I lane Mr C (Richard West)

I Occupation MC, DJ. writer, producer. remixer. label owner. club runner, club owner . . .

I have you niissed anything? Oh, cheeky cockney chappy and the busiest man in showbiz.

I liell, that’s a whole heap of lobs. lloW did he start? Early days are a bit hazy, but he first emerged onto the scene with his ‘Page 67’ for BAAD Records and then quickly afterwards started DJing at his own club night ‘Fantasy’ at HQs in Camden in late 1987.

I That’ll be the tlnie nrhen house urns lust breaking on these shores no doubt? indeed, Mr C hooked up with the legendary Evil Eddie Richards and played all the seminal parties (Energy. Sunrise etc).

I So where do the Shuen come into it? Will Sin and Colin Angus met Mr_C in 1989 in London and invited him to work with them. He wrote the rap for ‘Move Any Mountain’ and did the ‘C Mix' on the single.

I lie stayed Involved in the underground though? in 1990 he helped set up London pirate station ‘Dance FM,’ and worked with radio mate Femi B as ‘Nu Generation’. He was also heavily involved in running underground parties, most notably ‘Release’ (now called Release The Pressure).

I What happened next After the tragic death of Will Sin, Mr C became a full time member of the Shamen in 1991.

I What about his label? Plink Plonk Records was set up late in 1992. The talents on the label were showcased at the ‘Drop’, ‘Cyclone’ and ‘Vapour Space’ nights.

I And the club? in December 1995 Mr C opened The End nightclub in London where he DJs every Friday night among other projects. He also hosts a regular show on London’s Kiss FM.

Mr C DJ: at Pure. The Venue. Edinburgh Fri 20. The New Shamen album Hempton Manor is released on 30 Sept.



I Technornsnia at The Rat Trap. 10.30pm—3am. £3. ‘Del and the boys from Paisley invade.’

I Velvet noonts llpm—3am. £4. Alan Ronald in Room 2 with an open mix from classic house to soul and Martin Hesketh in Room I playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul. All drinks £1. I Volcano llpm-2.30am. £3. Deep American house and techno. Rolling Rock and vodka mix £1.50.


I Cleopatra's 10.30pm-3am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Gary Unett and a mix of mainstream pop and dance up at Clatty Pats.

I Club X at Club Xchange. 11.30pm-3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Gay. Hard house and garage. £1.25 all drinks. DJ Fast Eddie.

I Salsa Dance Club at The Corner Bar. Spin—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 Speedracer at The Attic (formerly the Cameo Suite). 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1 ). Steven mixes up a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes.

I The Sound Boutique Betty's Mayonnaise. 10.30pm-3am. £2. New night veiled in secrecy. For political reasons the five Scottish 01s who will be playing on four decks. have chosen not to be named. but go under the labels they record for: Umm. HiLife. Slate. Pulse8 and ZYX. The DJs are seeing the night as a chance to ‘play the music they want to hear' in a free form fashion.


I Ceroc at The Plaza. 7. 15— 10.30pm. £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 (45 mins) at 7.30pm.

I Club change 11pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Gay. Dance and chart sounds.

£ I .25 pints and spirits lager. 50p vodka. Pitched as the only gay night in town tonight.

I Salsa Dance Club at The Corner Bar. 6pm—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. Staggering (you will be) drink promos. Vodka mix £1, margaritas 50p.

I The Ska Club at The Halt. 8pm—close. Free. The sound of young Jamaica from DJ Marc (Revival Reggae).

I Trading Post at Cleopatra's. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Chart. mainstream and 60s ‘for the pub/club staff crowd’.

I Wicked at Betty’s Mayonnaise. 10.30pm-3am. £2. New night from Tarn Coyle playing indie dance and bouncey house tunes. Hooch. vodka mix. lager and Beck’s £1 .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.

I celluloid at Betty’s Mayonnaise. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). New mixed night from Ms Alston (Shirley’s Temple) playing groovey house set. Drinks promos.

I Chopper at Club Xchange. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house and 90s disco and pop from DJ Rory (Archaos. Thursdays). Double vodka £ 1.25.

I Pink lint at the Velvet Rooms. ilpm-3am. £4 (£3). Stevie Kerr in Rootn 2 with big house tunes arid Stevie Smith in Roont 1 commercial rap. funk and soul classics. Miller £1.50. Hooch £1.25. Sambuca £1.

I Disco Wonderland at The Cathouse.

1 lpm-3am. £2 (£1 .50/ free before

1 1.30pm). Super sounds frotn the 70s with margaritas 50p. Gold Bier and vodka mix £1.

I N lee at Mojo's. 9pm—midnight. Free. A fine mellow mix of trip hop and jazz funk. Pre-club.

