A slight change to the regular format sees Mark B of infamous UK hip hop duo Mark B and Blade choose the ten records that more often than not are on his decks. We think you‘ll agree that it's not a bad selection and if you want to hear the records played out, a good opportunity would be at their appearances this weekend in Glasgow and Edinburgh as part of the tripTych music festival.
Mark B and Blade: ‘Ya Don’t See the Signs’ (Phi-Life Cypher Mix) (Wordplay/Source) You thought tnis iecoid couldn't get any better. \"Jickeo !(}l"iX courtesy of the UK's (most out soon.
Beatnuts: ‘No Escapin’ This’ (Loud) The undisputed champions of the catchy hooks. back With yet another citib claSSIC.
Evil Ed feat. Task Force: ‘The Tournament’/’Ya Heard the Name’ (Hidden Identity) One of the UK's most promising new producers on the scene.
Prodigy of Mobb Deep: ‘Keep It Thoro’ (Loud) Just one of the killer cuts lioii‘ the album H.N./.C.. produced by The Alchemist.
Third Order feat. Rodney P: ‘Big Things’ (Dominant Third) Wicked l. EP also featuring production from Evil Ed and myself. Go check it out. ' Xzibit: ‘X’ (Loud) Big party tune with heavy production by Dre.
Salsa Smurf: ‘Champions of Nature’ (Go. N/WordPlay) Rough new track by London-based crew that's also the first single on WordLab 2.
Ville Vele & Plus One: ‘We are the Prosoucs’ (Wordplay) Two of the UK's most talented! Watch out for this contribution.
Karl Hinds: ‘Don Gramma (Remix)’ (Wordplay) Watch out for this on Wordlab 2.
Ty feat. Shortee Blitz: ‘I Can’t Hear You’ (White) He‘s a big fella ‘.'.’lili a big heart touted by a big voice. I farm 8 8/70 B/ade (feat. Edinburgh tarnrao .s.’ Pit/S One) at M/d/ Hi-F/ Preseﬂs or? The Fierifrew Ferry: G.'asgcz'.. Fri 27 Apr; The Venue. Edinburgh. Sun 29 Apr (a/SO fears/“cg Serarch DJs Ritchie Fit/none
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Glasgow, Mondays Pre-club cont.
I Burn at Mas. l lpm—3am. Free for staff of any pub or club: £3 to everyone else. Weekly. .-\ top party atmosphere guaranteed thanks to the thumping dance classics. from deep to disco. unleashed by North and Zeus.
I The Monday Club at The Velvet Rooms. l lpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. (This llesketh mixes up R&B. garage and house at this night. lintry is free to all shop. bar. restaurant aitd club staff. generously enough.
I Passionality at Planet Peach.
l 1.30pm 3am. £3 (£2 with tly'er). Weekly. (iay night that invites you to ‘come get passionate'. The music. courtesy of DJ Andy (Bennet’s/Sadie's). promises to be clteesy chart. upfront house and handbag.
I Speedracer at The (iaragc. l0.30pm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Indie classics witlt the odd daft party tune tltrow n in for the usual crazy crowd. I transistor:Duel at Q.
l lpm 3am. £3. Weekly. Seriously cool. if cryptic. name fora new gay night at the little venue with Waytte Dixon aitd Niall McMurray. The music policy promises to he classic pop from the 1980s to right now.
Chart & Party
I Popstars at The Shack.
10.30pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Ridiculously cheap bevvy at this self- explanatory homage to manufactured chart pap.
I Colin Davie at Spy Bar.
()pm «midnight. Free. Weekly. Mr Davie goes on a tongue-in-cheek journey through the history of house music.
I Dub Night at The Variety Bar. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Donaldson (Bar l0) playing. oddly enough. dub.
I A Lick of Latin at Havana Bar. 8pm» 10pm. £4. Weekly. Music froin around the globe with that all- important Lick of Latin and there‘s a salsa dance class with Maggie.
I Bar 10 at Bar l0. 7pm--late. Free. Weekly. A chance for aspiring DJ talent to get noticed: every week three bedroom turtttablists spin their discs. the best being selected by the crowd. who then progress to the final. where DJs and promoters frottt various clubs grant the cream of the crop a chance to play at their venue or club.
I Passion Pour La Vida at ()ctober. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. The award-winning DJ Jazz drives up the temperature in Princes Square with a Latino/Spanish extravaganza.
I Discolite at Q. l lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. A new gay night of disco. both cheesy aitd classic. from [Ms Wayne arid Darren who‘ll be spicing things up with the odd disco-flavoured pop hit. I Eden at Alaska. I lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. One for the students. with the usual classics of academe downstairs thanks to Alan Ronald. plus sonte charging party tunes and a smattering of house upstairs from Scott Mackay of The Tunnel. Further proof that Tue is the new Thu.
I F.U.N. at Planet Peach. l lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Gay night featuring the traditional hodge podge of cheesy chart action and camp handbaggage courtesy of DJ Georgie Boy and regular live PAs‘.
I Media at Media. 1 lpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. A full-on flavoured mix front lain Thomson.
