intemational garage and house DJ Cevin Fisher has put down creative roots in Edinburgh with the IDNY label. Jim Byers gets Fisher‘s vital statistics before the 01 touches down in Glasgow.
Name Cevin Fisher.
Are you sure you've got that name right? Yes, it's C evin Fisher, pronounced with an ’s' as in the number seven, as opposed to Kevin with a 'k'.
Occupation Respected garage and house producer, remixer, international guest DJ.
Born East Orange, New Jersey, USA. Lives New York.
Previous history As a child, Fisher studied music, learning to play guitar, piano and drums. His father owned clubs in New Jersey, so he was around music from an early stage. His first DJing gigs from age fifteen were in his father's clubs.
The big break to 1988 he moved to New York to work as a studio engineer. Soon after, he gained valuable experience working with legendary Shakedown Studio boss Arthur Baker, and later Quincy Jones. His very first remix was of Chaka Khan‘s 'Love You All My Lifetime'.
Previous releases He has written, produced and remixed a mountain of records, but is best known for Sunday School‘s 'House is A Feeling', Kathy Brown's ’Turn Me Out‘, ‘Wet Dreams’ 'Rain’ and under his own name, ‘The Way We Used To' and ’Music Saved My Life’.
What else should we know about him? His 'Music Saved My Life' track was originally out on US label Maxi until it got re-released on Edinburgh's lDNY imprint with remixes from Ashley Beedle and The Soul Renegades.
What kind of DJ is be? He tends to play a real New York-style of garage, house and techno which can be soulful one minute, deep the next and hard in between. He's a bit like Angel Morales and Danny Tenaglia in that respect. Why is he called Cevin? He changed it from Kevin with a ‘k' to Cevin with a 'c' because he just felt like a change. But, he says “You can call me Kevin too, 'cos that‘s what my mom calls mel'
I Cevin Fisher guests at an IDNY Records night at Sub Club, Glasgow, Sat 7 Feb. ’Music Saved My Life’ is out soon on IDN Y Records.
78 THE LIST 6—19 Feb 1998
GLASGOW CLUBS: SAT continued
I Classic FM at Fury Murry's.
11pm—3. 15am. £5 (£3). Club classics in the main room with DJs Jim Downie and Sean Webster. Quality indie music from Twister upstairs.
I Club 69 Rocksy‘s Basement. 10pm--2.30am. £5. Martin. Wilba and Harrie of Rub-A-Dub playing the best and deepest from the underground. joined frequently by guests of high standing. Well worth the taxi fare out from the city. but note the midnight curfew.
I Club Cubana at The Bedsrt. 10prn—2arn. £4 (£3). 14 Feb and fortnightly. More Latin sounds by the inimitable DJ Tchico. one of the hottest clubs of its type in the city. All proceeds to the Scottish Cuba Defence Campaign. I Colours at the Arches. 10.30pm—3.30arn. £14. 14 Feb and monthly. St Valentine's Lovers' Ball featuring John Digweed. ‘Phat‘ Phil Cooper. John Mancini. Boney and Percussion by Sudha. Special guest appearance by 1000m of red silk draped 111 the venue by the crew responsible for decking out the Fantazia parties.
I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. 9—11prn. Free. Spin-back king Jim Hutchison from Teknotis with hard house and techno. Drinks promos.
I Divine at Glasgow School ()fAr't (downstairs). 10pm-lare. £3.50 (£2.50 Glasgow School OfArt students). Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy with Northern soul. Hammond grooves. bubblegum pop. wah wah funk. moog power and chemical breakbeats.
I Edwards at Edwards. 8pm-midnight. Free. Brian McGarry with commercial garage and house.
I Easy Street at CCA Cafe Bar. 9.30pm—midnight. Free. DJ Gordon Allan with a liouse/dubby pre-club.
I Free Form at the 13th Note Club. 10prn—3am. £3 (free before 1 1pm). Steven and Paul Wall with two floors of soul. Latin. jazz. and funk. Note that the 13th Note has now moved to Clyde Street and is open as a bar from 8pm.
I The Garage l()prn-<3am. £6 (£4); £1 off before 1 lpm. An honest-to-goodness top night out with charty dance sounds downstairs from Dave Ross and alternative sounds in the attic.
I Hellfire Club at Prince Armany's. 8pm—2am. £8 (£6 members/£4 students). 7 Feb and monthly. A night of food. fetish performance and delight with strict dress code of fetish/glam/gothic/fancy dress. Next event back to the usual Friday on 6 Mar.
I Knucklehead at Glasgow School Of Art (upstairs). 10pm—late. £4 (£2.50 Glasgow School OfArt students). Underground electronics presented by dem DJs Jilkes and Hatch. into its fourth year and consolidating itself as the club to hear true funk technology. Freaky dancing actively encouraged.
I Love Boutique at the Arches. 10.30pm—3.30am. £10. 7 Feb and monthly. Resident DJ Roy is joined by Love Boutique's favourite first lady lyalah Bentovin aka Sister Bliss returning to the club she has rocked so many time before. Mixed club with sensational atmosphere. I Lure at R.G.'s. 8pm—midnight. Free. DJs Ziggy and Bob get housey for a crowd heading off to Archaos and Sub Club. Pre-club.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. or
downstairs for DJ lna with a camp mix of
housey faves and anthems. Gay.
I Reds 11pm-3am. £6 (£5). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house. lntirnate. smart and friendly.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £5. Party night with 60s sounds.
I Stereo at The Asylum (Caledonian University Student Union). 9pm-2am. £3. Alternative indie night with DJs Rowan and Angela.
