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ﬂame? Carl Craig.
Occupation? Owner of Planet E records, techno producer, DJ (although he's been cutting down on this).
Alter Egos innerzone Orchestra, BFC, Paperclip People, 69, Psyche.
labels worked for? Essentially: Transmat, Fragile, R&S and his own labels Retroactive, l Ner Zon and Planet E.
did it all start? He got into making music banging out tunes on his guitar. He was a big fan of Prince, Led Zeppelin (as well as The Smiths rather bizarrely). Soon though, he heard people like Derrick May'playing tracks like 'Nude Photo‘ on his local radio Station and he was absorbing the likes of Kraftwerk, Yellow Magic Orchestra and Depeche Mode. He reckoned he had to learn how to make this music.
What did he do? He enrolled in an electronic music course, and his mum and dad saved up to buy him a Synth. Then he had a few lucky breaks. His cousin had made a track with Juan Atkins and he played around with the equipment they used. A friend then introduced him to Derrick May who was so blown away by him he whisked him off for a European tour.
Was this good for him? Well, he supported Kevin Saunderson's Inner City and started work with May, producing .Mark Moore and ending up remixing his legendary Rhythim is Rhythim 'Strings of Life’.
So did he come back to Detroit a star? Not really, his studio was in his parents' basement and he made money working in a copy shop.
What happened next? He set up his Retroactive label and later Planet E, released a bunch of tracks under a whole host of names including his '92 ‘8ug In A Bassbin’ as Innerzone Orchestra which the likes of Bukem and Goldie were playing at 45 two years later, making it a seminal breakbeat
producer and DJ.
But he quit DJing? Pretty much. He thought it was taking up too much time, and he said he wasn't getting booked at enough places like the Sub Club. (Rory Weller)
Carl Craig plays live as Paperclip People at The Sub Club, Sat 10 Oct.
drum and bass record. He became a star.
74 THE LIST 8—22 Oct 1998
CLUBS: GLASGOW SATURDAYS Continued
I Home Cookin' at Babaza. 5.30pm—3am (DJs from 11pm). £5 (free before 11pm). Pumping mix from Jamie Strang funk. rare groove and hip hop and deﬁnitely no house.
I Joey's Cage at The 13th Note Cafe. downstairs 8-12am. £1. Normally ﬁrst Saturday of every month. ‘Where uncool rules'they say. Music frortt the early 60’s - does anyone remember when?
I Kenny H at Russell’s Bar/Cafe.
8—1 1 pm. Free. Legendary drummer and now turned DJ with deep. jazzy house. I Knucklehead at Glasgow School Of Art (upstairs). lOpm—late. £4 (£2.50 Glasgow School ofArt students). Underground electronica presented by dent DJs Jilkes and Hatch. into its fourth year and consolidating itself as the club to hear true funk technology. Freaky dancing actively encouraged. Hear the duo every Thursday at their gig at the Variety and then onto the 13th Note too. 10 Oct. Jilkes and Hatch warmly welcome a full live show front the Bios guys. Bios are a local electronica band who have been recording for Jay Denham‘s Black Nation and Weatherall's Audio Emissions arid are stupendous live. Don‘t miss these guys. they just get better all the time.
I Lime at The Lime. 1 lpm—3ant. £6 (£4). DJ Cameron with house. dartce and R&B plus drinks promos.
I Livrng Room at The Living Room. 8pm—midnight. Free. New York Alliance’s Colin Walker playing a deep house. Pre-club.
I Lure at Bar Sauza. 8pm—midnight. Free. DJs Ziggy artd Bob get housey for a crowd heading off to Archaos and the Tunnel. Pre-club.
I Made at Bar Lautrec's (upstairs). 8pm—1am. Free. New night of hip hop. drum ‘n‘ bass and jungle from Franky. Frayz and Dillon. Drinks promos all night. and although there are cheap drinks all evening. there are super promos 9— 10pm. Pre-club.
I Missing Links at G2. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly front 17 ()ct. Big beat bonanza front Neil McMillan (Hi Karate) and Michael Peck (Brass Monkeys) at this new weekly night at this new venue behind the Garage on Sauchiehall Street. Drinks promos.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. i0.30pm—3am. £5. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am.
downstairs for DJ lrta with a cantp rttix of
housey faves and anthents. or down iii the Trophy Room with John for 80s pop. punk and new wave. Gay.
I Revolution at Havana. 8pm-midnight. Free. DJ Tchico of Virunga with his lusty Latin sounds. Pre- club.
