I Life at Life. 10pm-3am. £5. Weekly. There’s a change of tempo at Glasgow’s newest venue as Stuart McCallum takes over with a funk and soul selection.
I Messenger Sound System at Glasgow School of Art. Monthly. Next date 21 Apr.
I Midi Ill-Pi at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm-3am. £6. 31 Mar. Monthly. The hip hop/breaks and beats newcomer continues with the excellent Krash Slaughta as resident and a rare chance to catch one of the Nightmares on Wax, DJ Ease, with a guest DJ slot.
I Mumbo Jumbo at Trash. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Featuring R&B cuts and dance anthems.
I Mystec at Rocksy’s Basement. 11pm—2am. £7. 8Apr. Monthly. Dirty wriggles and Good Hands with Detroit sounds, techno bass and electro. They even lay on transport for commuters: catch the bus from The Variety Bar at 10.30pm.
I Phono at Alaska. llpm—3am. £8. Weekly. The new Fri line-up at Alaska includes some of the best DJ talent in Glasgow. The collective includes Paul ‘Pee Wee’ Welsh (Radio Clyde), Mark (Straight Ahead), Kev (Goodfoot) and Shu Hirata (World Service) who are set to bring together disparate styles from soul, deep funk and retro breaks in the bar area to future jazz and house in the main room. I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. 11pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix of house and indie classics downstairs, while Andy rocks the Trophy Room with 803 and 905 hits at this gay venue.
I Pressure at The Arches. Monthly. Next date 28 Apr.
I Radar at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). 14 Apr. Monthly. The Radar crew did a sterlingjob in hosting last month’s Rephlex shindig, and their brand of techno — basically not too muso, but not too obvious - makes tonight a safe bet without the obvious appeal of quality guests.
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. The Relief chaps have been sticking to their own considerable talents for a while, but return to adding the odd guest in the ﬁnest style: DJ Sneak does his impeccable house thing on 14 Apr.
I Soulsa at Eat Drink Man Woman. 9pm—late. £3. Weekly. Smooth disco courtesy of Andy Unger, Rodger, Pete Murphy and Wayne Dixon, who are keen to show that disco doesn’t just mean Daft Punk and their filter-happy peers, preferring instead the genuine classics the revivalists sample and, well, rip off.
I TempleVision at The Temple. 11pm—3.30am. £6 (£4). Weekly. George Bowie of Radio Clyde fame and Trevor Reilly spinning trance and hard house with a funky edge to a packed-out club of up-for-it kids.
I Trade at The Arches. 11pm—4am. £13.50. 31 Mar. Monthly. Bless! The hard house super-club has reached the tender age of one in its Glasgow incarnation, and continues to offer seriously funky, pumped-up house to those in the know. Residents Ken Ferguson - who has now snuck out from the long shadow cast by his mentor Tony De Vit — and Guy Williams are joined by Steve Thomas.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Dema and Nice, core members of the super-skilled Freek Menoovers crew, rock the bar with turntablist 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.
Chart &. party
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. A night of disco, funk and soul
classics, courtesy of The Garage ’5 Jerry Lyons.
I Cheesy Pop at Qudos (QMU). 10pm—2am. £3 (£2) - students and up to four guests. Weekly. Seven years on and rampant hordes of mucky-minded, 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 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 Pink Cadillac at Betty’s (Archaos).
1 lpm—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 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 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in dancefloor faves from the 60$ 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 Cu] De Sac. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Jim Hutchison from Soma with funked-up techno and deep house.
I Dirty Wriggles at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The crew behind the new Mystec nights liven up Sat night with a techno ‘n’ electro pre- club set.
I Edward's at Edward’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Slick house and garage from Keith Pyper.
I Firehorse Foundations at Alaska. Monthly. Next date 22 Apr.
I Fourward Thinking at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Brand new pre-club with an emphasis on breaks and beats.
I House at Bar 10. 7pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Another descriptiver named evening at the city centre bar.
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, lan Thompson and AJ. Plus you can capture those cheeky grins with the free camera hire offer.
I Pussypower at Scaramouche Bar. 9.30pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. The Pussypower phenomenon continues with their inimitable blend of house and techno.
