there's the mad performers. jugglers. ()pen decor. massage & aromatherapy and star billing for various types of fruit. Sad to see them go.

I Parklife at The Arena. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Glasgost first and foremost Britpop night playing classic dance/pop/indie/retro/soul sounds from the (I()s to the 90s. Drinks promos all night.

I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. llpm 5am. £5. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. downstairs for DJ Michelle in main club with ‘)(ls club and Indie. or down in the 'l‘rophy Room with Ina for a more commercial mix. (.iay.

I Pure at The Sub (‘lub. llpm—3am. £7 (£5 members). l7 April and monthly. More classic Pure techno action frotn Twitch. The Bill and Brainstorm.

I Radio City at The Attic.

l().3()pm— 3am. £3 (£2). The original retro club. playing Stax. Motown. Stones. The Who. etc.

I Rapt at The Apartment. l lpm—Zam. £8. Jim l)a Best playing a wildly eclectic mix of big tunes. crossing genres like nobody"s business.

I Reds |lpm~3am. £5 (£3). Easy-going mix ofdisco. funk and contemporary chart dance.

I Sabroso! at Havana. Spin—midnight. liree. (‘lub (‘ubana's Duncan Kane and Shannon Shiell joined by Ana and Farah for a wide range of hi-NRU l.atin and tropical lloor shakers from techno- merengue to the latest Latin rap via smooth salsa and retro Iatiii grooves.

I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. l lpm—-3.15am. £4 (£3). The sexiest. cheesiest tunes ever from Mark and James (E.

I Skint MF at The Queen Margaret Union. l()pnI--2ani. £3 (£l before l|.3()pm). lndie night with Redstripe for a quid.

I Spank at Tin Pan Alley (second floor). llpm Jam. £7 (£6). House night featuring 'l‘revor Reilly and George Bowie.

I Spectrum at Archaos. l()pm—‘3am. £7 (£5). l.atest outing for the C‘olours crew with house for a glammed-up crowd with residents Jon Mancini. Crosby and Boney. Drinks promos. l7 and 2-1 April. ('olin 'l‘evendale guests.

I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—-3ani. £5. Party night with (I()s sounds.

I Tangent at The Sub Club. I lpm—3am. £7 (£5). 24 April and fortnightly. A-man and Panic continue their hugely popular night of eclectic. funky techno shenanigans to a loyal crowd. All drinks £1 before midnight. Get on their mailing list to hear about some pretty special low- key events coming up soon.

I Trash at Trash. llpm—3am. £4. Funky house in Room ()ne; street soul. swing arid classic grooves in Room Two from DJ Grahame.

I Un-cut at The Arches. llpm—3aIII. £5. New weekly night that replaces the gaping hole left by Slam‘s recent departure. Slam are executive producers of the night and it's got their seal of excellence. with hotshot D] Q in residency every week joined by the best of the city's lesser known house DJs every week.

I Upstairs Lounge at Tin Pan Alley (first floor). l().3()pm-3am. £5 (£2). New night at Tin Pan from outside promoters Clear Station hooking tip with 23rd Precinct's Billy Wood and Kris Keegan for perfectly mixed soulful underground garage and deep house. 17 April. Bob .leffries guests: 2-1 April. it's Paul Stoddarl.

I Uptight at The Bedsit. 9pm~2am. £4 (£3). 17 April and fornightly. Specialist Northern soul and Hammond jazz night from the long established Goodfoot mob playing to an extremely receptive crowd. I Velvet Rooms |()pm—3am. £6. Alan Ronald in Room Two with an open mix from house anthems and disco to soul. Martin Hesketh in Room One playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.

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Jim Byers chedts out the latest releases.

Fonda Rae


‘Get Into You': Deep Bros feat. Fonda Rae (Arthrob)

Classy garage funk courtesy of a great Fonda Rae vocal and some sweet Deep Bros production. Solid mixes from Dannyl Lewis and Eric Kupper, plus Kerri Chandler, who turns in a wicked sax dub for the jazzheads.

‘Love Theme From Spartacus’: Terry Callier (Talkin Loud)

Roy Davis Jnr lays his original funky style over Callier's honeyed vocals. A nice

complement to the previously released 4

Hero mix.

'Herbie 0n Rhodes’: Funk D'Void (Soma)

Deep, deep tech-funk from Glasgow's Funk D'Void. Two really classy mixes from Scott Grooves and, in particular, Ian Pooley.

'Movin' On': Debbie Pender (AMzPM) Written and produced by Blaze, this massive gara e anthem comes with strong mixes rom Paramour, Industry Standard and Kings Of Tomorrow. Chart crossover guaranteed.

‘Read My Mind': Conner Reeves (Wildstar Records)

Brit Award soul singer gets an incredible

deep 2 step mix from Groove Chronicles

on ‘Read My Mind'. Been out for a while, but seek it out.

‘Heaven': Kinane (Coalition) Absolutely devastating Danny Tenaglia remix of this up-and-coming lrish diva. Deep, grooving and soulful.


’Mahog'agw Brown': Moodyman (Peace 9)

Kenny Dixon Jnr steps out the shadows and unleashes another collection of minimal but genial house/techno/jazz/funk grooves which ought to please anyone who’s not deaf.

‘Jazz In The House Vol 5': Various (Slip 'n' Slide)

More classy real house action from this dependable series. Featured artists include Black Jazz Chronicles, Global

Communications, Bah Samba and Blaze. 'Snowboarding In Argentina': Swayzak


Simple, minimal deep techno/house which will appeal to fans of Carl Craig, 'lk68, House Of 909, Ron Trent and the l e.

’Sounds From Another Room': 168 (Eye

Beautifully crafted deep music which crosses between ambient breakbeat,

deep house and deep techno. No songs,

butnhighly emotive tracks, all funky as we .

‘Nuphonic 01': Various (Nu honic) More real house, this time eaturing Yellow Sox, Faze Action, Ten City, Black Jazz Chronicles and new act Fuzz Against Junk, .who include former

E inburgh resrdent Andy 'Dogtastic/ Carbolik Frolik' Williams.


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