Name? Joey Beltram, 183 or Joseph Beltram II) to give his full name.
Origin Queens, New York.
Occupation DJ and hard funky techno producer. One of the second wave of techno producers who took the initial sound and added their own flavour. He's also a reformed graffiti artist.
So he did a bit of scrawling on toilet walls? No, this was the real shit. Whole trains from top to bottom, inside and out, sneaking into train yards in the dead of night to 'bomb' the trains with high art street style.
So when did he start getting into making music? At seventeen he began hearing the music being made in New York, Tony Humphries’ radio shows and the early work of Todd Terry mixed in with the music coming out of Chicago. He liked it but figured he could do better and quickly got into producing. Did people go for what he was doing? No, he had a hard slog of it until he wandered into the offices of Nu Groove who put out his 'Vortex’ and ‘The Trance‘ tracks. These tracks were then licensed to European label R&S who brought his distinctive sound to a new and receptive audience. in 1991 R&S released his 'Energy Flash' and ‘Mentasm' tracks which are regarded as highly influential in both techno and jungle scenes.
Does he still get about with his spray can? He's put the lid on that one for a while, but for the shooting of last year's 'Forklift' single he got together with old mates to do a bit of legit decorating. His graffiti days also come through in the titles of the tracks he makes with names like ‘Floaters', 'Set Ups’ and 'Metro’. Joey Beltram 015 at Tin Pan Alley, Fri 30 May.
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GLASGOW CLUBS SAT continued
I Sub Culture at Sub Club. 10.30pm—5am. £8. One of the best club nights in town. Nice ‘ii' groovy hard hittin’ funky house from Harri and Domenic. We love it dearly. 31 May Ralph Lawson of Back to Basics and 20:20 Vision records guests. Always a fine one when Ralph drops in on his old Subbie friends.
I Tonka at Jet. llpm—2.30am. Price the. From 31 May. The legendary Tonka returns after a brief absence fired up and ready to party. Features resident Tonka DJ Colin Walker of New York Alliance fame (Sugarcube Records) plus monthly guests. I Trash 1 lpni—3am. £5. House in Room One. funk in Room Two plus eclectic beats in Room Three.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am.
£6 (£4). A huge night of Italian and UK house at one of the country's best looking venues. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery take on the main room while Kevin McFarlane offers up a different vibe with a wide mix of soul. funk and dance classics in Room Two.
I Velvet Rooms lOpm—laie. £7 (£6. £4 before llpm). DJ Skud in Room Two with mild house. garage and club classics. John Lyons in Room ()ne playing mellow hip hop. swiiigbeat and classic soul.
I Wired at Strathclyde University Student Union (Level 8). 10pm—3aiii. £2 (£1.50). Dance. indie and 60s. Drinks promos.
I Where It's At The 13th Note. 8prn—midnight. Free. DJ Paul Watt playing a selection of worldwide sounds: dancefioorjazz. rare grooves. soul classics and hot Latin tunes.
I Wild at Liine. llpin~3ain. £6 (£4 students). Funky dance with DJ Ray. Drinks promos.
I 4th Dimension at The Baby Grand. 9pm—iiiidnight. Free. Andy Young plays
jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk.
Drinks promos. Pre-club.
I Aquaplanet at Sub Club. llpiiiw3am. £5 (£3). A damn fine night of hard dance music and mixed-up genres with Mark Ryal. Twitch. and Paul Fegan every week. I Bar Miro 9—1 lpm. Free. Richard Howie with a dee . iazzy Sunday session.
I Bubble icious at Reds. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Club classics and a touch of soul plus drinks promos.
I 8.0.P. at Fury Mtirry‘s. llpm—- 3am. £3 (£2). Music your mother would know from DJs Desperate Dave and Weird Phil. Drinks promos.
I Club Mouth at The 13th Note (ground floor). Spin—midnight. Free. lndie with Mark. Pic-club.
I Club Zebra at Nice 'n' Sleazy (upstairs). Spineniidnight. Free. ()rbitally. Sneaker Piinpsy' sort of night.
I Code 99 at The Brewery Tap. 7.30piii—midiiight. Free. Dub techno pre- club from Andrew Taylor. Richard Nolan. Alan Atkins and Paul.
I Disco 2000 at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). DJ lain with a varied mix of club classics. now in the main room. Drinks promos.
I Divine at Brel. 8.30-1 lpm. Andrew and Alan Divine (Glasgow School ()f Art) play you the stuff they play for themselves at home. Retro soul. Bobby Gentry. movie themes. etc. Pre-cluh.
