Rory Weller spills the beans on this fortnight's dude behind the decks.
., . V. \ D.K
ame Dave C’Iar'T’e.
Age Late twenties.
Occupation Top UK Techno DJ and producer.
Place of origin South coast of England, now lives in Horesham, Sussex (same town as Carl Cox).
Is that the same Dave Clarke your mum asks for at weddings? Depends how up on the techno scene she is, but no relation.
So he's a pretty famous 01 then? One of the biggest, but it's only in the last couple of years that he’s really made his name in the UK, despite being one of the biggest names on the European Circuit.
What changed things then? It was the
release of his immense 'Red 2' track, the
second part in a now completed trilogy, that shot him to fame. Crossing over from techno to house it was played by everyone from Andy Weatherall to Jon
Pleased Wimmin. The track was so good
it moved one DJ to remark: 'Any record played either side of it JUSl sounds crap'. So how long has he been on the scene? He's been Dling for years, but first got into production in 1989, fusing breakbeats with PiL's ’This Is Not A Love Song’ to create the track ’I Like John’. He was then briefly the first British artist to be signed to R&S befOre setting up his own label Magnetic North, an outlet
for Christian Vogel, DJ Hell and Adam X.
In 1993 he hooked up with Bush
records, remixed Aphrohead's ‘Thee Lite'
and then set ab0ut his 'Red Series'.
lle's known for being a bit moody isn't a
he? He’s outspoken, and a bit of a loner,
not mixmg With the DJ crowd and doesn’t ever do drugs. He prefers to spend time With his girlfriend, his dogs, a beer and a good cigar.
What's he up to now? He's just filled in for Annie Nightingale on Radio 1, his 'Shake Your Booty' track was released
mid-September and he's finishing off an
album to be released at the beginning of next year.
I Dave Clarke 015 at Pure, The Venue, Edinburgh, Fri 17 Oct.
78 THELIST 10 ()(t Hii-(t199/
GLASGOW CLUBS: WED continued
I Betty's at Betty's Mayonnaise. llpiii—3aiii. Free. (‘omiiiercial dance with [)1 Geoff. Drinks proiitos.
I Chopper at Betty ‘s‘ Mayonnaise. l().3()piti—3.3()am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house and 90s disco and pop from CJ (Archaos Thursdays). Note venue change. Drum 'n’ bass night Juice iii Room Two. Drinks promos.
I Cul De Sac (‘ul De Sac Bar. 9 -l lpiii. Free. Richaid Brown. of Glasgow's Sonia Records. guesiing e\et'y week with a huge pile of white labels. Drinks promos. I Dance Cafe at The Venue. 7.3()-l().3()pni. £4.5(l. Leroc modern jive classes to chart. sw iitg and sotil. Beginners welcome.
I Depth Charge at Bar Boosltktt. 8piii—-iiiiditiglit. Free. Deep and funky American house from the Jackal.
I Elements at Tiasli. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). l5 ()ct aiitl l‘oitnightly. Glasgow's newest drum 'n' bass night evolving at great pace with residents Keittal and Rob Ci of First Contact. Stevie and Tania at the helnt. Drinks promos.
I Fab at Reds. llpiii -3aiii. £3 (£2). Groovy garage and club classics. Drinks promos.
I Flex at Tlte Velvet Rooitis. l().3()piii~3ani. £3 (£2). New regular Wednesday night from DJ Tchico. playiitg soul. ragga. funk reggae. swing aitd hip hop in Room ()ne plus happy house. garage arid classic dance in Rooiit Two.
I Go West at Cleopatra's.
l().3()pitt 2.30am. £2 i£l with ticket). A mainly student orientated bill of fay re. I Ground Control at Jet. llpiii 2. l5am. Kevin Dillon and Noiden of the Giouiid Control sound system take tip residency here every week for the finest hip hop and drum 'ii' bass night iii the West find. Drinks promos.
I Havana Noche Caliente at Los Borrachos. S.3()piii midnight. Free. Hot and btisy Latino/Spanish night w itlt the finest upfront salsa. nierengue. ﬂamenco from D.l Jan.
I Jengaheads at The Living Room. ()pni-iitidnighi. Fiee. l.;i/.y;t.s.s hip hop sotiiid track front the .lengaheads (Paradise Island) w Illl a special Jenga league every week. Drinks promos.
I Relax at Bar ll). Spit) close. Free. Downbeat dance night with him and Romeo. l’i‘eclub.
I Stefan & Grant's Excellent Evening at The Asylum (Caledonian l'niversity Student l'nioni. 9pm 2am. Free. Party music front four decades.
