Bedrock: ‘Beautiful Strange EP’ (Bedrock so ,v Deep and dull progressive house pap from Messrs. DIQNCCU and lvlurr that's somewhat too subtle on the ‘Orrgrnal Mix' and sickenineg Balearic on the 'Ambrent lvlrx'.



Ambulance: ‘The Ambulance EP’ (Front End Synthetics 0000 r In the vein of the Aphex Twrn and Boards Of Canada. the up-and- cornrng Dublin-based electro outfit deliver hybridised beats that score high on the kooky scale but also make generous concessions to the dancetloor.

Journey Man DJ: ‘Can You Dig It?’ (Neo 0.. l Chunky hard house driven by a fairly filthy bassline and punctuated by some euphoric builds and tribal breakdowns. Logan: ‘999’ (Palm 0 l Skankrng pop rave nonsense made by sub~Fatboy Slim eejits who have evrdently been in a coma for the last ten years and missed the development of dance music. Datalife: ‘Peak’ (NuCamp

000 l A meaty slice of progressive house pie from Dino Lenny the man who inspired Sasha into harder-edged sets. A fine example of the Italian scene's Current style.

Animated: ‘Container No. 2’ (Deviant coo ) A comprehensive package that boasts some jazzy breaks on DJ Garth's 'Rocket Mix'. some ‘wet and hard' trance on Ian Wilkie's ‘Vrrtual Dub er' and some suitably sassy tour to the floor action from the Animated duo themselves. Rae & Christian: ‘It Ain’t Nothing Like’ (Grand Central Records coco l Manchester's finest facilitate The Pharcyde's glorious return to hell-happy. party hip hop. Worth purchasing for the Nextmen remix alone.

Wookie: ‘Back Up To Me’ (828 Recordings 0 l Syncopated out 'n' paste rhythms all over your body in a Latino 2-step stylee. Novel but in no way good.

Lil Bow Wow: ‘Bow Wow (That’s My Name)’ (Columbia 000 ) Snoop Dogg‘s tiny teen prodigy has clearly been treebasing funk and main-lining hip hop from a very early age. His parents are no doubt proud. Virtualmismo: ‘Mismoplastico’ (Southeast Recordings coo ) Italian producer Christian Hornbostel

revisits his progressive house classic.

making it altogether more interesting on the ‘Bass-o-tunk' remix. Corvin Dalek meanwhile makes it throb on the 'deep&stift' remix.

(Catherine Bromley)

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66 THE LIST 2‘) Mar—l2 Apr 2001


{ Glasgow, Friday Pre-Club cont.

I Stateside Sounds at The State Bar. 4 7pm. Free. Weekly. Paul Shields selects alt.country layour'itcs. rock classics and blues cuts.

I Straight Ahead at Spy Bar.

9pm late. Free. Weekly. The superb Straight Ahead crew spin Northern soul. lunk and dancelloor _ia//.

I Syntax at The Halt Bar.

9pm midnight. 30 Mar. Monthly. Debauched. acid techno may hem lrom DJ lace and Adam Mars.

I Tap-Moi-La at The Tap.

‘lpm midnight. Weekly. A new pre-club lrom. in their words. ‘iust two more blokes playing their records in a pub.‘ Fortunately llusli Puppy ol Dix inc lame and (This ‘Beans‘ (ieddes (he's in some indie band. apparently l haxe cot'king collections taking in ()(ls pop. \Vigan- centric soul. mod ja/l and Latin grooxes. I Troubadour at The Variety Bar. ‘lpm midnight. Free. Weekly. The astoundingly eclectic DJ Paddy plays eyery'thing lrom Brain lino to l‘ndcrground Resistance.


I The Ark at The Tunnel. Illfillpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. The mighty triumx irate ol Scott Mackay. Michael Kilkic and [amino keep the crowd on their toes with top quality hard house. while Siriion Foy kicks out smooth \ocal home and garage in the back room.

I Blood at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). 1 lprn 3am. £5. 13 Apr. Bi- rnonthly. The new house talent showcase is celebrating its second birthday. on the same day as Brookly n Beckharn. (iod knows what the posters are going to look like. Veteran [)1 Q is joined by the slightly less yeteran Kieran Mc(‘ann and Lawrence Hughes.

I Buddasole at ('lth Budda.

l lprn 3am. £5. Weekly. Solemusic head honcho Steyie Middleton mans the booth at his seriously high calibre soullul liouse and garage night.

I Bump ‘n’ Hustle at Baba/a. ()prn—-.7)am (Dls l'rom l lprrr). Free belore | lpm; £5 alter. Weekly. Paul 'l‘ray'nor and Raymond Woods with line and lunky R&B cuts. hip hop and some classic soul and lunk thrown in to keep the capacity crowd going. Arriye early to mold disappointment as this is one ol the brisiest regular Friday nighters around.

