Paul N’Jie is a regular face around town. A purveyor of sweet soul and R&B, occasionally peppered with house and garage, he was doing his thing long before the current rash of similar clubs appeared on the scene. Catch him at Trash, Glasgow, every Saturday where he resides at Groovejet.
Mary Mary: 'Shackles' (Columbia) A fine cut of quality R&B and gospel . which is gonng to be a big club hit.
.. a Strings: ‘Tongue Song' (white label) A good piss-take of Sisquo's 'Thong
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' Ideal feat. Lil' Mo: 'Whatever' (Virgin) A quality record which is going to have soul fans drooling.
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v " fix 0 "59 Brandy: 'You Don't Know Me’ (Atlantic 2 Records) This tune is serious ~ it’s one of my favourites because the ladleS love this groove.
78 THE LIST 25 i.‘tay—8 Jur‘. 2000
GLASGOW SUNDAY: PRE-CLUB continued
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 Fresh at Mojo. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. Let the Fresh crew chill you out before the stress of the week ahead. Resident Gary Lawson is joined by regular guests Paul Hughes (Mau Sound System) and Barry Johnstone.
I G-Man 8: 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. ()pm—midnight. Free. 28 May. Fortnightly. The Sub Club stalwart brings his high calibre house to the most stylish of Glas row’s style bars.
I Liquid Cool at Q. 5pm—1am. Free. Weekly. The ofﬁcial pre club for Babaza’s ever-popular hedonism fest, with Ian Thompson warming up the regulars. 28 May is a Bank Holiday special. which will see the pre-club running till 3am creating, in effect, two Liquid Cools for your dancing pleasure. I Low Down Tunes at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Melodic breaks and beats at the new pre- club.
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 Paul Cawley at Groucho St Judes. ()pnt—midnight. Free. 4 Jun. Fortnightly. The man behind the Fenetik imprint and Psy Phi brings his breaks and beats to the swankiest style bar in town.
I R818 at Bar 10. 7pm-3am. Weekly. Relax with rhythm and blues cuts and take advantage of the generous drinks promos at this city centre style bar.
I The Sunday Social at The Arches. 3—10.3(lpm. Free before 5pm; £5 after. 4 Jun. Monthly. The new multi-media extravaganza from The Arches, with chilled vibes on decks, visuals and live bands, as well as food. chat and the Sunday papers. On this week’s line-up are Ninja Tune’s Cinematic Orchestra, decks and effects from Shu Hiratu and Twitch, plus visual projections to enhance the mood.
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.
1 lpm—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 venue on Fri or Sat.
I Club Tropicana at The Garage (Attic). llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Indie, both classic and contemporary, with a healthy dose of Britpop.
I Cocoyan at The Apartment.
1 1pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A new night of dancehall, R&B and soca-Latino fusion from Puppa Shango (Joints 8: Jams) and newc‘omer DJ Yaw.
I Colours at The Arches. 10pm—4am. £21.50. 28th May only. Over twenty quid for a night out might seem a little steep to some, but at least you have the Colours guarantee of a high-octane night of commercial house. As ever, the line-up is impressive, with the venerable Sasha headlining with support from Eric Murillo, Craig Richards, Lee Burridge and Yousef. I Funk Sundays at Slave. 8pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. House with Chicago tendencies from Andy Guest, plus live percussion courtesy ofAndrew Horn.
I Hostage at Media. lOpm—late. £5 (£4). Weekly. Residents Derek Taylor and Steven McCreery of The Tunnel play across-the-board credible house sounds. I Liquid Cool at Babaza. 9pm-3am. £5. Weekly. A.J., Kris Keegan and Ian 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, Suns at Babaza are unmissable.
I LilLo 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 Massive at The Velvet Rooms. Monthly. Next date 28 May.
I Never Get Out the Boat II at The Renfrew Ferry. lOpm—late. £10. 28 May only. The second seafaring adventure of the summer, with a bit of a housey flavour to go with Stuart and Orde’s techno masterclass, thanks to the influence of guests Domenic and DJ 0. I Optimo at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. it’s a bank holiday super-Optimo on 28 May, so we can safely predict queues around the block to hear the usual spaz-rockin’, electro- manglin’ death disco sounds of Wilkes and Twitch, who are aided and abetted by a DJ set from Teutonic sleaze maestros Dakar and Grinser. Get there early, or don’t get in.
I Sun at Trash. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. House, garage and student classics from Jim Da Best, with drinks for £1 all night.
