Author: Tareck Ghoneim

Parklife 2017 Festival Review

Parklife 2017 Festival Review

I was particularly excited to attend Parklife in Manchester this year, the line-up looked incredible and considering the recent trauma in Manchester, it's great to see the city is strong, resolute and still a leading...

Review posted on 19th June 2017

Parklife 2017 Preview

Parklife 2017 Preview

Parklife, brings some serious class and style to the amazing city of Manchester, whose history of music deserves such a stella line up! Having Frank Ocean headlining on Sunday night, pretty much sums up the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st June 2017

Liverpool Disco Festival Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, May 6th, 2017 Live Review

Liverpool Disco Festival Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, May 6th, 2017 Live Review

The organisers of Suncebeat in Croatia/Southport Weekender and the team behind Liverpool's Hustle have got together to form Liverpool Disco Festival. This May's event was made even more special as it marked 30 years since...

Review posted on 11th May 2017

Liverpool Disco Festival 2017 Preview

Liverpool Disco Festival 2017 Preview

Could you possibly believe it's already May! The seasons are changing and the year is flying by, so maybe it's best to stop for a moment and check your diary before it's all over! Fortunately...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd May 2017

Peter Hook - 2017 Interview

Peter Hook - 2017 Interview

Peter Hook is a true pioneer of music, having been a part of Joy Division and New Order, the music speaks for itself. His involvement with education and books certainly proves he’s a unique and...

Interview posted on 26th April 2017

Hacienda Classical - First Direct Arena, Leeds, 14.04.17 Live Review

Hacienda Classical - First Direct Arena, Leeds, 14.04.17 Live Review

The Hacienda in Manchester was a club established in the late 80's whose loyalty and passion championed new music at the time, such as Chicago House and Detroit Techno and with the advent of ecstasy,...

Review posted on 25th April 2017

Amp Fiddler - 2017 Interview

Amp Fiddler - 2017 Interview

Joesph ‘Amp’ Fiddler is a legend amongst lovers of funk music whose first solo album ‘Waltz of A Ghetto Fly’ released in 2004 still stands out as a classic album. Amp Fiddler has been through...

Interview posted on 14th April 2017

Hacienda Classical Summer Tour 2017 - Preview

Hacienda Classical Summer Tour 2017 - Preview

Anyone who has an appreciation of dance music in the UK will be familiar with the prolific Hacienda nightclub that was legendary in the 1980's and 90's and is the stuff of folklore for those...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th April 2017

Graeme Park - Interview

Graeme Park - Interview

Graeme Park is about to go on tour with Hacienda Classical. Graeme’s contribution to dance music is legendary, his influence has spanned 33 years; having been a resident DJ at the Hacienda in Manchester during...

Interview posted on 4th April 2017

Hard Times Presents - Todd Terry - Church, Leeds - 04.02.2016 Live Review

Hard Times Presents - Todd Terry - Church, Leeds - 04.02.2016 Live Review

It's always a pleasure to witness talent grace us with their presence. Todd Terry is one such legend, a pioneer of Chicago House music, he's been playing since 1980 and still sounding fresh! Having played...

Review posted on 12th February 2017

Peter Hook - Interview

Peter Hook - Interview

Peter Hook is a legend of our time, not only because of the bands he's been in but he's also a true contributor to the music industry whose passion for music has continued with his...

Interview posted on 18th August 2016

Made Birmingham 2016 - Live Review

Made Birmingham 2016 - Live Review

The UK is a burgeoning place of activity, a hive of creativity that highlights diversity, acceptance and opportunity. The plethora of people in the UK, who coexist with tolerance and security has created a melting...

Review posted on 15th August 2016

Jazzy Jeff - Interview

Jazzy Jeff - Interview

Headlining the main stage at Suncebeat 7 in Croatia was the magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff! Having played many great sets at Southport Weekender, this was a great draw for the Suncebeat crowd. His work in...

Interview posted on 9th August 2016

Suncebeat 7 - Tisno, Croatia 2016 Live Review

Suncebeat 7 - Tisno, Croatia 2016 Live Review

Suncebeat 7 in Croatia this year was quite simply outstanding! Everyone who attended made friends for life, enjoyed such a deep cosmic experience and were elevated by the remarkable musicianship that highlights Suncebeat is a...

Review posted on 3rd August 2016

Suncebeat 2016 - Preview

Suncebeat 2016 - Preview

It's great to see festivals in Croatia becoming increasingly popular, and rightly so too, it's such a beautiful place, perfect for a holiday experience. With so much choice it's great to see Suncebeat 7 on...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th June 2016

Southport Weekender 52 - May 8-10 2015 - Butlins, Minehead Live Review

Southport Weekender 52 - May 8-10 2015 - Butlins, Minehead Live Review

It has pained me to write this review knowing that it is my last ever Southport Weekender. The fusion of soul, house music, jazz, funk and great vocals, truly gave the event something different, something...

