on ti—iE DECKS
Funk D’Void and Percy X ‘X-Funk'
(Soma) so. Two of Soma's tinest collaborate. and they've delivered the goods. Standout track ‘Breaking Out' is an ice—cold slice of old-school electro.
Spenzer ‘Spen/er's Tracks' (Gomrna) sees Equal parts dirty. slea/y and dark. All five tracks are warm organic electro Wllll some spooky halt-whispered vocals. The soundtrack to a wet nightmare. Freeform 'At Home EP'
‘ (Ouatermass) 0... Andrea Parker collaborator Freetorrn has processor) tield recordings from a holiday in China to make this (no. really he has). Splintered. brooding electro familiar to Parker tans. wrth an added layer of discordant percussion
Nada Just One Loop/Bass Ft/ry' (Mumbo Jumbo Sing/es Club)
o The ghost of big beat hovers over the filtering. crap vocal sample and stupid piano line ot ‘Just , One Loop'. Not to mention the reggae guitar rift. Ytrk.
Echobass The Weakest Link' (Link) 0 Step goes BBC wrth Anne Robinson samples on a by-the- numbers garage tune dedicated to the equally terrible TV show. The
r world is a bad place. it you hear a DJ 1 play this. take it and break it. its shit. Techno Animal 'Dead Man's Curse' (Matador) so. The lead track is a classic piece of scary spoken word matched to relentless. distorted. bass-heavy techno. Contains the line. 'An egg timer full of blood.‘
I Monster Daydream In B/ue' (Instant Karma) 00 Tricky. POrtishead and Beta Band had already beaten this Isaac Hayes ritt to death long ago. Sub-Avalanches hippy mince.
New Flesh ‘Commt/nicate' (Big Dada) so. JuraSSic 5-ster Singalong rare-groovy stutt wrth Blackahcrous's Gift of The Cab raising the game on the Superior Personal Mix.
N.E.R.D. ‘Lapdance' (Virgin)
so He appears to be asking someone to come in his face. Surer homoerotic Iapdance hip hop is a rare genre. but not necessarily one to be savoured? As porno as P/ayschool (Jack Mott/am and Mark Robertson)
I For more rewews see records section.
76 THE LIST 24 Mays? Jun 2001
Glasgow Fridays continued
I Tantra at Trash. ltlpini 3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Pumping house action trom The Tunnel's ('olin 'l'eyendale and Lisa l.itt|eyyood. yyith more tnelloyy ltouse arid disco in room tyyo trom DJ Robert.
I TNT at The Arches. lt).3()pin 4am. £ll) (£8 in adyance). 8 Jun. Monthly. TNT line-ups seem to be groys irtg ey er longer. and there’s still no sign ot‘ tiller. making this the itight l'or drum 8e bass tans attd ltip hop heads alike. This month. residents Te/ attd Andy l’rotile are joined by Rob Data «k Kemal. M(‘ JFK arid Finnie on the dtyb t'i'ont. lit the hip hop arch. there's ace Big Dada signings Neyy Flesh l'eaturing Toastie Taylor. Jtrice .-\leent and Part ll. Dee J a la Ft). Tlte Soulcialists & Pattl R pltts Rll.
Q Vapour at The Arches.
lt).3()pin 3am. £ll). l Jtiit. Monthly. The eyer—reliable yapour gang haxe roped it) another (ilasgoyx club tltis \yeek. Midi Hi Fi. supplying their usual blertd ol breaks. beats arid hip hop. .'\s tor the headline act. it's celebrity label oysner Jame‘s l.a\el|e's l'nkle project. in a semi-liye mix ol deck action arid tecltttical trickery. Needless to say. See llitlist.
I Velvet Rooms at The \"elyet Rooms. lllpttt 3am. U) ([4): [.3 belore iiiidttigltt. Weekly. John l.yons \yith sinooth Roth tloyynstairs. plus Raymond Daryon spinning yocal house upstairs. I Zero Zero at The l31h Note ('lub. I lpm 3am. Free. Weekly. Bomber & Tosh. \y ho hosted pt'e\'iotts 'l'hu-nighter Yum Yum. play pretty much anything they please. adding a dash ol' punk. reggae arid electronica to the mix ot soul. funk and jam.
Chart & Party
I Carwash at g2. l lpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A ttiglit ol‘ disco, lunk and soul classics. courtesy (it The (iarage's (ierry' Lyons.
I Cheesy Pop at Qudos (QMl ' l. ltlpin 2am. £2 (£1 ). Students arid tip to tour guests. Weekly. Seven years on attd rampant hordes of mucky-minded. Vodka-fuelled urchins still ﬂock to hear I” Toast‘s lidam selection. A riotous ey'ening. with the emphasis on pure unashanted t‘un.
I Envy at Destiny. ltlpnt 3am. £5 belore l lpm: £6 alter. Weekly. 'l‘hrobbing house action at the city centre mega-Venue. Wear nice shoes.
