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Name Detroit legend.
No, real name please Okay, okay, his name is The Godfather Of Detroit Techno.
Very funny Okay, okay, his real name is Kevin Maurice Saunderson, born 9 May 1964 in Brooklyn, New York.
New York? I thought he was from Detroit? He moved to Detroit when he was nine.
Occupation One third of three former Belleville High School pals (the others being Derrick May and Juan Atkins) who are charged with inventing what we know as 'Detroit techno'.
'Detroit techno"! What's that all about then? Well, we'll skip all the boring background stuff about Dr Robert Moog, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan and 805 electro and get right to the nitty gritty. Detroit techno is distinguished by a stripped-down, abrasive but strangely melancholic electronic sound. The term was first coined in an article in The Face in May 1988, when it was used to describe Saunderson's work.
Where can I hear this 'Detroit techno' then? ln very few clubs, actually. Glasgow is well-known for having a Detroit-influenced sound. Anything on labels like Transmat (Derrick May’s own imprint), Underground Resistance, Planet E, Red Planet, KMS (Saunderson's own), Submerge and Accelerate should suffice. Either that, or listen to 015 like Carl Craig, Kenny Larkin or Atkins, May and Saunderson himself.
What else does Saunderson do? He's best known for his work with Inner City who charted with 'Big Fun' and have since had eight Top 40 hits in the UK. Their debut album Paradise sold over six million worldwide. Saunderson's remix and recorded (most notably as Reese Project) work is also highly regarded. Anything else we should know? He also records under a variety of aliases,
including Tronik House, Essaray, E-Dance
and Kaos. (Jim Byers)
I Kevin Saunderson guests at Pure, The
Venue, Edinburgh, Fri 19 Sep.
72 TIIE lIST 12 Sep—25 Sep 1997
I Betty Woo at Betty's Mayonnaise. llpm—3am. £2. House night with DJ Vance. Drinks promos.
I Boudoir Present Jackpot at Yo Yo. 8pm—close. Free. The Boudoir Boys with another night of easy listening. quiz time and cheap beer.
I Eden at The Velvet Rooms. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Alan Ronald playing Britpop in Room One and Scott Mckay with mellow house in Room Two. Drinks promos.
I Jo Jo at Tin Pan Alley. £3. llpm—3am. Busy mixed night featuring DJ Stella and handbags nailed to the wall. Drinks promos.
I Old Skool Disco at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £2. From 23 Sep. New night from Martyn and Aly of the seriously workaholic Jengaheads. Pretty much as the name suggests and part of The Apartment‘s new autumn season. Drinks promos.
I Salsa Dance Club at Porters. 6.30pm—midnight. Intermediate and advanced session. Great to watch or join in. Pre-club.
I Shooting Stars at The Garage. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Insane. drunken shenanigans eased along nicely by the charty choons of Gerry and Jain in the main room. Staggering drink promos.
I The Shimmy Club at Bennets. 11.30pm—3am. £3. Party type of affair at the strai ht night in this gay venue. EThe a Club at The Halt Bar. 8—11pm. Free. The sound of young Jamaica.
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 One. Grahame with student faves in Room Two and extra beats in Room Three. Drinks promos.
I 705 Wonderland at The Cathouse. llpm—3am. £2 (£1.50; free before 11.30pm). Seventies disco and funk with drinks promos.
I The Apartment llpm—3am. £2. From 24 Sep. New night of unashamed student cheese classics from the man with the clothes-peg over his nose. John Aldiss. Drinks promos.
I Bennets 11.30pm—3am. £2.50. DJ Sara with upbeat dance. Drinks promos. I Betty's at Betty's Mayonnaise. llpm—3am. Free. Commercial dance with DJ Geoff. Drinks promos.
I Chopper at Betty's Mayonnaise. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house and 90s disco and pop from C] (Archaos Thursdays). Note new venue change. Drum 'n' bass night Juice in Room Two. Drinks promos.
I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. 9—11pm. Free. Richard Brown. ofGlasgow‘s Sonia Records. guesting every week with a huge pile of white labels. Drinks promos. I Depth Charge at Bar Booshka. 8pm—midnight. Free. Deep and funky American house from the Jackal.
