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The award-winning nightclubbing space that is Mas welcomes Jo Mills to its disc jockey box. Jack Mottram tells you all about her using the time-honoured question and answer format beloved of Socrates.

Who in blue blazes is Jo Mills? International jet-setting lady disc Jockey who. because she doesn't play hard house. isn't called Lisa. What does she play then, indie rock? Erm no. you're thinking of Jo Whiley for some reason. Mills is more of a house type. American house. to be specific. with an ernphasrs on smooth transitions between the chunky business and muckier' grooveled stuff. Think percussive but soulful, with a reasonable dose of sweet vocal action.

Is she, like, famous? Not as famous as she Will be by the end of the year. I imagine. Al the mo' she's chiefly known for various regular slots on the White Isle. if people are still calling lbi/a that. Narner last year's stints at the Balearic branch of Cream and her long-standing residency for Circa Loco at DC 1 0. What, she DJs on an aeroplane? Don't be facetious. as you well know DClt) is a famous nightclub. Since last summer. she's been engaged in an attempt to take over the world. touring relentlessly. peaking with a slot as the first ever female DJ to play at Danny Tenaglia's Be Yourself night at Vinyl in New York. having left her mark on Moscow. Johannesburg and Tel Aviv. to name but a few. Crikey. She gets about, what about poor old Blighty, when do we get the chance to thrill to her highly-regarded, deeply funky sets? Mills is starting a residency at Pacha's new London night in June. and has been popping into Leeds's \rvonderful Back to Basics and London's considerably less wonderful Ministry of SOund. Somewhere in Scotland would be handy. Duh. Why on earth would we be talking about her if she wasn't playing in Scotland. And didn't you read the introduction? I don‘t know why I bother. sometimes. She. Is. Playing. At. Mas.

There’s no need to be rude. I rather think there is.

I Jo Mil/s guests at Mas. G/asgow on Fri 27 Apr.

74 THE LIST 12—26 Apr 2001 2001



I The Shack at Shack (formerly The 'l‘ernple). lll..‘~llpm 3am. £5 (£4). ('heesy chart tunes.

I Shag at l’ury Murry 's. llprn 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James (3. No one forgets their first Shag'. they assure us.

I Strawberry Fields at Straw berry l-ields. 9pm 3am. £(i before I lpm; £7 after. Weekly. .-\ party -up set taking in dancelloor layes from the (ills to the present day.

Glasgow Saturdays


I Buff Club at Brel. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. l’ut off by all those youngsters at l)i\ ine'.’ Solid funk and soul selection for the mature posse.

I The Corinthian at The (‘or-iiiihiaii. ()pm late. Free. Weekly. Wayne l)i\otl takes care of the main bar in this mega leisure comples with a selection of classic soul and disco and contemporary ‘gr'ooye' (ie proper) R&B.

I Cul De Sac at The (‘ul De Sac.

9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Jim Hutchisoii from Soma with l'unked-up techno and deep house.

I Dirty Wriggles at The \"ariety Bar. 9pm midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. .-\ techno 'n‘ electro pie-club set from Dirty Wriggles of Mystee Beatl.

I Fourward Thinking at l-‘our ('ale Bar (('(‘.-\). 9pm midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. l’re-club with an emphasis on breaks and beats.

I Kenny Hat Rirssell's (‘afe Bar.

9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. l‘unky house. with a smattering of soul.

I Martyn Jengahead at Republic Bier Halle. 9pm late. Free. 22 Apr only. Martyn. (ilasgow l'nderground tea-boy and one half of the Jengas plays his house trade in a one-off pie-club at the basement drinking den.

I Nico’s at Nico's. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. (iay‘in Sornery-ille with a pungent blend of cheesy house.

I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm midnight. l-‘ree. Weekly. linjoy some quality house from Kris Keegan. Ian Thompson and .-\.J. and you can capture those cheeky grins with the free camera hire offer.

I Sam Wallace at liat Drink Man Woman. 3pm midnight. Free. Weekly. .’\cross—the-b()ard house sounds to get you ready for a night out.

I Sensu at l’iy'o l’iy'o. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. I’H5.5 and (iary Lawson deliyer global sounds from Bra/ilian hip hop to French house. from (ierrnan jazz. to African funk.

I Spy at Spy Bar. 9pm late. Free. Weekly. (‘olin Dayie and Lawrence Hughes do alternate Saturdays. both proyiding quality house grooyes.

I Walker 8. Hughes at The Liying Room. ()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. The deepest of house from (‘olin and Lawrence one of the best w'a}'.s to gear up for the night out proper.

I The Works at Bar ll).

9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. (iraham Wilson with soul. hip hop and house.


I Archaos at .»\rehao.s. l lprn 4am. £3. Weekly. :\.J. rocks the main room with house and garage. Ian Thompson w backs out the best in underground garage and dance classics in Betty's. while members in the Sky Bar are treated to quality grooyes from ('olin Dayie and Laurence Hughes. In addition. the Arehaos east of performers bring a touch of the circus to clubland with tire-eaters. stilt-walkers and daredeyil (rape/e artistry.

I Bennet’s at Bennet's. I l.3()pm Jam. £5. Weekly. Shaun with a commercial dance set and Annie with a blend of 70s and 30s hits at the city's oldest gay club. .\'ot in terms of the clientele. of course.

