A new R&B night, Groove Theory, is launched this month. DJs include Naeem, Stewart McCallum (pictured) and DMG, who, between them, have taken care of dancefloor business at Babaza, Velvet Rooms, Soundpresence, Corinthian and Privilege for quite some time. Stewart Dalley loses the rag with his pedantic pal in a vain attempt at getting some facts across.
Groove Theory, that sounds suspiciously like course work. What bright spark thought of teaming up a club night and education? No. no. You're barking tip the wrong tree there. This Is a club night dedicated to the sounds of the street; be that soul. F288 or boogie. And the bright sparks 'iehind it are some of the finest of their ilk in the country. Naeein, for instance. has; played with Radio Ones Tint \r’v'estvxood and Trevor Nelson. e-xhile Stewart McCallum and DMG have been provrdrng the soundtrack for punters in Scotland to get their freak on to for a while now. Get your freak on, that sounds a bit saucy. Will there be strippers down at Soba? No tacky goings on. In afraid. Although it is; generally accepted that R88 reaches the parts that other musical genres only dream of.
Correct me if I’m wrong, and I know you will, but you appear to be saying that if I fancy my chances with the opposite sex I’d be advised to head here? It may .‘xell be a good Idea to but on a pair of clean undies; but. as; usual. you're rimming the point. RS8 IS more than just a tool to attract potential lovers: it's; about melodies. beats and
You keep mentioning this R&B thing. What’s that all about? llonestlyt Haven't you been paying attet‘tron to the charts or clubland of late? HSB. street soul. urban — call it .'/l)at "you '.'.ri|l this it; the next big hing. House If; reaching pentaionable age and HSH if; about to snatch £t.'.'£l. 71f; .'/£tli<lll(] stick. AFTISTES such as l)‘:1;illl,if; Child. Mitt“; J. Blige. R. Kt:ll., and Aaliyah have all scored ll‘ZtlUl success it; so don't even pretend nct to know what I'm talking about. .Just get your glad rags; on and check I’. out for yourself and stop asking blood, stupid questions.
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I Caledonia Soul at the Woodside Social. Next date 23 Mar.
I The Cathouse at the Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50) before
I l.30pm: £4 after. Weekly. Indie. rock. grunge and beats across two ﬂoors.
Club 69 at Rocksy‘s Basement. l0pm-2.30am (midnight curfew). £6 (members only - call Rub-A-Dub on 400 6967 for details). Weekly. 23 Feb sees trackmasta Lou Robinson return to his Scan 7 guise. The mid 80s techno revolution brought forth underground resistance agent Robinson. to the minimilistic sound slaughter of Scan 7. His other aliases. Black Man. The Shadow, The Specialist are just a few of the many names which brought him to the global labels of Tresor. Soma. 430 West and Submerge Detroit. Not much tnore to say other than it's gonna be a corkerf See Hitlist.
I Colours at the Arches. Monthly. Next date ‘) Mar with Darren limerson and Nick Warren.
I Cube Class at Cube. 1 lpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. ()ld-school house classics and up-to-date anthents are the order of the day at this packed Sat nighter. thanks to main room man Matt Le Funk. In the back DMG serves tip R&B.
Disco Inferno at the Renfrew Ferry. 9.30pm ~2am. £8 (£6). 16 Feb. Monthly. Burn baby burn at this brand new night which will throw you headlong into the fiery furnace of red hot disco. DJ Nick Silver and MC (his will be stoking it up and encouraging all you crazy disco tiends to get lost in music. See Hitlist.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). l0pnr3am. £5 (£4): £3.50 GSA students. Weekly. Andrew Divine and lltish Puppy continue the longest running residency in Glasgow. The secret of their longevity? Damn good northern stompers. moog-heavy sleaze-funk and the best in bubblegum pop. Long may it continue.
I Fluid at Alaska. I lpm—3am. £l0 (£8). l6 l’eb. Monthly. DJ Q isjoined by Glasgow l'nderground boss Kevin McKay for some damn tine tunage upstairs. whilst Marc McCabe and Matt (irey keep the crowd on their toes iii the bar.
