Theo Parrish is the man with the "If": , .
Place of residence Detroit.
Occupation Producer, DJ and record manager of Sound Signature records. That's some name And he's some guy. Music has always been a passion for the guy, growing up in Chicago, listening to the likes of Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix and his uncle, the jazz musician Dexter Sims.
When did he start Dling? He started off spinning and producing when he was only thirteen.
So was it music all the way from there on in? In a kind of roundabout way. After graduating from the Chicago Academy for the Arts he received a scholarship to the Kansas City Arts institute where he studied SCUltht'e. And how do we get from sculpture to music? His Bachelor of Fine Arts degree was concentrated in sound sculpture. He‘d take gallery spaces, blindfold people and play live instuments, looped recordings, voices and some other weird shit to create emotion.
Why was he doing this? 'i was letting go of the rules and preconceived concepts,’ he says. Fair enough.
And this is art? Stranger things have 'won the Turner Prize. Parrish says 'All my music is art.’
So should we expect some avant garde tunes going on when he plays? Nah. Alth0ugh he sees Dling as a mix of education and entertainment, he's got a fine choice of fast disco and deep house.
Can we take it from the photo he's not exactly stage struck? When we asked for a picture, he tried to convince us a photo of his feet would be more relevant than his face. ‘t'm not into all that silver glitter gloves and afro wigs,’ says the man Parrish.
What would he prefer? To DJ in a room and watch the crowd through a slit in the wall, he reckons.
l'd love to see that Or not as the case may be. (Rory Weller)
I'Theo Parrish plays at the Sub Club on Sat 1 A09. A mix album is forthcoming on Peacefrog.
78 TIIE LIST 23 Jul—6 Aug 1998
GLASGOW CLUBS: SAT continued
I Havana Dance School at Havarta. Noon—4.30pm. £3 for two ltours. Brazilian dartce classes until 2pm then Salsa dance classes 2.30—4.30pm. Never lose the burning beat agairt.
I Heat at Tirt Pan Alley. llpm-3am. £5 (£4). Commercial house at this city centre venue.
I The Garage l()pm—3ant. £6 (£4 i; U off before I lpnt. Art honest-to-goodness top night out with charty dance sounds downstairs frortt Dave Ross attd alternative sounds in the attic.
I Home Cookin’ at Babaza. 5.30pm—3am (DJs front llprtt). £5 (free before llprtt). Pumping mix frotit Grahame Wilson of furtk. rare groove attd hip hop.
I Jengaheads Present at The Arches. llpm—4am. £10. 25 July ottly. Quality night of bigbeat/breakbeat hosted by Glasgow‘s very owrt Jengaheads along with Derek Dahlarge (Wall of Sound). Cut La Roc (Skirtt) artd Don attd John front the Big Kahuna Burger. Fixtra stimulation comes frortt the insane Pussy Grinder. Ken artd Barbie S&M show arid breakers from the Nu Flra breakdance crew. See panel artd Hitlist.
I Knucklehead at Glasgow School Of Art (upstairs). l()pm—late. £4 (£2.50 Glasgow School ofArt students). Underground electronics presented by dem DJs Jilkes and Hatch. into its fourth year arid consolidating itself as the club to hear true furtk technology. Freaky dancing actively encouraged. 25 July Terry frortt Pussypower guests.
I lee at The Lime. I lpm—3ant. £6 (£4). DJ Fitz with a commercial clubby mix plus £1 drink promo.
I Love Boutique at The Arches. llpm—4am. £l(). 1 Aug arid monthly. Jort Pleased Wirnrnirt now monthly resident along with DJ Roy for the rebirth of Love Boutique irtto art even more glittering. excessive. truly storming night out. If you caught Jon irt full flow last month you know just ltow good a DJ cart be: hard. loads of attitude arid still realising that a DJ is there to entertain.
I Lure at Bar Sauza. 8pm--midnight. Free. DJs Ziggy artd Bob get ltousey fora crowd heading off to Arcltaos arid the Sub Club. Pre-club.
I Mish Mash at The Apartment (replaces regular Apartment night).
1 lpm—3am. £8. 25 July artd monthly. The revolution continues with the awesome night ofcross-fertilisation of beats frottt Oscar. Nick Peacock. MC Nordin arid Paul Booth. Drurrt 'n' bass to classic pop. lfyou haven‘t been dowrt. check it out: it sounds like it shouldn't work. but it does. 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 Ina with a carttp rttix of housey faves and anthems. or dowrt irt the Trophy Room with John for 80s pop. punk and new wave. Gay.
I Revolution at Havana. 8pm—midnight. Free. DJ Tcltico of
Virun ta with his lusty Latin sounds.
