10.30pm-3am. £5. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. downstairs for DJ lna with a camp mix of housy faves and anthems. or down in the Trophy Room with John for 80s pop. punk and new wave. Gay.
I Pure at The Arches. l(lpni—~1am. £ l(). 23 May only. Pure get back on line with a suitably sturdy night. featuring techno residents Twitch. Brainstorm & Dribbler plus extra special guests. Kevin Saunderson (hard techno and funky house legend who can still cut it). ‘Dr' Bob Jones (20 years in the business — he. like. invented jazz dance) and a live set from Pure Science aka Phivos Sebastiane (formerly The Scientist. consummate electronica freak). See llit list.
I Reds llpm—3am. £6 (£5). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house. Intimate. smart and friendly.
I Revolution at Havana. Spin—midnight. Free. DJ Tchico of Virunga with his lusty Latin sounds at this new bar in town where Chicago Meatpackers used to be.
I Rude at The Basement. llpm~3am. £5. l6 May and monthly. Kevin McKay. boss of the massively credible Glasgow Underground Records. isjoined by Mark McCabe for deep. jazzy real house. Drinks promos.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £5. Party night with 60s sounds.
I Stereo at The Asylum (Caledonian University Union). 9pm-2am. £3 (free before midnight). Alternative indie night with DJs Rowan and An yela.
I Strathclyde University Student Union lOpm—3am. Free. lndie dance anthems in Level 8 plus Vance and Adeel playing club classics in The Dark Rootn. Drinks promos.
I Sub Culture at Sub Club. l0.30pm—5ani. £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. This is still one of the hottest. ass-shakin'. no-holds barred nights in the country and you'd be a fool not to check it out. 23 May Harri is off showing Cream how it‘s done so Slam's ()rde joins Domenic for the night. Look out for Eric Rug next issue 30 May.
I Trash at Trash. llpm—3am. (£7) £5. House in Room ()ne with DJ Matt. funk in Room Two froin Paul N‘Jie plus eclectic beats by lnnes in Room Three. I Triumph at The Tunnel. llpm—3.3()am. £7 (£5). A huge night of ltalian and UK house at one of the country's best looking venues. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreei'y take on the main room while Kevin McFarlane and Steven Lee offer tip a different vibe with a wide mix of soul. funk and dance classics in Room Two. Smart dress-code. 23 May ( l().3()pm-5am). The Tunnel hold a special Mixtnag party featuring Anthony Pappa. Nicky 'Nutter‘ Holloway and John Kelly. Vigorous house workout guaranteed.
I Under The Influence at The Bedsit. 9pm—2am. £3. In May and monthly. Deep house and dark techno from Glen and Mr Peaches.
I Velvet Rooms l0pm-3pm. £8 (£4 before midnight). DJ Scud in Room Two with house. garage and club classics. John Lyons in Room One playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I Bamboogie at Babaza. l lpm-3am. £3. Uplifting vocal garage and house from Scott and Geoff. Drinks promos.
I Bennet's ll.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Up- tempo high energy with Jan Frazer. Gay. Drinks promos.
I Brian And Brian at The Garage (upstairs). llpm—3am. £2 (£l). Two DJs called Brian playing indie. Britpop and maybe some retro stuff too. Drinks promos.
I Bubblelicious at Reds. l Ipm-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 8.0.P. at Fury Murry‘s. llpm-3ani. £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 (£l). Reggae night from Sweet T playing dub to soul. all with a reggae tinge. Drinks promos.
I Club Mouth at The 13th Note Club. lOpm—2.30am. £2 (free before llpm). Bizarre eclectic mix of ‘Guitar. beats. punk psych. past. present. future‘. with a late-drinking. nae dancin‘ policy brought to you by Marky P. et al.
I Cubana Chant at Havana. Spin-midnight. Free. An evening of easy Latin. Latin-jazz and Latin funk from Simon Hodge (Club Latino) and Charlie lnman. plus guests.
I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. 9—l 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—l lpm. Andrew and Alan Divine (Glasgow School Of Art) play you the stuff they play for themselves at home. Retro soul. Bobby Gentry. movie themes. etc. Pre-club.
I Optimo at The Sub Club. I lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Twitch (Pure) and Jilkes (Knucklehead) provide some techno/eclectic/electro action. joined by anyone else left standing come Sunday night.
I Phonetics at The CCA. 8pm—midnight ( lam license applied for). Free. New series of nights run in conjunction with the new Soma imprint Phonetics. offering deep. jazzy. funky beats. Label boss Paul Cawley is resident DJ and is joined by regular partner Alex Horton (Audio Psy-phi) plus guest artists coming out on Phonetics and other sympathetic labels. There are drinks promos and inexpensive. good-quality food. 17 May. Special event featuring The Freestylers. £5. See Phactfile and Hit list.
I Please Yourself at Trash. l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Stevie Smith with a mellow Sunday mix from funk. soul. swing and hip hop to garage.
I Shirley’s Temple at At'chaos. 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 the force that is Maggie from Joy. Paul Traynor in Bar l with R&B. hip hop. swing and soul. Drinks promos.
I Slam at The Arches. l lpm—4am. £ l(). 24 May only. If you missed the last night of Slam. here's a second chance (sort of). This is the last time that Slam will be playing at the Arches this year. they tell us. and to mark the event they're welcoming the mighty. nay. godlike Jeff Mills to the club. Easily one of the top
I Squat at The Apartment. 1 lpm-3am. £5. Night of extreme 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. 24 May Squat welcomes Richard Welch and Frank Tope from London‘s Scaramanga. Tope has got to have one of the largest and weirdest record collections around and is definitely-worth checking out. Don't be put off by the image the Apartment has for its other weekend nights. the place is decked out differently and there’s a much tnore ‘underground‘ vibe.