I Sub Culture at Sub Club. lO.30pm-5am. £8. Harri and Domenic lord it over the legendary night of nice
‘n' groovy. hard hittin'. funky house at the king of Scottish underground dance venues. 7 Feb. New York's Cevin Fisher guests for an IDNY night. See Hit list and Phactfile. 14 Feb. Pure's Twitch ﬁlls in for Harri.
I Trash 1 1prn-3am. (£7) £5. House in Room One with DJ Matt. funk in Room Two from Paul N'Jie plus eclectic beats by lnnes in Room Three.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 11pm—3.30am. £7 (£5). A huge night of ltalian 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 and Steven Lee offer up a different vibe with a wide mix of soul. funk and dance classics in Room Two. 14 Feb. special Valentine/ Renaissance night featuring Parks and Wilson plus for one night only all drinks £1. Smart dress code.
I Velvet Rooms lOprn—late. £8 (£4 before midnight). DJ Skud in Room Two with house. garage and club classics. John Lyons in Room One playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I Wired at Strathclyde University Student Union (Level 8). lOpm—3am. £2 (£1.50). Dance. indie and 60s. Drinks promos.
I Bamboogie at Babaza. l 1pm~3am. £2. Garage and swing from Scott and Geoff. Drinks promos.
I Bennet's l 1.30prn—3am. £3 (£2). Up- ternpo high energy with Jan Frazer. Gay. Drinks promos.
I Bill a Ben's Flowerpot Men at The Garage (upstairs). llpm—3am. £2 (£1). DJs John and Gavin with indie classics. Drinks promos.
I Bubblelicious at Reds. l lpm—3arn. £5 (£3). Club classics and a touch of soul plus drinks promos.
I GDP. at Fury Murry‘s. llprn—3arn. £3 (£2). Music your mother would know. from DJs Desperate Dave and Weird Phil. Drinks promos.
I Club Jamaica at The Underground (formerly The Venue). 10.45pm—3am. £2 (£1 ). Reggae night from Sweet T playing dub to soul. all with a reggae tinge. Drinks promos.
I Club Mouth at l3rh Note Club. 10pm—2.30am. £2 (free before 1 1pm). Bizarre eclectic mix of ‘Guitar. beats. punk psych. past. present future'. with a late drinking. nae dancin' policy brought to you by Mark P et al.
I Contact Higli at Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. 15 Feb and fortnightly. Northern soul. garage. funk. ska and soundtrax.
I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. 9—1 1pm. Free. Diarrnid and Steve playing an across the board mix of 'Sunday‘ tunes from tripped out jazz to drum 'n’ bass. I Divine at Brel. 8.30—1 1pm. Andrew and Alan Divine (Glasgow School Of Art) play you the stuffthey play for themselves at borne. Retro soul. Bobby Gentry. movie themes. etc. Pre-club.
I First Contact at The 13th Note Club (basement). lOpm—3am. £2 (free before 11pm).A blend of drum ‘n' bass from Rob G and Kernal. Note that the 13th Note has now moved to Clyde Street and is open as a bar from 8pm.
I Optimo at The Sub Club. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Night that replaces Aquaplanet with Twitch (Pure) and Jilkes (Knucklehead for techno/electro action. I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. llpm—3am. £3. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. or downstairs for DJ Annie with a harder house mix than the other nights. Gay.
I Shirley's ‘I’emple at Archaos. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). A trippy mix of camp theatricals and hard house soundtrack from the radiant Ms Alston. joined on the last Sunday of the month by Maggie from Joy. Prepare yourself for some pretty insane antics like trapeze acts and fire eaters. Paul Traynor in Bar 1 with R&B. hip hop. swing and soul. Drinks promos. I Sorted at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1.50; free before 11.30pm). indie/alternative vibe with drinks promos.
I Velvet Rooms 11pm—3am. £5. Alan
‘ " s. I Alan Nicholls, Joy Alan Nicholls is the moustachioed half of the Alan & Maggie partnership who promote and DJ at Scotland‘s leading gay night Joy in Wilkie House, Edinburgh. He is a monthly resident at Liquid in the city's Liquid Rooms, and will soon reside at Twisted, a new fortnightly Friday at The Venue.
'NDA': Dr Mu (Metropolitan)
‘Doug Osborne's Metropolitan label back on form. Good honest, hard and fast fun with wee ravey bits that make the track belt along.’
'Btack Steer': Fata Morgana (Protea) ’This South African track is tough and minimal with a hypnotic beat that wraps me up in it.’
'Bombay': Dave Randall (Chug N Bump)
'Dave's tracks have a wonderful warm sound that is instantly recognisable. This release is slower than his previous work, giving it a much dirtier, sexier rhythm.’ 'Yim': Jez a Choopie (Multiply) ’Sampling Ofra Haza‘s "lm Nin‘ Alu’ and mixed by Graham Gold, Qattara and Sourmash - my fav0urite ~ this is mad, relentless and throws the crowd around so much they lose it completely.‘ ‘Housemaster': Wyseguy (Boot) ‘Wyseguy, aka KGB, has produced a wonderful record that thumps along but is quite dreamy at the same time. No, really.
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 Academia de Salsa at Porters. 6.30—1 lpm. Highly popular salsa classes with intermediate and advanced sessions b.30pm and 8.30pm. No partner required. Pre-club.
I Bounce at Tin Pan Alley. I lprn—3arn. £3 (£2). DJ Suki with bouncey house tunes. Drinks promos.
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 Academia de Salsa at Porters.
6.30—1 lpm. Highly popular salsa classes for absolute beginners and intermediate. 6.30pm and 8.30pm. No partner required. Pre-club.
I Eden at the Velvet Rooms. 1 1pm—3am. £3 (£2). Alan Ronald playing Britpop in Room One and Scott Mckay with mellow house in Room Two. Drinks promos.
I Pop at Reds. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Indie and dance from DJ Robert Nichols. Drinks promos.