Molfacts on Erik Rug.
Name Erik ’Dirty Jesus' Rug.
Fame credentials DJed with Laurent Garnier at the infamous Locomotive club in Paris in the late 805 and now plays at the Rex. Has a show on Paris‘ Radio Nova and records for Paper in
How did he start? His uncle ran a club in Nancy, where he began DJing when he was fifteen, at the end of the 705, playing disco. But he reckons he has been buying records since he was ten. Why is a Paris DJ recording for a Manchester label? He was drawn to Manchester after being into the likes of New Order and The Smiths. With Paper, the label run by Miles Holloway and Elliot Eastwick, he's found peOple who have the same idea about music as he does: 'Releasing only what we like, basic and simple jazzy house'.
Why is he called 'Dirty Jesus’? He got the name he records under for Paper from Elliot Eastwick. Apparently the French bloke doesn’t shave much, has very long hair and continually wears a fatty T-shirt with Jesus on it. In the Paper offices he knocked over a cup of tea, Eastwick called him a 'Dirty Jesus‘ and the name stuck.
is he a big name in France? Pretty much so. His nights at the Rex are legendary and the 'Discomuzak' nights with Garnier are considered to be hugely influential to the French sound coming out just now.
Is he a celebrity DJ then? He just goes on people’s vibes and their music. Talking about the ’name' DJs, he says, 'They're not my cup of tea. I piss on them, to be honest.’
At 35. is he tiring of DJing yet?
Not in the slightest; he reckons he's addicted to it. Recently he missed a flight to go and DJ in Geneva and had to spend Saturday night at
home. 'l was like a junky needing my hit,‘ he said. 'l just couldn‘t control it.’ (RW)
Erik Rug 015 at The Sub Club, 30 May. The Paper compilation ’Splinter’ is out now.
70 THE UST 28 May- ll Jun 1998
GLASGOW CLUBS: FRI continued
I Bennets at Bennets. l l.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). Grant Duff with an upbeat dance night. Gay.
I Brilliant at The Underground (formerly The Venue). lO.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). Gordon Tennant with a commercial mix of chart dance and indie offerings. Drinks romos.
I Bud a at Budda. Spin-midnight. Free. Solemusic‘s Stevie Middleton with laid- back garage and deep house. Drinks promos. Pre-club.
I Buena Vista at Glasgow School Of An (downstairs). lOpm—2.30am. £3. A slice of Latin jazz and funk from Mark and Michael of Delane ‘s Rhythm Section. I Bump 'n' Russ e at Babaza. 5.30pm—3am (DJs from 1 1pm). £5 (free before llpm). Paul Traynor with R&B. soul and swing in this exceptionally pretty and comfy subterranean club.
I Cheesy Pop at Queen Margaret Union. l0pm-2am. Free before llpm. £3 (£2 members). Beast ofa student night now moved from the Thursday with silly tunes a-plent and Carlsberg only 70p. I Crucial Vi es at The Bedsit. 9pm-2am. £2 (free before llpm). 5 June and fortnightly. DJ Gus playing all the latest in reggae. ragga. dub and roots. plus classics.
I Cul De Sac at CU] De Sac Bar.
9-l lpm. Free. Anton and Doug with pre- club head phunk.
I Deep Fried at The l3th Note Club. llpm~3am. £3. The Kung Funk Collective with reggae. dub and mellow grooves on the ground ﬂoor and hip hop. big beat and funk in the basement. Note that The l3th Note has now moved to Clyde Street and is open as a bar from 8pm.
I 4th Dimension at The Baby Grand. 9pm—midnight. Free. Andy Young and Danny play jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos. Pre-club.
I Hellfire at The Polo Lounge (Trophy Room). 8.30ptn—3am. £5 (£4 members/students). 5 Jun and monthly. Yet another new venue for this award- winning fetish night with strict fetish. rubber. leather. drag. glam. SM. bondage dress code. Be in before llpm or you have to pay twice. once to get in to the venue and then again to get into Hellﬁre. I Katch at The Cathouse. lO.30pm-3atn. £3 (£2.50; free before
1 1.30pm). Three ﬂoors of rock. hip hop. chemical beats. grunge and contemporary indie. Drinks promos.
