On the decks
Pink: 'You Make Me Sick‘ (Arista *i) Acclaimed R&B producer Babyface might well know a thing or two about sassy bump and grind but clearly not a great deal about lyrics. The title of the song is rhymed with 'You got me living like a candlestick’. Slick.
Mills 8: Boom: ‘Do You Better’ (Chocolate Boy Recordings ***)
Feelgood UK garage that while revelling
in its two-step euphoria makes a more concerted effort with its vocals.
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek: ‘The Blast'
(Rawkus it) Hi Tek’s bass shuffle beats
propel the latest release from the duo's debut album Train Of Thought and although there’s plenty of name- dropping and party shouts, this is an uninspiring slice of R&B drenched hip hop.
Pistol Grip: ‘Roll that sh't, Light that sh't' EP (Deph Tone Records whit) A six track EP that rolls with the funky style from the breakbeat cheek of ’Doo
Wah Diddy' to the pumping house disco
of 'Feel The Noise'. Altogether a tidy package.
Jersey Street: 'Disappear' (Glasgow Underground *itti) Soul, jazz, cigarettes and coffee come to mind as ex-Black Science Orchestra keyboardist Uschi Classen tickles the ivories for sultry jazz lady Dawn Zee. Up-tempo on the remix mind.
Dusted: ’Always Remember To Respect
And Honour Your Mother - Part One' (Go Beat *) Choirboy Alan Young celestially renders ’I'd Do Anything’ from the musical Oliver while Paul van Dyk lays on some euphoric trance. If a bag of shit could be pretentious it would be this.
Alpinestars: 'lnterlaker' (faith 8: hope ****) Pumped-up electro breaks and interstellar grooves on the strongest single from the Manchester outfit’s debut album, leaning heavily on the big beats thanks to a remix from Mekon.
Genius Cru: ‘Boom Selection' (Incentive *tint) A prime example of how exciting UK garage can be when it pilfers breaks, beats and samples from hip hop and drum & bass. Innovative and sure to be huge.
Hypetraxx: 'The Darkside' (Positiva *irhk) Pitch black hard trance thuds with 805 retro keyboard wobbles and some grumpy fella going on and on. Great fun.
edeadthere' (Mouthmoth ****) More cluttered distorted electro-fuzz- techno soundscapes from this home- grown label. Part industrial accident, part fairytale nightmare, all good. (Mark Robertson and Catherine Bromley)
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Rate The DJ
Craig, bass player in The Palaminos.
of 10 'cause I like dancing to it.
13th Note Club, weekly Sat atThe 13th Note, Glasgow.
— I’m a regular in here every week. I like the music which is mainly soul, funk, rare groove and loose groove, I like the atmosphere and I know a lot of the staff in here as well, so it's a good vibe. - The only other place I go apart from here is Divine at The Art School on Saturday nights and the music there is pretty similar.
— There’s a good mixture of people that come here. Some come every week and others are fresh from off the street.
— Any good stories? Well, getting thrown out of here for smoking a joint up the stairs, I got told I wisnae barred and I could come back the next day so I spent the night spewing my load in the toilet, full of E and coming out feeling absolutely amazing, dancing for three hours and sweating like a fucker.
— | DJ here till midnight on a Saturday and I get Freeform to play what I like, so that I get a chance to dance to it. It's two brothers that are DJing just now — one up the stair and one down the stair. They’ve been doing it for years so I'll give ’em 10 out
88 THE UST SJan-l8 Jan 2001
GLASGOW SATURDAYS continued
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 and the best guest DJs. For membership details, call Rub-A-Dub on 400 6967.
I Colours at The Arches. Next date 10 Feb.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4); £3.50 GSA students. Weekly. Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy get on with the next ten years of moogy noodling, Northern stomp and other future-retro sounds.
I Fluid at Alaska. Next date 20 Jan.
I Freefall at The Arches. Next date 3 Feb.
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, augmented by Ray Suzuki‘s left-of—centre projections. I Freelance Science at Alaska. Next date 3 Feb.
I Fruitfly at The Arches. Next date 17 Feb.
I The Funk Room at The Arches. Next date 16 Feb.
I Gain at Alaska. 11pm—3am. £8. 13 Jan. Monthly. Percy X continues to move the crowd at the classy venue made classier by Slam. Next month sees Samuel L. Sessionsjoin in the fun.
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 Havana Esperito at Canvas. £7. Weekly. DJ Jazz brings his Latino box of tricks to the merchant city’s newest venue, Canvas, where there’s no dedicated danceﬂoor, but there is classy service and an elegant, sophisticated vibe for those who’ve had enough of sweat with their salsa.
I High at Mas. 11pm-3am. £8. Weekly. The Saturday nighter at the new venue with Lawrence Hughes.
I Home Base at Alaska. Next date 27 Jan with Bugged Out’s Rob Bright.
I Home Cookin' at Babaza. 6pm—3am (Dis from 11pm). Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Nacem is joined by Stuart McCalIum, regular guest at the likes of Fresh ‘n’ Funky and Rotation down in the Big Smoke, who will be ﬂying up each and every week to spin his trademark R&B with a dash of classic disco and funk.
I Infusion at Yang. 11pm—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Making full use of Yang’s three rooms, you can 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 in room two and, last but not least, Scott Ferguson and Rhonamok man the decks in the upstairs bar.
I Inside Out at The Arches. Next date 24 Feb.
I Jamboree at Reds. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin Hesketh of Velvet Rooms fame mix up a blend of commercial R&B and soul.
I Knucklehead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). 10pm—Iate. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Wilkes and Hatch hammer out cool, deadly funked-up techno and hard as nails house to a seriously appreciative crowd. By which we mean drunk.
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 Lush at The P010 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 at the city’s prettiest gay club.
I Media at Media. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Step back in time to revel in the tunes of the 705 and 805.
I Mish Mash at The Riverside Club. Midnight—3am. £9. 27 Jan. Monthly. The London sister-club should be up and running soon, but we know those Southeners can‘t rock it like they do at The Riverside. You know the drill: Oscar spins a variety of danceable, records, and the Mish Mash players toast and bash drums over the top. in both senses of the term.
I Miss Moneypenny's at G]. 10pm—3.30am. £12 (£10). Weekly. The Brummie superclub touches down in Glasgow. With a reputation for glamorous antics that stretches from Britain to Ibiza and then some, expect beautiful punters, exotic dancers and seriously funky danceﬂoor action thanks to the Moneypenny's residents.
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 Solution at Q. 5pm—3am (Dis from 11pm). Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Archaos’ Ryan Kerr takes Over from Stevie Middleton, on a vocal house tip.