I Elements at Trash. 1 1pm—3am. £4 (£3). 17 Sep and fortnightly. Glasgow's
DAVID N MCINTYRE
newest drum 'n' bass night evolving at ‘
great pace with residents Kemal and Rob G of First Contact. Stevie and Tanya at the helm. Drinks promos.
I Fab at Reds. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Groovy garage and club classics. Drinks promos.
I Flex at The Velvet Rooms. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). New regular Wednesday night front DJ Tchico. playing soul. ragga. funk reggae. swing and hip hop in Room ()ne plus happy house. garage and classic dance in Room Two. I GO West at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). A mainly student-orientated bill of fayre.
I Ground Control at Jet. llpm—2. 15am. Kevin Dillon and Norden ofthe Ground Control sound system take up residency here every week for the finest hip hop and drum 'n‘ bass night in the West End. Drinks promos.
I Jengaheads at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Lazyass hip hop sound track from the Jengaheads (Paradise Island) with a special Jenga league every week. Drinks promos.
I Relax at Bar 10. 8pm—close. Free. Downbeat dance night with Juna and Romeo. Pre-club.
I Sticky Fingers at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.
I Wednesday Night Fever at Lime. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with matric card). Fresh ‘n‘ funky 70s and 90s disco with DJ Ray Davren. Drinks promos.
I 21$t Century Leisure Lounge at CCA Cafe Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. 4 Sep and fortnightly. Moog modulating. breezy bossa pop. electro lounge lo-fi sleaze and exotic cocktail jazz from your host DJ Mingo-go.
I 4th Dimension at Brel. 8.30—l lpm. Free. Andy Young plays jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos.
I Audio Psy-phi at The Sub Club.
1 1pm—3am. £3. From 25 Sep. New night from Phar Out‘s Paul Cawley replacing Red Cell. embarking on a voyage of hip hop. drum 'n' bass and generally music with the funk. Launch night guest appearance by Dago Mcpharlane (4Hero/I‘ek9/Jacob's Optical Stairway) playing an across the board muix from classic funk to cutting edge electronic drum and bass (£5).
I Big Karn's Party Night at Bennets.
l 1.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Karn Dunbar with 80s. 90s and loads ofcamp nonsense. Drinks promos.
I Bomb at The Velvet Rooms. lO.30pm—3am. £6. New night of soul. rap. R&B and swingbeat featuring Radio ()ne's Trevor Nelson on the 11 Sep for all you early List buyers and Tim Westwood on the 25 Sep. See Hit list.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra’s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream.
I Casino at Blackfriars Underground. 8pm-midnight. £1 before 9pm; £2 after. Northem soul pre-club.
I Casino Royale The Arches. 10pm—2am. £4 (£2). 25 Sep and monthly. Frankie Saveloy presents another of his loungecore nights of intoxicating merriment. lfyou like your listening
eas . this is a must.
I hief at Trash. llpm—3am £3 (£2). New night ofantics with DJ Rory (formerly of Cop and Chopper) in Room One with classic house and future anthems and Graham in Room Two with his indie/party mix. Drinks promos.
I Club Barbarella at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £3 (9pm—midnight. £1.50 after) Indie. pop and psychedelia with live bands until midnight.
I Cop at Archaos. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2.50). Busy student house night from DJ CJ and Vance. ‘Turn up. get down. cop off.‘ Drinks promos. Tarn Coyle ‘The Fuzz' does his indie/pop/kitsch stuff in Betty's Mayonnaise. which is part of the Archaos complex.
I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. 9—1 1pm. Free. Mark Ryal from Aquaplanet and Redcell with an underground dance warmer. Drinks promos.
I Dee Jays In Disguise at Variety. Spin—close. Free. Hatch and Jilkes of Knucklehead with a dubby mix of new dance and techno. Pre-club.
I Donkey at The Cathouse. l 1pm—3am. £2 (£1.50; free before 11.30pm). Indie/grunge/industrial/chemical beats rock on a darker tip than The Cathouse's other ni 'hts. Drinks promos.
I Flash ack at Fiddlers Court. 9pm-midnight. Free. Deep house and drum ‘n' bass froth JP and the Future Engineers. I Free Flow at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). 10pm—2am. Free. Jazz/funk/soul indie night with host Alan Rutherford. Drinks promos.