I Fab at Reds. Ilpm-3am. £4 (£3). Groovy garage and club classics. Miller £1.50. vodka-mix £1.

I Go West at Cleopatra’s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). A mainly ‘student-orientated' bill of fare. I Hustlers connection at the Sub Club.

I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). New night from Kevin Dillon and Nordon of drum and bass/dub night Ground Control plus Kemal from Breach ()f The Peace and the mighty Marc of Rub A Dub Records.

I Paradise Island at The Volcano. “pm—2.30am. £3 (£2). Ali and Martyn‘s natural progression from hip hop to tlrurn and bass featuing skate ratnp and break dancers. Drinks promos.

I Relax at Bar 10. 8pm-ciose. Free. New downbeat dance night with. Romeo. Gregor and Micheal. New hip hop. jungle and new electronica

I Salsa Dance Club at The Corner Bar. 6pm—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. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.

I Wednesday Night Fever at Cotton Club. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2 with tnatric 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. £1 drinks promos.


I The Apartment llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Bobby Bluebell (Shirley's Temple) and Steven Sleeptnan with a new dancey night.

I Bar 10 8pm—close. Free. Paul Cawley frotn Phar Out with a weird underground pre-club experience.

I Bloomers at Cleopatra’s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream

I Born at The Tunnel. l()pm—-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 dancelioor and regrets in the morning. Look out though. changes are on the horizon.

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 Ceroc at The Venue. 7.15—10.3()pm. £4 (£3.50). Energetic. stylish. tnodern jive from France. Music mix from reggae. charts. Latin. blues. soul and rock ‘n‘ roll. Licensed bar. Beginners class (45 mins) at 7.30pm.

I Club Cate Con leche at The Cotton Club. 7.15—9.30pm. £3. Karen Pasi and Martiza Rodriguez. professional dance instructors. expand your repertoir to ‘reach the unimaginable heights of la rumba. son cubano and rumba flamenco'. 7.15-8. 15pm beginners. 8.30—9.30pm intermediate.

I Club la la at Glasgow School of Art. 5 Sept only.

I Club change l lpm—3am. £2.50

IllmflEEflIIl Catch the best Glasgow Clubs this fortnight.

I love Boutique DJ Roy joined by Madame Friction amongst the usual camped-up shenanigans associated with Love Boutique. Madame Friction. known for her versatile style of house and techno. is resident at Funny Skin irt Southend and has toured with The Prodigy as their resident warm-up DJ. The Arches, Sat 7.

I Colours Another big-time club event with Scotland’s answer to the superclub phenomenon. Highest house honours from Cl Mackintosh (Ministry of Sound). Jon Marsh (Beloved) and Jazzy M (Ministry of Sound). The Arches. Sat [4.

I Sub Club The Subbie is one of the few venues chosen to take pan in Channel 4s ‘Techno Trip’, a weekend celebrating club culture. Giant TV screens will show the programme and intemet terminals will be set up so people in the club can interact with the broadcast live. If that wasn’t enough, Twitch from Pure is guesting while Harri is in Belgium. Sub Club. Sat 7.

I Triumph Tunnel bosom buddies Renaissance are back in the house again featuring Tunnel residents plus Robert Miles (anthemic Italian bloke), Dave Seaman (Way Out West) on the decks and Zoe (Perfecto Records) playing live. The Tunnel. Sat 14.

I Timeless New jungle night produced in association with Timeless Records (London). Big name guest DJs Doc Scott and Lee are joined by Colin Gate and KMC. The Sub Club. Fri I 3 and monthly.

(£1.50). Gay. DJ Tasty 'l'otn. £1.25 pints and spirit mix. iixotic dancer each week. I Cop at Archaos. 1()pm—3am. £4 (£2.50). Busy student house night from DJ Rory (Club X. Weds) and Craig J. ‘Turn up. get down. cop ol'l'.‘ £1 vodka and Becks. Tarn Coyle 'The Fuu.‘ does his indie/pop/ kitsch stuff in Betty's.

I Cotton Club |1pm»--3am. £3 (£2). lain Fitzpatrick with art indie/disco club. £1 drinks promos.

I Dee 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. 1 lpm~3am. £2 (£1). Free before 1 1.30pm. Indie/grunge rock in the new C athouse with margaritas 50p. Gold Bier and vodka mix £l.

I Flaunt it at The Rat Trap. |().3()pm--3am. DJ Christine with 80s rock attd pop.

I long Funk at Blackfriars. 9pm—tnidnight. An eclectic mix ofdance sounds. Drinks promos.

I loveshack at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm—3am. £2. ‘Supcr cool sounds of the 70s. dance stompers and student classics abound. Lager and vodka mix an

SC The List 6-19 Sept 1996