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Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetical by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up to date details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Glasgow club listings compiled by Gillian McCormack.
I Brel at Brel. 9pm—midnight. Free. 14 Feb only. St Valentine’s Day Special with DJ Francoise. who promises some twisted and tainted love songs in a soul vein. with sotne lying. cheating. and mean tnistreating segues.
I Hot Latino Nights at Moda.
Spin lam. Free. Weekly. A fusion of Latin and ('uban sounds to warm you up this winter courtesy of DJs Salazar and Andreas.
I Jengaheads at Air ()rganic.
9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Martyn Jengahead takes us on a magical mystery tour of house music playing mellow beats. deep house and whatever tickles his fancy.
I Mark Robb at Moloco (West End). 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. 1)] Mark Robb starts the weekend early with some serious retro funk.
I Nico’s at Nico's. ()pni—midnight. Free. Weekly. What would we do without cheese'.’ The finest edam selection for severely up-for-it Thursday night revellers.
I Optimo at the (‘ul De Sac.
9pm 3am. Free. 7 Feb only. Twitch and Wilkes get back in the saddle. with the same anything goes attitude as always. l-Zspect punk. electro. bubblegum pop and more surprises than you could shake a slick ill.
I Phatboy’s Kitchen at McChuill‘s Way ()ut West. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Hip hop. breaks and beats courtesy of the Wax Monkey.
I Phonic at Moskito. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Quality deep house with l’honic l)Js Steven Reilly and Gordon Logan.
I Sample & Hold at Bar Soba.
Spin midnight. Free. Weekly. I.ive hip hop. replete with guest vocalists. scratchy business and percussion.
I Spy at Spy. ()prn—midnight. Free. Weekly. Simon (‘ordiner (Traxx) does his thang and delivers some quality house and funky grooves.
I Tilt at Bar ll). 7pm—late. Free. Weekly. The Tilt crew start the weekend early with an evening of Euro trance.
I Virunga at Brel. 9pm—midnight. Free. '7 Feb. Fortnightly. DJ Tchico serves up the best in ghetto grooves and ('aribbean beats.
I Bennet’s at Bennet‘s. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2 ). Weekly. Shawn takes to the helm at this premiere gay night with his inimitable selection of commercial dance. while Annie supplies 70s and 80s hits.
I Chalk ’n’ Cheese at the Tunnel.
l lpm 3am. £4 (£3): free with a Snapfax before midnight. Weekly. Tunnel regulars Kev in McFarlane and Scott Mackay. plus Stephen Ice in room two. spin house and occasional commercial tracks.
I Columbian at the Asylum Back Room. Xpm lam. Free to (‘L’SL’ members: £l otherwise. Weekly. Music with breaks. from hip hop and big beat to will and Milk.
’3 Freakmoves at (ilasgow School of Art. I lpm 3am. £4 (£3). Dema and Mr Nice scratchin' it up big stylee. ()n 7 Feb lllL‘ I‘M} \ All'L‘ joined by DJ GO. YO- One
showcasing their turntable wizardry as Freakmoves celebrates its first birthday. See preview and Hitlist.
I Homework at Vault. 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The basement club aims for the student crowd without pandering to the usual formulaic pap. They call it fucked-up pop. which means pretty much anything from techno and electro to unashamed pop classics. lan and Stevie man the box.
I Off The Hook at the 13th Note Club. lOpm—Zam. £3 (£2). Weekly. The 0TH gang play electro. 80s pop. abstract machine-based sounds and throw in some random hip hop and booty bass beats for good measure.
I Polo For Me at the Polo Lounge. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. You. the lucky punter. take the helm tonight. as request cards are available over the bar and in the booth.
I Sklnt at the Cathouse. l lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Tough chemical breaks and beats. rock and indie for a studenty crowd.
I Streetsoul at the Velvet Rooms.
1 lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly (except last Thu of the month). Raymond Woods. DMG. John Lyons and Naeem take it in turns to provide the R&B and soul selections.
I Trash at Trash. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Student faves with a funky theme.
I 1210 at Babaza. 8pm-3am. Free before l‘i'pm; £4 (£3). Weekly. Ian Thomson and Vance battle it out on the decks each week. providing the crowd with huge vocal house and garage anthems.
I Work at Alaska. 1 lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Stucee and Metronome spin deep house and throw in a smattering of techno for those hard grafters on the dancefloor. while Dan and Chris (Bugged Out) rip it up downstairs. Go on. put a bit ofelbow grease into it.
Chart & Party
I Madhouse at Shack. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Student anthems provided by D] C].
