On The Dex
Diggin' In the crates for tunes currently ﬁlling and clearing the daneeﬂoors.
Daft Punk: One More Time (Virgin ii)
Don't believe the hype! The Frenchies disappoint hugely with this unimaginative rehash of 'Music Sounds Better . . .'; even the dulcet tones of Romanthony cannot save it.
Donna Dee: ‘lurvin’ You' (Clockwork
Wt) The leading lay-dee of the UK
garage/breakbeat scene (below) turns up a storming selection, featuring a damn hot EZ-Rollers mix that will no doubt encourage giving it some on the dancefloor.
K-Otix: ‘U Know The Name/CPR
(Bronx Science their) Hell bouncy, hell frisky on the A side, slinky on the B with assertive lyrical style on both -- this party hip hop platter is the goods.
True Steppers: 'True Step Tonight' (Ice Cream Records *) The UK garage pop producers enlist the services of another Met Bar-fly (this time East 17's Brian
Harvey tag teaming with Donell Jones) for
an instantly forgettable two step track.
Ghettoblasters: 'Replay’ (Home Style Cooking it) Brooklyn’s hip hop fellas
enlist the services of MC Kenetic and go
all furious drum & bass on yo asses. Sadly, it's somewhat dated.
Elite Force ’liere Come The Flowlltrushyn: Four‘ (Fused Br Bruised tit) lackin' their trade but not quite mastering it, Elite Force modernise their chemical beats into today‘s nu-skool breakbeat on the A and go all tech- house on the AA.
0.T. Quartet (Champion *iti) A welcome re-release of this much bootlegged track, with four mighty remixes of big chunky strung up and strung out trance.
Darude ‘Feel The Beat' (Neo *‘k*) This
unimaginative follow up 'Sandstorm' is saved by the inclusion of a 'dark' remix which throbs and ripples beautifully, unlike the skittery original mix.
Aim ‘Cold Water Music E!" (Grand Central iii) The lead track is a feast of oriental plinks and plonks stapled to a shuffle beat which will stay in the cerebral cortex for ever.
DJ Astral ’Chilled Beets EP’ (DJ Astral Mink) More of an album than an E? as Astral knocks out seven tracks of
contemplative jazzy breaks, Bukem-style
0&8 and soulful two step. Don't be put off by the terrible track titles, there's gems to be found inside. (email@example.com)
Alex Tronic 'Obsessionall Mind Matters' (Koyote *vktir)
Hip hop meets ambient in this local (production with 'Mind Matters' being filled with surprises. Have Joy Division ever been sampled before in a breaks track? l doubt it.
(Catherine Bromley and Mark Robertson)
78 "IE UST 2—16 Nov 2000
GLASGOW FRIDAY: PRE—CLUB continued
I Tap-Moi-La at The Tap. 9pm-midnight. Weekly. A new pro-club from, in their words, ‘just two more blokes playing their records in a pub.’ Fortunately Hush Puppy of Divine fame and Chris ‘Beans’ Geddes (he’s in some indie band, apparently) have oorking collections taking in 605 pop, Wigan- centric soul, mod jazz and Latin grooves. I Telttronic at Bar 10. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. Harking back to the way it used to be at Bar 10 with Nik Craig (Syntax) and DJ Trace (Mad Dog) supplying a mix of deep house, techno, psychedelia and spacerock/krautrock.
I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. The mighty tn’umvirate 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 Nagasaki noodlings. Quite.
I Blood at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). 11pm—3am. £7. 3 Nov only. DJ Q and Kieran McCann serve up some serious deep house action to the Substitutes for a relentlessly hedonistic crowd.
I Buddasole at Club Budda. llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Solemusic head honcho Stevie Middleton mans the booth at his seriously high calibre soulful house and garage night.
I Bump 'N' Hustle at Babaza. 6pm-3am (DJs from 11pm). Free before 11pm; £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 11pm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Rock, grunge, indie and a dash of breakbeat across three ﬂoors at Glasgow’s top venue for rockers and altemateens.
I Club Mad Dog at The Soundhaus. Next date 24 Nov.
I Cream at Qudos. Next date 4 Nov. No details available at time of going to press. I Ethos at Q. 5pm-3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. New face at the decks Dominic Martin supplies the soulful Latin house and garage grooves. I EuPhoniC at The Temple. 11pm—3.30am. £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 Fresh at The Polo Lounge. llpm-3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix of house and indie classics downstairs, while Andy rocks the Trophy Room with 80s and 903 hits at the top gay venue.