I Ric ard Howie at Russell's Bar/Cafe. 8—! lprtt. Free. Richard Howie with deep. jazz house.
I S am's Never Get Out The Boat at The Renfrew Ferry. lOpm—2.3()ish. £8. 25 July and monthly. Orde Meikle and Stuart McMillan with the penultimate boat party of the year. Just don’t let the summer go by without experiencing the techno excess of this magical night on the Ferry. See Hitlist.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £5. Party night with 60s sounds.
I Sub Culture at Sub Club. lO.30pm—5am. £8. Harri arid 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 iii the country and you’d be a fool rtot to check it out. J Aug. Detroit‘s Theo Parrish guests. See Phactftle.
I Trash at Trash. llpm—3am. (£7) £5. Dressy. slightly older (but still up for it)
crowd w itlt hoUse arid garage in Roortt ()rte from DJs Mathew and Peter arid soul. swing attd Rik B irt Roortt Two front Paul .\"Jie.
I Triumph at The Tunnel.
1 [pm—3.30am. £7 (£5). A huge night of ltaliart and UK house at one of the country's best looking vettues. Colin Tev'endale artd Steven McCreery take on the rttain roont while Kevin McFarlane artd Steven Lee offer tip a different v the with a wide mix of soul. fttrtk artd dance classics irt Roortt Two. Stuart dress-code. Now vvttlt drinks pi'oittos all night all the way through the summer.
I Under The Influence at tlte Hedsit. 9plll—2itlll. £4 (£3). 25 July aitd monthly. House artd tecltrto front Glen. Martin artd Guy. this a live set front I.a/y Days.
I Ve vet Rooms l()pm 73pm. £8 (£4 before midnight). DJ Scud iit Roortt Two with ltotrse. garage attd club classics. John Lyons irt Room ()ne playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I Wired at Stratltclyde l'mversity Student Union (Level S). l()pnt 3am. £2 (£ l .50). ()pen to students and four guests. Dance. indie artd (tits front DJ John Aldiss. Drinks promos.
I Bamboogie at Baba/a. llprtt 3am. £3. Uplifting vocal garage aitd house front Scott artd Geoff. Drinks promos.
I Bennets l 1.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). l'p- tempo high energy with John Frazer. (iay. Drinks promos.
I Brian And Brian at The Garage (upstairs). llpnt-3artt. £2 (£1 ). Two DJs called Briart playing indie. Britpop and maybe sortte r'etro sttrff too. Drinks promos.
I Budda at Budda. Spin—«midnight. Free. N v York Alliance‘s Colin Walker playing a deep mix to bring your weekcnd to a close. Drinks promos.
I Club Jamaica at The Underground (formerly The Venue). I0.45pnt-3am. £2 (£1). Reggae night front Sweet T playing dtib to soul. all with a reggae tinge. Drinks promos.
I Club Mouth at The l3th Note Club. l()prtt—230ant. £2 (free before llpitt). Bizarre eclectic mix of 'Guitar. beats. punk psych. past. present. future‘. w itlt a late-drinking. nae dancirt' policy brought to you by Marky P. et al.
I Cubana Chant at Havana. Spin—ritidrtight. Free. Art evettirtg of easy Latin. Latin-jazz. and Latin funk front Charlie lnman plus guests.
I Cul De Sac Ctil De Sac Bar. ‘) —l lprtt. Free. Diarmid artd Steve playing an across-the-board mix of 'Sunday‘ tunes front tripped-out jazz. to drurtt 'it' bass. I Divine at Brel. 8.30»! lprtt. Andrew artd Alart Divine (Glasgow School ()f Art) play you the stuff they play for themselves at home. Retro soul. Bobby Gentry. movie tltentes. etc. Pre-club.
I Disco Extravaganza. at Fury Murry's. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Studenty ttigltt of party turtes from DJs Dave arid Pltil. All drinks £ 1.
I Jill Mingo-go at Rtissell’s Bar/Cafe. 8~l lprtt. Free. Jill Mingo with her legendary lounge core. easy listening experience aitd no doubt some ﬂuffy cows joining her too.
I Optimo at The Sub Club. llprtt 3am. £4 (£3). Freakbeat electro. driving Detroit artd 80s synthpop from yer hosts Jilkes artd Twitch plus live bands artd film events. Drirtks promos all rtigltt.
I Please Yourself at Trash. l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Paul N'Jie with a mellow Sunday mix frortt furtk. soul. swing artd hip ltop to garage. Drinks promos.
