Happy. Joy. Joy. thrash and slain with DJ Ali.
I Beds l Ipm—3am. £6 (£5). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house. Intimate. smart and friendly.
I Slam - Never Get Out The Boat on The Renfrew Ferry. l()pm—Iate. £8. 27 July and monthly. Another fine Slain summer shaker with Stuart attd ()rde on deck.
I Stasis at R.G.'s. Spin—midnight. Free. DJ Tosh with deep house and garage for the Saturday warm up session. Pre-club. I Sub Club l().3()pm—5am. £8. ()n the cusp of celebrating ten years of quality Subby clubbing Harri and Domenic continue to provide one of the few original house nights in Glasgow. 27 July. Kenny Larkin. one of the premier Detroit techno masters guests.
I Tonka at The Volcano. l lpm—2.3()am. £5 (£3). New night from Colin Walker (New York Alliance) playing underground New York house with loadsa capers including Scalextric. caged dancers. free fruit. tnasseur. casino and light show.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. l().3()pm—3am. £6 (£4). An epic voyage through Italian and UK house. presented by Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery. In Room Two Kevin McFarlane offers up a different vibe with a wide mix of soul. funk and dance classics.
I Velvet Rooms ()ptn—Iate. £7 (£5) (reduction before l().3()pm). Across-the- board mix with DJ Skud.
I Whisky Bar 9pm— I 2am. Free. ()scar (Sub Club) with funky underground house.
I Wild at Cotton Club. llpm—3am. £6 (£4 students). Commercial dance and pop. £ Idrinks promos.
I 4th Dimension at The Baby Grand. 9pm—midnight. Free. Andy Young plays jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos. I The Apartment l [pm-3am. Late night bar vibe with Mel Barr. I Area 51 at Nice 'n' Sleazy. ()prn—late. Teclmoish night with local guest DJs. Pre- club. I Boogiemania at The Attic. l().30pm—3am. £2 (£ 1 ). DJ Graeme with a varied mix ofclub classics. Drinks promos. I Bubblelicious at Reds. l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Club classics and a touch of soul plus all drinks £I all night. I Club Havana at The Cotton Club. I lpm—3am. £5 (£3) 4 Aug and monthly. DJ Jazz with salsa. merengue. Iambbada. and rhumba. It's been voted the best Latin American dance club in Europe again with Jazz as the best DJ so you‘ll know to get there early. £l margarita and Havana Club. I Danny’s Barby and his Tranny at The Rat Trap. lO.3()pm—3am. £3. ‘Welcome to the BBQ with Danny's mix.’ I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatra's. l0.30pm-2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Disco. pop and 60s party vibes. I Cet Sorted at the Catbouse. l0.30pm—3am. £2 (£ I .50/free before ll.30pm). Indie/alternative vibe in the
new Cathouse with margaritas 50p. Gold Bier and vodka mix £ I.
I Interpol at Nico’s. Spin—close. Free. Paul Cawley front Phar ()ut playing 'easy listening and cosmic jazz’. Half-price Martinis and cheap Cocktails. Pre-club.
I loaded at Fury Murry's. lem—3am. £3. All spirits pltts mixer (Np. Pints of Coors £ I .50. Fury's stalwarts Craig and .lim with retro guitar-based tunes to wind up the weekend.
I Bet Trap l().3()pm-3am. £2. Bands in Studio One. Julie Andrews After Gig Piss Up in Studio Two.
I Shirley’s Temple at A t'chtttis’. llpm—3.3()am. £5 (£3). A trippy mix of camp theatricals and hard house soundtrack from the radiant Ms Alston and Bob.
I Soundclash at Blackfriars Underground. 8.3(lpm—midnight. Free. Rub A Dub's Marc with an underground hip hop night. Pre-club.
I Short Fuse at The Whisky Bar. Spin—close. Free. The Woods brothers with retro soul and funk. l’re-club.
I Sunday Mass Bar Miro. 3.3()pm-‘l lpm. Free. Dempster. Lee. Caldwell and Keenan are yottr saviours for an altet‘noon and evening of trip hop. tripno. jungle and Itottse.
I Sunday Service at Mttxultttitt. 9piii-Ililtllilglll. Free. Ali C (that monk of fttnk) with a dance-based. wide-reaching mix.