I Ripe at Planet Peach. l0.30pttt—3attt. £7 (£5). New night —huge tunes artd anthems front Jason attd Mark.
I Salsa Night at The Cross Bar. 8pm- midnight. Free. Busy salsa nights front Senor Melo Coton aka Mr Peaches. Drinks promos.
I Soul Agenda at McChuils Way ()ut West. 8pm—midnight. Free. 23 Oct arid monthly. The fornter Get Carter crew with a cool soul tttix at this west end bar. Pre-club.
I Spectrum at The Hive (GUU). 10.30pm—2.30am. Free (students only). DJ John McCormack playing as wide a range of music as he can get away with. What kind of music is that then John? ‘Fvery kind of music‘ he says. so there you go. Drinks promos.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £5. 60s to 80s pop. soul. funk. Motown. party tttttes plus cult videos and news reels. Drinks promos 9—1 lpttt.
I Sub Culture at Sub Club. 10.30pttt—5am. £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'. rto.ltolds barred nights irt the country. 10 Oct. to celebrate the Sub’s 12th Birthday (£12) Harri attd Dontenic
welcome along Carl Craig performing live as his Paperclip People outﬁt. Whenever he‘s asked what his favourite club is. he always mentions the Subbie so you can anticipate an extra special show tonight. See Phactﬁle. 17 Oct. Derrick Carter. legendary Chicago deck master. seen by many as one of the ﬁnest house DJs in the world. guests alongside Harri and Domenic. Carter last played at the Sub at Christmas and truly rocked. The Sub like him so much they‘ve got a couple of his tunes on the forthcoming Sub Culture [1 album. Watch this space. See Hit list.
I Total at The Caledonian University Student Union. lOpm—3am. £3. Traditional. know all the songs. sing heartin in loud drunken voices student indie night frottt the master of the form Mr Tam Coyle.
I Trash at Trash. 1 lpm—3am. (£7) £5. Dressy. slightly older (but still up for it) crowd with house attd garage in Room Otte frottt DJ brother team Mathew and Peter and soul. swing and R&B in Room Two from Paul N’Jie.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. llpm—3.30am. £7 (£5). A huge night of ltalian and UK house at one of the country‘s best looking venues. Colitt Tevendale and Steven McCreery take on the tttain room while Kevin McFarlane and Steven Lee offer up a different vibe with a wide ntix of soul. furtk artd dance classics itt Roont Two. Smart dress-code. I Under the Influence at the Bedsit. 9pm—2am. £4 (£3). 17 Oct and monthly. House artd techno from Glen. Martin artd Guy.
I Velvet Rooms 10pm—3pm. £8 (£4 before midnight). DJ Scud in Room Two with house. garage and club classics. John Lyons irt Room One playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I Wired at Strathclyde University Student Union (Level 8). 10pm—3am. £2 (£1.50) open to students and four guests. Dance. indie and 60s from DJ John Aldiss. Drinks promos. Club anthems in The Dark Roont front Mark D.
I Bennet's at Bennet’s. l 1.30pttt—3am. £3 (£2). Up-tempo high energy with John Frazer. Gay. Drinks promos.
I Blender at The 13th Note (downstairs). 10pnt—3am. £2. Live bands and then people front bands playing sottte records. Simple as that.
I Brian And Brian at Tlte Garage (upstairs). l lpm—3am. £2 (£1 ). Two DJs called Brian playing indie. Britpop and maybe some retro stuff too. Drinks promos. I Budda at Budda. 8pttt-tttidnight. Free. New York Alliance‘s Colin Walker playing a deep tttix to bring your weekend to a close. Drinks promos.
I Cleopatras at Cleopatras. 10.30pttt—2.30am. £3 (£2) Pop. 70s attd 80s arty tunes plus drinks promos.
I C ub Mouth at The 13th Note Club. l0pm-2.30am. £2 (free before I lpttt). Bizarre eclectic tttix of ’Guitar. beats. punk psych. past. present. future'. with a late-drinking. nae dancin' policy brought to you by Marky P. et al.
I Coma at McPhabbs. 7pm-l lpnt. Free. Nice lazy Sunday session of mellow dance tracks front Soma‘s Glen Gibbons. I Cubana Chant at Havana. 8pm—midnight. Free. An evening of easy Latin. Latin-jazz artd Latin funk front Gordon Watson plus guests.
