Thursday nights at the Glasgow School of Art have, from time immemorial, been a right laugh, but they're about to change. Jack Mottram reassures himself that all is well using the time-honoured question and answer format beloved of this particular column.

What’s happening then? The club- sr/ed gap left by the departure of Hi 3'; Karate to pastures new has been filled with Freak Moves. a spanking brand new hip hop night.

Dope. Def. And not wack. Uh-huh. if you say so. It's no ordinary hip hop night either, thanks to the beat- juggling, flares. transforms and scratches of Dema and Mr Nice. also known as Freak Menoovers. I’m not even going to pretend I know what you’re talking about. Dema and Mr Nice sound familiar ‘_ though. And so they should. The pair began honing their turntablisf {; skills back in 95. and have been fixtures on Glasgow’s small but perfectly formed hip hop scene ever Since. Their first proper night was the Tablisf Lounge. an open-house affair at the 13th Note that welcomed bedroom talent. established turntable A boffins and showcased the duo's _, expertise in Vinyl-manipulation. ' Ghetto fabulous. Any other 5 pertinent information? Well, yes. The full complement of Freak y; Menoovers includes fellow 1‘ seratchers Bunty. Tablemannerz and

‘3 Ritchie Rufftone alongside Dema & Nice. and the grouping have .. Supported their fair share of hip hop l

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Nice one, girlfriend. Have they played at the Art School before? Why yes. The pair have been running a monthly Friday night hip hop 1‘. extravaganza and it is they who provide the breaks and beats every Saturday night. while My Machines bangs away upstairs. They be illin’. Anything else? Not if you're going to keep using that 5? Outmoded slang in a riSible attempt i; to sound 'down' with the ‘homies'. a That said. it's wOrth bearing in mind gl that early arrivals to the Freak Moves i launch will be rewarded with ‘3 excluswe T-shirts and stickers. as if 3“ g the aural delights on offer aren't .1 enough of a draw. I Freak Moves launches on Thu 70

4 May at Glasgow Schoo/ of Art.


so THE LIST ‘3—24 May 233‘

Glasgow Fridays, Club

I Tantra at Trash. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4 i. Weekly. Pumping hoUse action from The Tunnel's Colin Tevendale and Lisa Littlewood. with tnore mellow house and disco in room two from DJ Robert.

I Test at The Glasgow School of Art. Monthly. Next date 1 Jun.

OTNT at The Arches. l lpm—4am. £ l2 (£l0). ll May. Monthly. The new drum. bass. hip and hop cltib boasts an absolute corker of a line-up again this month. (iroov'erider and M(‘ Jakes take care of the d&b. while Shabba/z the Disciple of the Gravedigga/ and the th Tang Clan. Freesty le (The Arsonists) and Jan T deal otit the hip hop. See llltllst.

I True People at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). l lpm~3am. £8 (£7). ll May. .Monthly. The eagerly awaited L'K debut residency from Claude Young. the Detroit producer and acrobatic deck technician launches tonight. Purists take heed: (‘laude will be playitig anything that takes his fancy in the course of his four- hour set. with phasers set to ftiti. liarly arrivals will be rewarded with excltisive mix (‘l)s. It's also worth bearing in mind that the next True People will be in Sep when the Stib reopens.

I Vapour at The Arches. Next date I Jtiii. I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. l()pm—3am. £7 (£5 ). Weekly. John Lyons with smooth R&B downstairs. pltis Raymond Darvon spinning club classics ti )slttlrs.

We Love to Hate Normality at The Glasgow School of Art. l().3()pm—3am. £tbc. l8 May only. It's another ()ptimo- related extravaganza at the Arty. Your hosts Wilkes and Twitch are on hand to provide an electro-biased vinyl selection either side of a live appearance from Miss Kitten & The Hacker. one of Europe's finest electro duos. Not to he missed. See Hitlist.

I Zero Zero at The l3th Note (‘lub

l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Bomber & Tosh. who hosted previous Thu-nighter Yum Yum. play pretty much anything they please. adding a dash of punk. reggae and electronica It) the mix of soul. funk and jazz.