I Caliente! at llax'ana. (rpm 3am. Free. Weekly. Loco Latin action lrom the Salsa Sabrosa crew lrom (rpm through to the wee small hours.

I The Cathouse at The (‘atliouse 10.30pm v 3am. £l belore l lpm: £4 (£3) alter. Weekly. Rock. grunge. indie and a dash ol breakbeat across three floors at (ilasgow’s top yenue lor rockers and alternateens.

I Electric Bogey at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). Next date 20 April.

I Ethos at Q. 5pm 3am. Free belore

l lpm'. £5 alter. Weekly. .\'ew lace at the decks Dominic .Martin supplies the soullul Latin house and garage grooyes. I EuPhonic at The Temple.

1 lprn--.‘l..‘l()arn. £6 (£4). Weekly. 'l'rexor Reilly. Billy MacAtee and Paul Mende/ spin trance and hard house with a lunky edge to a packed-out club ol up-lor-it kids.

I Freak Show at The (ilasgow School ol Art. Next date 20 Apr.

I Fresh at The Polo Lounge.

1 lpm~3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle proxides a loose mix ol house and indie classics downstairs. while Andy rocks the Trophy Room with SOs and ‘ltls hits at the top gay yenue.

I G ‘n’ D at Archaos. l lpm~3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Dress smart and prepare to party in the main room with Day id (iilmore spinning dance classics. garage and house lrom the commercial end ol the spectrum.

I Goodfoot at The Riyerside ('lub. Midnight-3am. (i Apr. Monthly. Glasgow's linest exponents ol all things Northern return. The (ioodloot crew w ill

haxe settled into the Rrxersrde now. so you can expect a spot-on night ot soul floor-tillers. Latin. and the odd bit ot mod ia/x action.

I In Deep at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). I lprn 3am. £0 (£S). o Apr only. ('elebr‘ity l-‘r'ench D.| Pepe Braddock (tamed lor that rip-roaring dance bitch ol last year entitled ‘Burnm‘ ) makes his l'ls' debut. playing some ol that deep. lunky house he likes so much. Support is contributed by Kirshi and llax id Moore. I Kinky Afro at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). Next date 27 Apr with .\'ii ’l‘agoe.

I Kofi at Ad-Lib. I lprn late. to (£5). Weekly. Quality house tunes trom Matthew Drurnmond and (iraham Macdonald. plus lixe per‘cussion lrom Fit" ('ook.

I Life at Lile. lllpm 3am. £5. Weekly. Stuart Mc('a||um and Wayne Dixon man the decks with a lunk and soul selection. I LIVE at The (ilasgow School ol Art. ltl. illprn 3am. £tbc. Time lor some more Lix e lnter'actixe Visual lintertainment. l'pstairs. Simon l). (ieco. Adam. Paul Reset. Morphy and .\l(‘ (iulux pro\ ide the nasty dtkb action. while (lit-Licence and \oplex do their V.l thing. In the Vic. meanwhile. the DJ box won't be quite so crow dcd: llcsslc (k Felix play hot. sweaty. ass-w igglin' cleclro.

I Loose Joints at The l.le .\'ore (lab. I lprn 3am. Free belore l lpm: £4 alter. Weekly. Resident liy ebec is now

lly irrg solo and alternating his broad mix ol dancelloor classics on an upstair‘s/ downstairs basis with the Stiletto crew. I Mad Dog at The SoundhatIs.

llpm late. £tbc. TWo t‘ootns ol electro. tech and hard house lt‘oni Xik (’raig. McLeod. DJ Real. Trace and Borg.

I Manga at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). Monthly. .\'e.xtda1e4 May with t'nderlire Records.

I Media at Media. llpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Media abandon their mainstream dance policy in laxour ol 7(ls and Stls classics. so grab your sliouldcr-padded suits and get on down.

I Midi Hi Fi at The (ilasgow School ol

Arr. Next date the.

I Mystec Beats at Rocksy 's Basement. ltl.3()pm 2.30am. (Brises lrom the Variety Bar at ltl..ltlprn). £5. l3 Apr. Monthly. lilectro-lxiss lucled lamin ltrn is what they call it. and why shouldn't they '.’ Dirty Wriggles pl'ondes the speedy electro cuts.

I Octane at Alaska. l(l..‘~(lpm 3am. £8 (£0). 30 Mar. Monthly. Prog house action lrom Derek Wallis and Stex'en McReery. I Pressure at The Arches.

10.30pm 4am. £l4. 30 Mar. Monthly. ll you‘re lucky. Stuart and ()rde w ill be slipping the odd slice ol' the lorthcorning

Slam album into the mix: it's rather good.

so there‘s one reason to head down to The Arches. Another reason is Derrick May. He inx'ented nursic. roughly speaking. Marco (‘orolla didn't inx'ent music. but he play s a hard and bouncy set. judging by recent appearances. and there's Swag and Yousell as well.

