nary Weller dishes the dlrt on one or the tines! drum ’n’ bass creators on earth.
.. 2r. . .31 I Name? LTJ Bukem I Age? 27
I Place of Origin? Watford
I Occupatlon? DJ ﬁrst and foremost for the past ten years. More recently he’s been known for his production work, for being head of the phenomenally successful drum ’n’ bass label Good Looking Records, and as a wearer of silver Tommy Hilﬁger puffa jackets.
I l.'l’.l Bukem? Whassatabout then? The Bukem part comes from Hawaii Five-O. ‘Book him Dano’ was the line, and the name ‘Bukem’ stuck. The record company claim LTJ comes from the fact that he is ‘el DJ’. Other sources suggest it might stand for ‘light that joint’. as the man is known to like his smokes.
I So he’s not a phannaceutlcal man? Not really. He tends not to sleep much and gets his buzz from the crowd when he DJs.
I And does he I” a lot? By heck he does. Talking about a map that The Face printed showing his weekly spider web-like tour of the country, he says: ‘That’s shit, 1 do twice that, man’. But he loves it. Sleeve notes for his Logical Progression compilation describe him as ‘living, eating, sleeping and shitting music‘. I lies he always been so keen? With music yes, structure no. He used to hide in the bushes when being sent for piano lessons and faked his ﬁngering on the keyboard for his blind teacher. At thirteen though, he found musical inspiration in jazz funk fusion session musician Nigel Crouch, who introduced him to the likes of Chick Corea. These early inﬂuences can be heard on the latest Good Looking records compilation Earth, which has tracks from his subsidiary labels, Looking Good, Nexus and Cookin Records. I And the silver putta jacket? Bit of a trademark with Bukem for a while. He bought it in Japan and wore it all the time. Now though he ﬁgures everyone c0pied him and he’s into the Diesel gear.
The Earth album is out on Good Looking records now.
GLASGOW CLUB LISTINGS CONT Fill
I liarliltal Rhythm at The Dark Room (Strathclyde University Union). lOpm—3am. £4 (£3) Students plus up to four guests. Night hosted by different DJs rotating each month. 15 Nov. Wax Lyrical with Lee and Dempster. 29 Nov. Musique Tropique with Kevin McKay.
I llat Trap 10.30pm—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. punk and ska from Ross. Paul and Jane.
I Beds 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). Easy going mix of disco. funk and contemporary chart dance. I Reminiscence at The Hive (Glasgow University Union). 10pm—2am. £2. Students and guests. Anthems. handbag. house and chart. The most popular dance from the last decade and beyond. £1 bottled beers.
I Romp at Archaos. 11pm—3.30am. £5 (£4). Big tune party night in this massive venue playing an [ivscntiul .S‘election kinda spread from DJs Geoff. Jason and Mabauzza.
I Rub a Dub at Blackfriars Underground. 8.30pm-midnight. Free. R.A.D. with static pre-club vibes.
I Shag at Fury Murry's. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Across-the-board mix of party choons with James G.
I Slam at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £7.
World famous DJ and production duo Stuart and Orde together providing the best in deep electronic dance for an up- for-it capacity crowd every week. By far the best of its type in Scotland. if not the whole country. 22 Nov, DJ Orlando from Detroit guesting with Stuart.
I Timeless at Sub Club. 1 1pm—3am. £5. 15 Nov and monthly. Drum ‘n' bass night featuring BC (Future Bound). DJ Lee (Logical Progression) and Edinburgh’s KMC who now plays at Speed and On it. I Velvet Rooms 9pm—3am. £6 (£4) Free before 10.30pm; 10.30—1 1.30pm £3 (£2). Alan Ronald in Room two with an open mix. from house anthems and disco to Britpop and soul. Martin Hesketh in Room one playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I The Volcano llpm—2.30am. £5 (£3). Jamie Mitchell with classic house and garage. Michelob Gold pints £ 1 .50. Vox cider £1.
I 4th Dimension at Cottiers. 9pm—midnight. Free. Andy Young plays jazz. Brazilian. soul, fusion and funk. Drinks promos. Pre-club
I Archaos at Archaos. l 1pm—3.30am. £8 (£6). A garage and house mix for a busy. moderately dressy crowd.
I BAG at Hotshots. 10.30pm—2am. £2. Big and Groovy night featuring the best from handbag to house in this cross between a club, arcade and bowling alley. I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Busy hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock.
I Barge 9pm—midnight. Free. 16 Nov: Larz; 23 Nov: Andrew Wilkes. Pre-club. I Boudoir at The Bedsit. 9pm—2am. Free. Fluffy tunes from Glasgow's longest running easy listening combo.
I The Cathouse l 1pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Two floors of rock with margeritas 50p. Gold Bier and vodka mix £1 before midnight.
I Classic PM at Fury Murry‘s. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). lndie-pop/indie- dance shenanigans from Jim Downie and the gang. Upstairs in the new room Furies present Twister: ‘The best of Britpop and tootin’ 60s hits’.
I Cleopatra’s llpm—3am. £6. Mainstream commercial vibe.
I Club 69 Rocksy‘s Basement. lOpm—2.30am. £5. Martin and Willy of Rub a Dth playing the best and deepest from the underground. One of Muzik‘s top ten clubs of 1995. 16 Nov. Richard
who works at Pinnacle guesting. Bit of an unknown quantity there guys. but from the standard of the rest of your guests. he should be a crackin' D].