I SUCK My DISK at Mojo's. ‘thn—midnight. Free. ‘()ne basement under a groove' with DJ Kenny digging ottt the best 80s underground dance tracks. Pie-club.
I Technomania at The Rat Trap. I().3()pm--3am. £3. ’l)el and the boys frotn Paisley invade.’
I Velvet Booms ()ptn—late. £2 (reduction before l().3()pm). Across-the-board mix from DJ Alan Ronald. £l all drinks.
I Volcano I lpm—2.3()am. £3. Filling the gaping hole left by Aquaplanet. Cris Biguzzi plays deep American house and techno. Rolling Rock and vodka tnix
£ l .5().
I The Boat at the Caledonian Princess. l().3()pm—3am. Massively popular commercial student night with floating club. rotating dancelloor and cheap drinks.
I Cleopatra’s l().3()pm—3am. £2 (£I with ticket). Gary Unett and a mix of mainstream pop and dance.
I Club Cate Con Leche at The Cotton Club. 7.3()—‘).3()pm. Karett Pasi and Martin 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. l().3()pm—3am. £2. Gay. House attd garage. £l.25 all drinks.
I Salsa Dance Club at the Corner Bar. 6.3()pm—tnidnight. Latin American dance club. Mondays are the advanced nights. Tuesdays are best for beginners and Wednesdays are absolute beginners. Arrive early. Pre-club.
I Speedracer at The Attic (formerly the Cameo Suite). l().3()pm—3am. £2 (£I ). Steven mixes up a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes.
I Ceroc at The Plaza. 7.15—l().30pm. £4 (£3.50). Energetic. stylish. modern jive from France. Music mix from reggae. charts. Latin. blues. soul and rock 'n' roll. Licensed bar. 45 minutes beginners class at 7.30pm.
I Club Xchange t Ipm—3am. £2 (£I ). 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. 6.30pm—midnight. Latin American dance
Catch the best Glasgow Clubs this fortnight.
I Cream Headlining names this time are Armand Van Helden and Nick Wan'en. Van Helden is on top fortn at the moment after a brilliant Tori Amos remix turd Nick Warren is fresh front an Ibiza jaunt. Joining them are Michael Kilkic. Scott Mckay and Simon Foy. The Arches. Sal 27 Jul.
I Pure And Knucklehead ‘A night of mixed pleasures' front host DJs J‘ilkes & Ha‘t’ch (Knucklehead. Stardiscothek) and Twitch & Dribbler (Pure). Special guests on the night are Rene Lowe (Chain Reaction. Basic Channel. l-lardwax Records. Berlin) and the inimitable Jitni Tenor of Sahko Recording/Warp playing live. Glasgow Sir/um] (if/tr]. I’ri 26 Jul. I love Boutique Trade's famous DJ and producer Tony De Vit guests this time at Scotland's top mixed night of rampantly reckless recreation. The Arches. Sat 3 Aug.
I lied Cell Weekly residents Mark Ryal and Domenic are joined by Ian Pooley from Force Inc. Records (Germany) guesting for the first time in Scotland. The Sub Club. Thurs 25 Jul.
I Kenny larkin A welcome return for one of the finest original Detroit techno innovators. Sui) Club. Sat 27 Jul.
club. Mondays are the advanced nights. Tuesdays are best for beginners and Wednesdays are absolute beginners. Arrive early. Pt'e-club.
I Shooting Stars at The Garage. lem—3am. £3 (£2) Dave Ross“ latest extravaganza whooping up Tuesday nights party style in the main roont. Staggering (you will be) drink promos. Vodka mix £ l. margaritas 5(lp.
I The Ska'CIub at The Halt. Rpm—close. Free. The sound of young Jamaica frotn DJ Marc (Revival Reggae).
I Trading Post at Cleopatra's. l().3()pm—2.3()am. £2 (£I with ticket). Chart. mainstream and 60s ‘for the pub/club staff crowd'.
I Wicked at Betty's Mayonnaise. l().3()pm—3am. £2. New night from Tam Coyle playing indie dattce and bouncy house tunes. Hooch. vodka mix. lager and Beck's £ l .25.
I Boudoir at The Whisky Bar. Spin—close. 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.
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