Ultragroove, La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, Sat 21 Sep; Tronicsole, CCA, Glasgow, Sun 29 Sept
: Get ready for some deep hou It’s funny how words can be reappropriated. Garage used to be the name for all that great American house-music of black origin, with its incredible soul and groove, closer to disco and jazz than anything else. Now it’s the byword for the music of tacky, lightweight beats and the incessant nagging of London boy-racer drivel. One man who knows all about the true meaning of this great musical form is Kerri Chandler, a man who has an uncanny knack of being in the right place at the right time.
He started spinning at the Rally Record Club in East Orange, New Jersey at the age of 13, growing up in a neighbourhood grooving to the sublime sounds of Tony Humphries at the Zanzibar Club. The spartan sense of invention that pervaded the clubs in his youth is evident in his approach to mixing. Tracks float in and out of one another, sharing soundspace and melding each other into a coherent, soulful whole. In his expansive breakdowns, the odd counter rhythm will appear for a second and then disappear, creating a fleshy excitement rather than mechanical repetition. His basslines go from heavy and heady to playful and quirky, and are always deliriously intoxicating.
Chandler’s achievements are recounted in reverential tones in house circles, but when asked if there’s anything he still wants to do, his reply dispels all romanticism: ‘Actually, I’m doing it now and it should be done by this weekend.‘ (Johnny Regan)
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Glasgow, Saturdays, Club
I The Cathouse at the ('athottse. lt).3()pm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50) hel'ore
l 1.30pm: £4 alter. Weekl}. Indie. roek. grunge and heats aeross two floors at one of the hest attended eluhs in tow n.
I Club Cuba! at ('uha .\'ot'te.
0pm 3am. l-tee. WeekI). (iet in toilet) with )our l.atin spirit at this elass} night of danee. 'l'he linest Latino heats are supplied by Human. I‘at'ah attd Shannon and tnake sure _\ou arrix e earl} to guarantee entr}.
I 69 ill Roeks} is Basement. Next date 5 ()et.
I Cube Class at ('uhe. I lpttt 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly l’rox ing that this \enue didn't die with the Suh ('luh. (‘uhe is now littgel} .sueeessl'ul in its own right. ()ld-sehool house elassies and up-to-date anthems are the order oi the da} at this paeked Sat nightet'. thanks to maitt room tnan Matt l.e l-‘unk. In the haek I)M(i ser\ es tip Rtkli.
I Divine at (ilasgow Sehool oi .-\rt (downstairs). ltlpm 3am. £o (£4 £5): £5.50 (iSA students. Weekl}. ltis heen going strong sittee l‘)‘)() and is ol'tieially the longest running residene} in (ilasgow, so the} know how to work a et'owd with industrial strength l‘unk.
I Fluid at Alaska. llpm 3am. £lt). 2| Sep. Monthl}. Bugged ()ut hloke} Jon ('arter is the man with the tunk}. Latin- inspit'ed plan this tittte. as he takes titne otlt to roek .-\laska hel‘ore it shuts. Shame. httt this is gonna roek.
I Freefall at the Art-hes. Next date 5 ()et.
I Freeform at Bar”) (t'ot'tnet‘l) the l.‘~th .\'ote ('luh). 9pm 3am. l‘ree helore 10.30pm; £5 (£4) al'ter. WeekI). ()ne oi the longest running eluhs in town. and it’s all thanks to the Watt hrothers and their seleetion oi ()(ls soul~ 70s funk and the odd eurx'ehall to keep things interesting.
I Freelance Science at Alaska. Next date 5 ()et.
I Fusion at the Rixerside Soeial. Next date I: ()et.
I Gordon Miller at l‘itlel (Bishophriggs). ltlﬁtlpm 2am. £5. Weekly. l-‘unky house at the new Northside eluh \enture‘s resident.
I Havana Esperito at (‘attx’as (At-ta). 8pm tnidnigltt. £7. Weekl}. .'\ night of sophisticated Latino elass. 1)] Jan hrings his hox of tricks to the Merehant (ill-x is newest \enue. ('amas. where there's no dedieated daneelloor. httt there is class-\- ser\'iee and an elegant. laid—haek \ ihe l'or those who'\ e had enough oi sweat with their salsa.
I Iii-Karate at Rixersitle ('tuh. Next date the.
Homebass at Alaska. I lptn 3am. £10 (£3). 28 Sep out). Dr} )our e_\es tor the last llomehass at Alaska. The} ‘t‘e putting the hand haek together for the hig goodhxe. with eontrihutors from the last two _\ears of llomehassin' dropping h}; Milton Jaeksott. (iordon Logan and Steven Reill) from l’honie. (irande Roque l‘ront Paris. .\'iek l’eaeoek and e\'ell Homehass protnoter .\’ia|l is taking to the deeks.
I Homecookin’ at Baha/a. ltlpm- 3am. I-ree hel‘ore l lpm: £5 alter. Weekl). l)Js Stewart Me('al|um and Joe Higgins keep the musie jammitt‘ and the dance llool‘jtlltlpill‘ all night long. Rtklt tt'aeks mixed W ith the ()dtl elasste and old-skool laxourites. .ltist wateh ottt l‘or l'oothall pla}ers.
