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I llarne Dave Clark aka Sparky.
I Occupation Techno producer.
I Place or residence Glasgow.
I ‘l’hat’ll be the Bush Records, ‘hed’ single series have clarlte then? No that would be the Dave Clark who was formerly a key member of State Of Flux and is now signed to R&S’s splinter label Generations, calling himself Sparky. Other artists putting material out on this label include Juan Atkins, Carl Craig and Kenny Larkin. Illustrious company indeed.
I State or Flux rings a bell. What was that about then? The band (comprising Clark. Roger Elliot and Graeme Slater) had ﬁve releases in all between I993 and I995, on labels such as T&B and Finiﬂex. Their biggest release, ‘The News’ ,is now on its fourth outing, this time on a German Sony offshoot.
I Why did the hand split up? Clark felt the music they were producing wasn‘t experimental enough. He describes his current output as ‘absolute techno. no messing about, faithful to the Detroit sound.’ While the State Of Flux work was more musical. Sparky explores the rhythmic and percussive elements of techno.
I Was he always so into techno? Oh no, when he stayed in York he played drums in a number of bands including embryonic versions of Shed 7. He is still a drummer at heart, which is easily- recognisable in his new work.
I Is he working on anything else? As well as Sparky. Clark has started a multimedia company to write music for computer games, most notably top Glasgow-based game designers Red Lemon. He’s working on the musical stab that will accompany all the games plus two hush-hush projects that can't be mentioned for corporate security reasons.
The Sparky ‘As You Like It EP' is out on Generations now.
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. llpm-3am. £8 (£6). Sam Wallace and Chris Harris mix up a garage and house mix for a busy. moderately dressy crowd with Scott and Geoff playing club classics in Betty’s Mayonnaise.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Busy hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock.
I Boudoir at The Bedsit. 9pm-2am. Free. An incredible blend of soul. funk and easy listening tunes from Glasgow's longest running easy listening combo.
I The Cathouse I lpm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Two ﬂoors of rock with margaritas 50p. Gold Bier and vodka mix £1 before midnight.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry‘s. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). Indie-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. I0pm—2.30am. £5. Martin and Willy of Rub a Dub playing the best and deepest from the underground.
I Club Apt at The Apartment. lem—3am. £7. DJ Bob Jeffries with funky soul. hip hop and house even sexier than the Friday.
I Club Iris at Bennets. l l.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 Colours at The Arches. lO.30pm—3.30am. £tbc. 11 Jan and monthly. A Muzik magazine sponsored night featuring the not insubstantial mixing talents of Ashley Beadle. and Rocky and Diesel ofJunior Boys Own playing on four decks minus the usual Colours residents.
I Cool lemon at The Arches. I0.30pm—3.30am. £tbc. 18 Jan and monthly. Cool Lemon residents Paterson and Price are joined by house supremo Roy Davis Jnr and techno meister David Holmes, plus Peter Robinson and Jay Brown, Friday night residents from the Hacienda. Manchester.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). lOpm—late. £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). l0.30pm—3am. £3 (£3.50). Long-established indie night with a friendly vibe from Tam Coyle.
I Dust Up at The Arena. £3. Indeﬁnable modem music with a soundclash of Iain (chemical beats and trip hop) vs Bhasker (funky tecno and hard house). Gold Bier £l. Vodka mix. £1.50.
I Easy Street at CCA Cafe Bar. 9.30pm—midnight. DJ Gordon Allan with a house/dubby pre-club.
I Eclipse at The Darkroom (Strathclyde University). lOpm—3am. £5 (£3). DJ Craig Jenkins with happy bouncy house. I The Garage £5 (£3). 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 to jack yer body to. Detroit- style, hi-tech Chicago future funk stylee‘. I Mojo’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 Cate 8pm—close. Free. House and garage DJs Mark and Jason plus drinks promos. Pre-club.
I Bat Trap 10.30pm—3am. £3. Three
floors of rock. Studio One: The Rat House. 905 rock; Studio Two: Don‘t Ask For Pish with DJ Christine doing requesLs: Studio Three: Happy. Happy Joy. Joy. thrash and slam with DJ Ali.
I lleds llpm-3am. £6 (£5). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house. Intimate. smart and friendly.
I Relax at The 13th Note (basement). 8pm-midnight. Free. Hip hop and jungle with Romeo, Lazy B and Michael.
I Slzla at The Hive (Glasgow University Union). IOpm—Zam. £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 Stasls at R.G.’s. Spin-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. 18 Jan. DJ Deep from Paris
I Colours Muzik magazine sponsors ': this typically high, quality :9 night. featuring the mixing talents or Ashley Beadle and Rocky andEDiesel'i‘ of Junior Boys Own playing onifottr '-
guestin _ decks minus the usual Celo'urs" v ‘ I 'iin Pan Alley at Tin Pan Alley. residents. The Arches. Sat'Il'Jan'and llpm—3am. Seminal Glasgow venue is monthly.
I Cool Lemon Residents Paterson and Price are joined by house supremo Roy Davis Jnr and techno meister David Holmes. Also DJing are Peter Robinson and Jay Brown. ' Friday night residents from the ' Hacienda, Manchester, where Paterson and Price guest the night before. The Arches, Sat 18 Jan and monthly.
I Sub Club Saturday at the Sub Club continues to be the hottest, sweatiest night in town headlined every week by Harri. the man top Ibiza DJ Alfredo describes as the best mixer, in the UK. Sat 18 Jan, DJ Deep from Paris joins Harri and Domenic.
revived after six years of lying empty. Slam regular guests Larz and Stevie Donaldson host the night with appearances by Tony Scott of Limbo Records’ Havana fame.
I Tonlta at The Volcano. I lpm—2.30am. £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 and Bacardi Spice £ l .50 plus Vox cider £l.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. l0.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). An epic voyage through Italian 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. ll Jan. the immense Nottingham club Renaissance join The Tunnel for another night of quality entertainment. Guest DJs to be confirmed.
I Velvet Rooms lOpm—late. £7 (£6)
l0—l lpm £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.
I Wild at Lime. l lpm—3am. £6 (£4 students). Commercial dance and pop in the new-look Lime (formerly The Cotton Club). £I drinks promos.
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. llpm-3am. £5 (£3). Aquaplanet (late of the Volcano) settles down in its spiritual home for nights of damn fine. hard dance music and mixed-up genres with Mark Ryal. Twitch and Paul Fegan every week.
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