Stevie Middleton along with Nick Peacock, D] Q, Silicone Soul, Neil McTaggart. Laurence Hughes and Shu Hirata is at The Perfect Summer Groove at the Queen Margaret Union, Sat 19 Jun.
I Lure at Bar San/a. Spm—nndniglit. Free. DJs Ziggy and Bob get liousey fora crowd heading off to Archaos and the Tunnel. Pre-club.
I Made at Bar l.autrec's (upstairs). 9pm-midnight. Free. DJ syndicate Levitating Children bust loose with sleek badass drum & bass and jungle. Pre-club. I Missing Links at g2. llpni-3ani. £4 (£3). Big beat bonanza from Neil McMillan (Hi Karate) and Michael Peck (Brass Monkeys). l2 .lun. The Freestylers crew back in town to take on the Missing Links gang head to head.
I Music, Magic And Missiles at The Queen Margaret Union. Spin—2am. Free. l2 Jun only. Special one-off night to promote the Faslane Peace Caravan touring exhibition with live bands. DJs and performers. Hear Stash. The Finger Creams. Valuta and The Twisted Melons live. plus l).ls l.ex The Magician and .lim The .luggler.
I No Visa Required at Havana. Spin—midnight. Neil McTaggart with lbiza style disco house.
I October Cafe at October Cale. 9pm—midnight. Free. Lisa Littlewood (Tunnel) with a funky house pre-club set. I The Perfect Summer Groove at The Queen Margaret Union. lllpm—4am. £l5 on the door. £ l2 in advance from usual outlets. l‘) .lun only. As part of the West End Festival. The Perfect Summer Groove brings together a wealth of local and international cutting-edge dance talent with disco. garage. house and techno in three areas. 4l-lero (see Phactfile) headline in the tnain room joined by Nick Peacock and Muchaill. Room 2 sees DJ Q. Silicone Soul. and Neil McTaggart while Stevie 'Sole' Middleton. Laurence Hughes and Shu Hirata go for it in the tlnrd room. See Hit list and West lind Festival coverage earlier in the magazine.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. l().3(lpm—3am. £5. The bar upstairs is
open until 3am. while downstairs l).l lna ‘
plays a camp this of housey faves and anthems and the Trophy Room with
Andy for 80s pop. punk and new wave. Gay. The Polo Lounge operates as a bar before all club nights with free entry before club starts.
I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. llpm-3.l5am. £5 (£4). Alan Ronald mixing the best house/club and disco 'anthems.
I Pussypower at Scaramouche (Elderslie Street). 9pm—midnight. ()ne of Glasgow‘s more inﬂuential underground techno outfits back again for this weekly pre-club.
I Reds at Reds. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. DJ Skud plays soulful garage and disco house.
I The Shed at The Shed. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4). Graeme Ferguson in the tnain with commercial dance favourites at this Southside club from the team behind the Garage. .
I Salsa Sabrosa at McChuils Way ()ut West. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. DJs Keith and Alexis with salsa. from classic Colombian to modern Cuban. merengue. samba and just generally jazzy earthy stuff.
I Santiago at The Arena. l().3()pm—3am. £5. 12 Jun and fortnightly. The Groovismo brothers Don Marcelo and Che Manuel follow up the success of their Wednesday night with this new salsa love affair with the finest imported Latino grooves.
I Straight Ahead at Alaska.
I lpm—3ain. £8 (£6). l9 Jun and monthly. Kev and Mark from Glasgow's finest Northern Soul and funk collective Goodfoot with their superior sounds over two floors.
I Sub Culture at The Sub Club. l().3()pm—5am. £l(). Without a doubt. Saturday at the Sub Club is still the best place in the country to hear such sublime deep underground house. Hosts Harri and Domenic know how to work the loyal crowd masterfully making the club one of Glasgow's greatest assets. l9 Jun Ralph Lawson from Back 2 Basics and 20:20 Vision. a label that Domenic also records for. guests at the club.
I Tangent at Bargo. Spin—midnight. Free. l2 Jun only. The Sub Club's double deep house and funk merchants with their monthl pre-club gig.