I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. ‘)—-l lpttt. Free. Tania Swift playing an across-tite- board mix of 'Sunday‘ tuttes from tripped-out jazz to drunt ‘n' bass.
I Divine at Brel. 8.3()-~1 lpttt. 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 Disco Extravaganza. at Fury Murry's. Ilpm—3am. £3 (£2). Studenty night of party tunes front DJs Dave and Phil. All drinks £ 1.
I Ego Trip at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £5. Jim Da Best with his usual cheesy tttix of pop arid clttb classics. £1 a drink.
I Leroc at The David Lloyd. Paisley. 7.30—10.30pm. £2 (free ifyou mention The List). French jive classes open to all. Also in Glasgow on Wednesdays.
I Lift at The Lime. 1 lpm—3am. £6 (£4). Ray Davren with a classic funk trip and all most drinks a quid.
I Liquid Cool at Babaza. lOpm—3am. £5 (£3). Uplifting vocal garage and house from Stevie Middleton. Chris Harris. Geoff Montford. Scott Ritchie with Simon Foy monthly. Drinks promos.
I Living Room at The Living Room. 8pm—midnight. Free. Cris Biguzzi front the Apartment with deep house. Pre club. I Lu ey Luke at Nice ‘n' Sleazy (ground floor bar). 2—6pm. Free. Ska afternoon with live set front the Atttphetattteanies every week.
I Optimo at Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy (ground floor bar). 9pm—midnight. ll Oct. Free. Jilkes and Twitch with a Sub Club warmer.
I Optimo at The Sub Club. I 1pm—3am. £4 (£3). Freakbeat electro. driving Detroit attd 80s synthpop from yer hosts Jilkes and Twitch plus live bands and ﬁlm events. Drinks promos all night. 11 Oct. they welcome along Belfast‘s David Holmes (and vague Jilkes lookalike) to help ﬁnish the weekend of celebrations for the Sub Club‘s 12th birthday. Holmes also plays at Nice 'n‘ Sleazy the night before.
I Phuture Lunge at Russell's Bar/Cafe. 8—1 lpttt. Free. Avid muso Jill Mingo with art eclectic collection of phuturistic lounge music.
I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£3). New night hip hop. funk. house. big beat artd disco from lart Hanlon. All drinks £1.20.
I Please Yourself at Trash. 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Paul N'Jie with a mellow Sunday mix from funk. soul. swing and hip hop to garage. Drinks promos.
I Shirley's Temple at Archaos. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Ms Alston and his/her alter ego Jonnie Rocket playing a ltard house soundtrack in the main room while all about hittt things get a bit weird. Stilt walkers. ﬁre eaters. trapeze artists. tattoos. ear piercing and anything else they fancy booking. Paul Traynor and Thomas Kelly are resident in Bar 1 with R&B. hip ltop. swing and soul. Drinks promos. Now reopen after the Archaos revamp.
I Sorted at The Catltouse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1.50; free before 11.30pm). indie/alternative vibe with drinks promos.
I Straight Ahead at McChuill‘s Way Out West. 8—l 1pm. Free. Goodfoot mob artd friends playing an extremely diverse selection of soul. jazz. funk and dub.
I Sueno at Barcelona. 8pm—midnight. Free. Four hours of blissed out tunes front main land Spaitt played by DJ Jazz. Pre-club.
I Tam at Mojo‘s. ()pnt—midnight. Free. Tant Coyle with a laid-back Sunday session of soul. pop and mellow guitar tunes. Very chilled. Pre-club.
I Tangerine at The Arches. 10pm—2am. £4 (£3). 18 Oct only. Classic American 70s disco sounds to tie-in with the theatre performance of 'Spurt'. DJ Bev aka Tangerine Productions‘ director Grant Smeaton takes us through Donrta Summer. Sister Sledge. Sylvester and
I Velvet Rooms 1 lpm—3am. £5. Martin Hesketh irt Roont One. playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat artd classic soul. Alan Ronald in Roortt Two. with an open mix front classic ltouse to soul. All drinks £ 1 .
I Burn at The Apartment. 1 lpm—3am. £3 (free if you work in a pub or a bar). DJs Norm attd Richard with the good- titne party grooves they used to provide at Jet. Dead busy. attd silly. maybe something to do with the ()0p drinks promos. oh yeah.
I Cleopatras at Cleopatras. l().30pttt—2.3()am. £2 (£1) Pop. 70s and 80s party tunes plus drinks promos in this ever so tacky West End 'nite‘ club.