Glasgow Saturdays: Pre-club
I House Frenzy at Revolution.
8pm -midnight. Free. Weekly. Perfect pre-club tunage with the Revolution house residents. (‘iets you in a very ftmky ttit)t)tl.
I Rainbow Party at (ilasgovv (ireen. 2 - lflpm. £6. 22 Jun only. Gay Pride festival goes off vvith a bang vvith a mighty line-up of l)Js: Jon Pleased. Steve Thomas (Trade). Fisher & Price (Taste). Maggie and Alan (Joy). UP and Tommy Kay (Luvely). llovv rockin’ and flamboyant is this gonna he‘.’
I Slick at Moda. 9pm ~3ain. Free. Weekly. Barry (iemmel & (‘iordon Miller ease their way through the night vvith the very best iii house. garage and R&B till 3am. Bit of class.
Club I Bailamos at llavana. ()pm-‘2am. Free. Weekly. DJ Keith I) Brings you a vvorld selection: salsa. R&B. Latin chart action and vvhatever else that move you. I Bennet’s at Bennet‘s. 1 1.30pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Feel the goddamn funk as Shaun and Annie give the Bennet's party posse exactly vvhat they vvant: commercial dance mixed vvith a selection of 70s. 80s and ‘)()s hits. I Caledoniasoul at the \‘v'oodside Social. Next date the. I The Cathouse at the ('athouse. 10.30pm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50) before 1 1.30pm; £4 after. Weekly. Indie. rock. grunge arid beats across tvvo floors at one of the best attended clubs in tovvn. I Club Cuba! at (‘uba Norte. 9pm -2am. Free. Weekly. (iet in totieh vvith your Latin spirit at this classy night of dance. The fittest Latino beats are supplied by Duncan. liarah and Shannon and make sure you arrive early to guarantee entry.
Colours at the Arches. l().()()pm— 3am. £l5. 22 Jun. Monthly. It's a (lay Pride Special. vvith the licentious Love Boutique. the pounding Trade. the fantastic l-‘ruitfly' atid l)Js Jon Pleased Wimmin. Tommy Kay. Fisher and Price. Lisa Lotid and Steve Thomas. It's going to he mental. I Club 69 at Roeksy's Basement. 22 Jttn. Monthly. lilectronic bamboo/lenient ~ it‘s the nevv rock‘n’roll. This is its Altamont vvith the darkest. craziest tech-house on the planet being played otit by the initnitable Martin and livvan. For this (late only 'A- List't‘un/ holders gt'! [2 ()[ft/(irn'prit‘r' all nigh! long. I Cube Class at Cube. l lptn 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Proving that this venue didn't die vvith the Sub (‘lub. (‘ttbe is tiovv hugely successful in its ovvn right. ()ld-school house classics attd tip-to-date anthems are the order of the day at this packed Sat nighter. thanks to main room man Matt Le l-‘unk. In the back I)M(i serves tip R&B. I Debunk at the Vault (25 Queen St). Next date () Jul. I Disco Inferno at the Renfrevv l‘erry. Next date 13 Jtil. I Disco X at the Soundhaus. Next date 13 Jul. I Divine at (ilasgovv School of Art (dovvnstairs). l()pm 3am. £0 (£5 £4); £3.50 (iSA students. Weekly. It's been going strong since 1990 and is officially the longest running residency in (ilasgovv. so they know hovv to vvork a crovvd vvith industrial strength ftitik. Guest on 22 Jun is Jauman (ierald. international funkateer and general good bloke. Pump up the jam. I End Of The Month Club at l3th Note Cafe (King Street). 3() Jtiti. Monthly. Bo/illa and Midi Mode ply the good people vvith the finest tunage this side of the ('lyde. I Fluid at Alaska. I lpm 3am. £8 (£6). 22 Jun. Monthly. Another beatttiful summer resident's night. vvith DJ Q.
