“Glasgow’s most beloved ofdeep'house, DJ 0 is in the l;studio working on his new album ,jdue'but atthe end of theyea'r and "has/popular residencies at Relief Rory Weller reminds us dis the magic letter.
Name Paul Flynn aka DJ Q, aka 0. Occupation DJ and producer. Age 24.
.Place of residence Glasgow.
What would we know him for? His album Face The Music (Filter) was released at the end of ‘97 which included the single ’We Are One' which
was remixed'by Carl Craig. Recently he's.
been Diing at the Relief night at the Arches, and Blood-at his spiritual home, of the Sub Club, however, studio commitments have seen him DJing less. How did he start? He grew up in Cranhill in the east end of Glasgow, went to house parties and bought his first set of decks from the money he made delivering newspapers. He taught himself to mix, picking up on the hip house scene coming out of Chicago. What happened next? in ’92 the seventeen year old heard Derrick May play, which changed his life. He saved up to buy the kind of tracks May was playing such as Larry Heard and Lil Louis, and got a slot on local pirate station the NHS (the National House Service). He honed his skills at Terry and Jason's Pussypower night at the now defunct lndustria where he met and was awestruck by Carl Craig (playing his first UK set, incidentally).
Did production beckon? inspired, he got heavily into (bedroom) studio work and put out his debut release East End Tracks on Gemini which, with its fresh combination of disco loops and Detroit minimalism, did exceptionally well and made DJ Pierre's end of year chart. The album for Filter came next as well as a slew of production and remix work.
So what's happening now? He's concluded his contractual obligations with Go! Beat, putting out The Red Ant EP which is getting highly charted all over the place. He's also just remixed Ken ishii, Scott Grooves and lsolee. A Q track 'Disco Partae' appears on the Glasgow Underground Volume 2 compilation.
When is the album due? Flynn says he's looking towards getting it finished f0r about September/October with a release date on Filter scheduled for November/December.
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72 I’ll! usr 22 Jul—S Aug 1999
CLUB LISTINGS continued
I Paul Cawley at Air Organic. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Psy-phi's Paul Cawley. label boss of Fenetik Records. here every week for a beta testing hip h0p. drum & bass and break beat set. Pre-club.
I Polo Lounge at The P010 Lounge.
l lpm-3am. £5. Weekly. 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.|5am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Paul N‘Jie playing fresh and upfront house funked up with a helping of R&B and soul classics.
I Pressure at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. £l3. 30 Jul and monthly. Slam's record label Soma celebrate their 8th birthday with a night of artists who record for the label including Adam Beyer whojust remixed Pressure Funk. The Space DJz whose On Patrol album we reviewed favourably recently. a live set from Chaser aka Lars Sandberg and Nigel Hayes. Maas live. Percy X. Domenic Cappello and the men behind it all. Stuart and Orde. See Hitlist
I Psy Phi at The Sub Club. | lpm—3am. £7 (£5). 23 Jul and monthly. Paul Cawley (Fenetik) and Alex Horton continue their monthly expectation bustin‘ hip hop night. with Mo Wax‘s Psychonauts guesting on four decks.
I Radar at The Cross Bar. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Progressive dub and techno with an eclectic mix of ‘beats. biceps and squeaks‘. Pre-club.
I Reds at Reds. l lpm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. DJ Alan Ronald with commercial house. dance anthems and club classics.
I Relief at The Arches. l lpm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Night run by the crew behind the legendary Slam night. which relief replaced. Relief offers the finest electro disco furtk tech house from Laurence Hughes and Silicone Soul (Soma). Replaced by Pressure 30 Aug. I Rum And Drum at Havana. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. 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. llpm—3. l 5am. £5 (£3). Weekly. 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. Weekly. Regular Fri evening do. with the best in all sorts of ﬁelds from Americana punk to dub. drum & bass and original indie.
I Stateside Sounds at The State Bar (Holland Street). 4—7pm. Free. Weekly. DJ Paul Shields playing alternative country. rock and blues along the lines of Led Zeppelin. Crosby Stills & Nash. Wilco etc.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm-3am. £6 (£7 after I lptn). Weekly. Classic party sounds front 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. | lpm—3am. £7 (£5). 30 Jul and fortnightly. Weekly. A-Man and Panic‘s regular night of consistent musical excellence mixing up deep funky house. beats. bass and melodic techno.
I Test at The Sub Club. ilpm—3am. £7. 6 Aug and monthly. Techno terrorist Shandy is off round the world fora bit. so he's gettittg to play the bulk of the night. Tobias Schmidt joins him for a live set.
I Trash at Trash. | lpm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Busy. easy-going night with funky house in the tnain 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). Weekly. Glasgow‘sonly 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.
I Yang at Yang. llpm—3am (bar open from 6pm). £5 (free before i lpm). Weekly. Premier hip hop and scratch mixing from residents Dema & Nice (Freek Menoovers) and Bunty in the newly renovated room two plus Stevie Donaldson and Domenic Gallacher (Fused) slamming underground house in room three.
