head honcho Stevie Middleton with seriously high calibre deep house. For music lovers.
I Bump 'n' Hustle at Babaza. 6pm-3am (DJs from 11pm). Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Paul Traynor and Jamie Strang ofArchaos fame with fine and funky R&B cuts.
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 Friday Frolics at Archaos. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Dress smart and prepare to party with Steven Foy and CJ spinning dance classics and house from the commercial end of the spectrum. Even by Archaos’ usual frenetic standards, the crowd are seriously up for boozing, boogieing and copping off, making this one of the best ways to start a high- octane weekend of revellry.
I Frisky at Skybar (Archaos). 11.45pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Gary Young presents a smorgasboard of house, garage, funk and R&B in the swanky club within a club.
I The GBX at The Temple. 11pm—3.30am. £6 (£4). Weekly. George Bowie of Beat 106 fame and Trevor Reilly spinning trance and hard house with a funky edge to a packed-out club of up for it kids.
I Global at Universe (Coatbridge). llpm—2.45am. £5. Weekly. Tunnel types Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee spinning garage, vocal house and anthems.
I Goodfoot at The Bedsit. 10pm—2am. £5. 11 Jan. Fortnightly. Peerless Northern action from Scott Brown and the lads, featuring stomping classics, rareties and the occasional funk flavoured cut. Continue your obsession with wilfully obscure soul sounds, or find out exactly why old blokes from Stockport will re- mortgage their homes to purchase a seven inch single.
I Life at Life. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Friday nights at the classy new venue feature two of Glasgow’s ﬁnest in the shape of Nick Peacock with bigjazz and dancefloor soul and Muchail chopping together funky breaks and rare disco classics.
I Mumbo Jumbo at Trash. llpm-3am. £tbc. New night featuring R&B cuts and dance anthems.
I Ouch! at The Woodside Social Club. 10pm—late. £5 (£4). 21 Jan only. Another Ouch! Party, with the usual value for money line up. This time Engine and Cain play live and The Jengaheads merge live instrumentation with vinyl manipulation. As if that wasn’t enough, G Mac (Manga) brings the best of Edinburgh to the west coast. See Phactfile.
I Pink Cadillac at Betty’s (Archaos). llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Break out your feather boas, ludicrous flares, platform boots and Afro wigs and groove to classic disco and sexy funk, courtesy of DJ Shaft.
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 Polo Lounge at The P010 Lounge. 11pm—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 Privilege at Havana. 10pm-3am. £3. Weekly. Andy Guest playing across the house spectrum, from vocal to the more bangin’.
I Pressure at The Arches. Next date 28 Jan with Derrick May and Derrick Carter. I Reds at Reds. 11pm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Club classics and house sounds from Alan Ronald.
I Relief at The Arches. Next date 21 Jan.
I Soulsa at Diablos. 9pm-late. Free. Weekly. Situated in the tiny basement of the Brunswick Hotel, this new night promises ‘more bounce to the ounce’, which translates as disco funk grooves with a house feel.
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). 11 Jan. 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 — expect the best across the board drum & bass, from jazzier stuff right through to the hard and scary end of the spectrum.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Dema & Nice, core members of the super-skilled Freek Menoovers crew, rock the bar with tumtablist hip hop while Kushi provides deep house beats in the back room.
I Yum Yum at The 13th Note Club (basement). 9pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Latin grooves, jazz, hip hop and the like predominate, but pretty much anything goes. Includes access to Big Daddy downstairs.
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I Glamorama at The Apartment. 11pm-3am. £8. Weekly. Good time club selections from party king Jim Da Best. I Carwash at g2. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. New night of disco, funk and soul classics, courtesy of The Garage ’5 Jerr Lyons.
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 mucky minded, vodka- fuelled urchins still flock to hear DJ
Toast ’5 Edam selection. A riotous evening, with the emphasis on pure unashamed fun — it might not be cool, but a good time is guaranteed if you leave your inhibitions at the door and enjoy a bit of a tipple.
I Crash at The Shed. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Dave Ross rocking the Southside sister club to The Garage 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. Wear nice shoes.
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. llpm—3.15am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James G.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in dancefloor faves from the 605 to the present day.
GLASGOW SATURDAYS Pro-club
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 Cul 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. Slick house and garage from Keith Pyper.