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78 THE LIST 7’) Jun 4 Jul 2007
HOUSE DJ HEATHER
Subculture at MAS, Glasgow, Sat 22 Jun
Things are blowmg tip for DJ Heather. Emerging as one of the true stars of the Chicago scene. she shocked many of the more honest media men by her ascendance. a may looking lady playing out some of the toughest tribal house
Her last Scottish appearance stands out. cutting a striking figure hunched over the decks aboard the Renfrew Ferry. She wouldn't rest until every last ounce of power had been squeezed out of those steel wheels. giving the crowd the battering they craved. On leainng the stage. she was implored to return by one bare-chested reveller with: 'Aww Macy Gray. get back oot here!‘ Another mad
night for Subculture.
Since then the word has spread like wildfire and the plaudits have piled tip from all the finest sources. A number of DJs. such as Derrick Carter. rate her among the best on the global circuit. And her appearance in only the finest style mags in
recent months is an indication that wider acceptance is JtlSl around the corner for
a DJ who cherishes the underground mentality. Like all spinners or producers worth writing about. the tides of fashion hold no power over Heather. ‘Many things influence me. more than just one SOtind.' she says. ‘If its quality music and I enjoy it. I'll play that record. You have to bring a little bit of everything to wnat y0u do and that makes for a broader experience.‘
Her ideas on how to craft a set suggest not only a fierce passion about what she does. but also an intellect underlying her work. She is evangelical about her music. considering herself an 'edutainer'. and her aim is to incorporate the music she loves and enjoys. ‘lt's to make a reflection of yourself out of this art form," she says. ‘It's an exten8ion of you and yOu have to take it very seriously. And at the same time you take it all wath a grain of salt. It is itist playing records and it all really comes down to the party.‘ (Johnny Regan)
Mark Mc(‘abe. Nicky Wright and Matt (iray. l-ine funky house supplied by the boys vvith a fluid sense of vvliat makes a crovvd jump around. Also. on this night the l'lttid mob have the inimitable Tom Middleton on the decks.
I Freeform at Barfly (formerly the l3th Note (‘lub). 9pm- 3am. l-‘ree before 10.30pm: £5 (£4) after. Weekly. The Note's longest running clttb and it's all thanks to the Watt brothers and their selection of h()s sotil. 7()s funk arid the odd curveball to keep things interesting. I Freelance Science at Alaska. Next date (i Jul.
I Friday Street Northern Soul Night at Ad Lib. l lptii 3am. £5. 22 Jun. Monthly. Regular l‘riday Street D.ls pltis special gtiest Lenny llarkins from (‘aledonia Sottl. l'ltra-funky-la.
I Fusion at the Riverside Social. Next date l3 Jtil.
I Havana Esperito at ('anvas (Artai. £7. Weekly. A night of sophisticated Latino class. DJ Ja// brings his Latino box of tricks to the .‘vlerchant ('ity"s nevv est venue. (‘anvas. vv here there's no dedicated dancefloor. btit there is classy service and an elegant. laid-hack \‘ihe for those who‘ve had enough of svveat vvith their salsa.
I Hi-Karate at Riverside ('lub. Next date 2() Jul.
0 Homebass at Alaska. I Ipni 3am. £l() (£8). 2‘) Jun. Monthly. l-unny old game. this. The parties vv ith only the Jengahead residents are alvvays the busiest. Ali and Martyn vvill be playing all night long upstairs and vvill be flanked by the mighty Melonhaus dovvn in the hold. This should he a right good party. really.
I Homecookin at Habit/a. l-‘ree before I 1pm; £5 after. Weekly. l)Js Stevvart Mc('allum and Joe Higgins keep the music iammin' arid the dance floor
jumpin’ all night long. Rth tracks mixed
vvith the odd classic and old—skool favourites. Jtist vvatch otit for football players.
I Inside Out at the Arches.
lt).3()pnt 4am. US. 2*) Jttii. Monthly. Red hot line—up for this hard house and trance night. Judge Jules. John Kelly. Signum and Dti Monde join residents Alan and Simon at the mash tip of the tnontli. I'iir Ihts’ (hllr' (Ht/v ‘xl-lisl I ('un/ hu/rh‘l'v gr'l [3 (rift/our price (1” night long.
