Clubs listings

Glasgow Fridays

I Moda at Moda. 8pm—3am. Free. Weekly. The latest house and R&B for your pre-clubbing or indeed clubbing pleasure (note the late licence). served up by DJs Mark and Scott.

I Nlco’s at Nico's. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Upbeat mainstreamage to keep the drinkers on their toes.

I Nomad at Nomad. 7.3()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Kris Keegan. Ian Thompson and A.J. join ‘Donut‘ Jay at this pre-club. Free camera hire adds a nice touch.

I Papacool at The Basement Bar. 9prn-midnight. Free. Weekly. The finest in jazz. soul and funk.

I Paul Cawley at Air Organic. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A return to normal form after the recent Flower Records showcase. with Cawley's beat and break based selections.

I Phonic at 54 Below. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Quality deep house frorn the Phonic residents Steven Reilly. Gordon Logan and Mark Heavenor.

I Rowan and Niall at the Halt Bar. Free. Monthly. The former Balsa residents, now ensconced in a new venue. do their deep house thing.

I Russell’s at Russell's. (mm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw kicks out the best R&B. hip hop and swingbeat.

I Stateside Sounds at The State Bar. 4—7pm. Free. Weekly. Paul Shields selects favourites. rock classics and blues cuts.

I Straight Ahead at Spy Bar. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. The superb Straight Ahead crew spin Northern soul. funk and dancelloorjazz.

I Syntax at The Halt Bar. Monthly. Next date l7 Aug.

I Syntax In Small Doses at Bar Logic. Monthly. Next date 24 Aug.

I Tap-Mol-La at The Tap. ()prn—midnight. Weekly. A pre-club from. in their words. ‘jUst two more blokes playing their records in a pub.‘ Fortunately Hush Puppy of Divine fame and Chris ‘Beans‘ Geddes (he’s in some indie band. apparently) have corking collections taking in ()Os pop. Wigan- centric soul. mod jazz and Latin grooves. I Paddy Power at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The astoundingly eclectic DJ Paddy powerfully plays everything from Brain Eno to Underground Resistance.


I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Scott Mackay and Simon Foy keep the crowd jumping with top quality hard house in the main room. while Gary Curley moves the crowd in Bar 2 with smooth garage and vocal house.

I Callentel at Havana. 9pm—2am. Free. Weekly. Loco Latin action courtesy of George and Andreas from 9pm through to the wee small hours.

I The Cathouse at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £1 before llpm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Rock. grunge. indie and a dash of breakbeat across three floors at Glasgow‘s top venue for rockers and alternateens.

I Club Mlgratlon at Woodside Social Club. Monthly. Next date 7 Sep.

I Coded at Vault. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. A rotating roster of DJs affiliated to 23rd Precinct supply house-led grooves at the new club. Steven McCreery is at the helm. and the pool of talent includes Billy Kiltie. Billy Woods and Amanda Price.

I EuPhonlc at The Temple.

l lpm-3.30am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Trevor Reilly. Billy MacAtee and Paul Mendez spin trance and hard house with a funky edge to a packed-out club of up-for-it kids.

I Fresh at The Polo Lounge.

1 lpm-3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix of house and indie classics downstairs. while Andy rocks the

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TNT at The Arches. Glasgow, Fri 10 Aug.

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‘There’s some utter tripe in the charts! You could do an album of farting and it would get to number one if someone put enough money into it!’ You might wonder why DJ Vadim is getting so vexed about the state of the Top 40, given that his music is way left of field of manufactured teenie pop, but it's in his capacity as the label boss who could no longer afford to keep Mark B and Blade that he is venting his spleen. Vadim is happy to see the duo do so well (Mark B is his friend and neighbour in the K-Boro, the London suburb of Kingston which brims with beat-makers), but mistrusts the major labels’ ability to hype and sell bad product. With his Jazz Fudge imprint the hype may be non-existent but the product is definitely dope, a

rare reversal of the status quo.

It is also as a producer that Vadim objects to musical formulas. ‘l’ve spent a lot of time listening to music outside of hip hop, to how people construct songs. I’m trying to create compositions rather than rely on loops.’ This has resulted in two stunning albums on Ninja Tune which have often been tagged as ‘trip hop’, but Vadim believes that ‘the biggest obstacle to music is people giving it names’. His tunes thrill listeners in their use of the unexpected, particularly where vocalists are concerned. ‘Whether I use an MC or a spoken-word poet, they should not be the main focus, but used like any other instrument.’

Vadim carries this deconstructive attitude over into his crafty DJ sets, which mix and match ‘hip hop, jazz, soul, reggae and drum & bass’, and it’s in this capacity that he appears at TNT this month. He’s back on the road in October with the brilliant poetess Sarah Jones, but it’ll be next year before his new album, The Art of Listening, is available. Given his penchant for experimentation, it may well have that farting song on it - but with the farting used like any other instrument, of course. (Neil McMillan)

Trophy Room with 80s and 90s hits at the top gay venue.

