Name Turf lam.
no, real names, please Matt ’lam‘ Lamont and Karl 'Tuff Enuff' Brown. Those are their ‘real’ names, are they? 'Fraid so, boss.
Occupation Kings of the UK underground garage scene, the scene formerly known as speed garage. aka raggage, aka Sunday Scene garage, aka gangsta garage.
Sounds like Skippy sweet garage wrth a sharp sexy soulful edge.
Not to be confused with RIP, l87 _Lockdown, Dreem Teem, Booker T. Ages Thirtysomethings.
Appearance Big, black, squarejawed, muscular hunks of lurrvel
Attitude Very serious, very professional; no drinking, no smoking and certainly no drugs.
draftsman in the building trade, while Karl, for his sins, was part of 805 rap group Double Trouble.
Past form Matt and Karl were instrumental in the development of London's underground garage scene in the early 90s. Matt's seminal residencies
and later Twice As Nice, helped to steer the original New York house sound of the day towards a new, speeded-up British sound.
Music-making moments Turf lam have made tons of tracks for various underground labels, but they made a name for themselves through a series of high profile remixes.
What, so they don’t actually make their own music, they just get paid loads for touching up other people’s hard work? Well, you may have a point there. With the exception of scene anthem ’Just Gets Better' (as TJR) and the recent 'Need Good Love’ single, Tuff Jam have ridden into town on the back of several high profile artists, including Rosie Gaines, Brand New Heavies, Coolio, Usher and En Vogue.
Sounds a bit dodgy to me Well, you might think so, but their first Underground Frequencies album, a compilation of their best remixes, sold over 75, 000 copies and they landed a primetime, Saturday evening show on Kiss FM as a result,
What can you expect from them? DJ~ Wise, they are committed to playing the best in both UK and US house and garage. (Jim Byers)
Toff jam 0} at Colours, The Arches, Sat
out now on XL Records.
62 THE lIST ll) 24 Sen l‘)‘l8
Previous occupations Matt used to be a
at Sunday clubs Happy Daze, The Arches
12 Sep. Their Single ’Need Good Love’ is
GLASGOW CLUBS: SAT continued
I Salsa Sabrosa at The l3th Note Cltib (basement). Rpm—10.45pm. £4 (£3.50). Karen Pasi takes her massively popular salsa classes from The Limc down to The l3th Notc every Friday night. Beginners welcome. Pro-club. Free tickets available for the club afterwards.
I Shag at Fury Mun‘y‘s. llpm-—3.l5am £4 (£3). The sexiest. cheesiest tunes ever from Mark and James G playing to a largely student crowd in the smoky. dark. gct—a-sno r-in-thc-corncr Fury's.
I Soul 5 ine at Bar Latitrcc's (upstairs). Rpm—lam. Frcc. Alan and Rod with soul and funk.
I Strathclyde University Student Union l()pm—3am. Free. (‘hccsy dance and indie in Level 8 and a varying selection of music from student nonsense to credible dance in The Dark Room.
I Tangent at The Sub Club. llpm~ianr £7 (£5). ll Scp and fortnightly. More love and guts from the Tangent crew of A-man and Panic who are now firmly established as the crcdiblc Friday night alternative mixing tip funky house. techno and a whole bunch of weird shit. I Tchico at Russell's Bar/Cafe. Sv-l lpm. Frcc. DJ Tchico with R 'n' B. hip hop and swing.
I Trash at Trash. llpm—3am. £o i£4). Busy. easy-going night with funky house in Room One from Stevie Smith and street soul. swing and classic grooves in Room Two front DJ Grahame. Drinks
I Un-cut at The Arches. I lpm—3am. £5. The find of ‘97. [)J O heads the team at the night that replaces Slam. He isjoincd by Craig and Graeme of Soma‘s Silicone Soul and Laurence Hughes in the funky. disco fuelled house and techno. Expect some rather major changes at this night. I Velvet Rooms 10pm—3am. £6. Alan Ronald in Room Two with an open mix from house anthems and disco to soul. Martin Hcskcth in Room ()nc playing mellow hip hop. swingbcat and classic soul.
