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Introducing Brooklyn’s Deejay Punk- Roc.
Name Charles Geddes aka Deejay Punk- Roc.
Occupation DJ, producer and ex-army bloke.
Bit of an odd career change At sixteen, he left home and high school to join the army after spending his early teenage years ‘up to no good'. He was stationed around the world, including Japan, Germany and England.
Does he regret his army years? Not at all. 'It taught me to be dedicated and be the best 1 could be,’ he says about his five year stint. 'I know that anything 1 set out to do, I have to give it my all.’ Why did he leave? He realised that if he stayed any longer he would have become a military machine, which wasn't the way he wanted to spend the rest of his life.
Was it an easy transition to make? Pretty much so. He’d been Dling at block parties since he was a kid and had always been into music. When he got back on the decks after de-mobbing, he found that he hadn't lost any of his skills and went back to working the parties and started making music.
Has he got much of a name for himself in the States? Apart from his immediate home area, not really. His debut album Chickeneye, a mish-mash of hip hop, break beats and old school electro, 15 being released on small independent Manchester label Airdog.
How did that happen? Punk-Roc's Florida cousin was helping Airdog put together a compilation CD called Still Searchin’ and sent over a tape with a track his Brooklyn relative had been working on. Airdog loved it, asked him if he had anymore, and within three weeks he had delivered them a complete album.
ls his stuff any good? Absolutely storming. His new Single ‘My BeatbOx’ has the loudest boom-out beats of anything out just now, combined with vocodered chant, and electro bass. Mick Jones from The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite is on remix duties, and if it doesn’t chart then there is absolutely no justice whatsoever. (Rory Weller)
I Deejay Punk-Roc is at Squat, The Apartment, Sun 72 Apr. Chickeneye is out on Mon 4 May and "My Beatbox' is released Fri 20 Apr.
70 THE LIST 2~16 Apr 1998
GLASGOW CLUBS: FRI continued
I Upstairs Lounge at Tin Pan Alley (first floor). 10.30pni-3ain. £5 (£2). New night at Tin Pan front outside promoters Clear Station hooking up with 23rd Precinct's Billy Wood and Kris Keegan for perfectly mixed soulful underground garage and deep house. 3 Apr. Lawrence Hughes guests; and 10 Apr. James Dickson.
I Uptight at The Bedsit. 9pm—2am. £4 (£3). 3 Apr and fornightly. Specialist Northern Soul and hammond jazz night from the long established Goodfoot mob playing to an extremely receptive crowd. I Velvet Rooms 10pm—3am. £6. Alan Ronald in Room Two with an open mix from house anthems and disco to soul. Martin Hesketh in Room ()ne playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I Apartment at The Apartment.
1 1pm—3am. £8. Robin Burrows with club classics in this stylish and snug venue.
I Archaos at Archaos. 1 lpm-v3am. £8 (£6). Chris Harris and A.J. mix up garage and house for a busy. moderately dressy crowd. with Scott and Geoff playing club classics in Room Two. Paul Traynor playing R 62 B. swing and hip hop in Room Three.
I Bar 10 9pm—midniglit. Free. Busy hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock and guests.
I Bargo 8pm~inidnight Free. Dancey pre-club night with guest [)Js from some of the better underground club nights in the city.
I Bennets 11.30pm»-3am. £6 (£5). DJ Sara with a good dancey mix. Drinks promos. Gay.
I Brilliant at The Underground (formerly The Venue) 10.30pm--3am. £3 (£2.50). Gordon Tennant back again for a commercial mix ofchart dance and indie offerings. Drinks promos.
I Budda at Budda. Spin-midnight. Free. Solemusic's Stevie Middleton and Andrew Wicks taking it week about for garage and deep house. Drinks promos. I The Cathouse l0.30pm~3am. £4 (£3.50; £2.50 before 1 1.30pm). Three floors of rock. grunge. contemporary indie and indie dance. Bit cheesier and more accessible than before. Drinks promos.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry's.
l 1pin—3.15am. £5 (£3). Cltib 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 Barrie 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 Bedsit. Latin sounds night will not be open on 11 Apr as the venue is closed. Back again from 25 Apr.
I Colours at The Arches. 10.30pm «lam. £10. 1 1 Apr and monthly. The Colours crew pull out all the stops for an Faster special with K-Klass live plus larging it super housers Brandon Block and Alex P joining residents Boney and Jon Mancini. I Cul De Sac Ctil De Sac Bar. 9—] lpm. Free. Spin-back king Jim Hutchison from Teknotis with hard house and techno. Drinks promos.
I Divine at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). 10pm~late. £3.50 (£2.50 Glasgow School Of Art students). Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy with Northern soul. Hammond grooves. bubblegum pop, wab wah funk. moog power and chemical breakbeats.
I Edwards at lidwards. 8pm—midnight. Free. Brian McGarry with commercial garage and house.
I Easy Street at CCA Cafe Bar. f).30pm—midnight. Free. DJ Gordon Allan with a bouse/dubby pre-club.
I Free Form an The 13th Note Club. 10pm—3ain. £3 (free before I 1pm). Steven and Paul Watt with two floors of
l soul. Latin. jazz and funk. Note that the 5 13th Note has now moved to Clyde Street 3 and is open as a bar from 8pm.
I Full On at Tin Pan Alley. 11pm—3am. £8. Joe Deacon. Billy Reid and guests with happy hardcore and banging house. I The Garage lOpm—3am. £6 (£4); £1 off before 11pm. An honest-to-goodness top night out with charty dance sounds downstairs from Dave Ross and alternative sounds in the attic.
