and Tonka with a new venture of deep house and tribal disco. Drinks promos. I Tunnel Sundae at The Tunnel. llpm-3am. £5. The Shy brothers with a night of pumping house pushing the boundaries of the weekend to the max. Replaced by Streetrave’s 8th birthday. 28 Se .
I Drban Sole and In Demand at Tin Pan Alley. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). 28 Sep only. One of Scotland's premier garage DJs Craig Smith. isjoined by New Jersey's Cevin Fisher for an In Demand Recordings party. Fisher currently has a track out on the In Demand label and is resident at New York’s Twilo and Zanzibar. Tonight also features a live set from Hugo-A-Go-Go of In Demand Recordings.
I Velvet Rooms 1 lpm—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 Vertical Smile at Jet. 10pm—2.30am. Price tbc. 28 Sep only. Deconstruction's Dave Clarke. who apparently likes a good cigar and a beer as well as banging funky techno. DJs tonight with top class Glasgow DJ Bhasker Dandona. Drinks promos as well. lordy. Part of the West End Dance Festival.
I 20:20 VisionIBacszasiclelY at The Sub Club. £4. 29 Sep only. Ralph Lawson. Domenic Capello (Sub Culture resident who records for 20:20). Digs and Woosh (DlY). Fred Everything (Montreal) plus live ercussion 2DReD. I Bit Of A Bristol T ing at The Arches. 10.30pm—5am. £10. 29 Sep only. Bristol takes over the Arches tonight with an eclectic mix from Daddy G. Mushroom and Rob Morris (Massive Attack DJs). Grayson Shipley. Jody (Way Out West) and Charlotte (Lakota).
I Ear To The Ground at Bargo. 6pm—midnight. Free. 29 Sep only. Fn'nge ITC event with All Good Vinyl represented by Kid Loops. Pim. Terranova and Mark Pember. Hydrogen Jukebox bring up AI People. and extra diversions come from Arthrob poets and artists who recently worked on the Irvine Welsh Heads-rule project.
I Ear To The Ground at Bar 9 I. (Spin—midnight. Free. 29 Sep only. Pondlife and The Goose from Hospital. Jamie 0‘ Dell and Matt Thompson of Free Range plus Bige and Porky of Pork
Aquaplanet Glasgow: Sub Club, Sun 28 Sep.
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holds court at Glasgow's Aquaplanet with Blake Baxter and Claude Young
Derrick May: the king of Detroit techno
Recordings. Expect jazzy drum 'n‘ bass. I Jet lagged at Jet. llpm—2. 15am. £3 (£2). DJ Norman with a decently jump- about set of disco. funk and rare groove tunes. Drinks promos.
I M8 In The City at Archaos. 11pm-3am. Invitation only event available from M8 (0141 353 1118). 29 Sep. Huge night from Scotland’s dance magazine M8 featuring Seb Fontaine. Steve Thomas. Colin Tevendale. Trevor Reilly. Chicane (live). Billy Kiltie. Steven McCreary. Chupher (live). Darren Stokes. Michael Kilkie. Simon Foy and Miss Mone penny's Jim ‘Shaft‘ Ryan. I McPhab s 2pm—midnight. Free. 29 Sep only. DJ frenzy with representation from Sub Club. Tunnel. Jet. Archaos. Trash and The Arches. Part of the West End Dance Festival.
I Melt at Tin Pan Alley. I lpm—3am. Free. A Burd Called Ger chilling out with an apres weekend mellow set. Drinks promos.
I Salsa Dance Club at Porters.
6pm—l lpm. Highly popular salsa for beginners followed by advanced session. No partner required. Pre-club.
I Speedracer at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Steven mixes up a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes for a busy. up-for-it crowd in the main room. Drinks promos.
I Betty Woo at Betty’s Mayonnaise. 11pm—3am. £2. House night with DJ Vance. Drinks promos.
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 Ear To The Ground at Bar 91. (Spin—midnight. Free. 30 Sep only. Fringe ITC event with the Jedi Knights and The Horn of Universal Language. Dave Tipper of Fuel. Fuel's Laidback and Dave Walker from the Fat City record shop.
