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You’ll have seen Paul Cawley about the place, surely. Maybe back in '91 you caught him at the old Cotton Club, or at his Sim-ting night just before Rain changed its name to Reds. It's more likely, though, you’ll have seen him running the Phar-out night up at the Art School along with people like James Lavelle, DJ Shadow and Howie 8. Thursday night beat and break fest Audio Psy-phi at The Sub Club? Or maybe you know him as the shaggy bloke behind the counter at Dr lives. Whatever — Soma had seen him anyway, even if you weren't paying attention. They'd been keeping an eye on Cawley for years now,
these hip hop and drum ’n’ bass nights around the city, checking him bring characters like Bukem and The MoWax mob up to Scotland before anyone else. When Soma (home of Slam) decided to set up their very first splinter label away from their usual stamping ground of house and techno, Cawley was the obvious choice to be the one to look after the imprint he calls Fenetik Music.
While other 015 tend to be frustrated musicians, he was more of a frustrated label boss, always dismissing the idea of setting up on his own as too much work. ’This has been the perfect way of doing it,’ he says. Soma helps with the administrative side, but the A8iR decisions, the direction of the label and presentation are all down to him. ’What I had impressed on me by big Orde [Soma] was "I don’t know specifically what you play, but we really like it. You do for your thing what we do for ours, always trying to do the best quality",’ says Cawley.
CLUB REVIEW Pusher13 Glasgow: lBth Note Club, Clyde Street. Every Thursday, llpm—3am. Admission: £2
Door policy: Corne as you are.
Clientele: Arts Crowd, grooveis, lllllSOb
Music: Eclectic and electric Atmosphere: Buzzing
Bar promos: None, but drinks are cheap
4 r4 Pusher 13 is an excellent new night upstairs at the 13th Note Clul), run by Jilkes and Hatch of Knucklehead lame. In a departure from the driving dancefloor rhythms of Knucklehead, Pusher 13 was Conceived as a more relaxed late night entertainment ‘The rnuSic we're playing is mainly electronic funk,’ says Hatch, 'and what we're trying to do is rust create a night where people can drink late, hear some good music and relax.’
As the night goes on, a varied mix of tunes wends its way out of the SOund system and, from Man Parrish to Jeff Mills, it's all good There's no daricefloor as such, but people still dance in
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between the tables in the wrde, blue
One of the best things abOut this night is the eaSnging atmosphere: there are loads of comfy seats and the bar tariff is pleasurably low It’s nice and busy, but there's no hassle about getting a seat or a dllﬂk. What's more, there's an excellent old-school space invader machine to shovel your sharpnel into if conversation
Says Jilkes, 'We've kept the admission 3 price low because the night is designed l
Paul Cawley: frustrated label boss makes good
The plan is to draw on Glasgow's massive wealth of non-house artists to put the city on the map for more beat and funky music than house, techno or indie. ‘lt’s a very British sound,’ he says, 'quite break orientated and a bit more abstract and out there. I think it's a crime that so many artists have to go down south to get a release. A city the size of Glasgow should have an avenue like this for more diverse thinking.’ (Rory Weller)
The first release on Fenetik MUS/c Will be an as yet (Hind/770d track by Sundance, to be released short/y.
Gareth Reid, 25, painter and Martin Clark, 26, photog
beers - what more do ya want?’
for people who want to stay out drinking and talking but don't want to go somewhere hectic So we're playing serious music, but the atmosphere is totally Iaidback '
Pusher 13 is a great example of how the 13th Note Club is really filling a big gap in Glasgow's clubscene, in terms of the range of mUSlC on offer and the support it gives to local musicians and DJs. But the best thing is that it’s a place you can go to hang out that's always fun. (Sarah Lowndes)
Club news i
AS STEPS ARE taken to extend l Glasgow’s infamous curfew whereby entry to clubs is restricted l to 1am, some venues are confused ' about when the new operations restrictions come in to force. Manager of the Tunnel Thomas Stewart had received no 3 confirmation from the Licensing Board or Strathclyde police by | Saturday night (6 June) so he called I both the Stewart Street and Pitt Street stations for clarification. Initially he was informed by the | desk sergeant that he could keep his 1 doors open until 2am, but was then i called back to be told he wouldn't be allowed to. Beat officers he asked did not know.
The Sun Club however, received written notification that their : extension would begin on Saturday 13 June after their routine meeting with the Licensing Board on 4 June. In an odd twist though, the Arches were given verbal notice before the weekend that they could still let people in until 2am, and for the night of Love Boutique (6 June) they kept their doors open after 1am. ‘People were astonished that they were getting in,’ said Neil Mowat, events manager of the Arches. ‘The extension of the curfew takes off the pressure of getting pe0ple in the building before 1am, meaning the search can be more comprehensive.’
lain Greer from the Pitt Street Police Station said that licensing hours were a matter for the local authority licensing body and it would be inappropriate to speak
= about specific instances. In general,
the police would receive information along with the licensee. At the time of going to press, no
one was available from the licensing
board to comment as licensing reviews were still ongoing. It is generally accepted though, that the curfew will be extended until 2am throughout the city by the weekend of 12 June. Happy partying. (Rory Weller)