I Love Bug at The (iarage.
l().3()pnt 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely busy night ol party tunes l'or students arid youngsters.
I Pink Cadillac at Betty‘s (.-\t'chaos). l lpm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Break out your leather boas. ludicrous t'lares. platlorm boots and Al'i'o \y igs and grooy'e to classic disco arid sexy l'unk. courtesy ol' l)J Shall.
I The Shack at Sltack (formerly The 'l‘emple). lt).3()pm 3am. £5 (£4). (‘heesy chart tunes.
I Shag at Fury Murry ’s. l lpm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James (E. ‘No one t‘or‘gets their lirst Shag'. they assure (is. I Strawberry Fields at Strayy'berry Fields. ()pin 3am. £(i belore l lpm; £7 alter. Weekly. .»\ party -up set taking it) dancelloor lay es lTUlll the bus to the present day.
I Buff Club at Brel. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Put oil by all those youngsters at Diy ine‘.’ Solid tank and sotil selection for the mature posse.
I The Corinthian at The ('orinthian. t)pin»-late. Free. Weekly. Wayne Dixon takes care ot‘ the main bar it) this mega leisure complex yy ith a selection of classic soul. disco and contemporary ‘grooye' (i.e. proper) R&B.
I Cul De Sac at The (‘ul be sac. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Jim llutchison t'roin Sonia \s ith tunked-up techno arid deep house.
I Dirty Wriggles at The \‘ariety Bar. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. .-\ techno 'n' electro pre-club set trom Dirty Wriggles or My stec Beatl.
I Fourward Thinking at Four (‘ale Bar ((‘(';\ ). ‘)pm midnight Free. Weekly. Pre-club yy ith art emphasis on breaks attd beats.
I Kenny H at Rttssell‘s ('alc liar. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky house. \x ill) a smattering ol soul.
I My Machines at The \ariety Bar. The My Machines crack squad. Hamish arid Wilkes. yy arm tip \y ith some top- llight techno.
I Nico's at Nico's. 0pm midnight. Free. Weekly. (iay itt Soinery tlle yy ith a pungent blend ol cheesy house.
I Nomad at Nontad.
7.30pm midnight. Free. Weekly. l'.tt|oy some quality house l'rorn Kris lx'eegan. Ian Thompson and .-\..l. (Ult/ you can capture those cheeky grins W illt tlte lrec camera hire otter.
I Sensu at Piyo Piyo. 0pm midnight. Free. Weekly. l’ll55 and (iat‘y l.a\x sot) deliy er global sounds tront llr'a/ilian hip hop to French house. lroin (iet‘tttatt ia// to Alrican l'unk.
I Soulflow at liat Drink .Mait Woman. Free. 26 May. Fortnightly. ('lassic sotil cuts spiced tip \y itlt some l.atin boogaloo tron) Manuel LN Michael.
I Spy at Spy Bar. 0pm late. Free. Weekly. ('olin Day ie arid Laurence llughes do alternate Sats. both proy iding quality house gt‘om es.
I Walker & Hughes at The l.i\ iiig
Roortt. ‘)pm midnight. Free. Weekly. The
deepest ol house tron) ('olin and
l.a\y rence one ol~ the best way s to gear up lot' the night olll proper.
I The Works at Bar It).
()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. (iraham Wilson \y itlt soul. hip hop arid house.
I Archaos at Archaos. l lpm 4am. £8. Weekly. .»\.J. rocks the tnain room yy ith ltouse attd garage. Ian Thompson yy hacks out the best in underground garage and dance classics in Betty’s. \yhile members in the Sky Harare treated to quality grooy'es from (‘olin Dayie arid Laurence llughes. ltt additiort. the :\t'chaos cast ol pert‘oriner's bring a touch ol the circus to clubland \y‘ith lire-eaters. stilt-\yalkers arid dar'edey'il trape/e artistry.
I Bennet’s at Bennet's.
l l.3()pni 3am. £5. Weekly. Sltaun yy ill) a commercial dance set and Annie \y ith a blend of 70s arid 8()s hits at tlte city 's oldest gay club. Not irt terms ol the clientele. ol' course.
I Bugged Out! at Queen Margaret l'nion. Next date () Jun.
I The Cathouse at The ('athouse. l().3()pm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50) belore
l l.3()ptn: £4 alter. Weekly. litdie. rock. grunge arid beats across tyyo l‘looi's.
I Club 69 at Rocksy 's Basement. ltlpin 2.30am (midnight curl'eyy ). £(y (members only). Weekly. The team behind the Rub-A-lhrb record shop \y ith the deepest underground Detroit aitd electro sounds. For membership details. call Rub-A-l)ub on 4()() (i967.
I Club Sole presents Soul Heaven at Mas. l lptn 3am. £ll). 2t» May. Monthly. This month the smooth hottse dons at Sole \x elcottte stttooth house dons l'ront '/.oo lixperience. the London DJ creyy yyho'ye beet) rockittg both Bar Rhumba and Ministry ol Sound ol’ late. Joining the residents is Zoo mainstay ('hrissy T. attd there's a tree mix ('D for the lirst 5() through the door. I Colours at The Arches. Monthly. Next date ‘) Jun. See Sun for details on the bank holiday special.