I Club Apt at The Apartment.
llpm—3am. £7. DJ Bob Jeffries with funky soul. hip hop and house even sexier than the Friday.
I Club Iris at Bennets. 11.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). DJ Sara with a good dancey mix. Drinks promos. Gay.
I Club X 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. Price tbc. 16 Nov and monthly. Joining residents Paterson and Price for the Clashbackk Recordings tour are Felix Da Housecat. Tyree Cooper and David Holmes. Better quality hard house and techno you couldn‘t hope to ﬁnd.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). 10pm-1ate. £3 (£2.50 GSA). 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). 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£3). Long-established indie night with a friendly vibe from Tam Coyle.
I Dust Up at the Arena. £3. lndefinable modern music with the likes of Leftﬁeld. Sabres. Lionrock. Underworld. The Stone Roses. Primal Scream etc. Gold Bier £1. Vodka mix, £1.50.
I Easy Street at CCA Cafe Bar. 9.30pm—midnight. DJ Gordon Allan with a house/dubby pre-club.
I The Garage 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). lO—l 1pm. £4 (£3). llpm—midnight. An honest to goodness top night out with charty dance sounds downstairs from Dave Ross and alternative sounds in the attic.
I Knucklehead at Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). lOpm—late. £3 (£2.50) Residents J'ilkes and Ha’t'ch back with ‘weird shit tojack yer body to, Detroit- style. hi-tech Chicago future funk stylee‘. 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 Cale 8pm—close. Free. House and garage DJs Mark and Jason plus drinks promos. Pre-club.
I Pure at The Arches. lOpm—3am. £12. 23 Nov only. Edinburgh‘s Pure people make the trip West for another damn ﬁne night of highest quality techno. Guests tonight include the mighty Kevin Saunderson (Detroit). DJ Rush (Chicago), lan Pooley (Force inc) and Japan‘s foremost techno bod Ken lshii. Pure residents are, of course. Twitch. Brainstorm, Dribbler and The Bill.
I Bat Trap 10.30pm—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 slam with DJ Ali.
I Beds 1 lpm—3am. £6 (£5). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk, rap and house. Intimate. smart and friendly.
I Shoot up and Dance at Cafe Quodos (QMU). 8.30pm—2am. £3 (£2). 23 Nov only. Ray K. Slackarse and Zeus are your DJs for this one. tearing it up with a selection of the finest underground deep house groove. bangin techno and deep fried funk.
I Sizla at The Hive (Glasgow University Union). lOpm—2am. £3. Students and guests. Dave Mclntyre returns, continuing to dazzle with a seamless mix of chart dance sounds at the only student night on campus.
I Stasis at R.G.’s. 8pm-midnight. Free. DJ Tosh with deep house and garage for the Saturday warm up session. Pre-club. I Sub Club 10.30pm—5am. £8. One of the best club nights in town. Nice ‘n‘ groovy hard hittin’ funky house from Harri and Domenic. 16 Nov, Derrick Carter (Chicago) and Luke Solomon (London) at the Subbie for the Classics Records tour. . I Tonka at The Volcano. l lpm-2.30am.
Catch the best Glasgow Clubs this tortnight.
I Pure Edinburgh’s Pure people excel once more with their latest adventure onto the west coast. Guests tonight include the mighty Kevin Saunderson (Detroit), DJ Rush (Chicago), lan Pooley (Force Inc) and Japan’s foremost techno bod Ken lshii. Pure residents are, of course, Twitch, Brainstorm, Dribbler and The Bill. Arches. Sat 23 Nov only.
I Soma Party In celebration of the launch of its exceptionally ﬁne third compilation, Soma hosts an extra special night featuring live acts and DJs from the album. The night is a rare chance to hear supreme Soma artists play live - Funk D’Void, Maas, Rejuvination and Skintrade - and the treat of hearing Stuart and Orde of Slam, Percy X and Soma’s own Richard Brown on the decks. Strathclyde University Union. Wed 20 Nov only.
I Wax Lyrical Wax Lyrical presents two DJs from the legendary Heavenly Social, the London club night that has had more written about it in the last year than any other. DJs from the Social coming up for the night are Richard Fearless and Jon Carter. Fearless also works under the name Death in Vegas and Carter is known for his production work as Monkey Maﬁa. Volcano, Sun 17 Nov only. ~
I Sub Club Joining Harri and Dominic at the Subby’s sensational Saturday are men of the moment Derick Carter (Chicago) and Luke Solomon (London) for the Classics Records tour. Sub Club. Sat 16 Nov. I Cool Lemon Cor, another month goes by and we’re back at another Cool Lemon. This time we’ve got some Lemon favourite fancies in the form of Felix ‘sicknote’ da Housecat. Tyree ‘super tr00per’ Cooper and David ‘cheery chappie’ Holmes for the Clashbackk Recordings tour. Arches. Sat 16 Nov.
£5 (£3). Colin Walker (New York Alliance) playing underground New York house. Night features loadsa capers including Skalextric, caged dancers. free fruit, masseur. casino and light show. Michelob Gold pints and Bacardi Spice £1.50 plus Vox cider £1.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£4). An epic voyage through ltalian 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 Booms 9pm—late. £7 (£6) Free before 10pm; lO—l 1pm £4. DJ Skud in Room Two with mild house, garage and club classics. John Lyons in Room One playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
82 The List 15-28 Nov 1996