I I“ Derrick May
I Date or blrtllo April I963
I Ocean-ﬂee DJ, producer. label boss, seminal Detroit techno master. I That’s me title, does he deserve it? He wrote the classic track ‘Strings of Life‘. a track so good that remixing it is widely regarded as blasphemy.
I lie! did he start? It all began at Belleville High School (Detroit) twenty years ago. Derrick met up with a schoolmate called Aaron Atkins who introduced him to the work of George Clinton.
I Autlle? My relation to Jean? Well you know the way these Phactfiles go. When Den'ick went to Aaron’s house to pick up a tape he had left there he found that his brother, Juan Atkins. had accidentally recorded over it with all sorts of new electronic music. Krafwerk and Gary Numan. Blown away by what he heard. he listened to it over and over again with another pupil of Belleville, the now equally legendary Kevin Saunderson.
I What happened next? Five years later. Juan Atkins was DJing and had taught Derrick the tricks of the trade. The pair went on to set up a sound system called Deep Space (with Eddie 'F'lashin’ Fowlkes) which played against the grain.
I All till? After a brief sojourn in Chicago, Derrick set up the hugely inﬂuential Transmat Records and began to put out the records he was ultimately to become best known for: ‘Strings of Life', ‘Nude Photo'. and tracks by artists such as Joey Beltram.
I That's quite a legacy Indeed. and it still hangs with him, making him reluctant to put records out now.
I Se Iblt is In delay Iitb mm Touring the European techno scene. and working on various ‘projects‘.
I Such as? Rumour has it that he is currently working for Sega - doing music for the games - which links in nicely with the only ‘real’ job he ever had when he worked in a video arcade aged nineteen.
Derrick May plays at Aquaplanet. Sub Club. Glasgow on Sun 29 Dec.
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I Colours at The Arches. l0.30pm—3.30am. £I0. I4 Dec and monthly. Scotland’s top DJs in two rooms. lain Clark. Kilkie. Keegan. McCreery. Tevendale and Mackie. I Cool lemon at The Arches. I0.30pm-4am. £I2. 2| Dec and monthly. Cool Lemon with a fine line up including Joey Negro. Doc Livingston. Kenny Larkin and residents Paterson and Price. I Divine at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). I0pm-Iate. £3 (£2.50 GSA). Andrew Divine with an eye on the past and a vision for the future. Retro. soul. house. jungle etc. l4 Dec. St Etienne‘s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs get hold of the decks. I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). l().30pm--3aiii. £3 (£3.50). Long-established indie night with a friendly vibe from Tam Coyle. I Dust tip at the Arena. £3. Indefinable modern music with a soundclash of lain (chemical beats and trip hop) vs Bhasker (funky techno arid hard house). Gold Bier £1; Vodka mix £ I .50. I Easy Street at CCA Cafe Bar. 9.30piii—iiiidnight. DJ (iordoii Allan with a house/dubby pre-club. I Eclipse at The Darkroom (Strathclyde University). I0pm—3aiii. £5 (£3). DJ Craig Jenkins with happy bouncy house. I The Garage |0.30pm—4aiii. £5 (£3). An honest to goodness top night out with charty dance sounds downstairs from Dave Ross and alternative sounds in the attic. I Inside Out at The Arches. I0.30piii-4aiii. £ I0. 28 Dec and monthly. New regular nights with the opening featuring Tall Paul. Lawrence Nelson. Michael Kilkie. '/.ammo. Simon Foy and Duncan Reid. I Knucklehead at Glasgow School of An (upstairs). I0pm-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 Molo’s 9pm—iiiidnight. 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 8pm—close. Free. House and garage DJs Mark and Jason plus drinks promos. Pre-club. I Rat trap I0.30piii~3atii. £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 Reds Ilpiii—3am. £6 (£5). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house. Intimate. smart and friendly. I Relax at The l3th Note (basement). 8pm-midnight. Free. Hip hop and jungle with Romeo. Lazy B and Michael. I Stzla at The Hive (Glasgow University Union). I0piii—2aiii. £3. Students and guests. Dave McIntyre returns. continuing to dazzle with a seamless mix of chart dance sounds in the only student night on campus. I Soul Association at The Renfrew Ferry. 9pm-Iate. £6. 28 Dec only. Soul night featuring Geno Washington live and DJ Marc from the Top Rank club. I Steele at R.G.'s. 8pm—iiiidnight. Free. DJ Tosh with deep house and garage for the Saturday warm-up session. Pre-club. I Sub Club IO.30pm-5am. £8. ()ne of the best club nights in town. Nice 'n' groovey hard hittin‘ funky house from Harri and Domenic. 2| Dec. Josh Brent from Schatrax returns to the Sub for another fantastic night. 28 Dec. Derick Carter from Chicago guests. 4 Jan. Alton ‘Afrodisiac' Miller (Detroit) guesting. I 70*. at The Volcano. l Ipm—2.30am. £5 (£3). Colin Walker (New York Alliance) playing underground New York house. Night features loadsa capers
including Skalestric. caged dancers. free fruit. masseur. casino and light show. Michelob (iold pints and Bacardi Spice
£ I .50 plus Vox cider £ I.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. l().3()piii—3am. £6 (£4). An epic voyage through Italian and UK house. presented by Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery. In Room Two Kevin McFarlanc offers up a different vibe with a wide mix of soul. funk and dance classics. 28 Dec. Cream causes mayhem again with DJ god Roger Sanchez. and Paul and Russ from K Klass.