I Straight Ahead at McChuill‘s Way Out West. 8pm—l lpm. Free. Goodfoot mob and friends playing an extremely diverse selection of soul. jazz. funk and dub. Check out the related Uptight night at the Bedsit fortnightly too.
I Temptation at The Tunnel.
l lpm—3am. £5. End-of-weekend blow- out with Ark DJ Simon Foy. Smart dress-
I Velvet Rooms 1 lpm—3am. £5. Martin Hesketh in Room One. playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul. Alan Ronald in Room Two. with an open mix from classic house to soul. All drinks £1.
I Academia De Salsa at Porters. 6.30—10.30pm. Highly popular salsa classes. Absolute beginners 6.30—8.30pm; beginners 8.30—10.30pm. No partner required. Pre-club.
I Burn at The Apartment. 1 lpm—3am. £3. DJs Norm and Richard with the good-time party grooves they used to provide at Jet. 60p drinks promos.
I Echo Beach at The Polo Lounge. 9.30-midnight. Free. DJ Jon playing classic 80s retro with a touch of punk and new wave.
I Handbag Factory at Tin Pan Alley. ll.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). DJ Stella with the big handbag/hardbag tunes. All drinks £ l .50.
I Speedracer at The Garage. l0.30pm—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—l0.30pm. Highly popular salsa classes. Beginners 6.30—8.30pm; intermediate—advanced 8.30—l().30pm. No partner required. Pre-club.
I Brazilica at Havana. 6pm—midnight. Free. Night of Brazilian dance music with DJ Thaissa Domingos and a free dance class at 6pm. Music ranges from Ara Ketu. Chico Cesar to Caetano Velosa. plus all the latest lambada and samba reggae sounds fresh from this year's carnival season.
I Buffo at The 13th Note Club (ground floor). llpm-3am. £ l. Jer (from Dawson) hits the turntables with some noisy guitars. dub. drum ‘n‘ bass. hip hop and jarring unrelated chunks of folk music from around the globe.
I Ceroc Dance at The Underground. 7.30—l().30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Ceroc is an easy-to-learn. modern jive with classes here every week. Beginners are welcome. No dance experience is required and you don't need to bring a partner as the teaching methods ensure everyone mixes together. No need to book. either.
I Eden at The Velvet Rooms.
l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Alan Ronald plays Britpop in Room One and Scott Mckay plays mellow house in Room Two. Drinks promos.
I Flunk at The Lime. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Student charty. party mix with vodka. Wild Turkey and promo beers all for 70p.
I Fun House at The Halt Bar (Lounge).
The facts on The Freestyleis.
Name The Freestylers. Real names Producers Aston Harvey and Matt Cantor, DJ J-Rock, Jo (bass). Chris (guitar), Clive (drummer), Tenor Fly (reggae vocalist) and MC Navigator (drum 'n' bass MC).
Best known for being Shining lights on the UK nu-skool breaks scene. Previously played live at Blue Note, Ministry Of Sound, 333, Bar Rumba, London; G-Mex, Manchester; Creamfields; all over.
Catch them soon at Glastonbury, Reading, Universe, Brighton Festival and Phoenix. Or, if you feel like travelling, in Germany, France, Holland, Spain, Sweden and Norway.
Early releases On the Scratch City label, including ‘Drop The Boom’, an anthem at the Heavenly Social club. Also, check their 'Uprock' _EP and ’Don't Stop‘. Rave Remixed Vamp, Whodinni, Crustation, Audioweb, Wubble U and Arthur Baker.
Other claims to fame Played live on Jack Docherty Show and Top Of The Tops. Provided the Essential Mix for Pete Tong's Radio One show back in February.
Signed to FreskaNova label. Liked by Loads of top radio DJs like Pete Tong, Judge Jules and Rodigan. Also favoured by club DJs like Norman Cook. Notable Controversy Over their 'B-Boy Stance’ single, from their fourth release, the Adventures In Freestyle EP, which sampled — and annoyed ~ Oasis. Apparently, Noel took offence to hearing Tenor Fly using his lyrics from ‘Wonderwall’ and banned the release of the single. Others liked it, though, and the track was re-recorded with new words, eventually entering the charts at Number 23.
Next single 'Ruffneck‘, featuring MC Navigator and the roughest bassline you've ever heard! They are also at work on their debut album We Rock Hard. which is expected to involve contributions from Chuck D and Soul Sonic Force.
Influenced by Everyone from Chuck D and Big Daddy Kane to Kraftwerk and Hashim.
Look out for The second instalment of Ministry's FSUK (Future Sound of UK) mix compilation, which has been put
ten techno DJs anywhere. an evening 8-l lpm. Free. Psychedelia. soul and together by The Freestylers featuring 39 with Mills is guaranteed to be one to soundtracks. - - ' ° remember. I Guest List at The Tunnel. l lpm—3am. cuts' from the “keg of ENC B 8‘ Rak'm' DJ
Punk Roc, The Wiseguys and The Jungle Brothers.
I Sorted at The Cathouse. l0.30pm—3ain. £2 (£ l .50; free before I l.3()pm). Indie/alternative vibe with
£3. Thursday resident Lisa Littlewood
Catch the legendary Kevin Saunderson with classic house. Drinks promos.
at Pure The Arches. Sat 23 May.
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