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Missy ‘Misdemeanour’ Elliot featuring Eve ‘4 My People’ (Goldmind oooo ) Ignore the naff Yankophile cover and dip straight into the Basement Jaxx boy's bumbling sub-bass re-jig. The original is even better with Timbaland's sleazier acidic burps and farts. City High featuring Eve ‘Caramel’ (Interscope ooo ) Tonsils for hire Eve props up another gaggle of Wyclet proteges. Track Masters do the minimal Latin remix which hits this 3 beyond average.
‘ Deckwrecka ‘Vibekiller’ (Ronin oooo ) More splatter pattern. b- ; movie hip hop with Scare Electric getting verbal over chunky rock riffs and eco-babble samples. Excellent. Ruisort ‘lpanema 5-0’ (Cert 18 one ) While indebted to Missy's “Get Ur Freak On' and E2 Rollers ‘Walk This Way'. this jazzfunk/drum & bass nonetheless cuts a fine style all its own. Aqua Bassino ‘Baby C’Mon’ (F Communications oooo ) Jazzy. W pumped-up. soulful house sure to sell by the motherfuck load. SOuI Designer's remix drives it hard and kicks it frisky and goddamn i.‘ Chicago's Ron Trent doesn't make it smooth on his treatment.
Sportin’ Life ‘Sticky Fingers’ (Session on ) Sticky fingers? Dispel any thoughts of Rolling Stones blues rawk as Stompin' Life take us on an up-tempo Latino house odyssey replete with chirping birds and croaking frogs no less. Just like a house party in the rainforest. .3" Fenomenon ‘visjon. nord ep’
(Nuphonic ooo ) Laid back world iii grooves from NonNay duo Hobie Rosenberg and Kay Brets. Wanda Felicia lends a deeply soulful vocal to
‘Caii't They Be Good' while bossa Brasilia grooves and broken beats punctuate the rest.
Pako & Frederik ‘Beatus Possessor’ (Coded oooo ) DriVing progressive house With a tough bassirte. tribal throbs and a build that's unn‘r.-i".iful at best. Hard to resist for those that like this sort of thing.
The Scumfrog Vs Bowie ‘Loving The Alien’ (Positiva oo ) Amsterdam native Jesse Houk revives influential old fuck Da‘lld Bowie With a ,L string-laden. chiming 4/4 beat on this
accomplished yet dull house track. (Mark Robertson and Catherine Bromley) 3’5 I For more rewews see Records
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Glasgow Fridays continued
I b.ding at (TA. 8pm~-late. £8. (£6). 2‘) Mar. Monthly. The second instalment of the melting pot of musical cultures. challenging dance performance combines with bhangra breakbeat from Tigerstyle. lo-fi grooves to techno moods from lrian Jay'a and diverse percussion from Firefly. I Bughouse at Soba. l lpm—3am. £5. 15 Mar. Monthly. l)an and Chris cut tip some meaty chunks of house in the basement whilst Papacool fry tip funk and soul flavours in the bar.
I Latin Fever at Havana. 6pm ~2am. Free. Weekly. (‘heesy' chart tunes from l)J Phil before the loco Latin action starts at 10pm with DJ (ieorge spinning salsa. merengue and Latin pop.
I The Cathouse at the Cathouse. l().3()pm—3am. £1 before llpm: £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Rock. grunge. indie and a dash of breakbeat across three floors at Glasgow's top venue for rockers and alternateens.
I Clockwork at Big Joint. Monthly. Next date 5 Apr.
I Coded at Vault. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. A rotating roster of l)Js affiliated to 23rd Precinct supply house-led grooves at the new club. Steven Mc(‘reery is at the helm and the pool of talent includes Billy Kiltie. Billy Woods and Amanda Price.
I Colours Easter Special at the Arches. l lpm—3am. £tbc. 2‘) Mar only. Easter mash-up (one of two see also Sun club listings) featuring Way ()tit West (live). King L'nique. Quivvera nd MYNC Project.
