This fortnight infamous Glasgow dance music label Soma celebrate ten years rocking it. To celebrate this happy turn of events, we've asked Glenn Gibbons of Universal Principles to share with us just some of the records currently making his world a better place. Gibbons is one of the original partners in Soma and spotters amongst you will know that he was a co-writer on the original ‘Positive Education’ with SLAM.
Russ Gabriel: ‘We Will Be Turning’ (Ewan Pearson remix) (Out Of The Loop) Crisp production. sweeping. soulful vocals. live strings and a great bubbling bass line from Ewan (MAAS) Pearson. Another ace remix but when the fuck is he going to get his new album for SOMA done eh???
Charles Webster: ‘l Understand You’ (Wamdue Remix) (Peacefrog) The deepness continues in Wamdue land. Atmospheric vocals weaving in and out of shuffling beats. A cracker for late summer.
Inland Knights: ‘Steal The Feel’ (Drop Music) Check the cheeky Womack & Womack sample — no royalties expected! There's no progression but it's a good middle of the night groover.
Common Factor: ‘Rise’ (SOMA) Recently poached from Planet E. Nick Callinghart brings his techy Chicago sound to SOMA. Running a second hand record store in Chicago as no surprise this features some classy lost soul samples.
Penn & Chus present: ‘Madrid With Love’ (Red Melon) A tougher percussive chugger with lots of lills to great effect. Dropping to chord stabs and cerebral sounds and then building right back.
Nick Holder: ‘Summer Daze’ (NRK) Another loved-up summer number, sampling Pat lvletheney's ‘Slip Away". Nick Holder delivers a gorgeous, filtered percussive builder for all you Latin lovers.
Universal Principals: ‘Latin Stroll’ (Silicone Soul remixes) (SOMA) lwo mixes nothing like the original, and all the better for it — thanks guys! lougli minimal beats and trademark dubby bass squelch, building to a mad extended breakdown.
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I The Corinthian at The Corinthian. ‘)pm—late. Free. Weekly. Super laid-back selection to wallow in the main bar at the high-class boozing complex.
I Cul De Sac at The (‘ul l)e Sac. ‘)pm~-midnight. Free. Weekly. Michael Peck cuts and scratches a seamless mix of old gems and new hobby dazzlers. from hip hop to funk. from house to the best of the rest.
I Dirty Wriggles at The Variety Bar. ‘)pm» midnight. Free. Weekly. A techno ‘n‘ electro pre-club set from Dirty Wriggles of Mystec Beatz.
I Kenny H at Russell‘s (‘afe Bar. ‘)pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky house. with a smattering of soul.
I Moda at Moda. Spin—3am. Free. Weekly. 1)] Scott warms up with sweet R&B. followed by 1)] Pixie's funky house shenanigans.
I My Machines at The Variety Bar. ‘)pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Wilkes and Hamish with the latest in Scandinavian. liuropean and US techno. with an emphasis on the funky.
I Nico’s at Nico’s. ‘)pm ~midnight. Free. Weekly. [)1 Mark Duff playing a wide selection of house. garage. R848 and hip hop.
I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm midnight. Free. Weekly. linjoy some quality house from Kris Keegan. Ian Thompson and AJ.
I Papacool at Duke‘s Bar.
‘)pm midnight. Free. Weekly. The linest in jazz. soul and funk.
I Sensu at Pivo Pivo. ‘)pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Pll5.5 and (iary Lawson deliver global sounds from Bra/.ilian hip hop to French house. from (ierman jazz to African funk.
I Spy at Spy Bar. ‘)pm midnight. Free. Weekly. (‘olin Davie and Laurence llughes do alternate Sats. both providing quality house grooves and a party atmosphere.
I The Works at Bar ll).
‘)pm midnight. Free. Weekly. (iraham Wilson with soul. hip hop and house.
I Bennet’s at Bennet‘s.
1 1.30pm 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.
I The Cathouse at The (‘athouse 10.30pm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50) before
I l.3()pm: £4 after. Weekly. lndie. rock. grunge and beats across two lloors.
I Club 69 at Rocksy's Basement. l()pm 2.30am (midnight curfew). £6 (members only). Weekly. The team behind the Rub-A-l)ub record shop with the deepest underground Detroit and electro sounds. For membership details. call Rub-A-l)ub on 400 ()‘)()7.
