after midnight; £4 before. Weekly. Club classics at this after-office hang-out with residents David Campbell and Nobble Whitelaw.

I Budda at Budda. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Solemusic's Stevie for garage and deep house. Pre-club.

I Business As Usual at The Apartment. l lpm—3am. £8. Weekly. Funky house and disco. Check out the new era at the Apartment with more relaxed door policy. credible music spread and generally less stiffness. Trainers are now encouraged which shows just how much they've loosened up their attitude.

I The Cathouse I0.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50) £2.50 before |I.30pm. Weekly. Three floors of rock. grunge. contemporary indie and indie dance. in one of the best rock venues in the country.

I Classic FM at Fury M urry’s.

I Ipm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Club classics and party tunes in the main room with DJs .lim Downie and Sean Webster plus a more indie slant upstairs.

I Club 69 at Rocksy‘s Basement. lOpm—2.30am. £5. Weekly. Martin. Wilba and Barrie of dance record shop Rub-A-Dub playing the best and deepest from the underground. Even though it's in the function room of an Indian restaurant. it consistently finds its way into the best clubs in the country polls. I7 Jul the guys welcome Suburban Knight from Underground Resistance.

I Colours at The Arches. l0.30pm—4am. £ l0. l0 .luly and monthly. They may be about to set tip shop out in Ibiza. but the Colours crew still spare a thought for us poor saps left here. Joining the hard house residents .Ion Mancini and Iain 'Boney' Clark tonight is Colours playmate of many a wild party Graeme Park who‘ll also be joining them out in the sun this summer.

I Cross Wired at The Cross- bar. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Funked-up house and techno from those Knights on the round tables. Pre-club.

I Cul De Sac at Cul De Sac Bar. Orrin-midnight. Free. Weekly. Jim Hutchison with hard house and techno. Pre-club.

I Divine at Glasgow School ()fArt (downstairs). l0pm-Iate. £3.50 (£2.50 GSA students). Weekly. 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. Weekly. DJs Marco and Norse Ned from Nimbus/Polar Polar Productions playing for beer and pizza. Pre-club.

I Free Form at The l3th Note Club (both floors). 9pm—3am. £3 (free before I0.30pm). Weekly. Steven and Paul Watt with two floors of soul. Latin. jazz. funk

and contemporary beats.

I Fruitfly at The Arches. I lpm—4am. £ l0 (£8). l7 Jul and monthly. Mixed mayhem and super tough hard house beats from the crew behind Edinburgh's legendary Taste. Residents Fisher and Price in the main room. plus Martin Valentine and Stuart Barrie in the back room.

I The Garage at The Garage. IOprn—3am. £6 (£4); £1 off before I lprn. Weekly. Big. brash and unashamedly happy to put the good time party groove into your Sat night with a wide spread of commercial anthems in the main room and indie inspiration upstairs.

I Graduate Club at g2. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. New night aimed at the kind of people who used to enjoy a night out at The Cotton Club in '89 or Fury’s 93. figure they‘re a tad too old for the Garage. but don‘t fancy staying in with the Horlicks and slippers. DJ Steve Davis mixing up all the classics.

I Home Cookin' at Babaza. 6pm—3arn (DJs from Ilptn). £5 (free before llpm). Weekly. Pumping mix from Jamie Strang; funk. rare groove and hip hop and generall music of black origin.

I Knuciilehead Presents My Machines at Glasgow School Of Art (upstairs). lOpm-late. £4 (£2.50 GSA students). Weekly. A night of the pure and true underground funk technology from Jilkes and Hatch. their musical creativity ripping the roof off the art school for four years now.

I Lautrec's at Bar Lautrec‘s. 9pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. Funky house in the back room of this west end bar.

I Lime at The Lime. l0.30pm-3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. DJ Cameron Craig with progressive house and garage.

I Living Room at The Living Room. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. New York Alliance’s Colin Walker playing a deep house set. Pre-club.

I Lure at Bar Sauza. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJs Ziggy and Bob get housey for a crowd heading off to Archaos and the Tunnel. Pre-club.

I Made at Bar Lautrec‘s (upstairs). 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ syndicate Levitating Children bust loose with sleek badass drum & bass and jungle. Pre-club.