I Son Of Psy Phi at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). Next date 8 Jun with (itlles Peterson.

I Radar at (ilasgoxy School oli:\t't. 10.30pm- 3am. £5 (£4). l3 Apr. Monthly. Scott K. .\lJ(‘ and Spudd go all-out on lour decks lor some quality experimental techno action.

I Reds at Reds. l lpmr3am. £5 (£3.50). Weekly. ('lub classics and commercial horise sounds t'rom Alan Ronald.

I Reform at Yang. 1 lprn 73am. £4 belore midnight: £5 alter. Weekly. All change at Yang bccarrse local deep house hero Kushi is now the main man. managing the decks in the main room. Through the back. Bernard McKeow'an samples more laid-back x'ibes.

I Relief at Alaska. lllpm- 5am. £8. Weekly. Silicone Soul and Laurence Hughes proyiding the best house in town. I Sabotage at (ilasgow School olArt. Next date the.

I Shake the Disease at Substitute Vemre (Planet Peach). I lprn 3am. £tbc. .‘stl Mar only. Remember I‘lSS'.’ lt~ you do. you w ercn't. like. really there. By that rationale. it you don't. you were there. or you were watching (lItHi'L'l' Hill and wonder what all the hiss was about. In any case. rc-lixe the memories. haxe a flashback or lind out why old people are so keen to tell you about weekends spent in lields. Twitch and Bosco play the records.

I Spinitch at The Big .Iornt.

lllfitlpnr 3am. £4. l3 .\pr. Monthly. Kinky Alro. liuan Magennis. (ilx'. Maclnnc and the (lpet'dtot‘s come together to lorm a di\crse spectrum ol sound.

I Stiletto at The ch .\'ote ('Iub. lllttln 3am. Free belore 1 thin; £4 alter. Weekly. Sadie and Anna .I play an undelinable selection ol pop. electro hip hop and eightce/ laxourites. rotating the upstairs and downstairs ()l the .\'ote w ill) the Loose .loints lads \\ cek up. \\ cek

doxx It. so to speak.

I Tantra at Trash. ltlpm 3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Pumping house action lrom The Tunnel‘s ('olrn Tex endale and Lisa Littlewood. with more mellow house and disco in room two lrom l).l Robert.

I Test (It The (ilasgow School (it. :\t‘t. () Apr. Bi-monthly. The always excellent Test crew return to the Art School tor some more damn near perlect techno action. This time. Dls include Shandy and special guest/i)ccasional resident l)a\e 'l‘ar'rida.

QTNT at The Arches. Ill..l(lpnr 3am. llpm 4am. £l2 (£l()). l3 Apr. The sec- ond instalment ol what looks to be a pretty essential addition to (ilasgow 's. et‘. clubscape. This time. the hip hop. breaks. beats and drum a bass come courtesy ol The F.-/. Rollers. D.l Zinc. M(' .lakes. Andy Prolile and T.\'T residents Finnie & Tc/. And that's only the lirst arch. The second leatui‘cs the talents ()l the Freestyle Fellowship (leaturing

Acey alone & Peace. Dec J a' la Fu) plus the Soulcialists and Ril. You wonder how there's going to be any room lor the punters. Sec lllllisl.

I Traxx at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). Next date 32 Jun.

OVapour at The Arches.

lt)..i()prir 3am. £lt). () Apr. Monthly. The recently rcjux‘cnatcd .\'-Press 2 (perhaps better known as Ashley Bcedle. Rocky and Diesel) are bringing their six deck extr'axagan/a to town. Mixing on two looks to be hard enough. so (iod know s how they do that. Another coup lor Vapour. who haxe such an utterly ama/- ing line up ol guests lor the next l'ew' months that w e'i'c not allowed to ex en hint at who they are. Watch this space. and see llitlist.

I Velvet Rooms at The Velxel Rooms. ltlpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons with smooth RozB downstairs. plus Raymond Darxon spinning club classics upstairs.

I Zero Zero at The Hill .\'ote ('lub.

l lprn 3am. Free. Weekly. Bomber ck Tosh. w ho hosted prey ious 'l‘hu-nighter Yum Yum. play pretty much anything they" please. adding a dash ol punk. reggae and electronica to the mix ol soul. lunk and (an.

Chart & Party

I Carwash at g2. llpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A night ol disco. lunk and soul classics. courtesy ol The (iarage's Jerry Lyons.

I Cheesy Pop at Qudos (()Mt ' r. lllpm 2am. £2 (U l. Students and up to tour guests. Weekly. Seyen years on and rampant hordes ol mucky-minded. yodka-lttellcd urchins still llocix’ to hear DJ Toast's lidam selection. A ri()t()Us evening. with the emphasis on pure unashamed lun.

I Envy at Destiny. ltlprri-Rzrrii. £5 belore l Ipm: £6 alter. Weekly. Throbbing house action at the city centre mega-Venue. Wear nice shoes.