The techno funsters down at Radar
have booked some household names
in the past. but this time they’ve turned their attention to a name which is likely to be familiar only to the die-hand beats, bleeps and squeaks fraternity. lack Mottram talks to his foolish alter-ego.
i i « ~ I' :‘ What's the frequency? Bob Brown, Ohio's finest export, is set to man the
decks at the Art School.
Bobby Brown? I'll never understand why that nice Whitney Houston ended up with a scoundrel like that. It'll end in tears. God help us. This isn’t the ex- New Edition R&B titch. This is Bob Brown, techno innovator.
Never heard of him. Well, that’s what I'm here for. Brown's DJ career dates back to 1993, when he started spinning vinyls around Ohio, most famously at long-running nights like The Attik. By
’95 his residency at Flight in Philadelphia was drawing punters from as far as New
York and Washington, D.C., all keen to check out his commitment to creating a unique set every time he plays, rarely mixing the same two records twice. How nice for him. Indeed. Brown‘s ability to programme crowds led, inevitably, to programming music. His
fledgling Framework label has released a
brace of 12ins, all of which have garnered critical acclaim and dancefloor popularity in equal measure.
Wow. A DJ turned producer? How novel. Simmer down there. Bob's no stranger to the airwaves either, in addition to hosting a weekly show for
five years on his local station, WKDU, he
organised a pair of 72-hour techno charity marathons. You know, for kids.
Radio? That's so last century. The internet‘s where it's at. Funny you should mention that. Brown's latest venture is into the crazy world of Web TV. Last month saw the launch of a regular show concerned with all things techno. If you fancy a sneak preview of the Bob Brown sound before stumping up the cash for a proper night out, check out www.mediabureau.com, or click on www.trameworkcom for more Bob-related information.
Radar, Glasgow School of Art, Fri 7 6 Jun.
80 THE “ST 8—22 Jun 2000
GLASGOW CLUB LISTINGS continued
GLASGOW SATURDAYS .
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Middleton of Solemusic with deep house and garage. I Bughouse at Bar Jedi. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly (not 17 Jun). Chris and Dan bring the ﬁnest in house to the out-of-the- way bar.
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 Mystec events liven up Sat night with a techno ‘n’ electro pre-elub set.
I Fourward Thinking at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. New pre-club with an emphasis on breaks and beats.
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, Ian Thompson and A.J. 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 Salsa Dura at McChuill’s. 9pm-1am. Free. 10 Jun. Monthly. More hard Latin partying action from the Salsa Sabrosa
I Sam Wallace at Eat Drink Man Woman. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Across-the~board house sounds to get you ready for a ni ’ht out.
I Walker 8: Hughes at The Living Room. ()pm—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 The Works at Bar 10. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Graham Wilson with soul, hip hop and house.
I Archaos at Archaos. 1 1pm—4am. £8. Weekly. Kris Keegan and A.J. 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). 10 Jun. 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). 17 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 80s 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 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). 17 Jun. 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. 10.30pm—3am. £tbc. 10 Jun. Monthly. Another month, another load of famous types at Colours. This time round, you get chart heroes Phats And Small behind the decks, plus erstwhile handbag hero Allistair Whitehead, Danny Howells and Col Hamilton.
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 nigh on 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. Monthly. Next date 1 Jul.
I Fruitfly at The Arches. l 1pm—4am. £10 (£8). 17 Jun. Monthly. Residents Fisher & Price are joined by special guests the Sharp Boys for some extra- pumping tunes and, as part of Intervention 2000, the Scottish fashion showcase, clubbers can check out the work of young designers on The Altemative Catwalk.
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 ﬂavoun
I Infusion at Yang. llpm—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.
I Inside Out at The Arches. Monthly. Next date 24 Jun with Tall Paul and Darren Stokes.
I Knucklehead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). l()pm—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. 11pm—3am. £8. Weekly. House and disco with a funky undercurrent.
I Mtsh Mash at The Riverside Club. Monthly. Next date 24 Jun.
I Multifunktion at Alaska. Monthly. Next date 24 Jun with Kenny Gonzalez and Phil Asher.
I The Perfect Summer Groove II at QMU. 10pm-3am. £10. 10 Jun only. The West End Festival kicks off in fine style with this extravaganza of talent. Highlights of the massive two band, live DJ line-up include the mighty Silicone Soul, Radio Clyde’s Paul Welsh and Creeping Bent electronicists Scientific Support Dept. 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 80s while Tom provides an upfront dance selection in the main room. Ga .
I lleds at Reds. 11pm—3. 15pm. £7 (£5). Weekly. Upbeat garage and disco- flavoured house from DJ 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 SignalToNoise at G]. 10.30pm—3am. £4 before 11.30pm; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. A new night of heavy sounds, taking in anything with weight from metal to rap. 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 11pm). £5. Weekly. Enjoy deep house tunes from Solemusic’s Stevie Middleton at this new bar-cum-club.
I Straight Ahead at Alaska. 11pm—3am. £8. 17 Jun. Monthly. Mark, Kev, Shu and Simon return with their funk ‘n’ soul extravaganza. As an extra special treat, Dr. Bob Jones — radio presenter, producer and label boss, and most important of all, champion DJ with 30 years of pure soul experience. Not to be missed.
I Substitute at Planet Peach. l()pm—3am. £8. Weekly. Join Harri and Domenic in celebrating six years of Subculture on 10 Jun. It seems safe to assume that this will be a popular event, so get down very early to ensure entry. The birthday bash is followed with a brace of guest nights, starting with Alex Moran from Toko records on 17 Jun.
I Syntax at Bar Jedi. 6pm-2am. £2.50. 17 Jun only. A one-off featuring those acid techno merchants Syntax, with guest slots from regular collaborator DJ Trace, Borg (Trenchcoat Maﬁt), [32 (First Base) and a live set from Rufus G. Poindexter. I Traxx at The Soundhaus.11pm—-5am. £8 (£6) - members only, for details contact traxxukCcyyahoocouk. 17 Jun. Monthly. Free buses from Cottiers, Cul De Sac and The Living Room. Soma boy Laurence Hughes (Relief) joins Traxx residents Simon and Derek for deep and funky house, with Calum Walker of Fresh And Low in room two. The bar features tunes from Andrew Pirie, David Robertson and Murray Scott (Fopp).
I Triumph at The Tunnel. l().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. 10 Jun. Monthly. Twitch and GK Machine return with their high-concept evening. The idea is to play music from this century, and this century only. Since infantilism and nostalgia seem the order of the day in modern Clubland, this makes a refreshing change.
I The Unit Coaches from the Cross Bar. Free. 10.30pm. 17 Jun only. Outdoor party collective The Unit head off to the hills for another one of their underground events. More info at www.the-unit.co.uk. See panel.
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.
Chart &. party
I Bankers at Bonkers. 11pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Hits from the 80s, chart house and cheesy trance.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry’s.
1 lpm—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. l()pm-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. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Designed to suit those who have always enjoyed a Garage-style night