I Lime at The Lime. llpm-3am. £4 (£3). DJ Cammy with house. garage and nu soul. Drinks promos.
I Love Bug at The Garage. lO.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). An eclectic mix of good-time party tunes. Drinks promos. I Mojo at Mojo. 9pm-tnidnight. Free. DJ Scud (Reds/Velvet Rooms) with soulful arage and disco grooves.
I Parkfife at The Arena. lO.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Glasgow's ﬁrst and foremost Britpop night. playing classic dance/pop/indie/retro/soul sounds from the 60s to the 90s. Drinks promos all night.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. llpm—3am. £5. Take your choice from the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. downstairs for DJ Michelle in main club with 90s club and indie or down in the Trophy Room with lna for a more commercial mix. Gay.
I Radio City at The Attic. lO.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). The origin: . retro club. playing Stax. Motown. Stones. The Who etc.
I Rapt at The Apartment. 1 lpm—3am. £8. Jim Da Best playing a wildly eclectic mix of big tunes. crossing genres like nobod '5 business.
I Re at Reds. llpm-3am. £5 (£3). Easy-going mix of disco. funk and contemporary chart dance.
I Sabrosol at Havana. Spin—midnight. Free. Club Cubana's Duncan Kane and Shannon Shiell joined by Ana and Farah for a wide range of hi-NRG Latin and tropical ﬂoor-shakers from techno- merengue to the latest Latin rap, via smooth salsa and retro Latin grooves.
I Salsa Sabrosa at The l3th Note Club (basement). 8pm—l lpm. £4 (£3.50). Karen Pasi takes her massively popular salsa classes from The Lime down to The l3th Note every Friday night. Beginners welcome. Pre-club. Free tickets available for the club that runs afterwards.
I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. llpm-3. l5am. £4 (£3). The sexiest. cheesiest tunes ever from Mark and James G.
I Skank at The Halt Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Crucial vibes guys getting you ‘irie for the night ahead' apparently. Well handy for their Bedsit do every other Friday too. I Spectrum at Archaos. lOpm—3am. £7 (£5). Latest outing for the Colours crew. with house for a glammed-up crowd from residents Jon Mancini. Crosby and Boney getting the main room jumping and no mistake. Hip hop in the ﬁrst bar. 5 May it‘s Jon Mancini and Geoff Montford. Drinks promos.
I Strathciyde University Student Union lOpm—3am. Free. Cheesy dance and indie in Level 8 and The Dark Room. I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3ain. £5. Party night with 60s sounds.
I Tangent at The Sub Club. llpm-3am. 29 May and fortnightly. £7 (£5). More love and guts from the Tangent crew of A-tnan and Panic who are now ﬁrmly established as the credible Friday-night alternative mixing up funky house. techno and a whole bunch of weird shit. After their train party last month they‘re doing a boat party. but alas. once more. if you haven‘t got your ticket by now you‘re not going.
I Tchico at Russell's Bar/Cafe. 8—l lpm. Free. DJ Tchico with R&B. hip hop and swing.
I Test at The Sub Club. llpm-3am. £7 (£6). 5 June and monthly. Innovative and experimental techno bass night with residents Shandy. Dave Tarrida and Tobias Schmidt playing pretty relentlessly hard tracks to a loyal fan- base. Drinks promos.
I Trash at Trash. 1 [pin—3am. £5 (£4). Funky house in Room One. street soul. swing and classic grooves in Room 2 from D] Grahame.
I Turbulence at Glasgow School of Art. l0pm—2.30am. £4 (£3 GSA). 29 May only. The Elements collective. who have been rocking Trash on a Wednesday night for the last few months. now treat us to a weekend night of the finest future drum 'n' bass. Tania Swift. Rob G. Keinal and Stevie storming the school for you. Vodka mix 50p and selected bottled beers £l.
I Un-cut at The Arches. llpm—3atn. £5. New weekly night that replaces the gaping hole left by Slam's recent departure. Slain are executive producers of the night and it‘s got their seal of excellence. with hotshot DJ Q in residence every week. joined by Craig and Graeme of Soina‘s Silicone Soul and Laurence Hughes.