I Polo Lounge at the Polo Lounge. llpm-3am. £5. 25 July 'Fantastic SUs' irt the club with the best of 80s pop. dartce indie. new wave and new roritantic plus 'Dance Craxe': Tatttla Motown. Ska. Northern soul. Mod arid ()0s pop iii the Trophy Roortt. Drinks promos. Gay. 2 Aug Poptastic arid Cell-Block H Tour with DJs Michelle arid Tony.
I Reggae Vibrations at The l3th Note Club (Basement). l0.30pm—3ant. £2. New weekly reggae night frottt DJ Jake who has been working the Glasgow
reggae scene for a while now playing real roots reggae. but this is his first residency.
I Shirley's Temple at Arehaos.
llpm - 3am. £5 (£3). .-\ trippy trtix of
camp theatr‘icals artd hard house
soundtrack front the radiant .‘vls‘ Alston. toined on the last Sunday of the mortth by the force that is Maggie front Joy. Paul Trayrtor in Bar l with RRB. hip hop.
svv irtg aitd soul. Drinks protttos.
I Sorted at The Cathouse.
l(l.3()l‘lll 5am. £3 (£1.50; free lk‘fttt'c'
l 1.30pm). lndie/alternativ'e vibe with drinks prorttos. . I Straight Ahead at McChuill's Way ()til \Vt‘sl. «\‘l‘lll—l ll‘ltt. Free. (iUUtll‘UUl ntob artd friends playing an extremer diverse selection of soul. lit/l. fttrtk and dub. (‘heck ottt the related l‘ptight night attire Bedsit fortnightly too.
I Super Disco at The Apartment.
llpm« 3am. £3. The Super Disco crew
with art end of week disco blow otrt. U a drink. ‘ I Velvet Rooms llpitt 3am. £5. Martin
Hesketh iit Rooiit ()ne. playing rttellovv hip hop. swirtgbeat arid classic soul. .-\|an Ronald tit Roont Two. with art open rntx front classic house to soul. .-\l| drirtks £ 1.
: GLASGOW MONDAYS
I Academia De Salsa at Porter's. (i._‘s()-|0.30pm. Highly popular salsa
classes. Absolute beginners (v.30 8.30pm: beginners S.3()—- l0.30pm.
No partner required. Pre-club.
I Burn at The Apartment. llpm~3am. £3. DJs Normand Richard with the good-time party grooves they used to provide at Jet. ()(Jp drirtks promos.
I Echo Beach at The Polo lounge. 0.30-midnight. Free. DJ Jort playing classic 80s retro w itlt a touch of punk aitd
I Handbag Factory at 'i‘in Pan Alley.
ll.3()pm--3am. £3 (£2). DJ Stella with the big ltandbag/hardbag tunes. All drinks £ l .50.
I Speedracer at The Garage. - l().30pm—3artt. £3 (£2). Steven mixes tip a few indie-dance classics attd retro ttrrtes for a busy. up-for-it crowd iii the rttairt room. Drinks pr‘orttos.
I Academia De Salsa at Porters. 6.30 - l0.30pm. Highly popular salsa classes. Beginrters 030-830me iittermediate—advanced 8.30-~l().3()pm. No partner required. Pre-club.
I Brazilica at Havana. ()pnt—rttidnight. Free. New summer season of Brazilian
dartce music with special guest Paul
Welsh (Radio Clyde). Happy hour until 7pm.
I Buffo at The l3rh Note Club (ground
floor). llpm—3am. £l. Jer (front Dawson) ltits the turntables with some
j noisy guitars. dtrb. drurtt 'rt‘ bass. hip ltop i artd jarring unrelated chunks of folk
music frottt arourtd the globe.
I Ceroc Dance at The Underground. 7.30~ I().30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Ceroc is an easy-to-learn. iitoderrt jive with classes here every week. Beginners are welconte. No dartce experience is required artd you don‘t need to bring a partner as the teacltirtg rttethods ensure everyone mixes together. No need to book. either.
I Club Havana at the ()ctober Cafe. Rpm-midnight. Free. 14 July artd rttortthly. DJ Jazz brirtgs you his multi- award winning rtigltt featuring the new generation of flamenco front Madrid and Barcelona. Get dowrt early.
I Eden at The Velvet Roonts.
I lprtt--3artt. £3 (£2 ). Alan Ronald plays Britpop irt Room ()rte and Scott Mckay plays mellow house irt Room Two. Drinks romos.
I Flun at Tire Lime. llprtt—3am. £3 (£2). Student charty. party mix with vodka. Wild Turkey attd pronto beers all for 70p.
I Pump at Betty's Mayonnaise. llpm—3am. £4 (£2.50). Paul Traynor with a happy mix of hip hop. soul arid furtk irt the irttirnate atmosphere of Betty‘s. Drinks promos.