The new Carling Academy‘s main competition - so we are told - is the Barrowland, seeing as both venues are now attracting live gigs of a certain size to Glasgow. But, as it‘s also playing host to some large-scale club nights, what of its impact on the city‘s late-night scene? And, more to the point, how does it feel to have your club christening the place?

‘We were in the market for something new,‘ says Simon Foy, Beat 106’s don of the dancefloor and one of the men behind Inside Out. ‘The Arches wanted us to move our Freefall night to the second Saturday of every month, which wasn‘t possible, because we’d sorted out guests. The Academy was being built, and we just thought it was the perfect opportunity to get involved with the only serioust credible big club to come to Glasgow since the Arches.‘

The result is the first of a series of irregular nights under the Inside Out moniker at the Academy and Foy is very excited about it. ‘We've got big plans for upcoming dates, but we‘ve already set ourselves a bit of a benchmark with this one,‘ he says explaining that


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the original Inside Out will continue at its spiritual home in the Arches every month while the Freefall name has been upgraded for use on special occasions only.

Appearing at the Academy alongside Foy and fellow Inside Out residents Alan Belshaw and Fraser Latta will be respected trancehead Guy Ornadel and legend-of- the-genre DJ Tiesto. ‘He’s the one everyone’s really getting hyped up about,‘ says Foy. ‘Or, at least, they‘re looking forward to seeing him play more than they’re looking forward to me . . .‘

Aside from enthusing about the Dutchman, who’s played everywhere from Gatecrasher to Amnesia and recently came in at no 1 in DJ Magazine‘s DJ poll, Foy can‘t wait to get behind the decks at Scotland’s latest venue. ‘The Arches has a pretty amazing atmosphere,’ he says, ‘but the Academy could give it a run for its money. It‘s a different sort of place, like an old theatre where you can see the DJ from anywhere in the building. The first time I went in it put a grin on my face just to imagine playing there.‘

As Foy points out, though, whether or not this is a gestating superclub will only become clear when you‘re out there soaking it up for yourself.

(David Pollock)

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