not Byers delivers the tact: on the hard-Ian or heavy heats.

I lane Tony De Vit Is that his real name then? ’Fraid so.

I Age Old enough to know better. I lion old’s that then? He’s been a DJ for twenty years.

I That's a long thne Exactly. This man deserves respect.

I Just tor playing someone else’s records? Well. he is rather good at It.

I HOW come? Apart from DJing for .two decades, he’s been resident at London’s infamous after-hours gay night Trade.

I What else does he do? Runs his own label Jump Wax. plays across the world. makes records and remixes.

I All very well, but what kind of music does he play? Hard, hard. hard beats. Some might call it ‘campcore’.

I That doesn’t tell us much When De Vit is on the decks. things tend to pick up dramatically. His set usually straddles a teeth-rattling line between fast house. techno. nu-NRG and hardcore. It’s a relentless. pounding maelstrom of fast, heavy beats and long crowd-pleasing snare rolls. It’s almost like rave. Very scary stuff. Some people find it exhilarating though, sexy even. Anybody that’s witnessed the wall- to-wall sex show that is Trade will say the same.

I So what makes hlni so speclal? He has that special ability to change a club’s atmosphere instantly. No matter how hard the warm up DJ has been. you can bet De Vit is ten times harder. So hard in fact that sometimes you have to just stand there and laugh.

I Sounds terrllile If you like it harder than extremely hard, De Vit's yer man.

Tony De Vit 013 at Extreme. Century 2000, The 3 Dec.


I Get Sorted at the C athouse. 10.30pm-3am. £2 (£1.50/ free before 11.30pm). Indie/alternative vibe in the new C athouse with margaritas 50p. Gold Bier and vodka mix £1.

I Interpol at Nico‘s. 8pm—close. Free. Paul Cawley from Phar Out playing ‘easy listening and cosmic jazz'. Half-price Martinis and cheap cocktails. Pre-club.

I loaded at Fury Murry's. l 1pm—3am. £3. All spirits plus mixer 99p. Pints of Coors £1.50. Fury‘s stalwart Jim with retro guitar-based tunes to wind up the weekend.

I Mish Mash at The Junkanoo. 10pm—1.30am. Price tbc. 1 Dec only. Oscar (late of the Sub Club) and Paul Booth with another of their laid-back jazzy nights.

I llat Trap 10.30pm—3am. £2. Bands in Studio One. Julie Andrews After Gig Piss Up in Studio Two.

I Boast at Hotshots. 10.30pm—2am. £2. Chart. dance. house and Euro in this cross between a club. arcade and bowling alley. Most drinks £1.

I Shirley’s Temple at Archaos. 11pm—3.30am. £5 (£3). A trippy mix of camp theatricals and hard house soundtrack from the radiant Ms Alston and Bob.

I Short Fuse at The Whisky Bar. Spin—close. Free. The Woods brothers with retro soul and funk. Pre-club.

I Sunday Service at Maxaluna. ()pin—niidnight. Free. Ali (Paradise island) and Colin Walker (Tonka) taking weeks about playing a pubbier version of their club nights. Pre-club.

I Technomania at The Rat Trap. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 'l)el and the boys from Paisley invade.‘

I Velvet Rooms 1 1pm—3am. £5. Alan Ronald in Room two with an open mix from classic house to soul and Martin Hesketh in Room one playing mellow hip-hop. swingbeat and classic soul. All drinks £1.

I Wax lyrical at The Volcano.

1 1pm—2.30am. £3. Techno funk and beefy beats every Sunday with Lee and Dempster. Miller and Michelob Gold pints £1.50 plus Vox and tequila promos.


I Betty Woo at Betty's Mayonnaise. llpm-3am. £2. New weekly night of dance. pop and house from [Ms Tom and Gav. aimed directly at the Chinese community. Great flyers by the way.

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 Manic at Hotshots. lO.30pm—2am. £1 (students free). Indie/Britpop night in this bizarre mix between an amusement arcade. bowling alley and nightclub.

I Salsa Dance Club at Burlin‘ Jocks. 8pm—midnight. Latin American dance club. Mondays are the advanced nights. Tuesdays are best for beginners and Thursdays are absolute beginners. Arrive early. Pre-club.

I sneedracer at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Steven mixes up a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes for a big up-for-it crowd in the main room.


I Eden at The Velvet Rooms. Ilpm-3am. £3 (£2). Alan Ronald playing Britpop in room one and Scott Mckay with mellow house in room two. Double vodka mix £1.25; margarita £1; Hooch £1.25; selected beers £1.

I Glasgow School at Art 9pm-2.30am. Free. Dub night. Heavyweight sounds

with regular guests and live performances. I club Xchange 11pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Gay. Dance and chart sounds. £1.25 pints and spirits lager. 50p vodka. Pitched as the only gay night in town tonight.

I lust For lite at The Fixx ll. 8pm—midnight. Free. Brit pop and chemical beats with DJ Stevie and half price cocktails. Pre-club.

