Everybody loves a bit of weird groove. don 't they? Just as well. because new tri-month/y night Fake aims to provide a much needed dose of off-kilter funk. If facts are a ship tossed on the ancient seas. Jack Mottram is. paradoxical/y, both Sey/la and Charybdis.
Weird grooves? I try to keep up with all this dance music jargon, I really do, but that’s a new one on me. Fair enough. I think the team behind Fake — that's Jim Hutchison and Brian Murnin — just made it up to describe the brand of music they aim to play.
Which is? European. clicky house music with an electro edge. It's still house music. with all the funky. bass-heavy. four-four tun which that entails. And Detroit techno rhythms. too. Plus a healthy dose of good old electro. It might sound like an across the board blend of every kind of dance music currently popular in Glasgow. but you should think more along the lines of an overall aesthetic rooted in hi-tech noises.
Eek, that sounds scarin like lDM (see, I do know the jargon). Far from it, Hutchison and Murnin aren't aiming to attract head-nodding types who enjoy a hearty discussion about snare samples. This is a light- hearted night for dancers only. I suspect they‘re trying to avoid the stock-in-trade deep house that is. quite frankly. an overexposed genre in this fair city. And don't say 'lDtvl'. it makes me feel queasy.
Sorry. It sounds rather good. Will there be guests? Funny you should ask. The opening night sees Richard Fearless (pictured). of Death in Vegas fame. take to the decks for something of an electro showcase. Second on the bill is Mat Carter — one—time Bedroom Bedlam winner and resident at Checkponit Charlie — who tends toward the deeper end of the electro—techno spectrum.
I Fake Iaunches at Alaska, Glasgow on Sat 15 Sep.
72 THE LIST (3 Sep 20 Sep 2001
Glasgow Thursdays continued
I Madhouse at Shack.
10.30pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Student anthems provided by the madhatter himself DJ (’J.
I Loveshack at liury Murry"s.
l lpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Jim and Phil vvith a blend of commercial classics. vintage indie and a totich of disco.
I Rumble at The (iarage. l lpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. The kids go mad for this student night. maybe because if they haven’t managed to pull it's only because they've been in an alcohol induced coma. ('hart hits. indie favourites and lovv-brovv house.
I Shagtag at Privilege. l lpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely successful night based on a complex numerical flirting system: everyone gets a number upon entry. then. if someone catches your eye. you vvrite their number on the board next to your ovvn. with the idea being that they then rush tip to yoti and get biz-ay. Music-vvise. it‘s commercial house and trance from Sexy Steve and Kinky Kenny.
I Skint at The Cathouse. l lpm 3am. £4 (£2 ). Weekly. liunk. punk and party pap vvith plenty of drinks promos.
I Wired at Destiny. l()pm 3am. £2 before I lpm; £3 after. Weekly. ('asual night at the vvrought-iron exhibition- cum-club vv ith a dancier music policy. This is the only time vv hen denim and trainers are acceptable apparel here. so you don’t have to iron your Ben Sherman.
I Brian Murnin at The Living Room. 0pm midnight. l-i'ee. Weekly. Brian continues to ‘play the songs that make the vvhole vvorld sing‘.
I Budda at Bar Btidda.
Spin midnight. l’rec. Weekly. (This llari'is spinning groove-led house to the usual party crovvd.
I Chi at Mc(‘huill‘s. Spin midnight. Free. Weekly. The first in a succession of rather cool nights. the evening starts vvith inellovv shaolin beats and btiilds to funky house and bouncy techno.
I Critical Mass at Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Spin late. l‘ree. Weekly. Jon l‘opp. aka Noj (the family man) requests that you kick otit the jams mtitherfunka/ as he blends a vvilftilly peculiar selection. ranging from punk to funk and all points in betvv ecn vv ith surprise guest disc
jockeys each and every vveek.
I Cul De Sac at (‘ul I)e Sac.
()pm -midnight. lirce. l4 Sep. Weekly. ()ne-off vvith Martyn Jengahead. It’s been quite a vv hile since Martyn has manned the decks here. so expect a levy surprises.
I Edward’s at lidvvard's.
9pm midnight. l-‘rce. Weekly. Keith l’yper revs tip the crovv d for the vveekend.