I No Visa Required at Havana. 8prn-midnight. Free. Weekly. Neil McTaggart with Ibiza style disco house. I October Cafe at October Cafe. 9pin—tnidnight. Free. Weekly. Lisa Littlewood (Tunnel) with a funky house pre-club set.

I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. l0.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. The bar upstairs is open until 3am. while downstairs DJ Ina plays a camp mix of housey faves and anthems and the Trophy Room with Andy for 80s pop. punk and new wave. Gay. The Polo

Smiles better: Yogi Haughton jouneys to Glasgow to play Duty Free at Yang. Thu 15 Jul.

Lounge operates as a bar before all club nights with free entry before club starts. I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. llpm—3. 15am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Alan Ronald mixing the best house/club and disco anthems.

I Pussypower at Scaramouche (Elderslie Street). 9pm—midnight. Free. . Weekly. One of Glasgow’s more influential underground techno outfits back again for this weekly pre-club.

I Reds at Reds. l lpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. DJ Skud plays soulful garage and disco house.

I The Shed at The Shed. IOpm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Graeme Ferguson in the main with commercial dance favourites at this Southside club from the team behind the Garage.

I Salsa Sabrosa at McChuils Way Out West. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJs Keith and Alexis with Salsa. from classic Colombian to modern Cuban. merengue. samba and just generallyjazzy earthy stuff.

I Santiago at The Arena. lO.30pm—-3am. £5. IO Jul and fortnightly. The Groovismo brothers Don Marcelo and Che Manuel follow up the success of their Wed night with this new salsa love affair with the finest imported deep Latino rooves.

I Stra ght Ahead at Alaska.

I lpin—3am. £8 (£6). l7 Jul and monthly. Mark Linton (Soulphuric) and Colin Gate (Beat Museum) with super tine. choice cuts of soul. funk and jazz over the two rooms of this well roovy club.

I Strawberry Fie ds at Strawberry Fields. 9pm-3am. £6 (£7 after I Iptn). Weekly. Classic party sounds from the 60s through to the 80s. Sinatra to Bryan Adams. Beatles to Abba. Madness to the Bay City Rollers. - I Sub Culture at The Sub Club. l0.30pm—5am. £ IO. Weekly. Without a doubt. Sat 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. Weekly. l7 Jul Harri is off some place so Domenic will bejoined by a guest. as yet unconfirmed.

I Temple at The Temple. l lpm-Bam. £7 (£5). Weekly. Residents Steve Lee (The Gallery-London) Zammo (Ice Factory) Michael Kilkie and Billy Macatee with hard house and new trance.

I Trash at Trash. l Ipm—3am. (£7) £5. Weekly. 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.

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Known for his part in the huge techno outfit Underworld, Darren Emerson is also a DJ and producer in his own right and is old friends with the Slam boys. Rory Weller gets the lowdown.


Name Darren Emerson.

Occupation One third of Underworld and Lemon Interrupt, DJ and producer. Place of birth Essex.

Age 28.

How long has been doing this? He’s been a fan of electro since he was 14 when he bought his first set of decks. He DJ'd at clubs in Southend before graduating to Limelight and The Milky Bar.

So how did he hook up with the Underworld boys? The band had been through a few changes since Hyde and Smith met at art school in the late 805. Weird experimentalism to rock and funk. To move the sound on Rick Smith decided to get a young buck in to vibe the sound up. His brother-in-law knew Emerson who joined the band and three albums later (including the most recent. Beaucoup Fish), it’s all going swimmingly.

Was it always going to be music for Emerson No, he was working as a city futures analyst before taking the risk of joining the band. Possibly the right decision.

He's OJing at the Slam - promoted night Relief. They've got a bit of history, haven't they? Too right, Emerson was one of the first guest Dis at Slam's orginal nights, and as well as mirroring their careers (up to a point). he has also tended to have the same haircut at about the same time.

So they're like bezzy chums then? He says of the Slam crew, 'They‘re really good mates of mine, I’ll go up there quite a lot even when I'm not working and just hang out.’ He and Slam's Stuart McMillan even went on holiday to Antigua a couple of years ago. Bet the holiday snaps are something to behold. What does he say about the Scottish punters? 'The Celts always seem to know how to enjoy themselves,‘ he says. 'When I come up I always know it's going to be a hard party.’

I Darren Emerson 015 at Relief at The Arches, Fri 16 Jul.

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