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Discoteca Poca Christmas Party w/ Prosumer 22nd Dec @ Shipping Forecast

I LOVE Discoteca Poca, I really do. I don;t go out much in Liveprool any more raving due to the fact that being far too embedded beyond the regular raving age of late twenties means I do it less frequently further afield, but when I do it’s usually here. Ewan Pearson and Dyed Soundorom have serenaded my ears there in the past brilliantly and the other guests have been especially stupendous, Andrew Weatherall, Maurice Fulton and Tiger & Woods among them. Berlin badboy Prosumer though might just be the best of the lot.

The now soon to be ex resident of Panoramabar is one of the best house jocks on the planet, and as far as gloriously intimate clubnights soundtracked by the masters go this has some real vintage appeal lavished upon it. He’s something of an educated and eloquent observer of music (check this interview where he retains his elegance despite being given the EDM prefix), particularly given his moniker mines Toffler’s theory of the juxtaposition of producer and consumer in the future, but nowhere is this warmth and intelligence best manifested than his DJ sets. The tickets are flying out for this show understandably but you can catch them while they are still available at Skiddle. Swerve buying your uncle those socks.

Vote for Joshua Brooks

Manchester’s snug as a bug small venue Joshua Brooks is up for an award in DJMag’s Best of British poll, an award ceremony that doesn’t tend to get treated with the ludicrous disdain and anger thrown towards it’s sister top 100 poll, which is after all a popularity contest. This is exactly the same, but seeing as it’s voted for mainly by people who share the same values, if not tastes, as the angry pitchfork wielding hordes that get very embattled every Autumn, people don’t get quite as narky. Which is nice; no-one likes being lairy!

Anyway, there’s all sorts of people up for awards including previous incumbents of nice words on these pages Andrew Weatherall, Sankeys, Bicep and Erol Alkan, but I’d definitely implore you to vote for Joshua brooks because it really is great. That’s all I’m going to say. Follow this link to the Facebook app for voting.

Gone Clubbin’ #1: October – on BnB now

“You simply cannot pick a bigger or more influential event to hit clubland in Liverpool than the original superclub, the place where I and thousands of others fell in love with dance music.”

I’ve started a brand new column on Beatsandbeyond.com where I pick the best clubbing picks, in my eyes, each month in Liveprool. I did do this originally on here back in January but this will now be a monthly thing over on BnB – I’ve even got my own Editors profile and everything.

WHP Announce line-ups tomorrow

Two weeks ago the ball started rolling for the WHP with the monstrous opening weekend announcements. They fill in the gaps tomorrow, with this video whetting the appetites.

WHP – WTF!

I’ll be honest, I don’t normally subscribe the the open mouthed reactions line-ups get in clubland any more. Call me too long in the tooth, jaded, or just a miserable bellend, but to be honest they never really get me frothing at the mouth any more. The Warehouse Project just changed that.

Their opening weekend is beyond obscene. Friday kicks things off with a Rinse showcase which packs the likes of Katy B , Skream , Diplo, Zinc, Roska and Plastician into a bass music feast, but Saturday is just ridiculous for House and techno fans. Nicolas jaar playing live, Maya Jane Coles back to back with Heidi, Maceo Plex, Four Tet Dj Set, Seth troxler, Julio Bashmore, Bicep and fuckloads more in a ten hour assault on the senses.

Whatever your musical persuasuion, that weekend is HUGE. Beggars belief what the rest of the programme will include.

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