I Debunk at Betty‘s Mayonnaise (25 Queen St). Monthly. Next date 5 Apr.
I Deep End at Ad Lib. l lpm 3am. £5. 15 Mar. Monthly. The Deep End boys continue their reign as purveyors of jackin' beats and solid grooves whilst Bigfoot monkey provides the finest quality live percussion.
I Fresh at the Polo Lounge.
1 lpm-—-3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix of house and indie classics downstairs. while Andy rocks the Trophy Room with 80s and ‘)()s hits at the top gay venue.
I Foot Therapy at Alaska. Monthly. Next date 5 Apr with Rob Mello and Andy Piacentini.
I Foresight at Rocksy‘s Basement. Monthly. Next date 5 Apr.
I Funk Room at the Arches. llpm—Bam. £l(). 15 Mar. Monthly. Residents night at the Funk Room this month as the funkiest boys on the planet Andrew (Divine!) and Simon (Big Beat?) do their thang yet again.
I Galn at Alaska. Monthly. Next date 12 Apr with Andrew Weatherall.
I Global Love at Archaos. l lpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Progressive house and trance served tip by resident Lisa Littlewood. This fortnight ( 15 Mar). Lisa's joined by guest DJ Jim ‘Shaft' Ryan (Miss Moneypenny‘s).
I Goodfoot at the Riverside Social. Monthly. Next date 5 Apr.
GI Heist at Glasgow School of Art. llpm—3am. £5 (£4) (£3). l5 Mar. New night featuring the talents of DJ Al Blair and lloodz. Expect nu-jazz. some filthy funk and some tip-tempo soul. This month the Doctor is in the house as the boys are joined by the legendary Bob Jones for some late 70s disco funk. See llitlist.
I Hustle & Bustle at Babaza. 6pm--3am (l)Js from i lpm). Free before I lpm: £5 after. Weekly. Paul Traynor and Stewart Mc(‘allum get the night going with some seriously funky. highly charged R&B and hip hop. mixed with soul and funk tracks.
I Life at Life. 10pm 3am. Free before midnight: £7 after. Weekly. Kevin McFarlane. Bob Jeffries and Gordon Miller take on the two rooms with a solid funk. soul. garage and old-school classics selection.
FRENCH HOUSE THE YOUNGSTERS
Pressure at the Arches, Glasgow, Fri 22 Mar
After the successes of Daft Punk and their Parisian cohorts, it now seems inconceivable that French music was once seen as perennially naff. It’s not just the Paris set that are making waves these days, either: since the success of their debut long player Lemon Orange, The Youngsters
have turned attention to their native
‘I think Montpelier is the second city of France for electronic music,’ says Gil le Gamin, one half of the duo with Olivier M. ‘There are a lot of people making music, a lot of little labels here that are growing up, so if we wait, in one or two
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years we will have a real new movement.’
Internationally, The Youngsters quickly drew attention to themselves thanks to an artfully crafted blend of house and techno, heavily reliant on Detroit influences, but suffused with melody and funk in place of the usual relentless locked-groove. ‘That is the first thing we try to do,’ says Le Gamin. ‘We can’t imagine music without melody. We have done tracks - like ‘Spanish Harlem’ - that are more minimal, but we like to get right inside our synthesisers to find some good sounds. We try to find
something good like that with some harmony, and then we try to find some
funk, some rhythm, but without it being too aggressive or just too boring.’ This approach found the duo friends in high places, notably Laurent Garnier - also playing at Pressure this month - who championed The Youngsters’ sound from the get go, promptly signing them to his F- Communications label. ‘We had done several records on my label,’ Le Gamin says. ‘From the first, Laurent was always playing our tracks, putting us on his playlists and sending us many faxes to say that we have done a
And Garnier is right: The Youngsters have indeed done a good job, whether it’s producing a debut disc that sounds more like a greatest hits compilation or moving effortlessly into the live arena. (Jack Mottram)
I Loose Joints at the l3th Note (‘luh (downstairs). ltlpm 3am. Free before
1 lpm; £4 after. Weekly. l)ancelloor classics from the past 40 years with nods to hip hop, sotil. jazz. funk.