I Sunday at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—late. £15. Weekly. Fifteen nicker might seem a bit steep for a night down Strawberry Fields, but in addition to banging house anthems and saucy dancing girls, the bar is totally and utterly free. Much like a stomach pump on the NHS.
I Technique at The 13th Note Club (both ﬂoors). 1 1pm—3am. £2. Weekly. A new name, but the sounds stay the same: a quality selection of indie, ancient and modern from DJ Gavin of Camera Obscura.
I Taboo at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. DMG provides the classic soul, funk and R&B. I Voyeurism at Archaos. l 1pm—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 Mark Sherry and Paul Mendez spinning upfront, uplifting house in the main room, Naeem rocking downstairs with his hip hop selections and Paul Traynor and Naeem providing R&B cuts in the Skybar. Fourth birthday celebrations take place 4 Jun.
I Yang at Yang. llpm-3am. £6. 28 May only. A one-off event featuring the talents of a certain Dr. Alex Paterson. who has joined up with collaborator Simon Philips to form Le Petit Orb. That’s right, The Orb return, apparently after some prompting from the Yang gang. DJ support comes courtesy of the Mystec Beatz crew and Dribbler.
Chart & party
I Atmosphere at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £3 before 11pm; £4 after. Weekly. Full- on party action accompanied by generous drinks promos.
I The Shed at The Shed. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Charty house action from Martin l-lesketh at the Southside’s answer to The Garage.
I Silver (DISCO Extravaganza) at Fury Murray’s. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Cheese-tastic disco fun for students, with Dave and Phil spinning the discs.
I Loose at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Alt. country, classic 70s rock and blues from Paul Shields.
I Phat Dave at The Living Room. 9pm—11pm. Free. Weekly. Starting the
week with ‘hedmuzik 4 beatfreakz’, which translates into English as hip hop, breaks, beats and the like.
I Playstation League at Bar Jedi. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. For kids sore of thumb and pallid of complexion. A case of lager is up for grabs for the t0p gun gamer, assuming they can drag themselves away from the ‘station at home.
I Burn at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. Free for staff of any pub or club; £3 to everyone else. Weekly. A top party atmosphere guaranteed thanks to the thumping dance classics unleashed by Norm and Richard.
I The Monday Club at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Chris Hesketh mixes up R&B, garage and house at this night. Entry is free to all shop, bar, restaurant and club staff, generously enough.
I Passionality at Planet Peach. 11.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 with ﬂyer). Weekly. Gay night that invites you to ‘come get passionate’. Funnin enough, the music, courtesy of DJ Shawn (Bennet’s), promises to be cheesy chart, upfront house and handbag.
I Speedracer at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Indie classics with the odd daft party tune thrown in for the usual crazy crowd.
GLASGOW TUESDAYS _
I Dub Night at The Variety Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Donaldson (Bar 10) playing, oddly enough, dub.
I Club Salsa Sabrosa at Havana Bar. 8pm—midnight. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. DJs Keith and Alexis provide you with a cool night of Latin tunes, with merengue and salsa classes from 8pm.
I Bar 10 at Bar 10. Weekly. A new chance for aspiring DJ talent to get noticed: every week three bedroom turntablists spin their discs, the best being selected by the crowd, who then progress to the final, when DJs and promoters from various clubs grant the cream of the crop a chance to play at their venue or Club.
I Basics at g2. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Jon Mancini from Colours playing out his usual high quality house. I Eden at Alaska. 1 1pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. One for the students, with the usual classics of academe downstairs thanks to Alan Ronald, plus some charging party tunes and a smattering of house upstairs from Scott Mackay ofThe Tunnel. Further proof that Tues are the new Thus.
I F.U.N. at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Gay night featuring the traditional hodge podge of cheese and handbaggage courtesy of DJs Shawn and Georgie Boy.
I Havana at October Cafe (Princes Square). Monthly. Next date 6 Jun.
Chart & party
I Laid at The Temple. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student night with the cheesiest of cheese, regular tribute bands and the odd foam party.
I Goo Goo at The Velvet Rooms. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Paul Melon claims to be ‘The King of Cheese’, while Dave Mulholland whacks out the commercial house and garage.
I Planet Pop at Qudos (Queen Margaret Union). 10pm—2am. £2 (£1)— students and up to four guests. Weekly. Pop, anthemic house and related silliness from Tam Coyle.
I Shooting Stars at The Garage. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Gerry and Iain keep the drunk kids happy with charty house and po hits. I The Shimmy Clui; at Bennet’s. 11.30pm—3am. £3 (£1.50). A straightish and studenty night at the gay venue, with Raymond Davren maintaining the party atmosphere.