I Bennet’s at Bennet’s 11.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Exuberant gay night with cheesy handbag from Shaun upstairs and more upfront dance sounds downstairs.
I Blowﬂy Disco at The Glasgow School of Art. 10pm-2.30am. £4.50 (£3.50). 17 Dec. Fortnightly. The Bughouse chaps unleash sleazy house and funk on the Vic Bar. Includes access to Turbulence upstairs.
I Buddasole at Club Budda. 11.30pm-3am. £5. Sole Music head honcho Stevie Middleton with seriously high calibre deep house. For music lovers.
I Bump 'n' Hustle at Babaza. 6pm-3am (DJs from 11 pm). Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Paul Traynor and Jamie Strang of Archaos fame with funked up R&B selections.
I The Cathouse at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3); £1 before 11pm. Weekly. Rock, grunge, indie and a dash of break beat across three floors.
I The GBX at The Temple. llpm-3.30am. £6 (£4). Weekly. George Bowie of Beat 106 and Trevor Reilly spinning trance and hard house with a funk ed e to a packed out club.
I G oba at Universe (Coatbridge). 11pm-2.45am. £5. Weekly. Tunnel types Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee spinning garage, vocal house and anthems.
I Gold 'n' Delicious at Archaos. 11pm—3am. £7. Weekly. Packed to the rafters night with David Gilmore and Ryan Kerr banging out the house in the main room, Paul Traynor and Jamie Strang with R&B in the bar and Mathew Morton spinning R&B, funk and garage in the swanky Sky Bar. This being Archaos, there are also stilt walkers, acrobats and the like getting in everybod ’5 way.
I Good at at The Bedsit. 10pm-2am. £5. 3 Dec. Fortnightly. Peerless Northern action from Scott Brown and the lads, featuring stomping classics, rareties and the occasional funk flavoured cut.
I Mumbo Jumbo at Trash. 11pm—3am. £tbc. New night featuring R&B cuts and dance anthems.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix of house and indie classics downstairs, while Andy rocks the Trophy Room with 805 and 905 hits at this gay venue.
I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. 11pm—3.15am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Paul N’Jie spins an upfront house set, with a healthy dose of soul and R&B to keep things funky.
I Pressure at The Arches. Monthly. Next date 24 Dec.
I Privilege at Havana. 10pm-3am. £3. Weekly. Andy Guest playing across the house spectrum.
I Reds at Reds. 11pm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Club classics and house sounds from Alan Ronald.
I Relief at The Arches. 11pm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Silicone Soul of Soma fame do their technical disco house thing. They are joined on 3 Dec by Gene Farris, while 10 Dec features Kenny Hawkes and Luke Solomon. See Phactfile.
I Tangent at The Sub Club. Monthly. Next date 24 Dec.
I Trash at Trash. 11pm-3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Grahame Ferguson and Stevie Smith play a blend of R&B, cheesy house classics and funk.
I Turbulence at The Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—3am. £4.50 (£3.50). 17 Dec. Fortnightly. Tania Swift and Stevie are still the only people in Glasgow running a regular drum & bass night, and a ﬁne job they do too.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm-3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Dema & Nice rock the bar with turntablist hip hop while Kushi provides house beats in the back room.
I Yum Yum at The 13th Note Club (basement). 9pm-3am. £4. Latin grooves, jazz, hip hop and the like. Includes access to Big Daddy downstairs.
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I Glamorama at The Apartment. 11pm-3am. £8. Weekly. Good time club selections from Jim Da Best.
I Carwash at g2. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. New night of disco, funk and soul classics, courtesy of The Garage’s
I C eesy Pop at Qudos (QMU). 10pm—2am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Students and up to four guests. Seven years on and rampant hordes of vodka-fuelled urchins still flock to hear DJ Toast’s edam selection. A riotous evening, with the emphasis on pure unashamed fun.
I Crash at The Shed. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Dave Ross rocking the Southside with student-friendly kitsch and chart faves.
I Envy at Destiny. 10pm-3am. £5 before 11pm; £6 after. Weekly. Throbbing house action at the city centre megavenue.
I Love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely busy night of party tunes for students and youngsters.
I Shag at Fury Murry’s. 11pm-3.15am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James G.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 (£7 after 11pm). Weekly. A party-up set taking in dancefloor faves from the 605 to th present day. '
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Middleton of Solemusic with deep house and garage. I Cross Wired at The Cross Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. House and techno with a seriously funky feel.
I Cul De Sac at The Cu] De Sac. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Jim Hutchison from Soma with funked-up techno and deep house.
I Edward's at Edward’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Quality house and garage from Keith Pyper.
I Firehorse Foundations at Bacchus. 9pm—lam. £3 (Tickets in advance from Bacchus, Fopp and Virgin.) 11 Dec only. Firehorse return with a brace of deep house DJs, including Vestax DJ competition ﬁnalist Marco Smith and Silicone Soul celebrating the completion of their forthcoming album A Soul Thing by performing a live ‘experimental’ set with live percussion.
I Kenny H at Russell’s Cafe Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky house, with a smattering of soul.
I Sam Wallace at Eat Drink Man Woman. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Across the board house sounds to get you ready for a ni ht out.
I Walker 8: Hug es at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The deepest of house from Colin & Lawrence - one of the best ways to gear up for the night out proper.
I Silicone Soul at The Spy Bar. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Soma acolytes Silicone Soul with their deep house sounds.