I Bugged Out! at Queen Margaret ['nion. Next date 12 May with Andrew Weatherall.

Wake up and smell the Kofi at AdLib with Matthew Drummond and Graham McDonald, weekly Fridays

I The Cathouse at The (‘aihouse lllfltlpm 3am. £3.50 ( £3.50) before

I L3llpm; £4 after. Weekly. lridie. rock. grunge and beats across two floors.

I ClUb 69 at Rocks} 's Basement. lllpm 2.30am (midnightcurfew). £(i (members only). Weekly. The team behind the Rub-A-Diib record shop with the deepest underground Detroit and electro sounds. l'iot' lttetttlk‘l‘ship details. call Rub-A-Dub on Jill) (i007.

I Clubsole at M.-\S. Nest date 23 :\pr'. GCoIours at The Arches. H ts IS Apr. £l7/£2_‘. :\ two-day liaster' e\li‘aya- gan/a from the ('olours crew. And when they say extray'agan/a. they mean esti'ay - agan/a. The line tip is as follows: ('arl ('ox. John Digweed. Danny Ramplirig. Lucien L'ort. Mousse T. Joey Negro. Lee Burridge. Steye Law ler. Jimmy \'ari M. (iraeme l’ttt'k. Jeremy llealy. Yotlsel. l)J lleayen and Huggy' Burger ()ueen join residents Jon Mancini ts lain ‘Boney‘ ('larke. The whole shebang is set to broadcast liye on ('Iyde TM. and filmed for Rapture TV. so make sure you dress up nice. See llillisl.

I Divine at (ilasgow School of .r\rt (downstairs). lllpm 3am. £5 (£4): £3.50 (iS.>\ students. Weekly. Andrew Diy inc and Hiish l’uppy get on with the nest ten years of riioogy noodling. Northern stomp and other future-retro sounds in the Vie Bar. .‘yleanwhile. in the front room. lireakmenooyei' types Dema and Mr .\'ice show off their hip hop turntable skills.

I Fluid at Alaska. I lprn 3am. £ll) (£3) 2] .-\pr. Monthly. DJ ()‘s residency continues to pack them in for those classy house e\ctit‘sions. This month. the yery special guest is one Jon ('artei'.

I Freefall ill The Arches. Next date .5 May.

I Freeform at The l.‘~ih Note ('lub (both floors). 9pm 3am. l-‘ree before lll.5(lpttll {.5 (£4) after. Weekly. .-\ll sorts of tunes from Stey en and Paul Watt. taking in hip hop. la/I. disco and Latin. augmented by Ray Su/uki's left-of-centre projections.

I Freelance Science at Alaska. Next date 5 May.

I Fruitfly at The Arches. llprtt~5a.5llam. £ ll) (£3) Zl .-\pr. Monthly. Lisher and Price supply some hard. uplifting and anthernic house to an

appreciatiy e mi\ed crowd. This month. \ery special guest Rob di Stefano

(Tw isted ) joins the party.

I Fusion on The chfrew l‘erry. 9pm 2am. £5. 2| Apr. Monthly. The new night of prog. hard and funky house continues to wow the club kids. Residents Mick l’. Ken l'ct‘gttsott. Robin and (ir‘eg build your musical .ltllllillL'}.

I Gain at Alaska. Nest date l3 May with Samuel L. Sessions.

I Groovejet at Trash. l lprn 3am. £7 (£5). W'eekly. Brothers Matt and Pete knock otrt quality house and garage in the main room. while l’atil .\”.lie spills RtVH in Hunt] l\\(l.

I Haptic at Riycrside (‘Iub. Midnight 3.30am. £7 (£5). l-l :\pt‘. Monthly. (‘olin Shields skips across the Irish Sea from the infamous l'.\()ltlli()ll in Belfast to driye iis into a techno lren/y. Support comes from the residents l’olanski and (iianiii.

I Havana Esperito at ('anyas. £7. Weekly. DJ .la// brings his Latino bos ()l. ll'lL'ks l() the Merchant (ill) ~s newest \entie. ('anyas. where there's no dedicated dancefloor. but there is classy sery ice and an elegant. sophisticated

\ ibe for those w how bad enough of sweat with their salsa.

I High at Mas. llprn 3am. £3. Weekly. The Saturday nighter‘ at the new \enue with Lawrence Hughes.

I Homebass at Alaska. I lpiii 5ttlll. .\'e\t date 23 .-\pr.

I Home Cookin’ at Habit/a.

(ipm 3am (l).ls from I lprn). l'ree before I lpm; £5 alter. Weekly. Naeem is joined by Stuart Mc(‘a|lum. regular guest at the likes of l'resh ‘n' funky and Rotation down in the Big Smoke. who w ill be flying up each and eyery week to spin his trademark R&B with a dash of classic disco and funk.

I Infusion at Yang. 1 lprn 3am. L'rec before midnight: £5 alter. Weekly. Making full Use onang‘s three rooms. you can catch (’olin (iate and Dribbler in the main room with disco. New York garage and house. Andy Young and .\'ick Peacock do their Latin lit/l thing with liy e percussion from (ice in room two and. last but not least. Scott l‘erguson and Rhonamok man the decks in the upstairs bar.