I Home Cookin' at Babaza. 5.30pm—3am (DJs from 11pm). £5 (free before 11pm). Pumping mix from Grahame Wilson of funk. rare groove and hip hop.
I Knucklehead at Glasgow School Of Art (upstairs). 10pm~-late. £4 (£2.50 Glasgow School Of Art 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 dancin r actively encouraged.
I Leg ess at Bom. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). Upfront house and garage night in this new venue.
I lime at The Lime. I lpm—3am. £6 (£4). DJ Fitz with a commercial clubby mix plus £1 drink promo.
I Love Boutique at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. £10. 4 Apr and monthly. Monumental mixed night bringing together hard house with camp glam. Tonight DJ Roy is joined by [)Js and producers Phil Perry and Clive Henry. Perry is best known for his Full Circle nights of chunky house and warm techno. Henry worked in the infamous Flying Records for six years and runs the Low Pressings label with Rocky from X-Press
I Lure at R.G.‘s. Spin—midnight. Free. DJs Ziggy and Bob get housey for a crowd heading off to Archaos and Sub Club. Pre-club.
I Mish Mash at The Basement.
1 1pm-3am. £8 (£6). 4 Apr and monthly. DJs ()scar and Nick Peacock and MC Nordin mixing upjust about every musical genre from house. hip hop. disco to drum 'n' bass for a sussed crowd giving it some. Storming night guaranteed in this unusual venue.
I Numb at The Basement. Next event 25 Apr.
I Polo lounge at The Polo Lounge. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. downstairs for DJ lna with a camp mix of housey faves and anthems. or up in the Trophy Room with John for 80s pop. punk and new wave. Gay.
I Reds llpm—3am. £6 (£5). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house. Intimate. smart and friendly.
I Rude at The Basement. I 1pm—3am. £5. 1 I Apr and monthly. Glasgow Underground's Kevin McKay new night ofdeepjazzy house joined by Mark McCabe. Cheap entry. cheap booze and corkin' tunes. Drinks promos.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9piii~3ani £5. Party night with 60s sounds.
I Stereo at The Asylum (Caledonian University Union). 9pm--2am. £3 (free before midnight). Alternative indie night with [)Js Rowan and Angela.
I Sub Culture at Sub Club. 10.30pm-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
I Trash 11pm—3am. (£7) £5. House in Room One with DJ Matt. funk in Room Two from Paul N‘Jie plus eclectic beats by Innes in Room Three.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 11pm—3.30am. £7 (£5). A huge night of Italian 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. Smart dress code. 4 Apr. Chris and James of Stress Records guests with superstar female DJ Sonique fora belter ofa night. 11 Apr. more A-list
megastar DJs. with super dandy Jeremy Healy joined by Graeme Gold.
I Velvet Rooms lOpm-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). 10pm—3am. £2 (£1.50). Dance. indie and 60s. Drinks promos.
I Aquaplanet at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. £12.50 (tickets available from Bomba. Rub-a-Dub and 23rd Precinct). 12 Apr only. The Aquaplanet crew in from Barcelona where they‘re working and playing now with one of the most impressive line-ups to hit Glasgow in a very long time. Top of the bill is Chicago legend DJ Sneak playing the city for the first time ever. seminal Detroit techno master Derrick May. Andrew Weatherall (5 hour set). Dimitri (Roxy Amsterdam). live set from Funk D‘Void and Aquaplanet host DJ Mark Ryal. Pretty awesome. See preview.
I Bamboogie at Babaza. l lpm—3am. £3. Uplifting vocal garage and house from Scott and Geoff. Drinks promos.
I Bennet's 11.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Up- tempo high energy with Jan Frazer. Gay. Drinks promos.
I Brian and Brian at The Garage (upstairs). 11pm—3am. £2 (£1). Two DJs called Brian playing indie. Britpop and maybe some retro stuff too. Drinks promos.
I Bubblelicious at Reds. 1 1pm—3am. £5 (£3). Club classics and a touch of soul plus drinks promos.
I Budda at Budda. Spin—midnight. Free. New York Alliance‘s Colin Walker playing a deep mix to bring your weekend to a close. Drinks promos.
I B.0.P. at Fury Murry’s. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Music your mother would know. from DJ s 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 13th Note Club. lOpm-2.30am. £2 (free before 11pm). Bizarre eclectic mix of ‘Guitar. beats. punk psych. past. present future'. with a late drinking. nae dancin‘ policy brought to you by Marky Petal.
I'Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. 9-1 lpm. Free. Diarmid 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—11pm. Andrew and Alan Divine (Glasgow School Of Art) play you the stuffthey play for themselves at home. Retro soul. Bobby Gentry. movie themes. etc. Pre-club.
I First Contact at The l3th Note Club (basement). lOpm—3am. £2 (free before 11pm). A blend of drum 'n' bass from Rob G and Kemal. 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. I lpm-3ain. £4 (£3). Twitch (Pure) and Jilkes (Knucklehead for techno/electro action joined by anyone else left standing come Sunday night.
I Shirley s Temple at Archaos. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). A trippy mix of camp theatricals and hard house soundtrack from the radiant Ms Alston. joined last Sunday of the month by Maggie from Joy. 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 Squat at The Apartment. 1 lpm-3am. £5. New night ofextreme aural pleasure with Cris Biguzzi and Jim Hutchison going for zero tolerance of commercial tracks and opting for deep electro, house and techno. Extra sound and £1 drink promos. 12 Apr. New York's Deejay Punk Roc guests. See Phactfile.