Luke Slater ‘Stars and Heroes’ (Mute eeeee) Another throbbing slice of underground electro-pop gristle from Slater. Ricky Barrow's forlorn vocals taking this computer game funk to another level. DistOrted Felix Da Housecat mix a bonus. Parsley Sound ‘Platonic Bate’ (Mo Wax eeee ) Laid—back electronic soundscapes with indie leanings that would be the perfect accompaniment to Icelandic movies about alienation. Beverly Knight ‘Gold’ (EMI ; eee ) Beautiful voice. beautiful lady. dull song. C‘mon Miss Knight: get some writers in to match the quality of those sweet soulful vocals. Oakenfold ‘Ready Steady Go’ (Perfecto eee ) Double Aside from Oaky's first album. ‘Southern Sun' is predictable charty dance while 'Ready Steady (30' (featuring Asher D pre-incarceration) comes 3' across like a tamed Prodigy. Layo & Bushwacka! ‘Love Story’ 3. (XL eee ) The hype has been building for this release from the End regulars and big mates with Mr C. Not unlike Moby but far funkier and better in a big ol' house kinda way. Heartless Crew ‘The Heartless Theme’ (East West ee ) 80 Solid have a lot to answer for as this carbon copy London mob hit the airwaves with this tweeting garage track. They think its as heavy as cancer. but its more like a mild flu. Basement Jaxx ‘Get Me Off’ (XL eeee ) Reworked. rejigged. remixed and. as the press release puts it. 'dirtier than Janine Butcher‘. Well said that man. Tim Wright ‘Going Down/T he , Lunge’ (Novamute eeee ) Double A-side of pounding. driving techno abstraction. Warning: this'll make you dance like a spastic. 4 Elvis v JXL ‘A little Less Conversation’ (RCA eeee ) The whole concept of remixing Elvis ; reeks of sacrilege. But this super catchy toon (doing the rounds on the current Nike ad) ups the funk not just the bpms bringing rock'n'roll's original junkie kicking and screaming into the noughties. (Henry Northmore) I For more reviews see Records secnon.
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Glasgow Thursdays continued
I Rumble at the Garage. 1 lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. How popular is this night? How many people have fallen down the
bruised the day after? How cheap is the booze? How big is the queue outside? Why don‘t you go and ﬁnd out for yourself?
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 into a bit of jiggy-jiggy. Music-wise. it‘s commercial 33; house and trance from Sexy Steve and Kinky Kenny. Bo selecta.
I Penny and Pound at Destiny.
lOpm—3am. £2 before 1 1pm. £3 after. Weekly. In for one penny (well. not really). and drinks for £1. Any new night based on a system this crazy deserves some respect.
I Ad-le at Ad Lib. 5pm—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.
I Bar Ce Lona at Bar Ce Lona. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Sole cohort Geoff Montford satiates your ass with a tasty blend of house and disco grooves. I Barry Gemmel at Nico‘s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The ﬁnest R&B. house and garage to please the smartly dressed Friday patrons.
I The Beat Museum at the Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Mark Macallum and friends spin out only the best treats from the world of soul. dance and house.
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Purveyor of ﬁne funk Chris Harris says a slammin‘ hello to the Budda clientele. who are in for a night of high class house. Entry only to those wearing their disco trousers.
I Chl at McChuill‘s. 8pm—midnight.
Free. Weekly. The Chi spinners begin by
deploying a unique blend of mellow shaolin beats and then unleash the heavier stuff later on.
I Critical Mass at Nice‘n‘Sleazy. 8pm—late. Free. Weekly. Noj (Midi Hi-Fi) and John mess with your head playing anything from dub. punk. indie. reggae. hip hop. dance and rawk to soul and funk. Come along and kick out the jams or go uptown top rankin‘. Guest DJs most weeks.
I Cul de Sac at Cul de Sac. 5pm—midnight. Weekly. Cul de Sac knows what its customers want: good music and loads of it. Kenny Hislop takes to the decks from 5pm to 8pm. and then at 9pm Steve Sutherland of Urbana Music takes over. Sensory overload.
I Edward’s at Edwards. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. An after- ofﬁce crowd is worked up into a ball of happiness by DJ Keith Pyper. Please be careful.
I Friday Street at Blackfriars. 8pm—l.30am. £3 (£2). Weekly. The city‘s premier Mod and northern club takes you to the cleaners one more time. with residents Mikey Collins. Paul Molloy. Dav Quinn and special guest Tam Love. I artyn at Air Organic. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Martyn (Jengaheads. Mhelt Project. Under the Counter. Jengaheads) drops into the ultra-funky. Dean Happel- designed West End bar to furnish the darling customers with a set that goes wherever it damn well likes. Regular guest slots from his friends make this a night of diverse goodness. Here comes summer . . .
I Kenny H at Moloco (West End). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky grooves from around the globe. with a healthy smattering of soul thrown in for good measure.
I Modallclous at Moda. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Mark Duff & Ally Sandler pull out some funky vocal house grooves mixed with appetising garage anthems. but if they don‘t fulﬁl then just marvel at what must be the coolest ﬁreplace in town.
I Moloco at Moloco. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Rotational DJ 5 from the Buff club work the pre-club crowd in this ﬁne West End boozer.
I Mosklto at Moskito. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The Sole don Stevie Middleton warms a funky crowd under Bath Street. Like all good DJs. he‘s not afraid to throw in something old. borrowed or even blue.
I Nlco'a at Nico‘s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Nico‘s warms the Sauchiehall revellers up with happy. popular music and a selection of alcoholic beverages. A novel idea if ever there was one.