Chart & Party

I Carwash at g2. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A night of disco. funk and sotil classics. courtesy of The Garage's Jerry Lyons.

I Cheesy Pop at Qudos (QML’). l()pm~2am. £2 (£1 ). Students and tip to four guests. Weekly. Seven years on and rampant hordes of mucky-minded. vodka- f'uelled urchins still flock to hear DJ Toast‘s Edam selection. A riotous evening. with the emphasis on pure tinashained fun.

I Envy at Destiny. l()pm-3am. £5 before I lpm: £6 after. Weekly. Throbbing house action at the city centre mega-venue. Wear nice shoes.

I Love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely busy night of' party tunes for students and youngsters.

I Pink Cadillac at Betty's (Archaos).

l lpm—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. l lpm—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 I lpm: £7 after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in dancefloor faves from the 60s to the present day.

Glasgow Saturdays


I Buff Club at Brel. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Put off by all those youngsters at Divine? Solid funk and soul selection for the mature posse.

I The Corinthian at The Corinthian. ()pin—late. Free. Weekly. Wayne Dixon

takes care of the main bar in this mega leisure complex w ith a selection of classic soul and disco and contemporary 'groove' ii.e. proper) Rth.

I Cul De Sac at The (‘ul De Sac. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Jim Hutchison from Sonia with funked-up techno and deep house.

I Dirty Wriggles at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A techno 'n' electro pre-club set from Dirty Wriggles of Mystec Beatl.

I Fourward Thinking at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). Uprii—inidnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club with art emphasis on breaks and beats.

I Kenny Hat Rtissell's Cafe Bar. 9pm~midnight Free. Weekly. Funky house. with a smattering of sotil.

I My Machines at The Variety Bar. The My Machines crack squad. Hamish and Wilkes. warm tip with some top-flight techno.

I Nico’s at Nico's. Upiii—midnight. Free. Weekly. Gavin Somerv ille with a pungent blend of cheesy house.

I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Enjoy some quality house from Kris Keegan. Ian Thompson and Al and you can capture those cheeky grins with the free camera hire offer.

I Sam Wallace at liat Drink Man Woman. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Across-the-board house sounds to get you ready fora night otit.

I Sensu at Pivo Pivo. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. PH5.5 and Gary Lawson deliver global sounds from Bra/ilian hip hop to French house. from German jazz to African ftiiik.

I Spy at Spy Bar. ()ptn—late. Free. Weekly. (‘olin Davie and Lawrence Hughes do alternate Sats. both providing quality house grooves.

I Walker 8: Hughes at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The deepest of house from Colin and Lawrence one of the best ways to gear tip for the night otit proper.

I The Works at Bar l0. ()ptn—midnight. Free. Weekly. Graham Wilson with soul. hip hop and house.


I Archaos at Archaos. l lpm—4am. £8. Weekly. A.J. rocks the main room with house and garage. Ian Thompson vvhacks otit the best in underground garage and dance classics in Betty‘s. while members in the Sky Bar are treated to quality grooves from Colin Davie and Laurence Hughes. In addition. the Archaos cast of performers bring a touch of the circus to clubland with fire-eaters. stilt-walkers and daredevil trapeze artistry.

I Bennet’s at Bennet's. l l.30ptn—3am. £5. Weekly. Shaun with a commercial dance set and Annie with a blend of 70s and 80s hits at the city's oldest gay club. Not in terms of the clientele. of course. Gaugged Out! at Queen Margaret L'nion. l()pm—3am. £10 (£8).l2 May. Monthly. The nation's favourite under- ground superclub returns with an exclusive Two Lone Swordsmen DJ set. courtesy of Andrew Weatherall and Keith Tenniswood. The rest of the cavernous OM is set to be filled with audio delights from Tayo. Nathan Detroit and Glasgow 's own Jengaheads. See Hitlist.

I The Cathouse at The (‘athouse l().3()pm-3am. £3.50 (£2.50) before

I 1.30pm; £4 after. Weekly. lndie. rock. grunge and beats across two floors.

I Club 69 at Rocksy's Basement. l()pm—2.30am (midnight curfew). £6 (members only). Weekly. The team behind the Rub-A-Dub record shop with the deepest underground Detroit and electro sounds. For membership details. call Rub- A-Dub on 400 6967.

