Fenetik and Psy Phi, Paul Cawley warms up for the weekend with brand new breaks, hip hop and drum & bass.
I Radar at The Cross Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Wiggy selection of esoteric dub and progressive techno.
I Russell's at Russell’s. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw kicks out the best R&B, hip hop and swingbeat.
I Soaterama at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy (ground floor). 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. An across-the-board blend with an emphasis on the unexpected, from punk to drum & bass.
I Stateside Sounds at The State Bar. 4—7pm. Free. Weekly. Paul Shields selects alt.country favourites, rock classics and blues cuts.
I Stiletto at The 13th Note Cafe. Next date 18 Aug.
I Syntax at Bar Jedi. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Nik Craig of Syntax is joined by DJ Trace (Maddog) for a night of chilled-out electro, filter-heavy disco and techy house.
Club I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.3(lpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. The mighty triumvirate of Scott Mackay, Michael Kilkie and Zammo keep the crowd on their toes with top quality hard house, while Simon Foy kicks out smooth vocal house and garage in the back room. I Big Daddy at The 13th Note Club. 9pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Funk and jazz from Graham and Daniel, except they call it buttcrack beats, ring-stinging funk and Na ’asaki noodlings. Quite. I Buddaso e at Club Budda. llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Solemusic head honcho Stevie Middleton with seriously high calibre soulful house and garage. For music lovers. I Bump 'N’ Hustle at Babaza. 6pm—3am (DJs from 11pm). Free before 1 1pm; £5 after. Weekly. Paul Traynor and Raymond Woods with ﬁne and funky R&B cuts, hip hop and some classic soul and funk thrown in to keep the capacity crowd going. Arrive early to avoid disappointment as this is one of the busiest regular Fri nighters around. I Caliente! at Havana. 6pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Loco Latin action from the Salsa Sabrosa crew from 6pm through to the wee small hours. I The Cathouse at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £1 before 1 1pm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Rock, grunge, indie and a dash of breakbeat across three floors at Glasgow‘s top venue for rockers and alternateens. I Ethos at Q. 5pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. New face at the decks Domenic Martin supplies the soulful house and garage grooves. I Electric Bogey at Planet Peach. llpm—3am. £8. 18 Aug only. The Jengas are joined by the splendid Adam Freeland, who tears shit up on three decks, a sampler and effects to produce futurised breakbeat. Not to be missed. I EuPhonic at The Temple. llpm—3.3()am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Trevor Reilly, Billy MacAtee and Paul Mendez spin trance and hard house with a funky edge to a packed-out club of up-for-it kids. I G ‘n' D at Arehaos. l 1pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Dress smart and prepare to party in the main room with Ryan Kerr and David Gilmore spinning dance classics, garage and house from the commercial end of the spectrum. while Paul Traynor provides a collection of R&B, hip hop and soul cuts in the exclusive Skybar. I Global at Universe ((‘oatbridge). llpm-2.45am. £5. Weekly. Tunnel types Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee spinning garage, vocal house and anthems. I Hi Karate at The Glasgow School of Art. Next date 25 Aug. I Kersland Sound System at The Glasgow School ofArt. ll).3()pm—3am. £2 (£1). 18 Aug only. A dubby drum & bass live outing to celebrate the Kersland crew‘s debut album The Sleeper Service.
I life at Life. lOpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Wayne Dixon steps in to cover for Stuart McCallum for a couple of weeks, but he’ll continue with the funk and soul tunes.
I l..I.V.E. at Glasgow School of Art. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 11 Aug only. A new sensual assault on the clubbing generation as L.l.V.E. (it stands for Live lnteraudio Visual Entertainment. don‘tcha know) caters for sight as well as sound. VJs Sas. EE-Roy, Noplex and Dr Buano will supply the scary visuals, with drum & bass upstairs and hip hop, dub-type things in The Vic Bar. See Phactftle.
I Mystec Beatz at Rocksy’s Basement. llpm—2am (midnight curfew). £5 (£8 including bus from The Variety Bar at 10.45pm). 18 Aug. Monthly Dirty Wriggles and Good Hand supply the bass- heavy techno, house and electro tunes.
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 80s and 905 hits at this gay venue.
I Pressure at The Arches. Next date 25 Aug.
I Reds at Reds. llpm—3am. £5 (£3.50). Weekly. Club classics and commercial house sounds from Alan Ronald.
I Relief at The Arches. l 1pm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Lawrence Hughes and Silicone Soul, who are currently rocking dancefloors across the globe with current single ‘Right On, Right On‘, will be joined by the rather splendid Doc Martin this week.
