CLUBS listings GLASGOW CLUBS continued
I Acadamia De Salsa at Porters.
630- l Iprn. Ilighly popular salsa for beginners followed by advanced session. .No partner required. Pie-club.
I Bounce at Tin Pan Alley. lem—-3am. £3 (£2). DJ Suki with bouncey hotrse tunes. Drinks promos.
I Fruity at The Apartment. llpm 2am. £2. New gay night from DJ Stella. moving over from Jo Jo's with the pr'orrrise of some special PAs soon. Drinks promos.
I let Lagged at Jet. llpm- 2. I 5am. £3 (£2). DJ Norman with a decently jump- about set of disco. funk and rare groove ttmes. Drinks promos.
I Speedracer at The Garage. I0.30pm--3am. £3 (£2). Steven mixes tip a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes fora btrsy. up-for-it crowd in the main room. Drinks promos.
I Acadamia De Salsa at Porter's.
6.30-1 Iprn. Ilighly popular salsa for beginners followed by intermediate session. No partner required. Pr'e-club.
I Eden at The Velvet Rooms.
I Iprrr--3am. £3 (£2). Alan Ronald playing Br'itpop in Room ()ne and Scott Mckay
with mellow house in Room Two. Drinks promos. I Havana Fiesta Espanol at October Cafe. 8.30—midnight. ll Nov and
' fortnightly. Spanish nouveau ﬂamenco night with DJ Jazz. Pre Cltrb. I Pop at Reds. I Ipm—3am. £3 (£2). Indie and dance from DJ Robert Nichols. Drinks promos. I Shooting Stars at The Garage. I Ipm—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. I l.3()pm—3am. £3. Party type of affair at the straight night in this gay venue. I T.I.T at Trash. l().3()pm-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 705 Wonderland at The Cathouse.
I Ipm—3am. £2 (£1.50; free before
1 1.30pm). 70s disco and funk with drinks promos.
I Babaza at Babaza. 5.3(Iprn--3am (DJs from I lpm). £2 (free before I lpm). Laid back mix from garage to swing with Chris Harris. Drinks promos.
Glasgow: Sun 9 Nov, Sub Club; Aquaplanet special event, Queen Margaret Student Union, Sat 15 Nov.
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Mark Ryal: 'Glasgow has become way too saturated'
Aquaplanet's Mark Ryal and Paul Fegan are doing it. They're packing up a van with all their records, decks and equipment and leaving Glasgow, heading off to sunny Barcelona to give the Spanish an eyeful of their club vision.
Thirty-year—old DJ Ryal and promoter Fegan, 24, have been running clubs and parties in Glasgow for the last three years, with nights like Red Cell, UK Gold and, of course, Aquaplanet. The mix is hard house, deep techno and the best guests in the world who enjoy the experience so much they keep asking to come back.
Their Thursday and Sunday nights are at the core of the scene, keeping the underground vibe going and stretching the concept of weekend until it’s ready to snap. Glasgow's Sub Club is their home, and the staff, guest DJs and clubbers are their family. They love Aquaplanet with such unbridled passion that they've got into fights to defend it and describe it as 'the most influential club on the planet'. The obvious question is therefore, why the hell are they forsaking all of this for Gaudi and paella?
’lt's a beautiful city, great climate, nice food and friendly people,’ says Ryal, who has been over a few times on holiday. 'Glasgow, now, has just become way too saturated — too many DJs and promoters, and not enough people who are into their music.’
Although they have conquered Thursday and Sunday nights, they must play a Saturday night to really progress, and the only place they'd consrder doing it would be the Sub Club. Harri has been there for ten years and is likely to be there for another decade.
So the house is on the market, the van IS booked and they’re organising a massrve testimonial date at Glasgow University's Queen Margaret Student Union. They plan an obscenely large line-up, with the likes of Derrick May, Claude Young, Dan Curtin and Green Velvet.
Ryal and Fegan reckon they can go to Spain and make their own chances. They have a folder full of flyers for nights they’ve run to show they mean business and a list of clubs to target. God help Barcelona, they won't know what‘s hit them. (Rory Weller)
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I Bennets II.3()pm- 3am. £2.50. [)1 Sara with upbeat dance. Drinks promos. I Chopper at Betty‘s Mayonnaise. l().3()pm—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—] lpm. Free. Richard Brown. of Glasgow‘s Soma Records. guesting every week with a huge pile of white labels. Drinks promos. I Dance Cafe at The Venue. 7.30—l0.30pm. £4.50. l.eroc modern jive classes to chart. swing and soul. Beginners welcome.
I Depth Charge at Bar Booshka. Rpm—midnight. Free. Deep and funky American house from the Jackal.
I Elements at Trash. I lpm~--3am. £4 (£3). I2 Nov and fortnightly. Glasgow's only regular drum 'n' bass night evolving at great pace with residents Kemal and Rob G of First Contact. Stevie and Tania at the helm. Drinks promos.
I Fab at Reds. I Ipm~3am. £3 (£2). Groovy garage and club classics. Drinks promos.
I Go West at Cleopatra's. I0.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£l with ticket). A mainly student-orientated bill of fare.
