CLUBS listings


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 Room Two.

I Home Cookin' at Babaza. (rpm—3am (DJs from 11pm). l-‘ree before 1 1pm; £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. Monthly. Next date 25 Mar.

I Knucklehead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School ofArt (upstairs). 10pm—late. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Jilkes and Hatch hammer out cool, deadly funkcd-up

techno and hard as nails house to a seriously appreciative crowd, who cheer each and every chopped up mix.

I Life at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Andy Ungcr 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 Mish Mash at The Riverside Club. Monthly. Next date 25 Mar.

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 80s 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

Midi Hi-Fi

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Big beat has taken something of a bashing of late, with luminaries like Jon Carter jumping ship, nu skool breaks types distancmg themselves from the genre and the post-Fatboy Slim deluge of breaks-by-numbers pap engendering a sense of fatigue among the clubbers who took to the sound in the first place. That is not to say that the style is dead and buried, as nights like Midi Hi-Fi prove; instead, the end of overexposure has sorted the wheat from the chaff.

According to Paul C, the man behind the Ninja Tune tour events at The Arches and co~promoter of Midi Hi-Fi, there seemed to be a gap in the market for a quality big beat event: ’The atmosphere at shows by Coldcut or The Herbaliser was always amazing, you’d see people there that you don‘t tend to see out clubbing, and we wanted to bring that to a regular club event.’

The Midi Hi-Fi ethos, then, goes further than showcasing the talents of the more credible big beat DJs, ’It seems that if you want to go clubbing in Glasgow,’ explains Paul, ’it comes down to a chorce between a cheesy handbag night in a big club, or sornewl’iere dark, underground, precrous and po-faced. We wanted to combine quality music With something that avoided being too precious.’

This commitment to injecting a bit of fun into serious clubbing seems to have paid off, and, with only one night under their belt featuring resrdent Krash Slaughta and Jake Wherry of The Herbaliser, the Midi Hi-Fi crew seem to have caused something of a stir, with word of mouth publicity practically guaranteeing a successful series of events. In fact, it seems that the keen response took the promoters by surprise: ’We were expecting to play to 300 or so like-minded people, but for some reason we filled the club, and everyone was obviously

having a great time.’

If clubbing seems a polarised business, with good fun and good music co- existing all too rarely, forthcoming guest appearances from the likes of listenable turntablist First Rate (pictured with Ian Brown) and the rare chance to catch George Evelyn of the reclusive Nightmares On Wax, combined with a heady, booze-fuelled atmosphere, Midi Hi—Fi looks set to provide the middle ground between hedonisrn and musical appreciation. (Jack Mottram)

53:2, Midi Hi-Ii is at the G/asgow School of Art on Fri 3 Mar, with a pre-c.’ub at Nice

’n' Sleazy beforehand.

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the air anthemic house from Alan Ronald, with a smattering of garage and the best 903 floorfillers.

I Reds at Reds. 11pm-3.15pm. £7 (£5). Upbeat garage and disco flavoured house from DJ Skud.

I Santiago at The Asylum (CUSU). 10.30pm—2.30am. £4. 4 Mar. Fortnightly. Marcello and Manolito spin dark Latin grooves, from new releases to established floor-fillers. If you fancy brushing up your bon bon shaking skills, Absolut Salsa classes run from 8pm, and it’s good for the soul too, as proceeds go to Amnesty International.

I The Shed at The Shed. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Commercial house and anthems from Graham Ferguson.

I Silk at Havana. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Smooth and classic house and garage from Neil Mackay and Frog, with the odd anthem thrown in.

I Slam And Bugged Out! at Qudos (QMU). 10pm—3am. £8. 11 Mar. Monthly. The super club juggernaut returns with the usual high calibre line-up. This time around the residents from Fenetik are joined by James Holroyd, Layo and Bushwacka! performing some hard live sounds and the hugely talented Justin Robertson, who should bridge the gap between house, techno and whatever else seems ap ropriate with his usual aplomb. I Straig t Ahead at Alaska. Monthly. Next date 18 Mar.

I Tablist Lounge at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A new addition to the Art School Saturday extravaganza, the Freak Menoovers present a four deck scratch attack to go with the Divine/My Machines madness.

I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3.30am. £9 (£7). 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 disco house.

I Ultima at Alaska. 11pm—3am. £8. 11 Mar. Monthly. Pure’s Twitch and GK Machine from Go Bang collaborate for this new night, billed as ‘post-disco for the let century’. Likely to be funky techno then. 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 Raymond Woods cools things down with hip hop and R&B in Room Two.

I Yang at Yang. 11pm-3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Residents Muchaill and Brian Murnin with a top quality house selection for a discerning crowd.

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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.

I Graduate Club 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 11pm; £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 re ae, roots and ragga.

I Bud a 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 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. 5 Mar. Fortnightly. The Sub Club stalwart brings his high calibre house to the most stylish of Glasgow’s style bars.

I Nlck Peacock at The Variety Bar. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Local hero Nick Peacock selects the best jazz grooves, with the occasional foray into house.

I Stiletto at The 13th Note Cafe. Monthly. Next date 26 Mar with a Radio Tuesday launch special.


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.

I Sunday Worship at Club Budda. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Michael Kilkie and Simon Foy do their uplifting house thing.

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. lndie, 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 & Jams) and newcomer DJ


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 1am Thompson playing top notch vocal garage and house to a club packed with hyper- hedonistic twentysomething 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 Li/Lo at Reds. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Oscar (Mish Mash) and Harri (Subculture) sparring partners of old, join forces for some funky deep house.

I Optimo at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Mr. Wilkes and Twitch seem to have settled into Planet Peach in fine style and continue to offer an exclusive melange of wiggy electro dcviancy, Led Zep riffage and Ten Benson rock cottaging, so to speak.

I The Shed at The Shed. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Charty house action from Martin Hesketh at the Southside’s answer to The Garage.

I Streetlife at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. DMG provides the classic soul, funk and R&B. 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, non-specific fake shagging and a general atmosphere of muckiness. Oh, and there’s music too, with