I Uptight at The Bedsit. 9pm-2am. £4 (£3). 29 May and fortnightly. Specialist Northern soul and Hammond jazz night from the long-established Goodfoot mob. The crowd is extremely receptive.
I Velvet Rooms at Velvet Rooms. l0pm—3am. £6. Alan Ronald in Room 2 with an open mix from house anthems and disco to soul. Martin Hesketh in Room 1 playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I Apartment at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £8. Robin Burrows with club classics in this stylish and snug venue. Replaced by Mish Mash 30 May.
I Archaos at Archaos. l lpm-3ain. £8 (£6). Chris Harris and AJ. mix up garage and house for a busy. moderately dressy crowd with Scott and Geoff playing club classics in Room 2. Paul Traynor plays R&B. swing and hip hop in Room 3.
I Bar 10 at Bar l0. 9pm—midnight. Free. Busy hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock and guests.
I Bargo at Bargo. Spin-midnight. Free. Dancey pre-club night with guest DJs from some of the better underground club nights in the city.
I Bennets at Bennets. ll.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). DJ Sara with a good dancey mix. Drinks romos. Gay.
I Brilliant at The Underground (formerly The Venue). lO.30pm-3am. £3 (£2.50). Gordon Tennant back again for a commercial mix of chart dance and indie offerings. Drinks promos.
I Budda at Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Solemusic's Stevie Middleton and Andrew Wicks taking it week-about for garage and deep house. Drinks promos. I The Cathouse at The Cathouse. lO.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 PM at Fury Murry's.
llpm—3. l5am. £5 (£3). Club classics in the main room with DJs Jim Downie and Sean Webster. Quality indie music from Twister upstairs.
I Club 69 at Rocksy's Basement. lOpm—2.30am. £5. Martin. Wilba and Barrie of Rub-A-Dub play the best and deepest from the underground. joined frequently by guests of high standing. Well worth the taxi fare out from the city. but remember the midnight curfew. Note that Anthony ‘Shake‘ Shakir won't be playing as advertised due to festivals being cancelled down south. but the guys promise they‘ve got someone just as good instead.
I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. 9pm—2am. £4 (£3). 6 Jun and fortnightly. Great Latin sounds with proceeds going to the Scottish Cuban Solidarity Campaign.
I Colours at The Arches. Next event 13 Jun.
I Cream at The Tunnel. lO.30pm—4am. £| l. 30 May and monthly. Our monthly dose of Cream again. with the Liverpool club once more proving that they're not just milking the name (sorry). but do put some time and effort into putting on the Scottish sibling to the southern superclub. Headlining guests tonight in a vaguely speed garage sort of way are Tim & Omar from RlP (see panel and Hit list) and Matt Jam Lamont. Joining them are house merchants K Klass in a DJing capacity and fat bloke Phil Cooper. plus the Tunnel Residents.
I Cul De Sac at Cul De Sac Bar.
9-l lpm. Free. Spin-back king Jim Hutchison from Teknotis with hard house and techno. Drinks promos.
I Divine at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). lOpm—late. £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. Spin—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 house/dubby pre-club.
I Free Form at The 13th Note Club. lOpm—3am. £3 (free before llpm). Steven and Paul Watt with two ﬂoors of soul. Latin. jazz and funk. The l3th Note has now moved to Clyde Street and is open as a bar from 8pm.
I Full On at Tin Pan Alley. llpm-3am. £8. Joe Deacon. Billy Reid and guests with happy hardcore and banging house. I The Garage at The Garage. l0pm—3am. £6 (£4); £1 off before llpm. 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 llpm). £5 (free before llpm). Pumping mix from Grahame Wilson of funk. rare groove and hip ho .
I Ins de Out at The Arches. lO.30pm-4am. £12. 30 May and monthly. Duncan Reid (he of The Tunnel's Ark) with another onslaught of hard yet indulgently glammy house from Tall Paul. Seb Fontaine. Simon Foy and Michael Kilkie. The crowd is pretty much like the Tunnel. but with the infamous Arches twist.