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Saul Milton, Will Kennard, Chase & Status and David Rodigan - Snaps of various stars as they arrive at the Red Bull Culture Clash which was held at Earls Court London, United Kingdom - Thursday 30th October 2014

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Rebel Sound, Saul Milton, Will Kennard, Chase & Status and David Rodigan
Saul Milton, Will Kennard, David Rodigan and Chase & Status

David Rodigan - LoveBox Festival 2014 held at Victoria Park - Day 1 - Performances - David Rodigan - London, United Kingdom - Friday 18th July 2014

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Southport Weekender 50th - 9th - 11th May 2014, UK Live Review


Southport 50th was always going to be special. Every year Southport Weekender comes around again and with so many mind blowing gigs and sets we've seen throughout its history,  it would be fair to assume Alex, Dave and the rest of the Southport Weekender family couldn't top it off again, but my gosh they did! It was an epic weekender. 

Southport Weekender - Live Review

The history of Southport Weekender has been inspirational to many lovers of soul and unity. That's why so many American artists, who have influenced dance music, always return back to get a slice of this unique melting pot. David Morales, Derrick Carter, Kerri Chandler, Kenny Dope, Jazzy Jeff, as well as legendary UK pioneers such as Carl Cox, David Rodigan, Trevor Nelson, Giles Peterson, Norman Jay and Mr Scruff were all in the house.  Amazing live acts such as Faith Evans, Omar, Marcos Valle and Snarky Puppy added to the magic of what was a fantastic weekend. 

Arriving on Friday, it was hard not to get swept away with the excitement but with the After Parties and so much to see, it was best not to burn out too soon. Brand New Heavies in The Connoisseur's Corner was a perfect way to start the weekender. They always know how to win the Southport Weekender crowd with their great display of funk musicianship immediately getting the dance floor moving. With Suncebeat and now two more events this year - one at Camelot and a special nostalgia gig back at the original Pontins in Southport - there were plenty more opportunities to experience the good vibrations of the festival. There's no doubt anyone who's been to Suncebeat knows how good that event is, and that I'm sure will be even more prolific this year due to the tragic death of Frankie Knuckles, who was going to headline Suncebeat this year. 

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Festibelly 2014 Announces First Artists David Rodigan, Mighty Oaks, Femme, Skinny Lister Plus Many More

Posted on 13 April 2014

Festibelly 2014 Announces First Artists David Rodigan, Mighty Oaks, Femme, Skinny Lister Plus Many More

Southport Weekender 2014 - Preview


As the pace of 2014 quickens, only one thing is on our mind - and that's the great party that occurs every year at Southport Weekender. The 50th celebration of this sensational event is just weeks away and we are about to experience what SPW does so well in what looks to be the best so far.  The thought of heading down to Minehead again so soon is truly thrilling. 

Southport Weekender 2014 - Preview

The world continues to spin, seemingly faster than ever these days, so we have to be sure to allow space for good times and that is always guaranteed at this epic weekender. No matter what inspires you from your time there, you always take home that much appreciated and very special slice of soul each year. There's nowhere else in the world quite like it and that's why we see so many cutting edge international artists eager to play at Southport Weekender and continuing to return with another tune to drop. Obviously the 50th is going to be particularly special with so many soul stars and real legends such as Chakka Khan performing, and a remarkable DJ line-up setting the scene for a fantastic summer.

Reflecting on the 40th anniversary event in Pontins 8 years ago, it's crazy to think how much has changed in the world of music. Alas, it's only right to mention those who are no longer with us and who have added so much to the Weekender - I refer, of course, to the shocking news of the passing of Godfather of House Music Frankie Knuckles. In this cycle of 10, the events of Southport Weekender went from 2 to 1. The circumstances have been challenging and dramatically changing for sure. Southport Weekender has now settled at Butlins and, despite the changes, the commitment and loyalty for this world-acclaimed event remains unabated and respected by all.

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Lovebox 2014 Announces M.I.A. Chase And Status Plus Many More

Posted on 12 March 2014

Lovebox 2014 Announces M.i.a. Chase And Status Plus Many More

Leeds & Reading Festival 2014 Announce Amazing Co-Headliners Queens Of The Stone Age & Paramore Plus 48 More Across All Stages

Posted on 11 March 2014

Leeds & Reading Festival 2014 Announce Amazing Co-headliners Queens Of The Stone Age & Paramore Plus 48 More Across All Stages

The Secret Garden Party Announces New Additions Including: Foxes, Kwabs, Bipolar Sunshine, Rosie Lowe & Much More!

Posted on 10 March 2014

The Secret Garden Party Announces New Additions Including: Foxes, Kwabs, Bipolar Sunshine, Rosie Lowe & Much More!

Lounge On The Farm Festival 2013 Returns With Seasick Steve & Soul Ii Soul On The Line-Up Plus Many More.

Posted on 11 March 2013

Lounge On The Farm Festival 2013 Returns With Seasick Steve & Soul Ii Soul On The Line-up Plus Many More.

Globalgathering 2013: Full Line-Up Announced

Posted on 08 March 2013

Globalgathering 2013: Full Line-up Announced

Bestival Line Up And Ticket Information - 5-8th September 2013

Posted on 31 January 2013

Bestival Line Up And Ticket Information - 5-8th September 2013

Ram Jam Departs: David Rodigan Leaves Kiss Over 'Marginalisation Of Reggae'


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David Rodigan has worked as a DJ for Kiss FM for 22 years but he has now resigned, after his show was shunted back to a midnight slot, The Evening Standard reports.

Rodigan specialises in reggae music and resigned in protest at the station’s “marginalisation of the genre. In a statement, the DJ, known as Ram Jam, said “Due to their continued marginalisation of reggae music into the twilight zone of radio scheduling, it has left me no option but to make a stand for my passion and the music I love so dearly.”

The 61 year-old – who received an MBE for his services to broadcasting - has now removed his award-winning show from Kiss FM’s schedule, saying that reggae music was worthy of more respect and expressed his regret at his departure. “I've been with the station for 22 years, shared some wonderful times with many fantastic artists and members of staff, and it's with great sadness that I've come to this decision” said the veteran DJ. He continued “Reggae was originally played on the streets, not on radio, and Kiss's refusal to schedule the only reggae show on their network to a socially accessible time has resulted in this decision. Reggae is worthy of more respect and so are the fans and lovers of this music."

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