I’d go as far as saying after nearly 20 years of partying at The Southport Weekender, this was up there with my Top 3 weekends ever.
A huge statement considering acts like Frankie Beverley & Maze, Sounds Of Blackness, Incognito, Masters At Work and the magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff have all torn the roof off of the place.
Never have i seen such a continuous onslaught of tune after tune and DJ after DJ smacking up the party. Quite simply, there were smiling faces everywhere!!
If you’ve not ventured into the world of The Southport Weekender you may not know it used to take place twice a year in a Pontins Holiday venue up north.
Now reduced to a yearly event in the summer month of May…this is the ultimate party spanning across 5 arenas accruing 60 plus hours of partying with 5000 people getting down to the greatest DJs in the world, so you can forget about sleep. You just ain’t got time for that!
I was there on a work capacity, spinning alongside the likes of bad boy Shortee Blitz, Mr Thing, DJ Bigger to name a few and everybody delivered incredibly big azz sets.
The supa highlights were ex ‘DMC Champion’ DJ Cash money hurting the Funkbase (The R&B / Urban room) on the Friday with his Turntablist antics and party mode mic skillz.
But it was David Rodigan’s 2 hour set that brought about Euphoria on the Saturday night.
He absolutely ripped the room to shreds, i mean this ledge smashed it to smithereens.
I dont want to wish my life away but bring on next May where the expectation will be mammoth to top this one.
Whilst waiting for that we can get in another lil summer party SunceBeat from the same organisers…check the line up then click the link below to book.
In the meantime, peep these marvellous moments of the recent Weekender and if i were you i’d head to www.southportweekender.co.uk to book asap for May 6th 7th & 8th 2011 before it sells out…no joke!
Big shout to Alex Lowes, Big Dave & Selina for a ridiculously big weekend and also thanks to Big Steve Spencer for the footage!
THE RH JUMPIN ON THE DECKS AFTER DJ CASH MONEY FRIDAY NIGHT!
DAVID ‘RAM JAM’ RODIGAN RIPS UP THE FUNKBASE
Shouts to Scorcher. He gave the nation his news about signing to a Universal/Geffen last night on Jam’s show on 1Xtra.
Long OVERDUE! Big up, he is sick, so if you dont know about him already its never too late (but you are a bit late)
Click here for everything Scorcher.
I blogged this tune a while back and now the Sadie, Selah and Bratt have shot a video for the track ‘Woman’s World’.
Beautiful ladies, big track and simple video. Nothing long!
Big up, team uk.
The lady that smacked dancefloors all over the planet with the DJ Paleface produced banger ‘Do You Mind’ returns with a killer slice of electro R&B.
Watch-out for this single dropping soon as well as an interview with yours truly.
Big shout to Kyla for coming thru my club night FLO @ Tamarai in London on Saturday and ripping it up.
Here’s the official video for the big & brand new single ‘Dont Play With My Heart’
Lance Coleman (of WHBC Howard University Radio) sits down with Patricia Elam (Sister of Keith Elam better known as Guru of Gangstarr) as they discuss Guru’s childhood, legacy, Solar, and controversy surrounding his death and burial.
Massive shout to Chi Town’s Grooveparlortv for sharing this moment.
R.I.P Keith Elam aka Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal