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Name? Di Rush. We were told hisvreal name, but we promised not to tell anyone.
More's he from then‘Hhe south side of Chicago. but now spends most of his time in Berlin.
Job? 01 (duh) and producer.
height? We‘re reliably informed he's 6ft 6in.
«What labels has the man flush recorded for‘l'DlAX, Force lnc, Trax, Relief, MentalGroove, Cosmic, Projex, V-Records and High Octane. Style? He's been described as a funkier Jeff Mills.
is he any. good? The guys at Pure reckon he'sone of the best Dis they've come across and, hey, they've seen a whole heap of Dis in their time. When
he plays atthe two Pures coming up this
issue though. we'll be treated to his first live gigs.
When and where did he start partying? At a terribly young age he was out there on the dance floors (if The Ringzone, Playground. The Candystore and The Music Box.
0h. thanks, that means an awful lot to (me. Oh. come on. The Music Box - the place where Ron Hardy spun, one of 1 Marshall Jefferson's all time favourite clubs, the place where Phuture's 'Acid Trax‘ Was first played and where acid house is said to have been born.
he get to. play More? His first residency had been at a Chicago club The Reactor in '89 where he played marathon ten-hour 70$ disco sets, before he eventually got slots at The Music Box and The Warehouse.
And his production work? Committed
to rhythms and drums. Rush released his first track 'Knee Deep' in ’9t for seminal Chicago label Trax. With his second vinyl
outing ’Child's Play' in ‘92 he started V getting noticed in Europe, getting massive gigs. far bigger than in the States. Cue gigs around the world and prolific production work. ‘
lies he got tin-attitude to life? Sure
does. He says 'Take me for’what l am or
don‘t take me at all.” .
I 0/ Rush plays live at Pure at The venue, Fri 22 Jan and Pure at The Arches, Fri 23 Jan.
88 THE LIST 21 Jan—4 Feb 1999
CLUB LISTINGS continued
I Goodfoot at The Sub Club llpm—3am. £5. 22 Jan and monthly. The Goodfoot collective settling nicely into their monthly Northern Soul residency at The Subbie. If you haven’t been to one of their nights. check it out. The dancing. music and sheer dedication is truly something to behold.
I Havana Barcelona at Barcelona. 8pm—midnight. Free. The sound of the Latino house underground from DJ Jazz. Pre-club.
I Katch at The Cathousc. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3; £1 before 11.30pm). Three floors of rock. hip hop. chemical beats. grunge and contemporary indie. Drinks promos before midnight.
I lee at The Lime. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2). DJ Cammy with house. garage. nu soul and hip hop. Drinks promos.
I love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). An eclectic mix of good-time party tunes. Drinks promos. I Paul Cawley at Air Organic. 9pm—midnight. The Sub Club’s Thursday night resident and label boss of Fcnetik Records down at this retro modern bar every week for hip hop. drum & bass and break. Pro-club.
I Phar OutlUncut at The Arches. 11pm—3am. £5. 22 Jan only. Last night of this mix and match DJ night to make way for the new and improved Friday night. Slam promoted event to follow. Tonight though you've got Phar Out’s Paul Cawley and Alex Horton joined by Uncut‘s Laurence Hughes.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. 11pm—3am. £5. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. downstairs for DJ Michelle in main club with 90s club and indie or down in thc Trophy Room with Tom for a more commercial mix. Gay.
I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). Fret: before midnight. Paul N’Jie with house. garage. R&B and soul in this newly reopened city centre venue. Drinks promos.
I Rico! at Havana. 8pm—midnight. Free. Club Cubana‘s Duncan Kane and Shannon Shiell joined by Farah for a wide range of hi-NRG Latin and tropical ﬂoor-shakers front techno-titerenguc to the latest Latin rap. via smooth salsa and retro Latin grooves.
I Salsa Sabrosa at The 13th Note Club (basement). 8—10.45pm. £4 (£3.50). Karen Pasi takes her massively popular salsa classes from The Lime down to The 13th Note every Friday night. Beginners welcome. Pro-club. Free tickets available for the club that runs afterwards.
I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. 1 lpm—3.15am. £4 (£3). The sexiest. cheesiest tuncs ever from Mark and James G playing to a largely student crowd in the smoky. dark. get-a-snog-in-the-corner Fury‘s.
