The first lady of hard dance, LISA LASHES, talks to Henry Northmore about bringing Lashed to Scotland for the first time.
ot many l).ls get a whole night named after them. Lisa Lashes — and her Lashed night — is one of the elite few. such is the draw to her 'hard and dirty house with a blend of tough trance' (as she so succinctly puts it) skilfully mixed with a take no prisoners. party hard attitude. Consistently voted the highest placed female 1)] in 1).] Magazine's annual lop ll)(). her lz'x‘m'nu' lz'uplmriu mix selections have become the benchmark in hard dance compilations. Intense. excessive and outrageous is what to expect from the hold and brassy lass. and we expect no less from her night as she takes full command of the Arches with an enviable supporting cast.
Her own night is obviously a labour of love. but what exactly sets it apart'.’ ‘I don‘t want Lashed nights to he anything like "normal" club nights. We only do a few special one offs. big line ups. great production. varied line-ups and musical styles.‘ she explains as we manage to pin her down for a few words during her hectic as all hell DJ schedule. ‘l'm always looking to do something different and special. really. with loads of fun and a lot of sparkle for the harder music lovers out there.‘ And big name support is there in abundance as Anne Savage. the Tidy Boys and A-Star (as well as a few local heroes from Nuklear Puppy and Colours) join Miss Lashes. ‘l have worked with them for years and know they will always put on a
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good party. Anne is one of my closest friends in the industry and we don't get to see each other very much so beware.‘
She‘s putting in two sets herself. and there’ll be her usual upfront dance selection in the main room and a ‘dirty breaks set’ in the back room. ‘I love all kinds of music but I have always had a love for breaks as my best friends got me listening to it before I'd become a DJ many years ago. I love to 1)]. all night if I could. I think the longest l have played in
one go was for about ten hours at a
house party. Very messy.‘ That's not as Anne Savage will be following suit. playing the main room as well as an ‘electro house set‘ in the back room.
Lisa sounds as excited about the night as the punters are (especially if advance ticket sales are anything to go by). ‘I haven't really played as much as I would like to in Scotland.' she confesses. ‘But I know recently when I did Coloursfest and Nuklear Puppy that you guys are crazy. You have a lot of energy and love music. so its a fab combination.‘
So if you like the harder end of the dance spectrum. you can’t go far wrong in Lashes‘ hands. However. the night does come with a warning from the lovely lady herself: ‘You will have been well and truly Lashed.~
Lashed at the Arches, Glasgow, Sat 14 Aug.
Electroblx This late night party on Bath Street has attracted its own line crowd for over a year now. It's an electro mash-up with a live set from Komatrohn and DJ skill from Kerin, McD. Jerry and Stevie (3. Bloc. Fri 13 Aug.
Skaacid We highlight this night for its sheer strangeness. A cataclysm of hard acid and ska. brought to you by the guys from Pussypower, the Skarsoles (pictured) and Khatim. Soundhaus, Fri 13 Aug.
Time Lines Techno pioneer Blake Baxter is on the decks under Jamaica Street for this. the latest instalment of the Time Lines party. We anticipate a great night, if the trainspotters stay away. Sub Club, Fri 73 Aug.
Urizen Maybe this is the club to fully take advantage of this fine venue. A drum & bass celebration from DJ Hex, Jnr Bryson, Mannan and Jay Double U. Definitely deserving of a good crowd, we think. The Universal, Fri 73 Aug.
Lashed A Colours-backed night of large, large house and techno with Lisa Lashes, Anne Savage. the Tidy Boys. Jason Cortez, Phil York and the Colours residents. Should be a biggie. The Arches, Sat 7 4 Aug.
Mish Mash We welcome back a classic Glasgow club this month. Mish Mash returns and sets up in the deep. dark hole that is Cuba Norte in the Merchant City. Main man Oscar promises appearances from some of the finest live acts in the coming months. not to mention that trademark DJ style. Cuba Norte, Sat 14 Aug.
Winchester Club Indie music with a gentle twist from the Winchester residents. There's a great live appearance from Wintergreen on this date, which makes the prospect all the sweeter. Small Creatures also appear. The Woodside Social, Sat 74 Aug.