I Loveshack at Fury Murry"s.
I lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Jim and Phil with a blend of commercial classics. vintage indie and a touch of disco.
I Rumble at the Garage. I lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. The kids go mad for this student night. maybe it‘s because if they haven’t managed to pull it's only because they‘ve been in an alcohol-induced coma. Chan hits. indie favourites and low-brow 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 write their number on the board next to your own. with the idea being that they then rush up to you and get biz-ay. Music-wise. it’s commercial house and trance from Sexy Steve and Kinky
I Sklnt at the Cathouse. l lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Funk. punk and party pap with plenty of drinks promos.
I Wired at Destiny. l()pm—3am. £2 before i lpm; £3 after. Weekly. Casual night at the wrought-iron exhibition-cum- club with a dancier music policy. This is the only time when denim and trainers are acceptable apparel here.
I Ad-le at Ad-Lib. 5-8pm. Free. Weekly. Rotational DJs provide the perfect soundtrack to wind down to the weekend just as the bar staff serve up the right cocktails to take the edge off the week.
HIP HOP FREAKMOVES Glasgow School of Art, Thu 7 Feb
B-boy racers Dema and Nice
When Freakmoves marks its first birthday on 7 February, there’ll be more cause to celebrate than is usual for a Glasgow club breaking out of its infancy. In a city that traditionally prefers house to hip hop, the popularity of Dema and Nice’s Thursday night residency is a worthy achievement.
This is due in part to the Freaks’ relaxed attitude to a genre most often characterised by posturing and exclusivity. ‘We try and leave our night open to anyone, not just hip hop heads with big baggy trousers,’ says Nice. ‘If someone who’s not previously heard it comes along and has a good time, then I think we’ve done a good job.’
The Freaks’ multi-faceted music policy also helps: they’re as likely to play Eve or Snoop as they are classic Tribe. But it’s the way they play ‘em: on four decks the Freaks are unmatchable, alternating seamless blends with finger-breaking (but ultimately musical) scratch routines.
Such turntable telepathy stems from a long-term friendship cemented by a passion for beats and cuts. In the mid-903, Nice started spinning at East End bar McChuills. As Dema recalls: ‘Nice was ill one week . . .’
Well, we all knew he was ill on those turntables . . .
‘No, he actually vomited in the toilets,’ he says. ‘He asked me to take over cos he knew I could mix; I used to make tapes in his house. That was
my first taste of DJing.’
While Dema is sticking with club DJing for now (the only competition he’s won was for a day’s jeep-driving in his work at Christmas), Nice has his sights set on the competitive circuit, spurred on by a third place in the DMC Scottish finals. ‘l’m going in for the DMCs again this year, and hopefully some other things,’ he says. ‘Just to get my name about and . . .
to try and win.’
And what about the next year of Freakmoves? Any plans? ‘Keep it fresh, I think’, says Nice. ‘Keep moving the whole night forward, not just the music but the visuals as well. Just keep moving, keep changing.’
Keep freakin’? ‘Keep freakin’ on.’ (Neil McMillan)
I Bar Ce Lona at Bar Ce Lona. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Geoff Montford with a unique blend of house and disco grooves.
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chris Harris spinning groove-led house to the usual party crowd.
I Cul De Sac at Cul De Sac. 9pm—midnight. Free. Fortnightly. 8 Feb. Chris Biguzzi gets the weekend off to a kick start with more than a few surprise tracks.
I Chl at McChuill's. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A rather cool night. beginning with mellow shaolin beats and building to funky house and bouncy techno.
I Critical Mass at Nice 'n' Sleazy. 8pm—late. Free. Weekly. Jon Fopp. aka Noj (the family man). requests that you kick out the jams mutherfunkaz as he blends a wilfully peculiar selection. ranging from punk to funk and all points in between with surprise guest disc jockeys each and every week.
I Edward’s at Edward‘s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Keith Pyper revs up the crowd for the weekend. I Friday Street at Blackfriars. Monthly. Next date 22 Feb.
I Ignorant at 13th Note Cafe. Spin—lam. £2. 1 Feb only. Sonic distortion with DJs Spud. Ra and Fist. Please note that Ignorant will continue on the second Thu of every month.
I Kenny H at Moloco (West End). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky grooves from around the globe. with just a smattering of soul thrown in for good
I Moda at Moda. Spin—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 Moskito at Moskito. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Sole Middleton warming you up with a soulful selection of garage and vocal house.
I Nlco’s at Nico's. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. L'pbeat mainstreamage to keep the drinkers on their toes.
68 THE LIST 31 Jan—14 Feb 2002