I Alaska at Alaska. 11pm—3am. £8. Weekly (not 4 Dec). At the time of going to press listings for Alaska were un- available, but you can expect quality local talent. Call 0141 248 1777 for details.
I Arakatacal at The Asylum. 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3.50). 11 Dec. Monthly. New night of high energy Latin, salsa and African dance from DJs Jaffar and Zuppa lnglese.
I Archaos at Archaos. 11pm—4am. £8. Weekly. Kris Keegan and AJ rock the main room with house and garage, Ian Thompson whacks out the disco in Betty’s, while members in the Sky Bar are treated to Paul Traynor’s smooth R&B mix.
I Ascendance at The Temple. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 11 Dec. Fortnightly. Johnny Rockit and Billy Macatee with tribal house and hard edged trance, plus
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I Atomic at The Temple. llpm-3am. £7 (£5). 20 Nov. Fortnightly. The club known as Atomic Baby in Edinburgh switches coasts, featuring crisp and shiny hard house from the ever-reliable Michael Kilkie and Zammo.
I Bennet's at Bennet’s. 11.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Shaun with a commercial dance set and Annie with a blend of 705 and 805 hits. Gay.
I The Cathouse at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50/£2.50 before 11.30pm). Weekly. Indie, rock, grunge and beats across three floors.
I Club 69 at Rocksy’s Basement. 10pm-2.30am (midnight curfew). £5 (members only). Weekly. The team behind the Rub-A-Dub record shop with the deepest underground sounds. Oddly, the club takes place in the basement of an Indian restaurant, but don’t let that put you off - Club 69 is among the best Scotland has to offer. For membership details, call Rub-A-Dub on 0141 400 6967.
I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. £4 (£3). 10.30—2am. 4 Dec. Fortnightly. Academia de Salsa provide free dance tuition for the first hour, after which DJ Duncanario takes over with a frantic Latin mix matched by equally frantic dance action.
I Colours of Lush at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. £10 (£8). 11 Dec. Monthly. Colin Hamilton and John Cecchini from Lush in Belfast join residents Boney and John Mancini for the usual up front house action.
I Divine at The Glasgow School of Art (Vic Bar). 10pm—late. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy with a high octane, future-retro blend of Northern favourites, moogy noodling, break beat funk and sleazy soundtracks. Or, as Divine has it, ‘old records that sound new and new records that sound old.’ Nine years on and still more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
I Freelance Science at Alaska. 11pm—3am. £10. 4 Dec. Monthly. Slam’s Stuart and Orde supplementing lengthy DJ sets with live electronics and works in progress from their forthcoming album. Be sure to arrive early, it gets packed to the rafters within minutes.
I Free Form at The 13th Note Club (both floors). 9pm-3am. Free before 10.30pm; £3 after. Weekly. Latin ﬂavours from Steven and Paul.
I Fruitfly at The Arches. Monthly. Next date 18 Dec.
I Groovejet at Trash. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Brothers Matt and Pete knock out quality house and garage in the main room, while Paul N’Jie does his R&B thing in room two.
I Home Cookin' at Babaza. 6pm-3am (DJs from 11pm). Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Jamie Strang with a top notch blend of rare groove, funk and hip hop.
I Jockey Slut and Slam Present Bugged Out! at Qudos (QMU). 10pm-3.30am. £8. 11 Dec. Monthly. Now established as one of the best nights Glasgow has to offer, Bugged Out! returns with a live set from Soma artists Mass and sets from the peerless Carl Craig, Tom Middleton, James Holroyd and Sub Culture ’5 Dominic.
I Knucklehead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). lOpm-Iate. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Jilkes and Hatch hammer out cool, deadly funked up techno and hard as nails house to a seriously appreciative crowd, who cheer each and every chopped up mix. Arguably the best Glasgow has to offer on a Staurday night.
I MAS at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £8. Weekly. House and disco with a funky undercurrent.
I Polo Lounge at The P010 Lounge. 10.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the Trophy Room with hits from the 605 to the 805 while Tom provides an upfront dance selection in the main room. Gay.
Pirate TV An essential night for music fans — Coldcut and all their multimedia jiggery-pokery. The Arches, Thu 2 Dec.
Bugged Out! Once again the mighty tag team of Slam and the Jockey Slut crew have come up with the goods. This time around, the residents are Stuart & Orde and James Holroyd, and live performance comes courtesy of up-and-coming Soma types Mass. It is the guest DJs that should really get the crowd going, however: Domenic of Subculture fame is joined by Tom Middleton and bona fide living legend Carl Craig. Qudos (QMU), Sat 71 Dec.
Cocoyan An increasing number of nights are looking to world music for inspiration, and this brand new club should prove to be one of the best. Expect Jamaican dancehall, soca- Latino fusion action mixed up with good old R&B from Puppa Shango (Joints & Jams) and DJ Yaw. The Apartment, Sun 5 Dec.
The Buff Club A bit of a change for Mark Robb’s easy on the ear retro stylistics, which starts a residency at the gorgeous Groucho’s this week. Be sure to keep hold of the raffle ticket handed out at the door and don't forget your toothbrush, as they used to say, since the top prize is a night at the hotel upstairs. Groucho St Judes, Sun 5 Dec.
Relief The ever-reliable Relief goes all out this month with the mighty Gene Farris joining the Silicone Soul (above) guys. Also one to remember is Luke Solomon, travelling up from Space in London with Kenny Hawkes completing the bill. The Arches, Fri 3 and Fri 10 Dec respectively.
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