Arena 2 — The
Open for nigh on nine years now, The Tunnel is one of Glasgow’s most stunning venues, responsible for bringing some of the scene’s biggest names to town. Rennaisance is one of the true superclubs, renowned for breaking a certain young thing called John Digweed.
Rennie Pilgrem One of the leading figures in the nu skool breaks scene, exploding like a microwaved egg at the moment. Rennie is responSrble for producing some of the genre’s defining tunes as well as dorng the recent Rennaisance mix CD.
Paul Oakenfold The man behind, well, so much in dance musrc that he became the first DJ to be listed in The Guinness Book Of Records. However, hrs legendary Cream sets last year were of more interest to most. Soon he takes up a weekly residency at new London superclub Home which wrll no doubt get the masses buzzing.
Danny Rampling He was there in Ibiza when it all kicked off, and he started the first house mu5ic club when he opened Shoom at the end of ’87. Rampling, another new reSrdent at Home in London, presents on Radio 1 and is one of the most sought after house/garage DJs in the world.
Arena 3 — The End
Aside from all the hype that so many clubs encourage, The End is really one of the most inﬂuential in the country. Constantly supportive of underground movements in dance music, it maintains a strong line-up of resident nights from across the spectrum.
Derrick Carter One of the names behind the resurgence of Chicago house rn the early 905 (alongside the likes of Cajmere and DJ Sneak), Carter rocks any club he plays wrth his funked-up, jackin' muSic.
Funk D'Void Glasgow's own (although he recently relocated to Sunny Barcelona) is renowned for hrs rnSpirrng mrnrmal and slammrng techno/house sets.
Breakbeat Era/Rani Size and Dynamite MC Bristol's most famous drum & bass export, Ronr Size has not been rdle srnce Mercury Prize-Winning Reprazent stormed Britain in '97. Breakbeat Era — made up of Size, DJ Die and Lennie Laws — are set to release a new album and many will be eager to hear a sampler. His DJ sets wrth Dynamite MC are jawdroppers, too.
Tickets and Information
homelands takes place at the Royal Highland Centre, lngliston, near Edinburgh on Sat 4—Sun 5 Sep. A shuttle bus service will be operating from Edinburgh train stations to the site.
Tickets are priced at £36 (plus booking fee).
National credit card hotline (24 hours): 0541 500 044
HMV Direct: 0990 33 45 78 Tickets 24-7: 0131 333 2908
Information line: 0141 248 2486 (Mon-Fri 10am—55pm)
Homelands recorded information line: 09003 404903 (50p per minute) Website: www.ericsson.homelands.co.uk Please note that this is an over-eighteen only event.
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Arena 1, Sat 4 Sep
Chris Healings, one third of Hybrid. the new break beat and trance act currently making a big splash, is explaining how the band met. ‘Lee [Mullins] and I were playing at this club when Mike [Truman] walked in with a Pink Floyd house bootleg of “Another Brick In The Wall“ that he had been working on. We listened to it at the start of the night. played it at the end of the night and actually lifted the roof off the club. We all went back to his house, talked for about three days and. basically. Hybrid was born. That was six years ago.‘ he adds. immediately dispelling any ideas we might have held that the group were just another overnight sensation jumping on the back of all the Euro trance hype. On the contrary, Healings shares a healthy disdain for it.
‘I hate those tracks that you put on and it’s like reading a book.‘ he rants. in a soft. gentle Somerset accent that somehow makes you replace the word ‘hate' with ‘don‘t like much. but each to their own and peace and ﬂowers and farm animals‘.
‘I hate music by numbers.‘ Healings continues. ‘We want our music to live a bit longer than your average Disneyland trance record which seems to be around a lot at the moment. i do love good quality trance. but at the moment there‘s a lot of. er. Toyttmn trance as we call it. It’s just crap!’ But with their rolling break beats. etheral vocals from the likes of Julee Cruise and a ﬂair for the film score sound. Hybrid look sale from such labelling.
‘If there’s anything else you want to ask. ﬁre away because I’m alright for a minute or two.’ Healings offers. Um. any funny things you want to add‘.’ Hybrid makes music to plow ﬁelds to. Don’t ask me what that’s about. it‘sjust come to me. Mike. got anything funny for a Scottish magazine?’ Silence. ‘Er. no. Mike‘s got jetlag. so no. But if you manage to get a tractor for Homelands. come and say hello.‘
Hybrid's debut album Wide Angle is released on Mon 13 Sep.
Mr C Don’t underestimate the influence of Mr C. From his Rip Rip nights in London back in ’88 to The End becoming an essential club since opening in ’93, Mr C has been at the forefront of dance musrc. Period.
Arena 4 — Tenaglia
As benefits a DJ and producer of his stature, Danny Tenaglia has an Arena all of his own. Enjoy some of Scotland’s best DJ talents fitting in alongside his six-hour set.
Steve Lawler About to have to deal wrth a ridiculous amount of hype, all eyes are on Lawler following his storming sets at Cream over the past few months. He's ab0ut to take up a residency at Home in London alongside the likes of Paul Oakenfold and Justin Robertson.
Danny Tenaglia Beyond all this superstar DJ' nonsense, the importance of Tenaglia can be proved when you consrder that, while all the other DJs were booked to play an hour or two, he was begged to play a twelve-hour set at the English homelands (but he bartered them down to ten). As well as hosting his own tent, the Great One plays srx hOurs of real house music tonight. Essential lifetime experience.
From top left, clockwise: Sasha, Roni Size, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Tenaglia and Danny Rampling