I Please Yourself at Trash? 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£2). Paul N'Jie with a mellow Sunday tnix from funk. soul. swing and hip ho to garage.

I Se ucTion at Archaos. 9pm—3am. l4 Feb. Free (tickets from M8 and Archaos. Another of these massive free parties put on by those generous people at M8 and Tennents. Headliners tonight are full-on house meisters Jitn Shaft Ryan and the luscious Jon Pleased Wimtnin. joined by Archaos residents Ms Alston. AJ. Kris Keegan. lain Thomson and Paul Traynor. There's also branding from Miss Moneypenny’s. The Archaos aerial performance team. fashion show by USC and free drink courtesy of Tennents. See Hit list.

I The Shed at The Shed. l0pm—3am. £3 (£2). Martin Hesketh upstairs playing chart house and garage at this Southside club from the team behintl the Garage. I Shirley's Temple at Archaos. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Ms Alston and his/her alter ego Jonnie Rocket playing a deep house soundtrack in the tnain room while all about him things get a bit weird. Stilt walkers. fire eaters. trapeze artists. tattoos. ear-piercing and anything else they fancy booking. Pattl Traynor and .lamie Fullerton are resident in bar one with R&B. hip hop. swing and soul. Busiest place in town tonight alert. 7 Feb it's the X-Night with extra tetTesttials. exhilarating performance and excruciating drinks promos. 14 Feb replaced by SeducTion. see separate listing above.

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. ()ccasional live sets from The Amphetameanies.

I Sorted at The Cathouse. l0.30pm—3am. £2 (£l.50; free before l|.30pm). Indie/alternative vibe with drinks promos. l-l Feb win a romantic trip for two to Paris in the Cathouse Valentine's raffle.

I Straight Ahead at McChuill's Way ()ut West. 8—! lptn. Free. Goodfoot mob and friends playing an extremely diverse selection of sottl. jazz. funk and tltib.

I SueFto at Barcelona. 8pm--midnight. Free. Four hours of blissed ottt tunes frotn mainland Spain played by DJ Jazz. Pre-club.

I Velvet Rooms 1 lpm—3ani. £5. Raymond Woods itt room one. playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul. Ronnie Bell in room two. with an open mix from classic house to soul.

I Violate at The Arches. 8pm— lam. Price the. H Feb only. The club run by former members of the award-winning Hellfire club take part in the Arches' Illlt’l‘l‘t’llllltll project with this fetish night including an underwear fashion show.


I Academia De Salsa at Porters (292 Sauchiehall Street). b.30pm and 8.30pm. Salsa dance classes from native instructors. as featured on the beeb. No Partner required. Today is lower and upper intermediate classes. while Tuesdays are split between absolute beginners and advanced.

I Burn at The Apartment. l lpm—3am. £3 (free if you work in a pub or a bar). DJs Norm and Richard with the good- time party grooves they used to provide at Jet before the bulldozers rolled in. Dead busy and silly. oh yeah.

I Carve at Bar .‘\1. Xpm~midnight. Free. Chilled-out eclectic tunes for a funky and friendly Monday with Mari and Stu. Drinks- promos. 8 Feb they make way for a special multi-media exhibition launch entitled rlt/l't’llllllI’X In A Time Mar/tine from six GSA printmakers. Music comes at you from the Mish Mash collective of ()scar. Nick Peacock and MC Norden mixing tip house. Latin beats. drutn & bass. ftmk and whatever else pops outta their boxes.

I Cleopatra's at Cleopatra's. l0.3()pm—2.30am. £2 (£l ). Pop. 70s and 80s party ttmes plus drinks promos in this ever so tacky west end ‘nite' clttb.

I Echo Beach at The Polo Lounge. 9.30pm—midnight. Free. DJ Jon playing classic 805 retro with a touch of punk and new wave. Gay.

I Speedracer at The Garage. l0.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). DJ Steven mixes up a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes for a busy. up-for-it crowd in the main room. Busiest place in town tonight alert.


I Academia De Salsa at Pot‘ters (292 Sauchiehall Street). 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Salsa dance classes from native instructors. as featured on the beeb. No Partner required. Today is absolute beginners and advanced. while Mondays are split between lower and upper intermediate. classes.

I Boogaloo at Clth Bttdda. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). free before tnidnight. Cheeky student night at this intimate venue with classic house tunes from new blood DJ David.

I Brazilica at Havana. 8pm--inidnight. Free. Brazilian dance music and cool Latin jazz frotn DJ Macio in this bar/restaurant.

I Buffo at The 13th Note Clttb (ground floor). llpm—3am. £l. Jer (from Dawson) hits the turntables with some noisy guitars. dub. drum 6’; bass. hip hop and jarring unrelated chunks of folk music from around the globe.

I Burd Called Ger at Brel. 8pm—midnight. Free. New pre-club night from Ger playing hip hop. funk and mellow drum & bass.

I Club 99 at The Barony Bar (Strathclyde University Union). 8pm—lam. Free. You‘ve got classic party tunes from DJ Phil.

I Dub Night at The Variety Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Stevie Donaldson frotn Bar l0 and other

line establishments round town plays dub.

I Eden at Alaska. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Alan Ronald moves his night that used to be at The Velvets with himself in the white rootn playing student classics and Scott McKay upstairs for funky house.

I Garden Of Eden at The Velvet Rooms. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Happy house in the main rootn plus student pop iii the front rootn.