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 8. 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 Archaos at Archaos. l lpm—4am. £8. Weekly. Kris Keegan and AJ rock the main room with house and garage, Ian Thompson whacks out the the best in underground garage and dance classics in Betty’s, while members in the Skybar are treated to Paul 'l‘raynor’s smooth R&B mix. In addition, the Archaos cast of performers bring a touch of the circus to Clubland with fire-eaters, stilt-walkers and daredevil trapeze artistry.
I Ascendance at The Temple. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 1 Apr. 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 Apr. Fortnightly. The club known as Atomic Baby in Edinburgh switches coasts, but maintains the cracking atmosphere, 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. £3.50 (£2.50) before 11.30pm; £4 after. Weekly. lndie, rock, gntnge 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. 1 Apr sees a return showing from Rob Hall of Skam Records, who rocked the joint last time he turned up, while 8 Apr is the night for fans of live house and techno when local types Tom Algorhythm play live. For membership details, call Rub~A-Dub on 400 6967.
I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. £4 (£3). 10.30pm—2am. 8 Apr. 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 action.
I Colours at The Arches. 10pm—3am. £tbc. 8 Apr. Monthly. You can reSt assured that Colours will bring together the finest of big names each and every time, and tonight’s no different. The house guests this time are, and you’ll need to take a deep breath, Jeremy Healy, Boy George, Graeme Park, Constipated Monkeys and Iain Clark behind the decks, plus Sander Kleinberg with a full live p.a.. See Hitlist. I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. £4 (£3.50). 10pm—2.30am. Weekly. Come this summer, Divine will have been providing a dose of Northern, funk and 60s classics for ten years, but the kids still can’t get enough.
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. 11pm-3am. £10. 1 Apr. Monthly. Stuart and Orde combine lengthy stints (Orde is on for a four hour stint tonight) at three 12103 with live electronic manipulations thanks to a couple of samplers and a drum machine. Unsurprisingly, the night gets packed out quick smart, so be sure to get down to Alaska early.
I Freek Mooves at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. A new addition to the Art School Sat extravaganza, the Freak Menoovers present a four deck scratch attack to go with the Divine/My Machines madness. I Fruitfly at The Arches. Monthly. Next date 15 Apr.
I Groovejet at Trash. 1 1pm—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. Monthly. Next date 22 Apr.
I Knucklehead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). lOpm—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..
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Essential club nights in Glasgow this fortnight
Havana Regulars might be surprised to find out that they’ve been shaking hips to DJ Jazz's high octane blend of salsa, merengue, samba and flamenco for nine whole years. The last birthday shindig saw oodles of disappointed punters who didn’t make it in time to squeeze in, so arrive at 8pm on the dot or risk missing out on what promises to be the Latin night of the year so far. October Cafe, Tue 77 Apr.
Hi Karate The beat-based eclectic extravaganza brought to you by Andrew Divine and Neil McMillan is given a shot in the arm in the form of a guest DJ set from Massive Attack stalwart Mushroom. Glasgow School Of Art, Thu 6 Apr.
Subversion Launch WeekendThe long-awaited follow up to the Subculture mix CD hits the streets on Mon 3 Apr, and to celebrate the Subbie have set aside a Substitute weekend. Friday night sees Derrick Carter guesting at Blood, and on Saturday the first twenty through the door to heat Harri (pictured) and Domenic will get a copy gratis. Planet Peach, Fri 7 and Sat 8 Apr. Ultima Twitch and GK Machine spit in the eye of nostalgia with a selection drawn from records released this century, supplementing the vinyl with some technical hi-jinx. See Phactfile. Alaska, Sat 8Apr.
Colours Colours are so consistent with their high calibre line-ups that it is easy to forget just how many big names they pull in each and every time, so fans of house from the less serious end of the spectrum should give thanks that Jeremy Healy, Boy George, Graeme Park, the Constipated Monkeys, Iain Clark and Sander Kleinberg together on one bill is your bog standard Colours event. The Arches, Sat 8 Apr
Trade First Birthday The all- thumpin’, all-pumpin' hard house extravaganza has reached its first milestone in Glasgow just as the long-awaited hard house renaissance kicks in. Resrdents Guy Williams and the currently ubiquitous Tony De Vit \' We Ker. Ferguson provide the .oundtrack, with help from guest Steve Thomas. The Arc/m5, Sat 7 Apr.
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