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With weekly residencies at It!!!)th and the Variety Bar; ’Stevie'Elements seems to have the drum & bass scene in Glasgow well covered. In contrast, his Friday preclub night at Bacchus is a varied
electro and some funky techno, we ; reckon optima beckons.
Spacemen 3: ’lievolution’ (Fire Records) , One of my favourite 805 records;
Twitch's bastardised Optimo remix opens
up this sonic assault to a whole new generation.
Thomas Schumacher: ‘Non-Sense‘l' (Bush)
One record you have to hear to understand. A mix of Kai Toelke’s African poetry, set to a simple dub techno groove.
Silver Bullet: 'Bring Forth the Guillotine' (unknown)
You have twenty seconds to
cumply . . . over a decade old and still rippin' it up.
Aretha Franklin: 'Respect (One Rascal reinixr (Atlantic)
this should ever be remixed. However, one simple break and you have ‘j'etlen the coolest headz going mad for
'n’u‘xo! hip hop, 70s funk and jazzed. 'up house. Oh, ifyou’re after a bit of
Personally, (don't think that records like
BB TIIE UST 10-24 Jun 1999
GLASGOW CLUBS continued
I Deep Fried at The l31h Note Club (both floors). llpm-3am. £3. The Kung Funk Collective with hip hop. funky breaks and kicking beats.
I Flipside at The Arena (Oswald Street). I lpm—3am. £4. New night of indie and big beat at this recently reopened venue. I GB Smirnoff Experience at The Temple. llpm-3am. £6 (£4). Radio Clyde’s George Bowie and international DJ producer Trevor Reilly (Manifesto) playing full-on house to a full house. An unpretentious. busy night.
I Gold 'n' Delicious at Archaos.
l lpm—3am. £6 (£4). David Gilmore and Ryan Kerr playing quality house and garage amid the spectacle of the Friday night acts. Bungeejurnping acrobats. stilt walkers and much madness. Jamie 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 Jengaheads at g2. i lpm-3am. £6 (£5). ll Jun and monthly. New regular night which marks Ali and Martyn Jenga's first self-promoted jolly since the night at Jet years ago. Now ever nearer to attaining super star DJ status with sets at Homelands and DJing with all the best spinners. the duo bring us their nu school breaks. elecno and breakbeat fusion every month. Opening night. Freq Nasty from the Friction crew join the guys. See Hit list.
I Katch at The Cathouse. l0.30pm—3am. £4 (£3); £l before
i l.30pm. Three floors of rock. hip hop. chemical beats. grunge and contemporary indie.
I lime at The Lime. l0.30prrr—3am. £5 (£3). DJ Cameron Craig with house. garage. nu soul and hip hop.
I love Bug at The Garage. lO.30pm-3am. £3 (£4). An eclectic mix of good-time party tunes with a young. boppy. drinky and snoggy crowd. Wildly busy so it's well advised to haul yo ass down there earl .
I October Ca e at October Cafe. 9pm—midnight. Free. The Tunnel‘s Scott McKay. Stephen Lee and Kevin McFarlane with a funky house and garage pre-club set.
I Paul Cawley at Air Organic. 9pm—midnight. Psy-phi’s Paul Cawley. label boss of Fenetik Records. here every week for a beta testing hip hop. drum & bass and break beat set. Pre-club.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. llpm-3am. £5. DJ Michelle in main club with 90s club and indie and the Trophy Room with Tom for a more commercial mix. Gay. The Polo Lounge operates as a bar before all club nights with free entry before the club starts.
I Planet Peach at Planet Peach.
llpm—3. l5am. £4 (£3). Paul N'Jie playing fresh and upfront house funked up with a be] ing of R&B and soul classics.
I sy Phi at The Sub Club. I lpm—3am. £8 (£6). l8 Jun and the third Friday of each month. Paul Cawley (Fenetik) returns from a brief Subbie absence with his new monthly Friday night. promising more superior hip hop/jazz/funk that made his Thursday nights one of the successes of last year. Expect some of the world’s best DJs and artists appearing at this ni ht in forthcoming months.
I Ra ar at The Cross Bar. 8pm-midnight. Free. Progressive dub and techno with an eclectic mix of ‘beats. bleeps and squeaks’. Pre-club.
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. l lpm—3am.
l lpm-3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. The finest electro disco funk tech house from Laurence Hughes and Silicone Soul (Soma). ll Jun. Relief gives itselfover to the Open 2 Torture night. with Billy Nasty and Jim Masters from the London club of the same name replacing the Relief DJs for one night only, for deep. hard and dirty techno. See Hit list.
I Rum And Drum at Havana. 8pm—midnight. Tchico's rum drenched musical journey playing party beats from west coast R&B to east Coast Latino house.
I Shag at Fury Murry's. l |pm—3. l5am. £5 (£3). Mark and James G playing to a good time party crowd in the guaranteed a winch Fury's.
I Soaterama at Nice 'n' Sleazy (ground ﬂoor bar). Spin—midnight. Free. Regular Friday evening do. with the best in all sorts of fields from Americana punk to dub. drum & bass and original indie.
I Soul Shine at Bar Lautt‘ec's. 9pm-lam. £2 (free before l0pm). ‘l have a dream. Soul.’ That’s all the guys want to say about that. Pre-club.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm-3am. £6 (£7 after I lpm). Classic party sounds from the 60s through to the 80s. Sinatra to Bryan Adams. Beatles to Abba. Madness to the Bay City Rollers.
I Tangent at The Sub Club. llpm-3am. £8 (£6). ll Jun and fortnightly. A-Man and Panic's regular night ofconsistent musical excellence mixing tip deep funky house. beats. bass. melodic techno and good humour.
I Three Room Fusion at Yang.