I Soulsa at Ad-Lib. 9pm—3am. £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. I Str8 Up at Slave. 1()pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Lovejoy and Robin with bouncing cuts ranging from vocal to hard house.
I Tantra at Trash. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Pumping house action from The Tunnel’s Colin Tevendale and Lisa Littlewood, with more mellow house and disco action in Room Two from DJ Robert.
I Traxx at Planet Peach. llpm—3am. £5. 11 Aug only. The Traxx boys bring their sublime house tunes to The Sub Club substitute, to be joined by Latin-house expert Sidewider and Fenetik labelmate Daniel lbbotson.
I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. lOpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons with smooth R&B downstairs, plus Raymond Darvon spinning club classics upstairs.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Dema and Nice, core members of the super-skilled Freak Menouvers 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. Free before llpm; £5 after. Weekly. Latin grooves, jazz, hip hop and the like predominate, but pretty much anything goes. including wiggy projection action front Ray Suzuki
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I Glamorama at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £8. Weekly. Good time club selections from party king Jim Da Best. I Carwash at g2. l 1pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A night of disco, funk and soul classics, courtesy ofThe Garage’s Jerry Lyons.
I Cheesy Pop at Qudos (QMU). 1()pm—2am. £2 (£1) 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 Envy at Destiny. 1()pm—3am. £5 before 1 1pm; £6 after. Weekly. Throbbing house action at the city centre megavenue. Wear nice shoes.
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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). 11pm—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—3um. £5 (£3). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James G. ‘No one forgets their ﬁrst Shag’ they assure us.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in dancefloor faves from the 60s to the present day.
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. Chris and Dan bring the finest in house to the out-of-the-way, sci- fi-themed bar.
I The Corinthian at The Corinthian. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. Wayne Dixon takes care of the main bar in this mega leisure complex with a selection of classic soul and disco and contemporary ‘groove’ (ie proper) R&B.
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 Cul 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. A techno ‘n’ electro pre-club set from Dirty Wriggles of Mystec Beatz.
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 Nico's at Nico’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Gavin Somerville with a pungent blend of cheesy house.
I Nomad at Nomad. 7.3(lpm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Enjoy some quality house from Kris Keegan, lan Thompson and A.J. Plus you can capture those cheeky grins with the free camera hire offer.
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 8r 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 The Works at Bar 10. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Graham Wilson with soul, hip hop and house.
I Alaska will return in Sep with Slam at the helm.
I Archaos at Arehaos. llpm—4am. £8. Weekly. Kris Keegan and A.J. rock the main room with house and garage, lan 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. Next date 19 Aug.
I Atomic at The Temple. l lpm—3am. £7 (£5). 12 Aug. 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.
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The best clubs this fortnight
Colours Another whopping slice of house-trance shenanigans from the Colours massive. This time, the ressies are joined by trance god Steve Lawler and the venerable Graeme Park, who actually Wed at the Queen Mum’s christening (as well as The Hacienda), thus bringing house music to the UK. The highlight, though, is a marathon five-hour chunk of progressive thumping from his holiness John Digweed (pictured). The Arches, Sat 72 Aug.
LI.V.E. Club promoters often forget that the kids can, usually, see as well as hear. Not this lot, though, who are providing a taster of their forthcoming residency at the Art School: along with dirty drum & bass from a brace of jocks and a live outing for Morphy, the Noplex collective will be mashing up a scary visual feast of time-based artistry to sate the senses. Glasgow School of Art, Fri 77 Aug.
Tangent Love Boat Party Mucking about on floating venues seems to be the thing to do this week. Tangent celebrate SIX years entertaining the house devotees of Glasgow with a magical mystery tour to an undisclosed floating location, where they will doubtless rock, erm, the boat with their special brand of near-house. Sat 72 Aug, buses from Yang.
Electric Bogey The Jengaheads’ break and beat showcase seems to be going from strength to strength, and their latest guest should keep up the momentum. Adam Freeland welds together corking sets of chrome-plated futuristic breakbeats using just three decks, a sampler, banks of effects machinery and his bare hands. Planet Peach, Fri 78 Aug. Fenetik Boat Party Mo' Wax founder and obscure Japanese toy expert James Lavelle headlines, while Fenetik stalwart Sidewinder plays live. Further break, beat and jazzed- up neo-house action comes courtesy of label chief Paul Cawley, Alex Horton and Daniel lbbotson. Renfrew Ferry, Sat 72 Aug.
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