Various: Dance Anthems 2 (Manifesto) Entirely unsurprising collection from Radio One's Dave Pearce that plunders the charts rather than his own record b0x to fill out the two CDs. Most would have tired already of hearing tracks like ’Born Slippy' and ’The Bomb’, but if you’re looking for a collection that brings together the moment’s big tunes with some dirty old classics then get this in the player.
Victor Imbres: Escape From Alcatraz (Greenlight Records)
Bloke who used to be the engineer for Deep Dish comes out with an impressive first album, bringing together deep house, ambient, gritty techno and even a straight-up Euro pumper. Imbres has spent a year on it, with almost too perfect, clinical production, but the underlining funk warmth gives it life. Various: FSUK 3 (Ministry of Sound) Oh, those Crazy Bentley Rhythm Ace boys! Only that pair would have the brass neck to mix Georgie Fame into Hardfloor through into Supergrass and make it work. There are hefty slabs of their trademark big beat frolicking and irreverence towards such niceties as genre with surprises at each tack change. Guaranteed to be the first time that Betty 800, Jefferson Airplane and Ganja Kru rubbed shoulders on the same album.
Envoy: Where There's Life (Soma) Exquisiter lush and layered debut album from Envoy which is already being hailed as one of the best dance albums of the year and deservedly so Classic Soma stuff on essentially a hard pitched Detroit axis which can be split into two parts After a seductive opening, unrelenting mercurial beats fuel the first half and then with a shimmering wah wah and floating sax line the album chills into future funk, pared~down electro and a filmic close.
Various: Gatecrasher - The Album (lNCredibIe)
The Sheffield club re-affirm themselves as the latest pretenders to the superclub throne with this, their first mix album that aims to give a feel of what the club is about. Double CD of 42 tracks split into credible anthems and a full-on dance trip. A quality product.
Reviewer this issue: Rory Weller.
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84 THE LIST 2! Oct- 5 Nov 1998
CLUB LISTINGS continued
with MCs Roots Manuva and Mk. plus live set from Neotropic early in the evening pltrs visuals from the Hextatic team. The night will be broadcast live on the Net on http://interface.pirate- radio.co.uk For more info see www.mnjatunenet
I Optimo at The Sub Club. I lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Freakbeat electro. driving Detroit and 80s synthpop twisted deck action from yer hosts .lilkes and Twitch plus live bands and filtn events. Drinks promos all night. Say yes to another excess.
I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. l0.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). Free before midnight. New night hip hop. funk. house. big beat and disco frorn lan Hanlon. All drinks £ I .20.
I Please Yourself at Trash. l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Paul N'Jie with a mellow Sunday mix from ftrnk. soul. swing atrd hip hop to garage. Drinks promos.
I Poptastlc at The Polo Lounge. llpm—3am. £5. l Nov and monthly. Monthly mayhem with DJ Michelle providing the sweaty cheese sounds arid of course the retum of the shag tags. Gay. I The Shed at The Shed. lOptn-2am. £3 (£2). Martin Hesketh upstairs playing chart house and garage. Drinks promos. Brand new club for the southside front the team behind the Garage.
I Shirley's Temple at Archaos.
I lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Ms Alston and his/her alter ego Jonnie Rocket playing a hard house soundtrack in the main roorn while all about him things get a bit weird. Stilt walkers. fire eaters. trapeze artists. tattoos. ear piercing atrd anything else they fancy booking. Paul Traynor and Thomas Kelly are resident it) Bar ()tte with R&B. hip hop. swing and soul. Drinks promos.
I Ska Sunday at Nice 'n' Sleazy (ground floor bar). 2—6pm. Free. DJ Lukey Luke with a Sunday session of ska at this laid back Sauchiehall Street bar. Occasional live sets from The Amphetameanies.
I Sorted at The Cathouse. 10.30pm-3am. £2 (£l.50; free before
I l.30pm). Indie/alternative vibe with drinks promos.
I Straight Ahead at McChuill's Way Out West. 8pm—l lptn. Free. Goodfoot mob and friends playing art extremely diverse selection of soul. jazz. ftrnk arid dub.
I Sueno at Barcelona. Sprtt~midnight Free. Four hours of blissed out tunes from mainland Spain played by DJ Jazz. Pre-club.
I Tam at Mojo's. ()pm-midnight. Free. Tarn Coyle with a laid back Sunday session of soul. pop attd mellow guitar tunes. Very chilled. Pre-club.
