We predict that the expression ‘ouch' will cease to be an outburst after subbing ones tea. but the well recognised name of a Glaswegian club. lack Mottram explains.
Sounds a bit painful . . . Not at all, Ouch! are party organisers with a mission to create a clubbing experience where live musicians and Dis share top billing and inspire each other to reach new heights of musical creativity.
Does that mean there‘ll be a bloke
with some bongos hammering away in
the booth? Far from it, the next event features an exclusive performance from everyone‘s favourite beatsters The Jengaheads (pictured), merging vinyl manipulations with live instrumentation resulting, apparently, in a 'historic vibe'. Cain will also be bringing their tried and tested funk stylings to the mix, interacting with whatever takes their fancy.
Anything else? Oh yes. Engine are set
to play live, with the vocal talents of Liza
(Glasgow's answer to Lauryn Hill) and
Nordin, who adds a ragga flavour to the
This fancy live malarkey is all very well and good. but what about the 12103? Have no fear, Ouchl club nights are about adding a new element to the clubbing experience, not hanging the blessed 01. Expect the Jengaheads, Kev
Dillonand Edinburgh’s junglist and beat breaker G-Mac to spin more than a little
All sounds rather ambitious, can they pull it off? Despite being a new name on the scene, the Ouch! crew have a couple of successes under their
collective belt, not least the launch party
for groovy radio station Beat 106. Their first Ouch! dub event rocked the Art Scth and was promoted with nifty little fiyers featuring a cocktail stick,
presumably intended to provoke cries of
‘ouchl‘ when mishandles by tired and emotional clubbers.
I Ouch! is at the Woodside Social Club on Fri 27 Jan.
54 THE LIST 7—20 Jan 2000
I Silk at Havana. 10pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Smooth house and garage from Neil Mackay and Frog (Archaos).
I Trade Millenium Babe at The Arches. £13. 8 Jan only. The hedonistic hard house super-club continues apace, with Ziad manning the decks for a five hour musical journey. This millennial special also offers Traders with large egos the chance to enter a Millennium Babe competition: simply have your photo taken on the door, ﬁll in a brief questionnaire (‘My interests include helping disadvantaged children!’) and keep your fingers crossed. The winner will receive a beautifully crafted trophy, free Trade membership and, Lord help us, ‘much, much more’.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3.30am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery supply the dressed-up glamour kids with progressive house and trance in the main room while Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee mix up garage, disco and vocal house in Room Two. If you’re not wearing awfully nice clothes, however, don‘t expect to get in.
I 2 Tons of Fun at Club Budda. 11pm-3am. £6. Weekly. Geoff Montford and Chris Harris get funky with a bang up to date selection of vocal house and garage.
I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £8 after. Weekly. Stevie Smith breaks out the club classics, garage and house in the main room while John Lyons cools things down with hip hop and R&B in Room TVvo.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm-3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Residents Muchaill and Brian Murnin with a top quality house selection. 8 Jan also features a deep, soulful house extravaganza with Soma artist Nigel Hayes plus DJ Cosmo, formerly of The Loft in New York City, chipping in with some smooth disco-tinged action, taking an already superb night to new heights.
Chart lit party
I Bonkers at Bonkers. 11pm-3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Hits from the 805, chart house and cheesy trance.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry’s. 11pm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Downstairs features a mix of dance classics and party tunes, with a dash of indie added to the mix upstairs.
I The Garage at The Garage. 10pm—3am. £6 (£4); £1 off before 11pm. Weekly. Super-commercial party sounds on the main dancefloor and indie classics in the Attic, which cause students and the young to go com letely crazy.
I Graduate Clu at g2. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Designed to suit those who have always enjoyed a Garage-style night out, but feel a little long in the tooth when surrounded by fresh-faced, lager- stained youngsters. Steve Davis provides the party anthems.
I Seduction at Destiny. 10pm-3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Tonight the new uber-club would like you to ‘dress to impress’ while enjoying the usual commercial house ’n’ trance pap. I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before 6pm; £7 after. Weekly. Classic party nonsense from the 605 to last week.