Review posted on 22nd May 2015

Southport Weekender 52 - Butlins, Minehead - 8th-10th May 2015 Preview

Southport Weekender 52 - Butlins, Minehead - 8th-10th May 2015 Preview

Southport Weekender 52 follows one the best ever event in its prolific 28 year history. Everything about last year's SPW 50, the amazing artists like Chaka Khan with Incognito, the fantastic DJs like Carl Cox...

Review posted on 31st March 2015

Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit Deluxe Edition Album Review

Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit Deluxe Edition Album Review

There's no question that Gregory Porter is rapidly becoming a major figure in the jazz world, winning a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal in 2014 and being nominated for a host of great awards since...

Review posted on 11th February 2015

Southport Weekender Heritage - Pontins, Southport, Oct 17/18/19 2014 Live Review

Southport Weekender Heritage - Pontins, Southport, Oct 17/18/19 2014 Live Review

As 2014 draws to an end it's staggering to think how many Southport Weekender events I've been to this year! After going to Camelot, it seemed just a wink away and remarkably back to the...

Review posted on 23rd October 2014

Southport Heritage Weekender - Pontins Holiday Camp, Southport, Oct 17th, 18th, 19th 2014 Preview

Southport Heritage Weekender - Pontins Holiday Camp, Southport, Oct 17th, 18th, 19th 2014 Preview

As 2014 approaches the end of what has been a truly dramatic and tumultuous year we can look back with fond memories of some great events. However there's still another quality event in the diary...

Review posted on 13th October 2014

Southport Weekender presents CAMELOT at Park Hall - 30th - 31st August 2014  Live Review

Southport Weekender presents CAMELOT at Park Hall - 30th - 31st August 2014 Live Review

2014 has been a stand-out year for Southport Weekender. I'm sure any long standing promoter can empathise that dealing with the changing economic climate has been challenging, therefore it's a real achievement to create 4...

Review posted on 16th September 2014

Southport Weekender presents CAMELOT at Park Hall - 30th -31st August 2014 - Preview

Southport Weekender presents CAMELOT at Park Hall - 30th -31st August 2014 - Preview

There's no doubt 2014 is turning into an epic year for Southport Weekender. The 50th Weekender at Butlins in Minehead in May was truly legendary and all the comments regarding the 5th Suncebeat in Croatia...

Review posted on 21st August 2014

Suncebeat 5  - 23rd – 30th July 2014, Garden Tisno, Croatia Preview

Suncebeat 5 - 23rd – 30th July 2014, Garden Tisno, Croatia Preview

With so many parties to go to this summer, Croatia is fast becoming the first port of call for lovers of sun, sea and a seriously good time. A definite gem is Suncebeat 5, held...

Review posted on 2nd June 2014

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

Southport Weekender - 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...

Review posted on 20th May 2014

Southport Weekender 2014 - Preview

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...

Review posted on 2nd April 2014

Tortured Soul - Can't Keep Rhythm From A Dancer (ft. Miguel Migs mixes) Single Review

Tortured Soul - Can't Keep Rhythm From A Dancer (ft. Miguel Migs mixes) Single Review

Dome Records reveal new single by Tortured Soul 'Can't Keep Rhythm From A Dancer' featuring remixes from San Francisco DJ/Producer Miguel Migs. Certainly, the track has a smooth groove bringing soulful vocals and a...

Review posted on 2nd October 2013

Ne-Yo - R.E.D Album Review

Ne-Yo - R.E.D Album Review

Ne-Yo's latest album 'R.E.D' is released on Motown Records. There's no doubt Ne-Yo is an excellent songwriter who has established himself as a reputable r'n'b and soul star, who continues to write for other artists...

Review posted on 2nd October 2013

Tortured Soul - Undercover Remixes Album Sampler Review

Tortured Soul - Undercover Remixes Album Sampler Review

Brooklyn trio Tortured Soul are certainly respected musicians who bring great live performances across the world, highlighting a "retro disco meets soulful house" fusion on dance-floors everywhere. Having played in some of the best venues...

Review posted on 2nd October 2013

Kenny Summit And Director's Cut ft. Yasmeen - Loving You (Incl. Dave Mayer & Husky remixes) Single Review

Kenny Summit And Director's Cut ft. Yasmeen - Loving You (Incl. Dave Mayer & Husky remixes) Single Review

Certainly, with such a good line-up, you would be right in assuming this track is great! Kenny Summit's reputation in NYC as a true contributor to house music in the early days and Directors Cut,...

Review posted on 30th September 2013

Tortured Soul vs Black Coffee - I Know What's On Your Mind Single Review

Tortured Soul vs Black Coffee - I Know What's On Your Mind Single Review

The super talented Brooklyn band Tortured Soul joins with rising DJ/Producer Black Coffee from South Africa. Both acts are pioneers in their own right with Black Coffee creating Soulistic Music and there's probably no soulful...

Review posted on 30th September 2013

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