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 two rooms with a solid funk. soul. garage and old-school classics selection.
I Loose Joints at The l3tli .\'oie (‘lub (downstairs). l()pm—3am. liree before I lpm; £4 after. Weekly. Jiggy hip hop. funk and fun with the Loose Joints lads week in. week otit.
I Midi Hi-Fi at the Arches. l lpm—3am. £tbc. 5 ()ct. Dreadlonc performing live with the dubweiser DJS (ireg Dread. Also serving up the sounds will be Danny Briottet (Renegade Sotmdwave) and Ben Balal'onic. See Preview Panel.
I Mad Dog at The Soundhaus.
l lpm slate. £tbc. Weekly. Two rooms of electro. tech and hard hottse from .\'ik ('raig. McLeod. DJ Real. Trace and Borg. OThe Noo Groove at Ad-Lih.
l l.30pin—4am. Local hero .\'ick Peacock and Brian Williamson get into the groove with their ever soulful collection of jazz. Latin and house. See llitlist.
I Offset at (’ube. l lpm-~3am. £5. Weekly. l'plifting house and LS garage in the main room courtesy of the Solemusic boys (ieot‘l~ Moittfoi‘d. (‘ht‘is Harris and head honcho Stevie ‘Sole' Middleton. featuring a monthly appearance from .\'ei|l Ferries (Deep Sensation).
I Pressure at The Arches. .\'ext date 26 Oct. The best line tip in the world...everfl
I Public Spirit at Soba. l lpm 3am. £4 (lirce before midnight). Weekly. A brand new night in the city centre noodle bar with DJs Mttchaill and Shaft with a wide-ranging selection taking in everything from disco to breaks.
I Reds at Reds. l lpm 3am. £5 (£3.50). Weekly. (‘ommercial house and dance anthems provided by Alan Ronald. I Reform at Yang. l lpm 3am. £4 before midnight: £5 after. Weekly. All change at Yang because local deep house hero Kushi is now the main man. managing the decks in the main room. Through the back. Bernard McKeow an samples more laid-back vibes.
I Submit Reponse at The l3ili .\'oie ('lub (upstairs). l()pm 3am. l-‘rce before llpm; £4 after. 12 ()ct. l-‘ortnightly. All- new aural explosion hosted by music- lovingjournalistsJack Mottram and Leon McDei'mott. Well-versed they in the etiquette of eclectica so prepare your ears for everything from avant-disco through electro-pop to noisy o0s garage punk.
I Tantra at Trash. l()pm 3am. £5 (£4 ). Weekly. Lisa Littlewood and Iain Thomson play l'pfront house to a packed dance floor. with DJ Robert playing funky house. disco and indie in room 2. I Test at (ilasgow School of Art. Next date 2 .\'ov with the birthday hash. QTraxx 3rd Birthday at the Arches. llpm 3.30am. £10. (£7). 12 ()ct. The boys from Tiaxx are three years old and their birthday shenanigans should he stonking. llelpiiig resident Traxx DJ Simon (’ordiner celebrate will he special guest Laurence llughes. l'i'esh ts Low/Solar House will also he making a rare appearance. performing with vocalist Angie Reid. See llitlist.
I Urban Groove at (‘ltib Btidda.
l lpm 3am. £4 (£3 l. Weekly. A brand new night at Btidda featuring the talents of Domenic Martin. w ho is set to merge l'S house and garage. deep house. disco. soul. funk and ja/l. pltis the odd dash of Latin and Afro grooves.
I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. l()pm 3am. £(i (£4): £3 before midnight. Weekly. John Lyons with smooth R&B downstairs. pltis Raymond Darvon spinning vocal liotisc upstairs.
I Zero Zero at The l3th .\'ote ('lub.
l lpm 3am. Free. Weekly. Bomber and Tosh. w ho hosted previous ’l‘hu-nighter Yum Yum. play pretty much anything they please. adding a dash of punk. reggae and electronica to the mix of sotil. funk and ja/I.
Chart & Party
I Carwash at g2. llpm- 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A night of disco. funk and sotil classics. courtesy of The (iarage‘s (ierry Lyons.
I Cheesy Pop at Qudos (QMt').
l()pm 2am. £2 (£1 ). Students and tip to four guests. Weekly. Seven years on and rampant hordes of mucky -mintied. vodka- fuelled urchins still tlock to hear DJ Toast's lidam selection. A riotous evening. with the emphasis on pure unashamed fun. I Envy at Destiny. l()pm 3am. £5 before I lpm; £6 after. Weekly. 'I'hrobbing house action at the city centre mega-venue. Wear nice shoes.
I Love Bug at The (iarage.
l0.30pm -3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely btisy' night of party tunes for students and youngsters.
I Media at Media. l lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. .Media abandon their mainstream dance policy in favour of 7()s and 80s classics. so grab your shotilder-padded suits and get on down.
I The Shack at Shack. l0.30pm 3am. £6 (£4). Whatever your bag. chart. dance or party DJ llanlan should hit the spot with his mixed bag of party tip tunes.
I Shag at l‘ury Muri'y's. l lpm 3am. £5 (£3 ). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James (E. ‘.\'o one forgets their first Shag‘. they assure tis.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry l-‘ields. 9pm 3am. £6 before I lpm; £7 after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in dancelloor faves from the o0s to the present day.
I Buff Club at Brel. ‘)pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Ptit off by all those )‘oungsters at Div ine'.’ Solid funk and sotil selection for the mature posse.
I The Corinthian at The (‘orinthiaii 9pm late. l-‘ree. Weekly. Super laid-back selection to wallow in the main bar at the high-class boo/ing complex.
I Cul De Sac at The ('ul De Sac.