I Inspire at the Velvet Rooms.
ltlpni 3am. £(i (£4): £3 before midnight. Weekly. Keith Py per breaks out the ftmky house and garage in the main rooiii vvhile
Raymond Woods cools things dovvn vvith hip hop and R&B in room tvvo.
I Jamboree at Reds. l lpni 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin llesketh of Velvet Rooms fame mix tip a blend of commercial R&B and soul.
I Kube at Blackfriars. 8pm lain. £4. (i Jul. Monthly. Another quality night of pounding techno vvith residents S-Y-l), RA and SAK. After the huge success of their night vvith ('hris Liberator. Kube are going strength to strength.
I Kushi and Overtone at Soba. Next date (i Jul.
I Let’s Go Back - Way Back! at the Riverside Social. Next date. b Jul.
I Life at Life ((‘orinthiani. l()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. A formidable night of ftiiik for those vvho like their entertainment mature. btit still jammin'. DJ Skud. Patil Rea and Ian 'l'homson present a selection of soul. funk and disco augmented vvith original samples and loops to guarantee a nevv take on familiar sounds.
I Lush at the Polo Lounge.
ll).3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. l-‘eaturing Andy in the Trophy Rooiii vvith hits from the (i()s to the SOs. vvhile Tom prov ides an tip-front dattce selection in the main room at the city's prettiest gay club.
I Melting Pot at the Riverside Social. Midnight 3am. £lt). 2‘) Jttii. Monthly. Another night of grassroots house class from the mighty 'l‘raxx. Billy Woods and Simon (‘ordiner blovv your mind vv ith the funkiest underground selection this side of ('hicago.
I Mish Mash at the Arches. Next date 20 Jul.
I Missing Link at Ad Lib. Next date l3 Jul.
I My Machines at (ilasgovv School of Art. 1 lptii 3am. £0 (£5 £4). Weekly. They've had some of the greatest names iii techno come and bless their decks. so they knovv hovv to mash it tip. Be here novv vvith llamish atid Wilkes.
I Pussypower at the Soundhatis. Next date tbc.
I Red and Gold Room at Arta. lflptn 3am. I‘ree before l lptit. £8 after. Weekly. DJ Jorito mans the decks for a fine night of Latin house. This vvill seriously spice tip your life. if that's vvhat is required.
I Relief at Alaska. Next date (i Jul.
I Remedy at Ad Lib. l lpm 4am. £5. Weekly. Davey 'l'homson. (‘olin Davey and someone vvithout Davey iii his name - ()vv en ('aldvvell get into the tech- house groove vs ith the Ad Lib massive. I Soulsa at Soba. 9pm 2am. Free. Weekly. The mighty popular residency from Andy l'nger and Lady Shae—l) gets back into ftill svving after a short hiatus. playing underground disco. vocal house arid Nevv York garage. liarly arrival makes more sense. doesn’t it‘.’ 0 Subculture at MAS (iii association vvith the Stib ('lub). llpiii 3am. £l(). Weekly. The Sub sure knovv hovv to treat their follovvers. ()n 22 Jun there is a rare appearance from one of ('hicago’s finest exports. DJ lleather. atid on the follovv- ing Saturday vve have Domenic ('apello spinning alongside his nevv labelmate (irahatn Wilson. See previevv. I Traxx at the Soundhaus. Next date (i Jul. I Triumph at the Tunnel.
lt).3()pm 3.30am. £9 (£7 ). Weekly. (‘olin 'l’evendale aiid Steven .\le('reery supply the dressed-up glamour kids vv ith progressive house and trance iii the main room. vvhile Kevin .Macl-tulane aiid Stephen Lee mix up garage. disco and vocal house in room tvvo. If you're ttot vvearing avvfttlly nice clothes. hovv ever. don't expect to get in. I Twotun at Btidda. l 1pm 3am. £7 (£5 ). Weekly. Budda squee/es (ieoff Montford and (hits Harris to carpet bomb (and yes. lltere are carpets involved) the central city venue vv ith the kind of house tracks that vvould start a riot on either side of the Atlantic.