I Slam Presents Pressure at The Arches. 11pm-3am. £13. 29 Jan only. One-off special featuring the mighty talents of Detroit‘s Kevin Saunderson. Scott Grooves. Alton Miller plus the Slam duo of Stuart and Orde. See Kevin Saunderson preview. I Soaterama at Nice 'n‘ Sleazy (ground ﬂoor bar). 8pm-midnight. Free. Regular Friday evening do. with the best in all sorts of ﬁelds from Americana punk to dub. drum & bass and even The Smiths. I Strathclyde University Student Union 3pm-3am. Free (students and four guests). TFlF in the Barony Bar 3—8pm with cheap booze and mad gamcs. 8pm—3am. Temptation kicks off in the Dark Room with Mark Dec playing uplifting house and garage.
I Tangent at The Sub Club. 1 1pm—3am. £7 (£5). 29 Jan and fortnightly. A-Man and Panic‘s regular night of consistent musical excellence mixing up deep funky house. beats. bass and melodic techno.
I Tchico at Russell's Bar/Cafe. 8—11pm. Free. DJ Tchico with R&B. hip hop and swmg.
I Trash at Trash. 1 1pm—3am. £6 (£4). Busy. easy going night with funky house in the main room from Stevie Smith and street soul. swing and classic grooves in the second room from DJ Grahame. Drinks promos.
I Traxx at The Market Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Traxx‘s Derrick and Simon playing blisscd-out deep underground house of the highest quality. Check out their monthly night at Fury Murry‘s too.
I Turbulence at The Glasgow School of Art. 1 1pm—3am. £4 (£2.50). New night from 22 Jan bringing the Turbulence crew back together. with Tania Swift. Rob G. Stevie and Kemal playing the future sound of drum & bass. Improved lighting. sound. door times and drinks promos all night. Opening night. ﬁrst 100 punters up the stairs get a free drink. Look out for cheap passes on the flycrs out now.
I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. 10pm—3am. £6. Alan Ronald in the main rootn with an open mix from house anthems anti disco to soul. Martin Hcskcth in the front room playing mellow hip hop. swinghcal and classic soul.
I La Academia De Salsa at Havana. 3.30—5pm. £4 (£3). Fed tip with shopping on a Saturday afternoon? Try this instead: salsa and mercnguc dance classes for absolute beginners cvcry week. from the makers of Club Cubana. Hot anti saucy. I Archaos at Archaos. 1 lptii-4tittt. £8 (£6). Kris chgan and A.J. mix tip garage and house in thc massivc dome room dance ﬂoor. which has one of the loudest sound systems and tnost impressive light shows in Scotland. plus full acrial display. lain Thompson playing chunky disco in Betty‘s while Paul Traynor plays R&B. swing and hip hop in the members Sky Bar.
I Bar 10 at Bar 10. 9pm—midnight. Frcc. Busy hard house pro-club with Nick Peacock and guests. Still pretty tnuch the main feeder-bar for the Sub Club and The Arches.
I Bargo at Bargo. ()plll—lllltllllglll. Frcc. Rotates between dccp funk and house from the Tangcnt DJs or Shirley‘s Temple's Ms Alston with chunky house. Prc-club.
I Bar M at Bar M. Spin—midnight. Free. lain Livingston playing musical anti deep house and fat bcats for a crowd heading off to the Sub and Arches. Drinks promos.
I Bennet's 1 1.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). DJ Sara with a good danccy mix downstairs a bit heavier than her Wednesday sct. plus DJ Grant Duff on the upper floor playing more hand baggy housc. Drinks promos. Gay.
I Bite The Bullet at Club Budda. llpm~3am. £6. Colin Walker of New York Alliance/Tonka fame with his first club residency fora while. picking this new venue to play his characteristic brand of deep New York house. Joined by Gareth Sommcrvillc and Laurence Hughes on a rotational basis.
I Born at The Born. 1 1pm~3am. £6 (£5). Stevie Smith. Keith Pypcr and guests with funky house and garage at this dressy venue. Drinks promos.
I Bonkers at Bonkcrs. 11pm—3am. £5 after midnight. £4 bcforc. Club classics at this after ofﬁcc hang-out with residents David Campbell and Nobblc Whitclaw.
I Budda at Budda. Spin-midnight. Frcc. Solcmusic's Stcvtc for garage and deep house. Drinks promos. Pic-club.
