I Jamboree at Reds. I Ipm-—3am. £7 (£5). ’eekly. John Lyons and Martin Hesketh of Velvet Rooms fatne tnix up a blend of comtnercial R&B arid sottl. I Life at Life (Corinthian). I()pm---3am. £5. Weekly. A formidable night of funk for those who like their entertainment mature. but stilljammin‘. 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 Let’s Go Back - Way Back! at the Riverside Social. Next date I June. I Lush at the Polo Lounge. I().3()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the Trophy Room with hits frotn the 60s to the 80s. while Tom provides art tip-front dance selection in the main room at the city‘s prettiest gay club. I Melting Pot at the Riverside Social. Next date 25 May. 0 Mish Mash at the Arches. I Ipm—3am. £10. 18 May. Monthly. Mish Mash contin- ue to strengthen Glasgow / Lottdon dance relations with this. another night of musical excellence. The legendary 100C? Dynamite Soul Jazz Soundsystem are travelling up from the big smoke to provide an evening of rhythm for beam and minds. ()tie for those in the know. For tltis date only 'A- List ' card holders with advance tickets are entitled to jump the queue. Those buying tickets (III the (four. not sold out. can also get [2 off remaining tickets. I Missing Link at Ad Lib. I [pm-3am. £5. 11 May. Monthly. b.ding present Missing Link (formerly R&B.ding) a cool mix of hip hop. R&B. jazz and soul with an edge frotn DJ Naeem and guest Pattl Cawley. I My Machines at Glasgow School of Art. lem—3am. £6 (LS-£4). Weekly. They‘ve had some of the greatest names in techno come and bless their decks. so they know how to tnash it up. Be here now. I Papacool at Ad Lib. Next date I June. Monthly. I Red and Gold Room at Arta. lOpm—3am. Free before I lpm. £8 after. Weekly. DJ Jorito mans the decks for a fine night of Latin house. This will seriously s ice up your life. if that‘s what is required. Relief at Alaska. I lpm—3am. £10 (£8). 1 I May. Monthly. Silicone Soul have none other than the fantastic Mr Gene Farris at their service. A great guest. great residents. great sound system and great club. Enjoyment is with you on I I May. I Remedy at Ad Lib. I lpm—4am. £5. Weekly. Davey Thomson. Colin Davey arid someone without Davey in his name -- Owen Caldwell — get ittto the tech-house groove with the Ad Lib massive. I Soulsa Presents: Vinyl at Vault. I Ipm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The mighty popular residency from Andy L'nger and Lady Shae-I) gets back into full swing after a short hiatus. playing underground disco. vocal house and New York garage. Iiarly arrival makes more sense. doesn‘t it‘.’ I Subculture at MAS (in association with the Sub Club). I lpm— 3am. £10. Weekly. Straight tip subbin’ this fortnight - but don't think fora tninute that this means you shouldn‘t be interested. Glasgow‘s finest house DJs Harri and Domenic join up once again to show the people of this line club what Subculture is all about. No sleep till Jamaica Street. I Superfly at the Woodside Social Club. Next date 1 June. I Traxx at the Soundhaus. Next date I June. I Triumph at the Tunnel. I().3()pm—3.3()am. £9 (£7). Weekly. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery supply the dressed-up glamour kids with progressive house and trance in the tnain room. while Kevin MacFarIane and Stephen Lee mix up garage. disco and vocal house iii room two. If you're not wearing awfully nice clothes. however. don't expect to get in. I Notun at Budda. l lpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Budda squeezes Geoff .‘vlontford and Chris Harris to carpet bomb (and yes.
TECHNO GLASNOST Alaska, Glasgow, Fri 17 May
he Bpitch is in Control: Ellen Allien
Not content with running Scotland's first internet based radio station. Radio Magnetic is branching out into club promotion. Launching last month. Glasnost has an agenda as anti-commercial is its radio counterpart. aiming. as it does. to bring a bit of SOphisticated techno to the city.
While its tag line of ‘east meets west' might have the ring of Rocky IV to it. the idea is considerably less ridiculous than the script for a Stallone movie. “We wanted to introduce something different to the Glasgow club scene. bringing through unknown. yet respected. names from aCross Europe.‘ says Radio Magnetics Tom Lousada. ‘One of our DJs. Robin Murray. came back from playing the Balkans enthusing about the talent he had seen. With Glasnost the music policy will be as diverse as our guests ranging from German electro to Croatian house moving into French hip hop. Glasnost aims to do something different and add rather than compete with the vibrant Glasgow clubbing scene.‘
This month's instalment features the UK debut of Berlin based techno label Bpitch Control's front-woman. Ellen Allien. A brief resume of Allien's achievements includes hosting 60 hours of broadcasting from Berlin's Love Parade on the city's Kiss FM. having over 30 releases in her own name and launching the Bpitch Control label. itself nearing a half-century of releases in under three years of operation. Impressive. I'm sure you'll agree.
And her vision for the label is no less impressive. ‘Bpitch Control considers itself as a channel where the collective is the priority and the ideas of every individual have their space.‘ she says. ‘The reflection about the sound can become the mirror of the city of Berlin. Acoustically Bpitch Control romps about on the wide
field of electronic music.‘
Joining Allien are Glasnost residents Robin Murray. Matthew Bennet (Kinky Afro) and Dougal Perman co-owner of Radio Magnetic. alongside Mr Todd and Gav Sutherland from Underground Solu'shn. And you can catch it live on wwwradiomagneticcom just like all Glasnost club nights. (Stewart Dalley)
there are carpets involved) the central city venue with the kind of house tracks that would start a riot on either side of the Atlantic.