I Cube at (‘ube. l lpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. ()ld school house classics and tip-to-date anthems are the order of the day at the new clubs Sat nighter. thanks to main room man Matt Le Funk. In the back. it's R&B with l)M(i.
I Divine at (ilasgow School of Art (downstairs). l()pm 3am. £5 (£4); £3.50 (iSA students. Weekly. Andrew Divine and flush Puppy continue the longest running residency in (ilasgow (eleven years and counting.) The secret of their longevity'.’ Damn good Northern stompers. moog-heavy sleaze-funk and the best in bubblegum pop. Long may it continue.
I Freeform at The l3th Note (‘lub (both lloors). ‘)pm 3am. Free before l().3()pin; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. All sorts of tunes from Steven and Paul Watt. taking in hip hop. jazz. disco and Latin. augmented by Ray Suzuki‘s left-of-centre projections.
I Fluid at Alaska. I lpm 3am. £8 (£6). 22 Sep. Monthly. Resident l)J() isjoined by ()mid ‘loll‘ Nouri/adeh. Dollar Man. ()mid is a 1)] to be reckoned with. and if
Christiano Spiller guests at Offset, Fri 28 Sep
you know his sounds as a producer. you've got an idea of where he is going as a DJ. Marc Macabe and Nicky Wright will be playing downstairs.
I Fruitfly at The Arches. £ l 2 (£10).
I lpm 3am. 22 Sep. Monthly. Resident l)Js Fisher & Price play a progressive mix of garage and holise in the main room. This month's guest is Mark Moore (S-lixpress).
I Groovejet at Trash. l lpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Brothers Matt and Pete knock out quality house and garage in the main room. while Paul .\”Jie spins R&B in room two.
I Havana Esperito at ('anvas. £7. Weekly. [)1 Jan. brings his Latino box of tricks to the Merchant ('ity's newest venue. Canvas. where there's no dedicated dancelloor. but there is classy service and an elegant. sophisticated vibe for those who've had enough of sweat with their salsa.
I Homebass at Alaska. I lpm 3am. £8. 2‘) Sep. Monthly. With a year at Alaska under their belts The Jengaheads thought they would have a wee bit of a bash to celebrate. Playing upstairs. all night long. will be the boys themselves. with Richard llector Jomes (Bugged ()tit) and Stuart .\/lc(‘orrisken (Sub) mashing it up downstairs.
I Home Cookin’ at Baba/a.
5pm 3am (l)Js from I lpm). Free before I lpm: £5 after. Weekly. Naeem isjoinetl by Stuart .\lc('allum. regular guest at the likes of Fresh ‘n‘ Funky and Rotation down in the Big Smoke. who will be llying tip each and every week to spin his trademark R&B with a dash of classic disco and funk.
I Infusion at Yang. I lpm 3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Making full use of Yang's three rooms. you can catch (‘olin (late and I)ribbler in
the main room with disco. New York garage and house. Andy Young and Nick Peacock do their Latin jil/l. thing with live per'cussion from (ice in room two and. last but not least. Scott Ferguson and Rhonamok man the decks in the upstairs bar.
I Jamboree at Reds. l lpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin llesketh of \"elvet Rooms fame mix tip a blend of commercial R&B and soul.
I Life at Life. l()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. A brand new line-up here features club classics in the realms of house and garage from 1)) Sktid. Paul Rea and Paul 'I‘raynor. Through the back. Andy l'nger presents a selection of soul. funk and disco augmented with original samples and loops to guarantee a new take on familiar sounds.
I Lush at The Polo Lounge.
10.30pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the Trophy Room with hits from the ()()s to the Slls while Tom provides an tip-front dance selection in the main room at the city 's prettiest gay club.
I Mish Mash at The Riverside Social. Midnight 3am. £10. 2‘) Sep. Monthly. ()scar Fullone and M(’ Nordin A/oui encourage the kids to go era/y playing the very best in music. from Latin percussive tracks and obscure reggae. to classic soul and deepest funk.
I Miss Moneypenny’s at (El.
l()pm 3.30am. £l2 (£l()). Weekly. (ilam. glam and an extra helpng of glam from the Brummie superclub. lixpect beautiful punters. exotic dancers and seriously funky tlancelloor action from the .‘vloneypenny's residents roster.
I My Machines at (ilasgow School of Art. £ll) (£‘)). 2‘) Sep. Monthly. My Machines are having a run of top notch guests at the moment. This month joining