HIP HOP DJ FORMAT Hi-Karate at Riverside Club, Glasgow. Sat 15 Jun
Glasgow‘s hip hop desert temporarily develops an oasis as the legendary DJ Format drops in for a session at Hi-Karate. Take one look at his CV and you'll realise why this is one of the hottest undergrOund breaks nights on the calendar.
A passionate electro head and voracious collector of the rarest grooves in his youth, Format incurred the wrath of his father by learning to scratch in his bedroom. Getting his hands on the necessary hardware. he iomed the thousands of proto-producers across the COuntry honing their skills. creating bootlegs for like-minded friends and perfecting what was then an artform in germination. Graduating from the bedrOOm to the studio. his production iob on an influential LP with Britcore rappers Prime Suspekt in the mid-90s raised a few eyebrows and got many a tongue flapping. The ball had started rolling for Format.
Jump ahead a few years and the trajectOry has become even steeper. The DJ meat concept was realised in 1999 with the seminai English Lesson. released to acclaim on San FranCisco label Bomb. A painstakingly pieced-together coHage of spoken word and tough-as-hell car-chase breakbeats. English Lesson became a modern day cut-up classic. even though Format never received a penny fO.’ it.
Mo Wax svengali James Lavelle seCured the attentions of Southampton's most precociously talented B-Boy when he commiSSioned Format to remix Major Force's Return of the Original Artform'. The original clas3ic became a flute—led. dancefloor-orientated funky groover in the hands of Format. and confirmed his reputation as one of the UK's most preCious talents. So impressed was the Mo Wax supremo that an album deal beckoned. but by this time Lavelle's empire had effectively crumbled. and DJ Format was fOrced to look elsewhere. The next 12" — the storming 'llI Culinary BehaViour Last Bongo in Brighton“ — eventually came out on Genuine Records.
The time is now for DJ Format to present the lovely people at Hi-Karate Wllh the most kick-ass selection of B-Boy and B-Girl tracks this side of Brooklyn. With a set that draws from the Vibrant side of hip hop. MC madness and the most forward thinking cut'n'paste techniques. Format's talent is 50% production. 50% crowd rockin'. (Johnny Began)
74 THE LIST 6—23 J..." 23le
Glasgow Saturdays continued
I Freakmoves at the School of Art (front gallery). 10pm—3am. £6 (£5—£4); £3.50 GSA students. Weekly. Classy. diverse set from the collective best known for their hip hoppin' skills. A chance to satnple the flavour in tnore intimate surroundings. along with Divine and My Machines upstairs.
I Mapuchi at Moloco. 7—1 lpm. Free. Weekly. DJ Marcello digs deep in the vinyl vaults to unearth the best in funk. soul. jazz and Latin.
I Miso at the Captain's Rest. 6pm—midnight. Free. 8 Jun. Fortnightly. A new night brought to you by the people behind Glasgow's Burnt Out festival. Expect to hear all kinds of music front folk to electronica. Featuring live acoustic. toned-down electronic performances. DJ sets and \'J sets.
I Paddy Power at the Variety Bar. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. It's a case of the music reflecting the venue. The admirably eclectic DJ Paddy fires oti everything from Brian Eno to L'nderground Resistance. More power to his stylus.
I Paul Rea at Nico's. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Club hits and chart favourites for the loved up Nico's cUstomers.
I Slick at Moda. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Barry Gernmel & Gordon Miller ease their way through the night with the very best in house. garage and R&B ‘til 3am. Bit ofclass.
I Bailamos at Havana. 9pm—2am. Free. Weekly. DJ Keith D Brings you a world selection: salsa. R&B. Latin chart action and whatever else that will move you.
I Bennet’s at Bennet‘s. l 1.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Feel the goddamn funk as Shaun and Annie give the Bennet's party posse exactly what they want: commercial dance mixed with a selection of 70s. 80s arid 90s hits.
I Caledoniasoul at the Woodside Social. Next date 29 Jun.
I The Cathouse at the Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50) before
1 1.30pm: £4 after. Weekly. Indie. rock. grunge and beats across two floors at one of the best attended clubs in town.
I Club Cuba! at Cuba Norte. 9pm—2ani. Free. Weekly. Get in touch with your Latin spirit at this classy night of dance. The finest Latino beats are supplied by Duncan. Farah and Shannon arid make sure you arrive early to guarantee entry. I Club 69 at Rocksy‘s Basement. Next date 22 Jun.