I lpm—3am (bar open from 6pm). £5 (free before llpm). Hip hop and scratch mixing from residents [)ema & Nice (Freek Menoovers) and Bunty in the newly renovated room two plus Stevie Donaldson and Domenic Gallacher (Fused) in room three.
I Trash at Trash. | lpm—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.
I Turbulence at The Glasgow School of Art. llpm—3am. £4 (£2.50). Glasgow‘s only weekly drum & bass night bringing the Turbulence crew back together. with Tania Swift. Rob G. Stevie and Kemal playing the future sound of D&B. Turbulence moves downstairs during the degree shows which start this issue.
I 99 at Alaska. llpm-3am. £8 (£6) l2 Jun and second Saturday of the month. Hip hop. funk and deep house from Psy Phi‘s Paul Cawley & Alex Horton and Goodfoot's Kev and Mark. Tonight they frost the Diesel/ Pussyfoot Records party to promote Howie B’s imprint. Howie's not going to be here (he‘s in Japan) but artists from the Pussyl'oot will be.
I Archaos at Archaos. l lprn—4am. £8. Kris Keegan and Al. mix up garage and house in the massive dome room dance floor. which has one of the loudest sound systems and most impressive light shows in Scotland. plus full aerial 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 Ascendance at The Temple.
I lpm—3am. £7 (£5). Geoff Montford and Chris Harris taking you on a musical journey from pumping disco to uplifting house.
I Bedlam at The Queen Margaret Student Union. 9pm—2am. £3. l2 Jun only. Alternative. goth and industrial sounds in bar 2.
I Bennet's |l.30pm-3am. £6 (£5). DJ Sara with a good dancey mix downstairs that's a bit heavier than her Wednesdays. plus DJ Grant Duff on the upper floor playing more handbaggy house. Gay.
I Bite The Bullet at Club Budda. llpm-3am. £6. Colin Walker of New York Alliance/Tonka fame with his first club residency for a while. playing his characteristic brand of deep New York house. Joined regularly by Gareth Sommerville. Colin Cook and Neale Smith.
I Bom at The Bom. | lpm—3am. £6 (£5). Stephen Foy and Mark Donally with funky house and garage at this dressy venue.
I Bunkers at Bonkers. l lpm—3am. £5 after midnight; £4 before. Club classics at this after office hang-out with residents David Campbell and Nobble Whitelaw.
I Budda at Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Solemusic‘s Stevie for garage and deep house. Pre-club.
I Business As Usual at The Apartment. l lpm—3am. £8. Funky house and disco. Check out the new era at the Apartment with new more relaxed door policy. credible music spread and generally less stiff. Trainers are now encouraged which shows just how much they‘ve loosened up their attitude.
I The Cathouse l0.30pm-3am. £4 (£3.50) £2.50 before i l.30pm. Three floors of rock. grunge. contemporary indie and indie dance. in one of the best rock venues in the country.
I Classic PM at Fury Murry's.
I lpm-3am. £6 (£4). Club classics and party tunes in the main roorrr with DJs Jim Downie and Sean Webster plus a more indie slant upstairs.
I Club 69 at Rocksy's Basement. |0pm—2.30am. £5. Martin. Wilba and Barrie of dance record shop Rub-A-Dub playing the best and deepest from the underground. Evert though it's in the function room of an Indian restaurant. it consistently finds its way into the best clubs in the country polls.
I Colours at The Arches. l0.30pm-4am. £10. l2 Jun and monthly. Colours do it again. with another damn fine night of the world class DJs playing the best. most cutting-edge hard house. Tonight they host the Love Groove Dance Party with heavyweight turntablists Danny Rampling and Jeremy Healy plus Steve Lawler and Danny Howells here as part of the Ministry of Sound‘s New Establishment Tour. See Hit list.
I Cross Wired at The Cross bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Funked up house and techno from those Knights on the round tables. Pre-club.
I Cul De Sac at Cul De Sac Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Jim Hutchison with hard house and techno. Pre-club.
I Divine at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). IOpm—late. £3.50 (£2.50 GSA students). Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy with real deal Northern soul. Hammond grooves. bubblegum pop. wah-wah funk. Moog power and chemical breakbeats.
I Firebird at Firebird. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. DJs Marco and Nurse Ned from Nimbus/Polar Polar Productions playing for beer and pizza. Pie-club.
I Free Form at The l3th Note Club (both floors). 9pm-3am. £3 (free before l0.30pm). Steven and Paul Watt with two floors of soul. Latin. jazz. funk and contemporary beats.
I Fruitﬂy at Tire Arches. l lpm—4am. £l0 (£8). l9 Jun and monthly. Mixed mayhem and super tough hard house beats from the crew behind Edinburgh’s legendary Taste. Tonight Anne Savage joins residents Fisher and Price in the main room. plus Martin Valentine and Stuart Barrie in the back room.
I The Garage at The Garage. |0pm-3am. £6 (£4); £l off before llpm. 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 tnain room and indie inspiration upstairs.
I Home Cookin' at Babaza. 6pm—3am (DJs from llpm). £5 (free before llpm). Pumping mix from Jamie Strang; funk. rare groove and hip hop and generally music of black origin.
I Knucklehead Presents My Machines at Glasgow School Of Art (upstairs). l0pm-late. £4 (£2.50 GSA students). Underground electronica presented by dem DJs Jilkes and Hatch. lnto its fourth year and consolidating itself as the club in which to hear true funk technology. Freaky dancing actively encouraged. At time of going to press no details were received from the Art School about arrangements during the degree shows. but expect a few changes. . I lime at The Lime. l0.30pm-3am. £6 (£4). DJ Cameron Craig with progressive house and garage.
I living Room at The Living Room. 8pm-midnight. Free. New York Alliance’s Colin Walker playing a deep house set. Pre-club.