I Club Sole at Mas. Next date 26 May. I Colours at The Arches. l()pm—4am. £l5. l2 May. Monthly. The Colours crew welcome Steve Lawler for an exclusive six- hour marathon set. while Defected Records take over the second arch with Full Intention and Seamus Haji representing the label.

I Divine at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). l()pm—-.‘~aiii. £5 (£4); £3.50 GSA students. Weekly. Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy get on with the he“ ten years of moogy noodling. Northern stomp and other future-retro sounds in the Vic Bar. Meanwhile. in the front room. l-‘reakmenoover types Dent.) and Mr Nice show off their hip hop turntable skills.

I Fluid at Alaska. llpm 3am. £ M) (£3).“) May. Monthly. Paul 'Funboy‘ Flynn (we're not sure if that's really his nickname. to be honest) welcomes the good people of Drop Music into the Fltud fold. To be specific. lnlaiid Knights are the special guests. Dow iistairs in the bar. meanwhile. you can catch sets from l'ndet‘ The (‘ounter's Mark Mct‘abe atid Daniel lbbotson of (ilasgow L'iiderground fame. I Freefall ill The Arches. Next date 2 Jtiti.

I Freeform at The l51h Note (‘ltll‘ (both floors). ‘lptti~.‘~;ttii. Free before l().3lll‘m; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. All sorts of tunes from Steven and Paul Wall. taking iii hip hop. jan. disco and Latin. augmented by Ray Suzuki's left-of—centre projections.

I Freelance Science at Alaska. Nc\t date 2 Jtiii.

I Fruitfly at The Arches. l lpm~3.30am. £l0l£b’). 1‘) May. Monthly. Residents Fisher ck Price play funky hard house. with vocal diversions to a seriously tip for it. mixed crowd who are aiiiotig the friendliest bunch of punters iii the city.

I Fusion on The Renfrew Ferry. Next date 16 June.

I Gain at Alaska. llpm—3ani. £10 (£8). l2 May. Monthly. Percy .\' continues to Wow the kids with his nasty techno selections. and old (iaiii favourite. Swedish techno don Samuel L. Sessions makes a return appearance as special guest.

I Groovejet at Trash. 1 lpiii—3aiii. £7 (£5). Weekly. Brothers Matt and Pete knock otit quality house and garage iii the main room. while Paul N'Jie spins R& B in room two.

I Havana Esperito at ('anvas. £7. Weekly. DJ Jazz. brings his Latino box of tricks to the Merchant ('ity's newest venue. Canvas. where there's no dedicated dancefloor. btit there is classy service and an elegant. sophisticated vibe for those who‘ve had enough of sweat with their salsa.

I High at MAS. llpm—3am. £8. Weekly. The Sat nighter at the new venue concentrates on the cutting edge of house. with a rotating pool of residents including Sole Music. Laurence Hughes. (ilasgow L'nderground. Adaptor and Marcello Della Croce.

I Homebass at Alaska. I lpm—3am. Next date 26 May.

I Home Cookln’ at Baba/a. 5pm—3am (DJs from I lpm). Free before 1 lpm: £5 after. Weekly. Naeem is joined by Stuart McCallum. regular guest at the likes of Fresh 'n' Funky and Rotation down in the Big Smoke. who will be flying tip each and every week to spin his trademark R&B with a dash of classic disco and funk.

I Infusion at Yang. l lpm—3am. Free before midnight: £5 after. Weekly. Making ftill Use of Yang's three rooms. you can catch Colin Gate and Dribbler in the main room with disco. New York garage atid house. Andy Young and Nick Peacock do their Latin jau. 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 26 May.

I Jamboree at Reds. l lpm-3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin Hesketh of Velvet Rooms fatne mix up a blend of commercial R&B and soul.

I Knucklehead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). l()pm—late. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Wilkes and Hatch with the latest in Scandinavian. European and LS techno. with an emphasis on the funky. Still one of the best ways to enjoy yourself on a Sat night. as the frantic crowd will testify.

I Life at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Andy L'nger presents a selection of soul.