I Colours V Kremlin at the Arches. 10.30—3am. £20. 8 Jun only. It's the beast with two backs. trance and funky house get married again in the Arches. Sander Kleinenberg represents the spaced otit end. and Anthony Pappa keeps the beats pounding through. Coolio.
I Cube Class at Cube. 1 lpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Proving that this venue didn’t die with the Sub Club. Cube is now hugely successful iii its own right. Old- school house classics and tip-to-date anthems are the order of the day at this packed Sat nighter. thanks to main room man Matt Le Funk. In the back DMG serves up R&B.
I Debunk at the Vault (25 Queen St). Next date 6 July.
I Disco Inferno at the Renfrew Ferry. 9.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 8 Jun. Monthly. A night of the disco cream on two floors. Four-to-the-floor madness downstairs and a mellower selection on the top deck. This crew have got it well and truly locked down.
I Disco X at the Soundhaus. llpm--5am. £8 (£6). 8 Jun. Monthly. ()ptimo’s Twitch cuts it up alongside residents Dill. DJ Dandy and Spanned X. Cool house. funky disco and anythang with a grove. Take your hats off.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). l0pm—3am. £6 (£5—£4): £3.50 GSA students. Weekly. Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy continue the longest running residency iii 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 End Of The Month Club at 13th Note Cafe (King Street). Next date 30 Jun. I Fake at Alaska. 1 [pm—3am. £6. 15 Jun only. The Fake posse take it up a level frotn their regular pre-club spots with this night ofclick-clock house. machine funk and other soulful but machine-driven madness. Brian Murnin. Jim Hutchison. Smoke and Lazy Wino provide the musical entertainment.
I Fluid at Alaska. 1 lpm—3am. £8 (£6). 22 Jun. Monthly. A beautiful summer resident’s night. with DJ Q. Mark McCabe. Nicky Wright attd Matt Gray. Fine funky house supplied by the boys with a fluid sense of what makes a crowd jump around.
I Freeform at Barfly. formerly the l3th Note Club (both floors). 9pm—3am. Free before 10.30me £5 (£4) after. Weekly. The Note‘s longest running club and it's all thanks to the Watt brothers and their selection of 60s soul. 70s funk and the odd curveball to keep things interesting.
I Freelance Science at Alaska. Next date 6 July.
I Fusion at the Riverside Social. Midnight—4am. £8 (£6). 8 Jun. Monthly. Greg Adamson plies tis with a tough techy set with some funky disco house. Michael Patterson fires tip the deep progressive sounds Arid Robin comes otit the traps with his own blend of chunky and funky hard. hi-energy tribal beats. Live percussion on the night comes froin Andrew Home on Bongos & Congos.
I Havana Esperito at Canvas (At-ta). £7. Weekly. A night of sophisticated Latino class. DJ Jazz brings his Latino box of tricks to the Merchant City's newest venue. Canvas. where there's no dedicated dancefloor, btit there is classy service and an elegant. laid-back vibe for those who've had enough of sweat with their salsa.
0 I'll-Karate at Riverside Club. Midnight—3am. £8. 15 Jun. Monthly. Great guest this month for the Karate loyal: the mighty DJ Format is blessing the decks and making sure that the hip hoppers pay good attention. See previeti'. I Homebass at Alaska. Next date 29 Jun.
I Homecookin at Babaza. Free before 1 1pm; £5 after. Weekly. DJs Stewart McCallum and Joe Higgins keep the music jammin‘ and the dance floor jumpin' all night long. R&B tracks mixed with the odd classic and old-skool favourites. Just watch otit for football players.
I Inspire at the Velvet Rooms. 10pm—3am. £6 (£4): £3 before midnight. Weekly. Keith Pyper breaks out the funky house and garage in the main room while Raymond Woods cools things down with hip hop and R&B in room two.
I Jamboree at Reds. l lpm—3am. £7 (£5 ). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin Hesketh of Velvet Rooms fame mix tip a blend of commercial R&B and soul.
I Kube at Blackfriars. Next date 6 July. I Kushi and Overtone at Soba. Next date 6 July.
I let’s Go Back at the Arches. Next date 2‘) Jun.
I Let’s Go Back - Way Back! at the Riverside Social. Next date 6 July. I Life at Life (Corinthian). l0pm—3am. £5. Weekly. A formidable night of funk for those who like their entertainment mature. btit still jaminin‘. 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 or) familiar sotiitds.
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