0pm midnight. l-‘ree. Weekly. Michael Peck cuts and scratches a seamless mix of old gems and new hobby da/Ilers. from hip hop to funk. from house to the best of the rest.
I Dirty Wriggles at Tllc \‘arieiy Bar. 9pm Amidnight. Free. Weekly. A techno ‘n' electro pre-cltib set from Dirty Wriggles of Mystec Beatl.
I Fourward Thinking at l‘our ('afe Bar ((‘('A ). ‘)pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-cltib with an emphasis on breaks and beats.
I Kenny H at Rtissell's ('al'e Bar.
()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. l‘unky house. with a smattering of soul.
I Moda at Moda. ts’pm 3am. l’ree. Weekly. DJ Scott warms tip with sweet Rtle followed by DJ Pixie’s funky house shenanigans.
I My Machines at The Variety Bar. ()pm midnight. liree. Weekly. Wilkes and llamish with the latest in Scandinavian. litiropean and LS techno. with an emphasis on the funky.
I Nico’s at .\'ico‘s. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Mark Duff play ing a wide selection of house. garage. R&B and hip hop.
I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. linjoy some quality house from Kris Keegan. Ian Thompson and .-\.J. I Papacool at Duke‘s Bar.
()pm - midnight. l’ree. Weekly. The finest in jau. sotil and ftmk.
I Spy at Spy Bar. 9pm 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 10. ()pm midnight. l-‘ree. Weekly. (iraham Wilson with soul. hip hop and house.
I Bennet’s at Beniiet's. l 1.30pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Shaun with a commercial dance set and Annie with a blend of 7()s
and b’lls hits at the city's oldest gay club. .\'ot in terms of the clientele. of course.
I The Cathouse at The (‘athouse. l0.30pm—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- .'\-l)ub on 400 6967.
I Cube at (‘tibe. l lpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. ()ld school house classics and tip- to-date anthems are the order of the day at the new club's Sat nighter. thanks to main room man Matt Le l-‘unk. In the back. it‘s R&B with DM(i.
I Divine at (ilasgow School of Art (downstairs). l()pm-3am. £5 (£4); £3.50 (iSA students. Weekly. Andrew Divine and lltish Puppy continue the longest running residency in (ilasgow ( l 1 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 13th .\'ote (‘lub (both lloot’s‘). ‘)piii~-3am. l‘ree before l0.30pm; £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 Groovejet at Trash. l lpm—3am. £7 (£5 ). Weekly. Brothers .Matt and Pete knock otit quality house and garage in the main room. while Paul .\"Jie spins R&B in room two.
I Havana Esperito at (‘aiiv-as. £7. Weekly. DJ Jaz/ brings his Latino box of tricks to the Merchant (‘ity's newest venue. ('anvas. where there's no dedicated dancetloor. bttt there is classy service and an elegant. sophisticated vibe for those who've had enough of sweat with their salsa.
I Homebass at Alaska. Monthly. .\'ext date 27 ()ct.
I Home Cookin’ at Babaza. 5pm—-3am (DJs from I lpm). l‘ree before 1 lpm; £5 after. Weekly. .\'aeem is joined by Stuart Mc(‘allum. regular guest at the likes of Fresh ‘n' l’unky 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. 1 lpm—3am. liree before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Making ftill use of Yang‘s three rooms. you can catch (‘olin (late and Dribbler in the main room with disco. .\'ew York garage and house. Andy Young and .\'ick Peacock do their Latin jazz thing with live percussion from (ice in room two and. last btit 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 Kinky Afro 2nd Birthday Party at Ad-Lib. l0.30pm- 3am. £5. 13 ()ct. Kinky Afro celebrates its second birthday party in truly tribal style with an evening of deep funky house. tribal techno and live African drumming. Resident DJ‘s Robin Murray and Matthew Bennett will be
joined by West African drumming troupe
Ayawara to produce their fresh. funky unique sound.
I Life at Life. l()pm-3am. £5. Weekly. A brand new line-tip here features club classics in the realms of house and garage from DJ Sktid. Patil Rea and Patil Traynor. 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.
l0.30pm ~3am. £5. Weekly. l‘eaturing Andy in the Trophy Room with hits from the 605 to the 80s while Tom provides an tip-front dance selection in the main room at the city's prettiest gay club.
The Traxx crew have been thrilling Glasgow's house fraternity for three years now. and have shifted venue to The Arches in anticipation of many more to come.
Traxx, that name rings a bell . . . I'm not Surprised. the club has built up a loyal following in its three year existence. with some 400 card- carrying members a testament to the showcase of local talent.
You’re being a trifle vague aren’t you? This is a Factfile. in case youve forgotten.
It's facts you want. is it? Well. the club made its name with a regular slot at the Jamaica Street-era Sub Club and a residency at underground venue The Soundhaus. The club's raison d'étre has always been to show off the fact that Glasgow's vibrant house scene has more than its fair share of high calibre DJs. and half of them seem to man the decks at Traxx. namely Simon Cordiner. Laurence Hughes. Billy Woods. Andrew Pine and the Fresh & Low crew. The h0use fraternity will recognise the fact that those names translate into an across- the-board selection of quality house. from thoroughbred disco to bang up to date deep stuff.
Cripes, it’s like a 703 supergroup. Except with DJs.
Quite so. and when you add to that the fact that Traxx's broad mtiSic policy is matched by a iamOUSly inclusive. friendly approach to promotion — at times the club can feel like a school reunion crossed With a wedding reception. but in a good way — the night has been on to a Winner since day one.
And do they have room for guests in that crowded DJ box?
Indeed they do. and not your bog standard big names either. Past highlights include Eliot Eastwick and Miles Holloway (pictured). New York's finest Joe Clatissell. and the ldjtit Boys. For the 3rd Birthday bash, it's a residents-only affair, however — just as the regulars prefer.
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