I Espresso Bongo at Nicos. .‘s—l (pm. Free. The Sunday afternoon performance days return from a three-year break w ith live bands. theatre. quizzes. open mic and DJs. Drinks promos.
I Feel the Buzz at Betiiiet's, 11.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.25). L'p-teiiipo high energy. Drinks promos.
I Flashback at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Hard house and techno from JP. Andy and guests. Can't see the DJs‘.’ They're playing in the kitchen. that's why. cookin' up the tunes. I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatra's. 10.30pm—230ani. £3 (£2 with ticket). Disco. pop and Ms party vibes.
I Funkadelica at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3aii). £2 (£1 ). Classic funk. new funk. funk rock and rap. offering an interesting alternative to 'Get Sorted' at
the same venue on the same night. Drinks promos.
I Get Sorted at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1.50; free before
1 1.30pm). Indie/alternative vibe in the new Cathouse with drinks promos.
I Ground Control at Bar to. ()pin—niidnight. Free. Heavy dtib and drum 'n‘ bass from the inimitable duo.
I Jack Cul De Sac Bar. 9—1 lpm. Free. DJ Simon Coulson with weekeiiding underground dance. Drinks promos.
I Lube at The 13th Note (basement). 8piii--iiiidiiight. Free. The excellent Lube is back again with drum 'n' bass from Larz and Manu.
I Mondo Rumbo Carnival Ball at The Polo Lounge. 10pm—-3am. £5 (£3). 1 Juti only. Fancy dress ball with guest DJs Fluffy. Fabio Teste. Jilkes and Hatch. Cindy and Johnny Solo providing a mix of Latin. jazz and drum and bass downstairs and loungecore upstairs. Dress gorgeous. I Shirley's Temple at Archaos. llpm—-3an). £5 (£3). A trippy mix of camp theatricals and hard house soundtrack from the radiant Ms Alston. Drinks promos.
I Strawberry Sundae at The Tunnel.
I lpiii--3ani. £5. 1 Jun. New Sunday night big house night featuring legendary patty animals Brandon Block and Alex P. Drinks promos.
I Sunday Skool ai R.(}.‘s. Spin—midnight. Free. Kenny and Scott playing acid funk. Munchy stuff menu (rpm—midnight. Drinks promos. Pre-club. I Velvet Rooms l lpm—3am. £5. Alan Ronald in Room Two with an open mix from classic house to soul and Martin l-lesketh in Room ()iie playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat atid classic soul. Drinks promos.
; GLASGOW MONDAYS
I Betty’s at Betty's Mayonnaise.
l lpin--3ain. Free. (.‘oinmercial dance with DJ Gav. Drinks promos.
I Cleopatra’s l(l.30piii—3atti. £2 (£1 with ticket). Gary l'nett and a mix of mainstream pop and dance.
I Club X at Club Xchange.
ll.30pm~ 3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Gay. Hard house and garage. Drinks promos. DJ Fast liddie.
I Salsa Dance Club at Porters.
opms midnight. Highly popular salsa for beginners. New 6pm and 7.45pm sessions commencing. No partner required. Pre- club.
I Speedracer at The Garage. 10.30pni--3am. £3 (£2). Steven mixes up a few indie-dance classics atid retro tunes for a busy. up-for-it crowd in the main room. Drinks promos.
I Betty Woo at Betty 's Mayonnaise. llpm ~3am. £2. House night with DJ Vance. Drinks promos.
I Boudoir Present Jackpot at Yo Yo. Spin -close. Free. The Boudoir Boy's return with another night of listening that is easy. quiz time and cheap beer.
I Club Xchange l l11111'311111. £2.50 (£1.50). Gay. Dance and chart sounds. Drinks promos. Pitched as the only gay night in town tonight.
I Eden at The Velvet Rooms. 1 |pni--.3am_ £3 (£2). Alan Ronald playing Britpop in Room ()ne and Scott .‘ylckay with mellow house in Room Two. Drinks promos.
I Jo Jo at Tin Pan Alley. £3. llpm-3am. New gay night featuring DJ Stella. and handbags nailed to the wall. Drinks promos.
I Salsa Dance Club at Porters. (i.3()pin—-iiiidnight. lntei'iiiediate and advanced session. Great to watch or ioin in. Pre-club.
I Shooting Stars at The Garage. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). liisaiie. drunken shenanigans eased along nicely by the charty' choons of Gerry and lain in the main room. Staggering (you w ill be) drink promos.