I G 'n' D at Archaos. 11pm—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 (Coatbridge). llpm—2.45am. £5. Weekly. Tunnel types Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee spinning garage, vocal house and anthems.
I Kinky Afro at Substitute Venue. 11pm. £5. 10 Nov only. Robin and Matthew pump out their tried and tested fusion of house, techno and live African percussion, with typically frantic results. I Life at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Stuart McCallum mans the decks with a funk and soul selection.
I Media at Media. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Media abandon their mainstream dance policy in favour of 705 and 80s classics, so grab your shoulder-padded suits and get on down.
I Octane at Alaska. 10pm—3am. £8
(£6 . Next date 24 Nov.
I ressure at The Arches. 10pm-4am. £14. Next date 24 Nov.
I Radar at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm-3am. £6 (£5). 10 Nov. Monthly. Their second birthday bash went off like a bomb, but Radar are determined to sustain the breakneck pace. This month, guest American techno ﬁend-Jay Denham (Disko B) adds his hefty weight to residents Scott K, Spudd, MJC and Tim B, while downstairs, hip hop aﬁcionados can marvel at the dextrous decknology of Dema and Nice.
I Reds at Reds. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3.50). Weekly. Club classics and commercial house sounds from Alan Ronald.
I Relief at Alaska. 10pm—3am. £8. Weekly. The Relief gang, having jumped ship to the newly kitted out venue, are now settling in nicely. Musicwise, it’s business as usual with smooth house action from Silicone Soul and Lawrence Hughes, with DJ Deep guesting on 10 Nov.
I Sabotage at Glasgow School of Art. Monthly. Next date 24 Nov.
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 filter-happy Frenchmen, preferring instead the genuine classics the revivalists sample. I Stiletto at The 13th Note Club. £4 (£3). 10 Nov. Monthly. The Stiletto crew, DJs Anna, Sadie and Lynne shift from the cosy environs of the Note Cafe to the stark concrete of the Club, but that’s no bad thing: there’s now space (and time) to dance, for a start, and there’s no change in the eclectic, punk/funk/girl group :laylist.
I Str Up at Slave. lOpm—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 in room two from DJ Robert.
I Test at The Glasgow School of Art. 11pm—3am. £10. 3 Nov only. When the Test crew get going they take some beating, and this month is no exception. This month’s globetrotting guests are Brighton’s Christian Vogel, Tresor recording artist Eva Caza and Tobias Schmidt with a live set, all more than ably supported by take-no-prisoners residents Dave Tarrida and Shandy. See Hitlist.
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. Following the corker of an aftershow for their Love Boat Party, Tangent are all set to blend up disco, soul and whatever takes their fancy every week. Michael Peck is on hand to warm things up with blistering hip hop and funkin the top bar, before the mighty Goodfoot get Northern on your asses. Kushi, meanwhile, will continue to take it deep in the back room, so to speak.
I Yum Yum at The 13th Note Club (basement). 9pm-3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Latin grooves, jazz, hip hop and the like predominate, but pretty much anything goes, including wiggy Projection action from Ray Suzuki.
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I Carwash at g2. llpm-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. £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. 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). 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. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James G. ‘No one forgets their ﬁrst Sha ’, they assure us.
I Stra erry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm-3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in danceﬂoor faves from the 605 to the present day.
I Anti-Bar at The 13th Note Cafe. 9pm- midnight. Free. 4 Nov. Monthly. That’s Anti-Bar as in antidote, as in antidote to all those pre-clubs where the music is at levels to burst eardrums and where the standing room isn’t so much for feet but inches. Dj Mingo-go washes away your musical blues with a damn ﬁne selection of, well, of whatever she feels like, but you can bet that it’ll be quirky, relaxing, and not without a few electronic squiggles. Oh, and watch out for the Anticow, who (apparently) is apt to steal your pint when you’re not looking. See Hitlist.
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 Cul De Sat: at The Cu! De Sac. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Jim Hutchison from Some with funked-up techno and dee house.
I Dirty Wrigg es at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A techno ‘n’ electro pre-club set from Dirty Wriggles of M stec Beatz.
I Fourward hinking at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. 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. 7.30pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Enjoy some quality house from Kris Keegan, Ian Thompson and A.J. and 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 & 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 The Works at Bar 10. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Graham Wilson with soul, hip hop and house.
I Archaos at Archaos. 11pm—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 tn Betty’s, while members in the Skybar are