I Inside Out at the Art-hes.
|().3t)pm 3am. £l7. ZS Sep. Monthl). Mauro l’ieotto. Mateo \'. ls'atatta and residents Simon l-‘o_\ attd l’t‘aser Iatta take }()tt on a journe} through tranee. hard hottse and teehtto.
I Inspire at the \‘elxet Rooms.
ltlpm 3am. £3 hel'ore midnight; £0 (£4) alter. Weekly Keith l’_\ per ht'eaks ottt the Milk) house and garage in the tnait) room while Ra} tnond Woods eools things down with hip hop atid Rtklt in room txxo.
I Jamboree at Reds. l lpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekl}. John l.)otts and Martin llesketh ot' Velvet Rooms tame mix uP a hlend ol‘ eommereial Rth and soul. I Kube at Blaekl't'iars. Next date the. I Let’s Go Back, Way Back! at the .-\rehes. .\'ext date the. I Life at tile ((‘ot‘inthiant. ltlpm 3am. £5. Weekly. A t'ot'midahle night of funk for those who like their entertainment mature. httt still jammin'. DJ Skud. l’aul Rea and Ian 'l‘homson present a seleetion ot sottl. l'unk and disco augtnented with original samples attd loops to guarantee a new take on familiar sounds. I Lush at the Polo Lounge. 10.30pm 3am. £5. WeekI}. l‘eaturing And) in the 'l'rophy Rootn with hits t'rom the ()()s to the 80s. while 'l‘om provides an up-l‘ront danee seleetion in the main room at the en} 's prettiest ga} eluh. I Mad Dog at Soundhaus. l lpm 5am. £10 (£8). 3| Sep. Monthly. Now on the third Saturda} oi. the month. Mad Dog are still roeking one ol‘ the hardest. l‘unkiest teehno nights known to (ilasgow. Primal 'l’ is the guest. attd residents are The Squattet'. .\lL‘l.()tld. l)J Real. ('ht‘is Haley and 'l'yeho. \'eri|_\. this is a good night oot. I Melting Pot at the Ri\erside ('ltth. Midnight 3am. £lt). 28 Sep. .Mottthl)‘. Regular l‘unk and house session t‘rom the line Simon ('ot'diner and Bill) Woods. who w ill entertain with their seleetion of line reeords and deeja'x'ing skills. I Mish Monster Mash at the At'ehes. llptn 3am. £l2. 3| Sep out). It had to happen sottteda}. Mish Mash and Suheulture get together to roek the mightiest sets this side of the ('lyde. in the Arches of all plaees. This is gonna R()(‘K. atid h.ding are in the other room to keep it elass}. I Missing Link at .'\tl l.ih. .‘s‘est date the. I My Machines at (ilasgow Sehool ol'.’\rt. llpttt 3am. £(i (£4 £5). Weekl}. The} ‘\ e had some ot the greatest names in leehtto eome and hless their deeks. so the} know how to mash it up. Be here now with Hamish and Wilkes. I Northern Soul Night at Ad I.ih. I lptn 5.30pm. £5(£4). 21 Sep ot)|_\. Mike}. Paul and Quinn} are joined h} eonsumate northern soul allieionados Lenin and Martini. ('ut some rug. hah). I Pussypower at the Sottntlhaus. .\'est date the. I Red and Gold Room at Ana. Itlpm 3am. l’ree hel‘ore l lpm: £8 at'ter. WeekI}. DJ .lorito ntatts the (leeks for it tine night of Latin house. This will seriousl) ‘Pis‘e UP )Utlr lite. it. that's what is required. I Remedy at :\d I.ih. l Iptn 4am. £5. Weekl). |)a\e) Thomson. ('olin I)a\e_\ and someone without Dine)" in his name ()w en ('aldwell get into the teeh- house gt'oo\ e with the Ad l.ih massi\ e. I Seismic at .-\d—l.ih. l 1.30pm 4am. £(). 31 Sep. Motithl}. :\ great underground eluh night show easing the linest eleetronie tnttsie known to man or heats. l)an Monox. Speneer and Jaekmaster are the main men. I Seventh Heaven at Sexenth lletnen. ltlpm 3am. £l(). Weekl}. Beat (on and Tunnel man Seott Maeka) I'Uelx\ a house and Rt“; set at this new ('haring ('ross Venue. Should he a good Saturda}. I The Shed til the Shed. ltlﬁtlpm 2am. £(i. Weekl). Demand is high for this one. so get there earl}. 'l‘uneage deployed h} I)! Ra_\ttiond Dasren in the tnain hall. Riki; atieionado ('hris llesketh in the toll. I Soulsa at MAS. llpm 3am. £8. Week|_\. .'\nd_\ and Shae i) take o\ er where Suheulture |ea\ e oil. with their on e|_\ hlettd oi hottse. litlltk. diseo and Latino. (iood reeuperation. This tnonth. there's guest appeat'anees in the l‘ront har l'rom (iordott Logan on It Sep and .\'iek l’eaeoek and Midi lli~l’i's Not on IS Sep. I Syntax at Sotmdhaus. Next date the. I Notun at Budda. llptt) 3am. £7 (£5 l. \Veekl}. litltltltl squee/es (ieoll Montlord and (‘ht'is Harris to earpet