I Fools Only at Big Joint Club. Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I Freefall at the Arches. Monthly. Next date 2 Mar.
I Freelance Science at Alaska. Monthly. Next date 2 Mar.
I Freeform at the l31h Note Club (both lloors). 9pm 3am. Free before l0.30pm; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. The Notes longest running club. and its all thanks to the Watt brothers and their selection of 60's soul. 70s funk and the odd curveball to keep things interesting.
I Fusion at the Riverside Social. Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I Future World Funk at (‘(‘A. Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I Havana Esperito at Canvas. £7. Weekly. DJ Jan brings his Latino box of tricks to the Merchant City's newest venue. Canvas. where there's no dedicated tlancetloor. but there is classy service and an elegant. sophisticated vibe for those who've had enough of sweat with their salsa.
I Hi-Karate at Riverside Club.
Midnight 3am. £6. 23 Feb. Monthly. It's a bit of a residents‘ party at this legendary hip hop. funk and electro night with Neil McMillan and Andrew Divine showing out their styles.
0 Homebass at Alaska. I lpm—‘3am. £l0 (£8). 23 Feb. Monthly. Dylan Rhymes who has been running amok with his new imprint Blue Black. will be joining the Jengaheads this tnonth. keeping the dancelloor movin' upstairs with a night of breakbeat inftised house. Downstairs it falls to (ilasgow Gangsta Funk and Kieran McCann (Blood/Sub Club) to funk the house party. See Hitlist.
I Homecookin at Babaza. Free before I lpm; £5 after. Weekly. DJs Stewart McCallum and Joe Higgins keep the
mUsic jammin‘ and the dance floorjumpin' all night long. R&B tracks mixed with the odd classic and old-skool favourites.
I Inside Out at the Arches. l().30pm—3am. £l7. 23 Feb. Monthly. Judge Jules. Don Diablo. Corvin Dale. Dumonde. Alan Belshaw and Simon Foy will be ‘avin it large! They'll make the crowd sweat so much. with their fine selection of progressive house music. that the condensation will be dripping off the walls! For this data only. ‘A-Ijst ' card holders get [2 otftickcts bought in advance from the Arches box office.
I Jamboree at Reds. l lpm-3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin Hesketh of Velvet Rooms fame mix up a blend of commercial R&B and soul.
I Life at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. DJ Skud. Paul Rea and Ian Thomson present 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 60s to the 80s. while Tom provides an up-front dance selection in the main rootn at the city's prettiest gay club.
I Melting Pot at the Riverside Social. .‘vlidnight—3am. £10. l6 Feb. Monthly. Get down. stand up and strut your funky stuff y’all with Simon Cordiner and Billy Woods fora fusion of deep house and underground disco classics. Early arrival is more than recommended.
0 Mish Mash at the Arches.
l Ipm—3am. £l2 (£10) 16 Feb. Monthly. DJ ()scar Fullone brings the full Mish Mash experience to the Arches for the first of its monthly residencies. (.‘oincidentally it also happens to be the fifth birthday. so there are two good reasons to get your arse into gear and head down for what should be a spectacular night. Expect dancehall jazz. and Latin percussive tracks to obscure reggae and classic soul via the deepest funk and live percussion from Chris Cruiks of Rae and Christian. See Hitlist. For this data only. '.-l-I.i.s‘t'card holders with tickets in advance arc cntitlcd to jump the queue or: [ft/1c event is Ill)! sold out. [2 of] remaining tickets.
I My Machines at Glasgow School of Art. I lpm—3am. £7 (£6). Weekly. The best in European experimental techno and Detroit mashed up by residents Hamish and Wilkes.
I Phonic at Ad Lib. Monthly.
1 Ipm-~3am. £6. Monthly. 23 Feb. Quality deep house with Phonic residents Steven Reilly. Gordan Logan and Mark Heavenor. I 3&3 b.ding at Ad-Lib. Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I Relief at Alaska. Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I Salsa Havana at Havana Bar. 9pm—2am. Free. Weekly. A wild mix of Latin selections. interspersed with commercial chart faves from Keith and Alexis.