I Illuminations at The l.iglitliotise. 8.30pm amidnight. Free. Weekly. 1)] Dandy (l)isco X) and Alan B. (Breach) spilt ‘toiiioi'i‘ovv. yesterday. today" music. I Moda at Moda. 8pm 3am. Free. Weekly. The latest house and R&B for your pie-clubbing or indeed cltibbiiig pleasure (note the late licence). served tip by l)Js Mark and Scott.
I Nico’s at Nico's. ()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. l'pbcat inainsti'eamage to keep the drinkers on their toes.
I Nomad at Nomad.
7.30pm midnight. l-‘i'ee. Weekly. Kris Keegan. Ian Thompson and .'\..l. join ‘l)ontit’ Jay at this pre-cltib.
I Papacool at The Basement Bar. 0pm midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. The finest in ja//. soul and funk.
I Paul Cawley at Air ()rganie.
()plll midnight. liree. Weekly. :\ return to normal form after the recent lilovvei‘ Records sliovvcasc. vv ith ('avv ley 's beat and break based selections.
I Rowan and Niall at the llalt Bar. Free. Weekly. The former Balsa residents. novv ensconced in a nevv venue. do their deep house thing.
I Russell’s at Rtissell’s.
(ipm midnight. Free. Weekly. l)J Yavv kicks otit the best R&B. hip hop and svvingbeat.
I Stateside Sounds at The State Bar. 44 7pm. l-i‘ee. Weekly. Paul Shields selects alt.country favourites. rock classics and blues cuts.
I Straight Ahead at Spy Bar.
()pm late. liree. Weekly. Dance floor jazz. Northern Sotil and funk spun by the superb Straight Ahead crevv.
I Paddy Power at The Variety Bar. ()pm midnight. l’rce. Weekly. The astoundingly eclectic l)J Paddy povverfully plays everything from Brain lino to Underground Resistance.
I Alliance at Alaska. Monthly. Next date 2| Sep.
I The Ark at The Tunnel.
l().3()pm- 43am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Scott Mackay and Simon lioy keep the crovvd
jumping vvith top quality hard house in
the main room. vvhile (iary (‘urley' moves the crovvd in Bar 2 vvith smooth garage and vocal house.
I Caledonia Soul at The \y'ootlsitle Social (‘lub 9.30pm 3am. £3. Zl Sep. Monthly. Hot on the heels of last issue‘s Northern Soul expose comes this all-nevv night dedicated to playing the finest rare sotil from the ()(is and early 7()s. The resident l)Js are Keith 'shovv me the’ Money and Mikey plus future regulars Big l.enny H and Scotch Martin. Please note that after this launch date. ('aledonia Sotil vvill move to a monthly Sat slot as of 24 Nov.
I Caliente! at llavana. 0pm 2am. l-icc. Weekly. l.oco l.atin action courtesy of ( ieorgc and Andreas from 0pm through to the vvee small hours. I The Cathouse at The (‘atliouse 10.30pm 3am. £l before 1 lpm: £4 (£3) alter. Weekly. Rock. grunge. indie and a dash of breakbeat across three lloors at (ilasgovv ‘s top venue for rockers and altci‘nateens.
I Club Migration at The \yootlside Social (‘lub. 9pm 2am. £5; £3 before
I lpm. 7 Sep (tbc). Monthly. World music vvith l)J Tchio and guests. All proceeds go tovvard local asylum seekers and refugees.
I Coded at Vault. llpiit 3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. A rotating roster of l)Js affiliated to 23rd l’recinct supply house-led grooves at the nevv club. Steven .\lc('reery is at the helm. and the pool of talent includes Billy Kiltie. Billy Woods and :‘vitiantla l’rice.
I Fresh at The l’olo Lounge.
llpiii 3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix of house and indie classics dovv'nstairs. vv hile Andy rocks the Trophy Room vvith 80s and Otis hits at the top gay venue.
I Fool’s Gold at The Woodsitle Social (‘lub. 9.30pm 2am. £5 (£3 vvith a hat). l4 Sep only. A stimulating concoction of funk. hip hop. hottse and Latin grooves care of l)Js Raymondo and Rodriguez. The 'fools' in the 'l‘ool's ()nly' title refers to the target audience and to further stress the relaxed attitude at play here. those vvearing silly hats vvill be charged a reduced entry fee.
GFoot Therapy at Alaska.
llpm 3am. £l(). 7 Sep. Monthly. Resident Laurence llughes is joined on the decks by (’hicago's (‘ommon littclor for \\ lint promises to he a storming set. vvhile the legendary Dr Bob Jones is at the controls in room tvvo playing ‘soulful music for funky people'. liarly arrival at this nevv event is more than recon)mended. Sec pre- vievv and llitlist.
