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Southport Weekender moves down south, Murkage wins a CityLife award, the song I like more than Jamie XX remix of Adele and the new Tempo mix

Southport Weekender is now Minehead Weekender

It was announced yesterday that Southport Weekender, the soulful dance music festival famous for bring A Tribe Called Quest and Jocelyn Brown (among others) to a Pontins holiday camp in the Lancashire town, is moving to Butlins in Minehead, Somerset.

While I’m quite excited I’ll get to relive some childhood memories (I won a fancy dress competition there when I was 7 or 8 ) it’s more important that an extra 1500 places are going to be available for all the people that unfortunately missed out on a chalet when they originally went on sale – and sold out in literally a week – for the Pontins’ site last year.

If you don’t want to miss out on the likes of Jellybean Benitez, the New York spinner that produced Madonna’s ‘Holiday’ and Afrika Bambaataa’s ‘Planet Rock’, the techno and house amazingness that is Derrick Carter (the 66th most famous Chicagoan according to Wikipedia) and my longstanding music crush Joy Orbison, tickets will be back on sale at the end of January. Keep checking the Southport Weekender site for more information.

In the meantime, enjoy Planet Rock. Zezezeze…

Murkage win a CityLife Clubbing award

For those of you who don’t know, I blog for the Manchester dubstep, UK garage, d’n’b, hip hop and anything-in-between ravers night of choice, Murkage . So I was pleased to hear how it’s been awarded ‘The Most Exciting Club’ by CityLife, the Manchester Evening News’ lifestyle, music and entertainment section. As Murkage Dave, who runs Murkage, would say… Woi!

Well done to everyone else who won an award. Honourable mentions go to the glamourous Clique, the ever moving but never beaten Underachievers Try Harder and Contort Yourself. COYO is unfortunately no more, but will always be remembered for bringing UK Garage legend Wookie to town last summer.

Midweek mix

Tempo Vol.1 – Mixed by DeanJay by Tempo Mixes

Featuring tracks produced by Tempo’s first guest DJ Neil Pierce and more, this is a great taster for the new night making its debut at the Mint Lounge on Saturday 22 January. Tickets are also now available for the London party, headlined by deep house and producer dj Shur-i-kan, on Saturday 12th February at the Brick House on Brick Lane.

Something I like more than the Jamie XX remix of Adele

Loads of people have been going on about the Jamie XX remix of Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’. It’s really good and all, but there’s another song that’s currently making me happier. Released in North America and South America in the middle of last year, Uproot Andy’s remix of Panamian duo Los Raka’s ‘Abrazame’ take on Gyptian’s ‘Hold Yuh’ riddim, is a much needed ray of sunshine on rainy and cold days like today.


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