I Vegas at the Renfrew Ferry. Monthly. Next date 25 May.
I The Winchester Club at the Woodside Social. 10pm ~2am. £4 (£3). New live band—stroke-deejay venture for this delightful West Iind venue. Only the coolest underground indie and gentlest (‘86 pop will do.
I Wired at Asylum. Caledonian L'niversity L'nion. I()pm>~3am. £3. Weekly. Glasgow‘s longest running alternative indie night with drinks promos aplenty.
I Xposure at Archaos. I [pm-3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Serving up hedonistic hard house and trance. your hosts Stevie Kerr. Iain Thompson and Dave Gilmour keep the kids on their toes.
Chart & Party
I Bonkers at Bonkers. I Ipttt---3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Who are we to argue with this night of unbridled
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popularity and silly fun'.’ Mainstream pop mingles with the hits of the 80s. and the crowd go wild week after week.
I Boogie Nights at Media. I Ipm--3am. £6. Weekly. Step back itt time to revel in the tttncs of the 70s and 80s. Arrive early to avoid a crttshing disappointment.
I Classic PM at Fury Murry’s.
I lpm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Nicely named night of happiness from the old club undergoing something of a renaissance. Dance classics and party tuttes. with alternative and rock tunes upstairs in Twister.
I The Garage at the Garage. I()pm-3am. £5 (£3) before I 1pm; £6 (£4) after. Weekly. ()tte of the busiest nights in town. Super-commercial party sounds on the ntain dancetioor arid indie classics in the Attic.
I Graduate Club at g2. I Ipm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Designed to suit those who have always enjoyed a Garage-style night ottt. but 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 Sltack. l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Cheesy chart tunes and commercial dance tracks from DJ Graeme. I Seduction at Destiny. l()pm~3am. £6 before I 1pm: £7 after. Weekly. Tonight the club would like you to ‘dress to impress‘ while enjoying the usual commercial hottse'n'trance pap.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. Il).3()pm--3atn. £5. Weekly. Classic party nonsense frotn the 60s to last week.
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Dispel the night-after blues with DJ Colin Walker of the New York Alliance. who will be playing only the deepest house and most progressive grooves.
I Chillin’ at Havana. 8pm—midnight. Free. I9 May. Fortnightly. Premier Asian music DJ RF gets down and dirty with a selection of R&B. bhangra and hip-hop. Chunky funky.
I Divine Intervention at Brel. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Hushpuppy blends mod. old groove and funk into a pleasing mash. served with some ﬁne house red.
I The Hustler at Air Organic. 5pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Straight out the ‘hood to your neck 0‘ the woods: Johnnie Blaze and his occasional guests supply grooves so smooth they'd move yo' momma‘s ass.
I The Man With No Suitcase at the Grifﬁny. Next date 2 June.
I The Medicine Room at Brel. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Medicine Room DJs turn a nasty mid-week mood into a smooth. seductive evening session. I Moloco at Moloco. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Martin St John keeps it mixed up. with a selection that takes in stompin‘ northem soul. roots. rock and reggae.
I Nico’s at Nico's. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Turn that frown upside down. Billy Milligan. the Ian Mellis of dance music. offers a cheeseboard of no small variety.
I Phonic at Moskito. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. These Phonic fellows are popping up evetywhere. Winding down the weekend. Gordon and Steven play only the choicest house cuts.
I Passionality at Cube. 1 I.30pm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Shawn ensures that the weekend is staying alive with this post- weekend night of pleasing chartistry.
I RGB at Bar l0. 7pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Relax with R&B tracksmithery and take advantage of the generous drinks promos at this classy city-centre bar.
I Scratch’n’Sniﬂ at MeChuill‘s. 9pm—midnight. Free. New pre-club venture. featuring Danny Barbour playing house. garage and whatever else he fancies.
I Soulful Sundays at Tchai-Ovna. 3—7pm. Free. Weekly. It's all conducive to a deep sense of chill: drink obscure teas. play chess. give your body a rest. Hosted by Raytnondo and Rodriguez (Fools Only). this is a soulful session to help rejoin the human race after the weekend's silliness.
I Sugar Shack at the Baby Grand (6 Elm Bank Gardens). 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A blend of funk. jazz. soul and Latin frotn DJ Marcelo.
I Sunday Social at the Arches. Monthly. Next date tbc.
I Bennet’s at Bennet’s. I I.3()pm—3am. £3. Weekly. In which we are confronted by a strange parity. Tom plays tunes loved by twelve-year-old
girls. plus sotne bangin' handbag. to equally appreciative gay men. Funny old world.
I Bite at the Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. Free before I I.3()pm. £2 (£1.50) after. Weekly. A milder mix of indie and rock than you‘ll find at the city‘s premier rock venue on Fri or Sat.
I Bump’n’Grind at the Velvet Rooms. I Ipm—3am. £4 (£2). Wind down the weekend with DMG's mix of R&B and street soul.
I Chittiln’ Hoedown at the 13th Note Cafe. I lpm—2am. £I. A new night devoted to pretty much whatever the DJs please. including dub. hip-hop and electro with added splashes of indie stuff.
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