I Archaos at Archaos. l [pm—3am. £8 (£6). Chris Harris and A.J. mix tip garage and house in the massive round room dance floor. which has one of the loudest sound systems and most impressive light shows in Scotland. Scott and Geoff play chunky club classics in Room Two while Paul Traynor plays R 'n' B. swing and hip hop in Room Thrcc. Quite a smart door policy in the raised eyebrows at trainch sense.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Frcc. Busy hard house pic-club with Nick Peacock and guests. Still pretty much the main feeder-bar for the Sub Club and The Arches.
I Bargo at Bargo. 9pm-midnight. Free.
Dccp funk and house DJs Tangent are here every otlicr week. First Saturday of the month they‘ve got Shirley Temple‘s Ms Alston with chunky house and on the third Sat of each month the hard house
Danny Rampling plays at the Tunnel's 8th Birthday in Glasgow 8: nips to
Edinburgh's Glam at The Vaults on 12 Sep
Cool Lemon take the table by the window to set up their decks.
I Bennets 11.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). DJ Sara with a good dancey mix. Drinks promos. Gay.
I Born at The Bom. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). Stevie Smith. Keith Pyper and guests with funky house and garage at this new dressy venue. Drinks promos.
I Bankers at Bonkers. llpm—3am. £5 after midnight. £4 before. Club classics at this after ofﬁce hang-out with residents David Campbell and Nobble Whitelaw. I Budda at Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Solcmusic‘s Stevie for garage and deep house. Drinks promos. Pro-club.
I The Cathouse 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50; £2.50 before 1 1.30pm). Three floors of rock. grunge. contemporary indie and indie dance. in one of the best rock styled venues in the country. Drinks promos.
I Classic FM 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 at this generally studenty
I Cleopatra's at Cleopatra's. 10.30pm—2.30am. £7. Pop. 705 and 803 party tunes plus drinks promos. Over 213 only.
I Club 69 Rocksy’s Basement. 10pm—2.30am. £5. Martin. Wilba and Barrie of dance record shop Rub-A-Dub playing the best and deepest from the underground. joined frequently by guests of high standing who are not always announced before hand. Well worth the taxi fare out from the city. but note the midnight curfew. 12 Sep it‘s the Club 69 annual Birthday which takes off to a secret location after the club featuring Alex Knight from Fat Cat records. it's a tenner for the trip and entry to the club. I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. 9pm—2am. £4 (£3). 12 Sep and fortnightly. Great Latin sounds with proceeds going to the Scottish Cuban Solidarity Campaign.
I Colours at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. £15. 12 Sep and monthly. Huge blow out party affair to celebrate Colours' ninth birthday featuring Darren Price and Craig Walsh. TuffJam Experience and LTJ Bukcm with Blame. all bundled into nice genre chunks in each archway. You also get a free bandanna and badge with a smiley face on it. See TuffJam Phactﬁle and Hitlist.
I Crucial Vibes"at Bar Lautrec's (upstairs). 8pm—lam. Free. 12 Sep and fortnightly. Reggae and roots from the highly respected Crucial Vibes crew.
I Cul De Sac Cul Dc Sac Bar. 9—1 1pm. Free. Jim Hutchison with hard house and techno. Drinks promos.
I Divine at Glasgow School OfArt (downstairs). l0pm—latc. £3.50 (£2.50 Glasgow School OfArt students). Andrew Divine. one of the most familiar faces on the scene. joined by Hush Puppy for Northern soul. Hammond grooves. bubblegum pop. wah-wah funk. Moog power and chemical brcakbcats.
I Discojunky at The Arches. llpm—3.30am. £10. 19 Sep and monthly. New night that replaces the Cool Lemon slot. The opening extravaganza features a hefty line-up with Dan Curtin (Metamorphic - Cleveland). James Holroyd (Bugged Out) and Stevie Donaldson playing funky chunky house in the first arch. Then in the second arch they go for a drum ‘n' bass vibe with the Elements DJ Collective of Kcmal. Rob G and Tania Swift joined by recent Radio One star DJ SS of Formation Records.
I Down at The Arena. llpm—3am. £4. Metal rock and alternative night. Drinks pi‘oittos.
I Electric Cabaret at The Apartment.
l lpm—3am. £8. Saturdays here take on a new direction as Cris Biguzzi isjoincd by DJ ()scar every other week. Latin fever into big beat and then moving on to funky house. Note that the regular night is joined by Mish Mash on the third Saturday of each month ( 1‘) Sep). featuring ()scar. Nick Peacock. and Paul Booth plus MC-ing from Nordin.