Freakmoves at Glasgow School of Art. Thu 13 Nov
Ilanches with DJ r (second right)
'Of course. sampling's not new,‘ explains DJ Dexter. 'But with the last album the approach was to think of a coherent thing, finding the really special moment on all of these great records and making them sit together in the right places. To build something entirely new from other things.’ There‘s nothing searingly original about creating music from other peoples' songs but the Avalanches took what was a relatively old format and revitalised it. And DJ Dexter was right at the heart of the album of 900 samples, Since I Left You. His work is proof that simple rejuvenation of a format is often more effective than the wearying search for new life on planet music. What is new music anyway?
A criticism sometimes aimed at samplers is that they suck the emotion out of music, but with Dexter there’s the sense that he sees technology as an instrument for good, not bad. ‘l’m finding a lot more records that I really give a shit about now,‘ he says. ‘I love DJing so much, it’s all about fun.’
Anyone who heard the Avalanches' session for the Breeze Block show on Radio 1 recently will testify to the energy created when these guys get on the decks. Regarding the peculiar kind of energy he encountered when the band last played in Glasgow, Dexter says: ‘A girl flashed her tits at me in the Art School. That’s never happened to me before. It was great.‘ (Johnny Regan)
Glasgow Sundays continued
I Optimo (Espookio) at the Sub Club. I lpm—3am. £7 (£6). Weekly. This great edifice of a Sunday nighter gets seasonal as they put on a night of Halloween madness under Jamaica Street (2 Nov). (‘ret inventive here.
I Opus at ()pus. Spin-2am. Free. Weekly. (iiles plays the piano all night and into the tnorning. too. A fine mid town venue for those who like the ivories tinkled when they swally.
I The Priory at Bamboo. l().3()pm—3am. £4. Weekly. (ireat
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I Salsero at Bamboo. Next date the. I Streaker at Shack. l().3()pm—3.3()am. £5 (£3). Weekly. DJ James ‘the Boy" (iardner spins the tracks for those enjoying immature antics and naked fun. This sounds like a good laugh.eh?
I Sunday Surgery at (‘uhe.
l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. ('ameron (‘raig dispenses some salve for your soul in this diverting winder-downer with a tnedical theme.
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I Sunday Best at the Shed.
l().3()pm 2am. £3 (£2). Weekly. liuan Neilson and Andy Robertson are in charge of the tunes at this massively popular southside cltib. Jtist be quiet when leaving the premises. please.
I Temptation Sundays at Tiger Tiger. l2.3()am 3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Wills from 9pm playing futtky house and club classics to an always well-heeled crowd near the Merchant City.
I Transistor at the Polo Lounge.
l lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. Real pop for real people with l)Js Niall McMurray and Wayne Dixon.
I Urban Vinyl at Blanket. l lpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Raymond Woods. Pattl N'Jie. Naeem and Stuart McCallum bring this wild Sttnday night to Sauchiehall Street for dedicated followers of urban music. The very best in hip hop. R628. soul and every kind of urban beat.
I Vinylicious at Lowdown.
Midnight 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. The very sexy people from Sotilsa bring its another fine night of house fun and games.
I Burn at MAS. l lpnt 3am. Free for staff of any pub or club; £3 to everyone else. Weekly. The biggest trade party of the year with Burn residents Normski and '/.etis playing the tunes that yoti need in .‘Uttt' life. All drinks are one Plaintl. all night long.
I Breakaway at the Shack.
I lpm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Alec and Andy drop their unique blend of chart favourites. Definitely one for the party sL‘l.
I In Bed with Jim Da Best at Blanket (formerly Bed). l lpm-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Jim invites you to his boudoir for an evening of poptastic trash. funky shit and a whole lot else besides.
I Budda at Budda. l lpm- 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Relauncth venue back on track with details still the.
I Passionality at (‘uhe.
l l.3()pm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. DJ Shawn Roberts ensures that the weekend is staying alive with this post- weekend night of pleasing chartistry for this gay/mixed crowd.
I Undercover at Blanket.
l lpitt 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Secret agent Jim l)a Best plays funky house. quality R&B and perfect pop tunes for your ears only. Plenty of drinks promos leave you shaken and stirred. too. Secret agent themed parties are on their
I The Beat Delivery at Liquid Lounge. l()pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. 1)] Full Phat and Ben from Boom Monks play at this night of ftink eclectica that is making a real name for itself. Real music played by those who love it best.
I Tuesdays at Bamboo at Bamboo. l lpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. l)J Miguel is in the Red Room playing the fittest R&B and hip hop. and in the lounge we have Robin B playing laid back soulful grooves.
I Budda at Budda. l lpm 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Relaunched venue back on track with details still (be.
I Escape Route at the Sub ('lub.
l lpm 3am. l’ree before midnight: £3 after. Weekly. A new night making a proper stab at offering a good clubbing option on a Tue. liscape Route has got a coherent aesthetic. a finely skewed music policy and something quite secret around every corner. Sleazy house vibes with a twisted twist. in association with lingerie masters Agent Provocateur.
I FUN at ('ube. l |.3()pm»-3am. £3. Weekly. Funky unique and very naughty. packed with pleasing pop music. from Shawn Roberts and Shaua-Halliwell at this gay night.
I Laid at the Shack. l().3()pm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. The best and latest indie-pop-rock-gtiitar—hip hop-R&B- chart-dance the ultimate student Tue. I Juicy Tuesdays at Blanket (formerly Bed). I lpm -3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Stay fresh. stay young: get into bed on Tue with Billy Milligan in the big back bedroom with mouth-watering student favourites while Scott ‘Fingers‘ McMillan provides some ftill flavour fun in the front bedroom.
I Fool’s Gold at MAS. l lpm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. As the name might suggest. this is a night of indie and rock‘n’roll foi' all of those who know that clubbing isn't all about beats and breaks.
I Snoopy Tuesdays at Blanket.
l lpitt 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Join Peanuts attd (‘harlie Brown every Tuesday under a warm. cosy security blanket of student classics. pop and R&B from Scott ‘l’ingers' McMillan and Billy Milligan. Jim l)a Best is also the titan here.
I TIT at Trash. l lpm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Patil N'Jie plays otit R&B and hip hop. (iraeme Ferguson hits you with the student classics in Rooin 2 and Rob B is in the third room playing party anthems and bar tunes.
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