I October at the October Cafe. 9pm-midnight. Weekly. Gordon Miller puts his decks to very good use with the best in vocal house and US garage.
I Papacool at the Basement Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Papacool occupy that beautiful niche of jazzy soul funk with a grace that most just can't manage. Quite special.
I Paul Cawley at Air Organic. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Respected Glasgow DJ and Fenetik king Paul Cawley serves up some tasty shit to the Organic posse.
I Phonlc at 54 Below. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Phonic DJs Steven Reilly and Gordon Logan serve up some quality house grooves.
I Russell’s at Russell‘s. 6pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw kicks out the best R&B. hip hop and swingbeat.
I Shltt at Blackfriars. 8pm-lam. £3. 7 Jun. Monthly. The joy of decks. explored by residents Scott and Stephen. in this intriguing Merchant City mash up space. I Soqu Presents: Vinyl at Strata. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Another beautiful Glasgow bar with a ﬁtting music policy. Underground house. Latin vibes and choicest disco from Andy Unger. Shae-D and s cial guest DJs.
I Sound useurn at CCA bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chris ‘Beans‘ Geddes (Belle & Sebastian) and Hushpuppy (Divine. GSA) uncover a forgotten world of sound. delving deeper and more carefully than many into lost realms of soul. Latin. funk. disco and exoﬁca.
I Stateside Sounds at the State Bar. 4—7pm. Free. Weekly. Paul Shields selects alt.country favourites. rock classics and blues cuts. A night that should be commended for doing something different and for doing it well. -
I Straight Ahead at Spy Bar. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. Dance ﬂoor jazz. northern soul and funk spun by the superb Straight Ahead crew.
0 Abnorlnals Anonymous at the CCA. 9pm—3am. £8 (£6). 21 Jun. Monthly. A monthly meeting where boys and girls. gay or straight undergo full cultural re-assignment. Each event features performance art. live contemporary music. short ﬁlm screenings and an installation piece — all set within the nightclub environment. After the entertainment all are encouraged to dance to a twelve step programme of eclectic homo-disceau taking in four decades (and countless genres) of intoxicating underground pop muzak. Usual Friday night out. then.
I aerodynamioo at Ad Lib.
l 1.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 7 Jun. Monthly. Ph5.5. along with Twin Earth. streamline nu-jazz. funk. soul and breaks at both 33
and 45rpm. in anticipation of their forthcoming releases — a debut sampler EP and compilation album. On this night. also. we have guests Steve Murray and Big G (Land. Dundee). so you're all made up. A night of classy music. in a cool venue (albeit one without any recognisable chillout zone). For this date only ‘A-List' card holders get £1 oﬂ door price all nigh! (on . I inerglow at Ad Lib. 1 lpm—3.30am. £5 (£4). 14 Jun. Monthly. The essential mod night. replete with hammond jazz. northern soul and anything classy and funky. Residents Mikey Collins. Paul Molloy and Davy Quinn are joined on this date by guest Lenny Harkins from the Caledonia Soul club. I ‘I'he Ark at the Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Never mind who actually owns the place: the Tunnel does what it does very well and its loyal crowd love it. Scott Mackay and Simon Foy keep the crowd jumping with industrial strength hard house in the main room. while Gary Curley moves the crowd in bar two with smooth garage and vocal house. I Basic Level at the Soundhaus. Next date 21 Jun. I Bebado at the Riverside Social. Next date 28 Jun. Monthly. I Bogota! at Cuba Norte. 9pm—2am. Free. Weekly. A night of Latin pop and house. replete with food. dancing and general merry-making. Beautiful. Bughouse at Soba. l lpm—3am. £5. 7 Jun. Monthly. One of the ﬁnest underground house outﬁts in the dear green place. Bughouse continue to strengthen their popularity by appearing at only the most attractive and cool spots. Straight down the line. this is great house music played by people that love it best and in the right way. I Concrete at Soundhaus. l lpm—Sam. £8 (£7). 14 Jun. Monthly. Orco and Phicks take up their record bags and rip up the floor with the coolest hip hop and breaks selection this side of the Clyde. I The Cathouse at the Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £1 before 11pm. £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Riding high on the nu- metal wave. this is one of the busiest nights in town. Rock. grunge. indie and a dash of breakbeat across three floors at Glasgow‘s top venue for rockers and altemateens. I Club Cubana at the Tempus bar. lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). 7 Jun. Monthly. This night for Cuba is blowing up at the minute. DJ Duncanario spins the old and the new salsa and latin grooves to a beautiful crowd. I Coded at Vault. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. They‘re from a record store. so the tunes are going to be fresh and highly funky. aren't they? A rotating roster of DJs afﬁliated to 23rd Precinct supply house-led grooves at the new club. Steven McCreery is the main man. but the pool of talent includes Billy Kiltie. Billy Woods and Amanda Price. I Deep Freeze at Soba. Next date 28 Jun. I Deviance at Alaska. 1 1pm—3am. £7 (£5). 7 Jun. Monthly. Michael Peck. aka Overtone of Kushi Records and DJ Roki (MOBA) spin all night in the bar area creating that luscious house vibe that only they can. while upstairs in the main room Owen Caldwell and Dave Thomson (Remedy) will keep you entertained for the night. Expect some quality house. techno. electro and pretty much anything with that groove to keep you moving. I Fresh at the Polo Lounge. 1 lpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle and Andy take charge of the musical duties in this delicious Merchant City mixed club. Whether you're in the Trophy Room or on the danceﬁoor. the tunes will fuel your happiness. I Foresight at Rocksy‘s Basement. Next date the.