I Velvet Rooms l lpm-—3am. £5. Martin Hesketh in Roorn One. playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul. Ronnie Bell in Rootn Two. with an open tnix frottt classic house to soul. All drinks £ 1.
GLASGOW MONDAYS '
I Burn at The Apartment. llpm-3am. £3 (free if you work iii a pub or a bar). Dls Norm and Richard with the good- time party grooves they used to provide at Jet. Dead busy. and silly. maybe something to do with the (r()p drinks promos. oh yeah.
I Ceroc at The ('lada. 7.30~ l0.30pm. £5 (£4). Easy to learn modern jive classes. Beginners welcome every week and there's no need to bring a partner.
I Cleopatra's at Cleopatra‘s. l0.30pm-2.30am. £2 (£ I) l’op. 70s and 80s party tunes plus drinks promos in this ever so tacky west end ‘nile' club.
I Echo Beach at The l’olo Lounge. 9.30pm--midnight. l-ree. D.l .lon playing classic 80s retro with a touch of punk and new wave. Gay.
I Happy Mondays at The Barony Bar (Strathclyde University llnion ). Rpm—lam. Free. (‘lassic indie tunes from the likes of The Roses. Charlatans. St Etienne and unsurprisineg The Happy Mondays. Drinks promos.
I Quamy's Boogie Night at Archaos. llpm—3am. £3. 2 Nov only. In the mainroom a massive 70s stage show by Fabulous Flirtations from Leopard Lounge (London). Downstairs is vocal house and garage policy.
I Speedracer at The Garage. l0.3()pm—3am. £3 (£2). Bank manager by day. DJ by night. Steven mixes up a few indie-dance classics and retro turtes for a busy. up-for-it crowd in the main room. Drinks romos.
I Tam 5 Preview at King Tut's Walt \Vah Hut (bar). 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Tam Coyle with a Dling preview of the music from the new bartds soon to be appearing at the city's venues in future weeks. so you cart learn the words and sing along when they come.
I 99p at The Barony Bar (Stratliclydc University Union). 8pnt~ lam. Free. Most drinks are ‘)‘)p and you've got classic party tunes frorn DJ Phil.
I Boomerang at The .~\pat'tment.
I Ipm—3artt. £3. Nicky Modlin arid Scott Free with tip-front house iii an Ibiza fashion. Drinks promos.
I Brazilica at Havana. 8pm~midnight Free. Brazilian dance music and cool Latin jazz from DJ Macio in this bar/restaurant. Happy Hour 5—7pm.
I Buffo at The l3th Note Club (ground floor). llpm-«3am. £ I. let (from Dawson) hits the turntables with some noisy guitars. dub. drum 'n‘ bass. hip hop and jarring unrelated chunks of folk music from around the globe.
I Bughouse at the Horn. CANCELLFD.
I Dub Night at The Variety Bar. 3p]ll~~-llli(llllglll. Free. Stevie Donaldson from Bar l0 aitd other fine establishments round town plays dtrb.
I Eden all The \'elvet Rooms.
I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Alan Ronald plays Britpop in Rootn ()rre and Scott Mckay plays mellow house in Room Two. Drinks romos.
I Knig ts Of The Round Table at The Cross Bar. Rpm—smidnight. Hip hop. big heart and house with cheap pints.
I Pump at Betty’s Mayonnaise. llpm~3anr £3 (£2). l’aul Traynor with a happy nrix of hip hop. soul and funk II) the intimate atmosphere of Betty \. Drinks promos.
I Shooting Stars at The (iarage. llpm— 3am. £4 (£2). Insane. drunken shenanigans eased along tricely by the charty choons of (Jerry and laitt in the main room. Staggering drink promos.
I The Shimmy Club at Bennets.
l 1.30prn—3am. £3 l£ l .50). Raymond Davren's party-type affair at the straight night in this gay venue. Drinks promos. I Solo at The Temple. llptn -3am. £3 (£2). New student night in this new venue with Mr cheese to please. .llll) Da Best (Apartment) bringing his party mayhem to the Temple. Drinks proiltos.
I Sunny D at The Lime. llpm- 3am. £3 t£2). Student chatty. party mix from D] Florida Bob with cheap drinks.
I Tam's Terrific Tuesdays at The l3th Note (Basement). l0pm 3am. £2. Tam Coyle. the original student night D.I. w ith a new night of indie music frotn the 7(ls«‘)(ls_ Drinks promos,
I T.l.T at Trash. l030pm ~3am. £3 t£2). Stttdentish niglrl featuring l).l Rory with house classics arid future anthems in Room ()ne; Grahame with student faves ill Room Two; and new karaoke/pop quiz/general nonsense in Room Three. Drinks prottlos.