I Shake The Disease at the Soundhaus. Monthly. Next date 23 Feb.
I Soulsa Presents: Vinyl at Vault.
l lpm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Mighty popular residency from Andy Linger and Lady Shae-I). devoted to underground disco. vocal house and New York Garage. liarly arrival more than makes sense.
I Subculture at MAS (in association with the Sub Club). I lpm—4am. £l0. Weekly. Subculture has been going strong for over fourteen years and has become legendary. with its reputation going well beyond the Glasgow community . . . and its all down to Harri and Domenic serving up quality sounds to one of the most loyal and unique crowds there is.
I Superﬂy at the Woodside Social Club. .‘Vlonthly. Next date 2 Mar.
I Super Stereo at Soba. l lpm—3am. Free before midnight. £4 after. Weekly. Concentrating on the raw end of the funk spectrum. Jared and Stuart of Vinyl Freaks keep the crowd on their toes with occasional doses of disco and garage.
I Triumph at the Tunnel. 10.30pm—3.30am. £9 (£7). W *ekly. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery supply the dressed-up glamour kids with progressive house and trance in the main room. while Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee mix up garage. disco and vocal house in room two.
I 1W0 Tim at Budda. l lpm—3am. £7. Weekly. Chris Harris and Geoff Montford showcase an upfront selection of house and garage from across the globe.
I Traxx at the Soundhaus. Monthly Next date 2 Mar.
I Vegas at the Renfrew Ferry. Monthly. Next date 2 Mar.
I The Vibe at the Velvet Rooms. l()pm—3am. £6 (£4); £3 before midnight. Weekly. Keith Pyper breaks out the funky house and garage in the main rootn while Raymond Woods cools things down with hip hop and R&B in room two.
I Wired at Asylum. Caledonian University L'nion. l0pm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Glasgow‘s longest running alternative indie night with drinks promos aplenty.
I Xposure at Archaos. l lpm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Serving up hedonistic hard house and trance. your hosts Stevie Kerr. lain Thompson and Dave Gilmour keep the kids on their toes. This fortnight. look out for the MTV Dancelloor Chart Party on the 16 Feb with special guests Alex P and Brandon Block and gap tooth gypsy Dave Pearce doing a set on 23 Feb.
Chart & Party
I Bonkers at Bonkers. l lpm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Cheesy tunes. dance classics and those good old hits from the 80s.
I Boogie Nights at Media.
1 lpm—3am. £6. Weekly. Step back in time to revel in the tunes of the 70s and 80s. Arrive early to avoid a crushing disappointment.
I Classic PM at Fury Murry"s.
l lptn—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Dance classics and party tunes. with alternative and rock tunes upstairs in Twister.
I The Garage at the Garage. l()pm—3am. £5 (£3) before 1 1pm; £6 (£4) after. Weekly. Super-commercial party sounds on the main dancefloor and indie classics in the Attic.
I Graduate Club at g2. l lpin—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Designed to suit those who have always enjoyed a Garage-style night out. bttt feel a little long in the tooth when surrounded by fresh-faced. lager- stained youngsters. Steve Davis provides the party anthems.
I The Shack at Shack. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). Cheesy chart tunes and commercial dance tracks from DJ Graeme.
I Seduction at Destiny. l0pm—3am. £6 before I 1pm; £7 after. Weekly. Tonight the club would like you to ‘dress to impress' while enjoying the usual commercial house 'n‘ trance pap.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Classic party nonsense frotn the 60s to last week.
I Budda at Bar Budda. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Colin Walker (New York Alliance) playing deep house.
I Divine Intervention at Brel. 9pm—midnight. Free. A soothing yet syncopated Sabbath selection to chill the hot-footed clubber. Northern. mod. pop- Latin. French ye-ye and shallow funk. Blended by DJ Hushpuppy (Divine. GSA).
I The Hustler at Air ()rganic. 5pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Johnnie Blaze and his occasional guests supply grooves so smooth they'd move yo' momma's ass.
I Man With No Suitcase at the Griftiny. Next date 3 Mar.