The new wunderkind of London’s Trade, described by the late Tony De Vit as
aﬁ-‘Jf‘t % 243i. ‘; ﬂ “3. .l N
having ’An amazing ear for music' tells us what Trade means to him.
'Trade is all about the DJs that play there, the music they play there is so fresh. You’ll hear stuff being played at Trade that won't get heard at other clubs for at least a month. All the DJs have their own individual style: Malcolm plays his tribal, me and Alan play harder edged while Pete and Iain play the Hi- NRG stuff. It's like a journey from when you walk into the door.
'l've wanted to be a DJ since I was about twelve. I first went to a club when l was fourteen, getting into Kelly's in Portrush with my DJ friend Robbie Nelson and standing on milk crates to reach the decks. After that, all I ever wanted to
do was be a DJ.’ (Rory Weller)
a Fergie 015 at Trade, The Arches on Sat 3 Apr
I Deep Fried at The Hill Note Club (both floors). lem—3ani. £3. The Kung Fiiitk Collective with hip hop. funky breaks and kicking beats.
I Don't Front at The (CA. 9plI‘I—lllltll‘llglll. Free. Hip hop and funky beats from David Sweeney. Pre- club.
I Firebird at Firebird. 9pm --inidnight. Free. Rory Weller playing a warm funky set of subtle beats to ease you smoothly into the weekend. Pre-club.
I Fourth Dimension at The Bah, Grand. 9pm—midnight. Free. Andy Young and Danny play jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and ftiiik. Pre-club.
I GB Smirnoff Experience at The Temple. llpiti—3ai11. £6 (£4). New iiigltt with Radio (‘lyde's (ieorge Bowie and international DJ producerTrevor Reilly (Maitifesto) playing full-on house to a full house. An unpretentious. packed night.
I Get Smart at Spy Bar. 5-9pm. Free. New Ioungecore evening of phutui'istic iitusic from D] Miltgo-go and flush Puppy. Pre-club.
Where? Deep Fried at the 13th Note Club
When? Fri 26 Mar
Highlight? Three quid to get in on a Friday night and its not an over-SOs tea dance. What a bargain'
Highlight ll? Setting a new trend in friendly DJing policy if you want it and they got it, they play it The way it should be
Lowlight? WOuId be B-boys l)(?|l)() too moody to get on the floor and dance it might dirty their imported old skool Adidas. (Mark Robertson)
I Gold ’n' Delicious at Aicliaos.
I lpm—3am. £6 (£4). David Gilmore aitd Ryan Kerr playing quality house and garage amid the spectacle of the Friday night acts. Bungee jumping acrobats. stilt walkers and much madness. .lamie Strang also plays soul and R&B in bar one.
I Havana Barcelona at Barcelona. Spin—midnight. Free. The sound of the Latino house underground from DJ Jazz. Pre-club.
I Katch at The ('athouse. l0.30pm—3am. £4 (£3); £l before I 1.30pm. Three floors of rock. hip hop. chemical beats. grunge and contemporary indie.
I Lime at The Lime. l0..‘~0pm-3ain. £4 (£3). DJ (‘ammy with house. garage. nu soul and hip hop.
I Love Bug at The Garage. l0.30pm—-3am. £3 (£4). An eclectic mix of good-time party tunes with a young. boppy. drinky. snoggy crowd. Wildly busy so it's well advised to haul yo ass down there early.
I Ocho at ()cho. Rpm—midnight. Free. Nic Nouveau (Yang) coming in and funking it up at this idiosyncratic wee bar on Sauchiehall St. Pre-club.
I October Cafe at October Cafe. ‘)pin—-midnight. Free. The Tunnel's Scott McKay. Stephen Lee and Kevin .‘ylcFarlane with a funky house and garage pre-club set.
I Open at g2. llpin 3am. £5.50 (£4.50). 2 Apr only. The return of ()pen after slacking off for a year. Tonight they mark their come back with the ever popular hard funky trance DJ ()beron (l-Zscape From Samsara)joining resident GK Machine. ()pen bring back their usual shenanigans of crazed performers and decor (these guys make a massive effort). I Paul Cawley at Air ()rganic. 9pm—midnight. Psy-phi s Paul Cawley. label boss of Fenetik Records. here every week for a beta testing hip hop. drum 6’; bass and break beat set. Pre-club.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. llpm-~3am. £5. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. downstairs for DJ Michelle in main club with 90s cltib aitd indie or down in the Trophy Room with Tom for a more commercial mix. (Say. The l’olo Lounge operates as a bar before all club night with free entry before club starts.
I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. llpm—3. ISam. £4 (£3). Paul N'Jie playing fresh and upfront house funked up with a helping of R&B and soul classics.