QJulce at the (ilasgow School of Art. llpm—3am. £7 (£6) (£5). 22 Mar. Weekly. Juice residents Felix Blakeston and Brendan llessle kick off the first of their weekly residencies with superstar live act Zombie Nation. I)J Splank. the creator of ‘Kerncraft 400‘ and driving force behind Zombie Nation will seriously mess with your mind at this electro. techno night with his flamboyant performance. Not one to be missed. See llitlist.
I MAS at MAS. l lpm 3am. £6 (£5). Weekly . Billy Woods. l)anny Sharkey and Marcello De Lacrocce play quality house mUsic to an always tip for it crowd.
I Monox at the Soundhaus. l lpm 5am. £8 (£6 members). 15 Mar. Monthly. Fairly hard techno night featuring Edinburgh act (‘ymbol performing a live set to promote the The Inﬂuence 151’ out now on L'Tl records. l)Js Dan Monox. Nik (‘raig and Smartie fire up the frequencies in the main rootn while Dill, Martin Walsh and Hamish Mc(‘hlery play oddball electro and house in room two.
I Muzik Box present Basement Party at Blackfriars. Monthly. Next date 12 A r.
I National Pop League at \t'oodside Social (‘lub ‘)pm 2am. £2. 2‘) Mar. Monthly. (iood evening pop pickers...gathering quite a bit of a cult following. the pop league plays host to post punk (‘86 and indie pop.
I The N00 Groove at Ad Lib.
llpm 4am. £5 (£4). 2‘) Mar. Monthly. \Vlllt over 50 years of record L‘UllCL‘llllg between them. Nick Peacock and Brian Williamson play classics old and new from the ﬁelds ()lljall. soul. Latin and house.
I Offset at (‘ube l lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. l'plifting hotise and LS garage in the main room courtesy of the Soleinusic boys (ieoff .‘ylontford. (’hris Harris and Stevie ‘Sole' Middleton.
I Playhaus at Soba. Monthly. Nex' date l2 Apr.
0 Pressure at the Arches. l lpm 5am. £18. 22 Mar. Monthly. Laurent (iarnier rolls into (ilasgow this month with the l"- communication l()tll'. With him he brings the Youngsters and Michel l)e llcij. ( raig Richards and Edinburgh's Aquabassiro fora night of quality house music. (lo and get your ticket ntti Sec preview and llitlist.
I Public Spirit at Btidda. l lptn 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Weekly residency featuring ex-llacienda 1)]. Jon l)a Silya. Warm-up duties are taken care of by the Adorphiliacs in a dth reggae/mid tempo house stylee leaving l)a Silva to picl tip the pace in the last two hours with tip- tempo house. funk and disco.
I Pure at the Velvet Rooms. ltlpm 3am. £6 (£4); £3 before midnight. Weekly. Rotational residents play R& B and hip hop in the upstairs arena while the downstairs lounge gets the funky soul treatment from Billy Milligan. Please note that this night should not in any way be confused with the legendary Edinburgh techno night of the same name. OPyrotechnics at Alaska. 1 lpm 3am. £8 (£6). l5 Mar. Monthly. Andy 'l‘urner aka Aim ((ii'and (‘entral ) joins Fcnetik boss Patil ('aw ley at the launch of this new night. Aim w ho had massive success with his debut album ('n/r/ llirn'r is always aware of the dancelloor and will play cur- rent and classic hip-hop. tip-tempo instru- mentals and break beat as well as the odd funk track. Sce preview. Word [p for details on how to w in goodie bags and free lic‘lsc‘ls it) the night illltl llillisl.