I Havana Fiesta Espanola at The October Cafe. 8pm—midnight. Free. 6 ()ct and monthly. DJ Jazz bringing you all the latest in rutnba. flamenco from Madrid and Barcelona.

I Jim Da Best at The Cooler. Rpm—midnight. Free. Jim with his cheese to please mix. warming up before his night up at The Temple.

I Knights Of The Round Table at The Cross Bar. Spin-midnight. Credible mix of hip hop. big beat and house frotn a pool of local DJs.

I Pump at Betty‘s h'layotmaise.

I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Pattl Traynor and Vance with a happy mix of hip hop. soul and funk in the intimate atmosphere of Bett ‘s.

I Shooting Stars at The Garage.

I lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Insane. drunken shenanigans eased along nicely by the charty choons ofGerry and lain in the main room.

I The Shimmy Club at Bennet's. ll.30pm—3am. £3 (£1.50). Raymond Davren's party-type affair at the straight night in this gay venue.

I Solo at The Temple. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Student night with Mr Cheese to Please. Jitn Da Best (Apartment) bringing his party mayhem to the Temple joined by Stevie Anad.

I Hot Traxx at The Lime. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Classic 70s tunes from Bob Peck.

I T.I.T at Trash. l().30pm-—3am.

£3 (£2). Studentish night featuring

DJ Rory with house classics and

future anthems in the tnain room and Grahame with full-on student faves

in the second room and an invisible

DJ playing across the board in the



I 705 Wonderland at The Cathouse. llpm—3am. £2 (£1.50; free before

I 1.30pm). Silly 70s disco and funk.

I La Academia De La Salsa at Havana. 3.30-5pm. £4 (£3). Salsa and merengue dance classes for beginners every week. Hot and saucy. New absolute beginners class commences l0 Feb and you don't need a partner. For more details call: ()l4l 564 1983.

I Bennet's at Bennet‘s. l l.3()pm-3am. £2.50 (£l.50). DJ Sara with upbeat dance. Gay.

I Big Daddy at The l3th Note Club (upstairs). llpm—3am. £l. Big Daddy ensures us 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 Bughouse at g2. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). 10 Feb only. The deep funky house Bughouse crew return with the Scottish debut of Chris Duckenfield from Swag (Jus' Trax/Primitive) plus residents Dan and Chris.

I Chopper at Betty‘s lVlayonnaise. l().30pm—3.30am. £3 (£2). Commercial house and disco from Matt Mortin.

I East Village Pharmacy at Yang. (rpm—midnight. Night of hip hop. breaks and beats from Stewart and Leon. held in conjunction with Concrete Skates. Drink promos. Look ottt for fttll scale forthcoming activities.

I FAB at Babaza. llpm--3am. £3 (£2). DJ Skud with funky house and garage grooves fora cheery crowd. Probably the

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busiest club in town tonight.

I Jengaheads at The Living Room. 9pm—l lptn. Free. Mainly big beat session with some daft tunes thrown in for good measure. from the stars in the ascendant Martyn and Ali.

I Kraze at Victoria's. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Massive night of commercial dance tunes from Kensitas Club DJ of The Year Steve Lockie and Dave Young playing to an up- for-it club crowd.

I Lick at Trash. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Paul N'lie playing house. hip hop and funk in the smaller. cosier room ofTrash. I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3); free before midnight. Night of R&B and up-tempo soul from Martin Hesketh.

I Relax at The Lime. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Your chance to relive the 80s in this commercial venue.

I Rio at The Asylum (Caledonian University Union). 10pm—2am. Free. Classic 80s night frotn DJ Paul.

I Shu Hirita at The Cul De Sac.

8pm—l lptn. Free. New jazzy drum & bass pre-club from fresh name to the circuit Shu Hirita.

I Souped Up at The Garage. l0.30pm~3am. £3 (£2). lain Hanlon with poppy student good time party tunes.

I Toast at Club Budda. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Chunky garage and vocal house frotn Geoff Montford.

I Universe Sculpting at The Cross Bar. ()ptn—midnight. Free. hip hop. breakbeats and jungle.

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Rae And Christian

Three-and-a-half-years ago Steve Christian stuck his head into Mark Rae's office-cum-studio. 'I went in and told him what he was doing wrong and he told me to piss off,‘ he laughs. From such confrontational beginnings, the formidable Manc production duo Rae and Christian were formed. Their debut album Northern Sulphuric Soul released on the Grand Central imprint was the sleeper hit of 1998 - a fresh blend of hip hop, soul, jazz and funk. Although the follow up won't be finished until the end of the year, Rae and Christian are on tour again - this time to promote ’All I Ask', the second single from the album to feature the honey-toned vocal of soulstress Veba. The core of Rae, Christian and Veba will expand to a seven-piece, including

a flautist, for gigs.

'On stage, it all starts revolving around Veba in her songs, then there's some freestyling, then a few rap songs, a couple more freestyles then a glorious ending and we all go and get very pissed,’ explains Steve. 'We know it's going to work we've done it all before. Particularly the getting

pissed part.’ (Simone Baird)

3 Rae and Christian play at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Fri 79 Feb. ’A/l/ Aslt’ is released on Grand Central, Mon 75 Feb. Northern Sulphuric Soul is out

now on Grand Central.

4-18 Feb 1999 THE USTBO