I Freak Moves at The (iltisgovv School of Art. llpm 3am. £3. Weekly. lt‘s scratchtastic toiiigltt vv ith the
liradeycats alongside residents l)enta and Mr Nice. lixpect some serious scratch liij) litij).
I Fuel at MAS. l lpm-~3ain. £6 (£5). Weekly. DJ Keith l’yper looks after the main room. pumping otit funky house and garage. vvhile DJ Sktid aitd Jim ‘l)a’ Best cool things dovvn in the front room vvith a selection of hip hop and R&B.
I Global Love at Ai-eliaos.
l lpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. All-nevv house and trance night that‘s promoted in association vvith (’olours. so audiences can expect dancelloor fare from resident 1)] Lisa l.ittlevvood pltis some celebrity gtiests. ()n the subject of vvhich. Danny Rampling‘s here on 2| Sep and (stop the press!) Roger Sanche/ is here on 26 ()ct. I Goodfoot at The Riverside ('lub. .‘ylidnight-i3am. £5. 7 Sep. Monthly. Scott. llovvie and Barry return with Scotland‘s premier Northern Soul Club. blending the best of motovvn and funk vvith a good plentiful helping of hammond jazz.
I Hustle & Bustle at Babaza.
()plll 3am (l)Js from I lpm). l‘ree before I lpm: £5 after. Weekly. Paul Traynor and Stuart Mc(’allum vvelcome a nevv resident to the fold. namely AJ. The change of line-up means a change of name and a slight shift in music policy: you can novv expect the best house. garage. R&B and hip hop. bringing together the best of the old l-‘riday club and the legendarily mobbed Sun nights at Baba/a.
I Life at Life. l()pm 3am. l’ree before midnight; £7 after. Weekly. A brand new line-tip at this revamped night. Kevin Mcl-‘arlane. Bob Jeffries and (iordon Miller take on the tvvo rooms vvith a solid funk. soul. garage and old-school classics selection.
I LIVE at The (ilasgovv School of Art. Next date the.
I Loose Joints at The l3th Note ('1th (dovvnstairs). l()pm 3am. l‘ree before I lpm: £4 after. Weekly. Jiggy‘ hip hop. funk and ftiii vvith the Loose Joints lads vveek in. vveek out. This fortnight (7 Sep). the boys are joined by local hip hop heroes The ()perators. See entry belovv for ‘Submit Response’ for details on the all-nevv liri fortnightly.
I Mad Dog at The Soundhaus.
l lpm late. £tbc. Weekly. Tvvo rooms of electro. tech and hard house from Nik (‘raig. McLeod. 1).] Real. Trace and Borg.
I Offset at ('ube. llpm- -3ant. £5. Weekly. l'plifting house and [TS garage in the main room courtesy of the Solemusic boys (ieoff Montford. (‘hris Harris and head honcho Stevie ‘Sole' Middleton. featuring a monthly appearance from Neill l’erries (Deep Sensation).
I Ph at :\d-l.ib. 1 L30 3am. £6 (£3) before midnight. 7 Sep. Monthly. Quality deep house vv ith a funky edge provided by l’honic residents Mark. Steven. (iordon and their special guest Funky 'l'i'ansport.
I Public Spirit at Soba. l lpm-3am. £4 (free before midnight). Weekly. :\ brand nevv night in the city centre noodle bar vvith l)Js Muchaill and Shaft vvith a wide-ranging selection taking in everything from disco to breaks.
I Pussypower Ten Year Anniversary All-nighter at a secret location. Bus leaves at 9pm & l lpm from the lltib Bar. £lb (£ l4). 7 Sep only. The infamous collective celebrate ten years of underground movements at this long-anticipated outdoor party. l’eaturing the best in house and techno from Terry' tk Jason and a vv hole host of decks plus extra treats like fire jugglcrs. free birthday drink and special decor this
vv ill be a night to remember. 01‘ not. as the case may be.
I Radar at (ilasgovv School of :\l'l. llpiii 3am. £5 (£4). l4 Sep. Monthly. Scott K. Spudd and DJ NJ(‘ thrash otit some tinted techno ill the main room.
vv ith Miami Bass serving tip some booty littss beats in the \‘ic littl'.