I Tom at Bar Bt'el. Spin midnight. Free. Regular drutn 'n' bass interactive night with D.Is. producers and live bands. Bandido - DS Murray Quartet’s drum 'n' bass project are residents with forthcoming guests including l‘roiect ()0. (iround ('onlrol. lid Higgins. DS Murray Quartet. l’aul Welsh and Tania Swift. Drinks promos
I 705 Wonderland at The c‘atliouse. llpm 3am. £2 t£l.50; free before
l|.30pm). Silly 70s disco and funk with silliet' drinks promos.
I Absolutley Rubbered at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £5 (free before midnight). Mark Thompson and Harry with vocal house and garage plus Absolute drinks offers. Replaced by Vegas Soul 4 Nov.
I Bennets ll.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50).
DJ Sara with upbeat dance. Gay. Drinks promos.
I Big Daddy at The l3th Note Club (upstairs). llpm—3am. £l. Big Daddy assures as he's presenting ‘a half-nelson of funk. jazz. hip hop and petite beats‘ every week so there you go. make of that as you will.
I Ceroc at Glasgow University Union. 7.30—l().30pm. £5 (£4). Easy to learn modern jive classes. Beginners welcome every week and there's no need to bring a partner.
I Chopper at Betty's Mayonnaise. l0.3()pm---3.30am. £4 (£2.50). House. 90s disco and pop frorn Matt Munro. Drinks promos.
I Electric Booger at Club Budda. llpm—3am. £3. From 4 Nov onwards. New night frorn the Jengaheads in this new venue. securing them their first residency for a while. Bigbeat to hip hop and all points between. Drinks promos. I FAB at Babaza. I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). DJ Skud with funky house and garage grooves moving the Wednesday night he used to run at the now defunct Reds. Drinks promos.
I Jengaheads at The Living Room. Opal—midnight. Free. Mainly big beat session with some daft tunes thrown in for good measure. from the stars in the
ascendant Martyn attd Ali. Drinks
I Lick at Trash. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). l’aul N'Jie playing house. hip ltop and fttnk in the smaller. cosier rooin ofTrash. Drinks promos.
I Nice For Students at The Born.
l lptn—3am. £3 (£2). Disco Dave playing cheesy tunes. 60p vodka mix and slarntner and £l selected bottled beers. I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. l0.30pm—3am. £5 (£3): free before midnight. New night of R&B and
' uptempo soul from Martin Hesketh at
this new club in the old Basement. Drinks romos.
I Psyc Out at The l3th Note Bar Cafe
(King St). Spin—midnight. 2\’ ()ct only. Free. Psychedelic rock from the (i0s to present day with proto-punk. acid rock and psychedelic soul all in the downstairs sweatbox.
f I Pushy at The Velvet Rooms.
l0.30pm--3am. £3 (£2). Stevie Smith
‘ with happy house. garage aitd classic
dance in the main room of this good looking cltrb with a dressy clientele. I Quest at The Caledonian Student Union. 9pm~2am. Free. Dance anthems
and hard house frotn DJs Steven and
Kennv Gilroy. I Salsa Y Sabor at Havana.
Rpm -midnight. Free. Latin divas Farah.
Duncan and Shannon present a delicious blend of hard and soft salsa tl tend to prefer crunchy myself) and mer'engne. l’re-club.
I Shu Hirita at The (‘ul De Sac.
Spin midnight. Free. New-Jazzy drum ‘n‘ bass pre-club from new name to the
circuit Shu Hirita.
I Soundcheck Club at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £3. Now moved
from the Thursday nights. a great opportunity to see four new local battds
each week. Bands on until midnight
and then it‘s patty tunes for the rest of
I Souped Up at The Garage. I0.30pm—3am £3 (£2). laitt Hanlon with poppy student good tinre party tttnes. Drinks promos.
' I Unscene at The l3th Note Bar Cafe tKitrg St). Spin-«midnight. -l .\‘ov only.
£ l. Claire. Fox and Scott with a cheese— frce ‘independent whatevei' mixed night. I Vegas Soul at The .-\partment.
I lprn 3am. £5 (free before midnight) 4 Nov arid monthly. lluggy from Burger
Queen plays vocal ltottse and garage to a . quality mid-week crowd. Drinks promos.