Across-the-board house sounds to get you ready for a ni ht out.
I Walker 8r Hug es 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. 11pm—4am. £8. Weekly. Kris Keegan and AJ. rock the main room with house and garage, Ian Thompson whacks out the best in underground garage and dance classics in Betty’s, while members in the Skybar are treated to Paul Traynor’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). 27 May. Fortnightly. Johnny Rockit and DJ Zoe with seriously thumping tribal house and hard-edged trance. Regular guests include Simon Foy and The Gallery’s Steve Lee.
I Atomic at The Temple. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 3 Jun. 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. Indie, rock, grunge and beats across three floors.
I Choppin' Block at Woodside Social Club. 9pm—2.30am. £5 (£4). 3 Jun only. A new night from the 13th Tribe, featuring raw rhythms of the hip hop, funk and breakbeat variety, with a plethora of local talent, including Kev Dillon, Nordin from Engine, A.J. (Blacka’nized) and percussionist Devon Stewart.
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. For membership details, call Rub-A-Dub on 400 6967.
I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. 10.30pm—2am. £4 (£3). 3 Jun. Fortnightly. Academia dc 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 Divine at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—2.30am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Come this summer, Divine will have been providing a dose of northern, funk and 605 classics for ten years, but the kids still can’t get enough.
I Freeform at The 13th Note Club (both ﬂoors). 9pm—3am. Free before 10.30pm; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. All sorts of tunes from Steven and Paul Watt, taking in hip hop. jazz, disco and Latin, all augmented by Ray Suzuki’s left of centre projections.
I Freelance Science at Alaska. 10pm—3am. £8. 3 Jun. Monthly. Stuart and Orde combine lengthy stints at three 12105 with live electronic manipulations thanks to a couple of samplers and a drum machine. Unsurprisingly, given the quality of sounds on offer, the night gets packed out quick smart, so be sure to get down to Alaska early.
I Fruitfly at The Arches. Next date 17 Jun.
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 spins R&B 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 lndeep at McLellan Galleries. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 27 May only. A one-off event with the Kushi crew joined by San Francisco house genius DJ Ra Soul, playing exclusively in the UK. Room 2 features Ewan Kelly, David Moore and Stuart Elliot, augmented by some live saxophone action.
I Inside Out at The Arches. 10.30pm-4am. £16.50. 27 May. Monthly. Another selection of commercial favourites, with Dave Seaman, Lisa Loud, the utterly fantastic Jon Pleased Wimmin and the Rhythm Masters backing u the residents.
I Knucklghead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). 10pm—late. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Wilkes and Hatch hammer out cool, deadly funked-up techno and hard as nails house to a seriously appreciative crowd.
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 Mlsh Mash at The Riverside Club. Midnight-3am. Price tbc. 27 May. Monthly. Arrive early to guarantee entry into one of Glasgow’s finest nights, featuring Oscar and the gang mashing together everything from dub to Latin via deep house.
I Multifunktion at Alaska. 11pm—3am. £8. 27 May. Monthly. The one-off special night goes monthly with residents Muchail, Stuart Freaks and Nick Peacock joined by Marc Rowlands of Homoelectric fame to mix up anything from house to garage to tech business. See Panel.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. 10.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the Trophy Room with hits from the 60s to the 805 while Tom provides an upfront dance selection in the main room. Gay.
I Reds at Reds. 11pm—3.15pm. £7 (£5). Weekly. Upbeat garage and disco- flavoured house from D] Skud.
I Rumba Te Tumba at Havana Bar. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. A wild mix of Latin and Spanish selections from the Salsa Sabrosa crew.
I Slave Sexual at Slave. 10pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Robin and Lovejoy with a harder hard house set than their weekly outings. Dress up lovely and arrive early to avoid disappointment.
I Soleution at Q. 6pm—3am (DJs from 11 pm). £5. Weekly. Enjoy deep house tunes from Solemusic’s Stevie Middleton at this new bar-cum-club.
I Straight Ahead at Alaska. Next date 17 Jun.
I Substitute at Planet Peach. 10pm—3am. £8. Weekly. Harri and Domenic chop out the sublime, cheerful house on which the Subbie’s worldwide reputation rests.
I Trade at The Arches. 11pm—4am. £15. 3 Jun. Monthly. Whomping hard house action courtesy of Ken Ferguson, Guy Williams and Fergie. Since it is widely assumed that trance is dying (at last!) to be replaced by the hard stuff, check out the original and best before it gets over- run by migrating ‘Crasher types.
I Traxx at The Soundhaus. Next date 17 Jun.
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. Next date 10 Jun. 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. Making full use of their three rooms, you can now catch Colin Gate and Dribbler in the main room with disco, New York garage and house, Andy Young and Nick Peacock do their Latin jazz thing with live percussion from Gee. Last but not
least, Scott Ferguson and Rhonamok man the decks in the upstairs bar.
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I Bankers at Bunkers. l lpm~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. £5 (£3) before 11pm; £6 (£4) after. Weekly. Super-commercial party sounds on the main dancefloor and indie classics in The Attic.
I Graduate Club at g2. 1 1pm--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 iibcr club would like you to ‘dress to impress’ while enjoying the usual commercial house ‘n’ trance pap.
I The Shed at The Shed. 1(lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Commercial house and anthems from Graham Ferguson.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Classic party nonsense from the 60s 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. (.‘olin Walker (New York Alliance) playing deep house.
I Descargarana at Havana. 8pm-lale. Free. Weekly live Latin-jazz action as [)1 George Martin is joined by resident band Che Guevara Five.
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MUSICAL SHOWCASE MultiFunktion Glasgow: Alaska, Sat 27 May.
Alaska has been upping the clubbing ante in the last few months. Tangent’s brand of funked-up house has settled in nicely to the Friday night slot. Ultima, Glasgow's only night exclusively devoted to music from the 21st century, is packing the kids in every month and Straight Ahead's funk, soul and jazz residency is now entering its second year.
In celebration of the club's diverse music policy, which rests on quality, rather than blinkered adherence to a particular genre, the flagship MultiFunktion showcase is set to go monthly. Essentially, the night does what it says on the tin, with residents Muchail, Stuart Freaks and Michael Peck taking it in turns to highlight their individual styles, so that each event features a different bias. This something-for-everyone game plan is also reflected in the guests booked. The Easter Sunday bash, for example, featured Mark Rae - one half of Grand Central stalwarts Rae And Christian — who keeps it fairly real with the kind of soulful underground hip hop found on the duo's production collaborations with the likes of Jehru The Damaja and The Jungle Brothers.
The first of the monthly events, meanwhile, maintains the Manchester link, but ditches hip hop in favour of Marc Rowlands' expert blend of disco- tinged house buoyed up with a dash of retro-
The real deal: punters chill at Manchester's Homoelectric
electronica. Resident at the superb HomoElectric, the club that provided a much needed shot in the arm for the increasingly stagnant Canal Street scene. Rowlands fits the eclectic MultiFunktion ethos perfectly, thanks to his club‘s refusal to be pigeon-holed in terms of both music and sexual preference.
MultiFunktion, then, ought to be a hit with lovers of all kinds of dance music. and offers a chance to catch something out of the ordinary. while simultaneously offering a bit of what you prefer. As for the dress code, the promoters suggest, tongue firmly in cheek, that you wear your heart on your sleeve. (Jack Mottram)
25 May—8 Jun 2000 THE UST TI