I Archaos at Archaos: l lpm—4am. £8. Weekly. Kris Keegan and A.J. 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 Asendance at The Temple. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Residents rotate between Steve Lee (The Gallery-London) Zammo (Ice Factory) Michael Kilkie and Billy Macatee with hard house and new trance.
I Bennet‘s l |.30pm-3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. DJ Sara with a good dancey mix downstairs that's a bit heavier than her Weds. plus DJ Grant Duff on the upper floor playing more ltandbaggy house. Gay.
I Born at The Born. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Stephen Foy and Mark Donally with funky house and garage at this dressy venue.
I Bonkers at Bonkers. I lpm-3ant. £5 after midnight; £4 before. Weekly. Club classics at this after-office hang-out with residents David Campbell attd Nobble Whitelaw.
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8ptn—midnight. Free. Weekly. Solemusic‘s Stevie for garage and deep house. Pre-club.
I Business As Usual at The Apartment. | lpm—3am. £8. Weekly. Funky house and disco. Check out the new era at the Apartment with a more relaxed door policy. credible music spread and generally less stiffness all round. Trainers are now encouraged which shows just how much they've loosened up their attitude.
I The Cathouse l0.3()pttt—3am. £4 (£3.50) £2.50 before ll.3()pm. Weekly. Three floors of rock. grunge. contemporary indie and indie dance. in one of the best rock venues iii the country.
I Classic PM at Fury Murry's. llpm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Club classics and party tunes in the main room with DJs Jim Downie and Sean Webster plus a ntore indie slant upstairs.
I Club 69 at Rocksy‘s Basement. l0pm—2.30am. £5. Weekly. Martin. Wilba and Barrie of dance record shop Rub-A-Dub playing the best and deepest frotn 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. 3|
'Jul Chez Damier plays his penultimate
DJ date ever. See Hitlist.
I Cross Wired at The Cross bar. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Funked-up house attd techno from those Knights on the round tables. Pre-club.
I Cul De Sac at Cul De Sac Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Jim Hutchison with hard house and techno. Pro-club.
I Divine at Glasgow School ()fAri (downstairs). lOpm—Iate. £3.50 (£2.50 GSA students). Weekly. Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy with real deal Northern soul. Hammond grooves. bubblegum pop. walt-wah funk. Moog power and chemical breakbeats.
I Firebird at Fil'cbil‘d. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJs Marco and Norse Ned from Nimbus/Polar Polar Productions playing for beer and pizza. Pro-club.
I Free Form at The l3th Note Club (both floors). 9pm-3am. £3 (free before l0.30pm). Weekly. Steven and Paul Watt
with two floors of soul. Latin. jazz. funk and contemporary beats.
I Fresh at The Ferry at The Renfrew Ferry. 9.30pm-2am. £8 (£5). 3| Jul and monthly. Murray Richardson (Rebel Waltz — Edinburgh) and Soma‘s Silicone Soul joining Fresh resident Martin Lennox plus percussion by Marc (Maxi 5). Colin Dale who was billed to appear will now play 28 Aug.
I The Garage at The Garage. l0pm—3am. £6 (£4); £l off before llptn. 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-3am (DJs from llptn). £5 (free before llptn). Weekly. Pumping mix from Jamie Strung; funk. rare groove and hip hop and generally music of black origin.
I Inside Out at The Arches. l0.30pm—4am. £l5. 3| Jul and monthly. Slantming hard house from the best in the business with guests Tall Paul. Lisa Loud and Steve Lee joining residents Zammo. Simon Foy and Michael Kilkie.
I Knucklehead Presents My Machines at Glasgow School OfArt (upstairs). l0pm—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 Lime at The Lime. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. DJ Cameron Craig with progressive house and garage.
I leing 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 Mish Mash at The Riverside. Midnight—late. £8. 3| Jul and monthly. Launch party for Oscar’s Majorca festival featuring the usual Mish Mash crew of Oscar Fullone. Paul Booth. Kev Dillott and MC Nordin providing the hip hop. reggae. Latin. house and jazzy drum & bass pltts live shows from the full Mish Mash band and newcomers Z. See Hitlist and panel.
I No Visa Required at Havana. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Neil McTaggart with Ibiza style disco house. I October Cafe at October Cafe. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Lisa Littlewood (Tunnel) with a funky house pro-club set.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. l0.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. The bar upstairs is open until 3am. while downstairs DJ lna plays a camp mix of housey faves arid anthems and the Trophy Room with Andy for 80s pop. punk and new wave. Gay. The Polo Loungeoperates as a bar before all club nights with free entry before club starts. I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. llpm—3. l5am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Alan Ronald mixing the best house/club and disco anthems.
I Pure at The Arches. l0.3()pm—4am. £l0. 24 Jul only. After blowing the Edinburgh Pure away on the weekend before T in the Park. the outstanding Dave Clarke (Red series) returns for Pure Glasgow. The Memory Foundation (Vienna) play live and Johnny Dangerous aka The Foremost Poets plays a DJ set and possibly a bit over the mic. Your techno hosts as ever are Twitch. Brainstorm and Dribbler. See Hitlist.
I Pussypower at Scaramouche (Elderslie Street). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. One ofGIasgow's more influential underground techno outfits back again for this weekly pre-club.