I Bonafide Love at The Cross Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Dirtsman with reggae, roots and ragga. I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Colin Walker (New York Alliance) playing deep house.
I Divine Intervention at Brel. 8.30—11pm. Free. Weekly. Hush Puppy of Divine fame plays a smooth, relaxed soul selection to wind down the weekend.
I Edward's at Edward’s Bar. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Relaxing, soulful sounds for a Sunday tipple.
I G-Man and Traxx at The Living Room. 4pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. it is now possible to write off the Sabbath in its
Never fear, Twitch and lilkes are still here: Optimo at Planet Peach
entirety while enjoying some top-notch tunes, thanks to the Living Room’s double bill. The afternoon shift is taken care of by G-Man, with his beats and hip hop. From 9pm, things get a bit livelier thanks to underground house from Simon and Derek. I Harri at Groucho St. Judes. 9pm—midnight. Free. 9 Jan. Fortnightly. The Sub Club stalwart brings his high calibre house to the most stylish of Glasgow’s style bars.
I Kenny H at Spy Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky house with a dash of soul at the neon-trimmed city centre bar. I Nick Peacock at The Variety Bar. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Local hero Nick Peacock selects the best jazzgrooves, with the occasional foray into house.
I Ska Sunday at Nice ’n’ Sleazy. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A high quality selection drawn from all things ska, ranging from proper Jamaican action to Glasgow heroes The Amphetameanies via two tone.
I Bennet's at Bennet’s. 11.30pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Tom plays tunes loved by twelve-year-old girls, plus some bangin’ handbag to equally appreciative gay men. Funny old world. Free passes are available at Delmonica’s karaoke ’n’ cheese pre-club.
I Big Love Sundays at Club Budda. 11pm-3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Geoff Montford, Chris Harris and Michael Kilkie bang out classics and future anthems with an emphasis on the big and thumping. As usual. the Budda crowd are keen on having it large.
I Bite at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. Free entry before 11.30pm; £2 (£1.50) after. Weekly. A milder mix of indie and rock, than you’ll ﬁnd at the city’s premier rock club on Friday or Saturday.
I Club Tropicana at The Garage (Attic). 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. indie, both classic and contemporary with a healthy dose of Britpop.
I Cocoyan at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A new night
of dancehall, R&B and soca-Latino fusion from Puppa Shango (Joints é’c Jams) and newcomer DJ Yaw.
I indie Schmindie at The 13th Note Club (both floors). 9pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £3 after. Weekly. A quality selection of indie, ancient and modern. I Liquid Cool at Babaza. 9pm—3am. £5. Weekly. AJ, Kris Keegan and Ian Thompson playing top notch vocal garage and house to a club packed with hyper-hedonistic twenty-something revellers, all of whom seem to have forgotten that they have work in the morining. If quality tunes and glamorous antics are your bag, Sundays at Babaza are unmissable.
I Optimo at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Good news for all the Optimists left keening after their usual Sunday night out, Twitch and Jilkes’ ear loving techno-punk-funk-breakbeat wig out has found a temporary home at Planet Peach until the Subby reopens in February. So good it should be illegal.
I The Shed at The Shed. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Charty house action from Martin Hesketh at the Southside’s answer to The Gara e.
I Shy Brotiter at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Glam house from The Shy Brother in the main room, with R&B and soul out back.
I Sun at Trash. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. House, garage and student classics from Jim Da Best, with drinks for £1 all night.
I Voyeurism at Archaos. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. A perv’s paradise, with peep hole performances, something called the ‘pulsating angel’, a massage parlour, non-speciﬁc fake shagging and a general atmosphere of muckiness. Oh, and there’s music too, with Mark Sherry, Paul Mendez, Neil Mackay and Frog spinning house in the main room and Paul Traynor, Naeem and James Fullerton with R&B cuts in the bar.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm-3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Rotating DJs mean you can expect anything from jazzy breaks to hard and nasty techno.