I Divine at (ilasgoyy School ol' .»\rt ldoyyttslairs). ltlpm -3ain. £5 (£4): £3.50 (iSA students. Weekly. Andre“ Diy inc and l'lush Puppy get on \y itlt the ttext ten years of inoogy noodling. Northern
stomp and other tutureaetro sounds iii the Vic Bar. Meanyxhilc. It) the trout room. Freak Menooy er types Denia and Mr Nice shoyy ott their hip hop turntable skills.
I Fluid at .‘\l.l\lxtl. llptn 3am Next date 23 Jun.
I Freefall at The (\rches llprtt 3.3l).im. £tbc. 2 .luti. Siitioii Toy and Man llelsha“ 's supposed lesltlelllsrollly protect seems to haye had .i suspicious number or guests Ill the box ot late but \ylio‘s complaining ’ This time it's lall Paul.
I Freeform .ii The t tilt .\oie (‘liih (boll) t'loors). ‘lpm 3am l'iee belore ltl.3tlpm; £5 (£-1).ittei Weekly .\|l sorts ol tunes trom Stey en and Paul Watt. taking in hip hop. t.i//. disco and latin. augmented by Ray Sti/itki's lett ot centre [tl‘oleellolh
I Freelance Science at .\l.l\l\.t.
l lpm iani. £Il) l £8) 2 Jun Monthly This must be among the most popular nights iii (ilasgoyy. and it's not hard to see \xhy. Stuart t\ (tide hammer out tlteii trademark sound. in a less hard style tltatt at Pressure. and the cioyy d go absolutely \xild. It you don‘t get doyxn early. you \xon't get iii. simple as that. I Fruitﬂy at lhe .\tches
llpiti 3.3(lam. £ll) i £8). M May Monthly. Residents l‘lSllel' tk Price play lttttky hard house, yx ith \ocal dryersions to a seriously tip lot it. mixed cioxyd \yho are among the lt'tendliest bunch ol punters ill the city.
I Fusion on The Rentt'eyx l-er'ry. Next date ll) Jtnte.
I Gain at Alaska. Next date ‘) .ltiii.
I Groovejet at Trash. llpm 3am, £7 (£5). Weekly. Brothers .Matt and Pete knock otit quality house and garage III the main room. \xhile Patil N‘Jie spins RtUl in room tyso.
I Havana Esperito at (aunts. £7. Weekly. DJ .la/l brings his latino box ot tricks to the Merchant (‘ity ‘s neyy est \enue. (‘anyas. \yhere there's no dedicated dancel'loor. btit there is classy set'\ ice arid an elegant. sophisticated
\ ibe lot‘ those \\ ho'ye had enough ol
sW eat yy itlt their salsa.
I High at MAS. See (‘lub Sole.
I Homebass at .-\laska. llprii 3am. £ll) (£8). 2o May. Monthly. The .lengas breakbeat house ineets»house iiigltt continues its popular run. This little around Martyn k .-\li yxelconie Plastic liyangalist (ieorge T to the main l'()()lll. \yhile Joseph Malik. celebrating his recent signing to the excellent ('oinpost imprint. arid Psy Phi's .)\|ex llorton take care (it business doyy n the stairs.
I Home Cookin’ at llaba/a.
5pm 3am (DJs lrom llpm). l‘t'ee belore llpm; £5 alter. Weekly. Naeern is joined by Stuart .\lc(‘al|um. regular guest at the likes (it Fresh 'n' Funky and Rotation doyxn lll the Big Smoke. \yho Will be
My ing tip eaclt and eyery week to spin his trademark Rtkll \x ill) a dash ol classic disco and t'unk.
I Infusion at Yang. llpm 3am. l‘ree belore midnight; £5 alter. Weekly Making lull use ol Yangs three rooms. you cart catch ('olin (iate and Dribbler in the main room \s itlt disco. Neyy York garage arid house. .-\ndy Young and Nick Peacock do their Latin ial/ thing yy tlh liye percussion lt'ont (ice lll room tyyo and. last btrt not least. Scott l'erguson and thoriaittok mart the decks iii the upstairs bar.
I Inside OUT at The Arches.
llpm 4am. £l8. 2(i May. .-\s ey er. Inside ottt has lined up the cream ot the commercial crop. Joinittg neyy ly appointed resident Judge Jttles and his collection ol‘ nox elty shirts are l'raser l.atta. singalong queen Sonique. plus the chaps \yho set the ball rolling in the tirst place. Alan Belshayy and Simon lioy.
I Jamboree at Reds. l lpm 3am. £7 (£5 ). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin llesketh ot~ Velyet Rooms lame mix tip a blend ot' commercial RtKLB and sotil.