I Whadsup? at Reds. £3 (£2). Weekly. House and garage anthems from Fraiser Latta.
Jarvis mixes with the common people at Optimo i
Chart & Party
I Laid at Shack (formerly The Temple). 10.30pm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student night w itlt the cheesiest of cheese. regular tribute bands arid the odd foam party.
I Goo Goo at The Velvet Rooms.
1 lpnt~3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Paul Melon claims to be ‘The King of Cheese'. while Dave Mtilholland w hacks otit the commercial house and garage.
I Mashed at Mas. llpmw3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. A lethal combination of dancetioor tillers front DJs Jim Da Best and Jay-me and outrageous party games hosted by Steven Rowan. ()ne for the students. iii that Tue is the new Thur style.
I Shooting Stars at The (iarage.
l lpm» 3am. £4 (£3 ). Weekly. Cierry' arid lain keep the drunk kids happy with cltarty house and pop hits.
I The Shimmy Club at Bennet's. ll.30pm—3am. £3 (£1.50). Weekly. A straight-ish and studenty' night at the gay venue. w ith Raymond Davren maintaining the party atmosphere.
I Tentastic at The Liquid Lounge.
1 lpm—3am. £l(). Pay a tenner on the door and drink as muclt as you want.
I T.|.T. at Trash. l().30pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. (irahame Ferguson and Robert and Scott Free spin upfront house in the main room. pop for the studes in room two and relaxed grooves. The kids love it. despite the name.
I Yang at Yang. l lpm—3am. Free before midnight: £3 after. Weekly. Northertt soul aitd funk grooves from Cierry Love (Teenage Fanclub) and Chris Geddes (Belle & Sebastian). Live bands appear on an ad hoc basis upstairs.
I L is for Latin at Havana Bar. 8pm— l0pm. £4. Weekly. Latin dance classes with Michel. and all the Latin sounds you could ask for.
I Club Santiago at Bret. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Latino grooves with Marcelo and Mattuelo Cifuentes.
I The Jengaheads at The Living Roont. t)pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Martyn Jengahead is at the helm of this night. which showcases new releases. acetates and the like. With occasional bongo action.
I Fluid at The Polo Lounge. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Wayne Dixon mixes up classic funk. soul and disco with a dash of contemporary business. and there are half price cocktails to make sure things go with a swing.
I Russell’s at Russell‘s. 9—1 lpm. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw brings his world music extravaganza to the yuppie masses. I Shu l-lirata at The Cul De Sac. Split—midnight. Free. Weekly. Jazzy breaks. hip hop. electro. drum & bass: whatever gets played out. it's bound to be the best available.
I Take A Stand at The Stand.
Spin l lpm. £2. Weekly. ()pen-stage ttigltt where poetry perloritiers. tttusicians. coittedians attd DJs are encouraged to get tip and do their sttiff. I Yang at Yang. Spin- lam. Free. Weekly. Michael Peck mixes. cuts and breaks those heals.
I Back To Life at Mas. l lpm» 3am. £tbc. DJ Naeettt launches a new night geared towards pleasing all you hip hop attd Rtﬁli freaks out tltere.
I Basis at Yang. l lpm -3am. £4 (£3). Pauly l). DJ Limit attd MC Pedro supply a ftill spectrum of drum & bass and jungle in the main room. while Mr Brown (\'isioit Crew) provides a smooth blend of hip hop and reggae dancehall through the back.
I Bennet’s at Bennet‘s. ll.30pm~3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Weekly. Sara with an upfront dance mix. (lay.
I Elastik at The 13th Note Club.
I lpm-3am. £2. Weekly. liclectic is such an ugly word. so we'll jUst say they play good music at lilastik. without bothering themselves with boring old genre constraints. This means you're liable to ltear Led Zep. The Human League aitd Tortoise all it) the sante night.
I F.A.B. at Babaza. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. DJ Skud blends garage. R8428 and funky hoUse. playing to a dressed-up crowd who help to make this one of the busiest niidw'eek nights iit (ilasgow.
I Hotdog at Reds. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. An Ann Suminers-sponsored night that's about to spice up your life. Music comes in the form of dance classics from Keith Py'per. but it's the PVC underwear. joy juice and willy- shaped ice-cube makers that w e‘re after. I Joints And Jams at Planet Peach. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. High calibre night of hip hop. swing and R&B front a rotating roster of DJ talent including Martin Hesketh. Puppa Shango. John Lyons. DMG aitd James Fullerton.
I Overground at The Velvet Rooms. 1 lpm-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. lndie sounds and chart classics from Joe McKay.
Chart & Party
I Cheese On Toast at Shack (formerly The Temple). l0.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Cheesy tunes with booze sauce to help wash it down.
I Klass at Destiny. l0pm—3am. £2 before I lpm; £3 after. Weekly. For those who fancy a party night out but can't stand those pesky kids cluttering up the joint. Over 28s only.
I Pop & Tarts at The Cathouse.
l lpm—3am. Free before 1 1.30pm; £2 (£1.50) after. Weekly. Party-up disco and funk.
I Souped Up at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Daft pop and student antics.