I Ground Control at Jet. I Ipm—2. l 5am. Kevin Dillon and Norden of the Ground Control sound system take up residency here every week for the finest hip hop and drum 'n' bass night in the West Iind. Drinks promos.
I Havana Noche Caliente at I.os Borrachos. 8.30pm—-midnight. Free. Ilol and busy Latino/Spanish night with the finest upfront salsa. merengue and flamenco from DJ Jazz.
I Jengaheads at The Living Room. ()pm-‘rnidnight. Free. Lazyass hip Iiop sound track from the Jengaheads (Paradise Island) with a special Jenga league every week. Drinks promos.
I Pushy at The Velvet Rooms. l().3()pm-3am. £3 (£2). New regular Wednesday night from 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 Stefan & Grant's Excellent Evening at The Asylum (Caledonian University Student Union). 9pm -2am. Free. Party music from four decades.
I Sticky Fingers al The Attic. l().3()pm-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 Wild at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £5. New up-market dancy night for the Apartment weekend regulars.
I 4th Dimension at Brel. 8.30—i Iprn. Free. Andy Young plays jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos.
I Audio Psy-phi at the Sub Club.
I lpm- 3am. £3. New night from Phar ()ut's Paul Cawley replacing Red Cell. embarking on a voyage of hip hop. drtrm 'n' bass and generally music with the funk. 13 (Nov. Cawley welcomes Mo Wax's Psychonauts. See Hit list.
I Babaza at Babaza. 5.3()pm--3am (DJs from I lpm). £2 (free before I lprrr). Laid- back cross-section of black dance music from Stevie lylrddleton. Drinks promos. I Big Karn's Party Night at Berrnets. ll.30pm—-3am. £3 ’£2). Karn Dunbar with 80s. 90s and loads of camp nonsense. Drinks promos.
I Bomb at The Velvet Rooms.
l().3()pm 3am. £3 (£2). New night of soul. rap. R&B and swirrgbeat featuring Martin Ilesketlr and Mike Campbell.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra's. l().3()pm2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream.
I Bullseye at Tin Pan Alley. llpm ~3am. Free. New student night playing indie and chart with extra cheese.
I Cheesy Pop at The Queen Margaret Student Union. l()prrr-2am. £2.50 (£2). Beast of a student night with silly runes
aplenty and Carlsberg at only 70p.
I Chief at Trash. I lpm—3am £3 (£2). New night of antics with DJ Rory (formerly of Cop and Chopper) in Room ()ne with classic house and future
anthems and Graham in Room Two with , his indie/party mix. Drinks promos. ()n 6 Nov. win two free flights to New York
; and entry to the Sound Factory.
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. l()pm—3am. £4 (£2.50). Busy student house night from DJ CJ and Vance. ‘Turn up. get down. cop off.‘ Drinks promos. Tam 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-] Iprn. 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 Tire Cathouse. I lpm—3am. £2 (£I.5(); free before I 1.30pm). Indie/grunge/irrdustriaI/chemical beats rock on a darker tip than The Cathouse's other ni 'hts. Drinks promos.
I Flash ack at Fiddlers Court ()prn—«midnight. Free. Deep house and drum ‘n' bass from JP and the Future Iingineers.
I Fluffy at Reds I [pm-3am. £3 (£2). A night of classic disco. peppered with the best contemporary house and garage. Drinks promos.
I Free Flow at Glasgow School ()fArt (downstairs). l()pm—2am. Free. Jazz/funk/soul indie night with host Alan Rutherford. Drinks promos.
I Helter Skelter at Tire Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). The Venue is back up and running for more mixed-up. student orientated music. with retro tracks next to contemporary indie from Gordon Tennant.
I Hi Karate at Glasgow School ofArt (upstairs). l()pm—2.30am. Free. The Hi Karate collective of Neil McMillan. Andrew Divine and Crawford Tait. Big beats. dirty hip hop. Latinamyl and punk ftrnk.
I In Tone at Bar 10. Spin—close. Free. Paul Cawley from Phar ()ut with a weird underground pre-club experience.
I Loveshack at Fury Mur'ry's. l().3()pm-3. 15am. £5 (£3). Fine indie house and disco sounds in two rooms. Drinks promos.
, I Natural Selection at Lime (formerly The Cotton Club). llpm—3am. £3 (£2).
lain Fitzpatrick with funky dance and indie. Drinks promos.
I Orange Peel at Jet. I Ipm—3am. £4 (£3). Deep house and techno with residents Dan and Chris. I3 Nov. after his outrageously uplifting Scottish debut at Love Boutique last month. Holland's Laidback Luke (Touche) returns. (£5). Drink promos.
I Overdraft at The Arches. llpm-3am. £2 (or free if you have an overdraft of over £100). New concept club that gives you more stuff the less money you have. Bring your bank balance along and see just how rrruch yotr can get. Happy house
from Richard Howie(Jet/l\1iro).
I Rumble at The Garage. llpm-3am. £3 (£2). Car'dow and Ross with an exceptionally busy night ofcharty dance faves. cheap drinks and drunk students. Snogtastic!
I Stefan 8: Grant Go West at The Bedsit. 9pm— I 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 Sttrdent Union). ‘)prn—2am. £2
(£l ). Chart and dance in the main room
with DJ Ray plus indie and live music in Room Two.