hory Weller gets the lowdown on Britain’s DJ wonder woman.
I Name Mrs Woods. real name Jane Rolink. aka Madame Dubois.
I Occupation DJ . producer. part time television and radio presenter. full time mother.
I How did it all kick oll? Started DJing in I990 at 'l‘urnmills. Six years later she combined the joys of motherhood with maintaining her position as ‘one of the ten best DJs in the country‘ (illuzik magazine) and ‘the number one female DJ in the world‘ (DJ/n Magazine).
I What does this wonder woman play to make her so loved? A whole heap of slammin' dance tracks. Techno is most important to her. but she goes for good 'quality. lighter hard house too. '
I What about her production credits? She got into the life of vinyl after releasing her ‘Mrs Woods Teaches Techno‘ compilation album in I993. After the success of this she went on to make her own music — ﬁrst ‘The Awakening‘. then ‘Whodunnit'.". before the top 40 chart hit ‘Joanna'.
I What’s she working on now? She‘s just ﬁnished her next single. ‘Road Rage‘ which she has released
Madame Dubois. Next up she‘s back as Mrs Woods.
I Why the dilterent names? The Madame Dubois material is really. really hard tribal techno that she says she has to get out of her system so she can get on with the ‘nice poppy Mrs Woods bit that makes money‘.
I What does she preter? "Techno is where my heart lies.‘ she says. ‘l‘ve been trying to shake the techno tag off for years. ever since the ﬁrst compilation alburu. but I know it‘ll always be my ﬁrst love.‘
Mrs Woods DJs at Love Boutique. The Arches. Glasgow on Sat 2 Nov. Her latest compilation ‘Bitter and 'lir'isred' (Wit/t Bht Peter) is oil! now on React records.
under her underground project name.
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£ l .25 pints and spirits. 50p vodka. Pitched as the only gay night in town tonight.
I Salsa Dance Club at Btn'tin' Jocks. (rpm—midnight. Latin American dance cltrb. Mondays are the advanced nights. 'l‘uesdays are best for beginners and Wednesdays are absolute beginners. Arrive early. l’re-club.
I Shooting Stars at The Garage. llpm—3arn. £3 (£2). lnsane. drunken shenanigans eased along nicely by the charty choons of Gerry and Iain in the main room. Staggering (you will he) drinks promos. Vodka mix £l. rnargeritas 50p.
I The Shimmy Club at Bennets. ll.30pm—3am. £3. The legendary Shimmy returns in the newly revamped Bennets. Biggest party night in town.
I The Ska Club at The l-lalt. Spm~close. Free. The sound of young Jamaica from DJ Marc (Revival Reggae).
I Trading Post at Cleopatra's. |().30pm—2.30anr. £2 (£l with ticket). Chart. mainstream and 605 'for the pub/clth staff crowd‘.
I Wicked at Betty's Mayonnaise. l().3()pm—3am. £2. New night from Tam Coyle playing indie dance and bouncey house ttrnes. Hooch. \otlka mix. lager and Becks £l.25.
I Bennets ll.30pm—3am. £2.50. DJ Sara with upbeat dance. £l gin and vodka. £l.25 lager.
I Boudoir at The Whisky Bar. Rpm—close. Free. Glasgow's original easy listening club picks tip its Burt Bacharach collection and settles down at this new venue. Free canapes and lots of love. l’re- club.
I Celluloid at Betty‘s Mayonnaise. l0.57pm—3am. £3 (£2). New mixed night from Ms Alston (Shirley's Temple) playing a groovy house set. Drinks promos.
I Chopper at Club Xchange. l0.30pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house and ‘)()s disco and pop from DJ Rory (Archaos. 'l‘lrursdays). Double vodka £ l .25.
I Pink Lint at Velvet Rooms. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Stevie Kerr in Room Two with big house tunes and Stevie Smith in Room One with commercial rap. funk and soul classics Miller £1.50. Hooch i l .25. sambuca £ l.
I Disco Wonderland at The Cathouse.
l lpm—3am. £2 (£ l .50/frce before
I l.30pm). Super sounds from the 70s with margeritas 50p. Gold Bier and vodka
I OJ Lee at Mojo's. ()pm-midnight. Free. A ﬁne. mellow mix of trip hop and jazz. ftrnk. l’re-club.
I Fab at Reds. llpm--3am. £4 (£3). Groovy garage and club classics. Miller £ I .50. vodka mix £l.