I Kenny H at Russell’s Cafe Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky house, with a smattering of soul.
I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Enjoy some quality house from Kris Keegan, Ian Thompson and AJ. Plus you can capture those cheeky grins with the free camera hire offer.
I Sam Wallace at Eat Drink Man Woman. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Across the board house sounds to get you ready for a night out.
I Walker 8r Hughes at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The deepest of house from Colin and 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. llpm-3am. £8. Weekly. At the time of going to press listings for Alaska were unavailable, but you can expect quality local talent. Call 248 1777 for details.
I Archaos at Archaos. llpm—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 Skybar (Glasgow’s answer to the Met Bar, or so they claim in the press release) are treated to Paul Traynor’s smooth R&B
I Ascendance at The Temple. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 8 Jan. Fortnightly. Johnny Rockit and Billy Macatee with seriously thumping tribal house and hard- edged trance.
I Atomic at The Temple. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 8 Jan. Fortnightly. The club known as Atomic Baby in Edinburgh switches coasts, but maintains the cracking atmoshphere, 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 803 hits. Gay.
I The Cathouse at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50) before 11.30pm; £4 after. 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. Don’t be put off by the fact that the club runs out of a restaurant basement, Club 69 is one of the best places in Britain to hear deep low-down techno. Keep an eye out for the kind of guests who normally stick to the other side of the pond inventing dance music. For membership details, call Rub-A~Dub on 400 6967.
I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. £4 (£3). 10.30pm—2am. 15 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 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 Freelance Science at Alaska. No dates until 5 Feb.
I Fruitﬂy at The Arches. 11pm—4am. £10. 15 Jan. Monthly. Fisher & Price spin some seriously uplifting hard house to a mixed/gay crowd hell bent on partying like its 2099. Always a great night out, this.
I Groovejet at Trash. 11pm—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 Roont 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 music of black origin, including rare groove, funk and hip hop. I Inside Out at The Arches. Next date 29 Jan.
I Knucklehead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). 10pm-late. £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 Saturday night, definitely a cracker. I Life at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Andy Unger presents a selection of soul, funk and disco augmented with original samples and loops to guarantee a new take on familiar sounds.
I MAS at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £8. Weekly. House and disco with a funky undercurrent.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. 10.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the Trophy Room with hits from the 603 to the 805 while Tom provides an upfront dance selection in the main room. Gay.
I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. 11pm—3.15am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Hands in
The best Glasgow clubs this fortnight
Ouch! Another massive line up from the Ouch! party promoters, who have a mission to bring the best live music and DJ talent together under one roof. This time the lengaheads debut a live instrumentation vs vinyl manipulation performance, Engine, featuring Liza and Nordin on vocals, play live, and 6 Mac (above) brings his junglism over from the capital. The Glasgow School of Art, Fri 21 Jan.
Special Favours DJ Ming-go, she of cheesy listening fame, is jomed by LJT Bosom, she of the best nom de tune in the world ever, at this new addition to the Art School Thursday night, counterpoint to the thump of Hi Karate upstairs. The Glasgow School of Art, week/y Thu.
Optimo (Espacio) The deranged melange of Blondie, Ten Benson, wiggy electro, bangin’ techno and dedicated hedonism that is Optimo has found a temporary home at Planet Peach til February. Planet Peach, week/y.
Yang This bar/club’s premier house night is given a lift tonight as residents Muchaill and Brian Murnin are joined by New York City’s DJ Cosmo, known for her smooth blends of deep house and disco and Soma recording artist Nigel Hayes. Yang, Sat 8Jan.
Trade Millenium Babe In addition to the usual hard house musical journey shennanigans, the first Trade of 2000 features a competition to find the tastiest lad or ladette of the millennium. A touch premature perhaps, but hopefuls and egomaniac muscle marys can have their photo taken on the door, fill in a questionnaire then wait with baited breath to find out if they merit a nice trophy and free Trade membership. The Arches, Sat 8 Jan.
the air anthemic house from Alan Ronald. I Reds at Reds. 11pm-3.15pm. £7 (£5). Upbeat garage and disco flavoured house from DJ Skud.
I The Shed at The Shed. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Commercial house and anthems from Graham Ferguson.
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