I Psy Phi at The Sub Club. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). 9 Apr only. Now that Psy Phi have given up their regular Thursday night slot. the guys are concentrating on bigger one-off events like tonight. Joining Paul Cawley and Alex Horton. the dons of Glasgow future funk and hip hop are Deejay Aslf. the first female DMC finalist. MC Roots Manuva (Ninja) promoting his debut album. DJ MK. the UK's premier mixtape DJ (Mystic Brew) and Darren Laws from Manchester's Fat City Allstars. See Hit list.
I Reds at Reds. I lpm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. DJ Alan Ronald with commercial house. dance anthems and club classics.
I Relief at The Arches. llpm—3am. £8 (£6). Funky house from residents Lawrence Hughes and Silicone Soul. 2 Apr at this Slam-organised night. 9 Apr they are joined by the Wiggle (London) DJs of Terry Francis and Nathan Coles. I Rico! at Havana. 8pm—midnight. Free. Club Cubana's Duncan Kane aitd Shannon Shiell joined by Farah for a wide range of hi-NRG Latin and tropical ﬂoor-shakers from techno-merengue to the latest Latin rap. via smooth salsa and retro Latin grooves. Pre-club.
I Shag at Fury lylurry's. llpm—3. l5am. £5 (£3). Mark and James (3 playing to a good time party crowd in the guaranteed a winch Fury's. We think that's how you spell winch. but no one is really sure. For you sassanachs it's a boozy snog. by the way.
I Soaterama at Nice 'n‘ Sleazy (ground floor bar). Spur-midnight. Free. Regular Friday evening do. with the best in all sorts of fields froin Americana punk to ditb. drum & bass and original indie.
I Strathclyde University Student Union Rpm—3am. Free (students and four guests). TFlF in the Barony Bar 3—8pm with cheap booze and mad games. Spin—3am —Temptation kicks off in the Dark Room with Mark Dee playing uplifting house and garage.
I Test at The Sub Club. llpiit—-3;itit. £7 (£6). 2 Apr and monthly. lnnovative and experimental techno bass night with residents Shandy. Dave Tarrida aitd Tobias Schmidt (live set) playing fierce electronica to a loyal (and increasingly better looking) fan base.
I Three Room Fusion at Yang. llpm—-3ain (bar open from 6pm). £5 (free before I lpni). Pre club mix in room one. hip hop and scratch mixing from residents Dema and Nice in room two plus Freak Menoovers and the B-Men Breakers. and Frisco in room three with Phat as Phunk DJs playing deep fuelled house and filter disco.
I Trash at Trash. l lpm--3am. £6 (£4). Busy. easy going night with funky house iii the main room from Stevie Smith and street soul. swing and classic grooves in the second room from DJ Grahame.
I Traxx at g2. lljtiii—-3;iiii. £6 (£5 ). The Traxx guys Derrick and Simon continue this high quality deep house and disco night with special guest DJ for toitiglit the mighty Justin Robertson.
I Turbulence at The Glasgow School of Art. llpm—3am. £4 (£2.50). New weekly night bringing the Turbulence crew back together. with Tania Swift. Rob (3. Stevie and Kemal playing the future sound of dium & bass. Improved lighting. sound. closing times and cheaper beer. 2 Apr. The Sub Club‘s Tangent take over the bar area for funky house. 9 Apr. in the same place. Pure‘s Twitch hosts a night called “Life Beyond Techno‘ with Aerogramme and Marcia Blattefield live. Dead. dead eclectic.
I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. llpin—3am. £6. House and garage iii the main room. plus John Lyons with R& B and soul iii the front room.
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Essential nights for your diary
Trade After the first night of Scottish Trade, the full—on London club now goes monthly at the Arches. Two rooms, With man of the moment Fergie (see panel) and Alan Thompson in the main room With the Trade Lite DJs up the back. The Arches, Sat 3 Apr.
Tunnel Firm Tunnel favourite Paul Oakenfold (Perfecto) headlines for this night of hard stomping house, pared by Steven McCreery and Simon Foy. They aren't selling advance tickets, so start needing early. The Tunne/, Sun 4 Apr.
Open Open return after a year off With the ever popular hard funky trance DJ Oberon (Escape From Samsara) JOIning resident GK Machine 92, Fri 2 Apr.
Colours More Colours action, provmg once more that they are the undisputed Scottish superclub heavyweight champions. Tonight features Jeremy Healy, Jon Pleased Wimmin, Alex P and Norman Jay, plus Colours resulents Jon Mancmi and Boney. See Phactfile. The Sub Club, Sat 3 Apr.
Street Rave The Colours crew reVive their Streetrave night for an extra special Easter Sunday knees-up featuring a mighty line up of New York's DaVid Morales, Sasha, Craig Richards (Malibu Stacey) and a full live show from Hybrid. The Arches, Sun 4 Apr.
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