I Go West at Cleopatra‘s. l0.30pm—230am. £2 (£l with ticket). A mainly 'student-orientated' bill of fare. I llotshots PC at l'IUISIIUIS. l0.30pm—2am. £2 (£1). House and littro sounds following on from watching the footy in this wild venue that's a combination nightclub. bowling alley and amusement arcade.
I Hustlers Connection llpm-3am. £3 (£2). New night from Kevin Dillon and Nordon of drum and bass/dub night Ground Control plus Kemal from Breach of the Peace and the mighty Marc of Rub A Dub Records.
I Madchester at Fury Murry‘s. l0pm—3am. £3.50 (£3). l3 Nov. Fortnightly. lidinburgh Mancy crew come west coast with their inspired bagginess. I Paradise Island at The Volcano. llpm—2.30am. £3 (£2). Ali and Martyn's natural progression from hip hop to drtnn and bass featuring skate ramp and break dancers. Miller and Michelob Gold pints 1. l .50. plus Vox and Jack Daniels promos. I Relax at Bar l0. Spin—close. Free. New downbeat dance night with Juna. Romeo and Martin Collins.
I Salsa Dance Club at Burlin' Jocks. ()pm—midnight. Latin American dance club. Mondays are the advanced nights. Tuesdays are best for beginners and Wednesdays are absolute beginners. Arrive early. l’re-club.
I Sticky Fingers at The Attic. l().30pm-—3am. £2 (£l ). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.
I Wednesday Night Fever at Lime. llpm—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. £l drinks promo.
I The Apartment llpm-3am. £3 (£2). Bobby Bluebell (Shirley's Temple) and Steven Sleepman with a new dancey night.
I Bar TO Spin—close. Free. Paul Cawley from l’har Out with a weird underground pre-club experience.
I Big Karn’s Party Night at Bennets. ll.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Karn Dunbar with 80s. 90s and loads of camp nonsense. Lager £l.25. vodka £l. Gay.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra's. l().30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket).
Catch the best Glasgow Clubs this
I love Boutique If you really fancy it. you could wear the costume that went down so well at Glasgow School of Art‘s Hallowe‘en party to this. Scotland‘s ﬁnest night of mixed inalarkey. Resident DJ Roy is joined this month by hard kickin‘ DJ Mrs Woods. See Phactﬁle. The Arches. Sat 2 Nov and month! y.
I Art School llallowe’en Ball Live your fantasies at the biggest. most creative Hallowe‘en party around. featuring David ‘Kid' Jensen from Capital FM. Don‘t wimp out and not wear a costume ‘cos everyone will be making the effort. Glasgow School of Art. Fri I Nov only.
I Test Part two of the Test plan. Last month it was Glasgow School of Art. and now it‘s the Subbie. Mighty southern techno god Christian Vogel is joined by residents Shandy. Dave 'l‘arrida and Niel Lmrdstrumm. Tire Sol) Clnl). Fri 8 Nov only.
I Renaissance Despite the Tunnel/ Renaissance club in Nottingham coming under pressure from the licensing courts. their Glasgow partnership continues as strong as ever. This month. two of Europe’s biggest names. Paul Van Dyke and Joe T. Vanelli. guest. The Tunnel. Sat 9 Nov and monthly.
I Colours With their club in Edinburgh. Glasgow and now Aberdeen ﬁrmly established. it looks like there's no stopping the Colours gang. Tonight Justin Berkrnann from the Ministry Of Sound celebrates ten years of DJing with a four-hour set with support from Jon Mancini. Kris Keegan and Iain ‘Boney‘ Clark. The
.‘lrt'hes. Sat 9 Nov and monthly.
I Boudoir at Tire CCA Cafe Bar. l).30pm—midnight. Free. The Crirnplene 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. l5—l().30pm. £4 (£3.50). Energetic. stylish. modernjive from France. Music mix from reggae. charts. Latin. blues. soul and rock ‘n' roll. Licensed bar. There's a 45-minute beginners‘ class at 7.30pm.
I Club Xchange l lpm—3am. £2.50 (£l.5()). Gay. DJ Tasty Tom. £1.25 pints and spirit mix. Exotic dancer each week. I Cop at Archaos. l()pm—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.
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. l’re-club.
I Donkey at The Cathouse. l lprn—3am. £2 (£ l/free before l l.30pm) Indie/grunge rock in the new Cathouse with rnargeritas 50p. Gold Bier and vodka mix £l.
BO The List l-l4 Nov l996