I Ear To The Ground at Bargo. 6pm—midnight. Free. 30 Sep only. Andy Votel ofTwisted Nerve. Freakniks. Search and The Next Men of Scenario plus Badmarsh and JC 001 from Outcaste.
I Full Spectrum Launch at Archaos.
l lpm—3.30am. £7 (£9). 30 Sep only. The Colours/Streetrave collective with another massive night to celebrate the release of their debut mix (‘1). Featured DJs are Sasha. Digweed. Jimmy van Mallegam (USA). Terry Farley. Pete
In keeping with Glasgow's long standing relationship with Detroit, the city is set to stage what’s shaping up to be one of those all- time great nights. Aquaplanet, the Sub Club's weekly Sunday nighter, will host an In The City special, featuring the combined talents of Detroit stars Derrick May, Blake Baxter and Claude Young. Baxter and Young will play full live sets, with Young possibly previewing new material, while May will be DJing for two hours.
No wonder then that Aquaplanet promoter Paul Fegan is excited. 'These three guys are the best in the world at what they do,’ he enthuses. 'You're not gonna get another chance like this again to see them all together in a small club. It doesn’t get much better than this.’
Baxter and May represent Detroit’s old school. Between them, they can count over twenty years involvement in the international arena of dance music. Young meanwhile, is leader of Detroit’s new school, a future legend in the
Andrew Weatherall (above) joins Ashley Beedle, Diesel, Funk D'Void and Darren Emerson at Slam In The City. a massive event promoted by the combined talents of Slam, and Warp and Junior Boys Own labels. live performances by Slam and Mass.
Heller. Jan Mancini. Honey and Col Hamilton (Lush). Streetrave are celebrating their eighth birthday on Sunday 28 Sep at the Tunnel and are well expected to be partying all the way throu h until tonight.
I 0| Skool Disco at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £2. 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 Ruff at Tin Pan Alley. I lpm-3am. Free. A Burd Called Ger (Bar 10) with a deep. hard house set. Drinks promos.
I Salsa Dance Club at Porters.
making, renowned for his fresh, innovative approach to DJing and producing. Hearing one of them play is an experience in itself, but to have all three on one night is a privilege. ln footballing terms, it's like having George Best. Bobby Charlton and Ryan Giggs all lining up in the same Manchester United team - and playing at Tynecastle.
For Aquaplanet - and for Glasgow in general - it is yet another step into a world where pride and passion in quality music is everything. From America‘s 'Motor City’ to Scotland's 'Magic City’, the stripped-down beats. lush grooves and hypnotic melodies of Detroit techno are borne from the same desire to keep the music alive in its funkiest and most soulful electronic incarnation.
This devotion to the music will soon take Fegan - and Aquaplanet DJ Mark Ryal - to Barcelona. 'We've served our apprenticeship in the best club in Britain,’ explains Fegan of his time at the Sub Club. 'Now we just want to take what we've learnt and continue with it somewhere new.’ (Jim Byers)
The Arches. Sun 28 Sep
6.30—1 lpm. Beginners 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 Iain in the main room. Staggering drink promos.
I The Shimmy Club at Bennets.
l 1.30pm—3am. £3. Party type of affair at the strai ht night in this gay venue.
I The S a Club at The Halt Bar.
8—1 lpm. Free. The sound of young Jamaica.
I Sly at The Tunnel. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). 30 Sep only. Return of Sly. back after the summer with house guests Lawrence Hughes and Scott Free. Drinks promos.
I T.I.T at Trash. 11pm—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. New night of unashamed student cheese classics from the man with the clothes- peg over his nose. John Aldiss. Drinks promos.
I Bennets l 1.30pm—3am. £2.50. DJ Sara with upbeat dance. Drinks promos. I Betty's at Betty‘s Mayonnaise.
l lpm—3am. Free. Commercial dance with DJ Geoff. Drinks promos.
I Chopper at Betty's Mayonnaise. lO.30pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house and 90s disco and pop from CJ (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. of Glasgow's Soma Records. guesting every week with a huge pile of white labels. Drinks promos.
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