I The Funk Room at The Arches. Monthly. Next date 17 Aug with Chris Geddes.

I Fuel at Mas. llpm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Norman and Zeus with pumping house and garage in the main room. while DJ Skud layers hip hop and R&B in the front room.

I G ‘n’ D at Archaos. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Dress smart and prepare to party in the main roorn with David Gilmore spinning dance classics. garage and house from the commercial end of the spectrum.

I Goodfoot at The Riverside Club.

Monthly. Next date 7 Sep.

I Hustle 8: Bustle at Baba/a. (rpm—3am (DJs from I lprn). Free before I lpm; £5 after. Weekly. Patrl Traynor and Stuart McCallum welcome a new resident to the fold. namely AJ. The change of line-up means a change of name (eagle-eyed readers will have noticed the disappearance of Bump ‘n' Hustle) and a slight shift in music policy: you cart now expect the best house. garage. R&B and hip hop. bringing together the best of the old Fri club and the legendarin mobbed Sun nights at Babaza.

I Life at Life. l()pm—3am. Free before midnight: £7 after. Weekly. Kevin

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I Mad Dog at The Sourrdhans

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I Offset at (‘ttbe llprrr iarn L‘ \Vcekl}. \ocal garage and upltttrng house courtesy of(ieoll Montlord and (hits Harris in the mam tootir. while llarr_\ It and lil‘};lll l serse up part} orientated classics in the baek.

I Public Spirit at Soba llprrr iatrr l'vr'ee belot‘e nndnighi; £4 alter \\eekl_\ \ brand new night iii the cit} eentre noodle bar with His Muchaill and Shati w ill) a wide-ranging selection taking in e\er_\thing from disco to breaks

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I Reds at Reds. llprrr iarn £5 (£3.50). \Vt't'lsl}. ( 'ltll) classics and commercial house sounds trorn .\l.rn Ronald.

I Reform at \‘ang. llprrr iarn. £1 before midnight; £5 alter; \\eek|_\ \ll change at Yang because local deep lititis.‘ ltcr'o Kirshi is rrow the main man. managing the decks in the rrrarrr tootii Through the back. Bernard Mel'seowan samples more laid back \ ibes,

I Relief at .v\|aska. Illprn iarn. £3. Weekly Silicone Soul. (‘ohn Maelaren and Bill} Woods pros rde some of the best house in toer ranging from deep to disco with frequent detours into the funk}. .-\fter the recent spell of guests. the lads are taking a w eek to tlierrrsels es. and those looking forward to an appearante frorn ()nion/ is .loeskr on \trg It) should note that the duo's stint behind the decks litts been cancelled.

I Solefood at .'\d l.rb. Monthly .\'e\t date 7 Sep.

I Stiletto at The litli Note (Tub. lllprn 3am. l-ree belore llprn; £4 alter. Weekly Sadie and .'\nna .l, pla} a frccforrn selection ol pop. eleetr‘o. hip hop and eightee/ fa\our‘ites. rotating the upstairs and dots nsiarr‘s ol the Note with lltc‘ Loose Joitlls ltitls w eels lip. \Kt't'l. dow it. so ll) speak.

I Tantra at Trash. lt)prn 3am. £5 (£4) Weekly Pumping house action lrorn llre 'l‘unnel's ('olin ’l'escndale and Tim Littlcwood. with more mellow house and disco lll room two from H] Robert. GTNT at The .-\rches. ll)..itlprrr .iarn. £8 (£0). It) Aug. Monthly The biggest. baddest hip hop and drtrrrr tk bass show case in town returns with a less \ast lrtre tip than w c’re used to. It's certainly a case of quality os er quantity. though. as this tirrre. sornnabulant beat rnerehani l)J \‘adim headlines with support from regrr lar TNT faces l)ec J a la hr. The Soulcialists. Finnie. Ri/ and Paul R. See Preview and llitlist.

I Urban Groove at ('Ith Budda. llprn 3am. £4 (£3 ). Weekly .\ brand new night at Btrdda lcaturirrg the talents of Domenic Martin. who is set to merge LS house and garage. deep house. disco. soul. funk and jan. plus the odd dash ot Latin and Afro grooves.

I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. ltlpm 3am. £3 before rnidrrrglrt. £6 (£4) after. Weekly John l.}()lls w ith smooth Rt'QB downstairs. pltrs Ra} rnond Darwon spinning vocal house upstairs.

I Zero Zero at The l3th \otc (Tub. llpm—3arn. l‘TCc’. \VL’L‘H}. “timber and Tosh. who hosted pres iotrs Thu nighter‘