I Salsa Dance Club at Burlin' Jocks. (Spin-midnight. Latin American dance club. Mondays are the advanced nights, Tuesdays are best for beginners and Thursdays are absolute beginners. Arrive early. Pre-club.

I Shooting Stars at The Garage.

I lpm-3am. £3 (£2). Insane drunken shenanigans eased along nicely by the charty choons of Gerry and lain in the main room. Staggering (you will be) drink promos. Vodka mix £1. margaritas 50p. I The Shimmy Club at Bennets.

l 1.30pm—3am. £3. The legendary Shimmy returns in the newly revamped Bennets. Biggest party night in town.

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 Aphex Twin at Cafe Qudos (QMU ). 8pm—2am. £7.50. 4 Dec only. The Aphex Twin plays live. while Luke Vibert and Andrew Weatherall play the decks for a mid-week stormer.

I Bennets 11.30pm—3am. £2.50. 1)] Sara with upbeat dance. £1 gin and vodka £1.25 lager.

I Boudoir at The Whisky Bar. Rpm—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 Chopper at Club Xchange. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house and 90s disco and pop froth DJ Rory (Archaos. Thursdays). Double vodka £ l .25.

I The Velvet Rooms I 1pm —3am. £3 (£2). 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 £1.25. Sambuca £1. I Disco Wonderland at The Cathouse.

1 lpm—3am. £2 (£1.50/ free before

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

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

I Fab at Reds. 1|pm~-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 hotshots FC at Hotshots. lO.30pm—2am. £2 (£1). House and Euro sounds following on from watching the footy in this wild venue that's a combination nightclub. bowling alley and amusement arcade.

I latln Dance Club at Lime. 7.30—10pm. £3. Salsa. merengue and cumbia classes: 7.30pm beginners; 8.30pm intermediate. I Madchester at Fury Murry‘s. lOpm—3am. £3.50 (£3). 11 Dec and fortnightly. Edinburgh's Mancy crew come west coast with their inspired

ba giness.

I handles Island at The Volcano.

l 1pm-2.30am. £3 (£2). Ali and Martyn‘s natural progression from hip-hop to drum 'n‘ bass featuring skate ramp and break dancers. Miller and Michelob Gold pints £1.50 plus Vox and Jack Daniels promos. I Relax at Bar 10. 8pm—close. Free. Downbeat dance night with Juna and Romeo. Pre-club

I Sticky Flngers at The Attic. 10.30pm-3am. £2 (£1). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.

I The people behind Solefosipn,fthe Edinburgh Club Festival and InDemitnd records now bring'to Glasgow an impressive underground club night. Kerri Chandler flies in from New York to DJ,.'while Andrea Mendez perfomis live. Resident DJs are Craig Smith from Solefusion plus Glasgow’s Colin Gate who’s had releases out on Deep Sensations, Cajual, Yoshi Toshi and-SoleMusic. See panel. The Arches. Saturday 30 Nov.

I 1000/. lo“ Bios welcome special guest Joey Beltram to their monthly Sub Club residency. Beltram hails from Queens. New York and is one of the young techno legends of today. The dance music wonder wrote ‘Energy Flash’ and ‘Mentasm' before he was 20 and then progressed into a deep and moody period before emerging with his current minimalist rhythm-led project JB3. His new single ‘Forklift’ is released on Novamute this month. Sub Club. Friday 6 Dec and monthly.

I Aquaplanet Aquaplanet is back. with residents Mark Ryal, Twitch and Paul Fegan filling their spiritual home. the Sub Club. every week. In line with their tradition of inviting the best world DJs to play, they welcome the 20:20 Vision tour to the club. Gemini (Relief Records. Planet E) joins them with 20:20 supremo Ralph Lawson (Back to Basics) for an extra special Aquaplanet night. Sub C Iub, Sunday I Dec and weekly.

I Still Buggln at the Sub Club.

1 1pm 3am. £5. 4 Dec and monthly. 1)] Marc of Rub a Dub. Michael Armstrong and extra special guest. the godfather of hip-hop. Mr Afrika Bambaataa.

I Tunnel lie-tit Tunnel. 1 1pm—3am. Invite only. 11 Dec only. Be nice to the Tunnel and blag a ticket for one of the best nights of the year. New decor and a special secret guest DJ. Here's a clue. Beatle in bended tree (4. 9).

I Wednesday Night Fever at Lime. 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. £1 drinks promos.


I 4th ulmenslon at Brel. 8.30—1 1pm. Free. Andy Young playsjazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos.

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

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

I oargo 9pm-midnight. Free. 5 Dec: Scott Dempster (Wax Lyrical). Pre-club. I 819 Kern's Party Illght at Bennets. 11.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). Karn Dunbar with 80s. 90s and loads of camp nonsense. Lager £1 .25. vodka £ 1. Gay.

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