I The Shimmy Club at Bennets.
l 1.30pm-3am. £3. Party type of affair at the straight night in this gay venue.
I The Ska Club at The Halt Bar. 8--| lpii). Free. The sound of young Jamaica.
I Sly at The Tunnel. 10.30piii--3am. £4 (£3). 3 Jun only. Special end of tenn frenzy from the Sly crew with DJs Laurence Hughes. Kevin McFarlane. Mickey Allen and percussion from King Konga. Drinks promos.
I T.I.T at Trash. llpm—3am. £2. Student night featuring DJ Rory (formerly of Cop and Chopper) with house classics and future anthems in Room ()ne. Grahame with student faves in Room Two and extra beats in Room Three. Drinks promos.
I Bennets 11.30pm 3am. £2.50. DJ Sara with upbeat dance. Drinks promos.
I Betty's at Betty’s .'\lay'oiiiiaise.
llpm -3;im. Free. (‘ommercial dance with DJ (ieofl'. Drinks promos.
i I Cheeseburger at The Velvet Rooms.
llpm--3am. £3 (£2). Miss .-\.J. presents a night of big party tunes in two rooms. Drinks promos.
I Chopper at ('lub .\'chai)ge. l0.30pm—3.30aiii. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house and 00s disco and pop from CJ (Archaos 'l‘litirsdaysi. Drinks promos.
I Cul De Sac L'ul De Sac llar. l)»-l lpm. Free. Richard Biow n of ( il.isgow‘s Sonia Records guesting every week with a huge
; pile of white labels Drinks promos. I Disco Wonderland at The Cathouse.
llPlll~ 3am. £2 (£1.50; free before I 1.3(1pm). Super souzitls from the 70s will) drinks promos.
I Fab at Reds. llpm iam. £3 (£2).
(irooyy garage and club classics. Drinks [)t'()tt)().s.
I Go West at Cleopatra's.
l().30pm~ 2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). A
mainly student-orieiitated bill of fare.
I Latin Dance Club at Lime.
/..‘() 10pm. £3. Salsa. merengue and cumbia classes: 7.30pm beginners. S30pm intermediate. I Metalheadz at Paradise Island at The
Tunnel. 1 1pm .3am. £10. «1 Jun only.
Special one off from the Paradise lslaiid
crew featuring (ioldie. (irooyei'ider and
Doc Scott in the main room. plus Cleveland and \Vatkiss (The Jengalieads) in Room Two. See Hit List.
I Nubeats at .-\rchaos. 1 1pm 3am. £5. 11 Jun only. Special one-off night featuring the wonderful Kemistry and Storm plus Hailey (Metalhead/i J” in the main room. kicking the immense 2.\k sound system with drum 'n‘ bass for the first time.
I Relax at Bar ll). Spin close. Free. Downbeat dance night with Juna atid Romeo, l’re-club.
I Sticky Fingers at the Ame.
10.30pm 5am. £2 (£1) (ieii'y with indie and retro sounds Drinks promos.
I Wednesday Night Fever at t iine. llpm 3am. £3 (£2 with :iiatric card). Frein 'ii' funky "(ls .iiii ‘llls disco with DJ Ray Dayren Drinks promos
I 21st Century Leisure Lounge at (‘CA (‘afe Har. ‘inii midnight. Free 2‘) May arid 12 Jun Fortnightly. .‘yloog modulating. breezy bossa pop. electro lounge lo-fi slea/e and exotic cocktail ia/x from your host DJ \liiigo-go. 12 Jun DJ Harri (Sub (Tub) conforms to the now lounge sound. I 4th Dimension .it Hrel. S31) llpm. Free. Andy )oung plays (an. Hi‘a/ilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos.
I Big Karn’s Party Night at Heiitiets. 11.30pm 3am. £3 i £2) Kari) Dunbar with Slls. 00s and loads of camp nonsense. Drinks promos.
I Bloomers at (‘Ieopaiia‘s
10.30pm 2.30am. £3 «£2 with ticket). Mainstream.
I Casino at Blackfriai's l'iidci'grouiid. Spin midnight. £1 before ‘lpni; £2 after. Northern soul pie-club.
I Chief at Trash. llpm 3am £3 (£2). New night featuring DJ Rory (formerly of (‘op and Chopper) iii Room One with classic house and future anthems. Hobby Bluebell in Room Two with his own eclectic iiii\ and Jilkes and Hatch (Knucklehead) in the backroom with electro bass beats and mellow techno grooyes‘. Drinks promos.
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