I Velvet lloorns l()piii--late. £7 (£6);
I0 <I lpm. £4. DJ Skud in Room Two with mild house. garage and club classics. John Lyons in Room (Me playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I Wild at Lime. I lpm«-3am. £6 (£4 students). (‘oiiitiiercial dance and pop in the new-look Lime (formerly The Cotton Club). £| drinks promos. Note that Lime is open every night from l8 Dec to 5 Jan. DJs and prices to be confirmed.
I 4th Dimension at The Baby Grand. 9pm midnight. Free. Andy Young plays
jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk.
Drinks promos. Pre-club
I Aquaplanet at the Sub Club.
I Ipiii—3aiii. £5 (£3). Aquaplaiiet (late of the Volcano) settles down in its spiritual home for nights ofdamn fine. hard dance music and mixed-up genres with Mark Ryal. Twitch and Paul Fegan every week. 2‘) Dec. Saint Derrick May guests. See l’litictlile.
I Bubblelicious at Reds. l Ipm—3am. £5 (£3). Club classics and a touch of soul plus drinks £I all night.
I Club Month at The I3th Note (ground floor). 8pm- midnight. Free. Indie with Mark.
I Code 99 at The Brewery Tap.
7.30pm midnight. Free. Dub techno pre—
Amanda, student (21) and Susan. waitress/student (20) at Wax lyrical
club from Andrew ‘l'ay lor. Richard Nolan. Alan Atkins and Paul.
I Danny’s Barby and his Tranny at The Rat Trap. I030pm -3aiii. £3. ‘Welcome to the BBQ with Danny's mix '
I Disco 2ND in The (iarage.
I0.30pm «lam. £2 (£1 ). DJ Graeme and Ian with a varied mix of club classics. now Ill the main room. Drinks promos. 29 Dec. Reservoir Taraiitino Night. free before I Ipiii if you wear fancy dress. £4 (£2 ).
I Divine at Brel. 8.30 I lpm. Andrew and Alan Divine (Art School) play you the stuff they play for themselves at home. Retro soul. Bobby (ietiti'y. movie themes etc. Pre-cltib.
I FOBI the 3021 at Betittets. ll.30piii-3aiii. £2.50 t£ I .25). I'p-teiiipo Iiigli energy. All draught beers and spirits £| .25.
I Flashback at The Living Room. ()piiiviiiidiiight. Free. Hard house and techno from JP. Andy and guests. Also check out Flashback's night at the Subbie. 23 Dec.
I Fuddrultkers ill (‘It-opiiim's. l(l..iliplll-‘23llttlll. £3 (£2 with ticket). Disco. pop and 60s party vibes.
I Funkadelica at the ('athoiise I030pm—3atii. £2 t£l ). Classic funk. new funk. futik rock and rap offering an interesting alternative to ‘(jet Sorted' also on in the venue the same night. Margaritas 50p; Gold Bier aird vodka mix 9; I.
I Get Sorted .it the Catliouse I0.30piii—3aiii. £2 t£ I .50/free before
I I.30pm). Indie/alternative vibe in the new Cathouse with tiiargaritas 50p. (iold Bier and vodka mix £ I.
I Interpol at Nico‘s. Rpm—close. Free. Paul Cawley from Phat ()ut playing ‘easy listening and cosmic jau'. Half-price Martinis and cheap cocktails. Pre-club.
I loaded at Fury Murry's. I Ipm—r3am. £3. All spirits plus mixer 99p. Pints of Coors £1.50. Fury's stalwart Jiiii with retro guitar-based tunes to wind up the weekend.
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