I Business As Usual at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £8. Robin Burrows and guests playing funky house and disco. Younger crowd than the Fridays. but still dressed-up. Stylish part ' night.
I T e Cathouse l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3.50; £2.50 before 11.30pm). Thrcc floors of rock. grunge. contemporary indic and indie dance. in one of the best rock-styled venues in thc country. Drinks promos.
I Classic FM at Fury M urry ‘s. llpm--3.l5am. £5 (£3). Club classics in the main tootn with DJs Jim Downic and Scan Webster. Quality indie music from Twister upstairs at this generally studcnty
I Cleopatra's at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £7. Pop. 70s and 808 party tunes plus dn'nks promos. Over 21s only.
I Club Anthems at Strathclydc University Students Association. 8pm—3am. Free (students and four guests). Mark Dee and DJ Vance with classic club anthems. Drinks promos.
I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. 9pm—2am. £4 (£3). 30 Jan and fortnightly. Great Latin sounds and moves. with proceeds going to the Scottish Cuban Solidarity Campaign.
I Club 69 at 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 beforehand. Well worth the taxi farc out from the city. but note the midnight curfew.
I Cul De Sac at Cul Dc Sac Bar. 9pm—midnight. Frcc. Jitn Hutchison with hard house antl tcchno. Drinks promos. I Dans Delux at The CCA. ()plll—llildlllglll. Frcc. Quality house and tcchno-phunk with your host Staccc.
I Divine at Glasgow School OfArt (downstairs). l0pm—latc. £3.50 (£2.50 GSA students). Andrew Divine. one of the most familiar faces on the scene. joined by Hush Puppy for Northern soul. Hammond grooves. bubblegum pop. walt-wah funk. Moog power and chemical brcakbcats.
I D] Q at ()cho. 8pm~midnight Frcc. Glasgow‘s favourite deep cut-up disco house DJ resident here every week. plus a few guests too. Pro-club.
I Free Form at The 13th Notc Club (both ﬂoors). 9pm-—3am. £3 (frcc beforc1().3()pm). Steven and Paul Watt with two floors of soul. Latin. jazz and funk.
I The Garage at The Garage. l()pm-—3am. £6 (£4); £1 off before 11pm. Big. brash and unashamedly happy to put the good time party groove into your Saturday night with a wide spread of commercial anthems in the main room anti indie inspiration upstairs. Get there early as the queues start snaking up the strch well before the pubs close.
I Home Cookin' at Babaza. 5.30pm—3am (DJs from llpm). £5 (free bcforcl lpm). Pumping mix from Jamic Strang; funk. rarc groove and hip hop and generally music of black origin.
I Inside Out at The Arches. 1 [pm—- 4am. £12.50. 30 Jan and monthly. (ilammy hartl house night featuring Lisa Loud. DJ Soniquc and Smokin Jo. gucsting at l.()'s Girls Night ()ut cvcnt. joined by residents Michael Kilkic and Simon Foy in one of the best club venues in the country.
I Knucklehead at Glasgow School Of Art (upstairs). l()pm--latc. £4 (£2.50 GSA students). Underground clcctronica presented by dent DJs Jilkcs and Hatch. lnto its fourth year and consolidating itself as the club to hear (me funk technology. Freaky dancing actively encouraged.
I Lime at The Lime. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). DJ Cameron Craig with progressive house and garage. Look out for thc ‘Shock hour" i().3()-1 1.30pm when Aftershock and Miller is only £1.
I Living Room at The Living Room. Rpm—midnight. Free. New York Alliance's Colin Walker playing a dccp house set. Prc-club.
I Lure at Bar Sauza. Spin—midnight. Free. DJs Ziggy and Bob gct houscy for a crowd heading off to Archaos and the Tunnel. Pro-club.
I Made at Bar Lautrcc's (upstairs). 9pm«midnight. Frcc. DJ syndicate chitating Children bust loose with sleek batlass drum 8.: bass and jungle. Pro-club. I Mish Mash at Alaska. 11pm—-3am. £8. 30 Jan only. Drinks promos. Thc gcnrc busting Mish Mash stops its nomadic roaming of vcnucs to settle in at Alaska every month. if not more. Oscar. Nick Peacock. Paul Booth. Paul Cawlcy and MC Nordin chuck out the mish mash tuncs. frotn house to funk. reggae. drum & bass. jazz. latin and whatever else they