I Sticky Fingers at The Attic. lt).3()pm~3am. £2 (£l ). (ierry with indie arid retro sounds. Drinks promos.
I Wednesday Night Fever at Lone. llpiii-3am. £3 (£2 with matric card). Fresh 'ii‘ funky 70s and ‘)()s disco with DJ Ray Dayi'eit. Diittks pi'oiiios.
I Wild at The .-\p.irtnieiit. llpiii 3am. £5. New tip iiiaiket dancey night for the apartment w eeked regulars.
I 21st Century Leisure Lounge at ('('A Cafe Bar. ‘)pni midnight. Free. In ()c1 and fortnightly. .\loog iitodulatiiig. bi'ee/y bossa pop. electro lounge lo-fi slea/e .iiid exotic cocktail ja/l front your host DJ Mingo-go.
I 4th Dimension .ii liiel. sso llpiii. Free. Andy Young plays (an. Bra/ilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos.
I Audio Psy-phi at The Sub ('Iuh. llpiii .‘iaiti. £3. New night from l’har ()tit's l’aiil (‘aw ley ieplaciiig Red Cell. eittbarking on a voyage of hip hop. ditiiit ‘ii‘ bass and geiieially music with the funk. Iti ( )ct. Tony D and the (irand ('entral mob guest with their l’otmd For Pound tour. See preview. 23 ()ct. DJ liase from Nightiiiaies on Wax gtiestiitg.
I Big Karn's Party Night at lseiiiiei‘s. ll.3llpiti 3am. £3 (£2 i. Kain Dunbar
w ith Slls. 0le and loads of camp nonsense. Diiiiks piontos.
I Bomb at Tlte \iel\el Rooms.
|().3l)piii 3am. Hi. New night of soul. tap. RAM and sw ingbeat
I Bloomers at Cleopatra's. l().3()piit-2.3()aiii. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream.
I Bullseye at Tin Pan Alley. llpiii—3am. Free. From 9 ()ct. New student night playing indie and chart with extra cheese. For the opening night Jiiti Bowen is booked to spin some of his all time gabba greats. Nah. only joking he’ll be re- enacting Bill/save and saying: ‘Super. smashing. great.’
I Casino at Blackfi'iars Underground. Spin—midnight. £l before 9pm; £2 after. Northern soul pre-club.
I Casino Royale The Arches. Next event 3() ()ct.
I Chief at Trash. llpiii-3am £3 (£2).
Night of antics with DJ Rory (formerly of
Cop and Chopper) iii Rooiti ()ne with classic house and future anthems and Graham in Room Two with his indie/party mix. Drinks promos.
I Club Barbarella at Strawberry Fields. ()pm—3am. £3 (9pl11—lllitll1ighl'. £l.5() after) Indie. pop and psychedelia with live bands until midnight.
I Cop at Archaos. l0plll~3tlllL £4 (£2.50). Busy student house night front [Ms C] and Vance. 'Turn tip. get down. cop off.‘ Drinks promos. Tam Coyle ‘The Fun.‘ does his indie/pop/kitsch sttiff in Betty's Mayonnaise. which is part of the Archaos complex.
I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. ‘)—l lpm. Free. Mark Ryal front Aquaplanet and Redcell with an underground dance warmer. Drinks promos.
I Dee Jays In Disguise at Variety. Spur-close. Free. Hatch and Jilkes of Knucklehead with a dubby mix of new dance and techno. Pie-club.
I Donkey at The Cathouse. llpiii ~3am. £2 (£|.5(); l'i'ee before ll.3()pm). lndie/gi'unge/iiidustrial/cheiiiical beats rock on a darker tip than The Cathotise’s other nights. Drinks promos.
I Flashback at Fiddlers Court.
9pm midnight. Free. Deep house and drum 'ii' bass from JP and the Future lingineers.
I Free Flow at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). l()piti—2am. Free. .lau/funk/soul indie night with host Alan Rutherford. Drinks promos.
I Harder at King Tut's Walt Walt llut (downstairs bar). ‘) ()c1 and fortnightly. ()plll—lllitllllglll. Free. Righteousioots and dtib.
I Helter Skelter at The Venue. l().3()pm-3am. £3 (£2.50). The Venue is back tip and running for more mixed-tip. student orientated music. with retro tracks next to conteiiipoi'ary indie from (iordon Teiinant.
I In Tone at Bar ll). 8pm close. Free. Paul Caw ley from Phat" ()tit with a weird underground pic-club experience.
I Irregular at The .»\partment.
llpiii~ 3am. £2. New itigltt from Jim lltitchisoii of acid house aitd funky techno. (.itiaraiiteed to be a winner.
