This week, celebrating the release of his label’s sampler, Solevisions II, Glasgow’s garage and house DJ and producer, Stevie Sole Middleton takes time out to listen to records not his own.
1 Phlash3000: 'EP' (Estereo) The Restless Soul, Phrl Asher, drops a double pack containing four tracks of sublime house music for Brighton's Estereo.
., 1 Count Zero: 'Blue Boogaloo' (Out Of The Loop)
Interesting Manchester label, Out Of The Loop, has its second outing from new artist, Count Zero. The track basically works a sample groove but it does so in a more subtle style than the usual fare.
Masters At Work And Liliana: 'Brazilian Beat' (Mr Bongo)
Masters team up with Brazilian vocalist Liliana Chachin (Da Lata) for this South American house groove that rocks a simple but complex-under—the-surtace beat, before the warm Brazilian vocals drop.
Lynsey Moore: 'Makes Me Feel' (White Label)
Joey Musaphia returns to sparkling form with this soulful garage number for the laydees. The hook is all and will have the dancefloor shuffling endlessly.
82 THE llST 20 Jan—3 Feb 2000
CLUB LISTINGS continued
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. 29 Jan. Fortnightly. Academia de Salsa provide free dance tuition from 11pm, after which DJ Duncanario takes over with a frantic Latin mix matched by equally frantic dance actton.
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. Next date 19 Feb with guest Anne Savage. 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 and Raymond Woods with a top notch blend of music of black origin, including rare groove. R&B and hip hop all underpinned with soul classics and a seriously funky flavour.
I Inside Out at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. £12. 29 Jan. Monthly. Residents Simon Foy and Zammo bang out house from the glam end of the spectrum, ably assisted tonight by guests Sonique, Darren Stokes and the Rhythm Masters.
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. llpm—3am. £8. Weekly. House and disco with a funky undercurrent.
I Mish Mash at The Riverside Club. 12am—3.30am. £5. Sat 29 Jan. Monthly. Oscar and cohorts lan Whitelaw, Divin and Nordin mix live vocals and percussion with a genre-bashing DJ set, taking in deep house, dancehall, soul and pretty much anything else for a wildly up for it crowd. See preview.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo 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.
I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. 11pm—3.15am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Hands in the air anthemic house from Alan Ronald, with a smattering of garage and the best 905 floorfillers.
I Pure 2000 at The Arches. 10.30pm-3am. £10 (£8). Sat 22 Jan. Monthly. The Pure residents, Twitch, Brainstorm and The Bill are joined by two very special guests tonight. Techno hero and Tresor recording artist Claude Young isjoined by Buckfunk 3000 (a.k.a. Si Begg) whose sets need to be heard to be believed, apparently. See Hit list.
I Reds at Reds. 11pm-3.15am. £7 (£5). Upbeat garage and disco flavoured house from DJ Skud.
I The Shed at The Shed. lOpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Commercial house and anthems from Graham Ferguson.
I Silk at Havana. lOpm—3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Smooth and classic house and garage from Neil Mackay and Frog, with the odd anthem thrown in.
I Trade at The Arches. £13. Next date 5 Feb.
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 roont while Kevin MacFarlanc 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 Stnith 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 Two.
I Yang at Yang. llpm—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Residents Muchaill and Brian Murnin with a top quality house selection. 22 Jan sees a launch party for Solevisions 11, a sampler from Glasgow's Solemusic. To celebrate, guests DJ Spinna and Stevie Middleton (Buddasole) will be playing ottt some of the best the house label has to offer. See Hit list.
Chart & party
I Bankers at Bonkers. llprn—3arn. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Hits from the 805. chart house and cheesy trance.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry's. llpm—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. lllprn—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 completely crazy.
I Graduate Club at g2. llpm-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. 1(Jprn—3arn. £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 6(1s to last week.
I Bonafide Love at The Cross Bar. Spm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Dirtsrnan with re ’gae. roots and ragga.
I Bud a at Bar Budda. Spm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Colin Walker (New York Alliance) playing deep house.
I Divine Intervention at Bret. 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 Edwards 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 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. 23 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 jazz grooves, with the occasional foray into house.
I Bennet's at Bennet's. 11.30pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Tom plays tunes loved by 1 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 j usual. the Budda crowd are keen on having
I Bite at The (‘athouse 10.30pm—3am.
Free entry before 11.30pm; £2 (£1.50) after.
3 Weekly. A milder mix of indie and rock than
you‘ll find at the city ‘s premier rock club on
E Friday or Saturday. I Club Tropicana at The Garage (Attic).
llprn—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Indie, both
classic and contemporary with a healthy
dose of Britpop.
I Cocoyan at The Apartment.
1 1pm—3arn. £4 (£3). Weekly. A new night of dancehall. R&B and soca-Latino ftrsiort from Puppa Slrango (Joints & Jams) and newcomer DJ Yaw.
I Indie Schmindie at The 13th Note Club (both floors). 9pm—3arn. 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 lan'l‘hompson playing top notch vocal garage and house to a cltrb packed with
revellers. all of whom seem to have forgotten that they have work in the morning. 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 Sttbby reopens in February. 23 Jan sees Dakar d’t Grinser front Munich. hometown of Optimo favourites Chicks On Speed. performing live. The duo are famed for their sleaze- drenched electro funk and mucky techno. bill the sure fire crowd-pleaser will be the pair‘s evil take on Iggy Pop classic ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’.
I The Shed at The Shed. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Charty house action from Martin llesketh at the Southside's answer to The Garage.
I Shy Brother at The Velvet Rooms. llprn—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Glamhouse front The Shy Brother in the main room, with RekB attd soul out back.
I Sun at Trash. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. House, garage and student classics frorn Jim Da Best, with drinks for £1 all night.
I Voyeurism at Archaos. l 1pm—3am. £5
j (£3). Weekly. A perv‘s paradise, with f 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
and Paul Mendez spinning upfront, uplifting house in the main room, Naeem rocking downstairs with his hip hop selections and Paul Traynor with R&B cuts in the Skybar.
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.
Chart & party
I Atmosphere at Destiny. lUpm—3am. £3 before 11pm; £4 after. Weekly. Full-on party action accompanied by generous drinks promos.
I Cleopatra's at Cleopatra’s. 10.3(me—2.30am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Chart pop and hits from the 705 and 805.
I Fiasco at Reds. Brendan and Jamie knock out the chart hits resulting, apparentlv, in ‘debauchery and mayhem’. I Silver (Disco Extravaganza) at Fury Murray ’s. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Cheesetastic disco fun for students, with Dave and Phil spinning the discs.