indie band, apparently) have corking collections taking in 60s pop, Wigan- centric soul, mod jazz and Latin grooves.
I Tektronic at Bar 10. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. l-larking 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 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 l3th 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 mans the booth at his seriously high calibre soulful house and ’arage night.
I Bump 'N' Hust e at Babaza. 6pm—3am (DJs from 11pm). Free before llpm; £5 after. Weekly. Paul Traynor and Raymond Woods with fine and funky R6213 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 Friday 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 lpm; £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 llpm; £5 after. Weekly. New face at the decks Dominic Martin supplies the soulful Latin house and garage grooves. I Fresh 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 90s hits at the top gay venue.
I G 'n' D at Archaos. llpm—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 Goodfoot at The Riverside Club. Midnight—3am. £5. 2 Feb. Monthly. Praise the Lord. the Goodl‘oot Mob are back in action after the untimely demise of their last venue. Doubtless things will continue as before, with the crew blowing the dust off their perfect obscure soul foot-stompers, mod jazz, funk and a dash of Latin. See Hitlist.
I Gymnastique at The Glasgow School ofArt. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). 19 Jan only. From the makers of Midi Hifi, this new club is aimed at the kids who like a dance. Conveniently enough, there will be music and cheap booze to get the toes tapping: disco punk funk breakbeat stuff courtesy of Sean Dickson (The High Fidelity) and Miami Bass courtesy of the cleverly named Miami Bass. See Hitlist.
I Kinky Afro at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). llpm—3am. £5. Robin and Mathew manipulate the vinyl, Awayara bang the drums and you lucky people get a wondrous fusion of funked- up house and African percussion.
I Life at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Stuart McCallum and Wayne Dixon man the decks with a funk and soul selection.
I Mad Dog at The Soundltaus.
l lpm—late. £tbc. Two rooms of electro, tech and hard house from Nik Craig.
McLeod, DJ Real. Trace and Borg.
I Manga at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). 11pm-3am. £8 (£6). 19 Jan. Monthly. Edinburgh’s premiere drum and bass crew head West, drafting in local talent in the form of Kemal and Rob Data.
I Media at Media. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Media abandon their mainstream dance policy in favour of 70s and 80s classics, so grab your shoulder-padded suits and get on down. I Midi Hi Fi at The Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). 26 Jan. Monthly (not Feb). Krash Slaughta may have flown the coop, but Noj has stepped in to keep the kids on their toes and all is well. This month, continuing the run of Scratch Pervert guests, First Rate is limbering up for some serious wrist action, while the Stilleto gang get busy in the Vic. See Hitlist.
I Mystec Beats at Rocksy’s Basement. 10.30pm—2.30am. (Buses from the Variety Bar at 10.30pm). It seems to be something of a birthday frenzy this fortnight, and Mystec are celebrating their fourth. The electro-bass crew are joined by Detroit underground hero Keith Tucker, ex of Aux 88.
I Octane at Alaska. 10pm—3am. £8 (£6). 26 Jan. Monthly. Prog house action from Derek Wallis and Steven McReery.
I Pressure at The Arches. 10pm—3am. £14. 26 Jan. Monthly. The first Pressure of the new year and, as ever it will be the bees knees. Stuart & Orde are back from Australia, and are probably trying to decide what to wear on TOTP what with Positive Education being on the verge of its long-awaited re-release. There’s a couple of guests too, who you may have heard of. Namely Chicago’s finest. Derrick Carter and one Andy Weatherall, plus Dano (Red Melon Records) and Edinburgh’s finest, George T. See Hitlist.
I Radar at Glasgow School ofArt. Next date tbc.
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. Business as usual for this month, with Silicone Soul and Laurence Hughes providing the best house in town. Keep an eye out for guests in Feb. I Sabotage at Glasgow School ofArt. Next date tbc. See Hitlist.
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. Next '
date 9 Feb.
I Str8 Up at Slave. 10pm—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 Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. 10pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons with smooth R&B downstairs, plus Raymond Darvon spinning club classics upstairs.
I Test at The Glasgow School of Art. Next date 2 Feb.
I Trade Baby at Mas. Next date 3 Feb. I Vapour at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. £14. 2 Feb. Monthly. It’s here at last, the long awaited mega-club opens its doors with a rather impressive line-up. In one arch, Mo‘ Wax main man James Lavelle warms up the crowd, before house hero Jon Carter whips up a frenzy. 1n the next room, it’s llard Hands all the way, with breakbeat-funk- reggae-soul producers Pressure Drop behind the decks plus recent addition to the Leftfield stable Nick Rappochli. Paul Daly and MC Cheshire Cat. Should be a corker. See next issue for more details.
5 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 funk in 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. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A night of disco, funk and soul classics, courtesy ofThe Garage‘s 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 llpm; £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 'oungsters.
I Pink Cadiilac 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 The Shack at Shack (formerly The Temple). 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). Cheesy chart tunes.
I Shag at Fury Murry’s. 11pm—3am. £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 dancef‘loor faves from the 60s to the present day.
I Anti-Bar at The 13th Note Cafe. 9pm—midnight. £2. 3 Feb. Monthly. Night clubbing is dead, bars are for yuppies and staying in just isn’t an option. Thank goodness Ms. Mingo-go is on hand to provide a wiggy-assed musical car crash at a reasonable volume to allow for, y’know, talking. The Anti-Cow has run off with a young (human) ladyfriend, apparently, so his extensive fanbase will have to trawl the less tasteful end of the internet to catch a glim se of the little fellow.
I b.dtng at Soba. Monthly. Next date 3 Feb.
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Middleton of Solemusic with deep house and garage. I Buff Club at Brel. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Solid funk and soul selection.
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 Cut De Sac at The Cul De Sac. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Jim Hutchison from Soma with funked-up techno and deep house.
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The best clubs in Glasgow this fortnight
Goodfoot When the glorified school gym that was The Bedsit closed its doors, the temporary loss of Goodfoot was like losing a particularly soulful limb, so thank goodness they’ve pitched up at the admirably peculiar Riverside in a new monthly slot. Expect more obscure Northern stompers, mod jazz cuts and a healthy dose of the funk. The Riverside C/ub, Fri 2 Feb.
Subculture One of the best nightclubs in Scotland welcomes the man behind one of the best nightclubs in the North of England, Back To Basics' Ralph Lawson, as part of the 20/20 Vision World Tour. Substitute Venue, Sat 27 Jan.
Gymnastique Disco funk punk breakbeat meets old school electro thanks to The High Fidelity’s Sean Dickson. As if that wasn’t enough, Felix and Heffler in the Vic Bar run the only 'night in Glasgow devoted to Miami Bass: the genre that combines lyrical slackness that would make the most un-PC of dancehall toasters blush and low—end pulsing that sucks the air out of your lungs. Cool. Glasgow School of Art, Fri 79 Jan.
Midi Hi Fi Resident Noj warms up the kids with funky breakbeat adventures before special guest and one-time Scratch Pervert First Rate cuts, flares and beat-juggles away as only he can. Downstairs, the Stiletto spin a wilfully odd combination of danceable tunes. G/asgow School of Art, Fri 26 Jan.
Pressure One of these months Pressure are going to forget to book a brace of the best DJs in the world, and Stuart & Orde will lose their records in a freak gardening accident — there's no way a club can be this good every single month. This time they’re spoiling you with Derrick Carter, Andy Weatherall (pictured), Dario (Red Melon) and Edinburgh’s finest George T finally makes his debut in the Pressure box. Arches, Fri 26 Jan.
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