Di inks promos.
I Loveshack at Fury Mtii'i‘ys
l().3(lpm 3. l5am. £5 (£3). Fine indie house and disco sounds in two rooms. Drinks promos.
I Natural Selection at Lime it‘oriiierly- The (‘otton ('lub). llpiii 3am. £3 (£2). laiit Fit/patrick with funky dance and indie. Drinks promos.
I Orange Peel at .let. l lpm-3am. £4 (£3). Deep house aitd techno w itlt residents Dan and Chris. Future guests to be announced.
I Overdraft at The Arches. l lplll~3£lllL £2 (or free if you have an overdraft of met £ l()(l). Weekly from In ()ct. New concept club that gives you more stuff the less money you have. Bring your bank balance along and see just how much you can get. Happy house from Richard llow ie (let/Miro).
I Passion at The Velvet Rooms.
llpiii 3am. £3 (£2). DJ Sktid playing soulful grooves. mellow hip hop and sexy swing from Busta Rhymes to Mary iii (iay e. A groovy alternative to student itiglits. Diiiiks promos.
I Reds llpiii 3am. £3 (£2). A night of classic disco. peppered with the best contemporary house and garage. Drinks promos
I Rumble at The Garage. I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Cardow and Ross with an exceptionally busy night of charty dance faves. cheap drinks and drunk students. Snogtastic!
I Stefan & Grant Go West at The Bedsit. 9pm— 1 am. Free. The Wednesday night Asylum posse with party tunes.
I Wanna Play? l0pm—3am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). Student night featuring Kevin and Scott (Tunnel weekends) and Lisa. playing a mix ofclassic house anthems plus treasure hunts and wheel of fortune. Drinks promos.
I X-Rated at The Asylum (Caledonian University Student Union). 9pm-2am. £2 (£ l ). Chart and dance in the main room with DJ Ray plus indie and live music in room 2.
I Big at the Jaffacake. lOpm—3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Mainstream chart sounds. with excellent booze promos. free bouncy rides. guzzle guns and plenty ofdrinking-related fun.
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. llpiii—3am. £7 (£5) l0 Oct. Monthly. Fourth birthday and an extra special double bill featuring eight-piece London outfit Groove Connection and a ﬂoor burning performance front the lazzcotech jazz dancers. Band on stage at lam. Dancers on at around midnight. See Hit List.
I Catwalk ()pin—lam. Free. Moisey and Phil Alcock with garage and mellow funky house.
I Cavendish 9pm—3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Nojeans. no trainers. Live bands every week. Sixties and 70s music. Ground floor only.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse.
l lpm—3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Po ular night of rock sounds.
I C. C. B ooms llpiii—3am. Free. Disco downstairs at this gay pub. seven times a week. playing a party mix ofcommercial dance and iii-energy house. Full to bursting at weekends.
I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £5. Over 18s. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers.
I Club lndependiente at Moray House. llpiii—4am. £4 (£2). 10 Oct. Fortnightly. Bang-up-to-date indie as well as all the old favourites. Great light show and sound system too.
I Divine Diva's at The Venue. 9.30pm-3am. £5 waged; £3 unwaged (two for the price of one before I lpm). All proceeds to Lothian Lesbian Line. l0 ()c1. Monthly on the second Friday of the month. DJ Alley \"gas hosts this very popular women only night. Lorna Brooks plays live.
I Ehl More 9pm—lam. Free. New pre- club session in the former restaurant area through the back of this stylish bar on the Royal Mile. Various local DJs will play. There are also funky visuals and drinks promos. plus it's a mere hop. skip and a jump front iitost club venues.
I Evol at the Liquid Room. lt).3()pm--3am. £4 (freshers free before
I lpm throughout October with Fresher's card). The original mdie/alternative/crossover club regularly pulling iit well over 5()() punters. Now iii its seventh year. and still committed to
supporting new music. Expect a wide selection of indie. ()Os. 70s. pop. noise.
hip hop. big beat arid dance with regular
‘ promos front minor and major record
labels. See Hit List.
I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. Next date 24 ()ct. Monthly.
I High Rollin' at Negociaitts. 9pm—3am. Free. Various funky sounds iii the Negociants basement bar-club.
I The Hub Club at Henry’s Cellar Bar. ltlpm -3am. £4 (£3). l7 ()ct. Fortnightly. A mix of live bands aitd DJs taking in various sounds from rock to dance.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpiii-3am. £3 (£2 with ﬂyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo (‘hile. 80s and 90s indie dance.
I Kerplunk at Club Mercado.