I Tras at Trash. l lpm-3am. (£7) £5. Dressy. slightly older (but still going for it) crowd with house and garage in the main room from DJ brother team Mathew and Peter. and soul. swing and R&B in the second room from Paul N'Jie.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. “pm—3.30am. £7 (£5). A massive. dressy night of European and UK house at one of the country's best looking venues. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery take on the main room while Kevin McFarlane and Stephen Lee offer up a different vibe with a wide mix of garage. soul. funk and dance classics in the second room. Smart dress-code and they expect you to make a lot of effort. I Velvet Rooms | lpm—3pm. £8 (£4 before midnight). DJ Scud in the main room with house. garage and club classics. John Lyons in the front room playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I Yang at Yang. l lpm—3am (bar'open from 6pm). £5 (free before I lpm). Nic Nouveau and Occasional Lynne with sublime house in room one. room two sees Muchaill and Shu Hirata playing non-house dance music joined by Jengaheads on the second Sat of the month. In the back room there‘s Nucleus. with Jim and Brian working this classic sweatbox in a deep electronica style joined on the last Sat of each month by Soma recording artist Funk D'Void.
I All Drinks £1 at Reds. l lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. DJ Ronaldo plays Sunday night party tunes — it's all in the name. really. I Bennet's at Bennet‘s. l |.3()pm—3am. £3 (£2). Up-tempo high energy with John Frazer. Gay.
I Big Love at Club Budda. | lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Michael Kilkie (Tunnel/Uber Disko) joined by Geoff Montford and Chris Harris with a selection of vocal garage and house with a classic old skool finish.
I Blue Basement at Blue Basement (Bacchus Basement). ()pm— I am. Free. New night from Nice Promotions providing a platform for the creative collective of DJs and funky musicians on an altogether juicy kind of vibe. Very freestyle and a perfect chill session. Also on Thursdays.
I Bonafide Love at The Cross Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Reggae. ragga and roots from DJ Dirtsman. Pre-club.
I Budda at Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. New York Alliance's Colin Walker playing a deep mix to bring your weekend to a close. Pre-club.
I Cleopatra's at Cleopatra's. l().3()pm—2.3()am. £3 (£2). Pop. 70s and 80s iarty tunes.
I C ub Tropicana at The Garage (upstairs). llpm-3am. £3 (£2). Two DJs called Brian playing indie. Britpop and maybe some retro stuff too.
I Cooler at The Cooler. 8pm—midnight. Free. Loungin' Sunday sesh with laid- back DJs. cartoons and cheap cocktails. Pre-club.
I Divine Intervention at Brel.
8.3()—l lpm. Hush Puppy (Glasgow School ()fArt) goes solo with a soulful Sabbath selection. Pre-club.
I Dribbler 8r Burd Called Ger at Yang (room one). 9pm—lam. Free. Dribbler and Burd Called Ger playing funky super bass hip hop and house. Occasional one- offs with housey guests in room 3.
I Ego Trip at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £5. Jim Da Best with his usual cheesy mix of pop and club classics.
I Firebird at Firebird. 8—! lpm. Free. Harri and Oscar with a freestyle mix of Sunday recovery tunes and some fine. fine food from the Firebird kitchens. Pre- club.
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4 Hero - legends of their time, and their time might be coming ‘round again. Rory Weller gets the ‘ lowdown.
Name 4 Hero, but they go in for a nice line of ’secret names'.
Real names Dego McFarlane and Marc Clair.
Place of residence North London.
How and when started? The two of them met in '88 as DJs on Strong island pirate radio, playing acid, techno, rare groove and hip hop, which directly led to the duo recording together.
What was their first release? They set up their own label Reinforced (which they still run) and put out a string of darkcore techno tracks before putting out the deeply dark, ’Mr Kirk's Nightmare' which is cited as being a seminal bridge between hardcore and the emerging jungle sound.
Who else was on Reinforced? They happened to nurture the talents of one particular Whippersnapper: Goldie. What were you on about up there about secret names? As well as being 4 Hero, the duo have also called themselves: Jacobs Optical Stairway, Tom & Jerry, Nu Era, Cold Mission and (separately) Tek 9 (Belgian SSR) and Manix.
Why all the disguises? ‘It used to be that you couldn't do loads of different things under one name,’ Dego explains 'because you’d get a very narrow minded response. It‘s getting better now though, i think people are getting bored of hearing one thing.’
What are we hearing from them now? On Giles Peterson‘s Talkin‘ Loud label they're at the forefront of the nu jazz scene, dipping right back and pushing sound forward. They’ve made the dancefloor detonators, got the rewinds, but now they're making music to last. Have they any local connection? They're quite keen on Glasgow's Funk D’Void (Soma). On the CD ROM that accompanied their '98 album Two Pages they say this about Funk D'Void's 'lack Me Off’: 'The man's made it with heart. Larz shows a real love for techno that‘s demonstrated through this piece’. Nice. ﬂ 4 Hero 0/ at The Perfect Summer Groove at Queen Margaret Union on Sat 19 Jun.
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